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Friday, 20 January 2012

#OccupyNigeria protesters shut down Town Hall meeting with Minister of State in NYC (Video)


How #OccupyNigeria protesters disrupted a Town Hall meeting of a Nigerian Minister of State at the Grand Hyatt hotel, in New York. It was led by the founder of Sahara Reporters, Sowore Omoyele.

120 Comments:

  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:16 , Anonymous http://entertainmentgistme.blogspot.com said...

    Peace be still said d lord of host. We should embrace peace.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:21 , Blogger ONYEDIKING said...

    I thank God that d people all over the world are seeing what GBJ is doing, and der are talking www.gideblog.com

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This Sahara Reporters guy is soo rude and I've always said it. The way he talks like he is a demi-god baffles me. I heard him talk on Aljazeera last week or so, He sounds RUDE. Imagine, he even came with Hefy guys as body guards. Nonsense, he would have gone there alone na.

    Tomorrow he will bounce to contest presidency or whatever, I WILL NOT VOTE HIM. Activist ko, activist ni.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i love these pple POWER TO THE PEOPLE

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love this. If only Nigerians living abroad can be doing this to all government officials when they travel abroad for this type of meetings it would go a long way in reducing their travelling costs because then they would be reluctant to travel knowing that they will be humiliated. Another way of forcing them to cut costs.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ a loss of words....

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 10:58 , Blogger devour said...

    why wont dey let him speak ? d fools couldnt even lift der thief thief yansh to sing our anthem.when i watched dis on anoda blog earlier dis mornin i was so mad.feel like joinin dis boko peeps so i can channel der anger to d proper people.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 11:11 , Blogger Babajide said...

    Another disrespect for our beloved country! Some people walking around and others sitting down during the national anthem! Very pathetic!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 11:11 , Anonymous Na me talk am said...

    We've seen how much he loves Nigeria *Clears Throat*. He should start by challenging his Local Govt. Chairman and State Governor. All these billions are also shared to States and LGA's, I'm yet to know why no-one challenges State Governors/LG Chairmen like this.

    Look at that man (Samuelson Iwuoha) who was flogged mercilessly by former Imo State Gov. Ikedi Ohakim, has a position in this Rochas administration and he has kept quiet. Have you heard anything from him about the state? NO

    Nonsense, everyone setting P in their way.Don't worry Mr Sahara Reporters, you will become Buhari's boy only if he manages to win next time. #Hiss

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 11:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the yeye officals have no regard foR the national anthem look at them sitting down as it is being sung SHAME ON YOU

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 11:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    lmao,this was funny in a good way,but why didn't they call the police or the hotel security?that minister knew he was wrong lmao,this is messy.com.i like this guys i am really laughing hard cuz i will totally do something like this hahaha,the lady with the pony tail has ASS THO,lmao this video was cray,i kept waiting for security or the police,naija people too fear sha lmao

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:02 , Anonymous mimi said...

    about time...buhahahahahahahahah

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hahahahaah................this is hilarious!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:11 , Anonymous Sugar said...

    I love this guy, Sowore Omoyele... I don't care what he has done in the past or anyone calling him rude. When we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH so shall it be. Thank you Sir

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I love u Sowore, muah! Dis jst d beginnin since dt woman wnt stick her arse in 9ja. She is tryin so hard 2 b noticed, mtcheeewwww! She came 2hrs plus late 4 DC meeting & 1hr plus late 4 New york meetin, guess she went shoppin. Dt goes 2 show how irresponsible she is, wasn't it d supposed Town hall meetin dt 2k her 2 US in d 1st place? Mumu Minister, dis is d beginnin, Ode! U beta go rest & eat d moni u ve stolen so far plus, d 1 ur husband stole frm FUTO, power drunk idiots!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:20 , Anonymous mimi said...

    hahahahaahahaha am nt martin luther king oooo..omg cant stop laughing hahah

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    just to stand up for 2 minutes sing national anthem hard some people.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My dear brothers and sisters in the diaspora, disgrace our govt. reps well whenever they come on all these their wasteful trips. What are they there for? It is already a well known issue.

    Did the Minister of State have to fly all the way to N.Y with her entourage with lots of money collected as estacode? Disgrace them well jo. Instead of them to sit their butts at home and do their work, yeye dey smell. They are always looking for ways to chop money. Oniranus

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:41 , Blogger Mrwhyte said...

