Thanks to its oil reserves Nigeria is one of the most prosperous nations in Africa.Unfortunately that prosperity does not help the vast majority of Nigerians; as with many African nations there is a dizzying divide between the rich and the poor.Fortunately the official language of Nigeria is English and the fact that Nigeria only gained its independence in 1960 means that you'll find English is still spoken by the vast majority of people and of course in all the hotels, airports, ports and other places where communicating matters the most.
On an international stage Nigeria has a pretty poor track record (one of the lowest in the world in fact) in gender equality and women are often not even allowed to go out in public without their husbands being with them - Nigeria is a male dominated society full stop.
Unfortunately domestic violence and rape in Nigeria are all too common so Nigerian girls are usually looking for more stable, more loving and more productive lives with foreign men.
They might very well be different from you beliefs, so try to keep an open mind or at least be prepared even if your bride's religious beliefs are extremely important.
One of the real advantages of Nigerian dating as opposed to other West African countries is that it is easy to book a flight and a hotel, because of the of the large number of American and European businessmen and oil field workers who regularly visit the nation.
Religion is a major issue that causes enormous problems in Nigeria, because about slightly over half the country is Muslim, about 50.2% according to best estimates, and nearly all of the other half of the country are Christians, although there are still a small number of Nigerians who practice one of several pre-colonial native religions.