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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 0.85 % of GNI [167th of 168]
Duration of compulsory education 6 years [149th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 6 [57th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [91st of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 24,563,004 [5th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.187 per capita [13th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 6,313,110 [15th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 48.068 per 1,000 people [133rd of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 947,538 [26th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 7.215 per 1,000 people [95th of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 43.97% [160th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 43.79% [139th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 40.08% [103rd of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 70% [127th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 74% [119th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 65% [123rd of 160]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 62.6% [88th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 61.4% [82nd of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 64.1% [77th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 80 [81st of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 87 [69th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 73 [86th of 145]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 44.5% [156th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 45.6% [129th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 63.808 [145th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.86 [131st of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.84 [112nd of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.55 [112nd of 139]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 107.38 % [30th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 123.6 % [18th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 115.69 % [25th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 31.9% [35th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 24.5% [32nd of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 39% [37th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 21,823,300 [5th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 162.063 per 1,000 people [39th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 8,414,400 [6th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 62.487 per 1,000 people [38th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 13,307,200 [5th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 98.821 per 1,000 people [42nd of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 60.6% [121st of 157]
Literacy > Male 75.7% [122nd of 156]
Literacy > Total population 68% [125th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 38.38 % [93rd of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 59.38 % [100th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 48.66 % [96th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 66.47 % [89th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 80.75 % [85th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 73.58 % [86th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 84.2% [28th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 87% [28th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 81.3% [28th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 68.98 % [42nd of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 63.81 % [49th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 73.9 % [30th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 74.56 % [51st of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 71.14 % [57th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 72.64 % [63rd of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 74.35 % [57th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 88.91 % [42nd of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 81.81 % [54th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 6 years [133rd of 197]
Primary education, pupils 22,267,410 [1st of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.169 per capita [23rd of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 44.88 % female [94th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 598,981 [1st of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.554 per 1,000 people [47th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 50.82 % female [60th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 51% [22nd of 99]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 0.89 % [136th of 136]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 37.18 [29th of 159]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 37.2 [35th of 175]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 54.59 [105th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 85.56 [89th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 84.27 [71st of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 82.2 % [130th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 82.31 % [87th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 2.87 % [62nd of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 2.98 % [57th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 2.39 % [66th of 125]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 15.36 % gross [62nd of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 15.32 % gross [62nd of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 15.41 % gross [61st of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 102.88 % gross [57th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 90.94 % net [35th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 94.69 % gross [71st of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 80.7 % net [106th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 110.67 % gross [38th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 94.64 % net [48th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 4.76 % [75th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 34.25 % gross [75th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 26.95 % net [56th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 31.26 % gross [73rd of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 24.93 % net [55th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 37.1 % gross [78th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 28.88 % net [58th of 119]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 10.18 % gross [92nd of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 7.16 % gross [92nd of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 13.11 % gross [81st of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 8 years [17th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 7 years [17th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 9 years [16th of 93]
Scientific and technical journal articles 384 [53rd of 175]
Scouting > Membership > Guiding introduced 1919
Scouting > Membership > Scouting introduced 1915
Secondary education, general pupils 3,844,585 [16th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 33.474 per 1,000 people [158th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 3,012,477 [20th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.032 per capita [142nd of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 44.61 % female [69th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 159,283 [9th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 1.211 per 1,000 people [64th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 35.67 % female [51st of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 121,977 [44th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 1.309 per 1,000 people [139th of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 4.3% [116th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 49.85 % [55th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 60.49 % [49th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 38.85 % [51st of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 0.77 [17th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls boys only


