Focus on Nigeria

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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.

Religions in Focus

New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices

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Author: Graham Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134936907

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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"Religions in Focus" engages with the religious lives of members of some of the most significant religions today. It presents religions as contemporary ways of life that motivate and inspire people. Because religious people refer to sacred texts, honour the founders of their religions, learn from elders, or mould their lives according to authoritative teachings, "Religions in Focus" explains the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice. It offers an introduction to religions that is rooted in the best scholarship of the Study of Religions and provides a secure foundation for further study.A team of Religious Studies scholars from many countries, all skilled communicators about the contemporary religions with which they are thoroughly familiar, introduce what it means to live as a religious person today. They insist that however old or young these religions may be, what is most interesting is the ways in which people express them today. This is not a history of religions but an insightful introduction to living religions. A guide to further study and a companion website will point to ways of building on knowledge gained in studying this book, and applying skills developed in studying people's religious lives.

Focus on Politics and Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe

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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.

Focus on World History: The Twentieth Century

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Author: Kathy Sammis

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825143717

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Offers activities to students that describe the major themes in world history during the twentieth century, including the struggles of nation-building among the countries that won independence and the growth of global communication.

Nigeria

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Author: Toyin Falola Ph.D.,Bukola A. Oyeniyi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849697

Category: History

Page: 412

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Written by leading experts in African studies, this broad introduction to Nigeria follows the history of the republic from the early period to the present day. Supports the National Standards of Geography through the inclusion of Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography topics Contains facts and figures, a chart of holidays, and a list of country-related organizations that promote further research opportunities for students Offers sidebars with interesting facts and profiles of key players in Nigerian history, culture, and politics Includes an annotated bibliography to direct readers toward additional resources for further research

Focus on Nigeria

Literature and Culture

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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.

Harmonious World and China's New Foreign Policy

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Author: Sujian Guo,Jean-Marc F. Blanchard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739126040

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The concept of 'harmonious world' has become the basis for the new principles and goals of Chinese foreign policy under the fourth generation leadership. The question remains, however, about the exact meanings of these principles and slogans, and their implications for Chinese foreign policy. This is the first edited volume that attempts to address this significant question, and its insightful contributions elucidates new dimensions of Chinese foreign policy and their implications for China's relations with the world.

Focus on Terrorism

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Author: Edward V. Linden

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600217098

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Terrorism, sadly, seems here to stay and to stay with a vengeance. It turns out that the United States was not prepared for it and now must play catch-up. In doing so, even agreement on how to define terrorism is in doubt and what to do about it seems beyond comprehension at the moment. This volume presents a broad cross section of analyses of weaknesses and actions in the ongoing battle including cyberterrorism, international terrorism, and societal implications of terrorism.

Nigeria

2001 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

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Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452747660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

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Nigeria showed serious macroeconomic imbalances under the Stand-By Arrangement. Executive Directors observed that this had emerged as a result of the sharp increase in government spending, and expressed concern at the risks of a further acceleration of inflation and instability in the exchange market. They stressed the need to implement prudent fiscal and monetary policies for macroeconomic stability, and accelerate structural reforms. They called on Nigeria to show continued commitment toward a strong economic program that could be supported by the IMF.

A History of Nigeria

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Author: Toyin Falola,Matthew M. Heaton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139472036

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the world's eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious conflict, political instability, rampant official corruption and an ailing economy. Toyin Falola, a leading historian intimately acquainted with the region, and Matthew Heaton, who has worked extensively on African science and culture, combine their expertise to explain the context to Nigeria's recent troubles through an exploration of its pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood. By examining key themes such as colonialism, religion, slavery, nationalism and the economy, the authors show how Nigeria's history has been swayed by the vicissitudes of the world around it, and how Nigerians have adapted to meet these challenges. This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.

Nigerian History, Politics and Affairs

The Collected Essays of Adiele Afigbo

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Author: Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo,Toyin Falola

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592213245

Category: History

Page: 722

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These essays attempt to focus the light of history on Nigeria, Nigerians and their contemporary condition. The root idea here is that fundamental to all historical works - that when the mind interacts with the past, the result is something like a torchlight whose beam is focused on the present, thus enabling us to achieve a better understanding of the problems which face us. Afigbo has probed deep into Nigeria's past, bringing out all the facets, all the elements and all the issues that are necessary to improve the present.

Environment and Economics in Nigeria

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Author: Toyin Falola,Adam Paddock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662472

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This volume gathers contributors across a wide range of disciplines to explore the relationship between the environment, economics, and development in Nigeria from the twentieth century to the present, examining issues such as violence, health, and contemporary concerns about sustainability and conservation. It sheds light not just on the environmental history of Nigeria - a crucial, paradigmatic case in its own right - but also offers insights into these issues as they manifest themselves throughout the developing world.

Hajj in Focus

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Author: Zafarul-Islam Khan,Yaqub Zaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 192

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A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World Bank

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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.