EXTREME DOCILITY IS UNACCEPTABLE, DO SOMETHING !!! #Aremuorin #Speakout #MercyfulGrace


In February this year, a colleague ordered for an iPhone as a valentine gift to his wife. On arrival, it was seized by customs and he was asked to pay import duty on the item. He had to pay to clear the item so as to present it as planned.

Unknown to many Nigerians, import duty is not supposed to be paid on items meant for personal use. Import duty is usually paid only on goods that are meant to be resold or in large quantity. For example, you can’t order for 20 phones or shoes and convince anyone that they are for personal use.


Yesterday, a federal judge in Abuja ruled that it was unlawful for customs to have collected the sum of N156,955.20k as import duty on a Louis Vuitton laptop bag found in the personal baggage of a customer. Quoting copiously from the customs and excise duty act, the Judge awarded the sum of N5m against customs, and asked them to refund the import duty paid by the customer.


The joy for me here is that someone decided to go to court to challenge what apparently was a clear case of abuse of power, likely fuelled by crass ignorance by customs. I am very sure that many Nigerians would have had similar experiences, paid the money or forfeited the item and just moved on to avoid “trouble”.

That is the sort of defeatist mentality we mostly exhibit each time our fundamental rights are grossly violated.

One is forced to ask, is it that customs weren’t aware of their own laws? On what basis did they decide to extort Nigerians whose only crime was that they decided to shop for items abroad? How many other Nigerians have had similar experiences and didn’t talk?

In a similar case, earlier in the year, a lady went to a Chinese restaurant in Lagos and was told that she couldn’t sit down to eat except she does a take away. She sort to know why, and was told by a fellow Nigerian working in the restaurant that it was the company policy.

A policy to exclude Nigerians from eating in a restaurant in their own country? Not satisfied, the lady requested to see the manager and she was bluntly told by the Chinese man that eat-in was only for Chinese and white nationals, while Nigerians were only allowed to order for take away. Infuriated by this grand policy of segregation in Lagos of all places, the lady recorded a video of the incident and it went viral.



The Lagos state government acted swiftly and sealed off the restaurant for further investigations. Do you know how many Nigerians might have also suffered similar humiliation and decided to just order and go to avoid “trouble”?

It took one responsible citizen to act properly to change what was apparently wrong. Curiously, the restaurant has been operating for years. We can’t sit down, fold our hands and expect this country to change without doing anything.

As a citizen, if you haven’t played your role, you have no right to demand performance from government. A lot of us are extremely docile to the point that if we are asked by a government agency to pay tax for breathing in air, we will pay just to avoid “trouble”



The office of the citizen is the most important office in a democracy. If citizens refuse to play their own roles, then they should stop complaining about government.

We must resist what we don’t like so as to force a change. If Rosa Parks hadn’t refused to give up her seat years ago, probably the segregation laws in the US would have lasted much longer.

I have narrated these two incidents today to show that unless and until we demand for the country of our dreams and each of us is ready to do something about it, we will continue to live in these degrading conditions. If you can talk, talk. If you can write, write. If you can sue, sue.


If you can protest, protest. Whatever you can, just do it! What is unacceptable is extreme docility.

#MercyfulGrace #Aremuorin #Staywoke #BlackLivesMatter

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US Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Third-Degree ..’ – #In14Ways #GeorgeLoyd #ICantBreath #Aremuorin

Written By Aremuorin Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd 1st Degree Murder requires both intent and premeditation.

 


They can’t prove intent. 2nd Degree Murder requires only intent. They can’t PROVE intent. 3rd Degree Murder requires reckless or negligent behavior.

This charge is the smart way to go. If you go for 1st or 2nd and lose, you CAN’T RETRY HIM. Cast light on it. Say it loud and wear it proud ..’ 🧘🏿‍♂️✍🏿🙏🏿

 

Listen to this heart felt White Woman’s Perspective and her call to action ..’

George Loyd RIP

Greed is a poverty mentality👈🏿👏🏿

 

#MercyfulGrace #Aremuorin #Staywoke #BlackLivesMatter

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American #History That We Don’t Hear in #School. #ICantBreath #MaryCantyMerrill #Aremuorin

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I cannot endure yet another round of planned cross-country racial justice protests. Black folks have protested for years, and here we are in 21st century U.S.A. still protesting and still being slaughtered like animals.


NOTHING will change until white supremacist systems are dismantled. Yet, we already know the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. There is no safety for Black people on these shores.

