By Victor Oguejiofor Okafor
This publication examines the influence of post-colonial management on political integration in Nigeria, supplying an in-depth knowing of the old and modern forces that form Nigeria's nationwide politics in addition to African politics typically. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories besides modern exterior forces like neo-colonialism, in addition to inner social, financial and political buildings and advancements, have affected rising post-independence politics within the nation. The research climaxes with an Africa-centered thought of political and integrative management after which makes use of it as a prism for studying six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and moment Republics, besides their army interregna. The concluding bankruptcy contains a dialogue of the results of the learn for management and political integration in Africa usually.
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106 Neither the assaulted and robbed continent nor the direct human victims of the Great Enslavement have received compensation. Instead, African scholars and leaders in the Diaspora and on the continent who have called for reparations have been dismissed by some Western commentators, along with their African hatchet-writers, who seem to lack correct historical consciousness, as rabble rousers and extremists. 109 In this market, he notes, the prices of cash crops are determined not by the inter-action of demand and supply as the law of economics would prescribe, but by Western markets—a condition which the Western nations themselves will not tolerate in their internal economies.
Aguiyi-Ironsi for six months; General Yakubu Gowon for nine years; General Murtala Muhammed for seven months; General Olusegun Obasanjo for three years as a military leader; President Shehu Shagari for four years; General Mohammed Buhari for two years; and General Babangida for eight years; President Ernest Shonekan for three months; General Sani Abacha for five years; General Addulsalam Abubakar for one year; and President Olusegun Obasanjo for six years so far. Political instability in Nigeria has been caused by public mismanagement, economic setbacks, public corruption, ethnic pluralism, and abuse of the electoral process against the backdrop of a host of destabilizing colonial legacies.
70 A former Nigerian Army chief, who had served in Obasanjo’s military government, General Theophilus Y. Danjuma, said of the 1983 election: “Democracy had been in jeopardy for the past four years (1979 to 1983). It died with the 1983 elections . . ”71 Given all this, why then did the soldiers who overthrew Shagari later on the eve of 1984 keep mute on his controversial re-election? N [the National Party of Nigeria] wing of Post-Colonial Political Leadership in Nigeria 23 the army” had taken over the government from their civilian counterparts.