You have made very many points which are no doubt valid, starting with the fact that corruption rears its ugly head in all areas of politics, and on both sides of any political or "religious" divide, the world over, where irreligious/unequal practices are entrenched by those men who wield power. Though elected to SERVE THE PEOPLE (ALL PEOPLE), many are but puppets responding only to the strings pulled by their masters, who themselves have grown fat on the proceeds of inherited status, or wealth stolen from their followers by sleight of hand, criminal trickery, coercion, rape, pillage and murder of ordinary workers and/or minorities.
That things have gotten so far out of hand in Nigeria beggars belief. We can only hope that our shining the bright light of reason onto corrupt practices will shame the incumbents into ethical practices equally applied. Just as in Communistic and Capitalistic state Governments, church, mosque, and temple all have their sycophants and godfathers who toady their way into positions of power, so that they, themselves are made to feel important, and to gain the opportunity to grab some of the perks of power. Money's influence.
Universal diligence is what is required to combat this life-sapping, cancerous growth on society as a whole. We must use Universally accepted Ethical Principles which transcends mere Nationalism and ethic, linguistic, religious or sexist labels (etc).
Where are these principles found ? They are found not only in the voluminous writings of our ancestors, but also in the poetry and writing of latter-day visionaries, the "prophets" of our own day. Both local and abroad. A world-class commentary on what is right (good) and what is wrong (bad for the community as a whole) has been assembled already. The fine Balance of Equality cannot be lightly dismissed. It should be served up to our political and religious leaders day and night to "keep the bastards honest".
This expression was not all that long ago used by one independent politician Don Chipp, when sickened by the hypocrisy of both sides, he founded a new political party, the "Australian Democrats". This party was able to make a difference at that time, but didn't last much longer than its founder (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Democrats and http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-1...status/6399326 etc).
You will note that Gender Equality was one of the principles championed by the Australian Democrats.
I know that I write and blog to Nigerian Village Square from half a world away, which is the best viewing platform from which to "see clearly" in this modern age of computer technology. I have no direct ties to Nigeria, am "white" (as far as I know). But I have corresponded with NVS's "superego" and worn him down to agreement (see (see http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/foru...stitution.html (Page 1), http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/foru...itution-3.html (Posts 93 and 94 on Page 3), and http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/foru...itution-5.html (see my posts 165, 166, 168, 171 - and superego's responses at 167, 169 and then 173, where he finally says "I agree with this"... We should note that the discussion wound up soon thereafter at post 182 (Jul 20, 2009 - still on page 5).
In the meantime superego has removed his "Avatar", which had already been changed from a picture of (presumably) himself as a young man, to that of a young boy - hence my later references to him as "My Dear lil Superego". We might wonder as to his real identity.
That makes absolutely no difference to me, but could be of interest to readers in Nigeria. You can use your detective work, and read through his responses to that thread. If he is a politician now, or a factional leader, you can hold him to his agreement, by reminding him of it, and his version of the "Golden Rule": "Love your neighbor more than or at least, as yourself."
Recently I had a conversation with NVS blogger "musin" who posted what I thought to be a one-sided diatribe on the virtues of Islam, It certainly made many fantastical claims, which ignored the fact that Islamists also are just mere fallible people, subject to all manner of infirmities of body and mind. He did not respond (see: http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/foru...hibitions-2327 ).
I hope that you will find much to interest you in your desire to create an honest state in Nigeria - in my blogs and articles, which are directed to this end - see http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/foru...ion-peace-2337 , http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/foru...good-news-2320 etc, which started from a simple proposition (see http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/...ur-village-506 .
The problem we face is how to get the word regarding Equal Human Rights out and about, so that clerics and politicians cannot claim inerrancy, and begin to act ethically, and equally.
I send all of my best wishes !