Nigeria Essay Topics

Bata Dance

The Music and Dance of Bata is a ritual form of dance for Sango, a deity in Yoruba land. Sango was the third king of the ancient Oyo Empire. It is a communicative dance between the worshipers and the deity. The Oyo Empire, established by the Yoruba people, controlled a wide area between the Volta… View Article

The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka

The Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka (born 1935) was one of the few African writers to denounce the slogan of Negritude as a tool of autocracy. He also was the first black African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Wole Soyinka was born July 13, 1934 in Abeokuta a village on the banks of… View Article

Challenges Faced by Companies Entering Foriegn Markets

1. INTRODUCTION Companies move into foreign markets for various reasons. In certain cases, it is towards achieving a required sales volume. In other instances, it might be a bid to increase brand awareness. Other companies go into foreign markets to re-invigorate sales after their products have gone through their life cycle – from inception to… View Article

Goodluck Jonathan Biography of Nigeria’s Current President

Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Grand Commander of the Order of Niger, President, and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was born to a humble Niger Delta family of canoe makers on November 20, 1957. Growing up with a loving family, Dr. Jonathan had humble yet adventurous beginnings. In spite of the beauty of the… View Article

Contrast in Nigeria

The aim of this paper is to compare and contrast in Nigeria to that in the United States. The emergence, development, and settlement of ethnic conflict are related to the cultural, legal, and socioeconomic conditions in which a conflict takes place. These conditions are strikingly different in developed and developing countries. One more mediating factor… View Article

Civil Peace

One of Africa’s foremost contemporary authors and spokespeople Chinua Achebe has always taken as a primary concern understanding and accurately depicting the African people. In 1964, he wrote that the writer’s duty ‘‘is to explore in depth the human condition. ’’ In his pre-civil war novels, Achebe focused on the culture of his people and… View Article

Nigerian government

1: Could the alleged payment of bribes to Nigerian government officials by Jeffrey Tesler be considered “facilitating payments” or “speed money” under the terms of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? Answer: After this all came out in June 2004, Halliburton promptly fired Jack Stanley and severed its long-standing relationship with Jeffrey Tesler, asking its three… View Article

Challenges Facing Estate Surveying

The challenges facing Estate Surveying and Valuation professional practice in Nigeria Experts in the building industry have listed some factors bedeviling Estate Surveying and Valuation Profession in the country. They include; [1] poor remuneration, [2] quackery, [3] stringent legislation, [4] lack of training and [5] falling standards of valuation practice. According to Solanke (2010), stated… View Article

The Nigeria Oil Industry

Nigeria is endowed with vast natural resources including such minerals as petroleum, limestone, tin, natural gas and others (Anyanwu et al, 1997:3). All these minerals have remained untapped, except petroleum which had dominated Nigeria’s economy since the 1970s. Today, petroleum is by far the most widely used energy resource world wide. Its production and distribution,… View Article

Contemporary Issues in Nigeria Public Administration

It is widely acknowledge that the public service since the country independence has failed to realize the purpose for which it established. While its size, role, and consumption of the national budget, and activities have grown over to make the public sector the largest employer in the formal sector. It has failed to executive government… View Article

The Nigerian Economy

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with a population of 148-million based on the United Nations estimate in 2007. Taken as human resources as one of the assets for economic development, overpopulation in Nigeria, however, has become one of its main concerns.  Despite the fact that it is Africa’s leading oil… View Article

Developing Early Warning System for Peace and Security in Nigeria

1. Brief Demographic Background of Nigeria: The demographic characteristics of Nigeria set the platform for an understanding of the case for conflict based National early warning system. A historical analysis of major conflicts in Nigeria since independence points to strong linkages to its demographic composition. It has been unarguably regarded as the most populous country… View Article

Decadence in Nigeria

It is of no doubt that moral decadence has completely replaced core moral values in present times. This ravaging phenomenon is the cause of some of the major problems Nigeria is facing as a Nation. A society where the youths do not think of how tomorrow would be better than today or how to invent… View Article

Politics, Policy, and Change in Nigeria

Volumes have been written on the subject of politics, policy, and social change. In this section, I will offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and ‘common sense. I will emphasize the important roles of leadership and group cohesiveness to effect change. Because the direction of change in a society depends on the manner… View Article

Jurisdiction of Selected Tribunals in Nigeria

This work will be divided into various parts. We shall explore the various meanings of the word jurisdiction. Broad types of tribunals shall be briefly mentioned. We shall then select five Tribunals whose jurisdiction we shall later look into in details. We shall attempt examining the reasons behind the creation of our selected Tribunals. The… View Article

