2017 PositiveNaija Essay Competition Voting Proceedings
Essay Topic: How Great Is Nigeria!
Objective: Informing the world of what genuinely makes Nigeria a great country today and one to be proud of.
Vote the Essay that best represents 'How Great Is Nigeria!'
- Olawale Lekan Christopher (67%, 1,116 Votes)
- Udeme Akpan (27%, 455 Votes)
- Kenneth Okpomo (5%, 91 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,662
*Anyone can vote | You can vote multiple times | *Poll logging method is by cookies |Voting period: 22-09-2017 – 28-09-2017 (11:59 pm) [GMT +1]
Profiles and Essays of the Top 3 Essay Contestants
Olawale Lekan Christopher
“The Nigerian Spirit is borne out of a healthy blend of tenacity, hard work, intelligence, talent and humour.”
My Essay: How Great Is Nigeria! 2017 OLC
I am a graduate of English Language from the University of Ilorin. While I am politically non-partisan, I am nonetheless a patriot; I love and believe in Nigeria. So, as soon as I saw the title of this year essay contest (How Great is Nigeria!), I knew it was a perfect chance for me to consummate my passion for writing with my love for my country.
My hobbies are reading and writing. I believe in hard work, karma, love and God. My greatest aspiration, as trivial as it may seem, is to be a Gentleman: well-bred, well-cultured, learned and rational.
“Nigeria’s greatness is beautifully reflected from the dark shadows of the past, gently radiates through the battles of the present and shines for the hope of the future.”
My Essay: How Great Is Nigeria! 2017 UA
I possess a first degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State. I am melancholic in temperament. I enjoy creative writing, playing lawn tennis, travelling, researching and cooking.
“Nowhere else is the greatness of Nigeria more pronounced and accentuated than in human capital.”
My Essay: How Great Is Nigeria! 2017 KO
I am a graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology. I am currently enrolled for the M.Sc program in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the National Open University of Nigeria. My research interests are in the areas of democracy and good governance, rural and urban development, poverty alleviation and economic empowerment, race and ethnic relations, among others. I have an immutable faith in the Nigeria and in her potentials and as a patriot, I will continue to project Nigerian values and cultures in positive light both at home and abroad.