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Nigerians Buying Pirated Copies Of Obasanjo’s Banned Book ‘My Watch’ In Maryland, Opebi Lagos

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Dec 22, 2014 – Duplicated Copies Obasanjo’s Banned Book ‘My Watch’ On Sale In Maryland, Opebi Lagos

Alaba Boys Hit Lagos Streets To Make Millions From Obasanjo’s Banned Book, My Watch

Pirated copies of ‘My Watch,’ a controversial autobiography written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo have flooded the streets of Lagos, selling for as low as N7,000.

The illegal duplication of the book is coming on the heels of an order by a Federal Capital Territory High Court judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, asking security agents, including the police and men of the Department of State Service, to confiscate all copies of the book found anywhere in the country.

The original book has three volumes and costs about N25,000 but the pirated copy, which has two volumes, costs less than half the price and comes in a white cover as opposed to the original’s yellow and brown colour.

Some hawkers of the book found in Maryland and Opebi areas of Lagos said they were selling the pirated copies due to the high demand of the scarce book by members of the public.

Investigations revealed that the book became scarce when the court ordered its seizure because the author allegedly flouted its order to stop publication.

“This is our opportunity to make money,” a hawker at Opebi who did not disclose where he got the book, stated.

“My friend, you know this book is illegal now and we are even taking a huge risk selling it. The controversy in the pages of the book and the controversy that it has continued to generate in society have made it a bestseller.

“I usually sell it for between N11,000 and N7,000 depending on the negotiating power of the customer.”

The book centres on the life of Obasanjo in the military, as a democratic president and after office.

It became controversial after its publication when Buruji Kashamu, Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in the southwest, went to court to stop the launch of the book by Obasanjo.

Despite the court’s order stopping the launch, Obasanjo on 9 December, 2014, presented the book to the public and the judge ordered that the book be confiscated.




  1. bezo

    December 22, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    What’s so important about this book, as far as I’m concerned reading this book is just a waste of time and knowledge, I have 4 copies of the so called book and is just shit. What’s important now is to kick Goodluck and PDP out forever………………………………

  2. Jacob Flow

    December 22, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Good luck is just what cannot even comprehend. That idiot must leave by force. We don’t want u again, don’t u get it leave,leave,leave

  3. anonymous

    December 22, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Shut up your dirty mouth there jare oloshi,liar liar liar, four copies of the book ko, four copies of your dumbass nee. u should have tot about the fact that nobody would buy your lies before saying you have four copies. poverty don worry u finish wey u go carry money over 40k to buy four pirated copies or 100k to buy four original copies, even the richest ones would get either one or two, then u ”kekebu” would buy four mschewwww

  4. Barr ike

    December 22, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Naijagist, could this newx be correct of an alleged bomb blast in bauchi……just read it off from **** online.

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