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|Religion / Re: Native Doctor Begs Prophet Odumeje To Forgive Ada Jesus Who Is Down With Stroke by drewsman(m): 10:15am On Apr 11|
And who told you that Odumeje is a christian? That title "prophet" is not what qualifies one to be a christian. Pls do your research well and know who a christian is, instead of generalising that name
|Literature / Re: My Husband, Warm The Bed! A Story by drewsman(m): 12:30am On Mar 21|
Pls do. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Literature / Re: IJEMMA - A JESS SHORTS by drewsman(m): 8:31pm On Mar 08|
This is going to be an interesting one. OP, biko come and continue o
|Literature / Re: The Prince Of Qalul By Angelsss by drewsman(m): 5:49am On Feb 24|
Following, looks like this is going to be a very interesting piece
|Literature / Re: Two Years To Thirty(short Story) by drewsman(m): 11:32pm On Feb 23|
|Literature / Re: The Tarnished Ones by drewsman(m): 7:21pm On Feb 16|
hahn:In Mr Bones' voice, "the shit is not holy, not even from the prince".
|Romance / Re: Evangelist Marwa Tumba Sued: It’s Not Biblical To Marry Woman Older Than Me by drewsman(m): 1:52pm On Feb 15|
God will see you through sir. All these daughters of Jezebel coming in disguise to pull people of God down.
This thing happened to a friend of mine also, but God saw him thru at last
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|Literature / Re: Oyeku:story Of Lust,injustice, Destiny And Human Wickedness, 18+ by drewsman(m): 9:51am On Feb 08|
I dey tell u. Na them go dey beg people up and down to am least drop a comment, once they get good followership and a good number of commenters, they suddenly become "very busy".
|Literature / Re: Entrapped by drewsman(m): 10:49pm On Dec 13, 2020|
Mike's foolishness is foolish. I don't know if this my grammar make sense self
|Literature / Re: Entrapped by drewsman(m): 10:49pm On Nov 30, 2020|
I can relate, it isn't easy.
Typing with a PC � keyboard is much easier.
The story is getting more interesting, more updates pls
|Literature / Re: Entrapped by drewsman(m): 10:19am On Nov 30, 2020|
|Nairaland / General / 'the Nigeria Flag Was Bloodied': Footballers Condemn Violence Against Protesters by drewsman(m): 1:59pm On Oct 21, 2020|
Minutes after Manchester United's 2-1 victory at
French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA
Champions League on Tuesday, United's Nigerian
striker Odion Ighalo posted two videos on his
social media feed.
They were not the normal celebratory videos that
follow a match win. Instead, with a wet drizzle
forming a teary backdrop around him, Ighalo was
sombre and subdued, and his message was
unequivocally directed at the Nigerian government.
It followed harrowing videos from his homeland that
showed peaceful protesters seemingly being shot
with live ammunition in Nigeria's commercial
capital of Lagos State.
"I am sad and heartbroken and I don't know where
to start from," he began in a voice that sounded
"I am not the kind of guy that talks about politics,
but I can't keep quiet any more for what is going on
back home in Nigeria.
"I will say Nigerian government, you guys are a
shame to the world for killing your own citizens,
sending military to the streets to kill unarmed
protesters because they are protesting for their
rights? It is uncalled for."
Ighalo went on call on the United Nations, the UK,
and world leaders to come to the aid of citizens in
Nigeria. Within hours, the video had racked up two
million views on Twitter.
Tuesday's events were the tragic culmination of
events which began on October 3 in the southern
Nigerian town of Ughelli, where a young man was
arrested by the notorious Special Anti-Robbery
Squad (SARS) and fell to his death from the police
vehicle, with the officers driving away in his SUV.
Protests broke out following the incident and
continued for two days before spilling over into
Lagos, amplified by the power of Twitter and then
spread nationwide within days.
Ighalo's video was only the latest in a series of
reactions to ongoing protests against police
brutality in Nigeria, not just by football players but
also other Nigerian and international sports figures.
Prior to Tuesday's events, the Super Eagles took a
stand in support of the protests during the
international weekend, when the team formed a
circle following Kelechi Iheanacho's goal against
Tunisia, took a knee and raised their fists in
support of the protest movement.
Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi stood up with a raised
first during the Foxes' Premier League home loss to
Aston Villa last weekend.
In Italy, striker Victor Osimhen scored his first goal
in the Serie A for Napoli, the club he joined during
the summer, and promptly displayed a shirt with
the #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeria
hashtags used by the protesters.
Elsewhere on the same day, fellow striker Simeon
"Simy" Nwankwo did the same after scoring for
Crotone in their 1-1 draw with Juventus.
Nwankwo told ESPN that he has also suffered some
of the harassment that has led to the nationwide
"I have been stopped (by police) many times," he
alleged. "Just because they look into the car and
see a young boy they feel like [shouldn't be] driving
a car and dressing good.
"They pull you by the side and start searching the
car like you are a criminal.
"We are here doing a lot of sacrifices trying to
make ends meet like any other Nigerian. Then,
when you come home to your country to rest you
come outside and somebody starts asking you
"And when you answer in a simple tone, they get
aggressive to change the situation and take it to
the angle they want to. Because at the end of the
day they want to take money."
Nwankwo said even without his personal
experience, the protests resonated with him: "We
don't need any special inspiration.
"It is a moment where all the youths need to come
together to make a simple demand about
something that we think and we feel.
"We can't be living in a country where you are
meant to excel and you are living in fear. People
are getting killed, people are getting harassed.
"The gesture [on the weekend] is that we are here
and the only thing we can do is try to make our
voice heard and that it is a peaceful thing that the
government should look into and it is very
heartbreaking to see the videos of people being
Anger over police brutality in Nigeria had been
simmering for years, and the current protests are
not the first sparked by such violence. The
difference is that others have mostly been in
isolated pockets and confined to the localities
where each incident took place.
The Ughelli incident appears to have been the final
tipping point that took it national, with athletes
suffering just as much as other citizens.
Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph was shot and
killed by soldiers in his hometown in 2016.
Super Eagles forward Ekigho Ehiosun posted his
ordeal at the hands of police while returning from a
wedding last December on his Facebook page.
And in February, Remo Stars defender Tiamiyu
Kazeem was knocked down and killed after being
detained by police. The Inspector general ordered
an investigation, but nothing has been heard of the
The protests have since taken a global turn, with a
number of influential sports people and celebrities
weighing in with support, including Manchester
United's Marcus Rashford, UFC champions Israel
Adesanya and Kamaru Usman, heavyweight boxing
champion Anthony Joshua, along with Rihanna,
former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,
Almost all Super Eagles players have shared
messages of support on their social media
channels, and Nwankwo says the events are so
traumatic for him that coming home might be a
tough ask if the issues are not resolved.
The Crotone man added: "At this moment, seeing
what happened, the way the military has been
ambushing people from the videos, what will I tell
my family? Will I be willing to take them to such a
"Imagine driving with them and getting stopped and
harassed for no reason. I have to think of the
psychological effect it will have on them. People go
through this psychological trauma, this torture. They
don't know the psychological impact they have on
"Nigeria is our country, we want a better Nigeria but
it is difficult."
For the here and now, the forward is also suffering
his own psychological trauma, saying that the joy of
playing football has been sucked out of him.
He added: "Now, the way things are going, I can't
see the joy in scoring a goal, I can't see the joy in
celebrating. I put everything about the love, the fun
on the back foot. But one thing is for sure, I will
keep sweating, I will keep playing, I will keep
scoring for the fallen heroes.
"But celebrating in a joyful manner will be hard for
me. Everything I do now will be done for them
because it is crazy how people who will march out
peacefully will be shot like animals.
"Today we saw how the Nigerian flag was bloodied.
That is heartbreaking for me."
Lalasticlala pls move this to the appropriate section
|Literature / Re: UNDERRATED: A Story By Toyin Taiwo by drewsman(m): 10:05am On Oct 19, 2020|
That's why I believe this saying with all my heart, "love alone isn't enough reason to get married".
