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Indigenous political structures and governance in Nigeria

Indigenous political structures and governance in Nigeria

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Published by Bookcraft Ltd. in Ibadan, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tribal government -- Nigeria.,
  • Local government -- Nigeria.,
  • Chiefdoms -- Nigeria -- History.,
  • Indigenous peoples -- Nigeria -- Politics and government.,
  • Nigeria -- Politics and government.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Olufemi Vaughan.
    ContributionsVaughan, Olufemi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJS7656.3.A8 I53 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 358 p. ;
    Number of Pages358
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17081521M
    ISBN 109782030368
    ISBN 109789782030368
    LC Control Number2008406356

    political leadership since independence. Available records on the history of the political development of Nigeria since independence have shown that the reins of government has always fallen into the hands of a political leadership class that showed more interest in private, group or ethnic gains than in the general wellbeing of the Nigerian state. majority groups was further accentuated by the tripodal regional administrative structure of the s, which gave each majority ethnic group a region. From this demographic and historical starting point, Nigeria has evolved a tripolar ethnic structure, which forms Cited by:


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Tradition and Politics in Africa: Indigenous Political Structures in Africa is based on selected original papers presented at the International conference on Indigenous Political Structures and Governance in Africa, held at the University Of Ibadan, Nigeria, in under the auspices of the Ford Foundation.

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