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HERE’S WHY THE WORST NIGERIANS RULE NIGERIA

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By Akin Ojumu What’s it about Nigeria that makes it possible for the worst from among the people to continually rise to power? How do the least qualified Nigerians become the country’s rulers? Why do Nigerians allow this to happen? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Lutheran pastor and anti-Nazi dissident, attempted to answer similar questions with regards to the rise of Hitler in Germany. In his Letters from Prison, Bonhoeffer argued that the answer was not malice. He reflected on how sophisticated and highly intelligent people like the Germans could elect a megalomaniacal leader like Hitler and support him in his dehumanizing ambitions of racial purity within Germany, and world domination without. Bonhoeffer concluded that his fellow Germans didn’t become misanthropic and evil overnight. Rather he blamed it on stupidity – a vice which, according to him, was more dangerous than malice. Like Nazi Germany, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Theory of Stupidity” can be used to explain the rise to power of

DITCH THE BROKEN BROOMS AND LEAKING UMBRELLAS

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By Akin Ojumu With characteristic lying tongue and cunning craftiness, the Nigeria ruling class is akin to the used-car salesman. Lacking originality, they resort to the same old smoke and mirrors strategy of the seller of spare parts. To perpetuate their stranglehold on the Nigerian people, the powerful men of Nigeria combine their subterfuge with crass intimidation. Disguising their modus operandi of crude chicanery in a costume of religious and ethnic fervor, the poor masses of Nigeria are sliced into factions of pious zealots, and the oppressed of the land are diced into riotous camps of nativist militants. Feeding a gullible nation with false hopes and empty promises, the Nigeria ruling class are adept at constructing skyscrapers of calumny that are nothing but a pie in the sky. Using the news media, the social media, and the Nigeria airwaves as conduits, the ruling elite pump their pitiful propaganda of change, and they push their mediocre manifesto of excellence into the hearts

FAITHLESSNESS FUELS CULTURE WARS

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By Akin Ojumu While it’s true that God mandates morality, it’s also true that God does not force man to live morally. God never coerces anyone to do the right thing. Righteousness is a choice that every man, of his own volition, must make for himself. Scripture tells us that it is the will of God that all men should be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. Yet, at no time in Scripture did God impose His will on anyone. If it were not so, the world would be a righteous place empty of sinners and absent of sins. It’s impossible to establish God’s righteousness by compulsion. No country has ever passed laws capable of turning those lost in sin into the light of God’s saving grace. There’s no nation that has been able to win the hearts of sinful citizens to Christ by issuing secular decrees that criminalize iniquities. There’s no place on God’s earth where morality has ever been successfully legislated. There are no ordinances of men able to rid wickedness from the heart of me

GOP REP. MARY MILLER CALLS ROE DECISION A “VICTORY FOR WHITE LIFE”

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By Akin Ojumu Congresswoman Mary Miller, (R-Illinois), speaking at a rally Saturday night with Donald Trump, called the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade a “victory for white life.” “President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday,” she said, drawing cheers from the crowd. Call it a gaffe, a Freudian slip, or whatever. A gaffe is when a politician inadvertently says something publicly that they privately believe is true but would ordinarily not say because it is politically damaging. Rep. Miller spoke the truth at that rally. She said out loud the real motive behind the obsession of the right-wing conservatives with a woman’s reproductive health. We all know the ruling is not about abortion; it only uses abortion as a pretext to something much more sinister. These people don’t care about the abortion or the unborn child. We know this because of their opposition to g

NIGERIAN YOUTHS MUST GET ENRAGED AND FULLY ENGAGED

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By Akin Ojumu From the cradle to the grave, the life of the average Nigerian is that of toil and misery. Right from the start of life, while still in the womb of his mother, the Nigerian child is at risk of never being born. Those that survive the perils of the mother’s womb and are born alive, may never live long enough to reach the age of 5. Those that live beyond 5 years old grow up to quickly realize they are confined to a life where there is never going to be enough food to eat, and hunger is a constant companion. If, by some divine intervention, they make it to adulthood, they are more than likely to end up poor. With 70 million living in extreme poverty, Nigeria is second only to India as the poverty capital of the world. Nine out of every 10 (i.e., 90%) Nigerians are poor. Ten million school-aged children are not enrolled in any formal school. Over 90% of Nigeria’s out-of-school children are in the North. Only 20% of Nigerian adults between 18-37 years who completed primary sch