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia: Scouting ; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 26 [186th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 40 [184th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 25 [187th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 54 [150th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 44 [35th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 45 [94th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 54 [109th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 66 [125th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 49 [114th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 62 [117th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 78 [124th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [38th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 11 [41st of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 50 [43rd of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 33% [115th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 136.66 births [16th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 33 % [15th of 52]
Bird Flu (H5N1) > Recent animal cases
Six outbreaks have been confirmed between 19 Jan. and 2 Feb. 2006 in the states of Kano and Plateau. Positive tests for the H5N1 virus on some 36,500 poultry. All the affected farms are commercial poultry production units, mostly layers of over 40 weeks of age. Source of outbreaks or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 40.51 per 1,000 people [20th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 35.2 % [44th of 76]
Births with health staff 42% [96th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 270,000 [1st of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 2.09683 per 1,000 people [22nd of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 11% [14th of 95]
Contraception 15% [77th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 12.6 % [14th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 90 [20th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 27.7 % [9th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 62% [115th of 147]
Drug access 0% [141st of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 23 $ [155th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 3.2 % [51st of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 1.4 % [166th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 4.6 % [138th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 5.6 % [69th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 6.1% [56th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 61.54 % [5th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 5.5 births per woman [22nd of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 41.8 [164th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 41.3 [164th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 41.5 [163rd of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 5.4% [19th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 310,000 [2nd of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 2,302.104 per million people [21st of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 3,600,000 [2nd of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 26.734 per 1,000 people [18th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 5.8 [22nd of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 5.8 [22nd of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 995,000 [1st of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 1.67 per 1,000 people [98th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 25 % [188th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 35 % [186th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 44 % [122nd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 36 % [119th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 53 % [145th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 48 % [164th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 31 % [166th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 67 % [173rd of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 282.55 per 100,000 people [31st of 200]
Infant mortality rate 70.49 [33rd of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 89.28 deaths/1,000 live births [13th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 101.83 deaths/1,000 live births [13th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 95.74 deaths/1,000 live births [13th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 33.72% [26th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 47.32 years [209th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 45.78 years [208th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 46.53 years [209th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 44 years [170th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 43.66 years [167th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 43.83 years [170th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 46 [169th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 45 [166th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 45 [167th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease
leptospirosis and shistosomiasis
Malaria cases > per 100,000 30 [71st of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 1 % [8th of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 38.3 % [5th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 28.7 % [5th of 63]
Measles immunization 41 [160th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 35 [53rd of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 17 [86th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 98 [6th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 43 [17th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 36 [14th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 12 [14th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 9 [38th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 77 [36th of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 24 [33rd of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 90.4% [90th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 90.4 % [80th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 11 [180th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 43 [172nd of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.28 per 1,000 people [48th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 13 % [72nd of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 9 % [74th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 58 % [23rd of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 6.7% [55th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 3.86 % [18th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 9 % [82nd of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 74.4% [13th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 151 per 1,000 people [23rd of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 33.7% [30th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 44.6% [137th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 42.1% [126th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 198.83 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 0.5 % [40th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 15.4 % [6th of 42]
Spending > Per person 30 [95th of 133]
Spending > Private 2 [74th of 141]
Spending > Public 0.8%
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 1.7 [104th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 15.4 [113rd of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 189 [95th of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 8.6 [115th of 121]
Tobacco > Total young smokers 18.1% [18th of 30]
Tobacco > Young female smokers 16 [15th of 32]
Tobacco > Young male smokers 16 [15th of 32]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 4.7% [135th of 185]
Total fertility rate 5.4 [26th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 196 [25th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 21.62 % [167th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 54% [126th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 73.38 % [111st of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 16.9 % [7th of 13]
Water availability 2,514 cubic meters [115th of 169]
Women circumcised 32.8 [1st of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0.000254726 per 1,000 people [11th of 27]
Women circumcised share 32.8% [1st of 27]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; World Organisation for Animal Health, Febuary 23 2006 Report; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Sports
 

