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Nigeria used to be a foremost nation pointing the light for other African nations to follow, but today like the eagle which was brought down from the sky by an ant gnawing at her wings, corruption has brought down Nigeria from her Olympian and soaring height, such that in the comity of nations, smaller African nations including those which gained independence recently are the ones now speaking for the continent.

The soul of Nigeria died the day, Sunday 15th January, 1956 when oil was discovered at Otuabagi and Otuogadi in Oloibiri in present day Bayelsa State by Shell Darcy. That day it was too that the spirit of enterprise and competitiveness died, and following afterwards Nigeria lost her heart and senses of rightness/justness and wrongness including of course, universal altruism. Hence what passes for Nigeria today is the relic of her old self walking with her head and legs up.

Thus, in conceiving Nigeria Watch International (NWI) we are embarrassed by the current stagnation to regression in every facet of that country and disappointed at Nigeria’s current zero image at international level.

The aims of NWI therefore, are:

  • To expose all levels of corruption in Nigeria, especially official corruption
  • To re-orientate the psyche of all Nigerians, both at home and in the Diaspora
  • And usher in the Nigerian renaissance.

The task ahead is not going to be easy, but with the collective efforts of all Nigerians at home and abroad, all friends and well-wishers of Nigeria across the globe joining us in this crusade by reporting all sharp practices in that country including all their unpleasant experiences in the course of doing business, or just visiting Nigeria for other enterprises, we are well able to uproot the evil tree in the House of Nigeria.

Above all, with God on our side we are able to root out corruption and general insecurity in the erstwhile giant of Africa, make her a paradise of glory and a beautiful bride for foreign investors and tourists once more.

We therefore, call on all Nigerians, friends and well wishers of Nigeria to send us information-documents-facts and figures detailing all forms of corruption in that country. Although steeped in stupendous corruption, the current Government may not be willing to take action against established corrupt cases or be favourably and genuinely interested in fighting corruption as the saying goes, “He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones,” we are prepared to press for prosecution of all cases relating to corruption in any form in Nigeria by enlisting world leaders and relevant international bodies such as the United Nations and Transparency International.

According to recent information on Nigeria courtesy of the National Bureau of Statistics, more than 100 million Nigerians live on less than $1.00 a day. Oil - rich Nigeria, and indeed, Africa with all its superabundant natural and manpower resources has no business being poor.

Although our focus at this time primarily is Nigeria, we should welcome information on corruption from other African countries on other African corrupt rulers till such a time when the continental version of NWI - Africa Watch International takes off fully.

We should like to add that the management of Nigeria Watch International does not take responsibility for any publication hereon and their aftermath.

Ridding Nigeria, indeed Africa of corruption is a task that must be done! Don’t just talk about it, report it and take action!

 

JOHN ODEY ADUMA

British Chevening Scholar

UNITED KINGDOM.

SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW

A treatise on pastoral jihadism, islamism, arabism and cultural imperialism in Nigeria

(Ephesians 5:14)

PART 9

PAEDOPHILIC JIHADISM TARGETING UNDER-AGED CHRISTIAN GIRLS AND BOYS AS A FORM OF POPULATION DILUSION AND SLAVERY. THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISLAMISTS' STRATEGY BEGUN IN THE 6TH CENTURY A.D.

SECTION 29 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, 1999 AS AMENDED...WHAT IT SAYS:

Continued from PART 8

(4) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section.

(a) "full age" means the age of eighteen years and above;

(b) any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age.

And it is from amongst these lots - the Almajiris and other children of the talakawas the cabals had kept down over the years you have errand young adults and men abducting under-aged Christian girls for the pleasure of their so-called royal idiots and top ranking political and civil service buffoons in palaces, State Houses and other detestable 'altars', violating both under-aged Christian girls and boys in palaces, hotels, motels, guest houses, state houses, etc, etc.

