This is an account of de-colonialization in Nigeria as seen through the eyes of a Nigerian political leader who was closely involved in the process. This book is therefore partly a biography of a man, Adegoke Adelabu; much more though, it tells in a highly personal and intriguing way how a Nigerian politician operated in the last years of colonial rule. The story of Adelabu's life is an interesting one. He is an example of one of the 'new men' who led African nations to independence in the fifties and sixties. His family was not closely connected with the traditional chieftainships of his native city, Ibadan, but he was sufficiently well placed to take advantage of such secondary school education as was available to African boys in the thirties. After a number of vicissitudes, involving abortive careers as a government official, working for one of the big British trading concerns and on his own account, Adelabu found his role as a popular leader and 'boss' of Ibadan politics.... sent his congratulations to the Olubadan and Adelabu, and one candidate who had won as an Independent hastened to assure ... and officially 1 13.905 people paid their taxes to the Ibadan Council for 1954 (Chief Tax Clerk to Senior Divisional Adviser, ... J. P. Mackintosh, in Nigerian Government and Politics, states that no exact registration figures are available and quotes an estimate of 150, 000 (p.
|Title||:||The Price of Liberty|
|Author||:||Ken Post, George D. Jenkins|
|Publisher||:||CUP Archive - 1973-01|