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#EndSars: International artistes, activists condemn government

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Worldwide activists and big names on Thursday hit out at the Nigerian government over a vicious crackdown on quiet #EndSARS nonconformists exhibiting against police severity two months prior.

In an open letter routed to Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and disclosed in Lagos to match with International Human Rights Day, 60 activists denounced the public authority for “unwarranted force against its own unarmed citizens”.

Composing under the support of Diaspora Rising, which considers itself a backing body framed to reinforce “bonds among individuals from the worldwide Black family”, the activists required the arrival of imprisoned dissidents just as the arraignment of security agents answerable for shooting regular people in Lagos.

They additionally encouraged the public authority to lift a restriction on peaceful protests. Among the signatories were the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr, Bernice King; US extremist Opal Tometi, entertainers Danny Glover and Kerry Washington, Swedish teen eco-warrior Greta Thunberg, artiste Alicia Keys, social equality campaigner Angela Davis, US representative Ilhan Omar, and Nigerian-American rapper Jidenna.

Tometi, a prime supporter of the Black Lives Matter development in the US and originator of Diaspora Rising, portrayed Nigeria’s reaction to the fights as “very shameful”.

Instead of showing up alongside (the people), the government went to suppress them, went to squelch the protest, and stamp it out,” she said Amnesty International has said security powers shot and slaughtered at any rate 10 individuals during a protest at Lekki Toll entryway, the focal point of the exhibitions, in Lagos on October 20.

Yet, the military has denied shooting live adjusts, demanding that warriors just shot blanks at the groups that had accumulated in disobedience of a curfew. Nonetheless, the Nigerian specialists have said in excess of 100 individuals, including 43 security agents, were killed cross country following long stretches of road fights.

The Central Bank of Nigeria a month ago impeded the records of some #EndSARS campaigners while security powers have so far unlawfully kept a portion of the pointed stones of the protesters.

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Rage as Fela Kuti is not among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 class

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Godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who received the posthumous honour to be among those vying to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 some few months back, sadly failed to secure a spot despite being top two on the voting polls.

Fela Kuti gets shunned from the inductees despite being top two.

Today, May 12, the committee announced the inductees by means of a 3-minute video through president and CEO, Gregg Harris. Fela was nominated in the Performers Category, amassing a total of 545,000+ votes, making him the second most voted act after Tina Turner (548,000+ votes) but to the surprise of the masses, Fela was not included in the list of inductees.

Shockingly included are performers like rap icon and mogul – JAY-Z and LL Cool J who failed to secure a top five spot on the poll, infact, they were the least voted acts when voting concluded.

Although, quite frankly there is a disclaimer on the website were the poll was conducted, stating that votes do not guarantee induction but for a Top 2 voted act in Fela Anikulapo Kuti, that should not even be the case and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the ‘rigging’, ‘clout chasing’ and inconsiderate conduct regarding how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee unjustly treated the voting polls and Fela Kuti.

On what might have transpired regarding the voting stage and selection of inductees, Fela’s first son, Femi Kuti had this to say:

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Funny tweets, memes and videos from Twitter NG for “Happy 420”

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Today’s date, April 20, stylised as 4/20 is a day worldwide commemorated by stoners or smokers of weed to celebrate marijuana. In short, it is treated as a public holiday for weed/marijuana and termed—Happy 420.

Twitter NG i.e users of Twitter in Nigeria, as it is the yearly custom are trending “Happy 420” as the number one topic in the country. While many really used the medium to share their unwavering love for weed, others have taken it upon themselves to make funny tweets, memes, skits and share several videos in relation to weed smoking and “Happy 420” as an entity.

While some tweeps take jab at those who don’t smoke weed but indulge in the “woke” culture by wishing stoners a “Happy 420”, others in their own way intentionally misinterpret certain scriptural verses for comedic purpose in order to aid and bait their smoking habits, still others take it upon themselves to disperse various memes which for sure will bring a smile upon your face. That’s not all, though, for we have some tweeps who did brainstorm to form some of the best puns concerning weed and stoners jokes ever. Well we can say irrespective of the way they passed their message regarding “Happy 420”, they all ended on a high note. Enjoy!

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