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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.
 
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Culture of Fear...

Source: https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=266345973386639&set=a.200860933268477.50643.100000337165757&type=1&theater

 • The police routinely brutalize people on the flimsiest of excuses. PHOTO: OLATUNJI OBASA - PMNews Lagos Title page - Amnesty Slams Nigeria For Rights Abuse May 26/2010
 
Source: http://adedunmadeonibokun.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-nigerian-budget.html

A Culture of Fear...

This photos depicts Nigeria police officers in a position of power humiliating and ridiculing citizens of Nigeria. As you can see, the citizens are complying with the directives given by the police officers, one is being forced to leap like a frog. I ask you, what type of action justifies this consequence? Why are these police officers allowed to humiliate these individuals. I truly believe that individuals that violate the law need to receive consequences, but how is leap frogging a justifiable consequence? The citizen is forced to comply with the officer's directives because of the culture of fear that currently exists in Nigeria. If this individual were to question the officer or worse yet, not comply, God only knows what would happen.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bragging Rights


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15048700

The rape video on youtube - http://youtu.be/3Td0RVdJSmY


I am utterly disgusted by this chain of events. A gang style rape of a woman. These men deserve to be punished to the full extent of the law. What bothers me most about this, however, is that there was not urgency in this case until it started to be catipulted into the media. Why did the government wait to react until the media began pressuring them for answers. I can't help but think that if the media hadn't pressured the government to take action against these men, they would still be free and bragging about their actions.