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#RevolutionNow: We demand Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to immediately release these 4 innocent Nigerians

#RevolutionNow: We demand Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to immediately release these 4 innocent Nigerians


We demand the immediate release of these 4 innocent Nigerians that were illegally arrested and locked up in Surulere Prison, Ondo Town by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu since October 2020 .



Akeredolu accused them of setting an APC office ablaze during the EndSARS Protest.  We found the allegations to be untrue because these young Nigerians were picked up at other locations and they were not even protesting. 

Rotimi Akeredolu is a governor in a democratic setting and not a king. He can't just lock people up because he feels like.

#FreeOndo4 now

https://twitter.com/AyRevolutionary/status/1406503780439498756?s=09


@rotimiaketi #FreeOndo4 #FreeKemisola NOW!


#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow


We demand the immediate release of these 4 innocent Nigerians that were illegally arrested and locked up in Surulere Prison, Ondo Town by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu since October 2020 .



Akeredolu accused them of setting an APC office ablaze during the EndSARS Protest.  We found the allegations to be untrue because these young Nigerians were picked up at other locations and they were not even protesting. 

Rotimi Akeredolu is a governor in a democratic setting and not a king. He can't just lock people up because he feels like.

#FreeOndo4 now

https://twitter.com/AyRevolutionary/status/1406503780439498756?s=09


@rotimiaketi #FreeOndo4 #FreeKemisola NOW!


#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow

#June12Protest: A Defining Moment – Take the Struggle Forward!

#June12Protest: A Defining Moment – Take the Struggle Forward!

PRESS STATEMENT – 14th June 2021

________________________________________

The massive nationwide and global turnout for the #June12Protest marks a milestone in the struggle against the regime’s tyranny and its utter inability to ensure a better life for the working people and youth. It is a demonstrated step forward, towards the revolutionary transformation of Nigeria.


This hugely successful wave of demonstrations came up on the heels of the government’s ban of Twitter and threats which were backed up on the streets with security forces armed to the teeth, with the aim of stopping the mass movement. It thus sends home a clear message that we will not be repressed, we will make our voices heard and we will fight for our total liberation, until victory is won.



Coalition for Revolution (CORE) seizes this opportunity to salute all members of its affiliates who made this historic moment happen. We equally commend the great Nigerian students who, in several states, defied the treacherous order of the pro-government secretariat of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to students’ unions to desist from joining our ranks on the streets.


The #June12Protest is not a passing moment, it is part of movement-building efforts of the Revolution Now campaign. We will take this struggle forward. Preparations to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Revolution Now campaign on 5th August will immediately commence in earnest.


We take note of the concurrent demonstrations of separatist groups in countries such as Britain and the United States, calling for Oduduwa and Biafra republics. CORE makes bold to say we support the right of _oppressed_ nationalities to self-determination. But we hasten to stress that the primary challenges which confront working-class people and youths of all ethnicities and across all regions in the country are social questions: exploitation; economic and physical insecurity including hunger, joblessness, kidnappings, senseless killings; and political repression by a rabid government. 


To borrow from the memorable words of the immortal fighter, Chima Ubani *“regime change is our stand, mass resistance is our vehicle, system change is our goal”.* Our aim is not merely to kick out the Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd)-led regime which has brought nothing but sorrow, tears, and blood to the poor masses. We fight - alongside workers, farmers, artisans, marginalised women, and youth - to implement the CORE Charter for Total Liberation. And we will not stop until we win our self-emancipation and build a better society for all. 

                                                                                                                                 

*Baba Aye*

_Co-convener_                                                                                  


*Gbenga Komolafe*

_Co-convener_

PRESS STATEMENT – 14th June 2021

________________________________________

The massive nationwide and global turnout for the #June12Protest marks a milestone in the struggle against the regime’s tyranny and its utter inability to ensure a better life for the working people and youth. It is a demonstrated step forward, towards the revolutionary transformation of Nigeria.


This hugely successful wave of demonstrations came up on the heels of the government’s ban of Twitter and threats which were backed up on the streets with security forces armed to the teeth, with the aim of stopping the mass movement. It thus sends home a clear message that we will not be repressed, we will make our voices heard and we will fight for our total liberation, until victory is won.



Coalition for Revolution (CORE) seizes this opportunity to salute all members of its affiliates who made this historic moment happen. We equally commend the great Nigerian students who, in several states, defied the treacherous order of the pro-government secretariat of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to students’ unions to desist from joining our ranks on the streets.


The #June12Protest is not a passing moment, it is part of movement-building efforts of the Revolution Now campaign. We will take this struggle forward. Preparations to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Revolution Now campaign on 5th August will immediately commence in earnest.


We take note of the concurrent demonstrations of separatist groups in countries such as Britain and the United States, calling for Oduduwa and Biafra republics. CORE makes bold to say we support the right of _oppressed_ nationalities to self-determination. But we hasten to stress that the primary challenges which confront working-class people and youths of all ethnicities and across all regions in the country are social questions: exploitation; economic and physical insecurity including hunger, joblessness, kidnappings, senseless killings; and political repression by a rabid government. 


To borrow from the memorable words of the immortal fighter, Chima Ubani *“regime change is our stand, mass resistance is our vehicle, system change is our goal”.* Our aim is not merely to kick out the Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd)-led regime which has brought nothing but sorrow, tears, and blood to the poor masses. We fight - alongside workers, farmers, artisans, marginalised women, and youth - to implement the CORE Charter for Total Liberation. And we will not stop until we win our self-emancipation and build a better society for all. 

                                                                                                                                 

*Baba Aye*

_Co-convener_                                                                                  


*Gbenga Komolafe*

_Co-convener_

NIGERIA: Clampdown on protests negates democracy

NIGERIA: Clampdown on protests negates democracy

Punch Editorial Board


15 June 2021



FOR the umpteenth time, the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has demonstrated its characteristically strong but disturbing disdain for the democratic rights of Nigerian citizens to peaceful protest. This is as heavy police deployments disrupted the June 12 protests at different venues across the country as Nigeria marked Democracy Day 2021. The irony is unmistakable. On a day chosen to mark democracy in the country, the Buhari regime came out charging at the citizens expressing their inalienable right, deploying heavily armed police personnel and armoured personnel carriers to intimidate the protesters, condoning off protest venues, hounding and beating up protesters in the process.


This is unconstitutional, authoritarian and utterly unacceptable. It grossly negates the core democratic tenets of freedom of assembly, association, and expression. As the Open Society Justice Initiative rightly declares, “protests are a catalyst for social change and are essential for citizen participation in a pluralistic democracy. They enable individuals and groups to share their views and interests, express dissent, and make demands of the government or other institutions.” Sadly, despite its importance to democratic sustainability, in both advanced and emerging democracies, “some police and government officials treat protests as an inconvenience, a disruption to be controlled, or a threat to be extinguished,” the group laments.


The police clampdown on the peaceful June 12 protesters demonstrates an aversion to democracy by the Buhari regime. Indeed, it is a detestable act of desperation by a regime that has failed to live up to the expectations of the citizens and lacks faith in a process that birthed it. The action has further depleted Buhari’s low legitimacy account balance.


Democracy does not begin and end in conducting periodic elections. Protests are also an essential element of democracy and provide a veritable outlet for the citizens to interact with the government in a different dimension. Unfortunately, the regime does not see it that way, hence the resort to its criminalisation.


In Lagos, media reports stated that police officers fired tear gas at the crowd gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos. In the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, police similarly tear-gassed and chased away the protesters. Earlier on May 31, an online publisher, Omoyele Sowore, was injured by a tear gas canister fired by a female police officer while he and others under the aegis of the CSO, Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, demonstrated in Abuja. The group was protesting widespread insecurity in the country. Media reports said Sowore, and other protesters were approaching the protest venue when armed police shut down the place. Unfortunately, the police do not display such sternness and ruthlessness towards the rampaging bandits, kidnappers and outlaws currently holding the entire country to ransom. Ironically, police provided cover for demonstrators who gathered in Abuja in support of the regime, according to reports.


The Cross River State Police Command had earlier threatened intending protesters, promising to deal ruthlessly with anyone who dared it. The command warned, “Everybody should be sober and, in their houses given the experience people had particularly during #EndSARS protests, we will not allow such an incident to repeat itself. We have got intelligence reports on how people are planning to disrupt the peace of the state in the form of a protest and unlawful gathering, as well as to embark on the violent destruction of property; we will not allow that.” This is unacceptable. The duty of the law enforcement agencies in a democracy is not to force protesting citizens off the streets but to ensure such a democratic exercise is not hijacked by unscrupulous elements. That is a breach of their right to freedom of movement and assembly. The failure of the security agencies to do this led to the fatal hijacking of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality across the country in October 2020.

It is commendable, however, that Nigerians in many parts of the world like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada joined their courageous counterparts at home who braved official harassment to protest against bad governance and insecurity in the country. Citizens should not succumb to police intimidation to shun peaceful protest. It is a democratic right that cannot be circumscribed by any government agency. Protests, experts say, encourage the development of an engaged and informed citizenry and strengthen representative democracy by enabling direct participation in public affairs. Nigeria is a signatory to several constitutional and legal frameworks that support protest as a democratic right. Article 21 of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, for instance, provides: “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognised. No restrictions may be placed on this right other than those imposed in conformity with the law, and which are necessary for a democratic society…”


Also, Article 11 of the 1981 African Charter on Human and People’s Rights states, “Every individual shall have the right to assemble freely with others.” Similarly, sections 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution guarantee the citizens the right to freedom of assembly and expression. And under Section 45, there must be a state of emergency properly declared before these rights can be violated. The onus is on the government to always protect these constitutional rights and not constitute itself into a stumbling block to their attainment. Violently stopping free protests in a fragile democracy like ours, as has been regularly done under Buhari, tends to radicalise the protesters with dire consequences for the entire country.


The right to assemble freely cannot be abridged without violating the fundamental right to peaceful assembly and association. As a civil rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), argued, the violation can only be done by the procedure permitted by law, under Section 45 of the constitution, in which case there must be a state of emergency properly declared. The criminal law is there to be applied if protesters resort to violence during a demonstration, but once the rights are exercised peacefully, they cannot be taken away.

Ensuring that government works for the public good requires informed, organised, active and peaceful citizen participation. Nigerian citizens should tenaciously hold on to this.

Punch Editorial Board


15 June 2021



FOR the umpteenth time, the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has demonstrated its characteristically strong but disturbing disdain for the democratic rights of Nigerian citizens to peaceful protest. This is as heavy police deployments disrupted the June 12 protests at different venues across the country as Nigeria marked Democracy Day 2021. The irony is unmistakable. On a day chosen to mark democracy in the country, the Buhari regime came out charging at the citizens expressing their inalienable right, deploying heavily armed police personnel and armoured personnel carriers to intimidate the protesters, condoning off protest venues, hounding and beating up protesters in the process.


This is unconstitutional, authoritarian and utterly unacceptable. It grossly negates the core democratic tenets of freedom of assembly, association, and expression. As the Open Society Justice Initiative rightly declares, “protests are a catalyst for social change and are essential for citizen participation in a pluralistic democracy. They enable individuals and groups to share their views and interests, express dissent, and make demands of the government or other institutions.” Sadly, despite its importance to democratic sustainability, in both advanced and emerging democracies, “some police and government officials treat protests as an inconvenience, a disruption to be controlled, or a threat to be extinguished,” the group laments.


