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LEADERSHIP Conversation Series: “Asking Youths To Vote Is Waste Of Time”

LEADERSHIP Conversation Series: “Asking Youths To Vote Is Waste Of Time”

By Babafemi A. Badejo

A general deception pervades the Nigerian landscape: The much talked about return of Nigeria to democracy in 1999 under a constitution promulgated by the military in that year. Professional politicians, their hangers-on, uninformed public at large and worse still, those in the academia and the media, perpetrate this deception. This “noble lie” (apologies to Plato) is pushed further by aspiring politicians to castigate the Nigerian youths as not doing enough by coming out in large numbers to install a President from amongst one of them. The emphasis is on the ballot box that is normally rigged in Nigeria.

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Pathway Conversation Series: Dancing Around Truth Won’t Get Us Far. By Babafemi A. Badejo

Pathway Conversation Series: Dancing Around Truth Won’t Get Us Far
By Babafemi A. Badejo

Nigeria has struggled to achieve nationhood since its precarious inception. Its primary constituents have no affinities with each other. In fact, these constituents were independent, self-determined groups prior to amalgamation.
This reality was adequately recognized by the British handed down national anthem that was jettisoned in 1978 for the current one. That historical anthem can be used to assess Nigeria as a nation after 60 years. Its first stanza stated: “Though tribes and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand”.

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6th Matriculation Ceremony of Chrisland University and the tortuous Experience along Eternally Rehabilitated Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

6th Matriculation Ceremony of Chrisland University and the tortuous Experience along Eternally Rehabilitated Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D

As the 2020 lockdown canceled my lined up international speaking engagements to Addis Ababa in March, South Africa in April and the US in April and September, it dawned on me that post lockdown would be a different situation: a new normal of increased online living. It became necessary to reinvent my post-UN life plans. I had earlier written on planning for retirement in what I titled “Retirement Plan Parts I&II” in 2017 upon my retirement from the United Nations.  Knowledge sharing is something I have always enjoyed, so I engaged in this under the auspices of Yintab Strategy Consults (YSC).

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6th Matriculation Ceremony of Chrisland University and the tortuous Experience along Eternally Rehabilitated Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

 

 

 

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The Fox and the Cock in Contemporary Nigeria

The Fox and the Cock in Contemporary Nigeria

Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D

The space between the two buildings within a compound where I grew up as a child at Ijebu-Ode was our play area. Some football and running around during the day and knowledge sharing spot in the evening. It was where we learnt critical thinking through Yoruba stories and proverbs. Without knowing it, as children, we were learning Yoruba philosophy and world outlook in a play mode. Out of interest, an older man shared different stories. His stories were more exciting because we participated as he got us to sing songs that accompanied the narratives. At the end of each story he asked all the children what lessons could be learnt. I learnt about the fox and the cock during one of these knowledge sessions.

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The Fox and the Cock in Contemporary Nigeria

 

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Peace & Security Operate Within a Quadruple Nexus

Peace & Security Operate Within a Quadruple Nexus

Babafemi Badejo, Ph.D

 I consider it a great privilege and honour for me to be requested to give a speech at the 2020 International Peace Day Townhall and Community Gathering. It is a pleasure to reminisce after 23 years and 10 months activist role in the pursuance of peace in the Horn, West and East Africa.

 The 2020 International Peace Day is significant for two reasons:

◦It is the 20th Anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace

◦Secondly, it comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic: Covid-19 amidst all other global crisis in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and in particular, Nigeria. 

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The Chinese and Fulani Only Need Patience with Yoruba over Southwest Nigeria

The Chinese and Fulani Only Need Patience with Yoruba over Southwest Nigeria

Babafemi A. Badejo, Ph.D

On December 6, 2020, after some debate on whether I should rest or not, I summoned the courage and strength to proceed to the Sadique Baba Abubakar Golf Club (SBAGC). This Golf Club is at the Nigerian Airforce Base, at Shasha, a suburb of Lagos. Wondering about the name Sadique Baba Abubakar? It belongs to the Air Marshall who is the 20th Chief of the Air Staff Nigerian Airforce.

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