Bámidélé Upfront

If We Look In the Places That Matter, Nigeria Still Has Money, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...the federal government may have to bail out the states to prevent looming civil unrest. Where will the federal government get the money from when it faces its own depressing realities? I know where the monies are. As the new governors and the President open up the books, they will…
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Nigeria Is A Racket, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is hostage to the petroleum cabal, the electricity cabal, diesel monopoly, generator cabal, Cement|Sugar|Rice monopolies, steel import cabal and several other layers of economic and political saboteurs who hamper, marginalise and diminish our national development aspirations and security complex. Nigeria’s situation is made more complex given their amoral daliance…
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From State Failure to the Reconstruction of the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The process of the biometric registration of all adult Nigerians should be accelerated so that we can put a stop to top public officials engaging in criminal activities and claiming they are not the ones. Our judicial system should also be empowered to deal with perjury as criminal public officials…
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Further Thoughts On Buhari And A Corruption Strategy, By Okey Ndibe

My column last week, titled “Corruption and Buhari’s Perfect Storm,” provoked vigorous debate on social media. In addition, I received numerous emails from readers who wished to weigh in on my central prescription that incoming President Muhammadu Buhari ought to consider setting up a restitution commission that would offer corrupt…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria’s Crisis of Followership, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The blight of hypocrisy extends beyond Abuja, and well beyond politics and politicians. We have a crisis of followership. As Nigerians, we don’t obey the law and we do not follow the is a failure of followership, when we elect politicians who are not fit to be head of households…
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Columns

Nigeria Undergoes Second Peer Review, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The validation meeting emphasised that it is imperative that Nigeria consolidates its efforts towards: diversification of the economy to reduce the impact of external shocks, encourage private sector-led development, improve infrastructure to create a conducive environment for business development, reduce youth unemployment, right-size and transform the civil-service and combat corruption…
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Corruption And Buhari’s Perfect Storm, By Okey Ndibe

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will inherit something of a perfect political storm when he takes office in a few weeks. He ran a well-orchestrated campaign as an outsider, an agent of “change,” and the “answer” to everything that ails Nigeria. Well, it happens that Nigeria is in deep, deep doo-doo. And,…
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