Mallam Aminu Kano

Malam Aminu Kano.

Malam Aminu Kano was a Fulani’s, He studied at Kaduna Collage and the institute of education at the University of London, He also worked with Tafawa Balewa at Bauchi Middle School and became one of the founding members of the Northern’s People Congress. “When NPC party became too conversertive for him.

However, He broke away and formed new party, the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) which competed with the NPC for votes among Nigeria’s northern Muslims on that very occasion.

Malam Aminu Kano was became very populist-leader, but he never had enough backing from the established elite classes to win election, much beyond his base in Kano City.

After the onset of military rule in 1966, He held many positions in the military governments including Federal commissioner of communication in (1967-71) and the Federal commissioner of Health (1971-74).

He finally formed the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) to contest election during the Second Republic, and ran as the party Presidential candidate in 1979, He lost the election and died four years later on 18th May 1983.

May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

WHY WE NEED TO CALM DOWN

There’s this hilarious video that went viral recently. A boy had offended his mother, and was about to get a beating. Tearfully, even before he got whipped, the boy tried to plead his way out.

As the mother told him to stretch forth his palm to be caned, he entreated: “Mummy, it must not be hard beating o…This is my last chance. Last chance in the world.”

Amidst tears, he said he had a question for the mother:
“Will you be going out today? You must rest a little…Mummy, calm down. Don’t be angry. I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down. You must rest a little.”

The boy then reclined on a couch, to show how the mother must calm down, and rest.

The boy and his mother became some sort of celebrity. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State asked to meet with him, and said there were fundamental lessons to learn from his tearful admonition to his mum.

Calm down. I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down. Hahahahahaaaaaaa.

But if the truth the told, that message from the boy is for the entire country. We need to calm down. We are too uptight, nervy, edgy. We grumble, murmur too much, call the government a lot of names, try to demonize those serving the nation, when it could be “our last chance. Last chance in the world” to really fix things.

If you listen to some people; angry youths, religious leaders, political analysts, newspaper columnists, news reviewers, so-called activists, then nothing positive is happening in the country. It is all about insurgency, banditry, killings, joblessness, corruption, lack and deprivation. True? False!

Those things are there, as they are also in many countries of the world. But they are not the only things happening in Nigeria. Only that we would not see the positive things, except we calmed down. We would never enjoy the rainfall, if we expect rainstorm to carry away our rooftop at any moment. Calm down. “I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down.”

One of my favorite boyhood songs is the one by Jimmy Cliff. ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow.’

Here I stand with my head down in my hand
Wondering what on earth I have done wrong
There’s a cloud that has overshadowed me
Blocks the light from my eyes, I cannot see
But I know where I wanta be
Right or wrong, I’ve got to face my destiny

Somebody tell me to
Keep your eyes on the sparrow
Keep your eyes on the sparrow
Keep it on, keep it on now
Keep your eyes on the sparrow.

That is a song of hope. It’s a song of encouragement. The God Book says God keeps His eyes on the sparrow, and none can fall down without His permission. If He watches over a bird, how much more we human beings, created in His image? But man has walked away from that original estate. We sit on the complaint counter. We murmur, curse, cavil. We rail against God, against man, against government, even against our own selves. We indulge in hate speech, concoct and spread fake news. And it blinds our eyes. It blocks the light from our eyes, and we cannot see. We never see good, even when it surrounds us. We focus only on negative narratives.

Let me give a practical example. Last Sunday, one of the guests on Sunday Politics, hosted by Seun Okinbaloye of Channels Television, was one Group Captain Sadeeq Garba (Retd). He was also deputy head of safety and security at the African Union Commission, and now a private security consultant.

The retired Air Force Officer was asked to talk about the worrisome trend of killings in the country. The man said the killings were sad and regrettable, but things were not as completely negative as some people and interest groups would want to make them seem.

Quoting what he called reliable statistics from the Centre for Research in the United States, he gave these figures of the evil development from 2011, in number of total killings:
2011-1096
2012-3761
2013-7167
2014-15,600
2015- Not available
2016-4618
2017-5763
2018-6565
2019-8350
2020-6195, as at June.

Now, one life lost is already too many. One single life should not be taken wantonly, not to talk of in hundreds and thousands. It is bestial, inhuman. But why do some people want to make it appear as if we hadn’t passed through worse times in this country? Forget about who was in power as President. It is not about individuals now, it is about the descent of a country into the Hobbesian state of nature, where life is nasty, brutish and short. For President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s a solemn pledge that lives and property would be secured. And a lot is being done in that direction, though we are not there yet. Unkind, negative comments can only demoralize those fighting to secure the country.

When the President said recently that things were better in the area of security than what he met in 2015, some people wailed endlessly, as is their wont to. But when the Group Captain came with facts and figures on national television last Sunday, not one word was heard. Not even a whimper!Why do people like to spread negative, rather than positive developments? Killings dropped from 15,600 in 2014 to 4,618 in 2016. But not one positive word. Simply because their eyes are blinded by negative thoughts and sentiments. And they now need to calm down. Rather than upbraid, our security agencies should be challenged and encouraged to rediscover what they did in 2016.

During the week, Ministry of Power said electricity generation had returned to over 5,000 megawatts. Not a word from professional complainers. If it had dropped to below 1,000 megawatts, we would not have heard anything else. Calm down. “I’m just telling you to be ‘calming’ down.”

If we calm down, what would we see? Massive infrastructural developments. Roads, rail, airports, bridges, efforts to reverse power deficit of many decades, newly approved Youth Bank to empower the younger generation, strident efforts to secure the country, N2.3 trillion stimulus package to combat the negative effect of COVID-19, and many other positive developments. There are many, and many more.

Jesus looked at Jerusalem, and wept over it, saying: “if thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto thy peace. But now, they are hid from thine eyes.” (Luke 19:42).

We will see the things that pertain to the peace of our country, if we would just calm down. As the young boy said, “this is my last chance. Last chance in the world.”
It could well be.

