POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE (76)

By: Don Okereke, Security Analyst/Consultant

Preamble:

At the risk of painting a gloomy picture, I dare submit that the tempo of social tension, political entropy, armed conflict, wanton bloodletting, ungoverned spaces, and the centrifugal forces at play in Nigeria is to say the least, ramping up every day and very disturbing. Not to be outdone, Nigeria is increasingly ticking all the right boxes of a fragile state and upping the misery index. To be sure, Nigeria increased from 94.4 index in 2006 to 97.27 index in 2020. Lest I forget, it's not all gloomy, Nigeria constructed a $1.95 billion railway from Kano state into Maradi, Niger Republic. Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi confirmed that he personally begged the Republic of Niger to allow Nigeria to link them with the railway. Moving on…Aforesaid upshots in Nigeria are fueled by widening gap in social cohesion, entrenched marginalization, patent nepotism, corruption, inequality, injustice, uncurbed proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and attendant quest for the Balkanization of the country by sundry self-determination groups. In the southwest, the herdsmen-farmers miasma has been heightened by a blustering quest for Oduduwa Republic championed by Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), his enfant terrible spokesman, Mr. Olayomi Koiki et al. As part of efforts to actualize Oduduwa Republic, agitators recently launched a security outfit - Oduduwa Nation Security Force, code-named “Operation Paramole’’ in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Some stakeholders and analysts say the ongoing violence in Nigeria is a preamble to the 2023 general election. Thrown into the mix is a disturbing trend in non-state actors brazenly attacking police officers, government security agents and carting away their weapons. No part of the country is off-limits to criminal activities. Abuja, the capital of Nigeria is been encircled by bandits, and tenably Boko Haram elements. Premium Times reports that Pegi community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is fast becoming a kidnapper’s den despite housing two government security facilities - the Navy and the police. Community leaders say at least 30 persons had been kidnapped in the area in the last two years and about N50 million paid as ransom. Writing in his column – Pendulum - on THISDAY Newspaper, Dele Momodu’s essay titled, ‘Who Shall Tell the President Nigeria is Dying?’ captures events playing out in Nigeria. In the words of Momodu, ‘’The symptoms of a failed nation are just too palpable to be missed or ignored by a reasonable people. If nobody has yet told the President, then he must hear this somehow. Our security situation is more than dire and grim. It is now catastrophic. Nigerians are now being killed, kidnapped and raped in places that used to know only peace’’. Ironically, while the United Kingdom expresses grave concern over what it described as the ‘deteriorating security situation in Nigeria’, President Buhari is vested, promises helping Niger Republic, and other neighbouring countries to rein in terrorism, insecurity.

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Continued from Part 16:

Link to Part 11 OF THE FOOLS OF THE SOUTH AND THE MIDDLE BELT…THERE WILL BE WAR AGAIN, BUT A DIFFERENT WAR (vigilance-securitymagazine.com), published NIGERIA WATCH INTERNATIONAL, POSTED ON MONDAY, 13 JULY 2020 01:44

SERIES: SOCIAL WELL BEING, HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE POOR IN THE CORE NORTH OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATE OF NIGERIA

(PART 167: Porous borders and national security in times of national emergency and unparalleled adversity

Since July 13, 2020 when the 11th espousal on the current Nigerian tragedy, particularly the grave threat to national security, the looming famine beyond Biblical proportion, population explosion, intractable flooding, plight of the IDPs, the tragedy that is the children of Allah (the Almajirai), rape, youth violence, the danger of having kingdoms in kingdoms, terrorism, etc, JOHN ODEY ADUMA has been hibernating and incubating for ideas at his incubation/philosophical laboratory, and the result of that withdrawal from the crowd in search of the deeper things and meanings of life is what will be cascading from his intellectual Niagara Falls, and you would do well to enmesh/soak/saturate yourself in the falls.

And worried by the current state of reportage in the nations of the world, particularly in Nigeria, totally lacking in depth and investigation coupled with the usual resort and retreat to kinship or clannish journalism, the non-existent anonymous “authoritative source/s”, Aduma, whilst at the Daily Times of Nigeria Plc as its Editorial Board Chairman, had had to intervene to refocus the dumbing down of professionalism by propounding a theory he had then called Pyramidal or Tripodal or Triangular Criticism or Analysis, and in this series, you are going to read his latest media theories – The John Aduma Newsroom Boxes, the Dodecagonium; including political theories such as OMU, Nigerianistic Equality for the self-same reason, aimed at journalistic excellence and international best practice and in the furtherance of his vision of Nigerianism, Nigeriatopia and Nigerian exceptionalism.

