Bámidélé Upfront

Amotekun As Response To Adversarial Stimuli, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Let it be known that Amotekun is a value system whose primary organisational goal is working cooperatively with citizens as individuals or groups to prevent crime, identify criminals and report criminal activity affecting the livability of each state in the West of It is an ideological change in combating crime.…
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Rethinking Monetary Policy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

How much of the conversation, going forward, will benefit from the fact that the deputy governor nominee is uncommonly qualified for the function? For too long the banking sub-sector of the financial services landscape has been tapped for central bank talent. The recent nomination of a new deputy governor-designate for…
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Do Buhari, Malami Know A Man Called Tafawa Balewa?, By Festus Adedayo

Apparently a young officer of the Nigerian Army at the time Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Nigerian Prime Minister from 1957 – 1966, it goes without saying that President Muhammadu Buhari must know of Balewa, even if he didn’t know him. Conversely however, if his official birthday of April 17,…
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Democracy and African Development (3), By Rafiq Raji

Cheeseman (2015) suggests “Africanising” democracy, arguing some of the “most successful innovations on the continent, such as zoning in Nigeria or the best loser system in Mauritius, have been homegrown.” Cheeseman (2015) advocates “a more indigenous set of political arrangements” is best suited for Africa’s peculiarities. For better or worse,…
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All Hands Must Be On Deck To Defeat the Madness of Terrorists!, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Dear brothers and sisters, every…
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Amotekun: A “Child” of Controversy Is Born, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

As Amotekun’s work begins, it is expected that leaders of the South-West will invest in infrastructure and technology to drive the process. They should ensure they put a legal framework in place to guide the operation and curb the excesses of members, considering that membership is being drawn from a…
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