    These useless people were singing the National Anthem seated down, busy rearranging books!!! They are mugs!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She came very late for the meeting, that was the genesis of the problem, too bad for her. See link for full gist.http://tinyurl.com/7me2gtq

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    FANTASTIC!Best home video i've watched in 2012. i must commend the founder of Sahara reporter for what he did, i dont think he was in any way rude. if a lot of us where given the opportunity he had, we would have redefined the word RUDE! A govt that said it would cut cost sent a delegation to New York to explain the reason for fuel increment. To who? NIgerians or Americans? Am all for peace but then again we've been peaceful and quiet and where did that get us? Nigeria is a country where nothing functions, No good roads, No stable power supply,No effective educational system, How long shall we go on like this? GOODLUCK to you, GOODLUCK to me, GOODLUCK Nigeria!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is dis Viola d only Foreign Affairs Minister? Thot they were 3 Ministers, she has been rocking America 4 sometime now, na wa o! She came for Washington DC Town hall meeting in October 2011 with her husband, hmmmmmm, we are watching ooo. She is incompetent as far as am concerned, very loud woman.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda, as the video dey interesting reach, couldn't help noticing the fair complexioned lady with an afro in the red suit. Could that be Yemi Fawaz, a former model, of days gone by? Abeg confirm.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    She is working very hard for 2015 election. She desperately wants to be Governor of Imo state, I no fit laff ooo! D disgrace Imo pple gave u & Ohakim no do u, u will get another 1 after DC own, anu ofia!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dis desperado again? My name must be heard, can't be only Diezani & Ngozi, mcheewww! D protesters no try sef, they shld ve re-designed your face, stewpid woman!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 12:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Why she no go come late? She was grooving with her siblings in Pennsylvania, Maryland & New-Jersey, so highly irresponsible! Na GEJ I blame cos na idiots like u dey give him bad name.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 13:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I highly commend these guys. it took absolute courage to do this! i am wondering the essence of this town hall meeting? i guess tis another way to syphone money thru budgets.... what a shame to Nigeria. The so-called minister and her aides do not even respect our nation Nigeria-see as they were sitting down during the national anthem.
    Keep on guys!!!! with a lot more Nigerians passionate like this guy; change will e inevitable!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 13:55 , Anonymous The masses chairman said...

    I dnt knw who u r but ur jst a swine reppin for dis idiotic pple in power..how cld u insult d sahara guy wen he's fighting for the poor...may God allow ur generations to beg and u turn d females to prostitutes only then u may see tins frm the ordinary man's point of view and praise pple like this sahara guy for giving us nigerians a forum to see d mishaps of govt policies and the stupidity of our leaders...

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 13:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    loooool! this is the funniest thing ever... im proud of them for standing up and speaking up...it was people like them that fought for our freedom ages ago...hopefully, our voices are being heard again and corruption will migitate

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 14:02 , Blogger Miss T said...

    Haaha stupid people. This was a very good attack, they couldn't even talk, they were baffled, and scared, powerless individuals......AWON OLE mstchew!Im sue if the massive Nigerian population descend on all this poliicians, they will just crash. What was the town hall meeting for please, I want to know because expenses have to be cut eveywhere if we have to pay N97per liter no uneccessary trips, they should instead invest in telephones and make conference calls simples!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 14:29 , Blogger kunle Abrahams said...

    This is serious.It is what our so-called leaders have done to themselves.It is gradually coming to that stage,when they will be stoned in the streets.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 14:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kai this guys made my day ooooooooooo!!!!!!Mrs Onwuliri Taught me Biochemistry in Medical school in Jos,Tehehe national disgrace.U think say na bunch of Nigerians wey no know their rights abi???wuna never see anyfin.Sheguyaniskashashasha kowai.Next patient pls...

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 14:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    To stand up for wettin....Those guys are just there to loot and not to respect or serve Nigeria `~So I never expect any of them to stand up for the national anthem cus in their minds they are guilty....

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 14:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kudos to u,Sowore n Sahara reporters. Shame on all the older generations who sat down looking confused. Who knows, they might ve been paid to attend.FOOLS!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 15:04 , Blogger AYO said...

    ' ANON 10:26AM YOU ARE A SHAME TO OUR COUNTRY NIGERIA.LOOK AT PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR US AND U STILL HAVE THE GUTS TO SAY A BAD WORD ABOUT THE THE GUY. ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT ARE DESTROYING WHAT EVERYONE IS FIGHTING FOR.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH JARE. I WILL DO THE SAME IF I SEE ANY OF THEM CROSS MY PATH TOO.WELL DONE TO SOWORE OMOYELE GOD BLESS U.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 15:06 , Blogger Femillionaire said...

    Well said anon January 20, 2012 10:26 AM

    The guy still thinks he's in the students union. He's so uncouth, could have gotten his message across without being so ghetto...

