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NIGERIA MY PRIDE. NIGERIAN MAP. Nigeria; location and size. Nigeria, a west African country is located between longitude 3 o E to 15 0 E of Greenwich meridian and latitude 4 o N to 14 o N of equator

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nigeria location and size
Nigeria; location and size
  • Nigeria, a west African country is located between longitude 3oE to 150E of Greenwich meridian and latitude 4oN to 14oN of equator
  • It is bounded to North by Niger Republic, to the east by Cameroon, Benin republic to the west and Atlantic ocean to the south.
  • Nigeria has a population of about 150million
  • The total land area is approximately 923,768 km2. It is the fourth largest country in west Africa
nigeria history
NIGERIA; History
  • The Northern and Southern protectorate were amalgamated in 1914
  • Nigeria Became an independent nation in 1960
  • Nigeria became a republic in 1963
  • The first Nigerian prime minister was sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
nigeria political division
NIGERIA; political division
  • Nigeria is divided into thirty six political divisions called states and the Federal capital territory located in Abuja.
  • Each of the 36 states is further subdivided into local Government Areas.
  • The 36 states are sub-divided into six geo-political zones; North-east, North-west, North-central, south-east, south-south, and south-west.
  • There are 774 Local Government councils in Nigeria
  • Nigeria has been under Democratic rule since 1999
nigeria people and culture
NIGERIA: people and culture
  • Nigeria is a multi-ethnic Nation with over 350 different Ethnic groups. The three major languages are Hausa/Fulani mostly found in the North, Yoruba in the Southwest and Igbo at the south eastern part
  • The two major religions in Nigeria are Islam and Christianity with few practicing traditional religion
  • Nigerian people are very Hospitable, kind and hardworking
nigeria climate
NIGERIA climate
  • The climate of Nigeria is the tropical wet and dry type.
  • The climate of Nigeria is affected by
    • Wind; there are two main air masses that affect climate of Nigeria, they are;
        • Tropical maritime air masses (south west trade wind); this is responsible for rainy seasons. It blows across the Atlantic ocean toward the coast and
        • Tropical continental (North East trade wind); this is responsible for dry season and it blows across the Sahara desert.
    • Rainfall; The annual amount of rainfall decrease inland from 2800mm in the extreme south to below 600mm in the extreme north. There are two main seasons;
      • Rainy seasons; this is longest in the south and
      • Dry season: this is longest in the north
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Climate cont..

Other factors that affect climate in Nigeria include:

  • TEMPERATURE REGIME: Nigeria is a hot country except in few areas like the Jos plateau does relief reduce temperature significantly. The diurnal and seasonal ranges of temperature increase inland from the coast.
  • OCEAN CURRENT; the warm Guinea current affects the Gulf of Guinea. It warm adjacent coastlands and brings adequate rainfall to the area
nigeria vegetation
NIGERIA; vegetation
  • Nigerian vegetation is classified into three major groups;
      • Forest vegetation
      • Savannah (grassland vegetation)
        • Guinea savannah
        • Sudan savannah
        • Sahel savannah and
      • Montane vegetation

The forest vegetation cover the southern part and the thickness of the forest decrease progressively northward to grassland (savannah) to desert at the extreme northern end

