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June 12th: Festival Of The Oppressed Requires No Approval From A Dictator By Seyi Oyetunbi

When things go really awful, the Yoruba people would wail the “eku oke bi eku – eye oke bi eye ” dictum. Meaning “the rodents and birds no longer sound like they do.” I consider this as the most appropriate idiom to sum up the situation of things across all sectors in Nigeria under the Buhari-led-administration.   If Buhari understands that there’s a specific language to address an a political crisis, he should also admit to be addressed in the language that flows with the right decibel his ears can take.…

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Continue Tweeting…The Implications, By Usman Okai Austin

‘When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes a duty ‘ ~ Thomas Jefferson. Everyone knows the times we are in. If the times are hard, they are very hard in Nigeria. The future of Nigeria is bleak, with the unfolding tendencies, idiosyncrasies and sadism. The ban on twitter, a major social medium of expression, has jolted many people. It has suddenly caused a spark in the brains of many analysts regarding what plans the government of the day has for the country and the people. Nigeria’s foremost opposition party, the People’s…

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Obasanjo, Pastor RUGA Osinbajo: Cowards And Liars! By Bayo Oluwasanmi

As humans, we have and feel fear. Courage with which we respond to fears separates us from the proverbial men from the boys, and women from the girls. Courageous leaders face what needs to be faced and what needs to be done. Cowardly leaders make excuses, hide their heads in the sand. They generally take the easy way out. All actions have consequences. So does lack of action. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Pastor RUGA Osinbajo were missing in action when Fulani herdsmen terrorists killed and still killing Yorubas in…

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What Twitter Ban Teaches The World About Nigeria By Azu Ishiekwene

The Nigerian government thinks Twitter is the greatest source of its misery. After straining at the leash for months, it couldn’t resist swatting the microblogging platform with a ban last week.  But what does the ban mean, really? It means that about 40 million users in Nigeria who are mostly young people would be unable to access the service through local service providers.  This figure is more than the total number that voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the last two elections combined, over half the total number of those who voted in…

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Now That Twitter Is Banned, Will Kidnapping Of Nigerian Students Stop? By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

For the first time in a long while, the Nigerian government suddenly came alive after Twitter deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet on civil war.  As many Nigerians were still wondering if the news report was fake or real, Information Minister Lai Mohammed accused the micro-blogging platform of being selective and bias. Shortly after that, government announced the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.  Before people could get out of the shock, government came up with a directive to all broadcast organisations in Nigeria to deactivate their Twitter handles immediately.  Before…

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Britain Please Be Advised: The 1999 Nigeria Constitution Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction By Ndidi Uwechue

The NINAS Movement steadily and surely sweeping through the NINAS Territory (Lower Niger Bloc, Yoruba Bloc, and Middle Belt Bloc) is the only non-violent and ORDERLY way to manage and contain the wreckage of Nigeria. It is therefore not just disappointing, but quite dangerous too that on May 19, 2021, newspapers reported that British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, had said that the United Kingdom would deny visas to Nigerians who disrupt 2023 general elections. On the face of it, one would think that Ms Laing was supporting democracy…

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TB Joshua: A Time To Come And A Time To Leave! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

The Nigerian popular televangelist, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, the founder of the Lagos-based Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died over the weekend in Lagos. Prophet Joshua was said to have conducted an evening service in his church and was on his way to the hospital when he died. He was said to have fallen sick two days prior. His 58th birthday was billed for June 12. His megachurch runs the popular Emmanuel TV from Lagos and viewed worldwide. Prophet Joshua was born on June…

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This House Must Not Fall By Niyi Osundare

             1 This house must not fall    Though brick after brickIt creaks like a hapless shackWeighted down by History’s burden Once Sphere of InfluenceOf foreign conquerors who foraged Distant lands for God and Country; A fiercely treasured booty between  Treacherous ocean and insatiable desertA cynical assortment of parts, random, raw,Which have never masteredThe art of bonding into a steady whole Bumbling bedlam of tribes and tongues…..Eating each other’s spleenShibboleth-shouters at  hellsgate, Incapable of hearing “My tribe is triber than yours” “My tongue is home to more divisive verbsYou surely…

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President Muhammadu Buhari And The Wickedness Of Time By Achike Chude

He should have known that it was a trap. Something kept pushing him to seal a date with history. He tried the first time. He failed. He tried the second time. He failed. He became desperate because time was not on his side. He tried the third time and failed. Then he broke down on national television and cried. He wanted it so badly – the presidency of Nigeria.  He was the only one that had struggled to become the president of Nigeria. But when the time came, he was…

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Nigeria, Twitter And Other Stories By Reuben Abati

“Omo, I see you are still on Twitter. How you dey take do am? Come and teach your brother…” “Eishhh, Ishhh…Will you keep quiet?” “But I noticed you tweeted something not long ago, despite the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria” “Hey…hey. My family offend your family? This man. I commit crime to know you? What is the matter with you? Have you not heard that anybody that uses Twitter in Nigeria is now considered a criminal? You want to send me to jail? Please, please, please.” “But I saw…

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