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The Sun Newspaper Nigeria

The Sun is a daily newspaper founded and published in Ikeja-Lagos and is one of the highest selling newspapers in Nigeria. It was born on January 18, 2003 and was initially published as a weekly newspaper, but rapidly became a daily newspaper on June 16, 2003.

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Facts About Nigeria
  • Population- Nigeria has more population than any other country in Africa and it ranks seventh in the world. Nigeria is experiencing a population explosion and is rated as having the most robust fertility and growth rate in the world.
  • Religion-The world religious survey conducted in 2009 reveals that Islamic religion claims more than 50 % of the country’s population followed by Christian (48.2%) and others (1.4%).
  • Ethnicity- Nigeria is known to have roughly 250 or more ethnic groups. Prominent among them are Igbo, Yoruba and Fulani/Housa.
  • Language- The national language of Nigeria is English. There are many local languages still prevailing in the country and their number sums up to 521.
  • Education- Though education is free, Nigeria has a poor educational infrastructure and it has only 29% attendance rate for secondary education. The literacy rate stands at 68%.
  • Healthcare- Most of the Nigerian people lives in substandard conditions and only half of them have access to proper sanitation and potable water. Average life expectancy is only 47 years but promisingly, the HIV/AIDS rate is much lesser than that of several other African nations.
  • Literature- Nigeria has produced several internationally known writers. Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner for literature, Wole Soyinka is Nigerian.
  • Music and film- Nigeria’s music is mainly fusion. The native rhythms are combined with that of several countries like Brazil, Cuba and Congo. Hip Hop is the latest trend in Nigeria’s thriving music market.

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