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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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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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