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Founder @WestAfricaWeek. 2023 Distinguished James Currey Fellow, University of Cambridge. Member of #SafeBoxNetwork by @FbdnStories https://t.co/07XivAeu4N
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May 31 4 tweets 1 min read
I'm bored of saying it, but any Yoruba person reading this should please remember that there will still be life after Tinubu.

His mission to turn you and Igbo people into enemies for the sake of his short-term political interest will only spoil your life for no reason. Every single one of you has an Igbo family member. Every single one of you has a livelihood whose economic supply chain has Igbo people in it.

They are your neighbours, co-workers, friends, and family. In 1,000+ years of West African history, you and them have never fought.
May 30 4 tweets 1 min read
Full video at the bottom of thread.
May 30 4 tweets 1 min read
Let me also make it clear that regardless of what happens at the election tribunal, anyone expecting me to go away and crawl into some hole somewhere is experiencing a malaria hallucination.

I. Am. Not. Going. Anywhere.

If you want to die, die. I'm on the right side of history. If the judiciary sides with the drug pusher, that's cool. I love it for them - it has no impact on what my mission here is.

If you think you "won" and I "lost" because I'm a journalist who did my job in a corrupt system, I love it for you too.

Imagination will not kill you IJN.
May 29 5 tweets 2 min read
If you are a Nigerian anywhere near Soho/TriBeCa in New York City, come on down tomorrow.

We're planning to lawfully picket the property that the drug lord's unemployed 22 year-old sprog bought for $2.4m cash at 255 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013.

Say no to money laundering! twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11AM.

Come with your placards.

Messages on placards must be about the drug lord laundering dirty money in Manhattan, not about the election - America doesn't give a single fuck about democracy in Nigeria.

Stay on message!
May 26 9 tweets 8 min read
In context, this is not today's important story, but I thought to flag it up too.

Aviation minister @hadisirika is committing broad daylight fraud by displaying this rented and hurriedly repainted @flyethiopian Boeing 737-800 as an aircraft belonging to a phantom "Nigeria Air". Image I obtained the video below of the purported "Nigeria Air" 737-800 from a source at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.

As you can see when you freeze the frame, the aircraft is clearly registered to @flyethiopian with the registration number ET-APL. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 26 4 tweets 3 min read
Press Release from Concerned Nigerians

Tinubu’s lawyers have filed a response to perjury case, and court decision is due today. Image The response submitted in court yesterday by Tinubu's lawyer can be found below. ImageImageImageImage
May 23 7 tweets 5 min read
Hi @sydneykamlager @RepKamlagerDove, as the representative of California's 37th District, you are apparently set to visit Africa next week as part of a US government delegation to the swearing-in of a drug dealer as Nigeria's president.

Your constituents demand to know why. ImageImage Your constituency covers LA and Inglewood, whose drug problems are so well-known that they are immortalised in iconic music.

It has a severe ongoing problem with opioids, which are derivatives of heroin - the drug that the man you are going to congratulate was involved with. ImageImageImage
May 22 4 tweets 2 min read
Dear Mama Africa,

The men who are supposed to be building your businesses, executing your multilateral treaties, inventing your technologies and building your tomorrow are instead busy using all their time, effort and organisational ability to cheat on their wives.😒 This is A LOT of effort to expend in pursuit of something as plentiful as sex.

By all means cheat on your wife, but what on earth justifies pouring so much unnecessary energy into constructing an edifice of lies for no other reason than sex?

Is that the height of your ambition?
May 20 6 tweets 4 min read
I need to point out that @SecBlinken's call to Mr. Bola Tinubu was a regular administrative call, and not an official acknowledgement of the impostor as "president-elect," which many people are misunderstanding it to be. Image The US government recognises *states* and not governments.

This means that even if INEC declares a bowl of spaghetti as Nigeria's "president-elect," the state department would find a pasta translator and call the spaghetti like it called Tinubu.
foreignpolicy.com/2010/04/13/how… Image
May 9 11 tweets 7 min read
Hi @TishJames. As @NewYorkStateAG, you have been eager to demonstrate your zero tolerance for high-level financial crime by prosecuting Donald Trump.

However right there in Manhattan and Brooklyn, one of the most egregious instances of money laundering exists in plain sight. Image The 2 sisters in the photo above, Zainab and Habibat Tinubu were 25 and 22 years old respectively when they bought properties at 6A, 55 Berry Street, Brooklyn and 10A, 255 Hudson Street, Manhattan for $2.2m and $2.4m respectively.
zillow.com/homedetails/25… ImageImage
Apr 25 4 tweets 2 min read
This bugs me.

Hitler did horrible things as part of an (initially successful) plan to make Germany Europe's strongest economy.

Stalin did horrible things for similar reasons. So did Mao.

Tinubu is doing horrible things because...why? What is the wider reason? It's his turn...? China killed and imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and turned their region into a brutally productive area driven by forced labour.

Nazi Germany used Jews in death camps as slave labour.

