Historical Dictionary of Nigeria
Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and faith-based conflict. Many of the dictionary's entries highlight Nigeria's relationship to its West African neighbors and its membership in international organizations such as the AU, OPEC, and the UN. In their thorough and comprehensive coverage of Nigeria, Toyin Falola and Ann Genova provide a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on notable people, places, events, and cultural practices with an emphasis on Nigeria's post-1990 developments.
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19th century Abeokuta Abubakar Action Group Ahmadu Bello Anambra Azikiwe became Benin Born British Calabar Cameroons chairman Christian Church civil colonial rule Commission Council of Nigeria coup d’état Court created cultural Democratic Party Eastern economic Egba Empire Enugu established ethnic groups federal Fulani governor Hausa Kingdoms honorary title House of Assembly Ibrahim Babangida Igbo Ijaw Ile-Ife Islamic Kaduna Kanem-Bornu Empire Kano Katsina King’s College language leader located major Middle Belt military coup d’état Missionary Movement Muhammadu Muslim National Council NCNC Nige Niger Delta Niger River Nigerian National northern Nigeria Northern People’s Congress Obafemi Awolowo oil palm Ojukwu Olusegun Obasanjo Onitsha organization Party of Nigeria petroleum political parties present-day president Protectorate religion Republic of Biafra Royal Niger Sani Abacha School served Shari’a Sokoto Caliphate southwestern Nigeria studied Trade Union University of Ibadan Usman dan Fodio West African Western Region women Yakubu Gowon Yar’Adua Yoruba Zaria