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Trouble in Nigeria's North - Trouble in Nigeria’s North “‘I saw the soldiers asking the people to lie on the ground. There was a small argument between the soldiers and the civilian JTF. The soldiers made some small calls and a few minutes later they started shooting the people on the ground. I counted 198 people killed at that checkpoint’ “(Amnesty: “Nigeria War Crimes”). 198 people lost loved ones that day, loved ones that should still be alive today. Imagine waking up every morning, not knowing if that will be your last time saying “good morning” to your family....   [tags: Nigeria War Crimes, Military, Nigeria Government]
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Yoruba People of Nigeria - Among the many tribes found in Africa, the Yoruba people of Nigeria are the most popular. These indigenous people were a part of Southwestern Nigeria and Benin. In addition, they’re one of the largest ethno-linguistic groups in Africa. A great percentage of Yoruba is populated by modern day Nigeria. Generally speaking, the Yoruba culture was an oral tradition, and majority of the people were native speakers of the Yoruba language. The native name of the Yoruba language is ‘Ede Yoruba’. The language originated in the Yoruba people, they believed to be descendants of Oduduwa, the son of a powerful god called Oludumare....   [tags: Africa, Indigenous Tribes, Nigeria]
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Nigeria: A Traditionally Evolved Country - Things change as times change, and so that is how a society evolves. One could categorise these drastic differences as a country’s modernisation. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born into a country that is now seen as modernised, since its customs and cultural roots have been modified, and that place was Ogidi, in Nigeria. Achebe’s background includes his father’s work, which was once an evangelical Christian churchman. Although his parents were both Christian, which was a religion brought upon by the missionaries; they still valued very strongly the traditional Ibo culture....   [tags: albert achebe, nigeria, things fall apart]
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Nigeria - To say it simply, Nigeria is a truly unique country. From the Independence of Britain in the 60’s to the fight of oil, the corruption of the government, the people of Nigeria haven’t seen stability in some time. Finally in May of 2010 President Umaru Yar'Adua dies of illness and Vice president Goodluck Jonathon takes charge as acting president. Later in March 2011 Goodluck wins the presidential election and is to this day the acting president of Nigeria. However, when you look at Nigeria you must look past the 36 states that encompass I and look at the country as two half’s....   [tags: Nigeria Essays]
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The Potential and Promise of Nigeria - In order to fully grasp the concepts, issues, and developments that will be covered in this research paper, I have included background information on Nigeria. This will help you to grasp the main concepts, issues, developments and proposals that will later be relayed in this paper. Nigeria is a creation of European imperialism. Nigeria, a British political construct, is located on the Atlantic Coast in West Africa and is bordered by Benin on the west, Niger and Chad on the north and Cameroon on the east....   [tags: Nigeria Essays]
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Students and Parents are Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in Nigeria - Students and their parents, not teachers are responsible for the falling standard of education in Nigeria. The acquisition of educational degrees and certificates used to be the aim of every student and this usually was backed up with the support of parents. As a result of this, the standard of education in Nigeria was kept high and this was beneficial to both parents and students. The quest for quick wealth coupled with laziness has disrupted our educational system in the sense that students find it difficult to learn properly....   [tags: standards of education, Nigeria, students, parents] 686 words
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The Nigerian Oil Boom - Not A Blessing - THE NIGERIAN OIL BOOM IS NO BLESSING. Nigeria is a country blessed with natural resources. These resources take various forms ranging from tin to crude oil which is the most predominant, therefore making Nigeria the largest producer of crude oil in West Africa. The oil wells which supply the nation with a large percentage of her revenue have been exploited by people who know their worth. As a result, Nigeria which can conveniently support herself depends on foreigners for the oil which we originally produce....   [tags: Nigeria] 966 words
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The Last Nigerian Presidential Election Was Not Free And Fair - INTRODUCTION: i. Nigeria And Their Past Election In a quest to having a democratic state where elections are run based on the credibility of electoral candidates, Nigeria is looking forward to gaining its stability and regaining its place among African nations. Nigeria has a bicameral legislature comprising of House of Representatives and house of senate. Presidential and Gubernatorial elections are conducted after every four years. A study of the past elections conducted in the country had shown that there had never been any free and fair elections conducted in Nigeria with the exception of the June 12, 1993 election in which MKO Abiola was victorious....   [tags: Nigeria]
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Challenges Of Foreign Banks In Nigeria - Firstly, since independence in 1960, the Nigerian political system has been volatile, there have been 7 military coups, and this has made the investment climate unattractive because the nation appears insecure for the foreign investor. Secondly, they are too many arbitrary and sudden changes in government policies and regulations which have led to a great deal of uncertainty. Foreign banks are scared from funding any project with a long gestation period. With this fear, most of these banks are now turning to major cash centres, that is, they are basically involved in deposits and disbursement of funds without getting involved in long term project financing....   [tags: Investment Climate Analysis Nigeria Instability] 1606 words
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Nigerian Population Statistics - AGE: According to data from the United Nations, 42.3% of the population of Nigeria are between 0-14 years of age, while 54.6% are between 15-65 years of age. The median age of the country provided by the Central Intelligence Agency World Fact book is 19 years. For management trainees in most conglomerates, vacancies are restricted to applicants below 25 years. For certain positions in companies, candidates have to be 35 years and above to be considered. Although age brings about experience and maturity in the work place, discrimination won’t be a fair treatment because the educational situation in Nigeria doesn’t allow for the early graduation of students especially with the several strike...   [tags: Nigeria] 1717 words
