Every new year comes with feelings of optimism and hope. This the world certainly needs after a turbulent 2011, a year marked by social upheaval,economic crisis and widespread natural and man-made disasters. In Nigeria today, Jonathan is showing more assertiveness and the state of emergency declared though late,sends a perception of being in control even if it achieves nothing. I hope that leaders worldwide will listen more to their people in 2012. To all who have subscribed and made comments on this blog, thank you. To all who have read our posts thank you. Happy New Year!