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by Adeola aderounmu

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I can’t believe l have not been here in over a month. That was unplanned. I could have posted a few stuffs.

In the meantime l have tens or hundreds of microblog posts going on on my instagram.

I am planning a blog buster post soon on the criminals in power in Nigeria. It will be a follow up to my september article.

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Saraki: A Tragedy That Must Not Befall Nigeria

By Adeola Aderounmu

Bukola Saraki is scheming. He wants to one day become the president of Nigeria.

We have been asleep in Nigeria for too long and one day we must put a stop to this nonsense.

This essay is not about Saraki alone. I have written about several Nigerian politicians who are criminals.

I know that say: innocent until proven guilty. But since the laws of Nigerians are a means to oppress the poor and the ordinary citizen, people like Saraki always get away.

They are never ashamed of the allegations and accusations made about that. They do not resign out of annoyance. They always hang on because politics in Nigeria is thw easiest way to steal.

Nigerian politics is a more lucrative criminal activity than armed robbery.

We are in grave danger is a man who hid away Nigeria’s money according to the revelation of the panama papers is allowed to rule Nigeria.

Saraki is one of the possessed demons occuopying our political space. They have no control over their urge to steal or loot. For them it is a competition, to become the richest through looting. There are too many of them.

I have written about Tinubu and l have written about Atiku. I have written about Obasanjo. These are people who lied about how they made money. They used stolen wealth which they converted to personal wealth.

Babangida is their king.

Saraki visited Babangida. He is seeking endorsement of a junta. Babangida stole Nigeria dry and plunge the country into austerity times. We never recovered. How can one person steal more than 12 billion dollars and walk free? Nigeria is a crazy country so far.

Saraki emptied a bank and walked free. We cannot depend on our weak and powerless judiciary. We have the right as citizens to speak the truth anf shame these criminals.

Saraki has also meet Obasanjo. Obasanjo is part of the problems with Nigeria and it is time to ignore him and all he endorses. It has been from one evil to another.

Now l read Saraki is meeting one Edwin Clarke. Saraki lacks integrity. He stole in PDP, took cover in APC, got himself more wings and an air of importance.

All that will fizzle away.

My hope for Nigerians is that they should wake up and smell the coffee.

No doubt these crooks like Saraki in PDP and others in APC have stolen enough money to want to control and influence the 2019 elections.

We can prove them wrong.

Let us carry out our revolution in 2019 by dumping these criminals in APC and PDP.

We have new and younger presidential candidates who do not have experience in looting and political assasinations.

We must project a new person to power.

We must change to a new system of government that will promote regional and local development.

We must enpower the police and the judiciary and make them independent so that all criminal politocians can be served with true justice.

We must never allow criminals like Saraki to rule Nigeria.

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Buhari And The Failed APC Mandate

Mr. Buhari changed the NATIONAL CHARACTER to the NORTHERN CHARACTER. He has no regards or respect for the other nationalities within Nigeria.

The Nigerian law system, one that makes it impossible to throw criminal politicians into jail during their service years and even after, is a mockery of civilization.

Buhari and the failed APC Mandate

 

By Adeola Aderounmu 

Which Way Nigeria?

 

It is amazing and shocking that Mr. Buhari is considering standing for elections in 2019. There are several reasons why he should not have given that a thought. 

 

It is definitely one aspect of the agenda if the APC as a political party thought that it could still rescue Nigeria and another aspect if the party or Mr. Buhari himself thought that he is still the person to stand for election in 2019.

 

During the home run to the 2015 elections, the frailty of Mr. Buhari was obvious. He hardly spoke or expressed himself. The longest speech he gave was probably in London where he floored the Jonathan administration, promising reforms and changes.

 

In any case soon after his victory at the polls (Jonathan had no chance once key former military rulers and powerbroker-politicians took hold of the electoral machinery) Mr. Buhari headed for a London hospital and spent more days on a sick bed than at the office in Abuja during the first year of his regime. Mr. Buhari continues to be under the watchful eyes of the doctor.

