Nigeria: Was There Really a Consensus That Fuel Subsidy Should Go?

September 19, 2023
[Premium Times] In my last week's column (Beyond the PEPT's Judgement), I argued, among other things, that the Western brand of liberal democracy we currently practice does not, and cannot work in our type of society where the basis of even statehood remains contested. This is because the adversarial nature of our electoral competition aggravates the structures of conflicts in the society, deepening the fault lines necessarily mobilized as part of our identity politics and consequently undermining the nation-building

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