Columns

Combating Fake News and the Emotive Pathway to Self-Destruction, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The spirit and the skills of the verification of what we hear and see must improve if we are to get out of the trap of mutual self-destruction. It will take time to rebuild trust but let’s begin by fact-checking what we are told so that the fear that the…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ekiti Clientelist Jiu-jitsu: Engaging the Needy and the Greedy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately for all of us, each vote costs a lot more! Individually, in our communities, we must engage the needy and the greedy among us; that the real value of every vote is our future, the future of our families, our communities and ultimate our country. This trend must be…
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The Urgency of Peace Building In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Given the scale and depth of insecurity and break down of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, we need to focus our attention on building effective institutions, with emphasis on peace building. There is urgency in the institutionalisation of conflict management, resolution and peace building mechanisms in the country. “I love my…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria: Losing the Monopoly of Violence To Non-state Actors, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A responsible government should not allow people to steal cows or to kill for cows. When individuals or groups are targeted by nebulous groups who are not backed by a nation and cannot be held accountable, that is terrorism and the government, if not complicit, should declare them as terrorists.…
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Equal Justice and Protection As Escape From Corruption and Poverty Trap, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

No matter the lens we use in viewing the effects of corruption; it is often personal and very If Nigeria must escape this annihilating poverty trap, let there be consequences for actions, let there be justice and Nigeria will realise its potential and take its place among great countries of…
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The National Assembly and the Tradition of Messing Up the Budget, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Essentially, the National Assembly has turned the budget into a completely incoherent set of monetary allocations designed to boost the egos of legislators and swell their bank accounts. Our legislators have become completely irresponsible and they must be stopped in the national interest. Once again, the National Assembly has re-written…
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Scandals, As the Judiciary Becomes a Direct Threat To Electoral Democracy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The judiciary must begin to learn that “raison d’état” exist and they should reflect before they take actions that could compromise the Constitution and the democratic institutions and processes it enshrines. They must begin to make the distinction between a delinquent debtor that has money and refuses to pay their…
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A Party and A President In Political Panic, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

This panic would have been unnecessary if the APC learnt anything from The die is cast! With active politicking for 2019 in top gear, it is unclear if the president and his party have what it takes to serve the country now, and check the apprehensions from which the country…
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