1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 1 [8th of 9]
1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 10 [12th of 18]
1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 16 [6th of 17]
1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 3 [8th of 12]
1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 9 [12th of 19]
1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals 2 [9th of 13]
1970 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 14 [14th of 24]
1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals 3 [7th of 14]
1974 British Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 8 [13th of 18]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Pos 7 [16th of 20]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Total 13 [5th of 20]
1992 Summer Paralympics > Gold 2 [31st of 39]
1992 Summer Paralympics > Total 2 [46th of 53]
1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 23.
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 3 [25th of 61]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Gold 2 [34th of 53]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 99 717 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 16 620 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 1 [41st of 57]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 6 [31st of 79]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 3 [36th of 50]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Gold 3 [34th of 50]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Silver 2 [41st of 51]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Total 8 [41st of 59]
1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 7.
1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 17.
1999 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 25
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 114 746 000
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 38 249 000
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 3 [31st of 53]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 3 [54th of 79]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 5 [32nd of 58]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Gold 7 [22nd of 51]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Silver 1 [46th of 55]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Total 13 [33rd of 66]
African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts 2 times
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place 5 [2nd of 13]
African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place 5 [3rd of 9]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1970 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 6 [12th of 22]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1974 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 9 [11th of 24]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold 33 [7th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold 37 [8th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 48 [7th of 41]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 738 [12th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 5.731 per 1 million people [181st of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,736 [23rd of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.013 per 1,000 population [111st of 116]
Henry Amike > Achievements > Extra 400 m hurdles
Henry Amike > Achievements > Result 1st
Henry Amike > Achievements > Tournament
African Championships
International Cricket Council members > Associate Members > Member Since 2002
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Extra 1,500 metres [5th of 9]
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Result 2nd
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Tournament
All-Africa Games
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Year 2003
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 3 [23rd of 50]
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.002 per 100,000 people [46th of 50]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 3 [50th of 75]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.233 per 10 million people [73rd of 75]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 6 [50th of 79]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.0465962 per 1 million people [76th of 79]
Summer olympic medals > All time 17 [42nd of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 1.32 per 10 million people [97th of 116]
Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games > Men's Team > Wins 6 [1st of 14]
Top international goal scorers > # 33 [6th of 28]
Top international goal scorers > Name Rashidi Yekini
World Cup Totals > Draws 1 [55th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 0.078 per 10 million people [52nd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 16 [40th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 1.243 per 10 million people [66th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 14 [33rd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 1.087 per 10 million people [57th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 6 [36th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 4.66 per 100 million people [65th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 11 [38th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 8.543 per 100 million people [64th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 9 [35th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 0.699 per 10 million people [55th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 4 [28th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 0.311 per 10 million people [47th of 69]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1970 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1974 British Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1982 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1992 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1999 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia: African Footballer of the Year ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: Henry Amike ; Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members ; Wikipedia: Jackline Maranga ; International Olympic Committee; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; Wikipedia: Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Top international goal scorers ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 30.27 % [37th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 0.02 % [143rd of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 15.5 % [58th of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Language
 

English speakers 0 49th of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0 per $10,000 of GDP [33rd of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 0 per 100 people [44th of 46]
English status
Used in government, education. Official language. Bible 1535-1989.
English-speaking population > As an additional language 40,000,000 [2nd of 59]
English-speaking population > First language 1,000,000 [8th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 41,000,000 [4th of 99]
John Doe > Informal names for unknown or unspecified persons in various countries/regions Lagbaja
Languages
English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 66.8 [138th of 174]
Nobel Prize in Literature > Most awarded countries > % 0.98 [34th of 37]
Nobel Prize in Literature > Most awarded countries > Laureates 1 [34th of 37]


 

SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; Wikipedia: John Doe ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union ; Wikipedia: Nobel Prize in Literature

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria


2) Religion

 

Catholic > Cardinal electors 2 [15th of 63]
Catholic > Cardinals 2 [22nd of 65]
Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP) 0.224 per $14.1 billion [27th of 64]
Catholic > Cardinals (per capita) 0.016 per 1 million population [62nd of 65]
Catholic > Diocesan priests 3,147 [16th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.0244397 per 1,000 people [75th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 49 [12th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000380535 per 1,000 people [108th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 1,808 [21st of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.014041 per 1,000 people [92nd of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 5 [49th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.0388301 per 1 million people [81st of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 653 [32nd of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00507121 per 1,000 people [106th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 3,800 [19th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0295109 per 1,000 people [90th of 148]
Catholics 16,853,000 [13th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 14.38 [76th of 150]
Church attendance 89% [1st of 53]
Islam > Number of Muslim 65,750,000 [8th of 67]
Islam > Percentage 50.002% [46th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 50% [48th of 168]
Islam > Population 64,385,994 [8th of 165]
Islam > Shia 3,287,500 [10th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 5 % [41st of 67]
Islam > Sunni 62,462,500 [6th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 95 % [30th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 50 % [18th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 276,756 [4th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 1.98682 per 1,000 people [90th of 177]
Muslim 50 % [39th of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 34,124,577 [3rd of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 26.5 % [45th of 163]
Religions
Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Religions > All
Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Religions > Muslim 50 % [39th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 14.38 % [83rd of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 18,517,411 [14th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 228,705 [18th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 17,761.288 per 10 million people [103rd of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; World Values Survey; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 200

