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Title:The Nigerian Crisis
Author:Onipede, F. Oladipo
Periodical:Africa Quarterly
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:coups d'état
Politics and Government
Abstract:The 1966 January Coup set into motion a process of action that produced a profound political change and had been motivated by a number of decisions. All these historical decisions were made between the 14th, Friday, 2 p.m. and Sunday 11.05 p.m. January 16, 1966. The most important decisions are reviewed here in their political context under the headings: 1. Fatal and political - 2. The Coup - 3. The 'Coup within the Coup' - 4. No foreign entanglement - 5. The Acting President's role - 6. The handing-over - 7. The acceptance. Conclusion: the Nigerian coup was a revolution of innovation with the following aspects: 1. the use of the means of violence - 2. knowledgeable men were put to the task of guiding the country - 3. new restructuring of political power of ethnic minorities. Ref., table.