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I prefer utilizing systems thinking in solving problems. Those who know me very well would have heard this concept from me many times. It just works in every situation – personal, business or society. I have attended Universities in Nigeria and South Africa. The level

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Dear African Presidents

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Jega’s Pronouncement

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