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The Biomes Of My Childhood Are Disappearing Fast!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

I urge the the policy makers in the South-West to take an urgent look at this We must not to destroy the earth and the resources that our children will need in the future. A generation that feeds on NOW, a generation that does not care about future generations, is…
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The Impervious Pendants Of Aso Rock, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

These are no ordinary times. In the annals of Nigerian history, this time is a terrible period of want, insecurity, economic upheaval and social failure. Nigerians need to be inspired and enthused. No leader, no matter how well intentioned he is, will succeed if he can't make himself understood, if…
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An Ex-Convict and A People Without Shame, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Shame on all of you who set bad examples by taking advantage of your status and or position. Ibori has not answered for the crimes he committed in Nigeria. He must be made to answer. Ibori should be arrested. Nigeria must make an example of its anointed thieves or nothing…
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Illegal Arms: A Threat To Nigeria’s Existence, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

To stem the spread of SALWs, the federal government must upgrade the operational capacity of the security agencies at the ports and land The sophistication in weaponry and handling in the hands of non-state actors are enough to wage a protracted war against the nation. This should concern each one…
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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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