NIGERIA: THE PROSPECTS OF AN “ARAB SPRING

Abstract

The phrase “Arab Spring” has now gained recognition in political lexicon and I believe it simply means sudden mass uprising aimed at the overthrow of existing Government which is effected by massive and unrelenting mass demonstrations, which suddenly paralyses the operations of Government of the day. Such actions amounts to a revolution defined as “violent civil disturbances that cause the displacement of one ruling group by another that has a broader popular base” (Davis 1962, p6).The aim of this paper is to explore the possibilities of such “Arab Spring” translating into a Nigerian Summer.  The position of this paper is that the condition for a revolution already exists in Nigeria.  The Government should avoid things that would ignite the dormant forces into action that would be injurious to the safety of the nation

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