*Adesina is Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity

YOU ARE NOT LOCKED DOWN!Mike Bamiloye

The Governent Locked Down the Church…
And You are Making Too Much Noise!
Was Your Visions Locked Down?
Was Your Dreams Locked Down?
Was your Calling and Ministry Locked Down?
Was Your Revelation of God’s Mind Locked Down?
Was Your Heaven Locked Down?
Was Your Inspiration Locked Down?
Was Your Ministry Locked Down?
Was it not a BUILDING that was Locked Down?
Was Your Purpose Locked Down?
Was it not a simple Gathering that was Locked Down?
Was Your Fellowship with God Locked Down?
Was Your Eternal Purpose for Living Locked Down?
Was Your Spiritual Eyes Locked Down?
Was Your Divine Utterance Locked Down?
Was Your Spiritual Life Locked Down?

You Missed the Choir, Abi?
You Missed the Ushers, Abi?
You Missed the Choruses and Worship, Isn’t it?
But did you miss God?
Did you miss Jesus?
Did you miss the Holy Spirit?
When Paul and Silas were Locked Down, what did they do?
Didn’t they cause an Earthquake?
When Daniel was Locked Down in the Lion’s Den,
Didn’t he turn the Lions to Pets?
When the Three Hebrews were Locked Down in the Fiery Furnace,
Didn’t they hold Ministers Conference with Jesus in the Flame.
Didn’t they come out of the Fire
And set the Nation on Revival Fire?

You are Locked Down,
You are making too much Noise!
How many Books have you written since the Lock Down?
How many Songs have you composed since the Lock Down?
How Many Online Programs have you had Since the Lock Down? !

You were Locked Down and
You became something else.
You became so because that’s what you were ever before the Lock Down.
You were Locked Down
And you became redundant.
You became redundant because You had ever been Redundant before you were Locked Down!

Was your Spirit Locked Down!
Was your Brain Locked Down!
Was your Divine Reasons for Living Locked Down?
Was your Moment of Manifestations Locked Down?
I thought you said you are a Man of Great Visions!
I thought You had always boasted that You are the Deborah of our Time!
So Your Visions Were inside the Church Building!
So, when the Building was Locked Down, your Visions were Locked Down inside the Building!

Look at You!
Child of God!
You are not Locked Down!
You are lying!
Where is your Vision?
Where is Your Zeal?
Where is Your Revelation?
Where is Your Purpose?
Is the Holy Spirit in You Locked Down?
Is the Holy Ghost Power in You Locked Down?
Is the Wisdom of God in you Locked Down?
Look Up!
Is the Heaven not Opened over your Head?

Wake up!
When the Church is eventually opened soon,
What Can You Look Back and Say You have Achieved for The Kingdom during the Lock Down?

You are NOT Locked Down When you are not yet Locked Down Six Feet below the Ground.
As Long As You Are Alive To Fulfill His Purpose,
You Are Not Locked Down!
Happy Sunday !

Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, an Otoge Calamity that Befell Kwara By Olukayode Thomas

In Kwara’s 53-year history, few politicians have offered to serve the state like Governor Abdulrasaq.

From contesting to be the State’s Governor to Senator, Abdulrasaq has offered to serve on many occasions on the CPC and PDP platforms, before he became a beneficiary of the marriage of strange bed fellows that formed the O to Ge Movement that ended the Saraki political order in the State.

But power in the hands of a ruler without capacity and vision is a calamity. This has been the case of Kwara under Abdulrasaq.

But 365 daysafter, discerning observers are united in the thought that Abdulrasaq lacks the capacity or even the will to improve the fortunes of the State

For someone who has been offering himself to serve his people for over a decade, this reporter expects that Abdulrasaq has a blueprint on how take Kwara to the next level and has identified men and women that will help to turn his vision into reality.

They posit that this is due to his limited education, abject inexperience, lack of exposure and inferiority complex which make him abhor cerebral people. According to a recent survey, Abdulrasaq is one of the two least educated State Governors in Nigeria, with the other being Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni. Without meaning any disrespect, if the people of Yobe are willing to pardon their governor’s lack of education, it will stand as a major insult and disgrace to a state like Kwara, with all the highly educated and competent people the state is blessed with, that its governor lacks proper education. Why this is particularly bad for Kwara State is that it may send the dangerous signal to younger people that education does not really matter, all you need is ability to make money.

Plato and Bacon on Leadership

Plato in The Republic recommends that a leader should be a philosopher king who must possesses a love of wisdom, as well as intelligence.

Francis Bacon advised that a leader should be one who can read and write because: Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

Kwara APC members are disciples of Plato and Bacon because their preferred candidate was Oba Abdulraheem, a professor of English and European Languages.

But the powers that be in APC allegedly manipulated the primaries and Abdulraheem was dropped.

The aspirant who placed third, Abdulrasaq, is not anywhere close to a philosopher king, since a controversial secondary school certificate does not qualify one to be a man of letters.

Nor is running First Fuel, a corner shop, enough experience and exposure to run a huge supermarket called Kwara. Still, he got the nod of APC leaders to be the party flag bearer.

In a world driven by ideas and knowledge, where will AbdulRasaq’s ideas come from when he lacks the intellectual capacity to utilize ideas or process knowledge? To quote the Portuguese football tactician, Jose Mourinho, you do not hang an ‘L’ sign on a Ferrari. But this is exactly what Kwaran did in 2019; they hand a very expensive luxury car to a learner. The accident will be costly.

Parochialism in Appointment

Even before he was elected governor, Abdulrasaq’s appointees gave credence to insinuations that he has inferiority complex and can only work with family members who will not expose his lack of capacity.

His running mate was Kayode Alabi, a childhood friend of his younger brother Isiaka Abdulrasaq, who might as well be called the governor’s younger brother since they all grew up together.

Although Alabi appears more visible tha nthe Deputy Governors before him, feelers from Kwara indicate that Kale Belgore and Yinka Aluko, both Special Advisers to Abdulrasaq, are the shadowy hands running the show. Everyone knows that these two were Bukola Saraki’s men. But even in the Saraki dispensation, they were not in the first eleven. But they are now Abdulrasaq’s brainbox.

When Alabi had a running battle with Makanjuola Ajadi, one of Abdulrasaq’s foot soldiers, Abdulrasaq stayed aloof. Could this be a divide and conquer tactic? Probably not, but most likely yes.

Abdulrasaq’s next appointment was his uncle Aminu Adisa Logun, whom he appointed as Chief of Staff.

When he eventually named his cabinet after several months of dilly-dallying and somersaulting, it screams nepotism all through. But more importantly, it confirms beyond doubt, that this is one governor that just didn’t know what he was doing or what the state and the people that banded together to chase Saraki away expected of him.

