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Utilitarianism – What Nigeria Lost, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The horror of living in a country so blessed yet so devastated can be explained by the lack of belief in utilitarianism. Nigeria is not breeding apostles of kindness and compassion in significant numbers. There are few torch bearers for the common good and there is little concern for human…
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That Thoughtless Sack Of Doctors, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

Once again, President Goodluck Jonathan can’t stop making a vulgar spectacle of himself. In a move that seems pretty blasé to him, he sacked 16,000 resident doctors in one fell swoop. How rational is that in a country in dire need of doctors? According to the World Health Organization (WHO),…
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Nigerians And The Five Basic Laws Of Human Stupidity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Merriam Webster dictionary defines stupidity as: “behavior that shows a lack of good sense or judgment” or “the quality of being stupid or unintelligent.” Given this definition, what adjective qualifies a population of 170 million people who routinely elect thieves and morons? How do we describe a people who elevate…
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Osun Elections Shows You Can Make Your Vote Count, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

The State of Osun became the firewall for the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) juggernaut. Osun elections bears witness that; you can make your vote count. It also shows, with awareness and advocacy, people will make informed choices.  Voting in an election is a primary…
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Agriculture Alone Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Mono-Product Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's impulse-driven consumerism and complacent solipsism gnaws at me; it is infectious and in the open for every one to see. It is unsustainable, yet the higher-ups seem unconcerned by it, preferring to import rice from Thailand for distribution in exchange for votes. They tout the rote catechism of lending…
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Jonathan, His $1billion Boko Haram Loan, And 2015 Election, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

There comes another request for loan designed to immiserate the country more than ever before and for nothing but the injurious pleasure of winning an election at all cost. Boko Haram can make a bomb out of anything, but the bomb Mr. Jonathan makes on paper since he became President…
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Emir Sanusi, This Is How You Can Help The North, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

This is a memo to HRH Lamido Sanusi on the brass tasks ahead. Your Majesty, I wish to congratulate you on ascending the throne of your forefathers. Long may you reign in peace. Sir, you have proved your impressive intellectual and political stamina, it is time for you to leave…
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Mr. Jonathan – Free The Press, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mr. Jonathan and his government should realize that Nigerians will not be silenced, we will continue to share our stories through social media.   The government of has defaulted to pervasive use of the nation's security apparatuses to enforce Prior Restraint on the Press, members of the opposition and certain…
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