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Title:The British pressure groups and the Nigerian civil war: some background notes
Author:Ajibola, W.A.
Periodical:Quarterly Journal of Administration
Geographic terms:Great Britain
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Abstract:When the Nigerian crisis developed into civil war in 1967 it attracted international attention. This article focuses on one of such situations. Some groups in Britain took partisan positions on the crisis. The groups formulated positions which they struggled to get the British government to adopt hoping that such activities would influence the war and the nature of subsequent settlement. The groups that opposed the policy were more numerous and vocal and they came from all sections of British society. Croups that found themselves federating to fight against the British Government for its attitude to Nigeria were generally those who would on domestic issues be on opposite sides. Indeed opposition to Nigerian crisis provided a new pattern of political division in Britain but by and large the groups only succeeded in making themselves heard in Britain's politics. Notes, appendices.