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The ethno-cultural bogey and revival of centrifugal Ibo nationalism in Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Omeje, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-25T07:50:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-25T07:50:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Omeje, Kenneth. "The ethno-cultural bogey and revival of centrifugal Ibo nationalism in Nigeria." Journal of Social Development in Africa 23.1 (2008): 89-110. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/997
dc.description.abstract In May 1967, the Ibo-dominated eastern region of Nigeria embarked on a 30-month secessionist campaign to establish an independent State of Biafra. The events surrounding the war saw Ibo nationalism materialize to a historical crescendo. Nonetheless, the Biafra revolt was crushed and defeated. In recent times, Ibo nationalism has tended to revive the Biafra project. This paper explores the revival of centrifugal Ibo nationalism in the context of Nigerian national politics, including the problems and challenges this presents. The upsurge and comeback of centrifugal Ibo nationalism, as the paper demonstrates, constitute events that are by no means isolated. The phenomenon is part of the nexus of micro nationalism and the correlated violence increasingly spawned by institutional dysfunctionality and the failure of the State which, in turn, further complicates efforts at Statebuilding and national development. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The ethno-cultural bogey and revival of centrifugal Ibo nationalism in Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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