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ev­ery now and again that our econ­omy is grow­ing. In fact, the hitherto un­known Statis­ti­cian-Gen­eral of the fed­er­a­tion gave a rev­e­la­tion that Nigeria has emerged as the num­ber one econ­omy in Africa and, in­vari­ably, the 26th in the world. We’ve been also told that Nigeria is the most de­sired African des­ti­na­tion for for­eign in­vestors.

Our ears are dull of hear­ing all these eco­nomic mumbo-jumbo. They are ever ex­pand­ing but, like the people of Ocea­nia, most of us are un­able to protest. If we do, our penance will be paid in “Room 101.” I’ll like to tell the Hon­ourable Statis­ti­cian Gen­eral of the Fed­er­a­tion that given the depth of our de­bil­i­tat­ing poverty, such news shouldn’t be given a fig. It was said some time ago that

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