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Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Gjrich(m): 11:54pm On Jun 01
A report by the United States Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Harvard Kennedy School, says Nigeria has transited from a failing state, to a fully failed state currently at the point of no return.

The report released by the council’s senior fellow and former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell and Mr. Robert Rotberg, Founding Director, Harvard Kennedy School’s Programme on Intrastate Conflict and president emeritus, World Peace Foundation, warned that Nigeria was on the brink of collapse amid heightening security and economic troubles.

The council emphasized that it’s position was based on facts, not emotion, noting that Nigeria has since moved from being a weak state to “a fully failed state,” having manifested all the signs of a failed country, including the inability of government to protect the citizens, large scale violence and festering insurgency.

The report said President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government has lost control of the situation, warning that Nigeria’s failure as a state comes with negative consequences for peace and security in West Africa sub-region as well as Europe and the US.

“Nigeria has long teetered on the precipice of failure. But now, unable to keep its citizens safe and secure, Nigeria has become a fully failed state of critical geopolitical concern. Its failure matters because the peace and prosperity of Africa and preventing the spread of disorder and militancy around the globe depend on a stronger Nigeria,” the report published on foreignpolicy (dot)com on Thursday said.

“Its economy is usually estimated to be Africa’s largest or second largest, after South Africa. Long West Africa’s hegemon, Nigeria played a positive role in promoting African peace and security.

“With state failure, it can no longer sustain that vocation, and no replacement is in sight. Its security challenges are already destabilising the West African region in the face of resurgent jihadism, making the battles of the Sahel that much more difficult to contain.

“And spillover from Nigeria’s failures ultimately affects the security of Europe and the United States.

“Indeed, thoughtful Nigerians over the past decade have debated, often fervently, whether their state has failed. Increasingly, their consensus is that it has.

“There are four kinds of nations: the strong, the weak, the failed, and the collapsed.

“According to previously published research estimates, of the 193 members of the United Nations, 60 or 70 are strong—the nations that rank highest in the listings of Freedom House, the human rights reports of the U. S. State Department, the anticorruption perception indices of Transparency International, and so on.

“There are three places that should be considered collapsed: Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen.

“Eighty or 90 UN members are weak. Weakness consists of providing many, but not all, of essential public goods, the most important of which are security and safety. If citizens are not secure from harm within national borders, governments cannot deliver good governance (the essential services that citizens expect) to their constituents.

“Possibly a dozen or so states are failed, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Myanmar. Each lacks security, is unsafe, has weak rules of law, is corrupt, limits political participation and voice, discriminates within its borders against various classes and kinds of citizens, and provides educational and medical services sparingly. Most of all, failed states are violent.

“All failed states harbor some form of violent internal strife, such as civil war or insurgency. Nigeria now confronts six or more internal insurrections and the inability of the Nigerian state to provide peace and stability to its people has tipped a hitherto very weak state into failure.

“According to political theory, the government’s inability to thwart the Boko Haram insurgency is enough to diagnose Nigeria as a failed state. But there are many more symptoms. At a bare minimum, citizens expect their states to keep them secure from external attack and to keep them safe within their borders.

“The bargain that subjects long ago made with their sovereigns was being kept from harm in exchange for allegiance and taxation. When that quid pro quo breaks down, a state loses its coherence, its social fabric disintegrates, and warring factions subvert the social contract that should provide the fundamental foundation of the state.

“Nigeria now appears to have reached the point of no return. Indeed, few parts of Nigeria are today fully safe,” the report added.

Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by yanabasee1(m): 1:16am On Jun 02
Well..... nobody is surprised about the situation in the country ....

Nigeria being a failed state isn't the main problem, but the people..... because, I he people keep failing themselves....

The day all Nigerians will stand up to seek for a better Nigeria, is the day this country will make a difference.
The people will still vote another failed leader come 2023 and will be expecting miracle...

How can a set of people agree to review the constitution and not make it a general scenery where everyone will have to write down what they'd love to change in the constitution, that Remi Tinubu shut the door against some people and even tag them thugs...

I expected the constitution review to take place from ward to ward, the same way the come from ward to ward to collect our votes....

How then will the people in the village make this changes....

You can't pass a law from your confinement and use it to rule other people that never contributed to the changes that took place.

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Nigeriakan: 1:53am On Jun 02
Uhn
Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by busybrain123(m): 3:36am On Jun 02
Put the source nah.
Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by LordVoldermort(m): 3:48am On Jun 02
What they meant is "failed for America"
They are now looking for other more effective ways to steal oil

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Racoon(m): 3:55am On Jun 02
Nothing new! Nigeria has ever been a failed state from antiquity.

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Karlovych: 3:56am On Jun 02
grin grin Wonders of our darling daddy

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by RichAbujaGuy: 3:57am On Jun 02
"The council emphasized that it’s position was based on facts, not emotion, noting that Nigeria has since moved from being a weak state to “a fully failed state,” having manifested all the signs of a failed country, including the inability of government to protect the citizens, large scale violence and festering insurgency."

Imagine worrying about Naija while there be mass shootings in Yankee on a daily basis. Where dem report and mouths?

List of mass shootings in the United States in 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2021

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Splashme: 4:08am On Jun 02
Thank you Buhari.
Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by MadamExcellency: 4:32am On Jun 02
They should add some Ammendments.

A Country where its Military are ordered to kill her innocent and unarmed citizens.

A country that regards one of her oldest regions as conquered territory that should be totally wiped out and are constantly threatened with war and genocide just because they demand for freedom, security and more importantly inclusion.

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Obamaofusa: 4:41am On Jun 02
Nigeria is gone.Yoruba nation is birthed.
Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by SmartPolician: 5:06am On Jun 02
Point of No Return grin

This is the kinda phrase we normally hear in epic Nollywood flicks. grin

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by helinues: 5:08am On Jun 02
So so we have reading and hearing for years now.

So so so
Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by iconnecta(m): 5:10am On Jun 02
this is serious oo
Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Splendid235: 5:22am On Jun 02
Where are the so called Igbo leaders?It is time to demand for referendum so that the people can decide their fate.

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Re: Nigeria Now A Failed State, At A Point Of No Return – US Report by Mynd44: 5:30am On Jun 02

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