I CALL BULLSHIT. Detailed policy formulation, coordination and direction is the job of the elected government and legislators NOT young protesters in the streets. CALL THEM OUT.

I hate to use that overused term GASLIGHTING, but I am afraid that is the only term that accurately describes what the people making this dubious argument are doing. Gaslighting and disingenuity #EndSARS
And if the government wants to know the latest views of the young people on how they should do THEIR JOB THAT THEY GET PAID FOR, they have the phone numbers of all the people that are calling for "leaders" to be appointed. Ask those ones, they will tell you what to do. #EndSARS
It's become clearer to me now that this "show us your leaders" call is to facilitate government photo-ops and the creation of committees with the "leaders" co-opted so they can claim "we are doing something" #EndSARS

They're trying to pass the buck.

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17 Oct
Since we have so many misguided and unsolicited Twitter threads “advising” the young people protesting on what to do, I think it’s only fair that we create thread advising the actual government of the country on steps to take to #EndSARS
Step 1: CALM DOWN. The reason for the protests is police brutality. There is no political anything going on, so calm down. You have work to do and the work is plenty. So, step 1 is to calm down and get ready to work #EndSARS
Step 2: STOP LYING. Whether at State or Federal level, you have completely lost trust and credibility with the people. You need to stop telling lies. If you cannot do something say so, and if something bad happens, don’t deny it. Take responsibility! #EndSARS
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14 Oct
Otunba Sula, Propaganda Joe and White Nigerian walk into an EndSARS protest. What’s happening next?
White Nigerian: Why are you all so irresponsible??? Have you reported this issue to your Local Government Chairman? #EndSARS
Otunba Sula: *chuckles* Let me show you NBS data of our SARS killings have actually reduced since 2015 #EndSARS
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23 Sep
Niger trades less than $5bn per annum with the world, both imports and exports. That's the TOTAL VALUE of their trade. The most valuable thing in that sum is Uranium, which goes to France. It requires special handling facilities and goes via the port in Cotonou
This is the sum total of the business opportunity which Nigeria is seeking to connect with by investing $2bn in a transformational rail project that will link Kano, Katsina and Jigawa to this great trade emporium.
Meanwhile, Nigeria trades nearly $90bn (both exports and imports) with the world, of which at least $40bn are imports in a good year. Most of those imports are sea bound.

The ports and rail lines in Nigeria are an uncompetitive mess requiring massive investment to overhaul.
Read 4 tweets
12 Sep
I always come back to agree with the people who say the problem is not a lack of understanding economics. It's different visions of society. Different ideas about human rights and human agency.
If your starting point is that all humans are capable of rational economic decisions, and that humans have the right to buy and sell whatever they want as long as it is not harmful to another human, you can NEVER arrive at border closure and import bans as acceptable policy.
If your starting point is that all humans have the right to aspire to an economic status higher than what their father or grandfather was born into, you will hate anything leading to inflation. You'll prioritize security, education, healthcare, infrastructure over agriculture.
Read 4 tweets
8 Sep
SMH. Just listen to the argument of Mazi Victor Ononye. Image
Mazi Victor is willing to die on this hill. Image
Chief Emechebe comes through with some sensible talk. Image
Read 5 tweets
7 Sep
Question: Why would shipping lines prefer Abidjan to anywhere in Nigeria?

Answer: Image
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This is how countries with sense operate. Image
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