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Nigeria: Abacha Days

Musings of a Naijaman comments on two recent events in Nigeria that remind him of the dark dictatorships days of the late General Abacha…”This style of guttersnipe communication, where any government criticism was met with a barrage of blistering personal attacks was honed under the Abacha government, and for those of us who lived through those dark days, seeing a return to such tactics under a so-called democratic government was sad.”

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  • Rev. Andre R Boulanger

    Be careful.
    Tyrannies often evolve out of representative governments. History is a testament of that. It is a process we are seeing in many nations of the world; even the one that professes to be the bulwark of democracy.

  • It seems to me that what Naijaman is referrng to is more a case of devolving. How many years out of tyranny to we have to go before we begin to progress?

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