Wunmi Akintide Ph.D

Wunmi Akintide Ph.D

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Donald Trump lacks the capacity to differentiate between the Truth and Falsehood. It is baffling that America now has a President who is out to seek immediate gratification and congratulations for his platitudes and marketing genius than any concrete achievements or enduring legacies that would touch other peoples’ lives other than his own. His insatiable lust for money and self-praise and self-aggrandizement is larger than life. His flammable temperament and his dictatorial inclinations and tendencies make him the wrong person to lead a nation of immigrants and a rainbow coalition of interests and ethnicity. I quit writing about him for some time due to Trump fatigue and because I have come to the conclusion he is irredeemable.

President Trump and his base support are yet to fully understand that because some behaviors in Government are legal on paper does not make it right or ethical. Most British politicians understand that prism as a rule and they all defer to that principle without being pushed or coerced. That explains why a dubious character like Donald Trump could under never have emerged as a nominee of either the Labor or the Conservative Party in Great Britain under any circumstance. I lived and schooled in London and I knew that for a fact.

The British do not have a written Constitution and they do not need one because they all subscribe, first and foremost, to what is fit and proper in a decent and civilized society governed by the Rule of Laws which are formulated and legislated in the Mother of Parliament while the Judiciary is left to interpret those Laws and the members of the 4th Estate of the Realm otherwise called the Media have a duty to keep everything in check and to expose, publicize and ostracize any violators of the Law regardless of their status or position in society.

Not even His Royal Majesty the King or Queen of England talk less of politicians and legislators in the House of Commons and the prestigious House of Lords are exempted. Any British Prime Minister who loses a vote of confidence on the floor of the Parliament immediately calls for a new Election to test and renew his mandate with the electorates. You don’t have such discipline and decency that in American Politics hence charlatans like Donald Trump can remain in power for 4 years unless he is impeached or forced to resign.

It is not against the Law in Britain or America to lie or shade the truth or speak in hyperbole if you are not under oath like Donald Trump has done times without number without losing any sleep. He would long have been forced to quit or resign in Britain, if he were Prime Minister just to save the country of any further embarrassment. It is a different ballgame, however, in the United States, and more so, ever since Donald Trump became President.

 The new normal under the Trump Presidency is to lie as often as possible with a bold face or to quickly turn the table on those accusing you. Donald Trump is quick to label his detractors and critics as disseminators of fake News or alternative truth whatever that means. He very quickly turned against San Juan Mayor of Puerto Rico for raising needed alarm that her people are dying due to the sloppiness and the logistical inertia of Federal Authorities who clearly got a leg-up from accurate Weather Forecast in America and should have been better prepared to anticipate another Katrina and to take preemptive action ahead of time to be ready for the Hurricane Holocaust that had done so much havoc to Puerto Rico and Virgin islands. The Mayor was the truth teller in that context and the American President was simply the Braggadocio King of Sleaze to say the least. 

 Donald Trump praises himself if no one would praise him and he raises empty expectation, by talking in superlatives and cheap hyperbole. He is deeply troubled in his mind about how he got to the White House but cannot afford allow that truth to show in his body language as he tries to make the best of very bad situation while praying that somehow people will not take notice.  He is still surviving by his boot straps because the Republican Party that has more or less condoned his treasonable felony with Vladimir Putin and the KGB has lost its moral compass and values because the Party has been crippled by indecision and vacillation on what to do about their own Nebuchadnezzar in the White House.

I cannot help but wonder as I write this piece about what would have happened if Hillary Clinton had actually won the election as expected and predicted in most opinion polls in America and around the world. Donald Trump who had threatened he would not have conceded defeat because he was so sure his collusion with the KGB which had gone undetected by Obama would simply have meant that the election had been rigged in favor of Hillary. He could not anticipate losing the Electoral College tally in particular based on what he and his collaborators had done in the 5 swing states of America.

Most people, myself included, had thought he was just bluffing when he made those threats but it is now crystal clear from his behavior close to one year after his miraculous victory that he would have created a Constitutional crisis and turned the Presidency into a living Hell if Hillary had managed to win.

 He predictably would have gone to the Supreme Court now dominated by the Republicans to dispute the election and he would have used his criminal collusion with the Russian to further muddy the waters for Hillary by relying on Cyber Espionage which had been perfected by the KGB as we are now finding out in a drip- drip scenario from all of the investigations being conducted by the Media, the Congressional Hearings and by Robert Mueller the Independent Prosecutor about  any role Putin and the KGB might have played  in helping Trump to win. Hillary would not have been able to govern had she found some way to win the Electoral College tally as well as the popular vote which she clearly won by more than 3 million votes.

 Trump had won by relying heavily on the KGB which had used Facebook, WikiLeaks and falsified Tweeter accounts to target millions of Clinton voters in the 5 swing states of Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania to turn the table on Hillary.

The facts are now gradually coming out in bits and pieces, and we now know how Vladimir Putin had managed to put Donald Trump in the White House by working hand in hand with some criminally-minded individuals like Manafort and few American institutions and collaborators to destabilize and undermine Democracy in a move that would go down in infamy.

What are most troubling in the development are two pertinent observations. The first is the willingness of the Republican Party to play along with Donald Trump and to coronate him as their nominee even when they had cause to suspect from day one that he was a crook and a pathological liar who had used the same strategy he had used to torpedo Hillary, to earlier on flush out all of the17 more trustworthy Republican candidates that ran against him like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Rand, Ted Cruz and John Kasich to mention a few.

The second was the reluctance and the mistake of President Obama and the Democrats to correctly read the tea leaf at the nick of time and to expose the Russians once it became clear that the 17 American Intelligence Agencies thru intelligence intercepts had detected Russian Espionage to hack the American elections and more so the Democratic Headquarters and to undermine American Democracy from the top by putting their stooge in the White House.

The Obama Administration and the Clinton Campaign by extension had underrated the Russian collusion and conspiracy with the Trump Campaign team to make Hillary lose by putting all of their eggs in one basket and all of their hopes on opinion polls.

 The KGB clearly saw that and they put in motion some clandestine strategies to give Hillary and the Democrats a false sense of security that Hillary was going to win by a landslide and that explained why Donald Trump had begun to fly the kite that if he lost, he would never concede defeat. Either way, Vladimir Putin and the KGB would have achieved their goal thru their rear guard action. They knew that if America was in turmoil, Russia would remain free to pursue its Geo political ambitions and competition with America without let or hindrance.

 That is why Chris Matthews is exactly right when he continues to ask what is the strategic urgency of the Trump’s plans and policies in North Korea, in Iran, in Afghanistan, in NATO, in the Ukraine and Crimea and in wanting to reverse all of the policies that had worked so well to guarantee Peace around the world for America and her Allies for close to a century?

The man who campaigned on draining the swamp is doing the exact opposite by importing a few more alligators and crocodiles of his own by appointing a few more millionaires like him like Minuchin and Price with so much conflict of interest like him and who have no problems at all taking undue advantage of their position in Government under a President with no moral scruples and who believes he can do no wrong at all, because he is far smarter than any of his predecessors.

Donald Trump himself has become the Swamp indiscriminately using the Air Force One and renting his 5 star Hotels at exorbitant prices to his Cabinet members and billing the Federal Government 5 times the price per night. At the rate Trump he is going and combined with all of the Havoc done to America by the Hurricanes, there is no telling where all these financial Hemorrhage is going to leave America if the man survives in office for 4 years,

Trump claimed to know more than all of the American Generals combined and there is no smarter negotiator than him anywhere in the world. He strongly believes he is the only one with enough brains and guts to put Vladimir Putin in his place by first making overtures him and rewarding him for helping him to achieve his goal to be President of the United States. He remains the only one in America who can tame Vladimir Putin and suddenly stop him and his KGB from going ahead to undermine and compromise Democracy. Putin has seen vulnerability in America that he could continue to exploit. The stench of Corruption in the Trump Administration is fast becoming unbearable and unsustainable because Trump is taking a script from Vladimir Putin.

That is why America needs to get to the bottom of the Russian hacking of American elections to prevent a reoccurrence in the future. Vladimir Putin’s success in America has emboldened him to want to try the same thing in Great Britain, in France and more recently in Germany where Angela Merkel quickly moved to neutralize Russia and its plan to sabotage the German election just like he did to the French election.

Donald Trump does not tell the truth on anything. He promised to repeal and replace Obamacare as his first order of business and to extend medical coverage to all Americans including those with pre-existing conditions and illnesses. It has turned out to be a cock and bull story all the way. He is now promising a Tax Reform but what he is proposing is a Tax Giveaway to one percent of the richest people in America.

Donald Trump has been talking about how well the Relief efforts have been going in embattled Puerto Rico which has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, praising himself and his Administration while the eye witnesses on the ground on the Island and Virgin Island tell a completely different story as told on television by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who is now begging Donald Trump to save her people from imminent death and to stop putting a lipstick on a pig like he has been doing telling bogus lies and making the whole world believe his Administration has been performing wonders in Puerto Rico.

US Naval Floating Hospital Ship is just been dispatched to Puerto Rico today from Virginia clearly 8 days after the horrendous devastation of three and a half million citizens of America who are busy crying for help as we speak.

 It is almost like Trump took his foot off the gas by blaming logistical problems for his dereliction of duty. Puerto Ricans who live in the Commonwealth are not allowed to vote in American elections and they do not participate in the Electoral College Tally. Only the over one million that live in Florida and the few millions that live in New York and other states of America are granted the right to vote in American elections. Their voices don’t count as far as Donald Trump is concerned. The day of reckoning will surely come just like Katrina became the worst yard stick for judging the Bush Presidency for all of his 8 years in office.

I end this piece with my major concern on the danger of dismissing what Vladimir Putin had done to America in the last elections as a witch hunt and “Nothing burger” as Donald Trump and some of his blind loyalists in the Republican Party would have us believe because they strongly believe the same strategy could forever keep power in the hands of the Republican Party because the KGB are never going to let go as warned all of us by the CIA. They are going to repeat what they did because it has been so effective and successful.

Party bickering usually must stop at the Water’s edge but Donald Trump does not understand that. The new Republican mantra is hear no evil and see no evil as long as the Russian meddling favors their Party. It is now known that the Russia Meddling goes far deeper than the Clinton versus Trump.

I used to think a whole world of Mr. Zuckerberg and how individuals like him and late Steve Job have revolutionized Cyber Technology like the Apple computers, Facebook and Tweeter Accounts and WhatsApp applications around the globe. Establishing improvised and mini television studios used to be a capital intensive proposition before the You Tube Technology came into prominence. Today you could start a podcast of your own in the comfort of your living room and be able to reach millions around the world in a video and audio presentation free of charge.

 The Russians clearly saw that and they decided to work with Zuckerberg and WikiLeaks  to obtain personal data of voters most especially in the swing states of America and to disseminate fake News that carried the potential to completely alter the landscape for candidate they hated because they knew she would not betray or sell America for monetary gain . They used that strategy to infiltrate the American elections and to put Donald trump in the White House. Donald Trump as Commander-in-Chief remains till tomorrow the greatest defender and apologist for Russia.

Where that development leads America still remains to be seen if America does not get to the bottom of what happened. We are all trusting on Robert Mueller to help establish all of the facts by connecting the dots of the greatest scandal and embarrassment the country has ever suffered in the hands of Russia. Many will surely go to jail and the Trump Presidency will come to an abrupt end. It is a prediction

I rest my case.             

The Trump Presidency is a case study in bad and grossly incompetent leadership. The man is simply temperamentally and mentally incompetent to lead a great and powerful nation like America. All he is telling America is to trust him but how do you trust a weather cock and a pathological liar who can change his mind at any time and reverse himself without any acknowledgment or apology? When he fails to deliver on any promise, he quickly declares victory and move on because he creates his own reality and illusion and that is the way he has operated for much of his adult life as a 5 year old baby trapped in a 71 year old body.

That you have a power like a lion does not mean that you can use that power like a lion does in the Wild. A good leader does not start his tenure by trashing and totally discrediting all of his predecessors in office, only to go back to what they did without any feeling of shame or remorse. You would have thought he was going to summarily withdraw American troops from Afghanistan with immediate effect given all of his condemnation of the American Policy in that country for 17 years. Trump is like a dog going back to his vomit and doing so with shameless levity.

With more than 6 months in the most powerful seat of power in the World he is still behaving pretty much like the hoodlum and the unrepentant  and diabolical businessman and risk taker that he was before he walked his way to the Presidency  thru a combination of factors including some treasonable collusion with a foreign adversary to irredeemably damage his major opponent who beat him by more than 3 million in the popular vote but still narrowly lost the election to him due to some outdated Electoral College conundrum.