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 15:41 , Blogger harrys12 said...

    if all nigerians can do this all the time when those fools come to america.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 15:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Buhahahahaha very v v v good for this DIShonourable minister! Omoyele God bless you & your future generations! You are indeed a man of your word! Please please please don't stop, the Nigerian youth need more role models like you,may God meet you at all your points of need. #occupynigeria

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 15:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless you Sowore...Keep it up!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 15:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The Fear of Sowore by our corrupt politicians and public officers is the beginning of wisdom

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 16:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is just hilarious. This is not rude! This is passion for your country!! Enough is enough. There is nothing he said that is wrong. Nigerians should learn to lead by example. No excuses. No lateness. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Long live Nigeria!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 16:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My brother, we will join even further here in Nigeria. We will fund it, we will manage it, and we will begin to deal with all these crook who think Nigeria can continue to be under them. Keep the flag flying high, anywhere they are outside Nigeria, send them back, It's our money they are using.. awon oloshi!.. Now, I am a fan of saharareporters!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 16:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anon 10:26 he has no choice but to do so. that's what they deserve. Alot of Naijas are rude anyway.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 16:24 , Blogger candy said...

    old news

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 16:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless this guy plenty....

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 17:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless sahara reporters amen

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 17:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the almighhty God will continue to humilate this people they will not have rest in jesus name the bible says there is no peace for the wicked for what they have don in this country the shall have double in jesus name.nigerians can you see what is happening in this country God is doing something only if you see it.i see a change is coming soon God is over throwing every person that has trouble nigeria in the past/present.change has come amen.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 17:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the almighhty God will continue to humilate this people they will not have rest in jesus name the bible says there is no peace for the wicked for what they have don in this country the shall have double in jesus name.nigerians can you see what is happening in this country God is doing something only if you see it.i see a change is coming soon God is over throwing every person that has trouble nigeria in the past/present.change has come amen.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 17:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerian public officers BEWARE! to be fore warn is to be fore arm. We shall #occupy your lives and families until there is a change in Nigeria

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 17:59 , Anonymous nasa said...

    what Sowore did is recommendable bcoz Nigeria always say no problem but we are dying in silence, talking to those heartless leaders, who don't care about the nation is not wrong how can the oppressed glorify the oppressor, Look at the minister sitting down when d are singing the national anthem if it is in US or Britain that will cost him his job. Until many Nigerian start to attack them they will not learn.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 18:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lack of respect for the national anthem by the stupid minister and the other two sitting down. Linda, pls post this video on OUR ruler's facebook page. We all should demend for her to resign.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 18:06 , Anonymous teju said...

    GEJ has no intention to cut wastages.there is an ambassador in each of these countries and a minister doesnt have to be there especially with an entourage.the minister also got to the meeting latw.for petes sake,isnt that the reason for going???anyways,our president didnt appear for one of the events at CHOGM after going with the largest entourage of over 150 people according to the Aust. Press.if they wont save and sacrifice,we will not let them rest.If they wont allow us sleep,we will also deny them of sleep!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 18:41 , Anonymous Natural Nigerian said...

    Watched this today: Bravo! This is what I like to see..

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 18:51 , Anonymous Dekko said...

    Haha. I love this guy. Kudos! I don't know him, but I'll also like to send him to the Nigerian embassy in DC. Those people need to be put to shame. All embassy workers with the exception of a few are a major embarrassment to Naija! Abeg continue the disruption! 1 and half hour late?? Ptcheeewww! Honorable nonsense indeed!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 18:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The stupid man putting on glasses went and call the us police why no run to Nigeria and call Nigeria police or e.f.c.c big head, is that how you call police for your children or family,is that the answer to the question they are asking you. every sensible Nigerian knows what sowore is saying is right.she is not too big to be corrected over her nonsense act.Sowore go on ,you are the real man ,all those people are fake .home and abroad they cant do you anything no shaking my brother.The money she stole is too much ,she is tooooo big to stand for the national anthem.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 19:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    oh my God!!!! I'm soooo proud of thse guys especially the first guy that talked. I wish everyone could be this bold. God bless u my brohter!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 19:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The excuse for a minister couldnt even stand up for her country's national anthem. GEJ should fire her behind as she enters Nigeria. Shame on her

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 19:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LOL :))

    That was funny to watch.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 20:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    keep it up bro.>>>God Bless Sahara reporters. believe it or not "THE TRUTH DOES NOT RESPECT ANYBODY".
    So the Sahara guy is not rude. He jst speaks d truth.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 20:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Obama stands for US national anthem but these money bags couldn't even stand up for how many seconds,what a disgrace. Anonymous 10.26am is like your mum or dad is a top government official because if you are among the poor masses you will definitely feel the agony and mind you respect is reciprocal. If we don't treat them like that they will keep feeding us with "jagons". you shouldn't keep people waiting because you are a top official, that simply means you don't take your work seriously and the people you are leading. In the western world such shit doesn't happen, they keep to time no matter who is involved and that's why they keep developing and the underdeveloped states keeps under developing. we need a new order in Nigeria abeg.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 20:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That is what those corrupt officials in Nigeria need.They have brought this upon themselves with their crass myopic,parochial and nepotistic vision...

