Uses of Hindsight as Foresight: Reflections on Niger Delta and Nigerian History
This collection of papers documents efforts to harness oral historical sources and academic study of the past for public education and understanding of the present. It is concerned with learning from history: the relevance of looking back for contributory answers to contemporary questions. The study has particular regard for the history and current situation of the Niger Delta, offering a view of Nigeria's history from a marginal position. Contents: the Ijaw and the Niger Delta in Nigerian history; Cross River State in historical focus; FESTAC remembered: cultural tolerance in the Nigerian nation; the western Niger Delta: origins and relations; history and policy in the Niger Delta crisis; Izon: the historical perspective; peace making and conflict resolution in Nigeria: a historical perspective; an internal cultural route to peace in the Niger Delta; Niger Delta youth: taking control; and the future in Nigerian discourse. The author was Professor of History at the University of Port Harcourt. Now Pro-Chancellor of the new Niger Delta University, he is still active in research and writing.
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Origins and Relations
History and Policy in the Niger Delta Crisis
The Historical Perspective
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Aboh achieve Alagoa Anioma Apoi Arts and Civilization Atlantic trade Bassey Andah Bayelsa Benin kingdom Black and African British colonial rule Calabar CBAAC Central Delta centres city-states claim conflict resolution contemporary created Cross River Cross River Valley cultural intolerance Eastern Niger Delta Editors Edoid Efik Ekpe Ekwulo elders environment ethnic ethnocentrism evidence federal government FESTAC Forcados future gangs Hausa hinterland historians historiography institutions internal Kalabari Ken Saro Wiwa King Lagos lbibio leaders linguistic ljaw lkwerre lndeed lnternational lsoko ltsekiri major migration movements national language neighbouring Nembe Nembe Community Niger Delta Crisis Niger Delta region Nigerian communities Nigerian governments Nigerian history Nigerian nation Oba of Benin Ogbia Study Group Ogbolomabiri oil companies Okrika Onwuejeogwu oral traditions Otite parties past peace period Port Harcourt present Proverbs Royal Niger Company rulers society struggle traditions of origin Urhobo violence West lgbo Western Delta Yoruba youth