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Is There Any Good Thing About Nigeria?

A European friend and colleague of mine referred me to this site bellow:

infact, i once had a conversation with this Italian mate: "Why is the media usually saying negative or bad things about Nigeria (Africa), don't you guys have anything good to say?", i asked.

The guy simply replied, "I'm afraid, i know NOTHING good to say about Nigeria (Africa)"

"Nothing at all", i questioned.

"Absolutely Nothing" he insisted. "OK, tell me one good thing about Nigeria (Africa) just ONE" He demanded.

I thought for a while, i just couldn't imagine anything "good" about Nigeria (Africa), the few (if any) thing that i'd consider good in Nigeria are the things in which western countries excel at. Though it hurts, but i can see reasons with them for saying negative things about Nigeria.

Please, we're in a democratic society, therefore i implore you to see this as a debate rather than confrontation, with the understanding that everyone is entitled to his/her opinions, in other word; there shouldn't be any personal insult on anyone who sees things different from the way you see them.

So guys, let someone answer the Italian guy's question, can someone actually tell me one, and i mean ONE good thing about Nigeria?

LET'S GO!!!!! state one good thing please. . .

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guess its a matter of perception

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Who is a foolish man behind this thread?a nigerian man has no right to say this to his country no matter what the case maybe. Tipycal mumu sounding as if he was born in white men country itan ra enije gba.

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Most people are frustrated and ignorant, matter of fact no good thing about Nigeria right now, no future for the young ones

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Your post sounds more like sentimental, wishful thinking, or some kind of latter-day motivational talk.

The most important things to any one person, that makes life worth living in any country, are right to life, fair hearing, free speech, food, clothing, shelter, medicare, decent accomodation, healthy and reasonable means of livelihood, security to life and property, political and social stability, etc.

We all know those things are not readily available in Nigeria. So it's rather difficult to see positivity, when the pervading atmosphere is mostly chaotic and brutish. Most people are just grateful to be alive, whether you like it or not. Or don't all those things count for anything? I guess I am struggling to see the point being made by people like you.

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Six pages of responses, to a self hater, or maybe one of those enemy plants. Just take a look at his profile pic. This one is a house slave.

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what of spiritual power is not good thing?

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The truth is always bitter to those who cherish falsehood, those who believe in lies and accept the illusion of fact rather than the reality of the truth

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   How can you make your compound safe for your children without first getting rid of the scorpions and serpents that dwell in the play-ground?

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lets use Nigerian music industry as an example.

way back we all use to ignor and avoid listening to nigerian music.

y? because of the poor quality music.

we prefare listening to forign music.

why? because of the good product.

then what do we keep complaining abt? lack of support from the government.

but now, when the nigerian artist came out with brand new style, quality music, we all started ignoring forgin music and we prefare niger music.

this is what am talking abt.

lets look at it from this angle. if te nigerian music industry can get this far without government support, then we nigerians can make the difference.

i am not a politician canversing for vote, but a nigerian who knows the potential we gat. and i am sure we can do it if we want to.

thats y i said u shoud get involve where u will meet people thatr share the same view with u that can come up with idea on how we can change our country.

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Nigeria could be problematic and upside down, but managers always believe that in every economic problems lies great opportunities, explore the opportunities in the Nigeria geographical polity and see yourself excel.

Nigeria is a great country!

Goodluck as you explore!

Travelcare.

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I owe you no story. Enjoy your bigotry

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"as a result of more severe frustration" or you're apprciating "the goodness that abounds (and it does abound)".

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   My friend, is this how egoistic you are? Man, don't be so self centered or doesn't your conscience tell you that you're entertaining some selfish attitudes?

   Such attitude suggest to me like those of some activists who would organise rallies and campaigns against governments or movements, and then turn their backs against the very organisations that they once supported after being sorted or bribed out.

