Violence is not Nigeria’s destiny

Reading Violence in Nigeria: The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies by Toyin Falola is to enter a time machine back to when there was the pervasive belief that Nigeria was headed towards a religious-tinged civil war. Spoilers: Fake News. That feeling of an impending religious cataclysm was the result of fundamental misdiagnoses—some of which this book shares. But most of all, it was a failure of citizenship and statesmanship. Leaders failed to lead; the educated abandoned erudition and evil was extolled as just, in service of the right cause. Unsurprisingly, society devolved i…

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