 

All the promises Mr. Buhari made in London prior to the election have gone unfulfilled. He talked about reducing the number of jets in the presidential fleet and a possible revival of the Nigerian Airways. It is not clear if Mr. Buhari’s frailty or the long medical treatment he received in London have any connection to a likely memory lose.

 

One of the factors that have hindered Mr. Buhari, surely, is his health status. However there are other factors that have had even larger consequences. For example, it is clear that the promises that Mr. Buhari and the APC made were clearly lies. All they sought was power, all they got was power.

 

Mr. Buhari has since turned Nigeria to the Federal Republic of Northern Nigeria. Since the re-emergence of Mr. Buhari as the president of Nigeria, he has turned governance of the country to government of the Northerners. Buhari has no regards or respect to the other nationalities in Nigeria. He is more concerned about the welfare of the Northern elites and how the resources from the various parts of the country can be used to sustain the insatiable appetite of the North.

 

A lot of Nigerians working with Mr. Buhari are aware of this and they have surprising kept mute or have been intimidated into ordinary dummies and puppets. Nigerian politicians have a long history of caring about their stomachs and bank accounts than reasoning using common sense to address common issues.

 

It is enough that the federal character system in Nigeria is defective, dysfunctional and retrogressive, Mr. Buhari had taken it to another level making mockery of the entire concept. It is now the Northern character.

 

After 2 years of taking over the reign of governance, the country and the people of Nigeria are going through the worst era of their existence. The APC continues to blame the PDP but the fact is that if you cannot correct a problem, it is imperative that you do not make it worse.

 

Nigeria got worse in 2 years of the APC and it doesn’t appear that there is an end in sight for the destruction that the APC is bringing upon the system. It is obvious that Mr. Buhari has no idea of what he is doing. He has been there before as a military ruler which makes the entire scenario laughable and disgraceful. It’s like repeating a class and still failing. Extreme measures then have to be put in place. 

 

In that sense, the solution means that Mr. Buhari needs to step aside and let us get some brilliant minds on the block. Sadly too, Nigeria has never been lucky to get a good person to lead the country. All the good people and all the sensible people have been boxed out of Nigerian politics and some even out of the country.

 

The political scene in Nigeria is largely populated by criminal minds and people whose interests is solely money making because they can steal and get away with it. The Nigerian law system, one that makes it impossible to throw criminal politicians in jail during their service years and even after, is a mockery of civilization. The country is all but messed up intoto.

 

The solutions to the problems facing Nigeria are beyond the 2019 elections which the politicians are already fighting about now. For them, it is all about the personal gains and selfish interests. They have completely lost sight of what the modern world has to offer or what it demands of them.

 

Nigeria is light years behind her mates in the comity of nations. This is sad because the reverse was the case more than 50 years ago. Nigeria must be rewind to the years when things worked. We need to look at what worked and the mechanisms that supported them.

 

The journey back in time will be rough and it may look almost unassailable with the present crop of thoughtless and heartless politicians and rulers that are spread throughtout the country. Still, it is a journey that must be taken.

 

All the problems of terrorism from Boko Haram, the herdsmen, looting of the economy, unemployment, stale educational system and a disgraceful health system (where the president, and other well placed Nigerians continue to seek health tourism abroad) are all hinged to the wrong political system and bad rulers.

 

It is amazing how Nigeria, the self-acclaimed leader of the African race, has refused to see that when something is not working, you need to discard it and use the one that works. 

 

The Unitary system of government in Nigeria has brought us shame and disgrace, yet we stick to it. It is amazing how we think. It is part of the shame that has resulted to the unstable minds like Trump calling us a shithole country and that we live in huts. There is no smoke without fire. We brought it upon ourselves.

 

The Unitary system is the reason why Libyans turned our people to slaves. The slavery itself started in Nigeria. The way Nigerian politicians loot the treasury and deprived the citizens of the good life is a form of modern slavery in itself.

 

It is violation of human rights of the highest order and no greater form of modern slavery exist than when you take and steal from the people and the people look like zombies, even praising and worshipping you for stealing and looting from their commonwealth. It is slavery when a politician can steal 10 billion dollars where there are people without breakfast or lunch. Dinner is a dilemma.

