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Lola on Nigeria needs more than new leaders to change

Nigeria needs more than new leaders to change By Lola Adesioye, Special to CNN October 1, 2010 2:20 p.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nigeria celebrates 50 years of independence on the 1st of OctoberAccording to Adesioye, Nigeria's wealth is represented by its peopleNigeria's transformation depends on mindset shift from the people and not just change in leadership, she says Editor's note: New York-based British/Nigerian commentator Lola Adesioye is a regular contributor of commentary and features to a range of media including The Economist, The Huffington Post and CNN. She writes for as Africa's most populous country marks 50 years of independence Friday.  (CNN) -- People are corrupt. The elite don't care. The leaders steal from the people. Everything is falling apart and no one is doing anything about it. These are just some of the complaints regularly made by Nigerians about Nigeria. There's no doubt that these are valid complaints.Indeed, the car bombs which hi…