• LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA
    GOVERNMENT

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA

    Historical Background The evolution of local government system in Nigeria could be traceable to the Great Britain municipalities form of local government. This system was introduced in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu etc had similar responsibilities with that obtainable in Britain. This is a multiple system of local government that operated before the 1976 Local Government reforms. After the Second World War, local government councils gradually replaced indirect rule system of native authority of the emirs and law making became relatively easy even when most of the native authorities were so large. In Southern Nigeria, it was different from the native authorities. The native authority system respected and guaranteed the authority…

  • ANIMAL IMPROVEMENT
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    ANIMAL IMPROVEMENT

    Animal improvement refers to the ways of developing and breeding only those animals that show the greatest merit under consideration such as good feed conversion, growth rate, disease resistance and egg size. It also involves the upgrading of existing (local) breeds as a result of some desirable characteristics which they possess.   AIMS OF ANIMAL IMPROVEMENT To produce animals that can give high yield or products in form of meat, egg and milk. To produce animals that can provide high quality of products such as low back-fat thickness, yolk size and shell hardness. To produce animals with high feed conversion efficiency. To produce animals with high growth rate. To produce…

  • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA

    Commercial activities involves the buying, selling and distribution of goods and services in Nigeria. It involves trading, transportation and communication within and outside the country.   Types of Commercial Activities The types of Commercial activities in Nigeria include the followings: 1) Trade: Local trade. National trade. International trade. Stock exchange. Money market. Foreign exchange market (FOREX).   2) Transportation. 3) Communication.   Trade in Nigeria Trade in Nigeria involves the buying and selling or exchange of goods and services between one region of Nigeria and another or between Nigeria and other countries. Types of Trade: There are two types of trade in Nigeria. These are: 1) Local Trade: Local trade…

  • LOCAL GEOGRAPHY
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    LOCAL GEOGRAPHY

    Local Geography involves the study of our immediate environment. In other words, it involves the study of both physical and socio-cultural aspects of the locality. The physical aspect includes mountains, lowlands, valleys, rivers, vegetation, climate, etc. The socio-cultural aspect includes schools, churches, mosques, markets, transportation, etc. The locality therefore includes the villages, towns, local government areas and the states.   THE VILLAGE A village is a small nucleated rural settlement. It is formed from the combination of several hamlets. It contains several hundred or a thousand of people. It has limited services and lacks social amenities such as electricity, pipe-borne water, etc. CHARACTERISTICS OF A VILLAGE The village is relatively…

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