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Value Orientation and Innovative Thinking: Akínkanjú As An Opportunity Entrepreneur, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Akínkanjú, the entrepreneur, is a pilgrim on the journey of discovery, disruption and change. She is constant in her doggedness, and never discouraged. It takes initiative and resourcefulness to have a vision, to take risks and create something of value, to be an Akínkanjú. The propagation of good values…
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Big Brother Naija: Cheap Thrills and Bad Behaviour On Reality Television, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Reality television is not harmless recreation. What we watch affects us on a cognitive level. What we see, hear and read influences our behaviour and emotions more than we Shows like BBN are coarsening our values by suggesting to us that fame or fortune can be had through manipulative and…
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Value Added Tax Increase: Robbing Peter To Pay Paul, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

This increase in VAT rate not only shows that we are not ready to face the real problems but that we are determined to rob Peter to pay Paul. For too long Nigeria has been living above its means. We keep borrowing to finance deficits, and this is unfortunately channelled…
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South Africa’s Xenophobia Has Exposed Nigeria As The Gnat Of Africa, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

No one takes a weak and crumbling state like Nigeria seriously outside its borders. No one respects an economically sick, rudderless nation. We have squandered our wealth and have become the GNAT of Africa. That we fought apartheid is ancient history. We were rich, boisterous and prodigal. Greed and waste…
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The FBI Raid, Yahoo Yahoo and Dignity of Labour, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Almost everyone is hooked on short cuts and determined to get rich or die trying. To drive us further near the cliff, the culture and structure of government incentivise the breaking of laws and allow people to circumvent rules and regulations. An example can be found in the rank of…
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Ekweremadu: Elite Attack As Expression of Looming “Ressentiment”, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

I hope the "ressentiment" of Ekweremadu opens the eyes of politicians to the dangers they face as a result of their malfeasance. Elite shelter has blinded many of Ekweremadu's status to the psychic damage done by economic suffering to For years, resentment of the left-behind, has been building up, stoking…
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Sowore’s Aluta Activism: The Compelling Need For A Culture Of Protest, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...there is the compelling need for civil society to have a popular front to induce and institutionalise a culture of protest to fight for social and economic rights, to extend the frontiers of democracy and be at the forefront of the resolution of the national question and the issues of…
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Of Ministers and Slots: A Legacy Of Cronyism, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is so sad that Buhari continues to disappoint and demystify himself each passing day. What an anticlimax for a man who touted integrity and and the anti-corruption struggle as the raison d'etre for his eligibility for the presidency. Before it is assumed to be normal, it is not. Appointing…
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The Abuse Of Faith By Pastors, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is morally reprehensible to dismiss the crimes of pastors and church leaders. It is an abuse of faith to attempt to silence critics and denounce people who challenge the church to be accountable as unfaithful, or lacking obedience to the word of God. To believe that church leaders are…
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