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My Patriotism Story: A Joke in Action

am never giving up on Nigeria

am never giving up on Nigeria

Its yet another Independence anniversary for Nigeria and i have thought: what should i ramble about? Nothing pops up in my cheezy breezy weezy brain…..so i carried out a survey with two friends.

Sunday, my naughty friend suggested i write on “patriotism”. I declined because that would amount to betraying my conscience going by the connotative implication of the word “patriotism” hence, i cant say for sure ‘how patriotic i am’ judging by the fact that; i never recited the national anthem during NYSC orientation in camp; never remembered the nation in my sparingly morning devotion; have never worn anything green white and green(don’t even know what that connotes) and i have never made any known sacrifice for the nation aside forfeiting my meals in camp……so Mr. Sunday. What is patriotic about me when patriotism is not viewed from the perspective of the innateness school of thought?.

Mr. Suleiman suggested i, (his exact words) “write about the urgent need for a change of leadership, orientation of the masses about the brewing crisis and a host of other known issues”.

What my hommy meant by “host of other known issues is what am yet to decipher, since there was no known conference organized to itemize known issues after the Kutigi led romance that ended in 2014 and is already known.

Then as for his protest for a change of leadership, am wondering; could he be referring to a shift in political party? (I don’t think so, hey! No way, this dude is too sensitive not to know that the ruling party and the oppo-attacking are the same; could he be referring to the military taking over power? Nah! That guy enjoys his swags and freedom of expression and choice, especially with matters unconnected with the opposite sex, no way he will advocate for TYRANTS

Maybe he was referring to the youths. But how can that be? I remember him telling me during our undergraduate days….”oboy if i get dey opportunity na to enrich myself and my family oh…no time” ( his exact word). How can the same person advocate for his types to take over the helms of affair for change..nah.

Less I forget, he equally mentioned the orientation of the masses against the brewing crisis. Why the question of who the masses are in Nigeria is making the local pharmaceutical store in by neighborhood rich in the sales of paracetamol each time I search my head for the answer. I think the Anus-Horribilis of some slapsticks comedians from the south who are planning genocide and separation of Nigeria or the ongoing political genocide by the scariest element in the north should not be viewed as brewing crisis or the mindset of the masses (just thinking aloud).

With my glass of champagne raised acknowledging; Nelson Mandela, Fella Kuti, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Shehu Shagari, Michael Kombol,Ezekiel Asemah, Ngugi, Brutus, Achebe, Soyinka,Birago Diop, Gabriel Okara, Gever Celestine, Kayode Teslim, Ogujobi Jeremiah, Ifeoluwa, Timi Yesiebo, wordpress, Suleiman Isiaka, Dickson Ajogu, Opeyemi, my humble self and other black heroes who fought and are still fighting for the physical freedom of the black race……. i wish you guys a happy independence anniversary………thanks for flying with me.

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Matters Miscellaneous

Barely one week that the “lost but found” most controversial budget in the democratic history of Nigeria was signed by the President and still awaiting implementation with some ministries being asked to appear before the supreme court to justify their allocation following non payment of the meagre minimum wage in many states. In my opinion, this ill-timed removal of fuel subsidy is a highly inimical act and it just adds hopelessness to the bricks of its citizens hardship.

I am not an economist and the justification for the removal of fuel subsidy (the only dividend of democracy in Nigeria) does not lies in my domain of interpretation and analysis but without equivocation and prejudice, I condemn in strong term this action of the present regime in an age when the best living standard is not for any reason to be negotiated for, due to the labour of its citizens supportable by the work output.

Nigerians are very good at taking advantage of situations and i trust them to have skyrocketed the price of all marketable items in and out of the market and tag it “SUBSIDY” or put in the market woman parlance “na subsidy cos am my pikin” and this will just be a means to an end.

While i still uphold my unreserved support for the President Buhari’s change mantra, i hope a day will not come when i will have to look back and say “i wish” because this higgledy-piggledy state of the country is heading for a fiasco if care is not taken.

