Some of the local laws and customs in Nigeria focus on its heavy Muslim population. It boasts the largest number of practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa, and much scrutiny will be given to revealing clothes and overt sexual behaviour.
Getting around in Nigeria can be really difficult, because of bad infrastructure and criminal elements. Travelers should know first and foremost that Nigeria has a lot of traffic. Like, a lot, a lot.
Political and economic instability in Nigeria opens the doors for a cornucopia of crime. On one end, you have the less sinister, more basic thievery and pick pocketing. On the other, you have armed robberies, muggings, abductions and car-jackings.
Nigeria is currently a very dangerous place in which to travel. Governments in several countries have issued warnings against traveling to this West African nation, citing terrorism risks, kidnapping and other violent crime.
12/01/2009 - WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert and afficionado of Adventure Travel Health, Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD, suggests that travellers to Nigeria and Western Africa should review their immunization history in light of a recent polio outbreak.