Saturday, 28 February 2015

Article: In Defence Of The Great Prophet



By Sheikh Muhammad Mahmud Turi

In the name of Allah who states “Surely, We will suffice you against the scoffers” Q15:Peace and blessings of Allah be upon His chosen servant, our master Muhammad and his pure progeny. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, and for the first time, this weekly column had experienced a considerable pause in its history. While regretting the circumstantial pause, we pray not to experience it again. No doubt, so many topical issues have passed within the period just as others prevail at both local and international levels that I cannot easily reflect to share my view with our esteemed readers. However, I hope to touch few ones especially those that touched our lives generally. Basically, I will like to briefly remind us on the lessons of Mauludin Nabiy (s), and most importantly, carry our esteemed readers through the topic above. Obviously, a lot was said and written on the personality of the prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his purified progeny. We could easily recall what happened recently in France when the enemies of peace and humanity made fun of this great prophet through caricatures they attributed to his exalted personality in the name of freedom of speech or expression!

Open Letter: Curbing Turbulent Elections In Nigeria Using The Armed Forces



Ref: Intersoc/SE/NG/003/02/015/CDS/ABJ

Air Chief Marshal AS Badeh
Chief of Defense Staff, the Armed Forces of Nigeria
The Defense Headquarters, Ministry of Defense
P.M.B. 309, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Sir,
The Nigerian Armed Forces’ Letter To Intersociety Is The Beginning Of An End To Age-long Civil Society-Military Hostile Relationship In Nigeria & A Call For Joint Efforts In Securitization Of Nigeria
We write to inform your respected Defence Headquarters that the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is in receipt of a letter you addressed to us, dated 25th February 2015 and referenced: DHQ/ABJ/401/15/DCMR signed on behalf of your respected office by Major General MA Alkali. The letter under reference was in response to our earlier letter to the Service Chiefs of the Nigerian Armed Forces through your respected Defense Headquarters; the SGF and the Chairman of INEC, dated 10th February 2015 and referenced: INTERSOC/002/02/015/FGN/ABJ/FRN.  

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Photonews: Anti-Buhari Protest In London


Article: The Upcoming General Elections And Nigeria’s Date With History


By Jaye Gaskia

As the forced rescheduled dates for the 2015 general elections rapidly approaches, the ominous clouds that have been gathering over our national existence have continue to thicken and darken potentially threatening a deluge of biblical proportions.

News Release: “Botswana Hunting Ban is Interrupting Our Lives and Culture”

 Jumanda Gakelebone

Representative of the Right Livelihood Award recipient, the First People of the Kalahari, Jumanda Gakelebone, is traveling from Botswana to South Africa to participate in a symposium on wildlife crime inMuldersdrift from February 26 to 28.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Article: Questions VP Namadi Sambo Must Answer

VP Namadi Sambo


By Haruna Shelleng

When the Nigerian Vice President, Namadi Sambo went to condole the Emir and people of Kano over the mosque bomb attack, he tried to exonerate the government from the dastardly act. According to the VP, the government could not have been found complicit in the bomb attack, when he, Minister of Defence, National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), were all Muslims from the North serving in the government.

News Release: Afreximbank Helps African Exporters Compete With Global Players

Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises of Egypt, addresses the forum as Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra listens.


With a focus on bringing additionality and having impact from a developmental perspective, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is successfully supporting African exporters to compete effectively with global players in African markets, Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra has said in Cairo.

News Release: Stop Further Election Postponement, Don't Truncate Our Nascent Democracy



Foundation For Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development(FENRAD) in collaboration with Coalition of Abia State Civil Society organization Held a news conference on the postponement of Elections and the Hurdles before INEC Ahead of the March 28th Presidential Election and the Governorship election on 11th of April 2015.