Most of the appointees are family and friends, or their children. A third-rate, mediocre collection of apprentices who lack even the basic capacity to hold positions at local government, much less state level.

Let facts speak. Aisha Ahman-Pategi is a longtime associate of Abdulrasaq. Arinola Lawal is the daughter of former Governor Muhammed Lawal, Abdulrasaq’s in-law; his sister Ayisat was married to Lawal.

Abdulrasaq appointed a neophyte in information management, Murtala Olanrewaju, as commissioner of Communications.

Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, wife of his friend Modibo is the commissioner for Tertiary Education, Ahmed Bisola commissioner of Education is the candidate of Nusi Lawal, Governor Lawal’s first wife, she was a newly recruited primary school teacher before her miraculous elevation as commissioner of education.

But Bisola’s father was Nusi’s business manager. Lucky girl, isn’t she? Unlucky for Kwarans, who must wonder, like Steve Wonder, how a junior school teacher of less than a year’s teaching experience, managed to step into the shoes once worn by a Bolaji Abdullahi.

Joana Kolo, the wife of one of Abdulrasaq’s boys, is commissioner of Youths and Sport. She was plucked straight from her NYSC and thrown into a cabinet position as commissioner! Even if a government memo fell on her, she wouldn’t recognize it. Yet, she is was appointed to make policies for the State in the most important areas of youth development and sports. One must weep for Kwara.

A School Teacher as Commissioner of Finance

Insiders in Abdulrasaq’s government could not fathom the choice of a teacher as Commissioner of Finance. Governor Muhammed Lawal appointed a former director of finance in Coca-Cola, Bukola Saraki appointed Fatah Ahmed a highly experienced banker and Ahmed also appointed Ademola Banu another financial guru, as finance commissioners. By appointing a teacher, no disrespect meant, to lead and engineer the finances of the state at a most critical time, one must again wonder if Abdulrasaq really knew why he was Governor.

Members of Abdulrasaq’s think-tank had recommend Bolaji Elelu, an erudite banker and real estate entrepreneur as finance commissioner. In fact, about two weeks before inauguration he had started working with officials of the state finance ministry.

How Abdulrasaq came about preferring Oyeyemi Olasunbo, as commissioner of finance over Elelu is still a mystery. Oyeyemi, a chemistry graduate was, until her appointment, Administrative Manager and Public Relations Officer at a private school, Roemichs International School Ilorin. What the hell is going on in Kwara State.

Kwara rookies against other states’ best eleven

Probably because of his limited education, and shallow intellect, Abdulrasaq,,may not understand the implication of calling on boys to do men’s job, or apprentices to the work that only masters can handle

Appointing young people into positions in government is not the problem. The problem is appointing inept people as commissioners and amateur players in a game that require you to field your best eleven.

Lets’ assume there is a media collaboration between Osun and Kwara, or media war. How will Murtala match against Funke Egbemode his Osun counterpart, a former president of Guild of Editors?

What will a Murtala have to say to his Lagos counterpart Gbenga Omotosho a former editor and columnist of the year when they meet, for example at the National Council on Information.

During the national outrage that greeted the demolition of Ile Arugbo, I watched as Rafiu Ajakaiye, Abdulrasaq’s CPS, fidgeted and sweated to defend his boss when pitched against lawyer Jiti Ogunye. I wonder if this is the best Kwara can offer?

Where will Kolo of Kwara fit into a room to defend the state’s interest in sports, when she would have to face he counterparts from other states who are seasoned and knowledgeable sports gurus like Godwin Dudu-Orumen of Edo or Paul Bassey of Akwa-Ibom?

At FAC meetings, when top bankers, accountants and financial gurus representing other states are using statistics and technical acumen to defend their states’ interests, what will be the contribution of Oyeyemi, how will she defend the interest of Kwara? What does she know of monetary or fiscal policies and how these will impact on the economies of states in a federation? Kwara is indeed in trouble.

KWASU VC crisis and Abdulrasaq’s leadership acumen

Aside appointing incompetent hands, Abdulrasaq’s handling of the Kwara State University Vice Chancellor appointment clearly shows lack of wisdom and tact.

Kwara North gave him more votes than his constituency, Kwara Central, but Abdulrasaq in his usual narrow mindedness denied the region’s son Mahmud Saka the chance to be Vice Chancellor despite coming first in the interview and already occupying the position in acting capacity.

Three candidates were shortlisted: Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, Mahmud Saka and Yisa Muhammed Gana.

Saka came first, followed by Gana, while Akanbi came third.

Probably because he doesn’t anything about anything, Abdulrasaq picked Akanbi, who came third.

Offa Professors’ Forum described Akanbi’s appointmentas unfair and against natural justice.

Farooq A. Kperogi a professor from Kwara North based in the United States said “passing over the most qualified candidate for the job of Vice Chancellor for a barely qualified intellectual parvenu because of where they come from is just outright condemnable.”

The Coalition of Kwara North Groups (CKNG) Chairman, Comrade Musa Buko, said: “Since inception of this administration, we have observed lopsidedness, crass marginalization and insensitivity to the rights and interest of Kwara North in the distribution of appointments both substantive as well as ad-hoc. The most recent appointment of the KWASU VC from Kwara Central is a confirmation of the insincerity of this administration as far as Kwara North affairs is concerned.”

Phantom Governor Fighting Needless Wars

A challenged state like Kwara needs all hands on deck to move forward, but Abdulrasaq has been a phantom governor in the last 365 days, appearing and disappearing with the wind.

Reporters in Kwara revealed he has only met the media twice, the first time being when he was celebrating 100 days in office and when he addressed the media on Covid 19, which he did reluctantly after so much outcry from Kwarans who wondered where their governor had disappeared to at a time of major national crisis when governors of other states were addressing their people on a daily basis

Some claim the State Executive Council have only met once since inauguration, while others claimed they have not met at all.

Those conversant with Abdulrasaq from his childhood are not surprised that he turned out to be a phantom governor. They revealed that as a child he was a recluse popularly called Ko Sin Le.

Earlier in his politics career, during his days in CPC and PDP, his supporters call him Mr. Dakor, an Ilorin slang for an elusive and deceptive person.

Because of his perpetual absence, the state is grounded. Under Saraki, the approval limit of his deputy was N5 million monthly, under Ahmed it was N1million, the present Deputy Governor cannot approve anything. He has only N350,000.00 as running cost for his office, so every project that needs funds has to wait for the governor, who more often that not, is nowhere to be found. He has effectively become a visiting governor, who shows up in the state briefly, makes a few public appearances and then disappear again to God knows where.