Student Unrest in Nigerian Universities

Student Unrest in Nigerian Universities: Looking Back and Forward Oyaziwo Aluede, Basil Jimoh, Beatrice O. Agwinede and Eunice O. Omoregie Department of Educational Foundations, Ambrose Alli University, P. M. B. 14, Ekpoma 310001, Ekpoma, Nigeria E-mail: oyaziwoaluede@yahoo. com KEYWORDS Student unrest; student services; student personnel administration; universities ABSTRACT The authors examined the policies and factors… View Article

Current Trends in Construction in Nigeria

I work in a building and civil engineering Company, registered to conduct business in construction, real estate, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering works. Generally, housing and infrastructures are big matters in Nigeria, like it is with most developing economies in the world, and personally I believe Nigeria has the potential to be one of the… View Article

Terrorism in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in the West of Africa with an interesting population of over 160 million people. A British Colony, Nigeria was hitherto peaceful and seen as key to African development and interests. Such has been the opposite of the true state of the supposed Giant of Africa since gaining independence in 1960 and… View Article

Religion and Corruption in Nigeria

In the constitution of our nation religion feature prominently at the very beginning. I the preamble to the 199 constitution, it is affirmed and solemnly resolved that we intend to live in hrity and harmony as one indivisible and in dissolvable fevereigh nation under God. Indeed the overwhelming mighty of Nigerian are religions people we… View Article

Impact of Nigerian Brewery on Nigerian Economy

Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc seems to dominate the brewery market as it accounts for 60 per cent of the brewery market share in Nigeria.Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Michiel Herkemij disclosed this to Vanguard shortly after the pre 63rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos last week. He stated that NB is trying… View Article

Revenue Allocation System in Contemporary Nigeria

One of the perennial problems which has not only defied all past attempts at permanent solution, but also has a tendency for evoking high emotions on the part of all concerned (each time it is brought forth for discussion or analysis) is the issue of equitable revenue allocation in Nigeria. It is an issue which… View Article

Democracy in Nigeria

By May 2009, Nigeria’s nascent democracy should have been a decade. Thus, the thrust of this paper is an in depth analysis of the possibility of sustaining democratic values beyond any sudden reversal. The. paper however, takes a cursory look at the daunting challenges ahead and infers that unless the government increases social expenditure and… View Article

Applying Swot Analysis for Effective Planning

Introduction The objective or purpose of applying a SWOT diagram as a planning tool in business is to have a platform of doing business or having a through picture of a business plan. Applying SWOT diagram as a planning tool has helped me to work out the strengths, threats, benefits and strategy of achieving financial… View Article

Intervention in Nigeria

When called to account for its lack of direct involvement and intervention in Nigeria, especially in the wake of the politically and financially motivated killing of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, Shell ran full page ads in major publications such as the New York Times to defend its non-action. The reason was a seemingly altruistic and… View Article

HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

2.0INTRODUCTION HIV/AIDs has been ranked among the common disease of all times that is threatening us with the extinction of youths and adults. It is not only terrorizing the entire generation but also kills and leaves millions of orphans for the oldest grandparent to carter for. 2.1HIV/AIDS IN NIGERIA According to USAID brief (2004), Nigerian… View Article

Climate Change in Nigeria

Climate change has always occurred in different Nigeria; however the effects have become more noticeable recently over the years. The effects have affected the daily lives of many for better or worse. A peer reviewed research done by an unknown source, which was accepted by the Journal of Geography and Regional had concluded that the… View Article

Oil in Nigeria

Nigeria, a country in West Africa is the most populous nation in Africa in terms of both the population and the number of states which total to nineteen. This West African nation is also highly endowed with natural resources and minerals with oil which is found in the Niger Delta being the main natural resource…. View Article

The Negative Effects of Imperialism in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country with abundant resources and the potential to be a very powerful nation, but it is hampered by many problems. These problems are caused by Nigeria’s colonization by England. Because of this intrusion on their way of life, their future was altered dramatically. The nation of Nigeria as a whole has suffered… View Article

“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, is a story about a Nigerian Igbo tribe forced to endure, and live with European Christians. These Europeans were colonizing Africa with the intentions of setting up Christian missionaries. While their intentions were genuine, their presence was devastating to the Ibo culture. Achebe did not like how the Europeans… View Article