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Contemporary social problems in Nigeria

len Alfred Ajibola - 23rd December, 2022 @ 03:02 PM

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Marital separation may also be termed as divorce.

  • A. True

  • B. False

An ancient mode of transportation that requires the use of donkeys and camels is termed _____.

  • A. Human trans-animal

  • B. Human trans-ancient

  • C. Human-animal transportation

  • D. Human mechanical movement

  • E. Human porterage

  • F. Human trans-old

Rail transportation is a type of land transportation.

  • A. True

  • B. False

The following statements are true concerning transportation except _____.

  • A. Transportation is defined as the movement of goods, persons and animals from one point to another.

  • B. Means of transportation is not the same thing as Mode of transportation

  • C. Land transportation is a means of transportation

  • D. Rail transportation is a type of land transport

  • E. Pipeline typically transports liquid and gaseous products

  • F. Human porterage is an ancient mode of transportation

Which of the following is not a Nigerian acronym?

  • A. NBA

  • B. ISO

  • C. KAI

  • D. NAEC

  • E. NAPEP

  • F. MMIA

The acronym ICPC means _____.

  • A. Independent Corrupt Practice Command
  • B. Independent Corrupt Practice Complaints
  • C. Independent Corrupt Practice Court
  • D. Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission
  • E. Independent Corrupt Practices Cooperation
  • F. Independent Corrupt Pactice Conduct

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The black shield in the Nigerian Coat of Arm represents the _____.

  • A. Strength of Nigeria

  • B. Pride of Nigeria

  • C. Dark complexion of Nigerians

  • D. Dignity of Nigeria

  • E. Fertile soil of Nigeria

  • F. Beauty of Nigeria

Which of the following is not a Nigerian National Symbol?

  • A. The Nigerian Flag

  • B. The Nigerian National Anthem

  • C. The Nigerian National Pledge

  • D. The Nigerian Naira (NGN)

  • E. The Nigerian National Identity Card

  • F. None of the above

What are contemporary social problems?

The word 'contemporary' means happenings or occurrences at the present or current time. With regards to this topic, contemporary social problems will refer to the various issues or challenges that are currently happening within a society; and at the same time, adversely affecting a large number of people living in that society.


Narrowing this topic down to Nigeria, contemporary social problems in Nigeria is defined as the various societal vices, issues, challenges, difficulties, obstacles, conundrum or predicament faced by the people living in Nigeria.

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The factors attributing to these rampant social problems in Nigeria (as at December 23, 2022) range from the evolution of internet, lack of education, poor infrastructural facilities, urbanization, cultural differences, tribalism and nepotism, insecurity, historical records and most importantly, corruption.


Now, using the evolution of internet (from the above paragraph) as in instance; some young Nigerians are involved in a variety of cybercrimes. Interestingly, cybercrimes have become so popular that the term 'yahoo' had been attributed to it. In fact, there is an advanced version of it called 'yahoo plus'. Therefore, whenever a person is termed as 'yahoo boy' in Nigeria, it simply implies that he is involved in cybercrimes.

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Generally, the various contemporary social issues have made life unsafe, difficult and frustrating to most Nigerians living in Nigeria. Perhaps, this may be the reason why Nigerians are leaving in droves to other countries for greener pastures and better life experiences.


Note: Social problems are encountered by the people through interaction with their environment. Unfortunately, some had committed suicide from the frustration that comes along with these problems.

It is very important to emphasize that suicide is never the answer. Indeed, there is hope in every situation. For this reason, patience is always a great virtue.  

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Social problems in Nigeria

Below are notable contemporary social problems in Nigeria:

  1. Poverty

  2. Ritual killings

  3. Corruption

  4. Cultism
    Please read on the origin of cultism in Nigeria here.

  5. Unemployment

  6. Oil theft and bunkering

  7. Examination malpractice

  8. Illiteracy
    Please read more on illiteracy here.

  9. Human trafficking

  10. Prostitution

  11. Drug abuse
    Please read on drug abuse here.

  12. Rape

  13. Domestic violence
    You can read on gender equality here.

  14. Tribalism

  15. Ethno-Religious conflicts

  16. HIV and AIDS

  17. Failed marriages
    Please read on the factors that can lead to failed marriages here.

  18. Election rigging

  19. Kidnapping

  20. Sex for grades

  21. Disorderliness and Thuggery
    Please read the concept of orderliness here.

  22. Fraud

  23. Terrorism and Banditry

  24. Substandard and Fake Drugs

Please read the detailed explanations on these social problems in Nigeria here.

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Ashrita Furman holds the world record for the holder of the most world records. He had set over 600 records and currently holds more than 200 world records

As at 2023, France remains the most visited country (with about 90 million visitors), followed by Spain (83.7 million). Next is the United States of America (79.3 million)

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Some car license plates in the Northwest Territories of Canada are shaped like a polar bear

The Library of Congress located in Washington D.C, America is the world's largest library. It contains over 162 million items in more than 450 languages.

The British Library (with over 150 million items) comes second, followed by the Library and Archives Canada with 54 million items (third), the New York Public Library with 53.1 million items (fourth), and the Russian State Library with 44.4 million items (fifth)

Located in Fez, Morocco, the University of Karueein (or University of Al Quaraouiyine) was founded way back in 859 A.D; and it's the world's oldest university (world's oldest higher learning institution) in the Guinness World Record.

In 1963, it was incorporated into Morocco's modern state university system, with approximately 8,000 students enrolling each academic year

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The following proactive processes can help reduce conflict in various organizations:

  1. Communication

  2. Set conflict guidelines

  3. Encourage collaboration and teamwork

  4. Proper recruitment process

  5. Promote social events

  6. Applying fair treatment

  7. Listening and understanding skills

  8. Private opinion and feedback from staff

  9. Gender equality

Please read more on conflict management in organizations here

Conflict can be caused in a variety of ways. For instance, silence may result into conflict. Interestingly, silence has also shown to be a great means of conflict prevention.

Below are some causes of conflicts:

  • Frustration

  • Misunderstanding

  • Poor communication

  • Interest

  • Leadership

  • Personality

Conflict is defined as a disagreement between two or more persons characterized by exchange of words and hostilities.

Conflicts can be reduced in organizations if the following proactive steps are adhered to:

  1. Communication

  2. Set conflict guidelines

  3. Encourage collaboration and teamwork

  4. Proper recruitment process

  5. Promote social events

  6. Application of fair treatment

  7. Listening and understanding skills

  8. Private opinion and feedbacks from staff

  9. Gender equality

Please read on conflict resolution in organizations and their explanations here.

The United Nations has six principal organs or arms. These are

  1. The General Assembly
  2. The Security Council
  3. The Economic and Social Council
  4. The Trusteeship
  5. The International Court of Justice
  6. The Secretariat

United Nations (UN) is the world body set up to promote peace and unity among the countries of the world. It officially came into existence on the 24th day of October, 1945 after it had been ratified by five permanent members of the security council and by the other 46 signatories. These permanent members are:

  1. United States of America
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Soviet Union
  4. Republic of China
  5. France

In total, the numerical strength of the United Nations at its inception was fifty one (51) states