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An association of Nigeria Peace Corps alumni and other friends of Nigeria who support the interests of the Nigerian people.

A Peace Corps Volunteer Returns to Kano
Dr. Alan Frishman


NIGERIA
Giant of Africa
My connection to Nigeria and Africa


GDP in 2018:    $461 billion

  Agriculture: 22% of GDP with 70% of the labor

  Industry:      18% of GDP with 10% of the labor

  Services:      60% of GDP with 20% of the labor

Population:  estimates since the last census in 2006

  170 million to 186 million

Poverty level: 70%

Major Imports:  China 20% / US 8%

Major Exports:   India  34% / US 9%

Completely dependent on oil

Massive corruption

Nigerian Presidents And Military Leaders Since Independence

Order  Nigerian Heads of State  Term in Office

1  Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa         1960-1963

2  President Nnamdi Azikiwe                              1963-1966

3  Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi                1966

General Yakubu Gowon                                       1966-1975

5  General Murtala Mohammed                             1975-1976

6  Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo  *                1976-1979

President Shehu Shagari                               1979-1983

8  Major-General Muhammadu Buhari  +              1983-1985

9  General Ibrahim Babangida                                  1985-1993

10  President Ernest Shonekan                                1993

11  General Sani Abacha                                              1993-1998

12  General Abdulsalami Abubakar                            1998-1999

13  President Olusegun Obasanjo       *                      1999-2007

14  President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua               2007-2010

15  President Goodluck Jonathan                                2010-2015

16  President Muhammadu Buhari  +               2015-Present













































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