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THE ZOO @57 BY 'YINKA OYESOMI

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...   OYESOMI - OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY,  10:38 am On 9 Sep 2017

THE ZOO @ 57

BY: 'YINKA OYESOMI

In the alluring words of Tony Clifford; history is repeated,first as a reality and second as a farce.The Name "Nigeria" is a farce.

It is no news again that the pridefull giant-of-Africa got her independence from the English-masters on 1st of October,1960.It has therefore become imperative and a tradition of celebrating her self-rule on the first day of October.

Since the inception of self-rule in Nigeria, many will agree with me that her Commonwealth has been plundered by egocentric and political masters abettors. This has thereafter resulted into the state of economic quagmire, political antagonism and social stupor.

While many will not be pleased that I have christened our dear nation a "zoo". Well,it is my personal assessment after living in this "zoological garden" for two decades.I stand to be corrected if my opinion proves otherwise.

A revered writer, Festus Ogun,in one if his essays lately,while analysing the legal disposition of the Biafra agitations proscription, he submitted that Nigeria is not a zoo,but a country guided by laws,in a rebuttal approach to counter the mantra of the Biafra agitators, whose grouse is Nnamdi Kanu.That submission, I stand to oppose.

I make bold to say that the Nigerian laws-the constitution, statutes,case-laws et al are muted trumpets.

Nigerian laws only dances to the tunes of the drummers. The judiciary is a dog that run errands for its executive-masters.While our law makers earn "jumbo" salaries at the detriments of the nation. Professor Itsey Sagay,Chairman,President Advisory Committee on Corruption, who is always at war with the lawmakers over allegedly "jumbo" pays,said our lawmakers are sucking us dry with their "jumbo" salaries.

It is in a zoo that a group of people, known as senators vote their own minimum wage themselves. A senator's basic salary,according to Professor Sagay's report is "#2,484,000". What a superfluous pay! While workers who voted these oppressing lion kings receive meagre minimum wage if "#18,000". Who can convince me that we're not in a zoo?

The surrounding socio-economic circumstance has suggested that the country is dangerously tethering on the abyss of economic and aggravating political stagnation. Characterized by an unprecedented rate of inflation, unemployment and mind-boggling poverty;young people and the mass of the downtrodden have become illegitimate victims of the hysterical social disorder.

Most Nigerian youths have now become zombies; clueless, futureless,stripped of their personal worth and greatness as politicians continue to turn them against one another, easily converting them into political thugs since they deprived them of jobs and means of livelihood.

Sir Friedrich Lugard must be a prophet,as he had foresaw this current imbroglio as far back as 1926,in his book entitled " The Dual Mandate of British Tropical Africa".Where he wrote that all socio-political structures of Nigeria have been defective from the outset.

Conversely,while it is true that Nigeria's problem is from the outset,Sir Friedrich Lugard is not different from a clown, for such submission, as he was one of the architects of Nigeria's misfortune.

Let me put it straight, that Nigeria is a product of historical accident. There was no social contract ab initio.The meagre was done due to administrative and exploitative reasons.

While the "zoo" celebrates her independence, it is high time the aggrieved inhabitants began to query those at the corridors if power who have kept them in this "zoological bandage" for so long.

Never will I stop in my role of building a better Nigeria.

Happy Independence day in advance!

God bless united Nigeria!

'Yinka Oyesomi is a law student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, whose keen interests lies passionately in writing, oratory civil rights crusading and nation building. For further classifications,contact him via; email- adeyinkaoyesomi@gmail.com or +2348143499113

...   Davida - UI,  11:11 am On 9 Sep 2017

Awesome dear!

But I don't think you clarified some issues... if "Nigeria" is a farce as you pointed out.
..or seemed to point out, why should we be interested in building it up then?

...   Officialtelz - Olabisi Onabanjo University ,  11:12 am On 9 Sep 2017

Wow!!!
Was really touched by this
How i wish we had the power to really change things ourselves, how i wish this country is a country of the people, by the people and for the people in reality!!
The truth be told, we only are being deceived in this country and we all are aware of it, but wetin man go do ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚

...   DavidAghe - ,  11:19 am On 9 Sep 2017

Wow! This is simply amazing and captivating.

...   07068244163 - olabisi onabanjo university,  11:22 am On 9 Sep 2017

I am impress sir and also inspired also keep the good work sir I celebrate u sir

...   olayemi_abiolar - olabisi onabanjo university,  11:57 am On 9 Sep 2017

nice piece,impressed.

...   TalentMikun - Olabisi Onabanjo University,  1:06 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Nice

...   fasilat - olabisi onabanjo university ,  9:11 pm On 9 Sep 2017

nice one ....so fantastic....

