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How Oil Rent Messed Up the Nigerian Brain and Work Ethic, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

How did we get here? The impunity, corruption and mediocrity that has taken root in Nigeria is due to rent. In less than two generations, Nigeria has develop a rentier mentality that dismisses the imperative of work and efforts to make A rentier economy produces a culture that kills development,…
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Civil-Military Relations in a Context of Rising Sectarian Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Nigerian Defence and Intelligence establishment has recently declared the IMN a security threat to the country. I believe that we need to be careful not to push this group towards an insurgency. Already, the group has a strong sense of victimhood after the army killed hundreds of their members.…
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The (Missing) Agenda of Restructuring Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the debate continues, we may also want to place the French option on the table. The tight fiscal situation in the country has made it difficult for regional governments to raise enough resources to run their affairs. Consequently, they have decided democratically that regions can negotiate with themselves and…
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The University, Progressives and the Unintended Consequences of the Equality Principle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The fact of the matter is that Nigerian governments are irresponsible and never fully implements the deals it signs. The struggle for a responsive and accountable government is a much larger one and goes far beyond the ASUU struggle. ASUU must go into introspection and learn what every trade unionist…
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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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