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About The Best Cities to Visit in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country blessed with miles of coastline, national parks and fascinating ancient sites and precious oil fields. Despite these natural resources, Nigeria remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The greatest heritage of the country consists of the set of races and religions (over 250 tribes).Unfortunately, this mixture has proven to be the cause of bitter disputes, especially between Muslims and Christians. Decades of civil war, famine, military dictatorship and corruption have left behind a country deeply divided.


The capital city is Abuja, but the largest economic center and port is Lagos, located in the southwest. With 805km of coastline, Nigeria already has the basis for being a top tourist destination, and the government has pledged to improve infrastructure and attract foreign investment. Meanwhile, just adventurous travelers can enjoy magnificent waterfalls, sandy beaches, lagoons, fascinating historical sights.


Nigerians wake up very early, so eat several times a day. Breakfast is served at 5pm and may consist of rice and mango or fried plantains. For lunch eat stew or bean pudding. In general, Nigerians eat very spicy., they make full use of hot pepper. Typical stews are made of vegetables, herbs or over and, if they can afford meat. Cassava and maize are popular products. In coastal regions they drink palm wine and local beer. Hotels, cafes and teahouses are popular.


In the northern part of the country Muslim respect Islamic traditions. Women should avoid wearing pants. There are over 250 tribes in Nigeria, the main ones being Hausa in the north, Ibo (Igbo) in the southeast and the Yoruba in the southwest. The second largest groups are the Fulani, IDOM Igal Igbirra, Kanuri, Tiv and Nupe in the north; Efik, Ekoi, Ibibio and Ijaw in the east and Edo, Itsekiri, Ijaw and Urhobo in the west.


Capital: Abuja

The main languages ​​spoken: English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa

Currency: 1 naira Nigeria (NGR) = 100 kobo


While many people think Nigeria is the worst country to visit, the country is actually becoming safer with thousands of tourists and visitors visiting every year. There are really nice cities as Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Calabar, Uyo, Owerri, Benin, Akuri,Enugu, Osogbo that can offer you wonderful opportunities.These are the safest countries with great infrastructures and well-developed buildings and roads, low crime rates and economic stability.

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To see the lacustrian city of Lagos from the port of Lagos on the bridge that shows the Victoria Island is amazing. The show is impressive. Thousands of boats, a sort of mixture, a swarm difficult to describe. Like any other city, Lagos is a mixture of modern with an undescribable poverty. It is impossible to walk, cause as soon as you start walking you are surrounded by kids that ask money and If you do not give them , you can b...


Abuja is capital of Nigeria from December 12, 1991. It is located in the picturesque valley of the steppe in central Nigeria, 800 km north of the former capital. The decision to move the capital from Lagos to Abuja wasadopted in 1976. Choosing a place for the new capital, the authorities sought to create a city where would be no dominant ethnic, social or religious groups. After fifteen years of planning and renovation, the decision was...

Benin City

Benin is a city located on the Africa continent (Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo. Benin was once one of the most powerful empires in Africa – the Dahomey kingdom.   One of the most significant landmarks of  Benin City is the National Museum in the Plaz...

Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt is a city in southern Nigeria, the administrative center of River state, located on the bank of the river Bonnie, 66 km from the Gulf of Guinea. On the territory of modern Harcourt lived African tribes . The city was founded in 1912, by the English settlers who transported coal from the Enugu (200 km to the north). A new port was named in honor of Lewis Harcourt, ...


Ibadan is a beautiful resort city situated in the southwestern part of the Nigeria. It is not so perfect as for example Venice or Rome of Italy being famous for outstanding architectural monuments, but because this is a city in the heart of an agricultural area. The main occupation is the cultivation of the most famous African cocoa, one of the main suppliers in the country .But not only the cocoa makes this city attractive for tour...


Calabar is a city in the far south-east of Nigeria near Cameroon. It is located in the far south-east of the country, almost next to the deceased Cameroonian abroad. The ocean and the river , it is all very simple, as the city is located just minutes away from the place where the river Calabar comes in the Gulf of Guinea.   In the city of Calabar recently...


Aba city is a state in southeastern Nigeria. It is a major transportation and industrial center. It is located in the southeastern part of the country on the banks of the river Aba. The population of the city in many ways unlike any other city in Nigeria by 2005 was about 900 thousand inhabitants, but it continues to grow and develop. The history of the city is directly connected with the British since almost immediately after the city...


Kano is probable the safest city of Nigeria. Kano was the greatest of ancient Hausa cities that’s why you can admire the medieval atmosphere. The city was founded by at least 1,000 years ago , having a strategic importance on trade Sub-Saharan routes. The Europeans Palace remains an example of an impressively Hausa architecture. Kano is dominated by a hugely...

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