Warfare and Diplomacy in Precolonial Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Robert Smith

edited by Toyin Falola and Robin Law

Warfare and Diplomacy in Precolonial Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Robert Smith

Robert Smith began writing history in the 1960s as a prominent member of what is known as the Ibadan school of history, making significant contributions to the establishment of African military history as a legitimate discipline with crucial implications for understanding political and economic developments in precolonial Nigeria as well as the colonial encounter. This collection, honoring and building upon Smith’s work and legacy, covers wars, alliances, and conflict resolution in Western, Central and Northern Nigeria from precolonial times through the nineteenth century.

The Political Economy of Health in Africa

edited by Toyin Falola and Dennis Ityavyar

The Political Economy of Health in Africa

This book examines the major phases in the history of health services in Africa and treats health as an integral aspect of the deepening crisis in Africa’s underdevelopment. One important thesis is that Western delivery systems have made health care less accessible for most people. Contributors direct attention to problems engendered by food shortages, acute cases of infection, the market in fake drugs, as well as the inequality of access to facilities, the violation of human rights, and the recent danger of the dumping of toxic wastes in several African countries. The authors consider questions that add to the contemporary discussion of the place that traditional African medicine and philosophy should take alongside modern Western medicine in Africa today.

Rural Development Problems in Nigeria

by Toyin Falola , Abdullahi Mahadi, Martin Uhomoibhi, and Ukachukwu Anyanwu

Rural Development Problems in Nigeria

Most Nigerians dwell in rural areas where they experience, on a daily basis, the stark realities of underdevelopment. The primary goal of this book is to analyze rural backwardness in all its manifestations: declining agricultural exports and food production; poor transportation and health-care delivery; rural-urban migration; lack of industrialization; and disorderly spatial development. The conclusion calls for measures that pay attention to basic human needs, the involvement of the rural dwellers in the formulation and implementation of policies that affect them, adequate budgetary allocation to rural areas, and the transformation of local governments as effective agents of rural development.

History of Nigeria 3: Nigeria in the Twentieth Century

by Toyin Falola , Abdullahi Mahadi, Martin Uhomoibhi, and Ukachukwu Anyanwu

History of Nigeria 3: Nigeria in the Twentieth Century

Nigeria in the Twentieth Century fully covers the requirements of the new History of Nigeria curriculum for Senior Secondary Year Three. This textbook gives a stimulating account of the country’s past from the colonial period to post-Independence Nigeria.