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 20:29 , Anonymous Omoyeles babe said...

    This Sowore is the BOMB! I'm loving you right now. You are a real BOBO. Screw those idiots.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 20:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    rude ko rude ni, ode oshi lol who cares if u vote him...da guy don tell u say him wan run yet abi what kind of dumb assumptions is running around in your empty brain. abeg free the guy ake him talk jor...

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 21:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How did this fat fool found her way into the govt?Not a single respect for our dear nation.Cannot standup for the natioanl anthem.We need more of this to tell the whole world what is happening in Nigeria. Thankyou Sowore for your love for this our bastardizised country by this bunch of thieves called govt officials

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 21:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ anon 10:26 i know u are one of those goats the sahara guy put in check! R u seriously saying what u're saying right now seeing as this guy is one of the fewest bold people in our nation who can stand up for what is right?!

    Only an insane person or a goat on one of these thieves' payroll will focus on what u are just saying!

    U r calling him rude, seeing the magnitude of what we r facing, did u expect him to go their and start dancing awilo with them?! Ode, its people like u that they'll be giving toilet water to drink and u will be drinking and still call the person mah and sah because they r in power.


    Good job Sowore Omoyele and crew jor! U people should sha be letting people know of these kinds of protests cos i live in New York City as well and would've looooove to come! Love it! Enough is enough! If we sit down and keep doing gentle man gentle man, these wolves won't bulge.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 21:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    *budge

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 21:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    this is funny but they deserve it the hotel they put the minister in complained and got a bigger and better and more expensive and this is what we call waste oga jona are you hearing this?

    let this serve as a warning to all who come here for nonsense they would get their insults as the poverty in naija is toooo much while they squandle money like there is no tomorrow and the rest of us 90% life on less than $2 a day let them be warned that naija have now open eye and no more sidon dey look any longer!!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 21:51 , Anonymous V said...

    People can hate on Sahara reporters all day, they are doing something that most nigerians are not used to, which is exposing and calling it as it is. Good job.

    When one of them interviewed femi kuti regarding his father, of course, femi was so frustrated because they were questioning Fela Kuti's actions/motives. I'm glad, because Fela's political stand was rubbish, his personal life was also rubbish. Yeah, he can play the instruments, that's about it.

    Nigeria failed and is failing her people. There's no pride in the national anthem, what is there to be proud of? Americans are this patriotic, take strong pride in this country, respect the national anthem because of what America have done for her people.

    I have no respect for the Nigerian government until the government wake up, start doing the right thing for the people, then the pride and the patriotism will come. Until then, I will sit down well well, while the so called anthem is going on.

    Thank you once again, sahara reporters.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 22:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @anon 10:26! He is rude, abeg what are you doing to make an impact, at least he is brave enough to with supporters, (remember there is not only one Nigerian in the world!!!! DUH!). Or maybe you are a supporter of GEJ!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 22:05 , Blogger labellamafia said...

    Is that the kind of change we want? Calling govt officials names won't make any difference what so ever.This Sowore guy is just foolish and lousy.He is as bad as these politicians,what does he need a body guard for? Linda if you like don't post this comment that's your business I have come to realise you are just like sowore.*yeye dey smell*

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 22:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    fantastic stuff, havnt laughed so hard in ages!!!

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 22:13 , Anonymous Abdul said...

    Somore omoyele, that's my guy. This is just the beginning. The government have fooled us for so long, going to NY for a stupid town hall meeting. SHAME ON THE GOVERNMENT AND ALL THE IDIOTS WHO CALL THEMSELVES OFFICIALS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
    @ anon 10:26am, You must be stupid.

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 22:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    THE GUY MAY BE RUDE BUT I DON'T CARE , THIS GOVT OFFICIALS NEED THINGS LIKE DIS... I THINK WE NEED TO START EMBARRASSING THIS PPLE , WHAT TOWN HALL MEETING R THEY GOING TO DO IN NEWYORK, WASTE OF MONEY.. KUDOS TO THE SAHARA REPORTER GUY JOOOOOOOR

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 22:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    shame on this ppl...singing national anthem n they cant stand up

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 23:17 , Anonymous Tunji said...

