Nigerian Governor Call For The Massacre Of Foreigners

By Adeola Aderounmu

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must emerge now and we cannot wait.

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

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

The problem is how we think.

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

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

what a mess!

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Murder In The Creek: The killing of Azizi and Yakowa.

This story explains what may have lead to the murder of Patrick Yakowa, the former governor of Kaduna State.

Yakowa was probably one of the longest serving deputy governors in the history of Nigeria. He was a christian from South-South Kaduna, regarded as one of the minority clans. This story tries to explain his rise to power and the probable circumstances that may have led to his murder in the creeks of the Niger Delta.

When Namadi was the Governor of Kaduna State, he had an overwhelming influence and his support base could win elections in Kaduna without much ado. In Kaduna the people were generally liberal but they do not forget in their minds that they love Islam-for the majority and Christianity-for the minority. It was fate that brought them together at this point. The landscape in Kaduna boast of a few rivers including Kaduna from which the name of the State was derived. In Kaduna, peace and tranquility prevails.

Namadi’s deputy was a gentleman. Unlike Namadi, Yakowa was born a Christian. He was gentle and humble. He did as he was told and was a loyal deputy. Yakowa worked so hard that he almost didn’t find spare time to spend with his family and loved ones. When he did, he was quick to realise that the money he had was not enough or was barely enough to support his loads of responsibilities and commitments. Many politicians in Nigeria bite more than they can chew.

Kaduna is not exceptionally different from the rest of Nigeria. The government in Nigeria is extravagant, copiously wasteful, corrupt and almost totally oblivious of the sufferings of the people. Nigeria is a complete mess compared to the potentials that had been bestowed on it by mother nature. The human resources available to Nigeria is huge but the growth and development are stagnant. The quality of life is embarrassingly retrogressive. Those who run Nigeria have been largely described as corrupt, crazy and retards.

Yakowa wanted more money so he could feel buoyant in his spendings. He asked Ramalan for more money because it was Ramalan who kept the treasury. By the way Ramalan became the treasury keeper because he was a friend of Namadi since his days at the counter at one bank in Kaduna. So despite the fact that he was sacked from the bank  (probably for criminal activities) Ramalan was able to keep the treasury for the whole of Kaduna. In Nigerian politics generally, religion and tribalism play prominent roles. Your background and track records are almost insignificant.

There are well documented true stories of how former criminals became prominent people in Nigerian politics. Ibori comes to mind too quickly and the present leader of the PDP in SW Nigeria, one Kasumu, is alleged to also be a criminal on the run from the US. In Nigeria murderers and criminals continue to occupy political posts and public offices.

Yakowa’s request fell on deaf ears. The treasury keeper of  Kaduna State called Ramalan did not like Yakowa’s face, to put it mildly. The hatred was deeper. Ramalan kept the wallet of Kaduna and did not see any reason why Yakowa’s allowance or wages should be increased. Only Namadi’s voice was supreme. But this voice was not persuasive enough to let Ramalan increase the allowance for Yakowa. Yakowa was not happy that his monthly allowance cannot be increased by just N1m.

One day an expected tragedy struck in Nigeria. The paramount ruler died despite several efforts made by both the local juju men and the witchdoctors from the Republic of Germany to save his life. Jonathan became the ruler, replacing Yar’Adua.

This was an unexpected shift in power in Nigeria. The Juntas have not recovered from the shock and consequences. It appears they will tear the country apart before the next 400 days counting from today. The worst thing is that the ordinary people are suffering and smiling. With respect to their rulers the people cannot separate insanity from fantasy and they know almost nothing about the real meaning of life. They just live or more correctly, survive.

Anyway Namadi was drafted away from Kaduna. Somehow religion is key to the selection of rulers in Nigeria. He became Jonathan’s deputy. Subsequently Yakowa became the Governor of Kaduna and Ramalan left the treasury and became the assistant to Yakowa. In Kaduna State this is the hierarchy of succession. Commissioner of Finance-Deputy Gov-Governor ascension. The power shift in Kaduna is strikingly similar to the one that just took place in Abuja: people of minority clan ascending to paramount rulership.