The police clampdown on the peaceful June 12 protesters demonstrates an aversion to democracy by the Buhari regime. Indeed, it is a detestable act of desperation by a regime that has failed to live up to the expectations of the citizens and lacks faith in a process that birthed it. The action has further depleted Buhari’s low legitimacy account balance.


Democracy does not begin and end in conducting periodic elections. Protests are also an essential element of democracy and provide a veritable outlet for the citizens to interact with the government in a different dimension. Unfortunately, the regime does not see it that way, hence the resort to its criminalisation.


In Lagos, media reports stated that police officers fired tear gas at the crowd gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos. In the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, police similarly tear-gassed and chased away the protesters. Earlier on May 31, an online publisher, Omoyele Sowore, was injured by a tear gas canister fired by a female police officer while he and others under the aegis of the CSO, Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, demonstrated in Abuja. The group was protesting widespread insecurity in the country. Media reports said Sowore, and other protesters were approaching the protest venue when armed police shut down the place. Unfortunately, the police do not display such sternness and ruthlessness towards the rampaging bandits, kidnappers and outlaws currently holding the entire country to ransom. Ironically, police provided cover for demonstrators who gathered in Abuja in support of the regime, according to reports.


The Cross River State Police Command had earlier threatened intending protesters, promising to deal ruthlessly with anyone who dared it. The command warned, “Everybody should be sober and, in their houses given the experience people had particularly during #EndSARS protests, we will not allow such an incident to repeat itself. We have got intelligence reports on how people are planning to disrupt the peace of the state in the form of a protest and unlawful gathering, as well as to embark on the violent destruction of property; we will not allow that.” This is unacceptable. The duty of the law enforcement agencies in a democracy is not to force protesting citizens off the streets but to ensure such a democratic exercise is not hijacked by unscrupulous elements. That is a breach of their right to freedom of movement and assembly. The failure of the security agencies to do this led to the fatal hijacking of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality across the country in October 2020.

It is commendable, however, that Nigerians in many parts of the world like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada joined their courageous counterparts at home who braved official harassment to protest against bad governance and insecurity in the country. Citizens should not succumb to police intimidation to shun peaceful protest. It is a democratic right that cannot be circumscribed by any government agency. Protests, experts say, encourage the development of an engaged and informed citizenry and strengthen representative democracy by enabling direct participation in public affairs. Nigeria is a signatory to several constitutional and legal frameworks that support protest as a democratic right. Article 21 of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, for instance, provides: “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognised. No restrictions may be placed on this right other than those imposed in conformity with the law, and which are necessary for a democratic society…”


Also, Article 11 of the 1981 African Charter on Human and People’s Rights states, “Every individual shall have the right to assemble freely with others.” Similarly, sections 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution guarantee the citizens the right to freedom of assembly and expression. And under Section 45, there must be a state of emergency properly declared before these rights can be violated. The onus is on the government to always protect these constitutional rights and not constitute itself into a stumbling block to their attainment. Violently stopping free protests in a fragile democracy like ours, as has been regularly done under Buhari, tends to radicalise the protesters with dire consequences for the entire country.


The right to assemble freely cannot be abridged without violating the fundamental right to peaceful assembly and association. As a civil rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), argued, the violation can only be done by the procedure permitted by law, under Section 45 of the constitution, in which case there must be a state of emergency properly declared. The criminal law is there to be applied if protesters resort to violence during a demonstration, but once the rights are exercised peacefully, they cannot be taken away.

Ensuring that government works for the public good requires informed, organised, active and peaceful citizen participation. Nigerian citizens should tenaciously hold on to this.

ARISE TV INTERVIEW: Buhari’s Dot-In-A-Circle and Makinde’s AK-47

ARISE TV INTERVIEW: Buhari’s Dot-In-A-Circle and Makinde’s AK-47

 The Buharideens won't read this but l am pegging it here for history...


By Festus Adedayo

(Published by The Cable, June 13, 2021)


Was it better that President Muhammadu Buhari remained unapologetically deaf to all entreaties to address Nigerians or open a window into his mind and reveal a cesspit of foul-smelling hate? Peradventure there were still nationalistic remnants among his coterie of admirers, after last Thursday’s interview the president granted Arise TV, they would be at the crossroads. Their dilemma may jolly well be addressed by a famous Maurice Switzer quote whose authorship had before now been a subject of controversies. Was it authored by Abraham Lincoln or celebrated humourist, Mark Twain? Anyway, Switzer, in a book written in 1907, had said, which I tinker with for the purpose of this discussion, that, “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought an ethnic bigot (inflection mine) than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


If anyone was undecided whether Buhari was at the roots of Nigeria’s worsening ethnic crises in the last six years or so, that Arise TV interview removed all doubts. It revealed a president whose mind is a fertile breeding ground for viral ethnic divisiveness, an infection that is without any possible hope of redemption.


The interview brings an urgent need to conduct a psychoanalysis on the man at the Villa. I did and the result was prim, grim, and unsavoury. That perhaps was one good the Arise TV interview did for Nigerians. It ventilated the innermost recess of the mind of one of the most reticent closet presidents in Nigerian history. 


With the interview, we were obliged the opportunity to scrutinize the hidden crevices of President Buhari’s mind. The white apparel he wore was apparently a deliberate ploy to associate purity of mind to him. It attempted to hide the disgusting sewers his inner being harbours. Presently, the maggots began to wriggle out, in the form of huge bile and rank hatred for the Igbo ethnic stock and crass disregard for the myriad other nationalities that make up the geographical expression called Nigeria. The disgust sipped out of every pore on his gangly frame.


While the world, in that interview, saw a feeble Muhammadu Buhari, what a deeper scrutiny would reveal is a re-sprouting Milton Obote, a notorious Ugandan despot and a Buhari who sees anyone but Fulani as the British saw Mau Mau fighters in colonial Kenya. Obote was a two-time Ugandan leader who led his country to independence from the British in 1962 and served, first as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1966, President, 1966 to 1971, and after his Idi Amin ouster in 1979, Obote ruled Uganda again from 1980 to 1985. In 1983, Obote of the Oyima clan of the Northern Ugandan Lango ethnic group exacerbated ethnic tensions in Uganda and launched a bloodcurdling military expedition called Operation Bonanza which resulted in the death of approximately 100,000 to 500,000 Ugandans.


Asked about separationist agitations in Nigeria’s Southeast, Buhari beamed that cynical smile of his, laced with a hidden serpentine venom, and said arrogantly, “That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they’ll have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties. I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about. In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organize the police and the military to pursue them.”


In the president’s manifestly narrow reading of the Southeast geopolitical zone, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) approximates the Igbo nation that owns assets all over Nigeria. This reminds me of the gory narrative of the Kenyan Mau Mau war. The rebellion of Mau Mau Uprising raged from 1952 to 1960. It was waged in the British Kenya colony between the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA) populated by Kikuyu, Meru and Empu people of Kenya, against the white European settler overlords. 


Just like Buhari, to the British, every Kenyan was a Mau Mau who merited being mowed down mercilessly. Headed by a guerilla fighter called Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, the moment Kimathi was captured on October 21, 1956, it was obvious Britain had extinguished the Mau Mau uprising. In that spiteful summation of the Igbo uprising, Buhari was further alienating a people who only needed a sense of belonging and equity in Nigeria.


How else can a president, whose mind is this poisoned with venomous hatred, be told that just as there are criminals among his Fulani stock, so also are there outlaws in Igbo land who believe that violence opens the trough of peace? The sad thing is that, as Buhari exhibits this crude hatred for Daniel Kanu and his Igbo people, his baseless venom grooms a generation of dangerous sympathizers to the IPOB cause, just like the killing of Mohammed Yusuff is the precursor of the subsisting Boko Haram insurgency. 


In Buhari’s unguarded ire, the Igbo have come to see his selective criminalization of the Southeast as a manifestation and continuation of the First Republic Hausa-Fulani hate and pogrom against their people. Buhari is, through this hatred, promoting Kanu beyond his relevance.


With the benefit of hindsight, President Buhari’s dot-in-a-circle theory is a product of a lazy mind and a narrow reading of the historical trajectory of secessionism in Nigeria. First, he forgot that a sentence, like a whole, is not complete without a full stop, which is a dot. By that very fact, Nigeria needs his so-called dot-in-a-circle to turn full circle.


Again, what he and his commissars hounding the Igbo out of Nigeria should know is that the separatist agenda is lawful and not criminal. Indeed, the United Nations recognizes it as a fundamental human right. Over time, that mantra of Nigeria’s unity being non-negotiable has been dissected to be void and a refrain only on the lips of suppressors of people’s rights.


Northern Nigeria is historically known to be the region that first threatened to secede from Nigeria when the Northern delegation to the 1950 Ibadan Constitutional Conference warned that “unless the Northern region is allotted 50 per cent of the seats in the Central Legislature” it would ask for separation from the rest of Nigeria on the arrangements existing before 1914.  Again in 1966, it attempted to secede from Nigeria through its Operation Araba. It is obvious that, due to the manifold injustice, inequity, and oppression of the Buhari government in the last six years, separatist calls have risen to a proportion that is unprecedented in history. 


At the core of those calls is this administration’s equivocation of seeking peace when it dishes a broth of injustice to the other partners in the Nigerian federation. In the Southwest today, separatism is gaining traction. If Buhari hounds that dot-in-a-circle Southeast out of Nigeria, he will do well to know that this petulance will open similar doors of secession to other ethnic groups that have been reduced to slaving partners in Nigeria’s pseudo-federalism. This was perhaps the sense in that statement attributed to Immortal Obafemi Awolowo when he allegedly said that if Odumegwu Ojukwu’s Biafra was allowed to secede, the Yoruba would have no other option than to follow suit.


One other slant of Buhari’s Arise TV interview which revealed the nocturne enveloping his mind is his obsession with the Niger Republic, Fulani herders’ grazing route, and his narrow reading of the serious security concern in the land. These three issues are a continuation of his dogged and relentless defence of his Fulani kin. His simplistic explanation of incineration of billions of Nigeria’s patrimony into the construction of a rail line from Lagos to the Niger Republic is a sickening logic that bears every imprimatur of his Fulani ethnic group’s notorious disrespect for international boundaries. How vast can Niger Republic’s crude oil find be to constitute such a humongous threat to Nigeria’s economy, such that Nigeria had to now scamper to please this imaginary oil god with such monumental infrastructural project?


A la the President, because his Fulani, Kanuri and Hausa cousins reside in Niger, Nigeria must abandon its suffering people to please Niger? If this reasoning is not otiose, I wonder what else is.


In the interview, Buhari merely regurgitated Abubakar Malami’s lazy thesis of constitutional human rights for cattle. He confirmed that he ordered the AGF to exhume the grazing routes gazette of the 1960s, just to find a legal justification for the rapacious quest of his Fulani kin to turn the whole of Nigeria into their cattle ranch. “What I did was ask him to go and dig the gazette of the First Republic when people were obeying laws. There were cattle routes and grazing areas. Cattle routes were for when they (herdsmen) are moving up country, north to south or east to west, they had to go through there,” he said. Then, he lapsed into the solipsism of a 20th century animal husbandry where straying cattle’s herders were arrested and ordered to pay fine by the Khadi (judge). With that kind of reasoning, one shudders to discover that a human being could indeed live in the 21st century and remain anachronistic like a Stone Age provincial overlord!


To confirm that the president’s thinking is actually frozen in the Antarctic glazier, as against the norm in a supersonic 21st century, Buhari is still fascinated with that antiquated cattle rearing model he was born into. He does not give a hoot if the whole country is propitiated to the god of rampaging Fulani herdsmen. He romanticized his cattle-rearing model thus: “People were behaving themselves and in the grazing areas, they built dams, put windmills, in some places, there were even veterinary departments so that the herders are limited. Their route is known, their grazing area is known.”


Unapologetically, like a conquistador bent on acquiring territories and demanding vassals, Buhari magisterially proclaimed that “those who encroached on these cattle routes and grazing areas will be dispossessed in law and try to bring some order back into the cattle grazing.” The fact that countries like Brazil and Argentina which have larger herds of cattle practice a modern ranching system which gives them humongous economic and environmental benefits matter little to our President who proudly declares himself a herdsman in the ilk of his marauding brothers!


The pertinent question to ask is, what part of the world still retains a leader like Nigeria’s whose mind reeks this disgustingly of ethnic impurities? Why is Buhari this stubbornly and illogically obsessed with this antiquated grazing model, in a world that has since left this Acheulian culture mindset? If Buhari was this much in love with the exhumation of the past, how come he didn’t ask that the 1963 constitution be exhumed?


The other leg of Buhari’s tripodal assault on logic in that Arise TV interview was how he simplistically dismissed the raging Fulani herders’ killings that rocks Nigeria. To Governor Samuel Ortom, whose state Fulani herdsmen have turned into a mobile mortuary, he had this doggerel: “The governor of Benue said I cannot discipline the cattle rearers because I am one of them. I cannot deny that I am one of them.” No solution, no apologies. He then went further to tell the story of how two governors of the Southwest visited him. “Two governors from the South-west came to tell me that the cattle rearers in some of the forests are killing farmers while their cattle are eating their crops. I told them you campaigned to be elected and you are elected. I told them (to) go back and sort out themselves,” he announced, pretending to forget that in the kind of obtuse federalism we practice in Nigeria, governors neither control the Police nor the Army! There were insinuations that he was referring to Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo States.


Last week, Oyo State literally went up in flames, drenched in tears. Igangan, a town in the Ibarapa area of the state, was visited by one of the most visceral carnages ever by Fulani herders who had apparently come for reprisal against their eviction from the land. Properties, including the palace of the town’s monarch, were set ablaze by these sons of perdition. When the quake settled, about 15 people lay dead. Governor Makinde, amid weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth of the natives, visited and soberly accepted responsibility for the killings. “We failed you,” he said, his voice soaked in melancholy. Though the counterfeit federalism practiced by Nigeria has castrated state governors security-wise, reducing them to window-dressing sissies, Makinde’s acceptance of responsibility was seen as a mark of leadership.


In the true sense of it, that apology should have come from Buhari as the man who failed woefully to protect the people. Not only didn’t he show any remorse, but no word of apology also came from him to Igangan. It was as if in Buhari’s mean veins, no blood but cow milk flows. That is why his attempt to shift responsibility above is sadistically lame and laughable. Igangan people and all victims of herdsmen are no less man than Buhari’s Fulani killers. They are only hamstrung by legally blocked access to AK-47 which the killers wield. That AK-47 request made by Makinde is a direct test of statesmanship for Buhari who holds the knife and the yam on the control of violence. If he is not for the aggressor in the fight against terror, he should grant the request of the Oyo State governor then watch if Igangan will ever happen again.


Those who accuse the governors of failing to provide security for their people, a tame and puerile route which Buhari also trod by that his hypocritical comment, is not being fair to them. If Makinde, Akeredolu, or Ortom, for instance, acceded to the request of arming their people with AK-47, this Fulani presidency will give them the Zamani Lekwot treatment. Do you remember how that General was almost executed for allegedly arming his people in the Zangon Kataf war?


Thank God, elders of the land like Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdusalami Abubakar and others are said to be meeting and will visit Buhari presently. Buhari has morphed dangerously and can use his obsessive hate for others and malicious Fulani clannishness to set Nigeria on fire. Yoruba always ask that elders should wade in, at a critical moment like this, lest a loony make barbecue of the remains of his deceased mother. The Buhari government is in the autumn of its relevance. The symbolism of the end is all we see – leaves are falling and it is haunted by literal death. As same Yoruba will say, the Buhari market is at the edge of its tethers, winding up and leaving only remnants of those who display their wares – oja ti tu, o ku pa’te pa’te.

 The Buharideens won't read this but l am pegging it here for history...


By Festus Adedayo

(Published by The Cable, June 13, 2021)


Was it better that President Muhammadu Buhari remained unapologetically deaf to all entreaties to address Nigerians or open a window into his mind and reveal a cesspit of foul-smelling hate? Peradventure there were still nationalistic remnants among his coterie of admirers, after last Thursday’s interview the president granted Arise TV, they would be at the crossroads. Their dilemma may jolly well be addressed by a famous Maurice Switzer quote whose authorship had before now been a subject of controversies. Was it authored by Abraham Lincoln or celebrated humourist, Mark Twain? Anyway, Switzer, in a book written in 1907, had said, which I tinker with for the purpose of this discussion, that, “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought an ethnic bigot (inflection mine) than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”


If anyone was undecided whether Buhari was at the roots of Nigeria’s worsening ethnic crises in the last six years or so, that Arise TV interview removed all doubts. It revealed a president whose mind is a fertile breeding ground for viral ethnic divisiveness, an infection that is without any possible hope of redemption.


The interview brings an urgent need to conduct a psychoanalysis on the man at the Villa. I did and the result was prim, grim, and unsavoury. That perhaps was one good the Arise TV interview did for Nigerians. It ventilated the innermost recess of the mind of one of the most reticent closet presidents in Nigerian history. 


With the interview, we were obliged the opportunity to scrutinize the hidden crevices of President Buhari’s mind. The white apparel he wore was apparently a deliberate ploy to associate purity of mind to him. It attempted to hide the disgusting sewers his inner being harbours. Presently, the maggots began to wriggle out, in the form of huge bile and rank hatred for the Igbo ethnic stock and crass disregard for the myriad other nationalities that make up the geographical expression called Nigeria. The disgust sipped out of every pore on his gangly frame.


While the world, in that interview, saw a feeble Muhammadu Buhari, what a deeper scrutiny would reveal is a re-sprouting Milton Obote, a notorious Ugandan despot and a Buhari who sees anyone but Fulani as the British saw Mau Mau fighters in colonial Kenya. Obote was a two-time Ugandan leader who led his country to independence from the British in 1962 and served, first as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1966, President, 1966 to 1971, and after his Idi Amin ouster in 1979, Obote ruled Uganda again from 1980 to 1985. In 1983, Obote of the Oyima clan of the Northern Ugandan Lango ethnic group exacerbated ethnic tensions in Uganda and launched a bloodcurdling military expedition called Operation Bonanza which resulted in the death of approximately 100,000 to 500,000 Ugandans.


Asked about separationist agitations in Nigeria’s Southeast, Buhari beamed that cynical smile of his, laced with a hidden serpentine venom, and said arrogantly, “That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they’ll have no access to anywhere. And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties. I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about. In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organize the police and the military to pursue them.”


In the president’s manifestly narrow reading of the Southeast geopolitical zone, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) approximates the Igbo nation that owns assets all over Nigeria. This reminds me of the gory narrative of the Kenyan Mau Mau war. The rebellion of Mau Mau Uprising raged from 1952 to 1960. It was waged in the British Kenya colony between the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA) populated by Kikuyu, Meru and Empu people of Kenya, against the white European settler overlords. 


Just like Buhari, to the British, every Kenyan was a Mau Mau who merited being mowed down mercilessly. Headed by a guerilla fighter called Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, the moment Kimathi was captured on October 21, 1956, it was obvious Britain had extinguished the Mau Mau uprising. In that spiteful summation of the Igbo uprising, Buhari was further alienating a people who only needed a sense of belonging and equity in Nigeria.


How else can a president, whose mind is this poisoned with venomous hatred, be told that just as there are criminals among his Fulani stock, so also are there outlaws in Igbo land who believe that violence opens the trough of peace? The sad thing is that, as Buhari exhibits this crude hatred for Daniel Kanu and his Igbo people, his baseless venom grooms a generation of dangerous sympathizers to the IPOB cause, just like the killing of Mohammed Yusuff is the precursor of the subsisting Boko Haram insurgency. 


In Buhari’s unguarded ire, the Igbo have come to see his selective criminalization of the Southeast as a manifestation and continuation of the First Republic Hausa-Fulani hate and pogrom against their people. Buhari is, through this hatred, promoting Kanu beyond his relevance.


With the benefit of hindsight, President Buhari’s dot-in-a-circle theory is a product of a lazy mind and a narrow reading of the historical trajectory of secessionism in Nigeria. First, he forgot that a sentence, like a whole, is not complete without a full stop, which is a dot. By that very fact, Nigeria needs his so-called dot-in-a-circle to turn full circle.


Again, what he and his commissars hounding the Igbo out of Nigeria should know is that the separatist agenda is lawful and not criminal. Indeed, the United Nations recognizes it as a fundamental human right. Over time, that mantra of Nigeria’s unity being non-negotiable has been dissected to be void and a refrain only on the lips of suppressors of people’s rights.


Northern Nigeria is historically known to be the region that first threatened to secede from Nigeria when the Northern delegation to the 1950 Ibadan Constitutional Conference warned that “unless the Northern region is allotted 50 per cent of the seats in the Central Legislature” it would ask for separation from the rest of Nigeria on the arrangements existing before 1914.  Again in 1966, it attempted to secede from Nigeria through its Operation Araba. It is obvious that, due to the manifold injustice, inequity, and oppression of the Buhari government in the last six years, separatist calls have risen to a proportion that is unprecedented in history. 


At the core of those calls is this administration’s equivocation of seeking peace when it dishes a broth of injustice to the other partners in the Nigerian federation. In the Southwest today, separatism is gaining traction. If Buhari hounds that dot-in-a-circle Southeast out of Nigeria, he will do well to know that this petulance will open similar doors of secession to other ethnic groups that have been reduced to slaving partners in Nigeria’s pseudo-federalism. This was perhaps the sense in that statement attributed to Immortal Obafemi Awolowo when he allegedly said that if Odumegwu Ojukwu’s Biafra was allowed to secede, the Yoruba would have no other option than to follow suit.


One other slant of Buhari’s Arise TV interview which revealed the nocturne enveloping his mind is his obsession with the Niger Republic, Fulani herders’ grazing route, and his narrow reading of the serious security concern in the land. These three issues are a continuation of his dogged and relentless defence of his Fulani kin. His simplistic explanation of incineration of billions of Nigeria’s patrimony into the construction of a rail line from Lagos to the Niger Republic is a sickening logic that bears every imprimatur of his Fulani ethnic group’s notorious disrespect for international boundaries. How vast can Niger Republic’s crude oil find be to constitute such a humongous threat to Nigeria’s economy, such that Nigeria had to now scamper to please this imaginary oil god with such monumental infrastructural project?


A la the President, because his Fulani, Kanuri and Hausa cousins reside in Niger, Nigeria must abandon its suffering people to please Niger? If this reasoning is not otiose, I wonder what else is.


In the interview, Buhari merely regurgitated Abubakar Malami’s lazy thesis of constitutional human rights for cattle. He confirmed that he ordered the AGF to exhume the grazing routes gazette of the 1960s, just to find a legal justification for the rapacious quest of his Fulani kin to turn the whole of Nigeria into their cattle ranch. “What I did was ask him to go and dig the gazette of the First Republic when people were obeying laws. There were cattle routes and grazing areas. Cattle routes were for when they (herdsmen) are moving up country, north to south or east to west, they had to go through there,” he said. Then, he lapsed into the solipsism of a 20th century animal husbandry where straying cattle’s herders were arrested and ordered to pay fine by the Khadi (judge). With that kind of reasoning, one shudders to discover that a human being could indeed live in the 21st century and remain anachronistic like a Stone Age provincial overlord!


