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Nitya Singh

© 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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Nigerian Children’s Literature

Harnessing Its Potential for National Integration

Idaevbor Bello and James O. Okpiliya

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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Ali Arazeem Abdullahi and Moshood Issah

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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Alex Thurston

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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Tony E. Afejuku and E.B. Adeleke

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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Damilola S. Olawuyi and Olaitan O. Olusegun

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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Hannibal Travis

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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Obiora Chinedu Okafor and Basil Ugochukwu

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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Energoprojekt in Nigeria

Yugoslav Construction Companies in the Developing World

Dubravka Sekulić

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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Crime, Law and Society in Nigeria

Essays in Honour of Stephen Ellis


Edited by Rufus Akinyele and Ton Dietz

This volume in honour of Stephen Ellis is a follow-up to the public presentation of his book on the history of organised crime in Nigeria This Present Darkness (Hurst, 2016) at the University of Lagos, Nigeria on 28 October 2016. In addition to four papers, and a book review presented at this colloquium, other contributions about crime in Nigeria have been added, written by Nigerian authors. In July 2015 Stephen died, and he has worked on This Present Darkness almost to his last moments, as a senior researcher of the African Studies Centre in Leiden. This book also contains a tribute to his life and work written by his wife and scholar Gerrie ter Haar.

Contributors include: A.E Akintayo, Jackson Aluede, Franca Attoh, Ayodele Atsenuwa, Edmund Chilaka, Samson Folarin, Gerrie ter Haar, Ayodeji Olukoju, Abiodun Oluwadare, Paul Osifodunrin and Leo Enahoro Otoide.