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.

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Keyamo, APC Attack Dog 2

By Adeola Aderounmu

 

Yes l am very emotional about the nature of politics as practised by apc n pdp.

Yes l am emotional l have deleted people on my friends’ list in a couple of places.

As long as this is wrong, l will be emotional about it.

Listen to a lawyer supporting the murder of Nigerians without trial.

All in the name of politics and the money they are stealing.

Is this one a lawyer? No. This is just an attack dog. Yes l take it personal. This is my blog and that is why it is my blog since 2007.

Everyone can start a blog and express their feelings and emotions.

How many of us started with blogs in 2007? How many of us are left today? Where did they go? They joined politics and took sides with the oppressors. They joined politics and became spokesmen of the murderers.

Look at this man very well. This is EVIL PERSONIFIED.

The man he is defending truncated civilian rule on a number of occasions. So tell him that BUHARI is the first man today who should be shot dead!!! This is the implication of what he is saying and he is supposed to be a lawyer but he does not even realise the contradiction. This is a worthless attack dog! No one can quantify my ANGER looking at this piece of SHIT! But hey! This is my blog!

Please let me be emotional. Let me use whichever language l like because this video shows an animal who should be locked up in a cage.

This is not a lawyer. He should burn!

Nigerian President Wants Ballot Snatchers Killed

By Adeola Aderounmu

“….at the expense of his life”

This means death.

 

We have said it that this man should be taken off the ballot.

How can you say….”expense of his life’?

Because of ballot boxes?

Nowadays, nobody even snatches ballot boxes. Buhari is not even aware how the APC rigging machine brought him to power in 2015.

What a shame!

Rigging is done by manipulating results digitally through INEC.

In several states, like we saw in Abia state last week, results are written even before the elections are conducted. Yes. It is so in many places in Nigeria.

In Lagos, Tinubu can make anyone or anybody governor or assembly members. How is that possible? Buhari should just go home and stop disgracing his family in public.

Expense of his life….because of ballot box. This guy is not normal at all.

 

This video was viral on the day of the cancelled election, 16th february and it showed how election results are written by some state governor and passed to state INEC for announcement. This guy was unfortunate and surely somebody tipped the opposition or the police.

The guy did not snatch a ballot. He had results in his hands and the voting did not even take place.

Buhari’s statement is reckless, hopeless and taste of blood and vengeance. I maintain that Buhari is not a normal human being and should not be running on the platform of the APC.

History will remember that some of us kept to our stance/stand on this issue and many more in Nigeria. People may not care now, but the future generations will be guided by the mistakes of this reckless and slave-like generation of Nigerians.

 

Nigerian Governor Call For The Massacre Of Foreigners

By Adeola Aderounmu

A serving governor in Nigeria Mr. El Rufai has called for foreigners who interfere in Nigerian elections to be murdered and send back to their countries in body bags.

This is probably the most useless tv interview you will see this month and this should probably open your eyes on the emergence and rise of Boko Harm in Northern Nigeria.

 

 

Those who have been in doubt  about the roles of the elites like Buhari, Atiku and El-Rufai in the emergence and rise of Boko Haram need to start a new analysis of the genesis and rise of Boko Haram.

This is how it all started. This slip of thoughts by El Rufai is a tip of the icebergs in the mentality of the Northern elites.

Go back in time when Atiku and Buhari promised to unleash terror if they lost elections. Where do you think the terror was coming from? Of course, they always meant the use of Boko Haram and the use of ever ready to slaughter Northerners. Or ask yourself, who are the fighters that are going to kill foreigners and put them in body bags? They cannot be the police and l don’t think El-Rufai had the Nigerian army in mind.

Does that make sense now? Ok, go and do more research and you will see how we have been beating about the bush about the people to really arrest in order to stop Boko Haram.

From another point of view, when l listened to El-Rufai   in this short clips, l saw one of the several reasons why Africa is underdeveloped. We have basically mad men in power, people of very low mentalities.

