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#EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by nairavsdollars(f): 11:09am On Oct 16, 2020
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has stated that he's been receiving curses after a false report of him being against the #EndSARS protests went viral on social media. 
 
In a lenghty article titled ‘An Enemy of the People’ which he shared on Thursday October 15, Adesina insisted that he has never advised the President to ignore the #EndSARS protests rocking the nation. 
He claimed a video in which he spoke on the RevolutionNow protest which happened two months ago was edited and claimed he was speaking about the $EndSARS protests.

 
The presidential spokesperson further stated that he was never given a chance to respond to the claim. 
  
 
He wrote:

" For well over one week, the polity has been suffused with what President Muhammadu Buhari describes as “genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct by men of the Nigeria Police Force.”
And in that period of time too, I have had strident efforts being made to position me as an enemy of the people. Very serious efforts by mean people, who are simply out to generate hatred and animus against other people, for no other reason than Luciferous and pernicious feeling of smug satisfaction.

As a year two undergraduate at the then University of Ife in 1982, one of the texts recommended for us in English Literature class was Enemy of the Public by the Norwegian writer, Henrik Ibsen. I remember traveling from Ile-Ife then to the popular Odusote Bookstores in Ibadan to procure the book, along with some other recommended texts.
The term Enemy of the People originated in Roman times as hostis publicus, which if translated directly means, ‘public enemy,’ someone acting against the larger group, indeed, against society.

Get appointed to serve in an elevated public position in Nigeria, and you automatically face some odium, nay opprobrium. He has joined those who have come to steal our money. He has come to earn fat salary. He is going to be taken care of from the public treasury, while we have to slave and toil before we earn a living. He will be talking to us from a high horse, haughty and huffing, while we look like grasshoppers before him.
They never care what you were, and where you were coming from. Whether you came down several notches in your income in order to serve your country does not matter to them. Did you lobby for the job or not, it does not matter. The moment you get appointed into government position, you are poised to become an enemy of the people.
The first salvo came on Sunday from a suicide fake journalist who plies his trade with an online rag called Peoples Gazette. He published that President Muhammadu Buhari was to have approved the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) the previous Friday, but had been prevailed upon not to do so by his spokesman, Femi Adesina. That happens to be me, and the information was coming to me as a piece of virulent, hateful news.
Again, the hatchet job masquerading as a news item , added that I convinced the President not to ever surrender the sovereignty of government to ‘Twitter warriors,’ whatever that means.

