How to Call Nigeria Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+234 is the country calling code assigned to Nigeria by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Nigerian Communications Act of 2003 created by the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology of the Nigerian Government.

So if you’re calling Nigeria, the number should start with:

+234 123-456-7890

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Other Important Information about Nigeria

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Nigeria’s telephone numbers are made up of between 9 to 12 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to Nigeria using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+5-7-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Nigeria include Lagos (1), Abuja (9) and Kano (64).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Lagos +234 (1) 123 4567
Abuja +231 (9) 123 4567
Kano +231 (64) 123 4567

So if you’re making a call to Lagos, dial +234 1 123 4567.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across Nigeria.

LTE coverage

LTE connection is readily available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in Nigeria

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Nigeria:

MTN

Airtel

Glo

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Nigeria:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Messenger

Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 2 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Nigeria:

ambulance service

112, 199 for ambulance service

fire

112 for fire

police

112 for police

warning

112 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call Nigeria

Nigeria observes West Africa Time (WAT) using the time offset of [UTC+1].
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Nigeria from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Nigeria 6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
5:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Nigeria 7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
8:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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