Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. On 1 Oct. 1954 Nigeria became a federation under a Governor-General. For its previous colonial history since 1861 see The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1993–94, p. 1031. On 1 Oct. 1960 Nigeria became sovereign and independent and a member of the Commonwealth and on 1 Oct. 1963 a republic.


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Further Reading

  1. Achebe, C., The Trouble with Nigeria. London, 1984Google Scholar
  2. Adamolekun, L., Politics and Administration in Nigeria. Ibadan, 1986Google Scholar
  3. Barbour, K. M. (ed.) Nigeria in Maps. London, 1982Google Scholar
  4. Burns, A., History of Nigeria. 8th ed. London, 1978Google Scholar
  5. Crowder, M. and Abdullahi, G., Nigeria: an Introduction to its History. London, 1979Google Scholar
  6. Forrest, T., Politics and Economic Development in Nigeria. Boulder (CO), 1993Google Scholar
  7. Myers, R. A., Nigeria. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1989Google Scholar
  8. Oyediran, O., Nigerian Government and Politics under Military Rule, 1966–1979. New York, 1980Google Scholar
  9. Oyovbaine, S.E., Federalism in Nigeria: A Study in the Development of the Nigerian State. London, 1985Google Scholar
  10. Zartman, I. W., The Political Economy of Nigeria. New York, 1983Google Scholar
  11. National statistical office: Federal Office of Statistics.Google Scholar

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