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|Politics / Re: We're Well Prepared To Defend Ourselves– Herdsmen Vow Not To Relocate From South by Ventura1: 2:23pm On Jul 20|
Are they aware that land ownership is first vested on indigenous settlers before government control?
|Celebrities / Re: Yinka Ayefele Shows Off His Triplets by Ventura1: 6:21pm On Jul 19|
Yinka should thank God and then science.
|Celebrities / Re: Toni Braxton In Lagos For Prince Nduka Obaigbena's 60th Birthday by Ventura1: 9:52pm On Jul 16|
No doubt about Nduka f**king Toni, it could be before sha!
|Politics / Re: Tunde Bakare Reacts To Funke Olakunrin Murder: Nigeria’s Cup Is Full by Ventura1: 7:34am On Jul 15|
So, he just realized that? when we call on all Nigerian to Take It Back, we are told to shut our mouth.
Some of these so called elders have lost my respect, they are full of mediocrity.
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|Politics / Re: INEC Server: Reno Omokri Releases "Proof" (Photos) by Ventura1: 6:50pm On Jul 10|
The link in that letter is authentic o http://inec-files.inits.xyz/pending/?election_id=150
|Politics / Re: Ruga: Ooni Of Ife, Wole Soyinka Tell Nigerians To Defend Their Ancestral Lands by Ventura1: 11:46am On Jul 08|
All talk, no action. Isn't it the same Ooni that will be quick in rushing down to Aso rock for needless events, yet unable to face Pres. Buhari who's pushing RUGA? or the Prof. that'll will smile at President Buhari at fuctions?
It is time we stop celebrating mediocre leadership in any guise.
|Politics / Wole Soyinka, & Tonye Cole’s Tale: KNOW YOUR OPPRESSORS! by Ventura1: 12:40pm On Jun 27|
The story of a young man who asked Prof. Wole Soyinka to stand up from his window seat on a flight, has gone viral on the internet over the last few days, with several twists and turns to the plot of the tale. Tonye Patrick Cole co-owner of Sahara group who was on the same flight shared the story of this “event” on Twitter, chastising the youth, whom he presented as being immoral and disrespectful!
Lo and behold the Naija Twittersphere and social media as a whole, went on overdrive. At the beginning, many tongue-lashed the young man whom we know next to nothing about, while Tonye Cole was widely praised for venerating morals, culture and respect for the dignified figure of Wole Soyinka, including by WS’ son, Olaokun Soyinka who considers believes Cole was merely standing up for his father.
Looking infallible like a rich and seemingly meek “General Overseer” in the picture he took with Prof “Kongi” before the incident, Mr Cole has soaked all this up with glee. Wow, nice guy! “What a good Samaritan art thou brother Cole?”.
Before even looking at the account of Mr Tonye Cole (take note that it was not an account of Professor Wole Soyinka, it was an account of some attention-seeking, crier more than the bereaved, so to speak, who himself makes millions of people cry daily), there is the need for us to know who this tale bearer is.
Many that are uninformed have been praising Tonye Cole for exposing the incident of supposed rudeness, like a well-meaning defender of all that is pure and true. What is downplayed is that, Tonye Cole, who is the son of a man that was part of the most oppressive regime in this country’s history, currently owns one of the most anti-people companies (Sahara group) gobbling the poor masses’ already inadequate income like a vampire, without any consideration for the culture of respect and goodness of heart, including for old women and men caught in the web of his profit maximization concerns.
Based on verifiable evidence Tonye Cole is an oppressor of the people through the Sahara group, a conglomerate that owns Ikeja Electric (IKEDC), which is responsible for crazy bills, illegal disconnections, lack of prepaid meters and over bloated estimated billings. They are as well complicit in the arrests and detention of citizens, including much older people, who have merely protested against this bundle of nonsense in the power sector.
He makes billions off the darkness and punishment meted and metered on Lagosians. The 52-year old oil mogul and power sector tycoon founded Sahara group in 1996 when he was just 29 years old, with his friends Tope Shonubi and Ade Odunsi.
His father, Mr Patrick Dele Cole served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Brazil during the reign of the evil genius, General Ibrahim Babangida who annulled the June 12 elections. He was also on the list of beneficiaries from the Halliburton bribe scandal, and later served as deputy national chairman of PDP at its infancy before becoming a Special Adviser of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Such background of affluence and thievery best explains Tonye Cole’s early wealth and sense of privilege. His partner, Wole Shonubi was one of the select super rich on President Buhari’s entourage to Donald Trump’s White House last year.
It thus should come as no surprise that the presidency and national assembly refuse to respond to the vehement public outcry against the electricity distribution companies or the whisking away of innocent community activists that question the distribution company’s extortion from their homes to prisons.
The struggle for electricity rights is because Tonye Cole and his ilk have put their cause of expanding profit over and above our needs as people. The rich and privileged have a way of deodorising the smell of their ill-gotten wealth, through using fake charity, eating roasted corn with poor women in the market, and dancing/singing at church praise worship. Another stratagem of this their fraudulent pattern is projecting themselves as moral referees like what Mr Cole attempted to do on the contrived “’Bobo Fine’ vs Wole Soyinka” play.
It is however now clear that Cole’s narrative blew the “event” out of proportion. Indeed, Professor Soyinka has made it clear that “it was a very minor thing and I’d forgotten all about it.” So, whose ends does Tonye Patrick Cole’s narrative serve?
We are in times of capitalist crises and resistance from worker and youths. In such periods, beneficiaries of the system, and house boys of the ruling class are wont to play the scripts of deceit to cajole the people and make themselves appear like upright leaders of the masses in waiting. They could even criticise the government and will make it a point of duty to comment on social issues, as seeming advocates of what is proper and desirable.
Such cheap plays at populism like Cole’s speak more to their selfish goals of “packaging” than concern for morality or concern for propriety. Tonye cole wants to be Rivers State governor badly and would play any script that will make him look saintly in the eyes of Rivers State people and Nigerians in general.
I urge Nigerians to research on who’s telling us what. There is always a relationship between the message and the messenger. The bosses are prowling the social media space looking for whom to convince, recruit and exploit with narratives such as Cole’s.
We must scrutinise the publicity stunts of representatives of the 1% and not get to unwittingly help them trend false narratives, especially those that are clearly also aimed at promoting docility and acceptance of pecking orders. Who benefits most from such nonsense? Definitely not rebels and non-conformists like Woke Soyinka. Law and order, recourse to traditions and falsely painted faces of respect benefit those who see themselves as our betters. People like Tonye Cole, trying to hide as masquerades behind the mask of “WS”.
It is not about certification, tribe or religion. The “tragicomic metaphor for the problem of Nigeria” and indeed of class society in general from this otherwise “non-drama” is that people like Tonye Cole who see a problem with the arguably plausible demonstration of disrespect for venerable figures like the respected Professor have no problem whatsoever with urging the police to arrest old working-class community leaders like Pastor Samuel Olarewaju, Chair of the Ijora-Badiya Landlords and Tenants Association, whose “crime” is standing up against the exploitation of poor people by companies owned by our respectful talebearers.
At the heart of the matter we find class differences and the never-ending struggle between the rich and we the poor. This is not in any way to suggest that “Bobo Fine”, as Mr Cole described the young man, is on our side. He is most likely one of their children, spoilt brats of the super-rich like Tonye, his father and friends. The point is that the kind of respect Tonye holds dear is held dear only for those who are either rich and/or have made their marks, including in ways that cannot be denied like Prof Wole Soyinka.
Those who could not have been in that first-class cabin of Olympus do not matter for respect. They could rot away in jail for no just cause, as far as our genteel emergency respecters of culture and traditions are concerned.
We must always scrutinize the antecedents and affiliations, of talebearers. Capitalists like Tonye Cole can never be our friends. We are on one side and they are on the other side. The teacher they are should not teach us nonsense.
They do know what true respect is. True respect is that accorded the poor and lowly who do not have the international prestige of a Wole Soyinka. It is what is denied the poor when they are arrested for resisting crazy electricity bills and illegal disconnections.
We must not be fooled by them. We must know our oppressors in any narrative and at the barricades. Toye Cole is one of those them, and his tales by moonlight will not pull wool over our eyes. Our eyes don clear!!
by Eniafe Selassie
|Politics / Re: Olu Onemola Resigns As SA To Senate President Ahmed Lawan by Ventura1: 5:46pm On Jun 23|
So he's been the one anchoring those poor quality Facebook live stream for the Senate.
|Politics / Re: Update On Mile2-apapa Road Construction - Exclusive Images by Ventura1: 6:54pm On Jun 19|
They should leave the road alone o, Dangote and others are currently working on it
|Politics / Re: Inec Budgets For 2019 Elections Include Server For Hq And States by Ventura1: 8:20pm On Jun 14|
To all those supporting INEC that there is no server, where are the voters e-accreditation data going to be stored?
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Works Minister Publicly Disgraced By Liberian Lawmakers Over Dress Code (Photos) by Ventura1: 10:58pm On Jun 13|
All the lawmakers need liberation, they are suffering from Kolo-mentality
|Politics / Re: Buhari Goofs On Reelection Date, GDP Growth Projection - The Cable by Ventura1: 3:10pm On Jun 13|
It is not difficult to identify a reader that is not in-tune with the content of a book. SMH!
President Buhari do not understand most of what he reeled out yesterday
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|Politics / Re: UNILAG Vs Abuja Stadium, Which One Command More Respect For MKO Abiola by Ventura1: 12:35pm On Jun 13|
If truly MKO was adore so much by the hypocrites that pretend they adore him, they should have allow the renaming UNILAG to stand, it would have bring more honour to his name.
|Politics / Re: UNILAG Vs Abuja Stadium, Which One Command More Respect For MKO Abiola by Ventura1: 10:33am On Jun 13|
LIKE for UNILAG
SHARE for Abuja National Stadium
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|Politics / UNILAG Vs Abuja Stadium, Which One Command More Respect For MKO Abiola by Ventura1: 10:32am On Jun 13|
Everyone could remember the public outcry former President Goodluck Jonathan rename the prestigious University of Lagos after MKO Abiola.
