That same man is seeking our mandate yet again. Can you confidently answer? Today, we are back to the same leadership we had over 30 years ago in Nigeria used Egyptian pilots for Nigeria as a nation air force.
I hope you can now tell the difference between a country, nation, and State? A country is a self-governing political entity. Political and social development In his book, the State of Africa, Martin Meredith stated as follows: In the inspectors of the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC began to notice "the slow poisoning of the waters of this country".
Only those values conducive to our social, economic and political progress must henceforth be on our masthead.
He set as the official deadline for a return to democratic governance. The only time we have what appears to be a common cause is when the Super Eagles are playing and, as usual, losing a match. It means taking a decision as to whether we want to be known as Nigerians or as Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa or any of the other ethnic appellation.
This Nigeria as a nation because Nigerian history, such as there is, is the subject of considerable contention. So determined are we at the refusal to learn from the history of that civil war that, after over 50 years, we have still not allowed an Igbo man to become the head-of-state of Nigeria.
History is not taught because truth has fallen in our streets and even the names on our streets are those of the discredited thieves and robbers who raided our national treasuries and brought us to penury.
The fact is that every Nigerian is firstly a member of his ethnic group before he is a Nigerian. Can it be described by all three terms?
Today, we are back to the same leadership we had over 30 years ago in Nigerian history is not taught because Nigeria died at the onset of the civil war and since then Nigerians have become a dying breed.
There is no authoritative or generally-accepted position on precisely what our past entailed. It is as though the concept of leadership in this context has assumed the notion of a nebulous, abstract bogey-monster which provides an escapist punching bag for us to blame for our woes. I happen to be an ardent student of history.
It led to the establishment of the League of Nations and then the United Nations. That same man is seeking our mandate yet again. It means our preoccupation with federal character has outlived its usefulness. Benin City in the 17th century with the Oba of Benin in procession.
Federal character has impeded our growth and development. This leadership and elite have not only resulted in weak and dysfunctional state institutions but also a followership which in the absence of effective and inspiring leadership is distrustful of such leadership, and is mutually antagonistic of one another; a followership bedevilled by poverty, inequality, marginalization and a sense of injustice that is increasingly becoming desperate, disillusioned and militant.
It means our preoccupation with federal character has outlived its usefulness. Europeans traded goods with peoples at the coast; coastal trade with Europeans also marked the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trade.
A country without a history is one without a compass. Because we have no history, we have allowed even the worst aspects and features of our past to become the template for our future.
Members of the clan trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure Eri.Is Nigeria a country, a State or a nation?
Can it be described by all three terms?
These nominative terms have confused a lot of people no doubt, usually using these terms wrongly. Well, let’s get to the bottom of it forthwith! What’s the Difference Between a Country and a Nation?
A country is a self-governing political entity. The term country. “ ‘Nigeria is a state, not yet a nation’. Discuss” was the very first continuous assessment essay question for GENSNationalism course in my first year and first semester at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Taboo of Nigeria’s History. Till date, Nigerian history is a taboo for Nigerians. It is not taught in our schools. If the history of Nigeria finally gets to be written, it is more likely to be written by a non-Nigerian than by a Nigerian.
If Nigerian history were to be written by a Nigerian, it is unlikely to be acceptable to Nigerians. Military and Amnesty International’s rich pickings in Nigeria The Nigerian classroom presently has bigger problems Anti-graft war and post-coup perspective.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria (/ n aɪ ˈ dʒ ɪər i ə / (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.
Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Before we proceed any further, I must say, just for the record that Nigeria isn’t an all around impoverished nation in every sense of the word.
There is a resilience in the Nigerian people which is special.Download