Nigeria Without Nigerians?: Boko Haram And The Crisis In Nigeria's Nation-building by Jideofor AdibeNigeria Without Nigerians?: Boko Haram And The Crisis In Nigeria's Nation-building by Jideofor Adibe

Nigeria Without Nigerians?: Boko Haram And The Crisis In Nigeria's Nation-building

byJideofor Adibe

Hardcover | August 20, 2012

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Boko Haram has been one of the most important sources of security challenges facing the Nigerian government since the group became radicalised in 2009 following a government clampdown and eventual death of their founder Mohamed Yusuf. The monograph critically interrogates the various explanatory theses for the emergence and radicalisation of the group and concludes that the sect is merely a symptom of the severe crisis that has engulfed the country's nation-building. This crisis, it argues, has triggered a massive de-Nigerianisation process, often with the state as the enemy: those entrusted with the nation's common patrimony steal it blind, law enforcement officers turn the other way if you offer them a little inducement, organised labour, including university lecturers go on prolonged strikes on a whim, students resort to cultism and exam malpractices and workers drag their feet, refuse to put in their best and engage in moonlighting. Most people and groups seem to have one form of grouse or the other against the Nigerian state and its institutions, meaning that unless the trend is urgently reversed, there is a risk of having Nigeria without Nigerians.

Jideofor Adibe studied political science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and holds a doctorate degree in International Development Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark. He also holds an LLM degree in Media Law from City University, London and equally studied the New Economic Powers at Oxford University, UK. He has been a Gues...
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Title:Nigeria Without Nigerians?: Boko Haram And The Crisis In Nigeria's Nation-buildingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:134 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.38 inPublished:August 20, 2012Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190911202X

ISBN - 13:9781909112025

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction:  Nigeria and the making of a nation-state

Chapter 2 Boko Haram: Evolution and Radicalization

Chapter 3 Explaining the Boko Haram phenomenon

Chapter 4 Crisis in Nigeria’s Nation-Building Project

Chapter 5 Conclusions and recommendations