About our Nigeria news / Naija news
Latest news on the West African country of Nigeria, with breaking news on politics, crime, social movements, the economy, entertainment and more from Naija sources.
Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is the most populous country in Africa, comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Since formally becoming independent in 1960, Nigeria had become the largest economy in Africa as of 2022, a big player in petroleum exports, and developed relationships with China and Israel.
The word Naija has come to mean Nigeria, or Nigerian, representing a regional pronunciation of Nigeria. The Collins Dictionary describes it as 'An adjective for Nigeria and all things Nigerian'.