Bámidélé Upfront

Nigerians And The Five Basic Laws Of Human Stupidity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Merriam Webster dictionary defines stupidity as: “behavior that shows a lack of good sense or judgment” or “the quality of being stupid or unintelligent.” Given this definition, what adjective qualifies a population of 170 million people who routinely elect thieves and morons? How do we describe a people who elevate…
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Columns

National Conference: They Dared, They Failed, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is shocking that they dared to end the National Conference on the note of tenure elongation. It is good for Nigeria’s political future that they failed. Delegates were surprised on the resumption of the Conference last Monday to see in their package a brand new 2014 Draft Constitution they…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Osun Elections Shows You Can Make Your Vote Count, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

The State of Osun became the firewall for the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) juggernaut. Osun elections bears witness that; you can make your vote count. It also shows, with awareness and advocacy, people will make informed choices.  Voting in an election is a primary…
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Columns

Ebola’s Revelations About Our Paganism and Credulity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Ebola, this frightening viral disease has become the crisis of today, not only in West Africa, but globally. The capacity of the disease to spread fast and to kill fast is terrifying. The way the disease kills, bleeding its victim to death is petrifying. It’s the type of disease that…
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Democracy and Governance

Keeping the Chibok Yellow Ribbon Aglow, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today is the 115-day since over 200 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, while they were sitting for their final exams. Today is 100 days since we in the Abuja Family have been meeting every single day to demand of our government and security agencies to…
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Democracy and Governance

PDP Power and the Electricity We Don’t Have, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria as a country has never had as many promises in its lifetime as the PDP governments had promised, in vain, about improved electricity supply since 1999. I doubt that any country in the world has invested as much as we have on electricity as we have and yet we…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Agriculture Alone Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Mono-Product Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's impulse-driven consumerism and complacent solipsism gnaws at me; it is infectious and in the open for every one to see. It is unsustainable, yet the higher-ups seem unconcerned by it, preferring to import rice from Thailand for distribution in exchange for votes. They tout the rote catechism of lending…
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