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#NoiseOfRevolt: Baga – We Are Sorry, We Have Paused Governance – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Baga – We Are Sorry, We Have Paused Governance – By @Obajeun

This is the moving message from the Presidency to Baga.We have paused governance, accept our condolences and apologies. While Baga was lost in its angst, waiting desperately forgodot, the state-pardoned tormentors of Baga in April 2013, came for the biggest of all insolence in January 2015. The mission this time, was to play the last card on the ghost residents ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: MrFixNigeria, Please Fix Yourself – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: MrFixNigeria, Please Fix Yourself – By @Obajeun

After my hand washing in my kitchen, I stood still on the topmost floor, expecting the arrival of the day’s musings. It was a cold, brooding day in Lagos, long day and humid. The river behind my apartment had shrunk and black crows gorged on bright mangoes in still, dust-green trees, just by the street side. Bananas ripened by the ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: Buhari, Now a Grandpa of Necessity – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Buhari, Now a Grandpa of Necessity – By @Obajeun

Yours sincerely thought of sharing snippets from his archive. It was a vignette premised on the threshold of APC’s amalgamation – a conglomeration of angry politicians, selfish power brokers, and cheated souls, yet wearing the face of progressive and pseudo-progressive humans. Whether we like it or not, some of them are really progressives, while some are just after personal aggrandizement. ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: Now, Only the Dead Mourn the Dead – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Now, Only the Dead Mourn the Dead – By @Obajeun

We are victims of our choices. This is the price we are paying. We have moved on, we didn’t blink. We heard the news, of the latest kidnap, 185 women and kids, we didn’t quiver. We moved on, like we have lost our national feelings for our sense of commonality. Like our shared set of collective memories had melted with ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: Buhari, a macho whose time has come – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Buhari, a macho whose time has come – By @Obajeun

How can we talk about change, yet we are confronted by a 73 year-old who seems younger with his narratives than a 57 year-old? Never in history has a loud cry for change brought more profound contradictions. But today, we are a witness to history. Suddenly, Nigerians have become so angry that the imperative of change is now the main ... Read More »

#BringBackGoodluck2015: Rapists of The Gods – By @Obajeun

#BringBackGoodluck2015: Rapists of The Gods – By @Obajeun

Freaking enraged! This is not the time to exchange pleasantries with me. This is not the time to engage me in any frivolous gist like Oyhakilome’s marriage funeral. This is the time to look straight into my eyes and tell me that I’m mad! Yes, I am off the rail. The gallivanting shoeless followers have rubbished our collective docility again. ... Read More »

Osun-Osogbo: The Goddess Is Missing – By @Obajeun

Osun-Osogbo: The Goddess Is Missing – By @Obajeun

The noise grew in pitch, in rhythmic cadence. As I drove through an adjacent street to Gbodofon foyal, where Oranmiyan house dwarfed everything around, the crowd assemblage to illuminate the entire city that hosted the fleeing migrants following the fall of old Oyo Empire frenzied in excited gyration to different incursions of traditional rythms. From afar, my camera zoomed in ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: Ribadu: Finally We Are Back at Yesterday – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Ribadu: Finally We Are Back at Yesterday – By @Obajeun

During a self-instructed work out session and having been dazed by the lushly early morning natural greenery of the hub of fertility where the votary maid is currently being fortified in orinrin leaves voodoo in preparation for Osun-Osogbo Festival, yours sincerely battled the imposing billboard of Omisore around Abeere junction in a game of interrogation. A constant reminder of the ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: @Obajeun . com Blogging Contest – N50,000 up for grabs!

#BringBackOurGirls: @Obajeun . com Blogging Contest – N50,000 up for grabs!

On the night of Tuesday, April 15th 2014 (approximately 100 days ago), about 300 school girls were abducted from Chibok Government Secondary School – Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. This barbaric and dastardly act of crime was perpetuated by the notorious terrorist group – Boko Haram. A powerful media campaign tagged #BringBackOurGirls was launched to voice out ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: Just Before Osun People Speak – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Just Before Osun People Speak – By @Obajeun

It is now generally agreed that colonization constituted a historic disruption of the normal evolutionary process of Africa. The old order was shattered together with most of its binding institutions. In some places, the colonialists tried to reinvent the wheel, while in other places, their intervention constituted a truly revolutionary restructuring of the political process. Of the major nationalities that ... Read More »

Rich Kids, Poor Kids: States And The Pot Called Federal Allocation – Ogunyemi Bukola

Yesterday budget and public data analysis platform BudgIT shared how much in total each state in Nigeria received as Federal Allocation in 2013. The list was divided into two. The top ten earner states: And the bottom ten: So this morning I decided to dance around the data a bit and see if numbers could talk. Here’s what numbers said: ... Read More »

Dear Obama, I want to report Jonathan to you – By @Obajeun

Dear Obama, I want to report Jonathan to you – By @Obajeun

Dear Obama, I am angry with you. Yes, I am angry. We cried to you with our silence and wooed you with our street noise to come to the rescue of your ancestral friends. You did accept, but you replied the wrong person. How could you have answered someone who did not ask you any question because he was lost ... Read More »

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Shekau, we are on our way to Sambisa Forest – By @Obajeun

Dear Abubakar Shekau, I don’t know if you are a beast with human face, but I will, for the purpose of our conversation, refer to you as a living human, barring the fact that you have succeeded in turning all of us into living ghosts. We know you have the power to break, kill and rape. We only have the ... Read More »

Flame Flame, Go Away, Come Again Another Day – By @Obajeun

Flame Flame, Go Away, Come Again Another Day – By @Obajeun

Whenever Boko Haram cooks human beings, you will see flame. Nyanya went up in flame. Jonathan wore sad face at the scene. Jonathan went to Kano the following day for a political gig. While mourners garnered their tears in baskets, Jonathan was in Kano throwing jives at his manufactured enemy, “even the little money my campaign office provided for refreshment ... Read More »

#FreeCiaxonIbadan: My Short Stint at the SSS and the Hypocrisy of Activism – By @Obajeun

#FreeCiaxonIbadan: My Short Stint at the SSS and the Hypocrisy of Activism – By @Obajeun

Welcome to the arid absurdity called Nigeria, our national theatre of hypocrisy. With an unrivaled pace, we are fast moving to the tarmac of departure where the soul of our nation might Rest In Peace. I pray not. But history has a way of reoccurring when you don’t learn from it. In our own nation-state, history keeps serving us, but ... Read More »