By ADEOLA ADEROUNMU, Since 2006

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My Random Reflections @ 48

My Random Reflections @ 48

Here we go again.

Adeola Aderounmu @ 48, 2020

This series started in 2008 and this is the 13th edition. You can read my previous reflections using the page My Random Reflections at the top on this blog.

In 2008 when l wrote the first in the series. I was 36. l had no idea it was going to be an annual entry on my birthday, July 12. But it is now. A tradition.

Last year my post was about a number of predictions of what was going to happen before and after you finish reading the piece. If you are keen on Nigeria, you may browse the entry and see how easy it is to predict the fate of Nigeria and Nigerians.

There are still many things to reflect upon about Nigeria. They are mostly repetitions of what l have written about in the last 20 years. On September 9, 2002, l wrote a piece in the Nigerian Guardian Newspaper titled Why Politicians Steal. The reason Nigerian politicians stole in 2002 is still the same reason they steal in 2020.

Nigeria is running a very useless system of government. The politicians cannot be arrested by the police. They are above the law and they are immune to arrest and prosecution. Currently, two organised criminal organisations are running Nigeria. They are popularly called APC and PDP. But they are the same group of gangsters who moved in and out of the group at will depending on favours and ambitions.

By not having the authority to arrest corrupt politicians and bad people in the country, the Nigerian Police became one of the most useless institutions in the world. By not being independent and lacking the possibility of keeping the country under check & balance, the Nigerian judiciary is not far from the Nigerian police as one of the most useless arms of government in the world.

By being so resilient and incapable of initiating social changes that would change the course of their history, Nigerians are the most unserious and suffering-abiding citizens the world had seen. Nigeria is made of recipes for disasters.

I am sorry to say you may be an idiot if you claim to either belong to APC or PDP. That means that you don´t see how the politicians themselves are acting out the scripts. There are only a few of them who have not crossed carpets from one to the other. There is no matured Nigerian politician alive that has not belonged to at least 2 political parties in his/her lifetime. So if a citizen says, I am APC or PDP, that citizen is most likely a moron.

In essence, my point is that there are almost no political parties in Nigeria. The 2 major ones are criminal organisations. If you belong to a criminal organisation while trying to play your part in the destruction of what is left of Nigeria, you are insane and part of the problems that need to be eliminated for freedom to come.

It is not only the politicians that are ruining or destroying Nigeria. Nigeria is at a point where majority of the population are destroying the system or what is left of it so that they could survive. With massive unemployment, spread of insecurity and rise of terrorism, the destruction of Nigeria will climax someday. No one knows when or what the consequences will lead to. Nigeria is not sustainable.

You can tell that l am tired of the question: what is the solution to Nigeria´s problems? It is now clear that in order to find the answer to this question, one has to admit that there is no country called Nigeria in the first place. Nigeria is a fraudulent arrangement put together for the pleasure of the queen of England. Niger-Area metamorphosed to Nigeria as a British business empire in 1914.

The opportunity cost was the sovereignty of the nations that were clustered in the unholy marriage. For a while it worked. It did, especially when the fraudsters/colonial thugs from England who put it together perfected the process of indirect rule. What happened since october 1st 1960 unveiled the demons in the skin of the Africans occupying the geopolitical zone called Nigeria.

The gap between Europé and Nigeria for example is unwarranted considering the intellectual pool that Nigeria supplies to Europé and America annually. But how can the rest of the world be like paradise and Nigeria a total enclave of incivility? Where do you begin to do the analyses? Before you even begin to defend the insanity in Nigeria, take a trip to the oil producing area and come back with the EIA of the oil spillage. Oh, you don´t know what EIA is. Start from there.

I have written so much in the last 2 decades that l really don´t know how to summarise the points l am trying to make. But l will try. What could have become of Nigeria if for example politicians are not criminals or criminals are not politicians?

What would have become of Nigeria if there was love and no civil war from 1967 – 1970? What would have become of Nigeria if we abandoned the foreign incursions of Islam and Christianity like the Indians and the Chinese did?

What would have happened to Nigeria if the institutions of governance did their jobs and took care of criminals who found their ways to politics?

What would have become of Nigeria if education, health, medicine, sport and all basic infrastructure were maintained, sustained and kept running for the good of all? What would have become of Nigeria if no politician or military gangster stole N1 from the treasury?

The answers are clear. Nigeria would have become a paradise, a world power and the best place to live in the world. It would have been beautiful. We would have constant electricity, high standard of living, the best education in the world and our doctors would be the savers at home and globally.

