Category Archives: History (Nigeria and Africa)

Yoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria – Adebanwi, Wale

Hardcover: 312 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 31, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1107054222
ISBN-13: 978-1107054226

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Yorùbá Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria investigates the dynamics and challenges of ethnicity and elite politics in Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy. Wale Adebanwi demonstrates how the corporate agency of the elite transformed the modern history and politics of one of Africa’s largest ethnic groups, the Yorùbá.

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The argument is organized around the ideas and cultural representations of Ọbafẹmi Awolọwọ, the central signifier of modern Yorùbán culture. Through the narration and analysis of material, non-material and interactional phenomena – such as political party and ethnic group organization, cultural politics, democratic struggle, personal ambitions, group solidarity, death, memory and commemoration – this book examines the foundations of the legitimacy of the Yorùbá political elite.

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Using historical sociology and ethnographic research, Adebanwi takes readers into the hitherto unexplored undercurrents of one of the most powerful and progressive elite groups in Africa, tracing its internal and external struggles for power.

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My Transition Hours By Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan



“Power politics is the hangman of politicians” -Anonymous.

It is power politics. Germans call it machtpolitik. It would appear a mismatch if applied to local political constructs rather than the international relations structure it was designed to treat.

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Machtpolitik or power politics emphasizes the vicious engagements of nations around the world. The selfish struggle to control the flow of resource and dominate apportionment to their own ultimate advantage. Such inhumanity had since been ratified perfectly human
by an unspoken earthly consensus.

It welcomes threats, as seen in the frenzied build up of nuclear armaments, pre emptive strikes, propaganda, and pack mentality and many other wet works otherwise known as espionage. They are all then encapsulated in a sophisticated international code of deeds.

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For instance, nations could listen in on other nations’ private conversations. It is okay, so long as you were not caught. President Barack Obama would probably not consider eavesdropping in ten lifetimes, but what about that institutional order which transcends
his personal preferences and principles?

Despite this consciousness, time taught me that nothing was really ever international without it first being the native of some soil. Of course, globalization creates the zone of comfort for a global consciousness which makes an import seem like an export, since it is now all a single village in the super highway nuptial, without the essential sacrament of matrimony.

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Our hangman’s noose or machtpolitik is intriguing in the Nigerian context in view of our multiple plurality. A nation owned by over four hundred distinct tongues is not a nation in the conventional sense. We could now add the two ultra nations inside Christianity and Islam. This in itself rivals the volume of world’s trading tongues.

As a Nigerian, the phrase, “comity of nations” is a source of amusement to me (without any disrespect intended) in its first evocation of our nation’s natural fracture, ever before seeing the fragments converging in the global comity.

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Chapter One – Looking Backwards 3
Chapter Two – Political Stalemate 29
Chapter Three – Decision Points 41

Chapter Four – More Decisions Points 61
Chapter Five – The World Responds – April 2015 77
Chapter Six – My Last Weeks In Office 99
Chapter Seven – The Fight Against Corruption: The Blame Game 107
Chapter Eight – The Women Behind The President 117
Chapter Nine – The Change Game Begins 127
Chapter Ten – The Presidential Inauguration Dinner 139
Chapter Eleven – The Youth Bulge 157
Chapter Twelve – A Strong Democracy 167

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The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation 175
Reforming Africa 178
Leadership – Life After Office 181
Private Sector Reform 184
The World Claim Still 188
Epilogue 212

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Power, Politics and Death By Olusegun Adeniyi (Download)



File Size: 750 KB
Print Length: 324 pages
Publisher: Prestige (December 13, 2011)
Publication Date: December 13, 2011
Language: English

What really happened during Yar’Adua’s last illness? Segun Adeniyi, Yar’Adua’s spokesman, takes us behind the scenes of the former Nigerian president’s mysterious disappearance to a Saudi hospital in late 2009 and his even more mysterious return to the country in 2010.

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Filled with political intrigue and revealing anecdotes, Power, Politics, and Death chronicles the events and power struggles within the government during Yar’Adua’s time in office, particularly in his final months.

Readers also get the inside story on Yar’Adua himself: his successes, struggles and unfulfilled political dreams.

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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa – Walter Rodney (Download)



Published January 1st 1981 by Howard University Press (first published 1972)
Original Title: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
ISBN: 0882580965
Edition: (ISBN13: 9780882580968)
Language: English

The decisiveness of the short period of colonialism and its negative consequences for Africa spring mainly from the fact that Africa lost power. Power is the ultimate determinant in human society, being basic to the relations within any group and between groups.

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It implies the ability to defend one’s interests and if necessary to impose one’s will by any means available. In relations between peoples, the question of power determines maneuverability in bargaining, the extent to which a people survive as a physical and cultural entity. When one society finds itself forced to relinquish power entirely to another society, that in itself is a form of underdevelopment.

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Before a bomb ended his life in the summer of 1980, Walter Rodney had created a powerful legacy. This pivotal work, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, had already brought a new perspective to the question of underdevelopment in Africa.

His Marxist analysis went far beyond the heretofore accepted approach in the study of Third World underdevelopment. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is an excellent introductory study for the student who wishes to better understand the dynamics of Africa’s contemporary relations with the West

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The Verbatim Report – ‘The Inside Story of the Fuel Subsidy Scam’ – Segun Adeniyi (Download for FREE)



The Verbatim Report – ‘The Inside Story of the Fuel Subsidy Scam’ – Segun Adeniyi (Download for FREE)

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Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, “The Accidental Public Servant” (Download)



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In The Accidental Public Servant, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai sets out to do more than merely break the unwritten rules of ex-political office holders in Nigeria; he utterly annihilates them.

For a vocal politician with somewhat activist credentials who only turned 50 in 2010, the motives of his narrative will be the subject of speculation for some time to come irrespective of whatever he says or believes are his own reasons for putting this out.

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By this book, this author says in effect that Nigeria is bigger than any one person and he cares more about Nigeria than any temporary benefits from partisan politics. In setting out this tale, El-Rufai manages to serve up a memoir whose principal characters hark back to Udoji’s title; whose narrative evokes Fatayi Williams; and whose title could also easily have been Adebo’s.

The book has three organizing themes that indeed resolve into one. It is a story about how, in Nigeria, “governance outcomes really depend on a series of accidents rather than any meritocratic or rigorous process.”1 This is the origin of its title.

There is a bigger theme, however, which the author goes back to repeatedly in the book: in Nigeria, “we are pretty much the same everywhere.”

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Historical Dictionary of Nigeria (Download for FREE)



Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence.

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The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria’s rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based conflict. Many of the dictionary’s entries highlight Nigeria’s relationship to its West African neighbors and its membership in international organizations such as the AU, OPEC, and the UN.

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In their thorough and comprehensive coverage of Nigeria, Toyin Falola and Ann Genova provide a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on notable people, places, events, and cultural practices with an emphasis on Nigeria’s post-1990 developments.

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