The Military Factor in Nigeria 1966-1985
edited by Toyin Falola, A. Ajayi, A. Alano, and B. Babewale
This is a comprehensive, analytical and empirical analysis of the military variable in Nigerian politics. The authors focus on the relationship between the politicized institution of the military and such varied facets of society as culture, the press, the economy, federalism, religion and foreign policy. The voluminous work attempts an original, informed, comparative and balanced approach. The authors rely on both Western and local sources in their bibliographic references.