Nationalism in Nigeria: A Case for Patriotic Citizenship
Isaiah Negedu, Augustine Atabor

Abstract
Nationalism as a concept has been misconstrued to fit into our mental category and because the idea of Nationhood is debased, we lose the meaning of patriotism in its proper sense. But the concept is not completely independent of patriotism. The possibility of a holistic guiding principle that unifies nationalism and patriotism for a constructive practical action has been problematic. Analytically looking at these issues in the light of some topical Nigerian socio-political problems, we aver that we do not acquire national development all in an immobile present but through gradual congenital reorientation.

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