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Junior Taamas
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Bemigho Reno Omokri (born 1974) is an
author and lawyer.

Omokri was the host of Transformation with
Reno Omokri, a Christian teaching TV show
broadcast (for one season) on San
Francisco's KTLN and Detroit's Impact
Network.
Omokri is the founder of a multimedia
project, Build Up Nigeria, and has
produced a series of short films in the U.S.
He is the pastor of the Mind of Christ
Christian Center in California and Abuja. He
is also known for using social media to
project the Gospel. Omokri continues to
write articles for major newspapers (mainly
political OpEd and Christian material).

Background

On August 17, 2017, the Department of
State Security attempted to arrest him at
the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport,
Abuja but failed. Three days after the failed
arrest attempt, the ruling party in Nigeria,
the All Progressive Congress, named
Omokri, along with former President
Goodluck Jonathan and Governors Nyesom
Wike and Willie Obiano as some of those
showing "hatred, narrow-mindedness and
meanness" to President Muhammadu
Buhari. Until May 29, 2015, Omokri was
a spokesperson for President Goodluck
Jonathan of Nigeria. He was
one of three spokesmen to the former
President, and is credited with pioneering
the use of social media for political
purposes in Nigeria. He is a columnist
with This Day and the founder of the
Mind of Christ Christian Center and the
Helen and Bemigho Sanctuary for
Orphans. He is the only one of those
three spokesmen who remained loyal to
former President Jonathan after his
departure from office, and was
described by Newsweek as a "conduit" of
Jonathan.

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Biography: Reno Omokri (born 1974; Author And Lawyer) - Biography

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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
Career

Omokri was the Vice President, Africa, at
Joe Trippi and Associates, a U.S Political
Consulting firm.

As the Special Assistant to President
Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, he was noted
for using social media to conduct surveys
and project the developments undertaken
by the Nigerian Government.

When President Umaru Musa Yar'adua was
evacuated from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia on
November 23, 2009, for a medical
emergency, he did not hand over executive
powers to his vice, Jonathan. This led to the
founding of the G55 - a group who put
pressure on the Nigerian Senate to transfer
power to Jonathan. In 2011 he led some
Diaspora Nigerians to endorse Jonathan for
the 2011 elections, Omokri was a
signatory of a letter by a group known as G
57 that called for the resignation of
Yar'adua.

In 2013, Omokri represented President
Jonathan at a national conference on ‘Inter-
Faith Dialogue and the Quest for National
Security in Nigeria', organized by the
Interfaith Activities and Partnership for
Peace (IFAPP). Speaking for the President,
Omokri urged Christian and Muslim leaders
to focus on Jesus as the common
Denominator between their two faiths, and
caused a stir when he stated on camera that
The Quran mentions Jesus by name 25
times, five times more than The Quran
mentions Mohammed. He also stated that
almost every prophet in Judaism and
Christianity is accepted in Islam.

Omokri was a panelist at the United States
Institute of Peace as well as the Atlantic
Council. He has also represented
the Nigerian government at Chatham House
in London.

On April 23, 2016, Omokri gave a keynote lecture at California State
University, Sacramento 's Center for African
Peace and Conflict Resolution's 25th annual
Africa/Diaspora conference. On the same
day, he represented former President
Jonathan at the city of Antioch, where Dr.
Jonathan was honored by the city's mayor,
Wade Harper. At the same event, the city of
Lathrop also honored the former Nigerian leader.

Between 2015 and 2016, Omokri was the
host of Transformations With Reno Omokri,
a Christian teaching program broadcast on
Comcast, DISH Network and Roku. The 30
minute weekly telecast was produced by the
Mind of Christ Christian Center in
California.

His book, Facts Versus Fiction, the True
Story of the Jonathan Years: Chibok, 2015
and the Conspiracies was a number one
bestseller on Amazon's International
Business category and in its conspiracy
theory category and was named by Channels
TV amongst its top 20 books of 2017.

Since May 29, 2015, Omokri has become
known as one of the main opposition voices
in Nigeria and has had several run ins with
the current government in power. He
has also been an advocate for restoring the
moral fabric of society and other
conservative values.

Buses for Democracy

During Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections, the
Independent National Electoral Commission
postponed the election previously scheduled
to hold on Saturday February 16, 2019 by a
week. As the election postponement was
announced only 5 hours before the polls
were to open, many Nigerians were angry
having traveled at huge expense to vote
only to be frustrated. As a result of their
frustrations, Omokri initiated a program he
tagged #BusesForDemocracy, which
provided free transportation to voters to
their polling unit irrespective of who they
intended to vote for.

Free Leah Sharibu Movement

Mr. Omokri is the founder of the Free Leah
Sharibu movement, which is a media
campaign advocating for the freedom of
Leah Sharibu, a Christian girl who was
kidnapped by the radical Islamic sect, Boko
Haram, on February 19, 2018. Boko Haram
offered to release Miss Sharibu if she would
convert to Islam, but she refused to
renounce her Christian faith.

On Wednesday April 3, 2019, former British
Foreign Secretary, Mr. Boris Johnson, MP,
unveiled the #FreeLeahSharibu customised
clothing line at his office at Parliament,
SW1. Through the clothing line and his
book, Mr. Omokri has raised over £4000
for Miss Sharibu’s parents.

On Thursday April 11, 2019, Omokri wore
the customised #FreeLeahSharibu tracksuit
over Mount Everest in Nepal , fulfilling a
vow he made to do so. The stunt drew
attention to Miss Sharibu’s situation and was
covered by several media.

Education

He has a LL.M from the University of Wolverhampton.

Publications

Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God. Deep
River Books, 2013.
ISBN 978-1937756895 .

Why Jesus Wept. RevMedia, 2015.
ISBN 978-0990476450 .

Apples of Gold (a book of Godly wisdom).
Mind of Christ Christian Center, 2017.
ISBN 978-0-9981829-4-0 .

Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of
the Jonathan Years, Chibok, 2015 and the
Conspiracies. Mind of Christ Christian
Center, 2017. ISBN 978-0998182933

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno_Omokri
Biography: Reno Omokri (born 1974; Author And Lawyer) - Biography

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