City Guides


Abuja, city and capital of Nigeria. It lies in the central part of the Abuja federal capital territory (created 1976), approximately 300 miles (480 km) northeast of Lagos, the former capital (until 1991). During the 1980s the new capital city … read more

Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt, port town and capital of Rivers state, southern Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River (an eastern distributary of the Niger River) 41 miles (66 km) upstream from the Gulf of Guinea. Founded in 1912 in an area … read more


Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa. It is racing Egypt’s Cairo to become the most populous city on the continent. The metropolitan area, an estimated 300 square kilometers, is a group of islands … read more