In This Review

Nigerian Government and Politics Under Military Rule, 1966-1979
Nigerian Government and Politics Under Military Rule, 1966-1979
Edited by Oyeleye Oyediran
St. Martin's, 1980, 319 pp.

A group of Nigerian scholars, journalists and former civil servants (predominantly from the southwestern part of the country) analyzes the phases of military governance over 13 years of war, peace and booming oil production. Somewhat uneven (with essays by Philip Asiodu and Bolaji Akinyemi standing out among the rest) and repetitive, it is of interest particularly in indicating which issues Nigerians consider primary where their own country is concerned.