Article: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Betrays Nigeria

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


By SKC Ogbonnia

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has loomed very large for over a decade to the extent that any serious discussion of the country’s problems without a mention of her name is like a practice of the Christian religion without regard to the Ten Commandments. Armed with a royal pedigree, a motherly look, and intimidating credentials, it has been easy for Iweala to also assume a unique audacity to make any claim on the Nigerian leadership, however feigned. But none is more perplexing than her reigning notion which profoundly promotes strong institutions as the sole antidote to the Nigeria’s endemic corruption.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Rejoinder: INEC Chairman (Prof Attahiru Jega)’s Letter To Intersociety: Our Position

Prof Attahiru Jega
The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is in receipt of a letter addressed to our Board Chairman by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The two-page letter, dated 17th February 2015 and signed by Prof Mohammed J. Kuna (SA to INEC Chairman) on behalf of Chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru M. Jega; was in response to our earlier letter addressed to the Commission, the SGF, the DG of DSS and the Chief of Defense Staff, dated 10thFebruary 2015, which contained 19 demands/recommendations to INEC and 9 demands/recommendations to the Federal Government and its Service Chiefs concerning our position/recommendations for 2015 polls’ security and administrative conducts. The INEC’s letter under reference is hereby attached for public and other electoral stakeholders’ perusal. This is in furtherance of our openness and public accountability.

News Release: Afreximbank Nets $107.5 Million From Capital Raising Effort


The capital raising exercise embarked upon by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in September 2014 generated a total of $107.5 million dollars for Afreximbank as at 31 December 2014, exceeding the $100 million year-end target, the Bank has revealed in Cairo.

News Release: INEC Must Brace Up For A Free, Fair And Credible Election Ahead Of March 28th Date


The National Democratic Vanguard (NDV) is constrained to once again call the attention of the Nigeria public to the continuous unpreparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) towards ensuring a free, fair and credible 2015 elections in Nigeria. Despite the postponement of the earlier scheduled date of February 14th, Nigerians have expected an improvement in the shoddy preparations by INEC which was largely responsible for the earlier postponement. It is on record that Professor Jega himself while appearing before the Nigeria Senate admitted that the postponement was a blessing in disguise with the confession that as at the earlier scheduled date of February 14th, over One million PVCs were yet to be printed while other critical issues such as the training of adhoc staff on the use of the card readers were yet to be addressed. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

News Release: Why Court Rulings Barring Military From Polls’ Security Are Dead On Arrival


It is the irrefutable position of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law that court rulings before and during elections in Nigeria in recent times do not always stand the test of time. As a result, many, if not most of court rulings before or during polls particularly those coming from State and  Federal High Courts as well as the Court of Appeal are generally seen as pollutant viruses capable of plunging the country’s landscape into chaos of uncontrollable proportions. Such rulings are grossly influenced by mercantilist and primordial dispositions at the grand whims and caprices of parochial and politically mercantile interests of interested individuals and socio-political groups. Very worrisome it is that tainted men and women operating in the Hallowed Chambers of Venerable Justice sector in Nigeria always canonize and institutionalize such infamy to the painful point of making them part of Nigeria’s case laws.

News Release: Guinea Bissau Becomes Afreximbank’s 37th Member


Guinea Bissau has become the 37th country to join the African Export-Import bank (Afreximbank) as a Participating State, following the signing of the Bank’s Establishment Agreement by the Government, the Bank has announced in Cairo

U-Report: NHRC To Set Up High-Powered Committee To Investigate The Extrajudicial Killings In Zaria


Report By Stephen Lawan
                              
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has pledged to set up a high-powered committee to investigate the killing of 34 people, mostly students by the Nigeria military during the International Quds Day procession in Zaria on 25 and 26 July, 2014.

Friday, 20 February 2015

News Release: Afreximbank Puts €359 Million Into Key Ivorian Public Firms



To support Cote d’Ivoire’s goal to achieve full economic revival by 2020, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has provided financing totalling 359 million euros to four Ivorian public enterprises, Bank President Jean-Louis Ekra has said in Cairo.

