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Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by lonecat: 3:50pm On Oct 02, 2016
# facts you may not know about NIGERIA#.
You may already know that Nigeria is the
largest black nation in the world and the
most populous nation in Africa.
You may already know that Nigeria has
great dependency on crude oil, plus all the other opinions of David Cameron.
Here are 20 unpopular facts about Nigeria.
1. Are you aware that all over the world
Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves? Do you know?
2. In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Type it into Google and you’ll see it. Not one of the most educated, the most educated.
3. 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%.
4. Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than
the median US income of $53k.
5. In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations.
6. A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK.
7. The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super
talented Nigerian from Sokoto State.
8. The World’s fastest supercomputer was
designed by a world renowned inventor
and scientist, Philip Emeagwali, a full-
blown Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015. This means Nigeria has the patency to the world’s fastest computer: a Black Nigerian.
9. 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.
10. South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power.
14. Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil.
15. 500 years ago, Benin casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) long before Ireland has their RTE station.
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Wherever you look in this great country, Nigeria, heroes abound both now and in our recent and ancient past.
If all you do is listen to mainstream Western media, you’ll not get the full picture of your Nigerian heritage.
Do not listen to any leader who says Nigerians are criminals, no matter who he is, or his height and position.
We’re not a nation of scammers, drugs & corruption, but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness.
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Here is what CNN, BBC, Aljezeera and western media will not tell you about Nigerians:
19. 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.
They will only tell you how Nigerians are scammers and cheats, how Nigerians are into drugs overseas et al.
If you don’t blow your trumpet, no one
will blow it for you.
# VIVA_NAIJA!!
20. 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%. Shame on global media.
Listen Nigeria, don't let anybody woo you
into believing that you are a criminal just because you are a Nigerian.
Nigerians are NOT criminals.
You are NOT a criminal.
You are topnotch; second to none around the world.
I am proud am created a Nigerian, thank you God.
Be proud of Nigeria wherever you go.
Take out your Passport with pride.
Be proud of our GREEN HERITAGE.
Be enthusiastic of our FUTURE GREATNESS.
Also know that
The free fall of Naira did not happen overnight. When Naira was stronger was when we had,
1. Peugeot Automobile Nigeria.
2. Volkswagen Nigeria.
3. Dunlop Nigeria LTD
4. Michellin, Nigeria
5. BATA.
6. LENNARDS.
7. Nigerian Airways.
8. Steel Rolling Mill, Osogbo.
9. Steel Rolling Mill, Ajaokuta
10. Arewa Textile Mill.
11. BEREC Battery.
12. ANAMCO
13. General Motors.
14. Kingsway.
15 A.G. Leventis
16 Bhojson's
17. IBM
18. IICC.
19. RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB.
20. ETC
Free fall started when we abandoned,
1. IICC for ARSENAL
2. RANGERS for MAN. U.
3. EYINMBA for LIVERPOOL.
4. NIGERIA AIRWAYS for BA
5. YANKARI for DISNEY LAND.
6. GURARA for ISRAEL.
7. IKOGOSI for MECCA.
8. PALM WINE for HENESSY.
9. AREWA for SWISS LACE.
10. ARIARIA for ITALIAN SHOES.
11. MAMA PUT for QUINOX.
12. OJA OBA for SHOPRITE.
There is practically nothing on ground in Nigeria to attract the dollar. Naija brands are sponsoring foreign clubs.
A bottle of Henessy is 110k in Quinox, in V.I. The voice over of ARIK AIR advert was done by an English man.
And we are growing the NAIRA! Hmmmm.....
Do have a nice weekend happy independence day.
Please share and let the world know about our greatness.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by chumaster(m): 4:00pm On Oct 02, 2016
I have read most of these things, forget the whites and their "fear"
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by Nobody: 4:07pm On Oct 02, 2016
Booked for later reading.
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by Nobody: 4:28pm On Oct 02, 2016
My friend thanks for that educative post, it worth commendation. The question begging for answer is; despite her international prowess, what has she contributed to the wellbeing of her people at home in terms of security, education, standard of living, road networks, employment, life expectancy, literacy level, health facilities, urban or rural electrification, innovation, technology and other general infrastructural development? The Western media is right in the analysis, they analyse what is within the geographical space call nigeria. Those making it big outside the borders do so with the help of those foreign governments to whom they owned allegiance. Ask them to come home they will never come home. Though thank! I'm seeing this information for the first time.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by leofab(f): 4:51pm On Oct 02, 2016
Proudly a Black lady!!

Lala Abeg Come and take away snake from Nigeria
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by mystikal(m): 5:30pm On Oct 02, 2016
@ poster, when you say ''A bottle of Henessy is 110k in Quinox, in V.I", what are you implying, what is the alternative? Aromatic snapps?
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 6:35pm On Oct 02, 2016
Total rubbish lies.
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 6:44pm On Oct 02, 2016
. The World’s fastest supercomputer was
designed by a world renowned inventor
and scientist, Philip Emeagwali, a full-
blown Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015. This means Nigeria has the patency to the world’s fastest computer: a Black Nigerian.

Afonjas and their Sahara deserters are the only people that are jealous of this gift to mankind.
Enemies of progress
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by ojdollars(m): 6:54pm On Oct 02, 2016
blueAgent:
Total rubbish lies.

