30 Sep '17, 11pm

Left behind: How Singapore, others overtook Nigeria in development

Fifty-seven years after colonial rule, Nigeria is still struggling to find its footing as other nations that attained independence in the 1960s make great strides globally, writes TOBI AWORINDE If population was the determining factor, Nigeria would be the undisputed “Giant of Africa.” Easily the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, Nigeria has an estimated 181,563,000 nationals, dwarfing the second largest African nation, Ethiopia’s 99,391,000. However, the consensus is that since attaining independence from British colonial rule in 1960, Nigeria has remained on the edge of greatness without being able to fully realise its much-debated potential. This is perhaps owed to political instability arising from years of authoritarian rule interspersed with brief moments of democratic rule, beginning with the 1966 overthrow of civili...

Full article: http://punchng.com/left-behind-how-singapore-others-overt...

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