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Resurgent ethno-nationalism and the renewed demand for Biafra in south-east Nigeria

Duruji, M. M. (2012) Resurgent ethno-nationalism and the renewed demand for Biafra in south-east Nigeria. National identities, 14 (4). pp. 329-350. ISSN 1460 - 8944

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Abstract

The renewed demand for Biafra by lgbo people is a rejection of their post-war socio-political and economic condition in Nigeria. Through the processing of primary data, the paper examines this reinvention of lgbo nationalism. It looks at its linkage with the 1999 democratic transition in Nigeria, its implications and management by the government. The paper concludes that the renewed demand for Biafra is caused by perception of inequities and injustice in the distribution of power and resources among the lgbo. Hence a deliberate effort to correct these social problems car, assuage ethnic tensions and presumption of political violence in Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biafra; !gbo nationalism; Nigerian poli tics; social inequities; ethnicity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 11:56
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6782

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