Trump is so terribly troubled by guilty conscience if he has any that he could not get himself out of the siege mentality he put himself into by pulling off one of the worst upset victories in American election by subterfuge and by dining with the devil and sleeping with scorpions in his effort to rationalize and legitimize his strange victory in that election. He sees every opposition to his victory as a plan to delegitimize his Presidency and as Fake News which is the major plank of his victory in that election. Can you imagine Theresa May or Queen Elizabeth describing BBC, the mother of all Television stations in the world as Fake News!

Well Donald Trump has done that by tarnishing New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN, the most trusted name in News as Fake News just because they totally disagree with his view of the World. Thank God. Americans do not sleep with their heads turned in the same direction. There is always room for a second opinion but Donald Trump is trying to silence or obliterate that room which is why the silent majority is vehemently opposed to him and his perverted ideology.

He behaves as if he is still actively at war with Barack Obama the first black President and Hillary Clinton who was robbed of her victory by a devious Trump working hand in hand with the KGB to make Trump President by all means because Russian Vladimir Putin saw Trump as the weakest link in the American chain and the best possible way to reverse some of the traumatic losses Russia has endured in her endless rivalry and competition with America which has resulted in the dissolution of the old Soviet Union,  the Warsaw Pact and the dismemberment of the 15 Russian Republics which have already joined or are all making overtures to join NATO.

Donald Trump began his Presidency by promising America the Moon but has so far woefully failed to deliver on that promise, but the guy would bold-facedly tell anyone who cares to listen he is the greatest achiever and problem solver in the world who can make an omelet without breaking an egg. If you believe him, you will believe anything.

He started his Presidency by taking sides with Russia against NATO and the European Union. He started by taking sides with the Christians to vilify and blackmail the Islamic World. When that campaign blew up in his face, he shifted his emphasis to divide and rule by declaring war he can never win with Islam and by siding with the Wahhabi sect of Islam led by Saudi Arabia against the Shiites led by Iran. It is a rivalry that has existed for centuries but Donald Trump in his delusion thinks that taking sides is going to advance his own agenda to change the pillars and the fundamentals that have held the World together under all of his predecessors before Donald Trump showed up his ugly face.

He had to demonize North Korea for aspiring to become a nuclear nation as a leveler to guarantee her own security and sovereignty as a nation. His policy is to incite China, Japan and South Korea against North Korea to perpetually keep the Korean Peninsula in a state of war to make way for the American domination of the Pacific. In doing so he completely forgets that China as the dominant world Power in that region has her own economic  self-interest  which does not want to see a crippled and defeated  North Korea which would give America a clear edge in the Korean Peninsula and thereby constitute a bigger threat to China down the road if not immediately.

A crippled North Korea could lead to the influx of refugees to China at an alarming rate that could be very detrimental to China and her progress as the next Super Power in that region and in the whole world whether America likes it or not. Trump calls himself a uniter but he is truly a divider per excellence and a great threat to World Peace, all things considered.

His new Policy in the South Asia region with some emphasis on Afghanistan is like pouring gasoline to that region and looking for a match to ignite an inferno by inciting India, a nuclear power against Pakistan, another nuclear nation. The two nations have been rivals for as long as any of us can remember. By trying to lure India into the Afghanistan quagmire, Donald Trump is playing with fire.  Afghanistan is not called the grave of the Imperialist for nothing. Russia with all her power tried to subjugate Afghanistan but it had to beat a retreat with ignominy.

The most troubling aspect of the Trump's so-called agenda in Afghanistan is his abrasive declaration that Trump is there to win. There is no way in the world that Trump can win the way he has described. He gleefully declares he is not there for nation building but how do you help Afghanistan mend and heal without some element of nation-building strategy which would be devoted to do four goals as listed below:

Realistically reduce the level of violence in that countryRegain all of the territories already lost to the TalibansBuild a workable constitutional Government and the rule of LawCooperatively work with Pakistan thru whose territory all of the help coming from the rest of the

World must pass thru to reach Afghanistan.

Much of what Donald Trump is saying is easier said than done. I could care less how Paul Ryan and Lindsey Graham say about the so-called Trump Doctrine which he says is condition-based.  Much of what he is saying is contradictory in practical terms, and would prove totally unworkable when the rubber meets the road. Trump is setting no time frame for American disengagement and no fixed number of troops in a country that is war-weary and in a country that quickly turns against those in authority when the coffins start returning home draped with American flags.

Americans like most humans want to go to Heaven but they hate to die but there is no way you get to Heaven without first tasting Death.  If the going gets tough, America would simply beat a retreat pretty much like the Russians did when they faced a similar cul-de-sac in Afghanistan or when America faced a similar conundrum in Vietnam. Donald Trump told a bogus lie when he says Americans have never lost a war. They sure did in Vietnam and even arguably so in Japan which they had to rebuild after destroying the country. The same thing could presumably happen to North and South Korea if America succeeds in destroying it like they did to Germany after the Second World War. Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it. The so-called Trump Doctrine is a time bomb waiting to explode. It is not a strategic or realistic doctrine as far as I am concerned. It is a doctrine based on quick sand.

The good part is that Donald Trump owns the Afghanistan policy right now and he would have no one but himself to blame if things turn ugly as they sure will. The scary part is that Donald Trump always finds some way to blame others but himself when things get ugly. A good leader takes responsibility for his actions to regroup and re-strategize.  "Mad Dog" General Mathis, his Defense Secretary and brain box dodged the bullet when he tactically forced his boss to own up to the Afghanistan Policy and to make it impossible for Donald Trump to put all the blame on the Generals if things don't work out as envisaged.

My hypothesis is that Trump is not that kind of a trust-worthy leader .He is all beef but no cattle. He remains a pathological liar so temperamentally unqualified to lead the best experiment in Human History and the most powerful nation on Earth.

I rest my case.

I do acknowledge a yawning gap between the America and Nigeria that cannot be ignored or swept under the carpet. I do see, however, some striking similarities between a former President of Nigeria and the current President of the United States. Their attitude to power and how they have both managed to destroy the reputation and credibility of their two countries have become a serious cause for alarm around the world.

Donald Trump calls himself a change agent who could turn America into an Eldorado nobody has ever seen before. Ibrahim Babangida on the other hand came to office thru military coup with a promise to fundamentally make Nigeria a better country but he ended up crippling and screwing up the country beyond redemption.

Three world events inform my decision to write this article. The current investigation of the Russian hacking of American elections and the role of Donald Trump who knew he could never have been President without some covert help from the KGB and Vladimir Putin.  The second event is the recent confession by an 80 year old British Intelligence Officer Mr. Hopkins who on his death bed in Britain has just confessed much to the embarrassment of the British Monarchy that he killed Princess Diana on the orders of the Royal Family. The last and not the least is the recent confession of Ibrahim Babangida about why he annulled the June 12, 1993 election of M.K.O Abiola as President of Nigeria despite all the lies he has told before.

Donald Trump is doing everything in his power to obstruct the Russian Investigation, and to stop the investigation panels from having any access to his tax returns and business and financial transactions all over the world that could very easily link him to the Russians and the Kremlin and the KGB with effortless ease. Trump is behaving like a 4th grader with no coherent strategy to get himself out of the hole he has dug himself into He has kept on digging and putting himself into more serious legal jeopardy every day.

Trump like Babangida passionately believes he is smarter than all of his predecessors. Trump was a product of the Watson School of Business believes he is smarter than the Harvard trained Constitutional lawyer Obama. Babangida, the last time I checked, felt the same way about Buhari the less corrupt leader he ousted in 1985.

Trump and Babangida are two birds of the same feather whose names would go down in infamy for some of the crimes they have both committed against their two countries. Donald Trump actually used Disinformation Espionage and fake News manufactured by the KGB to mislead the Obama Administration to lie low on stopping the Russian hacking of American elections before it became an inferno as confirmed by Secretary Johnson of Homeland Security .Obama did not want to be accused of being too overtly partisan in going after the Russians or openly rocking the boat at a time all the pundits and opinion polls were pointing to a Hillary land slide. That stance could be a mistake on hindsight, but it was arguably the right position to take at the time.

Babangida had pretty much used a similar strategy to mislead and deceive M.K.O Abiola and to ensure Alhaji Tofa victory in 1993 but the unexpected happened when Abiola won the election in a land slide instead. Babangida annulled the election right away by saying he was advised so to do by Obasanjo and some prominent southern politicians.

IBB has waited for nearly 25 years to tell the truth only a few days ago when he finally admitted that he annulled the election to satisfy Sani Abacha and David Mark who had their eyes on taking their turns to succeed IBB as President of Nigeria in a sequential order.

Donald Trump and Ibrahim Babangida are like Siamese twins. Their persona and modus operandi are so strikingly similar. They are both very ambitious, paranoid individuals who are prepared and willing to dine with the Devil to achieve their goal.

Donald Trump had done his homework before entering the race for President of the United States and he realized all he needed to win was to demonize his opponent and to damage her beyond redemption in few of the swing states she is supposed to win to have any chance of winning the Electoral College tally. He saw the need to collaborate with a foreign adversary but do it in such a way that even if he lost in the end, he would have made it impossible for his opponent to govern.

That was why he served notice long before the election that he would not concede defeat if he lost because it would simply mean that the election had been rigged. He flew that kite or made that bluff to micro-manage Obama from going all out to call out the Russians. He repeated the same strategy when he bluffed and lied that that a tape of the James Comey's conversation with him in the White House would be produced at some point. It was a bogus lie told to threaten or intimidate Comey from talking too much.

Trump also made a statement that should have given everybody a pause that win or lose, that he would be the first candidate ever in the History of American Politics to make a profit out of running for President pretty much like IBB did when he became richer than the whole country and wasn't going to voluntarily quit the presidency until he was forced out. The way Trump is going there is a slim possibility he might never leave office when his time is up.  He is clearly learning the rope from Vladimir Putin who has remained in power for more than 17 years and counting.

Trump broke all the rules in the book to defeat 16 Republican candidates who were better qualified and more experienced than him by using Russian Espionage to blackmail them one by one after signing an iron-clad "quid pro quo" agreement with Vladmir Putin that would put a provision in the Republican Platform he planned to run on at the Convention in Denver. The Republican platform was to be watered down  to relax or remove all the sanctions put in place by the Obama Administration against Russia for her incursions and adventures into Ukraine and the Crimea and the other Russian Republics which have since joined NATO or were on their way to doing so.

Trump was also to discredit the European Union and NATO to give Russia a fighting chance to correct some of the mistakes that heralded the dismemberment and the fall of the old Soviet Union in the name of "Perestroika" What was mind-boggling in the whole development was the Republican inclination to go along with Donald Trump to appease or accommodate the Russians..

Governance in Nigeria and in America can be poles apart if you see what I see. What we have in Nigeria is Animal Farm compared to America where the Rule of Law is far more sacrosanct and more rigidly observed by the landlords in the White House until Donald Trump and his KGB collaborators came on board as many of the ongoing investigations would show if they are not compromised or discredited along the line by the Republicans hell-bent on saving Donald Trump.

America used to be totally different from where it is headed today under a Trump presidency. It was a country where all of the Presidents minus George Washington, the first President became President by formally running for office as a nominee of any particular Party. George Washington became President from 1789 to 1797 by acclamation and consensus rather than by formal elections like we have today when two nominees from the two dominant Parties have to lock horns or compete for the peoples' votes.

That is why you never hear any American refer to their Party as Party of George Washington like you hear the Republican Party describe their Party as the Party of Abe Lincoln while the Democrats occasionally describe their Party as the Party of FDR.

The position of President in America carries so much prestige and dignity that most Americans expect their President to be totally above board like Caesar's wife. It is inconceivable in times gone by to have Americans openly call their President a pathological liar like they all do now to Donald Trump with impunity.

Donald Trump was a filthy-rich Real Estate Business mogul and a cerebral public figure before he ran for the highest political office in the country. Ibrahim Babangida on the other hand had enlisted in the Military and had risen thru the ranks while actively participating in all of the Nigerian coups before the one in 1985 that saw him taking over the reins of power from General Muhammadu Buhari for more than 8 years till 1993 when he was forced by circumstances beyond his control to voluntarily" "step aside".

IBB inaugurated Ernest Shonekan as interim President for a few months before Sani Abacha staged his own bloodless coup to remain in power for another 5 years. Ibrahim Babangida was the first military Head of State to assume the title of executive President of Nigeria even though he was never elected. He chose to make his fellow northerner and Muslim Sani Abacha his number 2 without anyone raising a finger.

All subsequent military Presidents after him took the same title but they all tried to balance their ticket by picking their number 2 from the South if the President was from the North.  General Abdulsalam Abubakar had picked Rear Admiral Okhai Mike Akhigbe, a southerner as his number 2 for one year during which they had the 1999 Nigerian Constitution put together and forced down the throat of the country without any discussion or formal ratification by the people before it was used to elect Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007.

It is unprecedented to have any Nigerian President and any American President that behave the way that Ibrahim Babangida and Donald Trump have behaved as President. You could actually make the case from this analogy that that Donald Trump is General Babangida on steroid.

