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The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by warrior01: 7:02am On Oct 11, 2015
by Harold Adebola Smith

Pre-historically, the world has seen kingdoms come and go. Indeed, one of the numerous philosophers that history has known is said to have prophesied that, “no kingdom lasts forever.” Perhaps, that saying, if correct, might be coming true for a novo-prince Nigerian politician in the southwestern climes.

This “prince’s” story sounds like a typical Indian movie-yarn which was a popular fare at a town in Lagos known as “Pen Cinema” where this same self “impostor” has allegedly converted to a personal estate, demolished and built up condos, shopping malls and banking halls et cetera today. He wants to be known as “Leader of the Yoruba” race after the venerated Obafemi Awolowo but the tides are turning.

Perhaps, Alhaji (Ja-gaba-n-somewhere in the north, Chief, ‘Asiwaju’) Bola Ahmed Tinubu might spare a few moments of his “very boogey time” to reminisce upon the historical antecedents of one of the world’s numerous political dynasties, which boomeranged. It is about an Indian of humble beginnings who failed to heed the creed that, whose palm kernel-nuts were cracked for them by benevolent spirits, must not forget to be humble!

It is about the Shaishunaga dynasty. Shaishunaga, or Susunaga, the founder (ofobscure origin) may have initially served as a mere orphan. Gradually he came to be associated with the early Magadhan capital ruler and re-established an important city of in the northern Indian province of Bihar. However, during his “reign” he failed to be humble and eventually got “brutally murdered” politically because of his greed.

That sounds like ‘Asiwaju’ Tinubu’s story, but let us look at another scenario … of the Yoruba group of the Nigerian people who ‘Asiwaju’ Tinubu, in mere wishful thinking, considers himself as “leader.” Perhaps, this is not only because they number possibly 20 per cent of the national population, but also because the Encyclopedia Britannica as lists them scattered in “significant groups” in countries as far-flung as Cuba (North America/Caribbean), Brazil (South America), Benin Republic, and Togo (West Africa).

That encyclopedic entry says something profound about Yoruba women (a.k.a. persons cultivated by others to be “domesticated”): Yoruba “women [or “acquired” numbers] do little farm work but control much of the complex market system – their status depends more on their own position in the marketplace than on their husbands’ status.” It is simple to understand: the “cultivated” among certain classes of people (employees, political associates, or even protégées) must not always be taken for granted.

Herein lies the miscalculation – no I did not write “folly” – of ‘Asiwaju’ Tinubu’s serendipity. He forgot to be humble and now he has to force himself to eat the proverbial humble pie!

Has anybody noticed that, Tinubu, since badgering the national polity about being the cosmos that brought about the emergence of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and so must dictate all trends therein, has suddenly gone silent since President Muhammadu Buhari obviously clipped Tinubu’s wings? Case in point is the much awaited #TheList.

One is intrigued that, a whopping 83 senators, dominated by no less than 59 APC of whom Tinubu claims to be “national leader,” have passed a vote of confidence on their President, Bukola Saraki – a name that Tinubu never wants to hear as Senate President. Mind you, there are only 108 senators currently, given that one died before inauguration.

Take a mini-census: literally all the people Tinubu put up for “safe-zone” posturing (positioning for personal Tinubu power) in the National Assembly have been chalked out politically and legally including Ahmed Lawan, George Akume and lately Kabir Marafa … keep counting.

Oh, it was to be Lawan for the Senate presidency or nothing – certainly – not any Bukola Saraki according to the Nostradamus alias ‘Asiwaju Jagaban’. But, that was not going to be, perhaps, because a more pragmatic and brilliant politician in Saraki, says so. Surely, the “Jagaba-n-Bida” does not seem to have noticed. In the Hausa language predominant in northern Nigeria, the word “jagaba” translates lead but the attached “n” represents the word “of” in the English language. So the Jagaba-n (which most people misconstrue as mythical) is just like saying, for instance, the “Jester-of-Borokiri.”

But, back to germane national matters, against all avowals as to who Tinubu liked, wanted in, favoured or cared most about, virtually all have been shorn of respectability by Buhari and the APC. Note that, never did Tinubu ever wish that any word sounding like “Fashola,” “Fayemi,” et cetera could appear on anything tagged “ministerial list.” Now, all those and more “non-Tinubu” words are prominent there on.
Or, did any person expect that both President Buhari and the APC (the party of which Tinubu’s domineering influence is anything now fast diminishing) could so ignominiously ignore the self-aspiring leader of the Yoruba?

