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Do Nigerians Have Any Heroes at All ?

Come to think of it , all the stuff we read here are about Nigerians that are not doing well. Surely there must be a Nigerian or two in any part of the world who has impressed you - in any area of endeavour .Please let's have some cheering news for a change. Tell us about them here.

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I guess you didnt take time to read my previous comment.

Che and Obama's inspirations are dead the moment it becomes a nigerian issue. Obama and che's people made the struggle yield friuts; the two guys didnt do it alone.

The question is; how many cowardly nigerians are ready to back up nigeria's obama and che like their counterpart did in their countries?

We are still on the same page.

Nigeria cant afford to teach her history because it will reveal a lot of barbarism and man's inhumanity to man.

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That Japan doesn't teach part of her history with China doesn't mean Nigeria should not even teach her history at all.

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Nigerians are not blown away or get any form of dead inspiration from the likes of Obama and Che. In nigeria, their likes talk and make all the promises without delivering.

Nigeria does not teach history in her schools, exactly the same way the japanese does not teach part of her history with china.

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Everyone needs inspiration and it can come in any form. It can even be your parents. Have you any idea how Obafemi Awolowo inspired a lot of people?

The best form of inspiration comes from God

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mr. poster, its because we are not sentimental like westerners. We don't need humans to inspire us to dream, we just go ahead and do it. I watched the inaguration of Obama and i heard how he has inspired a lot of African Americans and a lot of Americans, in Nigeria its not so because of our unsentimental nature and we are not always blown away by romantic heroes like "Che", or Obama.

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Ofcourse, Nigeria has Heroes, we see them everyday but simply refuse to recognise them.

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of course nigeria does have heroes.apart from the well known ones ,there are a lot of young enterprising nigerians who have built succesful businesses in the midst of the most unfavorable climate.Abd then those who continue to sell our country positively to the rest of the world as against the yahoo boys and our despoltic politicians.My heroes are people like Phillip Emeagwali(father of the internet ),Chinua ACHEBE ,wole soyinka ,dora akunyili ,chimamanda adichie ,gabriel oyibo ,late wahab iyanda folawiyo (the great philantropist ) to mention a few.Any person who continues to serve as a POSITIVE reference point for our increasingly misguided youth is my HERO.

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YES I THINK OBJ IS OUR HERO COZ AWOLOWO IS DEAD LOL NA GOD GO SAVE NAIJA

OBJ KEEE BABA NO REGRET

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looool at Crude oil for that rhetorical question (at least i believe it is rhetorical), especialy after FBS's post

shame on u lol

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i was about to start speaking of someone like Ken Saro Wiwa, but then I think again, Anyone who has been able to survive in Nigeria whilst living an honest and huimble life is a hero.

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Is Nigeria a country?

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Nigeria needs a re-orientation. We find it easier for us to talk Nigeria down. Yes, things aint going right but NO ONE is doing anything to make it right. I wonder what they teach in history classes?

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There are millions of heros out there who never make it on the CNN list; many who have affected the lives of many more people than most of those I have so far seen on CNN heroes. Please, let us not make the CNN list the measure.

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Dude, please save yourself the hassle. You really should give up the right to have an opinion if you think what you typed here makes sense. Sorry!!!

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Even the way our streets are named? very few students/people know who these people were.

You travel to some countries and you find out that almost every building in that city is part of their history. They even make money from telling these stories.

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if u go to badagry you will find the first storey building in Nigeria.also in ibandan you will see the coca cola house.all this are enough for tourist attration

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Even the way our streets are named? very few students/people know who these people were.

You travel to some countries and you find out that almost every building in that city is part of their history. They even make money from telling these stories.

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i watch CNN heroes year after year and i am yet to see anyone from nigeria. you see those from other parts of african and you wonder what went wrong? what a wasted country!

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as a government student,i think my hero is awolowo,akintola to mention but a few.an all those who fought for liberation of Nigeria during colonization era

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IBB,OBJ,ABACH and co are our national heros. They also tried for our beloved country in the way they have choosen.

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I just would like to know how you feel aout that if you don't mind.

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Yes I agree with that. Just in a different way.

For instance, Nigeria's real founding father is Lord Lugard, but they try to make us feel like it is Tafawa Balewa, Zik and a few others.

Now if Lord Lugard, who seemed to have hated Nigeria well that he called us Nigeria- Latin word for "Dark Area", is Nigeria's founding father, then we would understand better why Nigeria acts like an illegitimate child.

Real heroes aren't celebrated here!!

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besides, I also feel as though our history is not well thought.

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As a matter of fact you can actually create a page for your hero at www.rateoga.com Who's who in Nigeria

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