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Desertification in Nigeria - Brief Introduction According to the World Ecology Report of Spring 2009, dry lands comprise of 41% of the earth’s total land area, and are home to roughly 2 billion people, or 34% of the earth’s population. It claims that currently (2009) over 250 million people in more than 100 countries were directly affected by desertification and more are at risk (This number would have increased already). The situation is more severe in Africa, where 66% of the total land area are arid or semi-arid. Not only is desertification harmful to the earth and its inhabitants, but it is also expensive each year, the world loses US$42 billion to desertification and its effects” (World Ecology Report, Spring 2009...   [tags: Nigerian environment]
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The Poor Amid Plenty in Nigeria - Introduction Nigeria, popularly known as the Giant of Africa is a nation located in the western part of Africa along the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea. Its land boundary is with Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the eastern part and Niger to the northern side. Nigeria's main indigenous groups are Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. It is the most populous country in Africa, with a current population growth rate of 2.7% and an estimated population of about 175 million, according to the National Bureau of Statistics....   [tags: poverty, nigerian people, agriculture]
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Nigeria at It's Fullest - A large nation discovered in West Africa that home to around 155,142,000 human beings, lies Nigeria. Surrounded by a body of water, it is the most populated country found in Africa. Furthermore, it is the most populous countries in the entire world. With their inviting resources such as petroleum fields, they attracted many individuals who wanted to take over their land. They went through years of torture trying to become colonized and persisted on trying to gain independence. Similarly, this country can be compared to the United States (Donnelley)....   [tags: West Africa history]
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Poverty in Nigeria - ... According to World Bank (2008) World Development Indicators 2008, CD-ROM, Nigeria’s infant mortality rate has not drastically changed and its 2005 infant mortality rate is about the same as todays. (Poverty in Nigeria: Some Dimensions and Contributing Factors) Unemployment was one cause of poverty. Unemployment raises the cost of living and decreases the standard of living. Education has no effect on if you are qualified for a job or not. Unemployment is leading to many crimes to occur. Corruption is another cause of poverty....   [tags: living standards, education] 909 words
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Poverty in Nigeria - Nigeria, with its prodigous oil and natural gas reserves, has the potential to be one of the most affluent places on the planet, were it not for the rampant corruption that defines it. Instead, it is the 20th poorest country in the world1. Much like the guanxi of China, Nigeria practices prebendalism—the use of high-level positions to gain personal wealth. In other words, people exchange money for political favors, which of course creates a greedy and corrupt society. The extent of this fraudulency is such that most of Nigeria's oil wealth is sucked up by one per cent of the population, while more than 60% falls below the poverty line....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Democracy in Nigeria - Democracy in Nigeria has been repeatedly promised by those in power for decades, but promises seem to fall short of their mark and Nigeria remains to be anything but a true democracy. For a democracy to be successful the people of a country need to feel like they matter, their vote matters, and that the government cares about them. A true democracy is “people initiated, people promoted, sustained by the people for the benefit of the people”, (Ogunleye, 2005) but in a country swept with corruption the only thing sustained by the people is the oil industry and croplands....   [tags: institutionalization, politics, economics]
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Colonialism in Nigeria - ... During that time, educational, agricultural, civic and engineering reforms were implemented – many of them impressive. In 1960 Nigeria gained independence and in 1963, it extinguished its relationship with the United Kingdom by proclaiming itself a federal republic and promulgating a new constitution. This constitution provided a parliamentary form of government and was given exclusive powers in defense and security, foreign relations, commercial and fiscal policies (Okafor, 8). But Nigeria was stalled in its independence due to political corruption, which has hindered most strategies of extraversion that the country implemented within its political structure since independence....   [tags: conquest of the Black Continent] 1122 words
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Tourism in Nigeria - Developing tourism in the 21st century has become one of the fastest growing sectors of global economy and developing countries are cashing in on the expanding industry in other to boost their financial services as well as create a sustainable environment that will attract all investors and public services. The sustainable approach towards tourism suggest that both cultural, natural and other various resources of tourism are well conserved for continuous use in the future while still bringing significant benefits to the present society....   [tags: Sub-Sahara, Africa, Policies] 1892 words
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Corruption In Nigeria - Corruption can be defined as the use of entrusted power to accumulate public wealthy for personal benefit. Corruption is not peculiar to any country, continent or state; it is sure a global issue which is an endemic to all government all over the world. However, corruption is prevalent in the Niger delta region of Nigeria; public officers in this oil producing state of Nigeria are corrupt. Consequently, it has defied the Niger delta from developing politically and economically which has left the states reputation in a mess....   [tags: National Issues] 1150 words
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Poliomyelitis in Nigeria - ... Major polio epidemics started appearing in the 19th century in Europe and America. It became a major childhood disease in the 20th century. Pathogenesis of Polio Polio infects the spinal cord gray mater. In fact, that is what it means in Greek. But more often than not the virus spreads up to the brainstem causing encephalitis and meningitis. A typical polio infection start when the virus is acquired mainly through the mouth after a carrier had passed out the virus in his faeces. The virus invades the gastrointestinal tract and gains access to the cell as is the case with virus....   [tags: religious reasons, infectious vial diseases] 1706 words