 

It is slavery when fools, nonentities and complete nuisance are given charge over the people and thereby leading them to perdition and sorrow. There are uncountable situations in Nigeria that are direct consequences of the unitary system of government that have ensured the more than 100 million people are living hopelessly in poverty and penury. 

 

Libya therefore was a child’s play, though equally condemnable.

 

I have for more than 10 years argued that there is no worse form of slavery on earth today than the fact that Nigerians are not liberated. They cannot pursue happiness and they cannot live a life where the state guarantees their education, safety, health and employment.

 

Two years into its mandate, things got worse. It was preferable that still either stay the same or improve. Getting worse was totally unexpected and the APC-Buhari mandate therefore need to step aside.

 

In several essays since 2007 l have argued that Nigeria does not need elections. But we kept conducting them and we kept diving deeper into hopelessness and doldrum. 

 

The country needs to travel back to the time when there was healthy competition for development between the major regions. It was the competition that brought the first tv station in Africa to western Nigeria. It was the competition that made several west Africa countries to send their citizens to Nigeria to study.

 

We had a competition that ensured that royals from around the world came to Nigeria as health tourists. We were world leaders in education, science, medicine and arts. We flourished because we did not have a unitary system of government.

 

It is that time in our history that we must return to. We can keep deceiving ourselves that we don’t need to. The implication is that even after we die, our children and children’s children will inherit the poverty that pervades the land. If we don’t revert now, the people who would be called Nigerians more than 50 years from now will be miserable too and the cycle will persist. If we continue to live for now, the essence of our existences diminishes further.

 

Mr. Buhari should prepare for an exit plan and we don’t need an Obasanjo to know that. They are both parts of our problems. The young people need to rally round and force the implementation of the regional system of government and the separation of powers. They should ensure that all the criminals in Abuja go back to the regions to fight for developmnent at that level. Enough of making money at the regions and sending to the federal for embezzelments. Let the regions develop themselves and this is beyond both the APC and the PDP.

 

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Atiku Is Not Fit To Rule Nigeria

In 2006/2007 the police (EFCC) and the judiciary had more than enough to pursue the criminal offences of both Obasanjo and Atiku. But nothing happened. These arms of government are totally useless.

By Adeola Aderounmu

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If we back track to 2006/2007, that time when Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo was bidding for a third-term and spending billions of naira of taxpayers monies to bribe senators and legislators, we will also remember that the resistance to that bid was headed by his deputy, one Atiku Abubakar.

At that time Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo had turned the EFCC in the hands of Nuhu Ribadu to a tool of witch-hunting instead of the cleansing for which it was intended. So he turned the EFCC on his deputy but it was an incomplete process because no one was arrested or prosecuted. The EFCC published details of the criminal offences of Mr. Atiku and did so almost daily in various newspapers in Nigeria.

In the fight back, MR. Atiku’s media aides did a fine job. They dug deep into the criminal records of Olusegun Obasanjo and also made sure that these criminal records ended up the pages of the newspapers.

So for several months, Nigerians enjoyed a free soap opera.

The two men who were supposed to lead Nigeria were consumed by their quest for power, Obasanjo for the 4th term actually having been a dictator/tyrant in the 1970s.

Atiku won the fight because Olusegun Obasanjo did not get a civilian 3rd term in office. Majority of Nigerians were against the idea because it would disrupt the already dysfunctional constitution-one that had already ensure that majority of Nigerians are poverty stricken even to this date!

The saddest thing, from my perspective, is that when Yar Adua became the president of Nigeria in 2007, Nigerians went to sleep as if nothing had hapened.

The Nigerian Media is a piece of rubbish.

The Nigerian police is the biggest joke in the world.

The Nigerian judiciary, for me, is absolute nonsense and ingredients!

The media needed to pepper the system and the people. It failed, and even now still sleeping!

The police ought to have utilised the documents that were released by both Obasanjo and Atiku because they are hard evidence on each other’s criminalities. They both showed why the other person was a thief.

The Judiciary and the police had more than enough to pursue the criminal offences of both Obasanjo and Atiku. But nothing happened.

