History and Tourism of the Greatest Black Nation in Africa.”Nigeria”
Welcome to Nigeria my country the “giant of Africa” and the most unique black nation with unique and loving citizens in Africa. Let me share with you a brief history on my country and why I call her the greatest and unique black nation in Africa.
Nigeria my country became a formally independent federation 1 October 1960 and was declared a republic 1 October 1963 and was able achieved a stable democracy in the year 1999 many years after a civil war.
Nigeria is located in the west of Africa with a land mass of 923,768 km2 (32nd) 356,667 sq. mile, and water level of about 1.4% bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. 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 is officially a democratic secular country. With approximately 184 million inhabitants and uses Naira as her currency, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world and with 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 wide variety of cultures.
The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims in the northern part. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to Igbo and Yoruba peoples.
As of 2015, Nigeria became the world’s 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively under the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan regime. It overtook South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy in 2014.
Also the debt-to-GDP ratio is only 11 percent, which is 8 percent below the 2012 ratio. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power.
Now Nigeria government is presently chaired by Muhammadu Buhari as President, Yemi Osinbajo as Vice President, Bukola Saraki as Senate President, Yakubu Dogara as House Speaker and Mahmud Mohammed as Chief Justice . A report released by the National Bureau of Statics (NBS) shows that Nigeria has witness the highest inflation rate for the month of June as inflation rose from 15.6 percent in May 2016 to 16.5 percent in June 2016 as energy and food prices weigh in in heavy on inflation for the month. “In June, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation continued to record relatively strong increases for the fifth consecutive month. The Headline index increased by 16.5% (year-on-year), 0.9% points higher from rates recorded in May (15.6%)”. Nigeria’s economy has begun to slump significantly as the Naira drop by an estimated 30 percent. The gap between South Africa and Nigeria is now much lesser, standing at $60 billion compared to the $170 billion gap recorded at the end of last year. The data shows that Africa’s biggest economies have faced a tough 2016 so far, with all three leading markets down significantly from their position at the end of 2015.
Now back to the question WHAT MAKES NIGERIA THE GREATEST AND UNIQUE BLACK NATION IN AFRICA?
Considering Nigeria present economic situation the country Nigeria has continue to remain as peaceful as always and its inhabitant full of hope for a better tomorrow and a better government come 2020. Indeed Nigerians is the greatest black nation in Africa. So if you have not yet visited the country called Nigeria you should do so anytime soon as the country is a home of beautiful tourist site/location some of which are;
The Lord Fredrick lugard resting place in Lokoja kogi state, am sure you remember this name, one of Nigeria’s colonial master Lord Fredrick ludgard and also the confluence river Niger and Benue. Yes this is the place where the river Niger and river Benue all come together and flow as one water body. This is a site to behold indeed, not forgetting the home of igneous rock formation, traditional art and craft industry in Ogidi town all in kogi state.
What about Tinapa Situated by the Calabar River, a business and leisure resort conceptualized to be an integrated business resort it is a four phased development promoted by the Government of Cross River State, under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), and very close to Calabar Free Trade Zone.
The historic Idanre hills are a marvelous tourist attraction in Idanre town southwest of Akure Ondo state. It is a breathtaking landscape that also provides a window to the town’s colorful history
La Campagne Tropicana is a beach resort in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State, this resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea.
The Chad Basin National Park is another delight for nature-lovers. Located in the Sudano-Sahelian ecological zone of the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between Borno and Yobe States.
And also The Obudu Mountain Resort in Cross River State situated close to the border of Cameroon and can be reached from Lagos by plane. It offers a complete contrast for the leisure seeker and the conference goer. Not only in its temperate climate but also it’s exciting and different location. Nestling at the top of the mountain the Obudu Mountain Resort is situated on a plateau at 1576 meters above sea level on the Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountains
These and many more are places/sites and historical monument to behold in Nigeria, also the Traditions and culture of the country Nigeria represents the simplicity in the lifestyle of the dwellers. The markets of Nigeria showcase the handicrafts and sculptures, the hotels and other accommodation facilities represent the warm hospitality and local customs and the calm and peaceful environment enhances into the beauty of the country.