Sadly, Nigeria is today one hell of a shamble. Nigeria is in the hands of idiots and complete nonentities called APC and PDP politicians. Nigerian intellectuals as l wrote in a previous article are ruled by mumus like Buhari. We had one drunkard before called Jonathan. There is one idiot called Babangida. One crazy fool called Abacha stole so much it appeared he kept sending us money from the grave. There is Obasanjo who kept writing letters but who also failed to return Nigeria to true federalism. Together with the ministers that served with them and the crook governors all over the place, they are sending Nigerians to their graves in thousands, daily-COVID or No Covid.

And all those still ganging up to keep Nigeria´s status quo, for example, Tinubu and Atiku, are all parts of the APC, PDP criminal establishments. Head or tail, Nigeria and Nigerians are doomed under the prevailing circumstances.

I just need to add that it does not matter where you live in Nigeria and how well you are doing or not, Nigeria on a whole is a useless country, representted by morons in government. For as long as more than 100m people are living from hand to mouth, unsure of the next meal and under constant lack of electricity, l am sorry, you are all living in poverty and in a giant man-made hell. Seun Kuti put it right: Nigeria is an open concentration camp.

Why Politicians Steal, Guardian Newspaper Sept 9, 2002

Nigeria could have worked. But it didn´t. It must be dismantled and that is not the antidote to the poverty and hopelessness in the region. But it is the first radical step that will usher competitions in the regions as they start a century long journey to catch up with the least fortunate countries in Europé.

How hard can it be to dismantle an entity that is now working? How hard is it for a people with common interests, culture, language and future to organise and make a decision to end poverty, to build a life that their children and children´s children would be willing to embrace. How hard is the pursuit of happiness in the various regions/nations within the fraud called Nigeria?

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Intellectuals, Led By Mumus

Is Buhari the kind of person that should be ruling you? Is he sensible? Does he have the intellectual capacity of a 15-year-old? Can he solve a primary 5 mathematics task? Can he express himself clearly enough to be understood in any language of his choice? Does he, even as a farmer, know the meaning of animal husbandry? Does he represent you? Can he represent you? Can you employ Buhari to be your storekeeper? Yet, he is your president. That is a tragedy!

Intellectuals, Led By Mumus

By Adeola Aderounmu

One of the saddest things to think about in life as a Nigerian (whatever that means) is the fact that ordinary mumus took over power first through violence (two times in 1966) and a number of times since 1999 through questionable democratic approaches. 

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In so many ways, we have discussed these issues back and forth. For so many years, we have changed the headlines just to repeat the same things. We are getting nowhere what we desired through all these essays, write-ups, criticisms and even ideas for how to dismantle the colonial enclave coined Nigeria. 

Hence, we will continue to repeat the obvious, and for me personally, for the sake of the unborn generations, if they wish to be free someday. Their fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, you and I have chosen the path of slavery. We are serving the mumus in power. 

If not, there is no way in the world foolish people clumped into APC and PDP would be holding us to ransom since 1999. After all the price we paid for independence in 1960 and after all the cost of our (pseudo) freedom from the gangsters who reigned supreme from 1966 to 1999. We, once again, fell into another trap of re-accepting the gangsters through fake ballots, coercion and the use of terror. 

Even if there is a Buhari in Aso rock, is that the kind of person that should be ruling you? Is he sensible? Does he have the intellectual capacity of a 15-year-old? Can he solve a primary 5 mathematics task? Can he express himself clearly enough to be understood in any language of his choice? Does he, even as a farmer, know the meaning of animal husbandry? Does he represent you? Can he represent you? Can you employ Buhari to be your storekeeper?

But for some reasons that l cannot understand, he is your president. Now, he is nowhere near a sane cognitive level, but together with an array of sick minds as his, they are running your lives and destroying your essence and future. Still we sit down here together, or we go online and discuss irrelevant things.

The most relevant discussion for any person living in the geographical space called Nigeria in 2020 should be: how did this happen to me/us and how can we correct this before we die? But this is not the case because the mumus really perfected the acts of keeping the minds of the sane and intellectuals with other stuffs.

They so much destroyed the essence of humanity in Nigeria that people are busy trying to fix for themselves what the state and country should fix for them. It is also hard not to dabble into the religious deceits in essays like this. For, all the things we seek in religion in Nigeria, the most developed countries in the world got them by doing the right things. They did not pray. They did not fast. I don’t know what else the African is looking for, to become free.

Let us be clear because we are soon going to die, and the future generations need to read that some of us actually wrote letters for their freedom. We may not be the majority voices, but we did what we could to instigate, provoke, act and sensitize. Nigeria is not going to work. It will not. 

We are strange bed fellows. Our collective existence is first to the pleasure of the British. Then we were partly sold to the Americans. In the new world order, the Fulanis have sold Nigerians to the Chinese. It is only a matter of time before the Chinese would take command of your lives in that space called Nigeria. Unless the chain is broken now, it may become too late. 

