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This Thread of 100 things Normalized by Nigerians is so Sad but so True



A Twitter user, Odogwu Kenneth, posted a thread of 100 actually awful things Nigerians have come to normalize, and what’s sad about it is that it’s true.

From the reality of getting used to having an ailing president, to barely passable roads (in every single state in the country), the terrible power supply, delayed pensions, neglect of infrastructure, the list just goes on.

Probably the most normalized is every citizen in a country of over 180 million providing their own water.

Has every Nigerian household become a government on its own?

See the list of 100 below. Let us know if there’s any Kenneth has forgotten to add.

This Odogwu Kenneth Thread of 100 things Normalized by Nigerians is so Sad but so True - BellaNaija


  1. keke driver

    September 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Sad but true.

  2. Patty boo

    September 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Really tho, how can we use social media to stop this?
    Should a hashtag be created symbolising a movement? How can we have soo much with so little to show for it?
    This is just SAD

  3. Uwa Di Egwu

    September 22, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    101 – Recycling of old and failed politicians!

  4. Funmilola

    September 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Being a Nigerian is tough….very tough!

  5. Fence

    September 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Absolutely true…

    49 – 54, 92-100 are really painful…

  6. Baby gurl

    September 22, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Ah. No 46 & 47 hit close to home. Adults in their 20s and 30s living off retired parents who are, on their own, struggling to live off pension and sparsely disbursed pension for that matter. This is happening to at least 55% of the populace when you look at unemployment levels and above 65 population. Also, No 56. Ken Saro Wiwa’s death is something I am yet to recover from since learning about it in Uni! From my own personal research. No one taught us history in pry/sec school and I went to the so called best schools in South West. Which brings me to the failed education system. Nigeria is a failed state. It would take our own Lee Kwan Yu or Mandela as well as a deep change in thought systems for this country to be great. And I agree with the commenter above about the 101st point. Why is it the same people. Why???!! I mean I don’t have the guts or plan for this country to move forward but I thought there’ll be people who do. Where are they? Why are we still talking about Buhari, Atiku, Obasanjo, Lai Mohammed, Audu Ogbeh? Old men with old brains out of touch with the present world not to talk of the future. Visionless and clueless to say the least. What a country. What a continent.

    • Anon

      September 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      “No one taught us history in pry/sec school and I went to the so called best schools in South West.”


      This is my recollection (in my time) – in primary school it was Social Studies which everyone did and in Secondary School it was history in the formative years. If you wanted to carry on, then you’d have to have chosen it as one of your senior secondary school subjects. Most people didn’t like it but it was very interesting.

    • Baby gurl

      September 22, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      @Anon excuse me Sir/Madam. Did we go to the same school? Is “us” Baby gurl and anon? And I did not do History in “formative years”. Don’t be a chicken.

    • Anon

      September 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Baby girl (spelt as it should be) – one of the best schools in the South West? What a dud! Obviously not one of the best in the country. Oh so you missed Social Studies in primary school and/or you are unaware that’s what it’s called in primary school? One of the best schools in a region (not the country) that didn’t teach history in its formative years, you need a refund. Lots of garble. Dense!

  7. Papacy

    September 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    It’s like reading 100 points to prove how abnormal we have become as a people. How on earth are we even happy sometimes?

    • artklub

      September 22, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Well Nigerians are generally depressed people but they don’t even realize it because they are stuck in survival mode. No time to think beyond their noses. They have become generally superficial and insecure. The general character of the nation is to suffer and smile while praying and thinking short term. I guess thats what makes it bearable.

  8. S

    September 22, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    We thank God. At least beastiality and homosexuality have not been ‘normalised’ like they have it in your ‘abroad’ that you all are worshipping and will give an eye to live in lol. You Nigerians are the real children of israel, you never see anytthing good in the land God placed you in. Shior.

    • Mohammad

      September 23, 2017 at 4:07 am

      May devil solder your yansh for this foolish comment.

  9. chi

    September 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    the zoo . . no suprises..the slaves monkeys and baboons always complaining online without doing anything..suffering and smiling.generation to generation..and the ironic part when a someone says enough is enough..I don’t want to be partbod the zoo..the same people complaining bla bla with turn around and criticise him with all manner of justifications ..even labelling him a terrorist..okay, since u know the real solution and the right way on how to tackle the problem so we can follow you…u wont see them again..continue

  10. FRANK

    September 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm


  11. Tracy Edward

    September 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    It is not Nigeria problem alone. It is a big problem in Africa. This is to show how backward Black man is. White people Asia etc keep moving forward but the Nation a Black man rule is something else, ask the question what is wrong with the Brain God gave Black man. It is really sad, how they miss use the Blessing God gave Africa. Jesus is coming soon, they have to give account STOP Corruption and Let us MOVE forward, Black man. God Bless Nigeria in Jesus Namen Amen.

  12. Courage

    September 22, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    It’s a shame….imagine our diesel supplier saying we should enjoy light now cow very soon it’s going. It dawn on me again that we can never hav e permanent light

  13. sharon

    September 22, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    No 102; delayed flights at the airport with no explanations or apologies

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