Whenever there is a crisis or any news of injustice in Nigeria my mind goes to Fela and I wish he was still here to articulate events through his music. His music and his words reached all sections of Nigerian society in ways that Twitter and Facebook never will at least not in the near to medium future. The stories coming out the mouths of the Nigerian government are becoming more and more implausible; there is still very little from the opposition and other presidential candidates; civil society is silent; We need “FELA” to speak to truth and expose the lies because no one else in the country is… [Read Music is the Weapon for Fela]
An Al Jazeera report Inside MEND Training Camp, shows the militants very much operational and at the ready to fight which is contradictory to reports being touted by President Goodluck Jonanthan and his government that MEND have laid down their arms. And lets remember that MEND is a loose collection of militant groups each with it’s own leadership and clearly this group are not intending to lay down arms. MEND leader Henry Okah has also been speaking out again contradicting the Presidents claim that MEND had nothing to do with the bombing.