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The politics of Biafra : and the future of Nigeria / by Chudi Offodile.

Author/Creator:
Offodile, Chudi, author.
Publication:
Ibadan : Safari Books, 2016. , ©2016
Format/Description:
Book
xxiv, 279 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Civil War (Nigeria : 1967-1970)
Nigeria, Eastern -- History.
Nigeria, Eastern -- Politics and government.
Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970.
Igbo (African people) -- Politics and government -- History.
Igbo (African people) -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Nigeria.
Eastern Nigeria.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
The Politics of Biafra and Future of Nigeria is a reflection on the importance of history in addressing present realities and the future of coexistance of Nigeria's multi ethnic society. It analyses the ideological struggles and conflict in Biafra during the war with Nigeria from 1967-1970, the impact of the war and the relevance of those struggles to the current agitations for a new state of Biafra. In this historical and analytical work, the author observes that nearly fifty years after the end of the Nigerian-Biafra war in 1970, Nigeria is still grappling with the Biafran dilemma. No matter its pretensions, Nigeria will at some point have to reform its present pseudo federal arrangement to create a more inclusive, equitable and proper federal structure. If not, the country will continue to face epileptic developmental thrusts, militancy in the Niger Delta and a ruinous intensifying clamour for self-determination by disadvantaged ethnic groups, especially the Igbo. The author argues that in the world, in the era of technology inspired globalisation, it is impossible to hold an unwilling people hostage in any country without negative consequences. He makes a case for a new order in Nigeria, expressing the view that Nigeria is caught in a vicious circle of graft and instability and nothing will change until Nigeria finds the proper foundational matrix to galvanise the talents and resources of the people and create a productive economy.
Contents:
Preview
Igbo Identity Crises
The 15th January 1966 Coup
The 29th July 1966 Counter Coup
On Aburi We Stand
The Biafra Intelligentsia
Biafra's Non Igbo Actors
Britain and the Horrors of War
Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996)
Ojukwu vs. Azikiwe
Achebe Takes On Zik
The Asika Years (1970-75)
The Years of Decline (1976-1998)
Dr. Ekwueme's Bid For Power
The Years of Decline (1999-2015)
MASSOB, IPOB, BILIE Human Rights Initiative
Biafra And Nigeria
The War Philosophy
Sardauna Was a Federalist
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index.
ISBN:
9789788431978
9788431976
9789788431961
9788431968
OCLC:
962840530
Publisher Number:
99982399879
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