Continued from Part 14:

Link to Part 11 OF THE FOOLS OF THE SOUTH AND THE MIDDLE BELT…THERE WILL BE WAR AGAIN, BUT A DIFFERENT WAR (vigilance-securitymagazine.com), published NIGERIA WATCH INTERNATIONAL, POSTED ON MONDAY, 13 JULY 2020 01:44

SERIES: SOCIAL WELL BEING, HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE POOR IN THE CORE NORTH OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATE OF NIGERIA

(PART 12): Porous borders and national security in times of national emergency and unparalleled adversity

 

Since July 13, 2020 when the 11th espousal on the current Nigerian tragedy, particularly the grave threat to national security, the looming famine beyond Biblical proportion, population explosion, intractable flooding, plight of the IDPs, the tragedy that is the children of Allah (the Almajirai), rape, youth violence, the danger of having kingdoms in kingdoms, terrorism, etc, JOHN ODEY ADUMA has been hibernating and incubating for ideas at his incubation/philosophical laboratory, and the result of that withdrawal from the crowd in search of the deeper things and meanings of life is what will be cascading from his intellectual Niagara Falls, and you would do well to enmesh/soak/saturate yourself in the falls.

And worried by the current state of reportage in the nations of the world, particularly in Nigeria, totally lacking in depth and investigation coupled with the usual resort and retreat to kinship or clannish journalism, the non-existent anonymous “authoritative source/s”, Aduma, whilst at the Daily Times of Nigeria Plc as its Editorial Board Chairman, had had to intervene to refocus the dumbing down of professionalism by propounding a theory he had then called Pyramidal or Tripodal or Triangular Criticism or Analysis, and in this series, you are going to read his latest media theories – The John Aduma Newsroom Boxes, the Dodecagonium; including political theories such as OMU, Nigerianistic Equality for the self-same reason, aimed at journalistic excellence and international best practice and in the furtherance of his vision of Nigerianism, Nigeriatopia and Nigerian exceptionalism.

You are, therefore, welcome to read, drink, soak yourself therein, debate, dissect and analyse, chew it, swallow it up, and become wiser and reflective, but you are not to plagiarise, copy and paste to claim its ownership, nor regurgitate it, but give credit to the author if you must make reference, quote from it or you are fascinated by any word, phrase/s or idea.

As a teenager at Aladura Comprehensive High School, Anthony Village, the age that the GIBB have chosen to join cultism and youth gang, it was Aduma’s dream to propound theories, be the most quoted intellectual on the planet earth and the greatest theorist and philosopher ever. And regarding that boyish dream, he is today widely quoted in academic journals and scholarly theses across the globe.

No doubt, you are already salivating and don’t want any further ‘traffic’ from the author on your way to his fountain of wisdom and knowledge, but before you are set loose, Mr Aduma ‘d like to ask you these questions: what is your dream?

Just what are your life’s dreams and goals? Happy reading!

OF THE FOOLS OF THE SOUTH AND NOKBEKWARA (THE MIDDLE BELT)…THERE WILL BE WAR AGAIN, BUT A DIFFERENT WAR (PART 13)

Continued from Part 12:

Link to Part 11 OF THE FOOLS OF THE SOUTH AND THE MIDDLE BELT…THERE WILL BE WAR AGAIN, BUT A DIFFERENT WAR (vigilance-securitymagazine.com), published NIGERIA WATCH INTERNATIONAL, POSTED ON MONDAY, 13 JULY 2020 01:44

SERIES: SOCIAL WELL BEING, HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE POOR IN THE CORE NORTH OF THE WEST AFRICAN STATE OF NIGERIA

(PART 13): Porous borders and national security in times of national emergency and unparalleled adversity

PART 13

Symbol of Sankonfa – A mythical bird in Akan folklore.

“Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can and as soon as you can, and keep moving on.” – Ulysses S. Grant during the Tennessee River Campaign in 1862. Quoted in J., Thompson Call to Arms: Great Military Speeches From Ancient Greece To the Modern World.

(PART 13): Porous borders and national security in times of national emergency and unparalleled adversity

In this series:

 

  • SADA’S HYPOCRISY AND HOW THE FULANI, THE HAUSA AND THE KANURI ELITES HAVE BEEN CANNIBALIZING AND KILLING THE DESTINIES OF THE CHILDREN OF THE TALAKAWAS ACROSS CENTURIES
  • A Lament to UNICEF, UNESCO, Mothers in Nigeria and World Leaders
  • WAKE UP, CHILDREN OF AFRICA, WAKE UP, SCHOLARS OF AFRICAN DESCENT AND OFFER COUNTER-NARRATIVES - NOW IS NO SLEEPING TIME!
  • CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA/WEALTH WITHOUT WORKING: HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? HOW MUCH IS REALLY ENOUGH?
  • CHAINANITY (DIPLOMATIC GANSTERISM) Vs. HUMAN BROTHERHOOD (DIPLOMATIC DIPLOMACY).
  • WHAT IS GIBB?

