Efe Ajagba: A Nation’s Unappreciated Pride

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A Nigerian ChampionWhat does national pride mean?

What does it mean in the context of being a Nigerian?

These are questions that the average thinking Nigerian is plagued with on a daily basis. We are all witness to the sorry state of Nigeria today and the stories of her progressive deterioration since independence, yet the song of hope of a better tomorrow has continued to be handed from one generation to the other with no indication of a promise land in sight. The implausibility of this song of hope is a glaring reality that we are yet to come to terms with considering that things have hardly ever really improved in Nigeria since 1960.

The fact that Nigeria is one of the richest nations in the world in terms of her abundance in natural resources and cultural diversity is most tragic because it has neither translated into development, nor provided a better…

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