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Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by OEPHIUS(m): 1:59pm On Nov 23, 2018



Yesterday, Reuters reported that another terrorist attack on an army base in the village of Metele in northeastern Borno state occurred on Sunday, leading to the loss of 100 brave soldiers. One of the officers who spoke to Reuters said “The insurgents took us unawares, The base was burned with arms and we lost about 100 soldiers. It is a huge loss.” As we speak, hardly any Nigerian media platform has reported this news in the papers, causing many Nigerians to question if there is a conspiracy between the Buhari administration and the media to under-report Boko Haram attacks.

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What is very curious and quite disturbing is the fact that the morning after such an attack, most of the major Nigerian newspapers did not deem it necessary to report this news. It is also quite damning that the day after the President Buhari announced his Next Level campaign, these same newspapers reported this as front page news.



Nigerians have instead, had to look to International media outlets such as Reuters and The New York Times to report without bias, the actual state of security in the country





Recall that the Federal Government in September 2015 had called for a media blackout on Boko Haram activities. Speaking during a visit by the Acting Director, Defence Information Colonel Rabe Abubakar, the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that as long as the media keeps using sensational headlines, the insurgents would have a reason to continue. “We are helping Boko Haram with our headlines, if we stop those headlines, Boko Haram will fizzle out because there’s no incentive”



Many Nigerians have called this an unnecessary gag on the press to discourage them from reporting the incompetence of the Buhari administration to battle the security challenges it promised to resolve while it campaigned for office. In September, Nicholas Ibekwe, a journalist with online media platform Premium Times posted a tweet alleging that soon after the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, was appointed, he met with sections of the media and “begged that news about Boko Haram should be relegated from the front to the backpages”. He continued that this might be responsible for the complacent reporting of the conflict in the northeast.



The under-reporting of the attacks on Nigerian security forces and territories by the Nigerian media has prompted a sustained backlash against the presidency and the ruling APC by social commentators who continue to call out the government for devoting funds to announce the election bid of President Buhari on the front page of major Nigerian dailies, while relegating the real issues facing Nigerians to the backpages.






Debo Akinbami is a Social Commentator and writes from Ibadan

http://leaders.ng/conspiracy-apc-nigerian-media-conceal-boko-haram-attacks-debo-akinbami/

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Next2Bezee(m): 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
Definitely.

It's only in Nigeria that morality and the ethics of good journalism are thrown out of the window because of petty bribes.

It's just surprising that Apc pays millions to keep these fraudulent papers quiet, but they are still paying the NL BMC 10,500 per month, less than minimum wage.

Jubril must return to his pregnant cows in 2019. Nigerians have had enough. Almost everyone has #Atikulated.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by annnikky(f): 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
undecided

Dnt even know what to type about this govt anymore cos they are worst govt ever in Nigeria history undecided

They're ready to shut anything that'll implicate them.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by ayusco85(m): 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
Whether they conspire or not, one thing am certain is that one among this THUNDER WILL EVENTUALLY FIRE BOTH APC AND PDP

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by PRYCE(m): 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
Lie Mohammed has successfully gagged our media of its independent reportage on the insurgency in the NE.

In Nigeria, Only Premium Times reports about Boko Haram at least frequently... The rest na Reuters, BBC etc.

News organizations like THE NATION, TVC never report breaking news on BH but only do it as an afterthought - after everyone don hear.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by BafanaBafana: 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
Pdp think they have successfully captured the middle belt through herdsmen killings. Now they are channelling the resources to empowering boko haram in the north. Atiku is now a philanthropist on boko haram issue and an activist. It will not work because we all know who Atiku is

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by lafuria1(m): 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2018
there is isnt, if anyone feel the attacks are hideen, why not reveal them rather than assume there are hideen attacks going on

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by JoanHicks(f): 2:20pm On Nov 23, 2018
Failed government

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by oruma19: 2:20pm On Nov 23, 2018
mumu question abi na caption. its apc that created boko haram so they will conceal attacks and tell nigerians the ones they feel like. buhari was a scam, jubril is the biggest scam since the creation of nigeria in 1914.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by tempex88(m): 2:20pm On Nov 23, 2018
Knew that since

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by allanphash7(m): 2:20pm On Nov 23, 2018
sucks
Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Josh2x: 2:20pm On Nov 23, 2018
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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Iamgrey5(m): 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
This theory of conspiracies must stop.


