Nigeria has become independent in 1960. Since that time it proudly carries the name, however in the past the territory had a different name.
It was changed to Nigeria by a woman reporter from UK. Learn her name from the link in the answers below. The country has managed to become the Giant of Africa and Aliko Dangote (the richest black man in the world and a Nigerian) believes it is the best land in the world for investments. He supports his statement by actions (building his concrete plants). Learn more on what he has to say.
The country has gained its independence in 1960 and adopted the name given by the journalist Shaw. This name has been able to unite the nation and all its tribes, as it is local and derives from the Niger River.