To confirm that the president’s thinking is actually frozen in the Antarctic glazier, as against the norm in a supersonic 21st century, Buhari is still fascinated with that antiquated cattle rearing model he was born into. He does not give a hoot if the whole country is propitiated to the god of rampaging Fulani herdsmen. He romanticized his cattle-rearing model thus: “People were behaving themselves and in the grazing areas, they built dams, put windmills, in some places, there were even veterinary departments so that the herders are limited. Their route is known, their grazing area is known.”


Unapologetically, like a conquistador bent on acquiring territories and demanding vassals, Buhari magisterially proclaimed that “those who encroached on these cattle routes and grazing areas will be dispossessed in law and try to bring some order back into the cattle grazing.” The fact that countries like Brazil and Argentina which have larger herds of cattle practice a modern ranching system which gives them humongous economic and environmental benefits matter little to our President who proudly declares himself a herdsman in the ilk of his marauding brothers!


The pertinent question to ask is, what part of the world still retains a leader like Nigeria’s whose mind reeks this disgustingly of ethnic impurities? Why is Buhari this stubbornly and illogically obsessed with this antiquated grazing model, in a world that has since left this Acheulian culture mindset? If Buhari was this much in love with the exhumation of the past, how come he didn’t ask that the 1963 constitution be exhumed?


The other leg of Buhari’s tripodal assault on logic in that Arise TV interview was how he simplistically dismissed the raging Fulani herders’ killings that rocks Nigeria. To Governor Samuel Ortom, whose state Fulani herdsmen have turned into a mobile mortuary, he had this doggerel: “The governor of Benue said I cannot discipline the cattle rearers because I am one of them. I cannot deny that I am one of them.” No solution, no apologies. He then went further to tell the story of how two governors of the Southwest visited him. “Two governors from the South-west came to tell me that the cattle rearers in some of the forests are killing farmers while their cattle are eating their crops. I told them you campaigned to be elected and you are elected. I told them (to) go back and sort out themselves,” he announced, pretending to forget that in the kind of obtuse federalism we practice in Nigeria, governors neither control the Police nor the Army! There were insinuations that he was referring to Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo States.


Last week, Oyo State literally went up in flames, drenched in tears. Igangan, a town in the Ibarapa area of the state, was visited by one of the most visceral carnages ever by Fulani herders who had apparently come for reprisal against their eviction from the land. Properties, including the palace of the town’s monarch, were set ablaze by these sons of perdition. When the quake settled, about 15 people lay dead. Governor Makinde, amid weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth of the natives, visited and soberly accepted responsibility for the killings. “We failed you,” he said, his voice soaked in melancholy. Though the counterfeit federalism practiced by Nigeria has castrated state governors security-wise, reducing them to window-dressing sissies, Makinde’s acceptance of responsibility was seen as a mark of leadership.


In the true sense of it, that apology should have come from Buhari as the man who failed woefully to protect the people. Not only didn’t he show any remorse, but no word of apology also came from him to Igangan. It was as if in Buhari’s mean veins, no blood but cow milk flows. That is why his attempt to shift responsibility above is sadistically lame and laughable. Igangan people and all victims of herdsmen are no less man than Buhari’s Fulani killers. They are only hamstrung by legally blocked access to AK-47 which the killers wield. That AK-47 request made by Makinde is a direct test of statesmanship for Buhari who holds the knife and the yam on the control of violence. If he is not for the aggressor in the fight against terror, he should grant the request of the Oyo State governor then watch if Igangan will ever happen again.


Those who accuse the governors of failing to provide security for their people, a tame and puerile route which Buhari also trod by that his hypocritical comment, is not being fair to them. If Makinde, Akeredolu, or Ortom, for instance, acceded to the request of arming their people with AK-47, this Fulani presidency will give them the Zamani Lekwot treatment. Do you remember how that General was almost executed for allegedly arming his people in the Zangon Kataf war?


Thank God, elders of the land like Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdusalami Abubakar and others are said to be meeting and will visit Buhari presently. Buhari has morphed dangerously and can use his obsessive hate for others and malicious Fulani clannishness to set Nigeria on fire. Yoruba always ask that elders should wade in, at a critical moment like this, lest a loony make barbecue of the remains of his deceased mother. The Buhari government is in the autumn of its relevance. The symbolism of the end is all we see – leaves are falling and it is haunted by literal death. As same Yoruba will say, the Buhari market is at the edge of its tethers, winding up and leaving only remnants of those who display their wares – oja ti tu, o ku pa’te pa’te.

#BuhariMustGo: Protest resumes tomorrow in Lagos, Ibadan

#BuhariMustGo: Protest resumes tomorrow in Lagos, Ibadan


Protest resumes tomorrow in Lagos, Ibadan and probably in Abuja on Tuesday.



Lagos Resumes #BuhariMustGo PROTEST tomorrow at Gani Fewehinmi Park, Ojota Lagos at 9:00 am.


Join the Protest to say No to TYRANNY. 


#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow


Protest resumes tomorrow in Lagos, Ibadan and probably in Abuja on Tuesday.



Lagos Resumes #BuhariMustGo PROTEST tomorrow at Gani Fewehinmi Park, Ojota Lagos at 9:00 am.


Join the Protest to say No to TYRANNY. 


#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow

#BUHARIMUSTGO - A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT AGAINST THE UNSEEN REALITY

#BUHARIMUSTGO - A REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT AGAINST THE UNSEEN REALITY


I got a disturbing call yesterday from home. I couldn't bring my self to reckon with the level parents and relatives have internalized the idea of safety. They try as much as possible to monitor, follow and poke some curious nose into the affairs of those they hold so dear.


My mum was desperate about knowing if I was still in Ondo State, not even when I don't share nor inform people of my weird travels, including the imminent ones. I don't think she is that strange to this development. That doesn't still deprive her of the fear she had so much had. She wanted to know if I wasn't already with Sowore, or possibly some revolutionary comrades in some territories, mobilizing for a massive agitation for a working democracy in Nigeria.


I kept mute at first. My brain went blank. I could not say "yes" or "no," not until she claimed the men of the Nigerian Police have been mandated to shoot any peaceful protester tomorrow. "A war is to happen in Ondo State and I have ordered for enough foodstuffs. I would be sending you money to recoup." She said.


The money aspect sounds so nice. I prayed to God just a day before, seeking some manna from heaven. It was as well sure to some extent, that I might not have the necessary in courage to stay put the next day. I have to be on the face of the streets, waxing a few lyrics of gyrational albums. The oppressors must be intimidated!


I got home around 9:00pm, met my landlord on his simply-made armchair. It was unusual of him to put his phone very close to the mouth, he was more of sermonizing the daughter who studies outside the state as to reasons why she need stay at home. In the sanctimony of the ululations laid peacefully my interest. I was willing to digest the thematic preoccupation of the whole thing, while also making the best of fun out of the drama. He conclusively counselled his girl to stay put, pray and read for her coming exams. He didnt drop the call without promising a tireless struggle for her school fee.


I entered my room at the drop of the call, mobilized my gentle flesh to the bed. I never knew when I drifted towards my own Hades, slept off into the dead. I have grown to love terrific dreams, especially ones tallying with aggressor Pharaohs, coming with their daggers, dogs and guns. I don't run! I fight the dogs, guns and daggers at a time. That night's dream was not a good one. I dreamt of suffering another of Police brutality (being battered, manhandled and detained). I dreamt that God wouldn't be there to save me.


I saw myself standing before a scary Magistrate, with bushy air and sorts. Maybe deformed was my leg, my soul eaten by the flying birds of the heaven. I could not breathe again, as my heart is borne into a burden of casket. I need to cry!


Not all these stopped me from waking up as early as planned, an admirer of the Revolutionary movement earlier promised to join me to Akure from AAUA. He is sturdy, courageous and indefatigable, not the cacophony of supposedly discerning minds can stop the Shelter of Freedom.


We entered into the same vehicle with a generation of Nigerians who are on bed with their oppressors. The generation I am talking about are not just bereft of the realities but are of a conviction that is in love with their chains. No wonder Akure was as lifeless as the graveyard, the streets were as dead as the smelling pits around, including the shops, that were shut out of economic activity. We trudged on and landed at our point of convergence. 


Our first port of call was Cathedral Junction in Akure, there I met a few revolutionary minds, whose disposition as to the issue with a brain-dead President, whose little or no cognitive ability to oversee the affairs of a populous state has landed Nigeria in its present state, could be blunt.



The movement from there to Post Office Junction was peaceful, it was augmented by so many other reactionary forces like Students For Liberty, unemployed youths, artisans and the elderly promised unpaid stipends in their old age. 


 The Police surfaced at this point, barricaded peaceful protesters. The Courageous Nigerian people appeared to have mustered a stride in serious organization, they transcended the machinations of the Nigerian Police and marched all through the whole of Akure. It is worthy of special note that nobody was attacked.


The #BuhariMustGo protest is seen as a reactionary mechanism under which the Nigerian youths can mobilize to take back their future. This was apart from the fact that the state-sponsored rumour of possible violence and replication of Lekki massacre, has not held water today.



Conclusively, I want to conclude on the strength of my earlier position, that the tele-guided speech delivered by analogue President Buhari today is nothing but fictitious. Most achievements incoherently reeled out on the national television are realities that can never be seen. They are simply believable lies devised to sabotage justice for a people who are ready to address their grievances in a peaceful manner.


I however state that the Nigerian government has not totally failed by not being able to confine or cow Nigerians. We now have a generation of Nigerians aware of their rights.



A people united cannot be defeated!


 _In solidarity_ 



 *Tunde Akingbondere*


I got a disturbing call yesterday from home. I couldn't bring my self to reckon with the level parents and relatives have internalized the idea of safety. They try as much as possible to monitor, follow and poke some curious nose into the affairs of those they hold so dear.


My mum was desperate about knowing if I was still in Ondo State, not even when I don't share nor inform people of my weird travels, including the imminent ones. I don't think she is that strange to this development. That doesn't still deprive her of the fear she had so much had. She wanted to know if I wasn't already with Sowore, or possibly some revolutionary comrades in some territories, mobilizing for a massive agitation for a working democracy in Nigeria.


I kept mute at first. My brain went blank. I could not say "yes" or "no," not until she claimed the men of the Nigerian Police have been mandated to shoot any peaceful protester tomorrow. "A war is to happen in Ondo State and I have ordered for enough foodstuffs. I would be sending you money to recoup." She said.


The money aspect sounds so nice. I prayed to God just a day before, seeking some manna from heaven. It was as well sure to some extent, that I might not have the necessary in courage to stay put the next day. I have to be on the face of the streets, waxing a few lyrics of gyrational albums. The oppressors must be intimidated!


I got home around 9:00pm, met my landlord on his simply-made armchair. It was unusual of him to put his phone very close to the mouth, he was more of sermonizing the daughter who studies outside the state as to reasons why she need stay at home. In the sanctimony of the ululations laid peacefully my interest. I was willing to digest the thematic preoccupation of the whole thing, while also making the best of fun out of the drama. He conclusively counselled his girl to stay put, pray and read for her coming exams. He didnt drop the call without promising a tireless struggle for her school fee.


