According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Nigeria is divided into 36 states, each of which has its own distinct area code. The area codes range from 1 to 36 and cover all of the country’s states. For example, Lagos is assigned the area code 1 and Adamawa is assigned the area code 31. The Nigerian government is responsible for assigning and maintaining all area codes for the country. All landline numbers in Nigeria are 7 digits long, with the first two digits representing the state’s respective area code. Mobile phone numbers in Nigeria are 11 digits long, with the first four digits representing the service provider’s respective network code. In addition to assigning landline and mobile phone numbers, Nigerian government also assigns special three-digit codes for various services such as emergency services, public utilities, government agencies, etc. For example, 112 is reserved for emergency services while 811 is reserved for public utilities such as electricity and water supply companies. Similarly, 901 is used by government agencies while 801 is used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These special codes can be used nationwide regardless of a person’s location or state within Nigeria. Nigeria is a federal republic composed of 36 states and a capital territory. The president is the head of state and government, and is elected through a popular vote. The government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The executive branch consists of the President, Vice-President, Ministers, and other appointed officials. The legislative branch consists of two houses: the Senate and House of Representatives. Finally, the judicial branch includes the Supreme Court and other lower courts that are responsible for interpreting laws. Nigeria’s politics are largely dominated by political parties with strong regional bases. There are two major parties in Nigeria: the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which has been in power since 1999, and the All Progressives Congress (APC). Other smaller political parties also exist in Nigeria but lack significant support from voters. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Nigeria.