The history of Nigeria, 1960-1985

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Azikiwe: Statesman and titan of African politics
By Chido Nwangwu. June, 1996. A panegyric in honor of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who in 1960 became Nigeria's first president.
Labour Leader No. 1, Chief Michael Imoudu Turns 100 Years Today
By Funmi Komolafe, Vanguard (Lagos), 17 September 2002. Comrade PaMichael Imoudu played a fundamental role in colonial and post-independence Nigeria in the emancipation of the proletariat, the struggle for the nation's independence and the improvement of working conditions.
40 Years of Nation-Building
Analysis, Tempo (Lagos), 12 October 2000. With independence, Nigeria seemed destined to play a major leading role in the World. Social decline and econmic dependence on oil exports. The return to civilian rule in 1999, but the legacy of inertia persisted. Argues that economic liberalization is the solution.
Extract from Awo & the Creation of States (2)
By Ken Saro-Wiwe, A 1987 column probably from the *Vanguard. Reprinted in Nigeria: The Brink of Disaster (Port Harcourt: Saros, 1991), by Ken Saro-Wiwa. The ethnic identity of the people collective known as Ogoni. The relation of the Ogoni to national events. Saro-Wiwe's hopes for the Ogoni.