Nothing concrete had taken place in Nigeria’s civilian regimes to put criminals and thieves behind bars even in the faces of hard evidence.

Now we hear that Atiku is a top notch for the 2019 elections. He is aiming to become the president of Nigeria.

Nigeria is one of the few countries on earth where known criminals achieve their political ambitions. I don’t need a reply for this article. I don’t need a rejoinder. I am so sick of the Nigerian political system where people try one way or the other to justify why we must coninue to run the political system we have and why every four years we must queue behind a thief.

Once, Obasanjo had boasted that Atiku will never become the president of Nigeria. So far, this remain the case. I don’t know if there is a settlement between them now or if one had gone behind to beg the other.

In Nigeria’s politics, no enemy is permanent. It is the interest (to seek power and to steal from the commonwealth)  that is permanent. That is why today APC government is full of looters and criminals from 1999 and earlier regimes.

As soon as Atiku’s interest came up again, the Nigerian Media owed Nigeria and humanity a re-publication of all the crimes that were made public by Obasanjo’s camp. They need to open the EFCC files and tell him why he needed to first go to court than to try to seek a return to the seat of corruption in Abuja.

They must re-publish those allegations and support them with the documents so that young people can see how Nigerian politicians have stolen their future even before they were born and whilst they were growing up.

People like me cannot prove these crimes, we have our limitations. Those who have access to the criminal files and offences and do not open them to the public and media will never know peace.

It is such duties that the media owed the people: to investigate, to bring back memories that could help to save the children yet unborn from these old scavengers.

For, once a criminal is allowed back to the seat of government, this entire circus will continue and suffering will persist in the land.

Atiku in my records is a criminal, just the same way as his boss  Obasanjo was. They both made this clear in their roforofo fight. So this is not something l made up. They told us themselves!

Nigerians need to thank Obasanjo for his misadventure, his 3rd term quest which we together with Atiku made sure never came to pass. But Obasanjo will deny this 3rd term bid until the end of time. We don’t care because it does not matter anymore. The other pain left from that was the ghana must go bags that went to the sena-thieves and legis-looters.

That Atiku, like 99% of other Nigerian politicians, is a free man is a failure of the Nigerian police, the Nigerian judiciary and the Nigerian law system.

So don’t blame the people who classify the Nigerian police as the worst police in the world. There are so many reasons for that including the zero effect of ensuring that politicians are arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

If there is a report tomorrow classifying Nigeria’s judiciary as the worst in the world, l will sign under it. l will, because as long as criminals can vie for office in Nigeria, then we can as well do away with the police and the judiciary. Why do we have police and lawyers when criminals are what we get in public service?

A lot of people in Nigeria settle for criminals in political offices because of the anomaly that has become the normal thing. That is there are no saints in Nigerian politics and since the law is ineffective in dealing with looters and criminals in government, the people have accepted the situation.

The consequences are huge. Nigeria is withholding one of the most tragic mode of existence for humans. Forget about the flashy lives of the rich and the celebrities! More than 100m Nigerians are poor and live in extreme poverty.

Some Nigerians prefer to go and die as slaves in Libya. That summarises the mode of life in Nigeria!

The people think that saints will never emerge on the political platform. The people have accepted criminals to go and come as they like into government offices. The people are easily carried away by the cash that these criminals spread around mostly every four years.

Some fools will come to the social media to defend crooks and looters in goverment. They will ask you, what options do you have? They will ask you, who do you want to be the president? Stupid thinking, stupid questions, senseles mentalities!

The people of Nigerian unlike the people in Sweden or England do not know that their rights and they think that their lives depend on what the politicians do or not do (largely true) but it should be the other way round. The people, if they are upright and thinking straight, should ask accountability from politicians and fire them within 2 to 3 days if accountability is not given.

That is where the people, the media, the police and the judiciary have let the system down in this unified passiveness.

In Nigeria, people continue to choose between different grades of criminals, they call them politicians because they think they don’t have a choice. Nigerians don’t look inward to promote good people and people who can actually change the system for good.

The other sad thing about Nigeria is that since there is absence of accountability and as a result of almost 60 years of stupid leadership/rulership, the people don’t know what a real government feels like. So, even when a good person is put into government, the system corrupts the person and he or she start to steal or loot.

