Chinese Doctors In Nigeria

By Adeola Aderounmu

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hi guys!

I just want to quickly point our attention to a small scientific experiment. As a scientist, l am trained to observe and analyze events/situations.

So, it goes like this…Chinese scientists have arrived Abuja on 8th of April 2020.

Now, all we have to do is to analyze the pattern of infection with cover-19 before their arrival and after their arrival especially in Abuja.

The results of both analyses will put to rest any conspiracy theory as true or false.

The results should never be treated as coincidence of chance.

If infection rate stays the same, the Chinese are good to go.

If infection rate increases in Abuja, the Chinese are not good to go.

This will be science and not fiction.

aderounmu@gmail.com

 

 

Yorubaland: Going…Going…?

Young Yorubas are totally distracted. They are busy singing and dancing, mostly to useless songs, here and there. They are on the social media, mostly not making sense. The politicians are selling Yorubaland in the name of nonsensical 2023 political ambitions.

Who are these bastard politicians of Yorubaland?

Yorubaland: Going, Going, ?

By Adeola Aderounmu

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It appears that Yorubaland, the land of our ancestors is up for grab. Let me explain.

I felt so insulted when the Fulani herdsmen started to terrorize the citizens of Ogun State and l must admit l had not followed the development to know what is going on now. Ogun state, my ancestral home, is of great concern to me. So, l’ll surely do more to find out what is going on.

If you are a concerned Yoruba citizen, you should be worried like l am now and we should be asking questions. What is going on, on our ancestral soil? What is going on in Western Nigeria? This is a region that our ancestors fought so hard to protect so that we may have a home.

We are struggling to keep cosmopolitan Lagos as many theorists are coming up with their stupid ideas of who owns Lagos. We face a lot of insults from every dick, tom, harry and lagoswannabe about our ancestral home and land.

The biggest insult has been inflicted on us in Ekiti State. The Fulani herdsmen, a terrorist group, hoisted their flags in Ekiti State. None of my Ekiti friends have written to me to express concerns. No one in the chat groups is talking about this.

Young Yorubas are out partying and dancing to all sorts of nonsense. Those who are not dancing useless dances are praying about everything. What a waste of life? The people who want to conquer you don’t just pray to their imported Arabian god, they also do something about it. They march to your land, they kill your fathers, they rape your mothers and daughters and instill fear in your minds.

You are doing nothing to protect your land, your ancestral home. It may not matter so much to you now, but you are doing a great disservice to the generations unborn. They would be subdued, and they would live as slaves (like you are) and even worse they’ll become second class citizens on their ancestral land.

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This is what the Fulanis have done over the years. Historically, they are an ethnic group fond of conquest especially when left unchallenged and on a free rampage.

The Yoruba politicians have totally become bastards in their persons and attitudes. They are the culprits responsible for the bastardization of our land. They are moles in our midst and they will never be the source of the Yoruba rejuvenation.

Tinubu, Baba Kekere, Fayemi and Amosun all have their eyes on the 2023 presidency or vice-presidency. The last thing on their minds right now is the protection of the Yoruba race or the defense of the Yoruba Empire.

On a daily basis, these bastards are seen in or around Aso Rock licking the balls of the Fulanis. These are the cowards of Yorubaland. They will not defend their people because of their selfish political ambitions. When not in Aso rock, they are on the trails of the Fulanis in London and elsewhere partying and merrying while those blood thirsty people send their herdsmen on the physical conquest of Yorubaland.

The Yoruba race have never had it so bad. We are now represented by pure leeches and relentlessly foolish people who call themselves politicians. The Yorubas have never had it so damning. Unprotected. Denied. Lost in identity. Confused. Divided. Lost in purpose. Left to rot at the hands, blades, daggers and bullets of the enemy. This is an abomination!

The Fulani herdsmen should never have their flag flying for 1 minute on our ancestral home. Those who did should never have lasted 6 hours on our soil. They should have been packaged in trailers and sent up north to their terrorist zone.

It was really an eye sore to see Fayemi, the so-called coward governor of Ekiti State romancing Buhari at the time that terrorist herdsmen hoist their flags on the land where he is the chief security officer. Does Mr. Fayemi know what would happen to Yoruba citizens who dare to fly Oodua’s flag anywhere in Northern Nigeria. They would be sent back to the west in body bags!

