Quite clearly, Nigeria is a unitary state, pretending to be federal. Why are we fooling ourselves?
In order to resolve issues of national unity and the "National Question", we need to take an honest look at ourselves.
Some questions to punder
Why is the creation of states a weapon (yes, you heard right) in the hands of the powers that be?
Why is the country not developed after 49 years (next year will be our silver jubilee)?
How sensible is it for a non-imperial democratic state with a massive and ethnically diverse population to run as a unitary system?