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We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 05:48:21 PM
...Alleges social media giant funded ENDSARS protests


From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

 

The Federal Government has reacted to Social media giant, Twitter, deleting President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet referencing the civil war and threatening south east trouble makers.

Buhari had in series of tweet on Tuesday via is verified Twitter handle @MBuhari tweeted: “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Following several complaints, Twitter deleted the tweet, stating: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.

Reacting to the development, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, accused Twitter of double standard, he said while the social media giant has conveniently ignored inciting tweets by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and his cohorts, displaying the same biases it did during the ENDSARS protest last year, where government and private properties were looted and set on fire, taming it human rights, it finds Buhari’s tweet offensive.

He said Twitter’s role is suspect and Nigeria will not be fooled.

He said: “Twitter may have its own rules, it’s not the universal rule. If Mr. President, anywhere in the world feels very bad and concern about a situation, he is free to express such views. Now, we should stop comparing apples with oranges. If an organisation is proscribed, it is different from any other which is not proscribed.

“Two, any organisation that gives directives to its members, to attack police stations, to kill policemen, to attack correctional centres, to kill warders, and you are now saying that Mr. President does not have the right to express his dismay and anger about that? We are the ones guilty of double standards. I don’t see anywhere in the world where an organisation, a person will stay somewhere outside Nigeria, and will direct his members to attack the symbols of authority, the police, the military, especially when that organisation has been proscribed. By whatever name, you can’t justify giving orders to kill policemen or to kill anybody you do not agree with.”

According to the minister, Buhari’s comment cannot be compared to the directive by Kano to his followers to kill soldiers, policemen and burn down government facilities.

Mohammed said: “The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very very suspect. Has Twitter deleted the violent tweets that Nnamdi Kanu has been sending? Has it? The same Twitter during the ENDSARS protests that was funding ENDSARS protesters, it was the first to close the account of former president of US, Trump. And you see, when people were burning police stations and killing policemen in Nigeri during ENDSARS, for Twitter, it was about the right to protest. But when a similar thing happened on the Capitol, it became insurrection.

“You see, we are not going to be be fooled by anybody. We have a country to rule and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter mission in Nigeria citing those two examples is very suspect. What is their agenda?

“How does Mr. President’s speech that anybody who is destroying infrastructure, who is destroying police offices, who is destroying INEC offices should be ready for the consequences, is that inciting violence?

Asked why Shiek Ahmad Gumi whose comments that have been justifying Boko Haram actions has not been picked, the minister said: “You are again mixing things. If an organisation is proscribed abinitio, that organization does not exist in that country. There are many Nigerians, for instance, who have been inciting people against government. Who appointed Gumi middleman between government and Boko Haram?

“Listen, for me, unless you come and tell me this is what Gumi said that is inciting that you are comparing to Kanu… anyway what we’re discussing is different. We’re discussing Twitter. If you want to ask any question about Gumi or any other person, go ahead but please, be objective.

“There’s so many people who have been spewing hate against Mr. President, against this governments. So if you want to comment be fair, don’t take a position which is not objective. If we were to pick up everybody today who had been abusing this administration, the detention centres will be filled up and you will be the first person also to talk about lack of tolerance, lack of rule of law. But I’m saying that you cannot compare anybody with Kanu who boldly say, go and kill policemen.

“I think sometimes…policemen are brothers, they are our uncles, they are children. When we kill them their wives become widows, their children become orphans. And what is the offence of these policemen? Because they are workin to keep the country one. What about soldiers that are putting down their lives so that me and you can sleep? It is not acceptable anywhere in the world for anybody, anywhere, to stay in the comfort of wherever he is and now give directives to go and kill soldiers, to go and kill policemen.”

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Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 05:49:44 PM
We shall take this one after the other ...

Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 06:00:26 PM
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Buhari had in series of tweet on Tuesday via is verified Twitter handle @MBuhari tweeted: “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

So, according to Lai Mohammed the Nigerian minister for information, this was a perfect statement from president Buhari.

Lai Mohammed is educated enough to understand that the president used a DOG WHISTLE to convey his message, and all civilized people (who would be offended by such action) took notice and acted accordingly.

What is a Dog Whistle in politics?

Here is a definition from Mirriam-Webster Dictionary:
Figuratively, a 'dog whistle' is a coded message communicated through words or phrases commonly understood by a particular group of people, but not by others.

