Bámidélé Upfront

Nigeria: Nurturing the Anger of the Poor, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The ingredients of violent agitation are threatening to come together. The populist posture will soon wear out. The government must take active steps to guarantee legal rights to basic needs like food, health and education. Failure to act will threaten Nigeria's corporate existence. "No more free money". Some of us…
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Columns

Italy Tells France the Truth; Is Africa Listening?, By Owei Lakemfa

Any African who claims that the colonial master will first safeguard the interests of its former colony before its own, needs urgent psychiatric evaluation. For the victims of colonialism, the task is to unite and present a common front to defeat neo-colonialism. In unity and solidarity lies our strength. In…
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Opinion

Emmanuel Macron Did Not Emerge By Accident, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Perhaps of the mind that political leadership should be entrusted to the care of philosopher-kings as Plato prescribed, political leaders are well prepared and groomed in France. Leaders don't just happen there. They have rarely happened by accident, if ever, since the onset of the fifth Republic. Leaders emerge through…
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Guest Columns

Inequality in South Africa and Africa: Possible Solutions, By Thomas Piketty

For everybody of my generation, from around the world, South Africa and Nelson Mandela, of course, has a universal meaning. I was born in 1971 and when I was a teenager, South Africa was, of course, one of the very important countries that I was always hearing about. When I…
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Opinion

The Point in Terrorism We Are Missing, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Terrorists think in ways we don’t think in conventionally; they do things we don’t ordinarily do; their understanding of human nature and experiences differs remarkably from ours. They are not the ghosts or spirits they want us to believe they are, neither are they the overrated beasts we take them…
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