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Biafran war and the Igbo in contemporary Nigerian politics

Edmund Chiemenem Obiezuofu-Ezeigbo

Biafran war and the Igbo in contemporary Nigerian politics

by Edmund Chiemenem Obiezuofu-Ezeigbo

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Published by Genius Press in [Nigeria] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Igbo (African people) -- History,
  • Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970,
  • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1993-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-369) and index.

    Statementby Edmund Chiemenem Obiezuofu-Ezeigbo.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT515.836 .O245 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination369 p. ;
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22506127M
    ISBN 109780821619
    ISBN 109789780821616
    LC Control Number2008430443

    Jun 27,  · Vanguard News. A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, . Jan 24,  · ‘The Nigerian Revolution and the Biafran Civil War’: Written by Alexander Madiebo, the commander of the Biafran army and published in by Fourth Dimension Publishers, Enugu, the book is a gripping account of what transpired in Nigeria between Madiebo was major dramatis personae in the play: he actively scuttled the first coup.

    May 30,  · “Why has the war not been discussed, or taught to the young, over 40 years after its end?” prominent Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, himself an Igbo, asked in Author: Linus Unah. Revisiting the Nigeria-Biafra War: The Intangibles of Post-War Reconciliation. The contemporary Nigerian state continues to be entrapped by a ferocious web of identity politics. Since ethno Author: Benjamin Maiangwa.

    Jul 09,  · Due to the continued mistreatment of the Igbo in Nigeria starting from when the Biafran-Nigerian War ended; the well-documented and publicized marginalization, persecution and complete exclusion of the Igbo from Nigerian commonwealth and all the affairs of the Nigerian state, a group of Igbo people (known as Ekwenche Research Organization. Jul 27,  · Civil war breaks out in Nigeria Five weeks after its secession from Nigeria, the breakaway Republic of Biafra is attacked by Nigerian government forces. .


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Biafran war and the Igbo in contemporary Nigerian politics by Edmund Chiemenem Obiezuofu-Ezeigbo Download PDF EPUB FB2

An astute exploration of extreme politics, as well as a moving love story, Adichie examines the state of Nigeria before the war, the wave of suspicion and violence that led to it and the hardship.

The Nigerian Civil War (also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War) was a civil war in Nigeria fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra from 6 July to 15 January Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Igbo people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal abcdfestivalgoa.comon: The geographical southeastern Nigeria.

The Nigerian / Biafran War, (6 July – 15 January ), was a war fought to counter the secession of Biafra from abcdfestivalgoa.com represented nationalist aspirations of the Igbo people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government.

Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a state in West Africa that existed from May to January It was made up of the states in the Eastern Region of Nigeria. Biafra's declaration of independence from Nigeria resulted in civil war between Biafra and Nigeria.

Biafra was formally recognised by Gabon, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and abcdfestivalgoa.coml: Enugu. The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian–Biafran War, 6 July – 15 Januarywas a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of abcdfestivalgoa.com conflict was the result of economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria.

Sep 10,  · I hope my book, Another Man's War, will shatter some of the prejudices around Nigeria, and make readers think about Britain's imperial legacy in Author: Barnaby Phillips. were confiscated. In sum, the history of the Igbo in Nigerian politics has always been that of overreactions to perceptions of “Igbo domination” of Nigeria.

The narrative that the January coup was an “Igbo” coup has largely framed the Igbo in contemporary Nigerian. Jan 15,  · The Nigerian Revolution and the Biafran War “most comprehensive and scholarly research narrative on the Nigeria-Biafra War,” Emefiana Ezeani’s widely praised book is a thorough analysis of the politics that contributed to and sustained one of the most gruesome periods of the 20th century in Africa.

In his book, Ralph Uweche. Biafran war of liberation However, since Nigeria was, and remained, the recog-nized political entity within which the war was fought, the designation as ‘Niger-ian civil war’ gained the most currency, at least in the Anglophone world In this special issue of the journal, we primarily use the term ‘Nigeria–Biafra war’ to.

Nov 22,  · Biafra: The Nigerian Civil War ([email protected]) [Peter Baxter] on abcdfestivalgoa.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company/5(8).

The Civil War was fought to reintegrate and reunify the country. It was a result of the Nigerian government’s efforts to counter the struggle by Igbo people of the Eastern Region to break away from Nigeria under the new name – The Republic of Biafra led by a military officer and politician, late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu abcdfestivalgoa.com: Iheoma Hendy.

Jan 26,  · A retired general of the Biafran Army presents a post-mortem account of the events of the Nigerian civil war, He attempts to explain dispassionately why army officers toppled the civil government in the cause of stability, and the considerable civilian support they received; and the ensuing riots and counter-coup, in the name of reunification, which led to a civil war claiming some Cited by: After the Nigerian-Biafran War, many Igbo people emigrated out of the indigenous Igbo homeland in southeastern Nigeria due to an absence of federal presence, lack of jobs, and poor infrastructure.

In recent decades the Igbo region of Nigeria has suffered from frequent environmental damage mainly related to the oil industry. Book Description: The Nigeria-Biafra War lasted from 6 July to 15 Januaryduring which time the post-colonial Nigerian state fought to bring the South-Eastern region, which had seceded as the State or Republic of Biafra, back into the newly independent but ideologically divided nation.

Nevertheless, the Igbo faced some devastating consequences, particularly economically as the Biafran currency that people had accumulated became worthless. Many Igbo still feel sidelined in Nigerian politics, as since the civil war no-one from the ethnic group has become president.

The critical issues addressed in this book are issues around genocidal intent, international politics, politics of memory, and the systematic attempt to “forget” the Nigeria-Biafra Civil war—the first major civil war in post-independence Africa. The minority question, as well as equitable representation which remains unanswered in contemporary Nigeria, is also addressed in the book: “Biafra’s solution to the minority problem was the.

May 30 marks the 50th birthday of the declaration of independence of the republic of Biafra, leading up to a month civil war between federal Nigerian troops and the (Igbo) secessionists.

On the occasion of this anniversary, the Library, Documentation and Information Department at the African Studies Centre in Leiden (ASCL) has compiled a web dossier on the Nigerian Civil War ( Aug 07,  · According to Amadi, “the Nigeria civil war is the best example of a civil war that ended without open post-war recrimination [After the war] the Ibos grew influential, although still marginalized and repressed, largely due to the permissible environment of the policy of.

The Biafran War was truly a 'brother's war', which saw family and friends on opposing sides. When the breakaway province of Biafra tried to secede from Nigeria inthe result was a civil war of terrifying intensity.

The minority Igbo people stood little chance of victory in the face of the overwhelming superiority of the Nigerian army in the north. Envisaged initially as a short conflict. Books that tell the story of the Nigerian civil war. In Biafra he participated fully in major military operations and tasted the bitter pills of intrigue and ‘sabotage’ politics.

The book, unlike the ones mentioned earlier, is a first-class manual for anyone who wants to understand the Biafran military machine and why it eventually.Nov 04,  · Ndigbo need to undertake a thorough self-appraisal of their place in contemporary Nigerian politics along the lines I have indicated above.

We must become more confident in Nigerian politics. As Socrates famously said, the unexamined life is not worth living. Nigeria, on the other hand, should stop asking the Igbo to prove their Nigerianness.A retired general of the Biafran Army presents a post-mortem account of the events of the Nigerian civil war, He attempts to explain dispassionately why army officers toppled the civil government in the cause of stability, and the considerable civilian support they received; and the ensuing riots and counter-coup, in the name of reunification, which led to a civil/5.