If what he said is a lie, then what is true? I live in New York, please Mr.Intellect and Integrity tell us what's true.
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 6:55pm On Oct 02, 2016
It was Nigerians themselves that crippled the enterprises below with their incompetence :

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria.
2. Volkswagen Nigeria.
3. Dunlop Nigeria LTD
4. Michellin, Nigeria
5. BATA.
6. LENNARDS.
7. Nigerian Airways.
8. Steel Rolling Mill, Osogbo.
9. Steel Rolling Mill, Ajaokuta
10. Arewa Textile Mill.
11. BEREC Battery.

13. General Motors.
14. Kingsway.
15 A.G. Leventis
16 Bhojson's
17. IBM
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 7:34pm On Oct 02, 2016
ojdollars:


If what he said is a lie, then what is true? I live in New York, please Mr.Intellect and Integrity tell us what's true.


And whats the big deal ? if Nigeria had all this potential why can they fix their light issue?.5000mw for 170million pathetic.
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by Soreza(m): 7:55pm On Oct 02, 2016
TYPICAL NONSENSE,WHAT DOES THE COUNTRY HAVE TO SHOW FOR ITA COUNTRY WHERE THE DREAM OF 90% OF THE CITIZENS IS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 7:57pm On Oct 02, 2016
Philip Emeagwali did not invent any fastest Super computer

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_supercomputing

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Emeagwali

The car designer from Sokoto have been disproved by many Nairalanders here with pics of the Team that designed the Car with no blackman or a Nigerian and many more.
First thing Nigeria is suppose to do is to Harness its potential and not blowing empty ego. is their any Country among the Developed countries Nigeria can compare favourably with in terms of IQ and Educational Acheivements?
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by Nobody: 7:59pm On Oct 02, 2016
what a load of crap
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 8:03pm On Oct 02, 2016
They only excel in western schools were they will cram and pour. when it comes to real work abstract work they cannot be find. mind you all the Nigeria so called high acheivers read and study books and formulas developed by others. so they are still learners.
Am still yet to see one theory or formular in physics ,Economics,Government or any area of Endervour which Nigerians have given the World and is still relevant .
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 8:10pm On Oct 02, 2016
InyinyaAgbaOku:
It was Nigerians themselves that crippled the enterprises below with their incompetence :

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria.
2. Volkswagen Nigeria.
3. Dunlop Nigeria LTD
4. Michellin, Nigeria
5. BATA.
6. LENNARDS.
7. Nigerian Airways.
8. Steel Rolling Mill, Osogbo.
9. Steel Rolling Mill, Ajaokuta
10. Arewa Textile Mill.
11. BEREC Battery.

13. General Motors.
14. Kingsway.
15 A.G. Leventis
16 Bhojson's
17. IBM

I laugh , true bro.
If Nigerians had all this capacity, yet they did not know that they had Oil ,except for the WhiteMan who assisted them.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 8:12pm On Oct 02, 2016
chumaster:
I have read most of these things, forget the whites and their "fear"


Which fear? What would they fear.
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by Bifwoli: 8:13pm On Oct 02, 2016
blueAgent:



And whats the big deal ? if Nigeria had all this potential why can they fix their light issue?.5000mw for 170million pathetic.

Thats exactly what came to my mind.Life always reflects who you really are- the cold hard facts,the dismal statistics and the quality of life tells me that most these things said here are waaaayyyyyyyy off the mark.Total fabrications.

Life is a mirror reflection of who we really are -it doesn't lie or exxagerate
Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by michelz: 8:16pm On Oct 02, 2016
blueAgent:
They only excel in western schools were they will cram and pour. when it comes to real work abstract work they cannot be find. mind you all the Nigeria so called high acheivers read and study books and formulas developed by others. so they are still learners.
Am still yet to see one theory or formular in physics ,Economics,Government or any area of Endervour where Nigerians have given the World and is still relevant .
Dude,i must say that you're a perfect candidate for western propaganda. Education/ knowledge is a continuum; new things are largely developed from existing ones. Those Nigerians mentioned by the Op like Philip Emeagwali and the rest developed new things. That's why they're globally recognized. How about others who excel in sports and music internationally,is that not something to be proud of? If you are a Nigerian,don't let them deceive you into thinking that you're inferior or disadvantaged.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 8:18pm On Oct 02, 2016
Bifwoli:


Thats exactly what came to my mind.Life always reflects who you really are- the cold hard facts,the dismal statistics and the quality of life tells me that most these things said here are waaaayyyyyyyy off the mark.Total fabrications.

Life is a mirror reflection of who we really are -it doesn't lie or exxagerate


Nice point Bro. am a realist i say things the way they are. lets stop this hype, Nigerians cannot and would never match whites in any area. like the Asians all we have to do is humble ourselves copy and better our lives not bragging rubbish. trying to compete with the person that got them enlightened in the first place.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by blueAgent(m): 8:22pm On Oct 02, 2016
An American president ones said the Wealth(IQ) of a Nation is the sum of the individual wealth(IQ)of those that makeup that Nation.
No Nation can develope higher than the average IQ of its Citizens be it leaders or fellowers.

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Re: Facts Western Media Won't Tell You About Nigeria by Nobody: 11:01pm On Oct 04, 2016
I like this thread. Filled with positivity towards a country filled with both negativity and suffering. Once in a while we all need a reason to smile and say "it's not so bad. It can always turn worse.".
I enjoyed the write up. Apart from the Emeagwali part which was disproven a long time ago most of the facts were true.

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