With the way the economy is managed around all the regions making up Nigeria, the Governor in a certain region or state is the richest person because he signs all contracts and can also loot the most. The one who controls the treasury is the next-richest-he can steal or hide funds. The positions of deputies in Nigeria is ceremonial. It is called figurehead. You can work hard and still not have the possibility to sign or award contracts.

Ramalan became the deputy to Yakowa by succession. So, he-Ramalan-found himself in the position that Yakowa was earlier and then he realised the “sufferings” and isolation that Yakowa felt. He realised he had been mean and unreasonable in turning down Yakowa’s appeal for an increase in allowance. He did not feel any remorse though.

There were other issues. Using the political base of Namadi, Yakowa was able to win a new election to keep the position of the governor. It may also be that the power and influence of the incubency in Africa avails much. But Yakowa soon dropped his political base. The implication is that he weeded Namani boys out of the new administration.This angered Ramalan and Namadi. As the governor, Yakowa was a fair person and he was well liked. Even the majority group disliked not to love him. He was not “one” of them but he treated them kindly.

Ramalan maintained a constant and powerful line of communication with Namadi who now has greater powers despite being a national figurehead. In his contradictory roles, he aligned with Ramalan and together they plotted to unseat Yakowa. They did not succeed in their subtle approaches. One day they suddenly realised that there were loopholes in the national security of Nigeria. They knew Boko Haram had been bombing in Maiduguri unabated.

Namadi plotted with Ramalan and they started to throw bombs around Kaduna.They recruited idle hands that were readily available in the North as the devil’s workshop. The people became confused. When Namadi was the Governor, there was nothing of this nature. The people knew that they love one another. No one could understand why the liberality of Kaduna was now brought under siege. But the Zaria mafia knew!

Rumours rose, spread and died. Yakowa-the gentleman he was, and the trust he had in his subordinates-called for calm but chaos came from time to time. The biggest and the most secured military base in Africa is in Kaduna and people come from all over the world to receive training at Jaji. Due to Namadi and Ramalan’s plots Jaji barracks was successfully attacked. All these to bring down the reign of Yakowa, a man of faith in the way of the Christ, and a Kaduna South-South minority as they call them. The last bombing during the reign of Yakowa was at a church not too far away from Malali. A brand new Honda car was sacrificed for this act of cowardice.

Despite the bombings, despite the thick plots, Yakowa continued to prosper politically. Ramalan and Namadi started a thicker plot to compromise the liberal status of Kaduna state even more. Some myopic people think that you must be from Zaria to hold sway. They can’t even openly tolerate men of other faith. During the reign of Yakowa and with enemies all around, there was now a group of disgruntled elements playing the religious cards. After corruption, tribalism and outright stupidity, religion is rated as one of the biggest clogs in the wheel of progress in the country called Nigeria.

Several days had gone by  before a final plot emerged. Yakowa will be eliminated. Yakowa went to participate in the burial of the father of Douglas, a man whose fortune was favoured by Jonathan. The place was deep beyond the creeks, a place he knew nothing about and for which he had no attachment. It was several miles from Kaduna and that sort of social engagement was the type you send your deputy or a commissioner to attend. Yakowa has not been reading between the thick lines.

Many historians will miss the connection between Yakowa and the man whose father had died. But he chose to attend the burial as this was a common practice  in Nigeria. Corruption unites the rulers and social gatherings like these became the means to more power and connections that help to keep the hold on power and to achieve good-will points that repay with favours from the paramount rulers.

When it was time to return to Kaduna, Yakowa’s helicopter did not show up. Who knows where it held up? Kaduna? Abuja or Lagos?  Who suggested to Yakowa that he could travelled back in the company of Azazi?

Yakowa travelled in the company of another “enemy” of the State. Azazi had criticized Jonathan and Namadi. He was so bold he said that Jonathan’s government accommodated terrorists who are operating in Borno and other parts of Northern Nigeria. Azazi might have told Yakowa more about the bombing in Kaduna and as an ex-soldier he may even have told him how Jaji was compromised by Namadi and Ramalan.

