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Nigeria - 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: Geography Nigeria Africa Essays]
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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: Africa Nigeria Politics]
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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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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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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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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 actions affecting schools....   [tags: Nigeria] 1717 words
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The Last Nigerian Presidential Election Was Not Free And Fair - ... The point is that we wouldn't have been surprised of his great victory, as he is the candidate of the ruling party. Moreover, he was an incumbent president and therefore commands greater support by the masses to enhance effectiveness in his campaign. The question is will an election which gives unequal supports to the entire electoral candidates, be termed free and fair. Do you think all those who voted President Good Luck Jonathan were sincerely his supporters. Don't you think most masses voted him because of the fear of the repercussions that would have befallen them should in case they were disappointed....   [tags: Nigeria]
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Solutions for Positive Change in the Economy of Nigeria - Solutions for Positive Change in the Economy of Nigeria Eriteria and China: A Sample Case Study In February, 2005, a high-level Eritrean delegation headed by President Isaias Afwerki, visited the People’s Republic of China. The Eritrean delegation headed to China to strengthen economic relations with the leaders of the budding superpower and to gather direct information on many of China’s successful economic policy decisions. The Eritrean delegation visited and met with managers of large plants in Shenzhen, China....   [tags: Economy Economics Nigeria Africa Essays]
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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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Nigeria - Nigeria Modern Nigeria is an archetypal cauldron, enmeshed with a variety of cultural groups and traditions, nevertheless united by the prospect of forging a unique independent national identity. Hausa, Fulbe, Yoruba and Igbo are among the largest of those, in the forty -three years since the end of colonial occupation, struggling to maintain their linguistic and cultural affiliations while simultaneously converging t o create a syncretic sense of Nigerianness. Subsequently, as one means of understanding art, in essence, is as a celebration of identity, artwork in the post -independence era manifests this struggle; thus, placing artists at the epicenter of cultural iden tification....   [tags: Africa Culture Papers]
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Poverty in Nigeria - ... He made the case that while government-funded “poverty alleviating programmes” help poverty rates in one place, the create poverty in another6. This is supported by the horror stories he describes—for instance, the failed Green Revolution Programme of 1979, which wasted 2 billion naira. Today, that is equivalent to over 200 billion naira7--about 1.3 billion US dollars. Sebastian Junger, a journalist for Vanity Fair, blames Nigeria's economic can of worms on a “resource curse”--when underdeveloped countries with great natural wealth (Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc.), fail to diversify their industry or to invest in education, leading to a long-term economic decline8....   [tags: poverty essay]
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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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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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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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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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Shell Nigeria - Shell Nigeria In 1958 the Royal Dutch/Shell Group started drilling for, transporting and refining oil in Nigeria. Nigeria’s large supply of high quality crude oil helped Shell climb to the top, by 1994 Shell made more money than other company in the world. Everything changed for Shell in 1996 when the world became aware of their unethical business practices in Nigeria. Shell had raped the environment, violated human rights of the Nigerian people and manipulated local governments for profit....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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The Issues of Breast Cancer in Nigeria - ... According to the general health report written by WHO on breast cancer, 18% of all breast cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to alcohol use, overweight poor daily diets and obesity and physical inactivity. This report also stated that physical inactivity was responsible for about 10% of breast cancer deaths. At this stage, the health sector comes in to play a great role. Doctors should try to emphasize the importance of exercise, healthy eating and moderate alcohol intake to all patients at hospitals....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Effects of Military Governance in Nigeria - ... The government had advisors, sometimes civilian, for support with daily actions (Bratton 1997, 80). This style of rule did not allow for societal recognition in political matters. The government was also very oppressive towards challenges to their authority. Political parties were banned and elections were eliminated. In one particular case, elections had already taken place, but they were cancelled as the results began to surface. The oppression shown towards society left the Nigerian people without an outlet for their discontent with the ruling party (Bratton 1997, 98)....   [tags: International Government ]
