Friday, 30 June 2017

Article: Dealing With The Impact Of Premarital Pregnancy And Its Prevalence In Nigeria



BY Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

Motherhood is a highly revered status globally and a thing of pride and joy, but for too many women, it comes with peril and woe, trauma, complication and sometimes death. Premarital pregnancy which is usually unintended accounts for more than 75% of unwanted pregnancies and constitutes about 24% of all pregnancies. It is adjudged to be responsible for high incidence of abortions and accounts for about 20-40% of maternal death in the world. Previous studies have revealed that sexual violence and experimentation among teenagers including peer pressure are some of tv he factors that could lead to an unplanned pregnancy.

Open Letter: Intersociety Writes Nigeria's Acting President(1)


Professor Yemi Osibanjo, SAN
Acting President of Nigeria & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Presidential/Aso Rock Villa, Three-Arms-Zone
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Sir,

Gross Abuses of Human Rights In Nigeria: Demanding For FEC Approved Special Criminal Investigations Board And 3-in-One Judicial Commissions Of Enquiry Within 90 Days In Compliance With Int’l Law’s Principles Of Complementarity & No Impunity(Part One)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Article: The death of Joy Odama, Acid Test For Ibrahim Idris And the Nigeria Police

Late Joy Odama

By Godwin Onyeacholem

There is no question that in Nigeria, the poor, the less privileged and the largely dispossessed majority who find themselves in that demeaning class of human categorization have been condemned to a life of perpetual oppression. Forget what is in the law books. Under this rightly described prevailing order of fascist democracy, it has been the lot of the masses to be tormented, denied, and subjugated, except something revolutionary happens. And indeed as this phenomenon seems to have been ingrained in the system, the only way out, at the risk of being labelled an anarchist, is a revolution.

Monday, 26 June 2017

News Release: AFRICMIL Welcomes Reinstatement Of Sacked Whistleblower At Foreign Ministry


The Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation working on building support for the whistle-blower policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has expressed delight at the news of the reinstatement of a sacked whistleblower at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ntia Thompson.

News Release: Madagasca Is Afreximbank’s Newest Participating State


Madagascarar has become the latest country to join the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) as a participating state, according to information released by the continental trade finance institution.

Friday, 23 June 2017

News Release: Afreximbank Approves $200-Million Facility to Help Banque Misr Support Egypt’s SMEs And Industrialization


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved a $200-million industrialisation liquidity facility for Egypt’s Banque Misr for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to support light manufacturing activities in the country.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

News Release: Ngerian Army’s False Claims Against 270 Slain Innocent Pro Biafra Activists & 370 Injured Others: How They Were Massacred And Maimed (Concluded)


The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) had on 18th June 2017 released the first part of the graphic accounts as they concern the willful and premeditated massacre of over 270 unarmed, nonviolent and defenseless members and supporters of pro Biafra movements in Nigeria under the coordination of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Over 370 innocent and defenseless citizens were also shot and terminally wounded with scores of them crippled for life.

Monday, 19 June 2017

News Release: The Odd Side Of The Arewa Youths’ Letter To Acting President Osibanjo


While we at Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law are not holding forth for leading pro Biafra movements including IPOB and MASSOB in response to general issues raised in the Arewa Youths’ letter to the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, but the odd side of the letter as it concerns the Arewa Youths’ attempts in their letter to play down, trivialize and desecrate the constitutionally, regionally and internationally recognized and codified human rights is worth exposing and condemning.

Article: The Role Of Youth In Credible Elections


By Livy-Elcon Emereonye

It’s with pleasure that I accepted the invitation to be one of the speakers at this occasion. I salute the organizers of this programme for taking such a bold initiative. They have not only discovered a need but have gone further to proffer solutions. This is the right step in the right direction.

Article: Whistleblowers In Danger


By Godwin Onyeacholem

When the whistleblower policy was unveiled last December by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, it was roundly hailed by the populace as a long-awaited and much desired weapon in the fight against corruption, the single most visible and widely acknowledged reason Nigeria has remained stuck in the groove of under-development. And to the delight of many, especially victims of corruption, the last six months has seen the policy largely living up to its billing, what with the confounding recoveries of tons upon tons of looted funds in various denominations stashed away in the most unimaginable hideaways.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

News Release: Nigerian Army’s False Claims Against Slain Innocent Biafra Activists: Graphic Accounts (1)


As a follow up to our public statement of 16th June 2017, we the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) have resolved to release the following statement containing graphic accounts of incessant massacre and injuring by Lt Gen Tukur Buratai led Nigerian Army and other security agencies including the Nigeria Police Force of defenseless pro Biafra activists in Southeast and parts of South-south Nigeria.

