What exists was usually created or unveiled by the government as representative of the nation. Foreign governments and watchdog organizations continue to press the Nigerian government for further human rights reforms.
Newborns in Nigerian societies are regarded with pride. Their grouping together into a single entity known as Nigeria was a construct of their British colonizers.
These tasks help the children learn how to become productive members of their family and community.
There also is a shortage of qualified medical personnel to adequately treat the whole population. Its implications extend beyond Nigeria, and enjoin us as scholars of sub-Sahara African states and societies to critically examine and interrogate the dialectical processes and relations between pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial states and societies in the continent.
A number of indigenous denominations used Biblical references to support polygamy. Other reports conclude that there are close to 60 million Sunni Muslims in the country. Muslims are buried so that their heads face the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Children may attend school. Unfortunately, violent ethnic fighting in Nigeria continues.
At about people per square mile, it is also the most densely populated country in Africa. Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, The federal government is responsible for the training of health care workers and running nationwide health campaigns such as those aimed at fighting AIDS, Guinea worm infection, river blindness, and leprosy.
Homes and market near the Lagos Lagoon. Health Christian missionaries built the first orthodox health centers, clinics and hospitals thereby ensuring good health care delivery to the people.
The various religious missionaries built schools and enlightened Nigerians thus,bringing about civilization. Midnight in Nigeria, This has given local governments in modern times a freer hand in settling land disputes. However,humans,being freewill agents will do as they please.
Because most Nigerian cities grew out of much older towns, very little urban planning was used as the cities expanded. In instances where there are already one or more wives, it is the first wife's responsibility to look after the newest wife and help her integrate into the family.
While hopes are high for a strong economic transformation, high unemployment, high inflation, and more than a third of the population living under the poverty line indicate it will be a long and difficult road.
This is the hut of the father or head male figure in the compound.
Whereas the Nigerian Constitution has declared freedom of religion and apparently seeks to separate state affairs from the doctrinal leanings of religion, the same constitution creates and recognizes executive and judicial institutions with religious biases.
While both men and women can rank high in the Yoruban religion, women usually are among the most respected of traditional priests. Women still have fewer legal rights than men. However, women can exercise influence in some areas.
For example, the kinds of crops that women cultivate differ from those that men cultivate. Young men are expected to help their fathers in the fields or tend the livestock.Religion in its current Nigerian practices and manifestations has become a major source of national bondage, so much so that it threatens human knowledge and cultural values.
Sadly, religious demarcations have become more striking across class lines. An 18 December report on religion and public life by the Pew Research Center stated that inpercent of Nigeria's population was Christian, percent was Muslim, and percent were followers of indigenous and other religions, or unaffiliated.
Elegantly written, Religion and the Making of Nigeria is a truly outstanding work of interdisciplinary analysis that is likely to become the standard bearer for scholarship on religion and the evolution of the modern Nigerian state in the foreseeable future." — Ebenezer Obadare, Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas.
Nigerian Sociologist Ebenezer Obadare is asking us to take a closer look at the underlying forces of Nigeria's political life. In a new book titled Pentecostal Republic, the Kansas University professor tackles one of the country's sore pointsthe persistent interference of religion in politics.
Religion in Nigeria plays a major role in the life of the people, to some it is their candle light, it gives them insight, wisdom, knowledge and faith is increased through the study of scripture, books and prayers.
Elegantly written, Religion and the Making of Nigeria is a truly outstanding work of interdisciplinary analysis that is likely to become the standard bearer for scholarship on religion and the evolution of the modern Nigerian state in the foreseeable future." — Ebenezer Obadare, Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas.Download