234 is the country code for Nigeria.
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria.
How to Call Nigeria from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
To call a telephone number in Nigeria from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for Nigeria - 234.
- Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in Nigeria
Area codes for a selection of cities in Nigeria are listed below:
- Aba – 82
- Abeokuta – 39
- Abuja – 9
- Ado Ekiti – 30
- Akure – 34
- Awka – 48
- Bauchi – 77
- Benin – 52
- Calabar – 87
- Enugu – 42
- Ibadan – 2
- Ife – 36
- Ilorin – 31
- Jos – 73
- Kaduna – 62
- Kano – 64
- Katsina – 65
- Lafia – 47
- Lagos – 1
- Maiduguri – 76
- Minna – 66
- Owerri – 83
- Oyo – 38
- Port Harcourt – 84
- Sokoto – 60
- Umuahia – 88
- Uyo – 85
- Warri – 53
- Yola – 75
- Zaria – 69
A 0 prefix with the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within Nigeria or from a Nigerian mobile.
Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.
Do not use the 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a number in Lagos XXXXXXX:
- From a landline in Lagos dial XXXXXXX.
- From a landline in Nigeria outside Lagos, dial 01-XXXXXXX.
- From a mobile phone in Nigeria, dial 01-XXXXXXX.
- From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Nigeria (234), the area code without the 0, then the subscriber number e.g. 00-234-1-XXXXXXX or +234-1-XXXXXXX.
Mobile Telephone Numbers in Nigeria
Mobile phone numbers in Nigeria are 10 digits long.
They begin with 7, 8, or 9.
To call a mobile phone number in Nigeria from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Nigeria country code (234), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-234-XXXXXXXXXX or +234- XXXXXXXXXX.
To call a mobile phone number in Nigeria from within Nigeria, dial the prefix 0 and then the number e.g. 0- XXXXXXXXXX.
When calling Nigeria from the United Arab Emirates, please note there is a time difference between Nigeria and the UAE.
The current time in the UAE is . The date is .
The time in Nigeria is now . The date is .
The time difference between UAE and Nigeria is 3 hours.
The official currency of Nigeria is the Nigerian naira (NGN).
Current exchange rates between the UAE dirham and the Nigerian naira (NGN to AED, AED to NGN) are:
- 1 Nigerian naira (NGN) = 0.009 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 112.03 NGN
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
Nigeria is a large country in equatorial West Africa. It is bordered by Benin, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean lie to the south.
It is the most populous country in Africa. The population has increased rapidly in recent years.
The capital city is Abuja. The biggest city and leading commercial centre is Lagos.
Half of Nigerians are Muslims and half Christians.
The official language in English, although many more native languages spoken.
Nigeria has an abundant supply of natural resources. It is a major oil exporter.
According to data from the World Bank, the population of Nigeria in recent years is:
- 2018 - 195,874,740
- 2017 - 190,873,311
- 2016 - 185,960,289
- 2015 - 181,137,448
- 2014 - 176,404,902
- 2013 - 171,765,769
- 2012 - 167,228,767
- 2011 - 162,805,071
- 2010 - 158,503,197
- 2009 - 154,324,933
- 2008 - 150,269,623
- 2007 - 146,339,977
- 2006 - 142,538,308
- 2005 - 138,865,016
- 2004 - 135,320,422
- 2003 - 131,900,631
- 2002 - 128,596,076
- 2001 - 125,394,046
- 2000 - 122,283,850
- 1999 - 119,260,063
- 1998 - 116,319,759
Map of Nigeria
The location of Nigeria can be seen on the map below.