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What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Yeske!(m): 4:02am On Jul 31, 2011
Abeg not the usual tribal/ethnic squabble
Re: What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Chintua: 4:43am On Jul 31, 2011
419.
Carrying ashewo for sport.
grin
Re: What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Nobody: 7:08am On Jul 31, 2011
Is Nigeria really ticking? Or do you mean ticking as in timed bomb?
Re: What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Calamama: 11:33am On Jul 31, 2011
In a sense that which informs tribalism. In other words the divers tribes and the fact that although most Nigerians and  Nigeria itself seems very West oriented Nigerians are in fact greatly informed by their tribal cultures. Indians, Chinese, Japanese and others are informed by their cultures even though they embrace Western Scientific traditions this is one of the reasons they can develop and have a sense of identity.  Nigeria has this same ability to bring something different to the table in the way so many other African nation cant because they have abandoned their tribal cultures in favor of the western ones alone. However its a race a against time for Nigerians are gradually loosing respect for their tribal cultures this greatly accelerated by the westernization of Nollywood films (by this i mean the celebrity culture around the stars and not what is in the film).

Ones if a Nigerian youth couldn't find employment, his cultural values, which more often than not valued strength, honesty, hard work and abhorred laziness, would force him to look for some means of surviving. He might go to the bush cut down tree, make wooden tricycles, ironing boards, statues and all sorts, tap palm wine, make shoes out of car tires, school cases out of beer cans, hew canoes out of logs and put outboard motor and carry passengers. His ingenuity would be boundless.

Now as the Nigerian youth looses his cultural influence, the elders no longer hold cultural sanction over his behavior, and he admires all things western but crucially at the expedience of his traditional value, the habit of blaming others for ones problems instead of the Nigerian value of looking to self now becomes his modosoperande (or however one spells that) and the result is constant moaning, bombing and general procrastination
Re: What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Yeske!(m): 2:37pm On Jul 31, 2011
cogitoErgo:

Is Nigeria really ticking? Or do you mean ticking as in timed bomb?
I mean what makes you proud as a Nigerian and you would want to tell the whole wide world that you love this country or are we saying there's nothing to be proud of?
Re: What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Igbanibo: 11:52pm On Jul 31, 2011
Money, or more specifically, Oil!
Re: What Do You Think Make(s) Nigeria Tick? by Nobody: 7:15am On Aug 01, 2011
Proud to be a Nigeria? The 419, corruption, injustice in the Niger delta, ethnic and tribalistic tendency of all nigerians or is it the Boko Haram you want me to be proud of?

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