Occupy Nigeria!: Moments of Insurrection from Revolted Nigeria

January 12, 2012
short introduction by “Moment of Insurrection” group:
Nigeria is known to many antagonists for the on-going indigenous insurgency against ecological destruction. Over the last week the country has ruptured into massive upheavals triggered by the states removal of fuel subsidy. Given that Nigeria is exploited for a massive quantity of the worlds oil supply, and that the state is recognized for little more then the fuel subsidy- the initial strikes called for by the unions have been transvered by the multitude and now across Nigeria insurrection bellows.
Below is a chronological montage of twitter feeds from numerous people and various sites, including #OccupyNigeria. Although social media remains problematic for antagonists in many struggles-, the recent ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy movements have found a social detonator in the medium. The reproduction of these messages here creates for me a (cyber)space in which to view the belligerent pluralism of a community-in-motion’s assembly.
In From Riot to Insurrection, Alfredo M Bonanno believes we must be ‘capable of understanding the communications of the future, because it is this that will make it possible to construct the insurrectionist instruments of the future to be put alongside the knife our predecessors carried between their teeth’. And it is in this way ‘we can build an air bridge between the tools of the past and the dimensions of the future’.

Messages from revolted Nigeria:

The #Kano protesters are scampering for their lives as Police fire live ammunition and tear-gas into the crowd
The Nigerian Police are still following the #Kano Protesters to Sabuwar Kofa firing tear gas and shooting randomly.
The latest terrorist group in #Nigeria is called “Nigerian Police Force”
“some of my friends were injured but there’s no one to take them to hospital. #Kano” Police block injured protesters
Medical attention needed in #Kano as some of the peaceful protesters are injured, following the police midnight attack.
Medical attention needed in #Kano as some of the peaceful protesters are injured, following the police midnight attack.
Sometime after midnight, #Kano police used teargas to disperse the peaceful crowd at Silver Jubilee Square
Friends Please as we #occupynigeria pls check the Hashtag #TearGas for info on how to prevent&deal with it. PLEASE RT
#occupynigeria has now besieged the Edo house of assembly in Benin city. If you’re in Edo state pls join them asap!
So, let’s prepare for medical teams/mobile units to go along with our protest. Unlike the FG, every life is important to us.
For tear gas, use gas mask, or soak bandana in lemon juice or vinegar&cover ur nose till u reach high ground. Wear Goggles
Lawyers protest at Ikeja,
time is 8am and start-up point is Olaiya Junction
Lugard Hall needs you RIGHT NOW!!! You should be there if you want CHANGE!!!
The Police in Ekiti have agreed to protect the #occupynigeria protesters to ensure the demonstration is not hijacked
Meanwhile, Ogun kickstarted demonstrations this morning. Protesters now at Oke Ilewo.
Volunteer medic personnel needed in Abeokuta, Abuja, Kaduna today.
Veteran Musician Eedris Abdulkareem releases Nigeria Jaga jaga part 2.
BIS services on @MTNNG is shut down in #Kaduna
Crack down started in Kano where an amazing thing happened. Xtians & Muslims protected each other.
The Nigeria Medical Association has said it will join millions of Nigerians to protest government’s subsidy removal policy.
Some ex-militants in the Niger Delta have threatened to regroup if there is excessive use of force on #occupynigeria protesters.
Soldiers beating and molesting protesters around UI and Poly area, Ibadan.
Sokoto is tomorrow. Pls join and retweet.
Lawyers in Lagos have begun a protest against the fuel subsidy removal
STRATEGIC BRIEFING 1! Remove your phone contact details from social media network. DM Your number ONLY to Trusted organizers!
Leaders of Nigerian labour unions and the Federal Government holding secret talks in Abuja right now
I must confess I never expected the protest to be dis massive, a lot of people are out here…goin strong!
Police crack him gun carry am face up, a protester shouted “u shoot one, we shoot five” other policemen begin laff
Benin City protesters block Lagos highway. Students and lecturers join in.
Word is its crazy up at Ugbowo/Lagos road as well, benin/lagos road blocked!!!
just got word dat d emir of bauchi is marching with the masses…..Sanu Sir!!!
