"Religious Intolerance In Nigeria" Essays and Research Papers

  • Religious Intolerance In Nigeria

    Religious intolerance 1. Introduction notes “Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.” George Carlin 2. Definition of tolerance: 1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. 2. The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with. 3. Definition of tolerance according to the 19th century British historian Arnold Toynbee:...

    Christianity, Human, Human rights 1144  Words | 4  Pages

  • Religious Intolerance around the World

    path of life. At times these different believes can conflict each other, thus creating and causing secularism, intolerance, and discrimination towards other religions and cultures. Ever since humans formed different societies and countries, conflicts of power and control have centered our politics, but then as the influence of religion grew on individuals many countries gave religious sectors power and influence over the government. This was due to religion's capture of a person's emotional character...

    Christianity, Crusades, Culture 1293  Words | 4  Pages

  • causes of religious crises in nigeria

    Religious Crises in the North: Which Way Out of this Quagmire? By Aliyu A. Ammani aaammani@yahoo.co.uk This essay is an attempt at identifying the remote and immediate causes of the incessant religious crises in northern towns and cities, if you’d rather the so-called middle belt political zone of the north. In expressing this view, there is no intention on my part to mock the bones of those who died so long ago and who tried, however ineffectually, to lead their people. ...

    Caliphate, Christianity, Hausa people 1156  Words | 4  Pages

  • solutions to religious intolerance in Nigeria: implication to national development

    2013 Education and Religious Intolerance in Nigeria: The Need for Essencism as a Philosophy Barrister Samuel Asuquo Ekanem, Ph.D Department of Educational Foundations And Administration Faculty of Education, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar – Nigeria. Ekeng Nyong Ekefre, Ph.D Department of Educational Foundations And Aministration Faculty Of Education, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar- nigeria Doi:10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n2p303 Abstract Nigeria as a nation is plaque...

    Christianity, Freedom of religion, God 6019  Words | 20  Pages

  • Intolerance in Nigeria

    Department of Economics and Management Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna College of Social and Management Sciences, Achievers University, Owo, Nigeria Email: zakss_1@yahoo.co.uk ABSTRACT This paper examines the relationship between religion and sustainable development, as well as the role of Nigerian intellectuals in ameliorating religious crisis in the country. Religion, as a system of faith is based on belief in the existence of a particular God or gods, to some extent, influences or contributes...

    Development economics, Economic development, Economic growth 3313  Words | 11  Pages

  • Nigeria

    http://peoplesdailyng.com/changing-nigerians-identity-diaspora/ http://olorisupergal.com/nigeria-rich-country-poor-people-by-gbenga-ogunbiyi/#.UpH2I9Lik8o Nigeria is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations, and the African Union. LANGUAGE There are hundreds of languages spoken in Nigeria. The official language of Nigeria,English The languages spoken in Nigeria are said to be 521. The official language is English while the major ones that are spoken are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba...

    Africa, Atlantic slave trade, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 1269  Words | 5  Pages

  • Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    ENTREPRENUERSHIP IN NIGERIA Entrepreneurial forces are relatively strong in this country, as the lack of jobs and a rise in poverty leave few other options for the Nigerian people. Although difficult due to a lack of resources, there are non-profit organizations such as the Fate Foundation in Nigeria that are dedicated to promote entrepreneurship. Apart from the information about Nigeria that is so widespread and often negative, there appears to be a recognition of the critical role and place of...

    Abuja, Lagos, Nation 789  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Crucible: Intolerance

    11 October 18, 2012 Intolerance is an action that was a major part of puritan society, and is still encountered in our modern world. Ironically, intolerance is a often a result of religious expectations and differing opinions. In both the Puritan society of Salem and the modern world, intolerance results from between those who strongly follow a religion, and others who differ. Since religions contain a variety of ideas and beliefs that are regarded so highly, religious members tend to become intolerant...

    Belief, Faith, God 783  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nigeria

    NIGERIA The Federal Republic of Nigeria comprises thirty six states and its Federal Capital Territory is Abuja. Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. The Flag The flag of Nigeria consists of three equal sized vertical stripes - the right and left stripe are green; and the middle stripe is white. The Nigerian...

