Here Is Why This Nigerian-Born US Professor Uju Anya Is Trending On Twitter

uju anyaNigerian-US professor and activist, Uju Anya has come under fire on Twitter over her controversial tweets relating to Queen Elizabeth’s death.

Anya, an associate professor of second language acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University, in a series of tweets, criticised the late monarch.

In one of the tweets which has been deleted because it violated Twitter rules, Anya had wished the queen “excruciating pain” before her death.

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Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos had quoted Anya’s tweet and said, “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?” “I don’t think so,” Bezos added. “Wow

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Anya then responded, May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”

The Nigerian-born academic had also accused Queen Elizabeth II of sponsoring the “genocide” that led to her family being displaced.

However, her tweets may not be unrelated to the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to 1970, which took place less than 10 years after Nigeria got its independence from Britain.

The university, in reaction to the development, said although it believes in “free expression”, it does not condone the views expressed by the professor.

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Her tweets has sparked mixed reactions. While some supported her stance, others have criticised her for speaking out at a sensitive time.

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