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General News of Thursday, 18 March 2021


4 reasons Nigeria might not be in existence in 2023

The presidential election in 2023 will be crucial to Nigeria's existence. With the race for who succeeds Buhari as president gathers steam, many factions and elements within the country's political, cultural and religious space are gearing up to support a candidate that will do their bidding.

While many think about the day-to-day politics, others have raised concerns about the existence of Nigeria ahead of 2023.

With the deep-throat division and disparity amongst the three largest ethnic groups, we take a look at some other factors that could undermine the existence of Nigeria before the 2023 elections.

Banditry on the rise

Banditry in Nigeria has become the norm. Since the turn of the year, the menace has dominated the news cycle than any other news item.

The daily abduction or kidnapping of school children in the north questions this administration's resolve in quelling their strength of the bandits.

What is more interesting is the government rather than seek to end their activities of the miscreants, go the extra mile to pay heavy ransoms to the bandits. Nigerians in the South have described abductions as the easiest way to financial freedom.

IPOB's renewed strength

The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) are waxing strong in the face of several attacks from the Federal government. The secessionist group, whose fight started in 2013 has taken the fight a step further. A national map was unveiled by the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu.

Its security apparatus, Eastern Security Network (ESN) is also shaping up to counter any threats both on land, sea, or air.

Can they pull-off a referendum before 2023?

Rebirth of Odududwa Republic

Like IPOB, Oduduwa Republic has once again amplified its voice to secede. Despite not being supported by the Chieftains of the South West, several elements within the region are clamoring for their right to decide if they want to remain in Nigeria or not.

Fulani groups threaten to fight SW presidency

The fight against a Southerner especially from the South West taking on the mantle of power has intensified. This has become obvious with the unwanted EFCC probe of National Chairman of the APC, Bola Tinubu after some groups within the country echoed his name to succeed President Buhari.

We have also seen press statements by Secretary of Miyetti Allah who said the groups intend to continue with the Northenisation policy of Ahmadu Bello.

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