Ibrahim Babangida remains the "Fon et origo" of most the maladies and malfeasance that have held Nigeria hostage and has gotten worse ever since he left office in 1993 and never again to return. He institutionalized Corruption in Nigeria and he made sure he advanced the northern agenda far more aggressively and proactively than any other Hausa/Fulani leader in the history of Nigeria.

I.B.B defied the conventional wisdom we have grown accustomed to in Nigeria by picking the number two man in his Administration from the same zone with him. Sani Abacha from Kano was his Chief of Staff of the Supreme Military Council and his number 2. You could draw some similarity with what Trump has done by militarizing the US Government even more than Dwight Ike Eisenhower who was allied Commander in Europe before becoming President. Trump has surrounded himself with an array of Generals and he has more less turned American Government into a Monarchy while ejecting his family members into Government and doing so with impunity like no other President before him.

Ibrahim Babangida went all out to impose a northern ticket on Nigeria with the stroke of his pen. He moved very quickly to move the nation's capital from Lagos to Abuja and he made sure that the job of Federal Territory Minister remains the exclusive preserve of the northerners. He clandestinely changed the status of Nigeria not as an observer nation in IOC but as a full-fledged member and he made sure that the oil sector of Nigeria remained firmly in the hands of northerners who became multi- millionaires at the expense of South where the oil came from.

Babangida conducted the fairest and the freest election in Nigeria by creating two Government funded political parties but he annulled the result of that election when the result did not go the way he had wanted. He introduced assassination of political enemies and suppression of freedom of the Press and Expression in Nigeria when he got Dele Giwa killed with a letter bomb to stop him from exposing his complicity in the release of Gloria Okonkwo who was publicized as having died in prison for drug pushing, but was actually released and was living comfortably in London under a false identity. Babangida incriminated his friend and classmate, General Mamman Vatsa in a phantom coup and he took him out because he saw him as a threat. Donald Trump would do the same thing in a heartbeat to anybody that got in his way.

IBB only had to worry about silencing the Newswatch and his fearless Chief Editor in Nigeria because he already had the main Media in his pocket by silencing them with bribery and corruption. Right now in Nigeria it is only Sahara Reporters News Media based outside Nigeria that is able to criticize or expose the Nigerian Government without being closed down or totally silenced by Government. The situation was worse under IBB because Sahara was not around at the time.

In America, Donald Trump had to worry not just about the Print Media like powerful New York Times and Washington Post who do their own independent investigation of any President or Government without any fear or favor. Trump has to worry about hundreds of fearless reporters across the country like many from the CNN, many from MSNBC and other powerful channels across the country which could not be silenced or muzzled by Government.

How for goodness sake can Donald Trump muzzle individuals like Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews of  MSNBC talk less of Jake Tapper, Chris Cuomo, Fareed Zakaria , Poppy Hallow  to mention a few at CNN who could not be micromanaged or silence by Donald Trump?

What of honest individuals in Government like James Comey, Ms. Yates, Robert Mueller  and independent-minded legislators like Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Adam Schipps, Chuck Schumer, Elijah Cummings and Dianne Feinstein to mention a few top guns on both sides of the isle who cannot be silenced or muzzled . That was why and how IBB was able to do a lot more damage to the corporate interest of Nigeria than Donald Trump could possibly do to America. Whistle blowers in America are just too many and too powerful for comfort for any dictator.

IBB got Julius Berger to build him a proto-type of the Presidential Villa at his Mountain top Estate in Minna in his preparation for his retirement. He made sure he put all his handpicked Lieutenants like Abacha, David Mark in position of power where he could continue to call the shots long after he has relinquished power. He remains a narcissist and pathological liar just like Donald Trump who would say one thing and do the exact opposite as long as the lie advances his personal agenda.  Thank God for freedom of expression which is not a mere slogan in America like it is in Nigeria.

When you talk of two American Presidents who can be described as being clever by half, the two names that readily come to mind are Richard Nixon and Donald Trump and arguably Bill Clinton who technically argue he did not have sexual relations with Monika Lewinski but later had to admit on oath that he actually did with his back against the wall. He made the confession to avoid being charged for Perjury and that was how he escaped impeachment by a whisker.

Donald Trump is not going to be that lucky as the noose tightens around his neck for Obstruction of Justice and few other ethical or criminal violations in his Tax returns and other financial transactions around the world. Babangida could easily have been impeached and found guilty of obstruction of Justice because he too was being clever by half when he denied he did not kill Dele Giwa.  He escaped because he was a military dictator.

Donald Trump on the other hand is now being clever by half and would surely be found guilty of Obstruction of Justice at the minimum and of perjury for lying under oath if he maintains his stand that he did not collude with Vladimir Putin to hack American elections as many proofs of that become manifest when Robert Mueller and the Congressional Committees complete their on-going investigations. Republicans would dodge and weave as they try to cover up for him but their duplicity would not work as more facts come out to nail Donald Trump. Republicans would all have to abandon his sinking boat at the last minute if the Nixon saga is anything to go by.

That Donald Trump took a decision to fire James Comey to relieve any pressure on him on the Russian investigation which he admitted on Television and to a delegation of Russians during their visit to him at the Oval Office are definite proofs of Obstruction of Justice that cannot be wished away.

That Donald is now on record to have threatened James Comey that there were tapes that could invalidate his evidence before the Congressional committees is another proof of Obstruction of Justice and intent. That he now wants to blackmail Robert Mueller preparatory to firing him if necessary is another obstruction of Justice. Trump is desperately trying to tarnish or rubbish his Robert Mueller and to discredit his report ahead of time.  That Donald Trump now wants to shift the blame to Obama by asking why Obama did not do something to stop the Russians is not only a diversionary tactic, but another proof of Obstruction of justice to derail the ongoing investigation of him and his campaign team.

The truth is that Obama did a lot to register his disapproval of what the Russians did and to prevent a reoccurrence.  It is Donald Trump who has done nothing to follow up on what Obama has in fact started in the last few weeks of his presidency. It is nobody but Donald Trump who has been bending over backwards to defend and protect the Russians and to stop the investigation of Russia from going forward.

A "prima facie" case of Obstruction of Justice and Perjury have long been made against Trump, if you see what I see. There is no way Donald Trump can dodge the bullet or escape the long hands of the Law in a country governed by the rule of Law.

I rest my case.

I have never met Venerable Fagbemi. I knew him by reputation thru my uncle, Bishop Omoyajowo.  He and I have spoken over the phone multiple times and I have developed a relationship with the young man who is about the same age with my first son but I am very proud to be the one writing his tribute. He has become my father in the Lord.

I dedicate the tribute not just to the new Bishop alone but to all of his 3 distinguished colleagues, the new Bishops of Maiduguri, Okene and Igbomina while our own Ayo Fagbemi of Oba Ile and Akure is to become the new Bishop of Owo Diocese.

The young Bishop reminds me of the soon to be published book of one of Nigeria's best intellectual giants in Great Britain Professor Chris Imafidon. The book is titled. "The Genius in you" which reminds all of us there is a genius waiting to be tapped in all of us and our children. Bishop Ayo Fagbemi is one such genius from our own neck of the woods in Oba Ile as I plan to show with the remaining segments of this tribute.

Venerable and the new Bishop-to-be Stephen Ayo Fagbemi is 50 years old. He is happily married to his priceless jewel of inestimable value, Mrs. Florence Ebun Fagbemi, a Special Education graduate and teacher. They are blessed with two beautiful children a boy and a girl named AyoOluwa and Ayodipo.

The new Bishop was born to the family of Mr. Hezekiah Fagbemi who later became High Chief Asamo of Oba-Ile of Umogun Quarters and Mrs. Margaret Fagbemi (née Fajemiyo) of Akure.

The new Bishop is the 5th out of 16 children born to one of the most illustrious families in Oba Ile. 4 or 5 of such families in addition of course to the two or three families that are now recognized by the Oloba Chieftaincy Declaration Law as amended to present candidates in rotation for any vacancy on the throne as it occurs. produce Kabiyesi the Oloba by rotation.

The 4 0r 5 families are built around distinguished leaders of Oba Ile namely late Papa JuliusFagbemi, the patriarch of the Fagbemi Family of Oba Ile. There is the Fasemore Family whose prominent son became the first graduate at Oba Ile. The reference is to late Johnson Ayo Fasemore who was the pioneer Principal of Federal Government College, Ilorin.

There is the Fabilola or the Odofin Family. There is the family of Samuel Olakunle (the one time Baba Egbe of St John's Church Oba Ile). There is the Sao Faloye Family, the Family of Osolo Abibiri the pioneer Osolo of Isolo Quarters in Akure. There is the Odoo Family of Oke Umogun and the Oguntona and the Omodara Family which has produced the second Chairman of Akure North Local Government and a former Commissioner for Transportation in Ondo State.

Our new Bishop comes from the Fagbemi Family. One of his great Uncles Odopetu Adetunji Fagbemi also had the distinction of becoming the pioneer Baba Egbe of St John's Anglican Church.

I have to mention this fact in deference to an Oba Ile proverb which says that "Ori ko ba sangbo didu li i jere Ebire re" which simply means in Akure dialect that we all reserve the right to reap bountifully where we sow and where we have invested in sweat and hard work. It is not just a coincidence that the first Bishop to ever come from Oba Ile is a Fagbemi by the special grace of God. Who says that God does not reward devotion and good work? That the new Bishop is a Fagbemi speaks eloquently to that observation.

The new Bishop's father was Hezekiah Omoleewo Fagbemi, a teacher by profession also ended up becoming High Chief Asamo of Oba Ile before his death.

The Fagbemi Family has produced few top civil servants from Oba Ile. They include late Lawrence Fagbemi a.k.a Lawrence George who became a Permanent Secretary in Ondo State.  There is a Mrs. Kosemani Kolawole who retired in the rank of Head of Service and is currently the Mama Ijo of St Lukes Church, Idiagba Titun in Akure and Mr. Bola George who retired as a Director in the Lagos State Civil Service.

The same family has produced a retired Archdeacon in Ilasa Maja, Lagos in  Joel Olawumi Adesuyan whose son is now the Vicar of St. Luke's Church at Idiagba Titun in Akure. The younger brother of the new Bishop is Revd. Mike Fagbemi. The family is just about ready now to produce its first Bishop ever in Venerable Stephen Ayo Fagbemi. It is another proof that God does not subscribe to quota like we human beings do.

Our new Bishop Fagbemi attended St Johns Anglican Primary School, Oba-Ile and later Ejioba High School. He was a chorister, evangelist and lay reader at St John's Oba Ile, and assistant Secretary of the Christian Unity Band of the same Church While most of his peers and classmates were rushing to go to university Ayo opted for the ministry fully convinced that he had been called to serve God.

He was a Church Agent/Catechist from 1986/87 in Ijare Archdeaconry of Akure diocese, where church and youths were so impressively mobilized that Bishop E. B. Gbonigi, the pioneer Bishop of Akure diocese insisted Ayo would not be released until he had found a suitable replacement for himself at Ijare. He personally went to look for a replacement of his choice before he left for his ordination training.

From1987 to 1990 he attended Immanuel College, Ibadan, where he was college organist, intercessor, president of prayer group(later evangelical fellowship in Immanuel College of theology(EFICT), among others.

He graduated as best student taking so many awards in his final year.

He left the College with a Diploma in Religious Studies & Diploma in Theology (Magna cum Laude)

He was first ordained a Reverend in 1990 at Owo by Bishop Abraham Awosan. He served as curacy and acting vicar for one year before he left for overseas training 2months into his curacy. He pioneered Church growth with a lot of spiritual revival. He introduced house fellowship, night vigil, youth bible study, e.t.c. and he was a strong member of the Diocesan Evangelization Team reaching out to villages and towns in the diocese with the current Bishop of Idoani and others.

In 1991 he was a Priest under now Bishop Fasogbon as a trusted and reliable assistant at St Patrick's Church, Owo. The Church witnessed spiritual awakening and revival with full understanding and support of his vicar.

He returned to Ibadan for a year before going overseas for further studies. At Ibadan, he developed and transformed the local church at Wakajaiye Etile under Yemetu Archdeaconry within the short time of his work.

From 1993-1996, he attended St Johns theological College, Nottingham, an evangelical Anglican Theological College of the Church of England and the University of Nottingham. He graduated there with a Bachelor of Theology B.Th(Hons) Second Class Upper. In the UK he offered pastoral ministry under the Overseas pastoral measure in a number of parishes. Chief among them were St. Wilfrid's Parish Church, Wilford, Nottingham and St Margaret Church, Edgeware, London

He returned to Nigeria in the Abacha days against the advice of those who said Nigeria was too dangerous to return to in the era of the maximum dictator. That fear mongering did not faze Ayo, a prayer warrior who is so sure of himself and his resolve and ability to make the best of a bad situation regardless of any obstacles he may face.

