What happened to N13 billion Aso Clinic’s Budget?

So, if the people rejoice again at the death of the next prominent politician, please let them rejoice. If stealing, looting and spreading poverty make the politicians happy, then their deaths should make the people rejoice. What goes around, comes around. Death is no exception. Happiness, irrespective of the source, cannot be an exception.

What happened to N13 billion Aso Clinic’s Budget?

By Adeola Aderounmu

To understand the evil that has been perpetrated by both the PDP (1999-2015) and the APC (2015 – 2020), all you have to do is to remember their promises and what they delivered.

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In 2016, this APC government budgeted more for the Aso rock clinic than all the federal teaching hospitals in Nigeria. Let that sink in your cerebral as you read on.

In this table is the total budget for Aso Clinic since 2015. Amounts are estimates in billion and millions.

Year Amount (N)
2015 3 940 000 000
2016 3 870 000 000
2017 3 200 000 000
2018 1 030 000 000
2019     823 000 000
2020     723 000 000
Total 13 595 000 000

Keep the budget in mind and read on.

One of the undeniable facts about the Buhari-APC mandate is that one Abba Kyari (who passed on recently) was until his death the mastermind of this Buhari regime after (not before) it’s inauguration. In this essay, l would limit his influence to what he knew about the Aso rock clinic.

The reasons why Nigeria, a mere geographical region, is in such a bad shape today can be discussed from now till eternity because everybody has his or her own opinions.

But another fact is that for one reason or the other, majority of Nigerians have myopic views and they forget about yesterday hoping that a divine or an invisible force will come with a soothing balm the next day. How many people remember, or care about what transpired in 2017 under this evil Buhari-APC mandate?

 

Abba Kyari’s life is not more important than Edith’s mother who died because no hospital outside of Onitsha would admit her to treat her heart problem. Kyari’s life is not worth more than all the hundreds of children who will die today in Nigeria because of malaria.

In 2017, the Reps started a probe that covered the tenure of both Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Buhari with respect to the Aso Clinic. It was in response to Mrs. Buhari who (rightly or wrongly) brought the attention of the whole world to the deplorable state of the Aso clinic. What did Nigerians do with that information? How did the investigation end? Was Jonathan summoned for questioning? Did Buhari go to the Reps to explain why the clinic was in a deplorable condition? How useful are the Reps in this type of enquiry?

Let me repeat one of the reasons Nigeria became a hell on planet earth. Nigerians go to sleep, pray and hope that tomorrow will be better or that solutions come from above. Zebrudaya will say, faa, faa… faa….faaa….fowl!

Abba Kyari as the main man of Buhari, actually the chief of staff, must know that Aso Rock Clinic was in a deplorable state. With all that we now know about the man, surely he had knowledge of where the money went too. This man wedge so much power that Osinbajo almost became an invisible entity in the government he helped to bring to power through his religion.

Abba Kyari became the alfa and omega of the Buhari government. Like many other foolish, arrogant and senseless Nigerian politicians, he preferred to be an outpatient at a London hospital rather than ensuring that the billions and excess budget allocated to Aso clinic was put to work.

At the height of the stupidity of the APC-Buhari mandate, Mr. Buhari stopped all “outsiders” from visiting the clinic, restricting it to himself and the inner caucus. Still when he got sick, Mr. Buhari went abroad. Do you know the meaning of stupid? Do you know what it means to lack common sense? Even when his son was involved in a reckless auto accident, Mr. Buhari flew him abroad.

If Nigeria was a country, we can count in one thousand ways why fools, reckless and worthless people would never smell the political offices. The presidency would be reserved for a person with functional brain cells and effective cognitivity.

When Buhari and his family were going abroad to “rest” or seek medical tourism, Nigerians (if Nigeria was a country) would have united and end such stupidities. It was this democratic virus called kovikk one nine in Aso rock that exposed Abba Kyari as an outpatient clinic for a London hospital as well.

The first point I tried to establish here is that Mr. Kyari does not like himself. If he does, then he had no common sense when he was alive. Common sense should allow people with privileges to take advantages of opportunities. One way would be to upgrade Aso clinic to a world class health center because of unexpected or unforeseen circumstances. So, No! Abba kyari, (like Buhari and Yar Adua) did not have common sense!

