Niger Abbreviations

NE is the abbreviation for Niger, the 21st largest country in the world. Officially the Republic of the Niger, Niger is a country located in West Africa, bordering 7 countries – Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, and Nigeria. Niamey is the capital city of Niger. Major cities include Niamey (population: 774,224), Zinder (population: 191,413), Maradi (population: 163,476), Agadez (population: 124,313), Alaghsas (population: 88,550), Tahoua (population: 80,414), Dosso (population: 49,739), Birni N Konni (population: 48,092), Tessaoua (population: 35,764), and Gaya (population: 33,040).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Niamey
  • Language: French
  • Area: 1,267,000 km2
  • Population: 20,672,976
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
  • Time zone: UTC+1
  • Calling code: 227
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: NE
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: NER
  • Internet TLD: .ne
  • State Government Website:

Map of Niger

List of Niger Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Niger are NE which stands for Niger and XOF which means West African CFA franc (Niger currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Niger, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

NE: Niger

Abbreviation Meaning
ABV Abuja, Nigeria
AON Airline Operators Association of Nigeria
ANPP All Nigeria Peoples Party
ANED Alliance Nigerienne des Educatrices pour le Developpement
ANID Alliance of Nigerians in Diaspora
ACPN Allied Congress Party of Nigeria
ANY All-Nigerian Youth
ATNN Alternative Trade Network of Nigeria
ALSCON Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria
ASAN American Studies Association of Nigeria
AUN American University of Nigeria
AAN Archaeological Association of Nigeria
ARCON Architects Registration Council of Nigeria
AMCON Asset Management Company of Nigeria
ADON Association for Development Options in Nigeria
AGCPN Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria
ANA Association of Nigerian Authors
ANCE Association of Nigerian Cooperative Exporters
ANCD Association of Nigerians in the Capital District of the State of New York
APBN Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria
ASWHAN Association of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
ANCC Australian Nigerian Chamber of Commerce
ABNORMAL Autorite du Bassin du Niger
ABN Autorité du Bassin du Niger
BG Bacillus Subtilis Var Niger
BEIGE Bacillus Subtilis Var Niger
BCN Banque Commerciale du Niger
BNI Benin City, Nigeria
BNW Biafra Nigeria World
BFW Biafra Nigeria World
BNBC Britain Nigeria Business Council
BNET Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust
BPNL BSMC Power Nigeria Limited
BAN Buccaneers Association of Nigeria
CNF California Nigerian Forum
CBCN Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria
CCNN Cement Company of Northern Nigeria PLC
CSNL Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages
CBN Central Bank of Nigeria
CPIN Chartered Pension Institute of Nigeria
CJN Chief Justice of Nigeria
CAN Christian Association of Nigeria
CHAN Christian Health Association of Nigeria
COCIN Church of Christ in Nigeria
CUN Clean-Up Nigeria
CPEN Comite de Protection de l’Enfance au Niger
CAREN Compagnie d’Assurances et de Réassurances du Niger
COAN Computer Association of Nigeria
CANI Computer for All Nigerians Initiative
DICON Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria
DIN Development in Nigeria
DGLN District Grand Lodge of Nigeria
DSAN Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria
EWNL Econet Wireless Nigeria Ltd.
FADAN Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria
FAAN Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
FGN Federal Government of Nigeria
FIIRO Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Nigeria
FRCN Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
FRN Federal Republic of Nigeria
FOMWAN Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria
FBN First Bank of Nigeria Plc
GOWON Go On With One Nigeria
GON Government of Niger
GFRN Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
GCON Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger
HRN Human Rights in Nigeria
IBD Ibadan, Nigeria
ICAN Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
ISPON Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria
ISPAN Internet Services Providers’ Association of Nigeria
JHSN Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria
KAN Kano, Nigeria – Aminu Kano International
KGB Kontrol Gruppe für Beschleuniger
KIND Kudirat Institute for Nigerian Democracy
LAG Lagos, Nigeria
LOS Lagos, Nigeria – Murtala Muhammad
LAN Language Association of Nigeria
LFN Leventis Foundation Nigeria
LDPN Liberal Democratic Party of Nigeria
LENF Living Earth Nigeria Foundation
LCCN Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria
MANAGEMENT Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
MANEUVER Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
MAN Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
MDCN Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
MOW Mehr Oder Weniger
MFR Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
MON Member of the Order of Niger
MNIM Member, Nigeria Institute of Management
MPN Mobil Producing Nigeria
MMAN Money Market Association of Nigeria
MNJ Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice
MEND Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
MCSN Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria
NANNM National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives
NCPN National Centre Party of Nigeria
NCNC National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons
NCNC National Council of Nigerian Citizens
NIMN National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria
NPN National Party of Nigeria
NAN News Agency of Nigeria
NPAN Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria
NG Niger
NER Niger
NE Niger
NDDB Niger Delta Development Board
NDDC Niger Delta Development Commission
NG Nigeria
NICKEL Nigeria
NI Nigeria
NGA Nigeria Airways
WT Nigeria Airways Ltd
WTER Nigeria Airways Ltd
NANI Nigeria Association Network Ireland
NAPS Nigeria Association of Physiotherapy Students
NAEC Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission
NBF Nigeria Best Forum
NCE Nigeria Certificate in Education
NCSU Nigeria Civil Service Union
NCC Nigeria Communications Commission
NCS Nigeria Computer Society
NCO Nigeria Country Office
NDIC Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation
NDES Nigeria DHS EdData (Education Data) Survey (National Population Commission; Abuja, Nigeria)
NEPA Nigeria Electric Production Authority
NFMA Nigeria Federal Ministry of Aviation
NIFES Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students
NFIU Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit
NFA Nigeria Football Association
NFF Nigeria Football Federation
NHVMAG Nigeria HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Group
NIS Nigeria Immigration Service
NIG Nigeria Internet Group
NIMASA Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
NSP Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
NTDC Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation
NTF Nigeria Trust Fund
NUJ Nigeria Union of Journalists
NUPENG Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers
NAS Nigerian Academy of Sciences
NAAI Nigerian Achievers Awards Institute
NACB Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank
NAF Nigerian Airforce
NAMA Nigerian Airspace Management Agency
NA Nigerian Airways
NAPPA Nigerian American Public Professionals Association
NA Nigerian Army
NAI Nigerian Association Ireland
NAAE Nigerian Association of Agricultural Education
NACOSS Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students
NAPE Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists
NASSI Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists
NAUW Nigerian Association of University Women
NBCI Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry
NBTT Nigerian Bible Translation Trust
NBC Nigerian Bottling Company
NBC Nigerian Broadcasting Commission
NBRRI Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute
NBF Nigerian Business Forum
NCCF Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship
NCAA Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
NCAT Nigerian College of Aviation Technology
NCLR Nigerian Commercial Law Reports
NCC Nigerian Communication Commission
NCF Nigerian Conservation Foundation
NCD Nigerian Content Division
NDA Nigerian Defence Academy
NDG Nigerian Dwarf Goat
NDGA Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association
NES Nigerian Economic Society
NERC Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
NESA Nigerian English Studies Association
NETA Nigerian English Teaching Association
NEST Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team
NEPC Nigerian Export Promotion Council
NIBE Nigerian Institute for Biomedical Engineering
NIOMR Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
NITR Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research
NIALS Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
NIA Nigerian Institute of Architects
NIOB Nigerian Institute of Building
NIIT Nigerian Institute of Information Technology
NIJ Nigerian Institute of Journalism
NIM Nigerian Institute of Management
NIPSS Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies
NIPR Nigerian Institute of Public Relations
NISER Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
NITT Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology
NIBOR Nigerian Interbank Offered Rate
NIPC Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
NJAP Nigerian Journal of Animal Production
NLC Nigerian Labour Congress
NLA Nigerian Library Association
NMDC Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
NMA Nigerian Medical Association
NIMET Nigerian Meteorological Agency
NMF Nigerian Military Force
NMTC Nigerian Military Training College
NORSE Nigerian Naira
NOTCH Nigerian Naira
N Nigerian Naira
NGN Nigerian Naira
NNAE Nigerian National Archives, Enugu
NNCAE Nigerian National Council for Adult Education
NNPC Nigerian National Petroleum Company
NNPC Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
NN Nigerian Navy
NNMC Nigerian Newsprint Manufacturing Company
NOBD Nigerian Overseas Business Directory
NPF Nigerian Police Force
NPC Nigerian Press Council
NSLA Nigerian School Library Association
NSCDC Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps
NSE Nigerian Society of Engineers
NSE Nigerian Stock Exchange
NSPRI Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute
NSCIA Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
NTA Nigerian Television Authority
NUBAN Nigerian Uniform Bank Account Number
NULGE Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees
NVMA Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association
NAII Nigerian-American Information Initiative
NGBG Nigerian-German Business Group
NUTD Nigerians United for True Democracy
NWTM Noch Wahnsinnigere Tante Maud
NIN Nouvelle Imprimerie du Niger
NMCN Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
OTN Observer Team to Nigeria
OON Officer of the Order of the Niger
ONN Online Nigerian News
ONEM Operator of the Nigerian Electricity Market
ONBP Organization of Nigerian Building Professionals
ONN Organization of Nigerian Nationals
PAAN Pan African Airlines Nigeria
PNDS Parti Nigérien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme
PPN Parti Progressiste Nigérien
PFN Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria
PMAN Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria
PPFN Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria
PFPN Plate Forme Paysanne du Niger
PLAN Positive Life Association of Nigeria
PHCN Power Holding Company of Nigeria
PFN Prisons Fellowship of Nigeria
PSAN Progressive Shareholders Association of Nigeria
RAN Regie des Chemins de Fer Abidjan-Niger
RRBN Registration Board of Nigeria
RIFAN Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria
SAN Senior Advocate of Nigeria
SCIN Shell Companies in Nigeria
SMEDAN Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria
SEEN Société d’Exploitation des Eaux du Niger
SPCN Société des Produits Chimiques du Niger
SGBN Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria
SNTN Société Nationale des Transports Nigériens
SNC Société Nigérienne de Cimenterie
SWAAN Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, Nigeria
SSFN Special Sports Federation of Nigeria
SWAN Sports Writers Association of Nigeria
SON Standards Organisation of Nigeria
SNC Surveyer Nenniger & Chênevert, Inc.
TRCN Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
UBN Union Bank of Nigeria
UNCP United Nigeria Congress Party
UNPP United Nigeria Peoples Party
UNIJOS University of Jos, Nigeria
UNILAG University of Lagos, Nigeria
UNEC University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
UNN University of Nigeria, Nsukka
VNA Virgin Nigeria Airways
VON Voice of Nigeria
WAN West Africa Nigeria
WINDOWS Women in Nigeria
WIN Women in Nigeria
WTCN World Trade Center of Nigeria
XYS Xy Air Nigeria
XY Xy Air Nigeria
YARN Youth Action Rangers of Nigeria


