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Nigeria,my country,
I remember you with mixed feelings
A great contraption
A mere geographical expression.

You have never been a nation!
A mere colonial creation
A time bomb awaiting explosion

You were marked for greatness
Epitome of God's kindness
But shying away from your destiny
You mask yourself in mediocrity.

You are a bundle of contradictions!
Steeped deep in corruption
Steeped deep in religion
Feeding your children with frustration.

You are the sleeping giant,
With the limbs of a Lilliput
Moving forward a task
Agonizing and slow.

You are the king
Whose princes and princesses
Like lazarus eat the crumbs
From the table.

Let these contradictions!
Let these frustrations!
Be catalysts to battle corruption to standstill
Thereby adding value to the national till!

Let there arise a leader in your midst!
With vision 
With conviction
Ready to drop dead
To make of you a paradise!

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