A Country Called Nigeria (Part 2)

ON BUHARI: He is looking like a zombie, giving support to the Fulanis in terms of communication (radio station) and terror cells ( RUGA settlements). Buhari should be dragged to the war crime tribunal without delay. He is the most dangerous man in Africa today and he rules over 190 m people who seem to be on sedatives.

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Don’t worry about our future. When we start to swear in our leaders in Yorubaland by Sango-the god of thunder, l dare anyone of them to be corrupt or unruly.

 

A Country Called Nigeria. (Part 2)

 

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By Adeola Aderounmu

Health

Do you know just how bad the state of health provision is in Nigeria? Look at it this way, the so-called president of Nigeria, Mr. Buhari, is an outpatient in a number of hospital in Europe. That is a summary of the state of health provision in Nigeria. The one who is supposed to provide good health to Nigerians in Nigeria seeks medical treatment abroad for himself and his family.

You should be alarmed as much as l am that Nigerians have been caged. For, the moment that happened, Nigerians, who are more than 190 m should have ended such a government in less than 24 hours. Buhari’s government should have been terminated by the people the moment he flew out for treatment. But years after, he is sitting his ass tight and even got re-elected by a fraudulent, non-transparent electoral process. Buhari himself is a fraud.

My point is: how can health services be provided to a people whose ruler does not receive health service in the land? It is not going to happen. Nigeria is the country where you find polio and it is where maternal deaths (or pregnancy-related mortality) remain a world record high.

Malaria still kills children, pregnant women and the old as well as the young in Nigeria. Health issues and any form of accidents are primarily death sentences in Nigeria. Quality health services are rare and expensive. So, a return to good health after an illness or an accident is a miracle in Nigeria and calls for testimonies in churches and mosques.

This is the state of health in Nigeria, a country that provides the rest of the world with the best doctors and nurses there are in the international world.

School and Education

The quality of education in Nigeria, just like the health sector, is also mostly based on money. The elites and the rich pay huge fees to get their children some quality education. There is no equality in the quality of education provided in Nigeria. This means that human beings are not equal in Nigeria and social justice does not exist.

In summary, the public educational system in Nigeria is almost dead. This is a sign of systemic failure of governance. In a recent video that went viral on the internet, we saw students in Port Harcourt who went to school with hand grenades and other firearms. It was an open cult war. Cultism has ripped through the various institutions in Nigeria, public and private.

It appears that schools have become a place to breed hooligans and cultists. Some schools can cause permanent eye disorder when you look at them. They are dilapidated, and rainy days mean no school or school’s out. Public education in Nigeria is a disgrace to humanity. In several blog posts, l have addressed this issue comprehensively and even proffered solutions.

It will take a lot of investments in the educational sector to save the day for Nigeria. Sadly, politics in Nigeria promote laziness, corruption, illiteracy and reward for criminals. If the investments in education must yield results, the above vices must be eliminated and the immunity of criminals in public offices must disappear as early as today. A lot of these things work together to destroy the importance of good education and dignity of labour.

Science, Medicine, Research and Technology

Each of the above can be addressed independently. In my opening comments, l wrote that the problems with Nigeria can be written with a million words. That could happen if we try to dissect the problems with in full details.

These points are closely linked with education and health already highlighted above. If the educational sector gets the required attention and if we really care about the future of the unborn generations, then this is the time to make the leaps in science, medicine, research and technology. We are too far behind as a country and in the various geo-political regions that were destroyed in 1966.

In order for Nigeria to make progress in these areas, urgent measures must be taken to reverse the brain drain that continued to plague the country since the 1980s. We are chasing out our best brains and we are not tapping the best brains that are behind in Nigeria.

Again, all of these things are connected to our politicians who are corrupt, they are stealing all the yearly allocations for these causes, and we the people are looking. Those who believe in Nigeria as a country must save it. Those who have lost faith must also be allowed to determine their future. Who knows what will happen?

Security

Don’t even go there. APC came into power in 2015 against the backdrop of a campaign to end Boko Haram. It was all fallacy. It appears that APC is the sponsor of Boko Haram as the Buhari regime looked back and allowed the terrorists to gain more grounds, killed more people using both soft and hard targets.

The more you investigate Boko Haram, the less you understand of it. Such an insurgency, in my opinion, thrives because the government is not willing to end it brutally. I think it is possible to wipe away Boko Haram from the face of the earth. I just don’t know how many drones it would take, but it is doable.

