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Nigeria at 54

Hey BellaNaijarians. Happy Independence Day!

Despite the numerous challenges Nigeria is facing today, there is still so much to be thankful for.

We all wish for a better Nigeria, and often times; we look outside of ourselves while dreaming for a better place we can call home. Often times we forget that a better Nigeria starts with you and me. It starts with how we the citizens, treat each other.

As we celebrate our independence, let’s also use the opportunity to reflect on how best we can be our sisters’ and brothers’ keeper.

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Share your Independence Day wishes for Nigeria today!

28 Comments

  1. Hairy Diary

    October 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

    AND THEN, OUR CONSCIENCE SECTOR – OF 1960 AND BEYOND oyinoludipe.blogspot.com/2014/10/and-then-our-conscience-sector-by-oyin.html

  2. Bella

    October 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Happy New Month and a very Happy Independence Day to my country folk.

  3. Maaf Afia

    October 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Independence to all Nigerians. I believe so much in Africa. I am of the faith that if we Africans put our heart to it and change our thought patterns, our continent will see the breaking of a new dawn. As a continent, God has blessed us with so much in terms of natural resources. So let’s do so much more with what we have. Let us all be HONEST and DILIGENT in our little corners. Long live Nigeria, Long live Africa. Much much love from Ghana.

  4. bruno

    October 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I don’t think nigeria should have been given her independence. Assuming the british stayed longer,nigeria would have been one of the best countries in the world today. (Its the truth, I know its bitter) happy independence day tho. (Today doesn’t mean any thing to me, I don’t see the point of celebrating independence, when there’s no light, and 200 girls are missing). Bye

    • Koenigin

      October 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Go.and.die.in.a.corner.biko
      #EnnemiesOfProgress #12YearsAhiddenSlave
      #TakeYourMeds

    • bruno

      October 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Many of you people can’t stomach the truth, you would rather hear lies and pretend and pray thing will get better, WEAK. How long have we been praying for our leaders, how long, if u like keep praying, they will keep stealing, after all won’t your god forgive them (the politicians) when they ask for forgiveness after they finish stealing. SMH. Assuming the white man didn’t give us 100 percent independence, assuming they supervised the affairs of this country, nigeria will be a better, beautiful, powerful and respected country today. There won’t be anything like boko haram or niger delta militant amnesty drama, we would have constant light and proper education, someone like GEJ will never ever win an election if the white man was in charge.Black man shouldn’t rule themselves, its the truth, if u like keep praying, prayer has never solved any problem. And prayer will never ever solve any problem.

    • APK

      October 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I was following your argument and was actually agreeing with you right up on till “Black “man” shouldn’t rule themselves”. That my friend, is a vacuous mentality and should never have been uttered. It completely reduced your argument and level of intelligence to zero.

    • Zedzed

      October 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Wow! I assume you are black and Nigerian, I cannot believe that you wrote this and thought it was a good thing to post it for the world to see. Rather than working towards eradicating the slave mentality that we have due to colonisation and slavery, you are advocating regression. SMDH at the fact that you are not ashamed of thinking you are a second class human being and wholeheartedly accepting that as a black person you are not fully human and therefore cannot manage your affairs.

  5. ak

    October 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    SHUT UP BRUNO!

    Long Live Nigeria-
    May all our enemies and political looters/ people that keep us in bondage live long to watch the ill-gotten wealth devoured by ants.

    Psalm 109:8

    • ak

      October 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      lET US PRAY FOR THEM:

      PSALM 109: 6-13.

  6. ak

    October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    IN FACT, PSALM 109: 6-19

  7. Prof S.

    October 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Happy independence to God’s own country….

  8. Koenigin

    October 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Happy Independance Day Nigeria!

  9. Green

    October 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Happy independence day. It sure doesn’t look like there’s something to celebrate but then we are survivors. God bless Nigeria!

  10. Gistyinka Blog

    October 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Happy independent day celebration to our great nation Nigeria . God will see us through in every challenges that this great nation is facing now.

  11. funbaby

    October 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Bruno! Bruno happy independence to your country Nigeria, i know you love Nigeria and i love u too. in fact happy independence to us.

  12. AVID BLOG READER

    October 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I am with Bruno on this one…sorry

  13. titi

    October 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I totally agree wif u @bruno…we have absolutely ntn 2 celebrate,d fact is dat nobody cares if we gained independence 54yrs ago,every1 is jst going abt dier normal jobs,countries like USA,or even Ghana celebrate dier independence amidst pomp and glamour because dey have lots of tins to celebrate and be happy about…whether y’all like it or not,d truth has 2 be told!…Each year our value and pride as a country diminishes,corruption has taken centre stage! Over 200 girls are missing! Dey is no electricity! no jobs! Poor and substandard schools! Death everywhere! Witches endorsing a candidate as president!…we are slowing going into oblivion,we used to act like “the giant of africa” but its a mere “title” now,we have ntn 2 celebrate as a country…nothing!

  14. Sjaneviel from Suriname

    October 1, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Happy Independence Day to Nigeria.
    My wish for nigerians is peace, happy citizens and a better Nigeria.

  15. Tru

    October 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I really like what Google did with their logo 😀

  16. glo

    October 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Up Bruno . u hv said it all.

