Welcome Prayer Partners,
To our October 2016 Newsletter
In this edition we are considering all that’s good about Africa’s most powerful and populous nation NIGERIA, often given an extremely bad press by the west.
FACTS ABOUT NIGERIA YOU MAY NEVER HAVE KNOWN – http://www.nairaland.com/
You may already know that Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world and the most populous nation in Africa.
You may already know that Nigeria has a dependency on crude oil.
Here are 20 unpopular facts about Nigeria
- Are you aware that all over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves
- Do you know in the US , Nigerians are the most educated immigrants community . Type it into Google (Who are the most educated immigrant community in the US) and you’ll see it. Not one of the most educated, the most educated.
Nigerian Father Dr Uja Tor of Five Female Lawyers
- 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%
- Nigerians in the US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k
- In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians are outperforming their peers from other nations.
The Imafidon are Britain’s smartest family and have become international models of academic achievement. Dr. Chris Imafidon and Ann Imafidon came from Edo State, Nigeria, to London over 30 years ago and made no excuses in educating their five children, who have broken national records in education. All of the children have made a list of achievements that continue to grow. “If you really want a child to learn anything, find out the best way that child learns,” says Imafidon. . “Every human being has a unique way of learning.” Anne-Marie, 23, the eldest child, is multi-lingual. She speaks six languages and graduated from college at age 10. At 13, she was the youngest person to pass the U.K.’s A-level computing exam. She went on to attend John Hopkins University in Baltimore and got her masters degree from Oxford University, all before she turned 20 years old. Anne-Marie’s younger siblings Christina, 19, Samantha, 15, and twins Peter and Paula, 12, have followed in her footsteps… http://www.bet.com/
- The designer of the famous car Chevrolet Volt is Jelani Aliju a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto state.
- The world’s fastest super computer was designed by a world renowned inventor and scientist Philip Emeagwali, a full blown Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015.
- The wealthiest black man and woman on earth are Nigerians Aliko Dangote and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija. Both have no trace of criminal record of any kind.
- South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid and achieved black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played.
- Of the 3 South African presidents who ruled after apartheid, 2 of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum. Both Nelson Mandela (in the 60s) and Thabo Mbeki ( in the 70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa . Nigeria gave financial and human support , boycotted an Olympics and Nigerian politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly.
- Nigeria spent over $3billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone, which were ignored for a considerable period by the west. However it must be said that after about a decade of carnage and instability the UK under Tony Blair intervened. For which Sierra Leone and Liberia are extremely grateful to all who helped end the bloodshed.
- Nigeria restored elected Sao Tome and Principe President after a coup in 2003. Organised by God knows who.
- Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom has street lights fueled by palm oil. Present day Nigeria
- 500 years ago Benin kingdom casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida mask.
- Amina was a warrior queen whom ruled Zaria emirate in Kaduna state , north western Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610. Amina of Zaria Facts
Amina of Zaria (1533-1610?), commonly known as the warrior queen, expanded the territory of the Hausa people of north Africa to the largest borders in history. More than 400 years later, the legend of her persona became the model for a television series about a fictional warrior princess, called Xena.
Read more at http://biography.yourdictionary.com/amina-of-zaria#zgpz4FUwosUUS2TE.99
17. Nigeria gave monetary gifts to Ireland during the oil boom and built a statue for France free of charge. Nigerians are not poor blacks. Nigeria is rich don’t be lied to.
- The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) same time as Ireland and their RTE station.
Where ever you look in this great country, Nigeria’s heroes abound both now and in our recent and ancient past. If all you do is listen to mainstream western media, you’ll not get the full picture of Nigeria’s heritage. Do not listen to leaders who say Nigerians are criminals, no matter who they are and in what position or capacity they claim to be coming from. Nigerians are not a nation of scammers, drug dealers, practicing corruption , but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness.
This is what CNN, BBC, Aljezeera and western media will not tell you about Nigeria, above pictures of Nigeria’s premier commercial city Lagos, Victoria Island.
- On the 7th May 2016 at Howard university in Washington DC, history was made . Out of the 96 graduating Doctors of Pharmacy, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given 16 went to Nigerians .
The entire world envies Nigeria uniqueness and togetherness despite ethnic diversity. One single country with 400 languages, living in a democracy. Not perfect by stable
- There are over 180 million Nigerians world over and less than 250k of this figure have traceable criminal records, despite the efforts of the detractors of Africa and the Swiss banks and bribery offered and encouraged by the west. This is about 0.14% of the entire population in the last 20 years , USA with a population of approx. 320 million has a prison population of approx. 2 million – 0.625% and the UK with a population approx. 64 million has a prison population of 80k – 0.125%.. Nigerians are no more or less corrupt than western countries.
October 2016 Prayer points requests
- For the political stability of Nigeria under President Buhari
- For God mighty to restore peace to Northern Nigeria and put an end to Boko Haram’s rule of terror
- For the gospel of Christ to be preached and practiced freely in the Northern states
- For continued economic prosperity and academic success for all Nigerians and indeed all Africans
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