I was just wondering why the same set of people that condemn GEJ then are now hailing President Buhari for renaming of a less valued monument after him.
Between the two National monuments, which one is important and command more respect for the late Abiola?
lalasticlala, you can help put this on FP to let know what Nigerians thinks about it
|Politics / Re: DSS, Police Abort S’west Rallies Against Insecurity by Ventura1: 7:14am On Jun 13|
Same day herdsmen was having a field day attacking passengers on Ife-Ibadan highway, kill 1
Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1243109-herdsmen-attack-passengers-ife-ibadan-highway-kill-1.html
|Politics / Re: June 12: The Role Buhari Played During The Struggles - Sowore (VIDEO) by Ventura1: 11:12am On Jun 12|
|Politics / June 12: The Role Buhari Played During The Struggles - Sowore (VIDEO) by Ventura1: 10:28am On Jun 12|
Omoyele Sowore revealed the role played by President Muhammadu Buhari during the June 12 struggles, he made the statement last year during the 25th celebration of annulment.
Buhari did not ask to see Abiola
Buhari did not attend Abiola's burial, etc....
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|Politics / Re: Happy Democracy Day: Who Are Your Heroes And Villains Of June 12? by Ventura1: 10:18am On Jun 12|
And out of hatred you exclude OMOYELE SOWORE, he led others who took bullet because of June 12
He was rusticated and poisoned with lethal injection.
|Politics / Re: ‘Don’t Christianize Your Cabinet’ – MURIC Warns Lagos, Oyo, Ogun Governors by Ventura1: 8:26am On Jun 11|
This man is a trouble maker, by the end of today Muslims will have fully occupy the ruling hierarchy/decision makers of the country, yet no one is complaining
President - Muslim
VP - Christian
Senate President - Muslim
Speaker - Muslim
CJN - Muslim
Court of Appeal Pres. - Muslim
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|Business / Re: ‘Breasts On Lantern’: Agonies Of Borrowers Of Nigerian Micro-credit Loans by Ventura1: 4:23pm On Jun 06|
How can a President that do not know educational system we run in the country understand the plight of ordinary Nigerian..
|Politics / Re: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat And Others Inspect Ikeja BRT Terminal, Igando Housing Estate by Ventura1: 1:16pm On Jun 03|
The HOS is Tinubu marksman for Sanwo and Hamzat
|Politics / Re: Ahmed Lawan Defends N13.5m Running Cost: 'Many Don’t Understand Our Functions' by Ventura1: 8:54am On May 27|
Oga, you have no excuse at all, you and your lots are the one blaming Saraki for Buhari inefficiency
|Politics / Re: Ahmed Lawan Defends N13.5m Running Cost: 'Many Don’t Understand Our Functions' by Ventura1: 8:01am On May 27|
These are supposed Buhari's people that will help him reduce the cost of governance o
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|Politics / Re: Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa Steps Down From Presidential Election Petition by Ventura1: 5:59pm On May 22|
|Politics / Re: JUST IN: Buhari’s Swearing In To Be Low Key, Moves ‘Major’ Events To June 12 by Ventura1: 3:18pm On May 13|
Learning from Sowore always
|Politics / Re: Suspended Sowore Fights Back, Expels Acting Chairman, Suspend Others From AAC by Ventura1: 2:46pm On May 13|
They can infiltrate AAC but cannot corrupt TIB, AAC is nothing without TIB..... TIB as a movement is stronger than the party.
|Politics / Re: AAC Suspends Sowore Omoyele As National Chairman by Ventura1: 11:46am On May 13|
Joke! TIB = AAC
Can Leonard and the rest produce a comprehensive party members, beside he is in charge of the party fund, he should explain how the funds were spent.
Sowore has already produce document on how the funds he raised for the presidential election were generated and spent.
|Politics / Re: Ensure Nigerians Sleep With Their Eyes Closed, Buhari Tasks Service Chiefs by Ventura1: 6:45pm On May 09|
Story! Pres. Buhari just made the statement to sway the emotion of zombies
|Religion / Re: Countries Ranked According To Prayer, Daddy Freeze Reacts by Ventura1: 7:23pm On May 08|
Those against DF comments on this thread are probably Pastors, Pastors children, aspiring pastor or those eating from the altar.
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|Politics / Re: No Alternative Plan To Combat Insecurity Now, Says President Buhari by Ventura1: 2:44pm On May 06|
Kai! Completely out of ideas
|Politics / Blood-thirsty Demons Of Zamfara - People Are Arming Themselves (video) by Ventura1: 9:38pm On Apr 30|
Zamfara State has been a hotbed of killings and kidnappings. The media is awash with reportage of these incidents, daily reeling off figures of casualties. These lives are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who have been gruesomely uprooted from their families.
‘Blood-Thirsty Demons of Zamfara’ is a four-part series that chronicles the pains, losses and sufferings of families being crushed by the ongoing banditry in the state. Banjo Damilola travelled to the burning spots in Zamfara State to put faces to the ‘figures’ being reported daily.
Watch the video documentary by Sahara reporters
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