A friend once told me that if any person in public office does not conform to these criminalities, that the person will be killed or gotten rid off one way or the other.

That is why today, in many government offices, there is sharing of bonuses every Friday or other regular intervals. I mean there is a lot of loose cash in the Nigerian economy that it appears everybody is crazy and corrupt.

In any case, Atiku can continue to exercise his rights for as long as the useless system of government in Nigeria permits him. He is not alone, l always say 99,9% of Nigerian politicians are criminals/looters and it’s so true.

The system of government in Nigeria must change. If we restructure the political landscape and make the president a ceremonial and figure-head position, the corruption and even the urge to become a president will likely disappear. Now everybody wants to become the president or the governor because of the lawlessness in the land  and the useless constitution on which Nigeria runs.

If Nigeria returns to regional government, Atiku will be vying to become a regional leader and l am sure the sharia law will cut off his hands if he is found guilty.

A regional form of government will bring about healthy competition among the various regions in Nigeria and any region lacking behind will ask for the heads of its custodians.

The regional system of government is the most promising option for Nigeria. The other option which is also growing nowadays is the outright dissolution of Nigeria.

One day the people will be pushed to the wall, they will take the laws into their hands too and they will chase the corrupt politicians, catch up with them and send them into exile or out of this world.

Nigerians, the ordinary citizens are hungry, angry, frustrated and see no meaning with life. Again, that is why crazy and lawless Libya is an option. I am sure there are Nigerians in Yemen and Afghanistan looking for ways to survive when we have a state governor who can steal 300 billion naira or more at this very minute and walk free!

The politicians are looting, living large, sending their children around the world, buying houses around the world and doing what they like with taxpayers monies. These crazy ways will stop. These crazy things will come to an end. I don’t know when, but l don’t think Nigeria will continue for another 60 years of criminals ruling and making the people slaves in their homeland and in places like UAE and Libya.

Nigerians must see the 2019 elections as an opportunity for 2 things.

One, push for political changes before the elections so that regions re-emerged no matter the opportunity cost. There is a need to pause this nonsense APC-PDP Dilemma deluxe.

Two, for once in our life time, look for saints, good people and visioners to move the respective regions forward.

If we recycle criminals in 2019, if we recycle those who became rich stealing from us (people who became businessmen/women after looting the treasuries around the country) and if we maintain the currrent system of government, then it is just another cycle of idiocy. Nigeria will remain a country heading nowhere.

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To Whom Nigeria Is Given, Corruption Is Expected. A Dissection of Buhari’s Oct.1 Speech.

This government is running the country down. The corrupt elites put Buhari there and corruption was the expectation. Nigerians need to ensure that this regime too, like the Jonathan regime before it does not repeat itself. It’s the same bad wine in a dark bottle.

To Whom Nigeria Is Given, Corruption Is Expected. A Dissection of Buhari’s Oct.1 Speech.

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The current emperor of Nigeria is Mohammadu Buhari and it is expected that he will be corrupt throughout his reign. This is the way Nigeria was founded-on false hopes and for the satisfaction of the British orgies.

I took my precious time to listen to the speech of Nigeria’s president (yes l called him an emperor earlier because the Nigerian consitution was made by military men like him who unwisely made the position of the president that of an emperor).  The speech was to mark the 57th independent anniversary of Nigeria.

The first lie in the speech was that Nigerians got free on october 1st 1960. Nigerian are not free yet. The people do not have freedom from the slave masters who have since taken the form of politicians. If Nigerians are a free people, they will have the possibility to pursue a life of happinesss and fulfilment. These rights, which are fundamental, have been taken away by crazy politicians and military gangsters. Nigerians are not free.

President Buhari wanted us to use the time for the celebration for reflection. That l totally agree with. People like him and all those who have stolen from Nigeria since 1960 should reflect and feel ashame of themselves. They should be ashame of their family names and how for the past 57 years that have ridiculed the intelligence of the black race. Yes, there is a need for reflection from the presidency to the states and to the local communities.

