Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ademola Adeoye

    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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    Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

In leadership and nation-building, like begets like. The leaders determine the kind of citizens that a nation would have in her possession. If the leaders are lawless, it is impossible for the citizens to be law-abiding. It is hypocrisy for leaders to make the laws that they aren’t going to submit to. The law that binds that led should be [...]

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    The hottest ‘drama’ in the house of representatives

The hottest ‘drama’ in the house of representatives

Three days ago, I was opportune to wholeheartedly watch the video of a woman (Hadiza Akpoti) who went to “the green chamber,” the House of Representatives to uncover the corruption that has crippled “Ajaokuta Steel” for years. While she was speaking vociferously—with facts and figures, mentioning some big-names that are stronger Institutions in Nigeria, I shook my head because I [...]

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    Made in Lagos mistake

Made in Lagos mistake

It behooves me to start by saying that Mr. Akinwumi Ambode and his team of creative think-tanks are not doing badly, running a State that has a trademark of excellence. Lagos is not only “The Centre of Excellence,” we are equally exporting excellence to the ends of the earth. Our culture is being extensively copied, our movies are being largely [...]

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    Dapchi and Chibok: A tale of two identical presidents

Dapchi and Chibok: A tale of two identical presidents

One major issue that makes me suppurate continually is our people’s inability to ask intelligent questions on some obvious issues in our nation. This makes it look as if they have been turned to mere puppets and are being controlled by some puppeteers—who are daily living and sleeping far away from all the problems wrestling the poor as Hulk Hogan. [...]

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    You can be a poor citizen of Nigeria and not know

You can be a poor citizen of Nigeria and not know

Asiwaju Adekunle Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s wife did say that the poor still trusts and supports PMB. The question is: who precisely are the poor citizens of Nigeria? One, they are the ones who are hard-up, underprivileged and poor in knowledge, poor in money, poor in coherent decision-making, poor in wisdom…, so in other words, those who still trust and support [...]

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    Nigeria: A nation governed by vague promises

Nigeria: A nation governed by vague promises

First-world countries are excellently being governed by well thought-out plans accompanied with both smart-work and hardwork while third world countries are being poorly governed by vague promises. From Kano to Kaduna, from Oyo to Ondo, from Benue to Borno, from Sokoto to Zamfara, the story is the same—Nigeria is being daily governed by vague promises since 1960. Why do politicians [...]

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