Tuesday, 30 December 2014
"At the beginning of 2014, Nigeria seemed to be on a promising path, with macroeconomic fundamentals showing signs of stability. The year 2014 started off with excitements about Nigeria’s centenary anniversary- 100 years since the amalgamation of North and South Protectorates in 1914- coupled with Nigeria’s new seat at the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. All these generated hypes, which signaled good tidings for Nigeria in 2014. In the spirit of centenary celebration, 2014 was anticipated to be a decisive year in the unity of Nigeria. As promising as 2014 signaled, the tension brewing on the political scene following the birth of All Progressives Congress (APC) – a union of Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and All Nigeria’s Peoples Party (ANPP) – coupled with the rising dreadful activities of insurgents (Boko Haram) who believe that Western education is taboo, continued like monsters, to rear their ugly heads."