Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, and plunged into a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It has since alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with its 2011 presidential elections being viewed as the first to be conducted reasonably freely and fairly.
With social inclusion having a directly proportional relationship with economic inclusion, increasing social inclusion also holds great potential to eradicate poverty across Nigeria... Realising the impact AI will have on Nigeria’s economy, the nation last year inaugurated the NationalCentre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Women and girls were marginalised groups in Nigeria who went through inhuman attacks like rape and intimate partner gender violence, he noted ... Madam Isopi said the EU was focusing on fighting impunity in Nigeria and was helping the Nigerian government to set up a sexual assault centre to discourage the act and support victims.
Through his leadership at NEPC, Nigeria has been able to scale up the export of non-oil products, through the Zero Oil plan in synergy with other agencies ...The InternationalTradeCentre’s export potential map suggested that Nigeria is meeting only 20 percent of its potential in exports of frozen seafood.
The ArtX Prize was launched by Art X Lagos, in partnership with Access Bank, to contribute to the continued growth of the visual art sector in Nigeria. In the absence of infrastructure that exists in other international centres for contemporary art, the prize was launched to contribute to the growing contemporary art sector in Nigeria.
KAFILAT ARAOYE is the pioneer managing director/CEO of LOTUSBank, the latest non-interest bank in Nigeria... This is the experience we are bringing into Non-Interest Banking, although Non-Interest Banking is new in Nigeria ... It’s a container but we’ve turned it around into a DigitalServiceCentre (DSC).
Badaru said for Nigeria to maximise this, ... Nigeria’s manufacturing sector records trade deficit of N4.3trn in Q2 2021 ... She said, for Nigeria to maximally exploit the opportunities presented by the AfCFTA, all economic centres, tiers of government and human capacity must be involved.
Cholera was first reported in the Maradi region, on the borders with Nigeria, and was linked to the outbreak in northern Nigeria ... Since 21 June, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control activated a comprehensive cholera Emergency Operations Centre to respond to the emergency.
Lagos, Nigeria’s cultural nerve centre is already looking like a candidate. In recent times, Nigeria’s cultural goods have become increasingly visible globally, prompting an ambitious notion. Perhaps Nigeria will join countries like the United States and become a global cultural hotspot?.