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[OPINION] Nigerians’ Entitlement Mentality And Sense Of Belonging

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) Jean-Pierre Legros, Author of “Diversium”, an interdisciplinary theory of Everything wrote: “Nothing is free. Because nothing exists without relationships with something else. Even when a thing is considered independently of the rest (or it considers itself independent), it is constituted by elements that are not. Obstacles to freedom both intrinsic […]

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Deregulation: NNPC To Support Deployment of CNG Facilities

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. Speaking on TVC Business Show, Business Nigeria Live, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, […]

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[OPINION] The People Are the Governments!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”  – Thomas Jefferson Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The Federal Government of Nigeria, the thirty-six (36) States, […]

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[OPINION] Why Is Everybody Stealing In Nigeria?

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) “Why is everybody stealing in Nigeria? Please, why the stealing? Here, in our country, stealing seems like an act of worship, that if you didn’t steal, you might lose the eternal bliss. Therefore, everybody strives to steal, irrespective of its implication on the populace. In Nigeria, there’s pride in stealing! […]

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A Fair Ode To Senator Buruji Kashamu

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The late Senator Buruji Kashamu was allegedly wanted in the US for drug offences, including trafficking, selling, etc. It was never proved and he was never found guilty. If fact, it appeared he never appeared in any court, here in Nigeria or the US. (According to a friend […]

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[OPINION] Of University of Ìbàdàn Vice-Chancellorship and Ìbàdàn Agitation

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I’m a proud Ìbàdàn man; I have a village and an “agbo’le” in the heart of Ìbàdàn, and my late father holds a chieftaincy title from the great city of Ìbàdàn. I’m also a proud University of Ìbàdàn graduate. I passed my four years in the university with […]

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[OPINION] The Problem Of Nigeria Is Not Corruption. It Is Unpunished Corruption!

Akintokunbo A Adejumo – (akinadejum@aol.com) “The problem of Nigeria is not Corruption. The problem of Nigeria is Unpunished Corruption” — The Guardian (NIGERIA) “No system should be 100% democratic or autocratic. A good system is a blend of both. A good leader knows when to shift from one to the other.” – Unknown Author “To […]

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[OPINION] Post Covid-19 Mentality And The Global Economies; Enugu In The Eye Of The Storm

By Steve Oruruo From the clustered Favelas in Rio de Jenairo Brazil, to the Times Square in New York. From the Valleys of the Lombardy region in Italy to the bustling Streets of Lagos. From the lake City of Wuhan in China to the Amazon forest borderland of Manaus. From the University towns of Qom […]

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[OPINION] We Always Mean Well for the Country, But NOT for the People!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo – (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Please, let’s get something right. There’s no leader who has ever ruled Nigeria that has ever meant bad or evil for Nigeria. None!!! They have always meant well for the country. But for the people? That is a subject for thought and deep consideration. It is […]

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[OPINION] Shut Up! COVID -19 Will Not Swallow Nigeria, Africa

Written by Obinna Akukwe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Covid-19 will not swallow Nigeria according to the visions and revelations I saw on the high mountains and Bill Gates, NCDC, WHO and Covid-19 Task force should shut up! The vision that I saw was in four phases Phase1-Seen in February 2020- Flood of evil ravaging the world, […]

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OPINION: The Life and Times of Abba Kyari: A Lesson for Nigeria

By. Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi Nigerians would probably remember that on August 2015, that Abba Kyari was appointed the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. From there on Kyari became a more known and an influential figure within the Buhari administration, especially in this second term. During the first term, he worked mainly behind […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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; […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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