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Monday, 12 June 2017

Things Nigerians were good at but are not more good at.

Nigeria the largest country in africa in terms of population has been the giant of Africa for many years, not only in terms of population but also in terms of other things. This brings us at to write on the  things Nigerians were good at but are not more good at.


Nigeria was formerly the home of Africa football. Nigeria was once 4th in the world and 1st in Africa in fifa Ranking. But Nigeria we know as of today is now 35th in the  world  and 5th in Africa. Nigeria was known in football for beating several notable countries in football such as beating Argentina and Brazil in the Olympics. Nigeria we know as of today hardly qualify for world cup and nations cup. Nigeria has missed the last two nations cup and failed to qualify for 2011 world cup.

2 Farming:

 Before the advent of crude oil, agriculture was the major source of Nigeria's income. Nigeria produces lot of ground nut in form pyramid, cocoa etc. But it is unfortunate that now a days Nigeria is not even to be considered in the International agriculture market, Malaysia produces much more palm kernels than Nigeria.

3 International and internal politics:
Nigeria was well known to have had great leaders in the past who fought for her independence and other  countries in Africa independence. But today corruption, embezzlement and unhealthy rivalry are the other of the day amongst her rulers.  Nigeria was known with viscous leaders like Obafemi Awolowo, MKO Abiola, Nnamdi Azikiwe, king Jaja of Opobo and many more.

4 Education:
Nigeria education used to be one of the best in the continent. But now you can hardly find Nigeria universities in the top universities in Africa with South Africa universities domimating. Nigeria best university now rate about 16th in Africa.

6 Development:
Nigeria was known for development during the period of oil boom of 1970's and 1980's in which most Nigeria infrastructures were built like airports, major roads etc. Nigeria development was remarkable that the government of Yakubu Gowon said that Nigeria has money but don't know how to spend it. Nobody always wanted to leave Nigeria before and people are always eager to come back to Nigeria after studying abroad.

7 Boxing: Nigeria was known as a great nation in boxing, either in the professional boxing competition or the Olympics. Nigeria produced great boxers in the  past such as Bash Ali and the likes. In the last Olympics Nigeria couldn't claim any medal from boxing.

8 Table Tennis: When we talk of table tennis we mention China first then Nigeria. But it is unfortunate that is not the case again with Nigeria been relegated to the bottom and China monopolising table tennis. The best Nigerian in table is Haruna which is ranked 35th  in the world. And Portugal having a great presence on the table as 3rd and 4th.

To be frank Nigeria is still good at some things and even better now like.
1 Music.
2 Movies and general entertainment.
3 Fashion
4 Fraud, scam or 419.
5 ICT (new)