Nigeria, divided by race, religion and region, faces threats of corruption and terror

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan (photo:dpa)
Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan (photo:dpa)

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.

NIGERIA, Africa’s top oil producer and its most populous country with 162 million people, is a nation divided regionally, religiously and ethnically.

Divisions split the north from the south, pit Muslims against Christians and tribes against each other.

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It is facing threats from mass...

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