...   Big Joe - University Of Ibadan,  10:38 am On 9 Sep 2017

Good display of metaphor.. Our people should change thinkings. It's high time we stop feeding 3% of our population with 69% of our income

...   Gidrolex - OOU,  10:53 am On 9 Sep 2017

'As d zoo celebrates its independence' ... Every man is a political animal making every one of us an inhabitant of the zoo. But we can all make d zoo a greater place as it celebrates her independence

...   Gidrolex - OOU,  10:54 am On 9 Sep 2017

'As d zoo celebrates its independence' ... Every man is a political animal making every one of us an inhabitant of the zoo. But we can all make d zoo a greater place as it celebrates her independence

...   YK - Yabatech,  1:18 pm On 9 Sep 2017

This is a lovely one dear. More grace

...   Festus Ogun - Olabisi Onabanjo University,  9:51 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Good one, main man.

...   Morality - Bayero University Kano,  9:19 am On 9 Sep 2017

well written.

...   Paulo - Unilag,  6:43 pm On 9 Sep 2017

This is mind-blowing..Kudos!

...   Vampire Malas - Olabisi Onabanjo University ,  6:49 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Wow!What a nice write up
Kudos to your Sagacity.

...   Eze4Life - Unilorin,  6:54 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Nice one! I love this forum

...   Adedams - OOU,  7:01 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Well-written,,Yinka's sagacity is second to none

...   Plush _Pearl - OOU,  7:17 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Befitting metaphors..Highly impressive write -up ๐Ÿ‘Œ

...   Pricelesstee99 - Olabisi onabanjo university,  8:23 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Great write up,but the issue is would the govt heed to DAT,even though it is d bitter Truth..... But if Nigeria is really a farce then why building it up.....โ“โ“โ”โ“

...   olajumoke - olabisi onabanjo university,  9:50 pm On 9 Sep 2017

Brilliant

...   Agoziem - University of Ibadan,  12:54 am On 10 Oct 2017

nice piece...
u guys, check out mine at...
http://lawstudentcompanion.com/forums/political-talks/34/do-we-deserve-independence

...   yahaya_tfk - O O U ago Iwoye ,  8:08 am On 10 Oct 2017

Thought provoking, one of those limited essays addressing the Nigerian problem not from a partisan perspective.

...   Neyo - OAU,  8:36 am On 10 Oct 2017

Wow ,,,Indeed legal-minded

...   Plato - Unilag,  8:43 am On 10 Oct 2017

No doubt,Yinka is really one of the reformers of our time.I'm glad we're both studying our dream course!

...   Okolie97 - OAU,  8:57 am On 10 Oct 2017

Nice-one bro! Best article in this forum so far!

...   Okolie97 - OAU,  8:57 am On 10 Oct 2017

Nice-one bro! Best article in this forum so far!

...   Leskid - OOU,  9:05 am On 10 Oct 2017

Bravo๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ The pen god.... I love this

...   Wizboy - UniUyo,  9:12 am On 10 Oct 2017

Brilliant write-up

...   Bodmas - OOU,  11:26 am On 10 Oct 2017

Wells articulated Boss! Keep it up

...   Adedamola - Unilag,  11:30 am On 10 Oct 2017

This is fabulous bro

...   tษ™สŠbi - OOU ,  12:54 pm On 10 Oct 2017

Nice work Adam, it's laudable. Besides, I have a nice observation regarding the wise comments by Davida and Pricelesstee99. Take, for instance, the work of George Orwell "Animal Farm", wherein the great Russia was in relative mess. But the indefatigable strenght of the masses yielded a positive denouement, eventually. We can resuscitate our nation too. In fact, Adeyinka invited me here being an embryonic revolutionist. I'm glad to meet you people.

...   Vickido - UI,  4:22 pm On 10 Oct 2017

Nigeria is a failed state!

...   Jullybabe - UniAbuja,  4:33 pm On 10 Oct 2017

This is a thorough holistic analysis!! Kudos dearie

...   Tozin - Unilag,  4:38 pm On 10 Oct 2017

This is extremely mind-blowing..Kudos bro

...   Temmy - LASU,  4:45 pm On 10 Oct 2017

No dilly-dailly,this is a brilliant piece!

...   OYESOMI - OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY,  5:32 pm On 10 Oct 2017

Thanks everyone for your comments,I appreciate you all.

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Thanks

...   meenah - oou ago iwoye,  5:36 pm On 10 Oct 2017

Nice piece...Nigeria will be great!

...   Topboy - LASU,  5:41 pm On 10 Oct 2017

I respect your sagacity bro..I'm your no 1 fan

...   TayeTaiwo - Unilag,  6:19 pm On 10 Oct 2017

Good-one,your mechanical accuracy flows well๐Ÿ™Œ

...   FelixBabs - OOU,  6:25 pm On 10 Oct 2017

Bravo!! More ink to your pen!


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