Since July 13, 2020 when the 11th espousal on the current Nigerian tragedy, particularly the grave threat to national security, the looming famine beyond Biblical proportion, population explosion, intractable flooding, plight of the IDPs, the tragedy that is the children of Allah (the Almajirai), rape, youth violence, the danger of having kingdoms in kingdoms, terrorism, etc, JOHN ODEY ADUMA has been incubating/hibernating for ideas at his incubation/philosophical laboratory, and the result of that withdrawal from the crowd in search of the deeper things and meanings of life is what will be cascading from his intellectual Niagara Falls, and you would do well to enmesh/soak/saturate yourself in the falls.

And worried by the current state of reportage in the nations of the world, particularly in Nigeria, totally lacking in depth and investigation coupled with the usual resort and retreat to kinship or clannish journalism, the non-existent anonymous “authoritative source/s”, Aduma, whilst at the Daily Times of Nigeria Plc as its Editorial Board Chairman, had had to intervene to refocus the dumbing down of professionalism by propounding a theory he had then called Pyramidal or Tripodal or Triangular Criticism or Analysis, and in this series, you are going to read his latest media theories – The John Aduma Newsroom Boxes, the Dodecagonium; including political theories such as OMU, Nigerianistic Equality for the self-same reason, aimed at journalistic excellence and international best practice and in the furtherance of his vision of Nigerianism, Nigeriatopia and Nigerian exceptionalism.

You are therefore, welcome to read, drink, soak yourself therein, debate, dissect and analyse, chew it, swallow it up, and become wiser and reflective, but you are not to plagiarise, copy and paste to claim its ownership, nor regurgitate it, but give credit to the author if you must make reference, quote from it or you are fascinated by any word, phrases or idea.

As a teenager at Aladura Comprehensive High School, Anthony Village, the age that the GIBB have chosen to join cultism and youth gang, it was Aduma’s dream to propound theories, be the most quoted intellectual on the planet earth and the greatest theorist and philosopher ever. And regarding that boyish dream, he is today widely quoted in academic journals and scholarly theses across the globe.

No doubt, you are already salivating and don’t want any further ‘traffic’ from the author on your way to his fountain of wisdom and knowledge, but before you are set loose, Mr Aduma ‘d like to ask you these questions: what is your dream?

Just what are your life’s dreams and goals? Happy reading!

 

 

Symbol of Sankonfa – A mythical bird in Akan folklore. Every Nigerian, and indeed African, must have the symbol of this bird on their desk.

 

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Source: Edmund Burke (1729-1797) “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” | George Santayana (1863-1952) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – The Time Wall

 

Link to Part 11:  OF THE FOOLS OF THE SOUTH AND THE MIDDLE BELT…THERE WILL BE WAR AGAIN, BUT A DIFFERENT WAR (vigilance-securitymagazine.com), published NIGERIA WATCH INTERNATIONAL, POSTED ON MONDAY, 13 JULY 2020 01:44

WHAT IS TO COME: BUHARISM, ARABISM AND THE FULANI RENAISSANCE

 

THE STATE OF THE NATION…DISUNITY IN DIVERSITY AND THE UNBINDING TIES

Regarding the present state of the nation, the Nigerian people are at a crossroads – at a point where the trumpet blast will either be to summon us to the construction site for the rebuilding of our Nigeria or to bid every Nigerian severally: TO THY TENTS O ISRAEL!

 

THE BUILDING PROJECT CALENDAR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

Firstly, the foundation: 1914:

  • 1960 -1961 – Project under construction.
  • 1962-1965 – Work in progress with intermittent interruptions, making the workers to be on and off site.
  • 1966- Workers on the run due to tremors occasioned by many fault lines pushing both the wall and pillars out of line.
  • 1967-1970 – Building abandoned due to the unprecedented earthquake.
  • 1970-1978 – Project under reconstruction
  • 1979-2015 – Work in progress but experiencing intermittent ill-winds and constant interruptions.
  • 2016 – Date – Building elevation was turned towards the East, leading to its collapse, work abandoned, workers very angry, bitter, disillusioned, and disenchanted - a situation worsened by the contractor absconding to an unknown destination. Workers now angrier, started fighting themselves! These inscriptions were boldly written at the in-and-out gates, and on all sides of the abandoned building: WORK STOPPED

                  MEN AWOL

                 CONTRACTOR ON THE RUN

 

  • PROJECT UNFINISHED, PROJECT SUSPENDED, PROJECT UNCOMPLETED, PROJECT ABANDONED…CONTRACTORS ON THE RUN. NO LOITERING AROUND BY ANY YOUTH, FAILURE TO HEED THIS WARNING WILL ATTRACT THE SEVEREST PUNISHMENT EVER – IT COULD BE PAYING WITH YOUR LIFE. But there is a queer one to this warning: “Fire on the Mountain…run! Run! Run!” Even if you run to Dubai to join others there, be aware that you can only run, but never hide.
  • 2020++ - (Quit Notices)… What next?

