Opinions, Thoughts and Interventions

On The Buhari In US

By Babafemi Ojudu Speech made by Senator Babafemi Ojudu at the launch of the book ‘Buhari in Us ‘ written by Mr Abubakar Haruna The day is far spent and many of you must after this many hours be eager to meet other appointments. I will therefore crave your indulgence to skip the protocols and welcome all of you both…

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“Lead from where you are”

By Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters at the APC Plateau Chapter Youth Forum. Saturday, March 13, 2021 I am honored to be with you today.It’s been a tough time since COVID-19 broke out in 2020 in Nigeria.I’ve lost good friends. Some who have recovered are still battling with post Covid – syndrome. As a…

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The Sunday Igboho I Knew.

By Babafemi Ojudu It was in 2009. The Appeal Court sitting in Ilorin ordered a rerun in a number of polling units in the election between Segun Oni of PDP and Dr Kayode Fayemi of ACN. Oni had in the main election and the election petition tribunal that followed been declared winner of the gubernatorial contest. Our party , ACN…

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See How We Hurt Ourselves

By Babafemi Ojudu The Nigerian economy is one of the largest in Africa but would have been on the same scale with China and the USA had we combined foreign and indigenous economies to push up economic sustainability. Below is a list of companies operating in Nigeria in the early 60s. African Timber & Plywood ( Nigeria ) Ltd, Sapele…

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A Lesson From America

In the face of the brutal division, the polarization and the insurrection visited on Washington by elements of the Republican Party Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican , yesterday emceed the inauguration of President Joe Biden. He was assisted by Senator Amy Klobuchar , a Democrat. Political parties are vehicles for attaining power. Multi party system is put in place to…

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A Well Deserved Appointment

The appointment of Gen Buba Marwa as drug tzar excites me. From hence he will manage the affairs of Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement And Administration ( NDLEA ) Marwa, remember him? He was a performing governor of Lagos State. He is deeply passionate about saving our youths and our nation from from the evil effect of illicit drugs. He comes…

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Beware of Rabbles

By Babafemi Ojudu Rabble rousers, megalomaniacs , narcissists, gallery artists; like viruses are infectious. They are as dangerous and equally virulent. Human viruses come in the guise of saviors, their messianic complex as huge as Marquee tents. Their ego bloated like a dead cow left to rot by the road side. They destroy every space they gain an entrance. Society…

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Buhari – A Symbolic Leader for the Ages

By Sen Babafemi Ojudu Every now and then, there comes a critical point in the life of a nation where the train of national progress need to course correct or negotiate tactical bends, though deleterious yet necessary. During these uncommon times, ordinary leaders are not sufficient. Leaders that speak well, talk a good game, have room full of certificates or…

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THE SANCTITY OF ELECTORAL MANDATES: JUNE 12, ITS AFTERMATH AND WHAT THE LAST 20 YEARS SHOULD TEACH US

By Senator Babafemi Ojudu Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues in the Afenifere Renewal Group, Ondo State Chapter, Gentlemen of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that I share my thoughts with you today as we celebrate – or perhaps, I should say ‘mourn’ – the anniversary of the freest and fairest presidential…

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Demon Crazy , Crazy Demon, Demonstration of Crazy.

By Babafemi Ojudu I saw this on a WhatsApp forum yesterday and couldn’t stop laughing. The table seems to have turned. All that is wrong with our democracy in Africa is now rearing it’s head in America. Ballot box burning, brawls by supporters, fake news, outright lying, food packages to woo voters, brazen disregard for the right of others to…

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