Over 160 million people
Three-tier structure - A Federal Government, 36 State Governments, 774 Local Government Administrations.
Main Indigenous Languages
Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Main Ethnic groups
Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Fulani, Efik, Ijaw, Itsekiri, Ibibio, Nupe, Tiv, Idoma, Igala, Gwari, Fufulde,Junkun
Christianity, Islam, Traditional
NAIRA; N1.00 = 100k (one naira = hundred kobo)
Main Commercial / Industrial Cities
Lagos, Onitsha, Kano, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Aba, Enugu, Maiduguri, Jos, Kaduna, Warri, Benin, Nnewi.
Major Industrial Complexes
Refineries and petrochemicals : Kaduna, Warri, Port Harcourt, Eleme.
Iron and Steel : Ajaokuta, Warri, Oshogbo, Katsina, Jos
Fertiliser : Onne - Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Minna, Kano
Liquefied Natural Gas : Bonny
Aluminium Smelter : Ikot Abasi, Port Harcourt
Lagos (Apapa, Tin-can Island), Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne Deep Sea and Hub Port, Calabar (EPZ).
Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Ilorin, Jos, Owerri, Calabar, Yola, Sokoto
Over 15,000 km of intercity all weather paved roads, including dual carriage express trunks
2 main lines (South-west to North-east; South-east to North-west) inter-linked and terminatory at Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaura, Namoda, Maiduguri and Nguru. Major junctions at Kaduna, Kafanchan, Zaria. Gauge: 1067mm; Total length 3505 route km.
Hydroelectric: Kainji, Jebba, Shiroro.
Thermal and Gas: Egbin(Lagos), Ughelli, Afam, Sapele.
There is a national grid for electricity distribution. A national network (pipeline) for the distribution of gas is under construction.