I find it rather amusing that after 2 years of this wasteful APC regime, Mr. Buhari is still blaming the lack of saving by former president Jonathan for non-performance. We know Jonathan was a prodigal child. Sadly the regime of the APC has shown that prodigality is inherent in the federal government of Nigeria.

Since the inception of this administration, we have not seen the reduction in the wages/salaries and allowances of the Nigerian politicians. The APC regime is the same as the previous PDP regime. From 1999 to date, Nigerians have seen rotational criminality in almost every sphere of governance.

I heard Mr. Buhari spoke loudly about fighting corruption. This statement turns my stomach. Mr. Buhari is dining and wining with criminals everyday in Abuja. The senate president is a criminal by all standard and by all measurements. His family has a history of organised crime. Everywhere you turn in Nigeria, you find that almost all the politicians are thieves. So, which corruption is Buhari fighting?

Mr. Buhari has proven that to whom Nigeria is given, corruption is expected. There is no way his pretences can hide him any longer from what is evident. This essay is not enough to run a chronicle of corruption that he has supervised or that have taken place while he was hale and away from government. Right now, he and his image makers will be battling how to nullify the new revelation of how he (as the president and minister of petroleuem) looted the treasury through the NNPC.

Mr. Buhari was talking about political freedom. I disagree with his idea of political freedom. Elections in Nigeria remain the winner takes it all affair and to be best of what we know about INEC, Nigeria’s politics is still a cash and carry affair. Buhari himself said he had no money for election form or campaign. So how did he become the president? The APC governors raided and raped their states for his election. Tinubu, Amaechi and co brought Mr. Buhari to power and the returns for the investment is part of what is keeping Nigeria down. Mr. Buhari, there is no political freedom in Nigeria. That is why you reward your sponsors and that is why you are expected to be corrupt. Nigeria was built for this.

Mr. Buhari will always be a military man. His speech was full of hatred for the Igbos. He berated their elders for not warning about the consequences of war. Was Buhari preparing for a war because of IPOB? That was a revelation. The man is so old-school and unintelligent. You don’t need to fight war to achieve seccession. This is the 21st century. He was so divisive he praised the Niger Delta elders for whatever they were doing to keep the militants calm. Buhari’s speech was very un-presidential, it was rather a speech full of hatred and waste.

From lying that the APC government had defeated the Boko Haram terrorists in 2015, Mr. Buhari is now accepting that terrorism is now part of human existence. So why did he lie in december 2015 when he said his propaganda government had technicallty defeated Boko Haram? Now he said even Europé and other parts of the world have similar problems of not being able to get rid of terrorists. I do not want to write about the Chibok girls because Madam Adamawa and El-Rufai have the details.

There was a talk about rice and fertilizer. To the best of my knowledge no one has confirmed to me that the price of rice has dropped. Maybe the impact came first to Aso Rock and the rest of us can await the dividends of this democracy. It is coming.

When Mr. Buhari spoke about power supply, l almost wept.

You could see the face of a man who cannot solve the problem. It appears that Mr. Fasola is warming the bench at the Power Ministry. Nigeria is targeting 10 000 MW by 2020 he said. This is just the same old lies we have been sold since the days of Abacha and the others before and after him. 2000, 2010, 2020. By 2020  they will move the goal-post to 2050. Those of us who would have lived and died without experiencing steady power supply in our lifetime would have done so. Then the lie will be repeated and so on and so forth.

It is a shame to the black race that the one who calls himself the giant of African cannot put her best brain together to end the menace of lack of power supply once and for all. It is a shame that the country cannot draw as much as possible from solar energy and use applied technology to end the menace for all time. It is a disgrace to humanity that Nigerians are living in darkness in the year 2017. This problem did not start with Mr. Buhari. Mr. Fashola only boasted before Nigeria was given to him through the Ministry of power. Now he too knows: To whom Nigeria is given, corruption and not solution to problem is expected. Ride on corruption, Long live corruption and stupidity.

Mr. Buhari ended his speech by talking about the 2nd half of his tenure. I hope it will be the last of his tenure. Even if somone else stood for him, Nigerians need to ensure that this regime, like the Jonathan regime does not repeat itself. It’s the same bad wine in a dark bottle.

