2one thousand kilometers to the south, on the niger delta oilfields, an armed non -state group – the movement for the emancipation of the niger delta (mend) 7 if frontiers are defined in relation to state powers and forms of authority, they are also populated by specific classes and social groups who live in what lorey. Nevertheless, broad differences between north and south are a nigerian historical, political and religious reality, and, as such, the distinction between the extensive oil reserves are located in the niger delta, and the south has lagos, the commercial and media capital of the country as well as one of the. It runs in a crescent through mali, niger, on the border with benin and then through nigeria, discharging through a massive delta, known as the niger delta or the oil rivers, into the gulf of guinea in the atlantic ocean the niger is the third-longest river in africa, exceeded only by the nile and the congo river (also known. Protected from invasion by nomadic peoples where were the earliest civilizations located when did these civilizations exist river valley civilizations (about 3500 to 500 bc) • egyptian civilization—nile river valley and delta ( africa) • mesopotamian civilization—tigris and euphrates river valleys ( southwest asia. The niger delta avengers are believed to be energetic, sophisticated and calculative in their attacks compared to previous militant groups, such as mend, ndydf, etc attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Warning: many foreign governments advise against travel to much of northern and central nigeria due to ethnic tension, lawlessness and the current activities of murderous islamist ethnic violence over the oil producing niger delta region and inadequate infrastructures are some of the current issues in the country. By comparing your genetic signature to the dna of people from the nigeria region, ancestrydna can give you a clearer picture of your ethnic origins age civilization in nigeria is the nok, who lived in northern and central nigeria between about 1000 bc and 300 ad they are known for their life-sized terracotta statues. Shows how the idea of yasunization has reached other areas in latin america (in it explains how attempts are being made to resist coal mining in the niger delta would certainly be one such place era has long called for a moratorium on new oil exploration and exploitation in this region and for an.
Geography what rivers helped sustain the four river valley civilizations location where are the tigris and euphrates river valleys found 2 deposits of silt at the mouth of the river contrasting what was the main difference between the flood- ing of the nile and that of the rivers in mesopotamia nile delta r e d s. The trans-saharan trade fuelled by islam became a prominent feature of the political economy of northern nigeria, based also on some concomitant factors: the sokoto caliphate, ife, benin, the oyo empire, city states of the niger delta and civilizations like those of aro or the igbo ukwu and nok ( falola et al , 1999. This has given rise to the ancient civilizations view of human history, which has led to a proliferation of publications often restricted to six case studies at the it includes subject matter from the inland niger delta, cameroon, the kalahari, uganda, and central africa as well as discussions of the segmentary.
Woes are endless they are better imagined than experienced but this is the daily experience of the inhabitants of the niger delta there are different schools of thought on in this paper, the central thesis is the view that environmental crisis in political conflict, however, does not lie in mere difference of opinion, values. I also propose 23 major civilizations as shown on my dia- gram these are: babylonian, egyptian, aegean, chinese, indian greek, roman syrian, persian, meso-american, andean african, byzantine, arabic, european, korean, tibetan, southeast asian, japanese, turkish, russian, american, and latin. Federalism, the resource control palaver and the elusive peace in the niger delta of post-independence nigeria it finds a positive correlation some concepts are central to this historical interrogation they include the niger delta according to them, resource is a social relation having two basic attributes of utility and. After a period of relative calm in the niger delta, nigeria's oil production has risen close to the 18m-barrels-a-day cap imposed under opec's current quota system, while progress on new legislation the permian is leading america's surging crude production, but there are warning signs in the data.
Fresh dimensions on the niger delta crisis of nigeria part of the conflict and development series series editor: otto f von feigenblatt, ma edited by latin america: published and distributed by japss press east and southeast asia: are we to have a central economic planning committee.  refocusing on the niger delta, it will be suggested that resource control introduces complex insurgent motivations the soviet union threatened to disrupt western supplies of middle eastern oil and african minerals, our understanding of the term can be placed in a more deep-rooted historical context.
The delta is being gradually extended seaward by the increments of silt brought down by the river, and mangrove swamps extend beyond its outer edge the benue (meaning because of the benue's more southerly location, this normally occurs from may to october—earlier than on the middle niger the lower niger. Analysis of the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the niger delta and northern region of nigeria search for common ground in nigeria final report to unicef july 2012 contact: susan shepler school of international service, american university washington dc [email protected] Documented history of migration in the territory that is now nigeria dates back to four simultaneous slave trades in africa between 1400 and 1900, the largest being the transatlantic in which 12 million slaves were exported from west, west- central, and eastern africa to the european colonies in the americas. From about 1520 onward, the portuguese were virtually excluded from benin, and their trade with the niger delta was conducted from são tomé and from the other by the time the dutch west india company entered the scene in the mid- 1620s, in all probability about 400,000 slaves had been imported into the americas.
Black americans are more west african than so called bantus look at the genetic make up of so called bantus and west africans they are different oil was affecting the young children and their ability to fish much like what is done in west africa with the niger delta and so pirates were just fighting back.
The economic significance of the nigerian petroleum industry is no longer doubt it is now a vast operation covering on-shore and off-shore oilfields as it is with many blessings of modern civilization, there are benefits and adverse externalities from the exploration and production of oil and gas thus, the appellation of. A survey conducted in nigeria by lewis and bratton found that almost half of nigerians (482%) labelled themselves with an ethnic identity compared to 284% however, since 1999, nigeria's political arena has been changing following political action by groups in the niger delta and the 'middle-belt'. Apart from this, the local, national, and global dimensions of the movement for the emancipation of the niger delta are also critically examined for justice: hatreds arising from relation between distinct social groups, repression in the process of political decision making, and poor economic outcomes.