Mar 25- Nigeria

Mar 25 Nigeria - Nigeria Lots of art sculptures Culturally diverse Enormous number of PhD's highest proportion of US immigrants with PhD's

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Nigeria - Lots of art, sculptures - Culturally diverse - Enormous number of PhD’s – highest proportion of US immigrants with PhD’s - Diametrically opp. From Algeria - Nigerian economy is fundamentally based on crude petroleum export (over 90%) - Early labor is based on local labor with spin off enterprises (farms taxi services) - Oil removal has few jobs available - 50% of US petroleum production comes from Nigeria - “People used to earn their money by growing ground nuts in the North, palm oil in the East, and _____ in the south, but now the money just flows” - The money flows to the North where the connections are - “Oil has laid a dead hand on all enterprise in Nigeria.” - “Oil and the chance of access to it is the only thing that binds Nigeria together.” I. The British role 1885-1960 - British found 200 hundred different ethnic groups upon arrival a. Igbo (East) - Moved throughout the region b. Yoruba (West) - Land has coastal exposure - They had income based on trading tolls - Did not object to missionaries coming in - Moved around – went North into other regions c. Fulami (North) - Took over the Hausa d. Hausa (North) - 1804- founding of Calafate b/c of a war of jihad against the practice of “sloppy or lax Islam” - Large, centralized states Summed up
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 292 taught by Professor Wylie during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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Mar 25 Nigeria - Nigeria Lots of art sculptures Culturally diverse Enormous number of PhD's highest proportion of US immigrants with PhD's

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