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By Peter Claus Wolfgang Gutkind, Peter Waterman

ISBN-10: 0853453810

ISBN-13: 9780853453819

African Social reports: an intensive Reader, is an important and wide-ranging selection of essays via the various world's most interesting social scientists, identified and lesser-known. This awesome assortment covers matters similar to the legacy of colonialism, imperialism, difficulties within the box of African reports, nationwide liberation routine, and extra. No pupil of Africa could be with out this quantity.

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Org/nigeria/1971_2199. html accessed on 6 July 2010. 6. org/en/news/2010/01/19/nigeria-use-restraint- curbing-josviolence accessed on 4 July 2010. 7. Since 1999 when civilian rule was re-introduced in the country, many prominent politicians have been killed across party lines, including the former minister for justice and attorney general of the federation, Chief Bola Ige. 8. Communities attacked by the military and completely destroyed by them include Odi in Bayelsa state, Nigeria. The Odi operation was named Hakuri II by the military in which no less than 2,483 people were killed.

Although the country is rich in natural resources, its economy cannot yet meet the basic needs of the people. Such disparity between the growth of the GDP and the increasing poverty is indicative of a skewed distribution of Nigeria’s wealth . . 5 Nigeria’s infrastructure, especially its road transport, were (and still) in a terrible state of disrepair in spite of the colossal funds reportedly spent on them. For instance, between 1999 and 2007, it is estimated that the Obasanjo administration expended about 16 billion naira on road rehabilitation and construction in Nigeria.

Indd 14 12/20/2010 3:29:51 PM Introduction 15 problem of ethnic insurgency in the Niger delta in its interface with elections and democratic politics in the region; and the issue of women’s empowerment especially on their level of political participation in the country. The second section of the book dwells on economic issues, namely, the impact of the economic reforms undertaken by the Obasanjo administration on social welfare, especially on how the people perceive it based on field survey; and the concerted efforts by the regime to combat the menace of corruption in the country.

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