Niger is a warm and flat land without a coast. The Sahara Desert extends into the northern part of the country, and three-quarters of Niger is desert or semi-desert. The areas in the southwest are more fertile, and are adjacent to the Niger River.

The climate in the country is warm and dry and the country is hit by recurring drought. In the southwest there is some rain, but in the desert areas it is so hot that the rain evaporates before it hits the ground.

Water shortages are a major problem, and the amount of water in the Niger River has decreased due to population growth and climate change. On the border between Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon lies Lake Chad. The lake provides water to more than 20 million people in the surrounding areas. Due to overconsumption and drought, the Chad Sea also gradually decreases.

Niger has little energy supply, only 20 per cent have electricity. Firewood is the most common source of energy, and harvesting firewood leads to deforestation and soil erosion. The country has mining which creates environmental problems, and several areas and water have been destroyed by radioactivity as a result of the mining.


Northern Niger has been inhabited for 40,000 years. From around the year 600, the kingdoms of the Kanem and Songhai kingdoms arose, both kingdoms lasting beyond the 16th century.

France began its colonization of the area in the 1880s, and in 1904 they created the colony of French West Africa, which included today’s Niger. France’s conquests happened quickly and brutally, but the French showed no great interest in the country until uranium was found in 1959.

Niger became an autonomous republic within the French Commonwealth in 1958. When Niger became independent in 1960, Hamani Diori became the first president. The country never succeeded in establishing a stable democracy. For several years, independent Niger has been governed by military coup regimes, and the policy has been marked by strong contradictions and failed attempts at reconciliation. The last military coup took place in 2010.

Since 2010, the country has had two presidential elections, but various corruption cases and lack of press freedom mean that the country is only seen as a partially free country.

Society and politics

Following the military coup in 2010, a new constitution was passed and elections were made. Under the new constitution, Niger is a republic with a multi-party system. The president is head of state and commander-in-chief, but the executive is with the government. The president appoints the prime minister, who appoints the rest of the government. Legislative power resides with a people-elected general assembly. A quarter of all ministers and MPs must be women.

Nevertheless, the elected governments face major challenges. The state’s power is limited to cities, and large areas are lawless. Criminal gangs, drug smugglers and Muslim extremist groups move freely across borders. The problems are exacerbated by the state’s lack of resources and widespread corruption.

Niger is one of the least developed countries in the world. Three-quarters of all Nigerians live on less than $ 2 a day, and half the population is under 15.

Niger is from old divided into two, each with its own history and culture. In the north the Tuaregs live like nomads, in the south there is an agricultural culture. Disagreements and conflicts between different tribes and ethnic groups, about land, water and grazing areas, still characterize the country. The Tuareg Deserts have at times been in armed rebellion against the state to increase their political and social rights, but beyond the 2010 century, Islamist extremists such as the Boko Haram group have caused the greatest problems.

Economics and Commerce

Niger’s economy is based on agriculture and uranium. Eighty percent of the population feed on agriculture. Uranium accounts for half of the country’s export revenue. Niger is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium. Besides uranium, oil, gold and vegetables are important commodities.

This means that economic development depends on prices in the world market and the weather. The country has a large black sector comprising 70 per cent of all economic activity. In addition, there is extensive smuggling of goods across the border to Nigeria.

Niger usually has deficits on both budgets and the trade balance. The country is highly dependent on aid and international loans. The most important donor is France, followed by the EU, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Economic developments are hampered by political conflicts, the country’s isolated position, high transport costs, barren land, inhospitable climate and a lack of skilled labor.

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