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Title:Yaradua's regime: the journey so far
Editor:Adibe, JideoforISNI
Periodical:African Renaissance (ISSN 1744-2532)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:government policy
About person:Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951-2010)ISNI
Abstract:This special issue of 'African Renaissance' focuses on the Yar'Adua regime, which came to power in Nigeria in May 2007. Sunny Nwachukwu and Osumah Oarhe discuss the 2007 elections that brought the regime to power, as well as its implications for democratic consolidation in the country. They note that the elections were fatally flawed. Ezeibe Christian Chukwuebuka examines the relevance and limitations of President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's 7-point agenda. Aloysius-Michaels Okolie reflects on citizen diplomacy and political legitimacy in Nigeria since 2007, noting that the actions and inactions of the Yar'Adua regime have further eroded whatever little legitimacy it had from the start. In two separate contributions, Victor Ukaogo and Max Siollun discuss the Niger Delta problem. Ukaogo reflects on the dilemma of symptoms and cure within government circles about appropriate policy approaches to the Niger Delta conflict over the period 1990-2008, while Siollun asks whether the Yar'Adua regime can end the crisis. Jideofor Adibe and Abdullahi Dahiru, in separate contributions, provide mid-term assessments of the Yar'Adua regime. Sanya Osha discusses Nigeria's unrealized potentials and in the last contribution, Patrick Iroegbu provides insight into the dynamics of the culture of poverty in the country. [ASC Leiden abstract]