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JAMB Recommended Textbooks for History


Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board, JAMB recommended textbooks for History.

  • Abba, A (2006): The Politics of Mallam Aminu Kano, Kaduna Vanguard and Publishers.
  • Ayandele, A. E. et al (1986): The Making of Modern Africa, The Twentieth Century Vol 2., Longman.
  • Ajayi and Cowther (1971): History of West Africa Vol. I, London, Longman.
  • Ajayi and Crowther (1974): History of West Africa Vol. II, London, Longman
  • Akinloye, S. A. (1976): Emergent African States: Topics in Twentieth Century African History, Longman.
  • Akinyemi, A. B., Agbi, S. O and Otunbanjo, A. O. (eds) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 years. (International Relations) Vol x, Heinemann. Ibadan.
  • Anene J. C. and Brown, G (1966): African in the 19th and 20th centuries, Ibadan: University Press.
  • Anene J. C. (1966): Southern Nigeria in Transition, 1885 – 1906, Cambridge: University Press.
  • Anene, J. C and Brown, G (eds) (1972): African in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Handbook for Teachers and Students, Ibadan: University Press and Nelson.
  • Ashiwaju A. I., Croder, M and Denzer, I. R. (eds) Tariki 25, Grassroots Leadership in Colonial West Africa, Vol. 7, London: Longman.
  • Atanda, J. A. Ashiwaju, G and Abubakar, Y. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First Years: Religion Vol. i., Ibadan Heinemann.
  • Barkindo, B. et al (1989): Africa and the Wider World, Vol. 1. Lagos: Longman.
  • Barkindo, B. et al (1996): African and the Wider World, Vols. 2 and 3, Lagos: Longman
  • Boahen, A (1969) The Revolutionary years: Africa since 1800 Longman publishers.
  • Boahen, A (1969): The Revolutionary years: West Africa since 1800, Longman Publishers
  • Sokoto Caliphate: History and Legacies, 1804 – 2004, vols. I and II, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Celeman, J. S. (1986) Nigeria: Background to Nationalism, Benin: Broburg and Wistrom.
  • Clerk, T. A. (1991): Right Honourable Gentleman: The Life and Times of Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Zaria: Hudahuda Publishing Company.
  • Cohen, D. I. and Daniel, J. (eds) (1981): Political Economy of Africa: Selected Readings, London, Longman.
  • Crowther, M. West Africa: An introduction to its History, Longman,1977.
  • Crowther, M. Nigeria: An introduction to its History, London:Longman,1979.
  • Dike, K. O. (1956): Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta, London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ekeh, P. P and Ashiwaju, G. (eds) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years: Culture, Vol. VII, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Falola, T. et. al (1989): History of Nigeria Vol. I, Lagos: Longman.
  • Falola T. et. al (1989): History of Nigeria Vol. 2 and 3, Lagos: Longman.
  • Gboyega, A., Abubakar, Y and Aliyu Y. (eds) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years Public Administration, Vol. III, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Hallet, R. (1975): Africa since 1875, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Hopkins, A. G. (1973): An Economic History of West Africa, Longman.
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) Tarikh: Independence Movement in Africa (Part I), Vol. 3, No. 4 London: Longman.
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) Tarikh: Government in Pre-Colonial Africa, Vol. 4, No. 2London, Longman
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) (undated): Peoples and Kingdoms of West Africa in the Pre-colonial Period, Vol. 5, No. 1 London: Longman.
  • Ikime, O and Osoba, S. O. (eds) (undated) Tarikh: Europeans Conquest and African Resistance (Part 2), Vol. 4, London: Longman.
  • Ikime, O (1977) The Fall of Nigeria: The British Conquest, London: Heinemann.
  • Ikime, O (ed) (1974) Leadership in 19th Century Africa: Essays from Tarikh, London: Longman
  • Ikime, O. (1968) Merchant Price of the Niger Delta, London: Heinemann.
