The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country.This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator.Europeans traded goods with peoples at the coast; coastal trade with Europeans also marked the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trade.The port of Calabar on the historical Bight of Biafra (now commonly referred to as the Bight of Bonny) become one of the largest slave trading posts in West Africa in the era of the transatlantic slave trade.\n Nations covered: Oman, United Arab Emirates\n\", \"lat\": 24.2991738, \"formatted\": \"Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates\"}, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ]", "center": "", "height": 500, "initial Zoom": 2}" For more than seven decades, the FBI has stationed special agents and other personnel overseas to help protect Americans back home by building relationships with principal law enforcement, intelligence, and security services around the globe that help ensure a prompt and continuous exchange of information.Today, we have 64 legal attaché offices—commonly known as legats—and more than a dozen smaller sub-offices in key cities around the globe, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. Our legal attaché program is managed by the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D. This office keeps in close contact with other federal agencies, Interpol, foreign police and security officers in Washington, and national and international law enforcement associations.The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms.
Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies.The Edo's Benin Empire is located in southwestern Nigeria.Benin's power lasted between the 15th and 19th centuries.Their dominance reached as far as the city of Eko (an Edo name later changed to Lagos by the Portuguese) and further.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Usman dan Fodio directed a successful jihad and created and led the centralised Fulani Empire (also known as the Sokoto Caliphate).
Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18.