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Drug Abuse in Nigeria - Drug Abuse in Nigeria Today, you only have to switch on your television, radio or open a newspaper or magazine to be aware that the structure of our society is being contaminated by the growing evil plague of drug abuse. Drug abuse, is one of the major problems in the Nigerian society. Actually, almost every country faces such problem today. A lot of measures are taken to struggle against drug abuse, and, definitely, some changes for the better are evident. However, this problem is not eliminated and perhaps, will never be completely stopped....   [tags: Nigerian Society Illegal Narcotics] 1681 words
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The Effects of Petroleum Business on Nigeria - The largest petroleum-producing nation in Africa is Nigeria. The petroleum company is the main contributing factor of the GDP in the West African nation, which is also the continents, most noticeable and populous reserves. Since Nigeria was under British control it has suffered socio-economic and political adversities for decades. Corrupt domestic militias and complicity of multinational corporations have rid the nation of its natural resources. The same corporations that are ridding the land and exploring the resources have hypocritically identified Nigeria as a major concern with regard to human rights and environmental degradation....   [tags: production, corruption, drilling] 1574 words
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Nigeria: The Giant of Africa - Nigeria, a country that exalts itself as the “Giant of Africa”, viewed by neighboring countries as “big in words, little in action,” has an opportunity to walk softly, but carry a big stick. Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, which operates in the northern states of Nigeria, has arguably gained control of the area and has incited fear in many of northern Nigeria’s citizens. Violence has spread like wildfire in parts of Nigeria, and people are asking, “is Nigeria capable of dealing with an insurgency of this level?”, and “If Nigeria is being significantly threatened by a group as loosely organized, but as deadly, as Boko Haram, what chance do we have to contain an insurgency?” Nigeria has t...   [tags: boko haram, wealthiest african nation]
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Nigeria: A Tug of War - Introduction The Federation of Nigeria has never been a homogenous country. Nigeria is a country with a daunting history. On October 1, 1960 the populous country of Nigeria, having the largest landmass of the West African states, gained its independence (Metz, 1991). Nigeria is a country of “great diversity,” due to various amounts of the ethnic groups (See Society and Culture p5).There are more than 250 ethnic groups that are influenced by politics and popularity. Nigeria’s history dates back to 1914, when it was just a colony under the British rule (Schwarz, 1965)....   [tags: turmoil, british colonization, religious tension]
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The Issues of Breast Cancer in Nigeria - “Mrs. Claire Anyanwu has visited her doctor everyday for the past week. She was at the convention last month. Women were encouraged to go for medical checkups. She was luckily diagnosed early enough to be treated of ‘mild breast lumps.’ It is an ailment that could lead to breast cancer. We are happy to see women respond to our awareness programs.” said Dr. Rosa Phil (1). In her article, Dr. Phil commends Mrs. Anyanwu for taking action against breast cancer as she recommends all women do the same....   [tags: Health Care ]
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History and Uniqueness of the Culture of Nigeria - ... The Eastern and Western regions are filled with swampy areas and between the numerous swamps are islands filled with oil. Due to the vast amount of forests between them and the north, the Eastern and Western parts are not as influenced by Islam. This culture’s worldviews really depend on what area of the region we are focusing on. However, most of Nigeria highly values the act of greeting another person. Is one does not greet another it is a sign of great disrespect. The Nigerian people are also very respectful to their elders and welcome uninvited guests because there is a lack of communication in their country....   [tags: groups, empires, food, reiligions] 1493 words
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The Effects of Military Governance in Nigeria - Nigeria is an oil-rich state located in the eastern part of African. Since gaining independence in 1960, it has faced numerous regime changes. These fluctuations in stable governance have both positively and negatively affected the livelihood of the Nigerian people. The struggle for power has been a toss-up between civilian governments and militaristic dictators, each fighting to gain control of the lucrative oil reserves. As the military seeks to rid corruption from the ruling body, it has brought additional struggles to everyday life in Nigeria....   [tags: International Government ]
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The Very Violent History of Nigeria - Americans, born in a nation with guaranteed human rights and the privilege to be free, may have difficulty understanding that there are certain countries in which citizens mistrust their governments. But the unfortunate truth is that countless nations suffer from corrupt leaders and systems, forcing the people to fend for themselves in all situations. Among the cruelest of these countries is Nigeria. Nigeria has been fraught with hardship ever since its independence, but the situation was especially destructive during one particular regime beginning in 1993....   [tags: Human Rights, Abuse, Corruption]
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Culture, Diversity, and Struggles of Nigeria - “As in many places in Africa, the growing cities of Nigeria at first are divided by ethnicity. Benin City for example, has a city government that operates under the national government, but also has sections of the city, each of which dominates a single group and led by chieftain of that group. As the cities develop, these societal isolations tend to disappear; now the cities are blending the old African societies and replacing them with national identities.” (Moss 383) The objective of this report is to give understanding on the culture of Nigeria, the diversity of its people and the overwhelming struggles that exist....   [tags: English Literature, Ethnic Group]
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The Push and Pull of Lagos, Nigeria - Lagos- is city, which is located in the coast of West Africa. Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. In this essay I am going to critically examines push and pull factors in Lagos. Main Body: Economy Lagos is Nigeria’s industrial, commercial and financial center, so Lagos in comparison with other cities in Nigeria has higher income. And in Lagos there is large stock of oil. Oil production, which began in the 1950's, increased seven-fold between 1965 and 1973, while world oil prices skyrocketed....   [tags: economy, social, culture] 548 words