    It takes a true Nigeria son of the soil not a bastered like the servant we've got that paraded themself as a leader but a shameful one like them. Infact, I am highly impress with this true Nigeria boy. May our God in heaven reward you mightily as you fight for the humanity in Jesus name...Amen

     
  • At 20 January 2012 at 23:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!! I fucking love their police. Very professional. Listen to this:

    Police: Thank you for being peaceful. Unfortunately, the man who paid for this room or (whatever) paid the rent, doesn't want you guys in here. And we're asking you guys to leave.. Did you guys say what you had to say?

    Nigerian: Can we say one more thing before we go?

    Police: In there? I wouldn't advice it..

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 00:49 , Anonymous Bakare W.A said...

    Ali amdulillai. am very happy to see this happening in the diaspora. I can now boldly say that OUR FUTURE is bright.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 01:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i just got this from the occupy Nigeria page that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is going to give a talk @ the Zayed Theater, New Academic Building, London School of Economics on Monday 23rd January, 2012 (6.30pm- 8pm). #Occupy Nigeria, London, please take note!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 01:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Someone is actually bold enof to speak for naija and people dey talk,Na wa o

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 01:17 , Anonymous ms E said...

    Power is abused in Nigeria by the leaders, they can't stand for national anthem!!! who are they???
    abeg i love what this guy did!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 01:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is awesome. Omoyele is my hero. If only 10% of Nigerians could be bold enough to do such, Nigeria would have been one of the top nations in the world.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 01:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    kudos to sahara reporters and they would be dealt with from now on like this any where they go outside nigeria and i thought jonathan said overseas travel would be reduced then what is this woman going all the way to america to attend a townhalls meeting for? please explain!!! nonsense they would now know that naija have woken up and they would be disgraced wherever they go from now on mschew....

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i respect Sowore Omoyele with every fiber of my being....Enough truly is Enough!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sowore Omoyele! God bless you greatly, you'll never die at young age, you'll be the head and not the tail, No weapon fashioned aganist you shall prosper IJN,Amen. One man with alot of voices fighting for the common peasant on the streets of Nigeria! ha! omo baba! omo iya re! you're not a bastard! you're the true son of your parents!God will make you dine with the kings! Alot of Rich Nigerians wouldn't do what you did, even with their monry! but you stood still and fought for the masses, God bless you. As for those over fed ministers and her followers, their days are numbered! even Obama stands up for the US national anthem, yet these so called 'minsters' couldn't! as for all those who sat there and pretended that they're not part of it, may the tears and sorrow of all those who lost their lives overwhelm you all! rubbish! at last! we do have men, good men who can move Nigeria forward( omoyele sowore).You just made my day!God bless linda for this video!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @1:55pm.yes! yes! God bless you for saying it as it is!God bless!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    we are fed up. if the govt cares, there would hv been a noticeable change. No roads, no light, no water, no improvement. Are we in dark ages.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is a disgrace to everybody there who refused to join and support sowore omoyele! trust youtube! their faces is all over the world! hehehe!Thanks to internet!Now we know those who are true to their words! kudos to sowore omoyele. They called the cops on him but that didn't stop him from speaking! the cops were having a filled day, with a grin across their faces, smiling as sowore address the minister as a thief! they all know about Nigeria! na today!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:46 , Anonymous occupynigeria said...

    @labellamafia,

    Mr/Ms diplomatic, show us how it's done. Are you protesting or you have better plans on how to better the country, if not, just shut up.

    Why won't sowore have bodyguards? So, naijas can attack him and kill him? When you live in a third world country like Nigeria, and you are standing against the corrupt government, you have to look out for yourself. Sowore, have as many bodyguards, even police to protect yourself. Security is very important.

    He's doing what works for Nigerians. Do whatever it takes that will click to these people.
    In America, they do what works for them, which is to be diplomatic, make your point without being lousy.
    In nigeria, people won't take you seriously.

    Sowore, thumps up. I wish i was there, I will do the same thing you did, with my bodyguards standing behind me. Don't trust Nigerians.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 02:54 , Blogger Segisonline said...

