NIGERIA DID YOU KNOW
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria’s flag is three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, ...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with countries li...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Birth rate in Nigeria:             39.98 births/1,000 population (2008 est....
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since...
NIGERIA  <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Although human rights violations in Nigeria have been commonplace under mi...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria has a  diverse and large human rights community. </li></ul><ul><li>...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy and awareness groups in Nigeria include-  </li></ul><ul><li>Civil ...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Some other organizations produce materials and hold conferences and seminar...
NIGERIA  <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>One time  defence Minister  General Sani Abacha forced the interim governm...
NIGERIA   <ul><li>The Nigerian press is known for being  outspoken . </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria press (media) came under in...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>After nearly  16 years of military rule , a new constitution was adopted in...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is  blessed  with and  rich  in  natural gas,  </li></ul><ul><li>pe...
NIGERIA IN AFRICA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>That NIGERIA is among the next 11 List Countries in the emerging ...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>The  Next Eleven  (or  N-11 ) are eleven countries — Bangladesh ,  Egypt , ...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria officially became one of the N-11  countries on 12 th  December 200...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>N–11 COUNTRIES ARE SELECTED USING </li></ul><ul><li>Using macroeconomic sta...
NIGERIA  <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>The N11 countries share the characteristics of rapidly growing populations...
NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul>
NIGERIA <ul><li>SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Nigeria_coa.png </li></ul><ul...
VISIT ONLINE2AFRICA <ul><li>MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN ABOUT AFRICA </li></ul><ul><li>Be heard </li></ul><ul><li>Your voice/vie...
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  1. 1. NIGERIA DID YOU KNOW
  2. 2. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria’s flag is three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green </li></ul><ul><li>Officially Nigeria is named the Federal Republic of Nigeria , </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic made up of thirty-six states </li></ul><ul><li>And a Federal Capital Territory. </li></ul>
  3. 3. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with countries like the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. </li></ul>
  4. 4. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Birth rate in Nigeria: 39.98 births/1,000 population (2008 est.) </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5% </li></ul>
  5. 5. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. </li></ul><ul><li>The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. </li></ul>
  6. 6. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Although human rights violations in Nigeria have been commonplace under military rule, 1993 was a particularly challenging year for Nigerian human rights groups. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Abacha must go crisis, the human rights community banded together under a coalition called the Campaign for Democracy (CD). </li></ul>
  7. 7. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria has a diverse and large human rights community. </li></ul><ul><li>Nigerian human rights presence can be felt throughout the nation especially in times of crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>Many human rights activists and organizations in Nigeria are faced with harassment, police brutality, torture and sometimes killed </li></ul>
  8. 8. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy and awareness groups in Nigeria include- </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional Rights Project (CRP), </li></ul><ul><li>Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. </li></ul>
  9. 9. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Some other organizations produce materials and hold conferences and seminars to raise awareness in Nigeria. </li></ul><ul><li>These include the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights Africa and the Legal Research and Resource Development Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Ogoni People's Organization, and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, which address human rights issues. </li></ul>
  10. 10. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>One time defence Minister General Sani Abacha forced the interim government to resign </li></ul><ul><li>Thus staging the seventh coup d'etat since Nigeria's independence. </li></ul><ul><li>Abacha’s regime banned all political meetings and associations during the ‘Abacha must go’ crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>No timetable was set for the return to civilian rule. </li></ul>
  11. 11. NIGERIA <ul><li>The Nigerian press is known for being outspoken . </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria press (media) came under intense fire from government authorities during the ‘ Abacha must go’ crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>The government closed down several magazine houses for crying out loud . </li></ul>
  12. 12. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>After nearly 16 years of military rule , a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. </li></ul><ul><li>The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy </li></ul><ul><li>The country's revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement , and institutionalizing democracy . </li></ul>
  13. 13. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria is blessed with and rich in natural gas, </li></ul><ul><li>petroleum, </li></ul><ul><li>tin, iron ore, </li></ul><ul><li>coal, limestone, </li></ul><ul><li>niobium, lead, </li></ul><ul><li>zinc, arable land </li></ul>
  14. 14. NIGERIA IN AFRICA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>That NIGERIA is among the next 11 List Countries in the emerging &quot;BRIC&quot; economies. </li></ul>
  15. 15. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>The Next Eleven (or N-11 ) are eleven countries — Bangladesh , Egypt , Indonesia , Iran , Mexico , Nigeria , Pakistan , Philippines , South Korea , Turkey , and Vietnam. </li></ul>
  16. 16. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria officially became one of the N-11 countries on 12 th December 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria has got high potential of becoming the world's largest economies along with the BRICs. </li></ul><ul><li>They were identified and chosen by identified by Goldman Sachs investment bank. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of their promising outlooks for investment and future growth. </li></ul>
  17. 17. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>N–11 COUNTRIES ARE SELECTED USING </li></ul><ul><li>Using macroeconomic stability, </li></ul><ul><li>political maturity, </li></ul><ul><li>Openness of trade </li></ul><ul><li>Investment policies and </li></ul><ul><li>quality of education as criteria. </li></ul>
  18. 18. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul><ul><li>The N11 countries share the characteristics of rapidly growing populations combined with significant industrial capacity or potential. </li></ul>
  19. 19. NIGERIA <ul><li>DID YOU KNOW </li></ul>
  20. 20. NIGERIA <ul><li>SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Nigeria_coa.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Nigeria_coa.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html#People </li></ul><ul><li>http://nigeriaworld.com/ </li></ul>
  21. 21. VISIT ONLINE2AFRICA <ul><li>MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN ABOUT AFRICA </li></ul><ul><li>Be heard </li></ul><ul><li>Your voice/views is your right to lead the much needed CAMPAIGN for change in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Log onto </li></ul><ul><li>www.online2africa.wordpress.com </li></ul>
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