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The Evolution of Women in Nigeria - Throughout the centuries, the roles of Nigerian women have continuously evolved. During the pre- colonial era, women in Nigerian tribes were not only child bearers and wives, but also free adults. They played critical roles in food preparation, weaving, pottery, and the economy. However, the impact of British rule in Nigeria made a significant shift from the pre-colonial to the post- colonial era. The influence of the Catholic Church, Western style education, patriarchal government and modern ways of making money took a major toll in a woman’s role in society....   [tags: empowerment and subjugation, African culture]
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The West African Nation of Nigeria - ... In addition to exacerbating poverty, bad governance is often cited for the rise of religious and ethnic conflicts in Nigeria. In this short essay, I discuss the role of religion in the ongoing conflicts of Nigeria. I also discuss the different factors that exacerbate the religious conflict. The essay also discusses how the teachings of Islam and Christianity are used to transform the conflict. Examples are drawn from conflict transformation effort by two religious leaders, Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa....   [tags: internal political conflict] 534 words
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Against The Odds: ICT In Nigeria - Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and is often termed as “the giant of Africa.” The inception of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as the greatest achievement of human evolution is gaining grounds in all areas of life and Nigeria is exploring the benefits of ICT in various ways. Information and communication in Nigeria dates as far back as the 1905's with a focus on print and electronic media (Idowu et al 2). ICT is a progressing system of development that has a major role to play in developing countries in Africa most especially Nigeria....   [tags: ICT Essays]
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The Importance of Immunization in Nigeria - ... Nigeria’s EPI was established in 1979 (WHO b) under the Department of Public Health and Communicable Disease Control within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). In 1984, it was re-launched due to poor coverage and in 1996 became the National Program on Immunization, NPI, with a key focus on provision of support to immunization programs in States and Local Governments. Presently, according to the World Health Organization, a fully vaccinated child is one who has received a total of eight vaccines: BCG vaccination against tuberculosis; three doses of DPT vaccine to prevent diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT); at least three doses of polio vaccine; and one dose of measles vaccine....   [tags: public health prevention strategies] 2162 words
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The Federal Republic of Nigeria - ... Ethno Religious Conflicts Salawu [2010: 46] defines ethno-religious conflict as a situation whereby, the relationship among members of one ethnic or religious group and others of such groups in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society are categorized by lack of affability, mutual suspicion, more like the state of nature as Hobbes would regard such a setting, full of fear and aversion and a propensity towards violent confrontation. Ethnicity and religious intolerance have become the point of multiple forms of self-rule ranging from the proclamation of the language barrier, cultural independence and religious dominance....   [tags: ethno-religious conflict]
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Population Growth And Poverty: Nigeria - Population growth is one of the biggest issues that the human species can face no matter where it is occurring in the world. For years ever since the 1960’s, the world’s population growth rate has been rapidly increasing and in some cases doubling. With the rapid growth of population come many challenges that people have to face and Nigeria is no exception. Nigeria, a country located in West Africa, is the sixth most populous country in the world with a total population of over 167 million (Rosenthal)....   [tags: increase in population, unemployment, crime]
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The Federal Republic of Nigeria - ... The most widespread and common non-English languages are Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages. In 2009, a study stated that 50.4% of the population was Muslim while the rest were Christian and about 1.4% of the population practice other religion (World Population Review, 2013). Total median age is 18.2years, 18.1years for men and 18.3 years for women, population growth rate is 2.47% with a birth and death rate is 38.03 births/1000 population and 13.16 deaths/1,000 population respectively. Total infant mortality rate is 72.97 deaths/1,000 live births with 77.98 deaths/1000 live births in males and 67.66 deaths/1000 live births....   [tags: population, migration] 651 words
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Violation of Human Rights in Nigeria - The following work is a documentation of current events, and human rights violations in the West-African country of Nigeria. Following the movements of a terrorist sect by the name of Boko Haram, and traveling through the history of several African cultures, revealing the histories of sexual discrimination. As well as a sometimes violent history of religious conflicts throughout the country, between the Christian faith and that of the Muslim. In 2009 there was a rising of a terrorist group in the country, by the name of Boko Haram, when translated the name means "Western education is sacrilege"....   [tags: religion, Boko Haram, discrimination, violence]
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Effect of Schistosomiasis on Children in Nigeria - Through the Resolution 64/292 the United Nations General Assembly recognized the human right for the clean water; the resolution states “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights" (Resolution A/RES/64/292, 2010). It means the clean water is necessary for the people, but not all humans have access to it there for they suffer from the serious health problems. One of the diseases caused by the dirty water is schistosomiasis that is endemic in many African countries....   [tags: infections from dirty water] 567 words
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Ethnic Conflicts and Terrorism in Nigeria - Nigeria has had a long history of ethnic conflicts and cultural divides, leading to widespread distrust and unrest. Muslims make up the majority of the population, with Christians and indigenous people making up the remainder. Not only is there a religious divide but an ethnic divide between Yoruba, Hausa-Fulani, and the Igbo. There are constant struggles for power and influences. A portion of unrest rose in the form of the terrorist group Boko Haram. For the past four years this group has committed countless atrocities with a huge body count....   [tags: muslims, cultural divides, indigenous ]
