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Politics and Conflicts in Ebiraland, Nigeria: The Need for a Centralised Leadership since 1917
Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (2010)
  • Mohammed S Audu, (PhD), Kogi State University
Abstract

The Term Ebira is synonymous with behaviour and character. It may either be good or bad. The Latent and manifest meaning of Ebira is good behavior, according to Yaqub (1999), the Ebira person was known to be hospitable, loving, caring, responsible, lawful, resourceful etc. The decay in the people’s social, political behaviour in recent time has put them at a crossroad, thus, demeaning its name Ebira (good character). The legacies of ideal virtues bequeathed to the people by their forefathers have been eroded by lack of dedication, commitment and centralized command structure which is the crux of the paper.

Keywords
  • Conflict,
  • Ebira,
  • Ethnic,
  • Kogi,
  • Leadership,
  • Politics,
  • tribal
Publication Date
Spring September 15, 2010
Citation Information
Mohammed S Audu. "Politics and Conflicts in Ebiraland, Nigeria: The Need for a Centralised Leadership since 1917" Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa Vol. 12 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mohammed_audu/5/