Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, and plunged into a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It has since alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with its 2011 presidential elections being viewed as the first to be conducted reasonably freely and fairly.
The international community, security agencies, and lovers of Nigeria’s democratic advancement are invited to do all that is necessary to forestall the power ambush and electoral mines that Tinubu is planting.
He attributed the poor showing of Nigeria’s manufacturing sector to the overtly challenging structural and institutional constraints, as well as funding ... This, perhaps, accounted for the prominence given to the manufacturing sector, which is largely made up of manufacturing, mining and utilities, in each of Nigeria’s development planning.
Members of Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN) and Open SocietyInitiative for West Africa (OSIWA), have regretted that the twin evils of insecurity and rights violation have scared away women from mining business in the country ... The groups stated that Nigeria must take full advantage ...
A stellar US-based Nigerian professor of philosophy renowned for his cerebral, unsparing evisceration of the African anomy, called to say that the award indicates that Nigeria is still capable of doing some things right ... this is good news, Niyi; better, happier than what has been coming out of Nigeria in recent times.
It is important to our future development – both for my state Gombe and Nigeria at large ... The development is of course important in Nigeria’s economic history as she progresses to production of oil and gas in the Upper Benue Trough... You can imagine the job creation potential of this for Gombe State folks and Nigeria at large.
... access to all five undersea cables (ACE, GLO1, Main One, SAT-3, WACS), and over 45 carriers and ISPs.The data center is located in the largest metropolitan area on the continent, and a principal port of Nigeria, serving the petroleum, agriculture, mining, and tourism industries.
Joseph Ode writes the sanitation sub-sector is a gold mine waiting to be tapped ... One of the panelists, Adegbe Michael, said the sanitation sub-sector remains a gold mine waiting to be tapped in Nigeria, whose potential in revenue generation will stand at $26.1 billion in 2030 if harnessed.
Gunmen in Nigeria abducted four Chinese workers in June during an attack at a mine in the country’s northwest. In October, unidentified “thugs” attacked a Chinese-funded business in Nigeria and killed a Chinese employee there, according to the Chinese consulate in Lagos.
South Africa - Africa's second largest economy after Nigeria - is primarily powered by locally-mined coal, which generated nearly 90% of the country's total electricity supply of 224.63 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2021 ... mining sectors that are large employers and tax payers.
Perhaps, it has found a home with a certain presidential candidate who loves Dubai more than Nigeria... You are the future of this country and the heart and soul of Nigeria,” Tinubu added. “Your environment is as important as gold mining. Your health, welfare, and dream will be realised for a stable and prosperous Nigeria.”.
Africa’s climate has warmed more than the global average since pre-industrial times ... What is loss and damage? ... Over the past decade, the US has reportedly supported coal mining in South Africa, oil drilling in Nigeria and a huge gas project in Mozambique as part of a plan to “expand American exports throughout the continent”. How should loss be paid?.
For example, when the US, citing human rights concerns, pulled out of a 2014 deal with Nigeria to supply the country with attack helicopters, Nigeria turned to Russia instead, as did Egypt when the US cut arms supplies in 2013 after a coup.
Fighting back tears, he told me how weather patterns that he could no longer master or predict had left him without a way to provide for his family ... In west Africa too, a friend of mine scoffed at the idea of anyone denying climate change while living on the continent. “What would anyone in Nigeria gain from denying climate change?” he asked ... .