If you want to see an example of a man with common sense, look at Boris Johnson. He got sick and was admitted at the center of London. That is sense. Sadly, it is this type of simple cases that brings insult to the intellectuality and mental capacities of the African race. We have morons representing us, and showing us badly to the world.

Abba Kyari could have been admitted a few meters away from his office if N13 billion-naira worth of equipment were available at the Aso Clinic. Aso Clinic could have been a world class hospital or clinic. The resources were there and still there!

What we know, is that the budget was on paper. What we don’t know is if 10 times that amount was transferred digitally as the real cost. Nigeria is a geographical region, so the people in power remain above the law. They do what they like, they get away with it. They are mostly criminals.

Kyari died at 82. When does a man deserve to enjoy the fruits of his work, his labour and his loots? I remember in the early days of the APC-Buhari mandate and on a few occasions after that, l argued that even a man like Buhari (as at 2015) should be home in Daura tending his cattle and laughing with his grandchildren. That is still my view today if that man Buhari still exists.

Whether you like it or not, whether you speak good or evil of the dead or not, a man like Abba Kyari was one of the problems with Nigeria. His demise in the hand of this democratic virus does not bring us any hope or solution. We are living in a geographical region where evil replaces evil and good never rises. Abba is just one man, not better in any way than the 21 or more people that the military have executed since the start of the unplanned lockdown in Nigeria.

It’s just another one bite the dust. Abba Kyari’s life is not more important than Edith’s mother who died because no hospital outside of Onitsha would admit her to treat her heart problem. Kyari’s life is not worth more than all the hundreds of children who will die today in Nigeria because of malaria.

Do Nigerian politicians learn? Do they see the death of the most powerful among them as a reason to return their loots and build the geographical region called Nigeria? Will they sell their houses in London and bring the proceeds back to Nigeria?

Will they sell their houses in Dubai and bring all the monies back home knowing that Kyari did not take any of those with him? Will the stupid ones scheming for 2023 relax and work together to build factories, hospital, modern schools, good roads and better infrastructure knowing that life itself is a passage and death is certain?

I could ask one thousand questions bothering on the meaning and essence of our transient lives.

If we don’t learn from this and start to ask for better governance and take our rights by force, then kyari’s death is useless to us. If the politicians don’t learn from this and return all loots, cut their borgeous salaries, spread wealth and not poverty, then Kyari’s death is useless to them.

So, if the people rejoice again at the death of the next prominent politician, please let them rejoice. If stealing, looting and spreading poverty make the politicians happy, then their deaths should make the people rejoice. What goes around, comes around. Death is no exception. Happiness, no matter the sources, cannot be an exception.

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A Stale Demo-Crazy

The hopes that some Nigerians are having already for 2023 were the same hopes I had in 1979 when l (Adeola) started to follow Nigerian politics (and l memorized the names of several top politicians that l still remember till date!).

Do the math. You are living in a fool’s paradise.

A Stale Demo-crazy

By Adeola Aderounmu

In a very uncharacteristic manner, l did not give it a thought to write an essay that tallies with the Nigerian independence anniversary on October the 1st.

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It is also remarkable that l did not even repost my previous thoughts on the day (October 1st) on my blog. It is a sign of the times. My thoughts are divided about the country called Nigeria and l have described celebrations of October 1st as a sheer waste of time and money year after year.

I thought about the foolish people ruling Nigeria and their own reflections to the world that they are doing a great job. Then I think about the reality that Nigeria is one of the worst places to live on planet earth. There are arguments that this is a fallacy. It is easy to dismiss the terrible situation in Nigeria if you find yourself on the same side as the lucky bastards-the ones who think that having wealth or advantages that are not open or available to everyone is the purpose of life.

I think about all the problems facing Nigeria and how complicated they have become. I think about the people on whose behalf we have been writing for decades but who it seemed have lost touch with human dignity and the meaning of human existence; how almost impossible it has become to redeem the damaged minds and psyche of the “Nigerian”.

I think about how the Nigerian looked at you and view your opinions of the Nigerian state against his/her own personal judgements of “how things should work” or “so you think you know better”.

As a blogger and writer of almost 20 years’ experience, you know you cannot continue to argue with people or persons who actually think that Nigeria has a “political class” or that there is a future/hope based on the two major useless political groups in Nigeria. It is hopeless, and it is an inexplicable human “stupidity” not to start looking at the options that lie beyond the status quo in Nigeria.

Don’t be alarmed by my choice of words. I crossed the line of “civil essayist” a long time ago. Nigeria crossed the line from “civil” to “anarchy” many years before l lost my patience for soothing choice of words.

In her present state, Nigeria is home to the accumulation of the poorest people in the world staying afloat the world’s richest gifts of nature. If that doesn’t strike you as an anomaly, irony and oxymoron combined, l wonder what will.

To remain on the same side of any of the 2 major political party in Nigeria, APC or PDP revealed to me that Nigeria is irredeemable. On this blog, l have shown that there is no difference between the two. Both are criminal organisations, highly sophisticated in the perpetration of evil and poverty, and extremely interchangeable groups. I can be APC today and PDP tomorrow and vice versa.

In her present state, Nigeria is home to the accumulation/aggregation of the poorest people in the world staying afloat the world’s richest gifts of nature.

Nigeria is not a country in the true sense of it. It remains a geographical area in captivity. That is why poor people and slaves are concentrated in different regions with splashes of some of the world’s richest people who succeeded in capitalizing on a system that thrives on injustice and the growing stupidity of a “captured populace” that thinks that solutions to human problems are attached to divinity or unseen spiritual forces especially those forced on them when the slavery was perpetrated by foreigners. Today the slavery is masterminded by the elites/political class.

Nigeria is a special case of the collapse of humanity and the total and shocking absence of “simple” common sense. Again, foolish people continue to ask social critics for the solutions to Nigeria’s problems. In my case, l now suggests that ‘question askers” should read my blog from the beginning. They will probably find the answer somewhere.

The most radical solutions to Nigeria’s problems are the outright revolt of the people and the mass prosecution/elimination of the criminals called politicians. Such a bold move will change the landscape of the country forever. But that solution will not be sought because of the lessons of the civil war and the people have no leaders anymore. Nigeria is primarily headless and aimless.

The probable re-evolution of independent states within Nigeria is a risk worth taking because Nigeria in any case will never work based on the useless unitary system of government.

But the independent states will not be occupied by aliens if they emerged.

How will the governance of such states or republics be different from the useless governance that dominated Nigeria since the collapse of regional government? No one knows the answer to this question. Yet it remains a more popular option today because of the absolute stupidities seen in government especially since 1999 when physical hell escalated in Nigeria first through the PDP and now the APC.

Nigeria’s democracy is stale, permanently. It is managed by idiots and people without senses. But it is an indication of a systemic collapse. How can a country with glorious academics and citizens who are very efficient around the world be governed at home by complete nonentities? You can ask many other shocking questions about Nigeria and Nigerians who would rather spend their free time on useless tv shows rather than their real freedom fights.

What we know is that the collapse of the regional government automatically stemmed progress across the country. 53 years ago, Nigeria started the journey down the road to perdition when regional government was suspended. Since then, the citizens have been in coma and lacked the balls to re-demand for their lost paradise. For 53 years, unitary system of government has failed Nigerians regardless of who the ruler or dictator was/is.

How can you do something the same way and expect a different result is a globally known question/phrase. The hope that some Nigerians are having already for 2023 was the same hope I had in 1979 when l started to follow Nigerian politics (when l memorized the names of several politicians that l still remember till date!).

Do the math. You are living in a fool’s paradise.

Nigeria is a special case of the collapse of humanity and the total and shocking absence of “simple” common sense.

My name is Adeola and I blog here (adeola.blog)

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A Country Called Nigeria (Part 1)

A Country Called Nigeria (Part 1)

Written By Adeola Aderounmu

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The rest of the world is making giant strides and the rate of global development is amazing. It is like a race to perfection, a sort of paradise on earth. Nigeria is not having the same goals as other developed countries of the world. This can be expressed and proved in more than a million words.

It is this same sad story that we have been writing about since time immemorial. But it appears that for some of us, we have to keep writing about it. For so many other people, the happenstance called Nigeria is the only life they know. What if they knew better? What will become of Nigeria if the people who write about the ills in that relegated country stop writing? How low can Nigeria descend?

Politics and Elections.

Politically, Nigeria is backward. The so-called president of Nigeria in the person of Mr. Buhari is an epitome of the decay and outright foolishness that is displayed as politics in Nigeria. Buhari has almost no education, forged a certificate to contest, and in the last 4 years (2015- 2019) have shown that he is more interested in power than in performances.

The 2019 presidential election conducted under his watch is nothing but a disgrace to the human race.

The elections in Nigeria are disgraceful for so many reasons. The ruling party, the APC cheated. The main opposition, the PDP, also had been involved in electoral frauds since 1999. The policemen and soldiers were active and played decisive roles in the outcome of the elections. The greatest disappointments in electoral matters in Nigeria lie with the electoral body called INEC and the electorates-the people who have also become zombified by a largely fraudulent system.

INEC executed a manual system that is ridiculous and laughable. In the 21st century approaching the 22nd, Nigerians cannot count themselves in a successful census and Nigerians cannot line up and be counted on elections days. They have not even dreamt of an automated system based on the social security number system. Nigeria is far from civilization where it mattered most.

 

Infrastructure: Roads, Water and Electricity

I have been running this blog since 2006. One of the biggest issues on this blog is the dearth of infrastructure in Nigeria. How can anyone believe that there is no electricity in Nigeria? How can you reckon with the absence of water that should be provided by state and federal governments? Do you know that some of the worst roads in the world are in Nigeria? Go and check out Badagry-Oshodi expressroad or Agbara road linking to Ogun state.  These are not even roads anymore, they are the longest stretch of deathtraps l have seen in my entire life.

One day l was reading through an old post where l reflected on the speech of Mrs. Clinton during her short visit to Nigeria. In her words, she said “when you hear Nigeria, you think wao! everywhere is electrified!”. But sadly, many years after her visit, Nigeria is still not electrified by electricity. The country is electrified instead by evil, kidnapping and terrorism. Then you start to think, “what kinds of morons are running the country”? Where is their shame? Where are their senses? Do they even have brains?

 

 (To be continued. Part 2 coming up soon).

 

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The Most Tragic Untold Story Of Our Time After The Civil War

A totally failed political system and the criminal-politicians in APC and PDP are currently responsible for the poverty and hopelessness in the country and they must be stopped in 2019 by allowing for fresh ideas and fresh minds in our political spaces. Otherwise we, or some other people, will be back in 2023 writing a similar sad story.

The Most Tragic (Untold) Story Of Our Time After The Civil War

By Adeola Aderounmu

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”Today, in my personal opinion, the dilemma that face Nigeria and the consequences of absolute misrule (before and) after the civil war are together probably the most tragic untold story of our time.

Over the years, closer to 2 decades, l have written about Nigeria and the ills in the society. More pertinently, as each year wraps up, in the last decade, l continue to emphasise how Nigerians unabatedly waste the opportunities that each year provides or presents.

The biggest opportunity in 2019 is the february presidential election. Historically, since 1966, Nigeria suffered a major setback in the world order. There were 2 senseless coups in 1966 that truncated an emerging democracy. The functional regional system of government that promoted developments across the different geo-political zones in Nigeria was discarded in favour of a useless and senseless unitary system.

The hopes that came with the re-emergence of civilian rule in 1999 has faded into thin air as criminal-politicians in the major political parties especially APC and PDP have hijacked the country and continue to loot her resources, depleting wealth rather than creating and multiplying it.

From 1999 to 2015, the period that l had earlier described as the ”worst years of our lives” as Nigerians, it was the PDP that held sway. A former military dictator, one Olusegun Obasanjo converted the 1999 to 2007 years to his personal rags to riches fable.

He left the position of the president after he was forced out by a combined efforts of politicians and concerned citizens who were against his bid for a life-presidency. He had since denied the allegations despite the several billions of naira that evidently flew around in the National Assembly, where the lawmakers continue to milk the country dry to this day.

