The Edo's Benin Empire is located in southwestern Nigeria.
Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.
With approximately 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.
Nri was ruled by the Eze Nri, and the city of Nri is considered to be the foundation of Igbo culture.
Nri and Aguleri, where the Igbo creation myth originates, are in the territory of the Umeuri clan.
It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.