Due to lack of depth or inferiority complex, Abdulrasaq is fighting many battles on many fronts. His relationship with the Emir of Ilorin is frosty. Upon assumption of office, he withdrew from the traditional rulers in State the Government Chalet opposite the Presidential Lodge, where they usually stay whenever they are in Ilorin.

The chalet is now occupied by his uncle, the Chief of Staff, Ajadi and a State Security Operative.

His continued opposition to the swearing in of the only PDP winner of the State Assembly defies logic. What can one PDP member do in a House of Assembly that your party has overwhelming majority?

Abdulrasaq’s lack of tact has also led to the factionalisation of the his party, the APC in Kwara.. As at today we have a group loyal to party Chairman Basiru Bolarinwa and those loyal to the governor, known as the AA Group.

The fight is not just against Bolarinwa, other party leaders and members have been totally alienated. Those who dare complain are threatened into silence or quietly chased away from the State. Recently, Moshood Mustapha who fell out with Abdulrasaq was subtly reminded that he built his house at Love Garden on government land and that if he continues to grumble, the fate that befell Ile Arugbo will also befall his house.

The above lends credence to insinuations that Ile Arugbo was demolished for political reasons or ego trip.

Those in the know about the relationship between Abdulrasaq and Bukola Saraki revealed that the duo wereclose friends and that when Bukola was getting married, Abdulrasaq organized about two or three parties in his honour. Thus, his demolition of Ile Arugbo was just an ego trip, a family vendetta or both.

While civil servants in Kwara are still waiting for him to fulfill his promise to pay the N30, 000 minimum wage, Abdulrazaq retired all permanent secretaries in the state though many of them are still tenure protected and replaced them with some directors who have failed promotion exams.

Between Abdulrasaq and the two ministers from Kwara, Lai Muhammed and Gbemi Saraki, there’s no love lost. The cold war between them was fought on the pages of newspapers recently over who supported or worked against the appointment of Fareeda Dankaka as Chairperson, Federal Character Commission.

Nominations into the Federal Character Commission was an exclusive privilege given to state governors.

Feelers from Aso Rock was that a Kwaran will be made Chairman and another a commissioner.

Abdulrasaq was reported to have sent the name of Habibat Yusuf, chairperson Kwara state Civil Service Commission as Chairperson and Daniel James Kolo as commissioner. Meanwhile, he also promised Benjamin Yisa and Ajadi respectively.

When Dankaba was eventually made Chairperson through her contacts in the presidency and Kaduna, there were claims and counter claims by both groups on who opposed or supported her nomination.

Days of the Locust and Unsubstantiated Claims

Acting without tact the way Abdulrasaq has carried on in the last 365 days is usually costly in the long run.

Members of factions within APC claimed he recently gave APC Ward Chairmen fifty thousand Naira each to buy their loyalty, if the party had been united, there won’t be need for this wasteful spending.

Claims that he had spent N8 billion on health has been described as bogus as there is nothing on ground to justify the claim.

There are also allegations that all contracts in Kwara now goes to members of the governors’ family. They cited the return of First August, the construction company that held the sway when Lawal was Governor between 1999-2003. The same company is now rehabilitating all the roads in the State.

They also alleged that the N500m contract for the renovation of government house and the N163 million Covid 19 contract were awarded to the governor’s relations.

“Our dream was for O to Ge Revolution to sack Bukola Saraki paddypaddy government and enthrone a moreegalitarian order,but what we have today in Kwara is government of family by family and for family,” said Musa Ahmed, a businessman in Ilorin.

Ahmed said that while Saraki model which led to the O to Ge Revolution was not ideal, “but he touched the lives of many Kwarans in every local government area. This government is without direction, it’s just a copy and paste government, they claimed they spent N8 billion on health, yet they were using a rickety bus to carry Covid 19 patients and the video which went viral was huge disgrace to Kwara’’ said Ahmed. “They are turning our State into a laughing stock in the country”.

With the better part of 365 days spent on frivolous activities, fighting former governors of the state endlessly, introducing probes to cover his lack of capacity, Abdulrasaq’s Media Team came up with some phantom achievements to justify 365 days in office.

The most annoying is bench marking one year of government that promised us Eldorado with the performances of Saraki and Ahmed.

One cannot but wonder if Abdulrasaq and his team know the meaning of revolution. If they do, they won’t be using the performance of the rejected duo as bench mark.

Even some of their claims were false. The money they claimed they used to pay the state share of health interventions was in the State’s account before Abdulrasaq was sworn in but after losing the election, the outgoing government was denied access to all state government’s accounts.

Abdulrasaq Media Team’s claim that he has enrolled 10,000 people in free health insurance. This is a lie from hell. They should be challenged to publish the name of the 10, 000 people they have brought under the health insurance since they came to power, or accept that by lying and deceiving the people, the governor has betrayed his oath of office and is not fit to continue to occupy that office.

I am bemused that Abdulrasaq is celebrating employment of 37 doctors when Ahmed that we called a failure employed several consultants, remodeled five general hospitals and established the only renal center in the North Central.

That Abdulrasaq is celebrating the release of N19million to some institutions is shocking. Ahmed released hundreds of millions to tertiary institution from Paris club refunds.

After 365 days, Kwarans are asking Abdulrasaq; where is your development plan? What is your vision for agriculture and the 193 tractors you promised each ward during the 2019 election campaign? Why is the revenue generated by KWIRS shrouded inso much secrecy? Why have you refused to sign the freedom of information bill in to law?

Kwara professionals must stand up

To move forward, Kwara needs a Third Force that will set the terms of engagement between the leaders and the led, and Kwara professionals from Central, North and South of the State need to rise up against these professional politicians, jobbers and charlatans.

Kwarans should be worried that states established about the same time with Kwara like Rivers, Cross Rivers, Kano, Imo and others are far ahead of Kwara. Even states that were created after ours like Ogun are ahead of us. How can a State that was the never centre of bureaucracy in Northern Nigeria at the time of creation now be led by a governor with hardly any education to speak of?

Enough of Abdulrasaq’s shenanigans, pretentious humility and deception, we Kwarans must rise up and take back our state from political jobbers. The revolution that overthrew Saraki in 2019 showed the real power of the people. But certainly, the job is not done. This Abdulrasaq could not have been God’s plan for Kwara State.

