Tuesday, 31 March 2015

News Release: Abia State Civil Society Organizations Fault The Outcome Of The Senatorial And House Of Representative Election In Abia State..



Our Attention has been drawn to the irregularities, Lapses and Lacuna discovered in the recently conducted Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives Election held on the 28th March 2015.The Aftermath as well as the echo still ring bells. The interest of civil society organizations in the state is strictly on ensuring a free, fair and credible Election. Suffice it to say that the just concluded election attest to the fact that much still needs to be done in Subsequent Election with affirmative result. To this End a whole lot is still expected in the form of training and awareness creation particularly on Voters Education by the political parties to their supporters and followers, particularly on the part of electorates protecting their votes and building synergy with civil society organization working as an observers.

U-Report: Soldiers Killed One, Injured 4 Shi’ites In Kaduna

Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky; Islamic Movement Leader


Report By Stephen Lawan

Monday around 4.45 pm, armed soldiers stormed Kaduna Markaz, residence of the Ameer of the Kaduna zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, opened fire and killed one, 2 injured.

Monday, 30 March 2015

News Release: Socio-cultural Consequences (Negative) Of 2015 Presidential & National Legislative Elections In Nigeria (Part One)


As Nigeria, Nigerians and the international community await the official results of the referenced crucial polls in Nigeria, the leadership ofInternational Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law in Southeast Nigeria, being the rights based organization in Nigeria that had earliest entry into the 2015 general polls’ advocacy in the country  including the just held segments; and having made our position, observations and reservations publicly known; has resolved to take a critical look at the socio-cultural consequences (negative) of the polls’ management and conducts under the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headed by Prof Attahiru M. Jega. The grand aim is geared towards making them an eternal reference point in contemporary election industry in Nigeria and beyond as well as to ensure their proper remedies to avoid transforming into widespread post election violence and wanton calamities. We also wish to ensure that they are not repeated in the country or any part thereof in subsequent polls.

News Release: Beyond Widespread Failure Of Electronic Voters’ Card Reader: Other Fundamental Minuses Abound


The three fundamental problems bedeviling the policies and actions of the Nigerian pubic office holders including academicians in contemporary times are pride, inferiority complex and shamelessness on the part of their formulators and executors. These have gravely crept into the headship of the Independent National Electoral Commission under Prof Attahiru Jega. They also exhibit the antics ofbeing more catholic than the pope. The referenced public officers are also in the habit of embracing anything new without caution, option B or consequential studies.

Friday, 27 March 2015

News Release: Bare-faced Lies Political Parties’ Candidates Told Nigerians During Political Rallies & Campaigns



In politics, when a politician or a political party promises the electorates heaven and earth during rallies or campaigns, it is called psychology of politics. For instance, when a political party candidate seeking legislative election begins to promise the electorates road construction and industrialization or a presidential or gubernatorial candidate begins to promise the electorates total elimination of corruption, equality of naira with US dollar and unemployment if elected.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

News Release: Coalition Of Indigenous Students Associations Joins United Mandate, Endorses President Goodluck Jonathan For Re-election

President Jonathan


The United Mandate Has Been A Foremost Front In The Actualisation Of The Continuity Of The Transformation Agenda And The Coalition Of Indigenous Students Groups Has Found It Necessary To Add Her Voice To The Call For The Continuity Of The Present Administration Through A Call For Votes From The Entire Students Populace Of Indigenous Roots And Identity.

Open Letter: Beyond INEC’s Corruption & Bastardization Of PVCs Distribution: Conditions For Secured & Rogue Free Polls In Nigeria



Ref: INTERSOC/SE/03/04/015/FGN/ABJ/FRN

1. Air Chief Marshal AS Badeh
Chief of Defense Staff, the Armed Forces of Nigeria
The Defense Headquarters, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

2.  Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria
The Nigerian Army Headquarters
Plot 1092, Mohammadu Buhari Way
Area 7, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

3. IGP Suleiman A. Abba, Inspector General of Police
The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters
Louis Edet House, Shehu Shagari Way
Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

4. Mr. Ita Ekpeyong
Director General, State (Department of) Security Services
The SSS (DSS) Headquarters, Three Arms Zone
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

