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APC: An Unstable Majority, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The APC may yet maintain their unstable majority in 2019, but insecurity, mass killings, selective prosecution, allegations of corruption, a barely-there economy and overall stasis in governance is a legacy the government will have to confront. The game is on! Since Buhari won the presidential election in 2015, intra-party wrangling,…
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Defections and the Contours of Political Power, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What happens next will be interesting to students of Nigerian politics because the defections from APC has not been unexpected; the splinter was long in Right from the onset, the APC was an amalgam of disunited interests and a victim of its own No party can achieve its goals where…
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The Crisis Of Leadership Recruitment In the South-West, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The urgency of now demands leaders who will rise to answer the call of the hour. We need leaders who will take on the challenge of our suffering out of strong moral conviction. We want leaders who will understand that failing to act under current events and circumstances has colossal…
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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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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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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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Power To The Youth!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is time to show our people that Nigeria is not operating a democracy. Our system is a heist; a platform for self-enrichment. Political life has been heavily undermined, and compromised. What we have is undemocratic liberalism, whereby individual protection and rights are ignored. Nigerian youth have on them the…
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The Tucano Planes Purchase: No Lessons Learnt From History, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The bad in the purchase of the Super Tucanos is that the conditions attached to the procurement are very similar to the conditions the British attached to the Jaguar jets bought by Shagari, and which made the then General Muhammadu Buhari cancel the delivery of the remaining jets. The agreement…
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Buhari’s U.S. Food Import Deal Will Make You Poorer, Fat and Sick, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Whatever your decision, be informed about the long-term consequences of consuming food grown and preserved by agricultural pesticides and industrial chemicals. These chemicals cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. Nigeria does not have the competence, the wherewithal and even the political or economic will, to monitor the amount of these…
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