    I am baffled at this video and ashamed of it. I sit watching and thinking about the million others that must have seen this video and i cringe. i am on nobody's side but i watch this from an unbiased perspective. Foremost I was a bit taken aback that the ministers or ppl in charge were sitting down for the anthem but then, i watch again and it seems the video has been fast-forwarded with a voice over laced on it, if you look closely, you would see that the 'MC' was speaking into the mic and yet no words were heard at 00:16 and oo:26. So this was edited by Sahara reporters.Maybe with the intention of making us all not see that, or maybe not. Now to the protesters and it's leader. I was highly disappointed. There are better ways for him to send forth his message without being so so disrespectful. He disgraced the very nation he was trying to stand up for. He was loud, lousy and absolutely immature. The crowning disappointment was watching him tell the US police that these men killed 20 people in Nigeria. Wow! Sowore, was that your way of looking good? Did you all notice how they quickly dispersed upon seeing the US police? i was expecting them to stand their ground and keep on shouting like kindergarten children. It was a good step to make their voice heard but to the way they went about it was so shameful. Calling them 'bastards and so on! Come on, you could have done better. Unfortunately for him, the officials behaved themselves and treated them like fools. I suspect he went with the intention of getting more drama from the others than he got! God bless Nigeria.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 03:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Shame on the minister! making good women out there look bad! shame on those who sat back and watched sowore et al fight for our rights! Pretenders! they looked the other way, not even telling the so called minister to stand up for our national anthem! shame on them!The fool that called in the cops! the cops were smiling to themselves when they heard sowore calling the minister names! Linda, thank you for this post, you're a spot!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 03:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    did i hear, where did you get your hair cut?luv sowore! that short woman exchanging words with sowore is so sily! sowore is fighting for us and she is talking about martin who is a US citizen! is she crazie? where is she from? forgetting that she is still coming back to Nigeria.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 05:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This defines our leadership, going beyond seating down while the national anthem was going on, wouldn't the honorable thing to do have been for the minister's details to have walked her quietly out of the room the moment the chaos started? And again I can't imagine what the case would've been if that was the Nigerian police.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 06:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A lot of politicians who rule us today were once based abroad. I know of several folks who just returned home to contest elections and if they win they join the party.

    When they lose, they jet back to their bases. For me, this aint the way to do a protest to effect change. Its akin to the rowdy sections and commotions we all see in the Naija house of reps. I've learnt that people just resort to abuse when they fail to have sound logical arguements to debate.

    For a long time, Nigerians abroad keep clamouring that govt neglects thm or fail to carry them along and when they now try to do it we hala. Nigerians are very difficult people as they can never be satisfied. Some of these people shouting change wine and dine with some of the very people we say are corrupt. Dont take everytin u see at a facial level cos it goes more deeper than that. I used to love Sahara reporters at a time but have come to hate it so much now because its now BIASED.

    Put SOWORE and several of these critics in govt today and see if the change will come by mouth. Its very easy to criticise.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 11:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Shame on the ministers sitting down while the national anthem is going on. I'm sure they don't know the words to the national anthem because they only care about the money that they want to steal. CONVICTED CRIMINALS.

    As of all the people criticizing sowore, they need to look deeper that rude or no rude, the point is we are tired of the government and they don't deserve any respect. It became crazy when they all came to attack him, it would have gone smoothly if they will let him speak. Nigerians are rude anyway, so he got to their level because they wouldn't have let him say anything if he doesn't shout at them. So, maybe not the best approach from sowore but he did what he had to do which is talk over them, throw out different things, etc.

    The fact is, Nigerians are coward. The best thing we know how to do best is sit, gossip and criticize people that at least doing something. Sowore is doing better than ones who are sitting behind their computer criticizing all day. I went out to protest here in the US. Sowore, thank you for being bold, and I pray God will continue to keep you.

    I know it's easy to criticise but we can't fold our hands and not criticize the govt. They failed us.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 11:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @Segisonline, please be quiet! So he should have written them a letter or what? Take off your rose-tinted glasses. Nothing short of things like this will do, especially since the Nigerians at home are spineless. I hope they come to Toronto for a "town hall meeting" soon. I am waiting for them!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 12:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This video is very shameful and disappointing!
    FYI that Sahara Reporters video was obviously edited. It looks like the video was fast-forwarded with the anthem playing as backgrd music, if you watch well, the MC was talking but nothing could be heard. God forgive the editors though! It might not have been their intention 4 us to see it that way.
    Sowoye was disrespectful, lousy and really immature. He is a disgrace to Nigeria to think I used to have respect 4 him. Looking 4 cheap fame! Just look at the crap he was telling the cops! That they killed pple in Nigeria? Who does that? I loved the way the officials went about the whole thing; twas really cool.
    God bless Nigeria!!!
    E go better!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 12:21 , Blogger jojoophina said...

    why shld they call te police on them? bloody officials sitting y the anthem was on

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 12:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Segiisonline....i advise you to shut da hell up! Was that an effort to seem modest? #EPICFAIL

    So all these gentleman gentleman we have been doing all these years, where has that gotten us to?!
    There was more to this story, apparently the minister came late to the meeting, and didn't even apologize (same as she did in DC)...and yes, i noticed the voice skipping thing...but from the beginning u could see people standing for the national anthem and the so called officials were still seated.

