NNPC Appointments: Much Ado about a Conflict of Interest – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | London, UK | Sept. 26, 2015 – I was as usual browsing the noted and respected Sahara Reporters website when I came across a Petition/Press Release by a group named Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) who claimed to be a “coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti-corruption organizations whose […]

The Buhari Re-Emergence and Some Implications for Nigeria – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | Dec. 26, 2014 – Shortly after the coup of December 1983 in Nigeria, in which the seemingly no-nonsense duo of General Muhammadu Buhari and General Babatunde Idiagbon took over by force the government of Nigeria from the corrupt and inept Shehu Shagari-led civilian regime, I was invited […]

Nigeria 2015: Are We Broke, Getting Broke or Going for Broke? – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | Dec. 04, 2014 – The news going round is that Nigeria is broke. I, for one, do not believe that fallacy. However, if the treasury is indeed empty or nearing emptiness, then what it means is that this happened because the government, this government and past governments […]

From Execu-thieves to Law-breakers – A Tale of Greed, Egotism and Corruption – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | Dec. 04, 2014 – It always comes down to this. How selfish, greedy and insensitive can some of these our rulers be? They are parasites feeding fat on the blood of the people, causing untold miseries and are like malignant tumours that just will not go away. […]

A Flawed and Vague Sense of Morality & Conscience – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | Sept. 5, 2014 – “Ex-Governor Storms Capital; Declares Intention to Return to Government House” By the way, the above caption is mine. But I will not be surprised if many newspapers have this as their caption anytime. Yes, former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Dr Adebayo Alao-Akala […]

The Jobless Politicians – A Big Course for Concern – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | August 26, 2014 – A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na’Abba, on Tuesday said he has been searching for job since he left the House in 2003. A member of the People’s Democratic Party, Na’Abba represented the Kano Municipal Federal Constituency of Kano […]

Nigerian Students Need to be Disciplined: Interview with The Guardian – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | August 13, 2014 – I recently granted an interview to The Guardian Newspapers to express my views on some aspects of student unionism and activism in the current political dispensation and socio-political environment. The interview was published on Sunday, 03 August 2014, written by GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR […]

The Inanity of “No Vacancy” of Political Positions – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | July 25, 2014 – “MAKURDI—the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has declared ahead of the forthcoming general elections that there would be no vacancy in Aso Rock come 2015. Moro urged all those aspiring for the position of president to jettison the idea and allow President […]

Corruption Has Caught up With us at Last – It is Inevitable- By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria | June 4, 2014 – Corruption: Synonyms – Sleaze, dishonesty, exploitation, bribery, fraud, venality, vice. Many of us think we know what corruption looks or is like – a state governor dipping his dirty fingers in the treasury and amassing ill-gotten wealth; an illicit deal carried out […]

UK Local Government and European Elections: A Lesson for Nigeria – By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo

By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo | Ibadan, Nigeria | May 22, 2014 – How many times have we in Nigeria been observing how elections are conducted in other countries we try to emulate or copy, yet we refuse to do the same in our own country for our own progress? I do not believe it cannot […]

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