From 1996 to 2000 he was the vicar of our Savior's Church Emure-Ile, Owo. He moved his congregants into the new church building, roofed the building and nearly completed it before he left for his postgraduate studies abroad.  He transformed the vicarage that it became a place to lobby for.

His time witnessed unprecedented spiritual revival in the church and development of youth ministry, Bible study, revival. Night vigils etc. The church has since produced five clergy men who passed through the youth ministry that our new Bishop pioneered.

Our new Bishop became statutory Canon of St Andrew's Cathedral Owo in 1999.

He was preferred as Archdeacon in 2005 by Bishop of Owo, the Rt. Revd. Dr. James Oladunjoye.

From 2000 to 2004 he was a doctoral student at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He completed his Ph.D degree in New Testament and Applied Theology. His Thesis was titled, "Living no Longer as before, the present significance of the identity of the elect in 1 Peter and its implications for the Anglican Church of Nigeria".

At Canterbury, he obtained a certificate in Anglican Spirituality from Duke University, Virginia in the United States.

His Ph.D thesis was revised and published by Peter Lang, NY with the title "Who are the elect in I Peter? A Study in Biblical Exegesis and its Application to the Anglican Church of Nigeria"

Venerable Ayo Fagbemi served as priest of All Saints, Murston, Sittingbourne in the Benefice of Murston with Bapchild, and Tonge in the diocese of Canterbury while the Revd. Brian Shersby was Rector, under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the supervision of the Bishop of Maidstone.

From 2005-2011 he was coordinator of Chaplaincy Services and Anglican chaplain at the university of Sunderland and a priest of Sunderland Minster in the diocese of Durham. He coordinated ministers of the Roman Catholic Mission,

Baptist, Coptic Orthodox, Methodist, URC and Salvation Army and non-Christian chaplains of the Buddhist, Sikh and Islamic religions.

He gave Chaplaincy a new face and a place of attraction. He provided unambiguous energetic leadership that brought chaplaincy to the heart of University life.

He was Chair of Sunderland Interfaith Forum (SIF) and a member of the City Council's inclusive communities group.

He attended many seminars and conferences within Nigeria, within Africa, the UK and Europe.

He has published many scholarly articles and books. He writes blogs and columns for various online sources like the Nigeriaworld, and Lagosforum and he has been profiled and eulogized as an achiever by Social Media outlets and platforms like the Sahara Reporters Media Company of New York and ChatAfrik websites both of which are pioneered by his fellow compatriots from Ondo State namely Omoyele Sowore from Ijaw Apoi and Martin Akindana from Idanre in Ondo State.

Ayo is a Church musician, a committed evangelical teacher of the word, a preacher and a pastor. He was a member of Tyndale Fellowship of Evangelical Scholars for Biblical Research and Theology. We can conveniently call him a Christian with so many testimonies.

He was formerly Dean, Archbishop Vining College, Akure and Vicar, Chapel of the Annunciation. He led with vision and passion, transforming the college and the chapel day by day.

He enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to the ministerial formation and theological education of future leaders of the church, teaching hermeneutics and polity, among others.

Our new Bishop was the incumbent minister in charge of the Chapel of the Annunciation (Vicar). His leadership was characterized by the "Every soul matters" agenda which he crafted and chaperoned. He was first and foremost a teacher just like his biological father, Hezekiah Omoleewo Fagbemi.

The new Bishop thru his wide exposure around the world has since become a clergy and a researcher and international scholar by acclamation and consensus.

He transformed the face and structure of the Vining Anglican Seminary academically, spiritually and physically. He remains dynamic pastor, leader of worship, minister of the word, unambiguously evangelical with passion for outreach and relevant Anglican ministry without losing his Anglican heritage identity and purity.

He developed the Library of the Vining Center to a University standard and he developed every aspect to college life to an enviable position, so much so that securing a successor became a herculean task for the Diocesan Board upon his well-deserved promotion to the Secretary of the Nigerian Anglican Communion in the nation's Capital before his translation to Bishop.

He was finally succeeded as Dean of the Vining College by Venerable Justus Akin Omoyajowo the first son of the retired Anglican Bishop of Ijebu Ode Diocese, the Rt. Revd. Professor Joseph Akinyele Omoyajowo who remains the mentor and spiritual father of our new Bishop till tomorrow.

Dr. Ayo Fagbemi is an administrator of note with a large pastoral heart. As Dean of Bishop Vining College of Theology, he was the Supervisor to 8 Archdeacons and 2 Canons apart from the many students that he has turned out in the College.

His last posting and promotion was as General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, assisting the Primate in the general oversight administration of the Anglican Communion of Nigeria.

I like to end this tribute by drawing a striking similarity between the young man we all celebrate today and the pioneer African Bishop of Nigeria, the one and only Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther who was born in Osogun, a little village in Iseyin Local Government of Oyo State.

Osogun and Oba Ile are relatively small towns but Oba Ile has a powerful history behind it which predates Akure, the State Capital itself. The little town a few miles from Akure Airport and less than 5 miles from the State Capital has witnessed a rapid development becoming an outlet to the overflowing population of the State Capital.

The time would come when Oba Ile would only look like a borough to Akure City just like Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens Borough to New York City.

So when you are talking of Oba Ile you are really talking of Akure because the two towns are not only joined in the hips they are also joined by their long history.

That is one more reason that all of us in Akure see the new Bishop as one of our own both from his father side but even more so from his mother side.

We all celebrate him as he has joined the long list of individuals from the old Akure Division who have been lucky and blessed by God to be ordained Bishop in our life time.

The list includes Archbishops Samuel Abe from Iju and Michael Fape from Ipogun, Bishops Akinbola and Olumakaiye from Idanre, Bishop Joseph Akinyele Omoyajowo from Isarun, Bishop Joseph Arulefela from Ipogun, and Bishop Simeon Borokini from Akure.

I mention all these names because they all laid the foundation for our new Bishop who in a few ways had travelled a similar journey to those of these Bishops and Bishop Ajayi Crowther who lived from 1809 to 1891 and was a product of the premier Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone.

We can all tell that the Venerable who has the potential to become one of the longest serving Bishops in our life time by becoming Bishop at only 50 years of age is more than adequately equipped and ready to be Bishop given all of his well documented antecedents in this write-up.

His watchword and guiding principle can be summarized in three questions as follows: Who are you? Who do you want to be? and who have you helped along the way in your life journey?

It is now my honor and privilege to introduce to you the new Anglican Bishop of Owo Diocese, the Rt. Revd. Stephen Ayo Fagbemi.

"Omo Oloba  o rin jeule, Omo a ji gbagba Urin,  Omo Asamo Olopon Ude, O mu m'oriwo soro m'osaka soro. Omo a yugbo Ebo m'Osupa jiere bo, Ale i le ki Omo Oba morin tugbi Osan lisoro, Omo Eleyinkule atowire, Omo a gbenla Olowu Opoto pata O para ogun bo ni pale, O f'otito ja bi Arira o m'ogbon inu ja bi Ase"

Please stay tuned for the Consecration Service In Nigeria at the end of July, 2017 by the special grace of God.

I need all of you to rewind the tape to see all of my articles on Donald Trump on the Internet, or on Chatafrik or the Sahara Reporters websites and all of my predictions on his presidency as a concerned American senior citizen with two of my sons currently and proudly serving in the US Navy with my approval and consent because I love America too much to stay neutral. Like Winston Churchill once stated when he said he refused to stay unbiased and neutral if he has to choose between the Fire and the Fire Brigade" If we all have to choose between saving America or saving Donald Trump, the obvious choice is America.

I made the prediction I reaffirm in this write-up that Donald Trump would not serve out his first term based on what we know today even though he is foolhardy enough to dismiss the development as nothing but fake News or just a storm in a tea cup.

I predict he would be swallowed by all of the new alligators and crocodiles he himself has added into the swamps he told us he has come to clean up as the first KGB-sponsored President of the United States.

The same fake news he has so often talked about is precisely what KGB Vladimir Putin has used to defame, to mislead, to confuse, to obstruct and to irredeemably damage Hillary Clinton the clear winner of the 2016 election by more than 3 million of the popular votes but the loser by less than 100 votes at the Electoral College which has long outlived its usefulness in a Democracy.

The obnoxious contraption is still being retained by America due to a senseless ego and naive rationalization that the founding fathers who crafted that obnoxious provision in the American Constitution could never be wrong because they were presumed to be next to God in our esteem.

Much I respect those founding fathers and their need to ensure that the ultimate selection of the President and the Leader of the Free World ought not to be left to the whim and caprices of those who do not fully understand the full ramifications of their vote and why their decision need to be revisited and second-guess by 538 wise men and women randomly selected across the 50 states of America. The contraption made a lot of sense as at the time it was made and arguably for the first 100 years of America's independent as a sovereign state but not in today's America where education has permeated the very fabric of American nature and where every American is by law required to be able to read and write and the have their children sent to school by Law.

The provision on the Electoral College should long have been amended and jettisoned. The subsequent generation of American leaders conveniently forget the refrain by Socrates that "Anything made by man and even things made by God can be infinitely improved" When God created the Earth he did not include all of the fine structures and sky scrapers we see today in downtown Manhattan, downtown London, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Cape town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra, Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast and Dakar and Tripoli and in most of the city centers around the World.  It was human ingenuity that added all of those structures and beautification from coast to coast and from Sea to shining Sea and from one country to another.

I submit with all the emphasis at my command that  with the Electoral College contraption in the American Electoral process, America has lost her right to criticize  authoritarian regimes in all of the Communist states  like Russia or North Korea where ultimate power rests in just one leader who can make and unmake or even in a Theocracy like Saudi Arabia where Government  power is vested just in one family or in a places like Iran where their spiritual leader the Ayatollah can overrule the democratically elected President and the Parliament of the country.

Ii is absurd that the votes of 538 electors of the Electoral College in America carry far greater weight than the votes of the more than 135 million Americans who participated in the election.  Where is the outrage?

It makes no sense to me that the woman who won by 3 million votes in the popular vote is declared the loser while the actual loser, Donald Trump was declared the winner  and he recently went to Europe to call the terrorists implicated in the Manchester massacre the losers. I agree they are losers but he is a worse looser by taking a victory that does not belong to him and parading himself as a winner. He completely forgot how he has come from behind to snatch victory from the jaw of defeat in 5 out of the Swing States of America namely Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania where the KGB has focused most of their Disinformation Espionage and Fake News to confuse and to discourage enough of the Clinton voters to either stay home or vote for Trump.

The KGB has massively sponsored and spread the fake News that Hilton has been indicted by FBI and could end up in jail even if she won the election. It was a wicked propaganda that turned the table against Hillary in very mysterious circumstance that only the KGB could explain.

What the KGB did is not Rocket Science. It is now common knowledge confirmed by Mr. Brennan a former CIA Director and 17American Intelligence Agencies that the KGB is far more advanced in Cyber Technology than America and has used that technology to collude with Donald Trump and his campaign  to help Trump win the Presidency by default at the Electoral College.

How that came about is now the subject of a detailed investigations by 2 Committees of Congress and a Special Counsel named Robert Mueller, a credible and consummate FBI genius who would help get to the bottom of Russian involvement in the hacking of American Electoral Process and the undermining of Democracy in America and in all of her strategic allies in the European Union and NATO. They repeated the same Espionage in France and were planning to do the same in Germany if their complicity has not been exposed.

The noose is now tightening around the neck of Donald Trump and his collaborators in Russia. But the damage is already done as members of the European Union led by Germany and France are now terribly concerned that they can no longer count on America under Donald Trump like they did with all of America's past Presidents from Dwight Ike Eisenhower to Barrack Hussein Obama.

The observation is even worse in NATO whose member countries are worried sick and can no longer count on the iron-clad guarantee given them under Article 5 of the NATO Charter that an attack on one member country is as an attack on all member countries just like the NATO members and the European Union members did for America on September 11, 2001 when the Al Qaeda terrorists led by Osama Bin Laden brought down the Twin Towers and killed more than 3000 Americans.

Donald Trump in deference to his slave master, Vladimir Putin could not get himself to give any such assurance to NATO members in his prepared speech. He was more deferential to the Arab Summit in Riyadh than the traditional allies of America in Europe and in NATO. It was a complete outrage that must have brought some smiles to the face of Vladimir Putin and his KGB collaborators.

Russia got all it bargained for by helping Donald Trump to win. The problem now is how much compromised and diminished American foreign policy has become under the transient tenure of Donald Trump.

Donald Trump has had to fire in one fell swoop 46 US District Attorneys including Bharara in New York who was already following the money in his investigation of all the financial transactions of Russian-affiliated companies which might have been involved in some shady business deals with the Donald Trump financial Empire since Donald Trump would not voluntarily release his tax returns or let anyone have access to all of his financial transactions around the World.

