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  1. Go to the National Geographic website at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/northern-nigeria/verini-text and read the article entitled: “The War for Nigeria”. I have copied the article onto the end of this assignment sheet for your convenience.

The photo gallery associated with this article can be viewed at:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/northern-nigeria/kashi-photography.

  1. Also, go to the National Geographic website at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/lagos/draper-text and read the article entitled: “Africa’s First City”. I have copied the article onto the end of this assignment sheet for your convenience.

A short video associated with this article can be viewed at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/lagos/my-lagos-video.

2-Using the given sources, write a 5-paragraph paper (3 pages maximum; points will be deducted for not following instructions) answering the following questions:

  1. According to the Nigerian government, what is Boko Haram? According to the Hausa and Arabic languages, what is Boko Haram? According to the collective consciousness of the Nigerian people, what is Boko Haram? What do individual Nigerians suggest that Boko Haram is? (4 points)
  1. Since 2009, more than 16,000 people have dies violent deaths in Nigeria. What atrocities does the author attribute to Boko Haram? (5 points)
  1. Who else besides Boko Haram has recently committed violent acts in Nigeria? (3 points)
  1. Why is the northern city of Kano particularly susceptible to such violence? (6 points)
  1. Nigeria’s richest city, Lagos, has its own problems, specifically a huge gap between the rich and poor. How does Lagos prosper when upper Nigeria roils in chaos? Is this governmental oppression or is it something else? (5 points)

Cite the National Geographic articles. (2 points)

You may use any citation format that you are comfortable with, however, be certain that all sources are cited inside the text of your paper and at the end. At the end of your paper, give the full bibliographic listing of each source, including videos.

If you do not have a preference, you may use the format listed here… To cite a source within the text of your paper, you can simply place in parenthesis the name of the author, website or organization plus the date published (for example: Mark Maslin, 2009) at the end of the borrowed material. Then at the end of your paper, give the full bibliographic listing of the source, including: author, title, publisher, and copy write date or date information was accessed.

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