Transformation of Minority Identities in Post-Colonial Nigeria

Date: Aug, 1997
ODID Working Paper No. 9
Author(s): Abdul Raufu Mustapha (ODID)

Ethnic minority identities and their associated politics of disadvantage have been a central feature of post-colonial Nigerian politics. Tensions which became manifest in the 1950s have combined with new developments such as the militarization and personalization of state institutions and politics, demographic changes and the economics of structural adjustment to create a volatile situation which has affected the transformation of ethnic minority identities and the trajectory of minority politics.

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