Thursday, 28 January 2016

News Release: Supreme Court Verdict On Rivers State Governorship Matter & Related Issues



The heart of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is filled with joy and encouragement concerning the latest grounded judgment of the Supreme Court with respect to Rivers State Governorship Election Petition. We also congratulate Governors David Umahi of Ebonyi State and Akinkumni Ambode of Lagos State and people of the two States as well as others over their recent electoral victories at the Supreme Court; fundamentally anchored on the fact that “use of card-readers cannot validly be used to invalidate the results of an election as it is conspicuously not provided in the 2010 Electoral Act or the 1999 Constitution”.

Monday, 25 January 2016

News Release: BCEAO And ICD Sign Memorandum Of Understanding



Mr. Tiémoko Meyliet KONE, Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, CEO & General Manager of the Islamic Corporation for the Development Private Sector (ICD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation.

News Release: Nigeria Is A Country Without Sound Population & Industrial Census & National Planning In The Past 63 Years



One of the social maladies, if not the worse, bedeviling Nigeria of present socio-political dispensation is lack of sound general census (population and industrial) and national planning. This is compounded by lack of visionary political leadership and statesmanship. To the extent that on mere mentioning or appearance of a president of a country on international scenes; its national currency instantly loses value in money market; speaks of the enormity of the disaster of having a tinkerer as president; as opposed to other social climes where emergence of a visionary, thinker and statesman as president instantly leads to valuation of its national currency in money market and positive recoveries in its economy. In other words, Nigeria under the present civilian administration of Gen Muhammadu Buhari fundamentally lacks vision, statesmanship and sound national planning built on scientific and statistically grounded population and industrial census.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

U-Report: “President Buhari Cannot Fight Corruption Alone”---Nigerian Lawyer

President Buhari


Report By A Citizen Reporter

A Nigerian legal practitioner, Barrister Kayode Ajulo has stated that it is impossible for President Buhari to fight corruption alone, stating that other state governments, organizations and individuals have role to play to ensure that corruption is dealt with in Nigeria.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

News Release: Nigeria Summit To Take Place On March 7th And 8th 2016




The events’ arm of the foremost International socio economics news magazine, The Economist has concluded plans to hold the 11th edition of the annual Nigeria Summit.

News Release: Security Agents Fleece N25M From Poor Cyclists In Anambra State



(Being excerpts from the 2015 End of the Year Report of The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) Anambra State Branch)

Friday, 22 January 2016

News Release: Governor Obiano Plunges Anambra State Into Fiscal Strangulation

Governor Obiano


(Excerpts from the End of the Year Report of the Civil Liberties organization( CLO) Anambra State Branch)

News Release: Buhari Must Heed EU’s Advice

Buhari


First of all, we congratulate the newly emerged democratic forces and voices in Nigeria; which emergence followed the birth eight months ago of the chained democratic administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.  Those worthy to mention are the frontline online media organizations including: chidi opara reports, the Nigerian Voice, the Newsepress, Globalreportersvienna, Elombah News, the Trent News Online, Odogwureports,  the Nigerian Masterweb, Allnewsandreports, News247, Republicreporters, Igberenews, the Nigerianlawyers Online News, Factreporters, Oderareports, the Willnigeria,  the US-African Dialogue, Biafran News Reports, the Radio Biafra London (RBL); and  the Streetreporters, the Naija News, the Naijalnd News, etc.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

News Release: Demand For Justice For The Killing Of Students In Zaria




It is now over one month since the Nigerian Army launched a coordinate brutal attack on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, that killed hundreds of people in Zaria after over 27 hours of indiscriminate shooting and bombing by the Army. Despite this display of inhumanity and gross violation of fundamental human rights, to which no remorse was shown by the state authorities for what was undoubtedly a war crime against fellow Nigerians, the home of the revered leader of the Movement Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, two Islamic Centers and the Cemetery/Film Village were demolished with graves dug up and desecrated by the Kaduna state government. 

Article: PDP Is Too Corrupt And Too Sick To Lead The Opposition


By SKC Ogbonnia, Ph.D

It is a common knowledge that any government without credible opposition is open to dictatorship and abuse of power. Recently, there was an array of hope for Nigeria .  For all intents and purposes, Nigerians had witnessed a formidable opposition activity by the time for the 2015 elections. But that is no longer the case. The current main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP), has turned out to be too corrupt and too sick to play a leading role.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Report: 7months Assessment Of The Performance Of President Muhammadu Buhari (Buharimeter)



The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released Buharimeter report on the 7months assessment of the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) and the governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the delivery of its 222 electoral promises.

