Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Article: Nigeria And 2016 World Day Of Remembrance For Road Crash Victims



By Chude Ojugbana


Truly, life has its special way of producing reasonable and unreasonable coincidences or even a mix of both, depending on how one’s lenses are polarized.  Specifically, about a week before the November, 20th commemoration of 2016 World Day of Remembrance, WDR for road crash victims, as the Management of Nigeria’s lead agency on road safety, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC was busy effectively co-ordinating activities in respect of annual memorials for road crash victims and drawing public attention to the huge preventable road deaths, suddenly, a worrisome headline appeared in many Nigerian newspapers “Missing Nigerian Journalist Found Dead”.  According to a major online media, Sahara Reporters, “Mr. Adeparusi left his Kugbo, Abuja apartment on his motorcycle at around 1:00 p.m on Sunday. After not returning home, Mr. Adeparusi’s neighbours, friends and colleagues placed several calls to his mobile phone that went unanswered. His employers, Naij.com noted that this was unusual, as Mr. Adeparusi was a “very professional and clear-headed individual; not the kind of person to wander off.” He was subsequently declared missing and found dead on Tuesday in an apparent motorcycle accident”.

Article: A Vote For The GMO



By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

Just like any food, genetically modified or other novel foods are complex mixtures of thousands of different substances in varying proportions. With trusted and conventional foods that have been eaten for generations there is little concern. They are considered safe based on experience, not necessarily based on scientific proof. GM food is vitally important to ensure global food security in the face of changing climate. Ironically, virtually all our food crops have been genetically modified in some ways as humans have been manipulating the genes of crops for millennia by selective breeding. Breeders hand-pollinate blossoms in hope that they would give a desired result.

News Release: Exposing Nigerian Army’s Shameless Falsehood And Remorselessness Over Amnesty Int’l Report On Massacre Of Unarmed And Defenceless Pro Biafra Campaigners In Nigeria



In the late evening of November 23rd, 2016, the long awaited Special Report of Amnesty International; the world’s largest and most respected rights body, was released from its London Headquarters, and almost immediately after the release of the Report; the Nigerian Army hurriedly, cheapishly and shamelessly released a statement of denial and falsehood, reproduced below; bolded and italized: 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Speech: Address By The President Of The Nigerian Bar Association





PROTOCOL
Your Excellency, Governor of Niger State State, the Honourable Attorney General of Niger State and Commissioner of Justice, the Chief Judge of Niger State, members of the Niger State Executive Council, National Officers of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Eminent Bar Leaders, Distinguished members of NBA-National Executive Committee, members of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

News Release: Yearning For The Return Of Bulldozers On Anambra Roads



1.   Yearning For The Return Of Bulldozers On Anambra Roads!
2.    Saying No To The Return Of Tears And Bloodletting In Anambra Politics!!!

The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law has resolved to join other well meaning citizens and residents of Anambra State and its national, regional and international well wishers in yearning for the return of bulldozers on Anambra Roads, as well as return of other fundamental public governance incentives to the people and institutions in the State.  
Conversely, our leadership has also resolved to strongly kick against the return, in any form, of the State to the theatres of tears and bloodletting in the exercise of political activism by the incumbent administration of Mr. Willie Obiano and other core stakeholders in Anambra politics. The periods before the middle of 2006 and above; particularly from 1999 to 2004, must not be allowed a foot again in Anambra Politics.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

News Release: Serial Violation Of Our Rights Continue With State-Sponsored Hate, Violence And Repression



Background:
Since the gruesome premeditated attack on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) by the Army in December last year, we have never had it so bad, where our right to life as citizens of Nigeria is trampled upon like during this year’s Ashura season. We had a premonition of what was to come, when a devilish scheme to brutalize us was exposed earlier. The purported ban of our activities by governor El-Rufai was meant to be a trigger for the planned attacks. It indeed instigated the murder and destruction of properties of our members. Some blood thirsty Izala/Salafi preachers saw the opportunity to pour their venomous hate messages against the Movement and now even back it up with state-sanctioned attacks.

