Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia.The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.The Nigerian Civil War, commonly known as the Biafran War, (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra.Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Igbo people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government.The blockade imposed during the ensuing stalemate led to severe famine—accomplished deliberately as a war strategy.This famine entered world awareness in mid-1968, when images of malnourished and starving children suddenly saturated the mass media of Western countries.It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located.Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.
encourages the free publication and dissemination of results and findings made from this data.igerian English is the variety of English that has been used in the region of the Niger, West Africa, for purposes of trade since at least the 18th century, at missions since the 19th century, and increasingly in administration, education, media and workplace, especially since the formation of a unified Nigeria in 1914. he English language may only be used sporadically depending on a Nigerian's education level, even the highly educated may not speak it in the home and may only read and write english in the workplace.hese ideas are intended to raise some issues on sources, interpretation and the definition of Nigerian English, as at times Nigerian English is sometimes written, especially in newspapers and magazines. n Nigerian education today, English plays a key role.eographically, the Nigerian Coast was in a good position for the slave trade. itizens of some West African countries (mostly Ghanaians) flocked into Nigeria in search of green pastures.The pidgin English which evolved here was a continue of the pidgin Englishes used all over the West African Coast visited by British Ships. In the early 1980s the oil boom somewhat subsided and there was also economic downturn in Nigeria due to low oil prices, jobs were no longer readily available even for Nigerians.