To be safe it is worth checking the US State Department's travel page for current update and alerts.Borno state and Yobe state in the north of Nigeria are to be avoided at all costs because of the terrorist activities of an Islamic group called Boko Haram - kidnappings and other terrorist activities are far too common to risk travel to either of these states.On an international stage Nigeria has a pretty poor track record (one of the lowest in the world in fact) in gender equality and women are often not even allowed to go out in public without their husbands being with them - Nigeria is a male dominated society full stop.
Most international carriers and other African airlines will fly you to Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos and air travel is the simplest and fastest way to travel to this bustling African nation.
If at all possible avoid traveling there during March to August - these are the wettest months of the year.
If you intend traveling to Nigeria make sure you know where your consulate is located, that you have their contact details and be prepared to leave the country at short notice.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I cannot help but dwell on who might be coming to dinner.
Most people think the capital of this African nation is Lagos but it's actually Abuja , although Lagos is one of the larger cities in the country.
Like many African nations Nigeria was once colonized by Europeans (namely the United Kingdom) but gained independence in 1960 from that same European power.
Nigeria is a country about twice the size of California located on the West Coast of Africa and is named after the river Niger which flows through it.
It's a great place to look for an African bride, because it has the largest population of any country in Africa, about 160 million or so.
It seems very simple until you are involved in a relationship, so take some time to understand the culture before you get serious about a sexy African girl.