- Robust growth of around 7% for the past decade is threatened by macroeconomic challenges, particularly exchange-rate volatility and falling global oil prices that impact public-sector spending.
- The main opposition party, the All Progressive’s Congress, has won the most competitive presidential elections in Nigeria’s history which were relatively peaceful in spite of the insurgency in the north east.
- Major rural-urban and regional tensions are due to varying natural-resource endowments, unequal access to political power, insufficient federal services and uneven shares of national wealth.
|Area:||924,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2013:||173.6 Million|
|Urban Population 2013:||50.87%|
|Female Population 2013:||49.10%|
|GDP:||US$ 520.1 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2013:||US$ 1,440|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||41.25%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||153|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.471|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013):||UA 3.9 Billion|