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Nigeria Is Coming Apart at the Seams

Posted February 9th, 2016 at 1:24 pm (UTC-5)
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The resurgence of the Biafran secessionist movement is symptomatic of a much deeper problem with the Nigerian state. The federal government’s chokehold on states and ethnic groups is fueling multiple demands for autonomy and the right to manage resources at a local level — demands that could ultimately lead to a fracturing of the country.

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