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African Development Bank (AFDB), Goals, Aims & Objectives

The African Development Bank (AFDB) established in September 1964, was opened for business on July 1, 1966 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast now Cote D’Ivoire.

Solid Minerals: Definition, Problems & Contribution in Nigeria

Solid minerals are naturally occuring substances derived from the earth which are of great value to man. They include metalic ores, fuel minerals (such as coal. uranium, signet, tar sands), industrial minerals and rocks (such as limestones, marble, etc.) and gemstones/ornamental stones.

Difference Between Capitalism and Socialism

Capitalism may be defined as an economic system in which all or most means of production are owned and controlled by private individuals and in which the economic activity of the government is at a minimum while Socialism is an economic system where the state takes the major economic decisions through detailed planning. Countries that adopt this system do not believe in the efficacy of market forces.

E-Government – Definition, Problems & Benefits of Electronic Government

E-government is the use of the internet and the world wide web for delivering government information. The focus of e-government should be on the use of information and communication technologies for better government.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – Meaning, History, Aims & Objectives

The Millennium Development Goals refer to a set of fundamental goals set by the United Nations in 2000 which all member states of the United Nations and, particularly developing countries, are required to achieve within a period of fifteen years.

NEPAD – Meaning, History, Features, Aims & Objectives

The New Economic Partnership for African Development (abbreviated as NEPAD) is an economic development programme of the African Union (AU). It was established on October 15, 2001 at a summit of the African Union in Lusaka, Zambia.

United Nations (UN) | History, Features, Members, Organs, Aims & Objectives

The United Nations or UN, also called the United Nations Organization (UNO), is the largest and most important international organization on the planet. Most of the world's recognized nations ascribe to it.

Nigeria’s Non-Alignment Policy | Meaning, History & Origin

Nigeria became a member of the Non-Aligned Movement at the independence in 1960. The tone for Nigeria’s non-alignment policy was laid by Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in a speech he made at the House of Representatives on 7th October 1960, six days after Nigeria’s independence.

Africa as the Centrepiece of Nigeria Foreign Policy | Meaning, Principles & Implications

Africa as the “centrepiece” of Nigeria’s foreign policy means that Africa is the focus of Nigeria’s foreign policy. In other words, this policy orientation implies that the country places a high premium on issues relating to African affairs in her foreign policy.

Factors Affecting Nigeria Foreign Policy

The Nigerian foreign policy is profoundly affected or influenced by the perceptions, attitudes and value preferences of the various participants in the decision-making process. In other words, a nation’s international behaviour is, to a great extent, determined by the interests of those making and implementing foreign policies.

Globalization: Definition, Features, Merits & Demerits

Globalization is a phenomenon based on the continuous increase in the interconnection between the different nations of the world on the economic, political, social and technological levels. The use of this term has been used since the 80s. That is, since technological advances have facilitated and accelerated international commercial and financial transactions. And for this reason, the phenomenon has as many defenders - such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or the World Bank - as detractors.

Electoral College | Definition, Features, Merits & Demerits

Electoral College | Features, Advantages and Disadvantages What is an Electoral College? An electoral college is a set of electors who are selected to elect a candidate to particular offices. This is a group of body of elected representatives who in turn come together to elect people into political offices. It is also...

How to Prevent Electoral Malpractices

Electoral Malpractices is the manifestation of all forms of electoral misconducts, capable of derailing the electoral process. Therefore, Election malpractice and rigging could be reduced if the following steps were taken. 

Nigeria Civil War (1967 – 70) – Causes & Effects

The mid 1960s was a watershed in the political history of Nigeria as the country had to contend with several grave political crises. One of those political crises that almost led to the disintegration of the country was the civil war which began on 6th July, 1967 and formally ended on 15th January, 1970.

Nigeria Niger Delta Crisis | History, Causes & Effects

The Niger Delta refers to the area around the southern tributaries of River Niger and includes states such as Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and parts of Edo and Ondo states. The area is largely in habited by small ethnic groups, and this in itself creates problems of its own and promotes divisiveness and inter-group rivalries.

Problems of Local Government in Nigeria | Challenges & Solutions

Local government may be defined as a government established through an Act at the local level and to deal with specific matters as it affects them. Under the 1963 Republican constitution, local government authorities were created mainly to deal with matters of local concern, e.g. markets, feeder roads and motor parks.

Census Crisis of 1962/63 (Causes & Consequences in Nigeria)

A lot has been written in previous chapters on the 1962 - 1963 Census Crisis in Nigeria and this article only puts the whole problem in perspective. The census crisis was the first major political conflict to be confronted by the post-colonial Nigerian state.

Kano Riots of 1953 (Causes & Consequences in Nigeria)

The Nigeria Kano Riots of 1953 (Causes & Effects) The Kano Riots began in Kano on 16th May, 1953 and ended on 19th May, 1953. Causes of the Kano Riots of 1953 The major causes of the Kano Riots included the following. There was lack of familiarity with the operation and functioning...

Action Group Crisis of 1962 (Causes & Consequences in Nigeria)

The Action Group (AG) crisis of 1962 was an intra-party disagreement which ordinarily should have been of little interest to students of Nigerian government and politics conflicts within political parties are normal and sometimes necessary.

2003 Local Government Reforms in Nigeria

The Obasanjo Government inaugurated the Technical Committee on Local Government Reforms on June 25, 2003. The Chairman of the Committee was the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Sanda Umaru Ndayako. Following the death of Alhaji Ndayako on September 1, 2003, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Adamu Liman Ciroma, who was a former Secretary to the Federal Government, was made the new Chairman of the Committee.