What Azazi, a former military security boss, should have known better however is that hardly do any former military man travel in military helicopters. Actually, they don’t. They chose private companies and for those who have looted Nigeria like Babangida and Abdulsalami, they probably have their own fleet of helicopters and jets.

Azazi spent his last minutes with a fellow like him: both marked for elimination. What both of them did not know was that the helicopter had been “tampered” with. They did not make it out of the creek alive. Namadi made good his promise to deliver Kaduna into the hands of Ramalan-his brother in faith. In a way he probably worked with Jonathan on this one. With one stone they killed two birds plus four. All six bodies were burnt beyond recognition. It was a masterpiece murder, planned in high places and executed in the creeks.

Yakowa’s sins are that he paid back Ramalan for what Ramalan did to him. It was not a  bad pay back as such but Ramalan is a wicked man and a man who does not have the liberal status of Kaduna at heart. He saw his own “retaliation” as a love for his religion and killed for it. He will kill again if necessary, for the supremacy of Zaria. Azazi’s sins was against the nest of killers called PDP and his comments perceived as threats to the reign of Jonathan. In Nigeria, state-sponsored murders are permissible. They killed Kashimawo Abiola in the most brutal way possible, they killed Kudirat Abiola, they killed Bola Ige even when he was working for them. They murdered several others once they are not on the same side as the paramount rulers. Nigeria is no ordinary country.

When Yakowa died, the misinformed locals in Kaduna thought the bomber was dead. Indeed the bombings stopped since the sponsors-Namadi and Ramalan-now have what they want. They got it exactly the way they wanted it-to make the people believe that Yakowa was the bomber. They even planted “evidence” in his office. In Nigeria, what don’t people do for power and money? Ramalan wanted more money and the ultimate state power and both Ramalan and Namadi thought they found peace with “religious politics”. Ramalan now spends most of his time playing polo and Namadi faces an uncertain future as politics in Nigeria continue to heat up the system. His political base is reported to be in shambles.

The murder in the creek went on to be one of the several murders that are not investigated or solved in Nigeria. After the initial outcry/outrage and a promise to leave no stone unturned by the hypocrites at the presidency, everything went back to “normal”. In fact, these “multiple murders” like many before them were classified as “an accident”. When Jonathan boasted last week about investigating state-sponsored murders/assassinations, no one took him seriously. To take a man seriously, you must first ask him to take away his bottle of intoxicant. When he is sober enough, tell him that charity begins at home.

These are the probable circumstances that may have led to the murder of Yakowa. He was not a collateral damage in the assassination of General Azizi. He was also a target for elimination.

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Murder in Sollentuna

Ade Aderounmu

Sometimes life is just going on as if nothing serious has happened.

But not exactly-serious things happen around the world everyday. In Sollentuna an area towards the north of Stockholm one guy put a gun to the head of his sleeping girlfriend and killed her. It was like an execution since investigations now revealed that the gun shot was likely from a range as near as 5-10cm. This happened in August this year.

The 18 year-old guy lied when he told the police they had been playing with the gun. The girl, 17 year-old, was asleep when she was shot and died 2 days later at the hospital. The boy was the one who called the police saying that his girlfriend has been shot. He was the shooter.

The trial begins shortly.

(credit: metro Stockholm)

Lagos Facebook Murder

By Adeola Aderounmu

It’s very sad to know and read about the story of Cynthia Udoka Osokogu.
She was lured by murderers who posed as friends on her facebook list of friends.

Ezekiel Nnechuwu Olisa Eloka,23 and Echezona Nwabufor, 33 robbed and killed Cynthia in a Lagos Hotel. Pretending to be good friends and potential business associates, these wicked men raped, robbed and took the life of a woman who taught she was making good contacts for her business opportunities.

Apparently these guys are career murderers and one begins to wonder how many career murderers are posing on facebook as friends.

A lesson has been taught in the hardest and saddest way possible- don’t be friends to absolute strangers on facebook. If you do, never meet them! If you do, let it be a public or open meeting and never in hotels or private homes. Don’t go to places with strangers. They could be murderer like Ezekiel and Echezona.

