Federal Republic of Nigeria
Population: 173.6 million (2013)
Currency: Nigerian naira
GDP per capita: 3,005.51 USD (2013)
Official language: English
HDI: 0.514 (152nd)
Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Safari destinations such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park showcase waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of its most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.
Nigeria Economy – overview – Econom
Following an April 2014 statistical “rebasing” exercise, Nigeria has emerged as Africa’s largest economy, with 2013 GDP estimated at US$ 502 billion. Oil has been a dominant source of government revenues since the 1970s.
Nigeria Overview – World Bank
With a population of about 173 million people, Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and accounts for 47% of West Africa’s population. It is also the biggest oil exporter in Africa
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Nigeria: Regulatory Reforms Improving Nigeria’s Business .
The World Bank Group has stated that most states across Nigeria have continued to implement regulatory business reforms , with Cross River, Ekiti, Niger, Ogun, and Rivers making the biggest stride.
Establishing a Presence
Business Types – Business Structures in Nigeria
You are likely to meet a variety of different business structures in Nigeria — depending on the country of origin of the company you are dealing with. Subsidiaries of multi-nationals will probably take on many of the characteristics of the parent company but will still have a local flavour.
Business Types – Types of Companies in Nigeria
A guide to the variou company structures that can be implemented in Nigeria.
Business Registration in Nigeria
FAQs about business registration in Nigeria
Business Registration Requirements – Doing Business in Nigeria – World Bank Group
This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Nigeria including registration procedures
Nigeria – Corporate withholding taxes
A guide to corporate witholding taxes
Nigeria Personal Income Tax Rate | 2011-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Nigeria stands at 24 percent.
Personal Taxes in Nigeria Cumulative income Tax rate Tax .
Withholding tax is applicable to both residents and non-residents.
Nigeria Sales Tax Rate | VAT | 2006-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Nigeria stands at 5 percent.
Taxes in Nigeria – NgEX
The VAT is a consumption tax levied at each stage of the consumption chain, and is borne by the final consumer. It requires a taxable person upon registering with the Federal Board of Inland Revenue to charge and collect VAT at a flat rate of 5% of all invoiced amounts of taxable goods and services.
Nigeria Corporate Tax Rate 2006-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Nigeria stands at 30 percent.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Visas
ONLINE VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURE
Visa Application – Consulate General of Nigeria
HOW TO APPLY FOR A NIGERIAN VISA
Telecommunications in Nigeria
Telecommunications in Nigeria include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet.
Telecom – Home – Nigeria Telecom
Nigeria Telecom is a leading provider of VoIP over broadband Internet, VSAT satellite and Fibre for enterprise customers across the country.
Getting around Nigeria on local transport – Lonely Planet
Catching local transport in Nigeria – transport tips on getting around Nigeria like a local
Best Nigeria Transportation on VirtualTourist
Tips on getting to and getting around Nigeria from real travelers and locals.
Nigerian Labor Laws | eHow
Long embroiled in political corruption, government waste and military conflicts over its abundant resources, the Federal Republic of Nigeria often fails to uphold the workers’ rights its legal code outlines.
Labour Act – Nigeria Law
Labor provisions of the Labour Act – 1990
Nigeria – Working conditions
Planning to take up a job in Nigeria. What about labourlaws?
Cost of Living in Nigeria
Cost of living in Nigeria is 36.09% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Nigeria is 40.58% lower than in United States
Cost of living in Lagos, Nigeria
List of prices in Lagos (Nigeria) for food, housing, transportation, going out, and more
Climate – Nigeria
Although Nigeria lies wholly within the tropical zone, there are wide climatic variations in different regions of the country.
Climate – The Weather & Climate of Nigeria | USA Today
Nigeria, in western Africa, has a climate and weather that largely is not dependent on topographical features but varies by the interaction between the moist, northerly air coming off of the Atlantic Ocean and the drier air arriving from the south.
Safety in Nigeria | Expat Arrivals
Nigeria is notorious for the poor level of safety found within its borders, and it comes as no surprise that even those expats seasoned by years of travel find themselves asking: “Is it safe to work in Nigeria?
Safety – Travel Advice and Advisories for Nigeria
Travel advisory for Nigeria from the Canadian goverment
Business Etiquette – Nigeria Etiquette | Dress Code, Behavior, Tipping
Research proper etiquette facts in Nigeria. Find out how what to wear, how to act, and tip guidelines for dining.
Education – Nigerian Education Profile
A profile of the education system in Nigeria from the United States government
Holidays in Nigeria in 2016
Public holidays foer 2016
Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2016 | Office Holidays
List of Public National and regional Holidays observed in Nigeria during 2016
Demographics Profile 2014
Demographics – CIA – The World Factbook: Nigeria
Demographic profile from the CIA
Business Etiquette – Nigeria – Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
See “Etiquette and Customs in Nigeria” on this site
Education System in Nigeria
Education in Nigeria is the shared responsibility of the federal, state and local governments. The Federal Ministry of Education plays a dominant role in regulating the education sector, engaging in policy formation and ensuring quality control.
Export.gov – Welcome to Nigeria
Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent and also the fastest growing export market in the region.
Import export regulations from Nigerian customs
International Trade Agreements with Nigeria
Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP)
WTO | Nigeria
This site gathers key information on Nigeria’s participation in the WTO. Nigeria has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 18 November 1960.
Housing and Rentals
Nigeria Corporate Housing and Extended Stay Hotels
Extended Stay Hotels • All-Suite Hotels • Short Term Housing
Nigeria – travel.state.gov
Travel information and advisories from the US Embassy
Nigeria – Lonely Planet
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to areas of northeast Nigeria, and against all but essential travel to some other
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