Wednesday, 31 May 2017

News Release: In Commemoration of Biafra At 50: Lessons And Moving Forward


We recall that it has been 50 years since the declaration of the State of Biafra and the ensuing 3 years civil war that led to unprecedented bloodshed. The civil war left deep scars on the landscape and conscience of Nigeria. The civil war in a profound way negatively changed the dynamics of Nigeria’s economic, political and social development.  We also recall recent events which have reopened the wounds and scars of the war and brought back the issues of Biafra and societal justice. 50 years after the unfortunate event presents an opportunity for resetting the buttons and re-ordering our national priorities on the basis of respect for the fundamental issues of federalism, justice, equity, and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

News Release: How Nigeria’s Oldest Tribe (Igbo) Lost 3.5Million People & $50Billion Properties To Criminal Hausa-Fulani Muslim Citizens And Their Allies Since 1945 (72Yrs)


The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) can authoritatively and researchably confirm that Igbo Ethnic Nationality in Nigeria, which is Nigeria’s oldest tribe or ethnic nationality, had since 1945 till date, lost not less than 3.5million People and properties valued at over $50billion to criminal Hausa-Fulani Muslim citizens and their allies.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Article: Biafra And The Nigerian Question


By Chido Onumah

“There are two basic questions that must be answered by all Nigerians. One, do we want to remain as one country? Two, if the answer is yes, under what conditions?" -Chief BolaBiafra

Monday, 29 May 2017

Rejoinder: Is Onwubiko's vituperation On Okiro-Led PSC A Function Of Grudge?

OkiroOkiro

By Emeka Oraetoka

The apparent commercialization of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria, appears to be manifesting a dangerous trend in our body polity. The stock in trade of these organizations has always been to appear to be projecting a lofty ideals capable of complementing the agenda of government in power, then, seek partnership with government establishments they feel are in line with their mission and vision; once the partnership collaboration is turned down by any of the establishments they approached, they go for the jugular of leadership of such organization. The problem with these NGOs is that they don’t care to know if what they are seeking for is captured in the budget. When you even talk of recession to them, you anger them the more. To them, you must give them money anytime they come around.

News Release: Buhari’s 2yrs In Office: A Celebration Of First Of The Firsts In Failed Governance Records In Nigeria Since 1960

Buhari

The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has always maintained that the best way to measure or assess the records or performances of public governance in Nigeria carried out by successive and present Federal and State Governments, whether military, civilian or diarchy, since the country’s independence in 1960, is to embark on factual, realistic and comparative assessment of Nigeria with its peers in South America, Asia, Middle East and some African countries. Such comparative governance assessors must also be grounded with what modern public governance is all about or its core essence.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

News Release: CLO Rates Obiano Weak Pass After 3 Years In Office

Obiano

(Conclusion of our 23 pages report on the state of the Nation released after our Zonal Management Committee Meeting in Anambra recently)

Looking at the whole scenario and after a critical appraisal of Anambra State under Obiano in the last three years, the Civil Liberties Organisation South East Zone,  scores the government in the weak pass category.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Photonews: Rivers State Golden Jubilee Celebration


News Release: How Not To Demonize And Make Mockery Of The Ways Of Our Forefathers

General Okonkwo

It is recalled that the leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) had on 12th, 14th and 15th of May 2017 issued parts one, two and three of its public statement, titled: the return of troublesome billionaires and killer-“generals” in Anambra State. The 15th May 2017 segment of the statement was specifically and statistically targeted at exposing killer-“generals” and violent market leaders and their violent activities in the State so as to draw the attention of the general public and relevant security agencies against the allied security threats and the forthcoming governorship election in the State.The said public statement of ours and its parts was chiefly brought about by: increasing activities of troublesome billionaires in the State who have also pocketed strategic conventional security formations in the State and at Enugu, Umuahia and Abuja; violent activities of some killer-“generals” and violent market leaders such as wanton demolition of citizens’ private houses and properties without recourse to due process and rule of law (i.e. Okpuno-Nkwelle-Ezunaka Estate property demolition); and 2017 Anambra governorship election war drums of the incumbent Government of Anambra State.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Speech: Reflections And Hopes On Biafra

John Nnia Nwodo

Protocols:

1. I am grateful to Shehu Musa Yar Adua Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA - the co-sponsors of this event for your kind invitation. I commend your foresight in convening this conference, the first major conference discussing Biafra outside of Igboland. Nigeria. In hosting this conference the Yar’Adua Centre, which is best known for promoting national cohesion, honours the legacy of a great patriot: Shehu Musa Yar Adua. He died building bridges of understanding across our nation. I salute his family and associates for sustaining the legacy of Shehu through the works of this Foundation.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

News Release: Afreximbank President Wins Banker Of The Year Award

Dr. Oramah with the award 

Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), was today in Ahmedabad, India, named African Banker of the Year at the African Banker Awards 2017 ceremony.

