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Title:Social Justice. The Nigerian Experience/
Author:Nzomiwu, John P.C.
Year:1999
Periodical:Africana Marburgensia
Volume:32
Issue:1-2
Pages:87-102
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:rule of law
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:This paper discusses the issue of social justice in Nigeria. The discussion is approached by a broad definition and classification of justice. The author further focuses on some central themes of social justice and their implication for the Nigerian situation. Specifically, the following issues are discussed: the background of the Nigerian situation, ethnicity, the gap between the rich and the poor, the debt payment burden and its effect on the poor, militarism and social justice, human rights in the Nigerian context and religious freedom in Nigeria. The author concludes that Nigeria's present political, economic and social systems are grossly unjust. He calls on Nigerian academics to provide leadership, not of the political kind but of an inspirational nature. Bibliogr.
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