Recall that Buhari was famously quoted that an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the North when Jonathan was make efforts to curb the terrorist group, notorious for kidnapping and raping women and children. So, how do we think that an army led by Buhari’s men would end the insurgency of Boko Haram? Have we thought well about this?

At the end of 2015 Buhari lied to the whole world when he said that Boko Haram had been technically defeated. What a bloody lie? And what a bold lie for that matter! For that alone, Buhari should have been arrested and tried. But Nigerians allowed the government to run a system where the rulers are untouchable no matter the extent of their crimes. To lie to Nigerians and the world is a criminal act.

The security problems in Nigeria is now very close to what brought about the civil war in 1967. Terrorists have been given all kinds of fanciful names like bandits, herdsmen and hooligans. In terms of security, this is the worst government in the history of Nigeria. The security of lives and property does not exist!

Genocide seems to be playing out in Nigeria. The Fulanis are on a rampage, killing across Nigeria and taking over other people’s ancestral homes. You know what Buhari is doing? He is looking like a zombie, giving support to the Fulanis in terms of communication (radio station) and terror cells (settlements). Buhari should be dragged to the war crime tribunal without delay. He is the most dangerous man in Africa today and he rules over 190 m people who seem to be on sedatives.

 

The Politics. The Future

Nigerian politics is a huge joke. Criminals of all sorts are roaming government houses in the name of immunity. 99.9% of Nigerian politicians are looters and individuals whose sole interest is self-enrichment. To make Nigerian politics a serious matter, the immunity clause must go.

This means that as soon as a person is suspected of illegalities or criminality, the person can step aside and be prosecuted. Even ex-convicts, suspected criminals and people with ill-gotten wealth should not be allowed to contest for public offices. The Nigerian political sphere is filled with different sorts of criminal minds and people suffering from different grades of mental diseases.

Until Nigeria rids its political space of evil minds and dubious characters, the country will continue to parade criminals in all government houses and the country will NEVER, NEVER become a prosperous country for the ordinary citizens.

Another issue that need to be addressed is the similarity of the APC and PDP political parties and the ease of crossing from one political party to another. Ideology is zero and this may not be unconnected to the immunity of the criminals we call politicians.

But it appears that the future of Nigeria is now more uncertain than at any point in time/history.

There are legitimate agitations to split the country. The prime arguments against that is that the people in these regions are the same people running the country down today. What will be different if the country split?

Actually, a lot will change. Prior to the two useless coups of 1966, Western Nigerian for example was ahead of various European and Asian countries in terms of development. When Nigeria was lumped together as one country as an aftermath of a senseless military coup and the civil war that followed, development stagnated in western Nigeria and the Yorubas have not moved an inch forward since 1966.  Imagine the impact of stunted growth since 1966, it is huge.

Agitation for the Oduduwa republic is rife again as much as the IPOB in eastern Nigeria and the Niger Delta Kingdom. We live in a time where self-determination is becoming more common and rampant. A people as large as the Yorubas numbering over 50 million deserve their country and l am in full support of the Oduduwa Kingdom as much as l am in support of the Igbos seeking self-determination without infringing on the rights of the people of the Niger Deltans to determine the control of their lands and resources.

From today henceforth, no matter how much l write about the glory of Nigeria and how well l want Nigeria to be great, my heart is now with the movement that will emancipate my people, my culture and my heritage from the shackles of the Nigerian stupidity.

One way or the other, the Yorubas must negotiate their freedom from the expired British colony because that is the only way for the glory of the children of Oduduwa to become manifest and great.

Don’t worry about our future. When we start to swear in our leaders in Yorubaland by Sango-the god of thunder, l dare anyone of them to be corrupt or unruly.

aderounmu@gmail.com

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My Random Reflections @ 47. Niger-Area: An Expired British Colony.

As you read my reflections, let me tell you what will happen before you get to the last sentence. A group of terrorists called herdsmen will kidnap a man/woman probably in western Nigeria and demand for a huge ransom. Another group of terrorists, also called herdsmen will move their cattle into another man’s land probably in Eastern Nigeria or in Edo state and destroy the farmland. They will never be apprehended, and they will never be prosecuted.

 

My Random Reflections @ 47. Niger-Area: An Expired British Colony.

By Adeola Aderounmu

 

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This should be my 12th annual random reflections. I wrote the first edition of this series when l turned 36. I celebrate my earth day on July the 12th. Let’s see how long Olodumare carries me for.

