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Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by alade112(m): 11:09am On Jul 07, 2018
Though our contry is blessed and great, but with so much negativity floating about regarding the nation of my birth. It's very hard for me to say “I am very proud to be a Nigerian".
Our education, healthcare, infrastructure and democracy are falling. Corruption, little human development, high rate of unemployment ,Crime and terrorism. How will someone be proud of this country.

If you are proud to be a Nigerian, Like if you're not share or give reasons with comment.
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Nobody: 11:19am On Jul 07, 2018
Why won't i be proud of my country filled with honey and milk?
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Buharisef(m): 11:24am On Jul 07, 2018
NO! undecided

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by chairman00100: 11:27am On Jul 07, 2018
sHOUld I be?

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Dedetwo(m): 11:28am On Jul 07, 2018
alade112:
Though our contry is blessed and great, but with so much negativity floating about regarding the nation of my birth. It's very hard for me to say “I am very proud to be a Nigerian".
Our education, healthcare, infrastructure and democracy are falling. Corruption, little human development, high rate of unemployment ,Crime and terrorism. How will someone be proud of this country.

If you are proud to be a Nigerian, Like if you're not share.



No wonder Nigeria is a shithole. You simply cannot be proud of delinquency.

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by gidgiddy: 11:31am On Jul 07, 2018
alade112:
Though our contry is blessed and great, but with so much negativity floating about regarding the nation of my birth. It's very hard for me to say “I am very proud to be a Nigerian".
Our education, healthcare, infrastructure and democracy are falling. Corruption, little human development, high rate of unemployment ,Crime and terrorism. How will someone be proud of this country.

If you are proud to be a Nigerian, Like if you're not share or give reasons with comment.

Sorry bro but you have no nation. What you have was the country Lugard created in 1914 which you and your ancestors stole and claimed your own.

I'm an Igbo man who says that Nigeria is a fraud!

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by chairman00100: 11:31am On Jul 07, 2018
if this is a jamb question every applicant will be in the university........if they remove the quota system.........
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by chairman00100: 11:36am On Jul 07, 2018
the "ZOMBIE" will say I do the " WAILER" will say I don't is there really a place for sane people in nairaland?
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by EternalTruths: 11:37am On Jul 07, 2018
No Sir
I want a country built not through forceful coercion but willing agreement.

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Movic1(m): 11:38am On Jul 07, 2018
No. But i have only one country which is Nigeria. Partially I'm proud to be a Nigerian
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Movic1(m): 11:43am On Jul 07, 2018
gidgiddy:


Sorry bro but you have no nation. What you have was the country Lugard created in 1914 which you and your ancestors stole and claimed your own.

I'm an Igbo man who says that Nigeria is a fraud!

Igbos are still Nigerians whether you like it or not. The question is are you proud or not to be a Nigerian and not if you are igbo,yoruba or hausa. Excluding yourself won't help the situation we re in this mess together. The way forward is all we need...

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by dayo2me(m): 12:11pm On Jul 07, 2018
If super eagle had won the Argentine team, you would open your mouth and say 'you are proud of naija', wouldn't you?

If yemen people, syrian, iraqi and other countries that are currently in war have no other countries to call their own except where they are, won't they be proud of what its left for them?

You would have been right, if you say you are not happy with what's going on in the country.

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by gidgiddy: 12:29pm On Jul 07, 2018
Movic1:


Igbos are still Nigerians whether you like it or not. The question is are you proud or not to be a Nigerian and not if you are igbo,yoruba or hausa. Excluding yourself won't help the situation we re in this mess together. The way forward is all we need...

Proud to be a Nigerian? What is there to be proud of? What I want is for my Igbo nation to be an independent country so we can start afresh to build a country worth being proud of.

Nigeria is a disaster, had Lugard not included Igbos in Nigeria, Igbos would have gone very far by now

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Lagosfinder(m): 12:35pm On Jul 07, 2018
Is not about being a proud Nigerian, are you useful to Nigeria?
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Rossikki: 12:39pm On Jul 07, 2018
In America, 50,000 people are shot dead annually by other Americans. That is more than Boko Haram and herdsmen casualties combined in the last 10 years. In America, there are no-go areas for blacks and Hispanics in many rural regions, due to racist attacks. In America, thousands of people are dying from opiod addiction per week. In America, unarmed people are shot dead by the police, who are allowed to walk free even with camera evidence showing their crime. In America, gang warfare and drive-by shootings are common place. In America, school children are shot in their classrooms by gunmen carrying automatic weapons.

But despite all these problems, Americans love their country.

Nigerians believe their country is not supposed to have any problems. It must be a paradise on earth, otherwise it has 'failed'.

I think the problem is with Nigerians. They reason like fools. The country is a developing country. They can't accept that. They think it should be able to jump from a feudal, agricultural backwater to an advanced industrial economy in a matter of weeks, not even decades or centuries, as happens elsewhere. Deluded people. No wonder they are always so disgruntled.

Advise to Nigerians: Learn to enjoy and appreciate what you have. Less than 20% of countries on earth are developed countries. Your situation is not unique. Accept that Nigeria is most unlikely to be an advanced nation in your lifetime. Your role is simply to contribute to make it better for the next generation, and leave the rest to God.

Alternatively, you can continue being angry, disgruntled, hateful of your countrymen, hateful of your government, country, etc, until you depart this world. Sure would be a wasted life.

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Movic1(m): 12:51pm On Jul 07, 2018
Rossikki:
In America, 50,000 people are shot dead annually by other Americans. That is more than Boko Haram and herdsmen casualties combined in the last 10 years. In America, there are no-go areas for blacks and Hispanics in many rural regions, due to racist attacks. In America, thousands of people are dying from opiod addiction per week. In America, unarmed people are shot dead by the police, who are allowed to walk free even with camera evidence showing their crime. In America, gang warfare and drive-by shootings are common place.

But despite all these problems, Americans love their country.

Nigerians believe their country is not supposed to have any problems. It must be a paradise on earth, otherwise it has 'failed'.

I think the problem is with Nigerians. They reason like fools. The country is a developing country. They can't accept that. They think it should be able to jump from a feudal, agricultural backwater to an advanced industrial economy in a matter of weeks, not even decades or centuries, as happens elsewhere. Deluded people. No wonder they are always so disgruntled.

Advise to Nigerians: Learn to enjoy and appreciate what you have. Less than 20% of countries on earth are developed countries. Your situation is not unique. Accept that Nigeria is most unlikely to be an advanced nation in your lifetime. Your role is simply to contribute to make it better for the next generation, and leave the rest to God.

In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans
https://news.gallup.com/poll/236420/record-low-extremely-proud-americans.aspx

I also watched it on cnn and many Americans proudly said if they have the opportunity they will get out of this fuckn country called America...
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Rossikki: 12:53pm On Jul 07, 2018
Movic1:


In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans
https://news.gallup.com/poll/236420/record-low-extremely-proud-americans.aspx

I also watched it on cnn and many Americans proudly said if they have the opportunity they will get out of this fuckn country called America...

That is the Trump effect. The man is a walking train wreck that's destroying that country.
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by RuthlessLeader(m): 12:55pm On Jul 07, 2018
gidgiddy:


Proud to be a Nigerian? What is there to be proud of? What I want is for my Igbo nation to be an independent country so we can start afresh to build a country worth being proud of.

Nigeria is a disaster, had Lugard not included Igbos in Nigeria, Igbos would have gone very far by now
What will the igbo nation's economy be based on?
Will you import food stuff?
Does this nation include south south or south east alone?
Please answer these questions without insults.
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Kaziar: 1:33pm On Jul 07, 2018
Rossikki:

Nigerians believe their country is not supposed to have any problems. It must be a paradise on earth, otherwise it has 'failed'.

I think the problem is with Nigerians. They reason like fools. The country is a developing country. They can't accept that. They think it should be able to jump from a feudal, agricultural backwater to an advanced industrial economy in a matter of weeks, not even decades or centuries, as happens elsewhere. Deluded people. No wonder they are always so disgruntled.
I will have to agree with you. A lot of people are actually ignorant of what industrialization entails. Most of the nations we admire today are where they are because of decades of activism,centuries in some cases. Sometimes, I'm of the opinion (though unpopular), that, we simply demand more than what the nation can offer at this stage which in essence leads to more angst and frustration.

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Rossikki: 1:38pm On Jul 07, 2018
gidgiddy:


Proud to be a Nigerian? What is there to be proud of? What I want is for my Igbo nation to be an independent country so we can start afresh to build a country worth being proud of.

