The History of Nigeria
by Toyin Falola
Drawing on a large body of primary and secondary sources, this book analyzes the history of Nigeria from its early period to the present. All the major historical themes are covered, notably precolonial and indigenous state systems and societies, the penetration of Europeans that ended in colonial subjugation, nationalist struggles, and the various administrations since the country attained its independence in 1960. Nigeria is yet to emerge as a strong united nation, and its efforts at creating political stability and economic development have been disappointing. This book captures the history of lost opportunities and the mismanagement of a country with all the resources to become a world power.