258/365 – 06/13/10 [365 Days @ 50mm] – Nigeria – Fifty Naira (₦50)

13 Jun

Exchange Rate as of today (6/18/2010) 

₦50 = $0.3306

Hausa

Igbo and Yoruba men and a woman

The Hausa are a Sahelian people chiefly located in the West African regions of northern Nigeria and southeastern Niger. There are also significant numbers found in regions of SudanCameroonGhanaCote d'Ivoire, and Chad and smaller communities scattered throughoutWest Africa and on the traditional Hajj route across the Sahara Desert and Sahel. Many Hausa have moved to large coastal cities in West Africa such as LagosAccraKumasi and Cotonou, as well as to countries such as Libya. However, most Hausa remain in small villages, where they grow crops and raise livestock, including cattle. They speak the Hausa language, an Afro-Asiatic language of the Chadicgroup.

Igbo people, also referred to as the Ibo(e)Ebo(e)Eboans or Heebo (IgboNdị Igbọ) are an ethnic group living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria. They speak Igbo, which includes various Igboid languages and dialects; today, a majority of them speak English alongside Igbo as a result of British colonialism. Igbo people are one of the largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria.

Yoruba people (Yorùbá in Yoruba orthography) are one of the largest ethno-linguistic or ethnic groups in west Africa. The majority of the Yoruba speak the Yoruba language (Yorubaèdèe Yorùbá; èdè). The Yoruba constitute around 30 million individuals throughoutWest Africa and are found predominantly in Nigeria with approximately 21 percent of its total population.

The naira (sign: ₦; code: NGN) is the currency of Nigeria. It is subdivided into 100 kobo.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is the sole issuer of legal tender money throughout the Federation. It controls the volume of money supply in the economy in order to ensure monetary and price stability.

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