Europe and America for sure had their histories but so does Africa. We have had our dark history. Now the world is in the light and everyone is civil but El Rufai said we should still be going through this nonsense again. Then when are we going to emerge and catch up with the rest of the world.

No, Mr. foolish El Rufai, we are tired of this regurgitation—-every country went thru this or that. We too have been here before. As recent as 1959, Nigeria had so much violence that the independence was shaky. Every election year had been hell and the military rule had been torturing.

We must emerge now and we cannot wait.

In addition, when you talk about what other countries went through, the last of them that is missing in Nigeria is the bloody revolution.

And in the words of El-Rufai, body bags are used for people like him in a bloody revolution. I support that if that will bring us at par with the rest of the world in the shortest time possible.

The problem is how we think.

In a sane world, should we even be talking about criminals in apc and pdp? Should they not all be under arrest now or serving terms in prisons? Criminals like El-rufai, who also doubled as a religious fanatic should never be seen in public. They should be in prisons and when they are free should only be controlling their bedrooms.

This man is evil and his case should be sent to the international criminal court of justice. There is nothing that should stop the arrest and prosecution of Buhar as well. These men don’t belong among other men, they are far from civil and the only thing that gives them satisfaction is the blood of others.

what a mess!

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This Is Your Lagos? Shame On You APC, PDP, Buhari, Fasola And Ambode!(PhotoNews)

Many roads in Lagos states ought to be shut down as disaster zones. There are accidents, deaths and several untold hardships on these roads daily. Those who are responsible for these roads ought to be arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

 

By Adeola Aderounmu

I took all the pictures you see in this essay between June 26 and July 10 2018.

Civilian rule returned to Nigeria in 1999. This means that Nigerian politicians in both the ruling APC and the opposition PDP have spent together 19 years in governance and still cannot put right what the military gangsters destroyed.

So the systemic failure in Nigeria today is due largely to the lack of performances since 1999. We can argue that the stretch is longer but that is another discussion for another day.

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Lagos is heavily littered. The government needs to step up waste management system. Somebody should care about health care in relation to waste management and disposal.

The state of the federal roads in Lagos state which is the economic capital of Nigeria is very appalling and disgraceful.

The state of the roads in Lagos state is heart breaking, depressing and sorrowful. (I will treat some parts of Ogun state in another essay).

I do not share the notion that a certain government is trying or that a certain governor is working. That’s all bullshit!

In the last 19 years at least, there are no more tenable excuses why the roads in Lagos should be so terrible.

Sincerely if l could make the decision, l will block all the roads you see in this essay. Human beings should not be allowed to travel on these roads. They are permanent death traps and l wish someone in the the world somewhere has the power to shut down all these dangerous roads in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria.

 

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Roads in Nigeria are usually of low quality. They get bad before rainy season and worse during the rain. There are rivers on many roads in Lagos. This is Badagry expressway near the okokomaiko axis

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Federal roads in Nigeria are amongst the worst roads in the world. Shame on Buhari and Fasola. Shame on previous PDP government

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Nigerian roads easily destroy cars and reduce their life span.

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Very bad roads in Lagos. Is this actually a road?

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Bad road. What a useless government!

 

Whoever is responsible for these roads since 1999 ought to be arrested and prosecuted without delay. Since 2015, Mr. Buhari and Mr. Fasola are solely responsible for the federal roads in Lagos and they should be tried for crimes against humanity for all the deaths that continue to occur on the federal roads.

Without delay, the Badagry Express Way should be shut down!!! That is not an expressway. It is not even a road!

Mr. Ambode is culpable too because he is the number one citizen of Lagos state for the past 3 years! What has he been doing? Don’t tell me he is trying! He is not the governor of Lagos Island, is he?

If there are reasons why Mr. Fasola and Mr. Buhari have not constructed and maintained the federal roads in Lagos, why is Mr. Ambode not talking about it to the media and to the world just like l am doing now.

