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1998-07-09

Changing Political Climate Divides Nigerians

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Moshood Abiola’s death has underscored, for many Nigerians and those in the International community, the vulnerability of Nigeria’s binding ties. Under British colonial rule, tensions were fostered between the Moslem-dominated Hausa Fulani North and the mainly Chirstian Yoruba South. Despite those and other strains Nigeria held together. Some Nigerians are now calling for the breakup of the country.

Guests:

  • Apena Taiyewo Ogunade, a professor of Black Studies at City College in New York, and is also a member of Artists for a Democratic Nigeria.
  • Jumoke Ogunkeyede, chairperson of The United Committee to Save Nigeria.

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