#OccupyNigeria Reappears Seven Years’ After


Seven years after the major protests that hit parts of Nigeria against the removal of the petroleum subsidy by the then administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, another #OccupyNigeria is trending on social media, at the moment.

Nigerians had taken to the streets in the early days of January 2012, in a series of protests that led to a major lock down of various parts of Abuja, Kano, Lagos as well as London.

It went on to get its personal hashtag as stakeholders and Nigerians across varying occupations came out to protest the fuel subsidy removal.

However, on Monday, the #OccupyNigeria hashtag started trending, and is mainly targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Onnoghen was suspended last Friday, with Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad sworn in as the acting CJN. According to proponents of the action, the protest aims to question the President’s unconstitutional approach to Onnoghen’s suspension.

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