Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia.Lagos Nigeria 23401Ajayi Olarewaju Lagos Nigeria 23401Akande Michael20 Unity Close Lagos, Nigeria 23401Akinleye O Akinyode7 Airport Road Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 23401Akubuike A.
It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world.
Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.
The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country.
This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator.
It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.