News Release: The Truth INEC Has Hidden From Nigerians



On Tuesday, 17th February 2015, our leadership (Intersociety) released the third volume of our explosive publication (How INEC Tainted & Sectionalized Nigeria’s National Register of Voters). Its volumes one and two had earlier been released on 15th and 16th February 2015. As the referenced third volume was enjoying its world-wide circulation and readership on electronic media news, the headship of Independent National Electoral Commission under Prof Attahiru M. Jega, released its PVC distribution update across the country same day with State-by-State breakdown saying that as at 17th Feb 2015, a total of 52, 233, 396 PVCs have been distributed across the country. The INEC in its referenced update praised itself as having achieved 75.88 per cent in the PVC distribution across the update.  On Wednesday, 18th February 2015, Chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru M. Jega appeared before the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to update the upper Chambers on how far the Commission has gone in its preparations for the referenced rescheduled polls. The proceedings were dominated with the usual fallacious “we are fully ready for 2015 elections” pronouncements on the part of INEC team.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

News Release: Afreximbank Announces Business Forum To Support Egyptian Exports



The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of Egypt, has announced plans to hold a one-day business forum in Cairo on 24 February 2015 aimed at promoting improved trade between Egypt and the rest of Africa.

Article: Cutting Off Ones Nose To Spite Ones Mouth



By Jaye Gaskia

Pardon my stating the obvious; but seriously I don't get it! I mean now that the elections have been postponed for six weeks, where are all those who mobilized and unleashed the forces of the 'Principalities and Powers', and opened the flood gates of 'rented', 'pseudo-popular' mass anger against INEC and its purported ill-preparedness for the elections, using none complete distribution of PVCs as excuse?

News Release: CODESRIA, The African Guild Of Filmmakers And The Pan African Film & Television Festival (FESPACO)



The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), in partnership with la Guilde Africaine des Réalisateurs et Producteurs and the Pan African Film & Television Festival (FESPACO), is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on “From STAGE to SCREEN: Interface between African Theatre and Film”, which will be held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between the 28th of February and 1st March 2015.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

News Release: Shocking Findings On How INEC Tainted & Sectionalized Nigeria’s National Register Of Voters (Part Three)


This is the continuation of our facts boggling public statement on Tainted & Sectional Midwifery of the Nigeria’s National Register of Voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria headed by Prof Attahiru Jega.  The first and second parts were published on 15th and 16th February 2015.

Monday, 16 February 2015

News Release: Shocking Findings On How INEC Tainted & Sectionalized Nigeria’s National Register Of Voters (Part Two)



On 10th September 2014, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega addressed a world press conference in Abuja, Nigeria to defend his Commission’s  controversial creation of additional 30, 027 polling units (PUs) for the country’s electoral landscape. Controversies that trailed the botched exercise were similar to those trailing the Commission’s handling of PVCs distribution across the country particularly as they concern lopsidedness and ethno-religious influences. Prof Attahiru Jega and his INEC had in the botched exercise magisterially and lopsidedly allocated over 21,000 to the North, leaving only 8,000 plus for the South leading to fierce protests by Nigerians of good will and conscience, which resulted to its official cancellation by the Commission.  Among leading rights groups that opposed it was the leadership of Intersociety.

Poem: Salute To The Dark-Goggled One Who Died



By Chidi Anthony Opara

I salute you,
The dark-goggled one who died.
I salute you,
The warrior
Who waged wars on all
And won none.
I salute you,
The fox
Who outfoxed the comrades
And entrenched self
On the throne usurped.
I salute you,
The dark-goggled one who died.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

News Release: Shocking Findings On How INEC Tainted & Sectionalized Nigeria’s National Register Of Voters(Part One)


In recent publications of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, we held that the Nigeria’s National Register of Voters; Nigeria’s ground foundation for its democratic elections, is grossly tainted and sectionalized under the midwifery of the Independent National Electoral Commission headed by Prof Attahiru Jega. The National Register of Voters is tainted because it lacks purity and accuracy of data and administrative management.  It is also filled with names and objects that are foreign and alien to the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 and the Electoral Act of Nigeria 2010 such as under-age registered voters and illegal immigrants registered as voters. This gross sharp practice is common and arbitrary in the Northwest and the Northeast geop