He has quickly fired James Comey, the FBI Director in a way that makes it impossible to tighten up the loose ends of his on-going investigations and in a way that makes it impossible to leave any paper trail to nail Donald Trump. He has made it impossible for Mr. Comey to even prepare handing over notes and an orderly transfer of power to his successor all in an effort to obstruct or make it harder for the investigation to make any headway. There is no other name to call that but obstruction of Justice.

The chickens are now coming home to roost in drip, drip, drip as the investigation gathers momentum and it is now becoming clear that the security clearance of many of the people in the Trump Campaign and the Trump White House may now be in legal jeopardy to be revoked for criminal naivety or absolute insanity or deliberate amnesia.

If people's security clearance can be pulled or revoked  for a simple infraction of an unpaid bills that have gone to collection talk less of more serious violations and concealment of some of the activities of a Reality TV President  who wants all his activities covered alive on television with the exception  of the criminal ones  he did not want anybody to share or know about except his inner circle of partners in crime which include his two eldest sons, Eric and Donald, his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner whose security clearance if they have any should long have been pulled, given their role in the Espionage collusion with the KGB Vladimir Putin.

Any News is Fake News if it does not project Donald Trump in a very positive light. That is exactly the mindset of dictators and authoritarian regimes around the World. That is why individuals like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Syrian Assad, Rodrigo Duterte are always at logger heads with the Media and dissenting voices and whistle blowers they would want to eliminate or assassinate or silence with a sledge hammer which is exactly where Donald Trump is headed if he has his way, and if the rest of us would let him.

He wants to be close to the KGB so he can learn their ways and use some of their techniques to deny, deflect and obstruct and obfuscate and silence any dissenting voice in America. That is the scariest thing about the Trump Presidency that all Americans and American allies around the World would be foolhardy to overlook or underestimate or ignore much to their own peril.

The sad development must never be a partisan issue because America is greater than the sum of its parts and every effort must be made to salvage the country before it is too late and regardless of party label or loyalty.

My candid advice to Donald Trump is "Don't fall too much in love with yourself or too close to any of your buddies in the White House because they may not there tomorrow. You may in fact you be the first to throw them under the bus when the noose tightens around your neck for betraying your country through the illegal concealment of your activities with a foreign adversary even before your taking the oath of office. Selective amnesia after getting caught cannot save you from the vengeance of the Law"

The only winner in all of this development and comedy of errors and illegality is the KGB and Vladimir Putin who now have a fighting chance to regain the lost ground for Russia by breaking up NATO and the European Union. Only a fool would not come to that conclusion.

I rest my case.

All Presidents and Heads of Government and Politicians the world over can hardly admit on oath that they do not lie or do all of the above when cornered or when they have their backs against the wall or when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar like this obnoxious President.

I sure get that but  this observation has assumed a new level with Donald Trump becoming the first KGB-sponsored President of what I used to call the greatest country on Earth and my country by choice and naturalization.

I have traveled quite a bit around the World in my prime. I am yet to find any other country with the possible exception of Great Britain that comes anywhere close to America in terms of all round development.

I have a big problem with the Trump assertion that he inherited a mess when he came to office only 110 days ago. No Mr. President. America has always been great ever before you showed up with some help from the KGB. I can tell you that the country will predictably remain great long after you leave office either thru the front or back door depending on how long you are able to lie your way to oblivion before nemesis catches up with you like it did to Richard Nixon who was a lot smarter than you as an attorney by profession and like happened to Adolf Hitler before his defeat and removal as Chancellor of Germany in the aftermath of his loss in the Second World War.

The firing of James Comey and the circumstance in which it occurred and the release of his tax returns thru a "sub poena" are predictably going to be the last straw that broke the Camel's back for Trump.

All the dots as to whether or not he and his campaign actually colluded with Russia Vladimir Putin and the KGB to undermine American Democracy and its electoral process would be easily connected even by the doubting Thomases in the Republican Party who have all abandoned their loyalty to country only to pitch their tent with a narcissistic President who would abandon them in a heartbeat just like he has quickly done to Bharara in New York, Manafort, Roger Ales, Steve Bannon, General Michael Flynn and now to James Comey to save his neck and to prolong the evil day which is around the corner if you see what I see.. I can tell you that more firings are yet to come and I am predicting that Sean Spicer and the new Security Adviser are going to be the next casualty.

I can name 6 individual American among a host of other ace reporters and whistle blowers who would make that happen sooner than ever expected or envisaged.

Two of them are Great Intelligence juggernauts and experts named Malcolm Nance and Tim Weiner who wrote one of the most profoundly exciting books I have ever read on Intelligence gathering, and the pitfalls.

The other two are  Oxford-trained  Rachel Maddow who is not even a lawyer by training and profession  and  the other is the legal luminary of an ace reporter named Laurence O'Donnell all of MSNBC. The last two are razor-blade sharp Chris Cuomo and Harvard-trained reportorial juggernaut, Fareed Zakaria of the CNN

Their analysis of the Russian collusion with Trump and his team and the many failings of the Trump Presidency are beyond reproach. They all have the ability to connect the dots for gullible Americans and the legislators and senators who you would think are very smart but are really very naïve and damn too partisan to realize or appreciate that duplicity and partisanship have to stop at the water edge like they say in America.

If the Congress men and senators value and love America more than they love any transient President, they would beat a retreat and fully understand that Donald Trump is leading America to the precipice and total destruction if they do not call his bluff.

I love this country too much for me to just "sit down they look" in the words of late Uncle Bola Ige of Nigeria. There is just too much at stake and there is just so much more in America that is still worth dying for like many of our founding fathers have done as acknowledged by Tom Brokaw in his best seller book titled, "The Greatest Generation"

Donald Trump fired James Comey because he realized the noose was tightening up around his neck even though no criminal charge has been leveled again him as we speak. Like the artful dodger he has become he had been expecting Mr. Comey to aggressively defend and cover up for him much more forcefully than he has been doing hitherto. Donald Trump calls the US Military "My Military and FBI "My FBI" He expected those national Institutions to work for him and never against him even he was deliberately violating or undermining America.

He fired Comey to serve notice to Comey's successor and all the individuals in the Intelligence Community that the same fate would await them if they would not dance to his tune, or do his biddings from now on regardless of what the Constitution says. Donald Trump is like the proverbial strayed hunt dog that would never hear the whistle of his master or owner.

Donald Trump's ultimate goal is to destroy the norms and all the essential safeguards of a Democratic Government and to reduce it to the Dictatorship of the Communist regimes that put him over the top in the last election by destroying Hillary Clinton who was running head and shoulders above him in the opinion polls a week or two before the elections and was expected to easily defeat him with effortless ease in the final tally.

Even though Hillary still went on to beat him arms down in the popular vote of a total of 135 million Americans but not among the 538 voters in the anachronistic Electoral College Abracadabra that has long outlived its usefulness and should long have been jettisoned. Trump scored 306 while Hillary scored 232 in the Electoral College Vote. The minority all of a sudden became the majority in a twinkle of an eye.

The whole development has made a total mockery of Democracy which is part of the goal of Donald Trump who wants to destabilize the United Nations, the European Union and NATO to give Russian Vladimir Putin a fighting chance to level up the playing field for Russia to catch up with America.

Putin was proactively working to establish his own United Nations by organizing a union of Russia, China and North Korea as a counterforce to the United Nations  by launching his own Dialogue of Nations in Moscow with Russia as the King pin and the undisputed leader after destabilizing or breaking up the European Union and making sure that India and Pakistan can become the 6th and the 7th members of the UN Security Council  with 4 of those nations namely, Russia, China, India and Pakistan  coming from the Pacific region and the Indian Ocean.

Putin wants his own" Perestroika" like Gorbachev to include a Re-Alignment of Forces around the World where America must not remain the only Super Power.

Donald Trump who shoots from the hip all the time and cannot differentiate between appeasement and strength or between Wisdom and Foolhardiness actually believe that he could outmaneuver Vladimir Putin as the World's greatest negotiator who believe he can beat anyone in the game even though he is an amateur in the game who is shooting blindfolded or shooting in the dark without counting on the consequences of his action.

His new normal in American politics is to lie as much as he can, blackmail any opposition to him as fake News. He continues to deny the truth, deflect, obfuscate and actively obstruct justice and to delay justice and procrastinate till he eventually turns American system into a Monarchy or Dictatorship where he could now fully assume his role as King Louis XIV of France  when he declared in French "L'Etat C'est Moi" meaning  "I am the State and my words carry the force of Law", and anyone who disagrees with him must go jump to the Sea or forever keep his peace  or face assassination and sure death by any means possible.

That is precisely why the new normal in America is so scary and totally unacceptable. Donald Trump is doing everything to derail the ongoing investigation of Russia and he is hoping that his premeditated attack on North Korea would present a diversionary tactic to make America forget all of his blunders and to rally round him right or wrong because Americans never abandon their President in War times. He calculated that George Bush Junior won a second part in large part because he managed to drag America into a totally needless war that dragged on for years.

I rest my case.

“PHEBEAN AJIBOLA OGUNDIPE”

Nigerian famous Educationist honored in the United States on her 90thBirthday.

Dr. Wumi Akintide.

Reproduced below is a keynote address by one of the Nigerians Mrs. Ogundipe mentored and inspired during her tenure as the Assistant Adviser on Secondary Education in the 70s which is often called the golden age of Nigerian Public Service compared to now.

The Celebrant, Mrs. Ogundipe,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

I like to begin by thanking God for giving me the grace to join all of you at this ceremony in praising and celebrating Mrs. Phebean Ogundipe who turned 90 years old today by the special grace of God.

Even though I have hit the mandatory age of three scores and ten ordained in the Holy Scriptures for Christians, I am still praying to God to bless me with longevity like youthful Phebean our celebrant and star of this occasion.

Praising is all I do according to a popular Gospel Music idol whose CDs are some of my favorites in my twilight years. I am talking of the legendary Smokie Norful and Kirk Franklin.

I am praising God for myself and for my friend of close to 50 years sitting right here on the high table. Speaking after the eloquent Pastor Femi Ogundipe of the Redeem Christian Church of God and his junior brother, Dr. Ogundipe, one of the best Oncologists Oklahoma who flew his own private jet to the beautiful City of Charlotte is a challenge that is clearly beyond my pay grade.

I must confess to being intimidated by their eloquence. I would make up for my inadequacy using my age and life experience as a Historian by training and certification as my greatest weapon and vantage point.

Close to 50 years ago I met Phebean when we both served at the Federal Ministry of Education during the Yakubu Gowon Era.

Late Wenike Briggs of Rivers State and Chief A.Y. Eke the first Nigerian Registrar of the University of Lagos followed each other as the Federal Commissioner for Education.  Chief S. O Awokoya, the first Minister of Education under Chief Obafemi Awolowo as first Premier of Western Region was the Chief Federal Advisers on Education. He, Chief Awokoya was succeeded by late C.J.C Cookie. You could say that all of them were older contemporaries of Mrs. Ogundipe. All of them have since gone to rest but thank God Phebean is still here.

Like I hinted earlier, Mrs. Ogundipe was then the Assistant Adviser on Secondary Education while I was just a young Assistant Secretary/ Administrative Officer Grade1in the Ministry. I was serving under Alhaji Ahmed Joda now 87 who was the Permanent Secretary while late S.O. Soyode was his Deputy. Some of Phebean's other colleagues as I recall, included the late Rex Akpofure the first Nigerian Principal of Kings College, late Chief Agiobu Kemmer, late Chief Mrs. Coker who was then Principal of Queens College, Lagos, Mr. Jerry Gana who served under Mrs. Ogundipe and late Dr. Ekpo Eyo who was the first Nigerian Director of the National Museum after the British colonial officers have returned home.

I can say without any fear of contradiction that Mrs. Ogundipe's era was the golden era of the Nigerian Civil Service in those days. I recall that Ejueyitchie was Secretary to the Federal Government.  Alhaji Sule Katagun was Chairman and Dr. Manuwa was Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Civil Service Commission.

Tom Brokaw the famous NBC Anchor once wrote a best seller titled "The Greatest Generation" in America. If a similar book were to be written on the Greatest Generation in Nigeria, I can tell you that Phebean Ogundipe a prolific author and first class educationist would clearly make the cut with the Love of her life, her late husband who is treasured and remembered today in this ceremony along with her amazing soulmate and life partner, the star of this ceremony.

Her husband was a dashing young Ijebu man and Phebean was at the time an Esa Oke Ijesha dazzling beauty when they both fell in love and later got married in one of the most successful Nigerian marriages you have ever known.

If you don't believe me, just look at the caliber of children the Union has produced. The children scattered all over the World have all come here with their kids to honor and celebrate their awesome and amazing mother and grandmother.

