Digital Nigeria

A Nigeria that works is possible

Presently there are monumental challenges facing the country but it is important to note that problems provide opportunities. Access to digital technology (social, mobile, cloud, data analytics etc) has empowered us greatly and we can leverage this to overcome the challenges and make Nigeria great for ourselves and generations to come.

Despite the challenges, there are still some interesting things about Nigeria.

Nations are made great not by reason of abundant mineral resources, but by reason of great leaders who can organize human and material resources for the benefit of mankind.


Nigeria is great, but our true greatness is not in the petroleum and gas reserves neither is in the coal, uranium or gold deposits; our true greatness is in the abundance and variety of talents spread across the length and breadth of the country.

Digital Nigeria is an initiative to groom, inspire and engage digital leaders to champion the transformation of Nigeria leveraging the power of digital technology.

  1. Nigerian-Americans are the most educated group in the US, 29 percent of Nigerian-Americans over the age of 25 hold a graduate degree, compared to 11 percent of the overall U.S. population, according to the Migrations Policy Institute.  Among Nigerian-American professionals, 45 percent work in education services, the 2016 American Community Survey
  2. The Nigerian Golden Eaglets won the world cup (FIFA under 17 category) in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015.
  3. A Nigerian, Prof Philip Emeagwali won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications. It was acclaimed as the fastest computer application then.
  4. Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy in 2014 overtaking south Africa, though it relapsed back to the second position in 2016.
  5. For every five Black Africans, one is Nigerian.
  6. Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is the richest Black person in the world.
  7. Nigeria, with 521 languages has the fourth highest number of languages in the world. This includes 510 living languages, two second languages without native speakers and 9 extinct languages.
  8. A Nigerian, Mr Jelani Aliyu designed the Chevy Volt – the car that has been described as an “American revolution and one of the hottest concept in the design line.”
  9. Nigeria was the first country to contain ebola after the outbreak in 2014.
  10. Travel Visa was not required to travel to the United Kingdom till 1984.
  11. Nigeria has one of the largest youth population in the world.
  12. In September 1980 one dollar was equivalent of 53 kobo (.53 naira)
  13. Nigeria’s Wole Soyinka is a Nobel laureate. He wrote ‘Telephone Conversation!’
  14. Yobe: The oldest discovered boat in Africa, and 3rd oldest on the world, the 8500 years old Dufuna canoe was discovered by a Fulani herdsman in 1987 in Dufuna village, Fune LGA
  15. Nigeria, with  a population of  about million is the most populous Black nation and the 7th most populated nation in the entire world.
  16. There were over 14 well organized and independent kingdoms and empires in the area latter named Nigeria before the coming of the Europeans. These included the Nri Kingdom, The Benin Kingdom, the Oyo empire, the Sokoto Caliphate, the Hausa Kingdom, the Ibibio kingdom etc.
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