Protesters in Benin carried jonathan’s coffin
A building has been burnt down in ilorin belonging to the minister of youth and development
Flash! The police dat killed a protester in ilorin has been stoned to death
Another Nigerian Killed during #occupynigeria protest! Nigerian TV AIT Report says 1 protestor killed in Gusau, Zamfara
#OccupyNigeria Inspires #Kenya as Kenyan activists cite Nigerian Movement as Inspiration as they start mobilisation. Now We INSPIRE others
We’ll occupy dr minds, dr thots, dr meetings, dr plans… Until Lambs become lions and the timid become bold…
Any connections to printers in #Abuja that can work magic & print flyers for tomorrow’s protest?
Join #OccupyEnugu peaceful march this Monday by 8am @ Okpara Square, Enugu.
Im so ready for the protest…however long it takes, you should be too. This madness must end, and the time is now!
murtala mohammed international airport will be occupied retweet
OccupyNigeria protest to hold in #London, #Abuja, #Ekiti, Ile-#Ife, #Oshogbo, #Ibadan, #Ijebu-Ode, others today.
A group of newspaper readers, Thursday in Yenagoa, mobbed a man who tried to support GEJ’s-led FG removal of #fuelsubsidy.
Protester killed in Kano
Security Operatives have reportedly blocked all the routes to the Eagles Square, Abuja, in bid to stall the planned #occupynigeria protest.
The nbc is blacking #occupynigeria protests out pls send your videos to occupynaija@gmail.com..
Go and #occupynigeria don’t be violent, don’t give the government or policemen opportunity to say we are violent….
Our comrades are gathered at Transcorp junction, Merit House. Please tell those on your TL, FB Wall, and BB contact
NANS south west have taken over Ibadan protest. As things are, it may soon turn violent
We are flooding all the senators private phones with 1 million SMS each. What do you want the message to be? Pls reply.
Support the protesters! We need handkerchiefs, mats, first aid kits, water, snacks, recharge cards for Monday!
#BenueState is on at Woodland Park, #Makurdi. Join Now!!! Please retweet, broadcast, post on facebook. Inform everybody!!!
Donations keep coming in! We just got 8 cartons of biscuits&wafers for Monday! If you can’t march, u can and should support!
Even hackers have started their onslaught. The federal looters are in trouble
All web programmers, and developers with advanced knowledge in SQL injections, proxy by pass should contact me…
London protest Live! #OCCUPYNIGERIA photo! more arrive as Nigerians students protest in london http://t.co/7tqJ27ig
Now approaching Police barricade at Secretariat, Abuja
Across Nigeria, Christians provide protection for Muslims as they observe Jumat prayers. United Nigeria.
occupynigeria‘s getting interesting. Government people should just start hiding in their offices….before una chop slap outside
UPDATE: PENGASSAN announces indefinite strike and will NOT call off even if NLC directs, until price is reversed
Market women, today, occupied the streets in Ile Ife.
SSS, today in #Minna, arrested a protester, Fatihu Aminu, a graduate of the IBB University. He’s still in SSS custody.
Attention! #OccupyNigeria #Abuja Cover your faces with kerosene dabbed hankys… That’s the fastest antidote to TEARGAS. Pls retweet!
BREAKING: #Nigeria‘s National Industrial Court rules that NLC must not embark on Strike on Monday 9 Jan
The criminal Judges think they carry any weight. They’ll only help upgrade this from protests to full-blown revolution.
Subsidy removal : Reps to convene emergency session on Sunday
We’ve gotten loads of water but we need First Aid Kits. Please donate towards the Monday protest
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) – nitda.gov.ng HACKED in solidarity with the #occupynigeria protests.
We will disobey all kangaroo court rulings. That’s why its called civil disobedience, idiota! The prostests will hold.
Okada men just troop out in Benin blocking all road junctions and roundabouts. E don dey red o.
Opposition politician supporting the #occupynigeria movement, you’re also chopping our money so you don’t fool me.