News Release: Legal Victory Demonstrates Ibori As Victim Of UK’s Ongoing Political Persecution


The profound victory which Chief James Onanefe Ibori won on Monday against the British Home Secretary must be not be understated.  This was not about the £1 nominal damages but the significantly greater victory over just how the UK political establishment blatantly attempted to restrain a free man. The victory was greater for the principle. Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor said in a statement that “some media outfits, focused their reports on the frivolous, and disdained the serious mocking the £1, nominal damages. In doing so they missed the obvious – how again Chief Ibori was victimised and oppressed by the UK government and how a British High Court found in his favour and maligned the British Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) failures.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

News Release: Fundamental Question Marks In Gen Tukur Buratai’s Coup Alarm & Need For Caution

General Buratai 

The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) wishes to urge all Nigerians and their international friends and partners to be very cautious and careful over the recent public warning by Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (COAS) of possible plans by “some politicians” to stage a military coup in Nigeria using members of the Nigerian Army. The COAS had in his public warning through a statement issued by the Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations; Brig Gen Sani Kukasheka Usman disclosed that “he has received information that some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons”. He further “warned such persons to desist from these acts” and reminded them that “Nigerian Army is a thorough professional, disciplined, loyal and apolitical institution that has clear Constitutional roles and responsibilities” and strongly “advised all officers and soldiers interested in politics, to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith”.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

News Release: Afreximbank To Commit Up To $500 Million To Revive Gambia’s Agriculture, Financial Services And Tourism Infrastructure


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will commit up to $500 million in financing to support the revival of agriculture, growth of the financial sector and construction of world-class tourism and trade logistics infrastructure in The Gambia, Bank President Dr. Benedict Oramah has announced in Banjul.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

News Release: Response By The Directorate Of State To A Press Statement Purportedly Written By Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Through Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Kanu


The Directorate of State (DOS) of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), headed  by Mazi Uchenna Asiegbu, is in possession of an undated press statement purportedly written by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu through the DOS-hired IPOB Attorney, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor. In the said undated press statement, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is strangely referred to as a “Supreme Leader“ of IPOB, laid claim to Radio Biafra London (RBL) as the officially sanctioned communication channel for IPOB. He also made indirect reference to Radio Biafra International (RBi) as “a new renegade channel floated in America.“

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Article: Zaria Massacre Is An Unforgettable Pogrom In History


By Aliyu suleiman

Monday 12th December, 2016, marked a complete year since after the ever worst genocidal attack of Nigerian government against the minority, armless and defenceless Shiites of this country also known as “Islamic Movement” under the leadership of His eminence Sheikh Zakzaky(H), the ever peace lover and humanitarian person in history.

Monday, 15 May 2017

News Release: The Return Of Killer-“Generals” & Violent Market “Leaders” In Anambra State


This Release focuses on menace and violent activities of Anambra’s returned killer-“generals” and violent market “leaders”. For the records and avoidance of doubt, killer-“generals” and violent market “leaders” of Anambra State are made up of chief touts and lead-retreatists as well as militant traders and other inherently violent citizens recruited at market, communal, street and State levels for group, political and vigilante violence who got indoctrinated in the art of black powers and physical violence through guns and machetes and voodooism.