Thomas, a native of Offa resident in Lagos, is a two-time CNN African Journalist of the Year.

YOU ARE NOT LOCKED DOWN! By Mike Bamiloye

YOU ARE NOT LOCKED DOWN!
#Mike Bamiloye

The Governent Locked Down the Church…
And You are Making Too Much Noise!
Was Your Visions Locked Down?
Was Your Dreams Locked Down?
Was your Calling and Ministry Locked Down?
Was Your Revelation of God’s Mind Locked Down?
Was Your Heaven Locked Down?
Was Your Inspiration Locked Down?
Was Your Ministry Locked Down?
Was it not a BUILDING that was Locked Down?
Was Your Purpose Locked Down?
Was it not a simple Gathering that was Locked Down?
Was Your Fellowship with God Locked Down?
Was Your Eternal Purpose for Living Locked Down?
Was Your Spiritual Eyes Locked Down?
Was Your Divine Utterance Locked Down?
Was Your Spiritual Life Locked Down?

You Missed the Choir, Abi?
You Missed the Ushers, Abi?
You Missed the Choruses and Worship, Isn’t it?
But did you miss God?
Did you miss Jesus?
Did you miss the Holy Spirit?
When Paul and Silas were Locked Down, what did they do?
Didn’t they cause an Earthquake?
When Daniel was Locked Down in the Lion’s Den,
Didn’t he turn the Lions to Pets?
When the Three Hebrews were Locked Down in the Fiery Furnace,
Didn’t they hold Ministers Conference with Jesus in the Flame.
Didn’t they come out of the Fire
And set the Nation on Revival Fire?

You are Locked Down,
You are making too much Noise!
How many Books have you written since the Lock Down?
How many Songs have you composed since the Lock Down?
How Many Online Programs have you had Since the Lock Down? !

You were Locked Down and
You became something else.
You became so because that’s what you were ever before the Lock Down.
You were Locked Down
And you became redundant.
You became redundant because You had ever been Redundant before you were Locked Down!

Was your Spirit Locked Down!
Was your Brain Locked Down!
Was your Divine Reasons for Living Locked Down?
Was your Moment of Manifestations Locked Down?
I thought you said you are a Man of Great Visions!
I thought You had always boasted that You are the Deborah of our Time!
So Your Visions Were inside the Church Building!
So, when the Building was Locked Down, your Visions were Locked Down inside the Building!

Look at You!
Child of God!
You are not Locked Down!
You are lying!
Where is your Vision?
Where is Your Zeal?
Where is Your Revelation?
Where is Your Purpose?
Is the Holy Spirit in You Locked Down?
Is the Holy Ghost Power in You Locked Down?
Is the Wisdom of God in you Locked Down?
Look Up!
Is the Heaven not Opened over your Head?

Wake up!
When the Church is eventually opened soon,
What Can You Look Back and Say You have Achieved for The Kingdom during the Lock Down?

You are NOT Locked Down When you are not yet Locked Down Six Feet below the Ground.
As Long As You Are Alive To Fulfill His Purpose,
You Are Not Locked Down!
Happy Sunday !

Mallam Isa Funtua – The Bad and Ugly sides

This afternoon the at the Federal Executive Council meeting inside the Presidential villa, the president and his ministers paid tribute to his best friend and closest confidant Mallam Isa Funtua. As usual all sorts of glowing tribute was poured out in the typical Nigeria fashion of always mourning the dead perfectly. They had to, for Mallam Isa Funtua had risen to become the most powerful man in Nigeria; he had Ministers and top Government officials queuing up to see him. They would go to his Abuja house and sit down endlessly for hours waiting for him him to round up with whoever he was seeing at such time and attend to them. He was that powerful and far much more. The former Minster of Water Resources in the second republic was already BROKE by the time Buhari won the 2015 election. He was in serious and obvious financial woes and was unable to repay the various loans he took from the bank and had to be dragged to court. It was whilst this was on going that his bestie Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election in 2015 and he positioned himself together with Mamman Daura and Abba Kyari to become the most ruthless, selfish, greedy, incompetent, shortsighted, condescending and roguish power mongers in our entire political history.

He strategically choose the CBN and bared his fangs on the apex bank in the most audacious and unforeseen manner. His nefarious dealings with the CBN is a story told like tales by moonlight in almost every household, offices and media houses, WhatsApp group and even amongst the most elitist in the Nigeria society. Despite the fowl scented truth all up in the air, very few online media had the guts to openly call out this criminal of unimaginable proportion. No mainstream media house could do the story for fear of being dealt with until a US based Journalist took the bull by the horn and dragged Isa Funtua and his entire family into the market square and forced them to ‘dance naked’ for all to see. In a well detailed write up laden with impeccable empirical evidences, the Washington based journalist told the story of how Billionaire Isa Funtua had literally put the CBN in his pocket. He would ask the CBN for hundreds of millions of dollarssssssss at very ridiculously low rate and them take same monies to the black market and sold it to the Bureau de Change guys at the going market rate. It was the type of FOREX ROUND-TRIPPING never seen in the history of this country. According to the journalist he and his family was so neck deep in this that they would actually dictate to even the CBN who and who to give forex to😱Daily Mail did an investigative report of Isa Funtua’s forex round tripping and their finding were to put it mildly shocking; all the prominent BDC guys in Wuse Zone 4 Abuja who are in the business of buying and selling dollars gladly chorused his name as the man to see for the best dollar rate in Nigeria. Infact they nicknamed him “CBN Governor” on account of the volume of forex he illicitly brings their way. It was the proceeds of this forex that he and his family used to procure mobile network Etisalat now known as 9 mobile for $300m. It was also this proceeds that he used to procure Keystone bank. It was also the same proceeds that his son used in buying two private jets at the same time!!!!!!😳who buys two private jets at the same time in Nigeria? If not a money miss road who is drunk on his loot. He has bought up so many landmark properties just within the last five years that he might actually surpass Bola Tinubu as the biggest landlord in Nigeria. CBN is his LAP DOG!!!!!!💯Isa Funtua was taking out dollars forcefully from the apex bank in a country where importers of goods and genuine businessmen struggle to access dollars for their businesses. Isa Funtua was taking out such voluminous amount of dollars from CBN to lavish on private jets in a country where the Federal government couldn’t even feed the poorest citizens during months of lockdown. Isa Funtua was taking out hundreds of millions of dollars barefaced from CBN in a country where returnees from London, US and Asia during the lockdown were asked to pay for their flights and feeding expenses. Isa Funtua is the worst of ROGUES!!!!!! and I stand to be corrected.

