Focus on Nigeria

Author: Nicola Barber,Ali Brownlie Bojang

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836862201

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the geography, history, politics, economy, and culture of Nigeria, discussing topics including colonialism, human rights violations, and oil dependency.
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Focus on Nigeria

Literature and Culture

Author: Gordon Collier

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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This issue of Matatu offers cutting-edge studies of contemporary Nigerian literature, a selection of short fiction and poetry, and a range of essays on various themes of political, artistic, socio-linguistic, and sociological interest. Contributions on theatre focus on the fool as dramatic character and on the feminist theatre of exclusion (Tracie Uto-Ezeajugh). Several essays examine the poetry of Hope Eghagha and the Delta writer Tanure Ojaide. Studies of the prose fiction of Chinua Achebe, Tayo Olafioye, Uwem Akpan, and Chimamanda Adichie are complemented by a searching exposé of the exploitation of Ayi Kwei Armah on the part of the metropolitan publishing world and by a recent interview with the poet Jumoko Verissimo. Traditional culture is considered in articles on historical sites in Ile-Ife, witchcraft in Etsako warfare, and the Awonmili women’s collective in Awka. Linguistically oriented studies consider political speeches, drug advertising, and Yoruba anthroponyms. Performance-focused essays focus on Emirate court spectacle (durbar), Yoruba drum poetry in contemporary media, gospel music, indigenization and islamization of military music, and the role of the filmmaker. Contributions of broader relevance deal with Islamic components of Nigerian culture, the decline of the educational system, and the socio-economic impact of acquisitive culture.
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Focus on Politics and Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe

Author: Ulric R. Nichol

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The area of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe is an area of massive economic and political upheaval. Russia has transformed itself into a rich energy producing country with no republics or satellites to provide free energy for. The former republics and satellites are saddled buying energy at market prices with emigration problems and elections.
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Nigerian Foreign Policy Under Military Rule, 1966-1999

Author: Olayiwola Abegunrin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275978815

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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Abegunrin examines Nigerian foreign policy during the 33 years of military rule punctuated by the quadrennial civilian government. He critically analyzes the major developments during this period at the regional, continental, and global levels, focusing on the activities of the key figures.
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A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World Bank

Author: Kevin M. Cleaver

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821324202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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For 25 years, population growth has outpaced increases in agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of food and the degradation of agricultural land have forced policymakers to reassess agricultural strategies for the region. This paper provides such a reassessment by identifying policies and investments that have worked and those that have not. The author sets out the common elements required for agricultural and rural development throughout the region. The strategy presented in this paper comprises elements from several development sectors, including transport, water supply, education, finance, and the environment. The author makes five broad recommendations to promote Region: adoption of policies to promote private sector farming and agricultural marketing, processing, and credit development and distribution of new technologies inclusion of farmers in decisions affecting their livelihood development of infrastructure and social programs in support of agriculture improved management of natural resources Projections of the likely effects of the proposed policies and investments are included. Tables throughout the text present statistics on agricultural growth rates, commodity prices, and deforestation in the region. An annex contains more general tables, with information on population growth and fertility rates, land use, agricultural exports, and droughts. The strategies suggested in this paper will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and to development practitioners involved in African agriculture.
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An Introduction to Political Science in Nigeria

Author: Adeoye A. Akinsanya,John A. Ayoade

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761857443

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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This book attempts to fill the void in literature for undergraduate and graduate students in the Third World, particularly Nigeria. Primarily intended for introductory courses in political science and, specifically, Nigerian government, the material covers such areas as the foundations of political science, political thought, political systems, and world order.
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