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Article Number - 7D5003261522


Vol.7(7), pp. 69-75 , November 2016
DOI: 10.5897/IJPDS2016.0274
ISSN: 2141-6621



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Implications of ethnic nationalism: The Niger delta region of Nigeria as a case study



Sulaiman Olayinka Opafola
  • Sulaiman Olayinka Opafola
  • Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University, P. M. B. 2002, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
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 Received: 25 June 2016  Accepted: 24 August 2016  Published: 30 November 2016

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This paper examines the implications of ethnic nationalism within the context of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. It employs the methods of analysis and evaluation in investigating the concepts of national question and nationalism, implications of the two concepts as well as advantages and disadvantages of nationalism. Its aim is to identify the factors responsible for disunity and consequently suggest means of promoting unity in diversity. Nationalism relates to the wish of a large group of human beings belonging to the same origin and language, to mention a few links, to establish an independent nation. This is also what is meant by ethnic nationalism. The paper also considers the merits and demerits as well as solutions to ethnic nationalism. The paper found out that the main cause of ethnic nationalism is injustice. This injustice is mainly expressed in exploitation or discrimination in the distribution of resources, rights and power. It was discovered that ethnic nationalism has been an attempt to redress the injustice favourably. The paper recommends that in order to attain unity in diversity and good governance, justice should be promoted (183 words).  

Key words: Implications, nationalism, Niger, Nigeria, region, self-determination.

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APA Opafola, S. O. (2016). Implications of ethnic nationalism: The Niger delta region of Nigeria as a case study. International Journal of Peace and Development Studies, 7(7), 69-75.
Chicago Sulaiman Olayinka Opafola. "Implications of ethnic nationalism: The Niger delta region of Nigeria as a case study." International Journal of Peace and Development Studies 7, no. 7 (2016): 69-75.
MLA Sulaiman Olayinka Opafola. "Implications of ethnic nationalism: The Niger delta region of Nigeria as a case study." International Journal of Peace and Development Studies 7.7 (2016): 69-75.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJPDS2016.0274
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPDS/article-abstract/7D5003261522

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