He didn’t stop at forex round tripping o. According to the US based Journalist, he forced the CBN to award his company a N30,000,000,000 contract for the construction of the CBN car park extension🙆🏾‍♂️🙆🏾‍♂️You want to build a car park extension for CBN staff at the cost of N30billion!!!!!!! Please what type of cars are they going to park there? Diamond encrusted cars??? Or personal private jets of CBN staff??? How do you build a N30billion car park extension in a country that is officially the poverty capital of the world??? The entire contract violated the constitutional requirements as stipulated in the Procurement Act. Regular CBN contractors said the project was never advertised talkless of bid document being sold nor did CBN ask Contractors to submit an Expression Of Interest as is usually the norm. Funny thing is that if a proper check is done, his company would have been mobilized to the tune of 70% or even more💯 this one is not your regular contractor o, Isa Funtua until his death can be described as one of the owners of Nigeria under this Buhari Government. This contract was so preposterous that the then Chief of Staff Abba Kyari was said to have summoned the CBN Governor immediately he got wind of the deal; to explain the madness. I guess that one felt outsmarted by Funtua🤣🤣🤣according to the reports he couldn’t do anything to stop it, na inside the same bag all of them dey sleep. So disdainful and arrogantly confident was Isa Funtua that he went on a live TV to brag that “there wasn’t just a cabal in the presidency but that he was the cabal” and we should deal with it. In that interview he went on to drag the entire Igbo nation; he said “Igbos should first belong before clamoring to be president”. As in the Igbos are not yet ready???😂😂😂coming from a man who is not even a Nigerian is just too telling; to those of you who don’t know, Isa Funtua is from Niger Republic!!!!!💯unfortunately we have a very broken system especially up north so even Bandits and criminal herdsmen from sub Sahara Africa can stroll into Nigeria and eventually make it to the House of Representatives, Senate, Governor, Minister and even President. Some weeks weeks ago he secured a court injunction against the US based journalist which was meant to stop the scandalous publishing of his financial heist on CBN and the further outing of his criminal financial empire. As he didn’t have any address for the journalist, he asked the court to allow him serve the journalist on Twitter😂😂😂😂he did and went home thinking that he had tamed the young man. Unfortunately for him he was up against a Maaaaadddddd man😂😂😂😂😂the journalist first replied that the Nigeria judicial system doesn’t not have a US valid visa and so it’s not enforceable in the US😜😜😜😜😜😜He went ahead the next day in a very unprecedented manner and put out a world class and highly documented exposé of how the Funtuas have raped Nigeria financially and Isa Funtua was infuriated by no small means. He actually told a Senator last week that any day he catches the journalist he will so deal with him. When a man this powerful in Nigeria makes such a threat it simply means, “you will be taken off”. The Senator also passed his message to the target😂😂😂😂four days later Isa Funtua joined his ancestors and by now should be on transit in purgatory where he will be checking to see how many of his dollars came with him. I watched his funeral yesterday as he was laid to rest and I though aloud, “how do these psychotic individuals don’t see the bigger picture in life”. Amongst the cabal he was known and nicknamed “Maradona” on account of the fact that he is a skillful planner; he knows how best to tame the opposition, he knows how best to tame the Revolutionists; which was why he went to see Sowore in prison and arrogantly asked him to bury his idea of a better Nigeria. According to Sowore, “he was a very condescending man”. The man was the dictionary definition of Pride and unbridled arrogance even as he vehemently opposed restructuring the country. You can NEVER Rest In Peace if you killed the destinies of so many innocent Nigerians. His family can keep their loot and enjoy it on behalf of their father. Monies you can’t use to better your adopted hometown Katsina even as you watch Bandits and criminals make meat pie out of your people, is not money but a generational CURSE!!!!! We haven’t even heard half of the story, the depth of Isa Funtua’s lootocratic empire will resurface in full force whenever these bunch of Shakespearean clowns are out of power.

For those who understand and can perfectly interprete body language, this is a picture of the late Isa Funtua and the Central Bank Governor, you can give the picture your own interpretation; as for me it’s a Master/Servant relationship💯💯
May any job we do in this life never erode our human dignity🤮🤮🤮

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UK parents win fight to name their son Lucifer after a court registrar tried to block them

The family of Dan and Mandy Sheldon has won the battle to name their only son Lucifer after a court registrar tried to block them. The couple had visited their local register office in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make the name of their four months old baby official, but the register refused saying the name “Lucifer” will deprive the baby from getting a job in the future.

Dan and Mandy had argued that they are not religious people, that contrary to most people believe that the name “Lucifer” is not a bad name at all, the name might have been used in religious books to qualify the devil or represent the name of the devil, it does not mean it is a bad name. Dan who is the father of the child argued that Lucifer is a precious name that comes with strong and powerful meaning; he said the name “Lucifer” originated from a Creek word which means ‘light bringer’ and ‘morning’. He said the name of a child can go a long way to determine who the child will become in the future, and he believes the meaning of Lucifer is not bad at all for their son. Ok
According to dailystar, the parents’ baby name choice was accepted, despite the registrar’s reservations. A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: “We apologize if they were offended but it is the job of our registrars to advise in these matters as sometimes people are not aware of certain meanings or associations around certain names.” He defended the registrar saying what he did was for the interest of the child and the family.

Many countries around has in one denied parents the right to name their children names they believe will affect the child negatively in the future. It started in the Roman Catholic when the Pope advised parents to disease from naming their children after celebrities, cars and other things that will add no significant value to their children’s lives, countries like France, Iceland, Italy, Spain and the US have denied parents from naming their children some certain names. In New Zealand up to six parents were denied from naming their children Lucifer from 2001 to 2013; up till date Iceland still refuses to add the name to its official register. In England and the United State there is no such law that restrict parents from naming their children whatever name they want, Dan and Mandy were able to win the battle of naming their son Lucifer after making his point clear.

