The Nigerian state is bedevilled by various scourges: the constant thirst for and abuse of power by governments and individuals alike, is posing a great threat to freedom more than ever before in the country; Religion is in a perpetual supremacy contest with Nationhood; and 'Rituals' the latest being the Nigerian Centenary Celebration have come to Tbe very effective in concealing the reality of decay going on around. And where is the average Nigerian in all these? Obscured. And the so-called heroes among them? They have been dismissed and shouted into anonymity by the very ones who are supposed to lend them their voices.