The site of highly developed kingdoms in the Middle Ages, the area came under British influence during the 19th century and was consolidated into a single colony in 1914. Independence came in 1960, and it became a federal republic in 1963, while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Oil was discovered in the 1960s and 1970s; since then, Nigeria has emerged as one of the world’s major exporters
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