nigeria relief
  • The relief of Nigeria is classified into two
    • The highland/plateaux and; this are areas above 300m above sea level and are grouped into four;
      • The north central highland which include ; high plains of Hausaland and the Jos plateau.
      • The western upland; this cover most of the highland of Yoruba states e.g. Idanre, Apata hill e.t.c.
      • The Eastern Highlands; this represent the highest zone in Nigeria. It includes; Adamawa mountain, Mandara mountain, Biu plateau, Obudu and Oban hill
      • The eastern Scarpland: this is found in the eastern region of Nigeria. It include the Udi-Nsukka plateau
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Relief cont...
  • The lowlands: these are areas with height below 300m above sea level. It cover areas along the coast and along the valleys of major rivers: the major lowlands includes;
  • The Sokoto plain in the North-West
  • The Niger-Benue trough wrapping around the North-central plateau
  • The chad basin of Borno plain in the Northeast extremity
  • The interior coastal lowlands of western Nigeria
  • The lower Niger Delta
  • The Cross river basin e.t.c.
nigeria drainage
NIGERIA; Drainage
  • Nigerian river systems is divided into four main groups;
    • The Niger and Benue river system; this include
        • River Niger the longest and largest river in Nigeria and its tributaries such as rivers Kaduna, Anambra, Moshi and Awun
        • River Benue which has its source from the eastern highland of Mandara mountain and its tributaries e.g rivers Gongola, Katsina Ala, Donga e.t.c.
    • The rivers west of the lower Niger
        • This are found on the western highland of Yaruba highland which include river ogun, Oshun, Osse and Ossiomo which flow directly into the Atlantic ocean
    • The rivers east of lower Niger
    • The rivers flowing into lake chad
nigeria education
NIGERIA; Education
  • Nigerian use the 9-3-4 system of education (i.e. 9 years basic education, 3 year senior secondary school and 4 year university)
  • There are numerous primary and secondary schools in Nigeria as well as universities polytechnics/mono-technics and colleges of education (Public and private)
  • The nine year basic education is free in all public schools
nigeria mineral resources
NIGERIA; mineral resources
  • Nigeria is blessed with abundant mineral deposite which include;
    • Coal; around Udi hill in Enugu state and Okaba in Benue state
    • Tin; found around Jos plateau, Bauchi, Zaria, Benue and Kano
    • Columbite; this is mine along with Tin
    • Iron ore; found around Itakpe, Ajjaokuta (Kogi state) and Oshogbo in Osun state
    • Crude oil and Gas; mostly exploited around the Niger-Delta, both onshore and offshore
    • Limestone; found around Shagamu/ewekoro, Ukpilla, Nkalagu and Sokoto
    • Gold; is found in Kabba (Niger state), Ilesha(osun), Zaria (Kaduna), Aramoko Ekiti and Sokoto areas.
nigeria tourism
NIGERIA; Tourism
  • We have the national theatre in Lagos
  • Game reserves like Yankari game reserve Bauchi state,
  • Benin zoo Edo state and Ibadan zoo (Oyo state)
  • The Lekki, badagry and bar beaches in Lagos ,
  • The Zuma rocks , Abuja and olumo rocks in Ogun state
  • The museum in Lagos Benin, ife and Jos
  • There are Eight National parks in Nigeria
  • Kainji dam, Lake chad, Shiriro Dam
  • Obudu cattle ranch, Tinapa resort
nigeria major cities
NIGERIA; major cities
  • ABUJA; is a beautiful modern city build to accommodate the Nigerian administrative headquarters.
  • LAGOS; The former Nigerian Capital. It is the commercial capital of Nigeria. There are sea ports (Apapa, tincan island) and international airport.
  • KANO; Is an ancient commercial center and cultural center.
  • Other cities includes; portharcut, Enugu, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Ibadan, Benin city, Akure, Bauchi e.t.c.
fedral capital territory
  • Abuja is the federal capital of Nigeria
  • For more information please visit;
  • It is where the three arm zone is located which contain Aso rock (state House), The House of Assembly (legislative arm) and the Judiciary.
  • The ECOWAS secretariat is in Abuja
  • The National Mosque and Christian Ecumenical center are build to accommodate Nigerian Multi-ethnic and religious diversities
  • The Nigerian Federal secretariat, the central Bank and headquarters of most private and public corporations are located in Abuja
bauchi state
  • Bauchi is one of the 36 states of Nigeria
  • Location of Bauchi State, Nigeria (Latitude: 10° 30' 0 N, Longitude: 10° 0' 0 E)
  • It has 20 L.G.As
  • The state capital is located in Bauchi city
  • The state has over 5million people.
  • For detail about Bauchi state please visit the link below
bauchi city
Bauchi city
  • Is the capital of Bauchi state
  • It is a clean city with beautiful streets
  • The Governors office, Emirs palace, state secretariat, Banks, Government offices, central mosque, city gates are some of prominent features of the city
  • The traditional city is bounded by city wall built over 600 years ago
  • There is a university, two polytechnics, many nursery, primary and secondary schools and a resource centre (professor Iya Abubakar community resource centre )
gcdss bauchi
GCDSS, Bauchi
  • SCHOOL NAME; Government Comprehensive Day Secondary school
  • ADDRESS: Tafawa Balewa Housing Estate, Bauchi (postal address; P.M.B. 0241, Bauchi, Bauchi state, Nigeria)
  • LOCATION; The school is located at the extreme north-eastern part of Bauchi city. It is bounded by ATBH estate to the west, NTA Bauchi transmitting station to the southeast, warinje hill to the east and city cemetery to the north-east
  • The school is divided into Junior and Senior sections each with an administrative Head.
  • The students population is over 4000
  • It is a co-educational school (male and female)
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My school cont..
  • It is the most populated school in Bauchi state
  • The school is well known for discipline, sport and academic excellence.
  • It has a library, science laboratory, computer centre, audio-visual centre, sport complex, technical workshop, religious centres and much more