I look around as I entered the Hall and I could not find many of her thousands of admirers and colleagues in Nigeria including many of her old students. If this birthday ceremony were being held in Nigeria, there would be far more distinguished and more qualified colleagues to play the role that Destiny would appear to have conferred on me to play as somebody who has known Phebean for so long. I flew in from New York yesterday to specially honor our sister in the Lord.

I believe the last time we actually set eyes on each other was in 1975 to be precise. We later reconnected on the Facebook and the Internet when Phebean came across some of my articles. As an avid reader, she went the extra mile to locate my phone number and my E-mail address and to touch base with me because she is still mentally alert and sharp pretty much like she was at her prime.

I crave your indulgence to take you down memory lane as we all celebrate the Nigerian icon who in a way is a contemporary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second who has become the longest reigning British monarch beating her grandmother Queen Victoria to second place in British History.

Queen Elizabeth and Phebean were born only a year apart in age but they both sure belong to the same generation of iconic women of virtue in the World. I can tell you that as a historian who has studied their profiles and has written volumes on both of them at some point in my life during my student days at the Royal Institute of Public Administration at Mabledon Place, London, next door the University of London at Gower Street.

Phebean Ogundipe is my mentor. She is among the few role models that God had used to show me the way in my life journey as a Prince and as an only child of my mother and a proud grandchild of Kabiyesi Afunbiowo Adesida the First, the greatest and longest-serving Deji of Akure who lived for 125 years and he reigned for 60 years from 1897 to 1957.

Yes, we all ought to give thanks to God for making us who we are. But the people that God had used to fulfil his purpose and Destiny in our lives arguably deserve as much credit as God the author and finisher of our Faith. God does not come down from his high throne above to play that role. What He simply does is use some individuals and some unique circumstances to push us to our destiny and to make us who we are.

I can tell you loud and clear that God in his infinite mercy has used Phebean Ogundipe to show me the way and to make me who I am today. Please give her a round of applause. I probably wouldn't be here today but for her influence in my life.

There are probably hundreds of other Nigerians like me whose life has been touched by the celebrant. One of them is Professor Olubodun Fakinlede of the University of Lagos who is one of the candidates prima facie qualified to be considered as a candidate for the vacant position of the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure.

The learned Professor called me a few days ago just by coincidence. In our brief telephone conversation I confided in him I would be going to attend the 90th Birthday Celebration of Mrs. Ogundipe in the City of Charlotte in North Carolina on the 6th of May.

I was surprised when the young man explained to me the role Mrs. Ogundipe and her colleague Jerry Gana had played in his life. The gentleman would have been here with us today if he had gotten the notice sooner. That is how much we all value and treasure Phebean, a priceless jewel of inestimable value who is here with us today but could be gone tomorrow because tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us young or old. So when you are 50 and above in Nigeria where the average life span for men is 46 and 49 for women, you count yourself lucky if you are 90 and you begin to sing your "Nunc Dimitis" every day you wake up alive.

Great soldiers like the star of this occasion don't die anymore; they just fade away like an old soldier who never dies.

I seize this opportunity to recognize all those children and her third son the baby of the family Kola who flew in from New Zealand with her two daughters to be with us. I recognize the grandchildren and great grandchildren who are all here to celebrate and honor the celebrant with their presence. They should all stand up to be recognized. Give them a round of applause

There is no way for me to end this tribute without going back to draw some inspiration from our Yoruba Culture that Mrs. Ogundipe has used her adult life to market and to promote to the best of her ability as a literary giant who had the uncommon sense to write so many books on Yoruba folklores around the tortoise otherwise called "Ijapa Tiroko Oko Ayanrinbo"

Many of those books are now being used as text books to teach the younger generation of Yoruba children and to preserve our Yoruba Cultures for generations yet unborn. Mrs. Ogundipe is still getting paid royalties on all of those books till tomorrow and those royalties will not stop going to all of her children and grandchildren long after her transition into glory.

Mrs. Ogundipe has fired my imagination as a young man to want to be a prolific writer like her from our days together at the Federal Ministry of Education as I hinted earlier.

Today I am a syndicated columnist with the Sahara Reporters Social Media Company of New York founded by the great Omoyele Sowore from Ijaw Apoi in Ondo State and the popular Chatafrik Website pioneered by another Nigerian icon named Martin Akindana from Idanre in Ondo State.

I am proud to say that 90 year old Mrs. Ogundipe is one of the great fans of my column. Because of the influence of Mrs. Ogundipe, I have authored two books and I am working on my third book. I am pleased to note in this speech that Phebean is launching at this occasion another best seller among her many books titled, "Up-Country Girl" – A personal journey and truthful portrayal of African culture.

There is no way to stop Phebean Ogundipe. She would keep working and writing till she breaths her last because she knows no other way to live and to function as a stereo typical Ijesha woman who never quits or give up."Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe Omo Ijesha aponoda. Omo Eleni a te I ka Omo Eleni Ewele. Omo Ogedengbe Agbogungboro o ti popo l'oju Ogun. O kere lala sohun bi Sokotoropo, Eru o ba e o d'eru bar a re" as reminded by us by the great Adamo Musician of Ilesha, Nigeria, the one and only"Adedara a run ra l'Oja Oba.

Phebean Ogundipe remains one of a kind among her peers in Nigeria but more so in Yoruba Land. "Kato r'Erin o d'igbo, Ka to r'Efon o d'Odan, Ka to r'Eiye bi Okin, O di Orun Alakeji"

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would now end this speech with a Gospel Song CD specially selected to serenade Phebean Ogundipe for all of the lives she has touched in Nigeria including mine by making us who we are by pushing us our Destiny. The CD was originally composed by J.J. Hairston and his Youthful Praise Singers of the United States.

My dear Phebean, you are the best among our women folks in Nigeria. You have remained a beacon of hope that Nigeria can be great and prosperous, united and peaceful if God can bless Nigeria with more of your type.

If the road is beautiful, then worry about your destination, but if your destination is beautiful then don't worry about the road. You have lived a beautiful and wonderful life. You don't have to worry about nothing any more.

I now have the honor and the privilege to ask our DJ to play the J.J Hairston CD while we all remain standing and singing along with the amazing music and song of Praise in honor of our sister in the Lord, the one and only Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe of Nigeria.

I thank you all.

If Donald Trump says Good morning to you, you have to check your time before you respond back to him. If he tells you there is a guaranteed medical coverage for pre-existing condition even after his repeal of Obamacare and his replacement by his own Trump version, you have to know he is telling a bogus lie.

There can be no guaranteed coverage for poor sick Americans including children and poor senior citizens across the country when all the 50 states are granted waivers in the Legislation to pick and choose what is less expensive and more convenient to them.

It is a set-up by the Reality TV con artist turned President who can sell you a dead cockroach and make you believe you have won a jackpot. Legislators who have to report back to their constituents before and during the next elections would be foolhardy to believe a shred of what Trump and some elements in the Republican Party are telling them. If they do not vote "No" for the Legislation, they have been sold a pig in the poke.

That is why Trump's attempt to pass the Health Care Legislation must fail again if it does not specifically guarantee coverage for existing condition. If it does, then it will be wrong for Trump and the Republicans to claim they have repealed Obamacare. What they have done is "Mend it and not end it" like I suggested long time ago in one of my articles on the subject. Trump cannot take away a right that has guaranteed medical coverage for 24 million American and has the potential to reach up to 46 million people when it is fully implemented. Obama care is like Social Security. You cannot end it without paying a very heavy price at the polls when the rubber meets the road.

When President FDR gave his word to Winston Churchill that America was going to lead the European Allies into the Second World War against Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill did not fly back to England thinking for one minute that Franklin Delano Roosevelt might have lied to him.

When young John F Kennedy looked Nikita Khrushchev straight in the face and insisted he had to remove his nuclear arsenals from Cuba, he left the arrogant Russian leader and Fidel Castro in no doubt that he meant business and that his word was his bond.

When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev knew he had to comply. The wall not only came down, the move heralded the reunification of West and East Germany and the fall of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact without firing a single shot.

Trust is a big thing for any American President. If you lose it, you have lost everything. Donald Trump regretfully does not fully understand or comprehend that. He may survive for a little while with deception and empty hubris but he will eventually go down like Richard Nixon before him.

When you compare those great Presidents I have listed above and all of their promises with all of the 489 blatant lies the first Russian-sponsored President has told in his 100 days in the White House, you have to wonder like I do about where America is headed with this kneejerk President who made many big promises he could not keep as President. He made those promises to deceive the people to vote for in deference to his sponsor, Vladimir Putin and because he could not tell the difference between American Democracy and Communist Russia where Vladimir Putin is the ultimate dictator who can make and unmake and where a vocal and virile Opposition does not exist.

In Russia or North Korea, the President's political enemies and the News Media and the Judiciary are quickly suppressed and rendered impotent or subservient to the whim and caprices of the dictator.

Now that Russian hacking of American elections and the collusion with the Trump Administration is under intense scrutiny in the United States as we speak, Russian Vladimir Putin is proactively eliminating and killing whistle blowers like Rachel Maddow or Laurence O'Donnell to mention a few in Russia and elsewhere around the World who could help the investigators connect the dots and to prove beyond all shades of doubt how Russia has helped to impose Donald Trump on America.

The greatest fear that any America should and must have is what happens after the short gun marriage and the very cozy Honey Moon between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin reaches its dead end.

It can be safely assumed that the bride Donald Trump is sure to learn some dirty tricks from her husband, Vladimir Putin who will not hesitate to show Donald Trump how to quickly turn a Democracy into a Dictatorship and how to forever keep himself in power in the United States regardless of what the American Constitution may have said.

A President who has goaded his Party to change the Filibuster rule on the confirmation of a Supreme Court judge and has again urged his Party Majority in Congress to adopt the same rule in passing any Legislation is on his way to total Dictatorship in America.

The Republican Party can forever remain in power while the Opposition is forever suppressed and subdued. Donald Trump does not believe in a 2-Party system and he has demonstrated that conviction in so many ways I would now articulate with the remaining paragraphs of this article.

His cozy relationship and his refusal to ever criticize Vladimir Putin is one big proof of that. The second is the fact that he loves and openly praises and hobnobs with dictators like Kim Jong UN, Rodrigo Duterte and Erdogan of Turkey.

He openly wants to do business and make money off those countries without exception. Part of the reason he is so adamant on not releasing his tax returns unless forced so to do thru a "Sub Poena" is because  he clearly knew those tax returns would give him away and predictably lead to his impeachment for criminal conflict of interest and prosecution.

It is not Rocket Science. His former Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn has not committed any less egregious crimes than Donald Trump has committed as the investigations would conclusively reveal.

Donald Trump is not trust-worthy because he over-promises what he knows he cannot deliver. Win or lose he quickly declares victory in his own convoluted mind and he moves on to make another futile promises.

He does not believe in doing his homework on any subject and you can tell he is so empty and ignorant. He only trusts his own judgments and instincts and that is why he is so addicted to twitting at odd hours of the morning because he believes more in manipulations than any constructive engagement.

With Donald Trump, the more you look the less you see. He could easily have beaten Houdini in his game if he has followed that line of business. Donald Trump can have a one hour telephone chat or hold a long meeting with another foreign Head of State like he did with President Xi of China and Justin Trudeau of Canada and Vladimir Putin he would summarize their discussion in just one sentence while his counterpart would reduce their discussion into a 2 or 3 page Communique because they don't want to be misquoted or totally misunderstood.

Donald Trump on the other hand thrives on misleading the Public. He wants to be unpredictable. He actually wants to be misquoted so he can leave a wiggle room for numerous errors and total misrepresentation.

He is so limited in his communication skills that he would always use the wrong word which conveys a different meaning from what he had meant to say. He described Obama as bad and sick, a description that my 8th grade granddaughter would not make.

He described Andrew Jackson as having a tough mind and a large heart which is a bit contradictory, and he credited the American Civil War to Jackson even though the man had dies 16 years before the war.

Donald Trump cannot tell the difference between Victory and Defeat. He wants to be the Judge and the accuser in his own case. He blows his own trumpet all the time on nothing to preclude others from saying anything negative about him.

He would praise you if you praise him. By the same token, he would go after you if you dare criticize him even when he is totally wrong and derelict.

He could predictably start using institutions like the FBI and CIA to do his dirty job for him and he could begin to use them to go after his perceived political enemies on both sides of the isle.

He is bent on protecting the income flow of his many businesses around the World in places like China, the Philippines and his Trump Towers in Istanbul and his hotel chains in Moscow and Leningrad, Ukraine and his business interest in Egypt.

That is why he must cozy up to those dictators in those countries. He is actively pushing the building of the Wall to barricade Mexico not because the move is going to permanently or effectively solve the problem of immigrants crossing the borders but because that is an area where he can personally make a lot of money because he would be the one awarding those contracts to companies he can manipulate

And fleece. It is a "win- win" proposition for Donald Trump and that was why he once said he would be the first American to profit from running for President, win or lose.

