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There are widespread and frequent issues that stem from oil operations in the Niger River Delta,which also has the worldâ's highest deforestation rate.1 After years of oil extractions, the toll on the environment has been devastating.2 Nigeria also faces desertification, which is made worse by the lack of water and appropriate irrigation schemes.3 Human induced violence and epidemics are also the cause of major upheavals.4 There is intense flooding during the rainy seasons, which has only been exacerbated due to the increase of climate change.5

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1http://www.unep.org/science/chief-scientist/Activities/DisastersandConflicts/OilPollutionintheNigerDeltaNigeria.aspx
2 Ibid
3http://www.unicef.org/nigeria/2013­PL7­Nigeria_CPD­final_approved-English.pdf
4 Ibid
5 Ibid
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Earlier this year heavy rains and thunderstorms caused havoc in Lagos, Nigeria's economic nerve centre and one of Africa's most populous cities. Residents woke up in many parts of the city to find their streets and homes flooded and their property ... See more..
Premium Times 
The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday said that another Nigerian, Uchenna Eloh, has been killed in the Western Cape Province of that country. Kanayo Onwumelu, Chairman, Western Cape chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria ... See more..
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He said the California National Guard will be involved in the training of Nigeria's security agencies under the Ministry of Interior such as the Nigeria Immigration Service, Federal Fire Service, NSCDC and Prisons to deal with security challenges ... See more..
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Mr. Osinbajo called on Nigerian business, political and religious leaders to condemn “in the strongest possible terms, hate speeches that promote violence against an individual or a group, especially when such speech come from people of your own faith, ... See more..
Daily Trust 
By Balarabe Alkassim, Bauchi | Publish Date: Aug 17 2017 7:43PM"The call for secession by some groups in the country is unhealthy for Nigeria. We are better as a one United and indivisible nation. One group say ''go'' another group says ''we want to go''. See more..
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The Nigerian government has offered scholarships to five Nigerian students for making the country proud at the just concluded 2017 Olympiad competitions held at Morocco, Indonesia and Brazil. This was made known in a press statement made available to ... See more..
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At least 10 Boko Haram fighters were on Tuesday killed by soldiers of the Nigeria military during an ambush at a village near Maiduguri, Borno State, an official has said. According to the deputy director Army Public Relations at the 8 Task Force ... See more..
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According to him, it was a very important opportunity for Nigeria to showcase itself and also to show that it is safe and secure for business. “It is also an opportunity to advertise all of our ease of doing business initiatives.'' The acting president ... See more..
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Abu Dhabi: Libya and Nigeria, which are exempt from Opec production cut agreement, will struggle to increase their production in the coming months due to technical difficulties as well as due to security situation prevailing in both the countries ... See more..
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I had early childhood education in Nigeria. I did not go to a traditional school. I went to a Montessori school called The Learning Place (TLP). It is located on Rasheed Alaba Williams Lekki 1, Lagos. Montessori is an educational approach developed by ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Area

Total 923,768 sq km
Land 910,768 sq km
Water 13,000 sq km

Climate

varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
Natural Resources

natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts; flooding
Current Environmental Issues

soil degradation; rapid deforestation; urban air and water pollution; desertification; oil pollution - water, air, and soil; has suffered serious damage from oil spills; loss of arable land; rapid urbanization

Demographics

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Nigerian
Population
174,507,539 (July 2013 est.)
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Oil-rich Nigeria has been hobbled by political instability, corruption, inadequate infrastructure, and poor macroeconomic management, but in 2008 began pursuing economic reforms. Nigeria's former military rulers failed to diversify the economy away from its overdependence on the capital-intensive oil sector, which provides 95% of foreign exchange earnings and about 80% of budgetary revenues. Following the signing of an IMF stand-by agreement in August 2000, Nigeria received a debt-restructuring deal from the Paris Club and a $1 billion credit from the IMF, both contingent on economic reforms. Nigeria pulled out of its IMF program in April 2002, after failing to meet ...See More spending and exchange rate targets, making it ineligible for additional debt forgiveness from the Paris Club. In November 2005, Abuja won Paris Club approval for a debt-relief deal that eliminated $18 billion of debt in exchange for $12 billion in payments - a total package worth $30 billion of Nigeria's total $37 billion external debt. Since 2008 the government has begun to show the political will to implement the market-oriented reforms urged by the IMF, such as modernizing the banking system, removing subsidies, and resolving regional disputes over the distribution of earnings from the oil industry. GDP rose strongly in 2007-12 because of growth in non-oil sectors and robust global crude oil prices. President JONATHAN has established an economic team that includes experienced and reputable members and has announced plans to increase transparency, diversify economic growth, and improve fiscal management. Lack of infrastructure and slow implementation of reforms are key impediments to growth. The government is working toward developing stronger public-private partnerships for roads, agriculture, and power. Nigeria's financial sector was hurt by the global financial and economic crises, but the Central Bank governor has taken measures to restructure and strengthen the sector to include imposing mandatory higher minimum capital requirements. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$455.5 billion (2012 est.); $428.4 billion (2011 est.); $399 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

24.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 19.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava (tapioca), yams, rubber; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs; timber; fish
Industries

crude oil, coal, tin, columbite; rubber products, wood; hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel