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General Country Information
Capital: Abuja
Population: 152,217,341 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Presidential Federal Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 1.308 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 62.988 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 1,098 (2009)
Internet users: 11 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.17
World Rank 2005/2006: 155

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation ASYARF
25 Obudu Cresent,Aso Drive,
P.O. Box 9200, Wuse Abuja,
Email: info@asyarf.org
Tel: +234-1-4702783 / +234-1-4743518 / +234-1-7612239

Cerebral Palsy Center
37B, Bode Thomas Street,
Surulere, Lagos 08033482792
Email: info@cpcenter.com.ng
Tel: +234-7032443664 / +234-8077320269 / +234-8021243022

Family-Centered Initiative for Challenged Persons (FACICP)
226 Murtala Mohammed Way (M.M Way), Imaro House
P.O. Box 22
Benin, Edo
Email: facicp4all@yahoo.com
Tel: +234-80-37253547 / +234-52-254724

Group of People with Disabilities (GOPWID)
SW9/423A, Olugbode St. Odo Ona
Email: gopwid@hotmail.com
Tel: +234-80-38403825

Ifendu for Women's Development
No. 1, Ihiala Avenue,
City Layout, New Haven,
P.O.Box 9677,
Enugu, Nigeria
Email: ifendu52@yahoo.com
Tel: +234-803-4718951

Joint National Association of People with Disabilities (JONAPWD) - DPI National Assembly
Danlami Umaru Basharu
P.O. Box. 3518,
Sabo, Yaba
Email: duhkb@yahoo.com / jonapwdnigeria@yahoo.com
Tel: +234-803-7076701 / +234 803-7057926

Nigeria Association of the Blind
55 Akintan Street, Off Clegg Street,
Via Western Avenue, Ojuelegba, Surulere. 
Lagos - Nigeria
Email: info@nigeriaassociationoftheblind.org
Tel: +234-709-2133490 / +234-806-888-1260

Nigeria National Association for the Deaf
The National Secretary-General
Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (National Headquarters)
Suite 1.03 Gambo Sawaba Block
National Centre for Women Development
Better Life Street
Central Business District Abuja, F.C.T,

Email: nnadhq@nnadeaf.org
Tel: +234-8033392201 (text only)                   

Persons with Disabilities Action Network (PEDANET) Nigeria
House 18, 19th street, BDPA Housing Estate, Ugbowo
Benin City, Edo State
Email: pedanet@gmail.com
Tel: +234-802-826-2702     

Renewed Hope Foundation of the Disabled People
P.O. Box 1903
Akure, Ondo State
Akure 340001 Nigeria
Email: rehfodip@yahoo.com
Tel: +234-8034915380     
Fax: +234-8038633440