History of Nigeria
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History of Nigeria by Burns, Alan Sir

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Published by Barnes and Noble in New York .
Written in English


  • Nigeria -- History.

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Statement[by] Sir Alan Burns.
The Physical Object
Pagination366 p.
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16602075M

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Sep 10,  · Nigerians – of all ethnicities – rarely talk about the civil war of the late s, but it is a suppressed trauma. It began when the Igbo people of the east formed the doomed breakaway state of Author: Barnaby Phillips. Although both the and presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. Nigeria contains more historic cultures and empires than any other other nation in Africa. They date back as far as the 5th century BC, when communities living around the southern slopes of the Jos plateau make wonderfully expressive terracotta figures - in a tradition known now as the Nok culture, from the Nigerian village where these sculptures are first unearthed. The history of Nigeria can be traced to prehistoric settlers (Nigerians) living in the area as early as BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is today Nigeria, such as the Kingdom of Nri, the Benin Empire, and the Oyo Empire.

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