It is an integral part of this tragedy that the people of Nigeria, both the enlightened and the unelightened, the educated and the uneducated at this moment cannot see beyond APC and PDP. It is one of the deepest cuts in the soul of humanity today.

When Obasanjo left in 2007, he forced the way of his candidate to electoral victory. In what appeared like goodwill to a friend he had in the military, Obasanjo imposed Umaru Yar’Adua, the younger brother of Musa Yar Adua-his late friend in the army, on Nigerians. Umaru Yar Adua died due to a potracted illness allowing his deputy, Goodluck Jonathan to take over the mandate of power.

Goodluck Jonathan later won the presidential election in 2011 and reigned over Nigeria until 2015. He served 6 years at the helm of affairs. Jonathan is a known drunkard and a very corrupt man from Bayelsa State. On several occasions, his wife had been found wanting on charges of corruption and money laundering. She never went to prison!

Nigerians suffered under a deplorable economic situation even with Mrs. Iweala as the minister of finance. Mrs. Iweala later wrote a book condemning the powers that be in Nigeria who strangulated her efforts and so on. As a social critic l see the presence of Mrs. Iweala in Obasanjo and Jonathan’s cabinet as an endorsement of corruption and ineptitude.

Mrs.Iweala did not blow any whistle and she did not resign to highlight the problems in the Nigerian government. During Obasanjo’s reign, she and her boss could not account for the returned Abacha’s loots. Mrs. Iweala in my humble opinion is one of the problems with Nigeria. If you cannot tell us the problems with Nigeria and the solutions while you serve and you cannot even call the police and the law on criminals serving with you, why bother when you are out of power and out of favour?

Between 2014 and 2015 there was a mass cross-carpeting amongst Nigerian politicians. The senseless phenomenon was repeated in 2018. In 2014/15, many of the criminal-politicians in PDP joined and teamed up with other criminals in other political parties and established the APC.  It was at this point that it became more obvious that Nigerian politicians have no ideologies and they are swift in repositioning themselves for the next, and every chapter of looting of the Nigerian treasury.

Buhari is probably the first person in history (or just among the very few that may exist) that spoke evil of his country and downcast her citizens while claiming to be the ruler of the country. It was highly moronic!

A notorious political godfather, one Bola Tinubu, championed the projection of a tyrant who had tried and unsuccessfully attemped the Nigerian presidency on 4 earlier occasions. Tinubu and another notorious politician called Rotimi Ameachi opened up the loots thay had accumulated from Lagos and Rivers state and ensured that the social media was well manipulated. It was the same way an ex-convict named Ibori was used by Olusegun Obasanjo to sponsor the election of Umaru Yar’Adua. The money meant for the development of the Niger Delta always wasted in many ways.

True, Jonathan is a crook. True, Nigerians were suffering and Jonathan had no clue over the affairs of Nigeria. One woman, a very silly and corrupt person called Diezani Alison-Madueke,  literarily took away Nigeria’s crude oil earnings and kept them as personal belongings. She was flying in jets with her children and family members and they were buying houses and merchandise around the world. Jonathan was either very weak or just a woman wrapper. It was a tragic regime.

Sadly, the change slogan that APC sold to Nigerians in 2014 and which brought Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015 had turn out to be the biggest fraud of the decade in Nigeria. The Buhari government is at par with the regime of Jonathan, if not worse. One of the most obvious corruption charges under the nose of Muhammadu Buhari-the grasscutter scandal-was never visited or sent for prosecution. Till today, the police have not made any arrest and the judiciary is working like zombies.

So invariably, we got ourselves (what we thought was) a new government with old attitudes. When l wrote about the status quo after the emergence of the APC in 2015, many thought l was in a hurry. But l knew that the morning shows the day. Buhari is a puppet too in so many ways, serving the interests of Nigeria’s slave masters (popularly called cabal) and self.

The old orders continue to reign. Almost all the criminals who have looted Nigeria since 1999 are free men and women. Murders and assassinations, latest of Alex Badeh, still have the approval of the presidency as they pretended nothing big happened. Mr. Buhari, contrary to the belief of gullible Nigerians, has no integrity. He should be arrested and tried for crimes dating back to the years before the Nigerian civil war.

