By Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

ISBN-10: 0415981069

ISBN-13: 9780415981064

This publication examines the impression of post-colonial management on political integration in Nigeria, providing an in-depth knowing of the ancient and modern forces that form Nigeria's nationwide politics in addition to African politics in general. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories in addition to modern exterior forces like neo-colonialism, in addition to inner social, fiscal and political buildings and advancements, have affected rising post-independence politics within the nation. The examine climaxes with an Africa-centered concept 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 consequences of the examine for management and political integration in Africa more often than not.

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Thus, for Nigerians in general, 1983 was more than dejavu. Ken C. Kotecha provides an apt summary of the outcome of the 1979 presidential poll: Under the election rules, the federal president had to win a plurality of all votes cast in two-thirds of the country’s states. The winner was Shehu Shagari, the leader of the National Party of Nigeria, who drew heavy support from the Muslim Hausa-Fulani and Nigerian businessmen. Shagari technically failed to satisfy the second requirement of 25% in two-thirds or 13 states, having only [less than] twenty per cent in the thirteenth, but was still declared victorious by the Federal Elections Commission over Mr.

During the 45 years that Nigeria Post-Colonial Political Leadership in Nigeria 25 has been self-governing (that is, October 1, 1960 to October 1, 2005), it has had twelve heads of state. 75 years on the average. The problem is that, for the most part, those changes of leadership have not occurred systematically or have occurred systematically in the context of elections that Nigerians did not acknowledge as free and fair. 75 average sequence of leadership changes is rather misleading, as shown by the distribution of the data of the different years of leadership.

59 While Achebe may be guilty of over-generalization (I contend that there are legions of Nigerians who are neither corrupt nor corruptible), his assertions are largely reinforced by this book’s forth-right discussion of the multitude of social and political ills that plague Nigeria. Specifically, the work is correct in arguing that, in general, and no doubt there must be exceptions, Nigerian political leadership lacks integrity. In theory, its political culture, as articulated in constitutional declarations and stipulations, derides corruption, but in practice, the Nigerian political elite, at large (and with exceptions here and there) tends to pay a lip service to its normative opposition to corruption.

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