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Nigeria is a vast country, three times the size of Great Britain and Ireland. It has a population estimated currently to be in the region of 100 million consisting of many ethnic and linguistic groups and different sects. The country is presently divided into 19 states, and there is clamour for more states to be created. Consequently one can hardly make sweeping generalizations about the whole country. Nevertheless, it may be possible to make legitimate statements regarding general trends, and focus attention on the geographical area with which one is familiar. This is precisely what I intend to do in this presentation.


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Asuni, T. (1983). Alcoholism in Nigeria. In: Golding, P. (eds) Alcoholism. Springer, Dordrecht.

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