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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757507
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,040,549
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Is Nigeria's Leadership Effective?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Nigerian Elections Are Pushing the Country to the Brink of Disaster John Campbell 21

2 Nigerian Elections Will Not Push the Country into Chaos: THISDAY 32

3 Elections Are a Chance to Finally Get Things Right in Nigeria Adewale T. Akande 38

4 There Is Little Hope That Elections Will Facilitate Real Change in Nigeria Dafe Onojovwo 44

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 48

Chapter 2 How Should Nigeria Address Violent Conflicts?

Chapter Preface 50

1 Nigeria Should Be Among the Countries That Intervene in the Ivory Coast Conflict Louise Arbour 53

2 Nigeria Should Not Intervene in the Ivory Coast Conflict Alex Engwete 59

3 There Is Sectarian Violence in Nigeria Joseph Bottum 66

4 The Conflict in Central Nigeria Is Economic, Not Sectarian Peter Cunliffe-Jones 72

5 Nigeria Should Be Divided Along Sectarian Lines Osita Ebiem 76

6 National Integration Should Be a Top Priority in Nigeria Sam Adesua 82

7 The Niger Delta Conflict Requires Strong Leadership from Nigerian Leaders and the International Community Kelly Campbell 87

8 Oil Companies Must Provide Local Citizens More Control over the Oil Resources in the Niger Delta Judith Burdin Asuni 96

9 Oil Companies Should Be Expelled from the Niger Delta Ebrima Sillah Sam Olukoya 108

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 113

Chapter 3 How Serious Is the Corruption Problem in Nigeria?

Chapter Preface 115

1 There Is an Endemic Corruption Problem in Nigeria Lanre Akinola 118

2 Corruption Is Not the Main Problem in Nigeria Jideofor Adibe 124

3 Nigeria Must Have Fair and Transparent Elections Terence P. McCulley 130

4 Nigerians Must Demand More Accountability from Their Officials Olumide Taiwo Nelipher Moyo 135

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 141

Chapter 4 What Challenges Does Nigeria Face?

Chapter Preface 143

1 Nigeria Must Fulfill Its Commitment to Protect Women's Rights Omoyemen Odigie-Emmanuel 146

2 Nigeria Must Improve Its Schools V.O. Ochuba 158

3 The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Is a Violation of Human Rights Human Rights Watch 166

4 The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act Strengthens Traditional Marriage Anglican Communion 172

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 177

For Further Discussion 178

Organizations to Contact 180

Bibliography of Books 186

Index 189

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