I entered my room at the drop of the call, mobilized my gentle flesh to the bed. I never knew when I drifted towards my own Hades, slept off into the dead. I have grown to love terrific dreams, especially ones tallying with aggressor Pharaohs, coming with their daggers, dogs and guns. I don't run! I fight the dogs, guns and daggers at a time. That night's dream was not a good one. I dreamt of suffering another of Police brutality (being battered, manhandled and detained). I dreamt that God wouldn't be there to save me.


I saw myself standing before a scary Magistrate, with bushy air and sorts. Maybe deformed was my leg, my soul eaten by the flying birds of the heaven. I could not breathe again, as my heart is borne into a burden of casket. I need to cry!


Not all these stopped me from waking up as early as planned, an admirer of the Revolutionary movement earlier promised to join me to Akure from AAUA. He is sturdy, courageous and indefatigable, not the cacophony of supposedly discerning minds can stop the Shelter of Freedom.


We entered into the same vehicle with a generation of Nigerians who are on bed with their oppressors. The generation I am talking about are not just bereft of the realities but are of a conviction that is in love with their chains. No wonder Akure was as lifeless as the graveyard, the streets were as dead as the smelling pits around, including the shops, that were shut out of economic activity. We trudged on and landed at our point of convergence. 


Our first port of call was Cathedral Junction in Akure, there I met a few revolutionary minds, whose disposition as to the issue with a brain-dead President, whose little or no cognitive ability to oversee the affairs of a populous state has landed Nigeria in its present state, could be blunt.



The movement from there to Post Office Junction was peaceful, it was augmented by so many other reactionary forces like Students For Liberty, unemployed youths, artisans and the elderly promised unpaid stipends in their old age. 


 The Police surfaced at this point, barricaded peaceful protesters. The Courageous Nigerian people appeared to have mustered a stride in serious organization, they transcended the machinations of the Nigerian Police and marched all through the whole of Akure. It is worthy of special note that nobody was attacked.


The #BuhariMustGo protest is seen as a reactionary mechanism under which the Nigerian youths can mobilize to take back their future. This was apart from the fact that the state-sponsored rumour of possible violence and replication of Lekki massacre, has not held water today.



Conclusively, I want to conclude on the strength of my earlier position, that the tele-guided speech delivered by analogue President Buhari today is nothing but fictitious. Most achievements incoherently reeled out on the national television are realities that can never be seen. They are simply believable lies devised to sabotage justice for a people who are ready to address their grievances in a peaceful manner.


I however state that the Nigerian government has not totally failed by not being able to confine or cow Nigerians. We now have a generation of Nigerians aware of their rights.



A people united cannot be defeated!


 _In solidarity_ 



 *Tunde Akingbondere*

#JUNE12THPROTEST: To save Nigeria, Nigerian people must wake up

#JUNE12THPROTEST: To save Nigeria, Nigerian people must wake up

 *OSOGBO:*

*#June12thProtest*

*#BuharMustGo* 

*#BuhariTheDictator*




It is almost three decades down the road now. Nigeria's rulers across the divides appear to have learned nothing and forgotten everything.


June 12, 1993 presidential elections promised us bright summer of liberty, unity and prosperity. Unfortunately, continuous decades of bad governance by unpatriotic and self-centered elites, military and civilian leadership that cut across all tribes and religions, produced exploitation, oppression, poverty, misery, injustice, hopelessness, insecurity, banditry and violent death as majorly being experienced by the common masses all over the country!


To save Nigeria, the Nigerian people must wake up, organise across all ethnic and religious divides to enforce a system of change. We should demand and ensure a restructured Nigeria.


Devolution of power to the extent that more responsibilities be given to the state while the federal government is vested with the responsibility to oversee our foreign policy, defence and economy should be pursued aggressively.


It is time to wake up, rise up and set our differences aside, meet at the restructuring junctions, fight for it, get it and proceed with a new generation of leaders produced by that struggle for common consensus, to build the "Giant of Afrika" of our dream, united in diversity and the beacon of final freedom, hope, pride and development for Afrika and all Afrikans home and abroad...


Viva Aluta!



Dayo Popoola

 *OSOGBO:*

*#June12thProtest*

*#BuharMustGo* 

*#BuhariTheDictator*




It is almost three decades down the road now. Nigeria's rulers across the divides appear to have learned nothing and forgotten everything.


June 12, 1993 presidential elections promised us bright summer of liberty, unity and prosperity. Unfortunately, continuous decades of bad governance by unpatriotic and self-centered elites, military and civilian leadership that cut across all tribes and religions, produced exploitation, oppression, poverty, misery, injustice, hopelessness, insecurity, banditry and violent death as majorly being experienced by the common masses all over the country!


To save Nigeria, the Nigerian people must wake up, organise across all ethnic and religious divides to enforce a system of change. We should demand and ensure a restructured Nigeria.


Devolution of power to the extent that more responsibilities be given to the state while the federal government is vested with the responsibility to oversee our foreign policy, defence and economy should be pursued aggressively.


It is time to wake up, rise up and set our differences aside, meet at the restructuring junctions, fight for it, get it and proceed with a new generation of leaders produced by that struggle for common consensus, to build the "Giant of Afrika" of our dream, united in diversity and the beacon of final freedom, hope, pride and development for Afrika and all Afrikans home and abroad...


Viva Aluta!



Dayo Popoola

#JUNE12PROTEST: OSOGBO, OSUN STATE Nigeria (PHOTOS)

#JUNE12PROTEST: OSOGBO, OSUN STATE Nigeria (PHOTOS)

 

















 

















#JUNE12PROTEST:Gudu Abuja, Nigeria (PHOTOS)

#JUNE12PROTEST:Gudu Abuja, Nigeria (PHOTOS)

 









By #RevolutionNow

 









By #RevolutionNow

June 12 Protest: Citizen Agba Jalingo Released After Hours Of Detention

June 12 Protest: Citizen Agba Jalingo Released After Hours Of Detention


CrossRiverWatch Editor-in-Chief and rights activists, Citizen Agba Jalingo who was detained in the early hours of Friday over a fake petition that he is an arms dealer has been released.


A group, The Concerned Cross Riverians an unregistered organization whose address and contact details were not stated, wrote the petition saying he was an arms dealer.


The purported President, John Ndok and Secretary, Joy Amah did not sign and did not include their contact details in the petition.

He was released after citizens and activists mounted pressure on the Police querying why he was been detained.


And, the Police Commissioner, Sikiru Akande is said to have ordered his release having reviewed the case file and said the petition was frivolous.


He was invited by the commissioner over the planned #June12 protest and later referred alongside CrossRiverWatch News Editor, Jonathan Ugbal to the State Investigation Bureau where they were profiled and their biometrics captured.


An unnamed official then approached the duo, inviting them to the State Criminal Investigation Department where he was confronted with the petition.


His lawyer, James Ibor Esq. who secured his release described the situation as “unfortunate” and a clear attempt to “shrink the civic space.”


Agba, who is still standing trial for alleged acts of terrorism, treasonable felony, cultism and attempts to overthrow the Cross River State Government over an article published in 2019 wherein he demanded the whereabouts of the NGN500 million approved and released for the floating of the Cross River State Microfinance Bank says he will participate in the nationwide #June12 protests.


Source: Social Media


CrossRiverWatch Editor-in-Chief and rights activists, Citizen Agba Jalingo who was detained in the early hours of Friday over a fake petition that he is an arms dealer has been released.


A group, The Concerned Cross Riverians an unregistered organization whose address and contact details were not stated, wrote the petition saying he was an arms dealer.


The purported President, John Ndok and Secretary, Joy Amah did not sign and did not include their contact details in the petition.

He was released after citizens and activists mounted pressure on the Police querying why he was been detained.


And, the Police Commissioner, Sikiru Akande is said to have ordered his release having reviewed the case file and said the petition was frivolous.


He was invited by the commissioner over the planned #June12 protest and later referred alongside CrossRiverWatch News Editor, Jonathan Ugbal to the State Investigation Bureau where they were profiled and their biometrics captured.


An unnamed official then approached the duo, inviting them to the State Criminal Investigation Department where he was confronted with the petition.


His lawyer, James Ibor Esq. who secured his release described the situation as “unfortunate” and a clear attempt to “shrink the civic space.”


Agba, who is still standing trial for alleged acts of terrorism, treasonable felony, cultism and attempts to overthrow the Cross River State Government over an article published in 2019 wherein he demanded the whereabouts of the NGN500 million approved and released for the floating of the Cross River State Microfinance Bank says he will participate in the nationwide #June12 protests.


Source: Social Media

June 12 Protest: Citizen Agba Jalingo Arrested Over Fake Petition Claiming He Is An Arms Dealer

June 12 Protest: Citizen Agba Jalingo Arrested Over Fake Petition Claiming He Is An Arms Dealer


A Human rights activist Citizen Agba Jalingo who is the CrossRiverWatch Editor in Chief has been reportedly arrested by the Cross River State command of the Nigerian Police Force over a fake petition. 


Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) Tweeted:

#BREAKING: #June12 – In Calabar, Cross-River State, @PoliceNG have arrested journalist, Citizen @agbajalingo_, over spurious claim that he is a gun runner. It is suspected that the arrest is part of plan to decapitate #June12Protests  



Governor Ayade is doing everything to cover his CRIMINAL activities as Governor, as his tenure is about coming to an end, he joined the APC to escape prosecution by @officialefcc , @sirbenayade YOU WILL FAIL AGAIN!


#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow


A Human rights activist Citizen Agba Jalingo who is the CrossRiverWatch Editor in Chief has been reportedly arrested by the Cross River State command of the Nigerian Police Force over a fake petition. 


Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) Tweeted:

#BREAKING: #June12 – In Calabar, Cross-River State, @PoliceNG have arrested journalist, Citizen @agbajalingo_, over spurious claim that he is a gun runner. It is suspected that the arrest is part of plan to decapitate #June12Protests  



Governor Ayade is doing everything to cover his CRIMINAL activities as Governor, as his tenure is about coming to an end, he joined the APC to escape prosecution by @officialefcc , @sirbenayade YOU WILL FAIL AGAIN!


#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow

Poster Speaks: June 12 Protest convergence points, know the nearest area to you!

Poster Speaks: June 12 Protest convergence points, know the nearest area to you!

 Rights to freedom of expression, gathering and protest are constitutionally guaranteed and there is no any state of emergency prohibiting such for now:


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June 12 Protests: A Clarion Call for Nigerians to Arise in Defense of Life and Basic Rights! - CORE

June 12 Protests: A Clarion Call for Nigerians to Arise in Defense of Life and Basic Rights! - CORE


On June 12, 1993, Nigerians from all walks of life rose up to elect a civilian president to replace the extant military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida who was head of a military junta renowned for extreme corruption, repression and bastardization of the economy bringing hardship on the poor masses. Nigerians looked forward to a better run economy, national institutions that work for the people, respect for human rights of all and equal opportunities for all to thrive. Unfortunately, the results of the widely acknowledged free and fair election was canceled without any reason whatsoever by the same military junta that organized it! 

Nigerians resisted this violent assault and engaged the military in a series of street battles and mass strikes which forced the Babangida junta out of power. But another military bandit called Gen. Sani Abacha took over. As it became clear that Abacha was only interested in handing over to himself in a charade of a transition program, Nigerians continued their agitations on the streets and by 1998, the Abacha junta itself succumbed to popular pressure when he died in office and his successors led by Gen. Abubakar had to hurriedly organize elections that ushered in civilian rule in 1999.

