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Joy and Nigeria

  1. 1. Joy Roe Nigeria Africa
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>Location: Western Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Area: land- 910,768 sq km, </li></ul><ul><li> water- 13,000 sq km, </li></ul><ul><li> total 923,768 sq km </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: Varies, equatorial in South </li></ul><ul><li> Tropical in center </li></ul><ul><li> Arid in North </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography cont: <ul><li>Terrain: Southern lowland merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in South West, and Plains in North </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources: Natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron, ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, arable land </li></ul>
  4. 4. Geography Note <ul><li>The Niger enters the country in the Northwest and flows Southward through tropical rain forests and swamps to its delta in the Gulf of Guinea. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Economics <ul><li>Business has been prospering mainly because the unwavering support extended by the government. </li></ul><ul><li>The government is funding many business enterprises and establishments that aim to make a mark on society. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Econ <ul><li>Real estate is gaining grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Wealthy investors are looking to make the most of their situation </li></ul><ul><li>Several banks </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses: Textiles, footwear, hosiery goods, sculptures and tapestries, stock exchange </li></ul>
  7. 7. Econ <ul><li>Oil is one of the most essential resources and 58% is used in country and 42% is shipped out </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs: engineering, HR, management based jobs, information technology, telecommunication, newspaper, industries in textiles, footwear, chemicals, banking or other financial companies, construction, automobile industries </li></ul><ul><li>Top job and most successful: business </li></ul>
  8. 8. Econ <ul><li>Tin, coal, and crude oil are the major industrial products </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice, peanuts, millets are the main agricultural products. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Civics <ul><li>Government type is Federal Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Capital is Abuja </li></ul><ul><li>36 states and 1 territory </li></ul><ul><li>Independence day: October 1, 1960 from UK </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution: a new one written in may 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Legal system: based on English common law, Islamic Sharian law, and traditional law </li></ul>
  10. 10. Civics <ul><li>Three branches: </li></ul><ul><li>Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative </li></ul><ul><li>Judicial </li></ul>
  11. 11. Three Branches <ul><li>Executive-Chief of state President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who became president after the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. </li></ul><ul><li>The President Goodluck Jonathan is both chief of state and head of the government </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet-Federal Executive council </li></ul><ul><li>Elections- popular vote, two 4 years terms max </li></ul>
  12. 12. Three Branches <ul><li>Legislative: Senate has 109 seats-3 from each state and 1 from Abuja </li></ul><ul><li>House of Representatives has 346 seats </li></ul><ul><li>Both are elected by popular vote and are 4 year terms </li></ul>
  13. 13. Three Branches <ul><li>Judicial: Supreme court which is appointed by the president. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Court of Appeal which are appointed by federal government on the advice of the advisory Judicial Committee. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Culture and Society <ul><li>Nigeria has about 371 tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Among the tribes only 3 have the status of ethnicity. </li></ul><ul><li>The three are tribes are: </li></ul><ul><li>Hausa Fulani, Yoruba, and Ibo </li></ul><ul><li>They make up 57% of the population </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hausa Fulani <ul><li>The people of Hausa are descendants of Sahara and the Chad Basin, legends term them as descendants of Palestine, Mecca, Canaan, Libya, and Baghdad. </li></ul><ul><li>They follow Islam and they administer Islamic law. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fulani trace their origins to the 13 th Century from gypsies and they too are followers of Islam. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tribes <ul><li>The minor tribes of Nigeria are deprived of the modern resources. These people are not exposed to the world and the technological advancements actively steering the country’s economy. </li></ul><ul><li>The 3 major tribes hold all the power since they make up 57%. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Culture and Society <ul><li>Many people in Africa have to go without food and clean water. </li></ul><ul><li>Nigerian residents are most likely to be faced with water scarcity. </li></ul><ul><li>Food and water scarcity is connected to death rates and quality of life issues. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Culture and Society <ul><li>They value different types of art including: ivory carving, grass weaving, wood carving, leather and calabash, pottery, painting, cloth weaving, glass and metal work. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 250 languages spoken, but English is the official language. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Culture and Society <ul><li>The people treat guests with the utmost care and warmth. </li></ul><ul><li>If someone offers food you must eat it. </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer is the most sport played, but they also like polo, cricket, swimming and wrestling. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Animals <ul><li>Carnivorous: lions, wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards, and civets. They are the most protected within the wildlife sanctuaries and parks. </li></ul><ul><li>Herbivorous: elephants, warthogs, hippopotamuses-found in the savanna grasslands </li></ul><ul><li>Birds: Mackinnon’s shike and olive pidgeons </li></ul>
  21. 21. Thank You

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