As Nigeria Nears the Edge….Again

By Adeola Aderounmu

These are no ordinary times in Nigeria.

Terrorism has taken over most part of the North East. The Political parties are at war even though they share the same idiotic ideology-to loot and destroy the system for personal gains.

This ideology is easy to deduce because of the ease with which prominent members move from one party to the other. If the ideological differences are stark and distinct, it will be almost impossible to move from PDP to APC for example or vice versa.

There is violence across the country. In River States, there has been series of bombings on some establishments. The rise in violence in River States has now reached the stage where THE POLICE are now shooting at people. A man was shot this weekend. The police have denied the shooting of the politician and his group of demonstrators. But shots were fired.

Across the states in Nigeria, there are struggles in pursuit of the 2015 elections. Since 2011, there has not been any formative governance in Nigeria. As soon as one election is over the winners start to loot AND the plan for the next election starts. Nigerian politicians are totally useless and corrupt. No brains!

This is so because the judiciary and the system of law is totally useless as well. The rulers of Nigeria starting from the presidency are corrupt and lawbreakers. Murderers have been freed by the government of Goodluck Jonathan. Convicted people have been forgiven and corruption and senselessness reached new heights. In the history of Nigeria, there has never been a good government, and what is happening nowadays is the most useless form of governance ever known.

But the fault does not start and stop at the presidency. In Nigeria generally the people are so brainwashed that any attempt to let them know the truth is totally crushed. Many people have grown up not knowing the essence of life and the meaning of public service. Nigeria is no ordinary country!

The major political parties in Nigeria are run by criminals, looters and thieves. It is so bad that it is alleged that the drug baron wanted in the US who was Obasanjo’s friend is now the political ruler of the PDP in South Western Nigeria. Obasanjo loved him as a friend and now hate him as the ruler of PDP in the South West. How times change!

The Nigerian system is so heated up that it appears to be a keg of gunpowder.

The North wants back power, the East, West and South are all embroiled in a serious political tug of war that no one knows when the violence will tip over. If this is added to the terror in the North, the days ahead may be the worst days for Nigerians since after the civil war in 1970.

But all of these madness is avoidable if the clueless rulers of Nigeria can wake up tomorrow with some drops of sense in their brains.

One singular act of decentralizing the power in Abuja will almost end the political tussle in Nigeria.

If the power of governance given to Abuja is taken away, there will be no struggle to get there. If the power is given to the councils and regions, the political tension will sublime and everybody will go back home to run things locally. To some extent, removing the “ruler” or “warlord” of Abuja will be a step in the right direction.

The establishment of independent electoral institutions will avail much in Nigeria. The enhancement and fucntion-ability of the judiciary will be immense in pushing the regions forward. By being functional, the police and judiciary will today round up more than 99% of Nigerian politicians including former rulers and their cronies for looting, stealing and pushing Nigeria to the precipice.

Evil is deep rooted in Nigeria and it is hard to bell the cat or lead reforms. This is the dilemma that faces Goodluck Jonathan because somehow, his hands are full of blood stains and his cupboards of skeletons.

It will be hard to liberate Nigeria at one go. The violence that is about to be added to the war in Northern Nigeria will take things out of control and the effects will be devastating now in 2014 and worse in 2015.

To cure or free Nigeria/Nigerians is not in the hands of Goodluck Jonathan, it is a burden for all Nigerians.

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Mikel Obi Was The Best African Footballer Of The Year 2013

By Adeola Aderounmu

Mikel Obi led Nigeria to glory when Nigeria won the 2013 African Cup iof Nations. Without his experience, input and impact Nigeria may not have won the title.

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Chelsea crashed out of the champion league race in 2013 but the team won the UEFA Cup. No one can doubt the inputs Mikel Obi had.

Mikel’s game may be a bit slow but the effects that it carries are enormous for both Chelsea and Nigeria in 2013.

When Nigeria met Ivory Coast at the Nation’s Cup in 2013, the likes of Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure became anonymous in the game. This was due largely to 2 reasons. First Stephen Keshi the Nigerian coach had a game plan that worked fine on the pitch. The second reason is because like i’d always told my friends even for several years now-Mikel Obi is way ahead of Yaya Toure in the game.

It takes the eye of a footballer to know that Mikel Obi is better than Yaya Toure in terms of ball sense and foresight. Yaya’s size has worked well for him but Mikel is a master of this game. When Nigeria met Ivory Coast, this truth was reveal. Mikel shone line a million star and Nigeria defeated Ivory Coast. It was a no contest.

Therefore in 2013 Mikel Obi is the rightful heir to the title of the African footballer of the year.

CAF and BBC AWARDS are among the biggest frauds in football. If you think FIFA awards are a scam, you may be right if you talk to Cristiano Ronaldo in confidential.

