Over the past 3 decades, Nigeria has experienced series of military-appointed presidents, all with purported intention to revive the country .Nearly all the uniform men who seized power looted the country’s treasury and today, many are lobbying to return to rule the country they ruined. Although Nigeria returned to civilian rule in 1999 and is now among the “democratic nations”, many suggest that Nigeria democracy and in general Africa democracy should be modified, redefined to drift away from western definition of democracy so as to suit the pressure and demand of ruling Africa/African.
Whilst there are other problems facing the country such as widespread corruption, a major problem facing Nigeria today is the growing challenge of preventing the country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines. Thousands of innocent people, children in particular, have been caught in this “Animalistic and Barbaric acts” by the selected few.
Two questions have cropped up:
1. Should Nigeria and or Africa Democracy be redefined to suit Africa or Can Africa really practice Democracy?
2. Should Nigeria Split and would that solve the problem?
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