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- ItemOpen AccessThe Politics Of Revenue Allocation In Nigeria:(Historical Society of Nigeria by Impact Publishers., 1984-06) Lawal, A.A.Full Text Attached
- ItemOpen AccessAnatomy of Corruption in the British Colonial Service in Nigeria.(University of Ife Press, Ile-Ife,Osun State, Nigeria., 1987-01) Lawal, A.A.
- ItemOpen AccessWest African Currency Board Earnings and the Distribution of its Income, 1912 - 1945(Obafemi Awolowo University Press Limited, Ile - Ife, Osun, Nigeria., 1989-01) Lawal, A.A.Hitherto, a plethora of historical literature has concentrated on the West African Currency Board, its evolution, its currency arrangement and operation. Without doubt, economic historians are yet to pay close attention to how the board shared its annual profits between the four British colonial governments from its inception in 1912 to its dissolution in the 1960s. This paper is therefore a reflection of recent research efforts at examining another important dimension of currency syndrome in West Africa. Its objective is therefore confirmed to the evolution of financial relationship among the colonies concerned through the medium of the currency board of which these colonies were shareholders. Attempts are made to explain the procedures of annual disbursements by the board, the criteria adopted for distribution of profits, the factors responsible for variations in the annual distributions and the mediatory roles of the Secretary of State whenever the board's disbursements were protested by the colonies
- ItemOpen AccessMilitary Forces Of Northern Nigeria:(1990-12) Lawal, A.A.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Traditional Methods Of Preserving History And Customs.(Nelson Publishers Limited 8, Ilupeju By-pass Ilupeju, Lagos., 1992) Lawal, A.A.This paper takes stock of the major forms of expressing the non-phvsical cultural heritage in Nigeria and the various methods or devices that arc employed to safeguard this heritage which is facing the danger of disappearing because of the destructive forces of time and uncontrolled modernisation. There are many aspects of life experiences which Nigerian traditional practices describe. For historical purposes therefore, several techniques and methods have been developed to preserve and transmit the various aspects of life of our ancestors. The fact that these traditions arc still sustained, despite the stead y encroachment of foreign cultures, religions and ideas, underlies tJ1Csignificance of historical experience in terms of what functions it performs in the life of Nigerians. Despite the obvious lack of any system of writing, the various communities adopted certain methods and techniques to preserve their traditions as faithfully as possible and transmit them from generation to generation. This implies that there is a formal system of training and transmission. In other words, there are certain groups of specialists to whom such traditions are entrusted. These groups not only exercised certain control over the traditions but ensured accurate transmission.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Concept of Elitism in Traditional Yoruba Thought(Journal of Yoruba Folklore, 1997) Adeboye, O.The idea of social stratification is a thread that runs through every human society and this is what underlies the concept of elitism. Yoruba traditional thought, in as much as it addresses all spheres of life and activities of the people had something to say about elitism. This would thus imply that the idea of social elites is not peculiar to Western thought. However, because the traditional Yoruba society was predominantly an oral culture, its social thought was represented, not in a body of writing, but in the day to day practices of the people, their lore, belief systems and the manner in which they ordered their society. And it is to these we will turn in this paper in order to get at the ideas of the Yoruba on elitism.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Economy And The Electoral Process.(1997) Lawal, A.A.
- ItemOpen AccessNigeria: An Ethno-Historical Survey(Davidson Press, 1997) Oduwobi, T.; Iwuagwu, O.A descriptive analysis of the Nigerian medley, the paper examines the historical development and character of the socio-political structure of the different language groups in the country in pre-colonial times.
- ItemOpen AccessWestern influence on Nigeria in the age of New imperialism(Davidson Press, Ibadan, 1997) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessWhat is Marxism without dialects?(Obaroh & Ogbinaka Publishers Limited, 1997) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessPolitics& political power in Nigeria nature dynamics and determinants(Obaroh & Ogbinaka Publishers Limited, 1998) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessThe nature & forms of socio-political administartion of West Niger Igbo Communities before 1900(Faculty of Arts, University of lagos, 1999) Onyekpe, J.G.N.This paper shows that the absence of the large and expansive state system in the West Niger Igbo area does not mean that the communities did not evolve any organizational forms suitable to their needs. It also shows that the communities in fact developed methods of organising their social and political administration.
