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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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Opinion

Trillion Level Looters – A Looter Continua!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Is anyone still in doubt that Nigeria is a criminal enterprise? Former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has explained in plain English how the custodians of our money, those with whom our fiduciary responsibilities were vested became extraordinary looters and thieves. In just one of three-part series, he showed…
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Columns

The Nigerian Clergy, Politics and Violation of Moral Philosophy, By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

The Christian message governs everyday living and the concept of justice. This same message should resonate and be the concern of politicians and form the cogent reason why a good person should seek power. It is also for this reason that a Christian must have concern for politics and for…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigerian Newspapers and The Loss of Corporate Social Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

What does "corporate social responsibility" mean for a media organisation? Does it matter? What measure exists for it? Those questions raced through my mind as I saw the front pages of the Punch, the Guardian and Sun newspapers on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Sun prides itself as a tabloid,…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Election Violence: What Buhari and Jonathan should do, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In the last one week, a fresh wave of electoral violence was unleashed on the country by agents of politicians seeking power through destabilization. Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were shot on their way to an APC rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. On Sunday, unidentified persons…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari: A Symbol Of Ethics And Integrity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

As we look to hire a new President to sweep off the horrendously incompetent Goodluck Jonathan, we need to consider the prescription of Warren Buffet, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway. He said, "In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria – From A Failing State To A Failed State, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For long, Nigeria wavered precariously between weakness and total failure. With Jonathan leading the party of lootocrats and do nothings, the report card is in; Nigeria is a failed state. It hasn't collapsed yet but its collapse is a matter of time if the current trends are sustained. A failed…
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