Full house, you've seen all the negative signs already. A word is enough for the wise
|Literature / Re: All The Women I Ever Dated - NARCISSISM by drewsman(m): 9:38am On Oct 12, 2020|
Space booked, following
|Travel / Re: Ethiopia Just Entered 2013 While The Rest Of The World Is In 2020 - HistoryVille by drewsman(m): 2:20pm On Sep 16, 2020|
You sound like an Adventist sir
|Literature / Re: Nigerian Anime: Don't Rock The Cradle (by #chemstudios) by drewsman(m): 11:54am On Sep 05, 2020|
Wow, its almost 6 months o. When are we expecting the next update?
Or possibly the complete story to buy
|Literature / Re: Ocean Of Secrets: The Flow (ocean Of Secrets Saga; Book 2) by drewsman(m): 12:15am On Aug 23, 2020|
Was kind of experiencing the "silence" at the moment before I bumped into the text in your signature
|Literature / Re: Ocean Of Secrets: The Flow (ocean Of Secrets Saga; Book 2) by drewsman(m): 10:39pm On Aug 22, 2020|
Your signature text has just inspired me right now
|Literature / Re: My Husband, Warm The Bed! A Story by drewsman(m): 8:31am On Jul 28, 2020|
I just see people giving their mails here just like I did too. But the real question is, has anybody gotten the story in his/her mail yet?
Cos I haven't despite the fact that I even DM the OP
|Literature / Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by drewsman(m): 4:30am On Jul 05, 2020|
Learnt a lot from this update. Children can easily read a meaning into everything, and not as foolish or unaware of things like some of us thought.
Reason why you must be careful the way you relate with them.
.Just imagine Dapo's thoughts towards his own mother. Or think of what the twin's thoughts would have been if their guardian showed any sign of not wanting them around anymore, or that she's tired of them staying with her
|Literature / Re: The Untold Story Of Uriah The Hittie By Olumide Holloway (king Olulu) by drewsman(m): 5:52pm On Jul 04, 2020|
This is a story that is worth reading
|Literature / Re: Hilarious Direct English Meaning Of Some Yoruba Words/sentences by drewsman(m): 9:54pm On Jul 02, 2020|
I can't just begin to imagine that nobody has ever commented on this interesting topic
|Literature / Re: "Ocean Of Secrets" A Story By Millieademi by drewsman(m): 9:45pm On Jul 02, 2020|
This is the the part of this story that I love the most. The part of Felicia and Jaiye
Welcome OP, u r doing a wonderful job
|Literature / Re: How Gbenga Found Love by drewsman(m): 8:33pm On Jun 27, 2020|
No be my fault na, as everybody just dey thank/commend you for a beautiful story. The thing come sound like say Tory don finish na.
No vex for me u hear?
|Literature / Re: How Gbenga Found Love by drewsman(m): 12:26pm On Jun 27, 2020|
What is the final destination/fate of Kenny na?
|Literature / Re: How Gbenga Found Love by drewsman(m): 10:16pm On Jun 23, 2020|
Its obvious that this meal is about finishing na. Except there's a drastic turn of events, this story is heading to its concluding part(s)
|Literature / Re: SEPARATED By Tope Omotosho by drewsman(m): 11:32pm On Jun 18, 2020|
I'll appreciate it if I can get these books and make my payments thru bank transfer or some other means
Okadabooks is never my thing, if the condition is strictly okadabooks, then I'll need to forget about it. But if there's any other means pls let me know about and how to go about it too
|Literature / Re: All The Women I Ever Dated - NYSC Chronicles by drewsman(m): 10:46pm On Jun 15, 2020|
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Your matter tireme aswear
|Travel / Re: Accident At Abule-Egba Head Bridge Along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway (photos) by drewsman(m): 8:06pm On Jun 15, 2020|
|Literature / Re: All The Women I Ever Dated - NYSC Chronicles by drewsman(m): 11:26pm On Jun 13, 2020|
Honestly, I just feel like unreading this story and then re-reading it all over again.
You are doing a great job Waywardpikin
|Literature / Re: All The Women I Ever Dated - NYSC Chronicles by drewsman(m): 4:28pm On Jun 13, 2020|
Na just assumptions o. I just try put 2+2 together. Even the OP himself gave us hint in one of his comments
|Literature / Re: All The Women I Ever Dated - NYSC Chronicles by drewsman(m): 7:06am On Jun 13, 2020|
Ayanfe29:Yes o, increase it to the highest available
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