Fayemi is not going to protect the people of Ekiti State or any part of Yoruba land because he wants to become the president of Nigeria in 2023. Is he sure there would be a Nigeria in 2023? The Yoruba people are not telling their politicians the truths that they need to hear. What is wrong with us?

In a recent article, l stated that my essays are now for the future generation because the present generation of Nigerians especially those from western Nigerian willfully living as slaves on their motherland have chosen not to see or understand how their lives can be changed for the better by aggressively and collectively in one voice pursuing the agenda that would change the course of history. Yorubas, we need to act now so that our children and grandchildren can live prosperously.

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The unitary system of government has not worked since 1966. It is pure madness and stupidity to think it will ever work. We need the Nigeria that existed before the two useless coups of 1966. The alternative is the outright disintegration of the expired British colony. It is just common sense that would set the people of Nigeria free. Common sense has proven to be scarce since 1966, sadly.

I hope this article would be shared far and wide because somebody needs to wake up to defend Yorubaland. We need to secure Yoruba land before any form of dialogue or diplomacy can be applied. Our land back first, then dialogue later! There is no time to waste and we need to stop talking and start acting.

The custodians of our tradition, our culture, our heritage and our survival ought to get out of their shells and secure the entire perimeter and geometrical area of Yorubaland. We don’t need prayer warriors, we need field marshals of wars and we need the artillery to defend our territory. Stop beating about the bush or bushes.

Those who don’t see problems with the gradual occupation of our land won’t be here 100 or 200 years from now when the invasion and occupation would be total if we don’t stop all these systematic and aggressive takeovers. Every piece of land that has been taken must be retrieved.

It is time for the Yorubas that have balls to tell terrorist Buhari to his face that this ain’t right and it ain’t gonna continue. We need men with balls to tell Buhari that he is a terrorist and his terrorist or fulanisation agenda cannot go unabated. This is what it is. Why are we afraid to unite and fight the evil once and for all? What is wrong with us?

Young Yorubas cannot and should never rely on the likes of Tinubu or Fayemi, or Amosun. They are unwise because of ordinary bread.

Even as l call on the custodians of our race, l am aware of the damage that politics and people like Tinubu have done to the traditional institutions. Our Obas and Chiefs are now paying homage to touts especially in Lagos. This is so sad, so disheartening.

Who is out there that can save the Yoruba race? Young Yorubas need to lend themselves and one another senses. As you sing and dance to all the manners of useless songs this yuletide, your ancestral home is diminishing. You may feel less concerned, but the generations unborn are slipping into everlasting slavery. They will mess up your graves and curse the days of their lives too.

A stitch in time saves nine. In all states where the politicians are ball suckers, our people in Yoruba land need to know that they are their own protectors. You cannot laugh at another man’s misfortune now because it may be your turn tomorrow. It is better to start organizing ourselves now before it is too late. In unity we will find strength to defend ourselves and defeat the enemy encroaching on our ancestral land

We must be prepared. No other tribes or ethnic groups should be flying their useless, rotten, terrorist-infected flags on Yorubaland. We must unite by all means and fight this evil out of our land. It is now or never.

aderounmu@gmail.com

Fashola’s (Worrisome) Mentality

Let me get it right Mr. Fashola:  when we drive to the point where the roads are not motorable, we should be thankful and drive back home. Or is the government planning to provide air transport from the point where the roads are not motorable? I don’t understand.

Late Pius Adesanmi was right. The shower head will destroy Nigeria and to some point, it may become irreversible.

Fashola’s (Worrisome) Mentality

By Adeola Aderounmu

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First when l saw the headline, l thought Fashola was on some hard drugs. The video that was later circulated made a clarity of what he said.

My mind went straight to late professor Pius Adesanmi’s Parable Of The Shower Head. If you haven’t watched the video, go and look for it especially if you think Fashola was on point. I won’t be your source and reference. The video is free and it is online.

Fashola wants Nigerians to be grateful for the percentage of Nigerian roads that are motorable, that they are even lucky enough to drive to the point where the road now becomes unmotorable. He called that balanced reporting/journalism.

