Nigeria: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2008 - Travel - 344 pages
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Nigeria encourages visitors to cast aside the country's reputation for crime and corruption, and experience the hospitality and generosity of Nigeria's greatest asset - its people. Over three times the size of the UK, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. The guide provides a detailed look at the country's rich history, from the slave trade to numerous coups and its vibrant and diverse culture as represented in its music, dress, arts, and festivals. Centre of extremes, Lagos is covered in detail with plenty of tips for expats.This guide is packed with information for all: backpackers, overlanders, expats, business travelers, and diplomats.
  

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Very informative and well-researched with recent statistics.

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This is the most biased Nigerian travel guide book i have ever come across. Not a very good book for those intending to come to Nigeria. I have lived and worked in the country and I definitely know this from experience. Nigeria definitely has its flaws but not as close to what this book is saying. It is a norm that places like Nigeria, Saudi Arabia are over-exaggerated with negative remarks. contrary to what she says in the book, the name Nigeria given by Flora shaw was actually gotten from the River Niger - meaning the Niger-area and not the racist 'Nigger' word which in Latin is spelt 'Niger'. Advice if you really want to know stuff about country ask at least five people who have actually been there! but then again, this book was written a while ago. 

Contents

Practical information
51
In Nigeria
61
Health and safety
89
Lagos
109
Southwestern Nigeria
163
Southeastern Nigeria
193
Central Nigeria
229
East and Northeast Nigeria
265
Northern Nigeria
285
Language
324
Further information
330
Index
341
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About the author (2008)

Based in Cape Town, Lizzie Williams has travelled the length and breadth of Africa as a tour leader on overland trucks, and as a guidebook author for books from Egypt to South Africa including Bradt's Nigeria and Johannesburg.

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