It basically uses English words mixed into Yoruban or Igbo grammar structures.
Pidgin originally evolved from the need for British sailors to find a way to communicate with local merchants.
Today it is often used in ethnically mixed urban areas as a common form of communication among people who have not had formal education in English. Because there is little feeling of national unity among Nigeria's people, there is little in terms of national symbolism.
What exists was usually created or unveiled by the government as representative of the nation. The flag is divided vertically into three equal parts; the center section is white, flanked by two green sections.
Abuja is in a federal territory that is not part of any state.
At about 345 people per square mile, it is also the most densely populated country in Africa. Despite the rampages of AIDS, Nigeria's population continues to grow at about 2.6 percent each year. Nearly 45 percent of its people are under age fourteen.Prior to colonization, these languages were the unifying languages of the southwest and southeast, respectively, regardless of ethnicity.However, since the coming of the British and the introduction of mission schools in southern Nigeria, English has become the language common to most people in the area.In a country with more than 250 individual tribal languages, English is the only language common to most people.Unofficially, the country's second language is Hausa.Their grouping together into a single entity known as Nigeria was a construct of their British colonizers.