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Do you act like a leader?

Do you act like a leader?

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before…

Bitter politics: Between Dokubo and Aliyu

Bitter politics: Between Dokubo and Aliyu

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk  Nigeria is no doubt at war with itself. Violence stalks the land like never before. Precious human blood is being spilled and splattered everywhere. Scores are killed…

Let’s go back to issue-based politics

Let’s go back to issue-based politics

Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Political contests in Nigeria often pose severe threats to the nation’s fragile peace and stability, always degenerating into battlefield situations where lives and property are lost. The 2015…

Let’s go back to issue-based politics

Let’s go back to issue-based politics

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Political contests in Nigeria often pose severe threats to the nation’s fragile peace and stability, always degenerating into battlefield situations where lives and property are lost. The…

Bamigbetan: Don’t allow abduction in Yoruba land

Bamigbetan: Don’t allow abduction in Yoruba land

With Adebolu Arowole, SMS: 08171143579, Email: bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk   I salute Frederick Fasehun and members of the O’odua Peoples Congress for their quick response to the unfortunate kidnapping of our friend and…

Boko Haram amnesty is a road to nowhere

Boko Haram amnesty is a road to nowhere

With Adebolu Arowolo, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk   A spokesman of the violent Islamist sect, Boko Haram, who spoke recently on the Hausa service of the BBC under the name Abu Dardan said clearly…

Arrest this descent into anarchy

Arrest this descent into anarchy

It is a huge irony that as Nigeria  prepares to roll out drums to celebrate 100 years of amalgamation, fierce centrifugal forces are assailing this fragile nation threatening to tear…

Petrol to sell for N200 per litre?

Petrol to sell for N200 per litre?

By Adebolu Arowolo President Goodluck Jonathan is flying a kite of another petrol price hike that must be instantly shot down. At a recent economic summit in Lagos, Jonathan said…

Air crashes and fruitless probes

Air crashes and fruitless probes

The whole purpose of every investigation and research is to take positive lessons from happenings and avoid past mistakes. The use of research results and recommendations has helped humans to…

The oil-dependent economy is in trouble again

The oil-dependent economy is in trouble again

There are barrels of trouble again for the beleaguered economy. As executive-legislative bickering rages over the 2013 budget and the President continues to withhold his signature, the major benchmarks and…

Thanking Keshi for his lesson in self-reliance

Thanking Keshi for his lesson in self-reliance

By Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk A happy and grateful nation has showered honour and gifts on the Stephen Keshi-coached Super Eagles for restoring our national pride and renewing our sense of unity…

New path to a peaceful change

New path to a peaceful change

With Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Since the return of democracy in 1999 economic development has stagnated and the distribution of national wealth has been non-inclusive, leading to mass poverty, general discontent and…

RMAFC’s largesse and the ailing economy

RMAFC’s largesse and the ailing economy

By Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk At the heart of the nation’s perpetually ailing economy and non-inclusive growth is a huge and escalating cost of governance that has always gulped the lion’s…

Importing 100 large scale rice mills

Importing 100 large scale rice mills

By Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, comes along as a bright star in an otherwise lackluster cabinet. His words, facts and figures at…

This cement industry must not die

This cement industry must not die

With Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk The nation’s cement industry has been a shining star in the dark and gloomy firmament of failed industrialization and atrophied real sector. Owing to deliberate concessions, goodwill,…

Air crashes and fruitless probes

Air crashes and fruitless probes

With Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk The whole purpose of every investigation and research is to take positive lessons from happenings and avoid past mistakes. The use of research results and recommendations has…

Mama Okonjo and the worsening state of insecurity

Mama Okonjo and the worsening state of insecurity

With Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Criminality and violence stalk the land. The government is only big and visible in ostentation and the capacity of those in power to display wealth and affluence.…

Sanusi’s home truth

Sanusi’s home truth

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Nigeria may remain permanently backward and underdeveloped if the current obscenely lopsided pattern of public expenditure continues to prevail. This was the kernel of a public lecture…

Who will save the military from Boko Haram?

Who will save the military from Boko Haram?

with Adebolu Arawolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk President Goodluck Jonathan must be deeply worried by the ease with which Islamist insurgents are attacking military compounds and facilities. The insurgents are becoming increasingly daring and…

The futility of fuel price fixing

The futility of fuel price fixing

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk The government has always engaged in fixing an official price for selling fuel throughout the country. This is the only method that has been used for many…

2013 budget and impending complications

2013 budget and impending complications

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Nigeria, the most oil-dependent economy is at it again. As executive-legislative bickering over what should be the appropriate oil benchmark and production level continues, fresh threats are…

America’s politics without bitterness

America’s politics without bitterness

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk The U.S. general election held last Tuesday was keenly fought between the sitting Democrat President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney. The campaigns were issue-based…

End fuel supply crisis with market reforms

End fuel supply crisis with market reforms

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk Overwhelmed and discouraged by the dysfunction and decay that normally attend state control in centrally planned systems, the last Premier of the defunct Union of Soviets Socialist…

Is poverty the cause of Boko Haram bloodbath?

Is poverty the cause of Boko Haram bloodbath?

By Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk As a frightened and bewildered nation gropes for an enduring solution to the Boko Haram insurgency that has consumed hundreds of lives in the past three years,…

Still searching for peace and progress

Still searching for peace and progress

with Adebolu Arowolo, 08171143579, bolurowolo@yahoo.co.uk As Nigeria marks another anniversary of her independence, fears are still lingering that the country of 167 million people may ultimately be consumed by structural defects and…

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