What do Nigerians believe about Nigeria; the version of unverified reports by the Western Media? Guess what? Western Media Mafiarism has been the bane of development in developing countries. It is used to work on the psyche of vulnerable Nigerians who believe that foreign nations are made in heaven. This is because of what they watch on TVs, Cables or Internet. Foreign media project Nigerians as it suits them and their mission.
Little wonder, each time they interview our leaders in foreign lands, their questions usually border on “Corruption” as if they are free from the vice. Who keeps the hundreds of billions of dollars stolen from Nigeria? Who facilitates the transfers of these huge funds that are banked in the supposedly “saintly” nations.
Nigeria is one of the greatest countries in the world. Nigerians have done great exploits that benefitted or still benefit the West and Africa. Nigerians are neither criminals nor terrorists as people are made to believe. Terrorism in Nigeria has global undertone and collaboration. There have been confessions by repentant foreigners who were used to destroy and under-develop Africa.
The so-called Niger Delta Avengers, Fulani Herdsmen, Biafra Agitators and Religions Terrorists are all doing the bidding of foreign nations who hate Nigeria, who envy Nigeria gas deposit and all the other 44 commercially viable natural resources Nigeria is blessed with; who creates chaos to rip off Nigeria treasury. Nigeria’s human resources astonish the world. Most foreign companies come to Nigeria to sip from its blooming nectar.
They make Nigerians look inferior and thus cash in to fleece Nigeria. They work on the vulnerability of Nigerians’ psyche. This is mostly found within the telecommunication companies, construction companies and exploration companies.
Today, you can be sure that you are the envy of other nations, even with all the odds. They may describe you as fantastically corrupt, the truth remains that they are not more saintly than you. Reason? It takes two to tango
You may already know that Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world and the most populous nation in Africa. The population is a threat to the West who intends to turn Nigeria and other Africa countries to “Raw Material Nations”.
You may also have known that Nigeria has great dependency on crude oil, although the current government is poised to diversify the economy.
Here are 20 verifiable facts about Nigeria that the Western Media cannot hype:
- Are you aware that all over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves?
- In the US alone, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community.
- 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%.
- Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k.
- In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations.
- A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK.
- The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto State.
- The World’s fastest supercomputer was designed by a world renowned inventor and scientist, Philip Emeagwali, a Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015. This means Nigeria has the patency to the world’s fastest computer: a Black Nigerian.
- The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija. Both have no trace of criminal record of any kind.
- South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played.
- Of the 3 South African Presidents who ruled after apartheid, two of them once
lived in Nigeria under asylum. Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa. We gave financial support, human support, boycotted an Olympics and our politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly.
- Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone which the world ignored because they have no oil.
- When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, the former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo and other well meaning Nigerians restored the elected President back to power.
- Before European cities have street light, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil.
- 500 years ago, Benin casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask.
- Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610. Google and see what she means to Africa.
- We gave monetary gifts to Ireland during our oil boom and built a statue for France free of charge. We are not poor blacks. Nigeria is rich and don’t be lied to.
- The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) long before Ireland has their RTE station.
- On the 7th May, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C history was made. Out of 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians. The entire world still envies our uniqueness as a NATION with living together despite our ethnic diversity. One single country with over 400 languages.
- There are over 180,000,000 Nigerians world over and only less than 250,000 of this figure have traceable criminal records. This is about 0.14% of our entire national population in the last 20 years: nothing close to 1%.