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Number of Individuals with Internet Access: The nation remains unsettled and its constitution is not enforced in all regions equally. This has led to confusion, frustration, and violence resulting in numerous deaths in the late s and early s. Reports of deaths from Islamic fundamentalists are commonplace in media reports particularly in the northern states of Nigeria.
The British reporter Flora Shaw coined the term "Nigeria" which was to become the name of the country.
In the s she took the term from the Niger River to apply it to the region during the era of colonial rule. Like other segments of society, media reflects the population of the people.
Nigeria has over different ethnic groups. It is nearly twice the size of California, and with a population of approximately million, is the most densely populated country in Africa. Other estimates have the population even higher. One source reports that because tribalism is so sensitive an issue population estimates based on pre-independence data are intentionally inexact so as not to ignite controversy.
Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians live in the United States, and nearlyof them have attained U. English is the official language of Nigeria. Broadcast stations and print media provide content to audiences in English. Other dominant languages spoken are Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, and Fulani. Hausa and Fulani are primarily in the north.
Yoruba is in the southwest, while Ibos are located in the southeast. The country has had varying degrees of freedom of the press over its tumultuous history.
There has generally been a diversity of voices in the media; however, as the government changed hands frequently and in violent circumstances, the media voices that were in support of a leader would find themselves without a voice as a replacement emerged.
At some points, newspapers and magazines were proscribed entirely due to their criticism of government authorities. Examples of this form of silencing the press are found in the late s and mid s.
Although newspapers and magazines were privately owned, the government prohibited them from expressing their editorial opinions. In Newbreed was closed down.
In the government closed down the Tribune and four years later in Newswatch was a victim of government censorship. Also during this time period, government leaders harassed individual journalists. In Minere Amakiri, a reporter for the Nigerian Observerwas detained and had his hair shaved.
Numerous other journalists experienced similar assaults. The cause of violence in the country is sometimes difficult to determine because ethnic and religious differences both enter the mix. The largest religious group is Muslim, making up about 50 percent of the population.
Christians account for about 40 percent, while the remaining 10 percent of the people follow traditional beliefs or some combination of the two major groups.
Rivalries between various ethnic groups within Nigeria can be traced back for as far as these groups have existed.
Tensions flare for a period, then a temporary peace follows. During the waning days of the colonial period these ancestral rivalries played a role in the country's evolution to independence.
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