Article: Squandering Governors Rolling Out The Drums


By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Nigeria is, as we speak, challenged and all eyes can see it! No thanks to past leaders who, in their selfish wisdom, ate all of the country’s honey, thereby leaving it with nothing but moonshine.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

News Release: Army Rights Abuse Report: Exposing Nigerian Army Of Pathological Lies And Unconventional Soldiering


It was a negative laughing moment all through in a teleconference room of the team of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law following the release of the Report of a kangaroo probe panel of the Nigerian Army (Special Board of Inquiry), constituted on 8th March 2017 by the COAS, Lt Gen Yusuf Tukur Buratai to look into grave allegations of widespread/gross human rights abuses in the course of its counter insurgency operations in Northeast Nigeria as well as its undemocratic and unconstitutional involvement and violent crackdown on nonviolent and peaceful assemblies in Southeast and parts of South-South Nigeria.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Open Letter: Anti Igbo Quit Notice In Northern Nigeria: What Federal Government, Southeast/South-south Leaders And Igbo Citizens Resident In Northern Nigeria Must Do


The Acting President & Commander- in-Chief of  the Nigerian Armed Forces
The Inspector General of Police
The Ministers of Defense & Interior
Chiefs of Defense, Air, Naval & Army Staffs
The National Security Adviser
Directors General of SSS & NIA
Executive Governors of the 19 Northern States
Executive Governors of the 11 Southeast & South-south States
Deputy President of Senate & Southeast/South-south Senators and House of Rep Members
All Igbo Citizens Resident in Northern Nigeria

Your Excellencies/Sirs/Madams/ Fellow Igbo Citizens in Northern Nigeria,
Anti Igbo Quit Notice In Northern Nigeria: What Federal Government, Southeast/South-south Leaders And Igbo Citizens Resident In Northern Nigeria Must Do

Article: Did The Igbo Kill Jesus Christ?


By SKC Ogbonnia

The early part of June 2017 saw Arewa Youths issue a “Quit Notice” to the Igbo living in Northern Nigeria. This followed the 50-year anniversary of the Biafran war where both friends and foes of Biafra took turn to tell their stories with objective emphasis on the Igbo. After a careful analysis, it has been easy to dismiss the entire anniversary exercise as orchestrated by the politicians as busy doing something very close to nothing. Thus, I am prompted to ask: Did the Igbo Kill Jesus?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

News Release: AFRICMIL Worried Over Sack Of Whistle Blower By FMBN, Failure To Reinstate Another By Foreign Affairs Ministry


The Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organization working on building support for the whistle-blower policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, is deeply worried over recent news of the sack of another whistle blower by yet another agency of the federal government, the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN. “The sack of Murtala Ibrahim, an auditor in the bank, for blowing the whistle and refusing to cover up a contract scam and manufactured financial report of the bank, is yet another slap on the government’s whistle blower policy,” AFRICMIL said in a statement.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

News Release: Professorial Quota System And Moronism In Ango Abdullahi’s Conspiratorial Incitement To Genocide

Abdulahi

The leaderships of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) are again deeply shocked, appalled and alarmed concerning the conspiratorial incitement to genocide’s utterances of the Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, retired Prof Ango Abdullahi.

Rejoinder: That Lie By Lai Mohammed On The Detention Of Sheikh Zakzaky Is Repugnant

Zakzaky

Of recent Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the information Minister has played the security card as the reason for the continued incarceration of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. For him, who lays claim to being a lawyer, to snub and insult the good conscience of Nigerians in this way is not only disappointing but also shameless, reprehensible and deeply repugnant.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

News Release: Northern Youths’ Genocidal Threat: Avoiding The Repetition Of 1966 Anti Igbo Pogrom In Northern Nigeria And 1994 Rwandan Genocide


The present Federal Government of Nigeria and its security forces as well as all elected and appointed public office holders and other key political actors in Southeast Nigeria must proactively and preventively avoid the repetition of the 1966 anti Igbo pogrom in Northern Nigeria in 1966 in which “between 45,000 and 50,000 civilians of former Eastern Nigeria were killed in Northern Nigeria and other parts of Nigeria from May 1966 and December 1967”. The 45,000 to 50,000 citizens that were massacred are dominated by citizens of the Igbo Ethnic Nationality. The pre pogrom panics and its poorly managed early warnings further generated or forced 1.627,743 (one million, six hundred & twenty seven thousand, seven hundred and forty three) Easterners dominated by Igbo citizens residing in different parts of Nigeria to return home or become internally displaced persons. A good number of them crossed int’l borders and became refugees.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Rejoinder: Intersociety & SBCHROs Name Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu, 21 Others As Sponsors Of Insurgency Of The Pro Biafran Groups


