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30 Years Reunion of Festac Grammar School Old Students, Klass ´89 (Photo News)
By Adeola Aderounmu
(This article may be updated)
It was a good day for friendship. The type of friendship that feels more like a family bond. My former schoolmates at Festac Grammar School that l fondly named Klass ‘89 gathered 30 years after at Radisson Hotel in Lagos to celebrate a wonderful reunion.
I was missing in action physically. But l got a lot of the actions through our Whatsapp group. Even my cousin Toyin Okikiolu gave me a live call. l have missed her and all our former school mates. I reminded her that she is my little sister but she will always argue, my dearest aburo.
Here you will see some of the images from the reunion.
I am sure it was a moment for sharing a lot of happy things from the past and the present. If I was there, l would cry tears of joy.
On the live video, l could hear them calling at me, “Gadhaffi”, “Gadhaffi”.
I salute all my mates worldwide for what we have accomplished. I am so moved by those who flew from overseas primarily for this purpose and to spend a little time with friends and family afterwards. What a wonderful way to spend the end of 2019.
I salute the organizing committee for this great reunion. What a landslide! I congratulate all the active and non-active members on this accomplishment. Every little comment and every little effort to this reunion played its part.
There are areas of improvement and l am sure we have learnt great lessons on the way and on the great day itself. “Learning by doing” is a mantra that works for any facet of life and a reunion is no exception.
This article is a celebration of accomplishments, for individuals and for the group. 30 years after school, we have come a long way.
Cheers to another 30.
Don’t ask me how we think in Nigeria. I am struggling with the answer too. We may have to resurrect John Dewey-the author of the book “How We Think”.
But think about this:
A professor was asked to assist a criminal to rule Nigeria. On the night of the televised debate, Osinbajo-the professor, kept screaming “he (Buhari) doesn’t know, he doesn’t know”. Buhari does not even know the meaning of animal husbandry, amongst many other simple things. Is Nigeria not a scam? Why is everybody quiet?
The Man Who Is Responsible For Nothing
By Adeola Aderounmu
Since 2015, Nigeria has been led by the APC-Buhari mandate, probably the most useless and clueless government ever. The useless PDP reign between 1999 and 2015 now looks messianic. The present ruler of Nigeria, Buhari, is a man who is responsible for nothing!
General Buhari was helped and rigged into power largely by the help of Bola Tinubu and Olusegun Obasanjo. When Buhari had tried previously with his might, he failed woefully on at least 3 or 4 occasions. His alliance with the South-West eventually brought him back to power in 2015. His first illegal stint was through treasonable act-as a cruel, thoughtless and extreme dictator in 1983.
The 2015 arrangement and ascension to power is a very laughable one as a professor of law, one Yemi Osinbajo was made his deputy. Buhari has no standard, formal education and he forged his certificates on at least 2 occasions. Those offences made Buhari not only guilty of treasonable felony (as a coup plotter) but other criminal offences punishable by imprisonment. Invariably, a criminal is ruling Nigeria (again) since 2015.
A professor was asked to assist a criminal to rule Nigeria!!!
Don’t ask me how we think in Nigeria. I am struggling with that too. For as long as he would live, Buhari will never develop intellectual cognitivism to rule a clan, let alone a village. But he is the ruler of Nigeria. The implications are telling and would be useful for students of history and for the future of Nigeria, if she would ever emerge from this modern slavery.
It is now time to continue to write all we know about Buhari. This is important so that history is not distorted and since Nigerians have very short memories and are eager to move on no matter the problems, it is imperative that we document some issues before they are left unattended.
There is no way Buhari could have escaped this bashing because we are in the era of open network and the print media is beyond the newspapers or television stations that would be closed down if they dare to write freely.
Since 1999 when Nigeria returned to this pseudo-democracy, some of us have been here to express our views. There is no government in the world that can stop the freedom of the open press. It won’t happen now, not ever. Buhari and his handlers should just brace up because this press will be here when they are long gone (and be dust), doing what it does best.
At best, Buhari has become a complete nuisance to himself, his handlers and the country called Nigeria. In this essay, l want to describe Buhari as a man who is responsible for nothing. The examples are many, but l will pick a few.
