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“Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washes his hands he could eat with kings” Chinua Achebe, Things fall apart

They say, the greater a man, the longer his legacy. Well, there’s no arguing the impact left by Chinua Achebe, one of the world’s greatest writers.

Google recently honoured the iconic writer with a doodle, on what would have been his 87th birthday. His novel, Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, is still included in the high school curricula across many nations. The story deftly combines themes of community, romance, and achievement with truths about history and human frailty, to create a timeless page turner.

The lifestyle section of the Unity Bank Digest features a piece on one of Africa’s most celebrated writers.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s real GDP growth for Q3 2017 increased by 1.4%, mainly due to a spike in oil production (2.03mbpd). Real GDP growth of the oil sector was 25.89% (y-o-y) in Q3 2017. This is 48.92% higher than the rate recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2016.

This edition of the Unity Bank Digest contains a breakdown and analysis of the GDP results, alongside other news and developments of the period.

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