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Leadership and Corruption in Nigeria - LEADERSHIP AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA Introduction: Leadership has always been one of the best factors to consider when determining the goal of a society or a community, it does not matter how big or small a community might be; it has to have a leader if it wants to be developed and harmonized (Ushakov). Leadership has always played a big role in the developing countries, or anywhere in the world. It is very difficult to find a society whether in an urban areas or rural areas functioning without a leader....   [tags: Africa, equal distribution of resources]
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A Study of Hygiene of Students in Nigeria - ... The results in our study showed, 21.2% of students had good knowledge of personal hygiene which is very low compare to the study conducted in Angolela, Ethiopia i,e (52%)(5). Whereas 60.5% of students in our study showed average knowledge (Table No. 4), which is less than a study conducted in Abraka, Delta state, Nigeria, showed 74.6% (2) though it is maximum. This difference could be due to neglecting teaching of personal hygiene in our study area. In our study there is no any association between age and knowledge about personal hygiene P value is (0.968) (Table No....   [tags: religion, germs, knowledge] 596 words
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Faith Healers: A Force in Nigeria - The Faith Healers are out in force in Nigeria. There is a problem with medicine. Medicine is so far removed from the understanding of most people who it appears to be medicine. When discussing a terminal disease many people are desperate for a solution. It’s the same for Chronic Disease. You just want it to stop. Even something as minor as myopia is an annoyance and many people fall for scams to get rid of their glasses. However you see this at it’s deadliest in the hands of the cures for diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and diabetes....   [tags: religious beliefs and medical practices] 938 words
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The Nigeria Petroleum Corporation - ... Information on this report will give a general overview on the organization, analyze the PESTLE factors as well as discuss three of these factors that affect the operation of the business. Finally, the possible future challenges that the organization might face as it grows will be discussed. BRIEF DESCRPTION OF NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC) Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation was as a result of merger between the Nigeria National Oil Corporation (NNOC) and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources created the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on April 1, 1977....   [tags: business analysis] 914 words
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Economic Challenges Facing Nigeria - Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and accounts for 47% of West Africa’s population stretching a land are of 910,770 (sq. km). It richly endowed human and natural resources, making it the African destination of choice for serious investors to take advantage of a potentially large market. The government’s “Vision 20:2020” Plan seeks to position Nigeria as one of the top 20 economies in the world by the year 2020. Will Nigeria live up to its goal. This essay seeks to address the question by examining its: i) economic indicators, ii) comparative advantage, iii) trade patterns in relation to gravity model of trade, iv) attractiveness for international firms and finally conclude by raising...   [tags: economy, Vision 2020]
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Nationalism and Liberalism in Nigeria - A letter to myself to be oped at 50 years of age. First and foremost I would like to commend you on how proud you have made me by achieving your long awaited goal by becoming the first female president of Nigeria. You have kept your promise not to run off to another country. Also, I will like to commend you for being patient and not opening this letter before your 50th birthday. You have certainly grown up and more mature. Although I know that you already know the contents of this letter, I will still go on as I am sure that this old memory of yours needs some refreshment....   [tags: nation, cultural entities, society]
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Christian Persecution in Nigeria - Since the beginning of the 21st century, the persecution of Christians has taken place in northern Nigeria. In the poverty-stricken nation, tension between Muslims and Christians runs high. The discrimination against Christians in the North along with violent attacks at the hands of the infamous Boko Haram violates several international laws and has led to the interference of the International Criminal Court and United States. Although the violence began in recent years, the conflict has been rising for centuries....   [tags: muslims, christians, horrific violence]
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Christian Persecution in Nigeria - ... They are trying to get Nigeria to a point where they have influence and control; able to enforce Sharia law. There are several instances in which extremists storm a college or school, separate Muslims from Christians, the slit the throats of or shoot the Christians. Some examples include: December 1, 2012, Muslim extremists raided Chibok in Nigeria, slitting the throats of ten Christians. In October of 2012, Boko Haram members raided a college, grouping people by their religion, and executing the Christians....   [tags: Murder, Religion, Terrorism]
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Ethnic Conflicts in Nigeria - ... The intense ethnic conflicts that rocked Nigeria and South Africa have pushed them to develop constitutionally backed institutions for conflict management. In South Africa, the state has prevented further conflicts by developing multiple democratic approaches to create a foundation for peace and security. The new constitution crafted an impressive document aimed to heal the wounds of the past and to build a society based on social justice, basic human rights and rule of law. Furthermore, the constitution guarantees freedom of association, religion, languages and includes a bill of rights for all ethnic groups....   [tags: civilian leaders, democracy] 642 words
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Bilingual Education in Nigeria - ... in primary school, whereas the second language is adopted as a language of instruction from the 4th grade (Salami, 2008, 93). Here English appears as the second language (L2) and indigenous languages as the first language (L1). Moreover such significant feature as code switching (CS) takes places in the program under study, which means that teachers shift the language used in classroom with a particular purpose, e.g. students encouragement, or explaining unclear points (Baker, 1993 and Setati et al., 2002 cited in Salami, 2008, 95)....   [tags: mother tongue, indigenous languages]
