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Nigeria According to Personal and Political Ethics (II), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

One of the biggest problems in Nigeria is that many powerful people mistake themselves for the state. In the hands of leaders like Saraki, Nigeria will remain unfortunate unless Nigerians rise against religious, ethnic and monetary considerations when electing public office holders. Things happen very fast when the Nigerian political…
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The Buhari Administration – Between Arbitrariness and Institutionalisation, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

President Buhari should know that he’s frittered his goodwill and Nigerians are now impatient. The people of this country, from Sokoto to Uyo, are tired of appeals to ignorance, emotions, untestable claims to know, unachievable promises to deliver, and all forms of manufactured and exaggerated crises. John Locke calls it…
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Nigeria According To Personal and Political Ethics (I), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Obanikoro did not come back home because he loves Nigeria. He came home because America will not let him be Musiliu Obanikoro. He will rather come home and bribe judges or even be in prison for a few months where he gets to renovate his own wing of the prison…
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Is Democracy and Freedom Good For Nigeria?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The real issues and problems in our democratic experiment should concern us all. The issues are the lack of institutions to protect us from ourselves, education, poverty, the social and economic roles of families, the lack of democracy in our economic lives, and the need to redefine our local governments.…
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Yoruba Ancestry: What They Couldn’t See, What We Can See, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

If we get our acts together, educate our children to global standards, we could create a Yoruba regional miracle within the continent with the rapidly growing workforce. Our fathers say the war does not affect the wise cripple. How we prepare for the coming population boom is the single most…
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Beyond Selfies: Zuckerberg’s Visit and The Knowledge Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is light years behind in the new knowledge economy. For it to compete, ground work must be laid to become factor driven, efficiency driven and innovation driven. A lot of work needs to be done in education and skills development, power generation and distribution, technological readiness and innovation. Beyond…
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A Twelve Step Programme To Nigeria’s Greatness, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Right now, there is blood on the streets. It compounds an already hazardous situation in which Nigeria accounts for 25 percent of childhood mortality in Africa and low life expectancy. Nigerians are hungry and groaning under heavy economic burden. President Muhammadu Buhari has to commit to a new pact with…
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Nigeria’s Salvation Lies Outside Politics, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria’s salvation lies beyond politics. The missteps, back office deals and irreverent compromises of the Buhari administration has made it very clear. It is also clear that if people seek power over others, they will conspire to advance their own interests. No matter how we cut it, there is no…
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Dogara, Pork and the Bacon, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In a country where impunity and abuse of office is a practiced art without official sanction, we must ask and support anti-corruption agencies in investigating Dogara. We need to rid the system of pork barrel spending. His argument is that it is not illegal. But that is on the surface.…
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APC’s Platoons Of Economic Criminals, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is clear that the APC has mishandled its electoral success so There is a lot of ferment out there and a changing swirl of political attitudes and loyalty. How they manage the crisis within the restructure the economy to work for the average Nigerian will influence the outcome of…
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