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The Anti-Corruption Crusader and Democracy in Nigeria
September 24th, 2010
In January of next year Nigerians will head to the polls to elect their next president. Nigeria’s exercise in democracy has so far lasted slightly over a decade, beginning with the country’s transition to civilian government in 1999 after a long period of military rule punctured with failed stabs at democracy. To alleviate ethnic and religious divisions, the current system includes a power-sharing agreement between the Muslim North and Christian South. By law, each term should alternate between a Northerner and Southerner, though the last three presidents have muddled the intended fluctuations. There are those who claim this election will...
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