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Questionist Reborn

In quest for freedom and corrupt free nation;
In quest to bind and kill the destiny killer
We are biased with myopic myopia
Seldom our thought
That from the spring of wantonness loot;
That from the ever open gate of obtainment;
That from the negroid rock of age;
That from the long gonna imperialist
Lies our long-suffering

Alas! our suffering is alphabeta
For unto a higher form of subjugation
Is our reborn
Delivered from a questionist labour room
To a feeble born idaadaa
Accepting hook line and sinker,
We deliver our death warrant to blind obedience
But how obedient are our teachers?
Ah! I shall judge not,
For the anointing must not be touch
But does the anointing touch me?
If it does, I must not question
For the ways of God I must understand not
Me not anointed,
Me not theologically schooled,
Me a mare mortal;
Must be submissive to the anointed
Whom is my pulley to my eternal home,
But my day shall break,
For I alone must brake my day,
I must be a questionist again,
I must stage a revolution in my heart,
I must submit myself to Biblical inquiry;
Rather than religious indoctrination
For the former is the wisdom to toss me to my kingdom
But the later is blindness without cure

Idaadaa: in Igala language, one of the ethnic groups in Nigeria, the phrase refers to a non opinionated being who just succumbs to everything and everyone’s opinion without questioning whether its right or wrong

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USEFUL IDIOTS (1)

USEFUL IDIOTS (1).

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Patriotism and other known issues

Its yet another Independence anniversary for Nigeria and i have been thinking: what  should i ramble about? Nothing pops up in my cheezy breezy weezy brain…..so i carried out a survey with two friends.

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Sunday, my naughty friend suggested i write on “patriotism”. I declined because that would amount to betraying my conscience going by the connotative implication of the word “patriotism” hence, i cant say for sure ‘how patriotic i am’ judging by the fact that; i never recited the national anthem during NYSC orientation in camp; never remembered the nation in my sparingly morning devotion; have never worn anything green white and green(don’t even know what that connotes) and i have never made any known sacrifice for the nation aside forfeiting my meals in camp……so Mr. Sunday. What is patriotic about me to be patriotic when patriotism is not viewed from the perspective of the innateness school of thought?.

Mr. Suleiman suggested i, (his exact words) “write about the urgent need for a change of leadership, orientation of the masses about the brewing crisis come 2015 and a host of other known issues”.

What my hommy meant by “host of other known issues is what am yet to decipher, since there was no known conference organised to itemise known issues after the Kutigi led romance that just ended and is already known.

Then as for his protest for a change of leadership, am wondering; could he be referring to a shift in political party? (I don’t think so, hey! No way, this dude is too sensitive not to know that the ruling party and the oppo-attacking are thesame; could he be referring to the military taking over power? Nah! That guy enjoys his swags and freedom of expression and choice, especially with matters unconnected with the opposite sex, no way he will advocate for TYRANTS

Maybe he was referring to the youths. But how can that be? I remember him telling me during our undergraduate days….”oboy if i  get dey opportunity na to enrich myself and my family oh…no time” ( his exact word). How can the same person advocate for his types to take over the helms of affaire for change..nah.

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Prediction of some slapsticks comedians

Less i forget, he equally mentioned the orientation of the masses against  the brewing crisis come 2015. Why the question of who the masses are in Nigeria is making the local pharmaceutical store in by neighborhood rich in the sales of paracetamol each time i search my head for the answer. I think the Anus-Horribilis of some slapsticks comedians from the south who are planning genocide  and the division of Nigeria should there son not return to power come 2015, or the ongoing political genocide by the scariest element in the north should not be viewed as brewing crisis or the mindset of the masses (just thinking aloud).

With my glass of champagne raised acknowledging; Nelson Mandela, Fella Kuti, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Shehu Shagari, Ngugi, Brutus, Achebe, Soyinka, Gever Celestine, Kayode Teslim, Ogujobi Jeremiah, Ifeoluwa, Timi Yesiebo, wordpress, Suleiman Isiaka, Dickson Ajogu, Opeyemi, my humble self and other black heros who fought and are still fighting for the physical freedom of the black ràçe…….i wish you guys a happy independence anniversary………thanks for flying with me.
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OUR ANUS-HORRIBILIS

After taking a leave of absence from wordpress for almost two months to enable me finish work on the literary text i just published, am back but this time with something different. I will be starting with some poems i have composed.

Poetry is that mode of litereay imitation/presentation i like most because aside dealing with aesthetics, the poetic devices and off course the authorised permission to use words as the poet pleases while taking refuge in “poetic license” is motivating. Though am not a good poet yet but in the nearest future, my poems will be studied by west African students and this is a fact someone will have to remind me of, so as you read inbetween the lines please dont forget to drop your comments/criticism in the box below.

Our Anus-Horribilis

For freedom we take heed daily,
But all we get is but freedom.
Awake in our bed of sorrow;
Filled with hope, we race for gold
Alas all gold glisters not

Fourth estate feed us truthful lies,
Technicalities and red-tapism;
A major greez of unfriendly judiciary system.
Away in far north
Our anus horribilis litters
Spreading and infecting neighbors
A battle of the dead for dead
Indeed, lost in Paradise are we

But to the ant we seek wisdom
For lo! we have long ignored;
The log in our eyes,
Yet seek clear sight
The speck in our brothers eyes.

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