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Shoprite, Wealth Distribution and an Adverse Macroeconomic Environment, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

There are no real increases in wages as nominal wages cannot keep up with inflation. How can the economy grow with high lending rates, high inflation, with consumers having no disposable income to spend? Unless there is a clear policy to resuscitate the middle class and increase purchasing power parity,…
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Degree Fakery, Resume Implants and Biographical Discrepancies, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Politicians like Obasa go to great lengths to prove they are worthy of election. To get ahead of the pack, they exaggerate their resumes. If it is true as alleged that Obasa is not a lawyer as claimed, this is a grave political indictment, in addition to the various corrupt…
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Akpabio: When Sexism Becomes A Desperate Act of Control, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What has Ms. Nunieh's four husbands got to do with all that is at issue? Clearly Akpabio's intent was to slut-shame her by deploying the low cost ingredient of failed marriages. Apparently, Akpabio found her accusations unsettling, and his loss of patriarchal control, in this instance, infuriating. That the Niger…
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The Price Tag Of Fraud: Hushpuppi and Associates, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What is the price tag of these FBI takedown of Nigerian cross-border criminal gangs on Nigeria's reputation? What impact will it have on forging business links and the ease of travel for Nigerians? Well, fraud is expensive in so many ways and the cost to Nigeria is and will be…
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Framing Defeat As Victory, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What happened in Edo was an unexpected, fast and furious spectacle. The biggest loser of the game - Adams Oshiomhole, the ousted APC chairman - has no one to blame but himself. He allowed himself to be pushed and The outcome of the crisis he precipitated is a perfect example…
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Sacrificing Our Future To Pamper Legislators, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The lack of fiscal discipline at a time of economic uncertainty like this is confounding. Must the National Assembly be renovated at this time? What is the national urgency in the renovation of the National Assembly complex, in comparison to the health of Nigerians during a pandemic or the ballooning…
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Akinwumi Adesina’s Travails and the Failure of the Post-Colonial State, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Adesina is the first Nigerian to head the bank and all the fluff presently surrounding him is about his plan to wean Africa from consumption and jumpstart production. Apart from the proclivity of President Trump to upend and rip apart every world order that has brought relative peace and prosperity…
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Indaboski Pahose: The Niche Supplier Of Hope and Entertainment, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Looking at his juvenile video game stunts, one is forced to think how this kind of charlatan got his following. Indaboski commands following because his followers hunger for identity and hope. He sells it to them via entertainment and navel-gazing flair. Our youths are lost. They are sick, hopeless and…
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COVID-19 Pandemic: Between Optimism and Denial, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The way the pandemic and its fallouts have been handled so far, shows that life and death decisions in the political arena are part of the executive's responsibility. Those who are supposed to rally the republic and be in a Churchillian mode are behaving as if this is a temporary…
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