There is a slight consolation in the rapid response of the police and law enforcement agencies. It is remarkable that the Nigerian Police could track phone numbers and make use of CCTV cameras leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.

The next line of hope is the prosecution and eventual sentencing of the offenders.

One can only imagine the sadness and sorrow of the families and friends of the beautiful woman that was murdered. Cynthia was a businesswoman and a graduate student resident in Abuja. She was murdered in Lagos. She did not deserve that sort of treatment. May her soul find peace.

Murder in Ogun State: The Killing of Dipo Dina

Adeola Aderounmu

A prominent son of Ogun State has been assasinated. Mr. Dipo Dina was a vibrant opposition figure and the Ogun State gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress in the April 2007 election. He was assassinated near Covenant University in Otta, Ogun State on Jan 26 2010.

My parents are from Ogun State. I have been there maybe 4 or 5 times my whole life. Ogun State is home to Obasanjo, MKO Abiola, Awolowo and several prominent Nigerians including Ernest Shonekan.

Ogun State will continue to occupy a central place in the Nigerian Political Sphere. But that we have killed one of our brightest minds is a big shame to us. We have allowed politics to ruin our sense of value and belonging.

The killers of Dipo Dina should bend their heads in shame. They are no better than wild animals in their show of stupidity, madness and extreme barbarism.

This is one murder too many.

There are people who are already concluding that the Ogun State Government headed by the governor Mr. Daniels should be held responsible for this killing. Such allegations may be careless or reckless.

But what are we going to get in a country where assassinations and murders of ordinary and prominent people have never been solved before? With the wicked and evil minds in control of governance, we may be asking for too much if we ask for the perpetrators to be apprehended and prosecuted. Still it is a necessary call!

The police may be out already calling this an armed robbery attack! This is what they always say. This is shameful and scandalous. We want better results from the police and security agencies.

Anambra Elections is coming soon in February, I hope that the people will allow peace to reign and that the electoral committee will count only the votes casted at polling booths.

In 2011, and before, we hope that the nest of killers would have been dismantled and brough to Justice.

The killing of Dipo is despicable, highly unacceptable and should never have happened. It is sad and the scar will remain with Ogun State and Nigeria forver.

May his sould rest in perfect peace and May the family find the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

DOES NIGERIA HAVE A MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OR AN AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN?

By Adeola Aderounmu.

If the answer to these two questions is YES, then there is a very serious problem on our hands. Indeed, we have always had big problems in Nigeria.

If Nigeria has a minister for external affairs then that person is grossly incompetent and unfit for that position. If after 365 days the body of slained Osamuyia is still lying in the cold morgue somewhere in Spain, then it is better for that Minister to resign and bury his head in shame.

I declare that the minister for foreign affairs in present day Nigeria (2008) is the most incompetent human alive today. The person occupying that position should be sacked and replace with someone else who is capable and knowledgeable.

A new minister should be appointed in that position and his or her first mandate should be to secure the corpse of Osamuyia for burial in Nigeria.

This also makes me wonder what the role of an ambassador is in Spain. Apart from Nigeria, what is the general function of ambassadors from all over the world who are sent to Spain? This question is important to me because the answer probably lies with the Spanish government.

Maybe the Spanish government can tell the world what they are doing with a corpse for 380 days. The Spanish government can explain to us or to the world why they have not been able to release the corpse to the family or the embassy of Nigeria in Spain.

Depending on the explanation, we can figure out the roles of the Nigerian ambassador to Spain because until now I think the ambassador is also very useless.

If I was the ambassador, I would either resign due to my incompetence or publicise the issue by criticising the handling of the matter by the Spanish authority. Doing neither of this means the ambassador is not protecting the rights/privileges of Nigerians in Spain. Therefore he/she should be sacked forthwith.

The Minister for External affair and the Nigerian ambassador to Spain should quit offices now, they are unfit, incompetent and un-knowledgeable to fulfil the positions that they occupy. I know that this is the pattern in Nigeria-having wrong people in political offices-still this particular episode of the killing of Osamuyia and the retention of his corpse by the Spanish murderers speak volume and such a matter should not be swept under the carpet. It is an international issue!