In Nigeria, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Those who reigned with Obasanjo and Obasanjo himself are enjoying their loots. Those who reigned with Yar adua are enjoying their loots. Jonathan and those who reigned with him are mostly enjoying their loots. One criminal called Dasuki who mismanaged funds with the approval of Goodluck Jonathan is not so lucky. He has been in prison since Buhari emerged and he had not been left out on bail even with court injunctions in his favour on the matter.

In many cases and on many fronts, Buhari (whose identity is under probe by the IPOB) remains defiant and military-styled. In comparison to the other governments since 1999, this Buhari government is the most clueless. It is out of touch and the man (Buhari?) does not have the mental capacity to rule Nigeria. He is dull, lifeless (in the words of Trump) and lacks the intellectual abilities to lead a tribe, how much more a country.

He remains a stooge, a clog in the wheel of progress of Nigeria since 1977 when he started looting oil revenues. Buhari cannot be absolve of the Abacha loots either as they were the crude oil revenues whilst he was the chairman of the PTF. Buhari is probably the first person in history (or just among the very few that may exist) that spoke evil of his country and downcast her citizens while claiming to be the ruler of the country. It was highly moronic!

As the 2019 presdiential election approaches, both the APC and PDP are doing minimally in campaigns and reaching the people. They know that elections don’t matter as long as they can manipulate the electoral commission. That is where the real fight would take place as usual.

The summary of the situation in Nigeria that l presented above is in my very own personal opinion probably one of the most tragic stories of the 21st century. After almost 60 years of bad governments, spread of poverty, spread of illiteracy (with 13 million children out of school) and a political arrangement that pitch one religion against another and one ethnic tribe against the rest, Nigerians have arguably lost their senses of political identity and several millions have no idea about the state of global affairs and where Nigeria is on the scale. A country without a stable electricity for example is probably 400 years behind the others.

Nigerians are supposed to be living as royals. They deserve to be alright in all aspects of life. But sadly, and regrettably, only a handful of Nigerians are alright economically. But it is hard to even state that there is a Nigerian who is not living in poverty regardless of their wealth. Nigeria as a country is a depiction of poverty and penury. It oozes of hopelessness.

To be sure, Nigerians are amongst the poorest people in the world despite the fact that the country is spread upon the richest combinations of mineral resources in the world. This is because a few greedy people are mismanaging the wealth of the country and they have refused to allow the wealth to grow. We are practising a senseless and useless unitary system of government since the 2 useless coups of 1966. We are allowing one person to steal 12 billion dollars and still be in public light contesting for political office or sponsoring candidates.

One stupid question that l always have to try to address everytime l write an essay is: what then is the solution? I am tired of the question but still try to mention one or two hints. The shortest cut to recovery will be something very close to a (bloody) revolution where all the criminals holding the country to ransom can be arrested, surrounded and brought to very quick judicial judgements. This will change the course of history in Nigeria forever.

However in the absence of the courage to unite because Nigerians have been divided in so many ways and along so many lines, choosing another path (other than the criminally-inclined APC and PDP) is presently the best option for Nigeria and Nigerians. It is an integral part of this tragedy that the people of Nigeria, both the enlightened and the unelightened, the educated and the uneducated at this moment cannot see beyond APC and PDP. It is one of the deepest cut in the soul of humanity today.

The tragedy is far-fetched. In the face of the evidence provided, mostly by switching of political parties, that both APC and PDP politicians are part of a common criminal organisation, our people-Nigerians are still members of APC and PDP. I am in shock that people still attend APC/PDP rallies. It reminds me of why and how slavery in the hands of the Europeans and Arabs lasted more than 500 years.

How can we be free if we (all) belong to criminal organisations like APC and PDP? How can slavery ever end in Nigeria if the majority are still inclined to the old ways or the ways of the APC and PDP?

It is also a great shock to me as a writer that the memberships in APC and PDP are still massive. With the ways and manners that these parties have failed Nigeria, one would think that they should have faced dwindning membership and that the judiciary should be lining up criminal charges against all the key members and actors of these criminal organisations called APC and PDP. By now Nigerians ought to have pulled out and down the National Assembly which is also notorious for sharing the wealth of the country amongst its members.

