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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Columns

How Nigeria Kills You: The Example of Mowe, Ogun State, By Pius Adesanmi

The state just moved in, scraped the existing macadam from the surface of the entire length of the road in the town and left them at the mercy of the extremely heavy traffic to and from Lagos. For three years now, those Nigerians have been dying agonisingly without even knowing…
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Opinion

Religion As An Instrument for the Empowerment of Nigerians, By Ikechukwu Odigbo

...what should worry us is not religion as such, but the possibility that religion can become pathological such as the case of Boko Haram or the ‘pastorpreneurs’ who preach the falsehood of prosperity without hard work. Reasonable minds, to use, the authors own words denounce such religious extremes and abuses.…
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Columns

Jonathan and the Futility of his Campaign of Attacks, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Up until the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, Nigerians bore the psychological hazard visited on them by the Peoples Democratic Party well. In the hours leading to Buhari's emergence at the APC convention, the groundswell of agitation for him to win was unprecedented. When Buhari emerged, his bond…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Why Jonathan Will Still Lose Badly, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

All political careers end in tears, said conservative British MP, Enoch Powell, in reference to the departure of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, from Downing Street. He could have been referring to President Goodluck Jonathan, who has poured a lot of state resources into his election war chest and…
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