Indeed, even in Tinubu’s South-West political zone where claims to be king, it is no longer anything as politically rosy as he sees his spurious dynasty. Instead, most of people he claims to be his foot soldiers politically are beginning to read the graffiti and getting used to aligning with the realities of the times: the the man is suffering, perhaps, from an aggrandizement of self far larger than the political image he paints of himself. It is not only the manner in which both former President Olusegun Obasanjo and sitting Ogun State Gov. Ibikunle Amosun shot down Tinubu’s plans for the Federal Cabinet, but also in the manner in which Obasanjo (especially) dashed Tinubu’s hopes to thwart Saraki’s Senate presidency. Perhaps, Gbajabiamila is learning the bitter lessons of blind followership.

Meanwhile, one is tempted to encourage the very erudite propagandist Alhaji Lai Mohammed to similarly see the light and stop bickering over his misfortune of becoming governor of Kwara State instead of Bukola Saraki (many years ago) in different political party tags at the time, and now concentrate on being confirmed minister of nigeria. Blind followership is simply over: anybody who is honest with him/herself can see that Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s political ascendancy has gone the way of all earthly kingdoms. Exile beckons, perhaps

Harold Adebola Smith is a political commentator.

http://www.thetrentonline.com/opinion-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-bola-tinubu/

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by disloman(m): 7:06am On Oct 11, 2015
When I read this news,I don't know what to comment cos I know that d writer is a nobody.With those comments I've read.I can now say the Tinubu is d op's nightmare.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by OrlandoOwoh(m): 7:07am On Oct 11, 2015
Rubbish! Why do people just like matùrbating over Tinubu?

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by ZeezaRapture(m): 7:10am On Oct 11, 2015
1. People should note that the source of this thrash is ALWAYS broadcasting against APC in general...(i guess it is owned by a Biafran activistundecided)

2. I urge every reasonable person to ignore the nonsense written in the article and,

3 IF I WASTE MY DEAR TIME READ AM, MAKE MY D.ICK GO SHORTangry

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by simplycarro: 7:12am On Oct 11, 2015
Trent online ? Useless woman

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by warrior01: 7:14am On Oct 11, 2015
ZeezaRapture:
1. People should note that the source of this thrash is ALWAYS broadcasting against APC in general...(i guess it is owned by a Biafran activistundecided)

2. I urge every reasonable person to ignore the nonsense written in the article and,

3 IF I WASTE MY DEAR TIME READ AM, MAKE MY D.ICK GO SHORTangry

The thing pain you no be small but the author backed everything up with facts na.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Ciscogod(m): 7:15am On Oct 11, 2015
Is tinubu the only politician we have in the country today, online posters and PDP always make the guy bigger than what we even thought he is.

Why always tinubu, is becoming boring.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by ZeezaRapture(m): 7:18am On Oct 11, 2015
warrior01:


The thing pain you no be small but the author backed everything up with facts na.

i dont answer ass.holes when they quote meangry

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by bugzbunny: 7:21am On Oct 11, 2015
The north will certainly cut Tinubu down to size..... They must hv power for more than 16yrs.. El rufai the vice president is an evidence dat tinubu has no grip watsoever...

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by LordMecuzy(m): 7:22am On Oct 11, 2015
Tinubu remains the biggest political figure in Nigeria. Take it or leave it..( From conquering other SW states back from PDP to sending the National PDP to Political oblivion) he might be corrupt, yes.. But I just have to give him kudos..


Surely one day I'm gonna become the biggest political figure in Southeast and Nigeria

God Bless Imo state My Home...

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by ZeezaRapture(m): 7:22am On Oct 11, 2015
They (in the trent) usually come up with nonsense hate articles against APC and claim it was "written" by a Yoruba so people will laugh get more attracted to it.

