State, Economy, and Society in Post-Military Nigeria by S. Adejumobi

By S. Adejumobi

The character of the nation and the ideological thrust of nation rules proceed to form the nature of the financial system and social kin in Nigeria. This book analyzes how neo-liberal country fiscal rules and political reforms have impacted on state-society relatives, financial and sophistication configurations, social composition of energy, social welfare and harmony in post-military Nigeria. The Nigerian state more than ever remains a contested political venture, with trepidation over its direction and destiny. This assortment issues to key coverage strategies that could be an important in redirecting the way forward for the country. 

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The phrase “retrogressive steps” is as much a description of how the Express views the introduction of the Sharia law as well as a metaphor for the general frustration and anger among the Christian population especially of southern Nigeria and also liberal Muslims across the country. The Guardian, Post Express, and Tell examine the implications of this “retrogressive steps” for secular democracy and for the country. indd 31 12/20/2010 3:29:59 PM 32 Wale Adebanwi of bringing matters of restricted religious application into direct conflict with matters of a larger socio-political and therefore secular nature.

Under the law, 74 public enterprises were to be fully or wholly privatized. However, in April 2008, the Director General of the BPE claimed that the Bureau had finalized 170 transactions between 2005 and 2007 (Economic Intelligence Unit, 2009: 30). The Obasanjo regime undertook far-reaching economic reforms in the country, which were later articulated in an economic blueprint called the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS). Although NEEDS was to last from 2003 to 2007, the strategy defined the framework of the economic policy of the Obasanjo regime and beyond.

The weekly completely opposes “restructuring,” despite admitting earlier that the calls for this represented the “patriotic” desire for selfdetermination by Nigeria’s constituent groups. indd 34 12/20/2010 3:29:59 PM The Press and the Democratic Question 35 proposed sovereign national conference could hold only if it would ensure the disintegration of the “unholy alliance” between the south and the north, which is Nigeria: The Nigerian national question is unending and the contradictions among the peoples are increasingly assuming primacy .

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