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Civil Aviation in Nigeria

Civil Aviation in Nigeria is a child of very humble beginnings, a spin-off of the British Colonial rule. But above all else, it is a product of a mere accident of history dating back to 1925 in the unlikeliest of places - the ancient, walled city of Kano. Sometime in July of that year the Northern city was gripped by a tense stand-off between the residents and the colonial government officials. The British government at the time was maintaining an active Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Khartoum,...

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unemployment causes and solutions in nigeria

60 per cent from 2006 until 2011, reaching an all time high of 23.90 per cent in December 2011. The NBS measures unemployment rate by the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. In its Economic Report on Nigeria released in May this year, the World Bank noted that “Nigeria’s annual growth rates that average over seven per cent in official data during the last decade place the nation among the fastest growing economies in the world noting that the growth has...

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History of Nigeria

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. The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. Nigeria is roughly split half and half between Muslims in the North and Christians in the South; a very small minority practice traditional religion.  The people of Nigeria have an extensive history. Archaeological evidence shows that human habitation...

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Larson in Nigeria

Larson flew to Kano, Nigeria, to begin a two-year term in an agricultural ministry in the Kano area. He returned to the United States in 1981 and enrolled in the Interdisciplinary track of Wheaton Graduate School. In June 1982 he returned to Nigeria under SIM, where he planned to complete his graduate degree while continuing mission work. In August 1984, Larson returned to Wheaton College Graduate School and received an M.A. in 1986. Larson established a joint venture in Nigeria in 1994, with local...

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The Impact of Small Business on Nigeria

scale businesses in the country had provided job and employment to many citizens. Small scale businesses play crucial roles in the economic development of countries (Ogundele; 2006).They employ more workers than their large scale counterparts. In Nigeria for instance, Small Scale Businesses (SSB) Constitutes 85% of all firms operating in the economy, and like in most other developing countries they employed the largest number of workers. Increasing number of graduates from increasing number of public...

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Education Expenditure and Economic Growth in Nigeria

education sector. However in our study we would realize that a country like Nigeria has been operating below the percentage recommended by UNESCO as our expenditure on education usually lies around 5.3%. According to the Federal Ministry of Education (2003), the educational system in Nigeria faced ill periods between 1979-1995 due to resurgence of instability and financial inadequacies in the management, and was affected by the general...

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AN APPRAISAL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA

AN APPRAISAL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA By Adelana, Olamide Samson olamidelana@gmail.com +234 802 286 8888 Local Government is one of man's oldest institutions. The earliest form of Local governments exists in the form of clan and village meetings. In fact, democracy itself originated and developed along the lines of local governance initiatives in the ancient Greek city states. One of the major functions of LG is to bring about meaningful development in the rural areas. As...

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Gsm Revolution in Nigeria

THREE YEARS OF GSM REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA By Ernest C. Ndukwe, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) INTRODUCTION ♦ Telecommunications is acknowledged as one of the most important infrastructures essential to the socio-economic well-being of any nation. ♦ The globalisation of world economy has further amplified the importance of telecommunications to the economy. ♦ The Telecommunication Sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors, and in terms of capitalization...

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Climate Change in Nigeria

Climate Change in Nigeria Climate change has always occurred in different Nigeria; however the effects have become more noticeable recently over the years. The effects have affected the daily lives of many for better or worse. A peer reviewed research done by an unknown source, which was accepted by the Journal of Geography and Regional had concluded that the average temperature of Nigeria has increased by 1.7°C in the period of 1901-2005. The increase has however been higher in semi-arid areas...

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causes of religious crises in nigeria

of Nigeria. He has to find a cover. He cannot claim political leadership openly on the grounds that he is, or wants to be, an exporter-importer, a contractor (etcetera)… he has to take cover as a Muslim or Christian … the manipulation of religion in Nigeria today is essentially a means of creating the context for this fancy-dress ball, for this charade of disguises.” (See Dr. Y. B. Usman’s The Manipulation of Religion in Nigeria 1977-1987). Ever wonder why religious crises in Nigeria are...

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