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I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by AltMon2: 1:00pm On Nov 02, 2020
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has reacted to allegations that the government paid her to cast doubts about the Lekki toll gate shooting.

The actress denied these allegations and said she has never been bribed by the government. She added that she can't be lured by money and went on to explain the reason for her statement.

Omotola said she realized that it appeared the authorities were trying to deny people were killed at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, so her tweets were aimed at stating that whether anyone died or not doesn't change the fact that a crime happened and innocent unarmed protesters were shot at.

She said her tweet was misconstrued and people began assuming she had been paid.

The tweet from Omotola that cause outrage reads: "If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault , let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened."

She was called out for it and she later deleted the tweet then apologized and explained herself in follow-up tweets.

Below is a Video of Omotola addressing allegations she has been compromised.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWWKMXYGn8

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CG-X4m2AF-w/?igshid=qhf1kjzpem21

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Yoonsung52: 1:02pm On Nov 02, 2020
We don hear madam

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by 9jatriot(m): 1:03pm On Nov 02, 2020
Another objective social media user blackmailed into back tracking.

One lesson of the 21 century social media users is that you must follow the band wagon and allow opinion shapers think for you, any attempt to ask objective questions just to get clarity will be met with insults, that is why there are a lot of silent majority, who do not talk out loud but their opinion is usually unknown until it is too late

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by chatinent: 1:06pm On Nov 02, 2020
Yawns.

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Nobody: 1:07pm On Nov 02, 2020
Thinking in Nigeria leds to attack and doxing.

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Waitforit: 4:46pm On Nov 02, 2020
In Psquare's voice "Na today aah e don tey"

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by DenreleDave(m): 4:46pm On Nov 02, 2020
Fvck nko

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Madibah(m): 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
DenreleDave:
Fvck nko

I go commot ur teeth just now

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by fredoooooo: 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
How many of your useless colleagues can say this?
Olosho nko ?
grin cheesy
Non of these bascads is talking about oyibo in Rivers state now o ...
Anyway na the fools who believes in yeyebrities take them serious in the first place ..
Want a role model , look at your parents or people closer to you... chikena

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by inoki247: 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
This set of Youth just dey pour out dere frustration on anybody wey misyarn for social media...

They're just ready to pull anything like I beta pass my Neighbor generator with faulty plug or drag anything like Sallah Cow.....

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by ILoveDemMANNA: 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
Omotee is one of the celebrities in Nigeria i have utmost respect for.
These are the ones that want a better Nigeria.
She says things as it is.
She commends the good and come all out against the bad vices happening in the nation.

Ishilove and Pocohantas
(two of the most intelligent members we have on Nairaland)
they have said it all below about how socal media works in this generation

I can relate this Omotola's issue to you ladies post below about Desmond's...

Ishilove:
Some days back, the Nigerian social media users were dragging Desmond Elliot like Tiger generator because he tagged the youths as children. I was a bit indifferent about the whole brouhaha because wetin I dey think big pass all that noise and after watching the now infamous video, my indifference did not change.

Desmond later came out to apologise in tears for calling us yoots 'shidren', and while I was wondering aloud on this forum what the whole fuss about, my friend told me offline told me this-

"The problem is that the Nigerian social media space is now a lynch mob. Nobody is ready to listen to common sense, people are incapable of comprehending simple ideas and people are very intolerant of any view that does not agree with theirs

People are reacting to Desmond Elliot's video based on what they think he said, not based on what he actually said"


This friend shared the full YouTube clip with me and after watching it again, I realised how very toxic social media has become.

I stumbled on an article by Ivan-Whyte Eagle Lawson who has articulated my thoughts on this whole distracting nonsense featuring Desmond as the lead character.



pocohantas:
When I saw him being dragged, I also wondered if he killed someone. A particular IG blog was even trying to silence him with pictures of his babymamas- can you beat that? I really do hate cheats, but I couldn’t find the correlation between his speech, the insults on his person and digging into his private life.

Anyway, it is the new trend on social media- they never take their time to process information. Here on NL, once the first few commenters post in one direction, it would take a really brave person to face another direction. Trust me, some know the noise wasn’t worth it, but they are scared of being e-lynched by our recent hyperactive online Martin Luthers. cheesy cheesy


9jatriot:
Another objective social media user blackmailed into back tracking.