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Badagry expressway has no defined lanes. You drive where you find a space and this means facing opposite traffic ofen times.

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Badagry expressway

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Badagry expressway. How express is this road?

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Trying to navigate a way.

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Smoky and gangerous plus l was faced by an oncoming traffic driving along Oshodi-Mile 2. Trailers and heavy traffic means driving on one way is a common trend.

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Lagos roads are commonly dirty

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Badagry expressway. Very very bad road!

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A trailer fell on the road due to the bad state of the road and big pot holes. Lagos roads are the most dangerous roads l have seen all my life!

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The trailer could have fallen on people or other cars. But this was a single incident causing obstruction to the already bad situation

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Drving in rivers or on roads? Can we ask Buhari or Fasola? Vehicles face one another and there could be up to 8 lanes in multiple directions!!!

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These roads are the consequences of every N1 or N5 stolen by government officials! May you never find peace if you support a government or the governments causing these type of hardship. May your generations suffer!

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This commercial bus is going no where. In the middle of the road, tyres are off. A potential cause of accident!

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A commercial bus broke down along Badagry expressway and the passengers wait for refund. Look at the road. LOOK AT THE FILTH! Is Nigeria really a country?

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Confusion and commotion

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Dirty Lagos. Don’t tell me Ambode is working or trying. One dirty street means nobody is working! Somebody should be facing prosecution for allowing the people dump waste on major roads.

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Bad road. Badagry express road.

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Can we call this a road? Who will answer , Buhari or Fasola?

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Is this a road Mr Buhari, Mr Fasola Mr Ambode?

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Crazy traffic in Lagos due to bad road

For one month at least, l’m going to pay for this essay on instagram and facebook. Then l will see what reactions we get. If possible, l will continue to sponsor the advertisement for this essay just as long as the problem remains and l will keep a tab on Lagos to see current situations.

How on earth can this be the situation and there are no outrages? What is wrong with Nigerians? What is wrong with Lagosians?

All the roads for transportation, state, local and federal must be in perfect shape and good maintenance. No road must be left untouched because the people of Nigeria deserve the best that life has to offer. You can’t do 50% of the roads. You can’t of 99% of the roads. The 1% left undone can cause death and other unwanted scenarios. You must be perfect. All roads must be fixed and that is the work/function of government.

The government is not doing the people any favour by doing what it is supposed to do.

 

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Mr. Buhari, Mr. Fasola and Mr. Ambode must put their heads together now and put politics and election aside for once. Lagos roads and all roads in Nigeria must be fixed. It is your job. It is your work. No one is begging you. You are servants to the people and serve you must or get the hell out of the offices you occupy.

What l saw of Lagos roads revealed to me that on the long run, Nigeria must do away with the useless and senseless unitary system of government as soon as possible.

 

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This part of festac town has been erased from the map of Nigeria. 4th avenue with faeces and sewage taking over the community for several years now.

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Forgotten part of Lagos in Festac. The smell on this road is more or less a biological weapon against the people.

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Festac Town. From glory to grass! Smelly stinking 4th avenue!

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Somewhere about Ajao estate in Lagos as we drove to the airport. Lagos is giving wealth to Nigeria and the suffering is massive in Lagos. I cannot comprehend the shame and scandal in Lagos

I do not expect Mr. Buhari to know the roads l travel in Lagos. Even a federal minister knows little about the roads in Nigeria. But a governor and a local government chairman will know better. Therefore it is best to review how power can be taken away from that useless office in Abuja and taken back to the grassroots where people can see and solve their problems regionally and locally. It is just pure common sense!

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Someplace in Lagos…bad roads everywhere. Did you say your governor is working? I say you have a governor for Lagos lsland, not a governor for Lagos! Certainly not a governor for Lagos mainland, not a governor for Iyana Iba, Okokomaiko towards Agbara Industrial Area. Dirty, messy Lagos!

