The #Occupynigeria Protests: A Failed Revolution
January 2012! A watershed in our annals. On a personal level, it was the year I finally got a job (Believe me its BIG news in these parts). After four years of waking up daily at 9am, sauntering into the living room for a customary breakfast of tea and bread; while watching Newstrack on Channelstv, and going straight back to bed after to snooze away my unemployment blues, I secured a job.
Save Nigeria Group To Mark Anniversary Of “Occupy Nigeria”
Occupy Nigeria protests in January 2012
The Save Nigeria Group (SNG) has announced a roundtable dialogue on January 14 to commemorate the 2012 street revolt of the people of Nigeria against the culture of corruption in the country.
Fuelling Poverty-A Documentary About The Fuel Subsidy Fraud And The #Occupy Nigeria Movement
Documentary Featurette about the culture of greed and corruption in Nigeria articulated through the Fuel Subsidy Scam of 2011.
Occupy Nigeria: Citizen Report - Handicapped Man Protesting
OccupyNigeria Protesters shut down Town Hall meeting with Minister of State at the Grand Hyatt hotel, New York, NY.
Nigerian activists from the Nigeria Liberty Democratic Forum (NDLF) last night protested at the Town Hall meeting called by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Adaku Onwuliri, shutting down the event until the New York Police Department was called in an hour later.
The meeting, which was scheduled to start at 6: 00 p.m., did not start until 7:45p.m, as the minister came late.
Prof. Onwuliri is one of three Ministers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a top-heavy, free-spending government. About 10 days ago, in one of his broadcasts on the oil subsidy crisis, President Goodluck Jonathan said he would drastically cut down on foreign travel; Mrs. Onwuliri’s tour of the United States, like the lavish tour of South Africa of Mr. Jonathan’s team to the ANC 100th anniversary, is evidence of the emptiness of that pledge.
The activists led by Bukola Oreofe of the NDLF waited patiently in the hall as officials of the Nigerian consulate in New York and organizers of the event started with opening prayers and the Nigerian national anthem. As soon as the anthem ended and the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York moved towards the podium to deliver a prepared speech, NDLF activists took over the microphone on the aisle which was set aside for those who wished to ask questions. They announced that the Minister was late, and pointing out that it was another sign of disrespect and contempt for Nigerians.
Occupy Nigeria Protesters Take A Stand In South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa on January 16th stormed the Nigerian embassy in Pretoria. According to the PRO of Nigerian Union in Gauteng, Niyi Da Voice Abodedele, some 300 Nigerians in South Africa attended the protests in solidarity with Nigerians protesting against mismanagement and corruption in cities across Nigeria.
The demonstration also featured Biafran separatist activists campaigning against islamist miliatnats, Boko Haram, killing of Igbos. They marched alongside side others demanding a Biafran homeland.
Dramatic Video Of A Car Running Over ‘Occupy’ Protester in Abuja, Nigeria
A protester in Abuja was ran over while others vandalize vehicles.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Occupy Nigeria solidarity action in DC - Protesting oil price hikes in front of the World Bank
On January 9, 2012 activists in Washington DC took action in solidarity with ongoing protests in Nigeria fighting IMF and World Bank inspired price hikes.
Pro-subsidy Protester Killed By Police Is Buried In Ilorin
The remains of Muyideen Mustapha of Opobiyi family in Agbaji area of Ilorin was laid to rest today Wednesday 4th of January 2012 at the Muslim Cementary behind Yidi praying ground in Ilorin at about 2pm.