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The State Of Nigerian Nation at 53 by Emeke Nwaoboli

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Permit me to correct the caption of this competition- The State of Nigerian Nation at 53. Nigeria is not yet a Nation. We do not share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, history or religion. We are not living firmly and solemly as written in the preamble of our constitution. Nigeria is just a wall standing against itself. She is a Nation-State, not a united Nation.

The ill state of Nigeria today is a write-off. Our daunting and self-centred nature has made us evade justice, thus, bringing ourselves to pernury. We are an epitome of immorality. At 53, we have only achieved religious conflict, tribal wars, bad roads, myopic leaders, unreliable health care and insecurity to mention. only but a few. Our state at 53 makes me sometimes wish I were never born into this jungle of a home called Nigeria.
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Nevertheless, we are still blessed and there is hope for a better Nigeria. The panacea is; let’s halt tribalism. Let us preach love, not religion. On balance, let us first change ourselves and pray for God to change our leaders. This jungle can still be a paradise. You and I can change Nigeria. Yes, we can!
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This three paragraph article is written by Emeke Nwaoboli, one of the contestants in Golden Minds Nigeria’s Write & Win Independence Day Competition. All entries are original as they have not been edited by us in anyway, except the illustrative pictures. To vote for him as the Winner, simply drop a comment for him below. Thank you!

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  1. 05/10/2013 at 19:54

    This is beautiful

  2. Amit Kumar Biswas
    05/10/2013 at 20:09

    A fine article indeed.From India I can feel the present picture of the very country. Emeke Nwaoboli is worried.Still he has the hope for better tomorrow.

  3. Prosper
    05/10/2013 at 20:18

    Wonderful piece of writing, truthful worded! Thumps up dude. You’re on point!

  4. 05/10/2013 at 20:22

    I concur…

  5. Femi Faniran
    05/10/2013 at 20:25

    Hearing our political leaders chorus “Nigeria is a multicultural country with unified people” baffles me and dipict them as myopic leaders.I’m pleased with this article;it’s a sign of awaken to writers to enlighten the populace.
    I think this write-up need to go beyond mere competition but publish in dailies-it is an embodiment of fact about our dear nation. Nwaoboli has a good composition to reckon

  6. Femi Faniran
    05/10/2013 at 20:29

    Hearing our political leaders chorus “Nigeria is a multicultural country with unified people” baffles me and dipict them as myopic leaders.I’m pleased with this article;it’s a sign of awaken to writers to enlighten the populace.
    I think this write-up needs to go beyond mere competition but publish in dailies-it is an embodiment of fact about our dear nation. Nwaoboli has a good composition to reckon

  7. 05/10/2013 at 21:39

    State of the Nation. No doubt, one does not need a visioneer to tell him/her the state of Nigeria, because Emeke has done good justice to that.

  8. Mr. Tackle
    05/10/2013 at 21:50

    Show me a good writer, and I’ll show you a good word economist. Thumbs up to Emeke for saying so much about the state of Nigeria with little words.

  9. 06/10/2013 at 09:14

    Whaoh! True Words describing Nigeria in real and factual terms.Thanks Emeke,there is still hope for this great nation where everything should work but they don’t.I still believe in Nigeria

  10. ANDRE ROBERTS
    06/10/2013 at 15:24

    I think this is a good review ,I believe Nigeria as a nation is young in the ways of democracy
    and is still building its patriotic nation,history builds your future and is wisdom.EMEKE HAS pictured it well. I think he will add to his countrys future as a patriot

  11. ANDRE ROBERTS
    06/10/2013 at 15:28

    THE LONG WALK,A LONG ROAD:AR PG 5

    THE WALK DOWN ABUJAS STREETS

    THAT PLACE IN NIGERIA
    ,SO NEWLY BUILT
    THE COST OF LABOR
    MULTINATIONAL MENS DREAMS AND WILLS,
    CONTRACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF A FREE NATION.

    BUILT BY THE PRESENTS OF EXPATIATES AND NIGERIANS ALIKE.
    REVIEWED AND RENEWED BY GODS HANDS.

    I CAN RECALL
    THE MANY DAYS OF WALKTHROUGHS
    LEARNING,WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE,
    NOTHING BUT RESOURCES AT YOUR FEET.

    THE HIGH TECH INVENTIONS OF THE MIND
    THE MULTI NATIONAL TALENTS
    OF A VIEWED CONSTRUCTIONS,

    THE PLANNERS OF THIS TOWN ESTEEMED.
    THE AFRICAN VERSIONS AND VISIONS OF WASHINGTON DC.
    I CAN REMEMBER THE VIEWS, AS CLEAR AS YESTERDAYS EVENTS.

