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Nigeria’s Post-cosmopolitanism and the Culture of the Worst, By Jibrin Ibrahim

From the 1950s to the 1980s, migration to urban centres was based on the acquisition of modern education and skills. That was the era of cities have become the new focal point for the aggregation and aggravation of poverty amidst massive accumulation by a tiny elite. The most profound poverty…
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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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Making Real Our Yearning for Unity in Diversity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As insecurity continues to grow, fear becomes a major factor. The physical fear of violence is growing as more of the country gets sucked into rural banditry, kidnapping, militancy and We must all strive to push back these fears and go back to the path of building our unity in…
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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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Nigeria: Breaking the Yoke of Donor Dependency, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Since they say that we are now a middle-income country, let us recover our pride and design and implement a holistic exit strategy from dependency on donor funding for social sector programmes, while generating domestic resources to ensure sustainability. This week, I facilitated a workshop of National Assembly members jointly…
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National Assembly: You Cannot Have Powers Without Responsibility, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The legislators have been saying that they have the ultimate responsibility for finalising the budget and they are right. However there is a process and they cannot just do what they like. Budgets have their origins in the manifestos and programmes of the political party in power. I was alarmed…
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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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No Need to Fight: Restructuring Is the Basis of Happiness, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the greatest concern to Nigerians is the search for an alternative approach to that would involve the rehabilitation of the concept of politics and of democracy, as we know it. For too long, the reality of Nigerian politics has been thuggery, violence, political exclusion, ethnic Very few people benefit from…
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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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