Building walls to stop immigrant crossing is not as fool-proof as it sounds and it penny-wise and pound-foolish if you really think about it. That is why very few countries would ever try to build walls to stop or totally minimize illegal boarder crossings like Donald Trump is promising to do. He first of all boasted and gloated that Mexico was going to pay because he was so arrogant. When Mexico called his bluff he took a hike on that telling some cock and bull story that America would now pay and Mexico would reimburse America.

If any country could ever stop immigrant crossing, Nigeria should long have considered the move with Niger or Chad. Citizens of Niger in border towns with Nigeria like Maradi and Niamey and citizens of Chad regularly cross the borders to Nigeria to vote in Nigerian elections and to graze their Cattles causing a lot of havoc in Nigeria as we speak, it has never occurred to Nigeria to build the kind of expensive wall that Trump is contemplating. He is twisting arms in Congress today to get the job done. It is a wrong move that ought to go down in defeat. It makes no sense at all.

I saw a bit of what I am telling you during my several visits to Niger and to Chad for the few years I served as the Secretary to the Joint Economic Commissions of Nigeria with the rest of the World in the early 80s.

All that Donald Trump cares about is making money from all of his pet projects as President.

America made a fatal U-turn when she carelessly allowed Trump to collude with Vladimir Putin to find his way to the White House.

I rest my case.

A good psychoanalyst and a mind reader like Professor Ozodi Osuji, a Nigerian American who lives in Alaska and has become the most popular columnist of Chatafrik by the consensus of readers would tell you that Donald Trump would have wished to be elected President of the United States at a much younger age like JFK who became President at 42.

Same Osuji would probably have told you that it is far much harder to change or panel-beat a 70 year old man than an adolescent. The Presidency as a learning curve changes most Presidents but not Trump who is always going to be Trump regardless of anything you do. It simply means that Donald Trump is like a dried fish and any attempt to bend or straighten him up would break him.

I do not pretend to be the Wizard of Oz but I am thoroughly schooled by ace reporters like the awesome Rachel Maddow and brilliant Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC who help me to connect the dots on Donald Trump and the precipice to which he may be leading the greatest country on Earth.

Donald Trump openly admits he does not want to be the President of the World and that America would go it alone if the rest of the World refuses to come on board. That stance stand stands in sharp contrast to the ideals of JFK, the youngest and arguably the most charismatic and dynamic American President and his emphasis on Country above self, the Poor and the Middle Class and World Peace thru collaboration.

JFK clearly said that the touch has been passed to a younger generation not just in America but the whole World and he saw himself as a leader in that World to promote World Peace and peaceful coexistence. He rhetorically asked in his powerful inaugural address, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" That was then. This is now. The difference between Trump and JFK cannot be more stark or poignant.

Donald Trump would have wished to share the star power of the handsome JFK who became President by the narrowest of margin both in the popular vote and in the Electoral College tally by beating Richard Nixon popularly called "Tricky Dickie" a professional politician, and a sitting Vice President to a very popular President in Dwight Ike Eisenhower, a famous General before his election as President.

I call Donald Trump a Richard Nixon on Steroid and a far cry from JFK. If you think Richard Nixon was a crook, I cannot imagine what any of you reading this would call Donald Trump who says one thing and does the exact opposite without any feeling of remorse or regret because he believes and argues he does not make mistake.

He only stopped short of calling himself God and that he is why he thinks he reserves the right to be the accused and the judge in his own case. Trump believes he can criticize anyone including the Pope but he hates for anyone to criticize him and like most dictators before him, he would like to use the power of the Presidency to climb down hard on all of his critics and whistleblowers including the Print and the News Media.

You are his friend if you sing his praises and his enemy if you dare criticize him. If you do not sing his praises he would sing his own praises and describe your opinions of him as fake News because he creates and lives in own reality and illusion, and when he gets cornered he sugarcoats his own perception and belief as the alternate truth, and he expects you to accept that as the Gospel truth and nothing but the truth.

He can make up stories like alleging that President Obama wire-tapped his office and that Susan Rice broke the Law without any shred of evidence but as a cover up for some of his transgressions as President and just to satisfy his ego and his own whim and caprices. He believes he reserves the right to call black white and white black and he could care less what his critics think.

He falsely claims that no Administration since FDR has accomplished more than his Administration in their first 90 days in office. Even the least informed person in America knows that to be totally false. As at the time of writing this piece, Donald Trump who has signed Executive Orders one after the other has not had a single legislation passed into Law under his belt.

Majority of those Executive Orders which have been challenged in the Courts have all been shot down because they were all found to be illegal and arbitrary. The development clearly shows a fumbling and ignorant President who shoots in the dark or who shoots from the hip without doing his homework.

Donald Trump compares himself to FDR one of the greatest and the longest-serving American Presidents who initiated the idea of the League of Nations which has since metamorphosed into the United Nations with its Headquarters in New York.

FDR working in close collaboration with Winston Churchill, Sterling finally defeated and ended the Second World War in 1945. Donald Trump touts the signing of an Executive Order as an accomplishment even though he clearly knows that doing so is something that a President is allowed to do but it does not count as an achievement unless it is able to survive judicial scrutiny and legislative challenge.

He is now counting on a Supreme Court dominated by his fellow conservative judges as a way to uphold all of those intuitive executive orders which cannot pass the litmus test of sound legal interpretation. Donald Trump believes he can make an omelet without breaking an egg. He deceives himself all the time while thinking he is deceiving the Public. He is always trying to defend the impossible and making his White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer fall on his own sword for his own sake so many times.

He is the worst President in that context and nowhere comparable to any of his Predecessors including the worst of them. He is known to reverse himself ever so often by signing executive orders that are so vague in interpretation like his last one on Immigration where he was threatening to defund sanctuary cities which Judge William Blocks has recently ruled as being unconstitutional.

The drip, drip, drip that has enveloped the Trump Administration over the Russian hacking of American Elections is certainly one that could eventually drive his Presidency into oblivion as time goes by, despite all the efforts by his White House to cover up or cause major distractions for the investigations to go forward. It has now revealed that his first Security Adviser, General Flynn may have broken the Law by clandestinely working for a foreign country while at the same time serving at the highest level of American national Security with the implicit collusion of Trump who refused to do any thorough security clearance on him before putting him into such a high position of responsibility in his Government. Donald Trump is therefore doing something more egregious and criminally proved than what Richard Nixon was forced to resign about.

Donald Trump used to call the Chinese trade manipulators he was going to put in their place if elected President. Once he got elected he invited the Chinese President Xi to his Winter White House at his Mar-A- Lago Resort Center in Florida. He offered him a lavish entertainment, and while that man was busy eating the best Cheese cake in the whole World in a 10 minutes chat with the Chinese President, Donald trump pulled a fast one on the President by telling him he had just ordered the 59 Tomahawk Missiles to be rained on Syria as the Commander-in-Chief of the strongest Military Power the World has ever known.

In his convoluted mind, he was using that show of power to serve notice to the Chinese President that he meant business and that he was going to be different from any other American President before him. Part of his goal was to use carrot and stick to force President Xi to cooperate with him in his secret and half-baked plan to attack the North Korean dictator who has been vexing his muzzles against America by his indiscriminate testing of his Nuclear weapons in the Korean Peninsula.

Donald Trump foolishly admitted after their meeting that he learnt so much during his 10 minutes encounter with the Chinese President to walk away from his initial plan to label China a manipulator. He was now willing to forget everything negative he has ever said about China if the Chinese President is willing to cooperate with him in his threat against Communist North Korea. He said he was doing that to show his flexibility but he was actually betraying his naivety and foolhardiness as a novice in Diplomacy and Geo Politics.

He was willing to quickly reverse himself like a little boy will do when he throws away the cake at the sight of a honey biscuit. Donald Trump needs to grow up and to stop behaving like a kindergarten or a pony that still has a lot of tricks to learn.

Who could ever have believed that any American President would be that naïve and gullible to think or believe that any foreign leader worth his salt would be so childish to dance to his tune just like that.

Donald Trump is so full of it that he believes he can get away with murder because he prides himself as the world's greatest negotiator who can make an opponent sign his or her own death warrant in a twinkle of an eye. Donald Trump once boasted and gloated than he knew far more than all the American Generals combined. He is fast changing the rules of engagement and changing the American military and forcing them into a role they have not been trained to undertake. Today his Administration is top heavy with Wall Street big Whigs and Military Generals like you will expect in a Military Regime. He is saying he is doing that to make America great again and to serve notice to the World he is here to regain the lost glory of America which only exists in his own figment of imagination and his narcissistic mind.

I call him Richard Nixon on Steroid because Richard Nixon who came to the presidency as one of the most experienced in American Politics as a sitting Vice President for 8 years and a brilliant lawyer and former Governor of California could never have dared to tell the kind of lies that Donald Trump tells everyday as President.

If Richard was ever caught in conflict of interest, his own is a child play compared to Donald Trump's Richard Nixon never wasted time releasing his tax returns every year of his Presidency and before he was forced to resign due to the Watergate scandal and to escape impeachment. Donald Trump dared not release his tax returns while presiding over an Oligarchy that makes it mandatory for you and I to release our own if and when due and during mandatory audits. He is going to lead the effort to do a Tax Reform in America while keeping his own tax release or audit a top secret.

The comparison with Richard Nixon and JFK makes a lot of sense in this context. Say all you want about Richard Nixon the fact remains that he and Henry Kissinger did make history with their opening up of China long before anyone ever thought that conventional wisdom suggested it. There is no way in the wide world that Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson, his Secretary of State can be compared to Nixon and Henry Kissinger one of the greatest American Secretaries of State ever.

Neither can Trump be compared to JFK and the nostalgia and the hope and excitement that his Presidency represented for the whole World.

I recall the first official visit of JFK to His Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second or JFK's first visit to the Pope not to talk of JFK's sensational visit to Berlin where he declared in perfect German in a speech that resonated throughout the whole world. The visit that surpassed it was arguably the first visit of Barack Hussein Obama as a nominee of a major political Party in American History.

Obama was received like a Rock Star. And he went on to win the Presidency as the first black ever to do that. Donald Trump is testing the Waters by sending his daughter Ivanka Kushner as a top adviser to go attend a Woman's Summit at the invitation of a German Chancellor. Angela Merkel. Rather than being received like a star she was booed by many of her listeners. That is likely to be a sign of what her father must expect during his planned first visit to Her Majesty the Queen next month.

If by any miracle the man survives for 4 years which is unlikely, he would have turned the American Government upside down that nobody can tell the difference between America and some of the oppressive regimes Donald Trump wants America to emulate. He daily swims in conflict of interest and he says he wants to be the first American President to profit from running for office, win or lose. If you don't consider such a statement scary, you have got to be living on the Moon. Corruption or Dictatorship in Government is going to hit the roof in America under the Trump Presidency.   Believe it or not!

I rest my case.

The Alaafin of Oyo Lamidi Adeyemi the Third went to London and he paraded 3 or 4 of his wives in a move captured by the News and Print Media in London and back home in Nigeria.

The love for polygamy by most of our traditional rulers, High Chiefs and other Nigerians is a preference that is quietly but surely losing its appeal. I can name few powerful traditional rulers in Yoruba Land who have defied the odds to keep their marital vows despite all the pressures on them to do otherwise due to the dictate of some of our moribund traditions and culture, sad to say.

Oba Festus Adedinsewo Adesanoye Osungbedenola, the late Osemawe of Ondo a good senior friend of mine and my former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service was decidedly one royal father that resisted the temptation to take a second wife. So was my cousin, Oba Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida Afunbiowo the Second the late Deji of Akure. The incumbent Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olagbegi the Third and the current Oluwo of Iwo Oba Akambi, a returnee from Canada is another. The current Alani of Idoani, retired General Olutoye and the current Akala of Ikaram Akoko are among the few I know who have kept their marital vows.

It is newsworthy, however, when the Arole Oodua himself, the Ooni Risa of Ile Ife the cradle of the Yoruba Civilization has reaffirmed some of this observations by so far sticking to the principle of one man one wife and doing so with pride and dignity in addition of course to many of his new progressive initiatives for peace and unity in his domain in particular and in all Yoruba Land and Nigeria as a whole.

It was long rumored before Ooni Risa Adesoji Aderemi made his transition in 1980 that the next Ooni Risa was most likely to be Prince Sijuwade, the grandson of Ooni Risa Olubuse the First because Prince Sijuwade did not hide his ambition to, one day, be crowned the Ooni Risa. His passion for that title was that strong.

Nobody ever had any such premonition about Prince Adeyeye except his father who gave him the name "Babatunde" at his birth because it has been predicted when his mother's pregnancy of him was only 3 months old. It was prophesied that the baby in her womb was going to be somebody big and special someday. Nobody paid too much attention to that prophesy at the time until it actually happened.