- ItemOpen AccessNature & Dynamics of European Imperialism in West Africa, 1800-1875(Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, 1999) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessOral Historical Traditions and Political Integration in Ijebu.(2000) Oduwobi, T.The paper demonstrates the use of oral traditions as a charter for political claims. In this case, the paper focuses on three territorial groups in Ijebu where, in each, oral traditions were employed to forge integration to achieve ascendant political positions under the colonial dispensation.
- ItemOpen AccessUnderstanding the world socialist problem(DMODUS Publishers, 2000) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessEducated Elite Organizations in Ibadan 1900-1930: A Historical, Cultural and Socio-economic Study of an African City(Modelor Press, Lagos, 2000) Adeboye, O.A major impact of the spread of Western education in Ibadan was the rise of an educated elite. This elite was quite articulate as it formed itself into several successive organizations over the years. The organizations, in turn, have been in different shades but all of them ably portrayed the shifting focus of the educated elite in the period under examination. Placed in the context of the wider community, these organizations represented the self-consciousness displayed by members who saw themselves as a group different from the rest of society because of their acquisition of Western education. This paper examines five of the early elite organizations in Ibadan, namely, the Egbe Onife Ile Yoruba (Society of Lovers of Yorubaland), the Egbe Agba O. Tan (Elders-Still Exists Society), Ibadan Native Aboriginal Society, Egbe Ilupeju (Community-Comes- Together Society) and the Ibadan Progressive Union. Since the focus of this chapter is on organizations formed by the educated elite between 1900 and 1930 (as a way of assessing the role of that select category in the society) religious organizations such as Church or Muslim groups, dance/ social clubs, and professional guilds are excluded from this study. It is the view of this chapter that elite organizations have been positive agencies of internal development and have boosted the morale of the community during the intimidating experience of colonial rule. More importantly, these different organizations highlighted, albeit subtly, major changes in the collective psyche of the educated elite at its perception of its own role in the society- a pointer to its intellectual development.
- ItemOpen AccessLand tenure in pre-colonial West Niger Igbo Area(Department of History, University of Lagos, Akoka, 2001) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessManaging forms & problems of inequality for social justice(A publication of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka., 2001) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessInterdisciplinary Approach to Historical Scholarship: Issues in Historiography(College Press, Ibadan, 2001) Adeboye, O.The discipline of history is gradually coming out of its shell and cooperating with other disciplines. Gone were the days when ‘traditional’ historians preached the sanctity of the disciplines and exhorted that it should not be ‘adulterated’ by other disciplines. The old belief was that history would lose its identity as an independent discipline; that it would become dependent, and that it might even become a dumping ground for the hypotheses and theories of other related disciplines like the social science. But recent developments in the intellectual world have proved this wrong. There is a gradual move towards cooperation among related disciplines, especially in the Humanities. Conferences and research projects are packaged in such a way that scholars from different disciplines contribute their own perspectives on a given theme thus producing a comprehensive result which no single discipline could have been able to fathom. This type of cooperation has given a vigorous fillip to research and has as well expanded the frontiers of knowledge. The interdisciplinary approach could thus be seen from two perspectives. One, there is a sense in which experts from different but related disciplines could collaborate in a joint research effort. The second sense in which one could talk of an interdisciplinary approach is when an historian utilizes the findings, insights, theories, hypotheses and other analytical tools generated by scholars from other disciplines to aid his own historical reconstruction and interpretation. This chapter examines the relevance of an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship in history, and the main branches of knowledge with which history has had to cooperate. In each case the fruits of such cooperation and the problems generated in the process are examined. The conclusion looks at the implication of this trend for historiography in general. And as much as possible, special emphasis is laid on African history.
- ItemOpen AccessExplaining the 'Paramountcy of Peasant Interest' in British Land Policy in Southern Nigeria, 1914-1952(Department of History, University of Benin, Nigeria, 2001) Onyekpe, J.G.N.Full texts attached