Flag of Nigeria

Flag of Nigeria

Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country located in west Africa. It is one of the richest and most populous countries on the continent. It's capital city is Abuja home of it's government. While the most densely populated city is Lagos.

Ancient History

In ancient times; Shangó was one of the Òrìshàs, a race of extra-dimensional beings still worshiped as a god by the Ifá Yorùbá religion of Nigeria, Santeria religion of the Caribbean and Candomble of Brazil. In ancient times Shangó founded the city of Ifé and was ruler of Oyo. (Both in today's Nigeria)[1]

Modern Era

Leila Taylor (Earth-616) from Captain America Vol 1 171

Stoneface, after his defeat by Captain America, was sent back to Lagos by Boss Morgan. He later kidnapped a visiting Leila Taylor but this brought him into conflict with again with the Falcon who was assisted this time by the Black Panther.[2]

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In Delta State, Oyo, Nigeria, Idie Okonkwo was a fourteen year-old[3] girl living with her family when her mutant powers manifested. She was located by the X-Men using Cerebra.[4] With the advent of her mutant abilities, Idie accidentally burned down her village and killed her family. A paramilitary group that tracked down Idie attempted to murder her, but the arrival of Hope Summers and Storm prevented the troops from harming her.[5]

In Lagos, the Emerald Warlock, Declan Dane, tortured a man named Douglas Sotinwa using his powers. Declan explained that he was doing this because Douglas was an ancestor of someone who was part of a group who back in 600 AD did something to Declan. He has for centuries been hunting down all the lineage of that group. He declared he has killed tens of thousands of people to achieve this. He killed the young man by throwing him into the sky because his dream was to be a pilot.[6]

A Skyspear crashed landed in Buguma in Nigeria.[7]

Swamps of Ogun from Uncanny Avengers Vol 3 7 001

"Swamps of Ogun"

The Swamps of Ogun are located in Nigeria. They are according to Doctor Voodoo, a place of terrible power. Voodoo's ghostly brother, Daniel, summoned him to the Swamps to ask for help in returning to life.[8]

Alternate Realities

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

Lagos from Captain America Civil War Prelude Infinite Comic Vol 1 1 001

Crossbones was pinpointed by intel to be headed for Lagos, Nigeria.[9] Then at the Institute for Infectious Diseases, Captain America and his fellow Avengers stopped him and his mercenaries. Then, Rumlow fought Captain America, but Rogers had beaten him up. Captain America demanded Rumlow to reveal who he was working for, Rumlow claimed that it was the Winter Soldier who was pulling his strings before arming a bomb applied in his suicide vest, intending to take Captain America with him. Maximoff used her powers to whisk him away from Rogers but unintentionally placed him next to a building with Wakandan nationals. Rumlow is among those who perished in the resulting explosion.[10]

X-Men Cinematic Universe (Earth-10005)

Marvel Team X Africa

Team X in Lagos

William Stryker led Black Ops group called Team X, which consisted of James "Logan" Howlett, Victor Creed, Wade Wilson, Agent Zero, John Wraith, Chris Bradley and Fred Dukes. Their first mission involved tracking the source of a mysterious meteorite to Lagos, Nigeria. They used their mutant powers to invade a facility and stole nothing but a paper weight. They followed the trail to a village where they threatened a villager as to where the meteorite came from, Logan becomes disgusted and leaves. With his departure, Team X disbands.[11]

Shame Itself Universe (Earth-21011)

Vision's lack of a spam filter caused him to receive e-mail after e-mail with dubious facts, resulting in him leading the Avengers on wild goose chase after wild goose chase, and eventually leading the Early Bird Avengers on these adventures against dethroned Nigerian princes and obtaining cheap medication.[12]


Main article: Nigeria/Residents


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