Tuesday, May 9, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Chibok Girls By Sam Okoro (on facebook)

Dear Chidi,

Thanks for staying on the scene, on the"alternative governance platform"

This is very worrying : "No Journalist will be allowed to interview the rescued Chibok school girls. They will not go back to their parents. They will be kept in Abuja here" (Femi Adeshina).

The girls have just regained their freedom and now they should be deprived of their freedom of speech and not even allowed to talk about their ordeal? ( Time and Newsweek will soon be offering thousands of $$$ to hear some stories)

It's a general knowledge question asked and answered by your friend :

"You ever seen a ghost? No
But you have heard of them."

(Spirit on the water)

I agree with you completely that "Not all conspiracy theories are wrong" - indeed some conspiracy theories are part of the living bigger picture, the behind the scenes, the truth. What appears to be happening is not really what is happening. Like the Indian rope trick. (Let's keep our eyes on game changer Korea)

As for me, I don't believe most of the stuff recorded in the Bible which is modest enough not to claim to be a history book but is said to be "God's holy words", stories such as "the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man " not to talk about some of the ecclesiastical opinions of some of the warmongers and sinners.

In this digital age of hide & speak, fake news can flash across the globe faster than proverbial strong winds can spread wildfires and that's why in a country like Nigeria a lack of precise information about e.g. Mr. President's health is enough to spark off all kinds of speculation and malicious rumour-mongering, especially by opposition elements currently agonising over their loss of power. Misinformation/ fake news and rabid conspiracy theories are some of the instruments of revenge, vengeful satisfaction. I Just read Alagba Ochonu's piece that "Mahmud Jega is right"

You said it all here: "Journalism must not be investigative, it can also be speculative, in fact, a journalist can report rumours, but at any given time,  the readers or listeners must be told that the report is speculative, rumour or factual. A journalist should not present rumours and speculations for instance, as facts, as we often see in Nigerian "investigative journalism". "

The speculations about the Chibok Girls must be investigated. Some investigations can go awry , think : Dele Giwa - martyr...

This was a controversial song about prostitution :: Cherie Bondowe

On Tuesday, 9 May 2017 02:55:10 UTC+2, Chidi Anthony Opara wrote:
Mazi Cornelius,
Not all conspiracy theories are wrong, some have been proven to be right.


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