Article: Trump, The Tragic Case Of Bridget Agbahime And The Death Of A Nation (Disturbing Image)



By Chido Onumah

Two weeks ago, while the world faced the frightening prospect of a Trump presidency in the US, an equally tragic event took place thousands of kilometres away in Nigeria. Except that in the case of Nigeria, the people did not elect—pardon the pun—to foist on themselves the cataclysm that may yet consume the nation. Both events—the emergence of Trump as president-elect and the “not guilty” verdict pronounced by the judiciary, and by extension the Nigerian state, on some vermin in human skin posing as God’s arbiters, bear uncanny similarities.

Friday, 18 November 2016

News Release: Nigerian Government Negotiating Free Trade Agreements, Updating Trade Policies And Examining The ECOWAS CET


(These were made known by FMITI Minister, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, during a news conference at the Ministry today in Abuja, to give a status report on the implementation of MITI’s objectives)

Special Report: Statement By U.S.A Department Of State On Deaths in Kano Nigeria



The United States is deeply concerned by the deaths of dozens of Nigerians during clashes between individuals participating in a Shia procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State on November 14. While the matter is still under investigation, we are troubled by the apparent disproportionate response by the police.  This is the latest in a series of violent incidents between security forces and members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), some of which have resulted in deaths, destruction of property, and the arbitrary detention of IMN members.  The United States calls for calm and restraint on all sides, a reduction of tensions, and greater communication between Shia citizens and government authorities.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

News Release: Mauritius To Host Afreximbank’s Structured Trade Finance Training



Banks and other financial institutions involved in financing trade in Africa will gather in Mauritius from 21 to 24 November for a seminar organized by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to enhance Africa’s capacity to take advantage of opportunities offered by structured trade finance to boost trade in the face of challenging global economic environment of contracting demand and creeping protectionism.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Article: The American Democracy Is Truly A Disaster





By SKC Ogbonnia

The title of this piece conveys a strident mood. But the angst is no longer because a bozo of catholic proportion emerged as the US president-Elect. It is not because of the reality that a labile character is set to become the leader of the free world. It has nothing to do with the fact that a worldwide outrage greeted Donald Trump’s triumph. And this is absolutely far from the whistling implication of the thought that the best-qualified person ever to seek US presidency was trounced by a definite nothing burger.

Article: Economic Crisis And 2015/2016 National Honours Awards



By Elder Tunde Babatunde

The striking headlines and the news items in several Nigerian newspapers of late have been on the economic recession affecting the nation. Also, among the populace, the radio and television commentators, public analysts, even on social media, the current topic of discussion nationwide is on the economic recession.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

News Release: Trump Must Act Fast To Prevent United States‘ Culpability In The Second Genocide On Biafrans



The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) can authoritatively confirm that the outgoing Obama administration of the United States of America have completed plans to deploy to Biafraland, five hundred (500) units of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) popularly called “Drones” with a view to using them to bomb and massacre Biafrans under the guise of helping the murderous Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to stop pipeline vandalism. The deployment and bombings was supposed to have started about six months ago but was put on hold because of the possible negative impact on the chances of Mrs. Hillary Clinton on the presidential election. A new date of 1st of June 2017 was later agreed as the commencement for the bombing of Biafraland because Mr. Obama was confident that Mrs. Clinton will surely win the election.

Article: Beyond Other Rooms For African Women



By Prince Charles Dickson PhD

“Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, tell her own story. ― Bonnie Greer, A Parallel Life

Thursday, 10 November 2016

News Release: The Return Of World Police And A Red Card To Antagonists Of International Peace And Security

Trump


The triumphant victory, against all odds, of Mr. Donald Trump as the 45th President-elect of the United States of America reminds us at Intersociety of the popular slogan of a leading wrestler in the World Wrestling Championship, Mr. Jack Swagger. Mr. Swagger’s popular slogan is: WE ARE THE PEOPLE! Trump victory, therefore, is an indication that power truly resides on the people or the masses and not on bourgeois and establishment class.

