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Nigeria is located in Africa and is not landlocked bordering Mali, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Benin.
About 40% go of children ages 6-11 do not go to school. In the Northern Region it has the lowest attendance rate, especially for girls. An estimate of 4.7 million children are not in school. School fees are free up to 6th grade except for books and uniforms books cost 20 US dollars. families have to pay $2 per child per term. Grades 7-12 pay up to about $70 which is why students usually don't progress past 7th grade.
Despite the Federal Morgage bank of Nigeria, slums are still very common in urban areas. There is a problem with homes they are always overcrowded with 8-12 people in a home and 85% of homes were one room homes. Only 27% of people actually had piped water in 1996 and less than 10% of people had an indoor toilet. But there are also very good houses for the people who can afford it. Nigeria and others are working to help make good living standards.
Women and girls wear Gele's around their head it is a traditional cloth. There are usually unique patterns on gele's or dresses. Students in Nigeria are required to wear uniforms, but they vary from school to school, region to region like girls in Islamic areas have to wear hijab's.
We have many holidays in Nigeria like New years day which is January 1 just like us and is celebrating the new year. There is also Woman's day which is March 8 and is to celebrate women who have worked to affect the society positively. We also have Good Friday April 14 which is to show respect for Jesus Christ's passion, crucifixion, and death and just like ours is 2 days before Easter. There is also Easter Monday April 17 which is the day after Easter Sunday. There is Workers Day May 1 which is celebrating workers.
Nigerians can be various religions they can be christian which is believing in God and Jesus Christ and the old testament and the new testament. They can be Muslim which means Muslims rely on the Qur'an for the fundamental Islamic teachings and guidelines for their lives. But Christianity falls behind Muslim by .6 percent. Muslim is 43.9 percent and Christian is 43.3 percent.
Ethics and Religion
The major languages in Nigeria is Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa.
Hello in Yoruba: Pele o
Hello in Igbo: Nnoo
Hello in Hausa; Sannu
Summers are very rainy Koppen-Geiger climate classification is AW which means it is a tropical savannah with very dry winters. The average temperature is 27.0c which is pretty hot in summer, warm in winter and hot in spring and again hot in fall.
Pounded yam is eaten very much in Nigeria, you can eat it with Egusi, Ogbono, and vegetable stew. It is baked and pounded into a smooth mash. It is made from yam powder. There is also pepper soup and its very spicy and most of the time has meat and fish and vegetable toppings. And there are many other delicious delicacies.