Welcome to the multicultural country of Nigeria in Africa
Did you know … According to George Karl, the former coach of men's national teams of the United States, a native of Nigeria Abdul Hakem Olazhuvon with & # 39 is the "second-best player in the world." As Sad (singer), and Will Soyinka (1986 Nobel Prize a year), Mr. & Olazhuon with # 39 is idol in Nigeria. He once said: "I do not like when the TV shows only the bad things, and then say." This is Lagos "(the former capital of Nigeria), there are bad things, of course, but Lagos has designer clothes, big houses, video and more they love people in America. Television does not show it, and I'm tired of trying to explain it. "
you know– Modern country Nigeria, was once the residence of the ancient kingdom, is located on the south coast of West Africa. This former British colony is bordered by Benin (known to Doug to 1972) in the west, Niger (former French colony) in the north, Chad (former French colony) and Cameroon (former French and British territories) in the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the south . This is an African country with a significant contrast: here live mangrovyya bogs, plateaus, pavslyny and rainforests. Abuja – capital of Nigeria, but Lagos, the former capital, with the & # 39; is the largest city.
Did you know … On October 1, 1960 After 102 years of European occupation, Nigeria became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth.
Nigeria and the United States
Did you know … Abuja and Washington were outstanding diplomatic ties. In this context, the US leader Jimmy Carter visited the African country in 1978. After that, August 24th, 2000, Bill Clinton visited Lagos.
Did you know … English-speaking countries – the tenth largest country in the world with 154 million people. About 50 percent of the population is Muslim. At least 1.5 million Nigerians living abroad, 70% of them in Western Europe
Did you know … 38-year-old war break ended in 1998, when Olusegun Obasanjo was the first elections in the country. In subsequent years, Nigeria, an oil-rich country into a democratic state.
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Did you know … After independence, October 7, 1960 the country joined the Organization About the & # 39; United Nations. After the 1960s, he was one of the leaders of the struggle against apartheid in the world.
Did you know … At the end of 1986 Wall Soyinka became the first black writer who won the Nobel Prize for Africa. Indeed, Mr. Soyyka was one of the famous novelists in sub-Saharan Africa in the second half of the last century. In addition to the car & # 39; EASURES writer, he was a renowned advocate of democracy and human rights on the African continent in the 70s and 80s.
Did you know … FIFA World Cup 1999 to 20 years in Nigeria was an event which the rest of the world envied. In fact, it is the largest football tournament, which will take place in Nigeria.
Did you know … With culturally Nigeria – prominently from more than 100 ethnic groups. In addition, the English-speaking world is interesting from the point of view of biodiversity: there are many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries; Lions, elephants, wild birds and reptiles inhabiting all these national parks. In addition, its Abuja capital – one of the most modern cities in Africa to the south of the Sahara. Music is also a & # 39 is one of the main activities of the nation, the birthplace of the Garden, one of the most successful singers in the world. Finally, it also has a spectacular architectural monuments: the sacred grove of Osun-Sogbo, on the & # 39; a world heritage site, with & # 39 is one of the most popular scenic spots of Nigeria.
Did you know … In the early 1980s, Pope John Paul visited Nigeria.