    English language, Goodluck Jonathan, Local Government Areas of Nigeria 1173  Words | 5  Pages

  • Nigeria

    Located in West Africa and bordering the Atlantic, Nigeria is a big country that occupies 356,667 square miles with a total population of 168 million. Nigeria is abundant in natural resources like coal, gold, lead, iron, salt, copper, and zinc, but it is best known as a big producer of oil. Thanks to its size, population, and resources, Nigeria is dubbed as “the giant of Africa” (Falola, 4). According to World Bank Data of 2010, Nigeria has an annual percentage growth rate as 8.0%, one of the world’s...

    African slave trade, Atlantic slave trade, British Empire 1763  Words | 6  Pages

  • Nigeria

    Nigeria Essay: Oil Theft in Nigeria One may argue that Nigeria’s GDP comes solely from its natural resources, namely crude oil. It is a rentier state that allows foreign multi-national corporations to allocate its oil resources while charging these foreign multi-national corporations for money. Recent reports have indicated that Nigeria has arrested two Britons and 10 Nigerian citizens for trying to bribe military officers to facilitate oil theft. This is a huge issue because it means that these...

    Crime, Nigeria, OPEC 982  Words | 5  Pages

  • Religious Intolerence

    Exam #1 Ignorance, Fear, Competition – Causes of Religious Intolerance Religious intolerance exists in American history, currently, and most likely will continue to exist throughout its future because of, but not limited to: Ignorance, fear and competition. Religion is there to explain what we humans cannot explain. It is there to give us comfort from the very uncomfortable unknown and explain things such as, life and death, the universe, creation. Other religions different from our own, pose...

    Belief, Christianity, Freedom of religion 1063  Words | 3  Pages

  • Protest in Nigeria

    Chapter 2 Protest movement in Nigeria In democracy, having a wide spread number of people tell the government that they do not like its practices could herald to protest movements. As thus, it is a very effective way of getting changes made and raising or revisiting issues. History of protest movement During the 19th and early 20th century, Nigerians sought and found ways to oppose the foreign rule. As the middle classes and the working classes became more educated, there came with it, the desire...

    Activism, Civil disobedience, Demonstration 1616  Words | 5  Pages

  • Religious Violence in Nigeria

    Religious Violence in Nigeria – the Causes and Solutions: an Islamic Perspective BY A. O. Omotosho Swedish Missiological Theme 2003, P. 15-31 Introduction M. M.C. K. Ajuluchukwu in his rejoinder to Northern Zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria’s booklet Leadership in Nigeria observes: “Ordinary Nigerian know nothing about inter-religious cleavages except when incited by their respective doctrinal leader. 1” This remark is a challenge and indictment to Nigerian religious leaders,...

    Christianity, God, Islam 6476  Words | 21  Pages

  • Nigeria

    Malnutrition in Nigeria Malnutrition in Nigeria is a long standing problem which has persisted since the 1960s and whose magnitude is on the rise. Food consumption, both in quality and quantity, has decreased substantially, especially with the commencement of the structural adjustment program (SAP) in 1986. Available studies have indicated that the introduction of economic reforms more than anything else has contributed to reduced food intake and the near collapse of nutrition oriented health...

    2007–2008 world food price crisis, Eating, Famine 1265  Words | 4  Pages

  • Religious Unrest in Nigeria

    Dedication ………………………………….. ..i Preface …………………………………….......ii Acknowledgement ……………………………iii Table of contents ……………………………..IV Topic: religious unrest in Nigeria, causes and effects. Chapter 1 1.1 Definitions of religion. 1.2 Types of religion. 1.3 Types of religion and religious unrest in Nigeria. Chapter 2 2.1 causes of religious unrest 2.2...

    Christianity, Islam, Jesus 9410  Words | 25  Pages

  • Political Terrorism in Nigeria: Cursory and Critical Appraisal

    Political Terrorism in Nigeria: Cursory and Critical Appraisal Shote Paul Oluwaseun, LLB, BL.* Introduction One of the core reasons for political apathy in Nigeria today is the continuous uprising and bedeviling terror associated to our political system. Many have tagged politics to be a dirty game; they sensibly opined that active participation in the political activities in Nigeria is tantamount to embarking on a journey of no return because of mendacious and purposeless minds who are mere...

    Abuse, Definition of terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation 1305  Words | 4  Pages

  • Religious violence in Nigeria: Causal diagnoses and strategic recommendations to the state and religious communities

    Religious violence in Nigeria: Causal diagnoses and strategic recommendations to the state and religious communities Isaac Terwase Sampson* Abstract The literature on religious violence in Nigeria largely implicates socio-economic, political and governance deficits as the major causes of such violence. This article, however, departing from the underlying causes approach, undertakes an analytical inquiry into the immediate and visible factors that trigger religious conflicts in the country...

    Christianity, Faith, Islam 9219  Words | 50  Pages

  • Religious Unrest in Nigeria

    Unfortunately, Nigeria is a country that is continuously weighed-down by religious burdens. Sustainable religious-peace across Nigeria have been aborted times without number due to the recurrent cases of religious conflicts. As this religious conflict lingers and rears its ugly head in different parts of the country, it continues to direct and influence the perception of the worldview of Nigerians. The paper showed that the imperial hands of the colonialists could be found in the foundation of religious conflict...

    Conflict, Enugu, Igbo people 4627  Words | 14  Pages

  • Religious Pluralism

    worship without persecution. However, the Christian right wing religious group Operation Save America entered the Senate floor and began to heckle Rajan Zed, the Hindu priest, perpetuating that Hinduism is an “abomination”, as Hindus do not worship “The lord Jesus Christ”. This leads us to ask the question: Is America a land of religious pluralism, or is it a land of “vociferous religious intolerance” (Amr, H. ¶ 1)? Religious tolerance is being resigned to the fact that variety exists. Pluralism...

    Christianity, Freedom of religion, Islam 790  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Study of Nigeria

    IT COUNTRY STUDIED: NIGERIA INTRODUCTION Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria of which the three largest...

    British Empire, History of Nigeria, Military dictatorship 2471  Words | 7  Pages

  • INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

    POVERTY AND INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA: THE BOKO HARAM CHALLENGE. ABSTRACT: This paper aims to study the insecurity in Nigeria which is widely caused by Islamic sects known as Boko Haram in Nigeria and its effects on security. This paper will also find if there is a connection between poverty and Insurgency that has led to a great unrest in Nigeria, the aim of writing...

    Africa, Economic inequality, Islam 1448  Words | 5  Pages

  • Consequence of Religious Tolerance/Intolorance

    Consequence of Religious Tolerance/Intolerance SOC/105 Gina Miller The purpose of this paper is to satisfy our team's assignment for week three in SOC/105. This paper will first define several words related to the title, expose some consequences of religious intolerance, and finally explain how religion connects with our culture. Our team discovered while looking at different religions that there were many religions than what we will define here. It is certain that a discussion about...

    Buddhism, Christianity, Comparative religion 2553  Words | 7  Pages

  • Religious Tolerance

    I am tolerant, you are permissive, I have reasonable scruples, and you are a conservative. (Author Unknown) Does this sound like the thoughts of most of us? Many people think that they have to understand and accept the religious beliefs of others in order to get along with them. Respecting someone’s choice to practice their religion does not mean that you must believe the same as they do. In today’s society, we are faced daily with choices on whether or not to tolerate the practices and...

    Christianity, Faith, Freedom of religion 2096  Words | 7  Pages

  • Hiv in Nigeria

    The history of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria The first two HIV cases in Nigeria were identified in 1985 and were reported at an international AIDS conference in 19866. In 1987 the Nigerian health sector established the National AIDS Advisory Committee, which was shortly followed by the establishment of the National Expert Advisory Committee on AIDS (NEACA). At first the Nigerian government was slow to respond to the increasing rates of HIV transmission7 and it was only in 1991 that the Federal Ministry...

    AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Condom 2262  Words | 7  Pages

  • Intolerance: Minority Group and Society

    “Intolerance towards those who are different is still prevalent today.” How true is this of your society? Princess Diana once said, “ The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.” It is indeed true that intolerance is one of the greatest problems faced by the word today. Intolerance refers to lacking the capacity or willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs, practices or traits of others. In the past, there has been uncountable number...

    Culture, Demographics of Singapore, Education in Singapore 1593  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Nigeria

    Analysis of the challenges of religion and ethnicity on political stability in Nigeria’s fourth republic (1999-2011) INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Basically, Nigeria is a plural society and heterogeneous in virtually all the facet of life. The custom and tradition of Nigerians is so diverse to the extent that Nigeria as a country is now confronted with the problem of religion and ethnicity towards their political stability. The origin and history of ethnic conflict (societal wars and violence)...

    Democracy, Ethnic group, Ethnic nationalism 3155  Words | 9  Pages

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose. Symptoms include: Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Bloated Stomach and Stomach Cramps. These symptoms show lactose intolerance because if the lactose isn’t digested by lactase in the small intestine, then it is broken down by bacteria in the colon, which causes acids and gases that are causes for the symptoms above. Causes of lactose intolerance: Primary and Secondary lactase deficiency: Primary lactase deficiency...

    Coeliac disease, Flatulence, Fructose malabsorption 851  Words | 2  Pages

  • Unstable Democracy In Nigeria

    Nigeria: The Unstable Democracy 1999 marked Nigeria’s return to democratic rule. However Nigeria is not a stable democracy. Nigerians are still waiting to see the aspects of a democracy that many stable democracies see today; social welfare programs, justice, and equal access to resources and power. Corruption in the government, lack of human rights, increased civil discord, and the absence of electoral reform keep Nigeria from becoming a stable democratic country. The oil boom in the late 1970s...

    Democracy, Elections, Human rights 885  Words | 3  Pages

  • Leaderless Nigeria

    LEADERLESS NIGERIA Chris Bjorklund 434 Threat Analysis February 3, 2013 After witnessing one military leader replaced by another, the Nigerian people have elected their presidential administration since 1999. Although it is a remarkable achievement in Africa, the Nigerian leadership has significant challenges through the next decade. Ever since the emergence of the Nigerian democracy, thousands paid the ultimate price due to the polarization along religious and cultural ancestries. Thus...

    Army, Military, Nigeria 1474  Words | 4  Pages

  • Religious Relativity

    truths, values, and norms are different for different people, depending on their cultural, economic, political and religious backgrounds. The theory of religious relativism requires students to tolerate other people’s religious beliefs and practices, at the same time recognizing their own beliefs and practices as just one system in a world of diverse, yet equally legitimate, religious systems. In todays society we see an array of people practicing, preaching, and learning religion. We find people...

    Belief, Christianity, Faith 1016  Words | 3  Pages

  • Private Equity in Nigeria

    Private Equity in Nigeria An Overview of Nigerian Venture Capital and Private Equity Private Equity in Nigeria Page 2 CONTENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 NIGERIA COUNTRY ANALYSIS 5 TABLES AND EXHIBITS 7 Private Equity in Nigeria Page 3 Executive Summary1 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...

    Gross domestic product, History of private equity and venture capital, Investment 1892  Words | 6  Pages

  • INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA

    INJUSTICE IN NIGERIA Over the years and growing up in the dusty sahara threatened landscape of Kaduna {in mid Nigeria}, I have often lamented the fate of prisoners who are stripped of their freedom of movement for specific periods of time {and in some glaring cases of inhumanity of man.. for unspecified and unspecific periods}. My young and then innocent mind concluded that depriving prisoners of their freedom as it presently obtains carries along with it a collateral dehumanization of the prisoners...

    European Union, Evil, God 972  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ikea in Nigeria

    IKEA in Nigeria Nasser Mardini Virginia International University Global Sourcing and Logistics - MBA 628 September 15, 2012 Dr. Stephen Onu Company history IKEA was founded in 1943by Ingvar Kamprad aged 17 in a small farming village in Sweden. The name IKEA was formed from the founder’s initials I.K. plus the first letters of Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd, the farm and village where Kamprad grew up. Originally IKEA sold everything from pens and wallets to picture frame, watched and even ladies...

    Customer, Customer service, Economic growth 1175  Words | 4  Pages

  • An expository essay written on the topic of religious tolerance. Account is based on fact and not author's opinion. Simply entitled as "Religious Tolerance: the Facts"

    However, religious tolerance grabs at both their internal and external lives. The biased media always attempts to push teens' beliefs one way or another, yet it is the choice of the individual to which counts in the end. ApologeticsIndex.org defines religious tolerance as "Acknowledging and supporting that individuals have the right and freedom to their own beliefs and related legitimate practices, without necessarily validating those beliefs or practices." It also defines religious intolerance as "a)...

    Belief, Christianity, Faith 1429  Words | 4  Pages

  • Religious Violence in Nigeria

    (OMAN Chapter) Vol. 1, No.9; April 2012 ACTIVITIES OF BOKO HARAM AND INSECURITY QUESTION IN NIGERIA Professor Adagba Okpaga1, Ugwu Sam Chijioke2, Eme, Okechukwu Innocent3 1 Benue State University, Markudi 2 Department of Political Science, Enugu State University of Science and Technology 3 Department of Public Administration and Local Government Studies University of Nigeria, Nsukka ABSTRACT The cycle of violence being unleashed on Nigerians by the fundamentalist group...

    Borno State, Kano, Local Government Areas of Nigeria 15854  Words | 47  Pages

  • Ethno Religious Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Remedy.

    ETHNO RELIGIOUS CRISIS IN NIGERIA: CAUSES AND REMEDY. BY MUHAMMAD GAMBO ISGOGO HASSAN ADAMU MAKUKU UMAR HAMIDU ALIYU ABSTRACT Introduction Nigeria is no doubt a populous nation of over 88 million (1991 population census) but as at now Nigeria’s population is estimated to be above 120 million people of diverse ethnic groups and many religions. Its people are differently distributed in the 36 states that made up the nation. In addition to this, the nation is blessed with many economic potentialities...

    Ethnic group, History of Nigeria, Igbo people 4596  Words | 13  Pages

  • Religious Discrimination

    Abstract The purpose of this essay is to analyze the continued discrimination of religious practices within an organization. The composition illustrates the implementation of The Civil Rights Act of 1964. The illumination of this act provides information on the legal rights and propositions of Congress on the widespread issue of religious discrimination. The essay also analyzes the various sources of discrimination that still occur today. The first of these discrimination sources involves the...

    Civil and political rights, Discrimination, Employment 2140  Words | 9  Pages

  • Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria: Probing the Pernicious Implications of Ethno-Religious Crises in Nigeria Since 1999

    Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria: Probing the Pernicious Implications of Ethno-Religious Crises since 1999 Alozie Bright Chiazam University of Nigeria Nsukka Department of History and International Studies donbright4all@yahoo.com; bright.alozie@unn-edu.ng +2347061905914 A paper presented at the Association for the Promotion of Nigegrian Languages and Culture (APNILAC) conference held at the Main Hall, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus on 17th-20th November, 2011. Abstract After...

    Democracy, Ethnic conflict, Ethnic group 8709  Words | 23  Pages

  • Cultural Relativity: the Root Cause of Conflict in Nigeria

    CULTURAL RELATIVITY: THE ROOT OF CAUSE CONFLICT IN NIGERIA Nigeria is a multicultural nation with over 250 ethnic groups. Human beings are product of culture. Culture has made people what they are. Culture is the totality of experience of people in a given environment. Culture is complex whole of the people- this complex whole includes the beliefs, habits, modes and attitude of people. Culture is the result of interaction of people in a particular environment and the interpretation of their experiences...

    Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Cultural relativism 1428  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Sexual Intolerance in Lithuania

    K.R. Essay The Sexual Intolerance in Lithuania The gays’ procession in Vilnius on the 8th of May was the most discussed event which received many responses not only from the EU institutions, our government, but also from other high rank politicians and the mass media in many countries. The strong will to forbid such unprecedented an action in Lithuania of President Dalia Grybauskaite and other politicians as well as our...

    Bisexuality, Gay, Homophobia 1274  Words | 4  Pages

  • Challenges of Microfinance Banking in Nigeria

    CHALLENGES OF MICROFINANCE BANKING IN NIGERIA-1 Nigerians, like many other Africans are generally known as their brother’s keepers in view of the extended family system. But when truly analyzed, there is a possibility that this may not be so? Perhaps a hypothetical deep may reveal that not up to 10% of Nigerians would invest in ventures or people that would yield them nothing in return and here I mean, “Returns in the short run or in the immediate”. The returns may be financial, emotional, spiritual...

    Bangladesh, Bank, Grameen Bank 1597  Words | 5  Pages

  • Discrimination in the World: Religious Bias

    Discrimination in the World: Religious Bias   Shanniece Herrera Period - 8th 12/6/2010 There are hundreds of religions around the world. Each of them have their own belief system. When someone discriminates based off of someone’s religion it is call being religious bias. Discriminating against someone’s religion is not only happening in our country, but also around the world. It needs to cease for the reasons of disrespect, separation, destruction, and persecution. According to...

    Belief, Discrimination, Faith 864  Words | 3  Pages

  • Introduction to Security Challenges in the Northern Region of Nigeria Ethnic

    democratic rule in 1999, Nigeria has witnessed the relative deterioration of its internal security. This is worrisome because internal security crisis is inherent with tendencies that threaten national unity and the peace of the state. This research attempts a critical analysis of the causative of the relative insecurity in Nigeria in relation to the problem of policing in Jos which is located in the northern region of Nigeria. The work is aimed at taking an indebt look into the Nigeria police force, which...

    Hausa people, National security, Nigeria 1015  Words | 3  Pages

  • Religious Traditions and Religious Studies

    Religious Traditions and Religious Studies Historically, religion has influenced the decision making of humankind throughout the world. The decision of believers has significant impacts on how society is governed. The study of religion in most cases begins at an early age. An individual’s childhood beliefs and values influence their religious practices, as an adult. The predominant religion of a region, also influence an individual to practice a religion. Religion and religious beliefs has received...

    Christianity, Comparative religion, Deity 1175  Words | 4  Pages

  • IS THE AMALGATION REALLY THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA: A CRITICAL EXPOSE OF THE EFFECTS OF 1914 AMALGAMATION ON NIGERIA

    THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA: A CRITICAL EXPOSE OF THE EFFECTS OF 1914 AMALGAMATION ON NIGERIA. INTRODUCTION Chinua Achebe citing an Igbo proverb in his “There was a country” tells us that a man who does not know where the rain started to beat him cannot say where he dried his body. The rain that beat Nigeria began more than a decade ago, from the resolutions of the Berlin conference of 1884/1885 to the economic–driven amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria in 1914 by Lord...

    Chinua Achebe, History of Nigeria, Igbo people 1354  Words | 4  Pages

  • economic crisis in nigeria

    Economic Crisis in Nigeria. NIGERIA. (google)The evolution of Nigeria was from about 1849 until it attained independence in 1960. During this period a lot of events occurred, and is largely the story of the great impact of the British on the Nigerian people. The colonial authorities (British) sought to define, protect and realize their imperial interest in the portion of West Africa because of its endowment with natural resources, apparently this occurred about hundred years ago. The British...

    Economic growth, Economics, Gross domestic product 1705  Words | 5  Pages

  • Financial Services Cluster in Nigeria

    Assessment of the Business Environment in Nigeria THE NATIONAL DIAMOND Factor Conditions: Despite Nigeria’s substantial natural resources its infrastructure is inadequate, particularly its road and electricity networks, which are a significant obstacle to economic growth. Only 30% of the population7 has access to electricity and only 31% of the road network is paved. Shortcomings in operations and safety have given both the ports and air space a reputation as the most unsafe in the region...

    Africa, Economic Community of West African States, Economics 1780  Words | 6  Pages

  • Mental Health in Nigeria

    The mental health problem is global and millions of people are affected. It exists in Nigeria such that it has become a public health issue, yet the mental health system in Nigeria appears to be inept in meeting the needs of sufferers of mental illnesses. This paper discusses the increasing importance of mental illness as a public health concern globally with particular emphasis on the Nigerian mental health issue. It is organised into various sections discussing the global mental health problem;...

    Health care, Health economics, Medical ethics 2821  Words | 7  Pages

  • Religious Tolerence Made Easy

    Religious Tolerance Made Easy Josh Fones December 8, 2012 Religious intolerance has been a problem concerning peace in this world for a long time. Throughout history there have been wars and other altercations between countries because of religious intolerance. People following a certain religion just cannot seem to accept that other people follow and practice other religions. I used to be one of those people. I was born and raised in a Southern Baptist household and have been taught the beliefs...

    Buddhism, Christianity, Dharma 2213  Words | 6  Pages

  • Inequality of women in Nigeria

    the legal concept of gender equality is entrenched in the 1948 universal declaration of Human Rights. It was also stated again in the 1979 United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. In a society like Nigeria, which is a largely patriarchal society, women tend to be comfortable to certain close-ended function in the society. It has also been confirmed that though men and women are supposed to be complementary partners in society's overall progress, women...

    Discrimination, Feminism, Gender 1826  Words | 9  Pages

  • Newspaper in Nigeria

    restaurants; classified ads; display ads, radio and television listings, inserts from local merchants, editorial cartoons, gag cartoons and comic strips. History Of Newspapers In Nigeria The newspaper of Nigeria covers all the local issues, major events, politics and celebrations the way of life of people in Nigeria and the business news. The system of Nigerian media is pulsating. It has more than 100 local and national newspapers and also publications. The government owns some of these publications...

    Advertising, Lagos, Mass media 1327  Words | 6  Pages

  • Culture and Customary Law in Nigeria

    described customary law in various ways. Okany: in “The Role of Customary Courts in Nigeria” described customary law of a community as a ‘body of customs and traditions which regulate the various kinds of relationship between members of the community. Obaseki, J.S.C. (as he then was) in the case of Oyewumi v. Ogunsesan defined customary law as follows: “The organic or living law of the indigenous people of Nigeria regulating their lives and transactions, it is organic in that it is not static....

    Administrative law, Appeal, Common law 980  Words | 3  Pages

  • HOW BOKO HARAM DEVELOPED AND UNDER DEVELOPED NIGERIA.

    largely on the ability of its citizens to live together in harmony and peace. However, history has provided us with many instances of occasional uprisings in Nigeria which might have occurred as a result of a political, religious, cultural or tribal misunderstanding. Such squabbles, many a time, have ended up in bloodletting. Presently, Nigeria has not ceased to experience some misguided and misled fellowship in the name of religion. This is because, for some years now, many Nigerians especially in...

    Development, Economics, Economy 2010  Words | 4  Pages

  • Education in Nigeria

    Factors Influencing Education in Northern Nigeria Introduction The aim of every country in establishing the quality education starts in the availability for all. A well developed country promise much more of the other countries can promise in terms of quality education. Sometimes, the countries that have a good quality of education usually serve better opportunities. On the other hand, the developing countries are still on planning to catch up with the other successful countries. This...

    Developed country, Developing country, Education 763  Words | 3  Pages

  • Young and Useful Engaging the Youth for a Prosperous Nigeria.

    I. ABSTRACT The future of every nation lies in its youths. But the nature of such tomorrow depends on how well their energies are harnessed. The dream of many youths for Nigeria is that in which the youths are productive and active participants in the drive for a prosperous nation. For their dreams to be achieved, they must have opportunities to develop their potentials and talents. The world is experiencing a bulge in its youth population and as a result there has been a dearth of employment...

    Economics, Great Depression, Inflation 1438  Words | 5  Pages

  • Nigeria-Democracy

    POL2038F—Literature Review How do scholars understand the quality and prospects of Democracy in Nigeria? The fall of the Soviet-Union saw the emergence of democracy becoming the most universally embraced and widely spread form of governance in the world (Ogundiya, 2010:204). The question of what makes a country a democracy is much contested by scholars, however, the concept has widely accepted core principles. These principles include, but are not limited to: justice, freedom, equality, transparency...

    Democracy, Direct democracy, Elections 2294  Words | 7  Pages

  • INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

    Privacy Policy Accessibility Help Contact Us Go to www.shell.com Nigeria Nigeria Change Location Environment & Society Safety Human Rights Security in Nigeria Future of energy Products & Services About Shell You are here: Shell Nigeria Homepage > Environment & Society > Safety > Security in Nigeria Security in Nigeria Since 2005 the security situation in the Niger Delta has deteriorated. Heavily...

    Crime, Human rights, Niger River 606  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Description of Nigeria

    Nigeria Essay Located in West Africa, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous worldwide. Thanks to its natural resources, especially oil, its economy is among the fastest growing in the world. From 1901 until its independence in 1960, Nigeria was a British colony. Great Britain decided to grant Nigeria its independence because after World War II Nigeria’s economy was very poor. Comprised of over 250 ethnic groups, as well as a population that is split religiously...

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