OIL, BRITISH INTERESTS AND THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR*

@article{Uche2008OILBI,
  title={OIL, BRITISH INTERESTS AND THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR*},
  author={C. Uche},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2008},
  volume={49},
  pages={111 - 135}
}
  • C. Uche
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of African History
ABSTRACT Using newly available evidence, mainly from the Public Records Office (now the National Archive) in London, this article attempts to unravel the true extent of the role that British oil interests played in the decision of the British government to insist on a ‘One Nigeria’ solution in the Nigeria/Biafra conflict. While the official position of the British government was that its main interest in the Nigeria conflict was to prevent the break-up of the country along tribal lines, the… Expand