It is a common belief amongst the Fulanis and the Hausas that on the spiritual plane, the purity, innocense and virginity of this age bracket - 10-14 brings them wealth (money and material possessions), goodwill, goodluck and superabundant fortune!

These hapless elements also, serve jihadi purposes in all their ramifications and interpretations - Boko and the Fulani Nomadic Killer Squad (FNKS).

Currently in Nigeria, there are many radical islamist sects committing all sorts of atrocities in the name of the already FRANCHISED BOKO HARAM BRAND, but which the Nigerian security community in their crass ignorance, do attribute to Boko!

But where are the police?

Once the Chibok Girls were captured/abducted, I put up articles in which I did recommend the raiding of palaces, guest houses, advising then that agencies of the Government should identify isoslated guest houses such as the North East Arid Zone Development Programmes (NEAZOP) in Gashua, Yobe State and such other all over the North, but that advice was ignored.

But are they truly bringing the so-called freed Chibok girls from Sambisa forest or from palaces, state houses, guest houses, harems, other carefully planned hideouts, etc?

Even in Benue State where you have the current masaccre of Nigerians by the jihadists, I had in 2013 warned the last Government of Gabriel Suswam and in my various articles about the jihadi plots and the danger that lay ahead, asking him also, in my emails to him and his principal staff to internationalise the clashes between the so-called herdsmen and the farmers, letting the international community know it was not a case of mere herdsmen and farmers, but jihadists in herdsmen's clothing.

But as usual, that warning of mine was ignored by Mr Suswam and his cohorts who are being haunted by the jihadists today, and they will never give up on them, including those Middle Belt traditional rulers acting very obsequiously to the Sultan of Sokoto, who together with fellow emirs camougflaged under Bello's ONE NORTH to rape them of their resources, dignity and citizenship of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with these foolish traditional rulers subjecting their indigenous cultures and languages to those of the Hausas and the Fulbes.

What about BAD Mark who was fired at during his goose tears-shedding and headline hunting trip to Agatu, BAD was the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2007-2015, when did he summon the various GOOD-FOR-NOTHING IGPs at the time, whom I had asked for all their sackings from here in the United Kingdom to account for the grave security situations of Boko Haram, pastoral jihadists, kidnappers, armed robbers, abductions of under-aged Christian kids, etc, and also, to account for the ever-worsening security situation in the country, all of which posed grave threats to national security.

But what the Middle Belt and the Southern elites, together with all their thieving so-called prominent sons and daughters and their traditional rulers don't know is that, in the current wave of jihad across the country and globally, they are a VERY prime target!

THE NORTH ON HYDROLOGICAL EDGE...WHY YAKUBU GOWON'S POLICY OF GREENING THE NORTH BACKFIRED AND AHMADU BELLO'S UNPARALLELED DELUSION OF GRADEUR TO SPREAD ISLAM FROM THE DESERT TO THE OCEAN

Regarding the factors that had contributed to the hastening of ecological disequilibria in the North, a naturally arid zone of the world, amongst others, especially, such factors as include mega dams and massive irrigation projects as constructed without the needed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIAS) - the first person to blame is General Yakubu Gowon and his Supreme Military Council, the the palaces, prominent Northern politicians, the then top civil servants of Nothern Nigeriaa extraction, business men and women, the then top military/para-military and the police top brass, etc.

