Age reduction for eligibility into public office: One of a million steps in Nigeria | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Nobody tastes honey and spews it out. You end up asking for more. If not immediately, the request will still come. I think that’s how we got to the current situation of very many old people clinging tightly to power and leaving very little room for young people in Nigeria …

From paper to pragmatic politics: Where the intellectuals and good people need to integrate – Fola Daniel Adelesi.

Over the years in Nigeria and some other countries of the world, it has become extremely difficult for intellectuals and really good people to make it into the mainstream politics. When I say intellectuals I am referring to people who are sound enough to know the ‘root cause’ of problems …

​For those condemning church growth over the slow growth of industries in Nigeria | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I just saw another post this morning about how many churches or religious houses we are ‘putting up’ versus the industries we are building. For me, it has become annoying, not because it’s about the church but because the argument is not tackling the issue and just passing the buck …

The one word solution to Nigeria’s myriad of problems | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

For years we have talked about the many challenges that we face as a country. Some argue that it is corruption. Others say it is the lack of infrastructure. There are those who say the population is the problem. A few others are on the side of ethnicity being the …

​​Buhawomenomics – 'Buha-wome-nomics' | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

A short drama on a woman’s change of attitude under the present economic realities written by Fola Daniel Adelesi. Scene 1 Before the recession, 50 naira charge on deposit and other CBN brouhaha… Woman walks into a store to pick a few items and the conversation goes like this: Woman: …

Valuing teachers, improving their status | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Text delivered at the commemoration of World Teachers’ Day organized by Nigeria Union of Teachers, Kosofe Local Government Branch, Lagos State on 5th October 2016. I can’t be more privileged than I am right now. The set of people who gave me an invaluable asset in life have asked me …

Role of SMEs in developing the maritime transport sector in economic recession | © Fola Daniel Adelesi.

For the masquerade to dance in a melancholic atmosphere, the drummer knows that the job cannot be left to the stick and the drum. An extra reserve of energy must burst forth. A new rythm, especially an unfamiliar but very inspiring one must be presented. It must be presented in …

Power is not ceded, power is taken | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Mixed reactions have been trailing the appointments or ministerial nominees of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, since the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the names out on the floor of the upper chamber. Chief among the reactions, as far as I …

Nigeria will be called by a new name | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Jerusalem, {Nigeria} the nations will see you victorious! All their kings will see your glory. You will be called by a new name, A name given by the Lord himself ~ Isaiah 62:2 GNT This month as we know is the month of Nigeria’s independence. This affects us greatly because …

We should be the change | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Many of us are seeking change and we are not ready to be that change that we seek. This even relates more to Nigerians who are clamouring for change from our leaders while they continue the things they are doing that brought us to where we are.   A few …

What changed while he remained dogged | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

It might be unfair to mention the doggedness of General Muhammadu Buhari, President elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has emerged victorious in the 2015 elections without talking about the things that changed in the years of remaining dogged. By not it is no longer news that he …

To those condemning Buhari because of Jonathan

Hello all, I am surprised that informed Nigerians will take it upon themselves to spread the kind of information they are spreading about General Muhamadu Buhari which can rarely be proven. Most of those spreading the rumour are either too young to know or remember what happened yet they passionate …

Responsible citizens beget responsible leaders | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

What we have as leaders in our countries will always reflect the kinds of people within our society. The person who is the arrow head may not necessarily be the representation of most of the people but the bitter truth is that he or she is still from within that …

Only leaders with a heart | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Many leaders around the world talk about transformation and that is even the song on the lips on my own leaders at the moment. They think that they can just create some documents, have nice power points or some great TV commercials and the people will believe that they can …

How will you impact your country? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

If we only look at what the country is not doing right and forget to mention the things we are not doing for the country, then we are being deceitful. Often times, the things the country is not doing right comes as a result of the things we could have …

What can we get right in this country? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Just some weeks back I was privileged to anchor a forum and one of the issues that came up was why so many young people are jetting out of the country at every available opportunity. Today, while thinking about what to write, I stumbled on the Facebook post of a …

From tribal to national Independence | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Following the celebration of our independence, I think it is important to take one of the most important issues of the country, discuss how it’s ripping us apart rather than bringing us together and also see the practical way forward. Nearly all Nigerians keep making reference to how we were …

Our independence, our democracy | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Since it’s natural to be grateful for anniversaries, I am indeed grateful for the independence anniversary of Nigeria which is today. For more than fifty years now we have celebrated the first day in the month of October and each time we look back, it seems we are making very …

Nigeria Immigration Service saga: the other grave issues | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

By now you would have seen several pictures and videos of the several thousands of people who wanted to write the test proposed by Nigeria Immigration Service. While I have serious concerns about the number of people who attended and the places assigned for the tests, I think the turn …

Failed Leadership: The gimmicks of rhetorics | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

It has become very important for me to spend some time of this issue of failed leadership and to dwell on it from the angle where those of us being led saw it coming but didn’t know or just chose to ignore it, and consequently, contributing to the failed leadership. …

Failed leadership: Getting caught up in fanfare | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Governance is a process and the entire process involves the governed and those that are governing. To a great extent, those governing operate, bearing in mind how the governed think, talk and react to the things they are doing. One of those processes leading to having good governance is the …

Failed Leadership: The sentiments that brought us this far │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

More than any other time in the history of Nigeria, Nigerians, in the last few years have learnt, so I hope, that religious and ethnic colouration are some of the worst factors to consider in deciding who becomes the leader of a nation. This is important to note, even for …

Don’t blame those who don’t help your dreams│© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Having a dream is very important but beyond the dreams, achieving it is the real thing. I recently said to some people that the world does not honour noble intentions. It only respects results. Some years back I saw a video and I think it was titled ‘the greatest inventions …

Deficit can be overturned | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Everyday, there are things happening around us to constantly remind us of the fact that the deficits we are looking at in our lives can be overturned. It is easy for us to focus on how much we have lost or what we are still losing rather than focusing on …