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1/ A @DailyTimesNGR story provides clues as to how to tackle the #Biafra problem.
2/ The story contains a video of a woman, mother of eleven children, Nwada Chukwudi.
3/ According to her, she was involved in the Anambra State Traffic Agency, but, crucially, her salary was cut short for no reason.
4/ Frustrated, she turned to Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.
5/ Does anyone remember the story of the boy that I told here?
6/ I am extremely disappointed that President Buhari's return last week has heralded what seems to be the beginning of a crackdown on IPOB.
7/ I am disappointed because it is clear that Nigeria, as personified by the President, is refusing to look at the root causes.
8/ There are many who have warned that the growing popularity of IPOB has its roots in distinctly economic issues.
9/ Consistently trying to play hardball over issues that can be sorted with a bit of sense, is daft, to put it mildly.
10/ We are creating a problem that we will be unable to fix. All because of ego.
11/ Will our leaders will wear their senses? I'm afraid not. Alea iacta est.

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May 22, 2018
"Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly. What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing?"  -  @MBuhari, 22/5/18
Today while his VP was in #Benue attending the funerals on a number of our countrymen who were killed by suspected herdsmen in the ongoing #PastoralConflict, our President was busy making nonsense of @ProfOsinbajo's efforts by running his mouth in the villa at a campaign event.
While it is common knowledge that Buhari doesn't really care about the average Nigerian, and is more concerned with returning to the Villa next year, it boggles the mind that the man keeps undermining those who could have worked with him to actually give him a decent legacy.
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May 15, 2018
This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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Mar 26, 2018
"Two common tales that follow attacks in this conflict (Pastoral Conflict) is that army aircraft were seen dropping supplies to armed herdsmen; and that soldiers were on hand to disarm native populations, just prior to attacks."
"Stories like these have been allowed to gain currency. I have, personally, heard such stories in Kaduna, Benue, Nasarawa, and Imo states."
"Heck, in March this year (2017), the lawmaker from Ethiope East in Delta state’s House of Assembly, Evance Ivwurie, told the House, in session, that soldiers had supplied Fulani herdsmen with arms and ammunition just before an attack in Ovre-Abraka."
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Nov 7, 2017
1/ I’m currently at a bar, and some young people close-by are talking about the uselessness of Nigeria, and how voting is a waste of time.
2/ Could they be right? In many ways, they are. We have seen so many people line up to vote, and in the end, get sorely disappointed.
3/ So many people place their hopes in our current messiah, and he let them down, bigly.
Read 35 tweets
Oct 2, 2017
1/ "As the commanding officer and leader of the troops, I have no apology for those massacred in Asaba, Owerri and Ameke-Item.
2/ "I acted as a soldier maintaining the peace and unity of Nigeria," Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Haruna.
3/ Haruna said this at the Oputa Panel on 9 October, 2001.
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Sep 26, 2017
1/ My friend, @tegasupreme, is in my view, one of Nigeria's best sports journalists, if not the very best.
2/ Okay, @AlakaJide will have a thing or two to say about that, and no, @biolakazeem is not a journalist, he's a hustler.
3/ Recently, Tega started writing a column for @DailyTimesNGR, and I wish her the best in that endeavour.
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