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Nigeria: Country in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa; geographically situated between the Sahel to the north, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean; covering an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), with a population of over 211 million. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and second largest in Africa.

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CNN talks with Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka [Video]

CNN talks with Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka

CNN’s Larry Madowo speaks with African Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. He has released his first book in almost half a century, which explores themes of rebellion and abuse of power in a country similar..

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Banned pesticides poison hundreds in Nigeria | Why is there still such a demand? Oneindia News [Video]

Banned pesticides poison hundreds in Nigeria | Why is there still such a demand? Oneindia News

In 2020, at least 270 people in Nigeria's Benue State died from a mystery ailment. The Nigerian government has revealed exclusively to DW that hundreds of people who died early last year from a mystery..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 03:00Published
'We want justice': Nigerian youths protest a year after bloody crackdown [Video]

'We want justice': Nigerian youths protest a year after bloody crackdown

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 00:46Published
My Drive with Oxlade [Video]

My Drive with Oxlade

Nigerian recording artist Oxlade overcomes his fear of driving to take us through his neighborhood. He explains the origin of his name and how he started singing in the church choir.

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The Nigerian artists doing things differently [Video]

The Nigerian artists doing things differently

From ballpoint pens to coffee and everything in between, meet a group of visual artists using distinctive methods and unusual materials to create stunning works of art that engage, inform and inspire.

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How tech is reimagining agriculture in Nigeria [Video]

How tech is reimagining agriculture in Nigeria

As demand for food climbs around the world, some Nigerian tech startups are helping smallholder farmers boost output and streamline supply chains.

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Twitter is banned in Africa's most populous country. CNN presses official on why [Video]

Twitter is banned in Africa's most populous country. CNN presses official on why

CNN’s Larry Madowo speaks to Tolu Ogunlesi, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital and News Media, about the country’s Twitter ban.

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Meet the Barcelona striker that made Champions League history [Video]

Meet the Barcelona striker that made Champions League history

FC Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala made history by becoming the first African to lift the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy. The Nigeria-born speaks with CNN about her humble roots and incredible..

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Architect on plans to bring home famous artifacts looted by British Empire [Video]

Architect on plans to bring home famous artifacts looted by British Empire

CNN’s Larry Madowo speaks with award-winning architect and designer Sir David Adjaye about his plans to bring home the famous Benin Bronzes, which were taken by the British army in a raid on the..

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Doctors in Nigeria struggle to cope as acute malnutrition soars [Video]

Doctors in Nigeria struggle to cope as acute malnutrition soars

Clinics and hospitals in northern Nigeria are struggling to cope with high numbers of severely malnourished children.

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This Nigerian artist turns metal scraps into marvelous sculptures [Video]

This Nigerian artist turns metal scraps into marvelous sculptures

Dotun Popoola repurposes rubbish into eye-catching art.

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Meet two Africans making artwork out of discarded material [Video]

Meet two Africans making artwork out of discarded material

Nigerian metal sculptor Dotun Popoola uses scraps for his eye-catching creations. In Côte d’Ivoire, Jems Koko Bi uses fallen trees to create masterpieces.

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CNN10 - 9/24/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 9/24/21

Today’s show covers a standoff over the U.S. debt ceiling, a centuries-old fishing tradition in Asia, and efforts to reduce food spoilage in Nigeria.

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ColdHubs are keeping food fresh in Nigeria [Video]

ColdHubs are keeping food fresh in Nigeria

Much of the food Nigeria produces is spoiled before it reaches consumers. That’s why Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu started ColdHubs, which provides cold storage units at markets and farms.

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African entertainers inspire the next generation [Video]

African entertainers inspire the next generation

Nigeria’s famous hitmaker, Olamide, is creating a platform for the next generation of Nigerian musicians to thrive. In South Africa, Musa Motha is an amputee dancer who’s making a splash on stage..

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Olamide joins forces with US-based company to bring more Nigerian music to the world [Video]

Olamide joins forces with US-based company to bring more Nigerian music to the world

Popular Nigerian recording artist Olamide is helping set up the next generation of stars in his country through a joint record venture.

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How Nigeria hopes to bolster its palm oil industry [Video]

How Nigeria hopes to bolster its palm oil industry

Once the world’s leading producer, Nigeria strives to rebound palm oil production by betting on sustainability.

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Bonus Edition: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Extinction Rebellion | The Stream [Video]

Bonus Edition: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Extinction Rebellion | The Stream

On The Stream: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Extinction Rebellion

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Gunmen kidnap 73 students in latest attack on Nigeria school [Video]

Gunmen kidnap 73 students in latest attack on Nigeria school

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The rise of the African entrepreneur [Video]

The rise of the African entrepreneur

With entrepreneurship becoming a viable path to success, meet a group of creative thinkers and critical minds in Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa whose innovative solutions are making a local..

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Before this toothless tot was making audiences laugh with her appearances on HBO, she was just another sweetheart smiling and repping a pink turtleneck for the camera in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. This..
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