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When can Nigeria declare a state of emergency?

By Uchenna Simeon, Lecturer, Political Science, Federal University Lafia
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The Nigerian government recently threatened to declare a state of emergency in Anambra, a state in the south-east of the country, because of rising insecurity. This generated heated debate about the legitimacy of declaring a state of emergency. The Conversation Africa’s Ogechi Ekeanyanwu asked political science lecturer Uchenna Simeon to explain the circumstances under…


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