There are 250 to 400 different ethnic groups in the country. Each ethnic group has its own peculiar language, traditions, and norms beliefs. There are over five hundreds of indigenous languages spoken within the country, namely: Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English etc. (Olaniyan; 1985) British Colonialism in Africa created a pathway for missionaries to spread Christianity and the word of the Lord in hopes that the people would see the evils in slave trading. As a result, Nigeria became an attractive spot for Christian missionaries.
from Arabia. By 800 C.E. the West African Soninke people created the Ghanaian empire and controlled the Senegal and Upper Niger Rivers. But with the Ghana empire other smaller communities started to appear and a large empire known as the Mali empire became powerful after the fall of the Ghana empire in the eleventh century C.E. That was when the Mali empire converted into western Sudan to Islam and developed the city of Timbuktu and was the center of trade,
Things Fall Apart focuses on the early experience of colonialism as it occurred in Nigeria, around 1890, from the first days of contact with the British to widespread British administration. Towards the end of the nineteenth century most European states migrated to Africa and other parts of the world where they established colonies. Nigeria and other African nations received visitors who were on a colonising mission; they introduced their culture and religion that is and later imposed these on the Igbo. The culture of the people of Umuofia is immensely threatened by this
From the 1870’s to the 1900’s, Africa was faced with European colonists. The waves consisted diplomatic pressures, military invasions, then the conquest and colonization of as much land as possible. However, the natives of Africa put up a fight against the British invasion, showing their violent nature. But, most of these forces were overwhelmed by British troops and enslaved. Then they were exploited by the British to mine expensive and valuable materials for Britain’s economic purposes.
3. Cannon Fodder: Anioma & the Balance of Power in Nigeria <<<IMAGE>>> The Royal Niger Company Anioma was a critical entity in local and international politics even before the formal creation of Nigeria. The first sets of European missionaries and explorers landed on the west bank of River Niger in 1830. The missions were the Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the Roman Catholic Mission, while the European explorers included the two brothers, Richard and John Lander. At that time, Aniomaland was simply called “Western Bank of River Niger”.
Sierra Leone belongs to World trade Organisation (WTO),International monetary fund (IMF),United Nations(UN) and World Bank(WB). US :The relations between US and Sierra Leone were established diplomatically after 1961, (when it got independence from Britain).Sierra Leone was home to a number of slaves in 1700 from North America. United States is undoubtedly the largest bilateral donor of Sierra Leone. More importantly it is a single donor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, that deals with cases of human right violation during the war decade .This court transitioned to a residual court presently. Besides this, President Koroma of Sierra Leone met President Obama in Oval Office on March 28,2013 where they dealt with anti-corruption laws and high profile arrests.
Having lived among the Benin people, the Onitsha people had picked up several Benin traditional customs. After the exodus, the Igbo people re-settled around Abo (Agbor) and further along the river Niger. All versions of the history of Chima confirms that his followers, recognized him as Eze (King leader) and that he was highly respected and later deified - which gives the descendants from Chima himself with four deities in their lineage. As the Ibo’s fled, they founded settlements and communities along the routes and the most adventurous carried on to the banks of the river Niger and eventually crossed the River Niger to another land warring land grab from the fishing inhabitants of Oze, Nkwelle and Ezunaka. King Chima was old at this time and died en-route to the new land, his burial site now a shrine exits to date.
The roots of Nigerian Pidgin English can be historically found in trade contact between the British and natives in the 17th century. It is part of English Pidgins and Creoles spoken in West-African countries namely in Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Nowadays Nigerian Pidgin English is evident in the big cities and ports in the south of Nigeria, where it is used among people as a trade language. Before Nigerian Pidgin English was considered a language of non-educated people, but today the Nigerian Pidgin English is widespread and recognized as more Nigerian than English. Nigerian Pidgin is known to be an English- based pidgin spoken across Nigeria.
Booth’s entire essay sought to affirm that Christianity is an African religion by showing how much its introduction into Africa was carried out by the black people who led the establishment of churches related to the Western controlling of distinguishable African character. Christianity was a factor of great change in Africa. It brought entirely new opportunities to some, and undermined the power of others. The spread of Christianity paved the way for many commercial speculators, and, in its original European form, denied people pride in their culture and ceremonies until Africans were able to fuse their own culture into it to truly make it their