Bámidélé Upfront

#EndSARS: the Imperative of Police Reform, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Overall, a new policing system must reflect the decentralisation thrust inherent in a federal state. It must be community-based and properly funded. No sensible system can be underfinanced, as the entrenched "culture of returns" is the direct consequence of underfunding. Had the governors in the states not contributed financially, the…
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Opinion

A Past Reborn: The Pan African Heritage World Museum and Our Renaissance, By Toyin Falola

Black Lives Matter! With the creation of this new museum, our babies are safely delivered, to build our revolutionary renaissance in African culture, our civilisation, and ethos, and to demonstrate, without fear or apology, the appreciation of Africa’s contributions to humanity. Now we can tell the world about the birth…
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Opinion

Pan-Africanism: 120 Years After the First PAC, By Adeoye O. Akinola

Today, greed, nepotism, and extreme nationalism have replaced this collective dedication. Where is Africa heading? Why are the enviable African humanist principles – such as Ubuntu of South Africa, Ujamaa of Tanzania, and Omoluabi of Nigeria – no longer a guarantee for peaceful co-existence? Indeed, the anniversary reveals how far…
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Columns

The Nelson Mandela-Buhari Phenomenon, By Owei Lakemfa

Just as Mandela and his generation gave way to the younger generation in order to let South Africa move forward, so also does the Buhari, Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Abubakar Atiku generation need to quit the stage and let Nigeria progress. South Africa and Nigeria are Africa’s biggest economies and…
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Opinion

Nobel Peace Laureates’ Noble Visit To Bahrain, By Babafemi A. Badejo

It is not often that individuals so recognised for peace in the world find time to come together to share their experiences in the Arab world. So, it was great for Bahrainis to be exposed to ideas on making the world a better place with respect to peace. The opportunity…
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Opinion

Africa and Its Fickle Vehicles for Power-Grab, By Kọle Ọmọtọṣọ

Political parties in Africa for now are short term conveniences when power is the objective, a ladder to use and throw away. So, can such parties create and guarantee democracy in African countries? The African National Congress (ANC), formed in 1912 by African intellectuals, traditional chiefs and leaders, as well…
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Opinion

Go On, Buhari, Be A Devil!, By Banji Ojewale

Would the rump of support Buhari now wields bring up new steam to repeat the winning ways of 2015 at next year’s poll? Compatriots interrogating the current happenings with these concerns think our beloved septuagenarian president hasn’t a dog’s chance of staging a comeback under those dreary circumstances. With the…
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