Article: EFCC Vs Reactionary Elite



By Chido Onumah &Godwin Onyeacholem

Slowly but steadily, the ultra conservative wing of Nigeria’s largely self-absorbed and callous elite is spoiling for a fight. And it’s all about the renewed war against corruption which has induced in this group an emotion that can only be described as culture shock. As a result,the unconstructive and clearly combative reaction to a developmentthat ordinarily should be applauded and encouraged by anyone who means well forthis country is no less unexpected.

News Release: In Defense Of FCT Chief Judge & Rule Of Law

Hon Justice Ishaq Bello


The attention of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has been drawn to public condemnations by a section of legal practitioners and civil society organizations based in Southwest Nigeria; strongly believed to be sympathetic to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The condemnations are with respect to a directive recently handed down by the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Hon Justice Ishaq Bello to all serving magistrates within the Federal Capital Territory to henceforth stop issuing remand orders to the operatives of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission with respect to arrest and detention of citizens accused of committing economic and financial crimes in Nigeria; which are investigated and prosecuted by EFCC under its Act of 2004.

News Release: We Decry Goc 1 Div’s Meeting With Islamic Scholars



The Islamic Movement in Nigeria IMN is aware of a meeting organized on 14th January 2016 by the General Officer Commanding 1 Mechanized Division Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, with members of some Islamic sects and some Muslim Chieftaincy title holders in Kaduna, where the GOC made all efforts to convince them of the justification of killing over 1000 members of the Islamic Movement. After which he gave them N500,000. The GOC carefully selected Wahabi sect scholars that have always rivalled the IMN and operated campaigns of calumny and concocted lies against the IMN, to commune in finding ways to wipe out the Islamic Movement and seek their support in that. He constructed a story to convince the scholars and chiefs that the Army acted angelic and that he pleaded with the members of the Movement all through to surrender for a cordon and search operation, which the IMN resisted.

News Release: Tompolo’s Evasion Of Court Summons Is One Of The Dangers Of Buhari Administration’s Contempt For Rule Of Law In Nigeria

Tompolo


It is now a season of vindication for the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law concerning the full graduation of the democratically chained administration of President Muhammadu Buhari from ballot box to barrel of gun. According to the Shasta and the Legist Schools of Jurisprudential Thoughts of ancient India and China respectively; a society not popularly governed by law is a society of anarchy and lawlessness. And such society is said to be popularly governed by law if respect for its law starts from its political office holders and the same law evenly made and evenly applied. Selective and vindictive application of law is a clear invitation to anarchy!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

News Release: Liberties In Chains In Nigeria As Nnamdi Kanu Marks 90 Days In Captivity Without Trial Or Release (1)

Kanu


Today: 14th January 2016; marks 90th day since Citizen Nnamdi Kanu was arrested by the DSS in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria and taken into its underground custody in Abuja, North-central Nigeria; and held without trial or conditional (bail) release or unconditional release till date. The arrest and detention of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu and their circumstances are in grave violation of all known constitutional, regional and international conventional liberties or civil and political rights. Gravest of these violations by President Muhammadu Buhari and his DSS are the provisions of Section 35 (4) (a) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as well as Sections 293, 295 and 296 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJ) of 2015.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

News Release: Rotary Gives US$35 Million To End Polio Worldwide




(African nations in line for $15 million to keep the continent polio-free)

Rotary announces $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts in 5 African countries.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

News Release: Some Brothers Of The Islamic Movement Still In Army’s Detention Facilities



Contrary to the statement credited to the Commander, 1 Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, stating that the Army had handed over all our brothers and sisters to civil authorities and that there is no one with them, we wish to state categorically that there are members of the Islamic Movement still in military detention facilities.

