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Lecture 13 - 24.02.10

Lecture 13 - 24.02.10 - 24.02.10 H istory 10B Lectu re 13...

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24.02.10 History 10B – Lecture 13 The Giant’s Challenges: Governance, Oil and Shari’a Law in Nigeria Igbo Proverbs: “A toad does not run in the daytime for nothing” – Meaning: “Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then you know that something is after its life. Media Project Ruby Bell-Gam: [email protected] (310-825-1518) o http://guides.library.ucla.edu/ African Studies Web Guide Nigeria’s Newspaper Industry (2 nd paper market after Egypt) Missionaries since 1840s Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1937 ( West African Pilot ) 2 top independent papers: The Guardian and The Vanguard Most popular: This Day , Tribune and The Daily Sun 2 top government owned: The Daily Times and The New Nigerian www.newspapersonline.com Twins (Ijebi) venerated in Yoruba Culture Lecture Summary Nigeria Political History Continued The Trouble with Nigeria? Another explanation for the failed state of Nigeria? Tune in to Fela’s “Colomentality” Aside from lack of the rule of law, and the pervasiveness of corruption: Nigeria faces two serious problems: o Oil: Environmental crisis and ethic repression o Religious extremism: Islamic law and religious repression Oil Boom and Coups 1973 OPEC oil-prices rise and lead to an economic boom
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