There is so much to write about this year as in the previous years. This sounds a bit contradictory considering that l published an article on July 13, 2007 titled: Nigeria, what more to write? The article is online at the Nigerian Village Square (NVS).

Despite the fact that there is so much to write about, it would also be impossible to highlight everything in my random reflections. Nigeria, the country is overstretched and Nigerians, the people-at least 100m of them-are broken physically and psychologically.

The country Nigeria as it were today, or as defined by the colonial thugs who merged non-similar, non-familiar entities until it formed the Niger-area colony, has outlived its usefulness to the citizens/indigenes. It is clear that Nigeria is no longer functioning as a country and all the fears genuine writers and real social commentators expressed especially in the last 2-3 decades have matured and overtaken us. Niger-area is likely living on borrowed times.

As writers, we yelled! We screamed! We warned! We suggested, we gave advice. We proffered solutions, we wrote volumes upon volumes of articles. We gave our time, our energy, our resourceful thinking and many gave their lives. We are living and carrying on with heavy hearts after the demise of our beloved brother and crusader Pius Adesanmi. In him, we lost one of Africa’s most illustrious sons. In his honor and for the sake of the unborn generations we must carry on and be ready to give our lives too.

All we did in the last 2 decades fell on wrong ears. As you read my reflections, let me tell you some of the things that will happen before you get to the last sentence. A group of terrorists called herdsmen will kidnap a man/woman probably in western Nigeria and demand for a huge ransom. Another group of terrorists, also called herdsmen will move their cattle into another man’s land probably in Eastern Nigeria or in Edo state and destroy the farmland. They will never be apprehended, and they will never be prosecuted.

Many travelers will cancel their road trips from Kaduna to Abuja and from Benin to Lagos because of terrorists called bandits. Some terrorists called bandits will kill a few dozen men, women and children, probably in southern parts of Kaduna State. The terror attack will not make the mainstream news and the terrorists will chase away the natives forever.

Boko Haram may decide to expand their 15% ownership of Borno to 30% and overrun another Nigerian army barracks as they always do.

Also, before you finish reading my random reflections, a few other despicable things would occur elsewhere on the expired British colony called Niger-area. For example, a handful of lazy young men in Western Nigeria would have killed a couple of girls for rituals and some would have stolen some underwear for the same purpose. A number of lazy, disoriented people would be at Lagos lsland or seek out a fake mad man asking for where/how to buy human body parts.

Some psycho politicians and politicians to be will be at a shrine, not to worship their ancestors as they should, but to solicit for supernatural powers that would blindfold the people and bring them ill-gotten wealth. Even some pastors to be are looking for human sacrifices to bury at the foundation of their churches.

I can tell you a lot more things that would happen in advance in Niger-area. The kind of things you go to night vigils in churches and mosques to listen to. Road accidents, preventable diseases and inexplicable illnesses will claim thousands of lives in the next 24 hours and more than 90% of them will not make the news.

You can’t stop these predictions because Lagos roads for example, are the worst roads in the world and millions of people in Nigeria have drivers’ licenses without learning how to drive. Some cannot read and some have bad sights. Many have cars/vehicles without brakes. The public hospitals are ill-equipped and not every sick person can afford treatment.  So these things will happen, as usual in a failed system, the Niger-area.

Still, I can predict that fuel tankers will explode, there will be boat mishaps and there will be flood in Lagos disrupting residential and business areas. The flood in Jos is not receiving any attention and efforts will never be made to prevent a repeat.

I can tell you that it is not only the herdsmen that are problems in Edo. That state is ravaged by cultists and the young men are fast disappearing so much that even those s/elected into the political positions in the state are still in hiding, afraid to resume offices. The states in Nigeria are not viable, many of them were DOA.

Should l continue to tell you the one million reasons why Niger-area is an expired colony?

We are totally lost as a group of diverse people. Our focuses are on the wrong things and distraction is our common middle name. We are all about “self/me” because we lost the plot and some of us lost our minds. Our brains, and subsequently our reasonings were sort of destructively infected by the way the government was/is managed. The crudest survival of the fittest was re-introduced to us after the exit of the colonial thugs in 1960.

We entered a self-destruct mode, something l had earlier described as a form of human necrosis in an article many years ago.

Whilst all these mayhem and elements of civil war are going on, the criminal politicians continue to sign cheques and award one another salaries that are the highest in the world. You won’t find criminals worse than these gangs in Nigeria on planet earth.

