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While Yoruba Land Sleeps!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yoruba homeland is encircled, with its forests and major roads occupied by kidnappers and territorial expansionists because we have been sleeping! We found ourselves in this predicament because ìpọ́njú makes Us Yorùbá. The Yoruba do not unite around anything, unless they are faced with catalytic adversity. It is time…
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Saraki: Going Into Political Purgatory, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Senator Bukola Saraki, thank you for your service. Go and work for your restitution. I suggest you start by apologising to your people and to us in your generation for whom you were a bad example. For stunning loss was all I needed to forgive you. I know you will…
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Buhari: A Total Abdication Of Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What does the next four years hold for Nigeria? That the destiny of this nation is tied to a man that is so oblivious of its mounting challenges and possibility of civil revolt is confounding. If the state cannot protect us from ourselves, wouldn't that be considered as a push…
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Fulani Terrorists: Creating A National Crucible of Disaster, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is a "tragedy descending into a farce"... With the deadly silence from those who unleashed Operation Crocodile Smile on the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) but who have refused to even utter a word on Fulani terrorists, the nation is encouraging self-help, which is a vital ingredient in genocide.…
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Pacifism Will Not Help the South-West, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The South-West is primed to be the next theatre of mass slaughter and pillaging. This is not the time to placate killers. To be in a position of weakness is not strength, it is weakness. Those who want the land and blood of others feed on the presumption of cowardice.…
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Life In the Mud and Dust In A Kakistocracy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) have been treating children suffering from lead poisoning in Zamfara since 2010. Unsafe mining and ore processing have been fingered as the root causes of the lead poisoning crisis in the State. Many Zamfara children have died, while others are going through the slow…
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Nigeria: Nurturing the Anger of the Poor, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The ingredients of violent agitation are threatening to come together. The populist posture will soon wear out. The government must take active steps to guarantee legal rights to basic needs like food, health and education. Failure to act will threaten Nigeria's corporate existence. "No more free money". Some of us…
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Curtailing Theft and Vandalism In Our Communities, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Collectively we can free our communities from theft and vandalism because these twin evil affects us all. We can free our communities and country if we pay attention to what is going on around us and we are on the lookout for odd movements and behaviour. We should be quick…
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Chibok Girls: Five Years of Angst; Five Years of Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This Movement initiated by the brave people of Chibok and amplified by concerned voices round the world is creating a new path for ordinary citizens and civil society activists to create a new Nigeria. As the World joins Nigerians in making accountability demands on our government, we thank them for…
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Sartorial Commandments: ABU’s Assault On Freedom of Expression, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Universities are established for learning and the search for truth. The vitality of Nigerian universities came under threat long ago and the threat is now existential. Our institutions of learning are no longer spaces for contesting ideas, seeking and learning the truth, but a coliseum for gladiators to struggle for…
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