Culture, Diversity, And Struggles Of Nigeria

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“As in many places in Africa, the growing cities of Nigeria at first are divided by ethnicity. Benin City for example, has a city government that operates under the national government, but also has sections of the city, each of which dominates a single group and led by chieftain of that group. As the cities develop, these societal isolations tend to disappear; now the cities are blending the old African societies and replacing them with national identities.” (Moss 383)
The objective of this report is to give understanding on the culture of Nigeria, the diversity of its people and the overwhelming struggles that exist. It also discusses the movements of the people, and how kingdoms arose and grew, and the expansions in their industries, in petroleum and their rural contributions, also the demographic features of the population of Nigeria, including population density, ethnicity, economic status, religious affiliations and added aspects of the population, and how Nigeria incorporates a more complete range of climate settings, and the environmental dangers the lands face, with corrosion, and the campaigns local and national, that fight to protect land from industrial development. The country's land that varies greatly, with lowlands in the south, hills and plateaus in the central region and plains in the north, with coastal swamps and tropical forests take over the southern lands, while the north is mostly savannah and semi-desert.
“Government structure, and the involvement of Europe (British) in their changes of the economic and social direction of the area, and how the political parties began to drive toward total independence, and how the physiographic variety paralleled by the range of its people and their religions, languages and modes of living in the different states and regions that influence a certain religious belief. As the most-populous country in Africa and one of the world's fastest growing countries, the Nigerian people are a diverse mix of more than 250 ethnic groups, which can be separated into Muslim, Christian and those who hold traditional indigenous beliefs”. (Gunther 175)
A handful of facts about Nigeria; starting with the life expectancy of 47 years old, and the largest cities are Lagos, Kano and Ibadan In the north, women wear long flowing robes and headscarves, though they rarely cover their faces. In the south, women may choose to wear Western-style clothes for everyday wear, often buying cheap second-hand items in markets, while on Sunday; most women in the south will put on their best traditional clothes and headdresses. (de Blij 239)
As the largest in area of the West African states, Nigeria is an early twentieth century colony that became a self-reliant nation in 1960. A country of great diversity, with many ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups that live within its borders; becoming a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and joining the United Nations. Structured as a loose federation of...

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