Nigeria’s Political And Religious Anomalies

Let it be clear that politics ruined Nigeria by keeping together a useless union of unrelated humans beings. Let it be unambiguous that foreign, imported religions (Islams & Christianity) worked hand in hand with politics to sentence Nigerians to a permanent state of cognitive coma.

Nigeria’s Political And Religious Anomalies.

By Adeola Aderounmu

Often, I felt like I am just repeating myself. So, if my blog posts do not come on regularly, it is because I get the feeling that I have already addressed 99.9% of the issues that Nigerians are nagging about today. Hence, when you open this blog post, you will find related posts on my blog as well.

If you look at the list and number of aspirants for the presidential elections in Nigeria in 2023, you will find names of people who ought to spend the rest of their lives in prison. If these morons are Chinese indigenes, they would have been hanged or amputated for crimes that range from outright stealing to looting, corruption and even crimes against humanity.

One of the saddest news about Nigeria is the acceptance of corruption as a way of life. It seems to be the lifewire of the society. Tell me how else persons living on N18k monthly wage survive. I really do not know how anyone can survive in Nigeria without a monthly wage that is ranges from N100k- 200k a month. I really do not know. But I do know that all the “packaging” they talk about mostly involves illicit deals and corrupt practices. However, it is possible to still earn a decent living in some circumstances.

Now, if more than 150 million people watch as criminals aspire to be presidents, they watch as criminals regroup to capture the various state governors’ offices and other political offices: what does that make of the people themselves? You can keep your answer.

It is not only politics that has destroyed Nigeria. That fact that the politicians and the Queen of England (who bought Nigeria for a few pounds in the early 20th century) have successfully kept Nigeria as a failed investment (and country) simply means that there are actually over 200 million fools parading themselves as Nigerians.

I mean, how can you say Nigeria is a “country”?

I am a Yoruba with my residence close to the Atlantic Ocean. What do I have to do with a terrorist from the Sahel who claims to be a fellow citizen with me? That fellow must be mad and totally crazy. We do not speak the same language; we do not understand each other. We have totally different cultures. I am educated, in speech and reading. He chose not to go to school, mostly. Even when he does, he does not think with his brain box.

We can all in many ways analyze the stupidity of the existence of “one Nigeria”. What does that even mean? I am sorry for the killing of that Deborah lady in Sokoto. It was carried out by the useless people of Northern Nigeria. That was not the first killing of innocent person because of their faith. It is not going to be the last. Even before Nigeria and the Government became a terror organization, these killings have gone unabated.  We cannot even begin to talk about the genocide in Nigeria since 2015.

One Pantami who is the so-called minister of communication in terror-governed Nigeria is himself a terrorist who had supervised the killings of innocent people. These 200 million people stood aside and did nothing. The man claiming to be president Buhari had been indicated as the spokesman of Boko Haram since the regime of Jonathan. Till date, there is no counter publication anywhere in the world that Buhari is not the spokesman of Boko Haram. 200 million zombies stood aside and looked. Even a man called Osinbajo Yemi became the vice-president of a suspected terror kingpin. Yemi is called a pastor.

Let it be clear that politics ruined Nigeria by keeping together a useless union of unrelated human beings. Let it not be unambiguous that foreign religions (Islam and Christianity) worked hand in hand with politics to sentence Nigerians to a permanent state of cognitive coma. An average Nigerian thinks of the scriptures rather than using his/mentality to think about what is right/just. Religion contributed massively to the mass poverty in Nigeria. Rather than seek social justice and welfare of all citizens, Nigerians turned to foreign gods. If prayers do solve problems, Nigeria should be a paradise and the best place to live in the world. As you read this, Nigeria is among the worst countries to be born or live in 2022. Still people are looking for evidence that their religions do not help in nation building.

The state and the church should be separated to adjust to current global settings. Religion should be prohibited where it offers solutions to what the government and citizens should be responsible for. Religion and places of worship should be pulled down at all government offices. There should be zero tolerance to preaching, praying and propagation of religion at workplaces and even public places that are not designated as worship centers.

I could not possibly discuss all about religion on my post or blog.

It is very imperative that the Yoruba separate herself from failed, terror governed Nigeria. EVEN if it seems that the struggle to achieve the Yoruba Nation has not been smooth, moreso because of internal rife within the struggle itself, the outcome-an independent Yoruba Nation will be forever more desirable that the slavery that persist in Nigeria.

On a personal note, I do not look forward to any useless election in Nigeria in 2023. Before then, my wish is for the final disintegration of Nigeria, that my people will be free. That my people will have peace in Yorubaland. That they will live together in religious tolerance and not rubbing their foreign gods on one another’s faces.

My wish is for a prosperous Yoruba land where education will be a priority. Farming will be a golden feat. I look forward to planned housing units, glory in sports and academics. I look forward to the next 40 to 50 years (when I am no more) where Yoruba children will only travel abroad for short holidays and to exchange knowledge and ideas.

When Yoruba Nation is free from almajiris and parasitic North, when we are free from murderers, rapists, pedophiles, gangsters, and terrorists, we will be able to think straight and focus our energies and aspirations to the pursuit of happiness. Only then are we free as YORUBA. Yoruba at home and abroad must join hands to preserve our land, and to ensure that our children and grandchildren are safe in the comfort of the land that our ancestors fought and kept for us. We owe the unborn generations that much.

We cannot go on pretending!

Yoruba Union Stockholm Celebrates 4th Annual Yoruba Day

On Saturday the 7th of May 2016 the Yoruba Union in Stockholm, Sweden marked her 4th annual Yoruba Day celebration.