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A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith - ... An important concept Smith regularly draws upon is Nigerian ambivalence toward certain forms of corruption and therefore the part they play in that system. This is centred round the ‘moral economy’ of corruption (Olivier de Sardan, 1999). This concept refers to the practice of corruption justified by its perpetrators for reasons relating to cultural values; in ways that are not stigmatised or even deemed corrupt (Olivier de Sardan, 1999). An interesting term he utilises is the ‘idiom of accountability’ that explains the rise of popular discontent suggested by the title (p....   [tags: nigerian culture, marriage, corruption]
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Chronic Poverty in Nigeria - INTRODUCTION In the global economy, issues of poverty has for some time been at the centre of developmental goal of nations. The poor nations are eager to come out of poverty; the rich nations are evolving welfare strategies to improve the quality of life of their people. Poverty has been defined in many ways by several scholars, but what seems to be a general consensus is that poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon. According to (Narayan and Petesch 2002) Poverty is regarded as lack of financial capability to obtain basic need of life such as food, cloth, shelter as well as lack of access to education, health care and security....   [tags: world poverty, global poverty]
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Ethical Issues in Nigeria - Ethical issues develop when environmental regulations in a host nation are less than the home nation. Developed nations have established many regulations regarding pollution, where as developing nations often lack regulations. Lack of regulations often causes developing country’s to experience higher levels of pollution. Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, is a country whose people have experienced environmental problems because foreign multinationals are allowed to operate their businesses while committing human rights violations....   [tags: environmental regulations] 1567 words
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Christian Persecution in Nigeria - Christian persecution has been an ongoing problem throughout the northern region of Nigeria. The conflict has been fueled by Muslim-based terrorist groups such as the Boko Haram and Fulani herdsman. According to christianpost.com, more christians have lost their lives in northern Nigeria than the rest of the world combined. Reports pour in every week of new attacks on christians, whether it be bombing of churches or killing sprees and the Nigerian government has failed to make any decisive action towards the whole ideal (Stark)....   [tags: muslim terrorists, Boko Haram ]
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Nigeria Fertility Rates - Nigeria Fertility Rates The fertility rates in Nigeria are high because of Nigerian resistance toward family planning. Strangely, African maternal mortality rates are also the highest in the world. Nigeria, on the South Atlantic coast is one of the typical rural-based countries of Africa. It is generally lower in terms of education and income when compared to the rest of the world. Nigeria is also one of the leading populated countries of Africa with one-fourth of the Sub-Saharan African population....   [tags: Fertility Rate Africa Nigerian Essays] 1191 words
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Oil Conflict in Nigeria - Oil Conflict in Nigeria Introduction This paper will discuss the Oil conflict that is occurring in Nigeria. Discussed will be the types of power that the two feuding parties are using and whether their strategies have been effective as well as the influence they have had on the conflict. The contrasting cultural differences and similarities will be discussed as well. The conflict in Nigeria has turned deadly and a successful communication environment must be developed in order to restore peace to the region....   [tags: International Business ]
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Youth Restiveness in Nigeria - ... What this means is that youth can be found in the primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions. Yet there are others who are out of school with all its grave implications to the individual and the society (Okorosaye-Orubite, 2008). What makes the youth so important is that they are described as a big reservoir of labour and the most vibrant age bracket in human population or the marrow of the human resource of any country (Girigiri, 2007). Whether as students or not, youths are always at the forefront in the struggle against injustice, oppression, and exploitation....   [tags: educational development] 2286 words
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Typhoid Fever in Nigeria - Typhoid fever is a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection that mostly affects people in third world countries, where clean water and other sanitation measures are hard to come by. People usually get typhoid fever by drinking water that contain infected feces. People that carry the illness also can pass the disease onto others directly. For example, having physical contact with another person one may pass the disease onto that person. Bathing in the water that contains the S. Typhi bacteria may cause the bacteria to enter your body....   [tags: life-threatening infections] 1253 words
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Ibo People - * The Ibo people have a civilized community because they have an organized structure to their society with rules and laws. A society that employs morals, ethics, and accountability for peoples’ actions cannot be considered savage. The Ibo are highly religious; the base of most of their daily life revolves around religion, whether it is how they raise their families or how they grow crops, such as yams. * In a savage setting, the parents would usually not bother to educate their children or abandon them at a very early age to fend for themselves....   [tags: Nigeria] 1142 words
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Exploring Nigeria's Riches - Introduction The country that I regard as one of the most influential countries in the world is Nigeria. It is rich not only in natural resources but also in culture, an aspect that many people fail to greatly appreciate. As I deeply researched and developed this essay, I hoped to enlighten, excite, and engage you on this very ethnic journey. I will explore the following topics, but will not limit myself to solely these: topography, imports, exports, language, rituals, customs, people, main cities, industries, climate, and main problems....   [tags: culture, natural resources]
