Nigeria

Nigeria is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea between Benin and Cameroon. English is the official language. Nigeria’s population of 170,123,740 makes it Africa’s most populous country, and it consists of over 250 ethnic groups. The most populous of those are Hausa and Fulani (29%), Yoruba (21%), and Igbo (Ibo-18%). Natural resources include natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, and arable land. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence from the UK came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history.

  • omolade adunbi

    Omolade Adunbi

    Assistant Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

  • Stuart Batterman

    Stuart Batterman

    Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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    Monte Del Monte M.D.

    Skillman Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

  • David Doris

    David Doris

    Assistant Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Assistant Professor, History of Art

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    Jerome O. Nriagu

    Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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    Akinlolu Olusean Ojo M.D.

    Professor, Internal Medicine

  • adedamola Osinulu

    Adedamola Osinulu

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies

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    Robert B. Payne

    Professor Emeritus of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Curator Emeritus of Birds, Museum of Zoology

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    Elisha P. Renne

    Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Associate Professor, Anthropology

  • Howard Stein

    Howard Stein

    Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology