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Complexities Of Social Media Dynamics In Nigeria: Tinubu And CSU Saga. by aybabz101: 6:40am On Aug 29, 2023
In recent times, Nigeria has witnessed a surge in what can only be described as narcissistic behaviors exhibited by a handful of individuals. Undoubtedly, the hunger for change runs deep, which necessitates the dismantling of existing norms to pave the way for new beginnings. Yet, the strategies adopted by some segments of our society to usher in this change have taken on a rather questionable and less-than-impressive tone.

The emergence of social media as an influential force cannot be underestimated. Across the globe, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have significantly molded political landscapes, redefining the way people engage with power. Remember the Arab Spring? Social media platforms played a pivotal role in propelling this movement to its full potential. And let's not forget the resounding impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, which harnessed the power of social media to spread awareness and drive change. Similarly, social media has been a game-changer in other realms too. It catalyzed the global spread of the MeToo movement, unearthing hidden stories of abuse and exploitation. Not to mention its role in dethroning corrupt figures who manipulated their positions for personal gain, like the recent case of Mr. Luis Rubiales of Spain Football Federation.

However, when it comes to Nigeria, there's a twist in the tale. Take, for instance, the recent "cook-a-thon marathon" led by Hilda. What began as a fun initiative nearly spiraled into chaos as Nigerians flooded social media accounts, subjecting the former record holder, Lata Tondon, to a barrage of unwarranted comments. The fallout was evident as Ms. Tondon took the drastic step of disabling her comment sections. Equally concerning is the targeting of celebrities and influential figures who find themselves at the receiving end of harassment due to their political leanings. One wonders, in the midst of such heated exchanges, whether we are genuinely promoting the ideals of a free state. It seems like Nigerians takes a peculiar joy in intimidation and harassment.

The incident that forced me into writing this morning is the organized assault on the digital presence of Chicago State University. The university confirmed in response to Mr. Atiku legal team, that Mr. Bola Tinubu had indeed been associated with their institution. However, a faction of Nigerians raised doubts and, in turn, directed their frustrations towards the university, demanding the release of Tinubu's academic details. This thus baffles me about what we really want. Do we want actual justice or we just want a scapegoat to be made from anyone associated with Tinubu both legally and illegally? How can you expect a university to release the details of a student publicly without the student’s consent or via a compelling court order?

This incident raises questions about the level of discourse prevailing in our society. While we are all concerned about the state of affairs, it's crucial to maintain a level of respect, especially when engaging with esteemed institutions. Casting doubt on an institution's integrity, particularly when they respond to a legitimate query, is a step in the wrong direction.
Re: Complexities Of Social Media Dynamics In Nigeria: Tinubu And CSU Saga. by tolue42(m): 6:51am On Aug 29, 2023
It's obvious they are bitter people from a particular geopolitical zone, South East to be precise, we don't need to sugar coat it.

I actually blame their leaders, most especially "Twitter warriors" among them. It was actually easy for chimamda to write letter to Biden, but her people are loosing it already, instead of her to correct them publicly, she kept mute.

A prestigious institution said someone studied in their school, yet they're still showing ignorance up and down asking the institute to publish a student documents to the media, how foolish could those guys be??

I pity their lives sha..

After someone posted video Badejo yesterday (Tinubu's classmate) and pictures of yearbook containing Tinubu, a question came up from one of them again, " now we know he graduated, but why did he submitted fake certificate",

I ask myself, how can someone graduate and still submit fake certificate, does that even make sense to a reasonable person?
Re: Complexities Of Social Media Dynamics In Nigeria: Tinubu And CSU Saga. by DaddyJapan(m): 7:20am On Aug 29, 2023
Tyranny of the tribe.
Tyranny of religion.
Tyranny of the lynch mob.

It is simple: the average Nigerian mind has been conditioned to embrace intolerance and tyranny of different kinds.

But let's tell the complete story here.
For no account of Tinubu's meteoric rise in politics can be said to be complete without acknowledging the role of godfatherism and gangsterism as a major driver. cool

Is it not simply the case that his traducers have adopted a scotched earth policy, because they believe this to be the only viable approach to toppling a figure who is no lightweight when it comes to subterfuge and subterranean politics?

The main problem I see here is that both antagonist and protagonist appear to be building a very unhealthy society.
As though by design, we are invariably moving towards a future where principles will always be divisible, where incorruptibility will hold little value. Some might even argue that we have actually arrived there already.

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