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Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 9:34pm On Nov 30, 2017
There seems to be a string of threads about which Nigerian geopolitical zone is the most developed. This isn't just strange since (black) Africa is being fingered on all sides by Arabs, China, India, and a whole line of foreigners, but mostly because Nigeria is a huge crumbling third world slum, yes, all of it, yes, even VI, Victoria Island does not have the infrastructure and planning of a low income neighbourhood in the Netherlands, what it has is very big and overpriced houses...

So I'm wondering, ethnic masturbation aside, is it not very ridiculous and embarrassing to compare regions of a very backward state, for example, for people who have dignity and are generally aware of global standards for cities and infrastructure (including foreigners who lurk here), is it not a form of self humiliation?

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by wailersarefools: 9:41pm On Nov 30, 2017
ezeagu:
There seems to be a string of threads about which Nigerian geopolitical zone is the most developed. This isn't just strange since (black) Africa is being fingered on all sides by Arabs, China, India, and a whole line of foreigners, but mostly because Nigeria is a huge crumbling third world slum, yes, all of it, yes, even VI, Victoria Island does not have the infrastructure and planning of a low income neighbourhood in the Netherlands, what it has is very big and overpriced houses...

So I'm wondering, ethnic masturbation aside, is it not very ridiculous and embarrassing to compare regions of a very backward state, for example, for people who have dignity and are generally aware of global standards for cities and infrastructure (including foreigners who lurk here), is it not a form of self humiliation?

Shatap there and get out. Biamud is a backward region.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 9:45pm On Nov 30, 2017
I'm trying not to believe blacks have an overwhelmingly higher proportion of stupid people, but it gets harder everyday to believe that as demonstrated just here.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Nobody: 9:52pm On Nov 30, 2017
I thought I was the only person thinking otherwise ooo.

Comparison of underdeveloped regions. I weak!

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by onavae(m): 12:55am On Dec 01, 2017
God bless you for this my brother. The whole cou from top to bottom, east to west is nothing but one huge sh*t pit and still people with brains are asking themselves which is more developed. It's like aski whose mess smells better. Nonsense.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by UncleJudax(m): 1:46am On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:
I'm trying not to believe blacks have an overwhelmingly higher proportion of stupid people, but it gets harder everyday to believe that as demonstrated just here.
Damn. If you are real, your are a rare breed.

Most of the people involved in these local dick measuring contests have never left the rubbles called Nigeria.

Anyway, it is just another avenue for them to demonstrate their hatred for one other.

Stupid black people!

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by UncleJudax(m): 1:49am On Dec 01, 2017
shervydman:
I thought I was the only person thinking otherwise ooo.

Comparison of underdeveloped regions. I weak!
The thing weak me.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by freeze001(f): 1:56am On Dec 01, 2017
It's really a crying shame that Nigerians have been reduced to this level. They don't know better, all they know is to compare whose crap is better but they forget that it's all crap and therefore no good at all...

Which region is most developed? Which one is even developed? Madness n mediocrity everywhere!

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Ikengawo: 2:10am On Dec 01, 2017
Biafra is a middle income country by all statistics.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Duru1(m): 2:24am On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:
There seems to be a string of threads about which Nigerian geopolitical zone is the most developed. This isn't just strange since (black) Africa is being fingered on all sides by Arabs, China, India, and a whole line of foreigners, but mostly because Nigeria is a huge crumbling third world slum, yes, all of it, yes, even VI, Victoria Island does not have the infrastructure and planning of a low income neighbourhood in the Netherlands, what it has is very big and overpriced houses...

So I'm wondering, ethnic masturbation aside, is it not very ridiculous and embarrassing to compare regions of a very backward state, for example, for people who have dignity and are generally aware of global standards for cities and infrastructure (including foreigners who lurk here), is it not a form of self humiliation?

In one instance, I shall give you kudos for the thought to have Nigeria and Developed in one sentence is absurd. By the same token, I must say you have the backward mentality which you seemed to berate Nigeria. Please cease to use the word "Black" for Africans and "Third World" for developing countries. If you have third world, I guess in your book you had "First World, Second World, Fourth World, Fifth World, Sixth World, etc. It is act of foolery to dwell on something that has no beginning and probably no ending.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Nobody: 3:30am On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:
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Stop using mediocrity to hide ur failure instead of you facing it and hold your leaders responsible,you hiding behind a finger,why are countries grouped to developed, developing and underdeveloped, is it not for comparison, evaluation, assessment and amendment to help the underdeveloped and developing, and you talking against comparison and development level hypocritically make comparison and talk of development level,you are a disgrace to this nation,because you are portraying the country in bad light which is not suppose to be,hatred and tribalism have devour you, you bear the seed of bitterness and discord that rendered the poo you post uselesss
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by kn23h(m): 4:00am On Dec 01, 2017
Looool when Ibos finally realize the underdevelopment in their land grin grin grin grin

