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   Introduction  The federal republic of Nigeria is the 14 largest country in Africa. Nigeria is located one the western coast of Africa with a population of 150.53 million people.Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960, and in 1963 adopted a republican constitution but elected to stay a member of the commonwealth. In Nigeria there are hundreds of languages including Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English. Nigeria is rich in natural resources and minerals such as natural gas, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc and arable lands. This country may seem rich because of its resources and its billionaires, but Nigeria is considered one of the poorest in the world and the 9th poorest country in Africa.      Economy  The federal Republic of Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, with a GDP greater than USD 500 billion and steadily grew to over 7 percent per yearly between 2005 and 2014, but this growth has been slower in 2015. This growth was driven primarily by the non-oil sectors, such as financial services, telecommunications, entertainment, etc. Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows have been strong, averaging USD2 billion per quarter since 2013, with over 70percent of this in the non-oil sectors. Nigeria’s economy is actually more diversified than it seems, with the Oil sector contributing only about 14percent to GDP. However, we ought to be doing more to diversify with the significant natural and human with which Nigeria is blessed. There is no doubt that Oil has contributed significantly to Nigeria’s revenue since it was discovery in 1956 and more especially, since 1970 when its price was on the upward trend. Even, oil receipts and their management have challenged governance to the core over time in Nigeria. Deeper economic diversification is an urgent necessity to undertake structural transformation, buffer the domestic economy from externally transmitted shocks and accelerate growth accompanied by job creation.    Natural Resources  In Africa Nigeria has a wide variety of different natural resources. Nigeria is richly finance with a variety of Natural Resources raging from precious metals various stones to industrial such as Barites, Gypsum, Kaolin and Marble. A lot of these are yet to be exploited. However, the level of exploitation of these minerals is very low in relation to the extent of deposit found in the country. One of the objectives of the new National Policy on Solid Minerals is to ensure the orderly development of the mineral resources of the country. Nigeria states and Natural Resources  S/N STATE NATURAL RESOURCES 1 Abia Gold, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Oil/Gas & Salt 2 Abuja Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gold, Lead/Zinc, Marble & Tantalite 3 Adamawa Bentonite, Gypsium, Kaolin & Magnesite 4 Akwa Ibom Clay, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium 5 Anambra Clay, Glass-Sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Phosphate & Salt 6 Bauchi Gold, Cassiterite (tine ore), Columbite, Gypsium, Wolfram, Coal, Limestone, Lignite, Iron-ore & Clay 7 Bayelsa Glay, Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Maganese, Oil/Gas & Uranium 8 Benue Barite, Clay, Coal, Gemstone, Gypsium, Iron-Ore, Lead/Zinc, Limestone, Marble & Salt 9 Borno Bentonite, Clay, Diatomite, Gypsium, Hydro-carbon, Kaolin & Limestone 10 Cross River Barite, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Manganese, Oil/Gas, Salt & Uranium 11 Delta Clay, Glass-sand, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas 12 Ebonyi Gold, Lead/Zinc & Salt 13 Edo Bitumen, Clay Dolomite, Phosphate, Glass-sand, Gold, Gypsium,Iron-ore, Lignite, Limestone, Marble & Oil/Gas 14 Ekiti Feldspar, Granite, Kaolin, Syenite & Tatium 15 Enugu Coal, Lead/Zinc & Limestone 16 Gombe Gemstone & Gypsium 17 Imo Gypsium, Lead/Zinc, Lignite, Limestone, Marcasite, Oil/Gas, Phosphate & Salt 18 Jigawa Butyles 19 Kaduna Amethyst, Aqua Marine, Asbestos, Clay, Flosper, Gemstone, Gold, Graphite, Kaolin, Hyanite, Mica, Rock Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Sihnite, Superntinite, Tentalime, Topaz & Tourmaline 20 Kano Gassiterite, Copper, Gemstone, Glass-sand, Lead/Zinc, Pyrochinre & Tantalite 21 Katsina Kaolin, Marble & Salt 22 Kebbi Gold 23 Kogi Cole, Dolomite, Feldspar, Gypsium, Iron-ore, Kaolin, Marble, Talc & Tantalite 24 Kwara Cassiterite, Columbite, Feldspar, Gold, Iron-ore, Marble, Mica & Tantalite 25 Lagos Bitumen, Clay & Glass-sand 26 Nasarawa Amethyst (Topaz Garnet), Barytex, Barite, Cassirite, Chalcopyrite, Clay, Columbite, Coking Coal, Dolomite/Marble, Feldspar, Galena, Iron-ore, Limstone, Mica, Salt, Sapphire, Talc, Tantalite, Tourmaline Quartz & Zireon 27 Niger Gold, Lead/Zinc & Talc 28 Ogun Bitumen, Clay, Feldspar, Gemstone, Kaolin, Limestone & Phosphate 29 Ondo Bitumen, Clay, Coal, Dimension Stones, Feldspar, Gemstone, Glass-Sand, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Limestone & Oil/Gas 30 Osun Columbite, Gold, Granite, Talc, Tantalite & Tourmaline 31 Oyo Aqua Marine, Cassiterite, Clay, Dolomite, Gemstone, Gold, Kaolin, Marble, Silimonite, Talc & Tantalite 32 Plateau