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Transcript of Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria Nigerian Pre history Nok culture flourishes. The Nok people create clay figurines of human heads and animals, which are prized today. 500 B.C. - 200 A.D This Day Music Festival in Lagos Getting to know Nigeria Nigeria is located in Western Africa, and borders the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin on the west and Cameroon on the east.It has a compact area of 923,768 square kilometers (356,376 square miles). It is impossible to determine how many people live in Nigeria beyond rough estimates. Nigeria has six cities with a population of over 1 million people and There are 36 states in Nigeria ! Nigeria is a Federal Republic modelled after the United States, with executive power exercised by the president. The government of Nigeria is also influenced by the Westminster System model in the composition and management of the upper and lower houses of the bicameral legislature. However, the President of Nigeria is the head of state, head of government. Goodluck Johnathan "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress" Motto Life statics of Nigeria 19th century under Usman dan Fodio, the Fulani led the centralized Fulani Empire, which continued until 1903 when the Fulani population and land were divided into various European colonies. Between 1750 and 1900, one to two-thirds of the population of the Fulani jihad states consisted of slaves. On 1 January 1901, Nigeria became a British protectorate, part of the British Empire. The independent kingdoms of what later became Nigeria fought many wars against the British Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries trying to regain independence. Nigerian history Colonialism is a major feature of the economic history of Nigeria. Britain eventually gained control of Nigerian administration. After independence, the Nigerian economy seemed very promising. The Naira is the currency of Nigeria. life expectancy
male: 48.95 years
female: 55.33 years 13.48 deaths/1,000 population death rate birth rate 39.23 births/1,000 population Jaja Wachuku, First Nigerian Speaker of the House: 1959 - 1960 Colonial Flag of Nigeria Known Nigeria Nigeria is know for rich resource of oil and rapid growth of population and poverty . Nigerian Culture Culture of Nigeria gives a lot of value to different types of arts, which primarily include ivory carving, grass weaving, wood carving, leather and calabash. Pottery, painting, cloth weaving and glass , metal works and sports. POVERTY The state of being extremely poor. One in every two children in the world lives in poverty! Did you know ? Serious poverty
in Nigeria Despite Nigeria's plentiful agricultural resources and oil wealth, poverty is widespread in the country and has increased since the late 1990s. Some 70 per cent of Nigerians live on less than US$1.25 a day. Effects of poverty health issues literacy problems Nigeria's personal poverty The National Bureau of Statistics said 60.9% of Nigerians in 2010 were living in "absolute poverty" - this figure had risen from 54.7% in 2004. Poverty has risen in Nigeria, with almost 100 million people living on less than a $1 (0.63) a day, despite economic growth, statistics have shown. Poverty pushed to aside How Then Governor Goodluck Jonathan Gave Obaigbena $1 Million From Bayelsa’s Poverty Alleviation Funds For Beyonce And Jay Z's Visit To Nigeria Sahara Reporters uncovered documents indicating then-Governor Goodluck Jonathon pulled a shocking 1 million dollars from Bayelsa State's poverty alleviation fund to pay for Beyonce and Jay Z's trip to Nigeria. this day concert stars All the major concerts that have held in Nigeria in the last year or so, have had a gate fee of 5-10k for regular, 20-25k for VIP and a VVIP table for 10 people for N500grand. If you divide it, that's 50k per person. A half a million dollars was spent to
have Kim Kardashian appear . she only spent 45 minutes at the event and made a 35 second speech. If the money used to fix poverty in Nigeria is used towards concerts will poverty ever be fixed ? THE END Mary J Blige Rihanna Jay-Z Fat Joe Chris Brown Shakira John Legend Usher Naomi Campbell
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