Friday, June 14, 2019

Ademola Adeoye

    Buhari, guns and bullets cannot end terrorism in north-eastern Nigeria

Buhari, guns and bullets cannot end terrorism in north-eastern Nigeria

In 2009, when terrorism started in Nigeria and our people were blowing themselves up, we were lying to ourselves that Nigerians can never blow themselves up. We even came up with an ugly lie that we were the happiest people on earth, but this is the question we failed to ask ourselves: how can a people be the happiest, who [...]

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    Boss and Osinbajo: Selling same falsehood to two different ethnic groups

Boss and Osinbajo: Selling same falsehood to two different ethnic groups

Politicians are now traversing the length and extensiveness of Nigeria, selling lies to our people and those who are illiterate, when it comes to our own version of shallow politics—are buying those lies. From the highest to the lowest levels, within the context of politics, lies are flying everywhere—lies enwrapped in the swaddling cloth of vain promises. When politicians are [...]

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    It will still be ‘Egypt’ in 2019, if the pendulum swings to PDP or APC

It will still be ‘Egypt’ in 2019, if the pendulum swings to PDP or APC

Each time I hear, “in 2019, we are not going back to Egypt,” I cringe and wince. The question is; what’s the difference between the PDP and APC? Absolutely nothing! They are all in power for what they can get, not what they can give. Show me one politician—who is in power because of the common man. Not even PMB [...]

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    Buhari’s administration speaks from two sides of the mouth

Buhari’s administration speaks from two sides of the mouth

For the umpteenth time, I do wish President Muhammadu Buhari, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR) an impressive 76th birthday. Now that the birthday party is over, it is important and imperative that we return to the sole business that affects those who daily walk all the dusty streets of our country — nation building.  While [...]

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    Who’s the pioneer of fake news in modern-day Nigeria?

Who’s the pioneer of fake news in modern-day Nigeria?

I agree –from top to bottom that fake news can cause what is called—national conflagration, but it is beyond Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the APC as a whole to complain and whine about fake news. They strategically and excellently sowed the seed of fake news and now that the harvest is coming to them in unstinted and bountiful fold, instead [...]

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    If you want to kill a product, give it to Oshiomhole to sell for you

If you want to kill a product, give it to Oshiomhole to sell for you

The only political party (almost certainly) on this continent that is as proud as Nebuchadnezzar is the All Progressives Congress (APC). They can win elections almost without everyone in Nigeria! When the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) became so fat and obese, they ballyhooed and touted that they would remain in power for decades, but all of a sudden, a corporate [...]

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    Atiku and Buhari: Between the devil and deep blue sea

Atiku and Buhari: Between the devil and deep blue sea

Our modern day heroes and heroines are those who have taken it upon themselves to consistently speak the truth to power, without being rude. They have refused to toe the line of those—who daily worship the current President of Nigeria because they do know that he is a man like all of us and he has glaring weak areas. While PMB’s [...]

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    Ambode’s Lagos: A beautiful picture of an ugly state

Ambode’s Lagos: A beautiful picture of an ugly state

Last week Friday, I saw one of the posters of Jimi Agbaje, an on and off politician and one of the highlights of his campaign is freedom. He is promising Lagosians freedom! When I saw it, I laughed, I was not surprised though. We are in the season when lies fly everywhere as sparks when a welder is working on [...]

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    Buhari and other Nigerian politicians: Leading a nation without a future

Buhari and other Nigerian politicians: Leading a nation without a future

From the earliest history of America, there has been a recognition—albeit slowly and imperfectly acted upon—that higher education must be an “engine” of both their economy and democracy. Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of America—advocated public higher education to foster an informed citizenry and also as an investment in the nation’s economic future. This is what makes America [...]

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    Nigerian and African leaders as a whole, lend me your ears

Nigerian and African leaders as a whole, lend me your ears

The more I rub mind with informed folks from other African countries, the clearer it becomes to me that we are all suffering from the same malady on this continent. It is the same story from Zaire to Zimbabwe and from South Africa to South Sudan. Africa is both the most endowed and challenged continent. Things that are blessing other [...]

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    From ‘Change’ to ‘Next Level’: Buhari’s democratic second coming

From ‘Change’ to ‘Next Level’: Buhari’s democratic second coming

The Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organization and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi (a former member of the PDP) said and I quote: “Power has improved from 3,000 megawatts that we met it to 7,000megawatts and we are discharging about 5,000megawatts.” How can we be discharging 5000MW as a nation and our people are daily sleeping in darkness? [...]

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    Nigeria: A secular country on paper, multi-religious state in practice

Nigeria: A secular country on paper, multi-religious state in practice

The bane of Nigeria and what will never let it truly advance as other sane countries is religion. Those who laid the foundation of Nigeria—in their unique wisdom—made Nigeria a secular state, in order to avoid the ugliness and emptiness of religion. Today, Nigeria is only a secular state on paper, but in reality, it is a multi-religious state.In other [...]

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    Nigeria: A rich nation being unfortunately led by poor people

Nigeria: A rich nation being unfortunately led by poor people

Senate President Bukola Saraki said and I quote verbatim: “The Federal Government as well as the organized labor to be more concerned about the interest of the people…while the government and labor are representing the interest of the people, it is important to also ensure we avoid any action that will not show sensitivity and sensibility to the plight of [...]

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    Buhari’s slip-ups and the melodramatic season of vain elections

Buhari’s slip-ups and the melodramatic season of vain elections

Every four years in Nigeria, political-friends do become political-enemies and political-enemies do become political-friends. Corrupt people are silently declared ‘saints’ and lawless, but influential men and women are used to deliver massive votes. ‘Sins’ against citizens are forgiven and agencies that arrest corrupt and prosecute erring politicians either go to bed, snoring or temporarily become deaf and blind.We are currently [...]

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    Buhari is playing politics with lives of Nigerians!

Buhari is playing politics with lives of Nigerians!

Our flags are supposed to be ordered to be flying at half-staff—almost on every single day of the year, provided our politicians were a people—who value human life, but it is clear as water in Nigeria that both the leaders and led do not value human life two hoots. Why am I saying that our flags are supposed to be [...]

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    Why Buhari is daily losing ground

Why Buhari is daily losing ground

I have said this before and I’d say it again: The major and foremost reason that is likely going to cause Mr. President to lose in the coming presidential election is the breed of people he has chosen to surround himself with. It is either they are not telling him the truth or Mr. President is not interested in listening [...]

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