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Government Resources and International Information: Nigeria


About Nigeria

British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. Spurce: World Factbook

Nigeria: Communications, Media and Internet

Nigeria: Economy, Business, Labor, Banking, Industry and Trade

Nigeria: Education, Literacy and Libraries

Nigeria: Environment, Climate, Geology, Energy, Mining, Animals and Natural Disasters

Nigeria: Equality, Democracy, Civil and Human Rights

Nigeria: Health, Disability, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness

Nigeria: History, Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography

Nigeria: Housing and Construction

Nigeria: International Relations, Diplomacy and Foreign Assistance

Nigeria: Military, Defense, Security, Terrorism and Peace

Nigeria: Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Corrections and Crime

Nigeria: Transportation and Infrastructure