History Of Nigeria
By the year 2000 BC, almost all the parts of Nigeria were inhabited with people who knew the basics of growing food plants and herding animals. From the start of the 800 BC to 200 AD, the Jos plateau followed the Neolithic Nok culture. The people of the Nok culture made terra cotta sculptures and should have known about working with iron and tin.
The Kanem-Bornu state is known to have formed in the 8th century AD which was located on the north of the Lake Chad. During the 11th century, the rulers converted to Islam, and Kanem-Bornu extended to the south of the Lake Chad and then to the area which we now call Nigeria. And, the capital was relocated to the south in the 15th century.
In the starting years of the 11th century, 7 Hausa city states which were independent were formed in Nigeria namely Daura, Biram, Gobir, Katsina, Zaira, Rano and Kano. The Katsina and Kano were in competition with Kanem-Bornu in the matters of lucrative trans Saharan trade.More...
History Of English Language In Nigeria
English is the official language in Nigeria was made so to unite the country linguistically and culturally. It is chosen to be the official language partially because people of some parts speak English because of the colonies ruled by the British which came to an end in the year 1960.
Although many ethnic groups prefer communicating in their native languages as the official language is English, it is used in education, official purposes and business transactions. English is spoken by the urban populations but still the rural population of the country speaks the native languages like Igbo and Yoruba. The Nigerian Pidgin English which is called as broken or Pidgin English is popular which differs in different regions influencing the slang and dialect. Pidgin English is used in the Niger delta regions in Sapele, Warri, Port Harcourt, Ewu, Benin City, Agenebode.
Before the arrival of British, in the start of the 19th century, education was of two types in Nigeria. In the north, where Islam was dominating, the education was religious. In every Muslim society, a Mallam taught starting from 5 year old children the Arabic alphabet and Quran.More...
History Of Newspapers In Nigeria
The newspaper of Nigeria covers all the local issues, major events, politics and celebrations the way of life of people in Nigeria and the business news. The system of Nigerian media is pulsating. It has more than 100 local and national newspapers and also publications.
The government owns some of these publications and newspapers. The newspapers also have dailies, tabloids and also periodicals that act in defense of the Nigerian ethnic group welfare.
The media in Nigeria has a lot of liberty. The private press agencies criticize the Nigerian government on many issues. They had played a very important to get the sincere and a very responsible government in the fourth republic. At the time of president Obasanjo the media enjoyed a lot of freedom in Nigeria.More...