The people or coaches who do the voting appear to be drunk on illusion. They use their minds above their heads.

One of the strongest evidence to the fraud called African footballer of the year is that Jay Jay Okocha, who is one of the finest footballer ever to grace the game was never crowned as the African footballer of the year by CAF. There is no greater fraud in football.

Okocha carried BOLTON WANDERERS on his shoulders season after season and kept them in the top flight when he was in the EPL.

Before then he shone at the world cup and went on to play as a world class player at PSG where he taught the likes of Brazilian Ronaldinho some superb dribbling skills and football moves.

Mikel Obi should have won the title through CAF. He did not.

In our heads, in our minds and in our hearts-I speak for millions of Nigerians and the people who played and know football-Mikel Obi was the Best African footballer of the Year 2013. In that year the performance of Mikel was the best for club and country on the continent of Africa.

The HitList And A Mole (Based On A True Story)

The Hit-List And A Mole

By Adeola Aderounmu

Paramount ruler Gerrard is upset with the oppositions in hisKingdom- The Lower Volta. The situation is now so bad that no matter what his soothsayers or wisemen said the tide was always against him. He is the most hated ruler in the history of the Lower Volta . Among his precedessors were both the ugly ruler and the fiercest ruler of Lower Volta. Even the ugly one still has beautiful women flocking to his farm several years after he was shamefully shown the exit from the reigns of power.

What is wrong with me, Gerrard wonders?

In his understanding his soothsayers and wisemen have become leeches. They suck him, they leech the kingdom so the kingdom bleeds and still produce the worst public image he had ever seen in his life. Gerrard is partly the architect of his own poor rating. Some images are irreparable. He is weak before men and women. When a criminal is brought to him for judgement, all he did was grant pardon. Even Yangari before him who suffered terminal ailment showed a greater will.

Gerrard has so many skeletons in his cupboards that he could not slain one more ant. He remembered that he was told that those who live in glass houses do not throw stones and how hard it has been for him to understand the meaning of the expression.

He is even more confused because of other things. For example, he can’t ask his soothysayers to explain to him the meaning of “let he without sin cast the first stone”. His woes are compounded by what he learnt from the ugly ruler of Lower Volta.

The ugly ruler said there would be no sacred cows in the Kingdom. But Gerrard inherited the largest share of sacred cows ever known in Lower Volta. He kept the cows, the goats and the sheep and chaos reigned.

In the second part of his reign, the ugly ruler planted discordant seeds around Lower Volta. The fruits of rebellion is tearing Lower Volta apart and Gerrard said rebels don’t go away once they infest a kingdom. One man said Gerrard had no balls and many people called the man a mad person because he is a friend of the former ugly ruler and one of the sacred cows that left the Kingdom unharmed.

In the first part of his reign the ugly ruler armed the hopeless men in the creeks. In the Lower Volta it had become customary for rulers to do all that is necessary, mostly evil, to keep hold of power and to oppress and suppress the oppositions and the people in general. The dictators and rulers of Lower Volta have perfected these deeds for more than a century. They kill, maim, disempower and impoverish the populace to send fright down the spins of people and to dismantle any dissenting voice or groups before they rise above sea level.

Emperor Gerrard has become one intoxicated with power. Rage fills his heart. His trasformational agenda had gone from seeking one tenure of glory to 10 years of absolute reign. It is easy to become crazy in Lower Volta because there is only one reason to seek power-to oppress the rest. No one is prepared to truncate the nonsense status quo and no one is prepared to say the truth because truth is both an open wound and a source of freedom from the modern slavery in the Lower Volta.

In his desperation and surge for dominance Gerrard went with the plan sold to him by a local who promised to deal with all of his enemies. One obese and obsessed warlord whom he bountifully rewarded had already promised hell on earth if Gerrard’s plans are derailed by anyone. The former rulers of Lower Volta abducted the crazy warlord and sold him to the less-noisy neighbours for 48 hours just to teach him a lesson in the art of real war. The crazy warlord has been quiet ever since. He’s enjoying the gains of his crime in solitude. Crime pays in Lower Volta, far more than dignified labour.

It was another warlord, more potent in nature than the lousy one that promised to deal with the enemies of Gerrard. He came to the creek at night when Gerrard was on a family visit. He had a list and all he wanted was money, not fame like the obsessed one. He will kill all the enemies of Gerrard starting from the stupid and stubborn talkative Lord of the Rivers. He promised to kill 1000 enemies, at the least. Gerrard was pleased.

Gerrard promised to provide the money. He was sure that since there are no records of the deals-having been done verbally in his home town in in his local dialect-this would be the best kept secret of his tumultous reign. He was sure his enemies would disappear without traces and that his 10 years of rulership will come to pass.

