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The November 1991 population census put Nigeria's population at 88,514,501.Nigeria's population is extremely diverse—more than 250 ethnic groups are identified.With the arrival of the Europeans, slavery became more lucrative.Intertribal wars were encouraged by the Europeans so that more captured slaves could be sent to the New World. When the mouth of the Niger River was discovered in 1830, the British heightened their economic expansion into the interior of the country.In 1553, the first English ships landed at the Bight of Benin, then known as the "Slave Coast." The present day Nigeria came into existence in 1914, when the Colony of Lagos, the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, and the protectorate of Northern Nigeria were amalgamated.Even before the arrival of Europeans, the many nationalities or ethnic groups were highly organized and had law and order.Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo, chief-of-staff of the armed forces in Muhammed's government became the new head of state.In 1978 Nigeria produced a new constitution similar to that of the United States.
Though there was no centralized governments, trade and commercial activities existed.With an area of 356,669 square miles (923,768 square kilometers), Nigeria's size approximately equals the combined areas of New Mexico, Arizona and California.