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By Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

This e-book examines the impression of post-colonial management on political integration in Nigeria, providing an in-depth knowing of the historic and modern forces that form Nigeria's nationwide politics in addition to African politics more often than not. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories in addition to modern exterior forces like neo-colonialism, in addition to inner social, financial and political buildings and advancements, have affected rising post-independence politics within the nation. The research climaxes with an Africa-centered concept of political and integrative management after which makes use of it as a prism for interpreting six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and moment Republics, in addition to their army interregna. The concluding bankruptcy features a dialogue of the results of the research for management and political integration in Africa commonly.

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80 Like a deteriorating patient, bureaucratic corruption in Nigeria has only gotten worse and more daring in the new millennium, and the current civilian government of Olusegun Obasanjo81 has had to embark upon an understandably difficult “war on corruption”although the war has attracted a mixture of praises and skepticism from a cross-section of Nigerians. While some Nigerians have cheered Obasanjo’s war on corruption, some have pointed to what they perceive as his government’s double standards and selective justice in terms of who is investigated and who is not.

F. Ade Ajayi have reported: Year after year, for more than three centuries tens of thousands of African farmers and craftsmen were shipped away to work in American plantations, mines and cities. 106 Neither the assaulted and robbed continent nor the direct human victims of the Great Enslavement have received compensation. Instead, African scholars and leaders in the Diaspora and on the continent who have called for reparations have been dismissed by some Western commentators, along with their African hatchet-writers, who seem to lack correct historical consciousness, as rabble rousers and extremists.

The model, which is not exhaustive, consists of the following explanatory variables: 1. a legitimacy score, 2. a extra-constitutional behavior score, 3. a political violence score, 4. a secessionist demand score, 5. an alignment pattern score, 6. a bureaucratic ethos score, and 7. ’9 This definition may appear commonsensical, but it aptly describes a major task of leadership in post-independence Africa, particularly Nigeria. This is sometimes referred to as nation-building. As I stated earlier, an undeniable fact of Nigerian political life is the multiplicity of its ethnic make-up.

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