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 4:38am On Dec 01, 2017
profolaolu:
Stop using mediocrity to hide ur failure instead of you facing it and hold your leaders responsible,you hiding behind a finger,why are countries grouped to developed, developing and underdeveloped, is it not for comparison, evaluation, assessment and amendment to help the underdeveloped and developing, and you talking against comparison and development level hypocritically make comparison and talk of development level,you are a disgrace to this nation,because you are portraying the country in bad light which is not suppose to be,hatred and tribalism have devour you, you bear the seed of bitterness and discord that rendered the poo you post uselesss

What are you saying?

kn23h:
Looool when Ibos finally realize the underdevelopment in their land grin grin grin grin

You're stuck in one gear, that's the sad joke.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 4:42am On Dec 01, 2017
Duru1:


In one instance, I shall give you kudos for the thought to have Nigeria and Developed in one sentence is absurd. By the same token, I must say you have the backward mentality which you seemed to berate Nigeria. Please cease to use the word "Black" for Africans and "Third World" for developing countries. If you have third world, I guess in your book you had "First World, Second World, Fourth World, Fifth World, Sixth World, etc. It is act of foolery to dwell on something that has no beginning and probably no ending.

The experience of black Africans is as shaped primarily by them being seen as black, no matter how that came about. The share of the world's power and resources has pushed certain countries into a lower order, and that's what makes certain countries third world. Nigeria cannot make decisions for the world that Germany can, Germany is in the first world and Nigeria in the third.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 4:45am On Dec 01, 2017
Ikengawo:
Biafra is a middle income country by all statistics.

Nigeria is a middle income country, it means there's money, but it does not reflect standard of living.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by MPSA(m): 11:26am On Dec 01, 2017
Nigeria is backward, end of the story grin

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Ikengawo: 12:07pm On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:


Nigeria is a middle income country, it means there's money, but it does not reflect standard of living.

that's not what a middle income country is. That's a 3rd world economy. Especially is you subtract Biafra, and it's resources.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by lastmessenger: 12:09pm On Dec 01, 2017
UncleJudax:

Damn. If you are real, your are a rare breed.

Most of the people involved in these local dick measuring contests have never left the rubbles called Nigeria.

Anyway, it is just another avenue for them to demonstrate their hatred for one other.

Stupid black people!
take easy on them. The government have taken their brain making them unable to think.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 8:32pm On Dec 01, 2017
Ikengawo:


that's not what a middle income country is. That's a 3rd world economy. Especially is you subtract Biafra, and it's resources.

The World Bank classes Nigeria as such: http://www.spiegel.de/international/tomorrow/poverty-and-the-middle-income-country-designation-a-1100176.html

Despite that, southern Nigeria in general has similar living standards, which are not good compared to first world countries.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Nuzo1(m): 9:35pm On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:


The experience of black Africans is as shaped primarily by them being seen as black, no matter how that came about. The share of the world's power and resources has pushed certain countries into a lower order, and that's what makes certain countries third world. Nigeria cannot make decisions for the world that Germany can, Germany is in the first world and Nigeria in the third.

Wrong sir.

The classification of countries by first, second and third world were purely for political, diplomatic purposes, and has nothing to do with economic power. Those phrases are irrelevant and obsolete in today's world.

1. First world countries were those that allied with USA and Nato during the ww2.

2. Second world countries were those that allied with Russia and China. Cuba, Ethiopia etc.

3. Third world countries were those who were neutral during the war. Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden, Brazil and most countries in Africa.

That being said, I think the proper words to use are "highly developed, developed, industrialized, newly industrialized, developing and underdeveloped countries".

As for the entirety of your topic, I'm still thinking whether to respond or not. Your submission came with a lot of truths but lacks an in depth understanding of the root causes and solutions.

Thanks anyways for highlighting some of these truths.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Ngokafor(f): 9:51pm On Dec 01, 2017
Its a shame indeed!!..its like dwarfs trading words on who is taller,forgeting they are all dwarfs at the end of the day...such a crying shame.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Ikengawo: 10:00pm On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:


Nigeria is a middle income country, it means there's money, but it does not reflect standard of living.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Mekanus(m): 10:32pm On Dec 01, 2017
Thank you for this topic op, Nigeria is a shiit hole. There is no place in Nigeria that has developed to international standard, Bleep Nigeria.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 10:50pm On Dec 01, 2017
Nuzo1:


Wrong sir.

The classification of countries by first, second and third world were purely for political, diplomatic purposes, and has nothing to do with economic power. Those phrases are irrelevant and obsolete in today's world.

1. First world countries were those that allied with USA and Nato during the ww2.

2. Second world countries were those that allied with Russia and China. Cuba, Ethiopia etc.

3. Third world countries were those who were neutral during the war. Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden, Brazil and most countries in Africa.

That being said, I think the proper words to use are "highly developed, developed, industrialized, newly industrialized, developing and underdeveloped countries".

As for the entirety of your topic, I'm still thinking whether to respond or not. Your submission came with a lot of truths but lacks an in depth understanding of the root causes and solutions.

Thanks anyways for highlighting some of these truths.

Nobody today would call Switzerland a third world country, the definition of the worlds today is based on development and economic power.