    Look, i'm sure u're very comfortable where u are...but the kind of civil unrest going on in Nigeria, and the way the government is so lax about everything is appalling. People are working so hard and still suffering/dying, while a few other like this minister just shows up from her fivestar hotel suite and air-conditioned limo over an hr late and unapologetic....to basically spew the same BS we have been hearing since ages! Biko, U can only do gentleman for certain people and be taken seriously. If this dude went there and spoke calmly, i bet u they would have bullied him out sooner and not take him seriously at all.

    I usually, like peaceful dialogues...but lai lai...that aint working for these crooks at all.

    When Fela was alive, a few like u called him all sorts because he was raw and said things like it was. Ironically, the saaaaaame things he was fighting for are STILL what we are crying about. Kilode sef?!

    Sowere like i said, next time be letting people know of these sort of "peaceful protests" and i would love to come! With what u guys did, atleast these poeple will know that not all Nigerians are fools...and thankfully, this isnt Nigeria where they can use power to shut people up! Enough is Enough already!

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 13:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The President should relieve these unpatroitic minister and her click of their appointmenrt. they were sitting down and playing with their phones and microphone while the national anthem was being sung. This marks a total disrespect for the country and President. They cant represent a country they do not respect.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 13:42 , Anonymous Linda's Body Guard said...

    @ Segisonline, sorry o! but it seems u never lived in naija and also that u ur self is very childish, it is not today that sowore has been doing this, even from the time of babangida, so its not today, mind u rather than staying in naija to solve issues there u are here doing town hall meeting for what? what was the conculusion from the meeting, let me tell you that the guy who paid for the hall paid $2300 for the hall(was even discounted cos $400 was returned tru employee discount) but was paid by the minister office for $10,000, moreover the minister cousin works at the hotel, does naija delta not need a town hall meeting? does kano not need hall meeting, why dc and townnewyork, it is just an avenue to steal money cos imagine speding $5000 on refreshement for the townhall meeting and u could only see deer table water there.
    And mind you does are not bodyguards they were all nigerians living in newyork. not live u cowardly parents.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 13:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Did you Know that 90% of the attendees were from the east mainly her town peeps(from her state).
    Hall $10000
    Refreshment $5000
    Parking tickets for attendees $1000
    but guess what the hall was paid for $1800 employee discount
    water was served tell me where would the remaining money go to?
    the same thing happened in dc. what a wastefull spending.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 13:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You need to see her shopping in dc Wisconsin Avenue and also she claims to sleep in an hotel $2300 a night but stays with relatives and u can imagine estacode for her each day and her entourage.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 14:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the issue i see here or read here is that those complaing are more or less very stupid, it is just obvious they do not know Sowore,he was fighting against cultism back in 1990/1993. but was betrayed by malcom who delivered him to the cultist then bcos he was becoming to powerful then, back then they attack ur homes to let the whole world know that u were a cult member in sch. so its not today he has been fighting, so pls let know our history or ask when u dont know.
    Did Labran Maku not sell out,gani stood his ground still he died.
    people back home need more Townhall meeting than people in NY/DC

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 14:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ segisonline...i totally agree with u...bastards? really ur message wont cut across at all....

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 18:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I was at the event. Everybody in that suite wanted them to protest but we did not want violence so nobody called cops till a very long time. They(protesters) had enough time to drive their message across but they were taking too long because others wanted to speak their minds too but they wanted to talk one at a time so that whatever was discussed will be recorded and some people did not want violence. The minister and her entourage stood up for the national anthem.Deaconess Yemi Fawaz(in red) was praying when they sat down. They would never do that.The video was edited but it might not be intentional to protray them as irresponsible. The minister composed herself as an intellectual and diplomat throughout the night. She even sang solidarity song with them at a time and later said she was an activist in her student days and as a member of ASUU- an Association of University lecturers.We are all Nigerians and we all don`t like how the country is being governed. Boko Haram terrorists and oil subsidy removal were top of the concerns everybody who spoke one after the other wanted the president to address.May God help Nigeria. The meeting ended peacefully and productively close to midnight.

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 22:21 , Anonymous coolant said...

    i love this if only 30% of nigeria can do dis i belt u every one will sit up,I LOVE THEM THEY ARE THE BEST

     
  • At 21 January 2012 at 23:16 , Blogger MY VIEW said...

    The importance of listening and peaceful dialogue should not and cannot be overemphasized.

    The lead protester sholud have been allowed to air his views.

    No one is above Nigeria. Peeps, please stand up to our national anthem!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 00:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fuck everyone of u saying swooped was disrespectful and rude. Y'all so stupid. Rude is when u keep people waiting for hours hoping they will welcome u without calling u out n ur bullcrap. Thanks you swooped and God bless you for saying the truth to the faces of these cabals

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 03:37 , Anonymous enougisenough said...

