Petroleum industry in Nigeria
The petroleum industry in Nigeria, Africa is the largest industry and main generator of GDP in the continent's most populous nation. In February 2013, the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce,...
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Genius way to clean oil spills with a sponge
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge that soaks up oil with ease and could revolutionize the way we clean up oil spills. For mor...
Great Barrier Reef Oil Patch Found By Water Police Boat Amid 20km Spill Reports
An oil spill up to 20 kilometres long has been spotted along Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reefm with a 'sheen' and 'oily patches' found by police on the water, near Townsville, Queensland. 'We can...
Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water passes...
History of Nigeria
The history of Nigeria can be traced to prehistoric settlers living in the area as early as 11,000 BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is today Nigeria. An example of...
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Niger Delta
The Niger Delta is the delta of the Niger River at the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean in Nigeria. It is a very densely populated region sometimes called the Oil Rivers because it was once a majo...
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Colonial Nigeria
Influence of the British Empire on the territories which now form Nigeria began with prohibition of slave trade to British subjects in 1807. The resulting collapse of African slave trade led to the de...
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Biafra
Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970, taking its name from the Bight of Biafra (the At...
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Nigerian Civil War
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970, was an ethnic and political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Niger...
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Corruption in Nigeria
Political corruption is a persistent phenomenon that pervades the Nigerian state. Since the creation of modern public administration in the country, there have been cases of official misuse of resour...
Conflict in the Niger Delta
The current conflict in the Niger Delta arose in the early 1990s over tensions between foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta's minority ethnic groups who feel they are being exploit...
Environmental issues in Nigeria
The key environmental issues in the Niger Delta of Nigeria relate to its petroleum industry.The delta covers 20,000 km² within wetlands of 70,000 km² formed primarily by sediment deposition....
Oil spill
An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually applied to marine o...
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Gas flare
A gas flare, alternatively known as a flare stack, is a gas combustion device used in industrial plants such as petroleum refineries, chemical plants, natural gas processing plants as well as at oil o...
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History of Nigeria (1979-1999)
The history of Nigeria can be traced to prehistoric settlers living in the area as early as 11,000 BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is today Nigeria. An example of...
History of Nigeria (1979-1999) - Wikipedia
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The organization claims to expose exploitation and oppression of...
Niger Delta Vigilante
The Niger Delta Vigilante (NDV) is an armed militia group in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The NDV is led by Ateke Tom. The group is composed primarily by ethnic Ijaws from in and around Port Harcour...
Offshore oil spill prevention and response
Offshore oil spill prevention and response is the study and practice of reducing the number of offshore incidents that release oil or hazardous substances into the environment and limiting the amount ...
Offshore oil spill prevention and response - Wikipedia
Onitsha
Onitsha (Igbo: Ọ̀nị̀chà Mmílí or just Ọ̀nị̀chà) is a city, a commercial, educational, and religious centre and river port on the eastern bank of the Niger river in Anambra State, southeastern Nige...
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Awka
Awka (Igbo: Ọka) is the capital of Anambra State, Nigeria with an estimated population of 301,657 As of 2006 Nigerian census. The city is located about 400 miles east of Lagos in the centre of the...
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Kanem-Bornu Empire
The Kanem-Bornu Empire was an empire that existed in modern Chad and Nigeria. It was known to the Arabian geographers as the Kanem Empire from the 9th century AD onward and lasted as the independent k...
Aro Confederacy
The Aro Confederacy (1690–1902) was a political union orchestrated by the Igbo subgroup, the Aro people, centered in Arochukwu in present-day southeastern Nigeria. Their influence and presence was acr...
Aro Confederacy - Wikipedia
Hausa Kingdoms
The Hausa Kingdoms were a collection of states started by the Hausa people, situated between the Niger River and Lake Chad. Their history is reflected in the Bayajidda legend, which describes the adve...
Hausa Kingdoms - Wikipedia
Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, also known as (MOSOP), is a mass‐based social movement organization of the indigenous Ogoni people of Central Niger Delta. MOSOP is the umbrella orga...
Oyo Empire
The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire of what is today western and northern Nigeria. Established in the 14th century, the Oyo Empire grew to become one of the largest West African states. It rose through...
Oyo Empire - Wikipedia