Nigeria dating

It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world.

Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.

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Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.

It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located.

Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18.

The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north.

Members of the clan trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure Eri.

Oyo, at its territorial zenith in the late 17th to early 18th centuries, extended its influence from western Nigeria to modern-day Togo.

The Edo's Benin Empire is located in southwestern Nigeria.

Benin's power lasted between the 15th and 19th centuries.

Hausa kingdoms and the Kanem-Bornu Empire prospered as trade posts between North and West Africa.

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