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Global Business Cultural Analysis


Nigerian History

Synopsis of Nigerian government

Nigerian monarchy to presidential system

The evolution of Nigeria from British control to a civilian democratic government

Nigerian major commodities



The major elements and dimensions of culture in Nigeria

Cultural dimensions


Power distance



Model of culture

Universalism or Particularize

How is the integration of elements and dimensions that Nigerians doing business in the country?

The effects of governments on the prospects for its business around the world

How the elements and dimensions compared with the United States, culture, and business?

The role of women in the workplace

Business visitors must be dressed in an elegant and tie (for men!)

Cross-cultural business transactions between the United States and Nigeria




Thurstan Shaw and Steve Daniels, who are the founder for archaeological research proved in their research that Nigeria has been developed since 9,000 BC. At that time, people were living particularly in the low-Eleer region and even earlier that that, in the southeastern region of Nigeria known as Ugwelle-Utruru (Okigwe). Ugwelle-Utruru was the place micro lathes were used. The oldest metal work in archaeology is primarily due to the presence of Smelting furnaces which have been present in Taruga since 4th century BC. The fossil skeleton is an example of Negroid which is almost 10,000 years old and is one of the oldest examples of archaeology. This fossil was found in western Nigeria by Lii Lleru, who proved it to be the territory of ancient times in the region. Ceramic industries have pursued by Nigeria's ensuing agricultural communities. Also microlithic has been developed by savanna pastoralists since the forth millennium of BC.

In the first millennium BC; hunting and social gatherings encouraged survival farming and the cultivation of staple foods in the south (Chaudhary, 2001). The import of stone head axe from the northern Nigeria produced more opportunity for the people in the southern part to expand agriculture. In the 2nd century BC Kainji Dam dig introduced iron working. However, looking at the progression from the Neolithic period to when iron was introduced; middle sculpture manufacturing was still lacking. Researchers have proposed that technology has been inspired from the west of Nigeria to the valley of Nile. It is true that the metallurgy was introduced in the river and wooded areas of Nigeria and it have been present in the upper savanna by more than 800 years ago.

Nigerian History

The Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. Its population is tremendously miscellaneous with well over 250 ethnic groups. Most of its population is in the concerted southern part of the country as well as in the area of opaque defrayal around Kano in the north. Throughout the 19th century, the elimination of the slave trade increased the growth of trade in agricultural produce from Africa to Europe, particularly palm oil from the West African coastal areas. The coastal commune of Lagos became a British colony in 1861, a center for extension of British trade, missions, and political influence. Late 19th century and early 20th century, Lagos was also a center for educated West African elites who were to played important roles in the development of Pan-Africans as well as Nigerian jingoism. Nigeria came under the colonial rule of the British in the second half of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century. The United Kingdom subjugated the land of present-day Nigeria, except for the division of former German-controlled Kamerun in numerous phases.

The British dependency of Northern and Southern Nigeria were fused into a single region in 1914, and a lawmaking council, originally with limited African manifestation was created in 1922. Conflicting demands for sovereignty and innermost government by the diverse political groupings obliged the British in 1954 to establish a review of conciliation to put up incompatible demands. The federal government coincided this deal the with sizeable district autonomy. Between the 1960 and 1966, Nigeria was under the civilian rule. The major problems faced by the federal government within the era were threats to federal harmony verified by ethnic enmity and the yearning for autonomy within the federal scheme. This ushered to the configuration of miscellaneous political acts and political coalition. The development of jingoism in the social order and the ensuing surfacing of political revelry were based on ethnic rather than national well-being. Consequently this had no effect on the people of Nigeria against the imposing master. However, people themselves were faced with fatalities of the political thrash about which hypothetically meant eradicating distant dominance.

Synopsis of Nigerian government

After the year when the military rule came to an end; Nigeria undergo different religious and community conflicts. Many of these conflicts was derived due to the distorted use of wealth earn from oil, the failed constitution in 1999, ancient argument on the land and some other improper resources distribution. In May 1999, beyond the progression of an Emir, aggression detonation occurred inside Kaduna which caused the death of more than 100 people. The Odi town of Bayelsa state was cracked by the arm forces in November 1999. A great number of mass public was executed in revenge for the assassination of twelve police guards by a local mob (Frynas, 2004). From February to May of 2000; more than 1000 citizens died in Kaduna in the uprising prologue of illicit Shari's state.

Due to the revenge attacks in southeastern Nigeria; many of Hausa cultured people were killed. In the year 2001 more or less 2,000 people have been shot dead in the inter-religious riots. Many people were assassinated and thousands were placed in cruelty cases in the year 2001 which then increased around the center Benue states, Taraba, and Nasarawa states. Due to mutual fighting on October 1, 2001, the president declared an arrangement of a (NSC) National Security Commission. The president was selected again due to controversial and highly inconsistent national elections and state election of gubernatorial in 2003. Proceedings usually take almost more than 2 years of time. Brutality, oil damaging communications, and abduction of main refugee in a Niger River Delta NRD strengthened due to the demand of militants as they want to have better allocation of central income for the states in a province, and want to take more benefits from community development as well. Because of many reasons, the services of security were unable to respond properly.

Right from the beginning, corruption has been a parasite killing and dispiriting Nigeria from moving up or convivial new novelty. From chronological point-of-view, Nigeria governments were in the hands of those who were only concerned for themselves, putting aside the issues of the pulic. In Nigeria, the political leaders lurch in self-adulation and obsequiousness and always asking for favors from the public as opposed to other countries like the United States where the leaders promises by word of mouth to fight against sleaze and poverty diminution. Not surprisingly then, Nigerians have no sense of nationalism and devotion, as our leaders come into sight numb to the dilemma of the masses. Corruption is now a very stern Nigerian observable fact and it has vitally shambled and slanted the Nigerian expansion.

In fact, it is terrible, awful and even outrageous as much damage had been done to the good name of the country, which has become the centre of corruption in the whole nation. It is rudimentary and barbaric; Nigeria is rapidly losing its integrity and opportunities while crisis management takes better part of our government preoccupation. How can we anticipate foreigners from developed countries to come and invest in the country and help us sustain an industrialized endorsement when the rate at which bribery and misconduct had drastically increased in the Nigeria economy.

Nigerian monarchy to presidential system

On April 14, election was held in the state of legislative and gubernatorial in Nigeria along with the presidential and governmental elections held on 21 of April 2007. Over 35 political parties took part in this election. A serious fault was reported by the U.S. And international observer in the election process; in some constituencies it also incorporated realistic reports of malfeasance and vote chains. The range of fighting that occurred also was unfortunate. Amongst different states, the method of election was quite different, however, in same state some serious differences were also observed in two polling dates in 34 out of 36 Nigeria's states. The major opposition parties which included the (ANPP) Nigeria People's Party and an (AC) Action Congress party, PDP People's Democratic Party and different other smaller political parties filed appeal to confront the fallout gubernatorial of elections (Ampiah, 2005). A total petitions of 1,527 of Appeal were received by the court, in 2003 three time more of the 527 petitions were filed and received.

A number of problems were observed by INEC (Nigeria's National Electoral Commission) which included politicization and lack of sovereignty, deficiency and non-accuracy in the process of verdict. It was also observed that the persistent failed to build sufficient and…[continue]

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