Drigbo loses Ivorean FA Post

Didier Drogba built schools in Ivory Coast. Built a football academy in Ivory Coast. Donated £3 million pounds, the whole of his Pepsi endorsement deal sign-on fee, to build a hospital in Ivory Coast. Bought and gifted over 5,000 underprivileged school pupils with school kits. Donated his clinic in Abidjan for the treatment of Coronavirus patients. Once sponsored the Ivorian national team for international matches. Done numerous things in Ivory Coast like speaking to the rebels and used his influence to stop a 5-year civil war ravaging his country.

But last week, he contested to be President of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF), and he didn’t get ONE VOTE. No one voted for him.

Some of the people that voted said Drogba didn’t ‘play his politics well’

What politics?

Africaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

By Ayoola Tope
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DID THEY MURDER TOLULOPE AROTILE? By OmoAdéyemo A Adéwálé

As a former clerk to the General Counsel of the Michigan National Guard, I worked at one of the largest military facilities in Michigan.

Then, I used to document my experience on Facebook.

Once I entered the facility, I honestly believed that I had entered a new world. The speed limit at the facility was extremely low. If a car were to hit me, I would only faint to drink some milk. If a car were to hit a fragile 90-year old person, s/he might not even break a bone. What am I saying?

If the speed limit says 10 mph, visitors could probably drive up to 12mph, but soldiers are more likely to stay below the speed limit. They don’t want to put their fellow soldiers at risk. And, more importantly, they don’t want to get caught speeding: it’s a serious offense.

While I was there, every minute, individually and collectively, I witnessed soldiers running and jogging, and all visitors complied with the rules. They knew that some bad-faith people might act unreasonably, so they installed speed bumps, too.

In addition, I was involved in reviewing multiple investigations (at the end of my tenure, my boss was so impressed that he asked me to join the military, but I had different plans), applying different Army Regulations (think of that as their own LAWS; they don’t use civilian codes to adjudicate matters).

The General Counsel of the military is so powerful: every soldier, particularly top generals, seeks an approval from the General Counsel before embarking on anything. The rationale is simple: if you can get the General Counsel to write a memo that supports what you are doing, and the thing turns out bad, you have an affirmative defense: the General Counsel said that it was fine. You, the soldier, won’t be penalized.

In the military, if a dollar is missing, an investigation MUST be conducted. If a military vehicle is involved in a fender bender, the military MUST investigate. If a piece of property is missing, the military MUST investigate (google FLIPL). They also have regulations guiding fraternization between officers. If a death, or a freaking accident occurs on the base, that’s a major investigation that MUST be led by a high-ranking officer. That’s how a professional military should operate.

As the General Counsel’s gatekeeper, I was involved in researching and writing about multiple issues, including a legal review of multiple investigations.

Based on my preliminary review of the information in the public domain, concerning the death of Tolulope Arotile, 24, a decorated combat pilot, I honestly believe, unless proven otherwise, that she may have been a victim of a well-orchestrated plot to murder her. The story just doesn’t add up.

Sure, accidents happen, but the circumstances in this case call for a thorough investigation. Did she report her colleagues to the HR? Was she bullied in the past? Was it an accident (or was it intentional)?

As a matter of urgency, the military MUST launch an investigation into her mysterious death, placing a senior and reputable officer in charge of the investigation. Military investigators are actually better than their civilian counterparts (believe me), so they should provide us with badly needed answers. A mere press statement won’t suffice. Letters of condolences to her bereaved parents won’t suffice. Don’t start talking like Nigerians: don’t invoke the name of God under this post, except you are praying for her soul and family.

Let’s demand a THOROUGH INVESTIGATION and a LEGAL REVIEW of the INVESTIGATION. If anyone is found culpable, the person should be appropriately punished.

Rest in peace, Tolulope!

Adeyemo Adéwálé, PhD, is an American-based lawyer.

SENATOR BOLA AHMED TINUBU, ADAMS OSHOMOLE AND VANDALISATION OF APC

Politics is the present history and history the past politics.

The recent intra party conflict in Nigeria’s ruling party is a clear definition of dynamic nature of human beings. In other words, conflict of interest more especially in the game of politics and power is inevitable and none negotiable.

There are prominent politicians in the Nigerian political arena who consider themselves as political immortals without having it in mind who fight with sword must die by it. When Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was PMB’s favourite political spouse he thought he was on top of the world, he had everything at his disposal because he was given invisible hand by PMB to have full control of the party. Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu leaked his political sword and embarked on cutting the heads of his political threats until their heads was removed from their bodies. Today many of those people are at their political retirement Homes and some of them were cursed by APC running from one political party to another. Among them their were people like former vice president and 2019 PDP presidential aspirant Aliyu Atiku Abubakar Dad . Others are Sokoto state serving Governor AWT, Bukola sarki to mentioned but.

It did not end there, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu out of his quest for power thinking he is succeeding PMB come 2023. Tinubu was so blind such that he refused to consider the fact that former APC National chairman Chief John Oyegun was doing very well in running the affairs of the party accurately in fact it was. under his leadership PMB and APC emerged victorious by defeating the incumbent president President Good luck Ebele Jonathan during the 2019 general elections, the first election ever in Nigeria history that Ruling party was defeated . Tinubu was so ungrateful to Chief Oyegun whose under his watch as a national chairman of the opposition party that incumbent president was voted of power.

However, Chief John Oyegun was so competent that he maintained cordial relationship with all the APC governors and party leadership but Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu instituted many cases against chief Oyegun that led to his disgraceful removal then used his influence and imposed Adam Oshomole who is a very controversial politician, whose approach to delicate matters capable of causing set backs and destruction of the party is always unprofessional. At the end his inability to persuade party members frustrated many party big shots that led to massive defection from the party when the party was having few months to the polls at the same introduced direct primary elections which later ended of imposing direct primaries to some states and approved indirect primaries to some states, as a result that process made APC lost some of her states to the opposition parties during the 2011 elections and caused serious destruction to the ruling party..
[6/27, 06:24] +234 803 804 4594: Today’s column on the back page of Saturday Tribune recalls columns, social media updates, and interviews I did in the last two years warning Tinubu that the Buhari cabal would deal him mortal political blows:

The political coalition between Muhammadu Buhari’s CPC and Bola Tinubu’s ACN has all but collapsed. There was nothing even remotely surprising about it. In previous columns, media interviews, and social media updates, I predicted that this would happen.

