borders with Niger to the north, Chad (across Lake Chad) to the northeast,
Cameroon to the East and Benin to the West. To the south, the Gulf of Guinea is
indented by the Bight of Benin and the Bight of Biafra.
The official seat of government is Abuja, Federal
Capital Territory (FCT), while Lagos is the hub of commercial activities in
Lagos is a cosmopolitan city made up of a
collection of islands connected together by long bridges. One of its most
important borders is the Atlantic ocean. There is more about Lagos in some of
the links below. Although this can serves as a travel / country guide to
Nigeria, the focus of most of the links are on travel information and
opportunity in Lagos, Nigeria's business capital. The official language is English. A variation of
English (Pidgin English) is also spoken. The three main Nigerian languages are
Yoruba, Ibo (also spelt Igbo) and Hausa; another 400 languages are also spoken
in the country.
The climate varies; equatorial in the south,
tropical in the center, arid in the north. Natural hazards include periodic
droughts and flooding.