Consequences of ethnicity in nigeria. 13 Causes of Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria and Solutions 2019-02-18

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Ethnic conflicts in Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

How can we expect to build a united nation when we force our young people to accept the prejudices of their parents and guardians? After this amalgamation the Colonial Administration made no effort to encourage horizontal interaction among various ethnic groups and the political Regions. This work is simply an X-ray of how the class struggle in Nigeria is reflected as ethnic conflict. In spite of 36 states along ethnic lines, there are still minorities in several states who clamour for autonomy on the basis of ethnicity. What the regime wants to do is to split workers and peasant farmers along religious lines, in order to divert their attention away from the main issues. It is pertinent to note that, ethnicity and religion are responsible for the failure of government in this regard. On the other hands census is the official counting of this people living in that place.

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Religious conflicts in Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

Given this, it is not convincing they posit that as a theoretical tradition Marxism cannot anticipated a theory of non class social phenomenon, a fact that is above out of recent Marxists concern with such question. It may well be that under democracy, our right to have our say has been turned into a licence to be right. In view of these, this work was carried out to look at those factors that have been responsible for the various ethic upheavals that have plagued the country since the new democratic era. Empire Builders and social reformers have manipulated land, or territory for both the advantage and disadvantage of others. As Iwaloye and Ibeanu 1997 and Anugwom 1997 have argued, however, languages and ethnic groups do not necessarily coincide. Ethnicity, race, class and nation. Their largest societal unit was the village, where each extended family managed its own affairs without being dictated to by any higher authority.

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Ethnicity in Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

Although the now has learned new tactics to use against pirates, attacks still occur on an almost regular basis. This arrangement comprised people and individuals from differing social, historical, kinship and cultural background in Nigeria. One of the directions of this discussion is a structural solution, which advocates for further degree of autonomy to component ethnic groups. . Igbo The Igbo, the main ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria, has represented some of the staunchest opponents of Sharia law. One notes the current efforts by the Obasanjo administration to reactive this very important project.

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ETHNIC CONFLICT IN NIGERIA: CAUSES AND SOLUTION

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

Were the workers that marched with Adams Oshiomhole to protest the 3. The second world war- 1939- 45, prevented census in the 1940s. The historical roots of our crises and conflicts are imbedded in these given primordial social facts. On the other hand, however, mobilisation of identity has been used to incite political groups to struggle and religious groups to legitimise wars and various modes of brutal and violent acts Alger 2002:101; Okpanachi 2010. Thus bringing to the fore the fact that far fewer resources are now available to take care of far more people. Contrary to the public statements of the Zamfara State government the laws apply to everybody. Adam Fika supported the figure-Daily Times July, 11 1974, P.

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The Problem Of Ethnicity In Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

This typically illustrated what happened in 2003 General Election when the Yorubas decided to pitch their tent with Obasanjor not because he is the best, but because he is a son of the soil. And if it is practiced in this way, something good most come out from census exercise in Nigeria. The present government is doing its best to find solution to the inequitable distribution of government appointments and projects to the eastern part of the country. That other various factors such as politics, inter-ethnic group and inter-state contribute to the downfall of population census exercise in Nigeria. It is one of the various systems of faith and worship based on such belief. It is rooted in the subjugation of backward nations by advanced nations. To Nweke 1999 ethnicity implies negative feelings directed against an ethnic group.

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The Problem Of Ethnicity In Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

Again, the economy of Nigeria is so underdeveloped that Nigeria seems not to have any economic solution. The system allows for some redistribution of income because patrons often pay for things such as school fees and marriage costs for relatives, community development, and charity work. The remaining part of this paper is divided into three sections. Deviation from the National priority is primordial in content and approach. Despite some exceptions, such as the Yoruba being made up of both Christian and Muslim segments, ethnic identities generally overlap with religious identities in Nigeria. The current capitalist crisis is bound to worsen.

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Consequences of Ethnicity in Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

Ethnic violence has been witnessed in almost all regions in the country but with particular frequency in the Niger Delta, the Muslim North and Northwest, and along the middle-belt Uzodike and Whetho 2011:220. This blend and acceptance of religion survives in modern times and has mitigated some religious conflict in places where Yoruba form the majority. These was exchange of enumerators between religions and a team of female enumerator from Eastern religion West to the North to assist in counting women in purdah. It was a dispute that emanated from taxation by the colonial authorities of that time. In 1967, an Igbo secessionist movement in Biafra state led to a 30-month war with the Nigerian government, in which hundreds of thousands of Igbo starved to death. Ethnic strife has plagued Nigeria since it gained independence in 1960. We believe we are all committed to the sustenance of democracy in our country.

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A Historical Analysis of Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

But the elite have been accused at several public forums by leaders who should know, that they are the causes of most of our social, political and even religious problems. In this case the smaller groups are the Onitsha Ibo, the Western Ibo, the Cross River Ibo, and the North-eastern Ibo. These laws violate all aspects of the fundamental human rights and are aimed at reversing the various gains of the working class movement. This was the case in the southern part of what is now Kaduna State known then as Southern Zaria where the Emir of Zaria by virtue of the emirate system, appointed district and village heads for the communities as was the practice in most parts of the then northern region. According to the multiple indicator cluster survey published by the federal office of statistics in 1996, only one in every ten Nigerian can be described as non-poor. The most important among them is the Boko Haram crisis which is on-going. A people group is often wrapped-up in its own story and identity.


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Ethnic conflicts in Nigeria

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

The conscious manipulation of ethnic consciousness under terrible social conditions gives rise to periodic explosions of ethnic clashes. Thirdly, the other sections of the Nigerian ruling class are trying to use this action to split the working masses nationally on religious lines. The first, the Hausa-Fulani, are an example of a fused ethnic group, as they are actually made up of two groups, not surprisingly called the Hausa and the Fulani. Crisis and conflict management in Nigeria since 1980. Such as economic development, social and cultural development. And of course, corruption is considered to be one of the main causes of ethno-religious conflicts Nwankwo 2015.

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Conflict in the Niger Delta

consequences of ethnicity in nigeria

This is more or less a confirmation of the obvious. Understanding the emerging trends of terrorism in Nigeria: A case study of Boko Haram and similar groups. Subsequent actions by Ijaws against the oil industry included both renewed efforts at action and attacks on oil installations and foreign oil workers. The , the , and the all implemented —but not on petroleum, Nigeria's primary. This singular attitude of the leaders could be said to be the bane of ethnicity in Nigeria after its amalgamation.

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