Nigeria: The Empire That Never Was… Will It Ever Be?
Sir John Glubb’s enduring claim to fame, perhaps among other things, is an essay. His essay, “The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival“. Having been an adept historian as well as military commander for the British empire in its twilight days. He understood something worthy about the rise and fall of empires. His career started at a time it was sane to believe the sun would never set on the British empire. He was witness to the rise American and Soviet empires while the British dominion was fading. Thus, are there any lessons for Nigeria and other African nations in Glubb’s observations? (more…)