Article: The Success Story Of Police Recruitment Exercise And The Need For Emulation By Government Establishments


By Emeka Oraetoka

When on the 16th of August 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari PMB, gave marching order to Sir Mike Okiro-led Police Service Commission PSC to recruit 10,000 policemen; on the occasion of National Summit on Security that took place at International Conference centre Abuja; skeptics were of the opinion that the exercise will be marred by Nigerian factor of nepotism, cash and carry factor and favoritism. The President specifically warned that extortion of any kind will not be acceptable.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Article: Sheikh Zakzaky: A Prisoner OF Conscience At 66

Zakzaky 

By Abdulhamed Bello

When the English lawyer Peter Benenson defined "prisoner of conscience" in _The Observer_ of 28 May 1961, as “any person who is physically restrained (by imprisonment or otherwise) from expressing (in any form of words or symbols any opinion which he honestly holds and which does not advocate or condone personal violence”, he probably had Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in mind.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

News Release: South East CLO Says No To Demolition Of Houses At Okpuno Ezi Nkwele, Anambra State. Calls For Probe Of The Activities Of Ocha Brigade


Landlords and Residents of Okpuno Ezi –Nkwele Estate in Nkwele-Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area,  are passing through the most traumatic period of their lives presently in Anambra State.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Photonews: President Buhari Meets 82 Recently Released Chibok Girls


News Release: "Don’t Use Your Position To Bully Other Contenders", CLO Urges Anambra State Governor

Governor Obiano of Anambra State 

Onitsha born highlife musician, Ikem Mazelli a.k.a, Material Onye Nwe Egwu rubbed the message home when he sang in one of his lyrics that ochilimma ga achi ozo, ma ona eme mma.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

News Release: Before We Leap For Joy On Cameroon…



Five months ago, We at the Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) with the aid of our members on the ground from the English speaking regions of Cameroon, we released exclusive interviews and video to project the strike from the youth voices in Cameroon,  a country that has seen just one president since 1986.

News Release: Afreximbank To Host Political And Business Leaders At 24th Annual General Meeting In Kigali From 28 June


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will hold its 24th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in Kigali from 28 June to 1 July with participation by some of Africa’s most high-profile political and business leaders, joined by leading international experts.

Article: Imo State And 5 Million "Mumus"

Governor Okorocha of Imo State 

By Kenneth Uwadi

For the Sumerians the word “Mumu’’ means creative reason, in other words, that which creates all things. The Babylonian priests see the god Marduk as the creator of the world. Marduk was identified with the word “Mumu’’. The early Greeks of the Milesian school of philosophy said: “the cosmic substance is reason, wisdom and harmony. This corresponds to the qualities attributed to the word “Mumu’’ by the much earlier Babylonians. But in Nigeria the word is a slang used to describe a person who acts daft. The musician Lagbaja did a song with the word, a touching and meaningful song. He said our leaders have turned us in this country into 200 million “Mumus’’. He said Nigerians are selling their birthrights for a bowl of soup like Esau, destroying their legacy for small change.

Friday, 5 May 2017

News Release: CLO Calls For Local Government Elections In Anambra, Enugu And Imo States

Gov. Okorocha of Imo State  

Section 7 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria unambiguously stated that “the system of local government by democratically elected local government councils is under this Constitution guaranteed; and accordingly, the government of each state shall subject to section 8 of this Constitution, ensure their existence under a Law which provides for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and function of such councils”.

News Release: Ekweremadu’s Alarm On Loot Plantings In Nigeria Has Further Exposed Terminal Sickness Of Buhari’s Anti Corruption

Ekweremadu 

A closed source alarm raised yesterday(04-05-2017) by Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu, LLB, BL; at the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria concerning leaked plans by the authorities of the Federal Government through its EFCC agents to plant large sums of money domiciled in different foreign and local currencies as well as ammunitions in a dwelling house or property linked to him; with intent to frame him up or rope him in; are not only weighty and alarming, but also a vindication of Intersociety over its  recent advocacy positions concerning mafia like policy and conducts of the Buhari Administration under the guise of anti corruption crusade. It is also a clear confirmation of the fact that the current anti corruption policy of the Buhari Administration is gravely haunted by terminal sicknesses.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Article: Imo State House Of Thieves



By Kenneth Uwadi

 April 29th this year was a Saturday. It was my birthday and friends came to wish me well. It rained, not very much really but it was pretty cold outside. The tiny "rain" caused so much traffic delays. My friends who live inside town were screwed. One of them who only live 12 miles away from my place had a three hour drive to my home. Another got stuck on some odious bus that wasn't moving anywhere and took nearly two hours to reach my place. And it took yet another person three and a half hours. My God!