Akintokunbo Adejumo's Blog – December 2014 Archive (2)

The Buhari Re-Emergence and some Implications for Nigeria

Shortly after the coup of December 1983 in Nigeria, in which the seemingly no-nonsense duo of General Muhammadu Buhari and General Babatunde Idiagbon took over by force the government of Nigeria from the corrupt and inept Shehu Shagari-led civilian regime, I was invited by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to their Winnipeg, Manitoba radio station to shed some light on the situation in Nigeria. I was then the President of the International Students Organisation.

One of the…

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Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 18, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

An Irritating Apologue – Ibadan People Do Not “Serve” the Same Leader Twice

I always take exception and umbrage at hearing that slogan “Ibadan ki sin eniyan le’meji......".  (Ibadan people do not serve the same leader twice). What about other Oyo State people?

It is as preposterous as it is denigrating. The insinuation and connotation, from the literal translation, is that Ibadan people worship or serve their leaders. That is where everybody’s getting it wrong and thereby inadvertently confers on those who have been ruling us, "mini-god" status. The…

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Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 18, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

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