Founder @WestAfricaWeek. Purveyor of words @BusinessDayNG. Retired hurricane. 2020 People Journalism Prize for Africa winner.

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David Hundeyin retweeted
A thread on: When Nigeria happens, nothing will protect you A commentary by @DavidHundeyin I seem to begin a lot of my columns with anecdotes from the 1990s, and this one will be no different. It’s not formulaic, 1/5 #davidhundeyin #nigeria #businessday
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Replying to @DavidHundeyin
David tweets mostly for Sane Nigerians BATards 🦇 should understand that no one doubts their strong desire to be enslaved perpetually We have never for a moment theorized that JagaBAT will get zero votes 🗳 Even Ghadaffi, Abacha and Buhari still got admirers that cherish them
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LOL I don't doubt you Sadiq, and you're also not the audience of this tweet. This tweet is for people who have refused to sign a lifetime contract with poverty and misery. Nobody would ever accuse you of that.
Do your worst, we’ll still vote him as our next president
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David Hundeyin retweeted
Please Join @DavidHundeyin @BishopPOEvang and @MissPearls on this space, let’s talk about Chimaroke Nnamani tweet, BAT fake hero of the democratic struggle #BishopSpaces nitter.1d4.us/i/spaces/1nAJEYg…
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Why does Chimaroke Nnamani tweet in the voice of Jim Iyke playing a cultist role in a 2002 Nollywood home video? Like bro, you're 62🙈
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Few things on this planet that are as genuinely cringe as upper middle-aged Nigerian men experiencing a full-on midlife crisis. Elsewhere, men that age go out and buy a powerbike or get a mistress or something. But the Nigerian ones, give me strength lordtt...😭
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A reminder that the same Bola Ahmed Tinubu who rebranded himself post-1998 as a "hero of the democratic struggle" was openly despised within NADECO to the point where Nigerians in Washington DC held public demonstrations against him in the 1990s. groups.google.com/g/soc.cult…
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The context here was that while Ken Saro Wiwa was being executed by Abacha's regime at the behest of Shell and NADECO was publicly flaying Abacha and Shell, Tinubu had a back door relationship with Abacha and owned a Shell oil filling station in DC.
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The fact that Tinubu was able to own a Shell filling station in DC less than 4 years after he claimed his entire income was $2,400/month as an accountant raises further interesting questions about where all this money came from. (Spoiler alert: It was drugs. Heroin trafficking.)
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Shortly after Abacha died, Gilbert Chagoury, who was Abacha's primary conduit pipe for laundering stolen state funds became Bola Tinubu’s bestie. Facts are very pesky, inconvenient things to those who are committed to selling falsehoods.
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David Hundeyin retweeted
Another must-read from @DavidHundeyin that shows how many of Nigeria’s banks routinely engage in sharp and shady practices. Unlikely to change while the fox (CBN) guards the henhouse.
Fraud, Ponzi Schemes and Terror Financing: A Story About Banking In Nigeria on West Africa Weekly westafricaweekly.substack.co…
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And get introduced as “a journalist par excellence with an illustrious career spanning 30 years” like @samomatseye Yet their career is filled redundant essays and political hack jobs which have absolutely no impact on society. Shameful. Tragic. Unfortunate.
Must have been nice to be a Nigerian journalist in the late 80s to the 90s. You didn't actually have to be a Giwa or a Macebuh or anything close to that. Just lay low, write watery opinion columns for 6 years and after the military left, you'll be hailed as a "senior journalist"
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We don wake!!!! Their papa!!!
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BAT who has contributed nothing to humanity, other than thuggery and drug paid you to write things about great Awo, who gave the entire Yoruba race including you education and spring board to jump higher than most Nigerians and you did, you'r disgrace to humanity,useless old man.
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Must have been nice to be a Nigerian journalist in the late 80s to the 90s. You didn't actually have to be a Giwa or a Macebuh or anything close to that. Just lay low, write watery opinion columns for 6 years and after the military left, you'll be hailed as a "senior journalist"
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There are so many complete and utter frauds still living off other people's glory from that era. Just because they shared an era with Dele Giwa, Dele Cole and Kayode Soyinka, people in their 20s and 30s now imagine that they did Dele Giwa's kind of work lol. Frauds.
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Omatseye's Wikipedia really included "beaten up by the military while covering Ejigbo plane crash" like say na career highlight. If it's by beating, how many of us never chop? In 20 years time, I guess I'll add the beating I chopped in Abuja during EndSARS to my Wikipedia page.
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Almost everything and everyone in Nigeria is fraud or fraud-adjacent. Very smelly society.
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People are carrying their 60 year-old shoulders around and trying to gatekeep journalism, but in their entire 35-year careers, go and check how many important stories they have broken. NONE. Linda Ikeji is literally a better journalist than most of them, and she ain't even one.
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