2020 PositiveNaija Essay Competition Voting Proceedings (Top 3)
The 2020 PositiveNaija Essay Competition aims to promote: the clarity of the common objective(s) and usefulness of the Nigerian state; Nigerian patriotism; impactful scholarship as well as serve as a platform for excellence!
Essay topic: The Purpose of Nigeria!
Objective: Inform the world on what genuinely gives you confidence on the reason(s) why Nigeria exists as a country today for the good of Nigerians and humanity.
Vote the Essay(s) that best represents 'The Purpose of Nigeria!'
- Femi-Lawal Victor (70%, 17,049 Votes)
- Adu Michael Adeyemi (20%, 4,830 Votes)
- Olawale Lekan Christopher (11%, 2,655 Votes)
Total Voters: 24,501
*Anyone can vote | You can vote multiple times | *Poll logging method is by cookies |Voting period: 20-09-2020 (9:00 pm) – 27-09-2020 (11:59 pm) [GMT +1]
Profiles and Essays of the Top 3 Essay Contestants
Adu Michael Adeyemi
I am currently a Law Graduate and a Nigerian Law School (NLS) hopeful. As a nationalist, I believe in the Nigerian dream and the possibility of seeing it become a reality. When I am not writing and creating content professionally, I spend my free time writing and creating content just for the fun of it – among other things of course.
“The country’s purpose as an arbiter of peace has not been restricted to the continent. The position of the country as a big weight in the continent has heralded its importance in world politics.”
Olawale Lekan Christopher
I am a graduate of English from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. I spend my time between teaching and researching. I believe in and I’m guided by the simple philosophy that what one puts into life is what one gets from it, and I dream of a near future in which Nigeria will truly live up to its fond appellation, “The Giant of Africa”.
“The purpose of Nigeria, thus, lies in safeguarding the lives and property of Nigerians and also in providing conducive environment for a prosperous and fulfilling life.”
I am a medical student at the University of Ibadan. I’m quite drawn to knowledge and excellence, and I enjoy writing because of its attendant power of expression, as well as its effectiveness in creating internal realities that eventually transcend the boundaries of the mind to create our common, shared, reality. I also enjoy reading, music, etc.
As a Nigerian, I believe that, for us to precipitate our most desirable realities as a society, peace, cooperation, as well as love for country must be of utmost essentiality.
“However, the message is clear and simple: Nigeria provides evidence that black people are great — and not merely by being a populous country, or by priding itself only on its natural resources, but by churning out creativity and excellence of a sublime quality.”
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