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About Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, with an estimated 206 million inhabitants as of late 2019. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under the age of eighteen. Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa and is the world's 24th largest economy according to the list by the IMF (2020 estimates), worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, respectively

Nigeria boasts of a number of museums and monuments, games reserve and other natural and historical sights to see. There is the National Museum in Lagos, with branches in Jos, Benin and Kaduna. There are also the Ife Museum, the Oron Museum, the Esie Museum, the Kano Museum, the Owo Museum, the War Museum in Umuahia and the Calabar Museum. A museum of Black and African culture is housed at the Centre for Black African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

The games reserves include:

  • Yankari
  • Ologbo
  • Old Oyo
  • Borgu
  • Orle River
  • Zugurma
  • Dagida
  • Alawa
  • Kwambana
  • Kainji Lake Game Reserve.

Other interesting sights are:

  • The Shere Hills, Jos
  • Olumo Rocks, Abeokuta
  • Zuma Rock, Abuja
  • Ikogosi Warm and Cold Spring in Ekiti State
  • Obudu Cattle Ranch in the Cross River State
  • Kura Falls in Plateau State
  • Asorp Falls in Benue State
  • The Oshun River and Shrine in Oshogbo, Oshun State
  • The Argungu Village in Sokoto State, especially during the fishing festival
  • The first storey-building in Nigeria and the slave chains of the slave trade era are all located in Badagry, Lagos State.


Zuma Rock

Located along Kaduna- Abuja Highway in Niger State, about half an hour drive from the centre of the new Federal Capital, this is a beautiful giant rock used for defensive purposes by the Gwari people against invading neighbouring tribes during the inter-tribal wars.

Olumo Rock

It is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Olumo rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks of primitive formation. The highest point on the rock is about 137 meters from the base of the rock. It is a historical monument, which served as a shelter and fortress for the Egba people during the Yoruba inter-city wars.

Kura Falls

Kura falls is located 77 km from Jos, Plateau State. It is a fascinating and exciting place to visit. The village is situated within rich savannah vegetation with mountainous ranges and lakes, providing a beautiful scenery ideal for picnic, bird watching and nature trail.

Shere Hills

The Shere hill is the apex of the Jos Plateau. The hill peaks at 1, 829 metres above sea level. The hilltop presents beautiful and relaxing scenery in an area excellent for picnic, mountaineering, and sightseeing and camping.

Obudu cattle ranch

Obudu cattle ranch is about 350 km from Calabar, Cross river state. It is located at the exotic Oban Obudu Plateau which is over 5,200 feet above sea level.

Gurara Water Falls

Gurara waterfalls, best described as Nigeria’s premier falls, is located off Minna Suleja road in Niger State. It is one of the nation’s greatest holiday resorts.

Agbokim Waterfalls

Agbokim waterfalls is a beautiful scenic attraction. Water from the falls run into a large pool surrounded by thick vegetation

Yankari National Park

Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria.