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1 Humanities presentation; Nigeria Saad Al-Shibani 10 th grade

2 Nigeria It’s a country of different lands, and warm temperatures. Called the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is found on the west coast of Africa. Nigeria borders several countries and the Atlantic Ocean. To the north is Niger; to the east are Chad and Cameroon. West of Nigeria is Benin. In the south, there are 500 miles of coast on the Gulf of Guinea. Its water flow into the Atlantic Ocean. The book: Nigeria# 966.9 page 4-9


4 Nigeria Politics Nigeria is a federal republic modeled after the United States with executive power. The Senate is a 109-seat body with 3 members from each state and one of the capital region of Abuja. Ethnocentrism, tribalism, sectarianism (especially religious), and prebendalism have played a visible role in Nigerian politics both prior and subsequent to independence in 1960. Nigeria 3 largest ethnic groups have maintained historical preeminence in Nigerian politics; competition amongst these 3 groups, the Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo, has fuelled corruption and graft. The Nigerian Military are charged with protecting The Federal Republic of Nigeria, promoting Nigeria’s global security interests, and supporting peacekeeping efforts especially in West Africa Note: Wikipeida, Nigerian politics


6 Nigeria Economies Nigeria is classified as an emerging market and is rapidly approaching middle income status, with its abundant supply of resources, well- developed financial, legal, communications, transport sectors and stock exchange, which is the second largest in Africa. Nigeria is ranked 37 th in the world in terms of GDP as of 2007. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit and the World Bank, Nigerian GDP at purchasing power parity has nearly doubled from $170.7 billion in 2005 to 292.6 billion in 2007. Nigeria is the 12 th largest producer or petroleum in the world and the 8 th largest exporter, and has the 10 th largest proven reserves. Wikipedia: Nigeria Economies

7 Nigerian cultures According to the Nigerian population, the main religions are Islam, Christianity, and indigenous religions. Christianity is concentrated in the south while Islam dominates in the north. The majority of Nigerian Muslims are Sunni (95%) but a significant Shia minority exists. Christian Nigerians are about evenly split between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Other minority religious and spiritual groups in Nigeria include Hinduism, Judaism, The Baha'i Faith, and Chrislam (a syncretic faith melding elements of Christianity and Islam). Wikipedia: Nigerian cultures

8 Nigeria Environmental Issues Nigeria’s Delta region, home of the large oil industry, experiences serious oil spills and other environmental problems. Waste management including sewage treatment, the linked processes of deforestation and soil degradation, and climate change or global warming are the major environmental problems in Nigeria. In terms of global warming, Africans contributes only about one metric ton of carbon dioxide per person per year. Wikipedia: Nigeria Environmental Issues

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