There is a political gossamer named Nigeria,

Spun out of British economic, political, social, and cultural expediency.

She has continued to simmer under a veneer of imposed unity,

As molten lava in an active volcano waiting for an auspicious time to erupt.

One such eruption in 1967 stoked by British, Russian, and Egyptian interests,

Resulted in the loss of over three million Igbo lives.

Three million innocent noncombatant lives!

Civilians were raped, starved, burnt, beheaded, drowned, disemboweled, and made homeless,

In an orgy of killing that rivals the Jewish Holocaust with a religious undertone.

Britain and other members of the Security Council watched obviously with glee as

African Savages slaughtered fellow Africans in an internecine war.

World intervention meant a loss of face for Britain and other colonists.

It could be blamed for creating such a monster of a country.

Nigeria as a nation could easily accommodate twelve countries.

Nigeria was woven into one big gossamer for reasons best known to Britain.

Religiously, Nigeria could be three countries, Muslim, Christian, and Traditional.

Sinister indeed, it is for a Christian Britain to mix water with oil in one country.

Did the British learn from the religious partition of India in 1947?

Have Muslims ever coexisted peacefully with another dominant religion in the same country

Without strifes, wars, and conflicts fueled by religious animosity?

Did the British amalgamate Northern and Southern Nigeria to foment trouble?

Did the British create a restless Nigeria to forestall its development, and

Turn around to blame the Black race for backwardness?

Meanwhile, Britain facilitates the post-colonial exploitation of Nigeria through conflicts

These conflicts, evident before British colonization were magnified by

Handing over the reins of power to the Muslim North by rigging the

The National census of 1953 and the Federal elections of 1957.

Subsequently, Nigerian census and elections have always been rigged.

If this is not enough evidence for a prima facie case against Britain?

Britain as judge, prosecutor, and jury need to be sent to the gallows!

Redemption for Britain is still possible through restructuring of Nigeria.

Just as Britain left their closely related European brethren in Europe,

After a Brexit Referendum, the countries within Nigeria should do a Nigerexit.

Africastallestman urges Britain to conduct a proportional referendum in Nigeria.

New states shall be based on the results of this referendum.

The remedy for a failed civil marriage is division – divorce.

And the remedy for a failed state is division – divorce.

Divorce as in creation of new states out of a failed state

East Timor, South Sudan, and Eritrea are recent examples.

If Britain does not help unravel this expedient gossamer,

Then its creation of Nigeria is an act of wickedness and not political oversight.

Africastallestman urges Britain to do the right thing by unraveling Nigeria.


  1. 1914,how I hate that year, in which the amalgamation was instituted, without due and proper consideration or most importantly, of the cultural and deep different views of themselves and the world, in terms of their religions. An almost indelible imprint in the African world, similar to 1884-5 scramble for and partition of Africa. What indeed was Africa’s sin?…just being created black and thereof, subject to humiliation by world peoples. Oh Africa!!!, were are you going to run to…

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