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Hakeem Baba-Ahmad

Beginner’s guide to restructuring

Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed You cannot conquer what you do not confront—Anon I HAVE decided to publish an old material on restructuring in the hope that it will contribute to an understanding of an issue over which Nigerians agree. What is restructuring? Restructuring is the generic term applied to complex and varying demands by Nigerian elite
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

Losing our heads

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Because we focused on the scorpion, we missed the snake —African proverb LISTENING to elite adopting language and styles of the generally uninformed and more alienated groups in this country, you will not be wrong in assuming that the survival of the country as one with a future has few champions and
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

Finding the soft underbelly

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed In the time of war, the loudest patriots are also the greatest profiteers—August Bebel, 1840-1913. IT is possible, just possible, that people who are bent on causing real and sustainable havoc with the country’s fortune and future may have found its soft underbelly at last. This would be the weakest part of
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

Landlords

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed “Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two — John Cheever(1912-1982), American novelist. BY the time you read this, the raging controversy over the “quit notice” given to some Fulani by the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, would be reaching
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

Sheikh Gumi and George Obiozor

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed A person does not wander far from where his corn is roasting—African proverb TWO recent events bring to mind the place of non-state actors in influencing major political events in modern nations. Non-state actors are individuals or groups that are entirely or substantially independent of sovereign states, but influence political, social matters
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

2021: a projection

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed When a child receives a haircut, the shape of his head becomes obvious —African proverb IT speaks to the essence of the circumstances in which we live today that not even a new year allows us to hope for changes or improvements. On the eve of a year that defies comprehension by
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

Sweep across the roots

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed All monkeys cannot hang on the same branch—African proverb I WAS part of a team of elderly men and women, shepherded by young and passionate northerners that braved a tour of the South-South and South-East last week. The goal was to commiserate, comfort and consult with northern communities that had suffered losses in
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Trump: Kickin’ and screamin’ and burnin’ the house down

I am Biafran

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed The best way to eat an elephant in your path is to cut it into small pieces —African proverb I WROTE this as contribution to a discussion on the anniversary of the end of the civil war and issues about the clamour for Biafra. I decided to publish an edited version of it
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