The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.
Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa“ , owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants , Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world , after India and China , with more than 90 million of its population under age 18.
Is it not boring and monotonous reading the same story for 59 years?
Oh! Maybe the reason many are considering Nigeria a joke?
In Nigeria , Democratic System of Government seems to have a different meaning that embraces No Freedom Of Speech and Disobedience To Court Orders without recourse to the constitution.
Welcome to a country where it’s arguably believed that there is No Separation Of Powers. The executive is assumed to be dictating to both Judiciary and Legislative Arms. Some citizens have concluded that Justice is to the highest bidder and Judiciary is far from being the hope of a common man.
Ironically , youths that cannot secure reasonable job and those whose businesses are crippled due to lack of a supportive system for entrepreneurship are defined “Lazy Youths” while the threat to national security is arguably considered to be Security Agents.
Fela Kuti was quoted saying “Nigerians are suffering and smiling”. Here in Nigeria , it is considered wise to seal up one’s mouth and keep one’s pen rather than speaking or writing against government policies for the fear of being charged with a reasonable felony is the beginning of wisdom.
Is this story not ironically a Joke?
Like Falz “Nobi me talk ham” and like Senator Ben Bruce “I just want to make a common sense”
Happy Nigeria @59 Nigerians.
May God bless The Federal Republic of Nigeria
Kolade Joseph @koladegospel