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    prospect and challenges of SMEs in Nigeria and abroad as Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long been believed to be important in supporting economics development within a country (see Akhtar & CDASED, 1999; Mazzarol, Volery, Doss, and Thein, 1999; Al-Shaikh, 1998) while others such as Chukwuemeka (2006), Agwu and Emeti, (2004), Arinaitwe (2006), Lundström (2005), Oboh (2002), Okpara (2000), Wale-Awe (2000), Ihyembe (2000), Bruch and Hiemenz (1984), Binks and Ennew (1996), Baumback (1983); and a host of others have observed various factors or challenges that impedes the performance of SMEs ranging from inadequate finance, poor infrastructural facilities, inadequate managerial skill, weak and instability of government policies and other presumed factors and challenges causing premature death of SMEs as Beckman (1983) classified the problems as internal and…

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    Addressing the negative externalities of mining: policy recommendations. In the words of Joseph Stiglitz, “corporations are in the business of making money, not providing charity.” Since corporations are in business to maximize profit, they hold themselves accountable to their stockholders rather than to the stakeholders where such businesses are located. The desire to minimize cost while maximizing profit weakens the implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility. The Corporate Social…

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    Before colonialization, Africa women were occupying good positions as the chiefs, they had rights to so many things such as properties, politics… in their society. Labor were divided equally between men and women in the pre-colonial era. Gender inequality started after colonization, it is an issue that keeps existing in different countries including Nigeria. It is manifesting in different aspect and in different parts of Nigeria. Women are seen as lesser beings and are discriminated in every…

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    Boko Haram On January 20th, Boko Haram walked into a Nigerian Village, raiding, and eventually burning it to the ground. The attack was recorded to have taken 65 lives, but the people of Dalori Nigeria, reported as many as 100 casualties, and abducted many more. Boko Haram is a radical Islamic group. Boko Haram is a terrorist origination operating primarily in Nigeria. Founded in 2002 by Muhammad Yusuf, the organizations reasoning for the attacks are the historical imbalance between the north…

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    If you ask someone where they’re from most likely they’re going to be proud of it and possibly even talk up their country like it’s no one’s business. Nigerians have a lot to be proud of being the second biggest super power country in Africa other than their sister country South Africa. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa, and their land is blessed with an abundant amount of natural resources. Natural recourses like petroleum tin ore, and many other minerals. Nigeria is also Africa’s…

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    Christian Divide in Nigeria In Nigeria, the cleavage of ethnic identity has been primarily based on the religious affiliations of various groups in the north and south of the country. The religious background of various ethnic identities in Nigeria have been historically structured by the Christian and Muslim religions. In the case of the north, the Hausa and Fulani peoples are a primarily cattle farming society that remains committed to ancient nomadic patterns that are based on cattle…

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    literary canon. Things fall apart expressed his rejection for the pessimistic point of view he had already accepted before the independence of Nigeria. In his book, he demonstrated comeliness and the unequaled characteristics of African culture. The colonization of Africa really made the locals adopt the western culture, neglecting their own. He urged Africans to embrace and value their culture as the whites were. “Things fall apart has been translated into more than fifty languages in several…

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    Human Geography Of Nigeria

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    Nigeria is in West Africa, along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Guinea and just north of the equator. On the west of Nigeria is Benin, on the north is Niger and Chad, and on the east is Cameroon. Nigeria covers an area of 356,669 square miles (923,768 square kilometers), or about twice the size of California. There are more than 250 ethnic tribes in Nigeria. The three most largest ethnic groups are Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo (pronounced ee-bo). Some other smaller groups include Fulani, Ijaw,…

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    The phenomenon of corruption is as old as human history; and it can well be argued that the problem of grand corruption in Nigeria did not attain its all-pervasive status during the colonial era. According to Tignor, ‘concerns about corruption were seen as one of the reasons colonial rule was needed as it provided good government in place of oppression and chaos’. On the contrary, Osoba argues that the British colonial administration laid the foundation of what metamorphosed today as endemic…

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    The Igbo Culture

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    to rise above all other ethnic groups and thrive in early Nigeria. Such achievement was frowned upon by other ethnic groups and invoked hostility between them. The Biafran War, (a result of this hostility) ultimately led to Nigeria’s decline, forever changing its legacy. How does Achebe’s perspective influence his view of Nigeria? Chinua Achebe grew up as an Igbo who supported the Biafrans in the Biafran civil war. While the Nigerian Government and the OAU (Organization of African Unity)…

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