Friday, 10 December 2010
Posted by PublicInformationProjects at 07:27
|Jonathan: Nigerian President|
The Maplecroft reports says that there are now 92 countries in the ‘extreme’ and ‘high risk’ categories, There were 83 countries in these categories last year, an increase of nearly 10%. The report said further that it is the emerging economies that cause the most concern, it said multinational companies and investors have considerable interests in these economies, but that strong economic growth is not translated into improvement of human rights. The report hints that this poses legal, reputation, operational and strategic challenges for business.
The Human Rights Risk Atlas 2011 was released today, December 10th, 2010 for the International Human Rights Day. The report evaluated 196 countries on their performance in 30 human rights categories; human security, labour standards and protections, civil and political rights and access to remedy.
Views full report here.
Posted by PublicInformationProjects at 02:28
The latest in Amaechi's moves is the reception to be accorded the governor by Ogbakor Ikwerre on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at the College of Arts and Science compound in the Rumuola area of Port Harcourt.
Ogbakor Ikwerre, led by Samson Agbaru is the umbrella organization of the Ikwerres. Amaechi is from Ubima, a farming community in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
The reception, chidi opara reports contacts in the organizing committee confirmed, would be attended by the Nigerian Vice-president, Mr. Namadi Sambo, who would be representing the Nigerian President.
Contacts close to Ogbakor Ikwerre chieftains also confirmed to chidi opara reports that the reception is a veiled endorsement of governor Amaechi and the Jonathan-Sambo tickets as Ikwerre consensus candidates in the 2011 elections. We were also reliably informed that a former Ogbakor Ikwerre leader who is presently the Chairman of a strategic Board in the Amaechi administration brokered the reception at the request of the governor.
Although some Ikwerres in PDP are showing interests in Amaechi's job, the Rivers state governor's major opposition in 2011 would however come from the camp of his cousin, Mr. Celestine Omehia, who is oiling his campaign machinery in readiness for the 2011 governorship election. Omehia was removed as governor after five months in the saddle following a Supreme Court ruling in October, 2007. The case was instituted by Amaechi. Omehia is also a member of PDP.
The thinking in the Amaechi camp, according to insiders, is that a reception by Ogbakor Ikwerre at this time, would settle the matter of who is the consensus candidate of the Ikwerres in the 2011 elections in Rivers state.
Posted by PublicInformationProjects at 00:24