Interpreted in plain language, Buhari essentially threatened GENOCIDE against the Igbo-led eastern Nigerians who had been agitating for a referendum to determine whether to continue with the Nigeria country, or to exercise their rights to self-determination, and vote to leave to found a separate country.
For that, Buhari threatened to repeat the genocide that he and his contemporaries carried out against the region between 1967-70.

For that, we shall next examine WHY Twitter had to act...

Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 06:04:55 PM
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Following several complaints, Twitter deleted the tweet, stating: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules”.

Twitter didn't even act immediately, because frankly Twitter hadn't (at least as of that time) designated Buhari as a person to watch closely. They would have acted immediately the tweet went out.

So, it took SEVERAL COMPLAINTS by Nigerians to Twitter before the company acted.

This proves that the allegation that Twitter is biased or sponsoring the agitators is absolute nonsense, and true to type.

Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 06:18:17 PM
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He said: “Twitter may have its own rules, it’s not the universal rule. If Mr. President, anywhere in the world feels very bad and concern about a situation, he is free to express such views. Now, we should stop comparing apples with oranges. If an organisation is proscribed, it is different from any other which is not proscribed.

First of all allow me a good laugh: Hahahahahahahahha!  ;D ;D

So, because Lai Mohammed and his crew in the "presidency" used medieval and Orwellian yardsticks to proscribe IPOB (while conveniently protecting murderous Fulani terrorists rampaging and killing Nigerians freely), the rest of the world must now tow the line?
Ndi a na awikwa ezigbo ara o!  :o


As for Twitter having its own rules, my smart money is that overwhelming majority of CIVILIZED human beings on this planet share in those Twitter's values and rules.

Twitter even did not spare a sitting president of the most powerful country in the world, when enforcing those rules.
How dare this fifth-world goon expect his medieval standards to be accepted by the rest of the civilized world?
Hubris is dangerous!

Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 06:26:05 PM
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“You see, we are not going to be be fooled by anybody. We have a country to rule and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter mission in Nigeria citing those two examples is very suspect. What is their agenda?

Twitter has no role in Nigeria!
Nigerians have role in Nigeria!

Nigerians (those currently suffering the contraption) are the ones acting and reacting on Twitter: Shouting out as loud as they can, so that the world can hear their voices, and perhaps intervene to save them from murderous hordes in government.

Twitter really has a very simple method: TWEET (a very short message), which democratizes speech and gives equal access to the powerful and the weak.

That is what makes the platform successful and very popular among political activists.

Who should be afraid of Twitter? Mass murderers, despots, totalitarians ... the lot.

Nigerians thank and appreciate Twitter for allowing them a voice!

Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 06:36:39 PM
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Asked why Shiek Ahmad Gumi whose comments that have been justifying Boko Haram actions has not been picked, the minister said: “You are again mixing things. If an organisation is proscribed abinitio, that organization does not exist in that country.

The question really should be why is IPOB proscribed while Boko Haram is not proscribed?

So, because Nigeria proscribed IPOB, the rest of the world must also do so?

They often say that IPOB was proscribed because they want a separate country from Nigeria.

Pray tell, what have Boko Haram, and ISWAP been fighting for all these years? A united Islamic state of Nigeria?

People are currently being rounded up and killed in eastern Nigeria for being IPOB members even when they are ordinary unarmed people.

But Gumi is free to meet terrorists and speak freely about it.
Didn't Boko Haram just celebrate sallah the other day while proudly hoisting their jihadist flags everywhere in the North?
Why hasn't the affected areas been turned into a free for all killings by agents of the Nigerian state?

Honestly the world has only started to pay attention ...

Re: We suspect Twitter’s role in Biafra agitation – FG

By: dayan (M) |Time : June 02, 2021, 06:44:51 PM
As for comparing Kanu's tweets with Buhari's tweet, is Lai Mohammed in any way saying that Kanu is in charge of A STATE? Which state is Kanu in charge of?

Buhari is in charge of a state, and has our collective resources under his control.

He collects our taxes, extracts our oil resources and sells them, and then uses the same money from us to plan genocide against us! And yet Lai Mohammed wants Twitter to equate Kanu with Buhari?

Most us of who have since given up on Nigeria are PAINED that these low IQ individuals are the faces of a government that is connected to us, even remotely.  :(

It is PHYSICALLY PAINFUL that a Lai Mohammed and a Buhari are representing the country with the largest number of black people in the whole world.

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