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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Front1line: 6:50am On Jun 11, 2018
35824L:
I also believe that the ugly maggot is a nairalander. At his age, he has no self-respect at all. You begin to wonder the kind of idiots he is raising up as children.

More like Ipobs he is raising up.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by nku5: 6:55am On Jun 11, 2018
See what a sensible Yoruba son said.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by ipodstinks: 6:57am On Jun 11, 2018
[quote author=conductor97 post=68366078][s]
Did Oba AK47 mouth / towelhead king get relived of his duty when he said he'll throw Igbos inside the lagoon for not voting Thiefnubu's houseboy Ambode? [/s][/quote]Keep wailing here.
Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by nku5: 6:59am On Jun 11, 2018
When sensible Yoruba speak they make the sophisticated morons look naked

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Front1line: 7:00am On Jun 11, 2018
Thank God more people will be enlightened about the bold face bigotry the Igbos nurse against the Yoruba n more Yoruba will be able to make beta judicious use of that piece of enlightenment.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by ipodstinks: 7:03am On Jun 11, 2018
meccuno:
Nigeria stinks of hypocrisy. whatever he said is his wahala. but telling him to resign is the least disturbing. to those who are the lovers of freedom did not tell the Oba of lagos to step down when he made that irresponsible statement about the igbos neither was the yoruba doctor told to resign. buhari has made inflammatory statements and no one has told him to step down. its so disgusting to see how bias most of these people are. on Nairaland, its on a daily basis. so whats the big deal with what he said when the same people who accuse him even say worse things here. if i was the man i would apologize which i guess he did which these other people who spoke against the igbos did not. not because of fear but to show that are things we are bigger than. but for you to say he should step down, that person must be mad.
Why will you tell oba to resign, did anyone appoint oba. Oba was chosen by gods of the land, So no one has the power to resign him.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Yyeske(m): 7:13am On Jun 11, 2018
deomelo:



Slow down, it's ok to support the man simply because you share his tribal and bigoted sentiments, but he's a journalist and a newspaperman who should be objective, guided and void of ethnic and tribal views to remain credible as a journalist.

Oba of Lagos is not a newspaperman and his throne is not a newspaper selling media house so trading apples for oranges just to justify support for bigots and their bigoted utterances.

Trust me, he will get fired because this is about business and money. Vanguard as a news media org., they can not afford to lose customers because of an in-house bigot and tribalistic clown who can not hold back or curb his tribal worries. I'm very sure a big chunk of their customers are Yoruba and last I checked, ibo customers alone cannot keep Vanguard alive and this is the reason why he's going to get axed by Vanguard.

They have little or no credibility to start with anyway.

Do not mind those things trying to compare apple and orange, I wouldn't blame them anyway because they ain't the ones feeling the heat so they can come online all day and rant. The guy would be dismissed eventually because Vanguard wouldn't want to lose money because of one of its employee's 5-minutes of madness.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by ElsonMorali: 7:15am On Jun 11, 2018
I thought he said his Facebook account was hacked ni?

Mad man.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by nku5: 7:18am On Jun 11, 2018
ipodstinks:
Why will you tell oba to resign, did anyone appoint oba. Oba was chosen by gods of the land, So no one has the power to resign him.

He is a political appointee of the governor of the state. Go read your constitution. Any self respecting governor would have sacked him though Fashola was far from that.

In the least oba lil Wayne's people the yorubas should have admitted the man disgraced himself, his throne and his people but of course we know the limitations

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Nobody: 7:19am On Jun 11, 2018
Guestlander:


If you believe there's any truth in what he said then you are not different from him and the southern unity you preach is nothing but a ruse.
LOL,,.most of u folks likes making noise online as if offline u can defend your so-called tribe.

I never supported what he said but some people have said worse in the past yet nothing happened. U know a whole 2nd class Oba once called a meeting among Igbo elites nd traders living in Lagos . The whole lias meeting ended up in an Oba telling a whole tribe they would get drowned if they fail to vote for his candidate in a democratic setting.
Nobody might have replied him then nd he never Apologized nd you know hate begat hate..

So even in my sorry state I still feel that the yoruba elites actually started this both oflline nd online

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by nku5: 7:22am On Jun 11, 2018
EMMAUGOH:

LOL,,.must of u folks likes making noise online as if offline u can defend your so-called tribe.