Adeyeye Babatunde came from nowhere to emerge as the candidate most favored by the Ife king makers to be the next Ooni Risa less than a year after the exit of Oba Sijuwade Olubuse the Second. The Head of the Kingmakers who could have been less favorable to him had miraculously made his own exit in the nick of time to grant him a smooth ride to the mythical "Are" crown that made him the successor to Oodua by acclamation and consensus.

Ooni Risa Atobatele Adesoji Aderemi was blessed by God to be the only Ooni in History who doubled down at one point of his close to 50 years reign as the Ooni and Governor of Western Region. It is hard to find any Ooni Risa who can easily beat that record.

Ooni Risa Sijuwade had evidently used his personal wealth and influence in Government circle to keep the Oodua throne on the cutting edge of fame and publicity, but few people, myself included ever thought that Ile Ife and the Yoruba nation would be twice or thrice lucky to quickly find another Ooni Risa that would measure up or even surpass the very impressive records of his two immediate predecessors on that throne.

I say that with some trepidation, of course, because Ojaja the Second has already shattered in less than two years on the throne some of the records set by all of the three Oonis before him if you see what I see. I am talking of Ooni Ademiluyi Ajagun Lawarikan the first Ooni to ever travel out of his domain, Ooni Atobatele Adesoji Aderemi who actually became Governor of Western Region and was knighted by the Quuen of England, and Ooni Sijuwade Olubuse the Second "Eri Ogun Ebiti pomo piri O lomi sira bi Aboyun" the first Ooni with a higher global influence that spread to places like Great Britain, the United States and even to Cuba.

No Ooni Risa I know has received the kind of reception and welcome reserved for only visiting Heads of State and Governments when they travel abroad. Ojaja the Second has clearly done with his charisma, his personal charm and prestige and the way he and his Yeyelua and their entourage have carried themselves. He has covered a huge mileage and has flown across the Oceans as the greatest promoter and icon of Yoruba tradition and culture more than any other Ooni Risa in living memory. He has clearly placed Ile Ife on the world map like no other Ooni before him.

The new Oonirisa, His Royal Majesty Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja the Second has become the highest educated Ooni Risa and arguably the richest, if not the most influential of them all till now. He is a product of Loyola College and Ibadan Polytechnic. He came to the highest throne in Yoruba Land at the young age of 40. He ran for the title with a host of other prominent Princes which included his own father his passport to the throne and two of his older brothers, one of whom is his "Sooko Laekun" today.

He has rebuilt and beautified the Oodua Palace turning it into a "Taj Mahal" of his own within months of his ascension to the throne. He was named the Chancellor of the great University of Nigeria at Nsukka. He was given the key to the City of Somerset in New Jersey and the key to the City of London. He addressed a State Assembly in America and his presence in America was acknowledged by President Obama. He and his wife Queen Wuraola were received by the Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. He has clearly made history instead of hysteria and he has made the Yoruba nation proud.

He and His wife were treated as special guests of Honor to the British Museum and the Brooklyn Museum in New York and when they visited the Liberty Bell at the City of brotherly Love in Philadelphia. They were received as special guests of Honor at the Oyotunji Village in South Carolina. He and his Yeyelua and their Entourage of more than 100 people including 25 Yoruba traditional were received as celebrities everywhere he went in the United States and Great Britain. Not even the King of Swaziland a Head of State of his own country could have received a greater honor around the World.

I was among the delegation that received him and his entourage at the JFK Airport in New York and he was received the same high visibility welcome at the Heathrow Airport in London. I knew it because I covered his overseas trip for Sahara Reporters and I was an invited guest to the huge Reception held for him by the Ile Ife/ Modakeke and other Yoruba descendants in America at the huge Ukrainian Banquet Hall at the City of Somerset in New Jersey.

To cut a long story short, Ojaja the Second was crowned the Ooni Risa at the young age of 40 with pomp and pageantry that was second to none in the History of Ile Ife. The young man had come to the throne at a time his first marriage has ended in a peaceful divorce due to irreconcilable differences. He became for a short time the most eligible bachelor in town and a single father of a daughter born out of wedlock when he was only 19 years of age.

Handsome, filthy-rich and charismatic to a fault you could call him God's great gift to women, but the young man is not a flirt or womanizer. He had a mission to accomplish. Rushing into another marriage was the last thing he wanted to do as he ascended the throne, but he probably took to heart Commander Ebenezer Obeys refrain in his famous song where he clearly stated and I quote that "Aponle ko si f'Oba ti o l'Olori" meaning in Yoruba" there is little honor or respect for King without a Queen.

He needed a companion in the Palace and a shoulder to lean on after a good day's job. He is a "workaholic" who does not postpone till tomorrow what he can do today. You can tell that from his very busy schedule as the Ooni Risa and the permanent Chairman of the Osun State Council of Obas and one of the most powerful traditional rulers in Nigeria. You could call him the Ooni Risa of the Universe.

He went as far as Edo Kingdom with tight historical ties to the Yoruba Nation to go find himself a bride to marry pretty much like Eddie Murphy did when he traveled out from his far away Kingdom of Samunda to go find a bride in Queens, New York in his famous "Coming to America" Movie which sold like hot cake all over the World.

"Ojaja fidi ote j'ale" spread his dragnet as far as the "Igodomigodo" Kingdom that Patrick Obahiagbon used to talk so much about. He went there to find his own "Moremi" in a dazzling beauty he quickly renamed "Wuraola Ogunwusi nee Otiti who has since been appointed the new" Yeyelua of Ile Ife" as the most senior wife to the new "Arole Oodua, Okirikiri biti Jigbinni bi Ate Akun Olori Alade Gbogbo Okun Arabaribi Omi nini Eiye mu"

Part of the reason I am documenting this for posterity is to explain what the new Ooni Risa and his Yeyelua have done to set a new template in traditional marriage but before I do that I must explain what qualifies me so to do.

I come from the Adesida Royal Dynast of Akure and the proud grandson of the greatest Deji in all of Akure History. I was a former Secretary to the only Asodeboyede Ruling House of Akure before the Ruling House was broken into two by a Decree signed into Law on December 12, 1991 by Navy Captain Sunday Olukoya, the Military Governor of Ondo State. My own grandfather Deji Afunbiowo Adesida the First was an unrepentant polygamist. He had his own Yeyelua in Afinju Olori Ekundayo, an Ado Akure paragon of Beauty from Itaogbolu near Akure who accompanied grandpa when to receive Her Majesty the Queen at Ibadan in 1956 during the Queen's first official visit to Nigeria.

I knew everything there is to know about Yoruba traditional system not only in reference to Akure alone but also to most Yoruba towns because I love History and tradition as an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and as a historian tutored by my late grandfather Professor Emeritus of Akure History, Kabiyesi Deji Afunbiowo Adesida the First and late Professor Akinjogbin and late Professor Pius Igbafe of Edo State and late Professor Ade Ajayi from Ikole Ekiti, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

Many Princes seek the crown to have the freedom and the power to marry as many wives as they want. I do not see the new Ooni Risa as one of such Princes from the little I know about him. He could predictably change his mind in the future and take a second wife but right now I see him as being a "Sui generis" one of a kind among our traditional rulers and I figure it out that one more Queen to his present one may be too much of a crowd and rightly so.

I see Lamido Sanusi the new Emir of Kano and the former Governor of the Central Bank has added another wife to his Harem as clearly permitted by his Muslim faith and as his northern culture clearly allows him to marry up to 4 wives provided he has the means to support them as he sure does I would concede.

It may be out of place therefore to compare the new Ooni Risa, a born again Christian with the new Emir of Kano. The new traditional ruler I can compare the Ooni Risa to in this write-up is probably the new Oluwo of Iwo, a Muslim who has formally proclaimed his only wife his Queen and has allowed her to wear a real crown without any dissenting voice at Iwo. I guess the new vogue is a departure from polygamy among our royal fathers which is understandable given the downside to polygamy and the inherent problems that come with it.

The new Oluwo has, in fact, gone beyond that. He has started wearing conventional dresses like Tuxedos and he occasionally dresses like a Chief Imam. He wears T shirts and sneakers outside the confines of his Palace. I don't know what to make of that. He has been known to openly dance to Gangan talking drums and to openly lead the drummers in the songs and lyrics he wants them to play for him. I also saw the "Alaafin Iku Baba Yeye" Lamidi Adeyemi demonstrate a few steps on you Tube but he did it with some dignity and decorum befitting his prestigious title before quickly moving away. I have no problems with a royal father dancing to tradition music but it has to be done with civility and decorum.

Thank God the new Ooni Risa clearly understands that. He has his own peculiar way of dressing with "Orikogbofo" crowns to match the color of his beautiful robes. I am yet to see the Ooni Risa and his wife throw caution to the wind to start dancing rough in the Public like the Oluwo has done on a few occasions due to youthful exuberance.

The Ooni Risa does not carry a horse tail but he carries his big Staff of Office. He carries himself with dignity. He owns the latest models of Bentley, and Rolls Royce befitting his royal pedigree. It is a wonderful and impressive spectacle to behold. One of my American friends who accompanied me to the JFK Airport to welcome the Kabiyesi to New York was so star-struck and he told me after the event he had never seen an African Emperor before but he sure saw one that day.

The new Ooni Risa has come to the throne with an agenda to leave his foot prints on the sand of History as an Ooni with a mission. He has set a new template in leadership that makes him so special and unique. He has so far restrained himself from polygamy. His marriage to a very sophisticated and educated Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi the new Yeyelua of Ile Ife speaks volumes on what kind of Ooni Risa he wants to be. The Yeyelua is rumored to have graduated in Architecture before her marriage to the Ooni Risa.

I have listened to her speak in a few public functions during her husband's trip to the United States and during his recent visit to Great Britain. She may not have graduated from Harvard and the London School of Economics or any of the 8 or 9 Universities like Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi; she surely spoke like a Queen who can stand her own anywhere in the World. Quite apart from being a paragon of Beauty, she fully complements the power, the charisma, the prestige and the eloquence and presence of her powerful husband.

I am very proud of her as the Yeyelua of Yoruba Land and a fitting successor to Moremi who came from Ofa to marry "Oodua O Daye Aterere K'Aiye, Ajalaiye Ajalorun Omo Igba Irunmole"

Yeyelua Wuraola Ogunwusi does not sound like a wife going to tolerate a harem of women for her powerful husband any time soon. I watched her defend her position in lucid and perfect Queen's English when a television anchorwoman interviewed her in London. He was asked to shed more light on her opposition to marriage equality between a husband and wife and what exactly she meant by her statement.

I thought the Yeyelua was going to cave in or dodge the question but she rose to the occasion with equanimity, with dignity, confidence and decorum befitting her high office as our new "Moremi of Yorubaland". Her response was flawless. She maintained her ground and she explained that she was not advocating equality between husband and wife the way it is perceived in the Western World. She explained she is not advocating discrimination against women in any shape or form in terms of equal pay for equal work or their right to exercise their civic rights and equal treatment under the Law.

She even quoted the Bible that the Husband remains the Head of the Household claiming she can never and would never claim equality with her Husband, the Ooni Risa because she knows her limitations as the Queen and the Yeyelua of her husband and Ile Ife as the cradle of Yoruba Civilization.

What she advocated was Equity and consideration for women by their husband in every marriage regardless of title or status. She defended her position with clarity and eloquence that received a standing ovation from her British audience. It was a virtuoso performance

I knew there and then that she or her husband or both of them were going to be the keynote speakers at the Launching of my new Book titled the "Voice of Reason" It is a collection of my articles in the last 10 years on a myriads of subjects including American and Nigerian Politics, Clinical Psychology and Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Economy and International Relations, Satire, and Yoruba Tradition as it relates to Marriage and Equity in Relationships in general.

The book which is published by International Publishers, Ibadan is to be launched at the Federal University of Technology, Akure at a date to be announced but certainly before the end of the Year.

The new Ooni Risa and his Yeyelua have set a new template in the new initiatives they have both launched to turn Ile Ife into a Tourism Eldorado in Nigeria and to go promote the virtues and the ideals of the Yoruba Nation in Nigeria and overseas like they have done with their very successful visits to the United States and Britain.

The next official visit would take the Ooni Risa and the Yeyelua to Cuba and the Caribeans and Brazil where he is going to meet the Yoruba Descendants in those countries That should make this Ooni and his Yeyelua first of their kind in the long history of the Yorubas. No traditional ruler in Nigeria has achieved the same feat. Not the Sultan of Sokoto or any Oba of Benin, the Alaafin of Oyo, or the Obong of Calabar or the Amayanabo of Buguma has ever done that.

The Ooni Risa has done it with his own money and resources and as a call of duty without any assistance from the Government.

The man of History surely knows what he wants and God has granted him the enablement to be able to do it on his own to champion the cause of the Yoruba nation as the Arole Oodua the mythical progenitor of the Yoruba people world-wide.

I rest my case.

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