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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

From Nigeria: What Is The Justification For The Existence Of The State?

Although Joel Nwokeoma, writing in the Daily Times of Nigeria, questions the justification for the State, he finds his answer in the need for governments as "providers," especially of housing (declared a basic human right by the Nigerian Constitution). But, the Nigerian government, in attempting to rid the land of prostitutes and drugs, demolished 100 houses in a certain "slum" region. Thus, Nwokeoma claims, the Nigerian government is a predator, infringing on the very rights it was created to protect.

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