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it is argued that the lack of ________ ________ groups is the biggest obstacle for Nigeria
North; ~1/3 of Nigeria's population; most are Muslim; live in rural villages; have sway in politics because of their population dominance
Republic of Biafra
country people made and claimed independence; major source of wealth for Nigeria; separatist movement led to a very bloody civil war
British state was highly ___________
-wanted to funnel flow of money made back into Great Britain
-industries were controlled by British
prices collapsed in 1980s and Nigeria couldn't pay its debt so they had to restructure their economy
Nigerian state did not sell off its oil industry and continues to be the ________ economy actor
when a country is heavily endowed with one particular resource but doesn't know how to use it effectively
-wealth often falls into the hands of corrupt leaders
ranked ____ __________ country in 2000
-one president was rumored to have stolen $2 billion
-1% of the population gets 80% of oil revenue
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