Monday, 26 July 2021

Photonews: Alleged Angry IPOB Members Burn Shops Whose Owners Defied "Don't Open Shop" Order In Nnewi

 



Photonews: Scanty Pro Biafra Crowd Prevented From Entering Venue Of IPOB Leader's Trial

 


Monday, 19 July 2021

Special Report: Bishop Kukah's Address To The U.S Congress

Bishop Kukah

From its inception as an independent nation, Nigeria has remained a volatile country. Home to almost two hundred million people communicating in over five hundred tongues, Nigeria remains one of the most enigmatic pieces of God’s real estate on earth. Running, stumbling but never fatally falling except for a brief civil war, she is home to one out of five black people on earth. Highly resourced, but endemically corrupt, a combination of serious governance missteps, series of military coups, years of maladministration, a culture of violence have seriously slowed down what should have been one of the greatest nations on earth. It has left its people vulnerable to poverty, disease, violence and death.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Special Report: 3,462 Christians Hacked To Death By Nigerian Jihadists In 200 Days, 3000 Abducted, 300 Churches And Ten Priests Attacked


The number of defenseless Christiains hacked to death by Nigeria’s Islamic Jihadists and their collaborators in the security forces in the past 200 days or 1st January to 18th July 2021 has risen to no fewer than 3, 462 and this is just sixty-eight deaths less than the total deaths of Nigerian Christians in 2020 which the Open Doors’ World Watch List of Persecuted Christians put at ‘3,530’. This number further represents daily average Christian deaths of seventeen and second highest since 2014 when over 5000 Christian deaths were recorded in the hands of Boko Haram and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen. While Boko Haram killed over 4000 Christians in 2014, the Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen accounted for 1,229 Christian deaths. In our last report issued on 11th May 2021, covering January to April 2021, we found that no fewer than 1,470 Christians were hacked to death and in the past 80 days or 1st May to 18th July 2021, not less than 1, 992 Christian lives have been lost. We also found that no fewer than 780 additional Christians were abducted in 80 days or 1st May to 18th July whereas between 1st January and 30th April, 2200 were abducted. This brings the total number of the abducted Christians since January to 3000, out of which at least three out of every abducted thirty Christians were most likely to have died in captivity; thereby indicating additional secret death in jihadists’ captivity of 300 Christians. Additional deaths of 150 is also added to represent ‘dark figures’ or deaths that occurred but not reported or recorded.  

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Article: My Unpopular Propositions

Madunagu

My Edwin Madunagu

Several times in the last ten years, I have compelled myself to discontinue public exploration, and application to Nigeria, of the concepts of power bloc and popular-democratic restructuring. These are concepts in which another concept  the national question or ethnic nationality question  plays an important, though neither dominant nor decisive role. I was, in fact, at a point, considering classifying these concepts and closely related ones as unpopular in a spirit that reminds me of Bertrand Russells Unpopular Essays. However, whereas Bertrand Russell, in labeling his 1950 collection of essays unpopular, was condescending, abusive and cynical, I am honest and respectful to a host of my comrades in the Nigerian Left and many of my other readers in considering describing their reception of my employment of these concepts as unpopular.”

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Special Report: Text Of Nnamdi Kanu's New Legal Action Against The Government Of Nigeria

 

Kanu

"That this charge NO. FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 came up on 29th June 2021 and the Applicant was brought before the Court in Chains, handcuffs and leg-cuffs, blindfolded, and was consequently remanded in the custody of the State Security Service, even though there was no legal representation for the Defendant, and the matter was therefore adjourned to the 26th day of July 2021 for trial.

That the Counsel to the Applicant was not served with any hearing notice before the appearance of the applicant in Court, neither were they aware that any action was scheduled to take place in the criminal charge NO. FCH/ABJ/CR/383/2015 on that 29th June 2021.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Report: Covid 19 Delta Variant


What do we know about the Delta variant so far? How can we assess our risk? What strategies should we apply to protect ourselves whether we are in a low vaccination or high vaccination setting? WHO’s Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains in Science in 5.

Click here to read report


Monday, 12 July 2021

Speech: Building A New Nigeria: Imperatives For Shared Prosperity

Dr. Adeshina

(Being Convocation Lecture Delivered By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021)

(Protocols).

Good morning everyone!

A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021!

Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University.

I wish to thank you Professor Margee Ensign, President of the American University of Nigeria for inviting me to deliver this commencement lecture.

I am most grateful to you, Madam President, the University Senate and the Governing Council for the great honor of being conferred with the University’s highest honorary degree: Doctor of Humane Letters. Thank you so very much!