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FORMER American Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Walter Carrington, yesterday said the American government and other world powers were prepared to assist Nigeria regain its position as the giant of Africa because of their confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari was an honest leader and “tough enough to turn this country around.” 212 more words


Shehu Yar'Adua: Discovering the 'bridge builder' in a room full of memories and memorabilia

Is Shehu Musa Yar’Adua the best president Nigeria never had? This was the question on my mind as I walked through the exhibition in memory of the late soldier-turned-politician, tucked inside the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, the fancy structure in Abuja’s Central District, commissioned in 2002 and named after the man widely regarded as a “bridge builder”. 669 more words


Just Shy Of Infinity

Who would have thought? I mean, who would have thought that when I was 25 years old and utterly convinced that Marjorie Barstow’s approach to teaching Alexander’s work was superior in every way to the stiff, postural, ritualistic procedures that had come to be known as the Alexander Technique, … 970 more words

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"Don't let anything get you down..."

Some people go to a monastery to make a retreat…me, I return to Paris. Paris, according to a close friend of mine, is my spiritual place. 606 more words

Alexander Technique

Ode to my Bicycle

My bicycle is now ensconced on its trainer. With it I am rehabbing my knee. It’s a very retro hybrid bike, a Bianchi Milano Alfine. You know I am fond of things French, but for a bike, gimme an Italian Bianchi any day. 1,078 more words

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Nigeria The Underperformer The dangerous mix of corruption and poverty, by Walter Carrington.

A former United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Walter Carrington, speaks on the challenges of corruption in Nigeria and the mismatch between growth and poverty as it relates to the much touted VISION 202020. 3,879 more words

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Let me make this clear: I obfuscate. When I talk about “my teacher” — well “my teacher” is more than one person. “My teacher” is a conglomeration. 442 more words

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