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OPINION: Education Ain’t Cheap!


By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com)  BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The decline in government funding of higher education, the economic downturn, the long decades of unforgivable neglect, along with rapidly rising costs of the different services and products that universities have to provide, have led to steady increases in student and parents outlays over the […]

Random Thoughts:  Fighting Corruption with Corruption


Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I have been musing over the conundrum above for a very long time, even before this new dispensation of the sincere and stern President Buhari, and I can’t get it off my mind, the possibility, that is. Corruption is defined nowadays simply as “The abuse of […]

Termination: Transcorp Hilton Ex-Staff Makes U-Turn, Commends Management

Tony Elumelu

An ex-staff of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Mohammed Khalid Yakubu, who last Wednesday accused the Management of the hotel of wrongful termination of his appointment based on his political affiliation, has withdrawn the accusation. Yakubu has, instead, commended the Management of the hotel for the steps taken to address his issue, saying he has discovered that […]

A Virulent Form Of Absurdity: When Society And Politics Go Insane By Akintokunbo A Adejumo


“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” —Groucho Marx “Politics, noun: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” —Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary The insanity is palpable the moment you step out […]

From Execu-thieves to Law-breakers: A Tale of Greed, Egotism and Corruption


Akintokunbo A Adejumo It always comes down to this. How selfish, greedy and insensitive can some of these our rulers be? They are parasites feeding fat on the blood of the people, causing untold miseries and are like malignant tumours that just will not go away. Eight years as a governor of an oil-rich state, […]

All Loot and No Work Makes Me a Rich Man


Akintokunbo A Adejumo “The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury” has been a popular quotation on many websites since the global financial crisis of 2008. The quotation is usually attributed to George Washington (1732-1799), but there is no evidence that he ever said it. Dear reader, please pardon me if […]

An Evening With Senator (Mrs) Oluremi Tinubu


Akintokunbo A Adejumo On Saturday 5th April 2014, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel in London, the Association of Nigerian Academics in the UK (ANAUK) led by Councillor Adedamola Aminu, the acting Mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth and a lecturer himself, recognised the achievements of Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, OON, former First Lady of […]

The Evil That Men Do……Does Not Mean Anything in Nigeria


Akintokunbo A Adejumo This article is not meant to hold brief or a rejoinder for Prof Wole Soyinka – I am most confident he, and others, can do this for himself more effectively than me; rather it is to seek to protect Nigerians from the insult and onslaught of the spectre of brazen and barefaced […]

Impact of Cultural Changes in Nigeria Politics


By Femi Fabiyi & Akintokunbo A Adejumo  Politics is likened to a basket of investment portfolio. As Investors focus on financial returns on their investments, so do political god-fathers expect some sorts of dividends for investing in a candidate. Culture, on the other hand is a creative character that forms the gestures and values embedded […]

A Little, Humble Tribute to Late Chief Segun Okeowo


Truly and indisputably, the last of the great student leaders of Nigeria By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo “Nigeria, March/April 1978: The Minister for Education, Col Ahmadu Ali under the Obasanjo Military administration, had just announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria intended to increase the cost of feeding for University and other tertiary institutions’ students. At the […]

Some Insights into Democracy and How it can work in Nigeria


By Femi Fabiyi and Akintokunbo A Adejumo femif826@gmail.com and Akinadejum@aol.com  Democracy promotes the same sets of value no matter where it is practiced. Simple definition implies that government is made up of people, and should serve the people. In order to enjoy the fruits (or as we call it in Nigeria, the dividends) of democracy, […]

A Look at Nigerian States’ Slogans


By Akintokunbo A Adejumo Laughter, they say is the best medicine. Let’s take a comic look at our predicament in Nigeria The good state of Bayelsa proclaimed to the world on car number plates that it is the ‘The Glory of All Lands’ but has now been renamed “Pride of the Nation.” Thank God, their […]

Obasanjo and the Quest for Statesmanship


By Akintokunbo A Adejumo,  It was sometime in May 1999 that I dared venture to visit my country, Nigeria, after over nine years in the UK. Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-military Head of State, retired Army general and Civil War hero, convicted of treason and incarcerated, nearly executed by the detested dictator, now dead, Sanni Abacha, and brought out of incarceration and […]

Bringing the Office of the First Lady into Disrepute


Akintokunbo A. Adejumo I was about to write another article dealing with Africans’ penchant for power, abuse and perpetuation in power, and then our First Lady’s excesses caught my imagination instead, and in a way, what I was going to write was apt to the First Lady anyway. I have studied and observed my people […]

Between Inordinate Ambition and Good Governance


By Akintokunbo A Adejumo Adjective 1. not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive: He drank an inordinate amount of wine. 2. unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: an inordinate admirer of beauty. 3. disorderly; uncontrolled. 4. not regulated; irregular: inordinate hours. Greed and inordinate ambition lead to great human tragedy “He that seeks to be […]

Legislative Immunity to Nigerian Lawmakers: A Very Bad Idea

Nigerian Senate President David Mark

 By Akintokunbo A Adejumo Many Nigerians were naturally shocked, concerned and apprehensive at the news on 07 March 2013 that the (notorious, inept and ineffective) Nigerian House of Representatives is planning to include immunity for federal legislators in the on-going amendment of the 1999 constitution, with the bills passing a second reading, and inevitably will be […]

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