News Release: Olusegun Obasanjo And The Insidious Antics Of A Conscienceless Individual

Olusegun Obasanjo
 
“Peace unto the people that call for peace and woe unto the people that call for woe”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Resurgent Group read with shock the most highly undeserving press briefing addressed by a former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, where he likened the incumbent President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to a former Ivorian Leader, Mr. Laurent Gbagbo. We were particularly astonished that General Obasanjo could go thus far in displaying his hatred for Dr. Jonathan while trying to sell to Nigerians, the candidate of his new party, APC, General  Muhammadu Buhari. It is equally surprising considering the import, motive and timing of such statement coming just few days after same General Obasanjo publicly vowed not to make any comment on the State of the Nation until the elections are concluded. Such we say is the inconsistency that has characterised the behavior of General Obasanjo and this is not unconnected to the fact that Obasanjo's new party had perfected the rigging plan for the earlier date of February 14th, now foiled by the shift. He has now moved to "coup baiting" to achieve regime change outside the democratic way of the ballot. 

Photonews: Busload Of Ballot Papers Thumbprinted For APC Intercepted By Police In Bida


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Article: Disruption Of NLC Conference: Open Memo To Our Labour Leaders



By Salihu Moh. Lukman

The 11th Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), scheduled for February 9th and 10th ended inconclusively with ugly disruption of voting process to produce new leadership for the Congress early in the morning of Thursday, February 12, 2015. The issues that led to the disruption of the voting process were allegations ofirregularities fuelling suspicion of rigging by one of the Candidates. Claims of use of ballot papers that appear different from approved ones were also raised. Be that as it may, violent eruption of delegates resulting in destruction of ballot boxes and scattered ballot papers is indefensible, disgraceful and unacceptable. 

Article: Lesson To Learn From Governor Orji’s Apologies To Abia State Civil Servants Over Non-Payments Of Salaries

Governor T.A Orji


 By Henry Nwaigwe

The mechanical apology rendered to the civil servants of Abia State by Governor T.A Orji who has being on the saddle for sixteen years. Eight years of Chief Of Staff (COS) and another eight years of executive governor of Abia State would only be described as “Democracy without conscience” the governor in his executive position failed to appreciate the status which was given to him by the people through democratic process.

Friday, 13 February 2015

U-Report: Foundation Organizes Youth Awakening Conference In Yola



Report By Stephen Lawan

In its effort at sensitizing Nigerian youths on current situation in Nigeria and the world over, Abul Fadhl Abbas Foundation, a youth organization under the stable of Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H), has recently organized a conference in Yola. Titled, “Islamic Youth Awakening”, the event took place at the conference of Royal Guest and attended by youth organizations from far and near.

News Release: Nigerian-American Leadership Council Tasks Stakeholders To Maintain Sanctity Of New Elections Schedule



The Nigerian-American Leadership Council (NALC) has just concluded a high-stakes briefing session in Washington, DC; pursuant to the recent postponement of Nigeria’s National elections, which was originally scheduled for February 14, 2015.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

News Release: 2015 Elections, Beyond The Shift



The Transition Resurgent Group (TRG),a committee of committed patriots who are committed to a free,fair and credible election that can see our country landing safely after the voting processes.

U-Report: FG Petitioned To Expedite Action On Synagogue Collapse Report



Report By Nosa Osazuwa

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to expedite action on the release of the security report of investigation into the collapsed Synagogue, Church of All Nations building in which over a hundred lives, mostly South Africans, were lost on September 12, 2014.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Open Letter: Healing The Wounds Of Aborted Scientific Rigging Of 2015 General Polls In Nigeria: What Your Respected Authorities Must Do



 Ref: INTERSOC/002/02/015/FGN/ABJ/FRN
 
1.Prof Attahiru Jega
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission
The INEC Headquarters, Plot 436, Zambezi Crescent
Maitama District, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
2.Air Chief Marshal AS Badeh
Chief of Defense Staff, the Armed Forces of Nigeria
The Defense Headquarters, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
3. Senator Anyim Pius Anyim
Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Shehu Shagari Secretariat Complex
Three Arms Zones, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
 
4. Mr. Ita Ekpeyong
Director General, State (Department of) Security Services
The SSS (DSS) Headquarters, Three Arms Zone
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria 
 
Sirs,
Healing The Wounds Of Aborted Scientific Rigging Of 2015 General Polls In Nigeria: What Your Respected Authorities Must Do  
The news of shift in the dates of the Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections announced by the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission led by Prof Attahiru Jega has reached us.

