The British colonize Nigeria for access to trade on the Niger river to transport profitable exports like palm oil.
Nigeria was able to gain independence from the United Kingdom. through a strong separatist movement that gained power after the world wars weakened Europe. The new government was run by NCNC led by Azikiwe.
The Nigerian government gained financial support from the USSR during the Nigerian Civil War creating trades relations between the two nations while the U.S. was neutral so that they could protect their connections with Nigeria for oil.
Many tribal wars erupted resulting in large amounts of civilian casualties, violence, and damaged the Nigerian oil industry.
Nigeria experiences financial crisis caused by low oil prices in response to this rebel groups bomb pipeline in an effort to raise oil prices by limiting supply.
Sarah Beiter, Rose Bittle & Emma Szczyglinski / AHS WHAP 6th Period