And at the level of the Islamification of Nigeria Project, the principal actors to blame for the general ecological and human unease in and around the country, following the unfavourable grazing climate in the North, which has led to the end of seasonal migration in Nigeria, consequent upon the all-country, particularly the current Southward migration of the Fulbe pastoralists, for permanent settlement in the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria, resulting in the internecine war between Cain of the South and Abel of the North in which thousands had already been killed, with many maimed for life, raped, properties including crops, farmlands and cattle worth millions of Naira stolen, destroyed and the indigenous people of Cain's lineage dispossessed of their ancestral lands, wherein the descendants of Abel have had to swarm these lands seized with their animals, and finally settling therein - are: Ahmadu Bello, Muhammadu Buhari, Sada Abubakar IV, the Sultan of Sokoto, Nasir El-Rufai, General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, security chiefs, the intelligence community in Nigeria, Immigration Services, border control and management agencies, the police, the military and para-military, all the palaces in the North, Nigerian politicians of Hausa/Fulani extraction, top civil servants, high level professionals of the Hausa/Fulbe ethnic nationality, prominent Hausa/Fulani sons and daughters, together with their cronies and errand boys and girls, both in the Middle Belt and in Southern Nigeria, yes, with all emphais, Southern Nigeria, again, if you are still in doubt, I stress this with all emphasis, SOUTHERN NIGERIA (!), etc.

HOW THE CABALS SHARED THE GREEN BELTS AMONGST THEMSELVES AND CREATED WIND BREAKS

The British colonialists and later the Northern Regional Government through the creation of green belt areas/zone all over Northern Nigeria, both succeeded in turning the arid zone of the nation into a paradise of sort. These green belts together with cattle tracks/cattle routes/grazing lands were gazetted by both Governments - under the Nothern Regional Government Authority (NRGA), these green zones/cattle routes and grazing lands were so gazetted as far back as 1959, but the greedy and gluttonous oligarchic class sold all these to themselves and established their mechanised farms, other develoment projects of the obscene nature including building their obscene, exotic and very expensive castles/mansions thereon.

Perhaps, for conscience's sake, if they have any, they created windbreaks to replace the stolen large expanse of the gazzetted green belts by grudgingly making small portions of land available for this so-called windbreaks which was very powerless to reduce the very strong wind of the sahelian zone, which do often come with sand dunes and dust bowls that could get people blind as is the case with many poor people in today's Northen Nigeria, in addition to river blindness arising from the talakawas drinking of untreated waters from village streams and mudufils - a pool of water or collection of water which both the local people and their animals drink together.

In many of my investigations spanning these past 25 years, I personally wittnessed where animals entered these mudufils, deeping themselves into them, and the people are equally deeping themselves into these waters, washing and bathing inside, and afterwards collect them for drinking.

I did not believe Musa, my interpretter when he had first told me about human beings and animals/cattle using these very brownish pools of water together, better still, compete for these mudufils, until I saw people and animals drinking/using the same water together. These mudufils are pools of very muddy water, very brownish.

Initially, it was believed erroneously that grass would grow underneath the so-called windbreaks naturally for cattle to graze therein, but this was not to be, hence the prominent members of the oligarchic class that got the contract to plant these windbreaks together with States Governments imported foreign grass to be planted underneath the windbreaks, which the local people ridiculed as breaking no winds, and did not allowing the total flourishing of the imported grass it was envisaged/calculated.

The indigenous herders, some Bororos who had been forced to settle down because of the misfortune that had dogged their paths, due to the fast-changing conditions of the ecology of Northern Nigeria, with Gowon's mega dams contributing very largely to acting as catalysts in hastening the processes of desertification, resulting in the desiccation of the river systems, told me whenever they left the pens open for their animals to roam about and they strayed to the so-called windbreaks zone, they would get poisoned having fed on these imported grass planted underneath the so-called windbreaks, and they would start having running stomach and die as a result.

Imagine a situation where these poisoned animals are killed and sold to the public; also, imagine a situation where these dead animals are sold to some conscienceless butchers without regard for public health and safety, and these animals are subsequently killed and sold to the public. The number of death tolls arising from this stupidity and unspeakable greed are to be better imagined!

These cabals having seized the lands in the North from the poor and developed them for their own selfish ends are now moving down South for the same purpose. Readers mustn't forget, Mallam Aminu Kano spent the whole of his life figting these cabals for seizing the poor people's lands. These lands having been seized from the poor are sold back to these hapless Nigerians at very obscene prices to do their yearly or seasonal farming - this crass wickedness is such that the original owners of the lands who had now been dispossessed of them, would always buy plots from these heartless oligarchs each time they needed them to do their farming at very exhorbitant prices - this fight by the respected Mallam actually began as soon as he had returned from a study in England.