Further, it said because of my anti-people convictions, I had issued a statement against the EndSARS protesters, which had received wide condemnation from the general public.
Several falsities stood out from the supposed news story. One, what the reporter claimed never happened. That I prevailed on President Buhari not to scrap SARS must have existed only in his fecund but diseased imagination. What truth did that information rest on? None. Was I or anybody else spoken with to authenticate the supposed information? Not at all. It clearly failed the test of objectivity, which every good news story must pass.
Then, the report said I had issued a statement against EndSARS protests, which had received wide condemnation. Where, when, how? By that date, I had not said a word, either privately or publicly against the public marches. Any decent journalist would have checked, and quoted the date and content of such statement, if it ever existed.
But the journalist from hell simply published lies against me, not obeying dictates of the noble profession. And because we are in the age of the digital media, characterized by riot and recklessness, people began to share the evil, fake story. The plot to turn me into an enemy of the people was in full motion.
I issued a rejoinder to the fake story by an equally fake reporter, rebutting all his claims. A number of people believed me. But an equally large number of people refused to believe, and continued to share and purvey the evil report. Why not? Some people revel in merely believing the worst about other people, and no superior argument would ever convince them. Of course, Barrabas the murderer was proffered against Jesus in Bible days.
Let me tell you about my minimal contact with this non-credible, notorious purveyor of fake reports, who now publishes the online Peoples Gazette. He used to work for Premium Times, which is one of the more professional online newspapers we have. Over the past five years since I came to serve in government, he had called me up a number of times in the attempt to balance stories. I would give him the side of government, particularly the Presidency. But whenever the stories came out, he would have twisted them to serve his whims and other pre-determined ends. What would be published would in no way look like what I had told him, yet he would credit such to me.
He did it once, I thought it was happenstance. He did it the second time, I thought it was coincidence. When he did it the third time, I then knew it was deliberate enemy action.
I called up his editor, Musikiliu Mojeed, and pleaded that whenever his medium had anything to confirm or crosscheck with me, he should please send a saner and more professional journalist.
It’s that same raggedy reporter that has now become the Publisher of Peoples Gazette. A veritable danger to today and tomorrow, now a Publisher. Shame! Online journalism takes all sorts-the thief, the liar, the love-vendor, the pen assassin, and all sorts of villains. At the touch of a button, they just attempt to set on fire. They set out to incinerate names, reputations, society, the country, and if possible, humanity itself. Thy glory oh journalism is slain upon the high places. How are the mighty fallen!
There was yet another attempt to position me as an enemy of the public on Wednesday, this week. On August 6, this year, I had appeared on Sunrise Daily, the early morning program of Channels Television. Topic of discussion was a rally the previous day, organized by the Revolution Now group. That rally, meant to torpedo the normal order of society, attracted just a handful of people, who showed clean pair of heels the moment security agents approached.
I was asked how the Presidency felt about the rally. I said it was a non-event, mere irritation caused by a handful of lily-liveried people who vanished as soon as they saw the police.
But on Wednesday, a hidden hostile hand, son of perdition, took a video of the interview, edited it, and made it seem as if I was reacting to the extant EndSARS protests. All hell broke loose online, with people mouthing maledictions and curses against me. Well such things have ways of returning to the sender, so it didn’t bother me. A curse shall not alight without a cause, says that Book of Books.
I am happy that Channels Television was professional enough to issue a prompt clarification. It published that what was being made to look like a fresh interview had been done well over two months earlier. Thanks.
Those who wanted to, believed the television station. A large number chose not to, and bombarded my phone lines with curses, expletives, and messages from the pit of hell. Well, if anybody chooses to belong to that nether region, it’s a matter of choice.
Talking of bombardment of my phone lines, it had begun on Sunday. A hateful mind had published my two numbers on Twitter, urging people to troll me. They called till the phone batteries went dead. Mum was the word from me. “He was reviled, but responded not,” that is what the Good Book said of my master, the one I try to pattern my life after. So, I said not a word to any of the callers.
The flurry of hateful calls was petering out on Wednesday when the doctored video was launched. All hell broke loose again. My two lines began to ring simultaneously, all bearing hateful messages, laced with threats. Still, mum was the word from me. No reviling for reviling, just as my Master would have done. We try to walk in His steps, despite our occasional failings, as mere mortals.
Now, why do I think people try to demonize those in government, and bring them down? Many reasons. Evil hearts. The heart of man is evil, and desperately wicked. If you are in any form of elevated position, they would love to see you fall. Man is in a fallen state, and the more they see you bite the dust, the happier they are.

As spokesman to the President, they have told themselves you were lying before you opened your mouth to talk. Ask them to mention one lie told to them in five years, and they then begin to look like fools, people with addled minds.

https://www.independent.ng/endsars-i-have-been-receiving-curses-death-threats-on-my-phones-femi-adesina/

Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by dokie: 11:10am On Oct 16, 2020
nairavsdollars:

Mum was the word from me. “He was reviled, but responded not,” that is what the Good Book said of my master, the one I try to pattern my life afte[/b]r. So, I said not a word to any of the callers.
The flurry of hateful calls was petering out on Wednesday when the doctored video was launched. All hell broke loose again. My two lines began to ring simultaneously, all bearing hateful messages, laced with threats. Still, mum was the word from me. [b]No reviling for reviling, just as my Master would have done. We try to walk in His steps, despite our occasional failings, as mere mortals
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Mr Adesina, i have no right to question your faith, but my little knowledge of Christianity makes it clear that you have suspended (maybe temporarily) your relationship with the Master. Because i see no way a sound Christian and Pastor would be defending this present administration the way you do: abusing genuine critics of the government by coining previously unused phrases like "wailing wailers" , suggesting people should give up their ancestral lands in exchange for their lives and many other terrible things that have emanated from your mouth.