Mrs. Salome Abuh was gruesomely murdered at her residence in Kogi State on November 16. This is a political assassination and it is logical to insinuate that political opponents masterminded the assassination. Even the robbers paraded for the crime have denied involvement. Has anyone heard a speech from Buhari on this assassination under his watch? Any word from the Kogi State governor? APC, just like the PDP is a murderous political party. No sympathy for human life and no acknowledgement of a state or nation in sorrow, no matter the evil perpetrated.
For all that has happened to Omoyele Sowore and the inconveniences his family is put through about the ugly situations, Buhari has pushed the blame to the DSS. It is as if there is a republic of the DSS operating within Nigeria the same way the Boko Haram republic is having a flow in Northern Nigeria.
Buhari is not responsible for the plight of Sowore. He is not responsible for the republic of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. What is Buhari responsible for? What is Buhari good for? I am sorry for that Femi Adesina, the messenger of the evil regime. I have no time for him. We await his useless book after this nonsense life he is living.
Buhari’s government is not obeying court orders. Whose fault is that?
The Supreme court judges and their judgement on the electoral dispute between Atiku and Buhari is one reason I believe the law profession is fast becoming a useless one in Nigeria. I am not only bewildered by the colonial wigs those old fools have on their heads, l am also never going to recover from the shock of how judgements are bought and paid for in Nigeria.
Shall we not hold Buhari accountable for the sham and shame the judiciary has evolved to since 2015? Has anyone spoken to the Chief Justice of Nigeria in recent days. The chief Justice to be best of my knowledge as a citizen of Oduduwa land is an illiterate. That man, Tanko is dumb and does not know what he is doing. Just like Buhari, he cannot express himself or make himself comprehensible.
The invasion of the court of law by Buhari’s attack dogs’ aka DSS was the final burial of judiciary in Nigeria. Good luck to all present and future lawyers. I am wondering what the f*** purpose they serve when their profession is being rendered useless and worthless, in Nigeria.
Buhari blamed and continues to blame the PDP for all that is wrong with the Nigerian economy since 2015. My positions in 2015 when this crazy government came to power were:
From the look of things, Buhari came to power to serve his selfish interests and to advance the course of the people of northern Nigeria and their brothers from sub-Saharan Africa. He wants to bring every dick, tom and harry to Nigeria from 2020.
Really? Is Buhari normal? My answer is NO! He is not!
I am not going to proliferate my essay with all the abundant evidence to his deadly agenda. You need to get your lazy ass up and follow the changes that have taken place since Buhari became a ruler in 2015.
Buhari is not accepting the responsibility for the economic woes in Nigeria. He has no solutions, but he is holding tight to power. This is the mentality that makes Africa, the most of it anyway, a continent of interest. You see empty brains conquering their people, enslaving them and bringing them to economic ruins and mass poverty. The most amazing part is that the people sit tight and struggle.
Since many African countries were lumped together by the colonialists, the people lack the common front and effrontery to speak in unity and act for a common reason. There is no reason under the sun why a dullard, a man who is responsible for nothing to be ruling or leading the most populous Black country on earth. Buhari is still standing because of the fear of the north, and he moved all the military powers up north both physically and structurally.
Buhari would not have become anything in Oduduwa land because he has limited sense and limited mental capabilities. But in a unitary system of government which Nigeria adopted after the two useless coups of 1966 and since the end of the civil war in 1970, even a stupid person who has no sense can become your chief justice.
So, this is where Nigeria is. People are afraid to rise up because they may be arrested like Sowore, and incarcerated. Buhari has locked up people both openly and in secrets. We are back to the dark days. We never left anyway. We fell to APC and Buhari in 2015, a real con party with a tyrant at the helm.
Invariably in the end, the people get the type of rulers they deserve. There are no true leaders in Nigeria. The elderly and even the young achievers in time constitute themselves to some sort of sycophants and rulers that should be worshipped, obeyed or listened-to.
The problems of Nigeria did not start and will not end at the feet of Buhari. That much l have written about even since the days of Yar’ Adua.
It is of course evident that the unitary system of government is stupid. We are ridiculous in Nigeria because we are running a system of government that doesn’t work since 1966 and we kept at it. I have never seen anything more challenging (mentally) in my entire life. How can you be doing something wrong since 1966 and keep it going. I will never get it!
The other ridiculous thing is that the government is failing not only at the federal level, but also at the state and local levels. It is logical to conclude that these are symptoms of the unitary system. It may also be worth looking closer at this interplay. I don’t know it all.
What l know is that when you have a man who is responsible for nothing leading a useless and stupid system of government, then it is not surprising that the eureka in 2015 was the greatest scam in post-independence Nigeria. Nigeria will never make it under a unitary system of government, APC or PDP. Nigeria will never make if under a block-head who is responsible for nothing.
We can keep praying, our parents did. It seems we have handed over this line of slavery to our children too.
Happy 30th reunion to my mates at Festac Grammar School, Klass 89.
The fact that Buhari, a well-established con man, a man guilty of treasonably felony on more than one accasion and a man who committed Nigeria’s first international kidnapping crime continues to get away with crimes almost on a daily basis speaks volume of the nature of the people living in present day Nigeria.
…all those who are suggesting that Nigeria will never succeed as a country will be proven right someday.
I Warned You: Never, Never Stand With Tyranny
By Adeola Aderounmu
On the 10th of January 2016, l published an article with the headline: You Should Never, Never Stand With Tyranny. Among the few things Nigerians don’t take for granted are messages from their spiritual warlords or overseers and now insta-influencers. Every other thing that possibly makes sense but emanating from people they don’t recognize or reckon with are quickly thrashed, not read or totally ignored.
Let me digress, today the educational world is built on a number of old theories that were redundant for several decades and some for nearly a century. They have been rediscovered and their relevances have taken their rightful place in the academic and educational world.
Bruner, Vygotskij and a lot of individuals whose work were not appreciated in the last and present centuries have returned to the front pages of learning theories that are now shaping the world. Even Vygotskij’s theory of defectology is now an integral part of special needs education.
The point l am trying to make here is that all those who are suggesting that Nigeria will never succeed as a country will be proven right someday. It is sad that they won’t be here then. It does not matter what you and l think today and on which side of the divide we pitch out tents. We will be long dead when the coming generations would find their bearings and spit on all our graves, home and abroad. Again, it does not matter what you think. It would be a shame and a disgrace that we did not take the bulls by the horns. We are not conquering our fears. We may never do.
We are drifting, hoping for the best. We are doing things the same way, hoping for different results. I feel so sorry for the brain-dead Buharists, and even heist-hope non-Buharists alike. The majority are on one side of the divide or the other whereas no one should belong to either side of sad historical occurrences. I feel great sympathy, and now empathy, for those wrestling Nigeria, a well-known and internationally acclaimed failed aggregation- with Buhari or APC.
For about 2 decades, l have written about almost all the categories of Nigerians and l develop a feeling of pathological-tautology trying to highlight these categories. I write less nowadays not because l am tired but because l have so many things going on at the moment.
Another reason is because when l browse my blog, l see that all matters have been addressed. I think my blog will be useful for the revolution that will take place when the present useless generations have wiped themselves off the face of the earth, leaving the world with sad stories of enslavements and horrid tales of humanity.
Again, some people actually think Nigeria is working because for one reason or the other, they do not have to kidnap or rob a bank to eke out a living. Some have been advantageously placed all their lives that they lost the meaning and essence of living. In Nigeria, living a fairly good life is seen and treated as a means of oppression to the disadvantaged. If you have an open mind, you would have done a lot of mental research like l have done. Why are we competing rather than living a common, good life?
Some people are so selfish, and probably foolish they think that those who are socially disadvantaged are not prayerful or not industrious enough. Where is the level playing field? The history and the anthropology of the Nigerian could be developed and studied in an entire academic faculty, hence l dare not thread further. But l know what l know. You know what you know. If you think what is going on in Nigeria is true picture of humanity, one of us needs to be in chains.
