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Ondo State Election and the Politics of Vote Buying, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

akinadejum@aol.com “Politics cannot be effectively played or carried out without money. Even in those ancient days when politics started, some form of money was involved. At least, money or forms of it, was used in moving from one place to the other. In fact, people involved in moving from place to place playing politics, spent money to buy food in places outside their places of abode. Again, money breeds c ...

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Message for Gov. Ajimobi – Emerging Talent You Must Support! By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com The guy in the middle you are looking at is Abiodun Adegoke. He is 7 feet and 2 inches tall, ((in England, they lovingly call such tall people, Beanpoles) almost 18 years old and has just been admitted to resume and complete his secondary education at Segun Odegbami International College and Sports Academy (SOCA), Wasimi, near Abeokuta, Ogun State. He should have finished his schoo ...

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Rio 2016 – Why We Really Failed, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

akinadejum@aol.com Just a few days after the just concluded Rio Olympics, Mariam Usman, a Commonwealth medallist, said she has lost the urge to represent Nigeria at international events. She was the only weightlifter that represented Nigeria in Rio, where she competed in the +75 category and amassed 265 kg. She finished 8th in her group. Her words: “It is painful to come to the Olympics and see people who a ...

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Nigerian Animal Farm: Monkey dey work, baboon dey chop! By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

akinadejum@aol.com (I started writing this article in March 2014, but for some unknown, warped reason, never completed it. I have now decided to finish it) "Nigerian leaders on Friday (28 February 2014) called on Nigerians to work harder towards ensuring the country’s unity", with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo averring that Nigeria will not break up. They made the call in separate interviews with State Hou ...

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Education Ain’t Cheap! By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

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 last two or three decades. There are no indications that costs will go down, neither are there signals that one day ...

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There is an Evil in our Land, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com “There's an evil in our land, And a foe we must withstand, Let us be strong to fight the wrong………..”   Jennie Evelyn Hussey.   Nigeria has been given over to an evil debased mind and culture.  Evil now rules us and the wickedness that has been sown is reaping a whirlwind of horrifying judgment that is shocking and debilitating the nation. Sadly, we deserve what is coming by ou ...

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Doing Things the Wrong Ways and Expecting Different Results, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com The Greater London Authority Elections – where Londoners will vote for a new Mayor of London and Members of the London Assembly – is on 5th May 2016. Yet, I, members of my family and many Londoners (including anybody who belongs to the British Commonwealth) voted today, 21st April, 2016, about 2 weeks away. Why? This is because many voting households and individuals, who have opted ...

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In Our or Nigeria’s Interest or Their Best Interest? By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com The principle of autonomy and/or self-determination is viewed as foundational in any true democracy. It is however worrying when democracy becomes a millstone around the neck of those who are supposed to benefit from it. Such has been the case in Nigeria for close to seventeen years of supposed democratic rule. Democracy has been turned on its head and self-determination or autonom ...

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SAYLC-UK: A Noble Cause By Akintokunbo A Adejumo & Adelagun Abudu

akinadejum@aol.com & ade2abudu@yahoo.com Let’s pass it on to our children. “The great and most powerful gift a parent can give their children is to pass to them their language and their culture …”   We would have loved it very much to write this in Yoruba but for two main reasons: one, we would love this article to reach and be readable and understood by all in the world, Yoruba and other peoples, ...

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Back To The Land: What We Should Have Done Decades Ago With Our Oil Money! By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com “With the downturn in the global prices of oil, we now have to prospect our solid minerals. We have to return to agriculture. Mining and agriculture are our hopes now. We will welcome investments in these areas. We will appreciate an in-flow of   more resources and expertise to help us achieve our objective of economic diversification.” President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria speakin ...

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Of Buharists, Jonathanians and a Simple Analysis of Political Immaturity, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com "We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe It is appalling to know that Nigerians are now polarised into two main caucuses, which is not even anywhere near political, but rather individualism, and most times bordering on ethnic lines and religious affiliation - the Buharists and the Jonathanians - as if these are the most impo ...

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Requiem for a Hero, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

Email: akinadejum@aol.com “I was actually in that valley on March 28, 2015. I did not want Nigeria to slide into a theatre of war, with his fellow county men and woman dying, and many more pouring into other nations in Africa and beyond, as refugees. In fact, it became so disturbing that some interest groups in the United States began to predict indeed, many Nigerians did buy into this doomsday prophesy as ...

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