 

I have been writing about the ills in Nigeria for almost 2 decades and l could go on here again in this essay but let’s save the tautology and hope that my message is clear: FIX ALL THE ROADS IN LAGOS AND END THIS SHAME!!

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The Dangers Of Hypocrisy

I am still looking for those who resigned and blew the whsitle when Jonathan and his crew (both in PDP and APC) were looting the treasuries. I am now looking for those who are going to leave the Buhari government and blow the whistle (both in the APC and PDP) as a result of the budget padding and scandalous national/state security situation. Mr. Buhari himself should have resigned along with Lai Mohammed for misleading the world when they stated at the end of december 2015 that they had defeated Boko Haram.

The Dangers Of Hypocrisy By Adeola Aderounmu

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Adeola Aderounmu

There are no limits to the repercussions of hypocrisy. It is worse when the hypocrisy runs parallel with lies and propaganda. Two other dimensions that can worsen the situation is the spread and the acceptance of hypocrisy as a trait or norm within a political structure or among the people of a country.

As you read this essay the banks in Switzerland are still sending more and more of the monies stolen by one famous Nigerian criminal called Sani Abacha. He was unfortunately a former dictator in Nigeria whose death remains a subject of controversy.

Despite the fact that his loots are finding their ways back to Nigeria (since the regime of Obasanjo), Nigeria’s current president Mr. Buhari is yet to acknowledge that Abacha was in fact a criminal. This hypocrisy is dangerous and heart wrenching. This singular denial also shocks me when people say Buhari is not corrupt. I don’t understand how people don’t see the links.

Invariably the act of being a hypocrite extends to hangers-on of political associations. It cut across and destroys the consciences of both the enlightened and the disenfranchised as well as the educated and the ignorant. If Nigeria finally implodes, hypocrisy will not be left out as one of the diseases that sunk her.

If you listen keenly to Femi Adeshina you will find an example of a person who lost his mind and threw away his conscience to the lagoon all in the name of having a job and earning a mega pay. There were (before him) people like Reuben Abati, Reno Omokri and Segun Adeniyi. With him is a guy called Ogunlesi who thinks the rest of us are ordinary lower animals.

In my exposure to other countries where several of these spokesmen have also lived or visited before relocating to Aso rock, there is always a limit or threshold to how long an aide can defend a boss or get enveloped in the same cycle of ignobility.

What happens to the ability to resign or walk away to save one’s good image? Invariably my conclusion is simple: it takes a rogue to defend a rogue in matters of public accountability. It also takes selfishness and wickedness to turn blind eyes to the realities on ground in the daily existences of Nigerians.

Like l mentioned above, the realm of hypocrisy in Nigeria is massive. Therefore it is unforgiving that even professor Osinbajo lately said APC is not a corrupt government. But he is fully aware that APC integrated into its fold former PDP looters and existing APC looters. Their common saving grace is the unforgiving failure of the justice system in Nigeria. I always maintain that Nigerian laws remain useless as far as criminal politicians continue to rule Nigeria.

Osinbajo also said that APC is more honest than PDP. Since when did accountability to the people become a relative term? APC is confused. When the spree of murders and genocide escalated under this regime, APC stated that more people died during Jonathan’s PDP regime. My understanding of that conclusion is that the Nigerian life is worthless. Why else would number of deaths be comparative?

Late afromusic king Fela warned us many years ago about all those that do bad things in the names of their religious lords. We did not listen. We are still not paying attention.

Today l am neither for the APC nor for the PDP. I will go for a new orientation. It is about time people understood my stance nearly 12 years into this act of blogging. I stand for good government only. My inherent hatred for corruption and lack of independent reasoning have no bounds and it has no connection to religious or non-religious morality.

By a manner of another perspective and changing lanes, when next you read a criticism of the Buhari government from Reno Omokri, help me ask him where he was when Mrs. Jonathan and Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke where emptying the Nigerian treasury under the watchful eyes of Jonathan. Of course he would call it propaganda.