This essay could last forever and could address all issues but l will keep it very vague because l have been thinking about Nigeria every second and every minute of my free time. I hope the headline did not mislead you. It is true anyway. My heart aches and l am probably lucky not to have a heart attack yet. That is how much l process Nigeria daily.
The fact that Buhari, a well-established con man, a man guilty of treasonably felony since the early 1980’s and a man who committed Nigeria’s first international kidnap continues to get away with crimes almost on a daily basis speaks volume of the nature of the people living in Nigeria. That explains my suggestion for the devotion of an entire university faculty to the anthropology of the Nigerian. We need to know what is going on in the mind of the Nigerian that made slavery so convenient to perpetrate. What makes resistance and revolution impossible? What is the real reason why the nations entrapped in Nigeria cannot emerge to start the actual long walk to freedom?
If this generation of Nigerians dare to get close to the rest of the world before they die, Buhari should be historic in the next 48 – 72 hours. But that is not going to happen as Nigeria itself is a fraud. The answers to my questions would be useful for the coming generation. They have my best wishes!
I left the arguments in public spaces because my blog gives me the freedom to express my feelings. I think l am full of reasonable dose of rage. I put my rage in studying. I put the energy into doing things and getting many things done at the same time and in record time. Therefore, l am very opportune to have this life, this freedom. I am 100% sure l would have given it up if l never left Nigeria. I am not a saint, but l am sure the only way to stop me from what l am writing now is to get rid of me.
I stayed back in Sweden when Yar Adua was picking up bloggers, and torturing them. Yes, some of you don’t know this fact. But I didn’t show up when a friend sent me a message to let me know what was going on. Where is Yar Adua today? In 2015 a bill to send bloggers and internet warriors to prison was proposed. It probably did not get far.
So, the new bill to do the same is not new. It is just that we forget things so easily in Nigeria.
I am going to end this essay without really making it clear where l was coming from and where l am heading. Now, l write for myself. I write for the future and for the coming generations that will love freedom and never settle for slavery.
But if you actually find a meaning in this essay, welcome to the club of the intellectuals. At least, we almost became geniuses too. After writing for almost 20 years, l have come to the conclusion that my essays, like Vygotskijs, would be useful for the unborn generations. That’s how l think now.
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
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.
The hopes that some Nigerians are having already for 2023 were the same hopes I had in 1979 when l (Adeola) started to follow Nigerian politics (and l memorized the names of several top politicians that l still remember till date!).
Do the math. You are living in a fool’s paradise.
A Stale Demo-crazy
By Adeola Aderounmu
In a very uncharacteristic manner, l did not give it a thought to write an essay that tallies with the Nigerian independence anniversary on October the 1st.
It is also remarkable that l did not even repost my previous thoughts on the day (October 1st) on my blog. It is a sign of the times. My thoughts are divided about the country called Nigeria and l have described celebrations of October 1st as a sheer waste of time and money year after year.
I thought about the foolish people ruling Nigeria and their own reflections to the world that they are doing a great job. Then I think about the reality that Nigeria is one of the worst places to live on planet earth. There are arguments that this is a fallacy. It is easy to dismiss the terrible situation in Nigeria if you find yourself on the same side as the lucky bastards-the ones who think that having wealth or advantages that are not open or available to everyone is the purpose of life.
I think about all the problems facing Nigeria and how complicated they have become. I think about the people on whose behalf we have been writing for decades but who it seemed have lost touch with human dignity and the meaning of human existence; how almost impossible it has become to redeem the damaged minds and psyche of the “Nigerian”.
I think about how the Nigerian looked at you and view your opinions of the Nigerian state against his/her own personal judgements of “how things should work” or “so you think you know better”.
As a blogger and writer of almost 20 years’ experience, you know you cannot continue to argue with people or persons who actually think that Nigeria has a “political class” or that there is a future/hope based on the two major useless political groups in Nigeria. It is hopeless, and it is an inexplicable human “stupidity” not to start looking at the options that lie beyond the status quo in Nigeria.
