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Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria

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Rotimi T. Suberu

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Ethnic minority tensions and agitations are an important feature of the ongoing struggles to resolve the ”national question” and re-institute democracy in Nigeria. This book explores the fundamental contours and dimensions of contemporary ethnic minority problems in Nigeria through narrative profiles of two of the most recent and incendiary instances of minority conflicts and agitations, namely, the campaigns for economic restitution and ecological rehabilitation by oil-bearing communities in the Rivers State and the struggles for self-determination and cultural integrity by non-Hausa-Fulani communities of ”Southern Zaria” in Kaduna State.

The report and its case-studies are organised around the illumination and discussion of four broad themes: the underlying structural and historical sources of ethnic minority problems in Nigeria; the strategies by which ethnic minority groups have sought to protest and overcome their disadvantaged positions in the Nigerian federation; the policy re...

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