5. Senator Anyim Pius Anyim
Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Shehu Shagari Secretariat Complex
Three Arms Zones, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Sirs,
Beyond INEC’s Corruption & Bastardization Of PVCs Distribution: Conditions For Secured & Rogue Free Polls In Nigeria
On 10th February 2015, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) wrote your respected public offices including the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and excluding the Chief of Army Staff and the Inspector General of Police. The referenced letter was titled: Healing The Wounds Of Aborted Scientific Rigging Of 2015 General Polls In Nigeria: What Your Respected Authorities Must Do.  The letter follows shift in the dates of the 2015 general polls from 14th and 28th February to 28th March and 11th April 2015 owing to security concerns in the Northeast and INEC’s unpreparedness, particularly as it concerns gross lopsided distribution of PVCs to registered voters in Nigeria.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Article: Who Killed Four Aides Of Imo House Of Assembly Speaker

Uwajimogu; Imo Speaker


By Kenneth Uwadi

Mr. Sabella Ogbobode Abidde once said “In Nigeria, more so in the last thirty years, killing has become a way of life. Depending on the regime in power, killings can either be a past time or a trade.’’ The government and or some elements within the Nigerian State, has been killing those they hate, envy or are tired of. For instance, when the Nigerian government didn’t know what to do with Dele Giwa they blew him up. When they didn’t know what to with Ken Saro-Wiwa, they cooked up phony charges and then hanged him. When Alfred Rewane was becoming a thorn on their flesh, they silenced him. Along with these eminent citizens are dozens of unsung Nigerians who were also murdered by the state or by individuals within the state.

News Release: Corrupt Fashola Can't Accuse Yoruba Leaders Says Afenifere

                                                    Fashola


The attention of Afenifere has been drawn to the rude remarks by Lagos state governor,Mr Babatunde Fashola that Yoruba leaders support for President Jonathan is a "betrayal " borne out of "blood money".

News Release: Elections Message From The Executive Offices Of The Nigerian-American Leadership Council

 Samuel Okey Mbonu; NALC CEO                                                                                            


On Saturday March 28, 2015, Nigerians will go to the polls to elect a new President.  This election is historic, because from all indications, it will be more competitive than other previous elections in the history of Nigeria. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Open Letter: Reversing Policy Of Political Exclusion & Disenfranchisement Of 12.4 Million Ethnic Voters In Nigeria’s 2015 General Polls



Ref: INTERSOC/SE/03/05/015/FGN/ABJ/FRN

The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria
Thro
Senator Anyim Pius Anyim
Secretary to the Government of the Federation
Office of the SGF, the Shehu Shagari Secretariat Complex
Three Arms Zones, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
Dear FEC,
                                                          
 Open Letter: Reversing Policy Of Political Exclusion & Disenfranchisement Of 12.4 Million Ethnic Voters In Nigeria’s  2015 General Polls
On 10th February 2015, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) wrote the offices of the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Chief of Defense Staff and the DG of SSS. The referenced letter was titled: Healing The Wounds Of Aborted Scientific Rigging Of 2015 General Polls In Nigeria: What Your Respected Authorities Must Do.  The letter follows shift in the dates of the 2015 general polls from 14th and 28th February to 28th March and 11th April 2015 owing to security concerns in the Northeast and INEC’s unpreparedness particularly as it concerns PVC distribution.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Article: The Choice We Make Today Is The Nigeria We Will See Tomorrow


By Uzoma Ahamefule
  
“Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph,” said Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.

Article: Tackling The Problems Of Our Education Sector

Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky; Advocate of Islamic Education

By Sheikh Muhammad Turi

The Education Committee of the Islamic movement, better known as Lajnar Tarbiyyah da Ilmantarwa was established and mandated by Sheikh Ibraheem al – Zakzaky (H) to oversee all educational endeavors within the movement. The committee has recently convened its 2nd 4 – day workshop on teaching method and the Yaumul Ilm at the Jannat Dar al – Rahma, Dembo, Zaria graced by his eminence, the sheikh.

News Release: Exposing INEC’s Bias Against Ethnic Minorities In Nigeria


Scholarly and popularly speaking, the fundamental causes of civil wars and violence around the world particularly in Africa are political exclusion and systematic undermining of socio-ethnic identities particularly of minority populations.  The 2015 general elections’ handling styles informally adopted by the Independent National Electoral Commission are clearly laid on the foregoing premise.  The fundamental feature of a plural society is its ability to protect at all times the rights of the minority populations particularly their inalienable rights to participate, vote or be voted for in national elections.