It is the same way everything was propaganda in the eyes of Segun Adeniyi of the Yar Adua regime. Now all you read here is propaganda for Mr. Adeshina. Wait for him to be out of the corridor of power. We saw Reuben Abati out, in and out again.

My take on some hypocrites is that they actually have their criminal minds before participating in all these serial governments of looters. How many more hypocrites and pretenders are going to emerge in 2019 if we don’t break this cycle of national madness?

I don’t even appreciate the headlines from people like Ngozi Iweala. Anyone that has been part of the governments in Nigeria and under whose watch or in whose presence massive looting had taken place is a bloody hypocrite.

I am still looking for those who resigned and blew the whistle when Jonathan and his crew (both in PDP and APC) were looting the treasuries. I am now looking for those who are going to leave the Buhari government and blow the whistle (both in the APC and PDP) as a result of the budget padding and scandalous national/state security situation. Mr. Buhari himself should have resigned along with Lai Mohammed for misleading the world when they stated at the end of december 2015 that they had defeated Boko Haram.

Mr. Donald Trump it appeared had no balls afterall. A straight talk would be to inform Mr. Buhari of his primary duty as the president of Nigeria. Buhari has failed and he is still failing to protect Nigerians. He, as well as the looters in the Nigerian senate, is failing to see the need for the immediate restructuring of Nigeria and the introduction of state police.

The hogwash in the White House led to increase in attacks in Nigeria. The long term consequences of the dangers poised by national and international hypocrisy and the passiveness of the drained Nigerian people are yet to be evaluated. But the signs are already very, very bad.

I can understand to some extent the feeling of party affiliation. What l cannot understand is the lack of will to stand with the truth. But l know many people are predictable in their love for money, power and position. Many people always discard the essence of public service because they want to remain relevant in the (dis)order of things in Nigeria.

These people look forward to recognition, gains and consolidations when the ocassion arises. So they cannot give up their hypocritic garments for honourary ones.

And since this is the way things work in Nigeria, the country dips deeper in national crises. We argue unnecesssrily on issues of common sense and we are a country left behind. We are sick. We need healing.

If a few good men and women are given the task of redirecting Nigeria back to the place where we were in december 1965, and if these men and women are honest and have no spirit of hypocrisy, if they are not concerned about getting rich or owning mansions in Dubai, America or London, or sending their children to schools in Ghana or USA, in less than 8 years (2 terms) Nigeria will be back again as one of the best places to live in the world. The people must be orientated about the dangers of hypocrisy and they must be ready to stand with these few good people. That is the hope of Nigeria and Nigerians.
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2017: Yet Another Disappointing Year In Naija

The truth is always a bitter pill. For as long as we continue to lie, pretend, play to the gallery, hope and follow blindly that the unitary system of government will get us somewhere, these outcomes (pain, anguish, sorrow and disappointments) to different degrees will remain our common denominators.

We have not declared an official war in Nigeria but we live in a war situation everyday of our lives.

2017: Yet Another Disappointing Year For Naija

By Adeola Aderounmu

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This is my evaluation of 2017.

The year 2017 turned out to be a very devastating one for several millions of Nigerians.

The sad chapters in the annals of this (should-have-been-great) country got longer.

This country Nigeria was destined for greatness as a conglomeration of regions but it had since 1966 remained trapped in a unitary system of government that is useless and nonsensical. Subsequently the country was sapped into poverty and penury by the lucky bastards in form of tyrants and criminal politicians who are not keen on reverting the country back to regional system of government.

In recent years l have written a number of ”end of year” messages through my blog posts. For this year and for the previous ones, these posts were written with my heart filled with rage and anger. I am still extremely disappointed in how the country continues to go deeper in hopelessness.