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Against the odds: ICT in Nigeria - ... According to Osuagwu and Iloanuis: Online payment and registrations have now eliminated the nightmare of long queues for payment, loss of uncollected revenues by dubious means and a better fit between published and achieved time table of academic events. Although there is a great scope for improvement, the modest efficiencies recorded represent great achievements (2-3). This is also a cutting edge of technological advancement in the country. For the fact that this technological break through is still venerable, it is a great start for a developing country like Nigeria....   [tags: Information Technology]
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Against The Odds: ICT In Nigeria - ... Internet is also a cutting edge of technological advancement in the country. For the fact that this technological breakthrough (Internet) is still venerable, it is a great start for a developing country like Nigeria. According to Iloanuis and Osuagwu: Online payment and registrations have now eliminated the nightmare of long queues for payment, loss of uncollected revenues by dubious means and a better fit between published and achieved time table of academic events. Although there is a great scope for improvement, the modest efficiencies recorded represent great achievements (2-3)....   [tags: Technology, Africa]
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Oil Conflict in Nigeria - ... According to Omeje (2005) “Oil companies with considerable onshore operations like Shell, ChevronTexaco and Ajip have repeatedly attributed many of the cases of spills surrounding their oil facilities to criminal sabotage by locals aiming to receive compensation money.” The most extreme use of power has been through the use of deadly violence. Locals have been paying militant groups to attack oil companies, government officials, and anyone they believe to be opposing them. This demonstration of power has brought worldwide attention to the conflict with negative response....   [tags: International Business ]
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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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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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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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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 Stable Nation of Nigeria - The Stable Nation of Nigeria As most governments do struggle when changing over into a new form of government, with hope to better its people, Nigeria is no exception. After 16 years of military dictatorship, three republics, many riots and protests, and about seven coups and/or overthrows, the new Federal Republic of Nigeria adopted a new constitution in 1999, and held honest, fair civilian elections (for the first time in almost two decades) to hopefully ease all of the religious, cultural and militant related tension in Nigeria....   [tags: Papers] 3440 words
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Aliens Everywhere: The Colonization Of Nigeria - Aliens in Nigeria Africans have been migrating through out the continent, including Nigeria, long before there was even written record. Because of this, there has always been an extensive amount of inter-mingling between various ethnic groups, making it difficult to actually trace back who came from where. Aside from this amalgamation, there has been a huge impact on the peoples of Nigeria by outside forces. In particular, three major groups that had a major impact were Muslim merchants from across the Sahara, British slave traders and eventual colonizers, and the French and British Christian missionaries....   [tags: essays research papers] 1157 words
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My First Visit to Nigeria - My First Visit to Nigeria In this essay I will reconstruct my first visit to Nigeria. The journey took place when I was seventeen in early 1993, during which time Nigeria was under the military rule of General Sanni Abacha. For the most part of my trip I stayed in Lagos, former capital state and still highly recognised as the commercial capital of Nigeria, although I did visit other parts of the country including Ondo State and Jos. Between this time and the time I left, in early 1994, I experienced and learnt a lot about the Nigerian culture....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays]