Article: Let Gov. Rochas Okorocha Leave (Part 3)

Gov. Rochas Okorocha

By Kenneth Uwadi

Last time I talked about Ibe one of the 10,000 Imo graduates that governor Rochas Okorocha sacked who now sells recharge cards in Owerri. Ibe was looking very hungry and haggard when I saw him. He was clearly traumatized by the impossible condition in which he struggles to exist each day. He appeared so elated when he saw me. His face creased into an awful gesture, which he probably meant to be a smile. Some of Okorocha’s boys sent me mails lambasting me over the story. For God’s sake this young man , too, is an Imolite. Like you and I. He and other graduates were given jobs only for governor Okorocha to come into power in 2011 and sack them for no reason. This is wickedness.

Friday, 20 March 2015

News Release: Why Nigeria Must Conduct Credible Elections On March 28, 2015 And Beyond



The Nigerian-American Leadership Council (NALC) has closely monitored the processes leading to Nigeria’s historic 2015 elections.  Our reporters and investigators on the ground in Nigeria have provided timely reports to this Council, indicating that a close and competitive election is imminent; which we consider good for the country’s political development. 

Report: Nigeria’s Presidential Election Likely To Result In Stalemate Inimical To Plans For Improved Security



(Think Security Africa’s (TSA) latest report provides in-depth insight into the candidates, the politics, stakes, and likely outcome of Nigeria’s 2015 elections)

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

U-Report: Foundation Facilitates Release Of Inmates In Bauchi Prison

Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky; Foundation Facilitator 
Report By Stephen Lawan

Abul Fadl Abbas Foundation under the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Bauchi chapter has made a giant stride by facilitating the release of some inmates in Bauchi prison through payment of their fines and standing as guarantors for the inmates.

News Release: Nigerians In The Uk To Hold Rally For President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan And Other PDP Candidates


Nigerians in the United Kingdom under the aegis of NigeriaServe will hold Special rally in London on the 21 March, 2015 in support of the re-election of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and other Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

Article: Let Gov. Rochas Okorocha Leave (Part 2)

Gov. Rochas Okorocha

By Kenneth Uwadi

I have told you the story of Ali Baba of Imo State before. Situation demands that I say it again. Ali Baba is a character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. This story has been used as a popular story pantomime plot such as in the pantomime/musical Chu Chin Chow(1916) Popular perception of Ali Baba, and the way he is treated in the media shows that he became the leader of the “forty thieves.

Article: Buhari, A Hero Then, A Hero Now

Buhari
By SKC Ogbonnia

Too much ink has already been spilled expressing that any democracy without a dynamic opposition is not only prone to dictatorship but also breeds corruption as honey attracts bees. The history also tells us that a culture of weak opposition amidst mass discontent has the tendency to provoke mass revolt or military takeover of government.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Open Letter: Consequences Of Importing Ethnic Cleansing Into The Distribution Of Permanent Voters’ Cards In Nigeria(Part Two)

Jega: INEC Chair

Ref: INTERSOC/SE/003/3/015/INEC/ABJ/NG

Professor Attahiru M. Jega
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
INEC Headquarters, Plot 436 Zambezi Crescent
Maitama, P.M.B. 0184, FCT, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

Sir,

This is the concluding part of our (Intersociety) letter to the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria, Prof Attahiru M. Jega, originally dated 13th March 2015 and referenced as above. The letter has since been updated to accommodate the Commission’s latest (March 12, 2015) PVCs’ State-by-State distribution update and few other important information. The updated version has electronically been sent to e-addresses of the Commission and other recipients.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Consequences Of Importing Ethnic Cleansing Into The Distribution Of Permanent Voters’ Cards In Nigeria(Part One)

Jega; INEC Chairman


Ref: INTERSOC/SE/003/3/015/INEC/ABJ/NG

Professor Attahiru M. Jega
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
INEC Headquarters, Plot 436 Zambezi Crescent
Maitama, P.M.B. 0184, FCT, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

Sir,

Consequences Of Importing Ethnic Cleansing Into The Distribution Of Permanent Voters’ Cards In Nigeria(Part One)

