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Confronting the inevitability of state police with Nigerians’ tolerance for abuse

Police

Given the unending killings plaguing many areas of the country, the creation of state police appears inevitable given the support of a few governors and the national assembly

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Murder and gender politics in a corrupt society

This is a difficult topic to write about. What I am about to describe is a cautionary tale, one at the intersection of a number of issues arising from the toxicity of the Nigerian society, an environment where money, power and greed on both the public and private stage constantly result in death and unhappiness. We have not yet begun to publish statistics of the number of murders which occur in Nigeria annually (or even state by state for that matter) and how many are “crimes of passion” linked to the peculiarities of a system that objectifies women, makes them believe that outside of marriage they are worthless and moreover, emphasises marriage as an economic opportunity alone.

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