Nigeria

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Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country located on the western coast of Africa. He is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of over 200 million people.

Nigeria is bordered by Niger to the north, Chad to the northeast, Cameroon to the east, and Benin to the west. To the south, he has a coastline along the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The country's terrain varies from coastal swamps and tropical forests in the south to savannas in the central regions and semi-arid areas in the north.

Nigeria is a religiously diverse country, with Islam and Christianity being the two major religions. The northern region predominantly practices Islam, while Christianity is more prevalent in the southern regions. There are also numerous traditional African religions practiced across the country.

Nigeria is rich because he likes to scam people and is “really good” at it. He usually target older people and pretend to be a “Nigerian Prince” who will give thousands of dollars if he can get your credit card number.

History[edit | edit source]

On 1999 May 29, Olusegun Obasanjo is inaugurated as president, marking the end of military rule and the beginning of the Fourth Republic.

In 2001, Nigeria establishes his first mobile phone networks, revolutionizing communication across the country. In 2002, October, the Miss World pageant, scheduled to be held in Nigeria, sparks riots due to controversy over religious and cultural sensitivities, leading to significant violence and bloody clashes between Christians and Muslims.

In 2003, April 19 Olusegun Obasanjo is re-elected as president in elections marked by allegations of fraud and irregularities. In 2006 October 18, Nigeria cedes the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon following an International Court of Justice ruling.

On 2007 April 21, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua wins the presidential election, taking office on May 29. The election is marred by widespread electoral fraud. But in 2010, on May 5, president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua dies, and vice president Goodluck Jonathan is sworn in as President.

On 2011 April 16: Goodluck Jonathan wins the presidential election. Post-election violence resulted in significant loss of life and property. On 2014 April 14, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnaps 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, sparking international outrage and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. On July, Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy after rebasing his GDP calculations.

On 2015, March 28 Muhammadu Buhari wins the presidential election, marking the first time an incumbent president is defeated in Nigeria. On May 29 Muhammadu Buhari is inaugurated as president.

In 2016 July, Nigeria officially enters a recession for the first time in over two decades due to low oil prices and economic mismanagement. 2017 July 23, president Buhari returns to Nigeria after spending more than three months in the UK for medical treatment, amid speculation about his health. In 2019 February 23, Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected as President in an election with reported irregularities and violence.

2020 October saw the End SARS protests against police brutality sweep across Nigeria, leading to significant national and international attention. On October 20, the Lekki Toll Gate shooting occurs, where peaceful protesters are allegedly shot by Nigerian military forces.

In 2021 June, the Nigerian government suspends Twitter after the platform deletes a tweet from President Buhari. The tweet was about warning the Ibgo peoples of war due to the ongoing Insurgency in Southeastern Nigeria. The Nigerian government claims that the reason for the ban is because Twitter is "a litany of problems with the social media platform in Nigeria, where misinformation and fake news spread through it have had real world violent consequences". The ban was lifted in January 2022.

2023 February 25 saw Bola Tinubu winning the presidential election, amid challenges and claims of electoral fraud from opposition parties. Shortly afterwards on May 29, Bola Tinubu is inaugurated as president.

Relations[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

  • Russia - I have a good relationship with you and we cooperate in military and economic matters. But could you please stop bulying your neighbors.
  • United Kingdom - My adoptive parent. He’s good and buys mai oil.
  • Chad - THANKS FOR SHOOTING TERRORISTS! But you are a bit strange.
  • Benin - Small, irrelevant, and Francophone neighbour. But he is part Yoruba like mi.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

  • Biafra - Some irrelevant Igbo dude who thought he would win independence from me. Glad he’s gone.

How to draw[edit | edit source]

Flag of Nigeria
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill it with three vertical stripes, from left to right in this order of colours: green, white, green
  3. Draw the eyes and you are done!
Color Name HEX
Spanish Green #008751
White #FFFFFF