Eric Arthur Blair (or George Orwell) succinctly captured the confusions of a totalitarian regime in his blockbuster novel NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR. Big Brother is the party that held sway in Oceania. The party uses these antithetical mantras to brainwash the gullible Oceanians: WAR IS PEACE; FREEDOM IS SLAVERY; IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
Mercenaries are used to abrogate “the enemies of Big Brother” in the dreaded “Room 101.” Understandably, the people kowtow willy-nilly to the party’s repressive policies.
Though a seeming democratic country, Nigeria can be said to be in similitude with Oceania in certain ways. We’ve been told