    May God continue to bless Sowore Omoyele, thank you for standing up.
    These government officials/ministers are truly despicable, pathetic human beings. There's nothing nice to say about the officials or about Nigeria. The people who are still defending these corrupt leaders, these fools that ran Nigeria into the pit must be bastards, fools themselves.

    NIGERIANS, STOP BEING SUCH COWARDS, STAND UP AND NOT ONLY OPEN YOUR BIG MOUTHS TO CRIITICIZE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE OR GOOD TO SAY ABOUT WHAT SOWORE IS DOING, JUST DO EVERYBODY A FAVOR, SHUT THE FUCK UP.

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 11:02 , Anonymous Femi T said...

    Whoever made and doctored this video just committed Treason. I am sorry to say but anyone that watched this video and did not notice that the national anthem was pre recorded on events that were happening, with the sole purpose of embarrassing a Professor and a minister is completely illiterate. That grown educated people cannot differentiate btw fact and fiction only tells us where our young Nigerians are headed. The boy was completely rude and ignorant and i am embarrassed that Nigerians will allow such a person fight for them. I urge all to watch this video again and notice that this video was doctored and a complete fake. Sahara reporters have lost integrity with this one and I hope they burn for this one. Linda pls always post the truth on your blog

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 11:25 , Anonymous Farid said...

    Here is the complete and factual video of things that happened that day. Say no to lies and deceit by vile activists and liars.

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgfpVgCBV6Q0%26feature%3Dautoplay%26list%3DUU05PpY&h=oAQFsX1deAQFos9Ao5AOSQJwEUDfgg9HuT3HQ51F_-OJeeA

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 12:11 , Anonymous Tess said...

    I laugh soteeee my pant almost wan fall down. This reminds me of those Unilag Aluta days with Sowore and the others. How time flies.

    Maybe we need to do more of this to get our leaders thinking.

    I only wish Nigerians will extend this clear eyes when voting, so that we can elect the right people who will move us forward

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 15:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Can you imagine the people on the high table sitting through the national anthem? I'm shocked!!! Were they ignorant, stupid or what????

     
  • At 22 January 2012 at 18:36 , Anonymous Paul said...

    The ministers are sitting down because a prayer seems to be going on, and the national anthem is pre recorded.

    However, Nigerian officials have NO credibility for me to defend them. They have failed in general. Whether the video is accurate or not, what is seen in this video is not far from the facts and the truth of what is going on in the government. So, what are nigerians complaining about?

    For those who say Sowore is not the best guy to fight for Nigerians, can you guys do everybody a favor to tell the BEST GUYS to get their butts up and fight for Nigeria the best way. Until then, if this guy is the only one who have the audacity to stand up in his lousy way, then let it be. It's better than nothing.

     
  • At 23 January 2012 at 13:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is the definition of ''Activism'' I never knew Nigerians could be this couragous. Love this so much. More power to ur elbows guys.

     
  • At 31 January 2012 at 23:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerians don't like to bell the cat so far we are benefiting from the situation. I give the guy kudos. He and his friends stood alone and d minister(s) could not even stand up for once or cough an apology or even say something.TOO BAD!
    It shows that we have rulers in public offices not leaders!!!
    Isn't it interesting how the American Police handled the situation. We have a long way to go Naija. WE ARE LIGHT YEARS BEHIND

     
  • At 18 February 2013 at 01:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Impressive outing, Sowore. For starts, the minister and the other 2 officers should be relieved of their duty for the being so unpatriotic....... Sitting down when the National Anthem was being sung. Mr President...we wait to see what disciplinary act you will demonstrate. Are these the type of officers you breed and ambassadors you send out?!

    The House........ Waiting to hear you speak!

     
  • At 20 January 2014 at 14:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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  • At 10 February 2014 at 14:51 , Blogger Kazeem Abioye said...

    We av been encouraged to pray for our corrupt leaders instead of cursing and stoning them,our mouths have been sealed up for too long, and so our corrupt leaders gallivant with impunity. It is high time we encouraged confrontation and public booing of the political thieves. Maybe this will make them have a rethink.

    There is nothing wrong in confronting corrupt leaders if the environment is so enabling!
    May God resuscitate and recover the dead and stolen land.

     
  • At 10 February 2014 at 15:21 , Blogger Kazeem Abioye said...

    Good work! Thank you for doing what some of us cannot and will not do.

    Why will you want to be polite and official with thieves? Be rude to those who are rude-no polite protest has been taken seriously in Nigeria.

     

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