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BREAK UP NIGERIA NOW by Osita Ebiem

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There are a thousand and one reasons why Nigeria as a matter of urgency must split up along ethnic/cultural lines as soon as today. (The emphasis here is on the now for very obvious reasons). These are some of them:
1. Nigeria as a third-party construct was put together without due consent of the actual members of the union or taking into consideration the feelings and cultural sensitivities of any of the people concerned.

2. The union from the onset is faulty because the fundamental ingredients that make any social contract or society work were lacking. Such a thing like religious/cultural affinity is just non-existent amongst the peoples of Nigeria.
3. It is believed that all successful unions, relationships, marriages, societies, etc are those in which members can communicate among themselves in a clear language that every party to the arrangement understands. Therefore the most important element in forming a union that works becomes the commonality of language. In Nigeria that is …