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Mercyb AP Comparative Unit 4 Nigeria
Terms in this set (19)
the question of how the country should be governed, or even if Nigeria should remain as one nation.
Portion of the African continent lying south of the Sahara.
New President of Nigeria, allowing free elections, on-going problems with corruption
the largest ethnic group that lives in northern Muslim Nigeria.
The leading ethnic group in south-eastern Nigeria; Often also spelled Ibo
the largest ethnic group in western Nigeria
the exploitation of government power for the benefit of office holders and their followers
Nigerian president credited with trying to end corruption and paving the way for a smoother transition of power.
a Nigerian militant Islamist group that seeks the imposition of Shariah law throughout all 36 states of Nigeria
People's Democratic Party, President Obasanjo's party in Nigeria
..., A state characterized by instabilities and uncertainties that may render it susceptible to collapse as a coherent entity
..., lacking a government head or chief
state owned corporations created to undertake a broad range of activities such as transportation facilities and public utilities
senior officers created networks of supporters; men at top gained access to massive oil wealth, pass down through hierarchy to reward support
Economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as opposed to a formal economy
Economic Structural Adjustment
At least part of a country's debt would be forgiven.
Alternative to the lasses-faire state; the government takes an active role in guiding and managing the private economy.
calls for ethnic quotas in government hiring and civil service appointments
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