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Author Ikpuk, John Smith.

Title Militarisation of politics and neo-colonialism : the Nigerian experience, 1966-90 / John Smith Ikpuk.

Published London : Janus Pub. Co., 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  966.905 IKPU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 115 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 114-115).
Contents 1. Militarisation of Politics -- 2. Neo-Colonialism -- 3. A Neo-Colonial Economy in Nigeria -- 4. Perpetuation of Neo-Colonialism in Nigeria.
Summary The history of Nigeria since independence in 1960 has been one of repeated military coups as one administration, generally installed and led by one group of soldiers, has been replaced by another. John Smith Ikpuk deplores this continual thwarting of the democratic process in his country. The chief reason, he argues, for this failure to move towards a more open form of government, lies in Nigeria's inability to achieve true independence politically and economically from the demands and constraints imposed by international monetary organisations and the industrialised countries. Nigeria, in short, has not shaken off its former colonial status.
Responsibility for this, Ikpuk argues, must be placed with successive military administrations and their readiness to placate creditors and outside powers. Religious and tribal loyalties also work against just forms of government. The author writes with passion in defence of the ordinary people of Nigeria, whose interests, he maintains, are frequently the first to suffer in the clash between soldiers.
Subject Nigeria -- Colonial influence.
Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Nigeria -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Nigeria -- Foreign relations -- 1960-
ISBN 1857561864