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The Citizenship Question and Neobiafranism in Nigeria

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This paper is an examination of the relationship between the citizenship question in the Nigerian state and the tendency that has been denoted as neobiafranism in the work. The study subsequently found that despite the constitutional provisions on citizenship in the Nigerian nation, the question of who is a citizen has continued to remain in empirical terms, unsatisfactorily answered. Furthermore, it was found that the tendencies that define citizenship in Nigeria are ambivalent and the predispositions that encumber the giving of serious attention to citizenship in the country consequently belong to leadership incapacities. This gives rise to the case of a state that has to remain united by compulsion. It is concluded in the paper that until the citizenship question is fully settled, the affairs of the Nigerian state will continue to oscillate between the incidences of grounded take-offs and only-hopeful landings.
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  • Department of Public Administration and Local Government University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
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