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Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south. The capital city is Abuja. The people of Nigeria have an extensive history, and archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BC. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of over 140 million. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.

Joined Commonwealth
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Country motto
"Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
356667 square miles.
Population density
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145 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 71)
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2007
$328100000000 (World ranking:38th)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.470 (World ranking:158)
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Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Derek Oakley and Kevin Munday in Abuja, Nigeria for the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s Africa Regional Youth Caucus.
9 years 2 weeks ago

Derek Oakley and Kevin Munday are in Abuja, Nigeria for the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s Africa Regional Youth Caucus. They will be blogging daily on the CYEC website about their experiences.

Friday 12th March – “You are welcome”

Blog entry Commonwealth Youth Forum 2003 Final Communique
10 years 3 weeks ago

Download the Final Communique from CYF03

You can also read the executive summary below.

Project Commonwealth Youth Forum 2003
10 years 3 weeks ago

Since the inception of the Commonwealth Youth Forum in 1997, young people of the Commonwealth have made important contributions to CHOGM by presenting their views and recommendations on issues which concern them and the people of the Commonwealth. Whilst progress has been made on many issues, a great deal more remains to be done. At this 4th CYF in Abuja, Nigeria, we have sought to address this and formulate aspirational yet realistic action plans for youth development.