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Human Security And The Nigerian State: The Niger Delta Challenges

Keyword : Human Security, Crisis, Poverty, Marginalization, Environmental Degradation.
Author(s) : Mohammed, Olaniyi A.

Abstract :   The Nigerian State Over The Years Has Been Subjected To Series Of Crises, Violent Attacks, Ethnic And Religious Clashes And Outright Burst Of Conflicts, Leading To General Breakdown Of Law And Order. These High Spirals Of Conflicts And Crises, Which Almost Enveloped The Nation Is Precipitated Partly By Colonial Legacy And Many Years Of Military Misrule, And Partly By Lack Of Justice, Equity And Fairness In The Sharing And Distribution Of Our God-given Resources. Thus, The Niger Delta Crisis Posed Serious Challenge To Human Security In The Region And The Nigerian State In General. Therefore, Based On The Above Pathetic Scenario, This Paper Critically Examines The Human Security Challenges Of The Niger Delta Crisis And Its Implications On The Nigerian State. That Is, Based On The Human Security Factor, The Paper Systematically Highlights And Analyses Four Contentious Issues Inherent In The Crisis; First, The Major Reasons Behind The Crisis; Second, The Dramatis Personae In The Crisis; Third, The Contribution Of The Nigerian State And The Multinational Corporations To The Crisis. Lastly, It Looks At The Impact Of The Crisis On The Nigerian State. The Paper Then Concludes With Recommendations On How Best To Manage And Ameliorate The Crisis With A View Of Finding Lasting Solution To The Menace.

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