Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Article: Python Dance 11 And Matters Arising


By Livy-Elcon Emereonye
If open hatred would lead to needed self realization, let it be and possibly in legions. If it would take the attack of an enemy to make me wiser, stronger, bigger and better, I need more of such attacks and may even beautify the scares years after the healing process, may be for a memorial. Welcome anything and everything that will advance your cause even at very expensive, painful price – and when it happens, be encouraged, seek the poignant message and grasp the essential lessons therein. Life is not a bed of roses so things might get very tough and worse but always look for the brighter side and you would get gains from pains.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Speech: OPU Is Gradually Working Towards Political And Economic Emancipation Of The Yoruba Race

Aare Adams

(Being speech delievered by Aare(Dr.) Gani Adams, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, at the 4th edition of the World Congress of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU), held on 25th January, 2018 at Abeokuta, Ogun State)

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Special Report: Nigeria's Vice-president Speaks From Davos

Osibanjo

(The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, answers questions at an Interactive Session Titled “Stabilizing The Mediterranean” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018)

U-Report: Lawyer Demands Decriminalization Of Defamation


Reported By A Citizen Reporter

"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties”-John Milton

Undoubtedly, the words of the English poet, John Milton as quoted above robustly presents the essence of right to Freedom of Expression as being the “first among equals” in the league of fundamental human rights in any given society. To put it succinctly, Freedom of Expression helps in discovery of truth via open discussions, engenders free ventilation of ideas and thoughts, including political opinions, thereby strengthening democratic participations. Above all, Freedom of expression is indeed required for self-fulfilment and development- this therefore explains why Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution provides for the right to be enjoyed without interference.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

U-Report: IHRC Urges High Commissioner In London To Meet To Disscuss Health Of Sheikh Zakzaky

El ZakZaky

Reported By A Citizen Reporter

IHRC has written to the Nigerian High Commissioner in London asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the health of the ailing leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Speech: The Way Forward

Obasanjo

(Being Special Statement By Former President Olusegun Obasanjo)

Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018.  I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country.  Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to ask such a question.  But there is a Yoruba saying that ‘when lice abound in your clothes, your fingernails will never be dried of blood’.  When I was in the village, to make sure that lice die, you put them between two fingernails and press hard to ensure they die and they always leave blood stains on the fingernails.  To ensure you do not have blood on your fingernails, you have to ensure that lice are not harboured anywhere within your vicinity. 

U-Report: Court Grants Bail To Tim Elombah

Tim Elombah

Reported By A Citizen Reporter

An Abuja High Court on Tuesday ordered immediate release of Tim Elombah an Editor of Elombah. Com who was arrested with his brothers .

Sunday, 21 January 2018

News Release: Appointments Into The Office Of The Special Adviser To The President On Niger Delta & Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme


Notice has been brought to the Joint Revolutionary Council, an alliance of key agitating groups in the Niger Delta of the intention of more than 4315 former combatants of the Niger Delta struggle to renege on the terms of the Presidential Amnesty Programme and return to full scale armed struggle.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Photonews: "End SARS" Protest In Port Harcourt

Report: 2018 African Economic Outlook


"Agriculture must be at the forefront of Africa’s industrialization,”(Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank).

Thursday, 18 January 2018

News Release: Unlawful Detention Of Tim Elombah Using Modified Anti Press Decree 4 Of 1984 (Cyber Stalking): IGP Ibrahim Idris Has Crossed The Redlines Of His Constitutional Powers Requiring His Sack

Tim Elombah

It is now 17 days after the ancestral home of the Elombah Family in Otolo, Nnewi, Anambra State was cordoned off and surrendered by over fifteen operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in the early morning or between 5am and 5.30am on the New Year Day of 1st January 2018; a nationally proclaimed public holiday or a day of the blue law when government offices and other public establishments are closed for businesses or official activities.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

Article: Lessons From Yoruba Cultural Strategy

Aare Gani Adams

By Prof Uzodinma Nwala 

When Chief Bola Ige died, his body was brought to the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan to receive the honour of his people for his consistent role as a dependable Yoruba patriot and nationalist.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Communique: "Handshake Across The Niger" Summit



Notations: 
After today’s meeting of all strata of persons of Igbo and Yoruba origins in Enugu, the erstwhile capital of Eastern Nigeria, the conferees comprising leaders of the South West (SW), South East (SE), the South South (SS) the Middle Belt (MB) made several observations and resolved as follows:

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

News Release: Handshake Across The NIger: What Is The Igbo Taking To The Table?


