ANALYSIS-Nigeria: will it fall apart or can it hold?

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16 Jan 2012 06:00

  • Anti-establishment rage drives protests, sectarian violence

  • Fears that fractured nation could again be headed for civil war

  • But political settlement may still pull it back from brink

By Tim Cocks

LAGOS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - "Nigeria is not Animal Farm!" read one placard brandished during days of furious fuel price protests by Nigerians which have combined with a violent Islamist insurgency to move Africa's top oil producer closer to what many fear may be a breaking point.

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