Fashola was talking to a bunch of fools whose salaries and allowances can fix all the economic problems in Nigeria, and possibly Africa. He was up against a group of people who, along with him, have become the slave masters and whose destination in life are not worth more than prisons. But they live large and steal big, daily, courtesy of the useless political arrangements and a dead justice system.

Mr. Fashola has never failed to amuse me. When he was the governor of Lagos State, he hated inputs from Nigerians in diaspora. He told us that he was not the one who sent us abroad. His mentality did not get deformed today. He has a history.

Invariably, in his opinion, our opinions don’t count. It was not a surprise then to visit Lagos and see all sorts of unfinished and abandoned projects littering the entire state after he left office. The rail projects on over-estimated budgets are still fallow and worthless!

In view of his recent comments on Nigerian roads, Mr. Fashola fall short of the standards that one would expect from normal public officers. So, when we drive to the point where the roads are not motorable, we should be thankful and drive back home. Or is the government planning to provide air transport from the point where the roads are not motorable?

Why are our roads bad? There are some countries in the world with negligible number of bad roads. There are some countries in the world that set-in motion maintenance so that the roads never get the chance to become bad. Why do Nigerians roads get bad days, or weeks after they have been constructed? Why are there even so many places without roads despite the fact that people build houses nearby? Who is doing the urban and rural plannings? Are we less intelligent? I have been asking these questions over the years? What is wrong with us?

These are the discussions and arguments that should be going on. Contractors and governments should be made accountable. Heads should be rolling until the minister or the state governors get it right. Is that a mirage?

Indeed, Nigeria is what she is because some people think Fashola’s statement was on point. We have decided that no matter what comes from the shower head even in a 5-star hotel, we can have some water with it anyway. At all at all na im bad-the Nigerian mentality. The Fashola mentality.

The beauty of public opinion, sadly or happily, when evidence is available is the diversity of our interpretations.

As for me, it is very worrisome to have such a mentality.  No sane person should defend a useless federal government. No sane person should defend any useless state government.

This is just about the roads. It is the same mentality that has perforated all spheres of the Nigerian life. We have a long way to freedom. We have a very long way back to the heart of humanity.

No way l stop writing my articles without highlighting the need to revert this country back to a system that actually worked before the two useless coups of 1966. Under this useless unitary system of government, there is no hope for Nigeria.

Yes, no matter the system, we may still be the same people. But it won’t last long before our common sense begins to work again. Right now, our collective intelligence is melted into a national and international summation that does not depict who we are. And for your information, western Nigerian where my ancestors emerged was a trailblazer before those useless coups of 1966. A man of Fashola’s mentality would watch us grow and develop our regions when we re-emerge.

Finally, for this note, there is yet no difference between apc and pdp. Though Jonathan was right about the evil that Buhari has brought to Nigeria, it does not justify the calamities that pdp was also perpetrating. It is still all about the shower heads. Late Pius Adesanmi was right. The shower head will destroy Nigeria and to some point, it may become irreversible.

 

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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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My Random Reflections @ 46

For my random reflections at 46, my thoughts are varied (as usual) and the physical and emotional pains l feel are real. I cry many times for Nigeria. I’m living through some of the saddest days of my life as a Nigerian as l continue to see the disconnection between the people and the government. I kept a mental image of the country Nigeria ought to be and l compare it with the reality that l face everyday as a Nigerian-born and my heart bleeds, profusely.

My Random Reflections @ 46

By Adeola Aderounmu

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A trailer fell on Lagos road due to the bad state of the federal roads.  (c) Adeola Aderounmu, Lagos. July 2018.

This is the 10th edition of my random reflections. I have done this for a decade to mark the celebration of my birthday. However it is hardly a celebration now because as l take a look at my country of birth Nigeria, all that comes to mind is the tragedy that befell the country.

Today’s Nigeria is a far cry from what the founding fathers dreamt of. Nigeria in 2018 is mostly in the hands of criminals who people wrongfully tagged as politicians.

The things l will write about today are repetitions (more or less) of what l have written about in almost 20 years.

