Category: Politics

Reasons for Rural Migration in Nigeria

reasons for rural migration in nigeria

Human migration is the movement of people from one place to another either from rural to urban or urban to rural with the intentions of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location. Rural migration (also referred to as rural-urban migration) is the movement of people from villages or the countryside to cities or towns, […]

Reasons For Privatization In Nigeria

reasons for privatization in nigeria

Privatization involves the transfer of ownership from the public sector to the private sector. Realistically, privatization takes many forms and the term is sometimes used broadly, to describe any policy changes that enlarges the scope for private enterprises to compete with state-owned enterprises (SOEs) or even ones that might cause SOEs to behave more like […]

How Many Ethnic Groups are in Nigeria? (See List)

ethnic groups in nigeria

Every Nigerian knows the three major ethnic groups in the country but there are actuallly over 250 ethnic groups in the country. The Hausas are the biggest ethnic group in Nigeria with approximately 25% of the Nigerian population. The Yoruba group follows closely with approximately 21%. Additionally, the Ijaws are another major group with a […]

Introduction to Nigerian Government and Politics

introduction to nigerian government and politics

After the colonial era, the Nigerian Government became an independent nation precisely on the 1st October 1960. Three years later, the country would eventually become the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 1st of October 1963. Introduction to Nigerian Government and Politics The Federal Republic System adopted by Nigeria was modelled after the United States […]

First Military Coup in Nigeria: Blow by Blow Account

first military coup in nigeria

The first ever military coup in Nigeria took place in 1966 when some young majors made up of primarily South-easterners overthrew the incumbent government leadong to a military take over. This coup d’etat was led by Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna. The major casualties were the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the […]

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