Nigeria: Is 100 years enough?

You might say that Nigeria survives because it is dysfunctional.

Wikimedia Photo: David Shankbone
Nigeria’s suspended central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, in 2011.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/26/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/26/2014 12:32 pm EDT

The reason they convened a National Conference to discuss Nigeria’s future last week is that it’s the 100th anniversary of the unification of the northern and southern protectorates into one nation. Well, one colony, actually, since the whole place would remain under British rule for another half-century. And the one subject the delegates are banned from discussing is whether unification was really such a good idea.

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