Tag Archive | General Mohamadu Buhari

#PostcardsFromAfrica: “Progress Without Tears” By M.I. Okpara

In this edition of Postcards From Africa, we’ve decided to go back in time and revisit the wise words of some of our past national founders and builders. Sometimes, the answers for the present and future light we seek, may be buried in the shadows of our unexplored past.

I’d like to advocate that Michael Okpara’s philosophy and leadership principles be taught at schools in Nigeria and in fact made compulsory learning for all politicians, especially those of South Eastern origin. To think he was only 42 when he delivered this address! (Warning: It is a long read and yet so insightful, definitely worth every minute).

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Postcards from Africa #2: “This is not the Nigeria they fought for…” by Alexx Ekubo

#EmpoweredCitizenry #RaisingANewGenerationofAfricanLeaders

[The post below was written by Nigerian actor and media personality, Alexx Ekubo on the current political situation in Nigeria. It was culled from his Instagram Page, reformatted and posted here (along with his picture), with his explicit permission. Thanks a lot Alexx! And yes, he confirmed his name is actually spelled with two ‘xx’. 🙂

‘Have you seen my Childhood? By Alexx Ekubo

10488796_722521301141191_106242688_aI miss growing up, I miss the Good Old days and  the things that made it the “Good Old days”. Simple things like the peace in my country. I’m from Abia State, born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bred in Lagos, schooled in Katsina and lived in Kano. I attended University in Calabar, in Cross River State. I travelled the length and breadth of Nigeria without the fear of a bomb explosion or being kidnapped!

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