Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari: Four More Years Of Administrative Surrogacy?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The challenge for the opposition is building a good coalition and creating a populist slogan of opportunity, accountability and responsibility. Nigerians want an easy to understand, coherent economic view and aggressive reforms to make governance better. We all want jobs, education, power, infrastructure, health and security. We want a party…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

A President In Search Of Validation From Award Mills, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A president does not need the validation of engraved crystal ornaments or gold-plated trophies. The president can shore up his sliding approval rating by tackling the herdsmen issue, fight corruption honestly and put an end to cronyism and rank nepotism that he has been elevated to an art. Like other…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Bámidélé Upfront

Bill Gates, the Naked Truth and the Power of IMPACT!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Bill created the new paradigm of philantrocapitalism in charitable giving. He created a utilitarian approach to philanthropy by bringing a for-profit mentality to the non-profit He spoke our minds. He spoke the mind of millions who want Nigeria to rise to its full potential, and not the minds of government…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Is Buhari Unaware, Bound By His Choices Or Both?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Obviously, there is an enormous gap between the way President Buhari perceives himself and how those of us, who invested our hopes and aspirations in him, perceive him. We want a president who knows the issues and is open to continuous exploration and Nigeria needs an empathic and aware president,…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

University Education At All Cost Is Not Working, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, we are seeing a generation much worse off than their parents. Many parents have two to three unemployed graduate children living with them. A lot more are paying for their grandchildren's school fees. The university-at-all cost ideology is doing material harm…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

A Shameful Elite and the Democratisation of Information, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Every well meaning Nigerian must condemn the consistent urge to legislate for the protection of the current ruling elite, instead of looking for far-reaching and enduring legislation that will benefit future generations of Nigerians. This legislative myopia is a threat to our collective well being. Laws should be made to…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Dapchi Abductions: Failure of Governance and Common Sense, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In the end, Buhari will face the harsh judgement of history as the president that never What we want in a president at this critical decision point is a paradoxical combination of boldness and We must not be forced to choose between peace and justice. And freedom must not be…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

The Herdsmen and 2019 Electoral Calculus, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

An effective, definite and proactive crisis management of public perception will be key in the Middle Belt in order to forestall a backlash. President Buhari's letter to the Senate was a good step but it is not nearly enough. His refusal to visit the victims is unfeeling and sacrilegious. Is…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

INEC: Propagation Of Inefficiency and Sloth, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

INEC needs to send supervisors round the registration centres, and establish a complaint outlet. It will be helpful if INEC can have dedicated helplines, with telephone numbers that people can use to make complaints about the conduct of their staff. Whoever wants to study sloth, inefficiency, official arogance and disdain…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Do We Need A Movement, A Coalition Or Attitudinal Change?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Whether you join or believe in any of the emerging movements, coalitions or political party, nomenclature cannot change Nigeria. Only people can. Nigeria needs urgent re-moralisation and attitudinal change. We need to shun this crippling dysfunction and systemic erosion of values. Each one of us has a role to play.…
See More »