How can a people sit upon the most treasured area of land on planet earth and be slaves? It does not make sense then, and it will never make sense now or in the future. How can you be called inferior beings and you act true to type? They said you cannot run your own affairs and the mumus played the script to perfection on your behalf?

What do l want? I earnestly yearn for freedom. I want to belong to the kingdom of Oduduwa. I know what you would say. Is Tinubu and all these mumu yoruba politicians in APC and PDP not from Oduduwa? Yes they are. But right now, they are like slaves to the Fulanis and not acting with their cerebral hemispheres.

It is that chain of bondage that we want to break. Once we are free in our kingdom, we will race once again beyond UK and France like we did up to the 1950s. We will start the rebuilding of our region, our country and our nation-The Yoruba Nation. 

I do not believe in Nigeria. Nigeria is a business empire for the foreigners who invaded our territories and almagated good and evil in 1914. That contraption must be broken and the reign of the mumus over the intellectual has to come to an end.

If we fail in our lifetime to become free, then our children and children’s children will be born slaves. Of course, we take the option of travelling abroad. That is not freedom. Over several generations, that would mean extinction of the race that once occupied the Yoruba country. 

One of the reasons many people don’t care about the future is because we won’t be here. If this was the mindset of those who built the developed countries and civilization (which incidentally started from regions around Nigeria), the world would have remained one giant cave today.

So many things are taking the lives of our people in the most unnecessary manners. You name them! It is so sad. I want my generation to have something meaningful to die for-the emancipation of the Yoruba Nation. It is possible.

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The Lagos Catholic School Terror Attack

The Lagos Catholic School Terror Attack

By Adeola Aderounmu

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One week ago, precisely on the 15th of March 2020, Lagos residents woke up to probably the most devasting bomb blast in the history of the state. The blast was heard in the larger parts of Lagos.

As at the time of writing this blog, the Lagos State Government is yet to provide official comments on the terror attack but no amount of cover-ups or sinister developments would be possible to hide the devastation that befell the residents of Abule-Ado along the Lagos-Badagry axis (opposite my beloved but expired Festac Town).

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The first sign that the government would be seeking a cover up was from the various reasons given by various newspaper and media outfits on the immediate cause of the bomb blast.

The terrorists (whoever they were) acted with precision planting the bombs on a gas-pipeline. Lives were destroyed property worth several millions were ravaged in the blast.

As a blogger my attention was mainly on the catholic school in the vicinity. Bethlehem Girls College was brought to total ruins. The principal Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha died in the bomb attack. Reports stated that she rescued many students before the roof collapsed on her.

 

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Total casualties were put at a moderate 15 lives including some students. Based on the extent of the damaged and the widespread impact of the blast, it would be worthwhile to carry more investigation and to have a thorough, independent enquiries into these claims. But who dares?

As a background to this latest blast, it may interest my readers that l have personally been taking on the governors in Western Nigeria (through their handlers on the social media anyway) on matters relating to: 1) Fire 2) Tanker Driver Accidents/explosions 3) Safety of lives generally in Yorubaland.

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In Februray 2020, what appears like a listening ear from Mr. Sanwo-olu resulted in a response where the Lagos State government promised to handle further explosions or tanker accidents as sabotage. The government promised to investigate such.

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The Abule-ado / Catholic Girls school bomb blast is the first major test since the government made that pronouncement. Some of us will wait for as long as it takes to see how Sanwo-Olu and his gang in the LASG respond to this: investigations, arrest, prosecution and so on.

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One week after, nothing has happened. But wait we will. It probably takes time to find the perpetrators for that was not an accident! It was a planned terror attack on the sovereignty of Yorubaland.

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In my dealings with the governors of south west Nigeria, they are (hopefully) aware of my suggestions on the need to be proactive in securing Yorubaland. They know what they have to do, they only need the courage to do so. The Ooni of Ife I do hope is in the frame or loop and that together they know that they are the custodians of Yorubaland.

We can’t go on like this as a people. By all means, we must secure Yorubaland and make it safe for ourselves, for our children and for our children’s children.

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Nigeria faces an uncertain future. Nigeria is not working and the dream that it will work is equaled to an illusion of the mind. For those who lack a common sense of history, Yorubaland was better in the 1950s than it is today. Have you sat down to ask yourself why other countries and nations in the world improved and Nigeria including Yorubland suffered severe retrogression?

Anyway, without digressing too far, my heart goes out to the families (and in fact friends) who lost so much to the bomb blast. The blast came home and got me. It got to us because this is our home in Amuwo Odofin Local Government. That which we feared is now at our doorsteps!

May the souls of the departed find rest. May the living find the courage to carry on, against all odds.

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Why Buhari’s Hellish Reign Must End….Now!

Buhari is the same man who called non-Fulanis baboons and threatened to soak them in blood. This is the same man who said he would stop at nothing to make sure that sharia is implemented all over Nigeria. He has brought a sharia judge to see over our affairs. Buhari was the same man who said that an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the north. Then we are wondering why Boko Haram terrorists are released so that they can continue to kill, maim and rape.

