A History of Nigeria

  title={A History of Nigeria},
  author={T{\'o}y{\`i}n F{\'a}lol{\'a} and Matthew M. Heaton},
Introduction 1. Early states and societies, 9,000 BCE-1500 CE 2. Slavery, state and society, c.1500-c. 1800 3. Political and economic transformations in the nineteenth century 4. Transition to British colonial rule, 1850-1903 5. Colonial society to 1929 6. Nationalist movements and independence, 1929-60 7. Instability and civil war, 1960-70 8. Oil, state, and society, 1970-83 9. Civil society and democratic transition, 1984-2007 10. Nigeria and Nigerians in world history Concluding remarks… 
Imperial Treaties and the Origins of British Colonial Rule in Southern Nigeria, 1860-1890
How did treaties, entered into with the aid of Britain, the effective penetration of the Nigeria’s geo-political space? British control and spread into the hinterland from Lagos and from the lower
Negotiations of `Tradition' in Nigeria
This article explores the dynamism of traditional political institutions by examining the state-creation process in 1990s Nigeria. Struggles over the Nigerian political map have involved sometimes
The ‘Eastern Crisis’ of 1955–57, the colonial office, and Nigerian Decolonisation
  • M. Lynn
  • History, Political Science
  • 2002
The political and constitutional crisis that engulfed the Eastern region of Nigeria between 1955 and 1957 was of major significance for the process of decolonisation in that territory. The crisis,
A socio-political, economic and historical analysis of corruption in Nigeria 1960–2007
The subject of corruption has been an integral part of Nigeria's economic, political, and social life since achieving independence from Britain in 1960, and probably even before. Successful
Who rules Nigeria
Nigeria has experienced military coups, a civil war and very poor economic development, and its population is more impoverished today than at independence. Behind this lies the “oil curse”. The
Contextualizing the International Dimensions of the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970
War is a phenomenon which has ravaged human society. At anytime war erupts, efforts are geared towards stemming it. Attempts to forestall such occurrence could be internally induced or externally
The Slave Trade and Culture in the Bight of Biafra: An African Society in the Atlantic World
1. Introduction 2. The Aro in the Atlantic context: expansion and shifts, 1600s-1807 3. The trade diaspora in regional context: commercial organization in the era of expansion, 1740-1850 4. Culture
Taking Stock of Military Reform in Nigeria
This chapter will explore the nature and depth of military reforms since Nigeria’s last democratic transition in 1999. Reforming civil-military relations in the largest West African country was
Power-Sharing in Nigeria
Nigeria is well-known for bloody conflicts and institutional instability resulting from the intense political competition among the country’s several ethnic and regional groups. Many analysts see the
The focus of this paper is to examine the role of Obafemi Awolowo in restoring Nigeria’s unity after the ill-fated secession attempt by the Eastern Region on 30 May, 1967. The paper obtained its data


The Politics of Tradition: Continuity and Change in Northern Nigeria, 1946-1966
Taking Northern Nigeria during the years 1946 to 1966 as an example, Professor Whitaker shows how modern institutions--parliamentary representation, a cabinet system, popular suffrage, and political
The economic community of West African States (ECOWAS)
There are 6 levels of regional economic integration: the economic unifying process. The regions or countries will take different measures on different levels. As shown in the following figure, there
Marrying Well: Marriage, Status and Social Change among the Educated Elite in Colonial Lagos
This pioneering work investigates the history of marriage among the educated elite in colonial Lagos. It analyses the far-reaching economic, political and social changes that produced the elite and
An economic history of West Africa
This is the standard account of the economic history of the vast area conventionally known as West Africa. Ranging from prehistoric time to independence it covers the former French as well as British
The Compatibility of the Slave and Palm oil Trades in the Bight of Biafra
  • D. Northrup
  • Economics, History
    The Journal of African History
  • 1976
The rise of the legitimate trade in palm oil in the nineteenth century is often described as following (or due to) a decline in the overseas slave trade. In fact in the most important oil producing
Achebe's World: The Historical and Cultural Context of the Novels of Chinua Achebe
This volume places each of Achebe's first four novels- "Things Fall Apart", "No Longer At Ease", "Arrow of God", and "A Man of Peace" - in its historical context. The author contrasts the content of
Gender and Innovation: Farming, Cooking and Palm Processing in the Ngwa Region, South-Eastern Nigeria, 1900–1930
  • S. Martin
  • Economics
    The Journal of African History
  • 1984
Three main forms of agrarian change are shown to have occurred in the Ngwa region during the period covered in this article. The first was the adoption of a new hand-processing method for palm oil,
Households and the political economy of small-scale cash crop production in south-western Nigeria
Opening Paragraph The emergence of small-scale cash crop producers throughout West Africa is of central importance to those historians, anthropologists and sociologists who are working on change in
A Re-assessment of the Organisation and Benefits of the Slave and Palm Produce Trade Amongst the Ngwa—Igbo
RESUMEPrenant pour exemple le clan Ngwa, le plus important de l'arriere-pays Igbo, l'auteur etudie les differents groupes sociaux qui ont participe au commerce des esclaves et de l'huile de palme.
In 1897 he organized the West African Frontier Force (WAFF) for the British to secure the western border of the British sphere of influence in northern Nigeria against French encroachment
  • In
  • 1894