Sunday, 30 April 2017

News Release: Nnamdi Kanu’s Detention & Conditional Freedom: Lessons And Challenges Ahead

Kanu 

It is no longer news that Citizen Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was unjustifiably detained for 18 months or since 14th October 2015 before being granted court bail with stringent conditions on 25th April 2017; with the said stiff pre bail conditions fully met, leading to his release two days ago. It is also no longer news that Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is the first human rights organization in Nigeria to launch its advocacy was arraigned in a Wuse Zone Magistrate Courbyt and granted bail) with a strong worded and informative press statement dated 20th October 2015 and titled: Unanswered Questions Trailing Nnamdi Kanu’s Reported Bail And Continued Detention.

News Release: CLO Raises Alarm Over Collapsing Bridges In Awka

Governor Obiano of Anambra State

It was in the “Nite of  a thousand laffs” series owned by
 movie maker, Opa Williams that  a comedian once blurted out that the “difference between plantain chips and kpekere, lies in the packaging”.  Such is the actual scenario in Anambra under the Obiano administration. While the outsiders hail the “unprecedented” achievements of the administration because of the media package while those inside have refused to look critically owing to certain interests, the actual truth is that the government is making efforts according to its capacity but what is actually happening compared to the package dished out to the public can be called “Decorative and Cosmetic Governance”


Saturday, 29 April 2017

News Release: Afreximbank Grants $300 Million To National Bank Of Egypt To Support Industrialization


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has granted a $300-million financing facility to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to support Egypt’s industrialisation efforts.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Photonews: Biafra Agitator, Nnamdi Kanu Leaves Prison On Bail




Article: Nnamdi Kanu & Co: Injustice Masquerading As Bail

Kanu 

By: S. Okey Mbonu                                                              

What happens in Nigeria can no longer escape international attention.  Therefore, it behooves the practitioners of jurisprudence, especially Judges, to weigh their legal orders carefully, and to make sure their order meets legal sufficiency even in their own forums, before giving such orders.

Article: Modern Biotechnology A Boon To The Biodiversity: Nigerians Beware Of Misleading Activism


By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

It has been globally recognized that the need for food security and improved agricultural system are paramount. The Sustainable Development Goals further reaffirms this with its second goal which seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Since early 1900s, about 75% of crop diversity has been lost from farmers’ fields. Fortunately, a good use of agricultural biodiversity can contribute to enhanced nutrition, better livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable farming systems.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Article: Governor Okorocha, Praise Singers And 2019 (Part 1)




Okorocha
By Kenneth Uwadi

I came into a bar by 4pm on Friday in Owerri. People working at the bar were wearing skinny jeans and white on top. I ordered for a bottle of beer. The bar top was sticky and the walls were painted yellow. It wasn't my favorite bar. In fact, it was one of my least favorite bars. I have no excuse for being in such bar beyond it being a convenient place to grab a quick drink. Near the bar was a Clean Tokunbo Toyota Hiace Hummer Bus. The deafening blaring of the horn of the bus and the noisy engine was like a welding workshop. The bus was turned into a church house by the passengers, a preacher as the master, the passengers forming the chorus.

News Release: Brazilian Army Butchery Award: Heightening The Gong Of Justice Over Buratai’s Military Atrocities In Nigeria



Buratai

The news of the award of “the Brazilian Military Order of Merit Award”(Brazilian Army Butchery Award), to Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said to have recommended by the Brazilian Army Commander, Gen Edwardo Villas Boas and approved by President Michel Temer; is not surprising to us at Intersociety. The “award”; touted, noisily celebrated and overblown by the COAS’s media and image managers and aides as “the highest military honour in Brazil”, is nothing short of “Brazilian Army Butchery Award”.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

News Release: On The Onerous Bail Conditions For Nnamdi Kanu, The Leader Of The Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB)

Kanu


We recall the media reports on the grant of bail to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court. It is trite law that the power to grant bail involves the exercise of judicial discretion and the criteria for the exercise has been streamlined by the decisions of Supreme Court of Nigeria in plethora of cases [Suleiman & Anor v COP Plateau State (2008) 2-3 S.C.; Bamaiyi v The State (2001) 4 S.C. (Pt) 1 18; Dokubo Asari v Federal Republic of Nigeria (2007) 5-6 S.C 150].  While we admit that the exercise of discretion and the conditions attached to bail may vary from case to case, it must be situated within the context of constitutionalism, legality, the facts of the case and follow judicial precedent.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

News Release: Deconstructing The Defective Bail Conditions Given To Nnamdi Kanu By Justice Binta Murtala -Nyako



The bail conditions handed out to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako is not only defective but also smirks of judicial recklessness, rascality, and reeks of tribal and religious bigotry. At best, the bail conditions are booby traps to perpetually gag, ensnare, and render lameduck, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whose only crime is the peaceful demand for the enforcement of the rights of Indigenous People of Biafra to self-determination as enshrined in the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). We posit that Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako has brought the Nigerian Judicial System to the lowest ebb by virtue of these bail conditions.

