The Nigerian National EUROSCI Network Centre as been created to better serve the needs of Nigerian students and scholars. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With approximately 188 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, with one of the largest populations of youth in the world. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.