Why Buhari’s Hellish Reign Must End….Now!

(Beyond the reign of clueless Buhari)

By Adeola Aderounmu

As l looked through my notes from the 25th of January 2020, the points l scribbled down (especially the necessity of ending the Buhari-APC mandate) are already making waves in Nigeria but l still find it an obligation to write them on my blog for the sake of posterity.

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Need l remind you that if this present generation of Nigeria fail to take to the streets in their hundreds of millions to change the course of history, it would be a self-inflicted lifelong slavery and it would be by choice. Therefore, in my posts, l have also found it necessary to address the unborn generations because they need to know what their parents failed at and try their possible best to set themselves free from slavery.

In the early days of the Buhari-APC mandate, l was out early to flag the warnings about the error that we made collectively believing that Buhari-Osinbajo-APC would “change” Nigeria. Earlier, for 16 years (1999-2015), it was the PDP that plundered Nigeria and made a complete mess of our lives. So, we thought the problem was the PDP.

But when APC emerged, it had a lot of PDP members who crossed the carpets. To cut that story short, in the last 2 decades, it is now clear that there are no differences between the APC and the PDP politicians. The most obvious evidence to this statement is the failure of the APC government since 2015. Please read my blog since 2015 for more details.

Where are we now?

We are at a point where the normal people of Nigeria from all aspects of life need to get something straight.

Nigeria is not going to make it as a country, NEVER. The evidence abounds especially since 1999 when pseudo-democracy was brought back in by the military.

Nigeria must revert back to the system of government she had before 1966. It was in 1966 that 2 useless coups derailed the functional system of government in Nigeria. As it is now, even that system of government is threatened by the outright disintegration of Nigeria. Invariably, reverting back to that system of government would lead to the emergence of the nations within Nigeria having control over their own resources. It must be stated that unless we get to this point of resource and wealth control, Nigeria will remain a country controlled by criminal-elites who are now gathered as vultures in both apc and pdp.

Our major hurdle in Nigeria today is how to demolish both apc and pdp to allow the emergence of nations within Nigeria so that every region can control its resources and decide how to develop or “not develop”.

To cross that hurdle, we must fight take out this evil regime led by Buhari. Buhari is promoting a Fulani expansion agenda and the evidence abound in the displacement and genocide of indigenes across the country. Buhari and his security chiefs are northerners, probably the most significant single evidence that Buhari wants the Fulanis to take over the entire country.

How did Nigerian end up with Buhari in power? It is a mystery. This is a man who called non-Fulanis baboons and threatened to soak them in blood. This is the same man who said he would stop at nothing to make sure that sharia is implemented all over Nigeria. He has brought a sharia judge to see over our affairs. Buhari was the same man who said that an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the north. Then we are wondering why Boko Haram terrorists are released so that they can continue to kill, maim and rape.

Are we dumb? Are we foolish? If the answer is yes, then we deserved Buhari. If the answer is no, then give me one good reason why a clueless and senile person like Buhari should stay 1 hour longer as the terrorist ruler of almost 200 million people.

 

The differences between the north of Nigeria and the rest of the country are now irreconcilable, they (the terrorist group called Miyetti Allah) even called us primitive which may be partially correct considering the fact that a professor like Osinbajo agreed to be assistant to an illiterate like Buhari or that a learned man like Tinubu is still fighting nail and tooth to keep Buhari-APC terror mandate intact.

 

I think you already understand my points.

 

  • Buhari is not fit to rule Nigeria. He cannot stay 1 hour longer!
  • Nigeria is going nowhere with the mindset of the North that the rest of us are their slaves.
  • Nigeria is expired and it is time again to revert to the nations within Nigeria. Each Nation within Nigeria has the fundamental rights to control its resources. It is time.
  • The nations within Nigeria do not need a war. They only need to go their separate ways and compete for glory and development on friendly bases. Na by force ni?

 

If you think that the solutions to Nigeria’s problems lie with APC or PDP, you probably need a brain transplant to understand the nature of the problem. You are probably one of the less than 1% enjoying the status quo, the dominance of the elites and the enslavement of the populace.

 

Stay on track. We must get Buhari and APC out of the way. The solution is not PDP. The solution is not Abuja politics. The solution to our problems lie at the various regions. That is why we must all return to our tents and rebuild.

 

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Yorubas Have Taken The First Step To Secure Western Nigeria

By Adeola Aderounmu

I am not going to write an epistle.

Freedom is never given on a platter of gold. This step must stand and must be the first in a series of steps if The Great Yoruba Nation wants to ever return to her enviable position among nations, just the way it was up to the 1950s.

Watch and Listen!

 

 

 

 

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