KEEP DECIEVING YOURSELVES OOOO cheesy

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Alphaoscar: 7:23am On Oct 11, 2015
Wailers trying everything in their book to console themselves with lies and half-baked stories of Buhari shortchanging Tinubu in the scheme of things.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by bugzbunny: 7:23am On Oct 11, 2015
ZeezaRapture:
1. People should note that the source of this thrash is ALWAYS broadcasting against APC in general...(i guess it is owned by a Biafran activistundecided)

2. I urge every reasonable person to ignore the nonsense written in the article and,

3 IF I WASTE MY DEAR TIME READ AM, MAKE MY D.ICK GO SHORTangry
Your dick is already short
Yorubas have been used by their masters up north.. Get used to it

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by aresa: 7:25am On Oct 11, 2015
lol @ biafra losers and fraudulent internet clown aka Harold Adebola Smith.




Harold Adebola Smith the biafra clown and political commentator just land facebook 3 weeks ago, only 1 post and 1 picture..


Btw, look at his picture. You can not miss the Flat-head... grin grin grin

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Nobody: 7:25am On Oct 11, 2015
Tinubu(Jagaban) the problem of wailing wailers. Baba GOD make me so popular for good,so wailers can always cry over my achievements. Amen.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Nobody: 7:25am On Oct 11, 2015
Hausa / fulani doesn't believe in power sharing.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by bugzbunny: 7:26am On Oct 11, 2015
Alphaoscar:
Wailers trying everything in their book to console themselves with lies and half-baked stories of Buhari shortchanging Tinubu in the scheme of things.
I guess u can't read
The article is backed with facts
Stop blabbing

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Alphaoscar: 7:30am On Oct 11, 2015
bugzbunny:

I guess u can't read
The article is backed with facts
Stop blabbing




Sorry I don't reply idiots on Sundays.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by aresa: 7:30am On Oct 11, 2015
Ciscogod:
Is tinubu the only politician we have in the country today, online posters and PDP always make the guy bigger than what we even thought he is.

Why always tinubu, is becoming boring
.


The man is not even a public official so why the fixation and obsession with him? Wetin the man steal from ebo people? grin


unnecessary Hate and enmity no get limit with ebo people sha... grin

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Nobody: 7:39am On Oct 11, 2015
aresa:
lol @ biafra losers and fraudulent internet clown aka Harold Adebola Smith.




Harold Adebola Smith the biafra clown and political commentator just land facebook 3 weeks ago, only 1 post and 1 picture..


Btw, look at his picture. You can not miss the Igbo... grin grin grin

Seriously dude!! How does he been new to facebook prove he is igbo?

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by porka: 7:45am On Oct 11, 2015
[size=13pt]Don't write off any politician prematurely my friend. He may yet accept realities and make realignments.

Blame those gullible followers (including Fashola, Fayemi etc.) who created his invincibility in their minds. They worshipped him and limited their own capabilities.

Real men (Mimiko, Fayose, Saraki etc.) mostly think of Tinubu as a colleague, who they may partner with as the case may be.[/size]

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Raymondville(m): 7:48am On Oct 11, 2015
Tinubu will step down only if he is tired and his strength can't carry him far. A man that could deal withstand obj then.
Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Lincoln275(m): 7:48am On Oct 11, 2015
Ah!
Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by damton(m): 7:48am On Oct 11, 2015
Haaa. Don't think so . Tinubu's influenced has not whittled down, Apc at the federal level is a different kettle of fish where numerous interest comes to play. Even at that he has a substantive influence to a larger extent in the party.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by kennyman2000(m): 7:48am On Oct 11, 2015
Hmmmmmm
Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by godoluwa(m): 7:49am On Oct 11, 2015
I dont care

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Sweetyie(f): 7:49am On Oct 11, 2015
Using oxymoron on us abi
Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by ihatebuhari(f): 7:49am On Oct 11, 2015
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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by brightleave(m): 7:50am On Oct 11, 2015
It's wa o
Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Nobody: 7:50am On Oct 11, 2015
one thing is certain in life,which is change.


the decimation of PDP cant be written without the mentioning of the Slayer which is Tinubu.


take it,or leave it,he's a domineering factor till date.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Anaskie(m): 7:50am On Oct 11, 2015
Although this was written by a Yoruba man, but watch as they somehow turn this thread to an Igbo bashing, without addressing the issues raised by the Op.

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Re: The Begining Of The End Of Bola Tinubu by Ola17: 7:51am On Oct 11, 2015
undecided

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