For example, in my June 23, 2018 column titled “Buhari’sJune 12 Pandering and Naivety of Yoruba Elite,” I wrote:

“Buhari may well get a second term with the help of votes from the Southwest. But one thing is as certain as tomorrow’s date: he will spectacularly fall out with the Yoruba elite whose support he’s bending over backwards to court now. He’d no longer have a need for them after 2019 and might even remember that they betrayed him in 2011.

“These same people would then turn against not just Buhari but the entire North. If we’re alive till then, we’d remind them that they are complicit in their own fate. An Italian proverb says, “When a man deceives me once, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine.”

In a January 26, 2019 column titled “Bola Tinubu’s Costly 2023 Political Gamble,” I wrote the following, among other things that have come to pass:

“Tinubu is going into another alliance with Buhari in hopes that Buhari and his supporters will reward him with a presidential ticket in 2023. That’s a costly miscalculation for a whole host of reasons.

“I am familiar enough with members of Buhari’s inner circle to know that they deeply despise Tinubu. They snigger at his presidential ambition and are amused by his expectation that they would support him. Tinubu himself knows this. That’s why I am shocked that he appears irresistibly and dangerously drawn to people who will throw him like he is hot after the February election. Maybe he is gripped by the sort of deathly attraction that causes a moth to embrace a flame.

“During a TV appearance on Television Continental on February 20, 2018, Tinubu’s wife, Remi, said Tinubu was “trashed” by Buhari’s northern political machine after the 2015 election. People who “trashed” you after an electoral triumph to which you’re central will certainly go the whole hog and incinerate or bury you in the aftermath of another victory that will ensure that they will no longer need you.

“Apart from the certain betrayal that will surely come from the Buhari camp in the event that Tinubu helps them to win or rig the 2019 election, a Tinubu presidential candidacy will be beset by a lot of problems. Given the heightened sensitivity of religion in Nigeria now, which is made even more so by Buhari’s unexampled, in-your-face bigotry, Tinubu would be required to have a northern Christian as a running mate to earn the support of the south and the Christian north. That would, however, automatically alienate Buhari’s northern Muslim supporters. So his ambition is dead before it’s even born.

“Most importantly, though, as Tinubu himself knows only too well, a vote for APC in the coming presidential election won’t be a vote for Buhari; it would be a vote for an evil, greedy, corrupt, provincial, and reactionary cabal and their minions who are currently perpetrating a stratospheric theft of the nation’s resources in ways that would make an angel of Abacha. President Buhari is an insentient human vegetable who is barely aware of his own existence.”

In a September 21, 2019 column, titled “Why Bola Tinubu Can Never Be Nigeria’s President,” I pointed out that “Before the 2019 election, a friend of mine who is close to Abba Kyari confided in me that after the election they would ‘deal with Tinubu and his people.’ He bragged that by the time they are done with him and his underlings, he would be so damaged that he won’t even be an option for the 2023 presidency. It’s already starting.”

In a December 22, 2019 social media status update titled “Tinubu’s Dangerous Dance with the Cabal,” I wrote:

“The cabal is toying with Bola Tinubu like a yo-yo—and he is naively, if gingerly, playing along— in readiness for his eventual political incineration by or before 2023. And the cabal is being ruthlessly Machiavellian about it.

“Tinubu has been given a fake promissory note that he’ll be APC’s presidential torchbearer in 2023. On the strength of this worthless promissory note, they’ve sought his permission to destroy some of his most trusted foot soldiers.

“With his consent, they’ve consigned Yemi Osinbajo to symbolic Aso Rock prison. Tinubu endorsed Tunde Fowler’s replacement at the FIRS and is in on his impending trial for corruption. He also stamped his imprimatur to Muiz Banire’s unceremonious ouster from AMCON. He’s giddily approving everything the cabal tells him it wants to do to his “constituents” and foot soldiers.

“He has now fallen out of favor with almost all Southwest governors except his dutiful stooge in Lagos and his nephew in Osun. Of course, he is a bête noire to Afenifere. At this rate, Tinubu would divorce his wife and disown his children if the cabal tells him to do so—just because he’s told that he’d be president.

“This is a strategic, Machiavellian demobilization of his base, but one in which he is a willing participant, using the illusory promise of APC presidential nomination. When he is eventually denied the APC presidential slot, he would have no one of political consequence in his natal region to fall back to for counterattack other than his battering rams in the Lagos media.

“Before his eventual political annihilation, he would be thoroughly unpopular in the Southwest. His fate would elicit no mass sympathy from the region when the cabal finally bares its fangs publicly and devours him.”

And in a December 8, 2019 interview with The Interview magazine’s Azubuike Ishiekwene, I said the following in response to the question, “If you were to make a prediction about the political landscape in 2020, what would it be?”

“I have no—nor do I believe anyone has—oracular powers, but I think 2020 would witness the incipience of the alignment of political forces preparatory to the 2023 election.

“The Buhari/Tinubu alliance would crack more noticeably. The people who prop Buhari in power don’t want Tinubu—or anyone outside their primordial constituency—to succeed them. That’s my prediction.”

What hasn’t started to happen yet is the fight I predicted between paid Buhari and Tinubu loyalists on social media. In an October 5, 2018 social media post titled “Contest of Idiocy Between Buharists and Tinubuists,” I said, among other things:

“It’s no surprise that Buharists and Tinubuists are in a coalition of buffoonery to reelect a lifeless Buhari in 2019. When pigheaded Buhari fanaticism collides with sheepish Tinubu loyalty, it sparks the sort of combustible admixture of idiocy we’re seeing today, which disposes otherwise normal people to lend unthinking support to transparently incompetent people for political office. Thankfully, the rank of the Tinubuists is dwindling dramatically.

“Buharists and Tinubuists certainly share the same slavish, uncritical, freakish mentality, but wait to see what will happen in 2023 (if Buhari wins a second term) when Buhari disappoints Tinubu by not “handing over” power to him–as he expects Buhari would. You’d be entertained by the fight that would break out between the two idiotic camps that are friends today. Save this somewhere.”

So Tinubu had lots of warning that the fate that has befallen him now was a foregone conclusion. He ignored it and chose instead to legitimize the worst civilian regime in Nigeria’s history. He deserves his fate.

Well, the next predictable phase in the unfolding drama is for Tinubu to turn the Lagos news media against the Buhari regime— and for his mindless loyalists to clash with Buharists in a contest of idiocy. That would be an entertaining spectacle to watch. STAY TUNED MORE TO COME SOON