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The Governmental Structure of Nigeria - The Governmental Structure of Nigeria The Nigerian government has gone through both tough and good times. Though there were many trying times for this nation they have seemed to prevail, and continue to be doing fine with their new democratic system. The Nigerian Governmental structure is branched into three major sections, a federal level, a regional level, and a local level. The three branches are very similar to that of the United States, but still must be discussed and understood more completely....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Nigeria Bank Case - Executive Summary This case shows us the importance of company¡¯s core principles and makes us think how to keep the values of the principles and renew the organization. Guaranty Trust Bank has three main principles when it is founded. Those three principles are ¡°Integrity,¡± ¡°Professionalism¡± and ¡°Honesty.¡± Even though the environment was not good for the banks in Nigeria, GTB had been successful. Because it has a strong culture which represents three principles as above. And strategies the company applied to the society in order to fit with national culture worked effectively....   [tags: Business Case Banking Finance Analysis] 1713 words
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India, Nigeria and Internal Medicine - India, Nigeria and Internal Medicine My desire to become a physician dates way back into my childhood. My parents migrated to Nigeria in the late 1960's when my father, an academician, decided to help educate children there. This was a country, which then had just gained independence. A person's goals are set by the role models he or she seeks to emulate. My childhood role model is Dr. Raj a physician. I learned from Dr. Raj, that real success and satisfaction is achieved by putting one's beliefs and thoughts into action....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 680 words
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Selecting a Partner for NGO in Nigeria - Selecting a Partner for NGO in Nigeria 1. INTRODUCTION: This piece is an executive summary of the processes and steps required for selecting a winning Implementing Partner for development work. It is the first in a series meant to enrich the body of knowledge available on the topic and provide guidance to local Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) desiring to manage donor funds. Local NGOs provide the vehicle for effective intervention in their areas because of their closeness to the local communities....   [tags: Business Management Strategy] 1625 words
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Oil Industry and Nigerian Development - Oil Industry and Nigerian Development Oil is one of the most valuable natural resources in the world today. The oil industry carries with it a great deal of economic and political power across the globe. Having oil, or any natural resource, as a prime source of revenue has long been debated as being an advantage or a drawback. In any case it should at least lead to increased revenue and financing of industrial growth which, arguably, is related to an increase in the quality of life of the population....   [tags: Essays Papers natural resources nigeria]
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THE “FINANCING GAP” FACED BY THE SME SECTOR IN NIGERIA: - INTRODUCTION The financing gap faced by Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) sector is numerous. These may be categorised into Direct and Indirect factors for gaps in SMEs financing in Nigeria. SMEs financing gaps may be traced to the low capital base, under developed financial institutions and a profound lack of suitable finance products to support SMEs development in Nigeria. The commercial banks in Nigeria are structured to suit short term. These banks are only able to provide short term bridging type loans for short periods....   [tags: Economics]
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Political Leadership and Societal Development: An Unfulfilled Promise in Nigeria - ... Although, several efforts were made to nip the ugly development in the bud, the measures never yielded any concrete result “because government lacked the political will and moral integrity to lead the crusade” (Ocheje 173). Furthermore, tribalism is another prominent culprit in the characterization of Nigerian leaders as well as many other African nationalists. As observed by Ogot, tribalism at its crescendo in many African states paved way for dictatorial rule as was experienced in most of these nations (Liberia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria) at one time or the other in their history (370)....   [tags: International Government ]
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Determinants of Financing Choice of Listed Firms the Nigeria Experience - CHAPTER 1 1.0 Introduction The discussion on how firms raise capital with regards to instruments used to finance investment decisions have generated a lot of academic debate amongst scholar’s in finance in recent past with scholar’s examining plausible reason why listed firms raise capital through primary listing, secondary listing or issuing debt using different combinations of instruments such ordinary equity, debt, hybrid securities such as preference shares, convertible and warrant debt etc....   [tags: Finance ] 2447 words
