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Chappal Waddi

The highest peak in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi at 7,936 ft above sea level. 1)

Most populous country in Africa

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. The country is home to 206 million people. 2)


“Nollywood” is a term used to describe the Nigerian film industry, the third most popular in the world behind Hollywood and Bollywood. 3)


There are about 521 languages spoken in Nigeria. This number includes 510 living languages, two second languages and nine extinct languages. 4)

Fast-growing economy

Nigeria has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund. 5)

Igbo Ora

Nigeria has the highest birth rate of twins in the world. 6)

Press freedom of speech

The Nigerian press used to have the greatest freedom of speech of any African country. 7)

The illiteracy rate

Although the illiteracy rate is around 50 percent (one of the highest in Africa), Nigeria's goal is to eliminate it as soon as possible. 8)

Unjust law

Nigeria has an unjust law. For petty theft, an ordinary citizen can face even the death penalty, and for the theft of billions by influential people only a few months imprisonment. 9)


There are over 370 recognized tribes in Nigeria. 10)


In Nigeria, obesity was associated with wealth and abundance. However, obesity is growing at an alarming rate. 11)

48-hour ceasefire

In 1969, during the Nigerian civil war, both sides of the conflict agreed to a 48-hour ceasefire to watch Brazilian footballer Pele play. 12)

The richest Nigerian

The richest Nigerian is Aliko Dangote with a fortune worth over $12.9 billion. 13)

Lagos fire

On January 27, 2002, there was an accidental explosion of military explosives in Lagos which caused a large fire. The fire killed more than 1,100 people. 14)

Abeokuta Radio Mast

The tallest structure in the country is the radio mast in Abeokuta with a height of 1,055 ft. 15)

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