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Saturday, 20 August 2016

A Dog Named Buhari and A Hippo Named Patience by Reno Omokri

Chinakwe
This is an article written by Reno Omokri. Plesase read on...
I never believed that true life is stranger than fiction until I read the case of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, the young man who named his dog after his hero, Buhari, only to be arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police on the excuse that his actions were likely to breach the prevailing peace in his community of Sango-Ota, Ogun State.


Really? Is this how low Nigeria has sunk? 

About two weeks ago, Chinakwe's hero, President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered the police to reopen the cold case murder mysteries involving Bola Ige, a former Attorney General of the Federation and Chief Aminasoari Dikibo, a one time ex-Deputy National Chairman, South-South, of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Little or nothing has been heard from the police since that order was given only for Nigeria to wake up to the almost telenovela tale of a dog named Buhari. When they are meant to deliver results, the police is busy delivering activity. Comical activity.

Perhaps what I find most interesting is that a man can be arrested for naming his dog after his hero yet in this very same country no one thought it wrong when the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, called a man, and not just any man, but a governor at that, a 'mad dog'!

Now I get it! In today's Nigeria, you can name a man after a dog without consequence but you cannot name a dog after a man without consequences!  

Do you see how low Nigeria has fallen? Perhaps our police would like to visit the netherworld to arrest the late English novelist, George Orwell, for naming the pig in his allegorical novel, Animal Farm, after the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.

Didn't Chinua Achebe write that “when an adult is in the house, the she-goat is not left to suffer the pains of parturition on its tether.”

But why should I be surprised? Hasn't Nigeria degenerated to become an 'Animal Farm'? Just like in Orwell's novella, we are living in a country where animals have displaced humans.

Why won't our morals become warped to the extent that we care more for animal rights than for human rights when elders like Professor Wole Soyinka did not see anything wrong in calling the wife of a seating President a 'Hippopotamus'?

Why won't our morals go to the dogs when our government is more interested in protecting the rights of cows via grazing reserves rather than protecting the lives of its own citizens by way of prosecuting killer herdsmen, who, as our president assures us, are from 'Libya'? These marauders, who have killed thousands of innocent Nigerians in the last 18 months have for some reason become so bold even as our security agents have become so timid before them.

And the case of Joe Fortemose Chinakwe exposes a troubling pattern. We seem to have a government that cares more for the right of certain categories of foreigners than for the right of its own citizens.

Why do I say so?

Well consider that the complainant who lodged a complaint with the police against Mr. Chinakwe is allegedly a foreigner from Niger Republic (by the testimony of Mr. Chinakwe). On the strength of a complaint by a foreigner that he feels offended by the name a Nigerian chose to give his dog, the Nigerian police swung into action and became so efficient overnight that it sent its men to fetch the erring Chinakwe and locked him up for his audacity. 

Then also consider that the herdsmen (notice I said herdsmen, not Fulani herdsmen) that have killed thousands of Nigerians are said, by no less a personality than our President, to be foreigners from faraway 'Libya' and perhaps other nations in between.

Now we have established the pattern. But why is the pattern troubling?

It is troubling because it is beginning to seem that when the interests of Nigerian citizens clash with the interests of certain classes of foreigners, the interest of the foreigner prevails over the interest of the Nigerian.

And there are more instances to prove my hypothesis. 

I was recently in Nigeria to preach at a church in Abuja and I noticed that foreigners clear through immigration faster than Nigerian citizens at our airports. At foreign airports the reverse is the case. Citizens clear faster than foreigners. 

I am betting that I am not the only one who has experienced this anomaly.

What is it with Nigerians? It is this same attitude that makes us worship anybody with a foreign accent. We do not like ourselves and we like foreigners and yet we expect foreigners to like us. 

Foreigners are not fools, you know. They will find it difficult to like us if we do not like ourselves. After all we know ourselves better than they know is, and if we do not like ourselves then that sends a red flag to the foreigner.

And to the Nigerian police, let me say that the popular flutist Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli has a dog named Obasanjo (seriously, he does). Should he also prepare for arrest? 

What more can I say? Nigeria never ceases to amaze!

Omokri is the founder of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California, author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God and Why Jesus Wept and the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri

94 comments:

FRESH said...

Hahahaha! They have all become emergency writers?FFK? Now Reno Omokri? I Hear una.

LIB REP (中华人民共和国) said...

AND A CAT NAMED AISHA

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmm okk

Abosede Ojuade said...

Seen.

Ebube said...

No mind them Jare.

vinna saviour said...

Ask dem oo my broda...have been long waiting for dis article.

Prophet Peter Olu Oduwaye said...

Well written

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmmm


...merited happiness

Maureen Mordi said...

Hmmmm na wah oh

ING said...

