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THE NEW SOFT POWER: WAY TO GO FOR NIGERIA

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Tunji Awonusi

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What we have done in the last four editions of the magazine is to X-ray what has worked for countries who understand the workings and contributions of the Diaspora in the development matrix.

The New Soft Power: Chinese Diaspora

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The biggest, by far, of the diaspora influence in their home country politically, economically, socially and technologically is the Chinese Diaspora. The Chinese Diaspora goes back hundreds of years due to the migratory nature of the Chinese people and the fact that some of them are nomads.

THE NEW SOFT POWER: ISRAEL DIASPORA

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Tunji Awonusi writes on the powerful influence of the Jewish Diaspora in advancing the socio-economic wellbeing of their home country and how Nigeria can tap into this invaluable resource to bail itself out of recession.

The New Soft Power: Irish Diapora

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I have decided to continue with our series on the new soft power and I plan to share with our esteemed readers the story and successes of the Irish diaspora. The Irish story is very personal to me because my family and I still live in that country, so it’s a story that resonates deeply. Diaspora

The New Soft Power: India Diaspora

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What I planned to do in the next six editions is to discuss in details how the big four (Israel, India, Ireland and China) have used their diaspora to develop their host country and their country of birth. The new shift in transference of knowledge and wealth in the last decade has all been achieved by the Diaspora. I will start with the India Diaspora.

Why Diaspora Matters In The New Emerging Nigeria

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When Hillary Clinton was US secretary of state in President Obama’s first administration, she was fascinated by the world of Diasporas. Not only did she make outreach to diasporas, she also made it part of her Global Partnership Initiative — a “whole of government” approach that was all about creating action-oriented partnerships between governments and the diasporas.

Hard Times Bring New Opportunities

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Regular readers of my column will notice that in the last one year this columnist has been making sure that he serves you with wealth creating and building strategies.

Curbing The Youth Unemployment Scourge In Nigeria

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The last one year has been a very challenging one for everyone in Nigeria, especially for our teeming unemployed youths whose hopes of having a better life are being quashed every second.

NIGERIA-CHINA DEAL COULD LEAD TO YOUTH AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION

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My dream for this column is to challenge our youth through the market place to become more entrepreneurial than being job seekers and this I have done through my previous articles in this column.

Family and Friends As our Best Kept Secret

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Last week I got an email from a former schoolmate who I have not seen in the last 30 years,saying that someone who reads my column in The Interviewwould like to speak with me. He wanted to know if it was okay for him to pass on my mobile phone number to him.

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