ISBN 9789789980413
Pages 170
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2022
Publisher Yintab Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Nigerians' Views on National Turmoil

A Situational Quadruple Nexus Analysis

by Babafemi Badejo

Nigeria is currently experiencing a complexity of problems. Of particular importance among these are variegated conflicts that have made peace and security very elusive in the country. In almost all of the the six zones making up the country there have been violent acts carried out by terrorists, bandits, ethnic militia as well as the heightened criminal actions of kidnappers and others. Additionally, Nigeria has been a failure with respect to efforts to realise development, respect for human rights, as well as resilience in the handling of humanitarian problems. Encompassing an extensive literature review, interviews with focus groups, as well as a survey of 207 informed Nigerians, this book interrogates and contextualises the importance of the four-pillar interlinkages. More importantly, however, it explores the situational arrangements within which the quadruple nexus or situational four-pillar interlinkages operate. Aside from the qualitative analysis, the study brings into sharp focus the views of informed Nigerians on the current conflicts enveloping Nigeria.

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About the Author

Babafemi Badejo

Babafemi Badejo, a Political Scientist and Lawyer hails from Nigeria. Badejo, prior to his current role as Head of Political Affairs at the UN Mission in Liberia, served as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia. Badejo played primary role in the design, negotiation and implementation of the Djibouti Initiative that set up national governance structures for Somalia after decade of civil strife. He also organised and participated in peace accord negotiations among Somali leaders that resulted in the Nairobi Declaration of March 1994.

He has recently published a biography of Raila Odinga, a foremost politician in Kenya. Described as "an excellent introduction for the uninitiated to the complex landscape of Kenyan politics" by Dr. Jeremy Matam Farrall, University of Tasmania, Australia the book will be available from African Books Collective next month.