One lesson of the 21 century social media users is that you must follow the band wagon and allow opinion shapers think for you, any attempt to ask objective questions just to get clarity will be met with insults, that is why there are a lot of silent majority, who do not talk out loud but their opinion is usually unknown until it is too late
You just buttressed Poco's comments above!

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Nazgul: 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
My crush that year...chie cry
Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by ILoveDemMANNA: 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
9jatriot:
Another objective social media user blackmailed into back tracking.

One lesson of the 21 century social media users is that you must follow the band wagon and allow opinion shapers think for you, any attempt to ask objective questions just to get clarity will be met with insults, that is why there are a lot of silent majority, who do not talk out loud but their opinion is usually unknown until it is too late
This is what some children have turned social media to in this generation.

Here is a full detail of their childish antics..


Nigerian youths shaming themselves since 1900!!

See....

If you want to be great, distance yourself from the ideology and tag of 'NIGERIAN YOUTHS.'

It will reduce your overall reasoning and comprehension abilities to the level of a grasshopper.

Over the last few months of living in this country, I have come to literally cringe at the very basis of every thing being a Nigerian youth represents.

It almost seems like once the phrase 'NIGERIAN YOUTH' is chanted, the brains of humans aged between 13---49 years in this country suddenly embarks on Mecca pilgrimage.

When I logged on Facebook yesterday to see the way Desmond Elliot was being dragged around the place, I was sure he had done something unforgivable.

I have never liked Desmond Elliot.

Himself and Ini Edo are literally my worst Nollywood actors and--- in my humble opinion---the most overrated--- and most guilty of overacting.

I consider them 2 good-looking actors who sell their fine looks more than they sell any true talent whatsoever.

But let me not digress.

I was never a fan of Olushola Desmond Elliot.

Always found him mercilessly boring and practically loved him better when he wasn't in front of a camera moving his lips.

When my newsfeed suddenly seemed to be drowning with his name yesterday, I was naturally curious as to what groundbreaking scientific discovery Desmond had attained.

Imagine my fascination to hear him being dragged for tagging Nigerian youths 'children' during one of their sessions in the House of assembly, I naturally assumed he had sided against the government and his benefactors against the Nigerian youths clamouring for an end to SARS and bad government.

I rushed to YouTube to hear for myself before drawing any conclusion.

From about 8 different sites I accessed, these were what I gathered from Desmond Elliot's speech:

(1) He drew the attention of the speaker to the narrative that the social media influencers, Nigerian youths and celebrities were promoting about the government and emphatically urged the speaker to DO SOMETHING ABOUT correcting that negative narrative and impression.

(2) He condemned the Lekki toll gate massacre.

(3) He was concerned about the suffocating negativity and STRONG abuses the youths employed on social media at the heat of the #endSARS struggle, and in his opinion traumatized that 'CHILDREN' could talk that way.

(4) He was also concerned about the negative impact of social media on the youths, and even though there were positive impacts associated with social media, the negative impact seemed to outweigh the positive.

(5) He condemned the stealing of the Oba's staff of office by the 'youths'.

(6) Expressed his dismay over the way culture, respect and value seem to be discarded by the younger generation.

(7) Expressed his disgust at how even pregnant women joined in looting stores.

( Advised the celebrities and influencers to guide their followers more appropriately.

(9) Advised youths to get their PVCs ready come 2023 to vote in the change they wanted.

At this point, I sat back and asked myself:

Are there parts of Desmond Elliot's presentation that were trimmed off which I am not hearing, or is the entire outrage I'm seeing flying all over social media based on this video?

How did some of us misunderstand Desmond Elliot asking that the speaker 'ADDRESS' the impressions social media influencers and the youths were popularizing about their bad governance and rotten system, and interpret it as meaning that he was asking that the government 'regulate' Nigerian social media altogether?

He expressed his dismay at the negativity and toxicity on Nigerian social media( which if we are to be realistic and sincere to ourselves we would agree to some extent), but drew the speaker's attention to the negative public opinion we had of them; asking that the speaker address it and make us believe in the system again.

At what point does this mean that he was asking the speaker to shut down or regulate social media?

Is Facebook not even already 'regulating' negativity on their platform by taking down posts with excessive abusive speech?

Does Nigeria operate a communist system like China that we would assume that regulating social media is even possible?

How can we rush to conclusions without fully analysing language and syntax?

Then..... he called us 'CHILDREN?'

Like..... Nigerian youths want to destroy and bury this man because he referred to them as 'CHILDREN?'

Wait.....

I quite understand how obstinate and perhaps belittling it may sound to be tagged 'CHILDREN' by one whom you feel isn't as old as your father, but hey--- is this the most unforgivable crime of the century?

Have we not been using worse words to attack ourselves on social media already?

So if 89 year old Buhari had called us 'CHILDREN', it would have been a more pardonable offence?

And why would anyone pick offence over being tagged 'CHILDREN'--- if they know they aren't 'CHILDREN?'

I even hear that Nigerian youths took the fight to his wife's social media page and started tormenting her with pictures of Desmond Elliot's alleged side chick.

Is this not sick and twisted?

The psychopathic antics of a manic breed of humans?

It doesn't make sense.

Why are we so easily distracted like this, Nigerian youths of this generation?

Why?

This is why our corrupt leaders WILL NEVER take us seriously.

The energy we would have used in strategizing....

The energy we would have used in developing ourselves to kick-start the first phase of a thorough revolution.....

The energy we would have used in sensitizing, reforming and inculcating every one of us with the ideals required to birth the vision of a new Nigeria......

We are wasting all of that energy dragging Desmond Elliot because he called us 'CHILDREN'.

Even the ones in their early twenties and less, that 47 year old Desmond Elliot can even father are also insulting him for calling them CHILDREN.

That is Nigerian social media for you.

Every body is a savage king.

Bitterness and toxicity everywhere and somehow this makes you all feel good, special and relevant in the grand scheme of things.

What true revolution have you seen being birthed by a generation of bratty, insulting and disrespectful humans?

Bloggers are peddling stories claiming that Desmond Elliot was asking for social media to be shut down, and gullible Nigerians who never read or use their brains for anything besides sleeping on Twitter to rehearse insults are now pouncing all around the place placing curses at God knows who!

Jeez!

Why can't you guys watch the video yourselves and make an informed, independent opinion?

Must you always follow the band-wagon with your egg-heads?

Because every one is abusing a person, you must join the carnival--- even without verifying his offence?

I rewound and fast-forwarded that video multiple times to see where Desmond Elliot was pushing for social media to be shut down for Nigerians.

I didn't see anything.

Yet everyone wants to curse every member of Desmond Elliot's lineage because he called them 'CHILDREN?'

If I may ask, have the youths of this country ever behaved like mature and sensible individuals?

One minute half of you all are fighting over Laycon, next minute you are comparing Dorathy's breasts with Tacha's buttocks and spending 20 hours a day on celebrities' Instagram pages begging for giveaways and trying to gain attention.

Of course the other half will be jumping from Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat chasing clout and exporting screenshots from their inboxes.

A country that 90% of the youths are on Twitter mainly to read insults and be entertained by 'GBAS GBOS?'

Bet Naija is a multi-million naira enterprise in Nigeria because the youths prefer to use their brains to gamble and bet the little money they have instead of creating trends and thinking out of the box.

Aren't these CHILDREN??

No one said anything about the looting Desmond Elliot mentioned.

No one said anything about the fact that Desmond didn't undermine the innocent lives that were lost in the Lekki massacre like his benefactors have been doing by claiming that only one person died in the shoot-out.

No one said anything about the fact that he didn't absolve the Lagos state government of the blame of all those deaths, but condemned the killings outrightly.

The only thing we picked from his speech was that he tagged us 'CHILDREN'.

How about the innocent lives that were lost in this struggle?
How do they get justice?

How about the thieves and criminals amongst us who are making a caricature of our struggle and cause by using these peaceful protests to loot shops and break into ATM machines?

It is a 'little puppy' House of representatives member, Desmond Elliot that you all are directing all the bazookas and explosives you would have used to go after the real king pins to our economic bondage in this country.

I am ashamed of the Youths of the country I have found myself.

Una too dey fall hand.

®Ivan The Machine

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3538340332875410&id=100000984358442

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Zontage: 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
You see that talk that says "Silence is golden", sometimes it is best to apply it than trying to be noticed. Now see her major problem here is that one word "IF" .

What do I know self?

Oh don't it hurt deep inside
To see someone do something to her
Oh don't it pain to see someone cry
How especially if that someone is her


Silence is golden
But my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see


Talking is cheap people follow like sheep
Even though there is no where to go
How could she tell he deceived her so well
Pity she'll be the last one to know


Silence is golden
But my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see


How many times will she fall for his lines
Should I tell her or should I be cool
And if I tried I know she'd say I lied
Mind your business don't hurt her you fool



Silence is golden
But my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see
But my eyes still see
But my eyes still see

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Sonnobax15(m): 4:47pm On Nov 02, 2020
tongue. Chop finish,then clean mouth like say nothing happen....

our so called celebrities been dancing to the tunes of our politicians any time they invite them over to Abuja

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by ahukannakate(f): 4:48pm On Nov 02, 2020
Jisike
Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by walozanga(m): 4:48pm On Nov 02, 2020
Who we go ask
Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Merimental(m): 4:48pm On Nov 02, 2020
can't vouch for her.

can't Oppose her stance either.

but I can boldly say she's fast derailing n loosing d respect I had for her over her recent unguarded utterances dis past week.


Watch ur words lady.

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Hndrrxxx(m): 4:48pm On Nov 02, 2020
Na lie

If you collect money, dem born your papa well make you come out con tell us undecided undecided

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Nobody: 4:48pm On Nov 02, 2020
With the post, I don't think she was paid. What she said is understandable because she was not at the scene. Nowadays, a lot of people have this habit of blindly attacking other people's opinion on social media. These set of people always unplug their brains the moment they turn on their mobile data.

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Nobody: 4:49pm On Nov 02, 2020
Why is she trying so hard to explain na?

Ohh the fear of Naija twitter users is the beginning of wisdom, she no want desmond Ediot kind of treatment cheesy

Abeg make she swerve jhoor, her explanations don help bring down the price of onions for market ni? undecided undecided

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Nobody: 4:49pm On Nov 02, 2020
Anytime someone share contrary opinion, they attack

Is this how to go about nation building? Remember government comes and government go but laws and regulations remain for long time to come.

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by babsthegreat: 4:49pm On Nov 02, 2020
AltMon2:
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has reacted to allegations that the government paid her to cast doubts about the Lekki toll gate shooting.

The actress denied these allegations and said she has never been bribed by the government. She added that she can't be lured by money and went on to explain the reason for her statement.

Omotola said she realized that it appeared the authorities were trying to deny people were killed at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020, so her tweets were aimed at stating that whether anyone died or not doesn't change the fact that a crime happened and innocent unarmed protesters were shot at.

She said her tweet was misconstrued and people began assuming she had been paid.

The tweet from Omotola that cause outrage reads: "If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault , let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened."

She was called out for it and she later deleted the tweet then apologized and explained herself in follow-up tweets.

Below is a Video of Omotola addressing allegations she has been compromised.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWWKMXYGn8

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CG-X4m2AF-w/?igshid=qhf1kjzpem21
Why don't u read what you posted before posting u are now lamenting

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Nobody: 4:51pm On Nov 02, 2020
Yen yen yen yen...

e pain am, next time u reason the words u say before u drop am...

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Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Naniboy555: 4:51pm On Nov 02, 2020
Kennitrust:
Hello
hi man
Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by Patrickyemi: 4:52pm On Nov 02, 2020
We know you did not but you goofed by casting a shadow of doubt on the massacre we can all glaringly see. Wait a second, how did omotola become GFR, who bestowed her the honour?
Re: I Have Never Been Bribed By Government - Omotola Reacts To Bribery Accusations by baggioni: 4:53pm On Nov 02, 2020
Omotola, you have not said anything wrong my sister. There are many cyber bullies out there trying their best to suppress other people's views especially when it does not serve their devilish narrative. We can't all swallow hook, sink and line all that are posted online.
There are devils in human clothing out there

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