Don’t be alarmed by my choice of words. I crossed the line of “civil essayist” a long time ago. Nigeria crossed the line from “civil” to “anarchy” many years before l lost my patience for soothing choice of words.
In her present state, Nigeria is home to the accumulation of the poorest people in the world staying afloat the world’s richest gifts of nature. If that doesn’t strike you as an anomaly, irony and oxymoron combined, l wonder what will.
To remain on the same side of any of the 2 major political party in Nigeria, APC or PDP revealed to me that Nigeria is irredeemable. On this blog, l have shown that there is no difference between the two. Both are criminal organisations, highly sophisticated in the perpetration of evil and poverty, and extremely interchangeable groups. I can be APC today and PDP tomorrow and vice versa.
In her present state, Nigeria is home to the accumulation/aggregation of the poorest people in the world staying afloat the world’s richest gifts of nature.
Nigeria is not a country in the true sense of it. It remains a geographical area in captivity. That is why poor people and slaves are concentrated in different regions with splashes of some of the world’s richest people who succeeded in capitalizing on a system that thrives on injustice and the growing stupidity of a “captured populace” that thinks that solutions to human problems are attached to divinity or unseen spiritual forces especially those forced on them when the slavery was perpetrated by foreigners. Today the slavery is masterminded by the elites/political class.
Nigeria is a special case of the collapse of humanity and the total and shocking absence of “simple” common sense. Again, foolish people continue to ask social critics for the solutions to Nigeria’s problems. In my case, l now suggests that ‘question askers” should read my blog from the beginning. They will probably find the answer somewhere.
The most radical solutions to Nigeria’s problems are the outright revolt of the people and the mass prosecution/elimination of the criminals called politicians. Such a bold move will change the landscape of the country forever. But that solution will not be sought because of the lessons of the civil war and the people have no leaders anymore. Nigeria is primarily headless and aimless.
The probable re-evolution of independent states within Nigeria is a risk worth taking because Nigeria in any case will never work based on the useless unitary system of government.
But the independent states will not be occupied by aliens if they emerged.
How will the governance of such states or republics be different from the useless governance that dominated Nigeria since the collapse of regional government? No one knows the answer to this question. Yet it remains a more popular option today because of the absolute stupidities seen in government especially since 1999 when physical hell escalated in Nigeria first through the PDP and now the APC.
Nigeria’s democracy is stale, permanently. It is managed by idiots and people without senses. But it is an indication of a systemic collapse. How can a country with glorious academics and citizens who are very efficient around the world be governed at home by complete nonentities? You can ask many other shocking questions about Nigeria and Nigerians who would rather spend their free time on useless tv shows rather than their real freedom fights.
What we know is that the collapse of the regional government automatically stemmed progress across the country. 53 years ago, Nigeria started the journey down the road to perdition when regional government was suspended. Since then, the citizens have been in coma and lacked the balls to re-demand for their lost paradise. For 53 years, unitary system of government has failed Nigerians regardless of who the ruler or dictator was/is.
How can you do something the same way and expect a different result is a globally known question/phrase. The hope that some Nigerians are having already for 2023 was the same hope I had in 1979 when l started to follow Nigerian politics (when l memorized the names of several politicians that l still remember till date!).
Do the math. You are living in a fool’s paradise.
Nigeria is a special case of the collapse of humanity and the total and shocking absence of “simple” common sense.
My name is Adeola and I blog here (adeola.blog)
I cannot deny Sowore.
We have been in the same room and space on a number of occasions, all at the University of Lagos. We served the University of Lagos Students’ Union at about the same time. I was the president of my department under the Faculty of Science and Sowore was the overall Students’ Union president.
Buhari is running a government that favours terrorists, one that incapacitate regular citizens with voices on their rights and demand for decent lives.
No matter what you think about Sowore, he does not deserve to be a prisoner under this regime that enjoy handshakes with terrorists in Northern Nigeria”.
Sowore’s Kidnap By Buhari’s DSS: Shame On Nigeria/Nigerians, Shame To The World
By Adeola Aderounmu
I cannot deny Sowore. We are not personal friends, but we have been in the same room and space on a number of occasions, all at the University of Lagos. We served the University of Lagos Students’ Union at about the same time. I was the president of my department under the Faculty of Science and Sowore was the the overall Students’ Union president.