  • Ikime, O. (ed) (1980) Ground work of Nigerian History, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Iseihei, E. (1983) A History of Nigeria, London: Longman.
  • Jorre, J. D. (1972) The Nigeria Civil War, London: Hordder and Stoughton.
  • Kani, A. M. and Gandi, K. (1990) A State and Society in the Sokoto Caliphate, Series I, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
  • Mahdi, A., Kwanashei, G. A and Yakubu M. (eds) (1994) Nigeria: The state of the Nation and the Way Forward, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Mahdi, A., Kwanashei, G. A and Yakubu M. (eds) (1994) Nigeria: The state of the Nation and the Way Forward, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Martin, P. M and Omera, P. (1995) (eds) Africa (Third Edition), Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Mohammed, B. (1982) Africa and Non-alignment: A study in the Foreign Relations of New Nations, Kano: Triumph Publishers.
  • Mohammed A. S. and Adamu, S.(eds) (2005) Nigeria and the Reform of the United Nations, Zaria: Hanwa.
  • Nzula, A. T., Potekhin and Zusmanovich (1979) Forced Labour in Colonial Africa, London: Zed Press.
  • Offiong, D. A. (1980) Imperialism and Dependency: Obstacles to Development, Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers.
  • Ojigbo, O. (1982) Shehu Shagari: The Biography of Nigeria’s First Executive President, Yugoslavia Mlandiska Knjiga.
  • Okafor, I. (1989) History for Senior Secondary Schools, Onitsha, Jet Publishers.
  • Oliver, T. and Afmore, A. (1996) Africa since 1880 (Fourth Edition) New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Olusanya G. O. (1973) The Second World War and Politics in Nigeria, 1939 – 1953, Ibadan: Evans.
  • Omar O. (1966) The Zulu Aftermath: A Nineteenth-Century Revolution in Bantu Africa, London: Longman.
  • Omolewa, M. (1986) Certificate History of Nigeria, Lagos: Longman.
  • Onoja, I. (1998) Peace-keeping and International Security in a Changing World., Jos: Mono Expressions.
  • Onwubiko, K. (1983) School Certificate History of West Africa, Onitsha: African – First Publishers.
  • Tamuno, T. N. and Atanda A. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years. Vol. III, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Tamuno, T. N. and Atanda J. A. M. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years. (Government and Public Policy), Vol. IV, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Tamuno, T. N. and Ukpabi, S. C. (eds) (1989) Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years (The Civil War years). Vol. IV, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Thompson, L. A. (2000) History of South Africa, Yale: Yale University Press.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) (1979) Studies in the History of Sokoto Caliphate, New York: Third Press International.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) (1981) The Transformation of Katsina, 1400 – 1883, Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) and Alkali M. N. (1983) Studies in the History of Pre-Colonial Borno,Zaria: NNPC.
  • Usman Y. B. and Kwanashei, G. A. (eds) Inside Nigeria History 1950-1970: Events: Issues and Sources (Presidential Panel on Nigeria: Since Independence), University of Ibadan.
  • Usman Y. B. (ed) (1989): Nigeria since Independence: The First 25 Years: The Society Vol.I, Ibadan: Heinemann.
  • Usman Y. B. (2002) Election Violence in Nigeria: The Terrible Experience, 1952 – 2002, Zaria: Abdullahi Smith Centre for Historical Research.
  • Webster, J. B. and Ikime, O. (eds) Tarikh: Early African Christianity, Vol. 2. No. 1. London: Longman.
  • Wilmot, P. F. (1980): Apartheid and African Liberation: The Grief and the Hope, Ife:University of Ife Press.
  • Yakubu, A. M., Jumare, I and Saeed, A. G. (eds) (2005) Northern Nigeria: A century of Transformation, 1903 – 2003, Kaduna: Arewa House.
  • Yakubu A. M. (2006) Emirs and Politicians: Reform, Reactions and Recrimination in Northern Nigeria, 1950 – 1966, Kaduna: Baraka Publishers.
  • Wisdomline Pass at Once JAMB.


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