The real conversation has to be about racism and how we confront it.
How are we to deal with the legacy of the Fulani slave state? The attempted secession of the Igbo and its crushing? The manner in which the Federal state continually fragments as each racial (OK, tribal if you wish) grouping insists on getting its own snout in the trough?
Hmm, what’s that? A British Nigerian historian doesn’t want to speak about that, nor the 60 years the Royal Navy spent fighting slavery off that coast. But instead about how something, something, its waaacism, innit.
I’m entirely cool with attempts to define racism then work out a plan to deal with what we’ve just defined. I might disagree with the definitions on offer though…..