by Margaret Haerens


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title introduces readers to a variety of current issues related to Nigeria. The articles included cover topics like the effectiveness of Nigeria's leadership, the best ways for Nigeria to address violent conflicts, the seriousness of the corruption p; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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ISBN-13: 9780737757507
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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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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