A complete evaluation of the country of Nigeria.

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Federal Republic of Nigeria


Third world represents the countries where the people live in poverty. Poverty is usually measured by comparing people's incomes. If their incomes are too low they will not be able to get basic needs such as: food, shelter, health and education. Some of the third world countries are Nigeria, Brazil and Uganda.

The World Bank (an international bank set up to promote the economic rise and development of the poor countries) definition of Poverty is: "Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not being able to go to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty is losing a child to illness brought by unclean water. Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom."

I chose Nigeria as my country to write about because I have been to a country in Africa and was impressed by its culture.


Nigeria is situated in the heart of Africa, bordering Togo, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

In the north-west of Nigeria lies the Sokoto plains named after the Sokoto River. The Sokoto River floods during the raining season depositing rich soil good for agriculture but destroying homes sometimes. In Nigeria's north-east lies the Chad Basin, a region of scattered trees and thin grass. This place can become swampy during raining seasons but can also give the worst of draughts in the summer.

The Northern High Plains covers about 20% of all of Nigeria's land (356,669 square miles) and is 2500 feet above sea level. It has very few hills but many rivers flow through it, which as a result creates waterfalls in time.

Finally, the...