What Gerrard-a ruler not used to the codes of war- did not know is that the ferocious warlord cannot act alone. He must use other mercenaries across Lower Volta. They swore secrecy oaths whilst naked in the evil forest as common in the Lower Volta. But some mercenaries are tracherous men. They have served the fiercest ruler of Lower Volta. They have served the ugly ruler too and though they loved to “serve” Gerrard, their hearts are with the men of steel. They’ve sworn to too many oaths. Oaths have no bound over them any more.

As soon as the mole departed,, the ugly ruler left his farm and drove for several days to reach the fiercest ruler on the rock. He crossed 2 rivers and 3 shallow valleys to reach the crook on the rock. Evil rulers dare not to live among people. Their flesh may become meat. The fiercest ruler-a tropical gangster of the highest rank-called his cunning friend who also ruled Lower Volta briefly but in the most self-serving way ever known in Lower Volta.

“I killed the ombudsman” the ugly ruler boasted. “He was going to make a case for the independence of the nations and I was not going to let that happen”. “I killed him”-he boasted repeatedly! “I have been killing people both mentally and physically since the internal wars which I also quenched, he boasted further but his looks and gesture gave away the deceit of his troubled heart.

What are you talking about? The former fiercest ruler asked, with his trademark smile. I killed the professor when he wanted to write a thesis about my wives and our crazy adventures here and abroad. “I killed him” he too boasted. He also boasted about the over 200 men he killed in bloodless battles. He remembered his friend Emperor Bodion who was shot at close range and the lies that he died while having sex with a prostitute. Bodion’s battles came with blood and there were traces all over the regions of Lower Volta. He, Bodion, became a sort of sacrifice.

As they reflect on their luck of staying alive despite their crimes the third former Emperor present broke the silence. “When I murdered Kashinko, nobody heard a pin drop”. But it had to be done even when the royal emissaries were around to ensure that our people remain as slaves. “They must serve us”! He spoke in a manner to reveal their low collective cognitivity.

The three of them concluded that they don’t like Gerrard and they will do all that is necessary to make sure that he does not succeed with the murder plans. No one should be able to excel at executive murders planned by a common criminal in the creeks. No emperor will rule for 10 years, they also agreed out of grave jealousy.

Suddenly it also struck these 3 evil men the reason why Captain Kilimora was released from prison. The pieces fell in place in their evil hearts and they knew they are the greatest hypocrites in the Lower Volta.

The ugly ruler was given the mandate to write on behalf of the emperors. They will sow discordant tunes in the polity, they will travel the world to push for a change that will bring a new emperor from the North. They will scatter their men around the local groups-APC to PDP, PDP to APC, ACN to ANPP, ANPP to ACN and so one and so forth.They will scatter the brown envelopes like never before. They will show Gerrard that his PR machine is a multi-billion naira waste drain.

The fiercest ruler was a master of deceit and the money he stole from the kingdom will do the switches he want. Alliance in Lower Delta is akin to prostitution due to lack of ideology. The power structure and struggles that come with it show complete lack of common sense. Everybody involves plays the fool.

The rulers of Lower Volta are obviously crazy men. They lured the women, they fool the people, they ignored the children. The people are ready to be fooled by money, power and greed anyway. Gerrard knows these things and he has actually surprised everyone so far by out-smarting the ex-rulers who are like crying babies in their foolish old ages.

They realised now how unhappy they are despite all they stole from the treasuries of Lower Volta. Money bought them everything but not happiness and power now elude them. They never understood the transiency of power but with deaths and sickneses around them the transiency of life is dwelling on them.

If anyone of them really care about the people, why did they not give them their freedom? Why did they not provide them with proper education? Why did they take away the bread and provided stones for the people? Why are the people homeless? Why is corruption the biggest form of organized crime in the Lower Delta? Why is everything else that is supposed to be good for the people disorganized?

Gerrard also wondered why he and the ex-rulers failed woefully in all the promises of good life made to the people of the Lower Volta. He is convinced that he, like the ones before him are all cursed. If not, when Madam Odensi was brought to judgement for obvious criminal activities, he could have used his brain and earn some public image points. He has been depressed since then but he found consolation knowing that that the people are lame but he and the other conspirators preferred to dignify them a little, so they called them resilient people.

To be free and to have a good life, the people of the Lower Volta will start by fighting real battles. They will fight their fake ombudsman, they will fight their self-serving representatives and they will fight the ultimate battle to change the power structure that created emperors rather than servant leaders.

Freedom (both physical and mental) is paramount for the pursuit of happiness. Truth and knowledge will set them free. They-the people-must also make atonements in order to restore the prosperity of the lost years.

They must use their freedom to chase the emperors away and they also need to destroy all the local groups and the evil people running these groups.The future of the people lies beyond what Gerrard admits or denies. It is beyond the useless letters written by disgrunted murderers. It lies in their own hands-as it has always been.

(Based on a true story)

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