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Should The Name Nigeria Be Changed?

last week in school, my lecturer suggested that the name NIGERIA should be changed.

it shocked me a little, because i have never thought of that before.

he gave several reasons; including its origin & d circumstance with which d name was given.

i began wondering if others think same.

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are we not in the river niger area?

at least the name wasnt plucked from the sky

hmm i wonder why Nigerians are not that romantic

considering the circumstances behind 'our name'

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I neva said 'my lecturer thinks it is d source of nigeria's problem' I wonder how DUMB ADULTS cannot understand what i said.

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lol man i was just being sarcastic, the man behind congo's name change was the one and only mobutu sese seko. name changes are nothing but symbolic, we need policy change not name change.

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actually the name Nigeria though means 'River Niger Area' is actually insulting to us.

Lugard was making love to his wife Flora:

It was during esctasy: she said yeah, Niger - area should be Nigeria.

And ofcourse Lugard accepted it.

That said, renaming alone is not enough.

We need to CREATE Nigeria/Africa for Africans.

We are still living in Nigeria/Africa created by EU for EU.

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bawomolo was being sarcastic. The name change did not help; the country went into civil war.

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If it worked in Congo I don't think it will work well in Nigeria, many things that work well in other countries when you bring it down to Nigeria it will take awkward shape.

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congo was renamed zaire, that sure did help.

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Yes, Nigeria's name should be changed. I think that such change will be symbolic.

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Which school is that?

What is your lecturers qualification? For him to think that the name is the problem, I am sorry for you his students

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Its a pity how dumb nigerian lecturers have become. . . . . . its even more pitiful that they are able to convince adults that nigeria's problems were caused by the name.

Shame!!!

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The problem with Nigeria is not in the name. The problem is the people. If the name is changes now , will that stop corruption, will that stop tribalism. Afterall NEPA changed to PHCN

It all this Nigerian thing of looking for something to blame. The name of the country is not the problem, the british  are not the problem, the oil is not the problem, .

The problem is the people

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