For so long, the Northern Afro-Arabic peoples have been choosing civilizationism over nationalism. When the Nigerian nation conducts elections and census, Northerners always bring their Afro-Arabic civilizational cousins to vote or be counted.
Buhari even choose to build a railway to Niger Republic while he sabotaged Lagos-Calabar railway, the most important economic liberating infrastructure that could multiply our economy tenfold. It was once reported that Buhari backed the appointment of a non-Nigerian Afroasian over a Nigerian Southerner for an AU post.
This commitment to the Afroasiatic civilization over and above the Nigerian nation has frustrated Original Africans of South and Middlebelt into wanting to leave the amalgamation.
Don’t get it wrong, the world is based on civilizationism so the Afro-Arabians are right to hold their civilization, that goes back to their very beginnings, over recent colonial nationalism by Europeans of another civilization. The problem is colonial epistemicide, killing and discrediting of our knowledge banks – Ifa-Afa-Iha-Fa-Efa, and Western education that obscures the fact that all indigenous Africans share the same genetic and cultural origins, and civilizational philosophies. Therefore the nation is our biggest political conglomeration unlike the Afroasians.
Robbed of our indigenous African civilizational identity that spreads from Nigeria to South Africa and Gambia, we can only act as disparate tribes that are ineffective against the Afroasiatic civilization that spreads from Northern Nigeria to Egypt and Indonesia, or the Western civilization that covers Europe and extends to the Americas. The two most populous and prosperous Original African groups, Yoruba and Igbo, have vouched for separatism into tribal states which are unachievable since the larger civilizational blocs will fight it, and undesirable since it reduces and balkanizes the Original African civilization political and economic impact.
It is only recently that the South and Middlebelt of the Original African civilization, who make up 70% of the Nigerian population, have united for common aspirations of restructuring for cultural justice for every group. However the narrative can’t be complete and strengthened by blood, if we don’t know and disseminate our common genetic and cultural origins and linkages. Unfortunately the neocolonial guard made up of Eurocentric scholars and Abrahamic opinion leaders, among us have prevented the civilizational unity, which has made both the nationalists and separatists mere paper tigers.
In continuation of Northern Afroasiatic civilizationalism, contrary to genuine nation building efforts to rotate the presidency to Igbos Southeast region, the North unfairly backed a Muslim-Muslim ticket. Unknown to them, in continuation of Western imperialism divide and rule, the West secretly intended to use the Muslim-Muslim ticket of Tinubu to retrieve their Sahel Afroasiatic colonies lost to Russia.
Now, the North is threatening treason against the Nigerian national interests that have decided to attack Niger. They claim it is a civil war within their Afro-Arabic civilization which would be resisted. It appears these are not empty threats as Nigerian Hausas will resist fighting against the Hausa majority in Niger Republic, for what they see as Fulani and Western imperialist controlled Nigeria. Therefore they will attack the Fulani Caliphate and Nigeria as a nationstate, at the end of which they will unify themselves into an Afroasiatic civilizational state.
This is a reverse of the Gideon Orkar perspective that wanted Nigeria to cut off the seven Northernmost border states. Instead of Nigeria, majority of which is the Original African civilization, expelling the North, the North will be expelling itself. It would not be that straight forward, but in the likely event that the Nigerian forces are beaten back, especially with internal sabotage by the seven border states, the invasion of the opposing Afroasiatic civilization backed by the powerful Algeria, Niger, Mali and Upper Volta, heading towards Abuja will warrant the Original African civilization to draw the civilizational state lines at Kaduna.
Unlike in the past whereby Yorubas and Igbos, the leaders of the Original African civilization, have neglected the Middlebelt Original African groups to the ethnic cleansing by the Afroasiatic civilization, the military advance of the Afroasians to defeat and takeover entire Nigeria, will force the entire South and Middlebelt indigenous Africans to unite to stop being Islamized.
At the end, the Sahel and Desert Afroasiatic civilization will be free to unite into a civilizational state that spreads from Senegal to Somali, while the Original African civilization will unite into a civilizational state that covers from Guinea to South Africa, know as sub-Saharan. This will enable peaceful negotiations between the two civilizations across Africa, without the interference of the Western civilization.
It is predicted that the Third World War that starts in West Africa, as a continuation of the Ukraine War between Russia and NATO, can only end in a nuclear holocaust that will consume the Northern hemisphere, leaving us to settle our issues in Africa, and birthing a new world order based on a multi-polar civilizational power bases replacing the current two superpower arrangement..
So we keep our fingers crossed to see how the foreign civilizations push and break the present world order. At least, Original African groups are not the ones pushing the war.
We have heralded that a new global consciousness is unfolding as Oya, the revolutionary change agent blows into the house of Shango to bring about global cultural justice and parity. Right in front of our eyes, we can see the budding political, cultural and economic revolutions unfolding.
This is what is known as the Age of Shango/Amadiora, the Age of Aquarius, the Biblical Apocalyptic Third Horseman, which no one can stop. We initially thought the Obidient movement could usher it in, but the rot is too deep that we needed someone like Tinubu to break the camel’s back to inspire a revolution, unlike Obi that would only redress the situation.
To birth a new global consciousness requires a lot of pain and blood which is doubtful Peter Obi can bring to bear on a people he loves. He would probably reject the war and won’t push Nigerians off the economic and political cliff like Tinubu. A Christian Igbo can’t wage a war against the Afroasiatic civilization, it would be asking too much and another Igbo genocide for the Nigeria state.
Moreover, the West can blackmail Tinubu due to issues surrounding his presidency but not Peter Obi. May be after storm, Peter Obi or another Igbo, but now, hmmm. Let just assume the universe knows what it is doing to bring us to this stage through the hard way