  17. @edDREAMZ

    October 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Nothing to celebrate about abeg…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  18. Iris

    October 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Usually it is best to ignore your primarily psychopathic rants but this comment reached a new level of alarming – not because what you said about what stage Nigeria is in is a lie, but because it appears you do not know your history. If you did you would understand that many of today’s problems in nigeria and other African countries have their roots in colonialism (including boko haram in my opinion where they let the north rule themselves and focused on the south consequently leaving the former undeveloped). Your ‘white man’ worship (which is incidentally amusing considering that you claim to be atheist) is also almost as boring as your noise against heterosexuals, women, black people…in general sha your bigotry is becoming a bore. You don’t like where Nigeria is, yes. Many of us do not, but if you are going to hate it, get your facts right. Lastly, if you do read up on history and still think we were better off under colonialism, you can like to get out of the country sharpish. If you don’thave a passport you can always sneak into the luggage compartment of Arik Air or Virgin. I have heard that in the UK if immigration comes for you and you have no passport, they cannot deport you.

  19. Iris

    October 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    My previous comment was for Bruno. My phone is an idiot today

  20. bruno

    October 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    If not for colonialism, we would all be in the bush by now, we would be sacrificing a female virgin when rain hasn’t fallen for 2 weeks. I don’t worship white people, neither do I hate black people or women (if u believe I hate blacks, or straights, that’s ur business, na u sabi) . Immediately after the white people left nigeria, what followed, CIVIL WAR almost 5 million people dead and displaced, because of greed of the black man, and it was down hill from there. Thugs and hooligans are collecting salary in form of amnesty. What the hell is that, some politicians where saying we should also give boko haram amnesty. SMH Some of you will prefer it, if I said “nigeria will move forward in jesus name” blah blah blah, which is a big lie. U are deceiving yourselves. Yes there are bad parts of colonialism, like religion, which has destroy the thinking level of the average nigerian. But if some white people stayed in our government and monitored our politics, corruption won’t be a common practice in nigeria today. (I’m not saying the white man isn’t corrupt). I speak the truth without sugar, if u don’t like it go and die. Many of u people will keep deceiving yourselves even when ur dying. U will continue to deceive ur selves. I was surprised that bella naija didn’t post any news stories about scotland wanting to separate from great Britain, did they fight any war, No, was anybody killed, NO. They discussed about it like human beings and decided to take a vote like civilised people unlike the black people who think everything is Kill kill kill. Many of you people are privileged, ur parents are rich, that’s why you can’t feel the stupidity of nigeria as a country. Good day.

  21. tola

    October 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    @ Bruno,emancipate yourself from mental slavery .after that then you know that white people dont give a damn about the black race.I am not the one to play a pity party,but only nigerians can change nigeria.during colonialism,these white men you claim they would have changed nigeria built their countries with our resources.we can only get our shit together when we change our thought pattern.and u need that so bad

    • bruno

      October 1, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Some of you people miss my point. I am in no way worshipping the white man, pls its a double sided sword, if the black race was civilised and advanced won’t we have taken whites as our slaves and used their own natural resources to build our country, the black race was and is still not smart. Every body uses that word ignorant casually these days, even the ignorant religious people call others ignorant. SMH. I have been out of this country once and when I saw the way the white men do their things, I started hating nigeria, immediately u land at the airport u feel the difference. white people don’t give a damn about black people and black people don’t give a damn about black people. Whites look after their own, their future and the future of their children, but blacks, don’t. Pls u people should shut up. I didn’t say the white man is perfect but the black man is worse. U people just don’t like the truth especially when its coming from “bruno” who u despise so much, many of u people on this blog just don’t like hearing the truth,becos its bitter. Colonialism has its bad and good side, what have we achieved since the whites left, and pls don’t tell me obasanjo brought GSM bull crap.

    • aj

      October 2, 2014 at 9:25 am

      bruno why do you have so much hatred for nigeria… start thinking positively and you shall hopefully see a better side of nigeria. Things are perfect but no country or society is perfect Even the British and american are scared of the terrorist the ONLY THING THAT IS HELPING THEM IS THE TECHNOLOGIES … BUT EVEN WITH TERRORIST ACTIVITES ARE STILL GOING ON… LOOK AT THE RATE OF GUN CRIME IN AMERICA WHAT HAS OBAMA DONE DONE ABOUT… DAVID CAMERON CANNOT HANDLE 65MILLION BRITAIN CITIZENS LET ALONE 150MILLION OF NIGERIA … WHY DO YOU THINK SCOTLAND WANTED INDEPENDENCE FROM THE UK? LOOK AT A COUNTRY LIKE JAMAICA WHERE THE QUEEN STILL HAS SOME LEADERSHIP OVER WHAT GOOD HAVE THEY DONE TO DOES COUNTRIES.
      I BELIEVE NIGERIAS PROBLEM IS ITS OWN PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME. FOR THERE TO BE A CHANGE WE HAVE GOT TO STOP BEING TRIBALISTIC AND CHANGE OUR MENTALITY IN REGARDS TO THE WAY WE APPROACH CERTAINS ISSUES THAT WE FACE IN OUR COUNTRY.
      AND ONLY THE RIGHT TYPE OF EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE CAN DO IT.

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