At the start of the 21st century, there is a mood of optimism in Nigeria. A civilian government, led by President Obasanjo, has passed laws to reduce corruption and promote foreign investment. There are signs that the economy is improving. But will this lead to good healthcare, strong education and reduced poverty for Nigeria's youthful and rapidly growing population? Meet the people of Nigeria and learn about the diversity of their lives from a mobile phone saleswoman in Abuja to a conservation officer in Okumu National Park. It includes maps and graphic panels showing statistics and fact boxes about size, flag, population, religion, currency and language.