Special Report: I Have No Lawyer Because I Am Broke----Charles Okah

Charles Okah

(Being speech by Mr. Charles Okah, accused of masterminding the October 1st, 2010 bomb blast in Abuja at the Federal High Court Abuja, Presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole on December 4th, 2014)

Monday, 9 February 2015

News Release: Nigerian Voters Are Not Fools



Fellow patriots,

Nigeria’s leadership crisis is a frustrating detail. The country has seen unprecedented revenue in recent years from the oil sector. The country has also become the largest economy in Africa, with overnight billionaires everywhere. Yet, the ordinary man or woman has waited in vain to feel the welcome breeze of the fortune. Nigeria finds herself in this predicament mainly because many politicians are allowed to loot public treasuries without qualms. They are also allowed to freely collude with contractors to steal the billions allocated for basic amenities and the general welfare of the masses. Given that there are no serious consequences for bad behavior for our leaders, things are only getting worse day-by-day.

News Release: What Jega’s INEC & Nigerian Electoral Stakeholders Must Do



The news of shift in the dates of the Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections announced by the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission led by Prof Attahiru Jega has reached us. In our last public statement, dated 6th of February 2015 and titled: the Return of Sectional Human Rights, Media & Political Activism in Nigeria, we stated clearly that fixing of dates or shifting of same for general polls, or a part of it in Nigeria, solely resides with INEC and that if INEC deems it fit to shift or retain same, it is constitutionally grounded provided it does not exceed thirty (30) days before the next handover (29th May, 2015).

Saturday, 7 February 2015

News Report: Nigeria Postpones Presidential Election To Fight Boko Haram



Credit: Associated Press

Nigeria's electoral commission will postpone Feb. 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram, an official close to the commission said.

Article: What If The Card Readers Fail?


By Speedwell Emeka Onyewuotu

I have read and listened to Prof. Attahiru Jega and some of his RECs talk about INEC’s plan to use the Card Readers in the forthcoming election. At first I was impressed, but when I took a critical look at the plan, my alarm system was triggered off.

Article: Neither Buhari Nor APC



By Emmanuel Chigozie Osuchukwu

The die is cast. The much awaited 2015 watershed elections is upon us. Many critics have predicted that Nigeria’s future hinges on the 2015 Presidential election and whether Nigeria survives as a nation depends on the outcome of the forthcoming elections. True or false, the elections are taking place at the time of Nigeria’s most trying period. The country is arguably more divided and under threat than any time in its history. In 1966-1970, Nigeria faced a singular threat of secession by Eastern region and all the other regions rightly or wrongly joined hands and clobbered the East to submission. Today Nigeria is a nation at war with itself and faced with multi faceted threats. Whoever wins will not have an easy task in reconciling an obviously fractured nation. Who is best placed to undertake this onerous task is the supreme responsibility of Nigerian voters to judge.

News Release: The Return Of Sectional Human Rights, Media & Political Activism In Nigeria



The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has observed that the major bane of Nigeria’s social, cultural, economic and political development in recent times is the return and entrenchment of sectional human rights, media and political activism on the country’s polity.  These anti modernity forces dangerously affected Nigeria and Nigerians particularly during the Obasanjo’s civilian presidency from 1999. During the military era, activist, media and political forces and their agendas were focused and pluralistically homogeneous. That is to say that they spoke with one voice and pursued same goals irrespective of religion, sex, section or class.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

News Release: CSOS Condemn Undemocratic Efforts To Postpone Elections And Violence Threats Ahead Of Elections



