As Nigeria Nears the Edge….Again

By Adeola Aderounmu

These are no ordinary times in Nigeria.

Terrorism has taken over most part of the North East. The Political parties are at war even though they share the same idiotic ideology-to loot and destroy the system for personal gains.

This ideology is easy to deduce because of the ease with which prominent members move from one party to the other. If the ideological differences are stark and distinct, it will be almost impossible to move from PDP to APC for example or vice versa.

There is violence across the country. In River States, there has been series of bombings on some establishments. The rise in violence in River States has now reached the stage where THE POLICE are now shooting at people. A man was shot this weekend. The police have denied the shooting of the politician and his group of demonstrators. But shots were fired.

Across the states in Nigeria, there are struggles in pursuit of the 2015 elections. Since 2011, there has not been any formative governance in Nigeria. As soon as one election is over the winners start to loot AND the plan for the next election starts. Nigerian politicians are totally useless and corrupt. No brains!

This is so because the judiciary and the system of law is totally useless as well. The rulers of Nigeria starting from the presidency are corrupt and lawbreakers. Murderers have been freed by the government of Goodluck Jonathan. Convicted people have been forgiven and corruption and senselessness reached new heights. In the history of Nigeria, there has never been a good government, and what is happening nowadays is the most useless form of governance ever known.

But the fault does not start and stop at the presidency. In Nigeria generally the people are so brainwashed that any attempt to let them know the truth is totally crushed. Many people have grown up not knowing the essence of life and the meaning of public service. Nigeria is no ordinary country!

The major political parties in Nigeria are run by criminals, looters and thieves. It is so bad that it is alleged that the drug baron wanted in the US who was Obasanjo’s friend is now the political ruler of the PDP in South Western Nigeria. Obasanjo loved him as a friend and now hate him as the ruler of PDP in the South West. How times change!

The Nigerian system is so heated up that it appears to be a keg of gunpowder.

The North wants back power, the East, West and South are all embroiled in a serious political tug of war that no one knows when the violence will tip over. If this is added to the terror in the North, the days ahead may be the worst days for Nigerians since after the civil war in 1970.

But all of these madness is avoidable if the clueless rulers of Nigeria can wake up tomorrow with some drops of sense in their brains.

One singular act of decentralizing the power in Abuja will almost end the political tussle in Nigeria.

If the power of governance given to Abuja is taken away, there will be no struggle to get there. If the power is given to the councils and regions, the political tension will sublime and everybody will go back home to run things locally. To some extent, removing the “ruler” or “warlord” of Abuja will be a step in the right direction.

The establishment of independent electoral institutions will avail much in Nigeria. The enhancement and fucntion-ability of the judiciary will be immense in pushing the regions forward. By being functional, the police and judiciary will today round up more than 99% of Nigerian politicians including former rulers and their cronies for looting, stealing and pushing Nigeria to the precipice.

Evil is deep rooted in Nigeria and it is hard to bell the cat or lead reforms. This is the dilemma that faces Goodluck Jonathan because somehow, his hands are full of blood stains and his cupboards of skeletons.

It will be hard to liberate Nigeria at one go. The violence that is about to be added to the war in Northern Nigeria will take things out of control and the effects will be devastating now in 2014 and worse in 2015.

To cure or free Nigeria/Nigerians is not in the hands of Goodluck Jonathan, it is a burden for all Nigerians.

Mikel Obi Was The Best African Footballer Of The Year 2013

By Adeola Aderounmu

Mikel Obi led Nigeria to glory when Nigeria won the 2013 African Cup iof Nations. Without his experience, input and impact Nigeria may not have won the title.


Chelsea crashed out of the champion league race in 2013 but the team won the UEFA Cup. No one can doubt the inputs Mikel Obi had.

Mikel’s game may be a bit slow but the effects that it carries are enormous for both Chelsea and Nigeria in 2013.

When Nigeria met Ivory Coast at the Nation’s Cup in 2013, the likes of Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure became anonymous in the game. This was due largely to 2 reasons. First Stephen Keshi the Nigerian coach had a game plan that worked fine on the pitch. The second reason is because like i’d always told my friends even for several years now-Mikel Obi is way ahead of Yaya Toure in the game.

It takes the eye of a footballer to know that Mikel Obi is better than Yaya Toure in terms of ball sense and foresight. Yaya’s size has worked well for him but Mikel is a master of this game. When Nigeria met Ivory Coast, this truth was reveal. Mikel shone line a million star and Nigeria defeated Ivory Coast. It was a no contest.

Therefore in 2013 Mikel Obi is the rightful heir to the title of the African footballer of the year.

CAF and BBC AWARDS are among the biggest frauds in football. If you think FIFA awards are a scam, you may be right if you talk to Cristiano Ronaldo in confidential.

The people or coaches who do the voting appear to be drunk on illusion. They use their minds above their heads.

One of the strongest evidence to the fraud called African footballer of the year is that Jay Jay Okocha, who is one of the finest footballer ever to grace the game was never crowned as the African footballer of the year by CAF. There is no greater fraud in football.

Okocha carried BOLTON WANDERERS on his shoulders season after season and kept them in the top flight when he was in the EPL.

Before then he shone at the world cup and went on to play as a world class player at PSG where he taught the likes of Brazilian Ronaldinho some superb dribbling skills and football moves.

Mikel Obi should have won the title through CAF. He did not.

In our heads, in our minds and in our hearts-I speak for millions of Nigerians and the people who played and know football-Mikel Obi was the Best African footballer of the Year 2013. In that year the performance of Mikel was the best for club and country on the continent of Africa.