Happy Democracy Day To All Nigerians - Home & In Diaspora


Lets cast aside all the differences, lets cast aside all the negativity, lets cast aside all the ethnic and religious differences, lets cast aside all the political differences, lets cast aside all the North, West and East agitation, lets cast aside all the partisan differences and come together today to celebrate Nigeria democracy which was born 18 years ago at Eagle Square FCT, Abuja.

Lets remember that the uniqueness of Nigerians came from her differences. Unity in diversity. We may fight each other and curse each other but it doesn't mean that a non-Nigerian citizen can mess up with any Nigerian citizen either outside Nigeria, inside Nigeria or even on social media. Nigeria will always rally round to defend her country. Tell me if am wrong!!!

Truth is, NO Nigerian or Biafran wants this our great country to be torn apart rather the agitation for Biafra is to put back our great nation to true federalism. You know it, I know it, Northerners knows it, Southerners knows it, Westerners knows it as well as Easterners. The only true problem we have is the selfishness in our political class as they have kept a deaf ear to the overhaul of the system in Nigeria and they want to keep the status quo which is serving them billion of looted funds. 

I therefore urge Nigerians to take a moment and celebrate the democracy of this great nation and also urge the Biafrans to keep agitating for secession and even urge for more groups to be born for new movements of secession so that they true goal of this country will be actualized. A wise man once said "you cannot force the government to do the will of the masses unless you force their hands". In Africa the only way to force the hands of the leaders is agitation.

Brief History of Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, 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. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, and plunged into a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It has since alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential elections considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.

Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With approximately 190 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world. The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are identified with wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims in the northern part. A minority of the population practise religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.

As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.

The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who later married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator. The origin of the name Niger, which originally applied only to the middle reaches of the Niger River, is uncertain. The word is likely an alteration of the Tuareg name egerew n-igerewen used by inhabitants along the middle reaches of the river around Timbuktu prior to 19th-century European colonialism.
 
Happy Independence

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Long live President Muhammadu Buahri
Long live the Unity in our Diversity
God Bless Nigeria
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