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    Benin Symbolism

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    shells, guns from Europe, ivory from Benin, peppercorns from Benin and slaves from Benin ( BBC 1 ). Plankensteiner stated that, principally made of cast bronze and cut ivory, Benin craftsmanship was delivered essentially for the court of the Oba of Benin - a heavenly ruler for whom the specialists created a scope of formally noteworthy articles. The full multifaceted nature of these works can be acknowledged just through the mindfulness and thought of two complementary cultural perceptions of the art of Benin: the Western appreciation of them primarily as works of art and their comprehension in Benin as authentic documents and as mnemonic devices to recreate history, or as custom items. This unique centrality is of extraordinary import in Benin (Plankensteiner). The royal crafts of the Benin Kingdom of south-focal Nigeria avow the centrality of the oba, or perfect king, depicting his divine nature. While recording the kingdom 's critical verifiable occasions and the oba 's inclusion with them, they likewise start the oba 's communications with the heavenly and respect his revered progenitors, fashioning a progression that is key to the kingdom 's well-being. The materials utilized as a part of Benin 's illustrious expressions—essentially metal, ivory, and coral—are invested with consecrated power. The intrinsic estimation of these materials inside Benin and the time and aptitude that is invested in working them reflect the earthly and otherworldly influence of the oba…

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    Madison DuBois Dr.Sim World Civilizations 0ctober 18th, 2016 The Half of The Yellow Sun was written by Chimanmanda Adichie. The book was based in Nigeria, the author of the book was born there. This book gives the illustration of the Biafra War. It tells the story of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene during the war. There are many themes that are shown within the relationships of multiple people. The readers read through many sufferings, losses, and horrible struggles in the novel. This…

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    security, as well as those in other parts of Nigeria, begins to have a toll on the federal budget. The 2013 budget allocation for security constituted 13.5 percent of Nigeria’s annual expenditure . Depending on the current trends of security challenges, national budget allocation for security will likely rise. The irony is that, what the people see as government failure to respond to the degradation of their land and rivers, was seen by government as a threat to the fundamental survival of the…

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    Kwasi Kwarteng, a former student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he earned a Ph. D in British history has done extensive research in order to pen his book “Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World.” Fascinated with British colonial history, Kwarteng his written numerous articles on the subject. In one 2012 article, he discusses Nigeria’s modern day troubles faced due to its British colonial roots. Kwarteng (2012) writes that like its name, Nigeria was entirely artificially…

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    Cinema Case Study

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    CINEMA BUSINESS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA SINCE 1903 Oladipo O. Olubomehin, PhD Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria. E-mail:olubomehind@yahoo.com Abstract Cinema business constituted an important aspect of the local economy in Nigeria during the colonial period. The business flourished from 1903 when the first film was shown in Lagos through into the 1970s and 80s. Lagos, being the nerve centre of commercial activities in Nigeria with a…

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    Nigeria is a federal republic of 36 states western African country located on the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean. The country boarders Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the East. Nigeria has become Africa’s largest economy due to the abundance oil since the 1970s resulting a $1.089 trillion GDP in 2016. Apart from Oil Nigeria’s natural resources also include natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, and arable land. Although being rich in desired…

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    Igbo Culture In Nigeria

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    the two most popular tribes in Nigeria. They are the two most known ethnic groups other than Hausa and Fulani cultures. The Igbo and Yoruba cultures are closely related and will make one culturally aware of Nigeria’s way of life through their background, history, music, religious beliefs, political structures, and traditional marriage. The Igbo and Yoruba are two of the most diverse cultures in Nigeria. The evolution of Nigeria 1849 until it attained independence in 1960 is largely the story…

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    Purple Hibiscus

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    within her family. —- In Purple Hibiscus Adichie conveys her views of the Nigerian Civil War to the reader by using the setting, specific events reciprocated in history, and contrasting characters within the novel. Purple Hibiscus is set in post-colonial Nigeria, where the Adichie grew up, in a time of government and economic struggle, after the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Baifran War. “Military men would always overthrow one another, because they could, because they were…

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    PROBLEM/OPPORTUNITY In Nigeria, high schools do not focus on the core subjects of sciences; this has resulted in a lack of science-focused students. This is an issue because a study conducted by Scidev.net has concluded that basic science has links to economic development (Usher, 2013). Data from UNESCO dated year 2005 shows that, there are only 203 researchers per million people in Nigeria, against 4,663 in the United States. Nigeria as a developing country could shift it’s focus on…

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    everything and forget myself completely so I began researching about my country and Africa and watching documentaries. For the longest time that was all that I did. As if I was a theorist searching for credible resources and pieces of solid evidence that supported my theory. Then I discovered African music, specifically Nigerian music and if I were to be more specific I would say Naija music. I remember listen to Iyanya’s Kukere, I remember thinking “Wow this is some really good music I wonder…

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