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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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Nigeria News

Church of the Brethren Newsline (press release) 
The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board at its meeting earlier this month gave approval for the release of $500,000 of the Nigeria crisis funds from the denomination's Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF). Brethren Disaster Ministries requested ... See more..
Reuters 
ABUJA The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to warn Nigeria its economy needs urgent reform, according to a report seen by Reuters that could delay talks over $1.4 billion in international loans. The Washington-based fund will urge Nigeria, ... See more..
OilPrice.com 
In a bid to attract more foreign investment, Nigeria's government has introduced a new, faster visa application procedure that will allow executives traveling there on business to collect their visa within 48 hours of applying for it. The West African ... See more..
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Premium Times 
There is a new word in marketing called 'Hiving'. It is the continuous debasement of a good brand by its owners in what can be termed self-sabotage. Though this statement is debatable – the Super Eagles are the only Nigerian football brand that ... See more..
Daily Trust 
The former Minister of National planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman has said that unless there is strong political and legislative support to government's policies and initiatives, Nigeria's quest for economic buoyancy, national growth and sustainable ... See more..
Voice of America 
Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history ... See more..
Slate Magazine 
In the heart of Abuja, the federal capital territory of Nigeria, there is a bank of huge satellite dishes. They are part of the country's Earth station—the place that connects with five Nigerian satellites in orbit, the stream of data they generate ... See more..
Goal.com 
Chelsea youngster Ola Aina is wanted by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr as he considers his international future with England. Lopetegui delighted with Costa form. The 20-year-old was born in London and has made dozens of appearances for England at youth ... See more..
Premium Times 
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Aroye, a combatant with the 118 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Gubio, was said to have taken sides with some disgruntled soldiers by unruly announcing that he had quit the army in November 2015 ... See more..
Premium Times 
Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialised in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, on Friday announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes ... 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 ;

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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