When Nigeria was under British Colonialism and the majority of its citizens knew nothing about white collar jobs because of the lack of educational opportunities, the White minority had all it took to oppress the black majority. The few educated ones were however not happy with the colonial maasters and tried their best in the Independent struggle that midwifed Nigeria to a nation. The National Flag was hoisted 1st October 1960.
During British rule, the few educated who served in government shared some privileges by reasons of attended same schools and had same qualifications with the white
When Nigeria became Independent nation, the joy of the people knew no bound as the celebration of Independence is yet to end because the celebration has been a continue to date. The joy of the people was not because they loved one another, but because it had the prospect of creating opportunities for the masses, the children and youth to embrace education, others to secure employment and do other businesses as a nation. But from the early period of Independence, the true nature of the Nigerian people emerged in the crisis of confidence that culminated in political brouhahas to a civil war that claimed the lives of many and destruction of property worth billions of Naira.
Historians have the facts at the tip of their fingers with regard to what happened when, where, and how, with dates; they as well have the names of those who played key roles in criminal activities, such as armed robbery, political brigandage, paid assassinations, sea piracy, thuggery, cultism, militancy etc.