Unfortunately, since 1999, a very venal and criminal-minded class of politicians has seized Nigerians by the jugular, subjecting the country to an unprecedented regime of looting of public resources, destruction of public services especially education, healthcare, potable water and electricity while they literally stole national assets and companies worth trillions of dollars in bogus ‘privatization’ exercises. 

Many of these companies such as the steel rolling mills in Oshogbo, Jos and Katsina and over 300 other state-owned enterprises were then stripped of their assets by the new ‘buyers’ while millions of workers were laid off. In a state like Lagos, government sells off public lands and spaces such as markets and mechanic villages to their fronts and turn these public spaces to their own while rendering hundreds of thousands of self-employed workers, traders and artisans in the informal sector jobless. They also evict people living in informal settlements and take over the land for themselves. 

The politicians have turned it to a practice to arm hooligans and other criminals with dangerous weapons to help them rig elections. After the elections, the armed bandits become terror on the rest of society. This results in terrible insecurity all over the country while farmers are terrorized to abandon the farms. Prices of food have skyrocketed while mass unemployment of young people is rife.




June 12 Today and Our Demands!

June 12 today is a clarion call for us to all rise up and restate the reasons why we and our fathers and mothers fought for democracy. As we march to mark the day, we demand:

All political prisoners and citizens being held on spurious grounds by the Gen. Buhari government be released unconditionally.

All stolen government properties, lands and spaces be reclaimed for public use.

Overhaul of our refineries to make them supply affordable energy to boost production and employment while those making them unworkable should be prosecuted.

Increased funding of basic public goods especially education, healthcare, potable water supply etc

Renationalization of the power sector as the private operators that stole them from the public with the promise of more efficient services, more employment and reduced energy cost have demonstrated that they are only interested in fleecing Nigerians with over 500% increase in tariffs, bogus estimated billings while they give Nigerians only darkness.

A more concerted war on the bandits armed by politicians causing mayhem all over the country. Communities should be encouraged to arm and protect themselves rather than relying on overfed Generals who have turned the war on terror to an opportunity to become billionaires.

We call on all Nigerians to also learn from our history and resist moneybag politicians. They serve themselves and not the 99% of the masses. We must kick them out and throw off the burden of their exploitative system that threatens to destroy the poor working people!

We call on all Nigerians to resist the Buhari government descent to totalitarianism marked by the vicious mass killing of peaceful protesters during the Endsars Protests and the recent ban on Twitters and the regime’s quest to restrict free Speech.


Coalition for Revolution (CORE), www.revolutionnow.ng





On June 12, 1993, Nigerians from all walks of life rose up to elect a civilian president to replace the extant military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida who was head of a military junta renowned for extreme corruption, repression and bastardization of the economy bringing hardship on the poor masses. Nigerians looked forward to a better run economy, national institutions that work for the people, respect for human rights of all and equal opportunities for all to thrive. Unfortunately, the results of the widely acknowledged free and fair election was canceled without any reason whatsoever by the same military junta that organized it! 

Nigerians resisted this violent assault and engaged the military in a series of street battles and mass strikes which forced the Babangida junta out of power. But another military bandit called Gen. Sani Abacha took over. As it became clear that Abacha was only interested in handing over to himself in a charade of a transition program, Nigerians continued their agitations on the streets and by 1998, the Abacha junta itself succumbed to popular pressure when he died in office and his successors led by Gen. Abubakar had to hurriedly organize elections that ushered in civilian rule in 1999.

Unfortunately, since 1999, a very venal and criminal-minded class of politicians has seized Nigerians by the jugular, subjecting the country to an unprecedented regime of looting of public resources, destruction of public services especially education, healthcare, potable water and electricity while they literally stole national assets and companies worth trillions of dollars in bogus ‘privatization’ exercises. 

Many of these companies such as the steel rolling mills in Oshogbo, Jos and Katsina and over 300 other state-owned enterprises were then stripped of their assets by the new ‘buyers’ while millions of workers were laid off. In a state like Lagos, government sells off public lands and spaces such as markets and mechanic villages to their fronts and turn these public spaces to their own while rendering hundreds of thousands of self-employed workers, traders and artisans in the informal sector jobless. They also evict people living in informal settlements and take over the land for themselves. 

The politicians have turned it to a practice to arm hooligans and other criminals with dangerous weapons to help them rig elections. After the elections, the armed bandits become terror on the rest of society. This results in terrible insecurity all over the country while farmers are terrorized to abandon the farms. Prices of food have skyrocketed while mass unemployment of young people is rife.




June 12 Today and Our Demands!

June 12 today is a clarion call for us to all rise up and restate the reasons why we and our fathers and mothers fought for democracy. As we march to mark the day, we demand:

All political prisoners and citizens being held on spurious grounds by the Gen. Buhari government be released unconditionally.

All stolen government properties, lands and spaces be reclaimed for public use.

Overhaul of our refineries to make them supply affordable energy to boost production and employment while those making them unworkable should be prosecuted.

Increased funding of basic public goods especially education, healthcare, potable water supply etc

Renationalization of the power sector as the private operators that stole them from the public with the promise of more efficient services, more employment and reduced energy cost have demonstrated that they are only interested in fleecing Nigerians with over 500% increase in tariffs, bogus estimated billings while they give Nigerians only darkness.

A more concerted war on the bandits armed by politicians causing mayhem all over the country. Communities should be encouraged to arm and protect themselves rather than relying on overfed Generals who have turned the war on terror to an opportunity to become billionaires.

We call on all Nigerians to also learn from our history and resist moneybag politicians. They serve themselves and not the 99% of the masses. We must kick them out and throw off the burden of their exploitative system that threatens to destroy the poor working people!

We call on all Nigerians to resist the Buhari government descent to totalitarianism marked by the vicious mass killing of peaceful protesters during the Endsars Protests and the recent ban on Twitters and the regime’s quest to restrict free Speech.


Coalition for Revolution (CORE), www.revolutionnow.ng




DARAPỌ̀ PẸ̀LÚ ÌFẸ̀HÓNÚHÀN ALÁGBÁRA TI ỌJỌ́ KEJÌLÁ OṢÙ KẸFÀ LÁTI FI ÒPIN SÍ ÌJỌBA BURÚKÚ, Ẹ JẸ KÍ Á GBA Ẹ̀MÍ LÀ!

DARAPỌ̀ PẸ̀LÚ ÌFẸ̀HÓNÚHÀN ALÁGBÁRA TI ỌJỌ́ KEJÌLÁ OṢÙ KẸFÀ LÁTI FI ÒPIN SÍ ÌJỌBA BURÚKÚ, Ẹ JẸ KÍ Á GBA Ẹ̀MÍ LÀ!

THE YORUBA EDITION OF:

JOIN THE JUNE 12 MASS ACTION TO KICK OFF AN END TO BAD GOVERNMENT, LET'S SAVE LIVES!



Kì í ṣe ohun tuntun mọ́ pé àwọn ènìyàn orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà tí wà lábẹ́ adarí burúkú, àìní-ìtọ́ni lórí ètò àwùjọ àti ètò òṣèlú, àti ètò ọrọ̀ ajé tí àsárà ti dé bá látàrí ìwà olè, ìmúnisìn, ìnilára àti àsìlò agbára láti ọwọ́ àwọn aláìbìkítà ẹgbẹ́ PDD/APC to tí kọjá àti èyí tó ń ṣe ìjọba lọ́wọ́. 


Ó ṣeni láàánú pé orílẹ̀-èdè tí wọ́n ti sọ àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ pé yóò di alágbára ńlá káàkiri àgbáyé ni ọdún 2020 ti rí ìyọnu láti ọwọ́ àwọn ọ̀kánjúà, aláìmọ̀kan, aláìkójú-òṣùwọ̀n àti atúrọ́tà ènìyàn tí a pè ní adarí tí wọ́n sì ń gba ipò láàrín ara wọn láti ọdún 1960 wá. Ó sì ń yani lẹ́nu pé orílẹ̀-èdè tó ti ń pèsè epo rọ̀bì fún ọgọ́ta ọdún ó lé láìyẹsẹ̀ ní wọ́n dé ní adé gẹ́gẹ́ bí orílẹ̀-èdè tí ìṣẹ́ ti gbilẹ̀ jùlọ lágbàáyé. Ní ọdún 2020, Nàìjíríà ń tá ìwọ̀n àgbá epo mílíọ̀nù méjì lójúmọ́ kan, síbẹ̀ ó jẹ́ ohun ìnira fún àwọn ọmọ orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà láti jẹun ní ẹ̀ẹ̀mẹta lójúmọ́.


Ní àsìkò ìbújáde àjàkálẹ̀ àrùn corvid 19 ní ọdún 2020, ìṣénimọ́lé kànńpá tí wọn kò ti bìkítà fún mẹ̀kúnnù tí ó wáyé nígbà náà fi àwọn ọmọ orílẹ̀ èdè yìí sínú ìnira ńlá látàrí àwọn okòwò tó ń forí sánpọ́n, tí ọ̀pọ̀ àwọn ènìyàn sì ń gbé ìgbé ayé olòsì. Èyí tí ó tilẹ̀ wá ba gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ jẹ́ ni ti ètò ìlera tó mẹ́hẹ àti àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ eléètò ìlera tí wọn fi ebi pa; wọn sì kọ̀ láti fún wọn ní owó àjẹ́mọ́nú, irinṣẹ́ to bágbàmu ni ti ètò ìlera láti lè kojú ooru àjàkálẹ̀ àrùn tí ó múlẹ̀ náà. Orílẹ̀-èdè wa ọ̀wọ́n gbé gbogbo ara lé ìrànlọ́wọ́ láti ilẹ̀ òkèèrè láti mú kí ẹ̀ka ìlera rẹ̀ ṣe ojúṣe wọn nítorí kò sí ohun kankan tó ṣe é tọ́ka sí ní ẹ̀ka náà. Wọ́n kúkú ti kó gbogbo ọrọ̀ wá mì yán-án yán-án. 


Àjọ International Monetary Fund (IMF) fi mílíọ̀nù mẹ́ta àti ogún ọ̀kẹ́ dọ́là ṣe ìrànwọ́ fún ìjọba orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà láti gbógun ti àrùn covid 19, kí wọ́n sì pèsè paliétíìfù fún àwọn ènìyàn láti mú ìdẹ̀rùn bá wọn nínú ọ̀rọ̀ ajé tó gbẹ́nu sókè látàrí ìbújáde àrùn Covid-19. Síbẹ̀, kò sí ìdàgbàsókè kan gbòógì ní ẹ̀ka ìlera. Owó kékeré ni wọ́n ń san fún àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ elétò ìlera tí wọ́n kò sì yé jẹ wọ́n ní owó oṣù ní ọ̀pọ̀ ìgbà. Láti fi kún ìwà ọ̀dáju ìjọba burúkú yìí, ṣe ni wọ́n tún kó gbogbo àwọn paliétíìfù oúnjẹ tí àwọn ilé-iṣẹ́ ńlá ńlá lábẹ́lé kó fún wọn láti pín fún àwọn ènìyàn pamọ́. Ìgbà mìíràn wà tí àwọn adarí wa burúkú yìí jí àwọn oúnjẹ wọ̀nyí. Àjẹbánu ni àwọn adarí ìjọba ni ìpele ìjọba ìbílẹ̀, ìjọba ìpínlẹ̀ àti ìjọba àpapọ̀ kó owó ìjọba jẹ débi pé àwọn Ìpínlẹ̀ kan kò lè san owó oṣù àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ wọ́n bí ó ti tọ́ mọ́. Àìríṣẹ́ṣe tí di ìdá mẹ́tàlélọ́gbọ̀n nínú ọgọ́rùn-ún, láàrin gbogbo ìwọ̀nyí, àwọn ìkà olórí wá wọ̀nyí sì ń fi kún iye owó epo, èyí tí wọ́n sún láti náírà márùndínláàádọ́ta fún lítà kan sí náírà mẹ́tàdínláàádọ́sàn-án ní báyìí àwọn gómìnà Ìpínlẹ̀ ti fẹnu kò sí ẹ̀kúnwó ọ̀rìnlélọ́ọ̀ọ́dúnrún naira. Fún ìdí èyí, ọ̀wọ́ngógó ti fẹnu sọ ètò ọrọ̀ ajé wá ní ọ̀gangan ẹ̀mí, ojoojumọ́ sì ni náírà ń di pọ̀ọ́ǹtọ̀ síi lẹ́gbẹ dọ́là. 