I never supported what he said but some people have said qorse in the past yet nothing happened. U know a whole 2nd class Oba once called a meeting among Igbo elites nd traders living in Lagos . The whole lias meeting ended up in an Oba telling a whole tribe they'd would get drown if they fail to vote for his candidate in a democratic setting.
Nobody might have replied him then nd he never Apologized nd you know hate begat hate..

So even in my sorry state I still feel that the yoruba elite actually started this both oflline nd online

The reigning yoruba leadership led by Tinubu deliberately brews hate against Igbos as a policy.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by ElsonMorali: 7:27am On Jun 11, 2018
EMMAUGOH:
As if the man resign, all he said will turn to false. Yorubas are good in fighting fellow southerners..
Anyway am quite clear whatever is happening nowadays is a huge advantage to Hausa/fulani grip in Nigeria.

Southerners are really enjoying their chain. 1966 counter coup was 3 billion % successful.


And Igbos are good at fighting everybody, even themselves.

There's no southern unity and there can never be southern unity.

The Yorubas occupy the Western hemisphere of Nigeria, not the south.

Get your Biafra and leave.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by ofai: 7:31am On Jun 11, 2018
Yyeske:
That eediot should be relieved of that post he occupies at vanguard or that company should be ready to start counting losses.
I'm sure he's a Nairalander who thinks an anonymous site like this is the same as facebook where you can go spew trash when your full identity is known worldwide.
He's learnt it the hard way and this should be a lesson to everyone especially on our social media activities.

Fake Igbo how are you? Why you dey carry Yoruba matter for head like pure water?

Are yorubas the only people he has attacked verbally? What about other more notable people who attack Igbo, have you challenged them too?

Anumanu.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by ofai: 7:33am On Jun 11, 2018
Front1line:
Thank God more people will be enlightened about the bold face bigotry the Igbos nurse against the Yoruba n more Yoruba will be able to make beta judicious use of that piece of enlightenment.

Keep deluding yourself. Speak only for yourself, you are on your on.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Nobody: 7:35am On Jun 11, 2018
ElsonMorali:


And Igbos are good at fighting everybody, even themselves.

There's no southern unity and there can never be southern unity.

The Yorubas occupy the Western hemisphere of Nigeria, not the south.

Get your Biafra and leave.
the day u hear protest in South East because of Biafra, Most of your folks will release articles with 100 reason why Igbos are better off in Nigeria. What do yoruba wants?.
U speak from 10 corners of your mouth.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Yyeske(m): 7:36am On Jun 11, 2018
ofai:


Fake Igbo how are you? Why you dey carry Yoruba matter for head like pure water?

Are yorubas the only people he has attacked verbally? What about other more notable people who attack Igbo, have you challenged them too?

Anumanu.

Run along with your herd mentality, doesn't work for me you "real Igbo". I remembered calling out the Yoruba doctor in the US then when he talked about killing of Igbos, several Yorubas did as well, also that of Oba of Lagos too.
What did you say when Nnamdi Kanu called for the killing of Yorubas and Hausas in Igboland, I guess you were in Mars.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by lecowas: 7:39am On Jun 11, 2018
This tribal bigotry is just too much, the hate is real. That is why the likes of Nnamdi Kanu could have gained so much followers, he knew what his people really carry in their heart and preached it.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by nku5: 7:39am On Jun 11, 2018
Sophisticated morons could not cry for Kwankwaso to resign

Jokers

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Nobody: 7:48am On Jun 11, 2018
Yyeske:
That eediot should be relieved of that post he occupies at vanguard or that company should be ready to start counting losses.
I'm sure he's a Nairalander who thinks an anonymous site like this is the same as facebook where you can go spew trash when your full identity is known worldwide.
He's learnt it the hard way and this should be a lesson to everyone especially on our social media activities.

this post is arrant nonsense.....

They should promote him for speaking the truth

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by lonelydora: 7:48am On Jun 11, 2018
deji17:
Vanguard editorial board chair vows not to resign over bigotry allegations
June 10, 2018

Samuel Ogundipe

Ochereome Nnanna, the Nigerian columnist who slandered the Yoruba on Facebook last Friday, has vowed to stay on as the chairman of Vanguard’s editorial board, amidst calls for his ouster.

“I do not see why I should resign because I did not have Vanguard’s mandate to do what I did,” Mr Nnanna told PREMIUM TIMES by telephone Sunday night. “It was my personal opinion. Why should I resign? For what?”

Mr Nnanna said those demanding his resignation are pro-government elements who are desperate to get back at him for using his column to amplify scathing reviews of controversial policies of the Buhari administration.

