Nigerians condemn FG’s nonchalance to killings in the North
Armed bandits unleashed terror on innocent locals in Birane village, Zirma local government, Zamfara on Thursday and over 41 people were killed in the attack.
As usual, President Muhammadu Buhari’s government responded with the same lazy rhetoric of sympathy and regret and has made a belated attempt to quell the unrest in that region.
Nigerians are again furious about the FG’s attitude to grave issues such as this and the apparent fact that no lives matter in this country.
See the reactions:
41 people slaughtered by Fulani terrorists in Zamfara and the Governor of Zamfara and our President refuse to express concern or go there.Instead they went to Daura for a meeting with APC governors to discuss 2019. Leaders don't behave like this:only ritualists behave like this!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 16, 2018
I was highly disturbed when I read in the newspapers that 41 Nigerians were killed in Zamfara State. What is actually happening in this country? Why has bloodshed become so rampant? Why is the President silent?
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) February 16, 2018
Please, please read this article and weep for the curse that is APC.
They 'heard' from Radio France.
The Governor is unaware and in Abuja attending functions.
3 days after the attacks, Buhari just released a tweet.
The Minister of Defence is from Zamfara.
God help us. 😢 https://t.co/989lnoIgEo
— Ose Anenih (@ose_anenih) February 16, 2018
A lot of people are just reading ur Tweet now and realizing there were killings in Zamfara yesterday. Buhari's Govt has actually invested a lot on Media blackouts https://t.co/EdEZN3BkNz
— Prof Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) February 15, 2018
Everyone is talking about Black Panther
Since the cinema release of Marvel’s all-black cast superhero movie, Black Panther, social media has been on literal fire.
From the black community who finally have themselves a major win in Hollywood, to Nigerians who are simply sharing in the joy and Nigerian companies who are using the opportunity to subtly market their brands and white folks who feel so sidelined they say it’s racist, everybody feels something strongly about the movie.
As expected, Twitter is abuzz with many meaningful, some ignorant and of course, a few woke reactions.
See our favs:
I saw #blackpanther today and it filled me all the way up with so much joy to see such unadulterated blackness in full glory on screen. Honestly, The film requires a series of essays to truly capture how its nuances illuminate the black diaspora community experience.
— Ethereum (@amandaseales) February 17, 2018
#BlackPanther is honestly goals, a movie where, women of colour strengths are not portrayed as bullying, smarts are not portrayed as sass, wits are not portrayed as intimidation, and our presence are not portrayed as a angry, aggressive and a bad attitude. 🙏🏾👑🙌🏾👸🏾
— ika wong (@theikawong) February 17, 2018
Trolls arguing with me that people are letting the #BlackPanther hype influence their excitement for and opinion of it.
Even if that were true…who CARES? Let people be excited to be represented. Goddamn.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) February 17, 2018
Walking out of #BlackPanther
That movie is doing so MUCH it’s beautiful holy shit
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) February 17, 2018
We almost forgot the cynics:
So we all agree that #blackpanther was just a marketing strategy to get into black people's pockets?
— theGODWAY↗️ (@AyaNdosie) February 17, 2018
Forget Black Panther for a minute and see this epic robbery
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) February 16, 2018
It’s 2018 and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are both single
Not that excited for anything or we foresee a possible reunion but we have to admit that 2018 is the year of strange things.
Jennifer Aniston and her husband of two and a half years, Justin Theroux announced early today that they have split up. Their statement read in part, “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship”.
Meanwhile, in late 2016, we witnessed the end of Aniston’s ex, Brad Pitt’s enviable marriage to Angelina Jolie two years and six children after.
Now that Aniston has joined Pitt in singles’ paradise, will they find some comfort in each other’s arms again?
Perhaps President Buhari will take this savage advice from a concerned Nigerian…