Iye tí wọn ń ta àwọn oúnjẹ, àti àwọn nǹkan mìíràn lọ́jà ti gbẹ́nu sókè, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni owo ọkọ káàkiri gan án gbẹnu tán, nígbà tí owó ọ̀yà tó kéré jù tí ìjọba ń fún àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ kò ní agbára láti gbọ́ bùkátà wọn. Fún ìdí èyí, àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà lábẹ́ owó ọ̀yà tó kéré yìí, èyí tí ó jẹ́ ọ̀kan nínú àwọn owó ọ̀yà òṣìṣẹ́ tó kéré jù lọ lágbàáyé kò lè bọ́ ẹbí wọn débi pé yóò gbọ́ ètò ìlera tó dára. Wọn kò lè rán àwọn ọmọ wọn ní àwọn ilé-ẹ̀kọ́ gíga tí wọ́n pè ní ti ìjọba. Ní ohun tí ó sì jẹ́ pé àwọn olóṣèlú máa ń rán àwọn ọmọ wọn lọ kẹ́kọ̀ọ́ nílùú òkèèrè bí wọ́n ṣe máa ń rin ìrìn àjò láti tọ́jú ara wọn. Wọ́n tún máa ń san owó oṣù àti àjẹmọ́nú gọbọi fún ara wọn, èyí tí ó jẹ́ pé yóò gbà òṣìṣẹ́ tí ó ń gba owó ọ̀yà ẹgbẹ̀rún lọ́nà ọgbọ́n náírà lọ́wọ́ ìjọba ní ó lé ní ọdún mọ́kànlélọ́gọ́ta láti rí owó oṣù kan dondo ti gómìnà ń gbà ní orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà. 


Àìsí-ààbò náà kún ìṣòro yìí, èyí tó mú kí ìdigunjalè, ìjínigbé, àti àwọn ìwà ìkà mìíràn ti di ọ̀nà ìpawówọlé nítorí ọ̀pọ̀ àwọn ọ̀dọ́ ń là kàkà láti rí iṣẹ́ aláyéere tí yóò máa pèsè fún wọn. Fún ìdí èyí, àìsí ètò ààbò tí jẹ ilẹ̀ wa ku eegun èyí tí ó ti sọ ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn di aláìnílé ní orílẹ̀-èdè wọn. Àwọn àgbẹ̀ kò lè lọ sí oko pẹ̀lú ìfọ̀kànbalẹ̀, àwọn ọmọ ilé-ẹ̀kọ́ kò lè lọ sí ilé-ẹ̀kọ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àwọn onímọ́tò kò lè rìnnà nítorí ìbẹ̀rù ìjínigbé, ìpàniyàn, ìfipábánilòpọ̀, abbl. 


Ní ọ̀pọ̀ ìgbà ni àwọn ọ̀daràn máa ń gbádùn ààbò láti ọwọ́ ìjọba, èyí sì máa ń fún wọn ní àǹfààní láti dá ọ̀ràn sí i. Ìjọba Ọ̀gágun Muhammadu Buhari lábẹ́ ẹgbẹ́ òṣèlú APC fi ààyè gba àwọn ọ̀daràn, ó sì dà bí ẹni pé ìjọba náà jẹ́ ibi ìsádi fún àwọn alátìlẹ́yìn ìwà ìgbésùnmọ̀mí àti ìwà ọ̀daràn. Èyí ṣàlàyé ìdí tí ìjọba náà ṣe kùnà nínú ohun tí ó yẹ́ kò jẹ́ ohun tí ó ṣe pàtàkì jùlọ fún ìjọba yòówù nítorí ẹ̀mí ènìyàn kò níye lórí mọ́ ni orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà..


Ìjọba orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà ti dì ògbóǹtarìgì nínú 'ṣíṣe ìjọba ẹlẹ́yàmẹ̀yà' nípa títú irọ́ tà, lílo ète àti àwọn ọgbọ́n ẹ̀tàn mìíràn láti dá ọ̀tẹ̀ sílẹ̀ kí wọ́n sì pín àwọn ènìyàn orílẹ̀-èdè yìí láti yàgò fún ìsọ̀kan. Wọ́n gbé àwọn onírúurú ọ̀nà kalẹ̀ láti sí ojú wa kúrò lára ìwà olè àti ìwà ìkà wọn gbogbo, wọn sì fi ọ̀gbọọgbọ́n pín wa sí ẹ̀yàmẹ́yà nípasẹ̀ òṣèlú, ẹ̀yà àti ẹ̀sìn wá. 


Àsìkò ti tó fún àwọn ènìyàn rere ní orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà láti dìde ní ìsọ̀kan, ohùn kan àti agbára; kí wọ́n sì gba orílẹ̀-èdè yìí kúrò lọ́wọ́ àwọn ọ̀jẹ̀lú, àwọn ìsọ̀rí ènìyàn kan náà tí wọ́n kàn ń pààrọ̀ orúkọ ẹgbẹ́ (APC/PDP) nígbà tí wọ́n bá ti mọ̀ pé èrè ń bẹ níbẹ̀. Ó ṣe pàtàkì fún wa láti mọ ìṣòro wa kí á lè mọ ọ̀nà àbáyọ tí ó dára jù. Ìṣòro wà gan an ni àwọn ọ̀tá ìtẹ̀síwájú orílẹ̀-èdè yìí tí wọ́n wà ní ipò ìjọba láti ìjọba àpapọ̀ dé ìgbèríko. Ọ̀nà àbáyọ ni kí á kórajọpọ̀ ní ìsọ̀kan láti mú òpin bá àrékérekè wọn, kí á sì pinnu ìpín àti ètò òṣèlú orílẹ̀-èdè wa fún ọjọ́ iwájú. 


A kò ní jẹ́ kí enikeni kó wa láyà jẹ tàbí kí wọ́n fi ẹ̀tàn tí kò tó nǹkan kọ ẹ̀yìn wá síra nítorí a mọ̀ pé ìṣòro wa kì í ṣe ẹ̀yà Haúsá, Fúlàní, Ìgbò tàbí Yorùbá, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì í ṣe àwọn Mùsùlùmí tàbí Kìrìsìtẹ́nì. Àwọn tí ó di ipò ìjọba mú tí wọ́n ti jẹ̀ àná, òní àti ọjọ́ iwájú èmi àti ìwọ. Lára wọn ni a sì ti rí Haúsá, Fúlàní, Ìgbò, Yorùbá, lára wọn náà ni àwọn Mùsùlùmí àti Kìrìsìtẹ́nì wà abbl. 


Ọ̀nà kan ṣoṣo láti gba òmìnira tòótọ́ ni láti fi òpin sí ìjọba wọn, kí a bẹ̀rẹ̀ ìgbé ayé tuntun àti àwùjọ fún ara wa àti àwọn ìran tó ń bọ̀. ÀSÌKÒ TI TÓ!


Àwọn ohun tí a fẹ́ nìyí:


*Ẹ̀dínkù sí owó oṣù àwọn olóṣèlú* Sísan owó oṣù tó ṣe é gbé ayé fún àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ * Ṣíṣí àwọn ẹnu ibodè wa gbogbo láti kó ohun jíjẹ wọlé * Ìdájọ́ òdodo fún àwọn tó fara káásá rògbòdìyàn ENDSARS * Fífi òpin sí ìwé òfin ọdún 1999 * Fífi òpin sí ọ̀ràn dídá àti Ìgbésùnmọ̀mí * Ìdásílẹ̀ àwọn ajàjàǹgbara gbogbo tí wọ́n tì mọ́lé * Dídá owó iná padà sí bí ó ti wà tẹ́lẹ̀* Fífi òpin sí ìyanṣẹ́lódì àjọ ASUP* Ìdápadà owó epo bẹntiróòlù sí iye tí ó ti wà tẹ́lẹ̀ rí kí á sì yéé fowó kún un mọ́* Ṣíṣe ìdápadà àwọn ẹgbẹ́ òṣèlú tí wọ́n yọ orúkọ wọn kúrò gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹgbẹ́ tó ti forúkọ sílẹ̀ * Pantami gbọ́dọ̀ lọ rọ́kún nílé* Buhari gbọ́dọ̀ fi ipò sílẹ̀ 


#REVOLUTIONNOW #BUHARIMUSTGO #JUNE12PROTEST

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Kì í ṣe ohun tuntun mọ́ pé àwọn ènìyàn orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà tí wà lábẹ́ adarí burúkú, àìní-ìtọ́ni lórí ètò àwùjọ àti ètò òṣèlú, àti ètò ọrọ̀ ajé tí àsárà ti dé bá látàrí ìwà olè, ìmúnisìn, ìnilára àti àsìlò agbára láti ọwọ́ àwọn aláìbìkítà ẹgbẹ́ PDD/APC to tí kọjá àti èyí tó ń ṣe ìjọba lọ́wọ́. 


Ó ṣeni láàánú pé orílẹ̀-èdè tí wọ́n ti sọ àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ pé yóò di alágbára ńlá káàkiri àgbáyé ni ọdún 2020 ti rí ìyọnu láti ọwọ́ àwọn ọ̀kánjúà, aláìmọ̀kan, aláìkójú-òṣùwọ̀n àti atúrọ́tà ènìyàn tí a pè ní adarí tí wọ́n sì ń gba ipò láàrín ara wọn láti ọdún 1960 wá. Ó sì ń yani lẹ́nu pé orílẹ̀-èdè tó ti ń pèsè epo rọ̀bì fún ọgọ́ta ọdún ó lé láìyẹsẹ̀ ní wọ́n dé ní adé gẹ́gẹ́ bí orílẹ̀-èdè tí ìṣẹ́ ti gbilẹ̀ jùlọ lágbàáyé. Ní ọdún 2020, Nàìjíríà ń tá ìwọ̀n àgbá epo mílíọ̀nù méjì lójúmọ́ kan, síbẹ̀ ó jẹ́ ohun ìnira fún àwọn ọmọ orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà láti jẹun ní ẹ̀ẹ̀mẹta lójúmọ́.