Nigeria is a disaster, had Lugard not included Igbos in Nigeria, Igbos would have gone very far by now

You have no common sense. Look around you at other small African nations - Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo, Benin Republic, South Sudan, etc. You think you are better than them? They are small countries, with very few ethnic issues. Why are they not all like Japan? Get this. You are actually stronger, with more potential, being a part of Nigeria, with its 200 million strong consumer market. On your own, you would, like the aforementioned countries, be very vulnerable to warlords, western power influence, economic sabotage, lack of market access, anonymity, dependence, and irrelevance. Stop thinking there is anything special about Igbos. They were enslaved and conquered by foreigners just like other West African groups. In today's Africa, there is strength in numbers, which is why the biggest countries here are showing the most potential and capacity to excel, countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria etc. Nigeria is projected to become the third most populous nation on earth after China and India by 2050. Direct access to that huge market could make the entrepreneurial, innovative Igbos the richest black group on the face of the earth. You want to forego all this because of a few illiterate Fulani herdsmen. Mumu. Don't think, you hear?

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Chubhie: 1:43pm On Jul 07, 2018
Not happy about the current state of Nigeria. Regardless, I'm very proud of the Nigerian spirit.

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Fatherofdragons: 2:01pm On Jul 07, 2018
Rossikki:


You have no common sense. Look around you at other small African nations - Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo, Benin Republic, South Sudan, etc. You think you are better than them? They are small countries, with very few ethnic issues. Why are they not all like Japan? Get this. You are actually stronger, with more potential, being a part of Nigeria, with its 200 million strong consumer market. On your own, you would, like the aforementioned countries, be very vulnerable to warlords, western power influence, economic sabotage, lack of market access, anonymity, dependence, and irrelevance. Stop thinking there is anything special about Igbos. They were enslaved and conquered by foreigners just like other West African groups.

Na wa oo he said he is not proud to be a Nigerian and want an independent IGBO nation but here u are foaming and convulsing all around this thread.

#Hypocrites
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by justtoodark: 2:01pm On Jul 07, 2018
not realy....
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by sodiqapril(m): 2:13pm On Jul 07, 2018
even Nigeria Is not proud of herself, so why should I??

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Rossikki: 2:38pm On Jul 07, 2018
Fatherofdragons:


Na wa oo he said he is not proud to be a Nigerian and want an independent IGBO nation but here u are foaming and convulsing all around this thread.

#Hypocrites

I was only drumming some sense into his skull, and your thick skull.
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by Rossikki: 2:52pm On Jul 07, 2018
Kaziar:

I will have to agree with you. A lot of people are actually ignorant of what industrialization entails. Most of the nations we admire today are where they are because of decades of activism,centuries in some cases. Sometimes, I'm of the opinion (though unpopular), that, we simply demand more than what the nation can offer at this stage which in essence leads to more angst and frustration.

At last, an insightful contributor. Nigerians have lost track of the meaning of life. Life is about contributing to whatever society you find yourself in. Not complaining constantly about it and ridiculing it. In Victorian England, poverty was the norm. The masses reacted by forming charity groups that built 'soup kitchens' for the poorest, and houses to shelter the homeless. This was while the elite were living in serious luxury. Today, those private charities still exist, helping the less fortunate. In Nigeria we see kids of 10 hawking on the street. Why can't we help to make their lives better? We don't need to wait for the Government. BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE.
Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by gidgiddy: 4:33pm On Jul 07, 2018
RuthlessLeader:

What will the igbo nation's economy be based on?

The Igbo nation will be based on human and natural resources.

Will you import food stuff?
Irrelevant
Does this nation include south south or south east alone?
Please answer these questions without insults.

The Nigerian constitution does not recognise anything called SE or SS. What matters is Igbo land

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Re: Are You Proud To Be A Nigerian? by gidgiddy: 4:47pm On Jul 07, 2018
Rossikki:


You have no common sense. Look around you at other small African nations - Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Togo, Benin Republic, South Sudan, etc. You think you are better than them? They are small countries, with very few ethnic issues. Why are they not all like Japan? Get this. You are actually stronger, with more potential, being a part of Nigeria, with its 200 million strong consumer market. On your own, you would, like the aforementioned countries, be very vulnerable to warlords, western power influence, economic sabotage, lack of market access, anonymity, dependence, and irrelevance. Stop thinking there is anything special about Igbos. They were enslaved and conquered by foreigners just like other West African groups. In today's Africa, there is strength in numbers, which is why the biggest countries here are showing the most potential and capacity to excel, countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria etc. Nigeria is projected to become the third most populous nation on earth after China and India by 2050. Direct access to that huge market could make the entrepreneurial, innovative Igbos the richest black group on earth. You want to forego all this because of a few illiterate Fulani herdsmen. Mumu.

This small time thinking. The Igbo nation should be independent and targeting the 7 billion global market, not the small 200 million Nigerian market.

Switzerland is just a population of just 8 million people but Switzerland has a bigger GDP than Nigeria. So nobody cares about your population, what matters is what you can offer.

Igbo land will do much better if they are an independent nation.

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