Bámidélé Upfront

A Deficit Of Great Leaders, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The entrenchment of machine politics is Nigeria's biggest barrier to political progress, and it will take improvement in ethics to overcome it. Whichever political party we examine, what we see are a people with an atrophied sense of moral perspective. This age, our age, has a deficit of great leaders.…
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Magu and Daura as Signifiers that Presidential Authority Has Crumbled, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today, Nigerians are getting very worried that President Muhammadu Buhari is too weak to exercise his authority and his subalterns are taking the opportunity to do what they like. Let us hope and pray that the President can re-assert his authority immediately by ensuring that all his subaltern appointees obey…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Imperative of Rolling Back Our Dangerous Impulses, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

We must aspire to actions and deeds that are bigger than our existence. Nigeria will not be great until each one of us aspires to a larger mind than the one that will be destroyed with our brain in death. President Muhammadu Buhari came back contrary to the wishes of…
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Our Brand New Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This government has already built a solid reputation as the slowest government in Nigerian history. If it took 20 out of the available 48 months to develop the Plan, I wonder when the gear will shift to full implementation. Finally, after 20 months in office, the government published its Economic…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Where Are The Men?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Deficient masculinity will invariably render Nigeria and indeed the world impotent in the face of the ensuing political and cultural We must not yield to dangerous impulses and the constant pressure of radical feminists who want men to surrender their manhood to women who hunger for it. Is Nigeria walking…
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Good Leadership: What We Lack and What We Need, By Jibrin Ibrahim

"The qualifications for leadership today are money, sycophancy and blind loyalty. He drew attention to his own party, the ruling APC. He said that at the last delegate’s conference of the APC, many of them were illiterate who could not even vote by themselves and had to get others to…
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The Killing Fields of Kaduna State and the Maikori Affair, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kaduna State is a microcosm that tells the narrative of the larger Nigerian State. Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, which accepts differences among its peoples and has a fairly large consensus of agreeing to live Kaduna State is an important litmus test of our ability to succeed…
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Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership, By Okey Ndibe

The South-East of Nigeria is indeed a laboratory of willful neglect by the Nigerian state. But the zone’s deeper crisis, I suggest, is the wretched leadership acumen exhibited by most of its leaders, with the loquacious Okorocha exemplifying that malaise. I believe that the frenzied quest by disaffected Igbo youth…
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