First of all, the point of news is to publicize and create awareness about certain issues.

One can't expect Nigerian news agencies to publicize the lost of Nigerian troops on a battle field as it will be helping our enemies to gain a psychological advantage over our military, it is the same reason why some terrorist groups release videos to show an act of defiance after suffering a defeat.

it's about patriotism here.

This is quite different from a bomb blast or an attack on the positions of civilians. This is about the psychology aspect of a war.

The press in western countries do something similar during Wars

Secondly, you should know by now that 95% of the news reported by the foreign media on Africa are negative news that paints the continent in a bad light. Only bad news about Africa sells in the western world.

So you should expect the foreign media to even exaggerate the figures a bit just to get a story.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by lonecatt(m): 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
Having lied that boko haram have been defeated shame will not allow the..

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Queenext: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
APC is a party of rogue, who likes to sweep issues under carpet.. Imagine the huge loss, yet no single media reported it.

Useless apc

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by TheKingIsHere: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
Buhari has destroyed this country

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by justice212: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
Wise man no day take two leg enter river. Word for the wise

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by BIGTinfotech: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
It's electioneering campaign season, what else do we expect.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Xisnin(m): 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
It is more of a blackmail using EFCC.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by speedyGonzales: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
I would say, yes! my cousin who has been fighting Boko Haram for 5 years, driving armored vehicles, recently lost his life to an IED, he was taken to the hospital alive but with shrapnel in his skull, he was not treated very well at the military hospital, no doctor to care, when he need the help and he passed on. Nothing have been said by government to honor his sacrifice. It is a shameful country, we live in.

And he was the only son to his mother, it is just sad.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Omojolaray(m): 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
Nigeria.... I weak

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by dolapo2009: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
This is terrible!
Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by ednut1(m): 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
The nigerian media are assholes. They are thinking about the money to be earned from election adverts

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by MrCounselor: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2018
Anything is possible with APC

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Sunnymatey(m): 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
The media houses must have been bought over.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by wizzypro12(m): 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
Yes there is ....ask any news platform editor you know

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Ebbunwa(m): 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
Las las Nigeria na scam.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by alignacademy(m): 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
OEPHIUS:


http://leaders.ng/conspiracy-apc-nigerian-media-conceal-boko-haram-attacks-debo-akinbami/

Thanks for sharing

But how will giving carnage front-page headlines help solve the problem?

Let me give an example

I hear the crime rate in the US is literally off the charts. However you would never guess that from their headlines.

Meanwhile the kind of stuff that makes headlines here can be interesting.

I remember seeing the headline of a major tabloid here during the week (not weekend)

"Man runs mad in motor park"

In all, we can focus on suggesting SOLUTIONS to the carnage caused by Boko Haram rather than fretting that their activities are not being broadcast for all to see...
Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by Lilimax(f): 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
Government of lies and hypocrisy embarassed
God will surely disgrace them openely!

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by KingPapaya: 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
On one hand, the media silence stops the boko haram menace from getting any publicity and sympathy, and this allows the Nigerian Army to fizzle them out in silence.

On the other hand The media silence Deprives the citizens from knowing the true situation of the fight againt the insurgency thereby making them assume that all is well.

Its a two sided thing.

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Re: Is There A Conspiracy Between APC And The media To Conceal Boko Haram Attacks? by AK481(m): 2:22pm On Nov 23, 2018
This is sad

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