Nigeria and the politics of survival as a nation-state
This work addresses the struggles and strategies applied by the civilian and military administrations to resolve the issue of political instability in Africa's most populous nation.
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THE MAKING OF A NATIONSTATE
NATIONAL INTEGRATION ATTEMPTS
IN SEARCH OF POLITICAL STABILITY
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1979 constitution Adams and Yoder administration AFRC Africa Today Anambra argued assumption Babangida Balewa basic behavior civilian Claude Ake Coleman colonial conflicting Constitutional Conference contended corruption country's coup Decree democracy democratic dominant economic elections elites Enugu ethnic groups example Falola and Ihonvbere federal further geo-ethnic Governor Gowon grassroots Hausa Hausa-Fulani Ibid Ibrahim Babangida indigenization instability institutions interests Ironsi issue Journal of Modern Kaduna Lagos Larry Diamond leaders leadership legitimacy major military Modern African Studies nation-state national integration NCNC Nigerian politics northern Northern People's Congress NRC NRC NRC Obafemi Awolowo Ojukwu open ballot system plural political actors political associations political parties political stability political system politicians president presidential presidential system problems promote quest regime regions role scholars SDP SDP SDP Second Republic Shagari Shehu Shagari Sklar social society strategy structure theory Third Republic traditional two-party system University Press Uwazurike West Africa Yoruba