Nigeria has one basic law and legislative constitution, known as the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which was enacted in 1999. The country gained its independence in 1960. Four constitutions were drafte... More »

Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960 through constitutions that were legislated by the British government. The new Constitution established a federal government system with an elected Prime Minister and a cerem... More »

Nigeria was ruled indirectly by Britain until it was granted its independence on October 1, 1960. Nigeria established a new constitution at that time and established a federal system that had both a ceremonial head of st... More »

The country of Nigeria is located in West Africa. The southern part of the country borders the Gulf of Guinea, which opens up to the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria also borders the African nations of Benin, Niger, Chad and Came... More »

Living in Nigeria has its share of advantages, such as large expat populations and diverse entertainment, as well as disadvantages, including infrastructure challenges, high poverty rates and lack of clean water. All the... More »

The average temperature in Nigeria is usually at or around 23 degrees Celsius. The temperature tends to vary slightly based on the location within the country and the season. More »

The U.S. embassies in Nigeria have two locations: one in Abuja, the nation's capital, and one in Lagos. Although Abuja is, as of 2015, Nigeria's seat of government, Lagos is a much larger city and a commercial center for... More » Geography Africa