    THE TEMPLES,MOSQUES,CHURHES AND THE STREET VENDORS.
    BUILDINGS OF GREAT COLORS,
    GOLD ROOFS OF TEMPLES ,
    MOSQUES AND CHURCHES

    ADVANCED DECRATIVE CONSTUCTIONS OF HOUSES AND DWELLINGS.
    WELL LIT AND PAVED STREETS ,THAT OF NEW YORK CITY

    SATELLITE DISHES AND WIRELESS PHONE SYSTEMS
    MERC AND PEAUGOES ,LEXUS,BMW,VEHICLES OF CHOICE .
    GENERATORS AND ALMOST CONSTANT ELECTRICITY.

    THIS IS THE HOME OF THE ESTEEMED ALL DIELECTS
    DIPLOMATS,
    MULTINATIONAL BY NATURE,
    A PLACE OF PIECEFULL THROUGHS, UNDERSTANDING AND TOLERANCES.

    THE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE MATTER TO YOUR NEIGHBOR
    WHERE PEOPLE SHARE THEMSELVES
    CHILDERN PLAY AND TOLERATE,
    WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL AFRICA
    VIEWS OF AFRICAN MOUNTAIN RANGES
    FACINATE THE DWELLERS,FROM THE VALLEY BELOW.

    I REMEMBER WALKING THE STREETS,
    FROM HIGH RISE TO THE STREET VENDERS AS THEY SELL THEIR WARES.

    THE I LOVE YOU WOMEN,
    THE NEW DUDE IN TOWNS.

    THE FLIP THE CAR OVER ON ITS SIDE REPAIR MECHANICS
    TO CREATE INDIGINOUSLY HAND MADE PARTS FOR REPAIR.

    THE ARTISTIC ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS ABILITY TO REPAIR FROM PARTS
    THAT WERE NOT EVEN THERE.

    THE DRINKING PARLORS,
    PALM WINE SLEEPERS DELIGHTS,
    FISH PEPPER SOUPS,
    BUSH MEATS AND RICE
    HOW DIFFERENT EACH PERSON WAS
    ,MUSLEM AND ALIKE
    THE LOVE OF FRIENDSHIP SHARED
    ,QUITE A DELIGHT.

    TRAVELS BY ROAD ,
    BUSES AND TAXIS RAN,HOURS ON THE ROAD
    WITHOUT EVEN A FAN TO COOL YOU DOWN

    WE GREW INTO LOVE WITH THIS PLACE
    MOVING FORWARD WITHOUT ANY PLAN

    THE VILLAGE OF MAN WAS HERE,
    INTO THE LOVE WAS SHARED
    THE WAKE UP MORNINGS,
    THE WHAT WILL YOU DO TODAY,
    EVERY DAYS CHOICE.
    TO MAKE YOUR STAND EVERY DAY.
    NOTHING IS PROMISED TO ANYONE,SO YOU MUST MAKE A PLAN
    AS YOUR CREATIVITY RULES
    FROM THERE YOU MUST ACT.

    YOU BECOME THE BORDER POLICE,
    DEFEATING THE VILLAN CALLED DEPRESSION ,
    YOU ARE ON YOUR FEET
    THE PERSONAL GUIDE TO YOUR FUTURE.
    YOU BECOME WHO YOU ARE
    ,A STUDENT OF SELF.

    THE QUESTION IS
    ,AS I LEARNED ME,A COMPLETE REFACE
    IN THIS LOVED LAND
    WHERE PATRIOTISM IS
    SO OUTSTANDING AMONG EACHOTHER

    WHERE ARE WE NOW.

  12. Moses opara
    06/10/2013 at 16:29

    This is lovely,as it is. Wud search again. Lovly ryt.

  13. Echezona ononukwe
    06/10/2013 at 16:32

    Nice work

  14. Echezona ononukwe
    06/10/2013 at 16:32

    Nice piece

  15. 06/10/2013 at 19:34

    This is very creative of u……I wish everybody can have the hope of a better tomorrow in Nigeria and not a condemnation mind………..the bible itself has said it that der is power in d tongue, so awat so ever we prophecy 4rm our mouth is wat is being manifested in our physical life………….
    Lets pls stop saying negative things and spk d truth 4 der is still hope 4 d future as long as d LORD is still on HIS glorious throne…

  16. 06/10/2013 at 20:18

    Its well with our souls in this nation..

  17. Uwagwuna Precious
    06/10/2013 at 22:36

    Vry nice work, poet.