We the under-listed Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) critically observed and strongly condemn the ongoing undemocratic, unpatriotic, dubious and unwarranted efforts at postponing the upcoming February 14 and 28 general elections, primarily to satisfy the political ego of some pathologically dishonest politicians.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

News Release: Re-PVCs Ready For Collection-INEC: A Celebration Of Monumental Failure


The announcement  on Monday, 2nd day of February, 2015 in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, by the Independent National Electoral Commission that it has taken delivery of 68, 833, 476 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) from its contractors and suppliers is a celebration of monumental failure. Though the announcement is yet to be independently authenticated, what it expressly means is that the total registered voting population for the February Polls, which the Commission said it is 68, 833, 476 have crossed one hurdle by becoming potentially eligible to choose their next President, Governors and Federal and State Lawmakers democratically during the referenced polls having been captured in the INEC’s PVCs data technology. INEC also announced the inclusion of the newly captured or registered voters as well as those affected by the so called “INEC data loss” in its latest PVCs production and delivery.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

News Release: The Brutality And Intimidation Meted Out On Journalist Greg Okey Nwadike In Imo State

Journalist Greg Okey Nwadike 


The Youths for Rights Protection And Transparency Initiative (YRPTI) and the Youths Against Human Rights Violation And Corrupt Practices (YAHVCP) hereby condemn the barbaric and provocative assault the Imo State Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development and son in-law to the Governor of Imo State, Mr. Uche Nwosu and his thugs unleashed on a Journalist last week by name Greg Okey Nwadike. Nwadike was brutalised to a state of coma. He was accused of being sponsored by PDP to riot against the government of Imo State since he was wearing a TAN T-shirt to cover a student protest in the state.

Article: Ebonyi Central, Behold Your Glorious Moment!





By Emeka Attah

As the clock ticks for the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, there is intense horse trading, campaign of calumnies, character assassination, midnight conspiracies, and even fraud under so many guises going on at an alarming speed presently.

News Release: Afreximbank’s Support To Egyptian Businesses Reaches $577 Million

Afreximbank Executive Vice President Dr. Benedict Oramah (left) shakes hands with Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Minister of Trade, Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises of Egypt, during meeting in Cairo

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) granted credit facilities totaling $577 to the Egyptian trade sector between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Benedict Oramah, Executive Vice President of the Bank in charge of Business Development and Corporate Banking, has announced in Cairo.

Monday, 2 February 2015

News Release: Intersociety Rejects INEC's Promise Of Free, Fair & Credible Polls In Nigeria's 2015 Polls



The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law wishes to reject strongly, the repeated promises by the Independent National Electoral Commission to give Nigeria and Nigerians “free, fair and credible elections” come February 14 and 28, 2015 respectively. Just yesterday, 1st February, 2015, INEC, while “extending” the PVCs distribution for seven days (1st to 8th February, 2015) repeated its hoax promises of delivering free, fair and credible polls to Nigerians.

Article: Falsehood As Transformation, Deception As Change And Lessons From Afar



By Jaye Gaskia,

As the 2015 general election rapidly approaches, and the tempo of war drums increasingly gathers momentum, it is pertinent that we once again remind ourselves of certain truths, while we draw inspiration from other climes.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

U-Report: Sheikh Zakzaky To Nigerians; “Unite To Fight Your Enemies In 2015”

Sheikh Zakzaky



Report By Stephen Lawan

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky says there was never a time when unity of the Muslim Ummah was more paramount than now when enemies are all out against it. He made the statement at the grand finale (Khatmah) of the birthday of the Holy Prophet in Zaria and environs, which took place at the Zaria City Juma’at Mosque.

Article: Femi Fani-Kayode Tantrums And Blackmail Of INEC As A Distraction

Femi Fani-Kayode


By Nelson Ekujumi,

Ever since his appointment as the Director, Directorate of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organization despite still answering corruption charges in court committed as then minister of aviation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode has not disappointed Nigerians and the rest of the world, who have become used to the vintage FFK as a person who has been described in all sorts of derogatory terms based on his antecedents, but the summary of which is that “Some mothers do have them”.