Ní àsìkò ìbújáde àjàkálẹ̀ àrùn corvid 19 ní ọdún 2020, ìṣénimọ́lé kànńpá tí wọn kò ti bìkítà fún mẹ̀kúnnù tí ó wáyé nígbà náà fi àwọn ọmọ orílẹ̀ èdè yìí sínú ìnira ńlá látàrí àwọn okòwò tó ń forí sánpọ́n, tí ọ̀pọ̀ àwọn ènìyàn sì ń gbé ìgbé ayé olòsì. Èyí tí ó tilẹ̀ wá ba gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ jẹ́ ni ti ètò ìlera tó mẹ́hẹ àti àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ eléètò ìlera tí wọn fi ebi pa; wọn sì kọ̀ láti fún wọn ní owó àjẹ́mọ́nú, irinṣẹ́ to bágbàmu ni ti ètò ìlera láti lè kojú ooru àjàkálẹ̀ àrùn tí ó múlẹ̀ náà. Orílẹ̀-èdè wa ọ̀wọ́n gbé gbogbo ara lé ìrànlọ́wọ́ láti ilẹ̀ òkèèrè láti mú kí ẹ̀ka ìlera rẹ̀ ṣe ojúṣe wọn nítorí kò sí ohun kankan tó ṣe é tọ́ka sí ní ẹ̀ka náà. Wọ́n kúkú ti kó gbogbo ọrọ̀ wá mì yán-án yán-án. 


Àjọ International Monetary Fund (IMF) fi mílíọ̀nù mẹ́ta àti ogún ọ̀kẹ́ dọ́là ṣe ìrànwọ́ fún ìjọba orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà láti gbógun ti àrùn covid 19, kí wọ́n sì pèsè paliétíìfù fún àwọn ènìyàn láti mú ìdẹ̀rùn bá wọn nínú ọ̀rọ̀ ajé tó gbẹ́nu sókè látàrí ìbújáde àrùn Covid-19. Síbẹ̀, kò sí ìdàgbàsókè kan gbòógì ní ẹ̀ka ìlera. Owó kékeré ni wọ́n ń san fún àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ elétò ìlera tí wọ́n kò sì yé jẹ wọ́n ní owó oṣù ní ọ̀pọ̀ ìgbà. Láti fi kún ìwà ọ̀dáju ìjọba burúkú yìí, ṣe ni wọ́n tún kó gbogbo àwọn paliétíìfù oúnjẹ tí àwọn ilé-iṣẹ́ ńlá ńlá lábẹ́lé kó fún wọn láti pín fún àwọn ènìyàn pamọ́. Ìgbà mìíràn wà tí àwọn adarí wa burúkú yìí jí àwọn oúnjẹ wọ̀nyí. Àjẹbánu ni àwọn adarí ìjọba ni ìpele ìjọba ìbílẹ̀, ìjọba ìpínlẹ̀ àti ìjọba àpapọ̀ kó owó ìjọba jẹ débi pé àwọn Ìpínlẹ̀ kan kò lè san owó oṣù àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ wọ́n bí ó ti tọ́ mọ́. Àìríṣẹ́ṣe tí di ìdá mẹ́tàlélọ́gbọ̀n nínú ọgọ́rùn-ún, láàrin gbogbo ìwọ̀nyí, àwọn ìkà olórí wá wọ̀nyí sì ń fi kún iye owó epo, èyí tí wọ́n sún láti náírà márùndínláàádọ́ta fún lítà kan sí náírà mẹ́tàdínláàádọ́sàn-án ní báyìí àwọn gómìnà Ìpínlẹ̀ ti fẹnu kò sí ẹ̀kúnwó ọ̀rìnlélọ́ọ̀ọ́dúnrún naira. Fún ìdí èyí, ọ̀wọ́ngógó ti fẹnu sọ ètò ọrọ̀ ajé wá ní ọ̀gangan ẹ̀mí, ojoojumọ́ sì ni náírà ń di pọ̀ọ́ǹtọ̀ síi lẹ́gbẹ dọ́là. 

Iye tí wọn ń ta àwọn oúnjẹ, àti àwọn nǹkan mìíràn lọ́jà ti gbẹ́nu sókè, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni owo ọkọ káàkiri gan án gbẹnu tán, nígbà tí owó ọ̀yà tó kéré jù tí ìjọba ń fún àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ kò ní agbára láti gbọ́ bùkátà wọn. Fún ìdí èyí, àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà lábẹ́ owó ọ̀yà tó kéré yìí, èyí tí ó jẹ́ ọ̀kan nínú àwọn owó ọ̀yà òṣìṣẹ́ tó kéré jù lọ lágbàáyé kò lè bọ́ ẹbí wọn débi pé yóò gbọ́ ètò ìlera tó dára. Wọn kò lè rán àwọn ọmọ wọn ní àwọn ilé-ẹ̀kọ́ gíga tí wọ́n pè ní ti ìjọba. Ní ohun tí ó sì jẹ́ pé àwọn olóṣèlú máa ń rán àwọn ọmọ wọn lọ kẹ́kọ̀ọ́ nílùú òkèèrè bí wọ́n ṣe máa ń rin ìrìn àjò láti tọ́jú ara wọn. Wọ́n tún máa ń san owó oṣù àti àjẹmọ́nú gọbọi fún ara wọn, èyí tí ó jẹ́ pé yóò gbà òṣìṣẹ́ tí ó ń gba owó ọ̀yà ẹgbẹ̀rún lọ́nà ọgbọ́n náírà lọ́wọ́ ìjọba ní ó lé ní ọdún mọ́kànlélọ́gọ́ta láti rí owó oṣù kan dondo ti gómìnà ń gbà ní orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà. 


Àìsí-ààbò náà kún ìṣòro yìí, èyí tó mú kí ìdigunjalè, ìjínigbé, àti àwọn ìwà ìkà mìíràn ti di ọ̀nà ìpawówọlé nítorí ọ̀pọ̀ àwọn ọ̀dọ́ ń là kàkà láti rí iṣẹ́ aláyéere tí yóò máa pèsè fún wọn. Fún ìdí èyí, àìsí ètò ààbò tí jẹ ilẹ̀ wa ku eegun èyí tí ó ti sọ ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn di aláìnílé ní orílẹ̀-èdè wọn. Àwọn àgbẹ̀ kò lè lọ sí oko pẹ̀lú ìfọ̀kànbalẹ̀, àwọn ọmọ ilé-ẹ̀kọ́ kò lè lọ sí ilé-ẹ̀kọ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àwọn onímọ́tò kò lè rìnnà nítorí ìbẹ̀rù ìjínigbé, ìpàniyàn, ìfipábánilòpọ̀, abbl. 


Ní ọ̀pọ̀ ìgbà ni àwọn ọ̀daràn máa ń gbádùn ààbò láti ọwọ́ ìjọba, èyí sì máa ń fún wọn ní àǹfààní láti dá ọ̀ràn sí i. Ìjọba Ọ̀gágun Muhammadu Buhari lábẹ́ ẹgbẹ́ òṣèlú APC fi ààyè gba àwọn ọ̀daràn, ó sì dà bí ẹni pé ìjọba náà jẹ́ ibi ìsádi fún àwọn alátìlẹ́yìn ìwà ìgbésùnmọ̀mí àti ìwà ọ̀daràn. Èyí ṣàlàyé ìdí tí ìjọba náà ṣe kùnà nínú ohun tí ó yẹ́ kò jẹ́ ohun tí ó ṣe pàtàkì jùlọ fún ìjọba yòówù nítorí ẹ̀mí ènìyàn kò níye lórí mọ́ ni orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà..


Ìjọba orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà ti dì ògbóǹtarìgì nínú 'ṣíṣe ìjọba ẹlẹ́yàmẹ̀yà' nípa títú irọ́ tà, lílo ète àti àwọn ọgbọ́n ẹ̀tàn mìíràn láti dá ọ̀tẹ̀ sílẹ̀ kí wọ́n sì pín àwọn ènìyàn orílẹ̀-èdè yìí láti yàgò fún ìsọ̀kan. Wọ́n gbé àwọn onírúurú ọ̀nà kalẹ̀ láti sí ojú wa kúrò lára ìwà olè àti ìwà ìkà wọn gbogbo, wọn sì fi ọ̀gbọọgbọ́n pín wa sí ẹ̀yàmẹ́yà nípasẹ̀ òṣèlú, ẹ̀yà àti ẹ̀sìn wá. 


Àsìkò ti tó fún àwọn ènìyàn rere ní orílẹ̀-èdè Nàìjíríà láti dìde ní ìsọ̀kan, ohùn kan àti agbára; kí wọ́n sì gba orílẹ̀-èdè yìí kúrò lọ́wọ́ àwọn ọ̀jẹ̀lú, àwọn ìsọ̀rí ènìyàn kan náà tí wọ́n kàn ń pààrọ̀ orúkọ ẹgbẹ́ (APC/PDP) nígbà tí wọ́n bá ti mọ̀ pé èrè ń bẹ níbẹ̀. Ó ṣe pàtàkì fún wa láti mọ ìṣòro wa kí á lè mọ ọ̀nà àbáyọ tí ó dára jù. Ìṣòro wà gan an ni àwọn ọ̀tá ìtẹ̀síwájú orílẹ̀-èdè yìí tí wọ́n wà ní ipò ìjọba láti ìjọba àpapọ̀ dé ìgbèríko. Ọ̀nà àbáyọ ni kí á kórajọpọ̀ ní ìsọ̀kan láti mú òpin bá àrékérekè wọn, kí á sì pinnu ìpín àti ètò òṣèlú orílẹ̀-èdè wa fún ọjọ́ iwájú. 


A kò ní jẹ́ kí enikeni kó wa láyà jẹ tàbí kí wọ́n fi ẹ̀tàn tí kò tó nǹkan kọ ẹ̀yìn wá síra nítorí a mọ̀ pé ìṣòro wa kì í ṣe ẹ̀yà Haúsá, Fúlàní, Ìgbò tàbí Yorùbá, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì í ṣe àwọn Mùsùlùmí tàbí Kìrìsìtẹ́nì. Àwọn tí ó di ipò ìjọba mú tí wọ́n ti jẹ̀ àná, òní àti ọjọ́ iwájú èmi àti ìwọ. Lára wọn ni a sì ti rí Haúsá, Fúlàní, Ìgbò, Yorùbá, lára wọn náà ni àwọn Mùsùlùmí àti Kìrìsìtẹ́nì wà abbl. 


Ọ̀nà kan ṣoṣo láti gba òmìnira tòótọ́ ni láti fi òpin sí ìjọba wọn, kí a bẹ̀rẹ̀ ìgbé ayé tuntun àti àwùjọ fún ara wa àti àwọn ìran tó ń bọ̀. ÀSÌKÒ TI TÓ!


Àwọn ohun tí a fẹ́ nìyí:


*Ẹ̀dínkù sí owó oṣù àwọn olóṣèlú* Sísan owó oṣù tó ṣe é gbé ayé fún àwọn òṣìṣẹ́ * Ṣíṣí àwọn ẹnu ibodè wa gbogbo láti kó ohun jíjẹ wọlé * Ìdájọ́ òdodo fún àwọn tó fara káásá rògbòdìyàn ENDSARS * Fífi òpin sí ìwé òfin ọdún 1999 * Fífi òpin sí ọ̀ràn dídá àti Ìgbésùnmọ̀mí * Ìdásílẹ̀ àwọn ajàjàǹgbara gbogbo tí wọ́n tì mọ́lé * Dídá owó iná padà sí bí ó ti wà tẹ́lẹ̀* Fífi òpin sí ìyanṣẹ́lódì àjọ ASUP* Ìdápadà owó epo bẹntiróòlù sí iye tí ó ti wà tẹ́lẹ̀ rí kí á sì yéé fowó kún un mọ́* Ṣíṣe ìdápadà àwọn ẹgbẹ́ òṣèlú tí wọ́n yọ orúkọ wọn kúrò gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹgbẹ́ tó ti forúkọ sílẹ̀ * Pantami gbọ́dọ̀ lọ rọ́kún nílé* Buhari gbọ́dọ̀ fi ipò sílẹ̀ 


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