Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ademola Adeoye

    Nigeria: A nation incapable of protecting her citizens

Nigeria: A nation incapable of protecting her citizens

Our national security system has completely fallen out of order and if anyone tells me that what is going on does not have religious colouration, then I would say that the person is just simply being wicked and mischievous. About three days ago, I was alerted (by my people in Plateau State, especially those living in the affected areas) about [...]

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    Figurehead chief security officers

Figurehead chief security officers

Of what good is the humongous monthly security votes the executive governors of every state in Nigeria collects when they are actually not in total control of the security apparatus of the states they are voted to protect? I have said it before and I want to say it again: the current constitution of Nigeria has too many holes like [...]

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    What you don’t know about June 12

What you don’t know about June 12

Many years ago, I was taken to the “Hall of Fame” on the inside of the Aso Villa and even if you are not serious as a citizen, when you enter the place, without being told nothing, you would wake up into living a life of meaning and purpose. When I was taken home on same day, I became more [...]

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    Questions begging for answers as beggars beg for alms

Questions begging for answers as beggars beg for alms

Some decades ago — when I was in primary school, in the ancient and beautiful city of Ibadan, there was a notably tall beggar who used to daily beg for alms. He was always shouting on top of his lungs, asking people to give him some coins, so he could live to tell the tale. As a sharp-eyed lad in [...]

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    Two-faced presidential talking head

Two-faced presidential talking head

Politicians are connoisseurs at dribbling the credulous and naïve masses as the Portugal born soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo. And the truth is, in Nigeria today, there is no opposition party! The two major political parties in Nigeria are the same within the context of ideology. And when they make it look like they are fighting themselves, the goal is to [...]

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    PMB and OBJ: Two overrated citizens of Nigeria

PMB and OBJ: Two overrated citizens of Nigeria

Backtracking a little, a few days back, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria jumped on a plane and travelled to Benue State to identify with those who were mourning, but the president was on the inside of the state’s house—being busy with some state matters—like entertaining his support group. Each time I hear from PMB’s mouth or [...]

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    The highest authority in Nigeria: The law, not President Buhari

The highest authority in Nigeria: The law, not President Buhari

Four (4) months after President Buhari was sworn into the most coveted office in Nigeria, he said and I quote verbatim: “let me reiterate this administration is committed to due process, merit and total observance of the rule of law as central pillars of a prosperous and democratic society.” Also at the Commonwealth about two (2) years ago, PMB said [...]

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    Expensive elections: Nigeria’s foremost source of corruption

Expensive elections: Nigeria’s foremost source of corruption

Expensive elections in a nation where 70.8% of her people are living below one dollar per day and  92.4% on less than two dollars a day is a major source of corruption! On the condition that governance is not the only unreasonable source of income in Nigeria, many Nigerians would not have been killing themselves to access political power. As [...]

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    Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

In the last few months, I have written extensively, lengthily and comprehensively on His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha, especially when he erected the statue of His Excellency, Mr. Jacob Zuma and a few weeks after he consummated the project that attracted heated criticisms from every right-thinking citizen of Nigeria, same statue was demolished symbolically when the former president was booted [...]

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    Nigeria: A nation where the leader doesn’t know the led

Nigeria: A nation where the leader doesn’t know the led

The President of South-Africa was at the same meeting where our own President spoke very disappointingly of the strength and future of Nigeria. And because some of our people always enjoy playing politics with every framework of our national life, one video from Mr. President has been given too many disingenuous interpretations. One of the reasons Nigeria is not working [...]

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    Made in Abuja and London theatre shows

Made in Abuja and London theatre shows

On the 18th of April, 2018, the whole world woke up to see and hear of a shameful drama in the National Assembly. A few men laughably and impalpably walked into the Senate and sweatlessly took “Mace” and openly left without being stopped by our security men. It shows that either Boko Haram or aggrieved and radicalized men and women [...]

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    The day Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom

The day Nigeria relocated to the United Kingdom

The only time our political leaders say something close to the truth is when they are meeting with either foreign journalists or foreign political leaders. If President Buhari hadn’t travelled to the United Kingdom, we would not have known the ‘truth’ behind the menace of Fulani herdsmen that’s ravaging the length and breadth of our country. Some months ago, Mr. [...]

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    One more weeping governor

One more weeping governor

Sam Onunaka Mbakwe’s greatest landmarks were recorded in the development of infrastructure. Before him, roads in the area were in a terrible state of disrepair after the war. By his third year in office, Aba, Umuaiah, Okigwe, Orlu and Afikpo could boast of modern roads. Till today, it is difficult to out-match Mbakwe’s legacy either in road rehabilitation or rural [...]

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    Since 1960, many stones have been crying to be turned

Since 1960, many stones have been crying to be turned

What happened in Offa, Kwara State yesterday is more than enough to cause an empathic leader to order all Federal Agencies, interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of Nigeria at half-staff—to mourn those precious souls who were murdered by some blood-thirsty armed robbers, but because the life of the average Nigerian does not amount to anything, we [...]

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    Looters list or looters script

Looters list or looters script

I highly honor the extraordinary and uncommon mother of the modern-day South-Africa, Winnie Mandela, who graciously and gallantly checked out of the planet-earth at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on the 2nd of April, 2018. She was both a draped-queen and a dogged-fighter. Without the sustained role she played during the long incarceration of her husband, late Nelson Mandela [...]

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    Echoing TY Danjuma to avoid being arrested

Echoing TY Danjuma to avoid being arrested

In Nigeria, it is not what is said, it is who says it. When an unknown man says it, it would be called hate speech, but when a man of both influence and affluence says it, it would be called a national advice. If a poor man was to make this statement: “the armed forces are not neutral. They collude [...]

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