Nigeria had gone a full cycle. Western Nigeria especially had gone from being one of the best places to live in the world (during the 1950s) to probably the worst place to live in the world today. This can be argued depending on the writer or speaker.

If you think about the fact that Lagos of the 1950s was ahead or at par with London and Paris in terms of development and compare the 3 cities today, you may perhaps decide on which part of the argument you want to pitch your tent.

Many Nigerians are growing up without the knowledge that western Nigeria was the tourist destination and medical health center for other commonwealth countries in the 1950s. The University College Hospital in Ibadan was among the best places to receive medical help at that time.

Many people have grown up not knowing that Nigeria was meant to be a super power based on regional government. It was on that path until the mid-1960s when things began to fall apart. The 1966 military coup and the civil war from 1967 to 1970 set the tone for what Nigeria is today.

Nigeria is now ranked as the poverty capital of the world.

The way things are now in Nigeria should bring tears to the eyes of anybody who has some sense and emotions.

You ought to be very, very sad if you can compare living in Nigeria with living in another country like Sweden.

If you travel on Badagry expressway and remain a normal person, you deserve some accolades. If you wake up early to go to work and return late at night, you need a thumb-up.  If you are sick and manage to remain strong through it, you are the man/woman. If you struggle between thick and thin to put food on your table, for yourself or for your family, that is an everyday miracle.

The stories of our struggles in Nigeria are endless. The people running the government of Nigeria at all levels ought to be arrested, prosecuted and tried for crimes against human dignity as well as crimes against humanity.

The people of Nigeria need to get up one day and march down the entire country with a resolution that never again shall we be slaves in our country.

There is no justice from the Judiciary. There is no justice from the security agencies. There is no where you can turn to in Nigeria and find peace and equality for all men and women.

It is almost wrong now to describe Nigeria as a country because for a country to exist the welfare of the citizen must be paramount.

Nobody cared about my welfare in Nigeria. My basic right to education was long gone. Job creation and availability are not guaranteed as both public and private enterprises provide their own electricity and security.

A lot of enterprises, big, small and medium have closed businesses as they could no longer bear the cost of running businesses. Many have closed because of the raids from criminals and other gangs of unemployed youth.

Nigeria is as lawless as it can be. I can give examples of lawlessness from every office, organization and institution in Nigeria. I can give uncountable examples from walking down the streets and driving on the dangerous roads.

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Most parts of Lagos are dirty and stinking. The roads, especially the federal roads are terrible and the worst in the whole world. Don’t believe the juicy images from Victory Island or Ikoyi.  This is Lagos 2018! (c) Adeola Aderounmu. July 2018. Lagos

My frustration about Nigeria and how we got here knows no bound. My anger against how people behave, act, reason and talk is unquantifiable.

There is no plot for Nigeria at the moment. We sail to nowhere led by vagabonds!

One of the most painful things about Nigeria today is the lack of unity among the people. On the political stage, this lack of unity keeps the useless unitary system running from 1966. Nigeria will never make it as a country with the senseless system of government.

You must be a senseless person to operate or partake in a senseless system of government. Nigeria is a joke in the comity of nations and this system of government where one man sits in Abuja and tries to control everything in and around the country is the most telling on the intelligence of the most populous black nation in the world.

We are a bunch of jokers!

The unity that Nigerians need is the acknowledgement that the system of government needs to be dismantled without fear or war. The unity that Nigerians need is to trace their steps back to when Nigeria was among the global pacesetters in development and good quality of life.

Without that unity, Nigeria will remain permanently as the representative of the poverty capital of the world. For those who think this is unreal, my suggestion is for you to take a flight to Lagos and drive from the airport to Mile 2. From there take the ride of your life along Badagry expressway to Agbara and continue your journey to Atan towards Ota.

If you don’t find the pieces of evidence that Nigeria is a massive (s-hole), l’ll refund you for the ticket and trouble.

For my random reflections at 46, my thoughts are varied (as usual) and the physical and emotional pains l feel are real. I cry many times for Nigeria. I’m living through some of the saddest days of my life as a Nigerian as l continue to see the disconnection between the people and the government. I kept a mental image of the country Nigeria ought to be and l compare it with the reality that l face everyday as a Nigerian-born and my heart bleeds, profusely.

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