African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Full Length Research Paper

Igbo nation, modern statecraft and the geopolitics of national survival in a multiethnic Nigeria

Chris C. Ojukwu
Department of Communication and General Studies University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 December 2008
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


The central argument of the paper is that the Nigerian state has consistently failed in its efforts to address the structurally-defective pattern of governance characterized largely by imbalance and lopsidedness, particularly in the allocation and distribution of human and material (public) resources.  A situation where a country of this nature is being monopolized largely by one section or reign for the past four decades is a source of concern to many especially those from the other geo-political zones.


Key words:  Ethnic identity, modern statecraft, Igbo Nation.