Nigeria

The Trouble With Nigeria

The Trouble With Nigeria

The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria's problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. In this famous book now reprinted, he professes that the only trouble with Nigeria is the failure of leadership, because with good leaders Nigeria could resolve its inherent problems such as tribalism; lack of patriotism; social injustice and the cult of mediocrity; indiscipline; and corruption.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Chinua Achebe
Publisher : Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited
Release : 1983
Total Pages : 68 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120109603


Nigeria S Resource Wars

Nigeria S Resource Wars

'Nigeria’s Resource Wars' reflects on the diversity of conflicts over access to, and allocation of, resources in Nigeria. From the devastating effects of crude oil exploration in the Niger Delta to desertification caused by climate change, and illegal gold mining in Zamfara, to mention a few, Nigeria faces new dimensions of resource-related struggles. The ravaging effects of these resource conflicts between crop farmers and Fulani herders in Nigeria’s Middlebelt and states across Southern Nigeria call for urgent scholarly interventions; with the Fulani cattle breeders’ onslaught altering the histories of many Nigerian families through deaths, loss of homes and investments, and permanent physical incapacity. Currently, there is an almost total breakdown of interethnic relations, with political commentators acknowledging that Nigeria has never been so divided as it presently is in its history. The struggles have now degenerated into kidnaps, armed robbery, and incessant targeted and random killings across the country; compounding the already complex problem of insecurity in Nigeria. The chapters in this volume engage with these issues, presenting the different arguments on resource conflicts in Nigeria. They draw insights from similar conflicts in Nigeria’s colonial/post-independence past and events from around the world to proffer possible solutions to resource-related confrontations in Africa. By offering a collection of different intellectual perspectives on resource conflicts in Nigeria, this volume will be an important reference material for understanding the diversity of thought patterns that underpin the struggle and policy approaches towards resolving conflict situations in Africa. This volume will be of considerable interest to scholars of Africa, researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and conflict studies, and policymakers interested in understanding the resource crisis in Africa.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Egodi Uchendu
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release : 2021-03-02
Total Pages : 900 Pages
ISBN : 9781648891571


Nigeria

Nigeria

Annotation. Offers annotated references to some 800 recent publications on this African country, in sections on economy, ethnic groups, mass media, religion, banking, and science and technology. Includes a chronology, and an introductory essay providing background on Nigeria's history and contemporary issues. This revised bibliography updates the first edition, which was published in 1989. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Genre : History
Author : Ruby Bell-Gam
Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 342 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028557150


Genocide In Nigeria

Genocide In Nigeria

This collection of newspaper columns and articles mostly written in the 1970s and 1980s perhaps provides the best overview of Saro-Wiwa's political and environmental concerns. The articles document his concerns about the fate of the Ogoni people and their mistreatment by multinational oil companies and collaborating Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa argues that the Ogoni are a minority in Nigeria, exploited by the ruling ethnic majority, and that the Federal Government of Nigeria was threatening the Ogoni with genocide. At the time, this was a key publication in bringing the Ogoni tragedy to the attention of the international community. Nowadays, it is of continual relevance to present day concerns about the actions of the oil companies, indigenous and environmental rights in the Delta region.

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Genre : History
Author : Ken Saro-Wiwa
Publisher : Saros International Pub
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 103 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070224048


Speculative Markets

Speculative Markets

In this unprecedented account of the dynamics of Nigeria's pharmaceutical markets, Kristin Peterson connects multinational drug company policies, oil concerns, Nigerian political and economic transitions, the circulation of pharmaceuticals in the Global South, Wall Street machinations, and the needs and aspirations of individual Nigerians. Studying the pharmaceutical market in Lagos, Nigeria, she places local market social norms and credit and pricing practices in the broader context of regional, transnational, and global financial capital. Peterson explains how a significant and formerly profitable African pharmaceutical market collapsed in the face of U.S. monetary policies and neoliberal economic reforms, and she illuminates the relation between that collapse and the American turn to speculative capital during the 1980s. In the process, she reveals the mutual constitution of financial speculation in the drug industry and the structural adjustment plans that the IMF imposed on African nations. Her book is a sobering ethnographic analysis of the effects of speculation and "development" as they reverberate across markets and continents, and play out in everyday interpersonal transactions of the Lagos pharmaceutical market.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Kristin Peterson
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2014-07-30
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780822376477


Nigeria And The Nation State

Nigeria And The Nation State

Nigeria, despite being the African country of greatest strategic importance to the United States, remains poorly understood. Leading expert John Campbell explains why Nigeria, projected to have the world's third-highest population by 2050, is so important to understand in a world of jihadi extremism, corruption, oil conflict, and communal violence.

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Author : John Campbell
Publisher :
Release : 2020-11-16
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9781538113769


State And Society In Nigeria

State And Society In Nigeria

The first edition of State and Society in Nigeria, published in 1980, was and remains a dominant influence in teaching, research, policy and practice of state-society relations in Nigeria for more than a generation. The volume of essays has remained one of the most cited in the field – testimony to its enduring content and perspective as well as the beauty, accessibility and clarity of its language. This new edition revisits, extends and reconsiders aspects of the first edition in light of developments in the literature since 1980 and offers new insights and interpretations on issues of political economy, politics, and sociology such as the country’s Civil War (1967-1970) the political economy of oil, debt, and democratization and the complexities and ethnic identities and rivalries and religious accommodation and conflict, and of the multiple ways in which they intersect with one another.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Williams, Gavin
Publisher : Malthouse Press
Release : 2019-04-15
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : 9789785657586


Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Greed, frustrated love, traffic jams, infertility, politics, polygamy. These--together with depictions of traditional village life and the impact of colonialism made familiar to Western readers through Chinua Achebe's writing--are the stuff of Nigerian fiction. Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish, sell, and read novels in Africa's most populous nation. Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a careful reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels--from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces--Wendy Griswold explores how global cultural flows and local conflicts meet in the production and reception of fiction. She argues that Nigerian readers and writers form a reading class that unabashedly believes in progress, rationality, and the slow-but-inevitable rise of a reading culture. But they do so within a society that does not support their assumptions and does not trust literature, making them modernists in a country that is simultaneously premodern and postmodern. Without privacy, reliable electricity, political freedom, or even social toleration of bookworms, these Nigerians write and read political satires, formula romances, war stories, complex gender fiction, blood-and-sex crime capers, nostalgic portraits of village life, and profound explorations of how decent people get by amid urban chaos. Bearing Witness is an inventive and moving work of cultural sociology that may be the most comprehensive sociological analysis of a literary system ever written.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Wendy Griswold
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2000-06-19
Total Pages : 340 Pages
ISBN : 0691058296


Nigeria

Nigeria

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Genre : Agriculture
Author : Nigeria
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 335 Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112042767589


Proceedings Of The Agricultural Society Of Nigeria

Proceedings Of The Agricultural Society Of Nigeria

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Genre : Agriculture
Author : Agricultural Society of Nigeria
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : WISC:89031343064