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They Say Nigeria Has Been Promoted to a Lower Middle Income Country, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Since they say that we are now a middle-income country, let us recover our pride and design and implement a holistic exit strategy from dependency on donor funding for social sector programmes, while generating domestic resources to ensure sustainability. This week, I facilitated a workshop of National Assembly members jointly…
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National Assembly: You Cannot Have Powers Without Responsibility, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The legislators have been saying that they have the ultimate responsibility for finalising the budget and they are right. However there is a process and they cannot just do what they like. Budgets have their origins in the manifestos and programmes of the political party in power. I was alarmed…
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Bukar Abba Ibrahim – a Predatory Antagonist and Moral Hypocrite, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mr. Ibrahim is a fine example of a predatory antagonist, a chaotic, irrational enemy of order and disapprobation. His interview is worse than the lewd act he engaged in. He spoke with such insouciance and social construction of masculinity in a way that violates the essence of leadership and responsibility.…
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No Need to Fight: Restructuring Is the Basis of Happiness, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the greatest concern to Nigerians is the search for an alternative approach to that would involve the rehabilitation of the concept of politics and of democracy, as we know it. For too long, the reality of Nigerian politics has been thuggery, violence, political exclusion, ethnic Very few people benefit from…
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Constituency Projects: Easy Money for Leeches and Economic Saboteurs, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Who, or what, can lead Nigeria out of this sour patch of misgovernance? Who will help us educate the leeches in the National Assembly? Who will help protect our future by making sure we plan for this and future generation of Nigerians?.. There is a raging difference of opinion between…
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We Are Sentenced To A Lonely Old Age, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For many of us, our old age will be mired in nostalgia, regret and guilt. We will live long lonely lives with our children far away. As we age, we will shun visits to them, preferring the comfort of the familiar which is the home we have lived in and…
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How Oil Rent Messed Up the Nigerian Brain and Work Ethic, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

How did we get here? The impunity, corruption and mediocrity that has taken root in Nigeria is due to rent. In less than two generations, Nigeria has develop a rentier mentality that dismisses the imperative of work and efforts to make A rentier economy produces a culture that kills development,…
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