As preparations reach fever-pitch levels for the January 11, 2018 Event in Enugu tagged “HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER” where the Yoruba will be coming in their strength to fraternize with Igbo as a part of steps towards closing the chapter of longstanding suspicion-ridden acrimonious relationship between the Yoruba and Igbo in the Nigerian Union of Attrition, the Lower Niger Independence Movement (LONIM) has followed very closely and with a measure of anxiety, what the Igbo side is taking to the HANDSHAKE Table.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Special Report: Since 2015, We Have Been Calling For Tackling Of Security Issues Devoid Of Political Considerations In Rivers State

Governor Wike

(Being broadcast by Governor Nyesom Wike on the killing of Johnson Igwedibia (alia Don Wanney)

My dear people of Rivers State

Photonews: Nigeria's Ruling Party "Mega Rally" In Umuahia


News Release: End Of The Road For Notorious Cultist Kidnapper And Mass Murderer, Don Waney


The authorities of 6 Division Nigerian Army Port Harcourt wish to inform the peace loving people of Omoku in ONELGA in particular, Rivers State and indeed the entire good people of Niger Delta in general that the notorious cult leader, kidnap kingpin and mass murderer Don Waney is dead.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

U-Report: Lanre Alabi Appointed NiOMA Organising Committee Chairman


Reported By A Citizen Reporter

Strategy and Marketing Communications expert, Mr. Lanre Alabi, has been appointed Chairman of the Organising Committee of the maiden Nigerian Online Merit Award (NiOMA) scheduled to hold in the second quarter of 2018.

News Release: Western Delta University In Year-Long Celebration



Throughout this new year of 2018, the Western Delta University (WDU), Oghara, Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, will throw a year-long celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of its commencement.

Friday, 5 January 2018

News Release: Troops Of Operation Lafiya Dole Rescue Abducted Chibok Girl


Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Special Report: Seeking For Active Support To Become President Of Nigeria In 2019

Jaye Gaskia

By Jaye Gaskia

My Dear Compatriot(s),
Good day to you and I trust you are doing quite fine. I am writing you to personally inform you of my decision to run for office in 2019 as President of our beloved country, Nigeria.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

News Release: Elombahs’ Unlawful Detention & IGP Ibrahim Idris’s New Policy Of “Journalists As Armed Robbers In Nigeria”.

Daniel Elombah

It is now a policing policy in Nigeria under IGP Ibrahim Kpotum Idris that “journalists including bloggers and online publishers are now armed robbers in Nigeria”. Our first statement of yesterday has now become an advocacy statement of incontrovertibility. Under the present IGP, it is now a policing culture to unleash the fully armed operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) on innocent, unarmed and defenseless Nigerians; under the guise of “attempting to commit offense of defamation”.

Monday, 1 January 2018

News Release: Arrest Of The Elombahs By F/SARS: When Have Journalists Become Armed Robbers In Nigeria?

Daniel Elombah

The early and ungodly hour arrest today of Citizens Daniel and Timothy Elombah by the combined team of Federal and Anambra SARS operatives is not only a clear justification of ongoing frustrations expressed by the proponents of “scrap SARS campaign” in Nigeria, but also dangerous crossing of the redlines of intra policing responsibility and duty boundaries. That is to say that journalism practice and exercise of right to freedom of expression have nothing whatsoever in common with anti robbery operations in Nigeria.

U-Report: Presidency Claiming Credit For PDP’S Achievements


Reported By A Citizen Reporter

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year address as depressing, as it completely failed to address serious economic and security issues confronting the nation and for which Nigerians earnestly expected answers from Government.

Speech: "We Are Going To Make Significant In-Roads In Advancing Road, Rail And Power Projects Across The Country"---President Buhari

President Buhari

I join my fellow citizens this morning to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal in our quest for CHANGE.

Unfortunately, I am saddened to acknowledge that for many this Christmas and New Year holidays have been anything but merry and happy. Instead of showing love, companionship and charity, some of our compatriots chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country.