State Creation in Nigeria: Failed Approaches to National Integration and Local Autonomy

@article{Alapiki2005StateCI,
  title={State Creation in Nigeria: Failed Approaches to National Integration and Local Autonomy},
  author={Henry E. Alapiki},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={49 - 65}
}
Abstract: This paper seeks to demonstrate how the fissiparous tendencies bearing on the Nigerian national polity make the policy of using state creation to achieve national integration a failed strategy. The paper shows how the outcomes of state creation exercises in Nigeria have failed to assuage the very forces that instigate new state demands. It contends that the prospects for national integration and local autonomy depend on the emergence of a purposeful national leadership and proper… 
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