Title: Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson and the Making of Modern Nigeria
Authors: Ojo, Emmanuel Oladipo
Faboyede, Olusanya
Citation: West Bohemian Historical Review. 2021, no. 1, p. 71-90.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://wbhr.cz/images/issues/WBHR_2021_1.pdf
ISSN: 1804-5480
Keywords: Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson;Nigerie;politika;budování národa;rozvoj národa;etnicita
Keywords in different language: Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson;Nigeria;politics;nation building;national development;ethnicity
Abstract in different language: This article highlights the contributions of Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson to the making of Modern Nigeria. We argue that Benson joined hands with other nationalists to decolonise Nigeria and struggled for the establishment of a just, egal itarian, constitutional and prosperous nation. We conclude that Benson, unlike the present crop of Nigerian politicians, did not play ethnic politics neither did he see politics as ‘pot of soup’ for exclusive personal consumption or a ladder for egocentric aggrandizement and enrichment. An ultraist per excellence with unquenchable passion for purposeful nation building and all-facet national development, Benson’s motto throughout his sojourn on Nigeria’s political scene, was “service to fatherland”. Data for the study was obtained from primary and documentary sources and subjected to internal and external criticisms as well as textual and contextual analysis
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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