• 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…

  • NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY
    GOVERNMENT

    NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY

    Foreign policy refers to the decisions and actions taken by a state to pursue her interests within the global system. The ability of a nation to influence the decisions and actions of other nations within the comity of nations is of great importance. Nigeria’s foreign policy can be defined as the totality of Nigeria’s interaction within the international system. In defining and planning their foreign policies, governments, most essentially, consider the enhancement of national interests at international level. National or domestic interest is a major factor in foreign policy formulation. Nigeria, maintains relations with other nations of the world and maintains many diplomatic missions, i.e, embassies, high commissions and consulates…

  • BRITISH COLONISATION OF NIGERIAN TERRITORIES
    DIPLOMATIC HISTORY,  ECONOMIC HISTORY,  POLITICAL HISTORY

    BRITISH COLONISATION OF NIGERIAN TERRITORIES

    By 1880, the British had been well established along the coast of West Africa and began to advance into the interior. With the abolition of slave trade in Britain in 1807, the trade in palm oil was encouraged to replace that in slaves. It was also hoped that it would supply Britain with raw materials for her growing industries. The discovery of the Niger by the Lander Brothers in 1830 opened the route to the interior for British trade. Since the mouth of Nigeria had been discovered, it was necessary to put the knowledge to commercial use. The British Naval supremacy on the coast opened up trade for the British.…

  • 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…

  • 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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