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    It’s rich in resources. It’s got Africa’s biggest population. And it’s enjoyed democracy since 1999.

    But Nigeria is facing numerous challenges.

    Mass kidnappings, attacks by armed groups and criminal gangs, corruption and lack of jobs have angered many.

    Widespread protests last year against an anti-robbery police unit led to the killing of protesters.

    Nigerians are now calling on the government of Muhammadu Buhari to do more to ease their suffering.

    But officials have responded by banning Twitter – which led to more protests on Saturday.

    So, where does Nigeria go from here?

    Presenter: Peter Dobbie


    Mike Ejiofor – Former Director of Nigeria’s State Security Service.

    Amaka Anku – Head of Africa Practice at Eurasia Group.

    Aliyu Musa – Political Analyst.

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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