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FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by maupe: 9:31am On Jun 10, 2020
A Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the statue of Late Madam Efunporoye Tinubu should be removed from Lagos State.
The statue of the late Madam is standing at the popular Tinubu Square in Lagos.

Fani-Kayode's comments came after
#BlackLivesMatter protesters in the United States of America and other parts of the world pulled down statues of known slave masters.
The protesters were on the street to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis policemen knelt on his neck as he screamed, “I can't breathe."

As a way of putting an end to racism and the agelong discrimination between the whites and blacks, the protesters pulled down statues of Edward Colston and others.

In his reaction on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said it was time for Nigerians to pull down statues of slave owners like Madam Tinubu.

According to him, a nation that continues to honour people who involved in slave trade is unjust and insensitive.

He said:
Now that statues of slave owners like Edward Colston are being pulled down in the UK it is time for us to pull down the statues of slave owners like Madame Tinubu in Nigeria. A nation that continues to honor historical figures that traded in human flesh is insensitive & unjust.

https://mobile.twitter.com/realFFK/status/1270590513100587009?p=v

Iyalode Efunporoye Tinubu was a known slave trader who used proceeds from slave trade to acquire wealth and landed properties in Lagos.

Very charming, charismatic and influential, Tinubu was the link between the white men and the hinterlands. History says she was very powerful, especially with fact she was married to Prince Adele, who saw her when she came to Abeokuta in 1833. An indigene of Gbagura Abeokuta, Efunporoye Tinubu was the wealthiest woman in Yorubaland in the 19th century.

According to history, she was the only one controlling 360 slaves and trade routes with European merchants. As a queen, she was instrumental to the installation of Obas in Lagos. She was said to have helped in fighting against European domination of her people.

Since 1852, when she died, Madam Efunporoye Tinubu remains indelible.
But Fani-Kayode said she should not be immortalise for being the one selling Africans as slaves to the white men during her time.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by NwaNimo1(m): 9:33am On Jun 10, 2020
Keyboard warrior......go and lead the protest na

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by bolaayenimo: 9:35am On Jun 10, 2020
This dunce will sit down in his parlour with his mulatto wife and be instigating Nigerian youths to violence without him coming out

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by EcoBrick: 9:41am On Jun 10, 2020
FFK should walk the talk for once in his life. I have not for once seen him lead any protest. But he is always quick to sit behind a computer to instigate and incite Nigerians, especially the youth.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by FlordFlorez(m): 9:42am On Jun 10, 2020
Another one had been pulled down in Belgium. He was even their king. So, let yorubas pull down tinubu status down if truely black lives matter.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by ajailer(m): 9:42am On Jun 10, 2020
ffk na silly guy jare

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by Vyzz: 9:44am On Jun 10, 2020
grin

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by yanabasee1(m): 10:03am On Jun 10, 2020
Thiefnubu and the bullion van....

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by festacman(m): 10:12am On Jun 10, 2020
FFK may be a loudmouthed GADFLY but if and if records clearly and truly show that late Madam Efunporoye Tinubu was a FACILITATOR in slave trade system that kidnapped Africans from their villages and sold them into slavery in foreign lands, then her statue should be pulled down immediately.

It means Madam Efunporoye Tinubu was part of system that took late George Floyd's foreparents to US in the first place thereby making his murder possible.

It means that Madam Efunporoye Tinubu is no different from that murderous white Minneapolis policeman that killed George.

It means at times like this, Madam Efunporoye Tinubu should in the trial dock of the court of time.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by BERNIMOORE: 10:32am On Jun 10, 2020
Also to be pulled down is faremi Abass William a slave trader in Badagry known to Format his captured slaves Brain with a magic water. slave trade never ended, it only evolves Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is trading Lagos state...having the present Governor Sanwo Eko(Tinubu was dubbed Eko Himself) serving his 6th term while his former P.A are forced against oracles choice as kings (,Oba Elegushi of IKate and the New Oniru) were his former P.A that is the New slave master in Town

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by XXLMANDIGO: 10:33am On Jun 10, 2020
Part of reasons history was abolished in schools. We have always been our own enemies.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 12:24pm On Jun 10, 2020
grin grin grin grin

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by bamvik(m): 1:41pm On Jun 10, 2020
XXLMANDIGO:
Part of reasons history was abolished in schools. We have always been our own enemies.
u might be 60% correct...

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by BlowYourMind: 2:08pm On Jun 10, 2020
Try it and see

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by Esseite: 4:30pm On Jun 10, 2020
You destroyed the statues of those who bought slaves, but keep the statues of those who sold slaves..

The hypocrisy.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by ecolime(m): 4:31pm On Jun 10, 2020
Lol

FFK and RENO grin

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by ForeThinker: 4:31pm On Jun 10, 2020
Ooyannna
Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by xtremecomedian(m): 4:31pm On Jun 10, 2020
Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by Nobody: 4:31pm On Jun 10, 2020
Nobody take this frustrated soul serious anymore.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by Mindlog: 4:31pm On Jun 10, 2020
A valid concern, across the coastal regions of today's Nigeria, slaves were moved by the local elites.

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by Chiedu4Trump: 4:33pm On Jun 10, 2020
This is a valid opinion

Why honour someone who sold us ?

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by emmabest2000(m): 4:33pm On Jun 10, 2020
He is danm right this time


But then ......

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by debosalau(m): 4:33pm On Jun 10, 2020
All we need is a better Nigeria

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by 0taPiaPia(m): 4:33pm On Jun 10, 2020
Was with some young foreigners a week ago and they gave insight into their history and I was shocked... I jejely told them that Nigeria's history is top secret as the real truth will make you want to commit murder so the elites guard it with their life's... grin

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Re: FFK: Pull Down The Statue Of Tinubu, The Slave Owner by Triangles1(m): 4:33pm On Jun 10, 2020
This man should not bring problem to Nigeria because anything we copy here is opposite and excess.

Falling of that statue now can mistakenly fall on anybody, be caution of the advice you give people.

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