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Debate: Is Nigeria A Failed State?

As Nigeria is preparing to celebrate 50 years of Idependence next year and entering second decade of democratic or civilian rule, What have we achieved not to be categorised as a failed state? taking note of the following:

1) Infrastructures

2) Health, Education, Employment, Living standard.

3)Election Process

4) Economy

5) Government and leadership

6)Trasparency, bribery and corruption

7) Tribal relationship etc,

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Nigeria is not only failed but dead.Get that straight

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Page last updated at 14:47 GMT, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 15:47 UK

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Ok, I think you guys should make a distinction between a politically failed state, and what that is suffering from economical and political problems.

Is Nigeria a politically failed state- no i dont think so

Is it suffering some major political and economic problems?

Yes

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Topic. .

YES. . .Abso-bleeping-lutely!

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Question: Is Nigeria a Failed State?

You are still asking. That's why I have abandoned everything about the country, and turned to flee. From the country to it's websites (including nairaland). Because am a Muslim I don't want to say this, but I have lost all hope of the country ever recovering. Each time I talk to people about positive development, they (Nigerians) say otherwise.

Answer: It's a failed state, only that it's inhabitants are unaware of it.

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Nigeria is definitely a failed State. . . . .

40 million unemployed youths is a testament to that.

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Nigeria seems like a failed state.

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Is there any point to debate this? My nephew who's about to be born knows he's going to be born to parents from a failed state but lucky him he'll be born in a progressive state.

A country where all the leaders lack fundamental common sense to guide all her affairs.

A country where the leaders don't see the youth as an integral part of her citizenry.

A country where there's no law

A country where billions of Naira keep missing every week.

A country where none of her citizens are enjoying any dividend of their stupefied democracy.

A country where her citizens are used to not having social infrastructure.

A country with the bizarre educational situation

A country that boasts of people with pure self interests.

A country with no fundamental policy

A country with the most dubious legislative body in the world

A country with such bad leaders that they keep replicating to further wreck the already battered image of the country.

A country where nothing is bound to succeed; and the masses are basically right-less.

A country where the judicial process have not, will not and cannot function.

A country that owing and

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When do we say some one has failed in school? If he/she sits for 8 or 9 subjects and fails all or almost all.

Now check Nigeria, In how many areas has she passed?

Infrastructure f9

Education f9

Water supply f9

Housing f9

Roads f9

Rail way f9

Water ways f9

Electricity f9

Industrialization f9

sports: Pending

Democracy Result with-held

She was a cultist, armed robber, pen robber, 419er, gambler and so on in the school. She is a pretender, liar, prevaricator and a deceit to her parents (U.N).

Her parents (U.N) and her uncles and aunts U.S., EU, Britain etc call her a shame and an embarrassment.

I call her a prodigal child.

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First you have to define the term "failed state"

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A state could be said to "succeed" if it maintains, in the words of Max Weber, a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within its borders. When this is broken (e.g., through the dominant presence of warlords, paramilitary groups, or terrorism), the very existence of the state becomes dubious, and the state becomes a failed state. Sharp economic decline is also a factor to be considered. We tottered very close to the edge at the peak of the n.delta militancy and the boko haram near uprising. Nigeria isnt failed because the govt's monopoly on force of arms is barely holding us together. the militants succeeded in resisting the govt. thats why they were quick to make peace and divide them in the process.

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YES,nigeria is a failed state.

Y?

cos it has consistently ranked dangerously low on all indicators used in measuring stable and progressive countries.

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I f they can't be changed send them on exile to China

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With a LG Chairman giving his wife N1 million every month ( Kitchen Allowance ), if such incident were to be replicated by 774 LG’s all over the country because only God knows what the other LG Chairmen are up to, then one would have no other conclusion but to agree that Nigeria is a failed state only living on borrowed time, it must however be said that with the right leadership in place she can be one of the best place in planet Earth.

Then you ask yourself how do u change 774 bent and fraudulent Chairmen, even if the President was a good leader.

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Level of achievement? Would that not depend on amount of effort put in?

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The level of achievement. Whats being done and what is not done

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@Poster, how do you measure failure in this case?

Do you consider the amount of effort put in Or do you just consider what is obtained regardless of effort in this case?

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