The ethnicity of Nigeria is so varied that there is no definition of a Nigerian beyond that of someone who lives within the borders of the country (Karyth (2012). Nigeria consists of between 250 to 300 ethnic groups forced to co-exist within the artificial boundaries constructed by Great Britain. However, only three ethnic groups have attained ethnic majority status in their respective regions. the Hausa-Fulani in the north, the Ibo in the southeast, and the Yoruba in the southwest (Karyth 2012). These groups make up about three-fifths of the total population of Nigeria.
In some parts of Nigeria, women are denied opportunities to get formal education and their girls are forced to early marriage subjecting them to maternal responsibilities. My focus on the research will be on the children, the children are the future of a country and so more attention should be directed to them. Child poverty should be a major concern in Nigeria, many children have been displaced due to one reason or the other for instance in the northern part of Nigeria where “Boko-Haram” is so rampant and considered to be a war zone. The affected children have been taken away from their normal lives they stopped schooling, no proper feeding and socially
Poverty is a big problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the world. In the world, it is estimated that 1,4 billion people live at poverty line of $1,25 or below, (Global Issues, 2014). Besides the poverty, a lot of other issues are present, such as lack of clean water, famine and diseases. Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation, (Global Issues, 2014). The most of the poverty is present in Africa and in the countries of the Third World.
However, in Nigeria, there is lack of awareness and lots of water pollution mostly in the rural areas which makes it difficult to have access to potable water. Environmental, air and noise pollution is also seen in some urban areas, which cause major health problems. Water and
Imperialism in Nigeria Today, Nigeria is one of the many developing third-world countries in Africa, with a high prevalence of poverty, disease, violence, poor human rights record, and stagnant ideals relative to modern ways of thinking. All of these current issues are a result of one underlying cause: imperialism. From 1901 to 1960, Nigeria was under British colonial rule. As a result of the Industrial Revolution, economic interest proliferated. Thus, a craving for natural resources, new markets, and cheap labor was born, a desire only to be further galvanized due to competition amongst European countries.
Abstract Increasing inequality in Nigeria has been of growing interest to scholars, international political observers and the Nigerian public since the creation of the country in 1914 by the British colonial masters. The focus of this paper is on the extent to which the practice of democracy in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic has contributed to the reduction of inequality. The paper begins with the dimensions of inequality in Nigeria. The study shows that democratic governance has not adequately bridged the inequality gap in country. The paper further identifies reasons for the failure of democratic governance to address the problem of inequality successfully.
i) Poverty: Widespread poverty Among all the factors that cause the human trafficking in Nigeria, poverty always has been targeted as the principle driving force behind the human trafficking (Sanni, 2011, p.210). Poverty is usually listed as the first on any list of human trafficking factors in developing world. According to Daily Trust (2008), in 2008, 69 millions Nigerian lived in below poverty line and 70% below poverty level. It seems like Nigeria’s social status has remained very poor compared
In the rural areas of Zimbabwe, poor conditions like dry soil and low productivity affects seventy percent of the population (Alwang et al. 3). The distribution of poverty is more concentrated in rural areas like Lupane and Mudzi than in urban areas, as eighty-four percent of the poor live in rural areas (East and Southern Africa Division Programme Management Department 3). Zimbabwe has seen account deficits at twenty-three percent and budget deficits at