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Transcript of Nigeria
Nigeria is divided into 3 main territories
which are controlled by 4 different tribes
(the Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa, and Fulani tribes)
Nigeria borders Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Benin. Federal Republic of Nigeria images taken from: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ng.htm
http://best9ja.blogspot.com/2011/05/map-of-nigeria.html Nigeria is divided into 36 states which are subdivided into 774 local government areas (also called LGAs)
The Flag of Nigeria was designed in 1959 and was first used on October 1, 1960. The green of the flag represents the forests and many natural resources of Nigeria and the white represents peace. "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress" peace many forests abundant natural resources Religion, language, and Traditions. Their motto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Nigeria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nigeria_veg_1979.jpg sources: : Nigeria is divided into three different regions the northern, eastern, and western regions http://whitmer.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Nigera-+Alex.+Sarena Nigeria is covered with forests, savannahs, and montane land. The forest and savannah land, however, is separated into three parts. The Niger delta is one of the biggest wetlands in the world Natural Resources of Nigeria include: petroleum, tin, columbite, iron ore, coal, limestone, lead, zinc, gas, and water power. Nigeria contains many highlands, plateaus, rivers, and deltas western region northern region northern region Nigerians are mostly Muslim, Christian, Catholic, and animists.
Nigerians wear Ibej charms(twim dolls adorned with beads) for good luck and prosperity as a part of the animistic culture.
English is the official language of Nigeria, but the languages of the Hausa, Yoruba, Iba, tribes are also spoken.
about 520 languages are spoken throughout Nigeria. 510 still spoken today, 2 second languages without native speakers, and nine extinct languages.
English is mainly spoken in the more modern, urban areas of Nigeria, but many tribal languages are spoken in the more rural areas. 75% of Nigeria is full of rural areas so many tribal areas are common. Some very popular Nigerian traditions include: dancing, singing, wood carving, bronze-work, and weaving. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:University_of_Lagos,_Nigeria.jpg http://www.1triberadio.com/feed/ performed at the International Plant Protection Convention 2008 the capital of Nigeria is Abuja
Nigeria's capital was Lagos (a very popular, modern city) until December 12th in 1991
Lagos is still the financial, commercial, and diplomatic center of Nigeria
Nigeria has a government similar to the United States- Nigerian government is modeled after the US government- and includes a executive, legislative, and judicial branch similar to the Us.
There are four distinct systems of law in Nigeria:
English Law- originated from its colonial past with Britain
Common law- case law development since colonial independence
Customary law- originated from indigenous traditional norms and practices
Sharia law - mainly used in the northern part of the country.
Nigeria is the most important country politically and economically in West Africa. It is richer than all other West African nations and holds considerable power. THE NATIONAL PLEDGE
I pledge to Nigeria my country
To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity and uphold her honor and glory
So help me God. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_arms_of_Nigeria.jpg Nigeria used to be heavily oppressed by military rule and dictatorship until it was broken in 1999 Nigeria gained it's independence from Great Britain on October 1st, 1960 "when prosperity abounds, peace thrives, hence the white colour guarded by two green pillars: Peace thrives in prosperous times!" One Us Dollar is $157.25 of Nigerian money, called Naira. short, yet affective Nigeria was colonized as a British colony in 1914.
There have been many civil wars in Nigeria over things like religion and government power
Nigeria got its name from the Niger River which is a very prominent in the Nigerian land.
Nigeria was once the most prosperous country in Africa because of oil found in Iboland located there, but because of civil unrest,wars, and mismanagement in government Nigeria still struggles and depends largely on its oil, natural gas, and forgeign aid. Some historians and archeologists believe Nigeria has been inhabited from around 12,000 BC
The first recorded empire in Nigeria was located somewhere near lake Chad
The Portuguese are thought to have been the first Europeans in Nigeria
Slave trade greatly divided the Nigerian people and many wars broke out because of it. It also changed the social structure and leadership of Nigeria.
Nigeria's first official colony was established in 1861 after slave trade was abolished by the British.
Nigeria officially became a British colony and Protectorate in 1914. Interesting Facts! Nigeria has the largest population of any African country
Nearly out of every Africans is a Nigerian.
Samuel Adaj Crowther, the first black bishop to be ordained by the Church of England, was from Nigeria.
Nearly 45% of people in Nigeria are under age 14.
The average life expectancy of a Nigerian as of 2010 is around 47 years.
Nigerian has the highest rate of twin births in the world.
Soccer is the national sport of Nigeria.
There is a place called Sabo in every state in Nigeria.
Extended families are the norm in Africa .
An endangered species of money called the drill monkey is found only in Nigeria and its neighboring country, Cameroon. http://www.esacademic.com/dic.nsf/eswiki/844269 http://www.coins-auctioned.com/auctions/nigeria-5-kobo-1974-km9-8923 http://www.ccoins.ru/africa/nigeria_en.html http://www.gcoins.net/en/catalog/view/5846 http://planet.botany.uwc.ac.za/NISL/GIS/assignment_1/K_Masiya_GIS_2006_Assignment_1_cg/_09.htm Niger River http://www.easyvoyage.co.uk/chad/lake-chad-3357 lake chad http://bakka-deliviano.blogspot.com/2008/09/identical-twins.html http://www.kenyanurse.com/2011/12/06/boys-to-men/african-soccer-2/ http://www.sastwingees.org/2010/08/01/nigeriacross-river-statecalabar-trip-report/ Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria's call obey To serve our Fatherland With love and strength and faith. The labour of our heroes past Shall never be in vain, To serve with heart and might One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity. O God of creation Direct our noble cause Guide thou our leaders right Help our youth the truth to know In love and honesty to grow And living just and true Great lofty heights attain To build a nation where peace And justice shall reign. N