News Release: Kanu’s Stringent Bail Conditions; Consequences Of Quota System In The Appointment Of Judges In Nigeria

Kanu



It is incurably defective and socially disastrous when a post SSCE student who scores 100 in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board exams is admitted into the university to study a law course, for instance, with another student who scores 250 in the same exams. The former with lower mark and lower quotient is allowed admission because he or she comes from northern part of the country and benefits from the so called quota system allocations and considerations; while the latter is admitted under stringent conditions and marks requirements because he or she comes from the knowledgeable southern part of Nigeria. The consequences of the former on all spheres of Nigeria’s social development and conducts including the appointment and promotion of Judges in the country have remained irremediably grave till date.

Artcle: Why President Buhari Should Sustain Maina’s Pension Fund Recovery Efforts




By Felicia Okoh, Ph.D

In Nigeria at the moment, there’s a word, or more appropriately buzzword that resonates everywhere: It is a word that even children in nursery school may be familiar with given every usual reference to it at the slightest opportunity.   Indeed, there is hardly any news item from Nigeria these days that does not make mention of it. CORRUPTION! If it is not about how Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is prosecuting some corrupt people by charging them to court, it is about monies the government is seemingly recovering or has traced and recovered as was observed with the 13 billion naira stashed in a residential flat in Ikoyi, Lagos. At times it could even be the tale, as we are ever so often regaled with as well, of corruption fighting back! That is a familiar line from both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, a.k.a spokesman for the Federal government. Of course, people fight to protect their interest.

Monday, 24 April 2017

News Release: Ikoyi Planted Funds: In Solidarity With Suspended SGF’s Question: Who Is The Presidency? & Why Osibanjo’s Probe Team Should Be Disbanded




It is the observation of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law that the appointment of the VeePee Yemi Osibanjo’s civil probe or fact finding team to look into the 12th April 2017 alleged discovery of a total of over N13.3billion in a flat apartment in Osborne Towers at Ikoyi in Lagos State; is grossly and fundamentally erroneous in the eyes of the law and moral decency.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Article: Democracy, Opportunism And The All Progressives Congress




By Engr. Buba Galadima

The Weekly Trust of Saturday 4th March 2017 (Page 39) carried an interview with Chief Okoi Obono-Obla in which several misleading accusations bordering on my political convictions and engagements in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were made against my person. Chief Obla made the claims in his bid to promote his new book titled ‘All Progressives Congress: The making of a Change Agent’. Chief Obla is at the moment Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Prosecutions. Prior to that, he was first Interim National Legal Adviser; Deputy National Secretary of the defunct CPC and finally a member of the Merger Committee of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

News Release:Anambra blew .56b naira on Silver Jubilee Celebration


(Excerpts from the Report of the  South East Civil Liberties Organization (CLO )after their Zonal Management Committee (ZMC) meeting in Onitsha recently. as Presented by Comrade Aloysius Attah, Chairman , 08035090548, attahcomrade@yahoo.com)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

News Release: Continued Vilification Of Goodluck Jonathan Over The Malabu/OPL 245, Harmful To The ND Peace Process

Jonathan


It was okay for General Ibrahim Babangida to award prolific oil blocks to the Indimis and Mai Deribes. It was also okay for Abacha to reward the likes of General TY Danjuma and Fashion designer Alakija but it was not okay for President Goodluck Jonathan's government to settle the Malabu/OPL 245 matter that had been lingering in the courts for over 20 years and for which tons of dollars have been spent on litigation and related bric brats!

News Release: Discovery Of Mysterious Billions In Nigeria: 34 Critical Questions Before The Federal Government & Its Agents


Deeply worried and concerned by a litany of discoveries of mysterious billions of naira worth of hard currencies including British Pounds, Euros, US Dollars and Naira Notes in Nigeria, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) have resolved to raise a 34-Point critical questions before the Federal Government of Nigeria and its agents.

