Oil, Democracy, and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 2008 - Political Science - 494 pages
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The Niger-Delta region is prone to conflicts and restiveness as a consequence of oil activities and under development, which, ultimately induce poverty. Oil, Democracy and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria attempts to demonstrate this unfortunate byproduct of federalism in Nigeria. Calling for resource control and the practice of True Federalism, the contributors of this volume identify some of the major endemic problems for the Niger-Delta people. It is in this light, that the contributors have presented the contending views on the challenges and opportunities on Nigeria's path towards the practice of True Federalism. Offering solution ideas for Niger-Delta development and the promotion of a peaceful coexistence, this comprehensive volume proposes hopeful, yet powerful arguments for the Niger-Delta region.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Nigeria and the Politics of Niger Delta Development By Augustine Ikein
1
The History of Oil Niger Delta and the Development of Nigeria By Augustine Ikein
23
Niger Delta The Geography People and Development By Steve Azaiki
31
Niger Delta and Indigenous Development By Steve Azaiki
47
Introduction to the Nature of PreIndustrial Environmental Management and Ecological Stewardship in Nigeria By Augustine A Ikein
65
Oil and Gas Politics in the Niger Delta By Steve Azaiki and Augustine Ekein
73
Oil and Federalism By Augustine Ikein
85
The Conceptual Framework and Strategy for Niger Delta Development A Niger Delta Development Commission Perspective By Onyeama Ugochukwu
95
Environmental Conflicts The Case of the Niger Delta By Akpobibibo Onduku
263
Energy Environment and Security The Niger Delta Factor By DSP Alamieyeseigha
273
Environmental Management in a Depressed Economy By Dr Goodluck Jonathan
281
Energy Environment and Disasters The Niger Delta Experience By DSP Alamieyeseigha
289
Sustainable Development and the Environment Managing the Interface By Dr Goodluck Jonathan
307
Federalism Resource Control and the Quest for Social Justice By Steve Azaiki
317
A Community Guide to Understanding Resource Control By Oronto Douglas
331
Resource Control as Panacea for Sustainable Peace and Development of the Niger Delta in a Democratic System A Niger Delta State Governor Perspe...
341

Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC A Federal Government Perspective By Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
103
Niger Delta Development A Special Statement by Dr Peter Odili
109
Niger Delta Development A United Nations Development Program A Donor Agency Perspective By Abdouye Janneh
113
The Role of Science and Technology for the Promotion of Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta Region By Turner T Isoun
119
Sustainable Livelihood Poverty Alleviation and Development In the Niger Delta Region What Lesson from the IFADUNDP CreditInput Strategy for ...
125
Poverty and Social Insecurity in the Niger Delta What Lessons can be learned from IFADUNDP AntiPoverty Program? By MacLeans A GeoJaJa and ...
149
Governance Democratization and Development of the Niger Delta By Daniel Omoweh
167
Democracy Democratization and Participatory Development A Case for Women in the TwentyFirst Century Niger Delta Region By AOI Gabriel
187
The Niger Delta Question The Imperatives for Peace and Progress By EK Clark
201
The Niger Delta and the Izon Ijaw Nation in Politics War and Peace Building By Sam Ebiye
207
Contemporary Issues and Realities of the Niger Delta Situation The Demand of Youths Towards Sustenance of Peace By Nengi J James
235
The Environmental Challenge of Developing the Niger Delta By DSP Alamieyeseigha
249
Nigeria Federalism the Constitution and Resource Control By Itse Sagay
351
Resource Control and the Law Beyond the Supreme Court Judgement By I E Sagay
379
The Position of the Niger Delta On Nigerias 1999 Constitution By Oronto Douglas
391
The Role of Resource Control and Restructuring In The Political Economy of Nigeria By Ibrahim AdoKurawa
401
The Role of Trade Union Workers and the Quest for True Democracy By Professor PB Johnnie
417
Strategies for Investment Promotions in the Niger Delta Region A Group Report
433
Democracy and Development of the Niger Delta In the 21st Century By Augustine Ikein
463
Bibliography
485
About the Authors
489
About the Contributors
491
Index
493
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Augustine A. Ikein, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics, Finance and Policy Studies, at Delaware State University. Professor Ikein was also a recipient of the United States Fulbright Fellowship Award and a Visiting Fulbright Scholar to University of Port Harcourt, 1998-1999. Steve Azaiki, Ph.D., is the former Secretary to Bayelsa State Government 2002-2005 and is the current President of the World Environmental Movement for Africa (WEMFA) in Nigeria. D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha, Ph.D., was the First Executive Governor of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, 1999 through 2005.

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