This will not be an epistle for we all know Sowore, his Sahara Reporters (saharareporters.com) and his AAC which some judases may have stolen from him.
Before the election, l wanted to actually write about Malcolm Fabiyi because in all honesty, the brains behind Sowore are even bigger than Sowore. Of course, the AAC did not get far, for that is the story of Nigeria. Late Gani Fawehinmi did not even get as far as AAC.
If Nigerian journalists were smart, they would have known that AAC (minus the judases) is the party with the highest intelligent quotient among all the political parties. They saw Sowore, whom they hate, but did not look behind him to see where all his facts and confidence came from. Therefore l say to you lazy Nigerian journalists, look today beyond Sowore. Start from Malcolm Fabiyi and tell the world what you missed.
I said l won’t write an epistle and the purpose of my essay is not to paint AAC as the messiah of Nigerian politics but definitely AAC is not a party of murderers and terrorists like the APC and the PDP before it. Someone said that Nigerian will fight you or even kill you if you try to save them from their miseries. There is no greater truth in that expired Niger Area than that.
The incarceration of Omoyele Sowore is not just a shame to Nigeria/Nigerians, it is a shame to the whole world. An innocent man was kidnapped by the useless government of Mallan Buhari and we turned away as if nothing happened. In Nigeria, we have become used to laughing as people who are under oppression through imprisonment and other forms of state sponsored criminality.
Some people think that Seun Kuti was exaggerating when he called Nigeria a concentration camp. For nearly 2 decades l have admitted that we live as slaves in Nigeria. I wish that all Nigerians living in Nigeria can see a parallel normal country from above the sky. Perhaps, the required light that they need to fight their own revolution would emerge.
Buhari is running a government that favours terrorists and incapacitate regular citizens with voices on their rights and demand for decent lives. What we see everyday is a people who have come to accept the nonsense and rubbish that APC present on a daily basis. A people who stood their ground and opposed Jonathan’s PDP are now living in harmony with the worst form of terrorism on planet earth under APC.
Buhari’s government does not deserve another 24 hours after you read this piece. I don’t know if l have been clear about my position before but l want to be now. There is nothing more important to me in my life than a struggle that will eliminate the types of politics that both APC and PDP are playing.
There is nothing more urgent to Nigeria now than the demolition of the useless unitary system of government that has turned Nigerians to things that are so shameless to describe at home and abroad.
To be clear, that we all became quiet the moment Sowore was kidnapped by the Buhari led government is a shame on all of us. No matter what you think about Sowore, no matter what l think about him, he had a choice of living in any of the developed countries in the world. Living in these countries is already like living in paradise that many of you want to achieve through your religions.
You don’t have to like or hate Sowore to know (if you have sense) that his kidnap was unlawful and his present predicament is unwarranted. Fears are now being raised that Sowore may be eliminated like Ken Saro Wiwa.
I have a lot of things to say. I have a lot of things to write about and l have a lot of things to do. But when l read my blog, l realized l have said it all. The only misjudgement l can admit was that l wrote many times that 1999-2015 would be the worst years of our lives. I was so f***ing wrong.
In Buhari and Osinbajo, we got to a bottom no other country in the world ever got to before the people arrested and killed all their oppressors. Go and read history and see how developed countries saved themselves from oppressions to attain glory that Nigerians are dying across the deserts and in the Mediterranean to experience.
Finally on this random mix, it is equally a shame on Donald Trump not to ask for the release of Sowore from the dungeons of the lifeless one, terrorist Buhari. It is a shame on his friend in the United Kingdom Boris Johnson to keep quiet on the unlawful clampdown of human right activists in Nigeria. It is a shame to the European Union. I cannot even mention the African Union because it doesn’t look like it exists and the Unions in West Africa. They are like rubber stamps for terror-inclined tyrants like Buhari.
No matter what you think about Sowore, he does not deserve to be a prisoner under this regime that enjoy handshakes with terrorists in Northern Nigeria.