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MURIC: A Solution In Search Of A Problem That Doesn’t Exist, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yoruba collective identity is defined by common myths, history, values and symbols. This bond is what the Muslim advocacy group, The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) seeks to destroy. Under the leadership of Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC has been trying too hard to solve a problem that does not exist…
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Our Collective Fears and the Urgent Need for Presidential Response, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It has been a long time since I have seen Nigerians as frightened as they are currently. It’s the type of all-pervasive fear that emerges when people become acutely aware that they are confronted with multiple threats to their safety and that if one does not get them, another would.…
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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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How Did Agbonmagbe Bank Become Wema Bank?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Agbonmagbe could easily have been our own 160 years old Yorkshire Bank. It could have been the regional bank of the South-West driving real economic sustainability, as opposed to ephemeral "growth" without Agbonmagbe is a textbook example of a sole proprietorship without skills and a succession plan. Chief Doyin Okupe's…
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2020, Nigeria and the West Africa Challenge, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most important element of the on-going West African crisis is that Nigeria has essentially abdicated its leadership role built on the lives of our soldiers that fought to defend Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria needs to reinvent its leadership role in West Africa on both the security and economic…
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Why France Kidnapped West Africa’s Eco Currency, By Jibrin Ibrahim

motive for the Eco move is to ensure that Nigeria is permanently kept out of the currency. As Professor Ibrahim Gambari has always said, France has always defined itself as the main power block in Africa and so has always seen Nigeria’s self-definition as an African power as a threat…
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A Diaspora Interventionist Model For Knowledge Production In Africa, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

On the African continent, the Carnegie Corporation of New York seeks to stop the devastation and bridge the gap by funding interventionist programmes targeted at bringing diaspora knowledge producers to the continent, to fill the gaps. In academia, the transition to becoming producers of knowledge requires a shift in thinking…
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National Assembly and the President: Please Start Fighting, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We got to know all these details about the budget process because the presidency and the legislature were fighting and releasing information. Now that the fighting has ended, we know much less about what is going Nigerians are therefore wondering whether the Ninth legislature is about collusion. My expectation was…
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