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Fraudulent Elections: A Look at Russia, Iran and Nigeria - ... Though he stepped down as the president at the end of his term, since the constitution required him to do so, he basically orchestrated “the election of someone [Medvedev] to succeed him as strategic planner, the CEO of Russia Incorporated” to continue his work. Though this created a great deal of resentment, people still generally accepted the ascendancy of Medvedev as the president because the “Russian society…prefers stability over the risk of reconfiguring the Russian political system.” However, despite the government’s widespread propaganda endorsing the fairness of the election, the reelection of Putin as president led to riots and protests in the streets of Russia....   [tags: Government]
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Colonialism and Independence: Nigeria as a Case Study - Colonialism and Independence: Nigeria as a Case Study During the colonial period in Nigeria (from about 1850 to 1960), the British, like any other colonial power, asserted their dominance through a variety of media. The colonial experience of Nigeria and Britain, and Nigeria's early post-colonial history can be described, roughly chronologically, in three phases or periods: the formation of a ‘captured' colony, the education and inculcation of ‘proper,' British ways (i.e., the ‘taming' of the colony), and the immediate aftermath of colonialism (i.e., the ‘independence' of the colony)....   [tags: Research Papers]
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Nigeria: A Country Headed in the Right Direction - Nigeria: A Country Headed in the Right Direction Imagine throwing several different groups of people, all of whom have nothing in common and all of whom have different beliefs and follow different morals and ideals, and forming one nation out of them. Now, imagine trying to govern this nation as one cohesive unit. This is exactly what Great Britain tried to do in the formation of Nigeria over a period of time spanning from the days of the slave trade until October 1, 1960, when Nigeria eventually became a self-governing nation....   [tags: World Development Economics Growth Essays]
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A Case Study of the International Finance Corporation in Nigeria - A Case Study of the International Finance Corporation in Nigeria IFC Mission- ‘To promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries.’ “The World Bank’s role, in my opinion, is to help improve the business environment in the developing countries so that the private sector can drive growth.”- Mr. Peter Woicke, Executive Vice President of the World Bank Group (WBG) in charge of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) - Lagos, August 2004. At the time Mr. Woicke was speaking, IFC involvement in Nigeria had reached $200million in investment commitments, a figure quickly surpassed in less than a year from that date (as at June 2005, IFC investment in Nigeria was to the tune of $290million)....   [tags: Economics Business Case Study Essays, solution] 4147 words
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Missionaries in Pre-Colonial and Early Colonial Nigeria - Missionaries in Pre-Colonial and Early Colonial Nigeria In any study of colonial Nigeria, the groundwork accomplished by the missionaries in pre-colonial days must be a central concern. They were instrumental in setting the scene which would meet the colonists when they started arriving. Missionaries were used by the colonial power as an avant garde, to expand into new regions, a fact keenly displayed by Achebe in Things Fall Apart. For many Nigerians, missionaries were the first Europeans with whom they came into contact....   [tags: Colonialism Africa African History] 1011 words
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Nanotechnology: Global Prospects and Possible Introduction in Nigeria’s Developing Economy - ... The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA have used nanotechnology to develop battle suits that are resistant against ballistic onslaught. The Toyota vehicle company has embarked on making super hard and light car parts. They employed nanocomposites that make their vehicle bumpers sixty percent harder and twice as resistant to denting and scratching (Dr. Ayman El-Fatatry n.d). In decades to come, the possibility of self-healing materials may be realized. The use of nanotechnology in the medical field reveals some exciting possibilities....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Royal Dutch/Shell: Human Rights In Nigeria - Brief background Shell was exploiting the natural reserves of oil and gas from the Nigerian Coastal plains dwelled by an ethnic group of Ogoni. Shell’s Nigerian operation constituted 11-12% of its output and 200 million dollar’s sale of annually. On contrary, Nigeria plummeted economically even 3 decades after independence partly because of political failure that neither could not leverage its competencies and nor reduce its oil dependency. Immature political system ultimately led to Military coup d'état ensuing a totalitarian rule reigning Nigeria brutally and undemocratically....   [tags: Shell Case Study] 1743 words