News Release: Fiscal Policy Reversal By Buhari’s CBN



It is longer news, anew or a boast that the South-south and the Southeast Geopolitical Zones are Nigeria’s socio-economic survival and bread-winners. It is also a truism that 60% if not 70% of the Lagos State’s economic and wealth potentials are controlled by the enterprising sons and daughters of the Southeast Zone. In the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, 80% of resources used in developing the area came from oil and gas proceeds exploited in the Niger Delta or South-south Geopolitical Zone and 70% of private properties built and owned by serving and former political office holders; whether illicitly or genuinely acquired; have their direct origins linked with Niger Delta gas and oil proceeds (both criminally and officially earned) and 70% of the wealth of the northern rich men and women including oil bloc owners originated from natural resources of Old Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Monday, 11 January 2016

News Release: Change Of Date For The Great Igbo Debate



Due to an overwhelming response to “The Great Igbo/Biafran Debate” and the incessant clamour for participation by those in Nigeria, U.S  and Europe, the organizers of the debate have no choice but to happily announce that the date has been moved from January 29, 2016 to Friday February 19, 2016 to be Hosted by Texas Southern University.

Released by:
Ekwenche Group

Poem: Sister Sarah Baartman

Photo Credit: Wikipedia


By Chidi Anthony Opara

Endowed
With the endowment
Of African womanhood,
Sister Sarah Baartman
Endured childhood vicissitudes.
She found love,
But her love was murdered by racism.

News Release: Nigeria-Cameroun Submarine Cable Goes Live…



(Branch out to South-South to encourage regional development)
MainOne, a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand for reliable broadband connectivity in Cameroun, and is a key component of the country’s strategic plan to provide internet access to its citizens via a National Broadband Network.

Friday, 8 January 2016

News Release: How Nnamdi Kanu & Ors’ Case File Was Doctored & Polluted By DSS Using Some Hostile Nigerian Media Outfits

Kanu


It is our investigative and analytical finding that the original Case File of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu and Ors; handled by DSS, has been doctored, tempered with and handed over to the hostile-media for the purpose of mocking the judiciary and carrying out trial and conviction by ordeal through the media.  The Case File now has various versions and filled with doctored and foreign statements; falsely credited to Citizen Nnamdi Kanu and his co-falsely accused by DSS. A copy of the doctored and manipulated Case File is presently in possession of the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for re-assignment to a new Judge following the aborted arraignment and commencement of trial of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu and ors on 23rd December 2015. The polluted Case File has remained with the Chief Judge of FHC for 15 days or over two weeks without being assigned to a new Judge. It is also our strong suspicion that the version now in possession of the Chief Judge may most likely have been doctored and manipulated by subversive agents coordinated by the DSS.

News Release: Nigerians In Houston To Launch Credit Union May 7, 2016



Background
A Credit Union for Nigerians in  America  is well overdue. A  Credit Union is a financial institution owned and operated by its members for the purpose of promoting thrift, offering credit at low interest rates to lenders, and providing funding for community projects. Credit Unions in the United States of America are typically tax-exempt organizations and currently serve about 44% of the US population.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

News Release: A Call For Court Boycott By NBA & Others

Kanu
It is no longer a subject of grammatical, political, legal and public debate whether or not Nigeria of Buhari’s civilian presidency is tyrannical-cum-dictatorial; as the country is fully back in dictatorship or chained democracy. Nigerians should also not lose sleep or express surprises over recent or ongoing public antics and pro-dictatorial comments of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN, and the likes of Prof Itse Sagay, SAN and Senator Ali Ndume, Senate Majority Leader; rather all Nigerians particularly the Nigerian Bar Association and other democratic forces should concern themselves sleeplessly with how to rise up endlessly against the resurrected dictatorship and its destructive forces.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Article: Shias, Northern Governors And The Future Of Northern Nigeria



By Aliyu Smith Almusawi

An axiomatic quote has it that "An age is called dark not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it". The future of northern Nigeria hangs in the balance, the inhabitants think the greatest threat to their future isn't Boko Haram's campaign of terror whose six years's of bloody insurgency has resulted in the deaths of more than 30 thousands people, they think their future is not threatened by the encroachment of Salafism with a bizarre ideology that has been destabilising virtually every Muslim country.

News Release: Nnamdi Kanu Was Never Released & Rearrested By DSS


Kanu
The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is deeply dismayed concerning brazen falsehood being spread by the Presidency of Muhammadu Buhari and its procured agents, saying that Citizen Nnamdi Kanu was recently released and rearrested for charges of treasonable felony and four other lesser charges. We are not surprised at such falsehood and its originators; the Buhari’s administration, particularly owing to the fact that the foundation of the administration is laid on incurable falsehood and propaganda.