What more shall we do to ensure that Osamuyia’s body is released by the Spanish government one year after they murdered him?

This is the third day (out of 4) that I have dedicated to this story. I will conclude my story tomorrow and surely if nothing happens, I will dedicate an entire BLOG to this story. Osamuyia must be buried in Nigeria-this will not be compromised.

We will also continue to seek justice regarding the manner of his death.

RE: KILLED IN SPAIN! ONE YEAR AFTER, A CALL TO ALL NIGERIAN BLOGGERS WORLDWIDE!!!

By Adeola Aderounmu

I would like to make a humble request that Nigerian Bloggers Worldwide set aside 4 days, June 27-30 2008, as special days for one line of publication. Can we all dedicate these 4 days in June to Osamuyia Aikpitanhi? That young man was murdered on June 9 2007 by the Spanish Police while being cruelly deported on a notorious Iberia Flight.

The story was featured prominently on the

Nigeria Village Square

and Concerned Nigerians Worldwide (CNW) organized a global demonstration to protest the brutal killing of Osamuyia. These four days will coincide with the same time last year (2007) when protest marches were organized to Spanish embassies across the globe.

It may interest you dear fellow bloggers that Osamuyia is still lying in the cold somewhere in racist Spain and his killers are walking tall and free. Our Nigerian government is bad and wicked and this is one of the pieces of evidence that we need to know that our lives remain in our hands. Being our brothers’ keeper is a moral that we should never throw away. Without that principle, millions of people in Nigeria will slip from poverty zone into the zone of extinction.

Many of us have impacted our world with our blog messages and we have teeming readership. If we dedicate those 4 days to Osamuyia, we may succeed where our government has failed woefully. The government failed to build on the Momentum gathered by CNW Some of us have no faith in governance in Nigeria. How else can one express the shocking revelation that the Federal Government of Nigeria cannot secure the release of Osamuyia’s corpse one year after he was murdered in Spain by the Spanish Police?

The Aikpitanhi Family is still in agony and pain as shown by the investigative report of Ahaoma Kanu. They are yet to get the opportunity to bury their son and brother. Osamuyia needs a proper resting place and his family would like to have him back. Let us direct parts of our publications / messages along that line.

While doing that, we must also condemn the racism involved in this entire unfortunate episode. Let us condemn racism in Spain as well as the lack of proper prosecution for the erring murderers in police uniform.

Our message will not be complete if we do not direct more of our energy towards the government at home. Let us condemn in strong terms the handling of this matter by the Nigerian Government. We can call for the sacking of the Minister of External Affairs. Maybe, just maybe we may sensitize someone who has the solution to this shameful act. We can also request for the re-call of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain. He may be neglecting his duties.

In calling for the sack of the Minister, we can raise questions regarding the investigations that have been carried out and what has stalled the process of demanding for justice for Osamuyia. As Nigerians we deserve to know why a brother has been left in the cold for more than one year.

I hope that we can heed this call to dedicate 96 hours to our late brother and friend. He had dreams like the rest of us in the Diaspora but his was cut short very prematurely. His death has implications for our world: racism, bad governance, irresponsible public servants, police brutality, murder and negligence of duties.

By speaking out and writing boldly on June 27-30 2008, we can one way or the other change the world we live in for the better. We must also hope that Osamuyia’s body will finally arrive in Nigeria at the end of the blog dedication. This is a task started by NVS/ CNW but it is a solidarity call for all of us wherever we are on planet earth.

Suggestions for Blogging


June 27: Condemn the Spanish Government for not releasing the body of late Osamuyia one year after its agent murdered him.


June 28: Condemn the Nigerian Government for not caring for one of its own, even in death.


June 29: Comment further on the situations above and ask for the resignation or sacking of Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs for negligence of duty and incompetence. Please request the recall of Nigeria’s ambassador to Spain for not acting effectively to send Osamuyia’s corpse to Nigeria.


June 30: Condemn the Spanish government for not prosecuting murderers in its ranks and make a final call for JUSTICE and the release of Osamuyia’s body to his family one year after he was murdered by the Spanish police.

This is how I will blog these four days in addition to what I have written about this case in the past/present.