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Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by ijustdey: 10:13am On Jun 24, 2017
By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday described cyberspace as one of the greatest threats to Nigeria’s existence and challenged the military to concentrate a serious attention on this ‘theatre of war.’

Osinbajo who made this submission while delivering a speech at graduation ceremony of the senior course 39 of the Armed Forces, Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna, described the cyberspace as battle ground against Nigeria’s unity, reasoning that the internet had become the harbour for hate, provocative and inciting speeches capable of destabilising the nation.

The acting president who further described the cyberspace as currently designed as a theatre of war in the 21st century, added that it had become the platform for articulation of terrorist activities as well as offensive expressions and tasked the military to see the cyberspace as a conventional battle field to which it must deploy forces.

Arguing that the cyberspace had equally become the training school for the production and use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Osinbajo further described it as the avenue for promotion of secession and quit ultimatum by some South-easterners and Northerners in recent times.

“Another lesson is that in the 21st century the theatre of war is increasingly shifting to cyberspace. Terrorist organisations, purveyors of hate speech, all of these and many more who seek to destabilise the world are busy staking out territory on the internet, and scoring significant victories and conquests for themselves.

“As members of the Armed Forces, with a mandate to protect Nigeria from all forms of internal and external aggression, you will increasingly be judged as much on the basis of your success online as on your successes on the conventional battlefield.

“The internet has altered or disrupted every industry we know of: politics and elections, business and commerce, governance; and is changing the very nature of warfare. Websites teaching on how to make and use IEDs and other explosives are numerous.

“Today a great deal of the threats facing Nigeria are being nurtured and cultivated in the vast spaces of the internet. The rumblings of secession, the dangerous quit ultimatums to ethnic groups, the radio stations and blogs that spew divisive speech and exploit our fault lines; all of these are now to be found online.

“This means that the military and its officers and men must itself devote resources and talent to these new battlefields, where mindless verdicts on the continued unity and existence of Nigeria are daily being delivered.

“As you make your way out of the hallowed halls of this institution, into the ‘field’, as you would describe it, you have huge roles to play in the way Nigeria turns out in the years and decades ahead,” he said.

Osinbajo also lamented that ethnicity and religion had become effective tools for bargaining in Nigeria, pointing out that “when you hear a person say that my tribe has been marginalised usually what he is saying is appoint me.”

Observing further that ethnicity and religion have become tools of defence, Osinbajo added that when people are charged for looting public funds, they claim that they are being victimised because of their religion and tribe.

Citing countries such as Italy, India and United States as countries which share the same diversities with Nigeria, he said the success stories of their fusion had only shown that Nigeria did not necessarily need to be a perfect union before it could be a great country.

Describing the Nigerian elite as Nigeria’s major problem, he was swift to add that the elite were confronted with the challenge and wonderful opportunity to build a new nation devoid of cynicism, division and suspicion.

“A new nation built on trust, consensus, love for one another and love for our country is possible. A nation where the rulers do not steal the commonwealth, where every Nigerian is safe to live and work, where the state takes responsibility for the security of each and every Nigerian, where the state knows every Nigerian by name and can find and locate each one of us, a Nigeria where the Ibo or Ijaw man can live peacefully in Sokoto, and the Fulani man can live peacefully in the Niger Delta,” he added.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/06/24/osinbajo-raises-the-alarm-says-internet-constitutes-great-threat-to-nigerias-survival/

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by dokiOloye(m): 10:16am On Jun 24, 2017
Lol.
The internet only constitutes a danger to d thieving,dishonest political class to which Osunbade belongs to.
This is b/cos their humungous cash cow called Nigeria is about to disintegrate in their very eyes due to an Internet fueled increased political awareness by d citizens

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Pcharles2(m): 10:38am On Jun 24, 2017
This Same Internet Help You To Be Where You Are Today. The Same Will Be Deployed Against Any Bad Government Anytime, Anywhere.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Ehiscotch(m): 10:38am On Jun 24, 2017
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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Ehiscotch(m): 10:39am On Jun 24, 2017
To me, the internet is like a catalyst. You could malign, promote propaganda, heighten tensions, spread fallacies & easily radicalize way faster than before.
But it could also be used in other opposite ways. It works both ways.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by TechRev: 10:42am On Jun 24, 2017
truth is war to them, expression of opinion is war to them.


