A good ruler always has 2 perceptions in his mind: to abolish poverty and encourage a safe and warm atmosphere for his people. What happens in Nigeria right now is classified as inequality and non- existent life chances, as the rich own the rights and poor got to work for them like slaves. Most of them are trapped in the poverty trap. If the president of the country steals and harasses its nation, why would the owners of big industries do
This a paradox, since Niger has the necessary resources to boost its development. Still it remains one of the poorest countries in the world with a deficient budget. In order to break this vicious cycle of poverty and improve each Nigerien’s standard of living, the Nigerien government must diversify its economy, raise the taxes and reduce the population
Governance and environmental inequality in Nigeria: implications for conflict management strategies in the Niger Delta NATHANIEL UMUKORO* Department of Political Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria This paper examines the role of governance in environmental inequality in the Niger Delta. Fair access to environmental resources could help to guarantee human security and mitigate violence. Root causes of environmental inequality in Nigeria’s Niger Delta can be linked to government policies and laws such as the Land Use Act and the negative impacts of the activities of multinational oil corporations. Environmental inequality and its concomitant effects produce a trend to conflict in the Niger Delta. Keywords: Governance; Environmental
The advent of suicide bombing as a strategy for prosecuting terrorism by members of the sect has since signaled a new dimension to the national security challenge in Nigeria. To say the least, the rising incidence and prevalence of terrorist attacks in Nigeria have exposed the country to serious levels of humanitarian and territorial vulnerabilities. In the face of this situation, the sustenance of Nigeria national security is at best problematic. Also the risen war against farmers by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen is describe by many scholars like Jibo (2014), Okoli and Iortyer (2014), Okeh (2013) and Nchi (2013) as Boko Haram disguising themselves as herdsmen and launching violence attacks on the innocents farmers in other to take over their land for grazing purpose. To Dambazau (2016) Boko Haram insurgents are using the pastoralist/Sedentary farmer conflict as a cover to terrorize Nigerians.
As violences continues to grow, the number of those affected seems to grow higher and higher, approaching 10,000 killed, and 1.5 million displaced due to this violence (www.cfr.org). The United States government determines their relationship with Nigeria to be one of the most important on the continent. As a result, when the corruption of Boko
Walker, of course, places a heavy emphasis on the political context within Nigeria to explain Boko Haram’s origins. Wisdom, however, deviates from Walker’s standpoint in forming his response. For Wisdom, he concedes that religious ideology does place an active role in fueling Boko Haram (though it is not the only one he mentions). Wisdom writes that the majority of Boko Haram’s victims are Muslims, not Christians. Given that most of the victims are Muslim, there is a clear disconnect of Islamic interpretation between those victims and Boko Haram’s militant strategy.
Children in Nigeria work for a variety of reasons. The most important is poverty. Children work to ensure the survival of their family and themselves even if not well paid. .Children is often prompted to work by their parents. The proportion of parent decision in Nigeria on child labour is similar to that of Pakistan which according toBuchmann, C. (2000) represent 62, while only 8 per cent children make their own decisions to work at time.
NIGERIA, THE UNKNOWN Nigeria, a country located on the western coast of Africa is often overlooked and its culture goes unrecognized. Contrary to misinformed beliefs, Nigeria is a well-developed country with a general population of 170 million and many different qualities and interesting facts. Petroleum for example, which was first discovered in 1956, is the most important source of Nigerian government revenue and foreign trade (The World Factbook: NIGERIA. (2018, February 22). Nigeria has its own currency which is Naira as well as its own political infrastructure that consists of government, military, and presidency.
The Niger Delta Crisis in Southern Nigeria. - Ogoni Land The oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria has been embroiled in crisis between the government forces and some militant elements that are aggrieved over certain fundamental issues affecting the Region According to Bontee (2009) Before oil was discovered in Nigeria, there were other export commodities like Groundnut, Tin Ore, Cotton, e.t.c from the Northern Region and Cocoa from the western region. Economically viable petroleum was discovered in Ogoniland in 1957, just one year after the discovery of Nigeria's first commercial petroleum deposit, resulting in the oil boom era of the 70’s, Agriculture which was the mainstay of the economy was in the hands of both Northern and Western
According to the United Nations Statistics Division 2016, Nigeria has a population of about 178 517 000, almost 50 % of are women (UN 2016). The Federal Office of Statistics (2006) reports that 70% of this women population, reside and work in the rural areas, where women largely live in poverty, lacking access to basic education, decent nutrition, adequate health and social services (Fapohunada 2012:36). CIA data from 2015 shows that more than 50% of all women in Nigeria do not know how to read and write (CIA 2015). However, poverty itself is not the only reason why more than half of the women are illiterate. Many of parents in the country still prefer to send their sons to schools, because they do not consider education for women valuable.