Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ademola Adeoye

    Nigeria: A nation of hilarious orders

Nigeria: A nation of hilarious orders

To start with, I ask on behalf of the voiceless citizens of Nigeria: where in this world is Mr. Andrew Yakubu, ex GMD, NNPC, who was accused of stashing over 3billion naira in his house in Kaduna? After he was comically arrested, he was put behind bars for a few days. And this is December, 2017; Mr. Andrew has vanished [...]

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    Atiku Abubakar’s return to an ‘irredeemable’ party

Atiku Abubakar’s return to an ‘irredeemable’ party

I do have nothing against the man Atiku Abubakar—as he switches political parties as a diaper. Politicians all over the world are fond of switching political parties to achieve their political dreams and aspirations. Even in the United States of America, politicians do switch political parties, so vilifying Atiku for returning to the party he once called “irredeemable” four (4) [...]

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    Insensitive leaders, docile and uninformed led

Insensitive leaders, docile and uninformed led

Mr. President freshly went to Kano State and the whole of Kano went berserk while in receipt of him. This has become the foremost yardstick that PMB is using to measure his effectiveness and performance in office. But what Mr. President and his team do not understand is that being popular and being effective are not one and same. No [...]

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    Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

When it comes to nation building issues, we cannot all sleep, facing same direction. On the condition that we all sleep, facing same direction, we would never be able to build the Nigeria of our dreams. While I will always pitch my tent with the masses, it is equally important to constantly and objectively look at varied crucial national issues [...]

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    The latest slogan in town: I weep for Nigeria

The latest slogan in town: I weep for Nigeria

When the month of November was about retiring to bed, having labored productively for thirty days, a window was opened on a trend that has become so popular in recent times in our polity. The news of what’s transpiring in Libya about some Libyans selling some black Africans into slavery began to hit the world of social media some days [...]

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    The enemies in President Buhari’s camp

The enemies in President Buhari’s camp

I have read through scores of articles in the last 365 days—unveiling some of the perceived enemies in the camp of Mr. President, but each time I read through those articles, it becomes clear to me as water that most of our people do not know the real masked-enemies in the camp of the strong man of veracity from Daura. [...]

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    Political budget presentation and the common man

Political budget presentation and the common man

Mr. Femi Adesina of late said that the 2018 Budget is expected to be quickly worked on by the national assembly, so that its implementation could begin early next year, 2018. When I heard that, I chortled frantically because I knew it was just a mere political statement. How do I mean?One, 2017 Budget will still be active till around [...]

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    We are citizens, not subjects

We are citizens, not subjects

Nigeria is almost certainly the only nation on earth where citizens are ostensibly docile and are daily waiting for God to construct good roads, make electric power supply stable and build world-class healthcare centers for them.Also, Nigeria is in all probability the only nation where the citizens are not objectively and daily engaging their paid public servants—in order [...]

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    An encounter with a one-man government

An encounter with a one-man government

Two years ago, I came across a comic story on facebook and it really cracked me up. The tale was about Nigerians being their own government. The man who cracked the joke said and I quote: “at 7pm, I’d wear my “agbada” and cap and switch on my generation, because I am my own minister of power.”  Nigeria is probably [...]

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    Substitutes for natural resources

Substitutes for natural resources

It took me a very long time to know that Nigeria does not need any natural resources to become great. Infact, the major obstacle to our becoming great as a nation is one of the natural resources we do have in abundance—crude oil. If there is anything that has stopped us from planning, thinking and working real hard, it is [...]

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    The government of the future of Nigeria

The government of the future of Nigeria

The government of the future of Nigeria is a departure from the government of either the past or the present of Nigeria. I hope those who are part of the present government of Nigeria and those who are relevant to the future of Nigeria get to read through what I do have to pass on today. All of us as [...]

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    Team-spirit and love: Birthing Nigeria’s success

Team-spirit and love: Birthing Nigeria’s success

I want to try my feasible best to unveil to the government of President Buhari—some of the unavoidable qualities that have the capacity to birth Nigeria’s success. If we all do not hold these qualities in our arms as a woman would circumspectly hold a new born baby and make them part of us as a people, our country becoming [...]

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    The problem with Nigeria: Letdown of leadership?

The problem with Nigeria: Letdown of leadership?

In the superlative piece of postcolonial literature called “Things Fall Apart,” late Chinua Achebe succinctly captured my burning reflection as I write on an issue that is so dear to my heart and so important to the continued existence of our greatly valued nation.He said and I quote to the letter: “It is totally false to suggest, as we [...]

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    Jacob Zuma’s bronze statue: As I see it

Jacob Zuma’s bronze statue: As I see it

Many years ago, I lived on the Plateau for some years. I did enjoy the weather conditions of the city of Jos and apart from Lagos; I can with poise say that Jos is my second home. While I was in the city of Jos, I was able to get to some momentous places. One of them is the school [...]

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    President, are you the one to come or we should expect another person?

President, are you the one to come or we should expect another person?

On the condition that I were President Muhammadu Buhari, I would listen more to those who daily criticize me constructively and hold me accountable—out of their pledge to Nigeria and consciously keep far away from me (as East is far from the West) those who are vainly praising me because of both their bellies and pockets. They deceptively praised those [...]

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