#FakeNews And My Responsibility

The recent hullabaloo on herdsmen killings took a frightful dimension yesterday with rumours been peddled on the social media that Fulani Herdsmen were shooting pointblank at cars on Lagos Ibadan Expressway and hunting people down. It was accompanied with a purported audio recording of an eye-witness who “managed” to survive the ordeal and pleading with people to avoid the express and the situation was real and purported pictures of “slain people” which ironically was a robbery incident in 2010!

Now, let’s wait a second, what are the facts of the case?

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The Days of Innocence and Contentment

Driving down to work this morning, i was listening to front page news on my favorite radio station, Classic FM97.3 and a story was mentioned that got me thinking.

It was a story about a Cleaner who found N12 million ($27,000) in a toilet and handed it over to the security till the owner of the bag came forward to claim it.

And a question rose within me, which interestingly, Jimi Disu, one of the anchors also raised, that people should swear, what they would do if they had found that money. And what struck me in particular was the fact that she earns N7,800 monthly ($37) which is far below the monthly minimum wage approved which is N18,000 ($85). (At the current exchange rate).

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