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria


3) Media
 

Big Four pageants > Statistics > Miss World 1 [20th of 29]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Total Grand Slam wins 1 [42nd of 53]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 116 [49th of 77]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 1.064 per million people [63rd of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 52 [45th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities 18 [51st of 70]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities (per capita) 0.165 per million people [62nd of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 55 [53rd of 77]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 0.505 per million people [62nd of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 133 [54th of 77]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita) 1.22 per million people [65th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 91 [35th of 70]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 0.835 per million people [56th of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology 36 [40th of 68]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology (per capita) 0.33 per million people [60th of 67]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 80 [40th of 72]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 0.734 per million people [59th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology 203 [32nd of 73]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita) 1.862 per million people [55th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 530 [39th of 77]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 4.862 per million people [60th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 1,314 [42nd of 80]
    Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 12.054 per million people [65th of 79]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 81.83 % [3rd of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 64.2 % [7th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 25.41 per 1,000 people [56th of 89]
DVD region 5 [17th of 171]
E-Government rating 32 [158th of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 150.61 per 1,000 people [110th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 5NA - 5OZ  
Households with television > % 25.6 % [107th of 160]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ 3,940,100,000 $ [51st of 74]
    Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.035 $ per $1 of GDP [63rd of 74]
    Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 26.555 $ per capita [71st of 74]
International dialling code 234  
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 298,742,000 min. [61st of 164]
    International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 2.482 min. per capita [139th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 2,312,000,000 $ [8th of 101]
    Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 23.365 $ per $1,000 of GDP [7th of 130]
    Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 17.578 $ per capita [35th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 18,587,000 [22nd of 198]
    Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 141.314 per 1 million people [114th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 2,760,000 [18th of 90]
    Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 23.321 per 1,000 people [60th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 25 [39th of 106]
    Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.211 per million people [94th of 104]
Number of PCs 867 [55th of 169]
    Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.069 per $10 million of GDP [100th of 144]
    Number of PCs (per capita) 0.067 per 10,000 people [146th of 169]
Personal computers 867,000 [54th of 164]
    Personal computers (per capita) 6.736 per 1 million people [136th of 171]
Phone subscribers 8.9 [170th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 58 % [63rd of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 10.6 $/month [96th of 185]
Radio broadcast stations
AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11
Radio receivers 23,500,000 [18th of 188]
    Radio receivers (per capita) 0.204 per capita [123rd of 182]
Radios 23,500,000 [18th of 221]
    Radios (per capita) 182.502 per 1,000 people [154th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 18.06 % [76th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 50000000000  
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 3.47 % GDP [46th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 450309000000  
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 1.49 $ [56th of 142]
    Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 20.679 $ per $1 trillion of GD [69th of 174]
    Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 11.577 $ per 1 million people [103rd of 178]
Telephone employees, total 15,792 [41st of 194]
    Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.125 per 1,000 people [120th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 20.6 per 100 mainlines [37th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 1,223,258 [59th of 202]
    Telephone mainlines (per capita) 9.3 per 1,000 people [127th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 19,810,260 [26th of 199]
    Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.154 per 1,000 people [111st of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 255.7 [76th of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
the addition of a second fixed-line provider in 2002 resulted in faster growth but subscribership remains only about 1 per 100 persons; wireless telephony has grown rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; multiple service providers operate nationally; mobile-cellular teledensity reached 30 per 100 persons in 2007
Telephone system > General assessment
further expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network is needed
Telephone system > International
country code - 234; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean)
Telephone system > Regulation 1992  
Telephones > Main lines in use 1,580,000 [54th of 174]
    Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 11.701 per 1,000 people [110th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 40,395,000 [20th of 186]
    Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 299.153 per 1,000 people [121st of 185]
Television broadcast stations 3 [7th of 89]
    Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.023 per million people [21st of 67]
Television receivers 6,900,000 [24th of 185]
    Television receivers (per capita) 59.9 per 1,000 people [118th of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL G  
Television standard > VHF PAL B  
Televisions 6,900,000 [26th of 215]
    Televisions (per capita) 53.5856 per 1,000 people [151st of 209]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: Big Four pageants ; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; ; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 500 [102nd of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 3.801 per 1 million people [115th of 146]
Country code .ng
Hosts 1,048 [152nd of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 7.166 per million people [206th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 130 Mbps [54th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 1.314 Mbps per $1 trillion of [77th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 0.988 Mbps per 1 billion peop [85th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 11 [80th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [195th of 215]
ISP 11 [60th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 88.16 per billion people [116th of 127]
Livejournal users 41 [177th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 50.42 $/month [28th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 36 [86th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.182 per 1 million people [159th of 189]
TLD .ng
Users 10,000,000 [25th of 190]
Users (per capita) 74.057 per 1,000 people [115th of 184]