1. Lincoln believed white people were the superior race.

2. Gandhi hated black Africans. 3. The CIA introduced crack/cocaine into inner-cities across the U.S.

4. The FBI actively sabotaged and dismantled the Black Power Movement, the American Indian Movement, and the Chicano Movement but the KKK is still alive and well today.

5. The father of modern gynecology (James Marion Sims) experimented and tortured black women during slavery for his findings.

6. In 1999 a jury found that Loyd Jowers had participated in a conspiracy to kill Martin Luther King Jr., and that “governmental agencies” (namely the FBI and military) were party to the conspiracy.


7. In the Tuskegee experiments, the U.S. gave STDs and other diseases, including syphilis, to unknowing black men.

8. Japan was already in line to surrender when the U.S. bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

9.The US created the Taliban to oppose the Soviet Union.

10. Native Americans had to register to become American.

11. Black Panthers once watched over the police to prevent unjust arrests and beatings.

12. Native American children were forcibly taken from their parents and enrolled in government run “boarding schools” which stripped them of their culture by shaving their hair and virtually whitewashing them. The government also used the children as a tool of leverage against their parents.

13. Black people were in zoos.

14. Gay white plantation owners used to rape the slave men in front of the slave’s wives, children, and friends. They used this method to deter the slaves from revolting or any other unwanted acts.

15. Plantation owner would make a “deal” with the hardest working male slave to bore a set amount of children and he will be set free. Creating the stereotype of black men leaving and abandoning their children.

16. Harriet Tubman’s first husband, a freed man, tried to discourage Harriet’s mission to free as many slaves as she could by threatening to turn her over.

17. The U.S. has been responsible for almost every major conflict of the last one hundred years and interfered in the others almost always for drugs or oil.


Listen to this heart felt White Womans Perspective and her call to action ..’

#MercyfulGrace #Aremuorin #Staywoke #BlackLivesMatter

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In #Memory of #GeorgeFloyd ..’ – #In14Ways #Racism #Aremuorin

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George Floyd – RIP ..’ – https://Aremuorin.me


Why Was I Murdered?

Who took away our peace, long before they saw us coming? They call it freedom. It belonged to ours. Yet, they dispossessed it of ours. It’s not right. It’s not fair. It’s not their’s.

Bring it back. Take it back. Never theirs in the first pace to take or give. Mine! Yours. Ours. Let’s go there.

Riotous prayers of revolution and evolution. Bond’s of faults broken.

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Ajar open wide our thoughts and body less minds provoked when God speaks. Groomed for stardom. Sitting in contemplation. Fiending a break through no more.

This is my story. This is my colour. This is my reflection. What is your inflection?

Cast light on it. Say it loud and wear it proud ..’ 🧘🏿‍♂️✍🏿🙏🏿


Listen to this heart felt White Woman’s Perspective and her call to action ..’

#MercyfulGrace #Aremuorin
#Staywoke #BlackLivesMatter


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On Sociopathy: Fake #Friends ..’ – #In14Ways #Aremuorin #StayWoke

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So me❤ rait n💕w👐🏿🤷🏿‍♂️👆🏿👏🏿.

On Sociopathy: Realtalk💕👇🏿. Know your friends or you will be #burned ..’ ❤👈🏿


Some people are not your friends. They only want to use you by advantage, or by association, to social climb; then elimminate you.

God forbid, they do not assassinate your name or brand(s) in the process to cover their tracks. They pick their targets well.


Master manipulators and great two faced back-sabbing liars ..’

Evil has, a taste, a smell, a feel and even a look. Diarise it well and evolve from the pain like beautiful flowers from manure.



Halleluyah. It feels like sunday❤👈🏿  but we are churched out and now churched in. I guess #love will save the day when you wanna dance with somebody like Jesus💕🙏🏿✍🏿.

When people who you thought you were your friend’s turn out, not to be, celeberate the truth, cuz you are better of 🤔.


Yes, I am a survivor of such evil. You can watch a classic case here.

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#Holla
#Staywoke


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Journalism MA Bursary for #Lgbtqia & #BAME ..’ – #Aremuorin

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Now this is impressive. Get onto this right now. £6000 sustenance plus tution fees paid.

Potential 6 months job security after, with the funder ..’ #Aremuorin

#Education
#Journalism
#Lgbtqia

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When Religions Conflict #Love ..’ – #In14Ways #Lgbtqia #Aremuorin

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The truth can not lie because love is the truth. You can lie but – ‘Love, will take over ..’ – Aremuorin

Did you know that some religious people are the worst hypocrites you’d ever meet? According to the xtain faith, sex out side marriage is a sin.

