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Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria of which the three largest ethnic groups are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.

The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was coined by Flora Shaw, who later married Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century. The British colonised Nigeria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, setting up administrative structures and law while recognizing traditional chiefs. Nigeria became independent in 1960. Several years later, it had civil war as Biafra tried to establish independence. Military governments in times of crisis have alternated with democratically elected governments.

Nigeria, known as "the Giant of Africa", is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria is roughly divided in half between Christians, who mostly live in the South and central parts of the country, and Muslims, concentrated mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice traditional and local religions, including the Igbo and Yoruba religions. Its oil reserves have brought great revenues to the country. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies. Nigeria is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations, and the African Union.

Independence

On 1 October 1960, Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Nigeria's government was a coalition of conservative parties: the Nigerian People's Congress (NPC), a party dominated by Northerners and those of the Islamic faith; and the Igbo and Christian-dominated National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) led by Nnamdi Azikiwe, who became Nigeria's maiden Governor-General in 1960. Forming the opposition was the comparatively liberal Action Group (AG), which was largely dominated by the Yoruba and led by Obafemi Awolowo.[19] The cultural and political differences among Nigeria's dominant ethnic groups: the Hausa ('Northerners'), Igbo ('Easterners') and Yoruba ('Westerners'), were sharp.

An imbalance was created in the polity by the result of the 1961 plebiscite. Southern Cameroon opted to join the Republic of Cameroon while northern Cameroon chose to remain in Nigeria. The northern part of the country was now far larger than the southern part. The nation parted with its British legacy in 1963 by declaring itself a Federal Republic, with Azikiwe as its first president. When elections were held in 1965, the Nigerian National Democratic Party came to power in Nigeria's Western Region.

Democratization

Nigeria regained democracy in 1999 when it elected Olusegun Obasanjo, the former military head of state, as the new President of Nigeria ending almost 33 years of military rule (from 1966 until 1999) excluding the short-lived second republic (between 1979 and 1983) by military dictators who seized power in coups d'état and counter-coups during the Nigerian military juntas of 1966–1979 and 1983–1998. Although the elections which brought Obasanjo to power in 1999 and again in 2003 were condemned as unfree and unfair, Nigeria has shown marked improvements in attempts to tackle government corruption and to hasten development.

Ethnic violence over the oil producing Niger Delta region and inadequate infrastructures are some of the issues in the country. Umaru Yar'Adua of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) came into power in the general election of 2007 – an election that was witnessed and condemned by the international community as being severely flawed.

Yar'Adua died on 5 May 2010. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as Yar'Adua's replacement on 6 May 2010,[32] becoming Nigeria's 14th Head of State, while his vice, a former Kaduna state governor, Namadi Sambo, an architect, was chosen on 18 May 2010, by the National Assembly following President Goodluck Jonathan's nomination for Sambo to be his Vice President.

Goodluck Jonathan served as Nigeria's president till 16 April 2011, when a new presidential election in Nigeria was conducted. Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP was declared the winner on 19 April 2011, having won the election by a total of 22,495,187 of the 39,469,484 votes cast to stand ahead of Muhammadu Buhari from the main opposition party, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), which won 12,214,853 of the total votes cast. The international media reported the elections as having run smoothly with relatively little violence or voter fraud in contrast to previous elections.

States:

  1. Abuja
  2. Anambra
  3. Enugu
  4. Akwa Ibom
  5. Adamawa
  6. Abia
  7. Bauchi
  8. Bayelsa
  9. Benue
  10. Borno
  11. Cross River
  12. Delta
  13. Ebonyi
  1. Edo
  2. Ekiti
  3. Gombe
  4. Imo
  5. Jigawa
  6. Kaduna
  7. Kano
  8. Katsina
  9. Kebbi
  10. Kogi
  11. Kwara
  12. Lagos
  13. Nasarawa
  1. Niger
  2. Ogun
  3. Ondo
  4. Osun
  5. Oyo
  6. Plateau
  7. Rivers
  8. Sokoto
  9. Taraba
  10. Yobe
  11. Zamfara
 

Federal Capital Territory: Abuja

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President of KACCIMA, Alhaji Danlhatu Abubakar led council members on courtesy call to His Highness, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sunusi Lamido Sunusi

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Kano chamber of commerce got additional new members in Manchester and London Exel exhibition center on Wednesday

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DONATION OF COMPUTERS TO SELECTED PUBLIC SCHOOL IN KANO STATE. (FIRST BATCH) As part of activities of the KACCIMA towards educational development in Kano state, today Friday 13th April the first deputy president Alh Sani Umar along with some council member presented complete 3 sets of Computers each to some selected secondary schools number to Ten selected across Five educational zone of the state. This great gesture was initiated by our patron,our father, an elder statesman a philanthropist Alh Dr Aminu Aminu Alhassan Dantata OFR and supported by the esteem council of KACCIMA. The beneficiary schools include GGSS GANDUN ALBASA, GSS ADO GWARAM and GGSS SAUDAT (MUNICIPAL ZONE). GSS GORONDUTSE and GGSS TUDUN YOLA(DALA ZONE), GASS GIGINYU and GGSS GIGINYU (NASSARAWA ZONE) while GSS DANKUNKURU and GGSS KADAWA (MIJIBIR ZONE) and lastly GGASS DANZABUWA (BICHI ZONE). In his remarks the acting President of KACCIMA emphasis that the activities of the chamber does not limit to organizing the trade fair or trade mission alone but cut across all facets of development thus; socio- economical ,political and educational development to mention but a few. Furthermore, he applied to other well to do in our society to emulate such gesture and venture into community participation in education. The executives secretary of KSSMB who was represented by Alh zakariyya expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the initiators of the program saying that this comes at the right time since ICT is the subject of the day, all activities of schools examinations has been geared and relied with ICT, he further pledged for collaboration with KACCIMA in curriculum and co- curriculum actives such as organizing schools debates and quiz competitions in order to extract the best students and the best schools so as to enhance learning according , he once again lamented that Kano state has the total number of 1,029 schools. On monitoring and evaluation aspect the Zonal Education officer Minjibir zone appealed to PTA's to be involved so as to contribute their quota in providing more computers to various schools. Certificate of Appreciation and letter of commendation was presented to our patron and KACCIMA respectively, while a gift was also given to the Executive secretary. Best regards Abdulaziz Sabitu Mohd Vice president Publiciy

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President of the Chamber accompanied his Excellency Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Commissioner of Commerce Malam Ahmad Rabi'u to a conference at Dubai..

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The President of KACCMIMA Alh Dalhatu Abubakar attended the annual Chinese dinner conducted today 2nd February 2017 at the commercial office of the Chinese embassy in Abuja. In his remarks the president expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Chinese ambassador for extending such invitation and pledge to maintain the long existing relationship between KACCIMA and the Chinese community in general . Mr President was accompanied along with the vice president cooperate affairs Alh Hassan Yaro and Director Aliyu Mustapha.

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