Democracy Day: 6 inspiring things to know about Nigeria in spite of challenges

Democracy Day: 6 inspiring things to know about Nigeria in spite of challenges

Nigeria may have its challenges but there are interesting facts about the African country which make the latter the envy of other countries of the world.

As the country celebrates Democracy Day on Friday, June 12, brings you six inspiring things you should know about the giant of Africa courtesy of Africa Facts Zone.

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1. Africa's largest economy

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa.

2. Africa's second largest exporter of products.

The country is Africa's second largest exporter of products.

3. Africa's fifth largest foreign reserves.

Nigeria has the fifth largest foreign reserves in Africa.

4. Africa's largest oil producer and exporter.

In Africa, Nigeria is the largest oil producer and exporter.

5. World's third largest film industry, Nollywood.

Nollywood is the world's third largest film industry.

6. One of the world's most famous music industries

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Democracy Day: 6 inspiring things to know about Nigeria in spite of challenges
President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo credit: Muhammadu Buhari/Instagram
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In other news, an elderly woman who sells food broke down in tears when a stranger surprised her with cash gift on the road.

The stranger pretended he wanted to buy food but gave brought out an undisclosed amount of money and gave the woman to inject in her business.

The woman broke into tears and prayed for the man. She begged him to eat but the Good Samaritan declined.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a 16-year-old Nigerian identified as Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe has bagged presidential scholarship into 20 notable universities in the United States.

The disclosure was made during a high school graduation ceremony held recently in New Jersey.

The teenager described her success as a product of hard work, dedication, focus and steadfastness. Oyebola was the only female in the selected category who took the second position after a Chinese.

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She was offered admission on a scholarship basis into Teacher’s College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Norwich University, Bloomfield College, St. Benedict College, MonteClaire State University, New Jersey City University and 13 other universities in the US.

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