Already in the year 2007, that was 10 years ago, l wrote an article titled Christmas in Hell. The article chronicled my experience in Nigeria in 2006. One december day that year l drove early to a gas station to queue for fuel. It was my turn after about 5-6 hours of wriggling through the queue.

I will never forget the experience because as l waited in the car, l was crying uncontrollably. I cried for Nigeria. I cried for the suffering and devastation in the land. I cried for all the ignorant people and even the knowledgeable people who together were suffering, celebrating and smiling.

A few hours to that agonising experience, I’d flown into Lagos from Sweden where l could drive to a gas station, fill my car with fuel and pay by credit card and drive away in zero time. Then l came to a country flowing with oil and other uncountable natural resources and l had to queue for more than 5 precious hours of my life. I cried until there were no tears left to shed.

These types of experiences which have sadly become recurrent in Nigeria, even since 1977, showed that Nigeria is one of the worst places to live in the world. We have not declared an official war in Nigeria but we live in a war situation everyday of our lives.

In our country Nigeria, the people have completely lost it. There are no common interests for a national agenda and the political restructuring of the system has not been taken seriously so that prosperity and wellness can be in focus. If we restructure Nigeria today,  perhaps 50 years from now the generation of people that would be called Nigerians can be happy and fulfilled.

Unfortunately, the present Nigerian system continues to promote survival of the fittest. The system thrives as if we are in a rat race. The system runs a manual that ensures that people prosper either through some elements of luck or by connections to the largely corrupt and fraudulent elites and politicians. There are rare rewards for excellence and honesty.

The system breeds hatred in the hearts of men and women. The system ensures that there is a struggle between people in such a way that one group of people under the excuse of the slightest provocation would not hesitate to kill or main the other group. It’s still about the survival of the fittest. There are too many examples of people killing one another instead of negotiating and finding a common solutions to problems.

The effects of more nearly 60 years of bad rulership in Nigeria are too numerous to state.

In fact the present government is full of propaganda and cannot see anything wrong with all its failures and shortcomings. It’s that type of government comprising people who do not see beyond their noses. For, ordinary common sense dictates that the bulk always stop at the door of the person who is assumed responsible for the task (done or undone).

Buhari is the Minister of petroleum resources. He is the ruler of Nigeria. Irrespective of his lines of defenses, the shortage of fuel in 2017 means that the government has failed in performing one of his statutory obligations to the citizens of Nigeria.

But Buhari has been here many times before in his life. He was the Minister of Petroleum in 1977 and Nigeria had fuel shortages then. It remains to be seen if this shortage will lead to increase in the price of petrol per liter in Nigeria.

How long can Nigerians continue to tolerate failures and a system of government that seals more than 100m people to a permanent life of poverty and impoverishment? How long will everybody continue to hope and pray that in a system that is malfunctioning, that some divine intervention will be their hope for a happy life?

It’s complete insanity to hope on divine intervention.

Nigeria is not working and drastic measures need to be taken to turn things around. The most evident sign of failure is that one person cannot steer Nigeria. In how many ways do we want some evidence that this is not going to be possible?

Obsanjo failed, Yar Adua failed, Goodluck Jonathan failed and Buhari has already failed. What other signs do we need to know that we must try something else? That we need back regional government.

Just to ensure that l bring this article to an end, my suggestion is for the young people of this country to come together and wrestle their future and the future of their children and unborn grandchildren from the status quo.

You don’t need PDP or APC in 2019. You need to go back to your regions and harness the best brain to move things forward. Nigerian youths need to throw away all their affiliations to PDP and APC. There is no difference between the two parites. The politicians cross party lines annually because of what they will eat and gain. They have no ideologies to bind them. The people can remain slaves in Nigeria for all the politicians care!

 

There is no future with either the APC or the PDP.

With the numerical advantage on the side of the youth, they need to do something and very quickly too.

2018 will come with new opportunities and new challenges, the young people must unite and wrestle this country from the criminals in power across the country!

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