The Fulani/Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo are the three largest ethnic groups, accounting for around 62 percent of the population, while the Edo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ebira, Nupe, Gwari, Itsekiri, Jukun, Urhobo, Igala, Idoma and Tiv make up about a third and other minorities make up the remaining 5 percent. Though many of these ethnic groups have their own language or dialect, English is the official language of the country. And while belief in traditional religious practices is widespread, estimates suggest that 50 percent of Nigerians are Muslims and 50 percent Christians.
Nigeria is a constitutional republic made up of 36 states. Its capital is Abuja, though Lagos is the largest city in the country and is where Etihad flights to Nigeria land.