In case, you have forgotten those who make up this morally bankrup class - the mafia or to be specific, the Kaduna mafia, the cabal or the oligarchic class - are the Abubakar Sa'adus of this world (a.k.a Sada), the Muhammadu Buharis of this world, the Sanusi Lamido Sanusis of this world, the Dambazaus of this world.

ENTER MALLAM AMINU KANO, THE CHIEF PRIEST OF THE TALAKAWAS

1. "...the shocking state of social order as at present existing in Northern Nigeria is due to nothing but the Family Compact rule of the so-called Native Administrations in their present autocratic form."

2. "...owing to this unscrupulous and vicious system of Administration by the Family Compact rulers, there is today in our Society an antagonism of interests manifesting itself as a class struggle, between the members of the vicious circle of the Native Administration on the one hand and the ordinary "talakawa" on the other."

3. "...this antagonism can be abolished only by the emancipation of the "talakawa" from the domination of these conduits, by the reform of the present autocratic political Institutions into Democratic Institutions and placing their democratic control in the hands of the "Talakawa" for whom alone they exist."

4. "All parties are but the expression of class interests, and as the interest of the talakawa (commoners) is diametrically opposed to the interest of all sections of the master class, a party seeking the emancipation of the talakawa must naturally be hostile to the party of the oppressors."

The cabals, just who really are they?

 

To be continued.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Odey Aduma was formely Executive Secretary, Foundry Association of Nigeria; Southern Coordinator of President Muhammadu Buhari's pastoralists NGO - THE PASTORAL RESOLVE; Chairman, Editorial Board of the Daily Times of Nigeria Plc; member, National Committee for the Nigerian Youth Festival, 1993; member, core Committee of the National Tecnology Summit and was the Summit's chairman for two of its sub-committees - Publicity and Exhibition, 1998; member of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry set up by President Olusegun Obasanjo to investigate the illegal trade in and smuggling of endagered species of wild fauna and flora into and out of Nigeria, 2003.

He was the Chairman, Planning Committee of the General Murtala Muhammed Memorial Lecture for two consecutive years, 2001 and 2002 before it attained a Foundation status in 2002, having first been upgraded to that status in 2001. General Murtala Muhammed was one of Nigeria's former Heads of State and was killed in the abortive coup led by the then Colonel Buka Suka Dimka on February 13, 1976.

That same capacity saw Mr Aduma delivering huge succcesses during the Daily Times of Nigeria's 75th Anniversary (in which he raked in N6, 000, 000 into the coffers of the Daily Times of Nigeria Plc) and also, playing a similar role in a similar capacity during Dr Isma'il Babatunde Jose's 75th Birth Day. Dr Jose, doyen of Nigerian journalism was Mr Aduma's personal mentor. That relationship was so close and solid such that whilst Aduma was leaving the shores of Nigeria for Britain in 2003, Dr Jose gave him N10, 000.00.

In 1992, Mr Aduma's contributions to journalism was recognised with the awards of the Nigeria Media Merit Award as the Investigative Reporter of the Year and the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence as the Reporter of the Year, and also, the British Chevening Scholarship, which saw him studying International Journalism at City University of London in 2003-2004, with specialism in Environment.

Aduma is the author of the inspirational best-seller, THE DIAMONDS ARE HERE and the founder of Vigilance, the World's Leading Security Magazine and Scorpion News Corp, in addition to founding the Nationalists Unity Movement of Nigeria (NUMON).

 

God bless our Nigeria.

 

The Voice of One Crying from the Diaspora...

 

*Proudly leading the NATIONALISTS UNITY MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA (NUMON).