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Members of the clan trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure Eri.

Oyo, at its territorial zenith in the late 17th to early 18th centuries, extended its influence from western Nigeria to modern-day Togo.

Cities in the area became regional centres in a broad network of trade routes that spanned western, central and northern Africa.

In the 16th century, Portuguese explorers were the first Europeans to begin significant, direct trade with peoples of modern-day Nigeria, at the port they named Lagos and in Calabar.

Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy as of 2015 However, it currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world.

Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies.

A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.

The origin of the name Niger, which originally applied only to the middle reaches of the Niger River, is uncertain.

The word is likely an alteration of the Tuareg name egerew Further north, the cities Kano and Katsina have a recorded history dating to around 999 AD.

The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country.

This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator.

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