Some #OccupyNigeria protesters are still at the Eagle square Abuja after passing the night there.
Every 24hrs, we @NaijaCyberHack will bring down a Nigerian Government Website until they respond to our cause!
Nigerian transport ministry website hacked by activists
#occupynigeria protests at World Bank on Monday, January 9th at 11am to 1pm & at IMF on Friday, January 13th at 10am to 2pm in Washington DC
Dear Nigerians in South Africa, ball in your court! Please welcome GEJ tomorrow. Reconfirm his attendance and go say hello.
OccupyNigeria-US washingtonDC/NewYork,Otawa-Canada,Kiev-Ukraine in top gear..international movment’s spreads.. #London a success already!
The Nigerian Medical Association and Nigerian Bar Association to offer free services to Nigerians in the struggle.
What You Should Know if Arrested While Protesting in Nigeria. http://is.gd/JAF0NP
Four staff unions of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria have planned to join the mass protest called by the NLC tomorrow.
House of Representatives vote against the removal of #fuelsubsidy.
Do you know what these Honorables have done? They are trying to stop you from occupying them.
Protest kicks off at 9AM tomorrow @ Gani fawehinmi Park, Ojota bus stop, Ikorodu road, Lagos. Pls be there!
Nigeria Labour Congress commends House Motion But Says, “The Strikes and Protests Must Go On” Tomorrow
Lagos – the take-off point for the Island crowd in Lagos tomorrow is under the Falomo Bridge at 8am
FGN is offering to buy airtime on all TV & radio stations in Nigeria tomorrow to prevent #occupyNigeria broadcasts. Watch out between 12-5pm
People of Meiran, Abule Egba, Sango, Agbado & their environs converge @ Mr Biggs, Abule Egba Bus Stop, 7:30am, then to Ojota.
Redeemed University of Nigeria forbids students from joining the #occupyNigeria protest, students threatened with expulsion.
PDP vigilantes in 30 buses NOW at Hotoro to attack #occupyNigeria protesters in the morning on the instructions of Kano State Government!
President Jonathan to disregard House of Rep order on Fuel subsidy, says Reuben Abati, his media assistant.
This just got personal! 40+ innocents #occupynigeria protesters just attacked camping outside eagle square
The Nigerian police used this steel iron to beat the young man while he slept. #occupynigeria http://t.co/XlNRxPz2
I just called 911 when I reported my emergency, the operator switched off my call
Police Attacks Law Abiding Protesters, Ordered to Shoot and Kill
It’s abt 2hrs to d grand #OccupyNigeria rally, so get d words out to everyone by SMS, BBM, FB, eMail. Rally starts @ 9am all across d land.
Streets of Lagos has been empty this morning, devoid of usual Monday morning traffic. #OccupyNigeria seem to have folks away from work
Conference of Islamic Organisations, CIO, has insisted that the NLC/TUC strike should go ahead, supports #occupynigeria protests.
BREAKING NEWS! CABAL MBR Dangote website hacked by NaijaCyberHactivists4Violating workers righ
In Ojota, protesters already marching
About 40 protesters coming to Ojota, saying “We must fight, amen.”
Flash! #OCCUPYNIGERIA Ibadan-Nigeria Protesters set up bonfire to prevent police from firing live rounds
Protesters already smacking cars, shouting at motorists at Ojota.
More than a thousand at Ojota, Lagos for demonstration
Hundreds protesting outside wuse market Abuja. Banners say ‘subsidy removal is a crime against Nigeria’
Police at Ring Road firing tear gas canisters indiscriminately.
The number of innocent Nigerians murdered by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s dogs is growing. Two added today in Lagos alone!
With a bunch of concerned Nigerians, trekking through a deserted Ikorodu road, to join the Ojota-bound crowd
Network going a bit screwy in Ojotoa _ likely as there are thousands here now
Mob action reported to be gathering for a showdown with Area G police command over the shootings of 3 boys.
