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Sahara Reporters: Lekan Fatodu leads protest against media organisation

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Lekan Fatodu,  journalist and
PR consultant, led hundreds of anti-fake news protesters to the newly
opened office of online media organisation, Sahara Reporters, who he
described as “extremely negative and falsehood-peddling”, in Lagos.

Recall that the online medium’s publisher, Sowore Omoyele, was arrested in January 2017 for criminal defamation, blackmail, and threatening Fatodu’s life.
Protesters against Sahara Reporters in Lagos on Friday, June 15, 2017

Protesters against Sahara Reporters in Lagos on Friday, June 15, 2017

Addressing
the crowd during the protest, Fatodu said it had become absolutely
necessary to raise serious awareness on the danger of fake news which he
said was not only bad for the health of the nation but also troubling
for the well-being of the populace.
“It
should be very well stated that this is the first anti-fake,
anti-blackmail and cyberbullying campaign in Nigeria. And there’s no
better time to speak in loud voice on the grave danger of the trend of
fake news than this critical moment. 
“If
you notice, countries of the West that are well advanced are disturbed
by this and are working on how to hinder the advancement of the ugly
phenomenon.
“Therefore we in
this part of the developing world should be more worried. And we don’t
need to wait for the government on how to tackle this dangerous
development. Consequences of fake news are as bad for the health of the
nation as they are bad for the general well-being of the populace.
“Also,
this location which is part of the route for this walk is symbolic
because the building we are looking at 13B Isaac John GRA Ikeja is the
office of Sahara Reporters, the headquarters of fake news in Nigeria
which is run by the most notorious blackmailer in the history of
Nigeria, Sowore Omoyele. It was inside that building I got Sowore
arrested in January and the case is still in Panti police station.
“I’ve
written to Governor Ambode on the criminality that goes on in this
property. Interestingly, the respected Nobel Laureate, Profesor Wole
Soyinka had also warned that Sowore should toe the path of rectitude
because now that his address is known he can easily be picked up when he
commits any wrongful acts. 
“I’m
leading this critical discussion because I’m a lucky survivor of
Sowore’s malicious fake news, criminal blackmail and violence. So I
believe with this effort we can attract more critical stakeholders to
join the conversation and save many other innocent souls from
destructive news peddlers, and thereby deepen peace and order in the
society”.
Protesters against Sahara Reporters in Lagos on Friday, June 15, 2017

Protesters against Sahara Reporters in Lagos on Friday, June 15, 2017

Sahara
Reporters, which has been operating from the United States before now,
launched its office in Lagos about three weeks ago.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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