What a country. No wonder Boko is reigning supreme.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by feelgoodInc: 10:45am On Jun 24, 2017
A perfect example of the government trying to censor the internet, which means he wants us to listen to their own point of view rather than having a different opinion.
This message shouldn't be taken lightly, the government should not meddle in the internet to try to block us from information, rather they should upgrade their information delivery services to keep up with others, this message by AP threatens nairaland, FFK, IPOBexposedLoL, channelsTV, every media house should look into this.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by TheHistorian(m): 10:50am On Jun 24, 2017
With the various comments on this thread,

It is safe to conclude that some nairalanders just type with their withered fingers without reading contents!

#SHAME

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by obembet(f): 10:50am On Jun 24, 2017
The Ibos want Biafra
The North wants Ibo's exit
The Yorubas want Ibo's exit
The Ibos are saying "we have investments in your areas and cannot leave them"
And the fight is being cooked.

Amongst all these, the President is in London
Governors are sharing bailout funds
Workers salaries are not paid
Government officials have their children schooling abroad
Ministers and senators are looting

The poor Hausa man is riding Okada
The poor Ibo man is riding Okada
The poor Yoruba man is riding Okada

The poor Hausa man sleeps under the bridge as Alamajiri
The poor Yoruba man sleeps under the bridge as Alaye
The poor Ibo man sleeps under the bridge as agbero

It is pertinent to note that the poor from all ethnic groups in Nigeria have everything in common and so is the rich.

Do not allow the agitation of an Ibo man who lives in UK or USA for Biafra cause the killing of the Ibo man in Adamawa. The rich hate us that much.
Do not allow the Alhaji whose children are living abroad to persuade you to go and start killing on the street of Kaduna.

The problem in the country is not the agitation of any ethnic group but the unity of the elite and the disunity of the masses.

How many times have you taken your agitation to question your local government Chairmen?

Why have you not asked your Governors through agitation how they spent bailout fund?

Why have you not agitated against that government official whose mansions you go to beg for help?

Sad to note;
All the Governors love themselves
All the past Presidents love themselves
All the senators love themselves
All the top government officials love themselves
All the looters love themselves

Why can't you and I love ourselves?
Why cant we combine efforts and fight them?
Why do we fight ourselves?
Why do we allow them the freedom we don't have?

Remember; a good Nigeria is better than a good Arewa, Oduduwa or Biafra.

#One_love_Nigeria.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by fuckerstard: 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
I was expecting him to mention cyber crime, country wey no stable before internet reach. He's talking about websites teaching how to make IED and explosives.

He's not talking about all the millions of scammers logging on from Naija everyday. Uhmm

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by edoyad(m): 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, a 70 year old won presidential elections in the most powerful country on earth using twitter. When will our leaders start thinking progressively ?

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by wale2day: 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
No be radio again na internet.

Confused people.

How APC take win? No be internet?

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by burkingx(f): 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
angry

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by GodsLastBorn: 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
All Nigerian politicians are big fools and crminals , they deserve to be use for target shooting practices or fed to carnivorous animals in the zoo. Internet a threat?! WTF?! where are snipers when you need one?! Bleep this country tagged Nigeria!!! I HATE THESE FOOLSSS WITH PASSION! How can a supposed human being, an elected stinking rat make such statement?! in 2017?!

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Buking1: 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
At some point I will agree to what he said.. Coz there is hate everywhere! An average Yoruba man hate igbo man now the same goes to igbo. And Hausa..
Also terrorist recruitment is also among and without internet Boko won't have much publicity.