Friday, 14 April 2017

News Release: CLO Drags Serving And Former Governors In The South East To Court Over Accountability


(Being excerpts from the 23 pages report on the State of the Nation and South East with special focus on Anambra presented by   Comrade Aloysius Attah, Chairman, South East Zone of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) after their Zonal Management Committee meeting in Onitsha recently  with leaders of the CLO from the 5 South East States in attendance. 08035090548, attahcomrade@yahoo.com)

News Release: Unlawful Disruption Of Free Zakzaky Protest By The Nigeria Police


Offilcers from the Nigerian Police Force along with men of the State Security Services (SSS) violently interrupted our peaceful gathering when we sought to press home our demands for the Federal Govt to comply with the order of Justice Kolawole by releasing Sheik El ZakZaky & his wife Hajia Zeenah Ibrahim from their 485 day incarceration.

Article: Scrabble For The Post Of Director-General Of NAFDAC


By Livy-Elcon Emereonye

One of the dangers of playing politics with everything is the likely abuse of due process, participatory democracy and merit – and it becomes too worrisome and counter-productive when done with flare of nepotism. Like putting round pegs in square holes, this promotes mediocrity with sub-optimal performance and ultimate failure, and when such happens the people suffer.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

News Release: 3rd Year Commemoration Of The Abduction Of Our Chibok Girls



(The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government. Chapter 2, Section 14 2(b), Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria)

News Release :Top Four Best Budget Camcorders Of 2017: Honest Pros & Cons!


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Buy the best branded video camera and camcorders on Jiji https://jiji.ng/18-camcorders  at the most affordable price!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

News Release: CLO Decries The State Of Human Rights/ Governance In Nigeria Under Buhari

Zonal Management Committee Members 

(Being excerpts from the 23 pages report on the state of the nation and focus on Anambra during a world press conference by the CLO  South East Zone as presented by the Chairman, Comrade Aloysius Attah. 08035090548 attahcomrade@yahoo.com)

News Release: Save Nigeria Group (SNG) issues 14-day Ultimatum To Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Of Enugu State


Following a meeting by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) to consider various petitions forwarded to it, the group has issued a 14-day ultimatum to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to give detailed account of federal allocations to the state and local government, including the federal government bailout fund, internally generated revenue, the Paris Club refund and all the monies accruing to the local government in the last two years.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

News Release: South-East, South-South International Conference Taking Place In Owerri On 18th April, 2017.


All is set for the South-East, South-South international conference taking place in Owerri on 18th April 2017.

News Release: Court Grants PPDC And AFRICMIL Leave To Sue CCB


On Monday, 3rd April, 2017, Justice Abdu Kafarati, sitting in Court 2, Federal High Court, Abuja granted two civil society organizations leave to bring substantive suits against the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The grant of leave follows the hearing of the Motion Ex-parte filed by the 2 organizations, the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) on the failure of the CCB to provide information on written declaration of assets of elected and appointed office holders under the Freedom of Information Act 2011.

Friday, 7 April 2017

News Release: New African Woman Awards Nominees Announced


The New African Woman magazine will hold the second edition of its popularly-received New African Woman Forum (NAW Forum) in Dakar, Senegal, on 12 and 13 April.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Speech: "Every Election Cycle Throws Up A Challenge As Well As Opportunities"

Jonathan 

(Being speech by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR, on the occasion of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Stakeholders' meeting held at Shehu Yar'Adua Centre , Abuja on Thursday 6th April, 2017.)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Article: The Untapped Cattle Rearing Business In Southern Nigeria


By Livy-Elcon Emereonye

There may be different reasons to raise cattle. For instance, some people raise large herds to sell, others, in the case of dairy, raise them to sell their milk. Some other people raise cattle to show in fairs and other local events including religious purposes and burial rites. In today's economy, especially in Nigeria, many families are deciding to raise cattle for their personal use. Whether one wants to have a few heads for one’s family's needs or raise a herd to sell, there are a few basics about how to raise healthy cattle for profitability which range from acquiring land to selecting the cattle one would want to raise.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

News Release: A Hunt For The Infamous Hackers To Prevent Large Bank Robberies


(According to Kaspersky Lab records, from December 2015, malware samples relating to Lazarus group activity appeared in financial institutions, casinos software developers for investment companies and crypto-currency businesses)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

News Release: How Personal Legal Opinions And Biases Fuel Presidential Recklessness And Blunders In Nigeria


It is the firm position of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law that there must be immediate end to institutionalization and cementation of personal legal opinions and biases in Nigeria or any part thereof; particularly in matters of presidential and gubernatorial conducts and policy directions affecting the entire population of over 174million people.