Why is Nigeria the Cesspool of the African continent?

When most people around the civilized world think of Nigeria many things come to mind. Internet scams, political corruption, crime, rape, murders, robberies, kidnappings, fake preachers and ongoing scandals.

There are a few so-called elite Nigerians, who take flight away from Africa’s shit hole at the first opportunity. They move abroad for education, because they know the substandard university education in Nigeria would be met with suspicion and doubt of its legitimacy.  Passports from Nigeria are treated with suspicion by civilized governments, because of Nigeria’s history of fraud and counterfeiting passports for anyone who can afford to pay a bribe.

History of Fraud

A wide-ranging fraud and money laundering scheme borne out of the well-known Nigerian prince email scams has taken a big hit after a nearly 3-year FBI investigation.

An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

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Top 10 Nigerian National Assembly Scandals

  • The Maina Pension Scam
  • 1 Kerosene subsidy scam
  • Police Pension Fund Fraud
  • Stella Oduah
  • Missing N20billion Naira oil money
  • $15million private jet/arms scandal
  • Abba Morro Immigration Scandal
  • Malabu Oil Scandal
  • Ekiti Gate
  • Farouk Lawan

It is only a matter of time before Nigeria self implodes.

Fraud: specifically, intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right via Internet Scams, Phone Scams and e-mail fraud on a global scale. The Nigerian Government allowed this until American intervention.

Identity theft: the illegal use of someone else's personal information (such as a Social Security number) especially in order to obtain money or credit, and fake passports by exploiting the kindness of unsuspecting civilized people around the world.

Money Laundering is the illegal process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions. The overall scheme of this process returns the "clean" money to the launderer in an obscure and indirect way.

Extreme Poverty

Forty percent of people in Nigeria live in poverty, figures published by the statistics office on Monday showed, highlighting the low levels of wealth in a country that has Africa's biggest economy.

More than 82 million Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in a report about poverty and inequality from September 2018 to October 2019, said 40 percent of people in the continent's most populous country lived below its poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75) a year. It said that represents 82.9 million people.

History of Terrorism

When Boko Haram first formed, their actions were nonviolent. Their main goal was to purify Islam in northern Nigeria. However, all they did was torrorize Nigeria and sexually assault little girls. Apparently, rape is an epidemic in Nigeria. After its founding in 2002, Boko Haram's increasing radicalization led to the suppression operation by the Nigerian military forces and the summary execution of its leader Mohammed Yusuf in July 2009. Founded by Nigerian child rapist and pedophile Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, the group has been led by Abubakar Shekau since 2009.

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Since March 2015, the group has been aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Since the current insurgency started in 2009, Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and was at one time the world's deadliest terror group according to the Global Terrorism Index.

Its unexpected resurgence, following a mass prison break in September 2010 in Bauchi, was accompanied by increasingly sophisticated attacks, initially against soft targets, but progressing in 2011 to include suicide bombings of police buildings and the United Nations office in Abuja. 

The government's establishment of a state of emergency at the beginning of 2012, extended in the following year to cover the entire northeast of Nigeria, led to an increase in both security force abuses and militant attacks. The Islamic State in West Africa or the Islamic State's West Africa Province (abbreviated ISWA or ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād (Arabic: جماعة أهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد‎, "Group of the People of Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad") and commonly known as Boko Haram, is a jihadist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.

Nigerian mob beat up one of their nation's leaders

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, was invited to by the Ndi-Igbo Germany association to its Iri-ji (a traditional festival) celebration in August 2019, but was assaulted by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in Nuremberg, Germany.

While many believe he deserved it, others feel there are better ways for Nigerians to express their grievances.

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