Nigeria at a glance
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation in the West African sub-region of the continent of Africa and is a culturally diverse, multi-ethnic country with a population of over 180 million people – making it the most populous country in Africa.
Nigeria covers an area of approximately 923,768 sq. km and is bordered by Niger Republic in the North, Chad and the Republic of Cameroon in the west and Benin Republic in the west. The southern coast of Nigeria is bordered by the Atlantic ocean.
The country practises the presidential system of Government, comprising of three (3) tiers – the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial – with each acting as a check for the others.