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A journalist, Mike Smith, provides insight into the history of Nigeria and information on its past, as well as details regarding its current, political and economic status. He concentrates on the well group known as Boko Haram, adding insight into the manner in which everyday Nigerians live in light of threats from this group and the current state of their nation. The story takes readers back in history to an early caliphate, offering connections between it and the current Boko Haram movement. Most notably, Smith gives details of the raid on the girls’ school that made worldwide headlines in recent months.
It is difficult to look at the details of a place like Nigeria and not immediately draw comparisons to western cultures. The emphasis westerners have historically placed on honesty and openness in government, and the need for integrity among government officials, cannot be overstated. I invite anyone who thinks that it is acceptable to vote into office, a person with a track record that does not instill trustworthiness, to take a look at the current state of affairs in Nigeria.