"first world: the highly developed industrialized nations often considered the westernized countries of the world"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20world

People use these definitions to outline the power dynamics involved in being developed and underdeveloped.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Ikengawo: 10:58pm On Dec 01, 2017
His definition is factually correct.

Note: the Biafran war happened during the cold war and both the US and USSR were against us, making us non-aligned and second world by definition.

these definitions shift but most shifts are inaccurate. For example, a western country is a country that was a part of the western roman empire and an eastern country the eastern. But today western means white -or developed- and eastern means far east asian. Still, the person with the original definition is correct.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 11:07pm On Dec 01, 2017
Ikengawo:
His definition is factually correct.

Note: the Biafran war happened during the cold war and both the US and USSR were against us, making us non-aligned and second world by definition.

these definitions shift but most shifts are inaccurate. For example, a western country is a country that was a part of the western roman empire and an eastern country the eastern. But today western means white -or developed- and eastern means far east asian. Still, the person with the original definition is correct.

That's not really how language works. Nobody would seriously call Switzerland a second or third world country and that's because the language has moved from the cold war era, western for example doesn't mean white or developed, it's based on the values and the culture of western Europe especially, which is why the US is a western country and Japan is never considered as such, Jamaica with a predominantly African-descended population is a western country. Another example is how UK is also called Britain even though parts of it are not on the island of Britain. The original definition of western is archaic although the current term is based on it. The same evolution has happened for first, second, third world which are used to signify the advantages and disadvantages, exploitation and power structure of world economies.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Nuzo1(m): 11:14pm On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:


Nobody today would call Switzerland a third world country, the definition of the worlds today is based on development and economic power.

"first world: the highly developed industrialized nations often considered the westernized countries of the world"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20world

People use these definitions to outline the power dynamics involved in being developed and underdeveloped.

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

It's a stereotype bro. You can't use such phrases in any serious international conventions.

You can't be making a case against the problem with underdeveloped countries and still have a problem with understanding the right phrases to use, what the main problems are and the solutions. Even worse so, not being open to learn.

Why then do you have a case against ignorance in Africa when you seem to be exhibiting a great deal of it?
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 11:17pm On Dec 01, 2017
Nuzo1:


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

It's a stereotype bro.

You can't be making a case against the problem with underdeveloped countries and still have a problem with understanding the right phrases to use, what the main problems are and the solutions. Even worse so, not being open to learn.

Why then do have a case against ignorance in Africa when you seem to be exhibiting a great deal of it?

You don't actually understand that some use the term first world and third world to highlight the inequalities between nations. It doesn't matter what nicety you're actually using anyway, the inequality and seclusion of third world countries from the share in economics would remain as such.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Nuzo1(m): 11:26pm On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:


You don't actually understand that some use the term first world and third world to highlight the inequalities between nations. It doesn't matter what nicety you're actually using anyway, the inequality and seclusion of third world countries from the share in economics would remain as such.

I fully understand that sir. But I don't agree with it because it is a stereotype and means totally different thing.

I could let your definition be if I was debating with Okada and Keke riders in a newspapers stand. But I wouldn't let it be in a thread like this where the op (you) is sounding international and berating ignorance.

You are exhibiting what you are condemning. That's my point.

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by ezeagu(m): 11:31pm On Dec 01, 2017
Nuzo1:


I fully understand that sir. But I don't agree with it because it is a stereotype and means totally different thing.

I could let your definition be if I was debating with Okada and Keke riders in a newspapers stand. But I wouldn't let it be in a thread like this where the op (you) is sounding international and berating ignorance.

You are exhibiting what you are condemning. That's my point.

I don't know what okada and keke drivers has to do with this, third world isn't a stereotype anymore than underdeveloped countries is, the definition and use of the word has been explained already, so it's up to whoever understands its use and the use of 'underdeveloped' as dangerous to get it.

http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/18/heres-why-you-shouldnt-use-the-term-developing-country-any-more-5890789/

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Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by baralatie(m): 11:44pm On Dec 01, 2017
Ngokafor:


Its a shame indeed!!..its like dwarfs trading words on who is taller,forgeting they are all dwarfs at the end of the day...such a crying shame.
Re: Isn't It Embarrassing Comparing Third World Nigerian Regions? by Nuzo1(m): 11:54pm On Dec 01, 2017
ezeagu:


I don't know what okada and keke drivers has to do with this, third world isn't a stereotype anymore than underdeveloped countries is, the definition and use of the word has been explained already, so it's up to whoever understands its use and the use of 'underdeveloped' as dangerous to get it.

http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/18/heres-why-you-shouldnt-use-the-term-developing-country-any-more-5890789/

It was supposedly scrapped by world Bank because it wasn't all encompassing in their classification of countries. Most of the countries they used it to describe in the past has done so well in some areas and also failed in some areas. Eg China. Even with the scrapping, they had no replacement for the "developing countries" which still makes it very much in use in other international settings.

That being said, at no point in time was "first or third world" used officially to describe rich and poor nations. It was simply a phrase that was used to define a different thing.

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