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Capital Punishment for Cybercrime: The Case in Nigeria - This paper presents a legal ethical and social analysis of Nigeria’s proposal to enforce a death sentence on people who hack into the Critical National Information Infrastructure or computer networks and cause the loss of life (Cybercrime Bill , 2013). The bill submitted to the National Assembly by the President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan is currently under review to be enacted into law by the Senate. The legislation aims to protect the countries national infrastructure from cybercrime by criminalizing various cyber activities....   [tags: Death Penalty, Criminal Punishment]
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Migrating to Miami from Nigeria: The Nigerian Culture - ... There is an uncertainty as to whether they try to control future outcomes or just let it happen. Since it is diverse in different cultures various people deal with this anxiety in different ways. The extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations and have created beliefs and institutions that try to avoid these is reflected in the UAI score. Nigeria receives an intermediate score of 55 on this dimension, which does not show a clear preference.  Power distance: Nigeria scores high on this dimension (score of 80) which means that people accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place and which needs no further justification....   [tags: uncertainty avoidance, individualism, religions]
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Nigeria: Ethnic Conflict - ... The past reveals the problems Nigeria has had for several decades, some of which have not disappeared but seem to get progressively worse. (CITATION) It has been establish that a country with abundant ethnicity does not mean that it is fated to be in conflict. Nigeria is not such country because it does have many various ethnicities, as well as other contributing factors such as a weak state. This can be traced back to the fact that the British constructed Nigeria with poor infrastructure. It has now been independent since 1960, but has had to face many problems....   [tags: oil exploitation, economic development]
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Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press in Nigeria - ... Government officials are punishing any journalists for publishing any information about them, or the government that may compromise their position, or show the people of Nigeria how the government truly works. In other words, the government and law enforcement in Nigeria is flooded with corruption, and therefore, laws placed to protect Freedom of Speech of Nigerian residents are not enforced and the individuals responsible for committing crimes against Freedom of Speech are not punished. In 1999, Nigeria restructured its Constitution in order to guarantee Freedom of Speech and Expression and of the press....   [tags: Government, Journalism, Opinions] 958 words
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Comparing American Education to Nigeria's Education - ... Later he talks about that they say the grades differently in grade school, for example kindergarten 1, kindergarten 2, primary, secondary, and continues until the sixth grade. As for high school they combine it in six years instead of four. They go by junior secondary 1 which is seventh grade, junior secondary 2 are eighth grade, and junior secondary 3 are freshmen level to us. After that it goes to senior secondary 1 and goes another two more levels until senior secondary 3 is senior level in America....   [tags: dedication, teachers, school] 568 words
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The Management of Health Care Waste in Nigeria - ... For instance, injuries can occur during handling of medical waste when the syringes-needles and other sharp objects are collected in risky containers i.e. open containers (references). Also, the overflow of existing sharps containers and unprotected pits or dump sites increase risk exposure of the health care workers, of waste handlers and of the community at large, to needle stick injuries (references). The public exposure of children playing at the dumpsites with needles and vials discarded by physicians and health professional usually occurred in the community....   [tags: disposal, pathogens, hospitals] 754 words
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Exploring the State of Akwa Ibom in Nigeria - HISTORY The collective yearnings and expectation of Akwa Ibom people for a State of their own had been long and persistent. Predating the independence of our country, the struggle for geo-political identity for the area and its people had suffered twist and turns along the pathway. But buoyed by the justness of their cause, the people persisted until their erstwhile remote dream became a reality when, on September 23, 1987, Akwa Ibom State came into being as Nigeria’s 21st State out of the former Cross River State....   [tags: research paper, africa, african history] 1654 words
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Poverty in Nigeria - Poverty in Nigeria Nigeria is one of the leading oil producing countries in the world. It makes billions of dollars annually, yet the majority of the population lives in poverty. With around 70% of its people living with this problem it is also one of the poorest countries in the world ( Nigeria 's economy dominated by oil ). One of the major contributors to this problem is government. Because the country is well known for its lack of leadership the money made through oil trade is kept by rich benefactors, and the poor are left with nothing....   [tags: Poverty Essays]
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Christianity in Nigeria - Christianity in Nigeria Several religions coexist in Nigeria, helping to accentuate regional and ethnic distinctions (Kane 86). Religion is often times the source of customs, culture, happiness and wars: it influences nearly every facet of our life. In Nigeria, the main religions are Christianity, paganism, and Islam. Christianity began to spread in the 19th century and has continued to spread up through the 21st century. The major spread of the Christian church in Nigeria is clearly credited to the independent churches of the Nigerian people....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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Colonization of Nigeria - Colonization of Nigeria The British were not the first to infiltrate Nigeria. They weren’t the second either. First of all, people within Africa have been migrating all over the continent, including Nigeria, way before there was even written record. Also, there has been so much mixing of ethnic groups over the course of time. However, it isn’t all that hard to trace back and find the first evidence of outside infiltration. External penetration of Nigeria started as early as the 9th century AD when Muslim merchants from western Sudan, Maghreb, Tripolitania and Egypt started traveling across the Sahara with camel caravans in search of trade....   [tags: Papers] 821 words