  18. Prince mark anikwue
    07/10/2013 at 00:26

    Yes we can,lets show love and peace to everybdy.rember good name is better than riches

  19. 07/10/2013 at 05:43

    Emeke Nwaobili in very clear and unambiguous terms described the sorry state of Nigeria from the eye of a present day youth who was not given an opportunity to see a flash of good leadership which had for 53 years eluded Nigeria, but still found a space in his mind to hope that things could change if we can start changing first ourselves before we proceed to change Nigeria. This is the kind of youth I am prepared to work with. I endorse him to win the prize for this competition. He has a great future in writing. Great job Emeke.

  20. Ejiofor Alexander
    07/10/2013 at 07:14

    This is an awesome writing by EMEKE NWAOBOLI,His first two stanza is very correct about our state as a nation and also his last stanza “Nevertheless,we are bless…..” Is so encouraging to the NIgerians.

  21. Good Jerry
    07/10/2013 at 11:31

    Short of words! He pictured the maladies of Nigeria with pictures.
    He deserves to win.

  22. Martinsrossy
    07/10/2013 at 13:06

    nigerians need more prayers to carry on not minding the wars and past event.

  23. olamipo jurijan
    07/10/2013 at 14:24

    Reading this Master piece of Sir Emeke, i can’t just glance through but to comment on his favour, that he has really defeated and humbled prose. This piece is a masterpiece, am voting for it. Sir Emeke, you deserve the NOBEL LAUREATE

  24. 08/10/2013 at 11:18

    Nice work bro.ya there is still hope for us,we can still make a better nigeria if only we can come together and speak with one voice

  25. Fadekemi
    08/10/2013 at 23:18

    Emeke keep it up.i luv dat,we stil ve a hope of a beta nigeria.d ball is in our court nd its left 4 us 2 play it well

  26. Zanele
    10/10/2013 at 23:50

    this is a powerful piece, all the best!!!

  27. Goodness
    11/10/2013 at 00:12

    U are right broda

  28. 11/10/2013 at 00:25

    this is nice….thumbs up

    • Andre Roberts
      14/10/2013 at 17:46

      Diversity builds a nation..
      No longer one thought one mind.it is the varIousnessEs that gives avenues of wisdom. .for this i beg to differ. Nigeria is a beautiful nation no different. THan the usa

  29. sir chizim
    11/10/2013 at 00:34

    dd enslavement of our leader’s 2 their selfish desire has brought struggle in all areas of lfe in nigeria, were every1 has 4goten our hero labour past. 9ice write

  30. Emma Chekwube
    11/10/2013 at 00:42

    I just wish i can write like my brother. his too much. Only God will help Nigeria, not man.

  31. michael
    11/10/2013 at 00:49

    nice one

  32. joseph moses
    11/10/2013 at 08:30

    very good my dear keep it up

  33. Ceno Chuks
    11/10/2013 at 19:52

    U tried, thumps up.

  34. 11/10/2013 at 21:01

    That is what we really need to do for now coz tribalism will not in our present situation now good work Emeke

  35. Okoh Esther
    11/10/2013 at 21:37

    From our secondary school days, i knew Emeke had something to offer. God bless you, God help Nigeria.

  36. efizzy mike
    11/10/2013 at 21:46

    Wow, we nigerians rili need to look out 4 such young nd gifted writers like master nwaoboli, bcus they knw the exact situation of our country, i tink he(nwaoboli) can make our country better through his articules. More grease to ur elbows.

  37. david pin****
    12/10/2013 at 11:40

    I recently had the good fortune of reading your article regarding the ill state of Nigeria today. It was well-written and contained sound, practical advice. In fact, I have already benefited from your article. You pointed out several things that I will remember for years to come. I look forward to reading your next informative work. Thank you

  38. Alex
    12/10/2013 at 14:03

    Good article to read, one that when people read it they will benefit from it, really hope our leaders will read this article and have it carved at the back of their minds i strongly believe that Nigeria will not only be a wall standing but also a paradise specially created by God but shaped by Humans. I love this Emeke Nwaoboli and i look forward to see more of your article. we hope and pray that the Nigeria youth will learn from this and make a better foundation for themselves. for a better tomorrow.

  39. Evelyn
    13/10/2013 at 22:08

    Nice one poet. . . .this is just a stepping stone to greater heights for u. .. See YOU @ the TOP!

  40. clemsilver
    14/10/2013 at 10:38

    great one there…………..

  41. Tayo
    17/10/2013 at 07:41

    You are truly a Nigerian in Nigeria. U successfuly identified the problems and I’m so sure d solutions U suggested could greatly help.

  42. 25/10/2013 at 19:19

    lyf isn’t always easy

  43. 25/10/2013 at 19:21

    lyf isn’t always easy in Nigeria

  44. 25/10/2013 at 19:24

    nyc prose

  45. 27/10/2013 at 21:41

    Am not suprised cos it’s ur destiny

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