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria


4) Tourist

Travel


Right Now


With the rise of foreign economic interest in Africa, it’s no surprise that Africa’s most populous country has received plenty of attention lately. Monetary matters aside, Nigeria’s main cities have been becoming more and more cosmopolitan over the years, and that has directly contributed to an increase in tourism and popularity among foreigners.

After decades of dictatorship, Nigeria declared independence in 1960, and has since been seen as an energetic reformer. The government’s ups and downs haven’t stopped Nigerians from living joyful lives, though in 2003 a study that included more than 65 countries worldwide showed that Nigeria has the happiest people on Earth. So, if you were doubting your travel plans before, these findings should eliminate any uncertainty.


The Top 10
What to Do in Nigeria


1. Calabar Carnival
This carnival takes place the day after Christmas, and Nigerians from all over flock to Calabar to join in the festivities. Bright dancers, parties, parades
it goes on all day and all night. It’s a definite must-do if you’re in Nigeria at this time of the year.

2. Africa Shrine
Visit the concert ground of the father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti—“the shrine” as Nigerians know it— in Ikeya on mainland Lagos, near the airport. Fela’s son, himself a world-renowned musician, and other homegrown artists play there regularly.

3. Oba’s Palace
Located in Lagos, this is the home of the ceremonial sovereign of Nigeria. In order to visit you must obtain permission beforehand; if you haven’t done so, try at least to drive by it.

4. Abuja
We recommend hiring a tour guide to visit the country’s capital to get a true local’s viewpoint. For more on Abuja, check out our city page [LINK].

5. Obudu Mountain Ranch
This gorgeous resort, located in the town of Obudu, used to be a cattle ranch. Now it’s a high-up getaway situated in the Sankwala Mountains. Among its attractions are a cable car ride through the mountains and a golf course.

6. Yankari Game Reserve
This is an amazing wildlife reserve in northeastern Nigeria. Its location, on the West African savanna, allows tourists to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. It is also Nigeria’s largest national park.

7. Osun-Osogbo
Also known as the Sacred Grove, this outdoor art commune (accessible by train from Lagos) is situated in a forest known for its mystical past. The structures in this park, such as the Temple of Osun, are truly stunning.

8. Argungu Festival
A fishing and culture festival in Argungu in Kebbi State, the Argungu Festival is one the oldest and best known such events in the country. The festival is centered on a competition in which participants compete using old-fashioned fishing tools over who can catch the largest fish.

9. Eyo Festival
If you like dressing up, this festival is for you. Based in Lagos, the masquerade parade takes place in September or October each year. Check the dates while planning your trip.

10. Kano
Visit one of Nigeria’s most beautiful states and get closer to the arid but spectacular scenery of the Sahara. Don’t miss the tour of the Emir’s Palace and the Durbar celebrations. Every year at the end of Ramadan, hundreds of knights parade in honor of the Emir in their traditional attire, showcasing their riding abilities over their horses.

When to Go


The weather is fairly stable throughout the year. Nigeria has a rainy season and a dry season. To avoid rain showers and enjoy high temperatures with low humidity, it is best to travel to Nigeria between November and March. During this period, temperatures can reach over 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) in the shade. December and January witness the Harmattan, sand clouds from the Sahara that linger in the air and sometimes make visibility quite poor (something to bear in mind if you wish to take internal flights). The phenomenon is more common in the north, since it is closer to the desert. April to September is very humid and quite warm 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius.) All in all, you won’t need many warm clothes at all!
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