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Nigeria?s Rigid Expectations of Men - In September 1997, in Oslo, Norway, a meeting was organized in co-operation with the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO where international observer B. Mustakim said, “Highlighting masculinity may be seen as a way of excusing violent men, since their behavior is attributed to a masculinity which many believe to be "natural" and unchangeable.” Georg Tillner, author of Men and Masculinities, responded, “Power is the one aspect all variants of masculinity have in common, not necessarily as the real possession of power, but rather as a "demand for dominance" or an "entitlement to power"....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Second Republic and Its Fall - The Second Republic and Its Fall One of many hurdles that Nigeria had to overcome in the attempt to return to civilian rule, and then to have such a new system entrenched, was the fact that competitive politics encouraged recourse to sectional identification. On the one hand, there is need for a understanding of the nature of the dynamics of Nigerian society, especially with regard to the phenomenon of ethnicity. On the other hand, the theoretical formulations which already exist concerning the nature of politics in segmented societies must be confronted so that a closer approximation between such themes and the sociopolitical realities of Nigeria can be achieved (Joseph, 1987:43)....   [tags: Nigeria Federal Government Military Essays] 3792 words
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The Child Playing Alone - The Child Playing Alone "I was once a rapturous child drawing at the dining-room table, under a stained glass chandelier that sat like a hat on the swollen orb of my excitement. What is exciting that child, so distant from us in time and space?" Squares of different colors are splattered all over the sheet I am staring at. Some are yellow, others pink, a few green and lots are blue. Unfortunately I am not staring at some great artwork or beautiful quilt from Alabama. I am look at my weekly planner, pasted on the wall with a few worn looking pieces of tape....   [tags: Personal Narrative Nigeria Childhood Essays] 1396 words
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nigeria and us women and development - Women as a group make up an enormous portion of the world’s population. Thus the development of women, the changes implemented that affect them both positively and negatively are integral in study the world. Introduction to the field of women and development can be traced back to the 1950’s post World War II., specifically the period of reconstruction. Due to focus on external issues rather than internal issues, programs like the United States Marshall Plan were created, emphasizing the need to bridge the gap between developing and developed nations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1844 words
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Revenue Management in Nigerian Hotels - ... Co: Santa Monica, Calif Chase Jr., C.W. (1999) “Revenue management: A review’, Journal of Business Forecasting Methods and Systems, Vol. 18, pp.2 & 28. Choi, T.Y., Cho, V., 2000. Toward a knowledge discovery framework for yield management in the Hong Kong hotel industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management 19 (1), 17–31. Choi, S., Mattila, A.S., 2004. Hotel revenue management and its impact on customers’ perception of fairness. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management 2 (4), 303–314....   [tags: The Hospitality Industry ]
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Nigerian 2011 Presidential Debate - ++ There's superabundance of enthusiasm amid the electorates over the 2011 presidential debate. Majority of voters are set for a showdown not to vote for would-be presidential candidates who're God delusional and too hooked on the God factor. Godifying everything under the sun as if what put USA, Japan, Germany on top of the world is their worldly religiosity and closeness to God. The more officeholders and our political leaders call the name of God and mention religion in their official capacities, the more negative irritation the Nigerian voters get....   [tags: Politics] 945 words
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Nigerian Government Officials - ... Mr.Cor Zelgar, General Manager for Shell, informs us that “over 5,000 kilometers of the company’s oil pipeline [has] been vandalized” (“Economic Sabotage”). This contributes to a loss of over 500,000 barrels of oil a day, which is considerably less revenue for our country and less funds for each state (O’Neill). Mr. Zelgar also states, “Several million dollars would be required to replace the pipelines [in order to resume] operations in the area” (“Economic Sabotage”). The rebels are killing both their fellow men who a militia assigned to guard the pipelines that they are bombing, but also innocent civilians during the explosions....   [tags: International Government ]
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The Poor Standard of Education in Nigerian Public Schools - Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of mineral resources in abundance. In addition, it is one of the richest nations in the world. Notwithstanding, a visit to a handful of some public schools in both rural and urban areas surely leaves many questions in your mind. One would ponder: are these really schools or abandoned historical ruins. The level of infrastructural dilapidation is so appalling, the quality of learning is pitiable, and of course, the standard of education offered is disgraceful....   [tags: Education ] 1234 words