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An Overview of Nigerian Venture Capital and Private Equity - An Overview of Nigerian Venture Capital and Private Equity Executive Summary Nigeria is facing an uncertain future as outbreaks of ethnic and religious violence continue to place strains on Africa’s most populated country. With the 2003 elections approaching, the continuing battle amongst incumbent politicians and between competing ethnic and regional groups is likely to intensify. Such an environment will test Nigeria’s fragile democracy, which has never witnessed a hand over from one civilian government to another....   [tags: Nigeria Finance Venture Capital] 1803 words
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No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe - Chinua Achebe is one of the established author in Nigeria and all over the world at large. In this book, Achebe shows us how corruption has shaped the lives and behaviour of the Nigerian society from colonial era to present independence. “No Longer at Ease” is a book that talks about corruption and the way it affects people. It even goes as far to talk about the traditional life, cultural behaviour and the activities of the Nigerian society. “Corruption”, is the swindling behaviour of virtuous people in the society and country at large....   [tags: nigeria, corruption]
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Nigeria during the Independence Era to the Present Time - ... The British brought their religion with them and it spread all around the south and west, since Islam recently was overall in the north, the presentation of Christianity made a pact between Christian and the Muslim overwhelmed ranges (Mathew,2008).” Independence “In spite of the significance of the expression, in the early years of Nigeria's "Independence” the nation was really still subject to the British. British imperialism made Nigeria, joining assorted people groups and areas in a fake political substance; the British, it is said, made a nation called Nigeria, not a country....   [tags: African countries ] 3295 words
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The experience of European administrators in Nigeria - The experience of European administrators in Nigeria The vast majority of administrators had little notion of what to expect in Nigeria. It appears as if their ideas of Nigeria were as vague as the Nigerians' views of England and Englishness, a fact well represented in Mister Johnson. Neither the coloniser nor the colonised had any real insight into the alien cultures they were faced with. A major obstacle to overcome were the huge distances involved. Yet the problem was not just coming to terms with the vast geographical distances involved, but also the huge cultural gulf....   [tags: Essays Papers] 943 words
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Shell Oil and the Exploitation of Nigeria - Shell Oil and the Exploitation of Nigeria Nigeria has been a country in political turmoil for a long time. The country was created in 1914 under British colonial rule and at that time it was considered a protectorate. It was not until 1960 that Nigeria received independence from the United Kingdom. One of Nigeria's problems politically is that it has over three hundred different ethnic groups. The three largest of these are the Hausa-Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba. At the time of the independence of Nigeria it was split up into three states with each state being under the control of one of the major ethnic groups....   [tags: essays research papers] 2213 words
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The Federal Republic of Nigeria - The Federal Republic of Nigeria The Federal Republic of Nigeria, known as Nigeria, is located on the African continent and borders on the south the Gulf of Guinea, on the east Cameroon, on the northeast Chad, Niger on the north, and Benin on the west. Nigeria is divided into four sections: the north, south, east, and west. The Hausa kingom is located in the north, the Yoruba in the south and the west, and Ibo in south and the east. The Hausa, Ibo, and Yoruba are the major ethnic group of Nigeria, but also refer to the kingom’s name and the culture and language of the area....   [tags: Papers] 5266 words
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Political Leadership and Societal Development: An Unfulfilled Promise in Nigeria - Nigeria is located in the tropical rainforests of West Africa. She was colonized by Britain until the nineteen-fifties (1950s) when clamor for independence by prominent citizens became fierce. As a result, Nigeria was granted independence as a self-governing state on October 1st 1960. By virtue of her population, she remains the most populous black nation on earth with an estimated population of over one-hundred and forty million people. Since independence, this country has had three unsuccessful experiments with democratic governance....   [tags: International Government ]
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Chinua Achebe chose to write his novels in English to reveal a deep response of his people to colonisation and to make that response understood to people all over the world. Things Fall Apart was written in English to teach people worldwide of the struggles he faced and the people of Nigeria faced growing up. Many authors and critics have written about Achebe’s ‘Things fall apart’ adding their valued opinion on what he was trying to say and his decision to write in English. In the following essay I will be discussing why Achebe wrote the novel Things Fall apart in English and what messages he was trying to reveal, through the help of critics and secondary sources....   [tags: nigeria, struggles] 1317 words
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Emergence of Terrorism in Nigeria and its Impacts on the Citizens - ... Residents have been forced to relocate due to the constant attacks by the insurgents in recent times. This has led to the Federal Government’s declaration of a state of Emergency on some states in the affected region (Olamilekan). The insecure state of this part of Nigeria has scared off investors thereby hindering the country’s economic growth. Continued killings have hindered several essential services in the region such as health care, education amongst others. Several business owners have closed down their businesses....   [tags: religion, poverty, attacks]
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Nigeria - Nigeria Nigeria had an eventful history. More than 2,000 years ago, the Nok culture in the present plateau state worked iron and produced experienced terracotta sculpture. The history of the northern cities of Kano and Katsina dates back to approximately 1000 A.D. In the following centuries, Hausa Kingdoms and the Bornu Empire became important terminals of north-south trade between North African Berbers and the forest people, exchanging slaves, ivory, and other products. The Yoruba Kingdom of Oyo was founded in 1400s....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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