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Nigeria Is Coming Apart at the Seams

At best, a revitalized Biafran secessionist movement will lead to mass bloodshed. At worst, it will trigger the country's unraveling


Nearly 50 years after the same region of Nigeria seceded, sparking a devastating civil war, separatists are once again threatening the fragile national unity of Africa’s most populous country. Back in 1967, the federal government deployed a quarter million troops to quash the secessionist movement, while also imposing a land and sea blockade. Over a million civilians died in the nearly three years of fighting that followed, mostly from starvation ...

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/02/08/nigeria-is-coming-apart-at-the-seamsbiafra/

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Crowds of Igbo-speaking people barricade streets across southeastern Nigeria, bringing traffic to a standstill


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Few if any, African borders were established by Africans. The creation artificial African nations by the colonial powers and other outside forces is what has created all of the internal strife that African nations face today. Much of things that passes for African governance nowadays, is largely influenced and guided by non-Africans. African still have not had their own industrial revolution based on the most abundant power source known since ancient Egypt, the power of the Sun. Nigeria tried to build their whole economy on crude oil they didn't even have the technology to refine. This is the common pattern for Africans, there slowly learning how to produce value added products but still are not get full market value for their rare earth minerals and other resources found only in Africa.
 

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Few if any, African borders were established by Africans. The creation artificial African nations by the colonial powers and other outside forces is what has created all of the internal strife that African nations face today. Much of things that passes for African governance nowadays, is largely influenced and guided by non-Africans. African still have not had their own industrial revolution based on the most abundant power source known since ancient Egypt, the power of the Sun. Nigeria tried to build their whole economy on crude oil they didn't even have the technology to refine. This is the common pattern for Africans, there slowly learning how to produce value added products but still are not get full market value for their rare earth minerals and other resources found only in Africa.


Understandable, nevertheless, some born Nigerians aren't letting African leadership off the hook, as easily as you seem to be ...



Why Nigeria’s Historic Olympic Moment Proves The Love A Gutless Country Doesn’t Deserve

The first-ever Nigerian bobsled team will compete for gold


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... The team is now enjoying their newfound celebrity — but for me — as a Nigerian-American — the reality of their decision to forgo the option of competing as Americans in a quest to uplift the spirits of their compatriots —demonstrates their love for a gutless country that has done nothing to earn such a gesture.
My frustration with the nation of my discontent has been documented multiple times with passionate fury and the tragic sense of longing that leads to a growing pile of disappointments that are imposing in height and depth ...


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Nigeria's first-ever bobsled team prepares triumphant Olympic arrival

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... Thus was born the Nigerian bobsled team. You can make the easy comparisons to Jamaica’s entrywhere exactly does one train for the bobsled in Jamaica or Nigeria? — but in both cases, the competitors are absolutely serious, both about their own runs and about what they hope to inspire in others.

https://sports.yahoo.com/nigerias-f...res-triumphant-olympic-arrival-044402788.html
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Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga, along with skeleton rider Simidele Adeagbo, will represent Nigeria in the Winter Olympics. (Getty)

 

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African Free Trade Stumbles With Nigerian Blockade of Benin



Yinka Ibukun, Ruth Olurounbi and Virgile Ahissou
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Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria Islamic school



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