Polarization of the Nigerian state along religious lines…

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If you are a student of history or political science, you will know that divide and rule is an age long strategy of oppressive rulers to maintain the status quo. It is used to pitch the oppressed against themselves while the oppressor continues to enjoy his loot and maintain the position of power. In the colonial era, one of the major tool used to maintain and sustain power is to pitch the nations against themselves along ethnic line and when they left after independence they structured our nations with an implanted time bomb of discord which has exploded with devastating effect in some part of Africa.

Take for example the Tutsi and Hutu in Rwanda, a people with same ethnic group that were divided along heights and ownership of cattle. In post colonial era…

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