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Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Abdulazeez99: 4:15pm On Sep 19, 2019
The Nigerian literati on Twitter are currently divided as two bigwigs in the literary community go at each other on the micro-blogging platform, Igbere TV reports.

Igbere TV reports that BBC's Ruona Meyer, whose documentary "Sweet Sweet Codeine" received an Emmy Award, and internationally acclaimed writer Elnathan John, author of Born on a Tuesday, began dragging each other because of Elnathan's tweets calling out Nigerian writers for associating with Nigerian politicians even after they have arrested a writer for speaking truth to power.

Elnathan, while demanding for the release of government critic Dadiyata who was abducted from his home in Kaduna and is still missing, called out Kaduna state governor El-Rufai.

Elnathan pointed out that El-Rufai threatened to arrest people who write against him and his state, yet same El-Rufai hosted writers at a literary event in Kaduna and writers attended and didn't demand for the release of their colleague.

Well, Ruona apparently felt attacked by the tweets and she called out Elnathan then even went as far as bringing up his sexual history. She said he was in no place to call out Nigerian writers living in Nigeria when he is safely living in Germany.

She called him a hypocrite for accepting and celebrating his book, BoaT, being shortlisted by the NLNG, an "entity", she says, has been "directly accused of fraud and murder in the Niger Delta".

This quickly escalated to a full-blown Twitter war as Elnathan replied her.

The Nigerian literati have now taken sides, with some calling out Ruona for being homophobic by bringing up Elnathan's sexual choices to derail from the information he's trying to pass across. While some took Ruona's side and thanked her for pointing out Elnathan's "hypocrisy".

Below are some of the tweets on the matter;

http://igberetvnews.com/1005344/social-media-space-divided-as-two-international-bigwigs-fight-dirty/

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Abdulazeez99: 4:17pm On Sep 19, 2019

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Vikkoh(m): 4:17pm On Sep 19, 2019
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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Sunofgod(m): 4:18pm On Sep 19, 2019
Ego!
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Abdulazeez99: 4:23pm On Sep 19, 2019

Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by ValCon888: 4:26pm On Sep 19, 2019
Intellectualism and activism is put on the backburner when political vultures extend a hand of fellowship to these writers to feast on the carcass of this country.

They are both guilty of the same crime.
The crime of "if government call me to chop, i go chop".
It is simply a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
When we all know they are both covered in soot.

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Abfinest007(m): 4:27pm On Sep 19, 2019
when two elephants fight is the grass that suffer

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by sunnychibs(m): 4:28pm On Sep 19, 2019
we know they are doing this to gain popularity and relevance in Nigeria

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Marineghost: 4:35pm On Sep 19, 2019
All this yeye Twitter fight

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by anambraamaka: 7:48pm On Sep 19, 2019
Na them
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Duggedised12(f): 7:49pm On Sep 19, 2019
ValCon888:
Intellectualism and activism is put on the backburner when political vultures extend a hand of fellowship to these writers to feast on the carcass of this country.

They are both guilty of the same crime.
The crime of "if government call me to chop, i go chop".
It is simply a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
When we all know they are both covered in sooth.
aptly said!

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by momodub: 7:49pm On Sep 19, 2019
Really

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by BabaIbo: 7:49pm On Sep 19, 2019
Hunger never catch them na!

Them chop belleful, na why they get strength to fight...

All these attention seekers sef

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by technuel: 7:51pm On Sep 19, 2019
Igbere tv Reports every where
What are they reporting self

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Maldini212(m): 7:51pm On Sep 19, 2019
Gradually zoo sure to collapse
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by wman(m): 7:51pm On Sep 19, 2019
Emmy nomination not Emmy award.

I see no reason why a petty fight on Twitter should make its way to Nairaland.

Oh well, anything is food for bloggers.

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Ladikwa: 7:53pm On Sep 19, 2019
Abfinest007:
when two elephants fight is the grass that suffer

No be only grass na bush
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by stchinedu: 7:54pm On Sep 19, 2019
Can you imagine what's taking the time and attention of our youths undecided

Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by ACRI: 7:55pm On Sep 19, 2019
They don NACK each other before !

Note my words

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by romenna: 7:55pm On Sep 19, 2019
I like when intellectuals fight.
You will def have a thing or two to learn from their fight

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by earthgirl: 7:55pm On Sep 19, 2019
scanty comments because it's not a lizzy anjorin and toyin abraham kind of face-off

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by Gosj01(m): 7:56pm On Sep 19, 2019
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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by seunmohmoh(f): 7:56pm On Sep 19, 2019
Them don chop belleful na.
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by asobo: 7:56pm On Sep 19, 2019
Elnathan GAY right kill you there. You were making sense not until I saw gay right coolElnathan GAY right kill you there. You were making sense not until I saw gay right

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by visijo(m): 7:56pm On Sep 19, 2019
Bloggers have change English from Internet on fire to this new English?

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by meezynetwork(m): 8:00pm On Sep 19, 2019
Ruona is pompous

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by ednut1(m): 8:03pm On Sep 19, 2019
Igbere tv go find better name
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by vivypretty(f): 8:04pm On Sep 19, 2019
cry
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by juman(m): 8:11pm On Sep 19, 2019
Where is dadiyata?

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by elotajohn1(m): 8:16pm On Sep 19, 2019
Who be this IgbereTv sef?

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Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by naijadrivablog: 8:19pm On Sep 19, 2019
El Rufai'i sef
Re: Ruona Meyer And Elnathan John Fight On Twitter (Photos) by seangy4konji: 8:28pm On Sep 19, 2019
Dat elrufai is d shortman devil..

I hear is name for rubbish reasons.lboth locally and internationally.

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