It also means that dating a Nigerian should be a very straightforward process.
Religion is a major issue that causes enormous problems in Nigeria, because about slightly over half the country is Muslim, about 50.2% according to best estimates, and nearly all of the other half of the country are Christians, although there are still a small number of Nigerians who practice one of several pre-colonial native religions.
The nearly even split between Christian and Muslims has led to serious violence, approaching the level of civil war in some areas, however it is difficult to know how much religion really comes into play when Nigerian girls are looking to date foreign men.
The best rule for Nigerian dating, like most things, to keep religion in the back of your mind, but do not let it sour everything.
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.
Nigeria has had a pretty turbulent political history since it gained independence and there have been several military coups in the last several years - for good reasons and bad.
In the larger cities, such as Lagos and the capital, Abuja, Nigerian women are much more likely to be highly educated and much more in tune with the broader world, but many Nigerian ladies living in more rural areas are likely to much less educated and in tune with modern western culture.If at all possible avoid traveling there during March to August - these are the wettest months of the year.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.Unfortunately corruption is rife at every level of the Nigerian political system although the current President Goodluck Jonathan does seem to be attempting some reforms.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.