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Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal  constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon  in the east, and Niger in the north.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the eighth most populous country in the world, and the most populous country in the world in which the majority of the population is black. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.

 It is the third largest economy in Africa, and is a regional power that is also the hegemon in West Africa.

Articles About Nigeria

Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing (Representational Image)
Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing

By Reuters

Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants and were continuing the search for eight students still missing. (8:56 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS, GOODLUCK JONATHAN, CAMEROON, NIGER

FIFA World Cup 2014: A Guide to Cuiaba

By IBTimes AU

Unlike other Brazilian cities, Cuiaba may not be the best location to host the coveted FIFA World Cup (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA

The logo of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is seen on its office building in Shanghai
GSK to Invest in New Factories and Drug R&D in Africa

By Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) plans to make new investments in additional factories and drug research in Africa, its chief executive said on Sunday, as the pharmaceuticals group broadens its bet on promising emerging markets. (Mar 30)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, GHANA, ETHIOPIA, RWANDA

Apple  iPhone 5C in Apple Inc's media event, 2013.
Where Apple Beats Samsung? iPhone 'Most Desirable' Smartphone, Did iPhone 5c Played a Role?

By IBTimes AU

If you have to own a high-end phone, what would you choose: iPhone or Samsung? Recent survey said handset users in emerging markets will choose iPhone as the most desirable phone. (Mar 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, SAMSUNG, JAPAN, INDIA, EMERGING MARKETS

iPhone playing candy crush
It's Apple This Time - 2014 'Favorite' Brand in Emerging Markets

By IBTimes AU

Apple takes the topspot as the favorite brand in emerging markets. Most of the people in the developing countries want an iPhone. (Mar 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, SAMSUNG, INDIA, EMERGING MARKETS, SMARTPHONE, BLACKBERRY

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Gunmen Kill 100 in Central Nigeria - Officials

By Reuters

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in an attack on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where longstanding disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence, two local government officials said on Sunday. (Mar 16)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGION

Apple's iPhone 5Cs are displayed on racks bearing the logo of China Mobile in Beijing
Apple Inc Accused of Tax Avoidance in Australia After Beating Samsung as Most Desired Brand in Emerging Markets

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc has been accused of shifting its profits in Australia worth $8.9 billion to avoid paying the correct amount of tax. According to an investigation conducted by the Australian Financial Review, Apple has directed its earnings in Australia to Ireland in the past 10 years. (Mar 06)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., SAMSUNG, AUSTRALIA, EMERGING MARKETS, CHINA, MICROSOFT, INDIA

Represenation pic: A Nigerian woman gives birth to a boy four years after getting pregnant
Nigerian Woman Delivers Healthy Baby Boy Four Years after Getting Pregnant

By IBTimes IN

A Nigerian woman carried a baby in her womb for about four years, before finally giving birth to a healthy boy! (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: KENYA

Sheryl Sandberg
Forbes 2014 Billionaires List: Sheryl Sandberg, Sara Blakely, Oprah Winfrey Join Global Super Rich Club

By IBTimes IN

A record number of women have made it to the 28th annual Forbes billionaires list. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: MEG WHITMAN, FACEBOOK, OPRAH WINFREY

Polio
India makes Oral Polio Vaccination (OPV) Must for Visitors

By IBTimes IN

India has made oral polio vaccine (OPV) mandatory for all travellers visiting or going out of the country. The new regulation, which came into effect from 1 March 1, is aimed at preventing re-entry of polio virus from countries like Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Syria, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan. (Mar 03)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, CAMEROON

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