GEJ ADMINISTRATION AND PDP SHOULD BE BLAME FOR THIS. APC GOVERNMENT OF PROPAGANDA, LIES AND DECEIT

roseflowerd@yahoo.com said...

Please who can help me with a cake mixer or 14,500 in getting one. I so much need it

OSINANL said...

Nice article....

Anonymous said...

WELL SAID....CONDOMS THAT GOVERNMENT GIVE FREE OF CHARGE TO CURB THE SPREAD OF HIV A JUDGE IN ABUJA ENTERTAINED A CASE OF STOLEN CONDOM WORTH #3000...I DONT KNOW WAT NIGERIA IS TURNING INTO...JUST MY OBSERVATION

Linda NwaGod said...

Reno no dey tire 2 write tho!
Lol




Linda don't take note!

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Mtcheew

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Well said, may God deliver us from this bokohari's govt.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Well said, may God deliver us from this bokohari's govt.

Anonymous said...

Your write up has no meaning but propaganda. Stop bringing political crises.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Too early mbok! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

What police did was wrong, I can name my pet any name cos I like the name or the person, but this man wey De talk,he was in past govt,pls bring back our money and stop preaching, you fellow eat our money,that's why nija De poor now.how much are you returning.

livingstone chibuike said...

Its well

Anonymous said...

Interesting...so reno omakri s d author f why Jesus wept...hmmmm

AOI said...

I will name my dog Reno Omokri. Mumu!

Anonymous said...

Indeed, I just finished Goege Orwell's story of Animals farm and have discovered that the story is practically accomplished in my Country Nigeria. All animals are equal but some are more equal than others. God save Nigeria.

Odibe Blessing said...

I'm not gonna read this!

Anonymous said...

Coming from an ape... ù sure have complimented them. Why would anyone be so disrespectful to a president of a country? Only in Nigeria. They need to get this clown and lock his ass up.

Celestine Mbaonu said...

Your guess is as good as mine

Kush Alabi said...

Enter your comment... Mr. Omokri is getting the whole story twisted, he should read the story again and again to have a better overstanding of what led to the arrest.

Franco said...

Reno Omokri....pls find out the background to why d man named his dog Buhari....dis has nothing to do wit President Buhari....Again pls check out why Patience Jonathan was called a hippopotamus by Pro Soyinka..two different situations...in as much as u are entitled to ur opinion i seriously castigate u on dis occasion because ur write up is misleading n fraught wit baseless comparison..pls note that the use of word or behaviour by any person towards another that is insulting, abusive or threatening wit intent to cause that other harassment, alarm or distress is a public order offence n arrestable...d police did the right thing to have arrested ur man....it is nothing to do with nationality..an offence was alleged which called for police investigation...pls try dis in america or UK n see wht will happen to u if d matter is reported to d police

onkl sam said...

What a great piece of writing.

kingsley nnaemeka said...

Well buhari doesn't know anything about the dog case I must say, cos he is too busy to deal with that, it's simply from the people trying to gain favour frm him by fighting the wars he didn't send them to

Anonymous said...

Abeg 2015 elections are over, done and dusted. Linda, Reno and FFk take note. If you guys wanna help us, get your acts together and wrestle power from these clueless guys come 2019. U can start buy getting your house in order (PDP). Oga Reno, Linda n co pls we need qualitative opposition, u need to start attacking the failing policies, the failed promises, lack of direction etc. stop being myopic, look at the bigger picture.

Anonymous said...

Reno should know that Nigerians are intelligent and beyond his bias about this government. He should also know his patron GEJ put Nigerians in the present sorry state by his inactions and actions

Anonymous said...

my brother tell them oooh your write is so on point and made my day especially the issue of bola ige they might have opened the book and found the untouchables and close it back when aisha called a governor a mad dog zombies were cheering her up and now an innocent man was put in the dungeon for no crime sake when goodluck was ruling this country they called the wife hippo and none was arrested but see how we have fallen

Anonymous said...

In our country, the born to rule, think that the life of a cow is more important than the life of a human. Especially a human not of their pure tribe and religion.

The annoying thing, like you stated, is that no one has been brought to book! What you hear is that nomalcy has been restored, our inefficient police has been sent to secure the affected areas, but the thousands killed have just died like that, without justice. As far as the almajiri at the top is concerned, it is the will of god.

But, why won't herdsmen carry on with their nefarious blood letting and discriminate killing, when our "Oga At The Top" is also a herdsman. He said he has about 200 cattle as part of his assets. He thinks the cattle reserve the right to feed, even if they have to destroy yam, corn, or cassava farms to do so. And any useless infidel who opposes that should be sent to meet their maker in the most gruesome of ways.