But in other hand the same intenet was what they use for their campaign with the help of Obama campaign manager

What we need to understand is that everything on earth have advantage and disadvantages
Whatever you do remember the spirit of Kama cox it will surely come back... Internet was what they use to divide the north and east west and south
It Turing back to them.
What they would hv uniform everyone immidetly they won but the keep dividing us with more propaganda

I just hate the way every youth from each tribe is hating each other

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by whitebeard(m): 10:51am On Jun 24, 2017
knowledge and information is one of the things that drives the world.


U need to look at this from another perspective,


The world will continue to use knowledge and information in a bad way, if the good people don't do anything.


Yes, I learnt how to hack hotspot on YouTube and it works, practiced it on an hospital ( logged everyone connected out, changed the password ). Believe me it was just within minutes and everything was back to normal.



Watch Dog.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by NwaNimo1(m): 10:52am On Jun 24, 2017
IPOB......Internet Protocol Of Biafra grin

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by ekensi01(m): 10:52am On Jun 24, 2017
you are right sir
Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by ItsawrapOutfit: 10:52am On Jun 24, 2017
Really? undecided
Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by obaival(m): 10:52am On Jun 24, 2017
Osino gini

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by stingg(m): 10:53am On Jun 24, 2017
Maturity is what is needed by Nigerian internet users. Americans abuse their leaders online too but you'll hardly or never see them cursing America, it always end in a "God bless America" posture.
Go through NL and other 9ja pages and you'll see your fellow countrymen praying and wishing the country falls/fails, name-calling and other unpatriotic utterances.

Which country grows with citizens with such mindset

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by NwaObinkita: 10:53am On Jun 24, 2017
grin

So countries like France and UK that have survived for hundreds of years do not have internet abi undecided

I knew it..
Ewedu soup has made Prof's brain very slippery and inactive
His black caftan has also prevented sense from touching him.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Einl(m): 10:54am On Jun 24, 2017
The Acting President just messed up.

His statement is wrong and dangerous.

He should be careful.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by TekenaAduari: 10:54am On Jun 24, 2017
People saying Ijaw land is part of Biafra know nothing about history, Go and read about Isaac Boro who declared Niger Delta Republic in 1966 a full year before Biafra Republic was declared by Ojukwu in 1967.

That said, as a true son of Niger Delta, I can categoritically state that we are behind Buhari lead govt and we believe in Nigeria. Because we believe 2 wrongs don't make a right and with war there are no winners, we choose to channel our grievances the right way, and be patient with our leaders.

Arise O, compatriots Nigeria's call obey, let us unite in the face of challenges, let us fight peacefully for our motherland, let us show the world that the most populous black nation and the biggest economy in Africa can get it right.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live Buhari Led Govt.
The labour of our hero's past shall never be in vain.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by feelgoodInc: 10:54am On Jun 24, 2017
GodsLastBorn:
All Nigerian politicians are big fools and crminals , they deserve to be use for target shooting practices or fed to carnivorous animals in the zoo. Internet a threat?! WTF?! where are snipers when you need one?! Bleep this country tagged Nigeria!!!
you see you're enjoying the freedom now by saying this but he's trying to arrest people that say this.

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by BabaCommander: 10:54am On Jun 24, 2017
The only thing that constitutes a threat to Nigeria is the truth because Nigeria is a fraud.


In IPOB voice, The zoo must fall! embarassed

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by MrPeterson(m): 10:55am On Jun 24, 2017
Hmm pasitor you don join them ?

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by neweraomo: 10:56am On Jun 24, 2017
Ban Internet then
Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Moneyyy: 10:56am On Jun 24, 2017
They want to shut the people up

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Re: Internet Constitutes Great Threat To Nigeria’s Survival; Osinbajo by Stanleyville(m): 10:57am On Jun 24, 2017
so he practically see's nothing good about the internet..
mtceeeeww

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