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Igbo people, who mainly live in the country’s southeastern oil-producing
regions, have been repressed and marginalized for decades. With this
discrimination ongoing, it is understandable that independence movements have
gained momentum, especially considering how the area’s oil revenues all wind up
in federal coffers while its needs remain neglected. Biafra deserves
self-determination, either through a strong local government or independence.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Nigeria is in crisis. Its recession is biting hard, while new separatist groups continue to spring up in the Niger Delta and sabotage oil infrastructure. So far, President Muhammadu Buhari's attempts to address these problems have only made them worse. What will happen if Africa's largest country continues on its downward spiral?
Nigeria and its president, Muhammadu Buhari, are having a rough year. Thirteen months after taking office, the 73-year-old former general is struggling to cope with a battered economy, increasingly violent secessionist agitations and mounting frustration with the status quo.
Nigeria is the economic powerhouse of Africa benefiting from significant oil revenue and a rapidly developing non-oil sector. However, recently elected President Muhammadu Buhari faces considerable problems in the form of Boko Haram insurgency, unequally distributed wealth and hard-wired corruption. In order to deliver his election promises, he will need to tackle ...
Dr. Jaime Nogueira Pinto
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking ways to unite his divided country. He wants to use the country’s vast oil wealth to improve education, welfare and infrastructure for the population but massive corruption and an increased terror threat from the radical Muslim group Boko Haram threatens further division.