You are not the only one in the Buhari admin, but i can assure you that even Buhari may be better accommodated in society after his admin than you would be.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by CHRISSANCHEZ(m): 11:14am On Oct 16, 2020
clear conscience fears no accusations.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Duru9(m): 11:14am On Oct 16, 2020
You never see anything

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Nobody: 11:15am On Oct 16, 2020
Lol. Baba don dey fear.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by protests: 11:15am On Oct 16, 2020
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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Freeeanijor: 11:15am On Oct 16, 2020
You talk rubbish too much.
Great Nigerian youths, this is our chance. Our chance to say no to our oppressors. Our time to redirect our collective destiny as a people with one voice. It's our choice. We move #sorosoke

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by ACxxxMAN: 11:18am On Oct 16, 2020
Trying to justify their inefficiencies again. You're with your pay master not with the people. We know where your loyalty lies

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Ratedgang: 11:20am On Oct 16, 2020
You guys are next to be remembered in this struggle to liberate this country.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by sapientia(m): 11:20am On Oct 16, 2020
This slowpoke

Mitchewww

Enemy of the people

The famous "give up your land or die"
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Karemarealty288(m): 11:24am On Oct 16, 2020
One day you will.leave Aso Rock..

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by chuka5000(m): 11:25am On Oct 16, 2020
na fuel dey work this one.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Ravern: 11:28am On Oct 16, 2020
Femi Adesina, The book of the Proverb 28 verse 1 said "the wicked flees when no one pursues.".
The evil which you have perpetrated against the good citizens of this country by the bloody words of your mouth is the one sending you threat and message. You sold your conscience for 30 shillings to the devil and betrayed the millions of souls you once advocated for through your pen.

Nobody is after you apart from your devilish mind that has started to revolt against your wicked soul. When the young masses of this downtrodden nation come for you, you will know. You can't tell a blind man that it is raining because he will feel the droplet on his head.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by HAccord: 11:33am On Oct 16, 2020
Femi Adesina resign from serving that incompetent dullard and save whatever is left of your battered reputation and integrity.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by sinkhole: 11:40am On Oct 16, 2020
This guy called Femi Adesina does not know what awaits him after PMB's tenure embarassed

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by tobechi74: 11:48am On Oct 16, 2020
Sorry

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Karlifate: 11:48am On Oct 16, 2020
Power is Transient.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Freestainworld(m): 11:51am On Oct 16, 2020
Are you afraid? if yes, why? since you are doing a good job.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Barryseal: 11:53am On Oct 16, 2020
Incase you have something to tell him. smiley

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by LibertyRep: 11:54am On Oct 16, 2020
Long before the EndSars protest began, Uncle Femi has been condemned in the public court as the enemy of people.

He will have some explanations to make after this tenure.

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by GFELOG2018: 12:04pm On Oct 16, 2020
You never see anything .Wait until you leave Aso rock .You go see weim.. tongue

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by FEGNO: 2:17pm On Oct 16, 2020
You never see somchin�

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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Racoon(m): 2:21pm On Oct 16, 2020
Adesina is a deacon of the FourSquare Church. But he’s not endowed with the courage, boldness, honesty, and fortitude to speak the truth like deacons of the early church in the Bible. He studied the Bible without spiritual insight.He interprets the Bible in accordance with his selfish and egotistical desires.
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Nbotee(m): 2:24pm On Oct 16, 2020
Wen U ppl were abusing and Insulting GEJ it was glorious abi... Jus come out in public and see if ppl would dish out more than abuses to U..
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by IGBOSON1: 2:27pm On Oct 16, 2020
If there’s one thing Nigerians sabi well well, na abuse....especially if delivered hot in pidgin! shocked
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by Nobody: 2:29pm On Oct 16, 2020
This is just the beginning
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by ODJ124(m): 2:30pm On Oct 16, 2020
grin Pele...... next time mind ur words ...


Protest that's even turning to party....



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Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by AntiBalaka: 2:33pm On Oct 16, 2020
Didn't read that nonesense
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by kambili999(f): 3:31pm On Oct 16, 2020
This is just the beginning. You haven't been beaten yet you are crying. angry


Just prepare yourself

Please whoever has his number share it ooo
Re: #EndSARS: I Have Been Receiving Curses, Death Threats On My Phones -Femi Adesina by bolaayenimo: 3:48pm On Oct 16, 2020
Let's pity his wife and children pls

Nbotee:
Wen U ppl were abusing and Insulting GEJ it was glorious abi... Jus come out in public and see if ppl would dish out more than abuses to U..

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