 

By Adeola Aderounmu

Yoruba Union Stockholm Celebrates 4th Annual Yoruba Day

 

On Saturday the 7th of May 2016 the Yoruba Union in Stockholm, Sweden marked her 4th annual Yoruba Day celebration.

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Adeola Aderounmu delivering the welcome address at the 4th annual Yoruba Day in Sweden

The event took place at Alviks Culture House near central Stockholm. Members started arriving from 4 p.m. Family, friends, guests and visitors started arriving as early as 5:15 p.m. The union maintained her reputation by starting the program according to plans at exactly 6p.m.

The special guest of honour at the event was the Nigerian ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Finland, Her Excellency Jane Ada Ndem. The father of the day was Baba Kadiri Salimonu.

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The Nigerian ambassador to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland Her Excellency Jane Ada Ndem giving her speech at the 4th annual Yoruba Day in Sweden

The annual celebration of Yoruba culture and tradition by the Yoruba Union in Stockholm is now the biggest event for Yorubas on the Scandinavia. As it stands the Yoruba Day in Stockholm-Sweden is probably the most genuine and largest gathering for the celebration of Yoruba tradition in Europe so far this year.

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Baba Salimonu Kadiri

The Yoruba Union in Stockholm is a non-profit and a non-political group. It is very important to know that the most significant role of the union is to preserve, protect and propagate the Yoruba culture and tradition in Sweden and the rest of the Diaspora. The group is independent and has no affiliation to any other socio-cultural groups or association within or outside Sweden.

During his welcome address Mr. Adeola Aderounmu stressed that the Union is in dire need of sponsors but that will not leave any room open for political affiliation or hijack of purpose as the executives and the general members are resolved and determined to always remain clear of politics and economic gains.

The Yoruba Union therefore hopes that major corporate organisations in Nigeria and even in Sweden can step forward to sponsor the union. Yoruba Union in Stockholm has activities and events that are outlined on her social network pages and website.

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The Executive of the Yoruba Union in Stockholm. Samuel Oladipupo Ayoola, Funmileyi Adenuga, Debo Fasheyi, Adeola Aderounmu, Abiola Kamoru Amos, Lydia Akinwale and Ibrahim Onifade 

The annual Yoruba Day celebrated in the month of May since 2013 is the biggest event. The others are the children’s day in May or June and the family day in August.

The union has a website that is updated every now and then. The most active social network avenue is the YOU-TUBE channel called Yoruba Union Stockholm.

It is on record that the union has represented not just the Yorubas but also the country Nigeria at major events here in Sweden. The most recent before the Yoruba Day was the union’s presence at the Stockholm Cultural Night where dances and songs were on display. The union also presented a tour guide on the creation story according to Yoruba mythology.

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Samuel Akinwole, Ibukun Ogunnoiki, Salimonu Kadidir, Abiola Amos, Amb. Jane Ndem, Olarewaju Omogunloye, Debo Fasheyi and Adeola Aderounmu

Moreover, on May 25 2016 the Yoruba Union will perform at the annual African Day celebration in Sweden. This is a day set aside by African heads of missions and ambassadors to celebrate Africa and Africans in Sweden.

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Guests, families and friends

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Guests, families and friends

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Guests, families and friends

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Guests, families and friends

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Guests, families and friends

Since the inauguration and the registration of the union in 2010 in Sweden, majority of the funding have come from members annual fees and members donations towards events. It has been quite tough functioning that way, but somehow the union remained focused and determine to continue to keep the Yoruba tradition and culture alive.

Gradually, Yoruba children born in Sweden and even citizens of other countries are grasping the importance and significance that the Yorubas attach to their heritage and the process of passing it on to them is on course.

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Adowa dancers from Ghana, Theresa Pettersson and Eunice Fenteng

For example at this 2016 celebration, the children could be heard singing and playing instruments to the traditional Yoruba songs, l’abe igi orombo. The next challenge is to create a forum for the teaching and learning of the language under a well planned atmosphere in a living classroom. The union will get there!

There were other items on the program like the Yoruba cultural dance led by Olarewaju Omogunloye. Guest performances were done by the Igbo Cultural Group in Stockholm and the Ghana Adowa dancers led by Eunice Fenteng.

During the program, guests and friends were called upon to dance. Dancing during ceremonies or festivals is a key part of the Yoruba heritage. Yoruba dishes were served and all the guests and visitors expressed their satisfaction with the organisation of the events.

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Igbo Cultural Dancers, Stockholm-Sweden

This year’s ceremony was anchored by Lydia Akinwale and Amos Kamoru Adams. The Yoruba mythology creation story was presented by Ibrahim Onifade.

Other coordinators were Samuel Oladipupo Ayoola, Richard Obadimu and Funmileyi Adenuga.

The vote of thanks was given by Debo Fasheyi.

Yoruba Union Stockholm is regarded as one of the most organised African ethnic group in Sweden and people are already looking forward to the 2017 annual Yoruba Day celebration.

 

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Yoruba symbolic cake

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Cake maker Debbie Atinuke Mckintosh explaining the symbolic cake

For information about the Yoruba Union in Stockholm-Sweden, send an email to info@yorubaunion.se

Visit our website,  www.yorubaunion.se

Visit our Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/YORUBAUNION

Visit our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/yorubaunion

Oodua a gbe wao!

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There was dancing in line with Yoruba culture

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More dancing

 

Appreciation

Nigerian Embassy, Stockholm Sweden

SENSUS Studieforbund, Stockholm

Baba Salimonu Kadiri

Clara and John Rogo

Chinedu Oji

Charles Ogunlowo

Charles Onuora, for Igbo Cultural group participation

Eunice Fenteng and Theresa Pettersson, for Ghana Cultural group participation

All Members of Yoruba Union in Sweden

 

aderounmu@gmail.com