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Dotun Oyeniyi
Economis, and Practicing Attorney
London, UK
Heads People's Advocates in England

Dotun Oyeniyi

Heads People's Advocates in England

  • ARE OUR LEADERS LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE’S SULTAN?
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    February 01, 2010
    I have a fervent admiration for the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.  We have not seen any Sultan like him in our recent history.  Unlike most of our traditional rulers, the Sultan is not one to frequent the corridors of power or churn out chieftaincy titles to the men in power in pursuit of vain glory or monetary rewards in return.  His utterances, since asscending the Sultanate, have always been incisive, frank, non-patronising of those in government and clearly pro-masses.  NigerianNews Special
     

  • RUNNING A SICK NATION FROM A SICK BED: BLAME NO ONE BUT OBASANJO
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    January 28, 2010
    History, so we all say, has a way of repeating itself.  However, history is only able to repeat itself because human beings tend to repeat our acts or inactions.  History is not self-made.  It is made   out of the deeds of human beings.   So when a bad history is repeated, it is either the author of that history is a gloating sadist, deriving some pleasure out of a bad situation or an obdurate personality refusing to learn from previous errors.    NigerianNews Special
     

  • FIRST, BODE GEORGE AND NOW OMISOORE: THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST FOR ‘THE LARGEST PARTY IN AFRICA’
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    November 02, 2009
    Three facts emerged from the events that followed the recent conviction of Mr Bode George.  One, the nearly unanimous celebration of the judgement by the common men was a manifestation of the deep frustration and bottled up anger of the masses with the leadership of the PDP that continues to amass wealth, fraudulently, on the back of mostly fraudulent mandates and arrogantly engages in unabashed profligacy in spite of widespread poverty in the land.   NigerianNews Special
     

  • GANI FAWEHINMI – THE DOVE, THE RAVENS AND THE FLOATING CORPSES
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    September 09, 2009
    He was not a president.  No! Gani was not even a governor or an honourable member of the legislature.  He had neither billions in his account nor a private jet parked in front of his cottage.  Yet his passage shook the land beyond the death of any president or billionaire could do.  That succinctly explains the difference between the deep and the superficial; the substance and the shadow; the making of millions in money and millions of achievements; the making of a good name and the acquisition of dubious wealth; and above all, being a true socio-political activist and merely catching up, half-heartedly with activism.   NigerianNews Special
     

  • REBRANDING NIGERIA: WHAT ‘AUNTY DORA’ MUST DO.
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    September 04, 2009
    Professor Dora Nkem Akunyilu is a lady that I adore so much.  Stern, assertive, down-to-earth and passionate about Nigeria’s image.  I adore her for her commendable exploit at Nafdac, but not for her current rebranding project which appears as fishing with the use of a dog - some labour of Sisyphus.   NigerianNews Special
     

  • OTEDOLA, DANGOTE, ARISEKOLA ALAO & OTHERS: MAKING BILLIONS AT THE EXPENSE OF LEGITIMACY
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    August 25, 2009
    Not quite long ago did Mr Jimoh Ibrahim join the league of owners of private jets in Nigeria with so much needless publicity.  Other owners before him include Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and even church leaders like David Oyedepo and Enoch Adeboye.   This frenetic race to acquire private jets and fly over a landspace deeply submerged in abject poverty calls for a deep rumination and bewilderment.    NigerianNews Special
     

  • BETWEEN THE OONI AND THE SULTAN
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    August 11, 2009
    Brigadier General Sa'ad Abubakar became the sultan of Sokoto in 2006 and has since brought unexpected rejuvenation to the exalted throne and defined traditional rulership in terms of selflessness and true advocacy for the voiceless.  NigerianNews Special
     

  • STILL ON OBAMA’S PLANNED VISIT TO GHANA: MATTERS ARISING
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    June 22, 2009
    President Obama is visiting Africa in July and his points of call are Egypt and Ghana, not Nigeria.   NigerianNews Special
     

  • IAN TOMLINSON AND SOME LESSONS FOR THE NIGERIAN POLICE
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    April 25, 2009
    I am not sure of how many of my readers would find the name Ian Tomlinson strange.  He was the fateful guy who remained anonymous till his last day on earth but whose circumstances of death turned into a household name overnight. NigerianNews Special
     

  • NIGERIA: A DEMOCRACY LIKE NO OTHER
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    March 10, 2009
    We all owe a great deal of appreciation to those Greek philosophers who propounded the system of governance called democracy and those subsequent philosophers of varied descent who helped to develop, nurture and encapsulate several other theories that serve as the pedestal upon which democracy stands.   These men: Plato, Aristotle, Isocrates, Socrates, Montesquieu, Aeschines, Cicero, to mention but just a few have bequeathed on our world a system rightly described as ‘the last form of government’, to which we have not found and possibly could not find a better alternative. NigerianNews Special

  • CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT YAR’ADUA: BUT ARE YOU THE PRESIDENT THAT NIGERIA DESERVES?
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    December 17, 2008
    The supreme court of Nigeria has declared with unappealable finality that Alhaji Musa Yar´Adua is the duly elected president of Nigeria and, barring any unforeseen act of God, he shall remain in office till 2011. The judgement is most welcome for two reasons. NigerianNews Special
     

  • RIBADU V THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: THROWING AWAY THE BABY WITH THE BATHWATER
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    December 09, 2008
    What a country! A country that is so notorious for humiliating the righteous and glorifying the scoundrels.  That is exactly what Nigeria does best.   Be it known to all that those who love Nigeria, wholeheartedly and serve her honestly, faithfully and with all their strengths, behold one of three types of reward await them: end up in the prison; or in the grave; or a combination of both in the order of a brief passage through prison into a final destination – grave. NigerianNews Special
     

  • ADMIRAL AROGUNDADE, THE SLAVES, THE MASTERS AND THE END OF MILITARY´S BRUTALITY?
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    November 19, 2008
    No one should truly be amazed at the recent happening on Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos where some armed escorts attached to one Rear Admiral Harry Arogundade allegedly went completely berserk, beating an harmless lady, Uzoma Okere, like a goat that strayed into  the beans stall, and stripping her naked in full public glare. NigerianNews Special
     

  • NIGERIA AT 48: A GOVERNMENT AT WAR WITH ITS OWN PEOPLE
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    October 02, 2008
    Nigeria is 48 and as usual, governments at the Federal, State and Local levels have rolled out the drums. The heads of governments at different levels came out; their fresh, well nourished and mostly hefty bodies planted in immaculate dresses and their rotund cheeks sprouting forth a smile of derision to the wailing crowds of mostly hangers-on and beneficiaries of their administrations, sprinkled with innocent school children. These leaders are the current gladiators, the veritable commanders of the victorious troops in a protracted war against the people. NigerianNews Special
     

  • A SICK PRESIDENT OF AN UNHEALTHY NATION: PARADOX OF YAR’ADUA’S HEALTH AND NIGERIA’S HYPOCRISY.
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    September 22, 2008
    In the last of couple of weeks, the press has been awash with screaming headlines about the President’s health. “Where is our president? Nigerians ask”! “Dead or Alive?”! “Yar’Adua in critical condition”! “The President may not return early”, are some of the endless variant of the screaming headlines. NigerianNews Special
     

  • IYABO OBASANJO-BELLO: AN HONOURABLE LAWMAKER AS A FUGITIVE LAWBREAKER.
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    April 28, 2008
    Running away from justice should normally not be an issue for endless debates.  All criminals like to evade justice.  However when the fugitive happens to be an ‘Honourable Lawmaker’ of a nation, the probing sensibility of the masses will be greatly aroused. NigerianNews Special
     

  • FREEDOM FOR LT-COLONEL ISHAYA BAMAIYI: MUCH ADO ABOUT NIGERIA JUDICIAL SYSTEM
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    April 23, 2008
    No.  I am not making a mistake.  I mean Lieutenant-Colonel Ishaya Bamaiyi and not Lieutenant-General Ishaya Bamaiyi.  This is because I sincerely think that Nigeria should extend the attempted ‘decimalisation’ of the Naira, propounded by the CBN governor, Charles Soludo to our military ranks.  Soludo, we would recall, attempted to slash the value of the naira by one-tenth or so, so that if you had N1000 in the bank, it becomes N100, this according to him was because the naira is overvalued.  That novel proposition has now been rested on the presidency’s instruction. NigerianNews Special
     

  • ALAO-AKALA, THE TRIBUNAL VERDICT AND THE ‘ALAAFIN OF OYO STATE’
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    April 01, 2008
    At last, the election tribunal has given its verdict in Oyo State. For good or for bad; with a 3 to 1 majority, the tribunal has reaffirmed INEC’s position by saying that Alao-Akala was duly elected as Governor in the last elections and therefore should continue to govern over the pacesetter state. NigerianNews Special
     

  • BARACK OBAMA AND THE LESSONS FOR NIGERIA, AFRICA AND THE WORLD.
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    March 17, 2008
    Before the emergence of this enigma called Barack Obama, It was really tempting to conclude that the last chapter in the world’s book of modern political heroes have been worthily grabbed by immortal Nelson Mandela. NigerianNews Special
     

  • 419 LEGISLATORS IN THE HOUSE: HELPING ALIYU STATE THEIR NAMES
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    February 04, 2008
    Nigeria is at it once again. A nation that continues to craft a spectacular image for itself in terms of its ability to spring out to the whole world, in a repetitive and endless format, news of incredible events, which could only be thought to be in the realm of improbable fictional imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters, but which are factual and played out in Africa most populous nation.
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  • OBASANJO, ADEDIBU AND THE LEGACY OF THE PEOPLE’S DEMO-THUGGERY PARTY ((PDP)
    by Dotun Oyeniyi
    January 07, 2008
    Let us sweep under the carpet, if just for this once, for the sake of objectivity, the seemingly unrestrained vituperation, both verbal and written, which our immediate past president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had consistently and ceaselessly been receiving since his departure from office.
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