Nigeria celebrated the hundredth year of the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria resulting in the country now known by that name. Within that period, Nigerians of all persuasions and across divides have repeatedly clamoured for the dismemberment of the country.
Eghosa Osaghae’s book analyzes the politics of Nigeria since independence in 1960 in relation to the factors that have prevented it from being the giant that its enormous resources and vantage location in the global system entitle it to be.
Delve into the gripping life story of SLA Akintola, a towering figure in Nigerian politics, in this vivid and comprehensive biography. From his humble beginnings to his tragic end, this book paints a rich portrait of Akintola's complex life, his political journey, and his intricate relationship with Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Ironsi was Nigeria’s first military Head of State. He was killed in Ibadan in the July 1966 counter coup led my northern officers. In this edition entitled Ironsi, Chuks Iloegbunam goes beyond the individual level and the web of intrigues that cost General Aguiyi-Ironis his life.
Why We Struck tells the story of the first military intervention in Nigerian politics. The coup that took place on January 15, 1966, was conceived and planned together by Majors Nzeogwu, Ifeajuna and Ademoyega. The execution of the plan had a lightning effect, and the coup provoked a reaction within the first hours of its commencement, opening the...
The book contains essays written by four generations of Nigerian scholars. It is the first to examine the historical, political, economic and comparative dimensions of attempts by the military to restructure the Nigerian federation.