6 Interesting Facts About Nigeria

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1.  Is home to Africa’s richest man

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote hails from Kano State in northern Nigeria. With a net worth of $16.3 billion, this commodities tycoon at number 67 on the Forbes global wealth list.

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2.  Is the 8th most populous country in the world

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3. Contains more than 250 different ethnic groups

Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, and Igbo, being the three most prominent ethnic groups, making up 29%, 21% and 18% of the total, respectively.

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4. Has the 3rd largest movie industry in the world

Yes, that’s right, Nollywood comes third to only Bollywood and Holywood in terms of overall market size.

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5. 33% of it’s land is arable

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6. Has the most diverse range of butterflies in the world

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