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Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by jiinxed: 6:01pm On Jan 11, 2017
We all know how Sahara reporters became popular. In the immediate past administration, they were known for their eye-catching news headlines. No week went by without their sensational news headlines gracing the front pages of newspapers (and nairaland as well). No arrests were made, No corruption charges were hung on their necks. Instead, they helped paint an image that Jonathan and his administration were corrupt demons who had to be forced out by all means.

Woke up this morning to this image:

www.nairaland.com/attachments/4727189_1_jpeg83b5009e040969ee7b60362ad7426573
and the headline that Sahara Reporters' owner has been arrested.


This is what we warned about before the elections, but you guys refused to listen. Notice how all major new/media agencies have been silenced?

Keep calm, buhari is just starting. wink wink

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by onexile: 6:03pm On Jan 11, 2017
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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by 1Rebel: 6:03pm On Jan 11, 2017
At least, under GEJ's administration, we could wail and curse and insult on social media and nairaland.

Try it now, dss and police would come knocking on your door.


Not for me though, na yankee i dey grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by kcnwaigbo: 6:06pm On Jan 11, 2017
serves him right.You campaigned for change and change you have gotten.The lying publisher got what he deserved.I hope the gays at kirikiri take care of his lying ass in jail

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by Eastactivist: 6:06pm On Jan 11, 2017
And now this is the exact moment when IDGAF crew will witness extreme patronage.

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by talktimi(m): 6:07pm On Jan 11, 2017
I knew it would come to this "attack on free speech" nonsense. Yele was arrested for money laundering, he was even ratted out by one Fadoju guy (according to reports) so don't blame this despotic and evil junta for Yele's woes cool
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by MOSTEC(m): 6:09pm On Jan 11, 2017

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by ITbomb(m): 6:10pm On Jan 11, 2017
They thought it was fun

Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by Fremancipation: 6:10pm On Jan 11, 2017
I strongly believe in the law of Karma.

Remember when igbere TV guy was arrested and people from the south west were cheering....OYA let us see them display their trade mark hypocrisy.

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by limeta(f): 6:10pm On Jan 11, 2017
Good for him
what you soil is what you reap
Watery beans awaits him.
Take him away
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by temitemi1(m): 6:10pm On Jan 11, 2017
sowore is corrupt!! he blackmail people to make a leaving!! let the fool taste what he force down people's throats cool

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by Emjay1310(m): 6:10pm On Jan 11, 2017
Nothing like free speech o. You have freedom of speech but no freedom after speech against this government. I wonder when God will use his spiritual cane to flog some useless people that think they brought themselves to power.....
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by idupaul: 6:12pm On Jan 11, 2017
talktimi:
I knew it would come to this "attack on free speech" nonsense. Yele was arrested for money laundering, he was even ratted out by one Fadoju guy (according to reports) so don't blame this despotic and evil junta for Yele's woes cool

If you don't have sense others do ..So it's just a coincidence that days after he rats out Aisha ,an old case file is suddenly dusted and becomes active grin grin .. İf you are not being paid upto 5000 dollars a month for selling your soul then I pity You
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by delishpot: 6:20pm On Jan 11, 2017
Good for him unless he was impartial and not favouring BUbu While he was painting Gej bad.
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by BudeYahooCom: 6:30pm On Jan 11, 2017
More beans to sowore's plate in kirikiri! grin grin
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by 1Rebel: 6:30pm On Jan 11, 2017
cheesy cheesy
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by psucc(m): 6:40pm On Jan 11, 2017
Na odi Kwa serious.
I should be careful on my comments o!
#ThisIsNotGEJ
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by Noneroone(m): 7:25pm On Jan 11, 2017
Tinubu's mouthpiece silenced
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by PRYCE(m): 7:27pm On Jan 11, 2017
grin cheesy grin cheesy
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by Emekamex(m): 7:34pm On Jan 11, 2017
Na wetin fit Nigerians nah. Waiting for DSS to start arresting people that complain of hardship.
Lai Mohammed is now officially our media piece, anything he says is the truth.
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by Nobody: 7:34pm On Jan 11, 2017
AS SOON AS HE COMES OUT FROM JAIL, DON'T BE SURPRISED IF SOWORE BECOMES THE BIGGEST SUPPORTER OF NNAMDI KANU. IN LIFE, SOMETIMES AND FOR SOME PEOPLE, THEY HAVE TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING DIRECTLY BEFORE THEY WAKE UP AND STAND FOR THE TRUTH. I'M AN IPOB, AND I DON'T THE ARREST OF SOWORE!