 

BUHARI’S HOUSE OF HORROR AND THE TRAGEDY OF A NATION

An invitation to reflect:

Nigeria is a nation on a stage perpetually acting a series of tragedy 24/7. The most recent stage-managed drama proves this point. That globally embarrassing drama was staged from ILE GBOMOGBO (the Presidency) by the shameless dramatis personae that abound therein – the OFFICIAL GBOMOGBOMO to divert the attention of the Nigerian people and their friends and foes across the globe from the death of the over 100 farmers at Zabarmari in Borno.

And it should make an entry into a book soon to be written by the OFFICIAL GBOMOGBOMO titled: A BEGINNERS’S GUIDE ON HOW TO STAGE-MANAGE A SUCCESSFUL MASS ABDUCTION and will be edited by ‘Professor’ Rehoboam Daura, the artistic director of the ILE GBOMOGBOMO NATIONAL TROUPE.

But whilst every Nigerian and the world ponder on this recent shame and global embarrassment, let immortal Abbey speak even to the dead consciences of all the monsters at ILE GBOMOGBOMO and their field monsters and foot soldiers on such an ungodly errand: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

THIS IS YOU, MUHAMMADU BUHARI:

“Lowliness is young ambition’s ladder,
whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend.”

  • William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar.

 

Purposeless, visionless, mission less, dreamless, non-aspirational, non-motivating, uncreative, uninventive, not innovative, directionless, supra-clueless, a walking dead President, merciless, passionless, very lifeless, vicious, grossly incompetent, grossly inconsiderate, thoughtless, bestially stingy, provincial, clannish, crassly beastly.

Mostrous, insensate/insensitive, intolerant, a bigot of the very worst type, hyper-sensitive, hyper-eruptive, hyper- tyrannical, hyper-dictatorial, sanguinary, cold-blooded, incomparably nepotistic, small-minded, brain dead, brain damaged, ha-for-do (how-I-for-do?) President, time waster running a government by caretakers/proxy, very cruel, Pharisaic, very wicked and always revelling in purposeless malignity, very boring, vampiric, certificateless, parochial, insensible, pretentious, hypocritical, self-centred, rabid hater of humanity, but a passionate lover of beasts (cows), ethnic supremacist, bigot, zealot, domineering, tyrannical, dictatorial, tendentious, good for nothing, very inflexible, unforgiving, mean, meaningless, very irresponsible, uncanny, capricious, uncaring, unsure, lacking confidence generally, an all-round misfit, thoroughly useless, rubbish, garbage, double-minded; indecisive and without an iota of honour.

Hey, you lota there, kindly tell Muhammadu Buhari that whenever Muhammadu Buhari is around, let Muhammadu Buhari know because Muhammadu Buhari wants to speak to Muhammadu Buhari the utmost word of truth about Muhammadu Buhari, perhaps Muhammadu Buhari will listen to Muhammadu Buhari, since all else have failed to make Muhammadu Buhari examine his ways and review his strategy of governance.

But alas, it is too late “…because the falcon cannot hear the falconer”, hence “mere anarchy is loosed upon” our Nigeria.

Honour and integrity require that a person hands up in surrender when they find they cannot perform a task because they are not fit health-wise, especially if demented and intellectually bankrupt/destitute.

GOVERNANCE NO BE BY PROPAGANDA AND VILLIFICATION OF THOSE WITH OPPOSING VIEWS BECAUSE TO GOVERN A NATION MEANS TO GOVERN A NATION AND WHAT IS MORE, GOVERN WELL AND DEMOCRATICALLY TOO.

Yet even more, I say again, that governance is not about kitchen gossip, nor the other room gossip, nor marriage, nor having many concubines, nor who is snatching whose wife or whose husband; nor who is asking who to marry their daughter, nor who upon such a request by whomsoever decided to rebel against such an EXECUTIVE ORDER/REQUEST, nor about chicken shed or cow pen gossip, nor about a beer parlour gossip, nor barbering shop gossip, nor mammy market gossip, nor pepper soup joint or Buka or Mama put or Ala carte or cafeteria or book launch gossip nor fiction, nor about looting, sharing oil blocks, or about contracts changing hands from one person to another nor about looting.

But governance again, is about governance. Pure and simple.

Can Nigerians not now see what their so-called ruling elites do in the nation’s hallowed grounds of service?

ABOUT JOHN ODEY ADUMA