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Is Nigeria Really A Giant Of Africa?

Is Nigeria really the giant of Africa? cos it seems that we were left behind in all almost every aspect. Even countries such Botswana are far ahead of us!

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I agree with all of u both thoz wt delusion of grandiose and dz who are being realistic, but it depends on whc aspect we r comin frm, if we look at nigeria frm bokoharanian theory dn pls let no 1 argue ds we r giants of d world but wn it cms to d living standard of its citizens we r undoubtedly dwarfs or beta still aki n pawpaw of africa

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Is India a giant in Asia, where you've got Malaysia and Singapore?

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Im tired of ppl on online and praising togo just to insult nigeria lol.

have you BEEN to another african country? Nigeria is extremely blessed and extremely fortunate. log off the internet and buy a plane ticket you complaint prone ingrates. \\

Nigeria has everything every african country has times 10, good and bad, that's why it's a GIANT, it's BIGGER

GIANT=BIGGER

now if your made the Nigeria economy hasn't become a first world paradise like Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, and the rest of those perfect examples of amazing countries then i guess you have issues i can't solve.

nor can the internet. log off.

even the 2 countries that can compete in any way shape and form, egypt and south africa, have you ever assessed the two?

they're pieces of sh*T lol.

you want to talk about electoral fraud? run and election in egypt. They won't even rig it. they'll just declare they won then shot your supporters and arrest you.

go to south africa and watch them light your black Bottom on fire with kerosene for no reason and come tell me about nigeria

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Below is an objective and balanced non-Nigerian CEO admitting to real situations on the ground that is in total contrast to what haters of Nigeria constantly postulate on the internet about Nigeria:

http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/finance-wire/mi_8120/is_20100413/patrick-mweheire-ceo-east-africa/ai_n53153406/

Sir, it is not that many do not "know" what you have stated . It is more to do with haters of Nigeria deceiving the World , at every chance and using every medium,  to state that Nigeria is a "hellhole" about to implode while Nigerians themselves gobble up the false and negative garbage written without any desire to seek out the facts for themselves !!!!

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My brother , please tell them ooh. Constructive criticism is good but outright lies and malicious falsehood should always be rejected !!!!  According to the esteemed PricewaterhouseCoopers firm Nigeria will be , by far , the largest economy in Africa by 2050. It will, out of all the countries of the world , be the third fastest emerging market economy globally behind only Vietnam and India !!!!!

Egypt and South Africa are the only African countries included below Nigeria (see table B in link below) in the list of the top emerging market economies by 2050 !!!!! This is direct acknowledgment of how Nigeria , more than any other African nation, is vastly blessed with endowments and potentials it is under-utilising because of corruption and bad governance!!!!!  We can sort out corruption and bad governance (with all hands on deck) but other African nations cannot suddenly swell their population by 100 million !!!! Analysts and economist realise this consideration also when they make predictive analysis.

http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/press-room/2008/china-asia-economic-markets-growth-emerging-markets.jhtml

Investment analysts have indicated that the Nigerian economy may actually overtake that of South Africa next year !!!!

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20670001&sid=aLfQz3nVmpS4

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Am I to believe you guys are "calling a spade a spade" when you say that "Ghana and Ivory Coast are the real Giants of Africa" ? I think most informed folks will find such an assertion ignorant at best and downright ridiculous at worst !!!!

In case some of you don't know , the term Giant of Africa was attached to Nigeria because of her enormous population (and thus labour market) , human and natural endowment, armed forces, naturally intelligent and significant people, etc.

Many (including most Western Nations) called us the Giant of Africa (despite South Africa being the literal industrial Giant of Africa) in willing us on to fulfill a potentially great destiny our endowment suggest we can secure. The notion is that a developed Nigeria translate into a developed Africa. That we have not utilized our potentials to attain the heights many predicted for us is not to deny that we are still , all things factored in, probably the only African nation that can be to Africa what the USA is to the World.

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that's turkey,we are'nt talking about size alone

in entertainment(music & movie industry)

nominal earnings

population

and few other things,we rule.but we lack vaguely in development for the amount ofmoney we make.

Nigerian immigrants are the most educated foriegners in the USA and Britian.

research on some black american & black british artists and actorson wiki or sumtin, and you'll find out that few of the most talented are of Nigerian descent, an international news reporter once said that ''no matter any country you are in the worldyou'll find at least a Nigerian there''.that shows a Nigerians hunger to succeed in life, unfortunately some greedy people hve taken that hunger into the government.so i'll say yes we're giants but not giant enough,

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jesus.

you people are dense LOL.

you're acting like the other countries in africa are just heading to paradise while nigerians eat each other.

Nigeria's progress is actually higher then most african countries with a few, botswana, and gabon, out pacing us, but we're still significantly a larger and more powerful economy then them

most african countries outside of like 7 aren't richer then Rivers State alone lol. im not exaggerating, look at the statistics.

beside the phrase isn't about development it's about size.

you people suck at the internet.

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@Gbawe we're doing all these in order to see how far we've gone as a nation and also think of correcting our previous mistakes! Lastly we are only calling SPADE a SPADE!

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@Adonike what about the quality of life?

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My name is ADONIKE KINGSLEY DERA. My nation Nigeria is the confirmed GIANT of this continent; AFRICA. Check her records, her peace-keeping missions in divers countries including South Africa, etc. The population alone which made 1 in every 5 Africans a Nigerian. Our army is unbeatable in Africa. Tell me the countries' entertainment industry that surpasses that of Nigeria? The fifth most endowmed nation In the world and the largest exporter of labour in the world after China and America. Her NTA is Africa's largest TV network and to cut the long record short, we are the only African country to win Olympic gold medal In football, win World cup U-17, , and many more one must be a black baaboon to say Nigeria is not the Giant of Africa.

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I hate to say, the real giants of Africa are the Ghanians or Ivory Coast. Nigeria don't even come close any more in my opinion.

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Nigeria is indeed giant of africa and you want my proof.

We are giant in lack of power supply

Giant in corruption

Giant in electoral malpractice

It is only in Nigeria the a man becomes a Governor without the votes of the people

It is only in Nigeria that a president can rule from an Ambulance

It is only in Nigeria that man has 500 bedrooms

It is only in Nigeria that an ex-Governor and serving Senator married a 13year old

It is only in Nigeria that our immigration officers don't our allow even a little drop of liquid that is not more than 100ml to pass through their security.

It is only in Nigeria that election cases stay up to 3 years before its conclusion.

I can count as much as i can but for all its worth, "NIGERIA IS A GIANT WITH HUGE CLAY LEGS STUCK IN THE MUD" hence she can not rule.

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'Giant of Africa' is an outdated metaphor that charactarises Nigeria as a whole. It made sense in the 70s-80s when the country was seemingly heading towards the right direction, even appearing to be a model for other African countries. Moreover the metaphor was used because of our size in population. This last bit is the only truth that still stands.

Just to make things clear, Nigeria was never considered Africa's giant in terms of football. The real giants are Cameroon because of their continental and international feats. They are closely followed by Egypt and Ghana - who, albeit, have had less luck on the international level. Nigeria only had a brief spell of dominance in African football between 1993 and 1996.

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