DISCUSS THE HISTORY OF ETHNIC MINORITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA


INTRODUCTION

The history of ethnic minority politics in Nigeria started with the Henry commission of 1959 when the minority groups in the southern and middle belt regions in the north and south of Nigeria ask for a separate region in order to beat the clause of marginalization and the denomination of the three other bigger ethnic groups in the north, west and east. This lead to other nationalities like the ijaws, nupe, Tivs, Jukuns, becoming agitated and seeking for recognitions, thus the history of ethnic minority politic in the country started.

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