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.
In Nigeria, independence anniversaries are mere jamboree of speeches and fanfare ... As Nigeria celebrates its 62nd independence anniversary, politicians will use different platforms to rehash political promises and proclaim Nigeria’s greatness since its independence ... This Fourth July is yours, not mine.
Neconde EnergyLimited, one of the oil firms operating in the country yesterday denied complicity in the alleged illegal lifting of Nigeria’s crude oil at Ugo Ocha export terminal around Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 ... Furthermore, it stressed that the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum ...
Residents say recent gold mining activities near the cemetery have also made it vulnerable – as the ground became weakened. Nigeria is experiencing its worst wave of flooding in a decade – affecting 29 of its 36 states ... .
The MoU was agreed by Morocco's NationalOffice of Hydrocarbons and Mining and Mines and Nigeria's NNPC together with the Economic Community of West AfricanStates, a trade bloc that includes Nigeria. The 3bn ft3/d project would cross a dozen West African markets including Nigeria before terminating in Morocco, at a total length of 5,600 km.
They know Nigeria from the angle of their communities, zones and visit to some cities, but mine is different ... He talked about religion in Nigeria and he said Nigeria is made up of half Christians, half Muslims ... There is no state in Nigeria I don’t know ... What we are proposing is in order to ensure the peace and stability of Nigeria.
PresidentMuhammadu Buhari says in spite of the security challenges facing Nigeria, other countries, especially, in Africa, still believe in the country’s immense potential ... “Congratulations for doing justice to Nigeria ... The governor said Nigeria’s election was a testimony to the huge respect Buhari enjoyed in Africa.
Only a tiny fraction of waste is recycled in Nigeria, a country of some 210 million consumers ... Each year, Nigeria disgorges 200,000 tons of plastic into the Atlantic, the UN Industrial Development Organization reported last year ... We currently don't have that in Nigeria," he said ... Mining garbage and the circular economy.