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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156921011X587031 African and Asian Studies 10 (2011) 209-233 A F R I C A N A N D A S I A N S T U D I E S Nigeria’s Elusive Quest for Democracy: Multinational Corporations and Sustenance of Authoritarianism * Nitya Singh, PhD

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as it is lived. Literature, like it has often been pointed out, is a product of the imagination and that is why we constantly hear the assertion that literature is life as it ought to be. The Nigerian experience in literature, as in all societies, is a variegated one in the sense that all the

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1 Introduction The imposition of restrictions on the right to freedom of religion and belief or an aspect of it by the government in Nigeria has been supported and opposed by scholars. 1 For example, on the one hand, Tarwase supports government restriction on the right to preach one

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Introduction It is in the public domain that Nigeria is the most populous Black Country in the world with an estimated population above 170 million people, more than 60% of whom are young people (Ajaegbu, 2012 ; Awogbenle and Iwuamadi, 2010 ). Perhaps, one of the most daunting challenges to

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On the night of February 1, 2014, gunmen attacked Shaykh Muḥammad Awwal Ādam Albānī in his hometown of Zaria, Nigeria, killing the Shaykh, his wife, and their son. Several weeks later, Abū Bakr Shekau claimed responsibility for the murders in a video obtained by Nigerian and international news

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Introduction So that we do not work at cross-purposes, it is necessary to define the key concepts of this essay. We shall, therefore, examine the concepts of myths, legends, and contemporary Nigerian theatre. Myths A myth is usually a traditional story of ostensibly

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to put in place laws and institutions aimed at protecting the world’s diverse species and resources from extinction, such that present and future generations can continue to access them. 5 Nigeria is undoubtedly rich in biodiversity. 6 The variable climatic conditions and physical

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impossible to prevent or punish in the absence of a standing international criminal tribunal. 1 Minority leaders in Nigeria and Pakistan made unsuccessful efforts to get military dictators charged with genocide. These attempts failed, as backing by permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security

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the “struggle” dimension of human rights protection and how this has played out in the jurisprudence of the Nigerian appellate courts. The main questions discussed herein are: to what extent have these appellate courts helped to either advance or undermine the struggles of the poor and/or marginalized

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than 4000 Nigerians built with us this magnificent object and many of them became skilled in the use of the modern construction technology. We are confident that their new knowledge will be an important contribution to the rapidly developing Nigerian economy… 1 With these words, Miloš

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