Travel Guide, Advice, & Warning for Lagos, Nigeria - Updated Spring 2016

Purpose: The purpose of this website is to provide needed travel guide, advice, & warning for those traveling to Lagos, Nigeria (Embassies & Consulates). We have information on Nigeria's airlines, hotels, credit cards, phones, transportation, exchange rates, & banks. Click on News to read Nigerian News...

Introduction: Nigeria is an African nation that got its independence from the British on October 1, 1960. The main languages when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria are English and Pidgin English (street English) along with other traditional languages of Nigeria, such as Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Edo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Tiv etc. Where is Nigeria? When you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria you know it is located in West Africa and its main river is the Niger. Those who visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria know that Nigeria has the highest population in Africa (150 million - about 25% of the continent). When you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria you visit the most populous Black and African nation in the world. Also, when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria you visit the sixth largest oil producing nation in the world. Where is Nigeria's densest city?: Lagos is the densest city in Africa and in the world because Lagos is the former capital of Nigeria, a highly populated country.  Click on Airlines to read more...

Where is Nigeria?: Visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria in West Africa.  Nigeria is bordered in the north by Niger Republic, in the west by Benin Republic, in the east by Cameroon, and in the south by the Bright of Benin/Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean). A visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria puts you on longitude of 8 00 E and a latitude of 10 00 N. When you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria, you are in a country that is just over twice the size of California and it has rainy and dry seasons. The average temperature of Nigeria is 26 C (80 F), the hottest months in Nigeria are February and March (33 C / 91 F), and the coolest month in Nigeria is August (21 C / 70 F). The average amount of rain in Nigeria is 64 inches annually and 5 inches a month.  The wettest month in Nigeria is June (13 inches), the driest month in Nigeria is January (1.5 inches), and the rainy season in Nigeria goes from March to October. There are 1885 hours of sunlight a year in Nigeria, an average of 5.2 hours of sunlight a day, and a range of 3 hours of sunlight daily in July to 6.7 hours in February. The natural resources when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria include natural gas, petroleum, tin, coal, lead, zinc, and arable land.  Click on Hotels & Lodging to read more...

People: Visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria to meet the happiest people on earth. Nigeria has a population of 150 million (most in Africa), a median age of 19, and an urban population of 48%. The life expectancy of Nigeria is 47 years. Literacy percent of Nigeria is 68% of population. The religions of Nigeria when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria are split evenly between Muslims and Christians.  The Muslims usually speak the Hausa, Yoruba, and Kanuri languages, while the Christians speak the Igbo, Edo, Ijaw languages. A visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria, as the giant of Africa, shows you the country that give Africans and Blacks around the world pride in sports, culture, and history, but needs to deliver more in politics and economics.  Nigeria is a football or soccer power house in African and the world.  Try to watch a soccer/football match when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria. Click on Languages to read more...

Government: The government of Nigeria (Immigration) - when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria, is a federal republic and its capital is Abuja. The government of Nigeria function as 36 states and one federal capital. You must visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria when in the country. Some of its major cities in Nigeria are Abuja (Mixed languages), Lagos (Yoruba language), Kano (Hausa language), Benin City (Edo language), Enugu (Igbo language), and Port Harcourt (Ijaw language). The government of Nigeria currently has a democratic system of government that was established in 1999. The green on the flag stands for vegetation and the white for peace.  A visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria will showcase the glory of Nigeria before moving on to other states.

Economy: The economy of Nigeria, when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria, relies mainly on oil as the major source of revenue. The oil of Nigeria from the Niger-Delta region makes up over 95% of the total revenue of Nigeria. The Niger-Delta is about 4 hours drive east from your visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria.  About 47 million make up the labor force of Nigeria with 70% of them are in Agriculture, 20% in services, and 10% in industry. The government of Nigeria has being debating how to split the oil revenues among the state governments, when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria or Abuja, the capital, you can assist with that decision. The Niger-delta governments are demanding about 50% of the oil revenue because they produce about 90% of the oil, but the other state governments want to keep their revenue below 25%.  Try to see the Niger-Delta when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria.  Click on Credit Card to read more...

Communication: As of 2008, Nigeria has 1.3 Million land phones; 63 million cellular phones; the area code is 234; a radio station number of 83 AMs, 36 FMs, and 11 short waves; 11 million internet users; 3 Television broadcasting stations with 15 repeater stations (in 2001); and the internet code of .ng.  Visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria; it still has the most communication networks in Nigeria as the former capital of Nigeria and the densest city in Africa and in the world.  Cell phones have now taken over land line like in most western countries as the best choice and most accessible way to communicate and to do business.  Click on Phones to read more...

Transport: Nigeria has 56 airports, 3 heliports, 3,500 km of railway, 193,000 km of roadways, and 8,600 km waterways. Where is Nigeria's port?: Ports of Nigeria are in Lagos and Calabar with an inshore terminal in Bonny.  Many visiting Nigeria prefer to take the roads to various cities, but many still take the airlines.  Many Nigerians abroad are now into import and export businesses.  They may not utilize the ports for traveling, but they ship lots of manufactured products that are not produced in Nigeria for Nigerian consumption.  The Nigeria ports are very busy with shipment of vehicles, computers, processed foods, and various equipments. Click on Transport to read more...

Currency: Nigeria uses the Naira (N), which has an average exchange rate of N196 to the United States Dollar ($1), N296 to the Pound Sterling, &  N215 to the EURO as of December 14, 2015 according to the Central Bank of Nigeria.  In the past 3 years, it has fluctuated between N150 - N200 to the US Dollar in the street or black markets, from observation with regular visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria.  You can either exchange your money at the local banks or in private hands for a slightly higher exchange rate when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria and other Nigeria cities.  Nigeria also uses Nigerian VISA for credit card transactions when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria.  Banks in Nigeria also have efficient ATM systems, VISA debit card systems, as well as VISA credit card systems for your shopping convenience when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria.  It may be a wise idea to open a bank account when you visit and travel to Lagos Nigeria or any city to take advantage of their high interest rates (about 12%). Click on Banks to read more...