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Sóró Sóké: The Generation That Spoke Out



Renown author and a legend in Africa and world literature Chinua Achebe, in his 1958 debut novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ borrowed the words of literally icon William Butler Yeats from his 1920 poem ‘The second coming’ when he said:

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”

in reference to the catastrophic situation of the novel’s plot.

The original poem further went thus;

“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere. The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst. Are full of passionate intensity.”

It is not in doubt that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, doesn’t have the slightest grip on any area of the country as it stands today, and for a country that vests so much power at the centre through the presidency, it is bound to dwindle being that it’s regions do not have substantive structure or the capacity to withstand any form of economic crisis. The ‘centre’ is weak, the regions are weaker, the units are in shambles, and this only points to one thing; anarchy.

When the centre no longer holds, it gives liberty to all forms of social vices to thrive. When the centre is weak, it gives more than enough room for the enemies of the state to explore and exploit its inadequacies. When the centre has no control, anarchy becomes the new order, and that’s what has been obtainable in Nigeria in the last few years of the existence of Nigeria under the ruling All Progressive Congress. The government has shown that they are a threat to the existence of the nation because there is no explanation for the level of gross mismanagement, corruption, crime, exploitation, harassment, suppression and oppression that Nigerians have faced in the current democratic dispensation under the leadership of president Muhammadu Buhari.

Today, the country has receded to it’s lowest point in her history in almost every sector of the economy. Under Buhari, Nigeria has the most out of school kids, the biggest unemployment rate, the highest rate of emigration of professionals seeking greener pastures, the highest illiteracy rate and the highest terrorism rate ever recorded in her history. This government has not only enabled all manner of crime to thrive under it’s watch but has gone ten steps further by rewarding perpetuators of these many crimes against it’s people. APC was formed in 2013 with the above purpose of wrestling power from the then incumbent People’s Democratic Party, through a merger of the country’s main opposition parties, and within a year, they forged and has remained the toughest opposition party in the history of Nigeria following the underwhelming performance of PDP as opposition in the last 7 years.

It is worthy of note that no government has actually met the expectations of the people. From the first republic thru the second and third, whilst traversing all the military eras, has been from one disappointment to the other. But one thing has always stood out and remained consistent through the years, the loud silence and collective weak criticism of the government of the day by the citizens. It seemed like it was the job of certain people to speak, like high profile journalists, opposition or prominent figures, but not the everyday Nigerian. The traditional means for citizens to express their dissatisfaction with it’s government is thru a protest, but for some reason, previous generations couldn’t galvanize themselves to put up a fight against the succesive tyranny disguised as leadership despite the fact that it was constitutional.

The biggest opposition to the government is a dissatisfied populace, not a political party hitched on an ideology or their selfish interests. When majority or a substantive number of a country’s people speak up against their government or a particular decision by the government, it suffices as opposition, no voice can be louder than the collective voice of the people, and that is what the Nigerian youths of today have brought to the fore, they have decided not to cow away or be silent like their parents or ancestors before them, they decided to speak out against a government that had bitten more than it could chew and at this point is a threat to the existence of Nigeria as a nation and the survival of Nigerians as a people.

This generation spoke out, this generation galvanized the first organic and the biggest protest against an incumbent government, this generation defied all odds to stand their ground when they were shot at, harassed, beaten, threatened and even killed. The ‘End SARS’ protests of October 2020 has remained the single most significant event of modern Nigeria and will define the narrative for many years to come. The fact that these protests culminated with a massacre of unarmed citizens on 20th October 2020 at the Lekki tollgate by the Nigerian Army on the orders of the government will forever remain a bitter taste in the mouths of every Nigerian youth.

I am proud of my compatriots who remained resolute in the fight for survival, who said “enough is enough”, who took their destinies in their own hands, who defied the odds to redefine the narrative that’d create their future. This generation shifted the paradigm, this generation not only spoke out but took action. I am proud of this generation, I am proud of my generation.






The 2023 Presidential Election has been themed the ‘worst election in the history of Nigeria’ by most Nigerians & observers from across the globe.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu president-elect amidst controversial circumstances

Many weeks have passed since Prof Mahmood Yakubu controversially announced the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the polls and subsequently returned as the president-elect, but Nigerians won’t let this slide as a resolve has been made by the country’s very youthful population to restore the mandate which majority of them opine is rightfully the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s.

As the ruling party, it was only normal that APC was fingered as the ‘usual suspect’, their corrupt counterparts, PDP has however managed to stay out of the spotlight, leaving APC to face the wrath and backlash of angry Nigerians alone. However, Reportera News investigative reports has revealed that not only APC rigged in the 2023 presidential election, but their longtime opposition, PDP. Peter Obi’s LP who banked on INEC’s promise on delivering a free & fair poll were the victim of Prof Mahmood & INEC’s gross ineptitude.

Whilst APC focused their nefarious activities in remote areas in the North West and South West regions of the country, PDP focused on the South South and the North East, to ‘harvest’ LP votes, primarily. Studies have indicated that Peter Obi’s LP won Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, & Taraba; 3 PDP states, but were unfortunately rigged out of the polls, giving PDP controversial victories in the states. The electoral heist also saw the transfer of LP votes to APC in Benue, Plateau, and Rivers. Nigerians have called for the arrest and criminal prosecution of INEC chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu for electoral, LP has also petitioned the judiciary seeking the annulment of the election by the Court of Appeal which is set to begin trial on 30th May 2023.

