Bámidélé Upfront

Will Nigeria Waste the Lessons of the COVID-19 Crisis?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a nightmare scenario out there. President Buhari should level with Nigerians and let them know that hard times are here If we get creative and commit to looking inwards and developing the real sector, we can emerge from this stronger. In all of these, there is one big…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Bill Gates: Not The Enemy of the Global South; Our Brains Are, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is painful to see a man who has dedicated his life to promoting global health getting dragged over hot coal for his good work. It has been one stupid allegation after the other. From mass sterilisation through vaccination to mass death on multiple continents, it would not have been…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Pius Adesanmi: A Lasting Legacy Of Civic Engagement and Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Upon weeks of reflection, I agree that your work was done, You would not have imagined the impact you made in people's lives. You were mourned like a true statesman, a patriot and a hero. The world's best news outlets and newspapers touted your scholarship. Indeed, it is better to…
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Bámidélé Upfront

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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Opinion

Things I Couldn’t Say At Pius Adesanmi’s Candlelight Vigil, By ‘Tope Fasua

I am glad to have known such a warrior up close; one of the greatest Generals, not in the Nigerian military service, but in the Nigerian emancipation revolutionary force, with purview for all black people, all minorities, all vulnerable people, and all humanity at large. Pius himself knew who he…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria Still Sitting On Its Hands: Electric Vehicles As A Threat To Oil, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria has a lot to fear and a lot of catching up to do. We have to take the threat seriously, instead of our usual, perrenial nonchalance. 2030 is only 12 years away! I urge President Buhari to assemble a world class team as an economic imperative, to help chart…
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Bámidélé Upfront

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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Columns

Fidihe: Bamidele Ademola-Olateju and the Challenge of the Millennial Generation, By Pius Adesanmi

I guess that part of Bamidele’s work with mentoring millennials stems from one sliver of opportunity that is often unnoticed. Millennials may be the most abused set of Nigerians in terms of our criminal failure as elders to give them heroes and role models. But they are also the only…
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Columns

Between Criminal Senators, And The Attack on Free Speech and Social Media, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Freedom of speech is a critical link in the chain of democracy. Nothing should ever be done to abridge it, especially in an emerging democracy and a fragile nation state like Nigeria. Social media in its various forms is the village square of old now transformed into a public sphere…
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