Since 1914 when the Southern and Northern protectorates were amalgamated to 1967, Nigeria was ruled without regard for its diversities. For 53 years (1914-1967), the citizens of the minority groups in Nigeria were made to feel that their languages, culture instructions and traditions could not be safeguarded and protected in the Nigeria polity. Even after subsequent creation of states by the military in 1967 and 1976, the fire of separatism was not doused. The states creation fuelled the emergence on the political turf of centripetal and centrifugal… download the complete report (PDF)