The attention of the leaderships of  Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) have been drawn to the above underlined wicked publication titled: Intersociety & SBCHROs name Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu and 21 Others As Sponsors of Insurgency of the Pro Biafran Groups. The wicked, scandalous and malicious publication was published few hours ago this evening being 4th June 2017 by the Naija.com with one Kess Ewubare as its author. The Naija.com claimed that the highly malicious and scandalous story originally emanated from Daily Times. The link to the scandalous story is here: https://www.naija.ng/1967-ekweremadu-peter-obi-sponsoring-biafra-movement-group-alleges.html.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

News Release: Intactness Of Kanu’s Bail Conditions & Emptiness Of Nigerian Army In Policing Public Assemblies In Nigeria

Kanu

The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is not surprised at the negative reactions of the Federal Government of Nigeria and its Nigerian Army as well as some unfriendly media practitioners sympathetic to the present Federal Government and its suppressive and annihilative policies against the Igbo Ethnic Nationality in Nigeria. The unfolding negative reactions of the referenced are clearly borne out of huge successes that followed the 30th May 2017 sit-at-home protest organized by the leaderships of IPOB and MASSOB, which recorded 95% success in the targeted areas and cities in Igbo Land and other Igbo populated and business areas in Nigeria.

News Release: Afreximbank Closes Record $632.9 Million And Euro 499.6 Million Syndicated Term Loan Facility


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has successfully closed a record $632.9 million and Euro 499.6 million dual-tenor dual-currency syndicated term loan facility.

Afreximbank announced in Cairo today that the general syndication stage of the $632,900,000 and Euro 499,552,000 facility, which the Bank raised in the Eurocurrency Loan Market, was originally signed on 12 May. General syndication lenders signed into the agreement on 30 May, making the facility the largest ever such facility for the Bank.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

News Release: Akwa Ibom State Director Of DSS Must Release The Corpse Of Bright Chimezie To IPOB And His Family


The Directorate of State (DOS) of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) hereby demand that the Director of State Security Services (SSS), which is illegally called Department of State Services (DSS), in Akwa Ibom state must release the dead body of Bright Chimezie to IPOB and his immediate family so that he will be interred in the proper Biafran culture and tradition. Recall that the agents of DSS kidnapped Bright Chimezie, an IPOB official, on the 16th of September, 2016 at Uyo in Akwa Ibom state under the instructions of the then state Director, Mr. Ayodele Adesina. A sympathetic DSS agent informed IPOB that Mr. Adesina ordered his men to fire live bullets at Bright Chimezie which they did resulting in the fracturing of both legs and he was left to bleed profusely without medical treatment.

News Release: Updates From The National Judicial Council Of Nigeria


The National Judicial Council, under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice Walter. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON, at its 82nd Meeting which was held on 31st May and 1st June, 2017, considered the case of eight Judicial Officers who were directed to recuse themselves from duties on the request of the Attorney-General of the Federation pending the outcome of investigations against them. To maintain the integrity and sanctity of the Judiciary and sustain public confidence, the Judicial Officers were directed to recuse themselves from office with effect from 2nd November, 2016.

Friday, 2 June 2017

News Release: To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected: Why The Three New Faces (Obi, Kanu & Ekweremadu) Of Socio-Political Reawakening In Igbo Land Must Not Be Found Wanting


The leaderships of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) have carefully appraised the goings on as they concern recent social and political developments in the Southeast Nigeria particularly as they concern Igbo socio-political reawakening and assertion of their rights to existence and ethnic identities with successes trailing last Tuesday’s sit-at-home protest voluntarily organized by IPOB and reformed MASSOB leaderships as a clear case in point.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Article: The Implication of “Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50 - 50 by 2030” on Nigeria


By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

In every country around the world women face multiple constraints and gender-based discrimination both domestically and in work places. In all spheres of work both private and public, women are subjected to occupational segregation and multifaceted barriers such as lack of access to capital, financial resources and technology, as well as gender-based violence due to cultural mindsets and stereotypes.