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Senator Aisha Alhassan: Disloyalty As a Political Tactic, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

She betrays an insufficient appreciation for a strong political ideology and a coherent set of beliefs that must not be abandoned at the altar of political expediency. Her mercenary approach to politics is a deep belief in “win at all costs” as a political virtue. It is a shame because…
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Protecting the Integrity of Nigerian University Admissions and Public Education, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The crux of the matter is: We must resist the impulse of turning our universities into academic wastelands. The paths of political interference, academic sloth, and mediocre achievement will ultimately lead us astray and endanger Nigeria. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) designed the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)…
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President Buhari, Please Breakup the Unholy Trinity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Unholy Trinity of Mamman Daura, Abba Kyari and Lawal Daura is not good for your administration. You can fire them today and nothing will happen. Same goes for the lesser evil - your attorney-general. He is a serpent! Dear President Buhari, I am happy you came back to Nigeria…
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Kleptocracy: What Are Treasury Looters Really Thinking?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a crying shame that the Nigerian in a position of privilege steals so much money than he needs, can ever use or easily access! Even with the most lavish lifestyle, no one needs that much money in a The question is: Have these monies benefitted the heirs of…
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Ozobulu Killings: Blood and Blood Money In the Church, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Ozobulu killings is a wake up call to all of us. We must reclaim the values of religion as it was, before the Pentecostal invasion. If we must halt the progression of the decay of values affecting us, God-fearing religious leaders must call out those who pollute their ranks.…
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The Knowledge of Now: Pathways for the Yoruba, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

There is no shortcut to hypermodernity. The link to hypermodernity is education. We cannot compete or achieve hypermodernity by continuing with education in the traditional way. We have to recalibrate education to fit and tap into the new knowledge economy by creating hubs and regionalising processes. It is time to…
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Bukar Abba Ibrahim – a Predatory Antagonist and Moral Hypocrite, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mr. Ibrahim is a fine example of a predatory antagonist, a chaotic, irrational enemy of order and disapprobation. His interview is worse than the lewd act he engaged in. He spoke with such insouciance and social construction of masculinity in a way that violates the essence of leadership and responsibility.…
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Constituency Projects: Easy Money for Leeches and Economic Saboteurs, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Who, or what, can lead Nigeria out of this sour patch of misgovernance? Who will help us educate the leeches in the National Assembly? Who will help protect our future by making sure we plan for this and future generation of Nigerians?.. There is a raging difference of opinion between…
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We Are Sentenced To A Lonely Old Age, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For many of us, our old age will be mired in nostalgia, regret and guilt. We will live long lonely lives with our children far away. As we age, we will shun visits to them, preferring the comfort of the familiar which is the home we have lived in and…
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How Oil Rent Messed Up the Nigerian Brain and Work Ethic, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

How did we get here? The impunity, corruption and mediocrity that has taken root in Nigeria is due to rent. In less than two generations, Nigeria has develop a rentier mentality that dismisses the imperative of work and efforts to make A rentier economy produces a culture that kills development,…
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