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OPINION: An Aberrant Democracy

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) What exactly is democracy? Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally “rule by people”) is a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting…In a representative democracy the citizens elect representatives from among themselves. These representatives meet to form a governing body, such as a legislature. What is the best definition […]

OPINION: The Development Of A Society Is Not For Charlatans

Akintokunbo A Adejumo ( akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For a society to develop (in all aspects and areas of human endeavour – technology, agriculture, governance, industrial, infrastructure, communication, transportation, sports, youth development, labour and employment, human and natural resources utilisation, etc.), there must be elements of complete sincerity, altruism, commitment, willingness and will-power, cooperation, diversification, […]

OPINION: Corruption A La Carte

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com “What is the problem with us Nigerians? We have started printing our own tickets for the Kaduna-Abuja rail services. I learnt ticketing officials hoard tickets so they can sell at triple the normal price. Are we cursed? We kill everything then blame the government. We need to execute by hanging infrastructural […]

OPINION: A Nigerian Diamond is NOT Forever, By Akintokunbo Adejumo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The “collapse” (officially, it is a merger with Access Bank, or maybe we should say, it was saved from collapse in the nick of time) of Diamond Bank is inevitable; it was bound to happen. Remember, just a few months ago, Skye Bank, which had been in distress since a few years […]

OPINION | Much Ado About a Certificate?

Picture Caption: Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com I have written many times on a singularity, or perhaps we should call it a genetic aberration or bane of development and progress in our dear country – it is the inability to find the Truth; nobody speaks the Truth; […]

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 […]

Shalanga (for Adesola and Lara Amosu)

In shalanga they trust The purveyor of waste Unwanted but tolerated in ancient homestead Children scream displeasure at the nasty smell But that is where the Amosus are different Sola and Lara love their salanga to death The treasure pot that holds their hidden grab From the time looting was allowed and celebrated Sola worked […]

Obasanjo, National Assembly and Bukola Saraki

By Babs Ajayi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently wrote a letter to the Senate President Mr. Bukola Saraki and his House of Representatives’ counterpart Mr. Yakubu Dogara about mismanagement, funds abuse, and misappropriation of resources, unnecessary purchase of vehicles and over-blown wages and allowances at the National Assembly.  Obasanjo noted […]

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 […]

The Hatchet Man’s Job, Dele Momodu to the Rescue

By Babs Ajayi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When a text message “flew” into the phone of Mr. Dele Momodu asking him to help tell the “tale of a woman in deep pain and anguish for variety of reasons” you wonder from whose perspective Mr. Momodu reported the encounters.  The same woman who cleverly avoided […]

Opinion: We Must Never Forget Kenule Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni 8

By Babs Ajayi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The environmental activist, writer, dramatist and human rights campaigner Kenule Saro-Wiwa was killed 20 years ago today by the Nigerian maximum ruler and confirmed kleptocrat and thief, General Sani Abacha for his dogged fight and demand for the preservation of the Ogoni in the Niger Delta and […]

Jona at Aso Rock Again!

By Babs Ajaiyi “Ah, it is you again, Jona!” “Na me sir.” “You really knocked on the door so hard.” “I was not sure if anyone was home.” “We are always at home, no room for waka about or overseas trip; the treasury is already empty.” “Don’t worry, for as long as oil is flowing […]

Opinion: The Special Loser of Stamford Bridge

By Babs Ajayi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is the story of an expert in failure, at least by the recent performance of the team he coaches. Six defeats in 11 games with 22 goals conceded against the English Premier League (EPL) opponents, Jose Mourinho’s team lacks cohesion, is devoid of spark, defends poorly […]

Abubakar Audu and Timipre Sylva: How Not to Fight Corruption

By Babs Ajayi The APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to wipe out corruption and it is doing everything possible to prosecute the former government of Goodluck Jonathan. The government is working with the British, Swiss and United States governments to recover stolen funds by former public officials and politicians, and in faraway […]

Buhari Under Pressure To Disband DSS, Says Igbo Group

By Obinna Akukwe  @Obinna Akukwe – President Muhammadu Buhari has come under intense pressure from various security top brass to disband the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Secret Police. This is due to the alleged infamous role the once prestigious institution played in futile attempt to truncate democracy. Top security sources who spoke to […]

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

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 […]

Buhari: Nigeria’s Realities, Hopes And Impediments, By Steve Orji

 There’s absolutely nothing about Nigeria that defies remedy. Not even its politics, as the last elections have well proved. It’s possible that Buhari’s supporters, like am, have reduced Nigeria’s complexities into a sweet, soft, lolly pop. Buhari’s euphoric victory at the polls, soon dies out, as he begins to navigate the multifaceted layers of Nigeria’s […]

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 […]

Auctioning Of 419 2nd Niger Bridge And Jubilation Of Igbo Fools

Written by Obinna Akukwe – Lots of Igbo fools, including many top politicians, traditional rulers and other misguided elements jubilated when President Goodluck Jonathan was dragged by Ex Gov Peter Obi to belatedly commission an auctioned 419 2nd Niger Bridge that will be tolled for 25 years. This president while seeking for Igbo votes in […]

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, […]





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