UNCLE TOM IS COMING FOR YOUR CONTRACEPTIVE

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By Akin Ojumu In a separate but concurring opinion to today’s Roe v. Wade seismic ruling, Uncle Tom wrote:  “In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.” For those who don’t know, the Griswold precedent cited by Justice Thomas is the 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut case surrounding the constitutional rights of married couples to have access to contraception within the confines of their marriage. In that particular case, the Supreme Court ruled that married couples do have such a right. Clarence Thomas doesn’t think so.  In Uncle Tom’s opinion, married couples have no constitutional right to contraceptive. Therefore, he is calling on the Supreme Court to revisit the Griswold ruling with the intention of overturning it and make it a crime for married couples to use contraception even within the confines of their marriage.

THE ROE V. WADE RULING IS MORE THAN ABORTION

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By Akin Ojumu In a stunning decision that has sent shockwaves through the America political spectrum, the US Supreme Court, on Friday, overturned Roe v. Wade declaring that the constitutional right to abortion upheld for nearly a half century, no longer exists. In a 5-4 decision, the conservative justices decided that, in America, a woman does not enjoy the constitutional protection to make decisions regarding her own body. This ruling criminalizes pretty much all abortions. According to the ruling, any woman seeking abortion is committing a criminal offense. The doctor that provides the woman abortion services is equally guilty of the same crime. In the opinion of the conservative justices, a victim of rape or incest must carry the pregnancy to term even if she doesn’t want to give birth to the child of her rapist or assaulter. Furthermore, if a pregnancy threatens the life of a woman, it is a crime for both herself or her healthcare professional to terminate the pregnancy, even if it

EKWEREMADU & WIFE ARRESTED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING & ORGAN HARVESTING

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  Ike Ekweremadu, 60, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, appeared at Uxbridge magistrates court in west London on Thursday. They have been charged with plotting to traffic a homeless 15-year-old boy to Britain to harvest his organs. Ekweremadu is an Atiku Abubakar’s man and point person to win the Southeast for Atiku in the 2023 presidential election.

BOLA TINUBU IS A MIDDLE FINGER TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS

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By Akin Ojumu By putting at the head of its ticket for the next presidential election the Asiwaju Ibaje of Lagos, the All-Progressives Congress (APC) has just told Nigeria’s next generation that whatever grievance they may have against the ruling elite is of no concern to them. In total disregard for the fear and concern they may have for their future, Nigeria's political noblesse has, in no subtle way, sent a signal to the youths that they couldn’t care less. This bloated congress of power drunk cabals, overfed plutocrats, and perennial political candidates, by picking Bola Tinubu as its candidate in the 2023 presidential election, has given the middle finger to the nearly 34 million restless youths of Nigeria.  It’s an ear deafening F--- YOU!  If you thought that’s a hyperbole, your head must be stuck so far up your behind, all you can smell is the BS you are being pumped into you. At such a critical time in its history, when Nigeria is in desperate need of a dynamic leader with

BEING OBI-DIENT TO THE MOTHERLAND

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By Akin Ojumu Three years ago, Mother Nigeria engaged in an illicit sexual intercourse with unfaithful paramour without using protection. In the 2019 presidential election, the motherland willingly opened up herself to a Viagra-laden senile lover who saw in her a mere object to satiate his inordinate pleasure. In that election, Mother Nigeria, as usual, willingly surrendered her chastity to barbaric defilers and thrill seekers. For the umpteenth time in the nation’s history, the matriarch of our destiny was ravaged by savages who debased her like a woman of no virtue. She gave her consent to be taken advantage of by men of evil intent. Unlike the other times in the past when she allowed herself to be easily molested without putting up much of a protest, however, the last episode stung bitterly. The shame of her actions weighed heavily on her guilty soul like a ton of bricks. What made the last frolicking more painful than previous occasions was that three of her children witnessed the