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Exposed: INEC Didn’t Have To Wipe BVA Data For ‘Storage Space’



INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

The 2023 presidential election may have come and gone to some people, it however left a bitter taste in the mouths of most Nigerians who came out in their numbers to vote for their future only for the election results to be systemically rigged in favour of the ruling party, APC. To many, this is a nightmare that they’re hoping they’d wake up from, but to INEC it’s a bone they can’t spit nor swallow; this is because the manner with which the election was rigged is what experts call ‘lazy rigging’ due to the fact that they left far too many loopholes, subsequently leaving a trail of evidence to the public of the travesty disguised as election that occured on February 25th 2023.

This has left INEC in between crossroads as they are torn in the middle of defending the poorly conducted heist or admitting that the poll was flawed. The electoral body has however refused to lean towards the latter, arguing vehemently that they conducted a free & fair election, this obviously is a blatant lie based on the response of Nigerians who mostly feel that the results were rigged.

INEC has been dragged to court by the two main opposition parties, LP and PDP, however it is only the former who actually has a strong grip on their case since evidence has also shown that the latter committed the same electoral fraud that they accuse the ruling party, APC of.

Ekemp M8, the BVA used by INEC

BVA ‘Wahala’

One of the first requests of LP to the court was to have them inspect the BVAs to ensure that the INEC-published-results corresponded with the data available on the devices. However, INEC made a bogus claim that they had to wipe the presidential election results data to make storage space for the gubernatorial polls which happened almost a month after the presidential polls.

The Labour Party led by it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi which on account of most Nigerians won the election are the major victims of this fraud have approached the courts to retrieve their stolen mandate, one which is expected to upheaval the status quo; in fact, many analysts have postulated that this trial is the biggest in the history of this nation.

In this article, Reportera News takes a deeper look at the device in question to determine if INEC’s claim could be substantiated and most importantly, proven to be truthful. Unfortunately, it isn’t; INEC lied inconspicuously and as a matter of fact, our investigation revealed that the device could handle upto 50 more elections of the same magnitude without needing to erase the data.


The model of the BVA devices used by INEC is an ‘Ekemp M8’, it’s a biometric tablet with a processor speed of 1.3GHz manufactured by the global electronic powerhouse, Samsung. It comes with a 2 Gigabyte storage space with options that goes upto 8 Gigabytes. The simply interpretation of this information is that the device can accommodate data for 50 different elections without needing a ‘reconfiguration’. This ultimately begs the questions;

what is INEC hiding?

Why are they scared to hand over the BVAs for inspection of it’s content if they affirm that the election was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere?

The answer is simple; there is no correlation between the fraudulently announced results and the results in the BVAs, they just do not match, hence their decision to withhold the device and avert exposing the electoral fraud they committed.

Specs of the Ekemp M8

our IT experts looked at the specifications of this device and have come to a technical conclusion that it was ‘illogical’ to wipe the data since the election would have taken at most 2% of the storage capacity using the average Polling Unit to voters ratio which is 300 voters per polling unit.

According to most Nigerians and available evidence, Peter Obi of LP won the 2023 presidential election

As Nigerians stay focused on the judiciary hoping that the INEC results are annulled unequivocally, INEC and APC have deployed many machineries to consolidate the fraud they did, one of which was Lai Mohammed’s Washington DC trip where he went on international media organization at the behest of his paymasters to spread false information on the election, an action that has received heavy criticism from Nigerians who think that it was a waste of public funds as the announcement could have been made here in Nigeria, albeit faux news.


Our verdict is very clear, there is absolutely no reason for INEC to erase, transfer, or reconfigure the data on the BVA since there was more than enough storage space and most importantly, the BVAs were the subject of investigation for electoral fraud, hence not meant to be tampered with as this could affect the outcome of the case.

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Rivers: Nyesom Wike And Sim Fubara, Rivers State Governor-elect Fight Dirty



L-R Sim Fubara, Nyesom Wike

A head of May 29, 2023 inauguration, the outgoing governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and his ‘political son’, and current Governor-elect of the state, Sim Fubara have fallen out, Reportera News has learned.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

According to reports from Rivers State, the rift is as a result of disagreement between the duo on the Party’s (People’s Democratic Party) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Nyesom Wike political godfather of Sim Fubara

A source told Reportera in Port Harcourt that Wike is fuming that Fubara invited Atiku and other PDP leaders considered to be his enemies to the May 29 inauguration at Portharcourt without his consent. The source said that when confronted, Fubara told his close aides that he wouldn’t want to inherit the enemies of the outgoing governor and wouldn’t want to start fighting political wars early in his administration.

He opted for reconciliation with the party leaders both at the state and national, which didn’t go down well with the Port Harcourt hit man. This has created a huge crack between the two and we were told that Wike is withholding release of funds for the inauguration. The political battle between Wike and Fubara will be interesting.

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