“Let them start to run the country very well and make Nigeria start to see the dividends of good governance,” Mr Nnanna said. “I will commend them.”

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Nnanna on Friday slandered the Yoruba ethnic group as “sophisticated morons” in a Facebook thread over the award of Nigeria’s highest honour to Moshood Abiola.

He apologised for the comments on Sunday morning, but demands intensified for him to step down after what appeared to be a pattern of prejudicial epithets gained broader circulation online.

Those concerned about his continued stay as Vanguard’s editorial board lead made a composite compilation of some of his controversial posts in recent months.

In one of such, Mr Nnanna called Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, a “moral slowpoke” while reacting to news reports that the top lawmaker purchased an exotic vehicle for his wife.

In one of such, Mr Nnanna called Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, a “moral slowpoke” while reacting to news reports that the top lawmaker purchased an exotic vehicle for his wife.

“”Mr Assurance”, Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila, need-to-know info. Out of this N1.3 billion allocated to his constituency he bought a car worth N100m for his wife on her 50th birthday! Tomorrow he will open his dirty mouth to talk about “PDP looters”. Left to Tinubu this immoral slowpoke would have been the incumbent Speaker of House of Representatives!” Mr Nnanna said in a Facebook post.



Although Mr Nnanna’s online rants are largely targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other government officials, his Facebook feed is also replete with what appears ethnic biases, especially against the Yoruba and the Fulani.

Wale Adedayo, a journalist and public affairs commentator, said the Vanguard risks harsh consequences if the paper fails to relieve Mr Nnanna of his post by Wednesday.

“If by then, Vanguard continues to keep him as one of them, it is a definite stance that the newspaper support his bigotry,” Mr Adedayo said in a Facebook update Sunday afternoon. “We’ll be left with no option than to initiate a campaign to boycott Vanguard newspaper across every part of Yorubaland and beyond.”

Mr Adedayo said there could be a potential backlash against Yoruba interests across the South-east, but said that would “be part of their sacrifice to stop the persistent preaching of hatred against our accommodating position in this part of Nigeria.”

Mr Nnanna said his critics are out to smear him over an isolated transgression for which he had apologised, saying those whose opinions count to him have already accepted his remorse and moved on.

“I have already apologised,” he said. “People who really mean well have accepted my apologies and have been calling to check after me.”

“People will say all sort of things, if you pay attention to what people say, you would not be able to move forward in life,” he added. “I know that majority of Nigerians are very, very discerning. I don’t think it is as bad as that in their mind.”

The columnist said he had received unwavering moral support from his Yoruba colleagues who know him in person and could attest to his long-standing principle of inclusiveness and tolerance.

“Most of my colleagues in the industry who are Yoruba are fighting my battle for me because they know me very well,” he said. “That is what defines me.”

“I am a patriot. I love this country. What I do not like is the way the country is being run, it is wrong. If they start doing well tomorrow, I will be the first to commend.



“What you write on a daily basis, there are people who do not like it. Some of them have been meeting , They hide somewhere to try and smear you, but God is more than them,” he said.

Mr Nnanna said he has been a columnist for over two decades, and Vanguard is one of Nigeria’s largest dailies.

The paper had distanced itself from Mr Nnanna and said he would be investigated, the outcome of which Mr Adedayo and many others are anxiously anticipating..

“While we are carefully interrogating the circumstance that led to that comment, with a decisive response to the author, we wish to acknowledge that the statement was made entirely as part of a private conversation,” the Vanguard said in a statement Saturday. “Vanguard dissociates itself totally from such unwarranted but careless, private outburst.”

The paper said Mr Nnanna’s outburst contravened its institutional values, adding that an investigation would be conducted and a “decisive response” would be meted out to the columnist.

Although Mr Nnanna insisted to PREMIUM TIMES that the fallout was not sufficient for his resignation, he expressed maximum deference to his newspaper’s management and said he would respect the outcome of its investigation.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/271845-vanguard-editorial-board-chair-vows-not-to-resign-over-bigotry-allegations.html

Was he wrong? Let him resign and watch how Igbos stop anything Vanguard

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by AntiWailer: 7:48am On Jun 11, 2018
In a sane environment.

You would resign.

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Re: Ochereome Nnanna Vows Not To Resign As Vanguard Editorial Board Over Bigotry by Alejoc(m): 7:49am On Jun 11, 2018
This is Nigeria and double standard

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