Nigeria Overview Nations // Africa

OVERVIEW Nigeria is one of the largest military powers in sub-Saharan Africa, bordered to the west by Benin, to the north by Niger, to the northeast by Chad, to the east by Cameroon and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. After years of military rule, there is a civilian and elected government in Nigeria. Since independence, the country's leadership has alternated between inept civilians and brutal military dictators. Much of the country's oil wealth was lost, and the gross domestic...


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