Yet; half the human race accept this as a norm. In fact; you are made to feel awkward; otherwise if you aren’t participating.

These are the same group of people who would enrage disspeakable hate towards gays and prostitutes – even thou; Jesus’s Nan, was a whore and his best mate. Explain.

It really ticks me off, in biblical and mammoth proportions ..’ Brings a new meaning to, sweep around your own front door, before you sweep around mine!

Read Isiaiah 64:6 “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”

They always skip this part and rush straight to the condemnation and judgment part; of the gospels when the fundamentals; are loving your neighbours, as yourself. The greatest of all their theologies and religions. Thank you Jesus for the cross and repentance by faith. We are made whole again. I believe.

No condemnation. Salvation is free! Freely it was given ..’ That’s what love would do. God Is Love. Believe. Amen. #MercyfulGrace #Bad #Religion This post is to highlight the particular antiquated traditional practises against Africans in the African community.

Watch more on my recent facebook live about homophobia and bad religion – here.

#Aremuorin #Education #AbuseIsAbuse #Lgbtqia



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Human Behaviour: Bad #Religion ..’ – #In14Ways #Africa #Aremuorin

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This can only happen in Africa. I will defend the rights of the #lgbtqia over this insidious insanity any day of the week.

A pastor convincing his flock to drink his own filthy bath water. I give you #Africans.

Even worse than praying to white jesus and bowing to a statue of mary asking her to pray for us #Africans ..’


We need prayers to re-gnite us ..’ 🙏🏿😥🧘🏿‍♂️


This post is to highlight the particular antiquated traditional practises against Africans in the African community.


#Aremuorin #Education #AbuseIsAbuse #Lgbtqia


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Rite Of Passage: Wake Up #Africa ..’ – #In14Ways #AbuseIsAbuse #Lgbtqia

Written by Aremuorin


I hate humans. This barbaric shite needs to stop. Period. Shrouded in secrecy my a**. Next you will say it’s not openly traditionally practised or accepted.

This is why. Africans do theirs in secrecy while Europeans do the opposite. Theirs is all over the internet / media.

Wake up and keep up now. The ignorance of hidden in plane sight. In 1881, Mary Slessor, a missionary, stopped the killing of twins in Africa. Tell me what has changed.

This post is to highlight the particular antiquated traditional practises against Africans in the African community.

Read more about the rite of passage in South Africa here.

#Aremuorin #Education #AbuseIsAbuse #Lgbtqia


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Human Behaviour: #Sexuality ..’ – #In14Ways #Lgbtqia #Aremuorin

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If you can make people gay, then you can make them straight. Except that it has never really happened in truth. Keep me out of the rest of the ambiguity.

This is why I am interested in the #lgbtqia movement because there is more to human sexuality, than being labled gay or straight.


It is not simply black or white. There’s a whole lot of grey in between like the colours of the rainbow making up pure white light ..’ Illusions all the way deep into the amazon forests, and from hollywood into the church.

Rather, than black people, inparticularly, been led by irrational emotions, dogmatically; from bad and antiquated religious belief systems like ‘white jesus’ that are heretical and contradictory, in real life sensibilties, get accustomed to the science behind human sexuality.

People are born the way they are ..’ Unless you want to make a slave out of anyone, humans are pre dispositioned. Humans can also be very, very hypocritical.

This facsinates me. It reminds me of the homo-social relationship between ‘Jonathan & David’ as recorded in the Bible. Some of you are not woke enough yet. Too busy praying to white jesus.


Vibes don’t lie. That’s why it is said,  Love is love, and love is freewill. Thank God for grace through one Holy Sacrifice called “Emmanuel”.

Real men are not toxic with their masculinity or intimidated by any #lgbtqia community unless they are on the #downlow which will explain (Homophobia) a lot. Real men can be homo-social and still be proud of their sexual prowess. It is just human #nature ..’

I never imagined I will become an lgbtqia advocate. It came out of realisation and a necessity when I observed a double standard in comparision with heterosexual norms of moral behaviour.


Naturally, I challenged the logic as any one would when something does not make sense. I, as a ‘Tom Girl’, see the double standards. I’m sure you do too. I talked more about it, casually; live on facebook – here.


This post is to highlight the particular prejudices against the lgbtqia community from ignorant people.
For more help with this topic and for more advise try visiting the healthline website.

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