• MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
    GOVERNMENT

    MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

    MEANING OF MDG The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are eight international development goals that were officially established following the millennium summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations millennium declaration. All 193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organisations have agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015.   GOALS OF MDG Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Achieving universal primary education. Promoting gender equality and empowering women. Reducing child mortality rates. Improving maternal health. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Ensuring environmental sustainability. Developing a global partnership for development. Note the following: Each of the goals has specific stated targets…

  • DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA
    GOVERNMENT

    DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA

    Historical Background Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) and Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) were formed as political parties after the introduction of the Clifford Constitution. They could not be said to be national parties. Their activities were mainly restricted to Lagos. However, at the end of the Second World War, new political parties emerged and replaced the NNDP and NYM. Some of these new parties were in two groups – major and minor parties. Some of the major parties were the National Council of Nigeria and the Camerouns (NCNC), Northern People’s Congress (NPC), Action Group (AG). Some of the minor parties were the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU), United Middle Belt…

  • NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD)
    GOVERNMENT

    NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD)

    The New Partnership for Africa’s Development should be seen as a home – grown African initiative to overcome the age-long obstacles to African development. This body is assumed to be in partnership with the international community, the Group of 8 industrialised countries: The Russian federation. Germany. France. Italy. Japan. United kingdom. Northern Ireland. United States of America. Note: What is now popularly known by the acronym NEPAD came into being upon the joining together of the millennium partnership for the African Recovery Programme (MAP) and the OMEGA plan, at the request of the organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU). It was once known as the New…

  • ROLES OF GOVERNMENT IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    ROLES OF GOVERNMENT IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

    Government plays an important role in the development of agriculture in Nigeria. This has helped to solve the numerous problems which resulted in the poor development of agriculture. The roles of government in agricultural development include: 1) Provision of Financial Assistance: The federal government, through its various agencies, has helped in the provision of financial assistance to farmers in the form of loans, credit and subsidies. Agencies like Nigerian Agricultural and Co-operative Bank (N.A.C.B), Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (A.C.G.S) and the National Directorate of Employment (N.D.E) were established to give loans to farmers. The government also directed commercial banks to give loans to farmers in order to boost their production.…

  • PROBLEMS OF TOURISM IN NIGERIA
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    PROBLEMS OF TOURISM IN NIGERIA

    Some of the major problems facing tourism development in Nigeria include the following: Inadequate funding: In Nigeria, the tourism industry is poorly funded. Poor funding has led to the poor development of the sub-sector. lack of access roads: In Nigeria, there is basically lack of access roads to most resort centres. Many of the roads are in bad shape and this tends not to attract tourists to such centres. Poor publicity: Lack of effective publicity or communication system for publicizing the scenery, wildlife and cultural attractions to visitors is a big problem in the country. Inadequate personnel: One of the problems of developing tourism attractions in Nigeria is the inadequacy…

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