Newsquake: From the Sowore/Shittu Saga, Buhari’s Re-election Bid to Chibok Abduction

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Newsquake: From the Sowore/Shittu Saga, Buhari’s Re-election Bid to Chibok Abduction


Hey, our people nna do o!

This week was action-packed. I don’t think any week can beat it anytime soon. From the Sowore-Shittu saga, to President Buhari’s re-election declaration. The past week was every inch an action movie.

Okay, the actual saga between Mr. Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Saharareporters and the Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, was on Saturday, April 11, but the ripple effect is still very strong.

A quick recap, Mr. Sowore was at Fresh FM in Ibadan for an interview but fortunately (or unfortunately) Mr. Shittu was also there. The radio station did take advantage of their presence and put them together in the same studio and boom, fire broke out. From that engagement, we now have T-shirts and other materials customized with #IAmConsequential. Truth is Nigerians love to make jokes and money out of every situation.

Let me quickly remind you also that it was the same Ibadan city that the #ConstitutedAuthority came out from. What is however worth noting is that, both ‘brand’ has a link to king trouble maker Omoyele Sowore. What manner of man is that dude?

Talking of man, the 75 year old president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari has said that we – Nigerians – have pestered him so much to elongate our sufferings, so he will be seeking another four years of rudderless leadership for Nigeria.

I don’t blame President Buhari, I blame the Femi Adesina, Tolu Ogunlesi and the other sycophants around him. They have so much shielded that old man from the truth that he now feels he has built a Singapore out of Nigeria.

Luckily, many Nigerians have taken to social media to tell the president that they are not part of those Nigerians who want him to seek re-election. We then wonder who are the Nigerians that have been telling our dear UK tourist President sweet nonsense. You people should just stop it, we pray!

Still on Mr. President. We know the real person behind all the killings in Nigeria. We had wrongly accused Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen but thanks to  our president, we now know the  real person to blame is dead Libyan dictator, Muammah Gadaffi.

All  this while, we had been blaming poor Fulani herdsmen and innocent Boko Haram sect. We never knew that Gadaffi was our problem. We probably should go to his grave side to beg and ask for forgiveness.

Salkida Ahmmed, a Boko-Haram friendly journalist, has told us that we should not bother about bringing back our girls as there are only 15 of them left with Boko Haram. I guess Oby and her members can rest now, there is nothing they can do again except they can raise the dead.

May the souls of our girls rest in peace.

I hope that when and if the younger and more vibrant president gets to office, we will stop losing our girls and country people.

Till next week, be kind to one another.

Damilola Banjo
Damilola Banjo
She is a diehard believer in Nigeria. She is a journalist every other day and a humanitarian every second of her life. If she’s not planning a project, she’s surfing the web for good stories.

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