Article: Where is justice for Bridget Agbahime?(Disturbing Image)



By Godwin Onyeacholem

Indeed, for any keen observer of governance in post-colonial Africa, Nigeria must be a very depressing address. And this is more so for the simple reason that no country, in many people’s reckoning, has done so much as Nigeria in consistently consciously making itself an object of perpetual ridicule in the comity of civilized countries of the world.That explains why those who argue that Africa’s backwardness is a function of Nigeria’s pathetic leadership vision cannot be entirelywrong after all. Even Nigeria’sown citizens, who look up to their country to provide the required domestic and internationalleadership, have continued to be utterly disappointed and embarrassed in very many ways.

News Release: X-Raying The New Charges Brought Against Nnamdi Kanu By Muhammadu Buhari

Kanu



PRELUDE: 
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) having reviewed all the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and the Constitution of Nigeria hereby categorically make the following irrefutable assertions:

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

News Release: Rescuing The Judiciary From Further Executive Bastardization



The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, is resolute in its earlier position that the late night or ungodly hour invasion and attacks on the homes of serving Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Justices and Judges of the Court of Appeal and Federal High Court by the operatives of the SSS; not only amounts to late night armed robbery, burglary and abduction, but it is also democratically disastrous and constitutionally catastrophic. All efforts by the Buhari Administration and the National Judicial Council led by retiring CJN, Hon. Mahmud Mohammed to justify the illegalities or probate and reprobate; are totally dead on arrival and efforts in futility.

News Release: Advantages of Digital SLR Cameras



Once Andy Warhol said that in the future everyone would become famous in 15 minutes. Well, in present days, you may become a YouTube star or sell your artworks at cosmic prices if you are sure it is concept art. No wonder that every second person pretends to be a photographer.

Monday, 7 November 2016

News Release: Niger Delta Women Leaders Statement On State On The Region



The West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP) Nigeria organized a workshop titled “Promoting Inclusive and Peaceful Society for Suitable Development in the Niger Delta: A Roundtable for Women Leaders on the 25th October 2016 at Warri, Delta State. The women leaders from Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers states at the Roundtable came up with this Statement:

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Article: Who Is Afraid Of Magu?

                                       Ibrahim Mustafa Magu


By Godwin Onyeacholem

With the heightened frequency of astonishing disclosures of official graft, and its accompanying high-profile arrests, interrogations, detentions, recovery of looted funds, confiscation of property allegedly acquired fraudulently and prosecutions, no one is left in doubt that President Muhammadu Buhari is living up to his pre-election promise of making the fight against corruption at all levels a top priority of his government.

News Release: Another Dangerous Move By Anti Democratic Forces To Throw Nigeria Into Perpetual Darkness



The conspiratorial supports given to the Buhari Administration by the attentive segment of the Nigerian Public, as it concerns its plans to mortgage the future, image and development of Nigeria internationally by way of securing whopping $30Billion loans from a number of regional and international lending institutions; is not only a clear indication that anti democratic forces are at work, but also another dangerous move to throw Nigeria into perpetual darkness; a state of intractable comatose. It remains our firm position that the loans being sought are for crooked and unpatriotic reasons.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Article: The North, Shiites And The Quest For Tolerance



By Adamu Tilde

Today in northern Nigeria, we live in critically challenging times, with our cultural harmony rapidly disappearing and our political unity fast disintegrating, leaving social and political vacuums that are now
hotly contested by two mutually-rejecting, nihilistic tendencies, each equally vicious and destructive. One does not require a Mensa IQ to conclude that our society is dangerously tethering on the edge of the precipice, heading inexorably towards a disaster. Our culture, our history, and our civilization are under threat. The way we handle those existential challenges today determines how posterity will treat
us tomorrow.

Article: Capacity Building For Nigerian Women



By Edel-QuinnAgbaegbu

The recent development in the polity regarding the controversy on the role of Nigerian women in leadership has generated various interests and thoughts to explore measures towards women emancipation. These concerns are borne out of necessity to facilitate an environment to breed transformational generation of women for a better Nigeria. The rationale behind the incorporation of women into the system is due to the fact that women constitute about 54% of the population of about 188,375,518 million people of Nigeria and their under utilization represents a functional challenge in modern leadership.