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The qualities we desire in a true leader

Depending on who you are listening to or whose analysis you are reading, Nigerians are either very easy to lead or impossible to lead. Those who think Nigerians are very easy to lead point at the relatively docile nature of the people. All the people ask for they argue, are basic amenities like light, water, roads and a place to hide their heads—amenities that other countries take for granted.

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Our neighbour’s new president

A piece of good news that heralded the New Year in the West African sub region was the successful transition of power in Ghana on January 7. It was a sign that democracy is taking root in our region in spite of the latter day antics of Yahya Jammeh of Gambia; it was a sign that the voice of the people can resonate and make a difference; it was also a sign that John Mahama, the out-going President put a system in place that allowed some transparency and level playing field.

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