nigeria

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where is nigeria
nigeria is a country in west africa. it borders benin, niger, chad and cameroon. its coast lies against the atlantic ocean.
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list 3 reasons why nigeria is important globally
12th largest producer of oil in the world, world's 21st largest economy, 5th largest contributor to united nations peacekeeping arround the world
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list 3 reasons why nigeria is important in africa
highest GDP in the continent of africa, 3rd largest manfactoring secotor, largest farm output in africa
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how have politics shaped economic development
nigeria was only independant in 1960 so civil wars for power resulted in dictatorships. lack of political stability lead to corruption and lack of development. now nigeria has a stable government several countries are starting to invest
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how is the environment in different sections of nigeria caused uneven development
northern nigeria-semi desert so crops as cottn and millet can be grown, southern nigeria-high temps and high rainfall and hard to keep catle there due to tsetse fly which kills livestock. jos plateau = developed:it is ideal for farmland (cool+wet)
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what is nolly wood
the 2nd largest film industry in the world
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how are the job types changing in nigeria
in 1999 nigera was 70% agricultire, whereas now this has decreased as there is more farm machinery and better pay for the other jobs. industry and services has increased due to a stable government
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what are nigerias main imports and exports
imports: refined petrolium from EU and USA, cars from brazil adn USA, telephones. exports: crude and refined petrollium, rubber, cocoa, cotton
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how has manufacturing stimulated economic development
regular paid work means secure income so a larger market purchacing cars clothes and electrical appliances. more emplyed people means more taxes. attracts foreign investment.
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give a positive example of a TNC in nigeria
unilever. they manufacture soap using palm oil employing over 1500 people in nigeria. it comes from sustainable sources. the company also promotes improvements in healthcare, education and water supply
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give a negative example about Tnc in nigeria
shell. oil spills, toxic fumes, oil theft which is costing the government and TNCs billions each year
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why does nigeria need aid
nigeria is receiving aid becuse some people are still poor. NGOs and small charities are the best as money goes directly where it is needed. most aid comes from USA and UK but also NGOs. 60% of pop lives off less than 63p per day.
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how may aid in nigeria not always be used effectively.
corruption means aid is lost or not given to the right people, money goes to supply the navy, people may use the donations to promote themselves and make themselves look better
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how does industrial growth affect the environment
pollution of nearby land and rivers as toxic waste is dumped or leaked, harmful pollutants go into open drains puttng people at risk, breathing and lung problems come from the huge number of fumes.
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how does urban growth affect the environment
services like health and education havent kept up with the pace of the growing cities, waste disposal is a major issue, traffic conjestion creates high levels of pollution. 70-80% of forests have been destroyed to make room foe urban development
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how does mineral and oil extraction affect the environment
tin mining causes soil erosion and local water supplies polluted with toxic chemicals. oil spills (bodo oil spills 2008/9) cause fires which release co2 and damage water
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how has the quality of life for nigerians improved due to economic development
reliable, better paid jobs in manufacturing industries of services. better acess to safe water and sanitation, improved acces to better diet (more concentrated at school) higher disposable income to spend on schooling food clothes and recreation.
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what are the issues still in nigeria despite the recent growth
limited acces to safe water is still a problem, nigeria isnt growing at the same rate as for example malaysia which was in a similar stage of development 30 years ago. this is because its oil wealth isnt being used effectively and the rich poor gap
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contiue
has become wider. corruption means that oil wealth hasnt been used to diversify the economy. nigeria's over dependence on oil could also become a problem in the future due to people moving to shale oil and more sustainable alternatives.
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what are the barriers stopping nigeria from devloping
political as there needs to be a stable government to encourage investment, environmental problems like the tsetse fly and oil spills. social problems like disrust between several tribal groups eg yoruba and igbo. relegious divide between christian
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south and muslim north (boko haram terroist group also pread fear to potential investors)
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