                                                
The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law formally acknowledges your Commission’s letter to us dated 17th February 2015 and referenced INEC/CH/GC/073/1. The  referenced letter follows our earlier letter to your Commission dated 10th February 2015 and titled Healing The Wounds Of 2015 Polls’ Shift: What INEC & Service Chiefs Must Do. We also received another letter from the Chief of Defense Staff of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria dated 25th February 2015 relating to the same issue. We have since replied or responded to the two referenced letters. Our response to yours was contained in our public statement dated 24th February 2015 and titled INEC Chairman’s Letter To Intersociety: Our Position. A copy of it is hereby attached for your perusal.

Article: Let Gov. Rochas Okorocha Leave (Part 1)

Gov. Okorocha


By Kenneth Uwadi

I wept last week because of a young man’s very touching plight. I wept because i lacked the power to do anything for this young man. I was on the perilous Umuapu-Owerri Road heading to Owerri to pick up copies of Uche Ogbuagu’s Ka Opuo CD’s. Ogbuagu an Owerri based entertainer gave reasons in that CD of why Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo should be voted out come April 2015! Some of his reasons are what i have since been shouting about.

Friday, 13 March 2015

News Release: Gov. T.A Orji And The Use Of Balloting To Pay Accumulated Salary Of Local Government Staff, A Highly Condemnable Act


Governor T.A Orji


Abia Rescue Movement is calling for mass condemnation, resistance and a stand up against the move by Gov. T.A Orji to short change Abia Local Government Staff.

News Release: 2015; A Year Of More Pressure On African Governments To Have Stronger Enforcement Of Anti-Bribery And Corruption Regulation



"The way that things have always been done” is changing in many African countries

57.6% of companies see the development of policies and procedures that can be practically applied in all countries as the most challenging internal anti-corruption and compliance issue.* This is one of the topics discussed today at a webcast with Uche Orji, CEO and Managing Director, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), hosted by Control Risks’ CEO Richard Fenning (https://www.controlrisks.com).

Article: Iran @36: Resistance, Resilient And Responsiveness



By Buhari Bello Jega

February 11 1979 will ever remain historic in the minds of millions of Iranians, Muslims and lovers of freedom across the globe. This was the day the curtain of oppression, tyranny, immorality, disbelief and hopelessness was uprooted and destroyed forever.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Special Report: What Gov. Okorocha Said About APGA During The 2012 APGA Convention In London



 (Transcribed By Barr. Emperor N. Iwuala)

“… When the cock crows, it is a reminder that the time has come. When you see this cock (which is the symbol of APGA), it is simply a wake-up call for Ndigbo… Igbos must get to the top and that is why we support APGA. APGA is not a political party but a religion and every Igboman… is APGA. “O wu ejiri mara Ndigbo” (an identity for the Igbos). “O wu ejiri sopuru Ndigbo” (symbol of respect for the Igbos). I believe that in 2015, the political sun will rise from the East…. So, do not be dismayed, discourage or distracted…. We shall rise… we are on the move. In 2015, the entire South East will be APGA; Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu will be APGA. APGA is not just an Igbo party. It is only a tree that started from Igbo land that will grow and cover other parts of Nigeria….

News Release: International Outcry Over Reports Concerning Renewed Oil Extraction In Ogoniland



Twenty-five experts have petitioned the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare Ogoniland an ecological disaster zone and clean up the environment. The petition, signed by environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey and other laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, (often referred to as the the “Alternative Nobel Prize”), comes as controversy ignites over reports that a Nigerian oil company, Belema Oil, may recommence oil extraction in Ogoniland, over 20 years after Shell suspended its operations.

News Release: Factoring Firms Receive $48 Million Afreximbank Support

Afreximbank Executive Vice President Dr. Benedict Oramah making a presentation at the symposium and academy on Factoring in Africa


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) provided lines of credit amounting to $48 million to African factoring companies in the last two years to give them liquidity and payment risk protection in their factoring activities, Dr Benedict Oramah, Executive Vice President of the Bank in charge of Business Development and Corporate Banking, has said.

U-Report: Blood Bath Narrowly Averted In Imo State As Okorocha And Ihedioha Group Clash At Governorship Debate



Report By Nnawuihe Iwuala

Blood bath was narrowly averted today as supporters of different governorship candidates in Imo State had a show-down during the political debate organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri for all governorship candidates in Imo State.

News Release: Kenya’s Power Sector Leader Receives $40 Million Afreximbank Financing



The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has provided a $40 million term loan funding to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) to enable the company roll out upgrades and implement installations to enhance its transmission and distribution capacity.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

News Release: Inferno At AIT & Chisco Establishments: A Height Of Political Brigandage & Intolerance


The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law condemns unreservedly the reported fire outbreak at the Radio section of the African Independent Television (AIT) in Lagos State, which was reported on Monday, 9th March 2015. Just weeks ago this year (2015), luxury buses worth hundreds of millions of naira belonging to CHISCO Transport Company Limited were set on fire in Lagos State.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Article: State Of The Nigerian Nation: Familiar Journey To Political Crisis


By Salihu Moh. Lukman ( smlukman@gmail.com)

High Uncertain Declining Economy:
Official accounts as contained in annual budgets presented to National Assembly reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria earned N3,890 and N3,731 billion respectively in 2013 and 2014. Aggregate expenditure wasrespectively N4,987 and N4,725 billion. In 2015, FGN revenue is projected at N3,602 billion and expenditure estimated at N4,358 billion, implying projected deficit of N756 billion.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

News Release: Revisiting Criminal Borrowings & Governance Deficiencies In Nigeria's Geopolitical Zones(Part Two)



In the first part of this publication, dated 7th March 2015, Nigerians and watchers of the country’s socio-political events were led into the state of criminal borrowings and governance deficiencies in the country’s geopolitical zones leading to heavy defeat of the fundamental essence of public governance (social services provision and delivery) resulting in the country’s geopolitical zones being turned into a zoo of human habitation with the looters and their cronies making themselves hegemonic ruling animals over others.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

News Release: Revisiting Criminal Borrowings & Governance Deficiencies In Nigeria's Geopolitical Zones(Part One)



It is criminal borrowing when a State Government that ought not to borrow owing to availability and abundance of material and capital resources; borrows and becomes a serial borrower. It is also criminal borrowing when what has been borrowed is made incapable of repaying itself owing to its channelization into crooked, white-elephant and unproductive sectors (i.e. payment of government and civil service wage bills and diversion and misappropriation of public funds). Another form of criminal borrowing is where a State Government conceals and suppresses its actual borrowing financial sheets in a manner that breaches the law, misinforms and misleads the public.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Article: The Need To Use Individual Performance To Assess Campaign Rallies For Issue Based


  
By Comrade Henry O. Nwaigwe

The ward campaign rally hosted at Ohuru Community Central School field by people’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday February 27, 2015. Was better described as one of the worst outing in the history of campaign rallies since 2015 election preparation by political parties. While I was absent, those that I sent to attend in order to observe the atmosphere and what the self-acclaimed political bigwigs in Ndoki Ukwa East had to tell the people who came in fraction in order to hear what they had in stock for 16 years of wasted democracy in the entire Abia State.

Article: The Ill Handling Of Abia State And The Need To Rejig Nigerian Leadership


By Comrade Henry O. Nwaigwe

Preamble: There is a saying that “The beauty of democracy is in the ability of democratic functionaries to build a decentralized and un-monopolistic economic, Political and social structures that will stand the test of time”. This is why Abia State especially Aba was exclusively designed for industrial and commercial greatness. Apart from quantum deposit of crude oil found in some parts of Abia State coupled with few minerals meant to complement the industrial revenue profile of the state, the self sufficiency of the state was already programmed to accommodate any infrastructural deficit likely to occur in a forseeable future. I do not know why it is difficult to convince people especially our perceived leaders that wealth creation capable of evolving from conducive or enabling environment can extensively be achieved by a well articulated technology which simply means “An act or method of putting things that are not in existence into existence and those in existence could be modified and make best use of them”

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Article: Why Poaching Is Not “A Poverty Problem”



By Valerie Hickey and William Magrath

(Culled From www.worldbank.org)
 
The World Bank’s vision is a world free of poverty. As this statement suggests, it is rare that we tackle a problem that is not grounded in poverty. Today, on World Wildlife Day, it is our imperative to draw attention to one such issue, an issue that does not stem from poverty but rather comes from greed and neglect. Today, we take on poaching.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Article: Who Want to Kill Sayyeed Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H)

