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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…
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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.…
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Borrowings Without Infrastructure: Mortgaging Away Our Future, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...where are the infrastructure we were promised? Budgets have not been implemented even by half, yet the country is borrowing more and producing a tidal wave of debts that will eventually crush the next generation in red ink and likely crash our economy well before then. Parents are saddled with…
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How Nigeria Can Emerge From Being A “Shithole”, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

If we must emerge from our "Shithole", we must tackle mediocrity, endemic corruption and impunity. Actions must have consequences. A culture of excellence is the difference. It is the reason why some countries succeed and others fail. We must strive for excellence to emerge as a strong, virile economic and…
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Fulani Herdsmen: Inciting the Rise of Other Militias?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It will be to the eternal shame of a retired General turned "democrat" that Nigeria descended into anarchy and became a country of militias under his watch. Like Boko Haram, the Fulani herdsmen's attacks are resource-driven, extraction-focused, and for self-enrichment. Behind the attacks is a powerful coalition whose raison d'être…
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Nigeria Must Think!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Today, I ask you to make every decision in your life based on reason, logic, and is almost here and they will come again to ask you to vest power in orchestrated charade has started in Abuja at the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) convention. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will…
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#EndSARS: Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalisation of Youth, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Everyday, young people who face the fear of their rucksacks being ransacked, who are afraid of riding in the same car with their peers, who are scared of moving around with their laptops or even get creative with their hairstyles or dressing, can articulate with amazing detail how these situations…
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From Libya To Europe: Crossing The Archipelago Of Torture, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

I have dedicated my column this week to this issue because a few people have told me they will rather die trying than stay to face a future that does not exist. I don't know if I can stop them. All I can do is to lay the perils of…
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The Case For A Good Judicial System, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

How did we get here? I have heard that question many times and it is a question I too have asked many times myself. It is a rhetorical question. Nigeria did not get to this sorry state overnight. We all know where we are headed. Any society that does not…
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Buhari Has Lost The Buharists, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Buhari has lost the plot and his supporters by squandering a great opportunity. The last two years were a waste. He may pick the pieces and attempt some realpolitik for the next one year. He can only do that if he rediscovers himself and listen to the angry voices on…
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