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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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President Buhari, Silence Is Not Always Golden, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Your silence might be political but it is not strategic and it is detrimental to national interest. Even if it conveys a sense of mystery to us, the predictable meaning we read into it are different. With this sort of silence, we feel more passivity, more uncertainty and relinquishment, if…
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Re-Inventing Education In Western Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

With falling revenues and increasing pressures to achieve greater efficiency in the use of public sector funds, our the need to decentralise public education services. Decentralisation is linked to objectives of achieving greater accountability on the part of the state in spending public funds. We emphasised the measurement of student…
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Is Saraki Nigeria’s Most Influential Lawbreaker?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

As Saraki's trial wears on, we are waiting patiently to see how his case will end at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. That judgement will define Buhari's presidency and show us the trajectory of the anti-corruption fight. Saraki appears to have committed cardinal sins and his atonement cannot be complete…
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Grabbing the Spaces In the New Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

When these efforts begins to yield, the North would have extended their lead in agriculture and the rest of Nigeria will be totally dependent on them for protein, grains and vegetables, leaving the South with tubers alone. As I write, they are grabbing the spaces and the opportunities. The North…
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Massive Healthcare Fraud: How Nigeria Painfully Kills Her People, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

This is a shame! It is a shame because Nigeria does not provide leadership in Africa except in stealing and corruption. Other African countries have gaps that they have to address. Ours are not gaps but canyons of corruption. We have lost all the rights to be a leading voice…
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The Peoples Democratic Party’s Imminent Death, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The demise of PDP as we know it has been long in coming. Under Jonathan's rule, public discussions of national issues and cohesion were debated in increasingly apocalyptic terms among increasingly uncivil adversaries within the same political This great unravelling, is the offspring of dissent and a worthy recompense for…
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