Death Threats Are Being Sent To Mr Macaroni
Nigerian, comedian, actor, content developer, social media influencer and entrepreneur; Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, said he has been threatened severally since the first day he started protesting and he is not ready to back out, he revealed that he has not said anything about it because it is a normal thing that happens in protests to make people back out, and he is saying it now to create awareness and not because he is fearful.
In his words; “Since the very first day I stepped out into the streets up till yesterday even before leaving Alausa, I have been threatened severally. I don’t tweet about them because it is normal in protests. I am safe presently but I am being threatened!! No be fear!! Na Awareness!!!! ✊🏿”
Mr Macaroni is One of the public figures that has passionately protested for the #ENDSARS movement. Recently, in an interview with award winning media personality; Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, when Mr Macaroni was asked why he felt it was necessary for the President to physically speak on the ongoing protest, he said “when you are in a state where your citizens are crying to you, you have no business sending tweets to us, because where was this energy when you wanted to be president ?. If you are on top of the situation, you should everyday give a situation report”
Speaking on the Lekki toll gate situation, Debo Adebayo said, “Like I said yesterday, for now, the only option we have is to stay safe!! The government has shown that they will stop at nothing to intimidate, silence, threaten and kill us!!! The same government that should be protecting us is killing us!!! Stay safe!! Stay Conscious!!! Except no be say na better Nigeria all of us dey fight for!!!! This oppression no go last!!!
Alausa!!! Please take cover!!! We don’t want to lose any more lives!! Please!!!! Our lives don’t mean anything to the government and they are killing us at will!!! Please guys!!!
…Watching that young man suffer for everyone of us!!! No one deserves to be in that kind of pain for demanding for a better Nigeria!!! What have the Nigerian youths done to deserve being killed in broad day light by their own government?? We can’t let this slide!!!”
Still speaking to the government on the issue of using brute force to handle the ongoing situation in Nigeria, as well as addressing the youths of Nigeria, Mr Macaroni said; “Truth is that we need to remain peaceful!! We cannot become the same thing we are protesting against!! We cannot continue to lose more innocent lives. We need to align our thoughts and educate ourselves!! Since we are all leaders, we all must take responsibility!! #EndSARS
This is happening because we refused to meet violence with violence!! So many times we have maintained peace on the protest grounds and what do we get?? More violence!! We are decent and the government know that and they continue to use that against us!! #EndSARS
The government wants us to believe they are working to meet our demands but they can’t even guarantee the safety and security of peaceful protesters and innocent citizens from thugs!! What exactly do they think we have been fighting for??? #EndSARS
Only if government can take action today! The president should address the Nigerian Youths and announce that all our concerns have been taken care of. Peaceful protesters will leave the streets to re-strategize and be ready to hold the government accountable anytime!! #Endsars”
”Make It Normal To Stop Judging People’s Actions Based On Post” -Beyonce’s Publicist Replies Tiwa Savage
Award-winning actress, Tiwa Savage, recently beckoned on American celebrities such as Beyonce, and international brands not to keep mute over the ongoing agitation for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.
This call on Beyonce and her team using their platform to speak on the #EndSars protest, however didn’t sit right with Beyonce and her team as Yvette Noel-Schure, Beyonce’s publicist gave a reply to Tiwa Savage.
She said; “not all activists live on Social media. Not all Doers look for validation, nor your approval. Not all work is for a photo OP. Make it normal to stop judging people’s actions based on posts. Posts don’t make you an activist. Actions make you an activist. Whether in the background or out in these streets. We all choose a different path to get it done. Blessed are those who do not see yet they believe. Actions speak louder than posts! Stop Judging! S.T.O.P!!!”
In a very emotional and enthusiastic video Tiwa released on her Instagram page, the Koroba crooner said, “I have so much to tell you and so many emotions are going through me. Nigerians are special people but the country is bad. Because we are strong, we don’t realise how bad our country is. We are not protesting for basic needs because we are not used to having it in the first place. A lot of privileged people feel that these happenings do not concern them because they have alternatives but what if there is an unforeseen incident and your money or affluence cannot save you?
All we are asking for is to stay alive and they still want to stop that? There is corruption everywhere in the world but when you take, give back. We all lent our support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement using our social media platforms, even if we were not physically present. We also need support from the world. I was so proud to be involved in Beyonce’s Black is King: The Gift album. Do not quote me out of context but I want to use my platform to call on Beyoncé and the whole team that reached out to all of us to use their voice and platform for us too. The country that birthed these celebrated afrobeat talents is on fire. You cannot ignore us or be quiet at this time
Tiwa Savage emphasized that she knows she may be criticised for speaking out and blacklisted for making these videos “I know that I may be blacklisted by these outpourings but we know what the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti stood for and we have to stand for the same things too. For everyone that has given us a platform, I am grateful but I call on them to also use their platforms for Nigerians. What is happening now is deeper than police brutality. I don’t want the government to frustrate us. The government will not win this time, we would win.”
Mozambique Jails Two Over Death 64 Ethiopian Migrants In Container Truck
The Tete provincial court in western Mozambique has sentenced two individuals involved in the death of 64 Ethiopian migrants in a container truck in March to nine years in prison.
The national Radio Mozambique reported on Wednesday that the court also acquitted five others due to lack of evidence.
According to the report the two convicted individuals, both sentenced for the crime of “manslaughter,” are the driver of the truck and the guide of the group.
The report said the other five acquitted individuals include two members of the country’s police force PRM.
In March, 64 Ethiopian migrants were found dead and 14 others alive when a container truck was stopped and inspected by the police in Tete province. The cause of death was said to be asphyxiation.
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