Sayyeed Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H)


By Bukhari M. Bello Jega

  "It is our duty to struggle in this fashion, and the result is with Allah" - Imam Ruhullah Musawi Khomeini

Ever since the tragic and unfortunate event of July 25th 2014, where Nigerian Military open fire on innocent, peaceful and armless members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Zaria including three children of Sayyed Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H), so many things seem to be happening which call for reflection and action by lovers of humanity. The killing of these innocent Nigerians, who were on peaceful procession in solidarity with the belligerent people of Palestine, will remain the darkest period in the history of Nigeria. The reality before us today, is that, the Nigerian state has been hijack by criminal gangs and bandits who specialises in shedding and mutilating innocent bloods and souls of Nigerians without intervention and seriousness from their government. Another reality is that, they have been absence of government and leadership in the last five (5) years since the son of the fisherman emerged as the President of this beautiful country of beloved people. Therefore, in the absence of government, leadership and the subsequent hijack of machineries and security apparatus of the state by criminal gangs and bandits, unleashing terror and untimely death, one will expect men of reasoning and retired this and that will come out strongly and speak out against the carnage going on in the country, but, silence and cowardice seem to be the defining feature of national heritage. Unfortunately, in the animal farm or jungle mentality we found ourselves, any courageous and independent voice, especially a voice of spirituality, wisdom, foresight, steadfastness, determination and pragmatism of the likes of Shaikh Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H), is a direct threat to the criminal gangs and bandits holding sward in the country.

News Release: Tinubu’s Alleged Illicit Properties: Beyond Issuance of Threat of Lawsuit

Tinubu


The attention of leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has been drawn to a lawsuit threat letter (for libel) addressed to the Management of Daar Communications Limited; owners of the African Independent Television (AIT) by solicitors of one Mr. Tinubu Ahmed over the former’s recent airing of a documentary alleging that the latter illicitly acquired and owned the following choice properties: Oriental Hotel, Falomo Shopping Complex, First Nation Airline, Private Jet, Lekki Concession Company, Apapa Amusement Park, the Renaissance Hotel, the Radio Continental, the TV Continental, the Nation Newspaper, Ikeja Shopping Mall, Alpha Beta (IGR collectors), ownership of Tejuoso Market, School of Nursing & NNPC buildings, N4B property located at the Queens Drive, Lagos and other choice properties worth billions of naira located within and beyond Lagos State allegedly acquired and owned illicitly by referenced Tinubu Ahmed. These, according to the referenced broadcast, have earned the referenced citizen a satirical name-“the Nigeria’s biggest landlord”. The law chambers and offices of frontline lawyers and rights activists in Lagos State were also said to have been quartered in some of the referenced illicit choice properties in the State.

Article: King Nebu And The Parable of "Black n white" TV



By Rufus Kayode Oteniya

And it came to pass as the multitude gathered around him at the festival of appraisal of King Nebu of Aso Kingdom which came to pass six years after he hath succeeded King Yar, the son of Mutawalli, the brother of Seu, who himself hath succeeded King Aremus the son of Sanjo, an Eborite from the ruling house of Olu-mo who hath left the throne after 8 years according to the custom and tradition of the land of Aso, he called those who were with him and spake to them in a parable.

Article: Hostile Foreign Interests In Nigeria Election Matters



By Ibiba Don Pedro

The unsolicited interests and highly antagonistic actions by certain foreign interests in the 2015 elections in Nigeria and specifically towards the person of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, can be easily discerned by keen observers in the unfolding events related to the Nigeria 2015 elections. Any patriotic Nigerian, concerned about the wellbeing and sovereignty of the country must think and ask questions now.

Monday, 2 March 2015

News Release: Islamic Corporation For The Development Of The Private Sector And African Export-Import Bank Agree To Cooperate In Private Sector Development



The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), has signed an agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to cooperate in the development of the private sector in ICD member countries in Africa.

U-Report: Muslims Defy Terrorist Attacks, Celebrate Prophet’s Birthday In Potiskum

Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky  
 


Report By Stephen Lawan

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky have been conducting Maulud Nabiy in honour of the Seal of the Prophets Muhammad (SAWA) in all localities in the town.