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BASIC FACTS • located on the western coast of Africa capital: Abuja biggest and most important city: Lagos political system: preventative democratic republic the worlds seventh largest population ->206,1 mio. great disparities between the regions: ->north: very poor - south: wealthier (harbour->work) over 500 languages, multiple ethnic groups -> official language: English ● . improve the conditions in the poor regions with innovative projects young optimistic population investments in infrastructure, education,...-> money from natural resources/oil the most important economical power Job opportunities: film industry, oil industry, construction,... Chances -largest City of Nigeria -gained publicity -overpopulation: ● nigeria VOICES FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: FOCUS ON NIGERIA -overloaded infrastructure -less space ->expensive Problems described in ,,This is Nigeria" • a large part of the population lives in poverty • no official status ● low life expectancy: 59 years - median age: 18 • Boko Haram - Islamist terrorist group ● inequality between men and women • exploitation • corruption: political instability, ,,Madam Philomena" LAGOS "NIGERIAN AMBITION MADE MANIFEST" mass unemployment -many people from western countries live in Lagos • police brutality • little access to education, medical treatments,... • child labour poor infrastructure ➤no dictionary ➤no rules for spelling and grammar • used by politicians (speeches etc.) part of identity RELIGION -Religious freedom -3 religions HISTORY Precolonial era: 5000 BC-16th century ->first organised society: the Nok ->formation of city states, kingdoms and empires (the Yoruba = south; Hausa & Borno = north) Colonial era: 16th century: Portuguese slave trade 18th century: British took over control 19th century: Britain dominated much of the Nigerian south -> Royal Niger Company -> British expansion to the north until...

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whole of Nigeria was under their control 1914:north and south formally united as the 'Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria' 1954: Nigeria became a federation Postcolonial era: 1960- today 1960: Independence 1967: secessionist 'Republic of Biafra' 1967-1970: Biafran War (civil war) 1975-1983: first period of Nigerian democracy 1983-1999: Nigeria under military rule 2003-today: 'Federal Republic of Nigeria' ENGLISH LANGUAGE LITERATURE Chinua Achebe: "Things Fall Apart" (1958) "No Longer at Ease" (1960) -> Sequel -> Achebe's concern was with emergent Africa at its moments of crisis -poverty -criminality -new/more opportunities -> success NIGERIAN PIDGIN English-based language ➤ mixture of English and local language • Used in the whole country -materialism -> competition spoken in every age group, social class or -try to be as successful as possible region ->younger generation: ➤ breaks communication barriers Helon Habila: "Oil on Water" (2010) -> illustration of how the global oil economy wreaks the environment and causes severe social issues in the Niger Delta -> Islam, Christian, traditional religions -Islam: -most common -north of Nigeria -Christian: -south of Nigeria -Country ist ,,divided" Boko Haram: -terrorist organization based in north-eastern Nigeria -goal: ,,Purification" of the Islam -brutal (killed ten thousands of people) THE NIGERIAN DREAM -making a lot of money in a short amount if time -brighter future for nigeria -changing the reputation: ->equality, education, peace -moving forward NOLLYWOOD -Nigerian movie industry -Nickname based on Hollywood -Second biggest Movie-Nation -Up to 2000 movies a year -Predominantly productions from Lagos -Content: religion, love, betrayal, conspiracy,... ECONOMY+ECOLOGY -one of the largest economies -division between south and north -orientation: western systems -privatisation of state-owned companies -agriculture primarily serves for self-usage ->70% of employment ->30% of GDP -plantations owned by the state -important resource: oil -> 90% of export earnings -dependent on industry and global west Niger Delta: -most polluted area on earth -7000m of oil pipeline facility -cooperating companies -resistance by the local minorities ->ongoing conflicts -pollution of the air, water, cities

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BASIC FACTS • located on the western coast of Africa capital: Abuja biggest and most important city: Lagos political system: preventative democratic republic the worlds seventh largest population ->206,1 mio. great disparities between the regions: ->north: very poor - south: wealthier (harbour->work) over 500 languages, multiple ethnic groups -> official language: English ● . improve the conditions in the poor regions with innovative projects young optimistic population investments in infrastructure, education,...-> money from natural resources/oil the most important economical power Job opportunities: film industry, oil industry, construction,... Chances -largest City of Nigeria -gained publicity -overpopulation: ● nigeria VOICES FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT: FOCUS ON NIGERIA -overloaded infrastructure -less space ->expensive Problems described in ,,This is Nigeria" • a large part of the population lives in poverty • no official status ● low life expectancy: 59 years - median age: 18 • Boko Haram - Islamist terrorist group ● inequality between men and women • exploitation • corruption: political instability, ,,Madam Philomena" LAGOS "NIGERIAN AMBITION MADE MANIFEST" mass unemployment -many people from western countries live in Lagos • police brutality • little access to education, medical treatments,... • child labour poor infrastructure ➤no dictionary ➤no rules for spelling and grammar • used by politicians (speeches etc.) part of identity RELIGION -Religious freedom -3 religions HISTORY Precolonial era: 5000 BC-16th century ->first organised society: the Nok ->formation of city states, kingdoms and empires (the Yoruba = south; Hausa & Borno = north) Colonial era: 16th century: Portuguese slave trade 18th century: British took over control 19th century: Britain dominated much of the Nigerian south -> Royal Niger Company -> British expansion to the north until...

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whole of Nigeria was under their control 1914:north and south formally united as the 'Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria' 1954: Nigeria became a federation Postcolonial era: 1960- today 1960: Independence 1967: secessionist 'Republic of Biafra' 1967-1970: Biafran War (civil war) 1975-1983: first period of Nigerian democracy 1983-1999: Nigeria under military rule 2003-today: 'Federal Republic of Nigeria' ENGLISH LANGUAGE LITERATURE Chinua Achebe: "Things Fall Apart" (1958) "No Longer at Ease" (1960) -> Sequel -> Achebe's concern was with emergent Africa at its moments of crisis -poverty -criminality -new/more opportunities -> success NIGERIAN PIDGIN English-based language ➤ mixture of English and local language • Used in the whole country -materialism -> competition spoken in every age group, social class or -try to be as successful as possible region ->younger generation: ➤ breaks communication barriers Helon Habila: "Oil on Water" (2010) -> illustration of how the global oil economy wreaks the environment and causes severe social issues in the Niger Delta -> Islam, Christian, traditional religions -Islam: -most common -north of Nigeria -Christian: -south of Nigeria -Country ist ,,divided" Boko Haram: -terrorist organization based in north-eastern Nigeria -goal: ,,Purification" of the Islam -brutal (killed ten thousands of people) THE NIGERIAN DREAM -making a lot of money in a short amount if time -brighter future for nigeria -changing the reputation: ->equality, education, peace -moving forward NOLLYWOOD -Nigerian movie industry -Nickname based on Hollywood -Second biggest Movie-Nation -Up to 2000 movies a year -Predominantly productions from Lagos -Content: religion, love, betrayal, conspiracy,... ECONOMY+ECOLOGY -one of the largest economies -division between south and north -orientation: western systems -privatisation of state-owned companies -agriculture primarily serves for self-usage ->70% of employment ->30% of GDP -plantations owned by the state -important resource: oil -> 90% of export earnings -dependent on industry and global west Niger Delta: -most polluted area on earth -7000m of oil pipeline facility -cooperating companies -resistance by the local minorities ->ongoing conflicts -pollution of the air, water, cities