Akintokunbo Adejumo's Blog (61)

Fayemi: Between Nationhood, Nationalism, Accountability and Conscience

“Falsehood and delusion are allowed in no case whatever: but, as in the exercise of all the virtues, there is an economy of truth. It is a sort of temperance, by which a man speaks truth with…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on October 22, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Where Are The Nation Builders?

“Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no ‘Nigerians’ in the same sense as there are

‘English’, ‘Welsh’ or ‘French.’ The word

‘Nigerian’ is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live

within the…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on September 21, 2010 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

NIGERIA FOR SALE: The Insult Of Babangida/Odili And Saraki Presidential Ambitions

In the opening paragraph of my article, “We Really Must Be Really Scared Now!” written in June 2009(http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com ) I wrote “I am scared for myself, my family, my people (all Nigerians), Nigeria itself. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not going to let Nigeria kill me. I am just sad and scared because idiots are getting away with murder, literarily. I am scared because I might die outside Nigeria, with my family…

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on September 14, 2010 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments


Great Nigerians and Friends of Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has earmarked N10 billion for the 50th

Independence day celebrations. As part of this profligate waste of funds there

is currently a 2 day jamboree at London’s

Grosvenor House Hotel, in Park

Lane, London, W1K 7TN. There has been no press

release on the purpose of this…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on June 29, 2010 at 6:26am — No Comments

A Democracy Of Profligacy And Outright Treasury-Looting

Quote (Elombah Perspectives): “President Barack Obama's salary is $400,000 per annum. A Nigeria Senator collects ₦48

million per quarter. At the end of the year, each senator's haul will be in the

neighbourhood of…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on June 23, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Corruption Management – An Alternative Proactive Approach

Over the past few years, corruption has become a topic of increased interest and debate within Nigerian society. Nigeria’s independent media and other commentators worldwide are constantly assessing the government's efforts to address corruption. This public discourse is a critical element in any anticorruption…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on April 13, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Ibrahim Babangida - Power And Corruption: An Analysis By Cozie Chimason

That corruption is the source of all our problems, from insecurity, to poverty, to our underdevelopment and everything else is not news anymore either in Nigeria or to

foreigners. However I wish more

journalists would put extreme pressure on the looting and stealing political

"elites" to save our dear country. There are certainly many patriotic

and honest Nigerians who mean well for our dear country. There…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on April 13, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Why Nigeria Does Not Need Babangida Anymore

According to Pentagon reports based on captured documents and interviews with former Iraqi top officials, even at the end of March 2003, Saddam still thought he was the “invincible man”. Why? Because that’s what his

ministers and generals were telling him.

This shows that there is an exception to F M Cornford’s famous definition of propaganda as…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on April 4, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

Hijacking Democracy: Political Charlatans At Play

If anybody is in doubt about the futility and failure of Nigeria’s democracy, that doubt should have been dispelled by the farcical and ignoble displays that have been

happening, and is still happening since our erstwhile President, Umar Yar ‘Adua

went missing in November 2009 and up till now, the majority of Nigerians are

still no wiser about the true state of his health or his ability to rule…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on March 16, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

Nigeria’s Political Pseudo-Dynasties: New Generations Of Cabals In The Making?

“Political dynasties are families that have exerted disproportionate influence on the politics of their societies. If they are

successful, they may produce more than one Head of State or Head of Government.

But at the very minimum, political dynasties have produced political leaders…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on March 16, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

The Jonathan Presidency: A Call for Caution

We have a new “Acting President”, after almost eighty days of delayed tactics, confusion, misinformation and misinterpretation, political chicanery, outright lies and criminal

deception, forgery, self interests over national interests, all culminating in

a grand farce, such as has never happened in the history of Nigerian politics,

and which, based on the repercussions and what we went through, Nigerians…


Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on February 12, 2010 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment


31st January 2010


Champions for Nigeria (CFN), a registered global organisation, based in the United Kingdom wishes to pronounce our unalloyed solidarity and support for the government of Governor Babatunde Fashola, Executive Governor of Lagos State. In the face of orchestrated campaign of calumny against the best civil administration and governance in the political stratosphere of Nigeria in recent times,… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on January 31, 2010 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

The Hypocrisy of Raising Money for The Haiti Disaster

“Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward”. (Matthew 6:2)

It is, unfortunately, that time in the world again. A disaster happened and the rich people of the UK and America are trying to outdo each other in being proclaimed heroes and philanthropists. Only it is all self-serving, hypocrisy and… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on January 22, 2010 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

The Save Nigeria Protest March In London, Friday 15th January 2010

Seems like this date, 15th January 2010 will go down in the history of the Nigerians Abroad as a great day. Notably too, it was also the birthday of that great Icon of the Black race, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. although its celebration this year in the United States will be on Monday 18th January.

It was the day Nigerians from throughout the United Kingdom and Europe gathered in an 'Enough is Enough – Save Nigeria” protest rally in London,… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on January 16, 2010 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Self-Flagellation and The Abdulmutallab Affair

Sometime not too long ago, it seems, in the early 1990s, I was at a London court to help interpret for a young Nigerian who had been charged to the court for armed robbery. I was sure the young Nigeria could speak perfect, if accented, English, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided they could not understand his accent and it would be in his best interest if someone were to interpret for him.

The judge, on hearing the charges, immediately called the Crown Prosecutor to his bench… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on January 7, 2010 at 10:44am — 4 Comments



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Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 29, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

A Happy New Year To Nigerians? Not For Me It Is!

I just chatted with a friend, Gani on Facebook this morning (the morning after Boxing Day) and the first thing I told him is that I am a sick, frustrated, despondent and discouraged Nigerian. Gani shared my views and all I listed above but, true Nigerian as he is, he counselled me not to even think of ever giving up. He himself was all wrought up because as a devout Moslem, he was sad about the Nigerian bomber incident.

The year 2009 is about to come to a permanent close, never to be… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 29, 2009 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Of Death, Rumours, Curses And Superstitions

In a classic illustration of how rumours and hearsay work, Mark Twain described in his autobiography how news that a cousin was dying quickly metamorphosed into the "scoop" that Twain himself was dead. His response became instantly famous: "The report of my death was an exaggeration." Were he alive today, Twain would probably be amused to observe how, in this Internet age, celebrities and well-known figures are confronted by "news" of their own demise on a regular basis.

A premature… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on November 28, 2009 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Corruption And The Death Penalty

NEWS: “SENATOR Smart Adeyemi, representing Kogi West Senatorial Constituency at the National Assembly, has called for a law prescribing death penalty for public officials found guilty of corrupt practices, saying such stiffer punishment would encourage the ongoing fight against corruption”.

Everybody knows my views on corruption in Nigeria. I totally abhor it and would do a lot of things to fight corruption. The fact realistically remains that in any society, we cannot have… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on November 28, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Crime, Justice and Punishment: Bode George as a Case Study

Since the BIG news broke, I have been agonising. I don’t know whether I should consider this as a victory, justice, retribution, or insult. Like many Nigerians, home and abroad who heard or read the news of Bode George and his co-conspirators’ conviction and sentencing, the news was met with mixed feelings.

On the one hand, I was actually happy and felt good to know that a man of Bode George’s standing and calibre in Nigerian society and politics, could be convicted in our… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on November 28, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments

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