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Speaking Standard English May Succeed Individual in Nigerian Society - Topic: Speaking Standard English may succeed individual in Nigerian society. Although speaking Standard English may help individuals to succeed in society that is not necessarily the case for Nigerian politician. Speaking Standard English for most Nigerian leaders is Important, but it is not necessary for them. Their aim is to use any kind of language to convince their voters. Speaking Standard English is essential for person he or she that represents his country internationally (like political appointment), because English is a world global language....   [tags: Language] 932 words
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Assessment of the Attractiveness of the Swedish, Bulgarian and Nigerian Markets for Starbucks - Assessment of the Attractiveness of the Swedish, Bulgarian and Nigerian Markets for Starbucks Starbucks already has an existing connection to Sweden: CEO Howard Schultz previously worked with Hammarplast, “a Swedish housewares company which marketed coffee makers” (Subhadra and Dutta, 2003). It was whilst working for this company that Schultz first became aware of Starbucks, who was a major customer of Hammarplast at the time. A relationship like this could be useful for marketing and branding purposes if Starbucks decided to enter the Swedish market....   [tags: Starbucks Business Management Analysis Strategy] 1724 words
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Nigerian Government: From Military Rule to Democratically Elected Governance. - Nigerian Government: From Military Rule to Democratically Elected Governance. Nigeria’s government has recently gone under a dramatic change. For my paper I decided to write on the topic of Nigerian government. When I interviewed a student, named Arit, from Nigeria, she told me how her country was formerly under military rule and had recently changed to a democratically elected government. Arit believes this is a good change for the country and it will help fix the destruction military rule left behind and pull Nigeria out of the dark....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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An Evaluation Of The Nigerian Pension Reform - Pension Reform evokes certain primary questions: what is a Pension System. What is its essence. Why do governments interfere in this area throughout the industrial world and increasingly in developing countries. (Modigliani and Murahlidhar, 2004). 2.1.1 The Concept of Pension Pensions are a form of Social Security for the retired. It is meant to serve as a supplementary source of income to retired workers when their current earning power ceases (Modigliani and Murahlidhar, 2004). It has been defined as "a sum of money paid regularly to a person who no longer works because of age, disablement etc., or to his widow or dependent children, by the state, by his former employers or from funds to which he and his employers have both contributed" (Onifade, 2001)....   [tags: Pension Retirement Policy Reform] 1051 words
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Analysis Case Study:Shell Oil Company - The following analysis evaluates the challenges faced by Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company involving their monumental proposed investment into their Nigerian operations. When global companies experience extreme criticism such as Shell, they are usually tasked with identifying optimum solutions to reverse the negativity. In addition to assessing the challenges, this analysis provides some potential strategies that can be implemented to resolve the issues within this case. Problem Statement Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company proposed to execute the largest industrial investment ever made in Africa....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy] 1914 words
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Chronic Poverty - 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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The Effects of Westernization - ... This infrastructure benefited the Asian nation-states upon their independence. The aggressive westernization of Nigeria is being guided by the United States and other Western countries. An area in which western practices are influencing Nigerians is land rights. Culturally control over land was vested in families, clans, villages and communities. Traditionally individuals did not control the land and so land sales were not possible. Under the agrarian land tenure system individuals’ occupation of the land was identified by the right to hold and not the actual possession of the land....   [tags: Culture]
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Black Gold Reign - ... This group has caused oil production to drop 500,000 barrels per day (Curse of the Black Gold). The United States either needs to step in if it wants to continue to import large amounts of oil at such a low cost, or stop importing oil from such dangerous and unstable regions. It already imports around 40 percent of Nigeria’s oil but that number is declining thanks to the instability of the region (Curse of the Black Gold). However, this doesn’t effect how much oil the United States imports because if it doesn't get it from Nigeria, the United States will just get it from somewhere else....   [tags: Oil]