One of them will be arguing with the others on why he has the right to beat women in a sex toy shop whereas he and the others like him should be tied in chains in a psychiatric ward for serious evaluations and eventual medication for the rest of their lives. What happened to “aro” and “yaba left”?

The ruler of the pack whom they call Buhari has lost touch with reality and suffers permanent dementia. The rest of us will suffer dementia also to varying degrees as we age or near death, so it is not a personal illness of Mujahedeen Buhari.

To him, West Germany still exists and Ambode was a former governor of Edo state. In fact, he handed over the presidential ticket to another man at a recent rally. All the traits that should earn Buhari a disqualification elevated him as typical of Niger-area, an expired British colony. Buhari belongs to the archive but now he may face the war crime tribunal for all the crimes and killings under his watch. He should.

Boko Haram may decide to expand their 15% ownership of Borno to 30% and overrun another army barracks as they always do. 

Still, Nigerians are following a man whose only consciousness is about the lives of cows and the expansion of the Fulanis from neighboring West African countries to the shores of Lagos lagoon, a sort of jihad.

All our warnings about the useless unitary system that continue to produce extremely useless rulers from APC and PDP are still falling on deaf ears. Some of us continue to argue that we must depart from this useless unitary system of government or the road to perdition is guaranteed for the next generation too.

One of the major reasons Western Nigeria fell behind countries like the France and the UK in the race for development was as a result of the eradication of the Western Region and the senseless introduction of the unitary government following the murderous coup of January 1966 and counter murderous coup of July 1966. The fallouts and the other reasons can be debated.

Why are we shy of the facts that led to the civil war and the gradual de-civilization of the prosperous regions within Niger-area?

For, no political system in the world will be rid of corruption and greedy politicians. It is the reason for the law and the judicial systems as checks everywhere in the world. When Nigerian politicians became corrupt and greedy under the regional system in the 60s, performances still outweighed their greediness because no region wanted to be behind in the development race.

Indeed, it was the appropriate democratic institutions regulating the law, the police, the judiciary and indeed the people that needed to act democratically. Nigeria was destroyed forever by the lucky bastards in khaki!

Even since 1999, Obasanjo and Buhari have come to represent these tropical gangsters, the juntas. When we compare one evil with the other rather than sacrifice our lives if necessary to rid ourselves of all evils, we enthrone kleptocracy, nepotism, ethnicity and even tribalism above common sense, above the good of all. Systemic necrosis becomes inevitable. Our predicament seems incurable under a useless form of system called unitary system.

It has led to more than 40 years of misrule, the introduction and propagation of hope through foreign religions at the expense of equality and social justice. The useless unitary system and the senseless federal character  led to diversion from hardwork /dignity of labor towards ostentatious lifestyle, grave nepotism and cancerous tribalism. The dirty celebration of ill-gotten wealth also crippled Nigeria further.

Today, the sum of all evil culminated in the existence of two criminal organizations called APC and PDP with the same agenda/goal. The total eradication of these two monsters will be a valid first step towards hope for a better federation. Nigeria needs a restart button, some sort of reboot to reset and begin again. Until freedom comes and until true independence is achieved, the agitations from the various regions would remain permanent.

Sadly, Nigerians will likely remain the poorest people on earth as long as this arrangement stays. Pray all you want: Niger delta will remain polluted, almajiris are forever, roads will remain death traps, public schools/universities will never rise again, primary/public health care will remain almost non-existence and the few successful learned people/experts/professionals (including sportspeople) will continue to seek other countries, making the world a better place and Nigeria (the producer of the brains) a shit-hole.

Truth is bitter but constant.

There is nothing happening in Nigeria today that we have not highlighted in the last 2 decades. Personally, l have put pen to paper about these issues since 2002. Dig the archives of the Nigerian Guardian and read my article in 2002 titled: Why Politicians Steal.

The more you think things we change, the more they stay the same or get worse. We unite and rally round the wrong things. We bring our best brains into a stupid political system and they join the useless circus called unitary government. Nigeria’s (useless) unitary system is government of the elites, by the elites and for the elites.

The day the rest of us are ready for freedom is the day we shall rally round the things that matter to us. We will unify on the way forward for all the different ethnicities trapped in this expired British product called Niger-area (Nigeria).

Those who will suffer most under this elitist system are our children and our children’s children. If they are in Nigeria, when the time comes, they would fight for their freedom. If they already became slaves again, even on home soil, and therefore hopeless, they will curse our graves and make sure they are unmarked.

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