We have a president who was talking about independent and freedom. Really? He is not even ashame to call Nigerian an indpeendent country. How is Nigeria independent when he and the ones before him are receiving medical treatment in UK? Does Mr. Buhari or anyone in APC know the meaning of independent?

This government is running the country down. The corrupt elites put Buhari there and corruption was the expectation. All the fuss and noises about anticorruption are distractions. Nothing has happened significantly to impact on the people’s mentality and attitude towards corruption. Nothing will happen when all the corrupt people do not resign and they are not under any pressure from the people to resign.

That is why Nigerians are not free. They may think they are but they are not. A free people can change governance, government and the compositions of politicians in one night. In Nigeria, the people are forced to return criminals to office across the country every 4 years.

The APC government, like the PDP before it, is the same and they will not touch on the ordinary people’s lives. I need to remind all those who made it against all odds that their successes are not a prerequisite for me to give up the fight for the common good. I don’t care how you struggle to align with the nonsense system to make it by crook or clean. I’m saying it’s not right when your president is looting and wasting funds and the senators are certified crooks. It’s not right when the politicians are living large and anyhow whereas the people are hungry and angry at one another.

I’m trying hard not to conclude that Nigeria is a failed state and that despite all the sweet talks and coatings here and there, Nigeria will never make it under a unitary system of governance.

It’s not as if saints will be imported to run the regions if we succeed with regional government or independent regions. It’s a long, hard road for a people whose mentalities have been severely deformed and battered.

In matters of public service, Nigerians have an almost irreparable deficiency syndrome. They think public service is a means to wealth. This is the premise on which the government in  Nigeria is operated since 1960 and this looks like the status quo that: to whom Nigeria is given, corruption is served and expected.

It’s a long, windy, difficult road to freedom. What will be the cost of freedom for Nigeria and Nigerians?

We must change the system and that is not an option.

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Nigeria: Long Road To Happiness

By Adeola Aderounmu

Which Way Nigeria?

I may be going back to the days of shorter blog entries rather than long essays, or a mix of them depending on how time permits.

It’s hard (after more than 10 years on the blog) to keep writing the same thing about Nigeria. But l won’t give up.

The blog roll will continue.

It’s a long road to happiness for several millions of Nigerians. We must never forget even if we manage to escape the poverty or flee from it. There are souls down there yearning for life, yearning for freedom.

At the same time, the criminals spread over all strata of government continue to steal, loot and acquire wealth for themselves, their cronies and their family members.

the tragedy includes the fact that these criminals are our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and friends who the system has placed above the law. They are everywhere and we know their names but we allow them to enslave us, forever.

One of the biggest tragedies of this century, as l have always stated, is the nature of Nigerian politics and its consequences.

That system and the people running it must be uprooted and it seems that the only way forward will be when people of like minds finally break down the barriers of religion, tribal or ethnicity and understand that freedom has no colour or race. It is just a cause that must be pursued and fetched.

It’s a long road to happiness when only a few men and women can hold more than 150m others to ransom using politics as a weapon and the timidity of the populace as a leap into a lifetime of inpunity.

One day Nigerians will rise, and take back their country. It will happen.

The Cost Of Freedom (Part 2)

So, for how long will Nigerians suffer? How many generations of Nigeria would it take to break this heavy yoke so that freedom can be bought at last?

We must stop this system that puts more than 25 % of the nations wealth in the pockets of the lawmakers and the executives.

The Cost Of Freedom (Part 2)

By Adeola Aderounmu

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As far as Nigeria is concern, anybody still thinking about political affiliations whilst trying to suggest the way forward or the solutions to the problems facing the country is insincere and a lover of mental slavery. Such ignorance is incurable.

Until we set our minds free, we will neither see nor comprehend the bigger images. The problems and issues facing Nigeria are boundless and the way out are definitely not within the wisdom of the politicians who are self-centered, selfish and extremely corrupt.

Majority of Nigerian politicians have no jobs or normal lives outside of politics. They have reached a terminal end for their hopes of survival. To them politics is all and everything. It is dangerous that the future of the country lies in the hands of such hopeless citizens.

