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Occupy Nigeria..aftermath

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Not long after the series of protests that have been paralyzing Nigeria for more than a week, things to be calming down with people accepting the new price of petrol despite the hardship it’s bringing along with it. The main topics on the agenda on which the Federal Government and President Goodluck Jonathan seem to be focusing now are the terrorist group Boko Haram and the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) strike.

Recently, at the 18th Assembly meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Nigerian president has been assured of the AU and UN support in combating violence and terrorism, with Secretary General of the United Nations Organization, Ban Ki-Moon stating that “no cause justifies terror” and also that Nigeria should pay attention to elements below the surface of normal indicators that can cause instability, such as deprivation, exclusion and abuse, that have already given birth to the Arab Spring.

The near future is quite unpredictable due the recent and ongoing instability at different societal levels. Governmental strategies are invisible to the majority of people which makes the little trust they had vanish at an alarming pace. Meanwhile, fear, frustration and anger seem to be increasing with religious and cultural cleavages becoming even deeper. If history has taught as anything it’s that it does repeat itself…

By Florin Sandu



Written by fashionroseblog

January 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm

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