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Old 12-01-2015, 10:03 PM
 
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Watch the PBS Newshour show this week. They're highlighting Nigeria all this week.


This is from the Tuesday show on the Nigerian economy.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9sMr4-nyHU
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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I feel like there is a tendency to blame all social ills on "the government". Understandable, to an extent, but I think there needs to be a degree of personal accountability. Charity starts at home.

Very informative, btw. I will have to do some reading on the Eko Atlantic City project.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:59 PM
 
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Pretty impressive program...
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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Who is responsible for getting those people out of that slum? Shouldn't Nigeria's oil wealth be directed at helping with that?
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:00 PM
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I think some of the information is misleading. He kept saying that Nigeria is Africa's richest country when in reality it isn't. The richest countries are those in the southern tip of Africa, those along the Mediterranean coast of Africa, plus Equatorial Guinea. If they mislead people with that type of information, then I have to wonder with what else.

I did find interesting the real estate project Eco Atlantic City. Seems it will be very nice once its built.

I took these printscreens from the video in the OP.











It seems that its one of the largest real estate projects currently under development not just in Africa but in the world.

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Old 12-02-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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I think some of the information is misleading. He kept saying that Nigeria is Africa's richest country when in reality it isn't. The richest countries are those in the southern tip of Africa, those along the Mediterranean coast of Africa, plus Equatorial Guinea. If they mislead people with that type of information, then I have to wonder with what else.
This has Nigeria listed as number one.

Top 10 richest countries in Africa rated | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:22 PM
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That's not how wealth between countries is compared. It's misleading.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:17 PM
 
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Wednesday's episode dealt with corruption.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5PWtPB_og
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:47 PM
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More videos on the Eko Atlantic City project! This is amazing, almost something you would see in the oil-rich countries of the Middle East, especially in the city of Dubai!



Here is an almost hour long interview with the developer.

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Old 12-05-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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I saw the series, The one on corruption spoke volumes when the guy and his wife were shot in front of their kids by the
police for not paying a $10.00 bribe and the police had another guy giving him his password for the banking machine!

This is why many Africans are poor, as was said everyone is stealing to the degree that infrastructure never gets off of the
ground or is maintained... In the future, I wonder how long Eko Atlantic will last? and if the Chinese are building infrastructure
will they have to maintain it and be the new colonial masters?

They are importing all of these Western trappings with NO or VERY weak infrastructure and oversight...The corruption does
not allow for a strong basic working infrastructure to even get off the ground...That is why some countries are poor like
Cambodia and Burma for instance...everybody is for himself..No stable electricity so everyone has to buy a generator to
run their business...Just my 2 cents..
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