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Blood, Sweat, Tears and Oil: The mistreatment of the Ogoni People by Royal Dutch Shell - Blood, Sweat, Tears and Oil: The mistreatment of the Ogoni People by Royal Dutch Shell and the Nigerian Government Introduction Nigeria, located in West Africa, is a densely populated nation of over 100 million people. Since the nation’s independence from Britain in 1960, the country has been in the hands of various leaders ranging from religious to staunchly militant. Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of crude oil in the world and it has one of the largest deposits of natural gas (Wiwa, 2001)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Globalization - ... An example is the telecommunications company MTN that introduced GSM services to Nigeria in 2001. They were also the first business to introduce 3G services in Nigeria. Now, Nigerians can communicate and network with people all over the world. Political conformism: With the increasing influence of foreign companies on developing countries’ economies, governments of developing nations need to carefully consider the effect of their policies on foreign investors. As is well known, most developing countries practice different forms of autocratic or pseudo democratic forms of government that lord it over their populace (Mostert, 2003)....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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Article Analysis: "The Oil Spill We Don't Hear About" - ... Ironically, the media continue to be unilateral and keep hush-hushing about it. However, BP oil Spills drew the attention of the world thank to the constant coverage and update from the media on the matter. In contrast, “I know few people in the United States who have heard about the oil spill in Niger Delta”, narrates the author. That’s why Ejikeme titles her op-ed with “The Oil Spill We Don’t Hear About”. To broaden the problem, she describes the living conditions in the areas of the Nigerian people, how they have to cope with the toxic and polluted environment for years and how the progress of preventing this disaster is still lacking in effects....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Chinua Achebe - Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe is said to be “one of the most influential writers” of the century not only in Nigeria, his homeland but also throughout the world (Albany). Chinua Achebe was born in Ogidi, Nigeria on November 16, 1930. He was born a son of a Chrisitan Churchman, Isaiah Okafo and Janet N. Achebe. Achebe was raised an Ibo Christian, which made him stand out among his fellow peers. Achebe’s lifestyle was different than that of other people living in his village because of his religious background and upbringing....   [tags: essays papers]
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Nonverbal Communication - ... However, making assumptions like the ones previously stated can be mistaken (Dynamism of Fashion Among Female Undergraduates and its Effects in the Sight of Beholders in a University of Education, Nigeria 2011). Clothing styles such as very tight clothes may be suggestive, showing off, or possibly even unappealing, while clothes with a roomy fit suggest relaxation, easygoing, and maybe even self-assurance (Dynamism of Fashion Among Female Undergraduates and its Effects in the Sight of Beholders in a University of Education, Nigeria 2011)....   [tags: Communication ]
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Witchcraft in the Ibibio Tribe - ... These people are thought to be contaminated and evil. On the day of the swearing ceremony, which is done on a full moon, the seller brings the mbiam and is told to swear to the spiritualist that the mbiam is not tampered with or diffused. If the seller swears to the spiritualist on the state of the mbiam then the ceremony begins with the accused drinking the mbiam in a gourd to convey his/her guilt or innocence. If the accused swells up or becomes ill then the person is found guilty and if the person survives then they perform the last method (Offiong, 1983, pg.75)....   [tags: Religion ]
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - ... For instance, the District Commissioner suddenly calls the Igbo villages “the domain of [England’s] queen” (194). This represents how the colonists’ extreme ideas lead them to desire an end to the society of the Igbo. Achebe also shows how Mr. Brown completely contrasts Mr. Smith to represent the destruction of zealotry, for Mr. Brown “[preaches] against such excess of zeal” while “[trotting] softly on [the clan’s] faith” (178). However, Mr. Smith sees “things as black and white” where “black [is] evil” (185)....   [tags: Author Literary Analysis]
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Composed Kenyans and Happy-go-Lucky Nigerians - Composed Kenyans and Happy-go-Lucky Nigerians "You're from Kenya, right?" "No, I'm from Nigeria." "Nigeria, Kenya. Kenya, Nigeria. Same thing." "No, actually they are entirely different countries located at opposite ends of the African continent and contain two very different groups of people." It is amazing how very little some people know about the continent -- not country -- of Africa, let alone the 57 countries within it. Some people have suggested that Kenya and Nigeria are in South America or even Australia....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1776 words
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