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Sowore’s Aluta Activism: The Compelling Need For A Culture Of Protest, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...there is the compelling need for civil society to have a popular front to induce and institutionalise a culture of protest to fight for social and economic rights, to extend the frontiers of democracy and be at the forefront of the resolution of the national question and the issues of…
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Of Ministers and Slots: A Legacy Of Cronyism, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is so sad that Buhari continues to disappoint and demystify himself each passing day. What an anticlimax for a man who touted integrity and and the anti-corruption struggle as the raison d'etre for his eligibility for the presidency. Before it is assumed to be normal, it is not. Appointing…
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The Abuse Of Faith By Pastors, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is morally reprehensible to dismiss the crimes of pastors and church leaders. It is an abuse of faith to attempt to silence critics and denounce people who challenge the church to be accountable as unfaithful, or lacking obedience to the word of God. To believe that church leaders are…
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Buhari’s Next Level Of Slow and “Slowbalisation”?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Welcome to the Next Level of Slow! We have a president whose understanding and acceptance of what constitutes a modern society is the pre-Sokoto Jihad. He just doesn't get it! More than a month into President Buhari's second term, the "Next Level" he promised Nigerians is shaping up to be…
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While Yoruba Land Sleeps!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yoruba homeland is encircled, with its forests and major roads occupied by kidnappers and territorial expansionists because we have been sleeping! We found ourselves in this predicament because ìpọ́njú makes Us Yorùbá. The Yoruba do not unite around anything, unless they are faced with catalytic adversity. It is time…
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Saraki: Going Into Political Purgatory, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Senator Bukola Saraki, thank you for your service. Go and work for your restitution. I suggest you start by apologising to your people and to us in your generation for whom you were a bad example. For stunning loss was all I needed to forgive you. I know you will…
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Buhari: A Total Abdication Of Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What does the next four years hold for Nigeria? That the destiny of this nation is tied to a man that is so oblivious of its mounting challenges and possibility of civil revolt is confounding. If the state cannot protect us from ourselves, wouldn't that be considered as a push…
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Fulani Terrorists: Creating A National Crucible of Disaster, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is a "tragedy descending into a farce"... With the deadly silence from those who unleashed Operation Crocodile Smile on the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) but who have refused to even utter a word on Fulani terrorists, the nation is encouraging self-help, which is a vital ingredient in genocide.…
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Pacifism Will Not Help the South-West, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The South-West is primed to be the next theatre of mass slaughter and pillaging. This is not the time to placate killers. To be in a position of weakness is not strength, it is weakness. Those who want the land and blood of others feed on the presumption of cowardice.…
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