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A new perspective is the vision to success in 2020

By Morak Babejide-Alabi It is a new year and the start of a new decade. It is the first month of the New Year. The beginning of the year is when some of us think we should set priorities, goals and equally make resolutions. We identify the New Year as the start of another road
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Theresa May

The many tales of the last year of the decade (2)

When Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced her planned resignation for June 7, last year, it did not come as a surprise. The world had waited for three years to hear this. May took over the leadership of the Conservative Party in July 2016. At the time, she grinned from ear to ear in excitement. She harboured no thoughts of the bigger responsibilities, especially exiting the European Union.

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Hong Kong, Christmas, Protests

The many tales of 2019 (1)

The year 2019 is rolling to an end. In a few days, we will be celebrating the end of a decade that has been full of notable events. Some of the events will go down in history books as landmarks. It has been a decade when unthinkable developments took place.
It will be a massive task trying to chronicle the events of this decade. But, the past twelve months could represent the years of the decade. I decided to do a two-part snippets compilation of my thoughts on major events from January till date.

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UK signs African trade agreements before Brexit

UK 2019 election: Johnson’s majority was at Corbyn’s expense

The United Kingdom’s 2019 General Election is won and lost. As the results came in, the victorious party became more raucous in celebration. The clever ones among the losers are already laying out strategies on how to win the next election. The results may have come as a surprise to political amateurs, but for the experts, everything took an expected course.

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Nigeria is losing a whole generation to unemployment

Why is there so much hate in the land? (1)

I shifted on the sofa, stretched out my legs and adjusted my head to allow a clear breathing passage. I have a few more minutes to waste before I start the arduous work. Nigeria has been on my mind for quite some time, and I thought to myself it was time to visit the motherland. I am always excited about the probability of going to Nigeria. This is not only for the opportunity to meet long-time family members and friends but also to catch up with new developments.

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