We keeping saying we are one, while some people keeping showing us we are not! And they wonder why people should agitate for their freedom.

Why don't they name a dog after you when you behave like one?

Housed-On-Water said...

Deep




Edo people are not blind. Tell us Iyamu was P.A tell us he was SSG to Lucky Igbinedion, tell us crap but we know what we want. We detest unpatriotic, ruthless, disrespectfu and deceitful governance. A government in the end who is no different from he accused predecessor.

Vote Osagie Ize Iyamu Vote PDP Edo State Sept.10

Uju Phil said...

This present dispensation dislikes criticism of any form, there's something called allegory, it's used to depict and even fight the ills of the govt and the society. The likes of aforementioned Animal Farm, Okigbo's Hurrah for Thunder, the recent dog naming, to mention but a few are allegorical. The earlier this govt tolerate opposition and constructive criticism, the better for them, simply.

cream said...

Nigeria never ceases to amaze me too.naija police clearly don't know their work.everything upside down,tufia

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Crazy indeed.

Anonymous said...

Reno is just misplacing his sentiments ....did Aisha called Fayose a mad dog out of the blues ? She was reacting to his accusation and it bother on criminality its just a case of trying to juggle too different issues to shore up your fixated sentiments .

Saphire Muna said...

I can never get bored reading this man's articles .. Even if it's 20 pages, Reading them enlightens me.... Omokri is pure heavenly man... God bless him more










......... Liber maniac........

Anonymous said...

Pls stop looking for trouble. It is bad already as it is, so no need to cause more strive.

Anonymous said...

nice talk keep it up bro

Obiora Jamal said...

Epic, Nigeria is full of Jango the Bastards

Anonymous said...

This man your story too long, and you are just seeking attention, I am tired of hearing Nigeria news, I just want to be safe in the country till the day God decides to free Nigeria of the decay

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

LOL








AUNTY LINDA 👩

Emy said...

@Reno, to me this is one of your chef d'oeuvre. This thought is for mature minds, i mean 'masters' to ponder on, not for trolls.

Anonymous said...

Upon all names why Buhari....nuel

salihu newssheller said...

Reno police are not looking at your point of view but at a point that it might spark crisis.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Hmmmm

donald obi said...

A lady recently named her pet dog Lai Mohammed. Now that's being very precise. Ppls shld learn to identify with their heroes freely

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Anonymous said...

I was thinking this exact thing about Animal Farm!

Anonymous said...

Juliet isn't obvious that your mother is a mad woman? The way you behaves says it all. Ezi Ohia.

Anonymous said...

Juliet isn't obvious that your mother is a mad woman? The way you behaves says it all. Ezi Ohia.

Anonymous said...

Juliet isn't obvious that your mother is a mad woman? The way you behaves says it all. Ezi Ohia.

Anonymous said...

Your entire families are apes. Imbecile

Eze-Udemba Zuma said...

The Police over reacted. By convention, Police need to investigate and act on any matter reported to them. As usual Nigeria Police modus operandi is vindictive and punitive rather than corrective and pacifying. Nigeria Police, usually power drunk, always abuse their offices. In this case the Police should have explained to the man the implications of his action, reprimanded him for it, ordered him to clean off the name BUHARI from his dog and bound him over to keep the peace. But in their notorious sadism, they threw him into jail for four days? WHY? Power intoxication, sadism and vindictiveness, and lack of proper training.

Anonymous said...

This was what I was mostly concerned about when people were chanting 'change'. I knew the man to spearhead the change has a dark heart and is incapable of changing himself. Taking us back to times when there was no freedom for a citizen, what a mess of a country!

Anonymous said...

I expect nothing less than a hundred igbo lawyers to come out in defence of this man, just like the hundred muslim lawyers did for yunusa who actually committed a crime.

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

I'm running away.

T said...

I think I should name my goat Remo Omokri cuz Reno is my mentor

Adaora.. said...

Can the Niger man prove without a doubt that chinakwe named the dog after his father..Is his father the only one that bears Bihari?or was a surname included..and you said we should check out why Patience was called an hippopotamus? Are you for real?.. anyway no time to keep typing...like someone rightly pointed out..In Nigeria..it's a case of all animals are equal but some are more equal than others..

Anonymous said...

Reno,or whatever you call yourself no be wetin una wan chop you dey find, we no want you benefited from this country through Jonathan and the pain that it is over, you all are the problems we have in this country and the axe of God will soon fall on you as you use his name to cover up, wait and see. Idiot

Anonymous said...

Reno,or whatever you call yourself no be wetin una wan chop you dey find, we no want you benefited from this country through Jonathan and the pain that it is over, you all are the problems we have in this country and the axe of God will soon fall on you as you use his name to cover up, wait and see. Idiot

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is, this wouldn't be an issue if it was any other person.