The crowd is overwhelming.. Its hot but we are together
Kano protesters burn down police vehicle for attacking peaceful #occupynigeria protesters
TVC station owned by Bola Tinubu switches off broadcast
Protesters shut down Warri, Effurun, Udu
Jonathan’s police has killed 3 protesters in Lagos and 6 in Maiduguri today
It is a peaceful protest in Birnin Kebbi capital of Kebbi State
At least 1 dead as security forces open fire on #OccupyNigeria protestors in Kano city,
Thousands of protesters burn down police vehicle for as security forces keep attacking #OccupyNigeria in Kano.
Another 7year old crushed to death in a stampede at the protests in #Kano
Nigerian Police, no more Nigerians MUST lose their lives in d course of dis Protest if y’all don’t wanna risk an OPEN WAR !!
A chopper (registration no 5N L50) is flying over the #OccupyNigeria protest venue in circles. The crowd is chanting “ole” (thief).
The NLC chairman, Abdulwaheed Omar, abruptly stops Abuja protest, without explanation. People disperse
Protesters set vans ablaze, sought to set fire on CBN gov’s home
OccupyNigeria Lagos protest called off for Day 1. Everyone returns to Gani Fawehinmi Park tomorrow at 9am. Thank you, Nigeria!!!
There’s false information on both sides. Please be careful about the information you share so we don’t cause more harm.
We will be on TVC tomorrow. We must be heard by force by fire
S/O to everyone that took part in 2day’s protests. Tommorow is another day. We won’t STOP until Nigeria is Liberated
My friend Taiye Fatoki was run over by ex gov Oyinlola’s car in #osogbo while protesting
GTB Segun Agbaje summoned 7 branches to resume duty 2day, All in VI…AjoseAdeogun, plaza and others. Letz shut them down.
Jan 10
Todays set up is much better. Looks more organized. The crowd is also plenty
crowd heading to Governor’s house in Marina after stopping at otedola & tinunbu’s house to sing OLE!!!
Do you want to call President Goodluck Jonathan? This is his no 08022477777
How can you deploy Special Anti robbery squad to stop Protesters in Abuja?
Policemen reported to be shooting at protesters at Onipan #Lagos
A lot of stranded passengers waiting at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
5 dead, 10,000 displaced after clashes in Benin
Anti-terrorism squad here at Ojota. How did they miss the road to Maidiguri?
Nigerians in Ghana have just decided – they will be occupying the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana tomorrow.
Due to threats of violence and heightened tension, #OccupyNigeria in Kaduna suspends protests till further notice
P lease remember as we #OCCUPYNIGERIA it is our duty to protect D aged, young children, women & physically challenged if we are able to
lease remember as we #OCCUPYNIGERIA it is our duty to protect D aged, young children, women & physically challenged if we are able to
JAN 11
Day 10 of Protests. Day 3 of National Strike. #Abuja: 8am – Berger. Same route as yesterday.
Protests-Day 10. National Strike-Day 3. #Lagos-9 am: Ojota; 8am: Falomo; 7:30am: Anthony Grds; 7:30am: Mr Biggs, Abule Egba
Abuja protesters were attacked again overnight.
Nigerian Army involved in Tuesday midnight attack on #OCCUPYNIGERIA protesters who are camping in Abuja.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement will, today, make a solidarity march at Nigeria House in New York, to support the #OccupyNigeria protesters.
At about 1.30am this morning about 15 vehicles full of plain clothes men beat up #occupyNigeria youths at Ascon Oil, Wuse. Many were wounded
Ironically, d crime rate in Lagos has fallen to an all-time low sinx d beginning of #OccupyNigeria movt, crimes recorded committed by police
Ironically, d crime rate in Lagos has fallen to an all-time low sinx d beginning of #OccupyNigeria movt, crimes recorded committed by police
As you’re occupying here in Ojota, we’re occupying Nigeria’s entire airspace. No one can fly!” – Labour Union (Aviation) Rep
This is not a Nigerian spring…it is a Nigerian awakening. After the awakening comes the spring
Update: The strike still continues tomorrow Thursday, RT and Broadcast
We no longer want the round table..we r tabling the issues on d floor
There was a casket making the rounds today, at the #occupynigeria rally. And several attempts to bring down a police helicopter with curses
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