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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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[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] 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: 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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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