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Most Nigerians are rude to SARS officers – Charles Novia bares his thoughts on #EndSARScampaign

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Veteran Nollywood director and producer Charles Novia is of the belief that many Nigerians are rude to SARS officers.

Sharing his thoughts on the recent killing of Kolade Johnson by SARS officers, Novia stated that many Nigerians are rude to officers, something that should not be.

In his words;

One morning in January 2018, when I was still resident in Abuja in my four year hiatus in the city, I drove out of my house in Guzape, and as I drove past the NNPC fuel station, a police patrol team of men with menacing looks on their faces waved me to stop on the road.

A Policeman walked up to me, while his colleagues stood a few metres away with guns in their hands.

One of the things we Nigerians assume and do wrongly most times is to look down on the Policemen when they stop motorists. We don’t hide the disdain on our faces most times when we see them and sometimes we talk down on them.

I have always believed this is wrong. I may not like the way the Police operate at times but I don’t get rude to any of them when I see them at checkpoints. The man with a gun in his hand is to be respected for those few moments he has that gun undecided on your face.

So, when I see any Nigerian Policeman at any checkpoint, I greet them warmly. It doesn’t matter if the person holding the gun might have murdered someone. That gun in his hands is a weapon of the State, a source of his power and an authority for him to kill and think later.

‘Good morning, Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’ I hailed at the stern-looking man with my beaming smile as he glanced through my window, his eyes searching the car.

‘Good morning, Sir’ he replied anhed on his lips. ‘Young Men. Those ones who are young and drive flashy cars or any young man at all. They are number one suspects. They are criminals. They are Yahoo Boys. Any young man is a suspect.’

I looked at the SARS insignia on his vest and sighed.

‘Have a nice day, Officer’ I said. He waved and I drove off with a burden on my mind.

If Policemen in Nigeria are going after young men for frivolous reasons, taking delight in incarcerating young people with the assumption that everyone in that range is a criminal, then the Nigerian state is at war with the youths in the nation

There is a constant mantra I grew up hearing. I think Bob Marley or Peter Tosh coined it in a song in the early 70s.

‘Don’t Blame The Youth’.

I don’t think the Nigerian Police nor the Nigerian Government know what they are dealing with if they allow this crass harassment and intimidation of the youths continue.

The anger of the youth is combustible. The day an uprising would begin against these injustice, it would have been far gone. Every young man mostly in Nigeria sees and documents what the Nigerian Police does to their generation. They keep it in their minds and perhaps say nothing

But like what happened during the Tiananmen Square uprising and the Tottenham Riots a few years ago in China and London, the brimming anger would find release one day in unison by these young people and we would have a crisis in our hands.

Because the Nigerian Police ‘too do’.

How can a young and promising man be killed in a football viewing centre by stray bullets a couple of days ago by a SARS team in Lagos because the police was looking for a young man with dreadlocks?

How can young Nigerians with dreadlocks automatically become suspects by the Police and are randomly arrested and accused of unproven crimes? I have read chilling tales of young men online giving narratives of how their dreadlocks seem to trigger the Nigerian policemen.’

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‘I Don’t Care About Who Talks About Me’ – Bobrisky

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When I started making money, people were saying I sleep with politicians and I use charms – Bobrisky

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Controversial crossdresser, Bobrisky took to his Instagram page on Friday to share a photo of himself along with a message for those who talk behind his back.

In the photo, the self-proclaimed male barbie donned a dress with a face full of make up.

Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Okuneye, said that he does not care about those who gossip or peddle rumors about him because they do not have the courage to say it to his face.

In his words;

“I don’t care who talks about me cus when I come around nothing is said to me.”

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Singer Johnny Drille Releases New Song, ‘Mystery Girl’

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Johnny Drille

Nigerian singer, Johnny Drille, has released a new song titled ‘Mystery Girl’. The Mavin Records artist took to Twitter on Friday to share a snippet of the music video.

The single is off his forthcoming debut studio album to be released in 2021.

He wrote as caption:

“Mystery Girl is the start of a whole new journey for me and my quest for great music. I’ve waited forever to share this with you. I need you to share this aggressively. #MysteryGirl unleashed worldwide.”

Read Also‘I’ve Been Having Goosebumps From My New Sounds’, Singer Johnny Drille Says

Information Nigeria recalls the ‘Romeo & Juliet’ crooner recently urged his fans to accept him for who he is.

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‘How Can You Be Angry That Someone Is Happy’ – Singer Davido Blows Hot

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Davido

Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has revived feud rumors after he posted a tweet targeted at an unknown person.

Information Nigeria recalls the DMW boss recently shared a viral secret to staying rich with his social media followers.

Davido took to his Twitter account on Friday to post a cryptic message in which he asked a puzzling question.

The singer’s post simply suggests that it is be directed at someone, who seems to be bothered by another person’s happiness.

The ‘FEM’ crooner tweeted;

“How can u be angry that someone is happy ….. oloriburuku”

Read Also: Singer Davido Reveals Secret To Staying Rich (Photo)

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