Chinua Achebe's The Trouble With Nigeria

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Chinua Achebe, in his widely cited book, "The Trouble with Nigeria" accurately pointed out that "the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership." He pointed out that "there is nothing basically wrong with the Nigerian character, there is nothing wrong with the Nigerian land or climate or water or air or anything else," but leadership (Achebe, 1983, p.1).
Leading a multiple ethnic and religious society such as Nigeria, while staying dedicated to democratic principles is a tough task. This is because integrating numerous ethnic groups into a single political system brings along the fundamental issues of ethnic battles. Change is ubiquitous in any society and it takes a devoted leadership to achieve a propitious change in a society. Nigeria's short life has
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