• Germany is the most developed country in Europe. It has the following ethnic groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish). It is a homogeneous country with German ethnic group at 91.5% of the country population.
  • China is about to become the most powerful country in the world. Here are the ethnic groups in China. Han Chinese 91.6%, Zhuang 1.3%, other (includes Hui, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tujia, Tibetan, Mongol, Dong, Buyei, Yao, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Kazakh, Dai and other nationalities) 7.1%. It is a homogeneous country with Han Chinese ethnic group at 91.6% of the country population.
  • India is now one of the fastest growing countries in the world. It has the following ethnic groups. Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%. It is a homogeneous country with Indo-Aryan ethnic group at 72% of the country population.
  • Japan remains the only country in the world that was bombed with atomic bombs. Since then, it has remained the second most developed country in the world. It has the following ethnic groups. Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%. It is a homogeneous country with Japanese ethnic group at 98.5% of the country population.
  • Russia has the following ethnic groups. Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9%. It is a homogeneous country with Russian ethnic group at 77.7% of the country population.
  • The United States of America has the following ethnic groups. White 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate). It is a homogeneous country with white ethnic group at 79.96% of the country population.
  • Nigeria has the highest population in Africa but it is one of the most disorganised countries in the world. Since its creation in 1914 unlike all others listed above, it has experienced ethnically motivated violence, predatory opportunism and poverty. It has the following ethnic groups. Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%. It is a heterogeneous country. It will never be great. Great countries have always been homogeneous. Nigeria is better divided.

An Oduduwa Republic with the following ethnic groups. Yoruba 85%, Edo 10%, and Itsekiri 5% will be in the same league as Germany, Japan, China and the United States of America. We can pray to Jesus Christ and Allah from now till eternity, Nigeria will never be great. Only a homogenous country has the potentials to be a great country.

By Akin Opeodu

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