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Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country located in West Africa bordering Niger in the north. A multinational state, Nigeria is inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups with over 500 distinct languages all identifying with a wide variety of cultures.

Lagos has become an important location for African and “black” cultural identity. Many festivals are held in *Lagos (map); festivals vary in offerings each year and may be held in different months.

It would be best to travel around in your own car or a hired one (with a driver).

Nigeria is home to a substantial network of organised crime, active, especially in drug trafficking. The US State Department and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to this area, while Global Affairs Canada recommends against non-essential travel to Nigeria.

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