APC came with the change slogan and amongst the changes we expected were the implementation of the restucturing agenda on her manifesto and the drastic reduction in the salaries and allowances of politicians from the local to the state and national levels. None of that was done.  We will never know what APC meant by restructuring which was the first point on its agenda. Buhari does not even want to hear the word restructure. He is that dull and insolent.

In 4 years of the APC, we did not see the re-emergence of the public schools, we did not see committments to public health as the politicians continue to travel overseas for treatment. We can go on to analyse what could have been done in 4 years but the APC keep blaming the PDP for its non-performance whilst still allowing criminals to parade the national landscape.

Nigerians should not make the mistake of committing the next 4 years (2019-2023) of the country’s fate into the hands of either the APC or the PDP. There are options. There are newer political parties that will perform better than APC and PDP. But the truth is that the problems facing Nigeria have gone beyond mere political parties. Still a new phase must emerge.

The political system is wrong and senseless. Before the 2 useless coups of 1966, there was a structure that promoted healthy competitions among the major regions in Nigeria. It is something very similar to that structure that would be fundamental to the resuscitation of the economic survival of Nigeria. The current unitary system of government is baseless, useless and should only be promoted by people of low mentalities and nonetities-and that is where the APC and PDP politicians are. They are criminals and so they adopt and promote this useless system of government.

Under the political structure similar to the what Nigeria had before the 2 useless coups of 1966, there would be no federal character and there will be no Abuja politics. We will all be busy promoting our regions educationally, healthwise, technologically and infrastruturally. This is what we must preach. We cannot go on with a failed system and expect development, unless we have no brains!

Apparently, the essay is inexhaustible because there is no way l will be able to address the solutions in a single essay. The essay grew by the day since the summer of 2018 just the same way my anger grew as you can see from the tone/language of the essay. It is very intentional and meant to provoke. This is why l run this blog and for over a decade l have been shouting and still on it.  I also run an instagram blog that updates daily. Check out @thygloryonigeria on instagram for my daily reactions to our problems.

The most significant change that must happen soon is the taking over of government from APC and PDP politicians and making sure that they are prosecuted for all their crimes since 1999. Some politicians and military men have been around since the 60s or 70s. They should be taken care of by the laws of the land. They must face the music.

Our problems are many. However, we must take the bulls by the horns. We will not develop even in the regions if we don’t elevate the rule of law above the rule of men.

Apart from the Boko Haram war in the north east of Nigeria, there is yet no official declaration of war in Nigeria. This is why l consider the life we live in Nigeria as probably the worst hidden tragedy in the world today. Against the backdrop of the potentials in the regions and to see more than 100 million people living from hand to mouth, unsure of the next meal: l see no greater tragedy today in the world outside a war zone.

A totally failed political system and the criminal-politicians in APC and PDP are currently responsible for the poverty and hopelessness in the country and they must be stopped in 2019 by allowing for fresh ideas and fresh minds in our political spaces. Otherwise we, or some other people, will be back in 2023 writing a similar sad story.

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African Women Are Ashame Of Their Africanness

By Adeola Aderounmu

Sometimes when l make certain posts, some people think it is a one-time thing.

I have one of the longest running individual blogs in Africa. I am sure. When we started this journey l know how many people have left blogging and writing altogether.

I am sure those l targeted in my previous post about African women would think that was it.

Since 2006 l have written some blogs over a dozen times.

This thing about African women is very disgusting and tasteless.

It irritates me more everyday. We need to reverse the trend to save our culture and values.

African women don’t have red hairs. The hairs are black and beautiful. Why do you hate what you look like African woman? WHY?

I know it is a long shot as several millions of African women have lost confidence in themselves and they hate their natural looks.

But whatever brought the African woman to this level of self-hate can bring her back to self-love.

So those who think it was a one time post can always come back and they will find themselves in another post.

It may take long but l never get tired and l don’t give up.

That was DJ Cuppy Otedola. It must be self-hate if our women do not think that we can appreciate them for their natural looks.

This is a tune not to be copied DJ Cuppy.