n Conflict Trends - Conflict in the fourth republic

Volume 2000, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


On 29 May 1999, President Olusegun Obasanjo assumed the office of the President of Nigeria for the second time. He held the office as a Head of State between 1976 and 1979. His assumption of office signaled the commencement of Nigeria's fourth republic, and a new democratic dispensation. However, it appears as if the Obasanjo government and the country's fledging democracy are being threatened by a series of conflicts and crises. Most of these conflicts are not new: they have been with the Nigerian nation for a long time and were inherited by the new government.

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