Country Profile

Federal Republic of Nigeria
(Jamhuriyar Taraiyar Nijeriya)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
01 October 1960
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
32 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
7 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Nigeria History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Nigeria
wikipedia: Nigeria
wikipedia: History of Nigeria


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Nigeria.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Nigeria/British Camerouns used the registration sequence VR-NAA to VR-NZZ, 1929-1960. Upon independence the sequence 5N-xxx was adopted.

All-time Nigeria – civil aircraft register (VR-Naa 5N-aaa) [TO BE ADDED].
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Nigerian Air Force)
Naval Aviation (Nigerian Navy)
Army Aviation (Nigerian Army) – no aviation unit

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)
Coast Guard Aviation – Coast Guard duties are perfomed by the Navy

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Flying Doctors Nigeria)
Police Aviation (Nigerian Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Nigeria

wikipedia: Airlines of Nigeria
The World’s Airlines: Nigeria

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Nigeria

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

National War Museum, Umuahia

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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