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A Note To The Diaspora Nigerian, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

You are diverse, multifaceted with spread across socioeconomic strata. Your demography spans every continent, you are highly educated more than any other group immigrant group abroad. Many of you left because of the lack of economic opportunity, to seek academic and professional fulfilment, and for fear of increasing insecurity at…
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Why Nigerians Should Vote Buhari, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's future truly hangs in the balance and the outcome depends entire on the presidential election. Nigeria is adrift, having been battered non-stop for six years under the failed leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan. With him at the helm, our armed forces lost the ability to protect its citizens and…
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Why propaganda, vote-buying won’t save Jonathan, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Taking liberties with facts is in the province of political office holders, political parties and agency bureaucrats. It is what they do when they want to frame their case and sell their policies and programmes. What is lost on this President is that we are all wiser now. We understand,…
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Why Jonathan Will Still Lose Badly, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

All political careers end in tears, said conservative British MP, Enoch Powell, in reference to the departure of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, from Downing Street. He could have been referring to President Goodluck Jonathan, who has poured a lot of state resources into his election war chest and…
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Nigerian Newspapers and The Loss of Corporate Social Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

What does "corporate social responsibility" mean for a media organisation? Does it matter? What measure exists for it? Those questions raced through my mind as I saw the front pages of the Punch, the Guardian and Sun newspapers on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Sun prides itself as a tabloid,…
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Election Violence: What Buhari and Jonathan should do, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In the last one week, a fresh wave of electoral violence was unleashed on the country by agents of politicians seeking power through destabilization. Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were shot on their way to an APC rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. On Sunday, unidentified persons…
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Buhari: A Symbol Of Ethics And Integrity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

As we look to hire a new President to sweep off the horrendously incompetent Goodluck Jonathan, we need to consider the prescription of Warren Buffet, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway. He said, "In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.…
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Voter Suppression through Permanent Voter’s Card, By Bamidele Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Permanent Voter's Card (PVC) is a solution in search of a problem. We must admit that there is a systematic attack on voting rights in Nigeria. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is making it harder for people to vote with their vanishing PVC's. They came out ill-prepared despite having…
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Jonathan, his “boys” and the reigning regime of “Who Will Catch Me?”, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A former governor with familial and business ties to Chad was fingered as a sponsor of terror. The next thing we saw; he became Nigeria's roving ambassador on terrorist matters, cruising around protected, under heavy State Security cordon. His state's airport is closed to air traffic. Even the current governor…
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