Nigerian politicians, we must remind ourselves, do not have the interests of the people in their minds or hearts. They do not understand the meaning of public service. They only pretend they do intermittently perhaps to save their faces and jobs.

To them, politics is just the way to make money. It is a means to exploit the system and the rest of the population. They are possessed by evil that deafened them, such evil that continues to speak to their wicked souls that they should continue to steal and stash away money to the detriment of the general population. Nigerian politicians, through the years and by the nature of their persistent wickedness are like immortal zombies.

So, what will be the cost of freedom for Nigerians? What will be the cost of freedom for a people who have never experienced the real meaning of life? What will be the cost of redemption for a life currently lingering in absolute poverty and extreme hopelessness because of the choices of the wicked people that have ruled Nigeria?

Political power is transient even if the effects are life long as we have seen for more than 2 generations of post-independent Nigeria. It is sad and always disheartening that the statuses of poverty-stricken Nigerians is permanent. The urge to keep the status-quo is a life long mission for those who get to control Nigeria or part of it politically. Change is not imminent.

So, for how long will Nigerians suffer? How many generations of Nigeria would it take to break this heavy yoke so that freedom can be bought at last?

Nigeria needs a turning point.

APC is currently shouldering the future of Nigeria but it has not fare well. As at today we read that state governments in Nigeria are donating lands to the federal government for construction of houses. This is an abberation resulting from the faulty political system in Nigeria.

The various states in the country cannot develop without begging from the federal government. Wealth of regions are sent to the center and are partly looted and partly distributed back to the regions (states). It appears to be senseless.

Today, Lagos is at war of words with the federal government because Lagos cannot construct or build roads in Lagos state. It does not make sense. This system reduces the values of human reasoning.

APC must help Nigeria restructure and if this happens before the next general election, the future of Nigeria can be assured to be on the path to greatness again.

Indeed there are fears. There are anxieties and there are antagonists. But that which must be done, must be done. Why postpone the day of reckoning? It will come.

This unitary system must be abolished.

We know that those who have benefiited from the system are afraid of resetting Nigeria.

They will defend the status-quo and go to war if they must do. But they must be defeated so that Nigeria can be returned to the path of glory that she was on before the military coups of 1966.

We must stop this system that puts more than 25 % of the nations wealth in the pockets of the lawmakers and the executives. This system is not sustainable. It will continue to impoverish the people and it will mean an everlasting status of “underdevelop” for Nigeria for as long as the moon and the sun exist.

A few decades ago, we reached a point in Nigeria where what mattered are self-preservation, selfishness, wealth acquistion and expolitations of others and disservice to country.

We reached a point where to be corrupt and greedy became relative rather than forbidden. We reached a point and we thread further on it today that to become a politician invariably means to become a thief.

We accept that our fathers, our mothers, our sisters, our brothers, our sons and daughters can be criminals as long as they are not caught. We accept our sons as gangsters as long as they bring riches and stolen things home for our satisafaction.

We traded our lives and made inexplicable wealths the champion of our consciences. We lost the conscientious compass and allowed cruel animal instincts to dominate our judgements.

We could not find the ways back because we went too deep into anomalies. The politics was left for the politicians and we worshipped them based on how much they stole from us. We made them gods and destroyed the public institutions.

How Nigerians got to this low point will forever be a discourse of intellectual arguments. It is extremely sad and a super disgrace to the civilisation process of the African race.

It is this point of shame and disgrace that we need to depart from. The most obvious way is to reset the system and go back to regional government. It is not a magic swerve but the competitions for development between the regions will reduce corruption and promote accountability to the people. It will bring back the dignity of labour.

We cannot go on like this. If we do, many will die in abject poverty. Many more will be born into a world that knows no peace and tranquality. Several millions will live and die without any experience of joy, peace and stability. They will never know any form of quality existence and they will live in a rat race more dangerous that what it is now. The future will be bleak and the children unborn will curse the graves of the dead and fallen.

There is always a choice even if the road is hard, unpopular and uncommon. But if it will serve the common good on the long run, why not?

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