Nigeria Abbreviations

NG is the abbreviation for Nigeria, the 32nd largest country in the world. Officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria is a country located in West Africa, bordering 4 countries – Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. Major cities include Lagos (population: 8,999,989), Kano (population: 3,626,057), Ibadan (population: 3,565,097), Kaduna (population: 1,582,091), Port Harcourt (population: 1,148,654), Benin City (population: 1,125,047), Maiduguri (population: 1,112,438), Zaria (population: 975,142), Aba (population: 897,549), and Jos (population: 816,813).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Abuja
  • Language: English
  • Area: 923,768 km2
  • Population: 200,962,408
  • Currency: Naira (₦) (NGN)
  • Time zone: UTC+01
  • Calling code: 234
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: NG
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: NGA
  • Internet TLD: .ng
  • State Government Website:

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List of Nigeria Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Nigeria are NG which stands for Nigeria and NGN which means Naira (Nigeria currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Nigeria, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

NG: Nigeria

Abbreviation Meaning
ABV Abuja, Nigeria
AON Airline Operators Association of Nigeria
ANPP All Nigeria Peoples Party
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
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
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
GFRN Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
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
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
MFR Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
MNIM Member, Nigeria Institute of Management
MPN Mobil Producing Nigeria
MMAN Money Market Association of Nigeria
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 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
NMCN Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
OTN Observer Team to Nigeria
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
PFN Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria
PMAN Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria
PPFN Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria
PLAN Positive Life Association of Nigeria
PHCN Power Holding Company of Nigeria
PFN Prisons Fellowship of Nigeria
PSAN Progressive Shareholders Association of Nigeria
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
SGBN Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria
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
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


The southern part of the country consists of lowland with tropical climate and rainforest, while the northern part consists of high plains with savannas. The fertile soil provides good conditions for farming. In addition, the country has the largest oil and gas resources in Africa.

In recent years, however, oil recovery has led to major and serious environmental problems, especially in the Niger Delta in the north. Both water, air and soil have been contaminated. Areas that were previously used for agriculture are now destroyed by oil spills. In addition, Nigeria is characterized by rapid deforestation and desertification in the north of the country.


Already 11,000 years ago, people lived in the area that is today Nigeria. The Nok culture existed around 500 BC-200 AD, and is the oldest Iron Age community known from sub-Saharan Africa.

Before the area was colonized by the British in the late 1800s, it was divided between many different kingdoms. The English were colonial rulers until Nigeria became independent in 1960. Three years later Nigeria became a republic.

In 1967, civil war broke out in the country as the Christian Igbo people in the southeastern oil-rich region of Biafra attempted to establish an independent state. In the three-year civil war, over a million people died, most of them starvation. Biafra lost the war and is still part of Nigeria. Forces in the region are still fighting for independence. Nigeria was ruled by military regimes until 1999, but has had civilian rule since.

Society and politics

Nigeria is a federal republic where the president is head of state and government and commander-in-chief of the army. The country became more democratic when the military dictatorship fell in 1999, but several presidential elections have since been characterized by violence and electoral fraud.

Corruption characterizes large sections of society. There are major political, ethnic and religious contradictions in the country, which have over 250 different groups of people. The disagreements are particularly related to control over resources and political influence. The relationship between the federal government and the 36 state governors is tense. Local riots and protests often occur. Women and gays are discriminated against, and in some states Islamic Sharia law means that women do not have the same rights as men.

At times, government forces must use soldiers and police to stop bloody clashes between Christians and Muslims. Half of the population are Muslims living in the north, while the other half are Christians in the south. Hundreds of people have been killed in such clashes in recent years. Since 2009, terrorist attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram have been an increasing threat to the security of the people of the north.

Economics and Commerce

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy. The country is also Africa’s largest oil producer, and crude oil accounts for almost all exports. The oil generates large government revenues, but corruption, political instability and poor distribution still lead to many being poor. Many people live in slums in cities. There is also great economic inequality between the poor, Muslim-dominated north and the more prosperous Christian-dominated south.

Discontent with the economy is a driving force for the conflicts in the country. Half of Nigeria’s population lives in poverty, and according to the World Bank, the country has more people in extreme poverty than any other country in the world.

Most people rely on traditional agriculture, small scale trade and simple industry to survive. The country is fertile, and other export products such as cotton, rubber and wood also contribute to the economy. India, the United States, the EU and China are today Nigeria’s largest trading partners.

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