How to call Nigeria from the USA/Canada:

011 - 234 - phone number

*Use also to TEXT Nigerian numbers. **011234 and +234 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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Calling Nigeria explained:

  • 011 - international access code; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 234 - Country Code for Nigeria
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0):
    • landlines - 7 to 8 digits with area code
    • cell phones - 10 digits
  • sample call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Lagos: 011 234 1 ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach Nigerian cell phones
  • dialing sequence for calls and text messages: 011 234 XX ???? ????
  • XX can be 70, 80, 81, 90

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Aba 82 Ile-Ife 36 Okitipupa 59
Abeokuta 39 Ijebu-Ode 37 Ondo 34
Abuja 9 Ilorin 31 Onitsha 46
Ado-Ekiti 30 Jalingo 79 Oshogbo 35
Akure 34 Jos 73 Owo 51
Bauchi 77 Kaduna 62 Oyo 38
Benin 52 Kano 64 Port Harcourt 84
Calabar 87 Katsina 65 Shagamu 37
Enugu 42 Lagos 1 Sokoto 60
Gombe 72 Maiduguri 76 Umuahia 88
Ibadan 2 Makurdi 44 Uyo 85
Ikare 50 Minna 66 Warri 53
Ikeja 1 Ogoja 45 Zaria 69
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