1. As we can see from this video, not everyone out there protesting wants to destroy property's or attack police. Not everyone is an anarchist or anti-government like some people are trying to force down people's throats. Most just want POLICE BRUTALITY TO END! There has always
2. been a war between the older generation & the young ones. People between the ages of 35-45 are now caught in the middle. I am of the age where I understand clearly how the mind of these oldies work & also know where the youths are coming from. The old ones believe work &
3. earning a living as; go to school to study medicine, law, accountancy, pharmacy etc...work for a period of years, buy a small car, marry while still living in a rented place, add a few more years & then build a house in the village. To the old, the other set of lucky ones are
4. the ones who make money through government/contacts. The oldies see agriculture as hoe, machete; cocoa, palm oil, groundnut, poultry in the backyard & a few goats. The oldies believe in hardwork until you are old & bent. And they also have a serious problem; THEY ARE ALWAYS
5. RIGHT! Nothing you say to convince them & make them see your perspective. A 25yr old lady I know works with Patterson & Zochonis (PZ), she drives a highlander & lives in a flat. She is stopped frequently by @PoliceNG she is profiled daily as an ashawo. Why? They don't
6. understand how a 25yr old girl can drive an suv & look good, she must be into prostitution. Another 26yr old works for jumia meanwhile he has different certifications; web/app development, coding etc on the side he rakes in nothing less than 500k + salary every month. Some app
7. gigs puts millions into his account all at once. He drives a lexus sedan, SARS have extorted him so much that he now goes to work with a bus. Yet, they have picked him up while at a park waiting for a bus! To them, you can't be young, have an iphone, iPod, tab & a laptop
8. without doing Yahoo Yahoo! A young man just got an offer letter from a bank for N600m. Turns out his company turns over N300m yearly, he needs the cash infusion to expand. He isn't yet 35, has a baby face, no beards. A guy who runs a company that can do over N300m a year can
9. drive a G-wagon but the cops won't let him rest & the oldies will say he's either into Yahoo Yahoo or even something worse! Another person just got CBN intervention of N1bn. He owns a farm & does about the same N1bn yearly! The oldies ask how possible is it because they do not
9. Know that a metric tonne of sesame seed is between $2,100-$2,500, they do not know that a metric tonne of ginger is between $1,800-$2,300. The oldies see potato as 'buy, peel, fry & eat', meanwhile the young one sees it as 'buy process into powder, slice & packed or pringles'.
10. The oldies see snail as only peppered snail or inside Edikaikon meanwhile the young ones will extract the slime, export to vietnam, pocket dollars while also doing pepper snail with the meat. A young lady had me tweet her beauty products a few months ago. Few days before the
11. lockdown she had just returned from a fair for companies that manufacture beauty products hosted in the United States. It was an all expense trip paid by the hosts. During the just concluded BBN show, her company paid for advert placement. She just recently got cash infusion
12. from a foreign investor, she is 25 yrs old! Almost everyday she & her brother have to call me on the phone because they are being stopped by the police. She eventually stopped using her mercedes GLE for peace to reign. Kids less than 20 are doing skits & BOOM companies sign
13. them up for adverts/ambassadors. Some do this for numerous companies, how much do you think they are being paid? How much do we think youtubers make daily from constant visits of their page? Agric has moved from hoes/machetes to hydroponics/aquaponics/green house farming etc
13. These & many are the things the oldies have refused to come to terms with! They don't understand the fact that Lagos has become the tech hub of West Africa! They have refused to come to terms with seeing 29yr old entrepreneurs owning companies valued at over $5m! You can't be
14. that rich unless you are Yahoo or a ritualist! That is why most of them agree with the police & their harrasment! Most of them see these young upcoming success stories as a huge threat! An average policeman in Nigeria will never come to terms with a 26 yr old driving a benz
15. While he stands under the sun/rain with an AK47! First he will envy & next he will hate! NOT ALL YOUTHS ARE FRAUDSTERS! Youths don't just work hard, they work smart!

Yahoo guys steer clear of this thread! You guys contribute to the mess we are in today!

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Your excellency sir @NGRPresident I do not agree with your assertion. I hope with these few videos of mine taken at different locations & different dates you will agree the vast majority are as bad as the criminals they are meant to protect citizens from.

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