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Holding the Barrel: Nigeria and the End Of Oil, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In the long run, the trends in the auto industry will be devastating for the crude oil reliant economies and infrastructure deficient countries like Nigeria. The sooner our country begins to make serious efforts, the better the chances of finding new opportunities for If Nigeria does not stop paying lip…
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Bankers As Crooks, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately, the story will remain the same with the reluctant attitude towards the criminal prosecution of bankers and the banks themselves. It is unfortunate that legal safeguards cannot be maintained because the money the banks spend taints the political process from beginning to end. The “temporary” forfeiture of $153 million…
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Why The Criminal Politician Nexus Suffocates Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

We can change the narrative in Abuja and the state capitals. We have the power! We are only beset by the twin affliction of poverty and ignorance of the power we wield. If things must change we have to change the delegate system and use open primaries. Let us push…
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Professional Politicians As Incompetents, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

We must shun the idea of a professional politician who has nothing to return to if he loses an election. We must disavow any politician who is fixated on power, wants power for its sake and one who seeks financial reward. If we don’t do these, we will continue to…
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President Buhari, Tunnel Vision and Optics, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Where do we go from here? President Buhari has shown that integrity is not enough to govern. Politics and disparate ambitions among key actors in government is consuming this administration. Buhari is messing up his own legacy. He can wrestle his administration back from the hands of amphibious destroyers in…
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Judicial Tyrants and The Rule Of Thieves, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Can justice be served in the case of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia and her indicted colleagues? Hopefully! We must show our collective outrage and see this cancer for what it is. The arrests, indictments and evidences confirm what we have known all along but which the government ignored - that the judiciary…
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May We Never Forget Them and Their Sacrifice, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

To honour their memory, our appreciation must go beyond burying them at the National Cemetery. It must go beyond posthumous honors. The least we can do for those who made the ultimate sacrifice is to demand better conditions and equipment for soldiers on the battlefield. We must demand that the…
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Nigeria According to Personal and Political Ethics (II), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

One of the biggest problems in Nigeria is that many powerful people mistake themselves for the state. In the hands of leaders like Saraki, Nigeria will remain unfortunate unless Nigerians rise against religious, ethnic and monetary considerations when electing public office holders. Things happen very fast when the Nigerian political…
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The Buhari Administration – Between Arbitrariness and Institutionalisation, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

President Buhari should know that he’s frittered his goodwill and Nigerians are now impatient. The people of this country, from Sokoto to Uyo, are tired of appeals to ignorance, emotions, untestable claims to know, unachievable promises to deliver, and all forms of manufactured and exaggerated crises. John Locke calls it…
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Nigeria According To Personal and Political Ethics (I), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Obanikoro did not come back home because he loves Nigeria. He came home because America will not let him be Musiliu Obanikoro. He will rather come home and bribe judges or even be in prison for a few months where he gets to renovate his own wing of the prison…
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