Anonymous said...

Emergency writers ??u just like to run mouth eh? Those 2 hv been writting before u grew up...and till now u still don't hv sense?

Anonymous said...

Hshahahaaaa

Anonymous said...

Stupid keep silence, i wish its ur brother that was arrested otondo.

Anonymous said...

U don't have a mother do u? If u do then yours is a supper mad woman for having an idiot like u,who HV no regard for mothers.

Anonymous said...

Gej was d most abused president yet no body was arrest or killed for.ape like u.

Anonymous said...

Stupid keep silence, i wish its ur brother that was arrested otondo.

Samuel O. Ekezie said...

The way you behaves? Haba grammes!

Samuel O. Ekezie said...

The way you behaves? Haba grammer!

Anonymous said...

Fayose called the first lady a fraud star and a criminal just because of a case that she was never involved in. Moreover, the first lady does not run her twitter handle herself. People handle her twitter account for her just as people handle Mr President's twitter handle for him. Receive sense!

Sam said...

Was it not Fayose that first accused Aisha Buhari of fraud. Calling somebody a criminal and calling somebody a mad dog, which one is worse? And who started the name calling? Everbody knows that Fayose is a tout and he started it all. The first lady does noy handle her social media accounts. People handle it for her

Pascal said...

Lets be frank, Fayose actually behaves like a mad dog because he kept going on and on about Aisha Buhari being involved in Haliburton scam. How can you be calling somebody's wife a criminal when we all know that it wasnt the President's wife that was involved in that scam

Anonymous said...

So Patient Jonathan was called a hipopotamus? Hahahahahahaha. My Nigerian people will not kill me sha. Lmao

Anonymous said...

Reno you talk too much. Are you this jobless? Please go and find something meaningful to do and leave social media alone

Anonymous said...

Kai. Wole Soyinka get mouth oh. Hahahahahahahahaha

Esther Dangana said...

All na change cause am.

Vivian Reginalds said...

mtchewww anako crap
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

A dog. hahahah.pls can't stop laughing.







says, Genevieve.

Ebi...#bosschic# said...

Oga Samuel,u sef gbagaun..even in ur correction,u are still wrong.it is 'grammar' not grammer.

abubakar salahudeen said...

That is how everybody will be writing all forms of articles just to prove they are 'good' activists meanwhile we knew what they did while in power. Try them with power and you will see their true colour. A bunch of hypocrites who pretend to be activists, in Nigeria you will find them. I refuse to be cowed by your cheap talk. My piece of advice for us Nigerians is that, we should think positive about this country at all time because our thought create our own reality. Let us think positive and act positive irrespective of the situations because in togetherness will Nigeria be great and not in disunity. Let us walk the talk.

Anonymous said...

Reno is right. The police are wrong to arrest the man that called his dog Buhari. After all he did not name his dog President Buhari or Fake Certificate Buhari. Wole Soyinka is wrong. First Lady Wife of President Aisha is wrong too, she completely disgraced herself and the president in responding to Fayose and calling him mad dog. By the way, Aisha voltrons coming with excuses of Aisha having people manning her twitter account, (she's come a long way not so?), Aisha's twitter manager is by legal definition her agent, she is responsible for what they write, yourselves included. Who are the real unchained mad dogs? Sons and daughters with Nigeria's money to squander.

Oluchi Cynthia said...

Nigeria don finish, just chasing shadows.

Daboski said...

Well done Reno. Nigeria police

olofofonaija said...

They should free ds guy abeg

Ovieh Papa said...

"Why won't our morals go to the dogs when our government is more interested in protecting the rights of cows via grazing reserves rather than protecting the lives of its own citizens by way of prosecuting killer herdsmen, who, as our president assures us, are from 'Libya'? These marauders, who have killed thousands of innocent Nigerians in the last 18 months have for some reason become so bold even as our security agents have become so timid before them." Omokri

That is BUHARI'S NIGERIA. As many have noticed and said, BUHARI IS A CURSE ON NIGERIA'S UNITY.

Also, we are INTERNALLY COLONIZED and we seem to accept this out of cowardice.

Anonymous said...

Most of you commenting here are senseless including Reno Omokri. Go back and read the story of this arrest properly before writing articles and commenting. The person that reported the case to the police accused the man who is also his neighbour of naming his dog after his own father called Buhari. So this case has nothing to do with President Buhari. The man's father shares thesame name with Mr President that's all. This is why you people fail exams in school. You cannot read simple post and digest it and understand it before concluding. Stmcheew

Yusuf Dimas said...

Making a case out of nothing I suppose!

Anonymous said...

Evidence which one is u,sef.abeg leave correction of grammar for oga soyinka abeg.

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