My parents want me to pursue admission into a university in the South-South, because its closer to where we stay, but I want to go to the
west, because that is where I hear the best schools in Nigeria are.
How do I deal with this situation?
The best way to deal with this situation is to convince your parents on why you need to school in the west. Find someone (your close family member) that has schooled in the west and get him/her to talk to your parents.
The only reason you should consider going against your parents wish is only if you can sponsor yourself through school or you can get a scholarship.