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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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Buhari’s Next Level Of Slow and “Slowbalisation”?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Welcome to the Next Level of Slow! We have a president whose understanding and acceptance of what constitutes a modern society is the pre-Sokoto Jihad. He just doesn't get it! More than a month into President Buhari's second term, the "Next Level" he promised Nigerians is shaping up to be…
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While Yoruba Land Sleeps!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yoruba homeland is encircled, with its forests and major roads occupied by kidnappers and territorial expansionists because we have been sleeping! We found ourselves in this predicament because ìpọ́njú makes Us Yorùbá. The Yoruba do not unite around anything, unless they are faced with catalytic adversity. It is time…
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Saraki: Going Into Political Purgatory, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Senator Bukola Saraki, thank you for your service. Go and work for your restitution. I suggest you start by apologising to your people and to us in your generation for whom you were a bad example. For stunning loss was all I needed to forgive you. I know you will…
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