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Nigeria: democracy and feudalism

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories reports on “leadership mentoring” conference he attended last weekend [1]. One of the topics discussed was Nigerian democracy…………”Nigeria‚Äôs democracy has been diluted with feudalism. Feudalism in the sense that, before the colonial masters, there were chiefs and kings and community elders whose authority nobody questioned. When eventually the colonial masters came, they strenthened these feudal system by creating prisons, and weapons of the state that will discourage the democratic style of governance.”