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Unity in Diversity and National Security: The Nigerian Situation

Iruonagbe, C. T. and Egharevba, M. E. (2015) Unity in Diversity and National Security: The Nigerian Situation. Developing Country Studies, 5 (4). pp. 145-152. ISSN (Paper)2224-607X (Online )2225-0565

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This paper takes an exploratory look at the issues of ethn icity in Nigeria from a hi stori ca l perspective. It shows the interplay between ethnic ri va lry and the challenges of Nationa l Sec urity which have in the current dispensation become very compellin g with rampant cases of bombings. terrorist attacks. murder, mayhem and all sorts of vices in some parts of the country. The paper belie\·es in the princ iple of "U nity in Diversity'". for in it lies our strength as a people, including the protection of our nasce nt democracy. In addition. it believes that such debilitating issues concerning culture and religious differences, including po litical affiliation s should not hinder the relative peace and stability which we have hitherto enjoyed in Nigeria, regarded as the most populous black Nation in the world. The paper further tries to proffer solutions towards enhancing our unity in spite of our diversity including how issues of insecurity can be addressed in Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture, Democracy, Ethnicity, Ethnic Ri valry, National Security, Politics, Religion, Unity in Diver~ity.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 13:23
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 13:23

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