Believing In Nigeria

As Nigeria struggles towards true democracy, religion has become increasingly dominant.

Nigeria is one of the most religious nations on Earth, but also one of the most corrupt.

In the south a massive wave of Pentacostalism promises miracles and material happiness, while the north has witnessed the tightening of Islamic Sharia law.

Anna Borzello travels from south to north to explore the religious climate of Nigeria.

She examines the appalling violence of the middle belt - violence which has been blamed on religion and has cost thousands of lives.

What does this new religious intensity say about the future of Nigeria?

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As Nigeria struggles towards true democracy, religion has become increasingly dominant.

Nigeria is one of the most religious nations on Earth, but also one of the most corrupt.

In the south a massive wave of Pentacostalism promises miracles and material happiness, while the north has witnessed the tightening of Islamic Sharia law.

Anna Borzello travels from south to north to explore the religious climate of Nigeria.

She examines the appalling violence of the middle belt - violence which has been blamed on religion and has cost thousands of lives.

What does this new religious intensity say about the future of Nigeria?

20050626

As Nigeria struggles towards true democracy, religion has become increasingly dominant.

Nigeria is one of the most religious nations on Earth, but also one of the most corrupt.

In the south a massive wave of Pentacostalism promises miracles and material happiness, while the north has witnessed the tightening of Islamic Sharia law.

Anna Borzello travels from south to north to explore the religious climate of Nigeria.

She examines the appalling violence of the middle belt - violence which has been blamed on religion and has cost thousands of lives.

What does this new religious intensity say about the future of Nigeria?