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IFRA Special Research Issue vol. 2

With an estimated population of about 130 million and over 250 ethnic nationalities, Nigeria ranks the most populous country in black Africa. It is also one of the most resource-endowed countries in the continent, having an enormous stock of natural resources that include petroleum, bitumen, gold, coal, and bauxite. Its soil and climate are suitable for an all-year round farming and there is ample distribution of rivers for commercial fishing. Many observers (Achebe, 1983; Ayida, 1990; Fasanmi, 2002) have therefore argued that, given the vast pool of human and natural resources at its disposai, Nigeria should have emerged one of the richest countries not only in Africa but in entire the world.

Contents

Biodun Ogunyemi and Kolawole Raheem

Perceived Relevance of Human Rights and Peace Education in Post-Military Nigeria

Emmanuel O. Ojo
Mechanisms for Conflict Management in Plural and Divided Societies: the Nigerian Experience

David Uchenna Enweremadu
The struggle against Corruption in Nigeria: the Role of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (ICPC) under the Fourth Republic

Rasheed Olaniyi
Approaching the Study of Yoruba Diaspora in Northern Nigeria in the 20th Century

Ismail Bala Garba
Short Takes on New Nigerian Poetry from the Niger Delta

Ismail Bala Garba
Complexly Intertwined’: Poetry and Politics

Ismail Bala Garba
Historiography and Historicality

Saheed Aderinto
Britain, Leftist Nationalists, and the Transfer of Power in Nigeria, 1945-1965

Full text available online on OpenEdition Books: http://books.openedition.org/ifra/905

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