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AN INROAD INTO RENOWN by Tope Omoniyi

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cacophony for Tope Awoniyi

A cacophony of ideologies, opinions…. We are a rare assortment of silently hopeful individuals, complacently hopeless ones and insolent specimens, just to mention a few, who occupy this noble space created almost six decades ago.

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Bedfellows: Reno Omokri (Wendell Simlin) and Lies by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

renooooYes. Life in Nigeria may not be easy especially for those who have no opportunity to dip their hands in the national treasury, even if it’s for once. It may also not be easy for someone who had that opportunity but who allowed the treasury to slip off his hands. Sometimes, however, personal integrity, which doesn’t get talked about often, is more important than keeping a job. And that is if such a job robs you of your integrity; that’s if you care about the definition of integrity in the dictionaries of the world anyway.

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Post or ‘Like’ comments on facebook, Twitter and get arrested. Happening…

 

Police arrested one Indian lady for commenting on political issue on her facebook account and another for ‘Like’ing that comment. Wetin be that one? Person don lose em freedom be that o. Make I dey watch before ‘Like’ing comments?

Shaheen Dhada, 21, wey be medical student for India and wey dey live on the outskirts of Mumbai, dey vex.

Her vexation be say “when the right-wing Hindu political leader Bal K. Thackeray died last weekend, the city of Mumbai responded with a practiced, if anxious, efficiency. Merchants hurriedly closed their shops. Traffic thickened as people tried to rush home. India’s most populous city, a global financial center and moviemaking capital, was effectively shut down. Like most people, she understood what was happening: Mr. Thackeray’s hard-line Shiv Sena party has dominated Mumbai for decades, often using intimidation, violence or vandalism to enforce citywide strikes or bans against certain movies. This time, Shiv Sena wanted a citywide signal of deference and respect for Mr. Thackeray.”

All that one na English wey New York Times yarn about the issue.

Wetin she yarn on her facebook page simple, “Why should an entire city be involuntarily shuttered to mark the death of a politician?”

And em friend, Renu Srinivasan, 20, read the post and press “like.” Shikena!

blah blah blah. Na so dem arrest the two of dem. People sef go destroy em Uncle Hospital blah blah blah

As for Ms. Dhada and Ms. Srinivasan, dem release dem on bail on Monday. The case don stir so much condemnation that the top police official in Mumbai don order an investigation into the arrests.

For now, though, the two young women dey wait their first hearings in court. Na wa. And the Indian people dey vex plenty (that, na outrage).

The fear of facebook cooments and ‘Like’ na the father and mother of wisdom.