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Nigeria: African Giant
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Nigeria • For most of its Independence since 1960, Nigeria – Africa’s largest and potentially wealthiest country has been under one military leadership after another • Almost all military coups espouse “reform” and elimination of corruption as their incentive • However, when people’s voices are silenced the government can do as it pleases. • Recent democratic elections: 1999, 2003, 2007
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Africa’s Most Populous Countries 2007 & 2008 (millions) Country 2007 2008 Nigeria 144 148 Ethiopia 77 79 Egypt 73.4 75 Congo Dem Rep. 62.6 66 South Africa 47.9 48.3 Sudan 38.6 39.4 Tanzania 38.7 40.2 www.prb.org
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Nigeria’s Ethnic Groups • Nigeria is Africa's most populous country at 140+ million people. • Composed of more than 250 ethnic groups . • Most populous and politically influential: – Hausa and Fulani 29% – Yoruba 21%, – Igbo/Ibo 18%, – Ijaw 10%, – Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5% Religious Affiliation in Nigeria: Muslim 50% Christian 40% Indigenous 10%
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course GEA 3600 taught by Professor Mcdade during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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