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Religion, Politics and the Growing Poverty Subculture, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...can religious sensibilities clarify our thinking about poverty when Muslim and Christian clerics have taken control of the minds and pockets of Nigerians? No! Nigerians are fighting the fires of disease, insecurity, hunger and early death due to widespread and escalating poverty, propelled by the lack of vision and greed.…
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Is University Education For Everyone?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The race to the bottom in education started with lack of planning for a bugeoning population and the unrestrained pillaging of the nation's resources. In addition, the state and federal governments made vocational studies unattractive, laid emphasis on university education by focusing on the quantity and not the quality of…
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Dipo Famakinwa (1967-2017): Development Guru and Visionary, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A good man is gone! What is important now is preserving and advancing his legacy. What does that mean? It means we must not let DAWN die! It means we must ensure capable and resourceful individuals who are committed to the cause of the Yoruba are appointed to lead DAWN…
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The Dumbing Of Nigeria By Entertainment, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The millenials were socialised into dumbness by a combination of irresistible forces, long in existence before they were born. These include the death of a reading and print culture, a disturbing lack of understanding of basic geography, science, history and civics. The dumbing down of Nigeria started with its failed…
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The Anti-Corruption War: Lost Cases and a Lost Cause, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...justice is not swift in Nigeria as depicted by the sword. Saraki used several tricks to prolong his case and frustrate the administration of justice at the Code of Conduct Tribunal and it is perfectly legal. There is no reason prolonging our agony. Buhari's anti-corruption war is a charade, a…
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The Senate Of Dino’s Face and Saraki’s Hand, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Truly educated leaders will know and understand the limits of their powers and they will help us move beyond the tyranny of the ruling elite and witch hunt based on a few bruised egos. Perhaps we will learn to elect to the legislature, people with political integrity, men and women…
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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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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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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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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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