Barite, Bauxite, Betonite, Bismuth, Cassiterite, Clay, Coal, Emeral, Fluoride, Gemstone, Granite, Iron-ore, Kaolin,Lead/Zinc, Marble, Molybdenite, Phrochlore, Salt, Tantalite/Columbite, Tin & Wolfram 33 Rivers Clay, Glass-Sand, Lignite, Marble & Oil/Gas 34 Sokoto Clay, Flakes, Gold, Granite, Gypsium, Kaolin, Laterite, Limestone, Phosphate, Potash, Silica Sand & Salt 35 Taraba Lead/Zinc 36 Yobe Soda Ash & Tintomite 37 Zamfara Coal, Cotton & Gold   Health    In Nigeria, health is serious issue when it comes to living there. Health indicators in Nigeria are some of the worst in Africa. Nigeria has one of the fastest growing populations globally. With 5.5 live births per woman and a population growth rate of 3.2 percent annually, it is estimated to reach 440 million people by 2050. With its rapidly growing population and development challenges, the country drags down the socioeconomic indicators for the entire African continent. These are the worst type of disease in Nigeria. Malaria 20%- nearly 250,000 of Nigerians children die every year from Malaria. Despite the fact that the most vulnerable for this disease are pregnant woman and children, the entire population is at risk. (Jasmine Bauri, 2014, p.1). Lower respiratory Infection 19%- Pneumonia and some other respiratory tract diseases are the second leading cased of deaths in Nigeria. The main way of preventing it, is an early treatment. This kind of diseases effect children and adults equally. (Jasmine Buari, 2014, p.1). HIV – Nigeria has the second-largest number of people living with HIV. In Nigeria the HIV prevalence rate among adults ages 15-49 was 3.1% in the beginning of 2014. Youth is more vulnerable to this disease and young women at higher risk than young men. Main cases of getting HIV in NIgeria are Heterosexual Transmission. (Jasmine Buari, 2014, p.1). Diarrheal Diseases – are common at the vast of African countries. According to the UNESCO statistics, the diarrhea death in Nigeria in 18.8% and is one of the worst result in Sub-Sahara, Africa. Diarrhea is a case over 16% of child death in NIgeria.150, 000 deaths mainly amongst children under five occur annually because of this disease. Usually it is caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices. (Jasmine Bauri, 2014, p.1). Meningitis 3%- The worst thing about meningitis is that it usually has very bad consequences for general health even after recovery. For example, on 2009 large outbreak of this illness caused more than 75 000 cases and 4000 deaths in northern Nigeria (Jasmine Bauri, 2014, p.1).    Civil War -July 6, 1967 – January 15, 1970 In 1960 right after Nigeria gained independence from Britain, the Muslim Hausas in northern Nigeria began massacring the Christian Igbos in the region, prompting tens of thousands of Igbos to flee to the east, where their people were the dominant ethnic group. The Igbos doubted that Nigeria’s oppressive military government would allow them to develop, or even survive.  On May 30, 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu and other non-Igbo representatives of the area established the Republic of Biafra, comprising several states of Nigeria. Nigeria failed to reunite the country and war between Nigeria and Biafra broke out in July 1967. Ojukwu’s forces made some initial advances, but Nigeria’s superior military strength gradually reduced Biafran territory. The state lost its oil fields–its main source of revenue–and without the funds to import food, an estimated one million of its civilians died as a result of severe malnutrition. On January 11, 1970, Nigerian forces captured the provincial capital of Owerri, one of the last Biafran strongholds, and Ojukwu was forced to flee to the Ivory Coast. Four days later, Biafra surrender to Nigeria.   Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu   Projects and programs   When searching up programs and projects for Nigeria u will find hundreds of them on the internet. However, the two best programs are the World Bank Group and the Save The Children program. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. The world bank was established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank Group is for helping to fight poverty and improve living standards for the people of Nigeria through 33 Core Knowledge Products Reports and 29 ongoing National and Regional projects. This is in addition to about 60 Trust Funds. Since 1958, the World Bank Group has supported Nigeria with International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loans and International Development Association (IDA) credits worth about 14.2 billion dollars.     The save the children is the world’s first and leading charity for children, they are committed to giving children what every last child deserves: a future.     In Nigeria, up to 90,000 children could die this year from severe malnutrition. The causes are many – civil conflict, severe food insecurity, disease, floods and displacement. Save the Children in Nigeria is distributing food to vulnerable families, reaching nearly 16,500 people. Our teams have established therapeutic feeding centers and outreach centers that provide food for infants and young children suffering from malnutrition. We also run a stabilization center for severely malnourished children with complications.  Statistics 

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