The National anthem of Nigeria is "Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey".
Nigeria's anthem lyrics were written by John A. ILECHUKWU, Eme Etim AKPAN, B. A. OGUNNAIKE, Sotu OMOIGUI and P. O. ADERIBIGBE and the music was written by Benedict Elide ODIASE.
Adopted 1978; The Lyrics Are A Mixture Of Five Of The Top Entries In A National Contest.
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Nigerian anthem lyrics (Official English)
Arise, O compatriots,
Nigeria's call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain,
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
O God of creation
Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.
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Nigerian national symbol: eagle.
Conventional short form country name: Nigeria.
Conventional long form country name: Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nigeria Government Type: federal republic.
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives.