Yeah, I remember ‘19
a year of NEXT LEVEL CHANGE
the economy in recession
workers n’ management at a crossroad –
mass-sack, unannounced pay cuts,
hunger n’ despair in the family n’ land –
Poverty capital of the world.
Fear about suicide bombers
in the mosque, churches n’ marketplace.
Government considering land grabs
ready to plant grasses for cows
not concrete for factories;
ready to send in an army
at any IPOB provocation
not courts for menacing herdsmen.
The media finding convenient scapegoats –
the opposition n’ wailing wailers.
Anybody speaking up for the ordinary man,
woman, or child censored or sent to jail.
Why have I not mentioned Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu, n’ Baba
I was talking about 2119 and 1919, not 2019.
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Category: Politics & Social normsTags: Department of Security Services-DSS, freedom-of speech, Government, human rights, IPOB, Next-Level, Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu, Poverty, Sahara Reporters, Sowore, Take It Back Movement
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