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2018 PositiveNaija Essay Competition Voting Proceedings (Top 3)

Essay Topic: The Love of a Nigerian!

Objective: Informing the world what genuinely makes Nigeria and Nigerians kind, cooperative, tolerant and well-meaning towards one another and humanity today.

Vote the Essay(s) that best represents 'The Love of a Nigerian!'

  • Akunna James-Ibe (41%, 15,615 Votes)
  • Ogigbah Esiri (40%, 15,331 Votes)
  • Adu Michael Adeyemi (18%, 6,937 Votes)

Total Voters: 37,868

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*Anyone can vote | You can vote multiple times | *Poll logging method is by cookies |Voting period: 17-09-2018 – 23-09-2018 (11:59 pm) [GMT +1]

Profiles and Essays of the Top 3 Essay Contestants
                        Akunna James-Ibe

“When I first saw the theme for this contest, I was torn between disbelief and worry. Here was a contest that did not require me to give solutions to the spate of insecurity in the country or wipe out poverty with a flourish of my pen. Here was a contest that needed me instead to put the spotlight on the other Nigerian realities that have been cowering beneath more aggressive realities.”

My Essay: The Love of a Nigerian! 2018 AJ-I

I am a 400 level medical student of the University of Nigeria, NsukkaAkunna James-Ibe.

I have come to love many things, but reading and writing have a whole chamber of my heart to themselves.

I hope for an Africa where every individual will learn to truly love God and truly love neighbour.

The seemingly ideal concept of Love is the only real remedy to our ills.



                            Ogigbah Esiri 

“There is so much about the Nigerian family that influences the way we behave towards humanity in general.”

My Essay: The Love of a Nigerian! 2018 OE

I aOgigbah Esirim a student of Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State.

I am pursuing a first degree in mechanical engineering and I’m currently in my final year.





                        Adu Michael Adeyemi 

“Inter-ethnic and inter-religion marriage is common place. It is perhaps the fabric that has continued to keep the nation together. This has contributed in no small measure to the general religious understanding and tolerance in the country.”

My Essay: The Love of a Nigerian! 2018 AMA

A peAdu Michael Adeyeminultimate law student of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, I am passionate and optimistic about a Nigeria that works.

I spend my time away from sunlight and can be seen in libraries reading and writing.






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