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Bámidélé Upfront

Why Are Nigerians Good At Picking Bad Leaders? Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Nigerians are good at picking bad leaders because we focus on all the wrong things, like a candidate’s contrived narrative - lack of shoes, charm, exaggerated meekness, superfluous religiosity, their stellar pedigree or their deep pockets. None of these has any bearing on a candidate’s leadership potential. Attributes of good…
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Columns

Reading the Nigerian State through a Good Lens, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is becoming increasingly clear that the #BringBackOurGirls Movement is an effective lens for accurately reading the state of the Nigerian State and the depth of the crisis it is facing. Even more important, the Movement has been pointing out the path that needs to be taken to save the…
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Columns

The Economics of the Planned Ban on the Consumption of “Ponmo,” By Ifeanyi Uddin

A clear trend is emerging in the thinking around the best way to manage our economy. It is unashamedly mercantilist. In response to the question, "How do we accelerate domestic economic  growth?", the Jonathan administration conflates two ordinarily separate lines of thought on the issues facing the economy, confusing an…
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Guest Columns

The Dangerous Shows for 2015, By Gimba Kakanda

As the period running up to the 2011 presidential election portended omens of tragedy for intuitive citizens, the current period, four years later, should rattle even those who were then indifferent. This must be a phase for overcoming whatever instigated their moral dilemma. My concern about Nigeria  became disturbed this…
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