Political Transition in Nigeria 1993-2003: Commentaries on selected themes
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General; The presidency; The military; The arewa challenge; The Igbo question; The yoruba agenda; Social; The Niger Delta; Global scene.
This is a collection of essays on a remarkable and turbulent period in the political history of Nigeria. Although written between 1999 and 2003, the focus of these essays reaches far behind that period to the crises of the annulment of the June 12 1993 Presidential elections and its horrendous aftermath. The annulment marked a defining moment whose impact still haunts Nigeria’s democratic experiment to date. The decade between 1993 and 2003 were truly years of transition for Nigeria. The first five years of those years were spent in the throes of a brutal military dictatorship while the last five years witnessed the tentative beginnings of democratic rule. Hopefully, these unsure beginnings are now reaching maturation and the Nigerian democratization project could be said to be moving towards its consolidation.