Opinion

Africa: Designing a New Trajectory For a Post-COVID-19 World, By Adewale Ajadi

In Africa, we have a choice and it is one we seem to have never previously been courageous enough to consider since we were reduced by slavery and subjugated by colonialism. We are at a time when the effect of the pandemic should call our better angels towards a more…
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COVID-19: Enabling A More Humane Response; Not A Blanket Travel Ban, By Adewale Ajadi

We need not close our borders at all. We certainly have not explored all the potential solution options, which could be alternatives to this reactionary In the place of border closure, Nigeria can lead the world in more solution- rather than fear-focused The response to the new coronavirus and the…
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Opinion

Chief Emiola Adesina: The Passing of a Social Landscape Architect, By Adewale Ajadi

For me I celebrate Baale and his He was a bridging leader long before the polarisation of today made that term a necessity. A social landscape architect who wove the tapestry of national culture seamlessly into communities and institutions alike, yet who was forever a committed and disciplined Ibadan man…
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Opinion

Nigerian Diversity, Criminality and the False Drums of War, By Adewale Ajadi

I wonder then why those who should know better are beating drums of conflict against the Fulani. Our history with the Fulani cannot justify the response. Furthermore, why are all the Fulani lumped together in this pursuit of conflict? Surely, every ethnic group has their criminals and one of the…
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Opinion

The Surge For the Youth As Drivers of National Development, By Adewale Ajadi

My approach – putting the speech in the context of the adaptive challenge confronting Nigeria – was intended as a call to action for these young leaders, some of who had been elected into Nigeria’s adaptive challenge is in using our demographic dividend to transform our country into a prosperous…
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Opinion

Nigeria 2019: When Character Triumphs In Popular Electoral Choice, By Adewale Ajadi

The most distinctive dynamic of the 2019 elections seems to be focused on the character of the candidates, rather than their plans or platform. The voting results that took out, in both major parties, prominent people who had powers of incumbency, as well as substantial war chests are, in themselves,…
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