Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Nigerians

We are our own worst enemy

I cannot stand my people. They are their own worst enemy; they want and yearn for the good things in life, but yet are not prepared to work to get them. They choose their leaders haphazardly and carelessly, ending up with some of the worst people in

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In Mugabe’s case, as a friend from Kenya wrote to me, the Zimbabwean Defence Forces are merely exercising “soft power” – getting others to want the outcomes you want – and co-opting people rather than coercing them. This can be contrasted with “hard more

23 Nov 2017 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

At a rudimentary level, leaders need power. They need the power to influence, to develop, and to enable and impact people, the society and the environment. These are fundamental to making things happen, and therefore to the ability to do the job of more

23 Oct 2017 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Isn't it absurd and crass irony that those destroying our nation are the same ones that lecture the poor masses to refrain from destabilizing the nation? They want the poor, common Nigerian that they have impoverished and debased to fight their war more

5 Sep 2017 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

I have written many times on a singularity, or perhaps we should call it a genetic aberration or bane of development and progress in our dear country – it is the inability to find the Truth; nobody speaks the Truth; nobody wants to hear the Truth. more

29 Mar 2017 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

But why do we need these extravagant ceremonies to get things, projects, official events, etc. started and done in Nigeria? Must all kinds of projects embarked upon by government and even the legislature's constituency projects, be accompanied by a more

15 Mar 2017 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

The rampant and open buying and selling of votes by agents of the parties, with the main offenders being the PDP that currently controls the State and the APC that is in power at the federal level. more

5 Dec 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

As we ecstatically inch towards the finale of the greatest sports fiesta in the world, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil, it is becoming increasingly apparent to many Nigerians, that this time, Nigeria is going to end up without a single more

20 Aug 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

Isn't it incredible that those destroying our nation are the same ones that lecture the poor masses to refrain from destabilizing the nation? They want the poor, common Nigerian that they have impoverished and debased to fight their war for them. more

12 Aug 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO 2 Comments

To be honest with ourselves in this country, the NURTW can best be defined as a bunch of illiterate thugs, extortionists, murderers and highway robbers. I say this at the risk of their members in Ibadan attacking me. I wouldn’t put it past them, that more

1 Aug 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO

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 more

21 Apr 2016 00:00 Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO