This book examines the impact of post-colonial leadership on political integration in Nigeria, offering an in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary forces that shape Nigeria's national politics as well as African politics generally. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories along with contemporary external forces like neo-colonialism, as well as internal social, economic and political structures and developments, have affected emerging post-independence politics in the country. The study climaxes with an Africa-centered theory of political and integrative leadership and then uses it as a prism for analyzing six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and Second Republics, along with their military interregna. The concluding chapter includes a discussion of the implications of the study for leadership and political integration in Africa in general.countrya#39;s decision to adopt Hindi as the national language unleashed aa storm of protest and political crisisa41 from nonHindi speaking groups. ... by itself, result inthe ethnic dominationof Nigeria bythe original speakersof the nationally adopted language if Nigeria learnstorespect ... thatusing a common Nigerian language would not require that you shouldgive up thelanguage of your own ethnic heritage.
|Title||:||A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics|
|Author||:||Victor Oguejiofor Okafor|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-09-13|