Bámidélé Upfront

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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Bámidélé Upfront

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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Columns

The Poor Health of Our Political Parties, By Jibrin Ibrahim

..Nigerian parties do not have members. Party bosses and barons share member’s cards among Structures in the Nigerian political lexicon refers to patron-client relations in which the barons retain clients who they pay for to come to conventions and vote in particular ways that they have been directed to do.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Dipo Famakinwa (1967-2017): Development Guru and Visionary, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A good man is gone! What is important now is preserving and advancing his legacy. What does that mean? It means we must not let DAWN die! It means we must ensure capable and resourceful individuals who are committed to the cause of the Yoruba are appointed to lead DAWN…
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Columns

Sanusi the Radical, Sanusi the Emir, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kano is an important State in Nigeria and God has given the State a radical Emir who has the intellectual skills, princely training, religious knowledge and cosmopolitanism to provide progressive leadership. Since he ascended the throne, he has been a father to all, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.…
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The Chibok Girls: Three Years in Bondage, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...citizens have the absolute right to demand of their president that he does his job and secures the liberation of these Nigerians placed in bondage by terrorists. I can confidently assure President Buhari that we will continue to harass him until he does the needful and gets his government to…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Dumbing Of Nigeria By Entertainment, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The millenials were socialised into dumbness by a combination of irresistible forces, long in existence before they were born. These include the death of a reading and print culture, a disturbing lack of understanding of basic geography, science, history and civics. The dumbing down of Nigeria started with its failed…
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