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I just laughed though all this. A few yrs back, I would av condemned naija too. . . The thing is that people think every other place is heaven. I'm now d most patriotic person ever. I love the food, music, church, people, family/school life, entertainment/tv/cultural dances/movies/amazing radio, fashion, animals, weather, theater, arts, knowledge hub (training seminar s here n there), the beautiful women, the linguistic diversity, the cyber cafes and game centres, the local snacks, the potential, the

easy banks, cheap calls, cheap clothing, road trips to rural areas, newspaper/news,football and other sports, beaches and forests,  music again! Local tailors, my cheap dentist,  cheap electronics, camaraderie with friends and family, weddings/namings, Lagos life/ekiti landscape, ogun communities, Abuja structures, bread, taxis, fruits, gala, markets, smart people, people, and people everywhere . . . I'm trying not to mention the Economic  and business environment,fiscal structures, foreign policy regarding the military, nice houses  and other elite stuff the list goes on ( and so does the list of bad things- like everyother country) most importantly, Nigeria made me who I am. I wouldn't trade that for anything. I am one good thing about Nigeria. I believe seun, Soyinka, emegweli, and some other millions could make that list. Nigeria would never be better with hopeless negativists. Now, I would never drop a paper on the streets in Nigeria cos of my new attitude - a very strong contrast with who I was when I was a frustrated cynic a few yrs back.

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Yes, Nigeria is blessed with natural resources, probably more so than some Western countries.

How come we're lagging behind? The "wealth" from these natural resources is in the wrong hands, but I'm sure you know this.

Ghana's a neighbouring country, similarly structured, yet life there's totally different from Nigerian existence.

Really? Besides brute force / civil wars, how else do you expect Nigerians to stand up for their rights?

They've been doing so for decades, what good has it done?

Nigerians are deprived by those in power, period.

Does one have a choice?

People have fought with intellect, most of them are dead, and not by natural causes either!

I don't mean to be rude, but right now, you sound like a Nigerian politician canvassing for votes.

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thanks for the compliment

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the country has already taken care of us by providing us with alot of natural resources. the almighty also blesed us with abundant talent.

but it is u and i who deprived ourself the oopurtnity to benefit from the natural resources, by not standing up for our rights.

we now sit back and watch the so called leaders to enjoy all the good things.

When u say there is no any good thing to say baout NigERia, that means including u who said it, because u are a nigerian.

we have alot of good things but need to use intellect to get it.

stand up and fight for ur right not by fighting with power, but with intellect.

Get Involved.

Nigerian Developmemnt Movement.

www.ndm..com

our new site is

www.mynigerianproject.org

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good thing for a country to bring you into existence to suffer and not take care of you, right?

just like parents having children, it's one thing to be unable to take care of one's children, and another thing to be unwilling to take care of them

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i think if all the anti nigerians consider nigerian to have nio good, then, they ahve to rethink.

because to me, the very best good thing a country can offer its citizen is bringing him or her into existence.

so if no other country can bring u into existance apart from our great country Nigeria, then u need to celebrate that country. and if u think u dont still see any good thing from it.

plz can u change ur country of origin? no.

there is an organization now trying to raise and fight for Nigeria.

the organization is us, the Nigerian, u can be part of it by pointing out one good thing u have ever done for this country and also u have done for ur fellow nigerian.

it is time u guys join the Nigerian Developemnt Movement and we all fight for change.

www.ndm..com

get involved.

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@ Tegese

Things will get better someday then all this would be history.

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morenike carry ur wahala go abeg

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I dey watch am tooo,but just doing some other stuffs online!

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@ty4real

I dey feel you seriously.

See all the nonsense and another wheelbarrow of lies wey the guy type. If he like, make he talk say na him papa own third mainland bridge - it will not increase his credibility on his forum - it will only very nicely further boost and expose the rot in his thinking and mentality.

What has Siena's accent got to do with his post to Jenny? Dumbest post of the day! Gosh! The guy is just daft.

A total numbskull.

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hey please i dont come from nigeria am from kenya

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Hey wat the hell r u talking about wat have i done

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Of course. There are several beautiful things about 9ja.

1. The private schools are excellent.

2. The food are rich.

3. Hot weather.

4. Many business opportunities.

5. My father's land.

6. The language is beautiful.

7. Lovely beaches.

The list continues.

The way you look at a coin, will determine what you see.

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To me. . .

In terms of economy, electricity supply, water, good road

alla that. . . NIGERIA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO!!!

I think that one good thing about Nigeria is food!! MY GOODNESS. . .

No other food ever tasted betta!! LAWD LAWD!!!

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nigeria is more flexible in investment,housing and general lifestyle, you can buy a land,build just one floor and live in it while completing it bit by bit and also do some side business like selling water and sturvs ,also the stocks and property development business is booming in nigeria,weather s lovely and you have friends and family around you and you r not a second class citizen

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@topic

Naija is good if you have money

The more money you have, the more comfortable you will live and enjoy it

If I move to Naija today, my life will still be the same, living happily without any trouble

The more connection you have, the less stressful you like will be in Naija

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Members of the honorable forum,i plead you bury your hatchets and let peace reign again.

