By Toyin Falola, Matthew M. Heaton
Nigeria is Africa's so much populous kingdom and the world's 8th greatest oil manufacturer, yet its good fortune has been undermined in contemporary a long time by way of ethnic and non secular clash, political instability, rampant reliable corruption and an in poor health financial system. Toyin Falola, a number one historian in detail accustomed to the zone, and Matthew Heaton, who has labored largely on African technology and tradition, mix their services to give an explanation for the context to Nigeria's fresh problems via an exploration of its pre-colonial and colonial earlier, and its trip from independence to statehood. through studying key topics akin to colonialism, faith, slavery, nationalism and the economic system, the authors express how Nigeria's heritage has been swayed via the vicissitudes of the area round it, and the way Nigerians have tailored to satisfy those demanding situations. This ebook bargains a different portrayal of a resilient humans dwelling in a rustic with mammoth, yet unrealized, capability.
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In Nigeria, Fela was influential not only as a musician but as a political and social critic, often speaking out publicly against the venality and corruption of the Nigerian government, for which he paid a severe price. In 1978 his own mother was killed in an army raid on his compound, and he himself spent time in prison. Fela contested the 1983 presidential election, but lost to incumbent Shehu Shagari. Fela died of complications related to AIDS in 1997. Ransome-Kuti, Chief Olufunmilayo (1900–78) Born in Abeokuta, Mrs.
Holy war. form of popular music in southwestern Nigeria. term used to describe a political system in which one of the primary goals of the ruling politicians is the diversion of government funds into personal accounts and business ventures. Nigeria is xxxviii kobo kofa kola nut mai manila naira oba Oduduwa Okonko ona iwefa ooni Oranmiyan osi iwefa Glossary considered by many to have functioned as a kleptocracy for most of its post-independence history. unit of Nigerian currency, now out of circulation.
These fears resulted in rigged elections in 1964 and 1965, which led to widespread communal violence and ultimately, in 1966, to the first of Nigeria’s many military coups. Efforts to reduce the tensions were unsuccessful, and, in 1967, the Igbo-dominated Eastern Region seceded, declaring independence as the sovereign state of Biafra. The secession touched off a civil war, lasting from 1967 to 1970, in which the Federal Military Government ultimately succeeded in reincorporating Biafra into Nigeria.
A History of Nigeria by Toyin Falola, Matthew M. Heaton