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by 4Play(m): 7:35pm On Jan 11, 2017
Was free speech ever alive? The media were also subject to intimidation by government officials during GEJ's era. There are numerous stories of journalists receiving threats or being picked up by security officials for questioning.

Also, much of what appears in the media is proxy for battles between political factions. Sowore is probably a victim of conflict within APC.

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Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by talktimi(m): 7:44pm On Jan 11, 2017
idupaul:


If you don't have sense others do ..So it's just a coincidence that days after he rats out Aisha ,an old case file is suddenly dusted and becomes active grin grin .. İf you are not being paid upto 5000 dollars a month for selling your soul then I pity You
I'm only trying to see things from the FG's point of view, you don't have to shoot me dead ni
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by maslong(m): 7:55pm On Jan 11, 2017
jiinxed:
We all know how Sahara reporters became popular. In the immediate past administration, they were known for their eye-catching news headlines. No week went by without their sensational news headlines gracing the front pages of newspapers (and nairaland as well). No arrests were made, No corruption charges were hung on their necks. Instead, they helped paint an image that Jonathan and his administration were corrupt demons who had to be forced out by all means.

Woke up this morning to this image:

www.nairaland.com/attachments/4727189_1_jpeg83b5009e040969ee7b60362ad7426573
and the headline that Sahara Reporters' owner has been arrested.


This is what we warned about before the elections, but you guys refused to listen. Notice how all major new/media agencies have been silenced?

Keep calm, buhari is just starting. wink wink


Why is he not in handcuff angry
he should be chained all over his body, nonsense . angry
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by ivandragon: 8:06pm On Jan 11, 2017
first they harassed the guys that give info on BH, we laughed...

they arrested the IgbereTV man, we yabbed him...

they tried to destroy the social media, we joked about it...

they have threatened PremiumTimes, we are asking 'who PT epp?'

they have come for SaharaReports, some people are still making excuses for this regime...

OK... continue... those who ride the tiger, will one day end up in its belly...
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by felicitywe(m): 12:30am On Jan 12, 2017
4Play:
Was free speech ever alive? The media were also subject to intimidation by government officials during GEJ's era. There are numerous stories of journalists receiving threats or being picked up by security officials for questioning.

Also, much of what appears in the media is proxy for battles between political factions. Sowore is probably a victim of conflict within APC.




Typical of Afonjas,d guy Sowere has betrayed d trust on him dat is why he suffering.
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by BERNIMOORE: 12:38am On Jan 12, 2017
jiinxed:
We all know how Sahara reporters became popular. In the immediate past administration, they were known for their eye-catching news headlines. No week went by without their sensational news headlines gracing the front pages of newspapers (and nairaland as well). No arrests were made, No corruption charges were hung on their necks. Instead, they helped paint an image that Jonathan and his administration were corrupt demons who had to be forced out by all means.

Woke up this morning to this image:

www.nairaland.com/attachments/4727189_1_jpeg83b5009e040969ee7b60362ad7426573
and the headline that Sahara Reporters' owner has been arrested.


This is what we warned about before the elections, but you guys refused to listen. Notice how all major new/media agencies have been silenced?

Keep calm, buhari is just starting. wink wink





free speech is not silenced but propaganda from unknown source no adress sowoore operates in hiding with no adress and cant be sued! but now that he had been smoked out, let him account for his actions
Re: Sowore Arrest: Is Free Speech Dead In Nigeria? by fSociety: 4:39am On Jan 12, 2017
Very apt and straightforward. Buhari is indeed just starting.

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