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Prologue: just a class apart

In the midst of the daunting challenges Nigeria faces, it is easy to overlook the changes that are running through the country in different ways, and from different change agents, whose missions have been to make things better.

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Lamido’s laudable landmarks

The governor has made remarkable impact on the people, the state and the 27 local government councils of the state in all sectors of the state.

In the opinion of some, the greatest achievement of the Lamido administration may be the construction of brand new office complexes for the three arms of offices for the executive, judiciary and the legislative arms of government.

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Kwankwaso: Transforming Kano via open governance

Not many took him seriously when he plunged himself into the highly competitive presidential election under the All Progressives Congress, APC, which threw up Gen. Muhammadu Bunari at the last count. But he made a strong point even though he did not clinch the ticket: Kwankwanso, a first-timer in the presidential race, came second with 974 votes. At once, the political feat shored up Kwankwaso’s image and perhaps, made many to begin to look at him as a serious politician, who knows his onions.

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We did a new thing in Nigeria – Elumelu

In your own words, who is Tony Elumelu?

I am a very family oriented guy. Of course, I have a very close knit nuclear family but I also regard friends and colleagues as part of my wider family. I am also a very loyal and committed person. I think these values stem from my Nigerian/African background – I was born/bred/taught entirely in Africa! I am very proud of that fact. It demonstrates that it is still possible for people with humble backgrounds who work hard, dream big and have a desire for excellence to, with the help of God and a slice of luck, make it here in Africa.

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