Funkybaby i ve never seen you pour venoms like this, pls take it easy.

Make una chill out.

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@Vicjustice

Now i know what really the root cause of your problem.

The days when you were still hustling from one country in Europe to another, transporting, selling and distributing hard drugs, you must have experimented with some of your crack cocaine and has definately left your head confused, deranged and twisted.

Seek help ASAP. You are a fu*king drug addict/peddler.

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@Vicjustice a.k.a Gaylord

Just shut up will you? Cant you see that you are just advancing in your foolishness everyday? Your brain must be seriously suffering from the Laws of Diminishing Returns.

You've been hit so bad that it took you close to 72hours to come back here. Oponu.

I can see you've started posting in health section. You are doing a good job copying and pasting from online medical journals and from other free health advice websites.

Na for your mind you be Doctor. Olodo. Guess you must be one of those nurses that work in Psych wards, hence insanity is creeping into your brains.

I am a kid-accepted. However, i am going to teach you some serious lessons how to be a mature adult.

Asinwi.

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@vicjustice

Is the level of unemployment in Ireland so high that you have nothing doing than to go around digging up posts?

Rather than clear the air of issues regarding your multiple ids, claims of being a medical doctor,etc you rather choose to come up with this.

There is nothing spectacular about Pataki complaining about Naija- I complain, my folks complain, the poor complain, the rich complain- from the traffic congestion to the terrible aircrafts to messed up internet connection. However, what makes the big difference between our complains and yours is that we do not fall short on commenting and commending on the good things Naija has to offer. We are not bastards like you that given any opportunity, you will not hesitate to point to your fathers' house with your left hand and initiate Naija bashing threads on your country of birth.

I would have spared you my tongue if you were born, bred and buttered in Europe or US. However, knowing you married a white woman to secure your stay at Ireland after probably leaving Naija using resemblance passport or fraudulent documents, i cannot be silent.

It is the same you that has travelled to the known and unknown countries in Europe- Bosnia, Litonia, Greece, Serbia, Estonia and so on and so forth. Me thinks you are being economical with the truth on what you were really doing criss-crossing round Europe.

With the reliable info i know, people that possess such 'European travel history' as yours are either illegal immigrants seeking for where the grass is greenest (in your case, ireland, and you are married to a white woman to secure or stay), or drug peddlers or scammers and sometimes, the combination of the three.

I'll let you be, for now,

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Heeeeyyy!! They have busted somebody oooh!

Someone has been saying he is a Medical Doctor since and I was wondering why any Nairalander would have believed!!

Someone has been using multiple IDs since and I've been wondering how I was the only one that knew!!!

Someone has been spending all his life on Nairaland and I'm wondering if the person is on Irish welfare!!!!

Someone has been acting so sanctimonious and we are now all wondering why he has to be such a scam!!!!!

Its like a mob has caught a police officer stealing in the marketplace and now they want to lynch him!

Oh! Vicjustice or Armedlion or Troubleone or Gaylord or Figurehead or whatever new name you would like to adapt!

I tot I once told you that what goes around comes around!

NB

No hard feelings please, I'm just stating ma case!

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@ Funkybaby,

Add to the list of his multiple identities Trouble one. I just saw it in the dantecmu thread here today. Go and check the email address of Armed Lion it is laviclove01. Meaning: The Vic love

@ Vicjustice,

Suddenly Armed Lion was not active since Dec 2007, how come he is suddenly viewing and retrieving from your posts this very afternoon to the same threads and links you posted here?

Who are you deceiving? I think it is time Moderators begin to reveal your kind using the same IP address with multiple identities on the forum.

Doctor my foot! How can you call yourself a Doctor and yet you find it exciting and funny that Leprosy is eating the hands of Mallams selling suya in the North. What kind of a doctor are you? A doctor who spends morning after and night sitting on nairaland and digging out posts of others? What manner of doctor are you?

Shior.

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@ vicjustice

You will never cease amazing me.

Anytime you have issues with anyone, you immediately come up with one of your multiple identities. You are just being childish. Why not be a man and spit your insults and venom with the id we all know you with? Huh?

The last time Gaylord logged in to nairaland prior to his post on this thread was MAY 13,2007. Suddenly, he is back after almost a year of not even logging in at all on the forum and the first post he makes is to wade into a duel between vicjustice and pataki-and he takes sides with you. Haba, vic, we are not all dummies on this forum.