Nigeria genocided 3 million Igbos and then...what? Why? What was the reason?
Apr 19 13 tweets 9 min read
What exactly is the relationship between Nigeria's "president-elect" @officialABAT and Ousmane Diarra aka Ousmane Yara (@yara_ousmane), a Malian political fixer and suspected international cocaine trafficker?

A short thread. Image Since yesterday, this Twitter has been making the rounds on Nigerian Twitter.

Apparently leaked by an insider in Tinubu's camp, the video shows Tinubu, Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwoolu and another gentleman inside a Guinean presidential helicopter.
Apr 19 6 tweets 2 min read
Following the locking of my account for posting proof of perjury by Nigeria's "president-elect" on Monday, I submitted an appeal based on Twitter's stated rules regarding public-interest reporting.

Shamefully, this is the result of the appeal that came in today. Image By violating its own clearly stated rules regarding public-interest reporting on public figures and forcing me to delete important information, Twitter has conclusively demonstrated that it no longer intends to even pretend to uphold any "free speech" ideals going forward.
Apr 15 7 tweets 2 min read
Using the spate of building collapses in Ikoyi as a metaphor, the good news for Lagos is that the ruling mafia which is desperately fighting to remain in control, is made up of people who are selfish to the point of being hopelessly stupid.

Ergo, Tinubu's mafia will eat itself. A competent criminal organisation with long term potential like the New York mafia, knows its way around crime and politics while being completely invisible, and without distorting the economy.

Those malus in Alausa are like special needs children in comparison.
Apr 6 10 tweets 3 min read
Whenever there is a direct comparison between 2 parties and one is clearly superior to the other, 2 propaganda tricks you must never fall for are the Strawman and the Red Herring.

Whole Soyinka's latest comments are a masterclass in how to use these tricks to kneecap a movement. ImageImage Instead of facing the actual issue, i.e. the APC is a violent, racist, authoritarian entity that uses money and violence to distort democracy, and the Obidient movement is a direct pushback to that, a strawman is invoked - "The new kids on the block don't tolerate disagreement."
Mar 18 13 tweets 3 min read
Few people knew Bola Tinubu as well as my dad. His first 2 land allocations in Lagos had my dad's signature on them (then Lagos State Director of Lands).

The full picture of him that I got from my old man is why I find the idea of a "President Tinubu" to be utterly hilarious. The 1st thing to understand about the man is that he genuinely, wholeheartedly believes that everything and everyone is for sale.

"What money cannot do, more money will do." That's an actual quote from him.

The definition of "transactional" should have his photo next to it.
Mar 3 26 tweets 16 min read
Now that I have completed my time as a Distinguished James Currey Fellow at @Cambridge_Uni, it is time to get a few things off my chest.

Let's start from the tweet below.

The angry calls and messages I referenced came from governor Nasir @elrufai of Kaduna State. For those who may not know, Nasir El-Rufai is a member of @AfricaOxfordUni's International Advisory Board.

For this, he paid a LOT of money. Why does the governor of a poor state in a developing country spend huge sums on an affiliation with Oxford Uni?
Mar 2 4 tweets 2 min read
Jesus Christ this is tiresome😩

Here goes Attempt no 3 to do this thread properly *clears throat*

INEC did not delete any tweets. Below are the supposed "missing tweets" still up, starting with this one which is a clear hoax (different dates and text)
In the thread above, there are no "tweet is unavailable* links which you would find in a broken thread with deleted tweets, which means that the account handler made a simple numbering mistake.

Also the point in #9 flows logically into the one in #20, meaning nothing was deleted
Mar 1 7 tweets 2 min read
INEC's declaration of a heroin trafficker as Nigeria's president-elect has changed nothing because the supposed election is universally known to have been a farce.

Mr Tinubu still lacks any local or international credibility and commands zero respect within the armed forces. A hurried INEC declaration made at 4AM shortly after this recorded conversation was published in the media, does not in any way create a realistic path to office for Mr Tinubu.

The Nigerian people did not give him their mandate. That has not changed.
Feb 17 5 tweets 2 min read
Ex-convict jailed in 1986 for credit card fraud in Dade County, Florida, threatening illegal violation of property rights and Land Use Act to enforce proposed insurrection and parallel government in Ogun State, 2022.

Things you can only see in Nigeria. Image Thanks to a certain drug pusher-turned-political godfather, a security guard in Miami who did jail time for identity theft and credit card fraud is now somehow the executive governor of a state in Nigeria 37 years later.

"Tinubu built people."
Feb 17 4 tweets 2 min read
While this is largely true, what I think this assessment omits is that Peter Obi is almost certainly going to win the Middle Belt convincingly.

This is a large chunk of the old Northern region that is NOT going to either of the other 2 amigos. A huge uptick in PVC collection and voting interest is also very bad news for anyone who is not Peter Obi.

Statistically, widespread 1st time voter registration and large voter turnout only means one thing - a popular vote against the incumbent.