It seems you have a peculiar taste for choosing usernames- GAYLORD, ARMED LION, FIGURE HEAD, lol

In the free film show between 4him and pataki, i never saw a post where pataki was alleged to have a 3rd class. Why come up with such cheap points? Village uni or not, fact remains he went to a university in Nigeria-and he graduated. That same village uni you are talking about was less than 5years ago the best university in Nigeria by NUC ranking. 4him can come here and defend the school. Which qualification did you have in Naija before fleeing to Ireland? Huh?

You say all sorts- the fact still remains that pataki is taking his postgraduate at a foreign university. Whether he is in Holland or Germany or UK. He will be awarded a foreign degree. Many people will kill to have such opportunity and it is something to be proud of. He is abroad trying to have a future for himself unlike you that had to marry a white woman to secure your stay and find your feet in Ireland.

Vic, you mentioned somewhere that you are a Doctor?? Lol. Joke of the year. I am yet to come across a single thread or post by you in the health section offering medical advice. Katlyekiti, naijaking and doctor balogun can do with more 'real professional' medical doctors in that section. Rather you choose to start threads in travel section condemning Nigeria. Its not like you make any reasonable posts. Just inconsistent nonsense. Haba!

Pataki is synonymous with UK visa advice on this forum. Vicjustice-what can we identify you with except naija bashing threads and multiple identities.

Pataki na womaniser. Accepted. But did any of his nairaland wives and concubines come to you to lodge any complaint??

If you want respect on the forum, you try and earn it. Pataki, myself, papabrowne, dantecmu, laisefaire and even the MOD all cannot be wrong about your inconsistent state of mind.

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Mr Lord

  I'm impressed at your efforts to put a mischievous member under control, i'm most appreciative; and i owe you my respect.

  But i can bet you that there's no way you can place a troublesome one under control especially when he derives pleasure in making troubles. I can only imagine but can't understand how a normal person, a self proclaimed "master degree pursuant student" could fight virtually with everyone at random, and then defines this adolescent behaviour as "Intelligence".

  I trusted this guy, but he disappointed me, and i wonder what kind of respects he earns from others.

   I don't know if some people have to do alcohol tests before loggin in nairaland

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Na wa o Pataki.

third class graduate!!!

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What the heck is the problem with you Pataki?? The other day you were busy picking issues with bumpy, later it was 4him( thank God the guy exposed how you made third class in a village uni!!) and now it’s the most respected vicjustice.I feel its high time you work on the frustration that leads to Holland and stop picking on people.

Sleeping on nairaland is not a true test of know all but an indication you seems jobless,please be matured for once and stop picking on people

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Really, the topic poster luvs to shoot aimless blanks!! Really don't understand the rationale! His arguments in this article lack structure,form and logic!!Wouldn't want 2 waste my time either!

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Dear LASIEFAIRE

Did i say anything that refers to you personally, or has any of my various post ever insulted your personality?

Am i not entitled to my opinion as well as you are to your's?

Do you understand the meaning of the word, debate?

Do i have problem with your own way of reasoning?

How come you've taken it personal to rain insult on me, how come?

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@ VicJustice.

Why ask the question when you have already made up your mind that there is nothing good about Nigeria.

It's a shame that you are not embrassed to air that out. - even the devil himself has something good, he can sing, talkless of a whole nation of 120 million people. The likes of Wole Soyinka, akunyili didnt strike you did it. The globally praise peacekeeping envoy of the Nigerian Army. the Culture - diversity. Sports. Shame on you if you dont know anything good about Nigeria.

I am highly dissappointed. I see no point further stressing my point, I have met many -Oyinbo wannabe, but forever black - like you, they never find anything good in who and what they are.

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The ingenuity of her citizens. Nigerians are also well-travelled people. but for Nigeria as a place,clicking my tongue,

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Yeah sure, He was a very great man.

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Why is this thread so confused!!! Seems like some peeps just breathe,drink and eat negativity- morning, siesta and dinner!!

Me thinks Nigeria's economy is gathering massive storm! Things are improving and Nigerian entrepreneurs are making much more money than their fellow Nigerians working overseas.

At least last year we had the best performing stock market in the world.

http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/releases/sandp/20080111.shtml

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How would a country survive with evil leaders like these:

(click links bellow)

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