Friday, 4 March 2011

News Report: “Buhari Is Most Disciplined And Credible Leader” Says Emir Of Suleija

Buhari(Left) And Running Mate(Right) With Emir Of Suleija(Centre)
Buhari Addressing The Crowd
The Emir of Suleija, Alhaji Awwal Ibrahim have described the Presidential Candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Rtd. General Muhammadu Buhari, as the most disciplined and credible leader Nigeria produced.

According to information from the Buhari campaign organization made available to chidi opara reports, the Emir said this in his palace when Buhari paid him a courtesy visit. The CPC Presidential candidate was on his way to Minna, capital city of Niger state, to flag off his campaign in the North Central region. The Suleija monarch said further that Nigeria need a leader like Buhari to fix many problems of the country. He added that Buhari’s policy of “War Against Indiscipline” when he was a military head of state remain one of the best policies ever initiated by a Nigerian leader.

“We need this kind of policy to solve many of our problems, such as insecurity and corruption,” The Emir said. 

Buhari’s campaign train reportedly proceeded to Bida where he was reported to have been received by a large crowd.

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News Release: Dr. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr./Alhaji Yerima Shettima Is Ticket For Change

Nwaokobia Jnr: Presidential Candidate Of LDPN
The Liberal Democratic Party Of Nigeria(LDPN) on Monday the 28th of February, 2011 formally unveiled the nomination of Alhaji Yerima Shettima as the running mate to its Presidential candidate Dr. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr. Alhaji Shettima who is the leader of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), was until this nomination the National Vice Chairman, North-East of the Democratic Front For A Peoples’ Federation led by Prof. Wole Soyinka.
In a Press Release signed by the Media Director of the Nigeria-Now Campaign Organisation Mr. Ikechukwu Orji and made available to pressmen, it was stated that the Presidential Team of Dr. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr. and Alhaji Usman Yerima Shettima is a divinely enabled, Newbreed ticket designed to bring the much needed change to the country.
Furthermore, the release noted that the country is in dire need for a strong leadership and only creative and upwardly mobile leaders with youthful vigour will be able to march the country into the future after 50 years of independence.
According to the Media Director, the Presidential Candidate, Dr. Chris Nwaokobia Jnr is a 40-year-old Nigerian with great Progressive bent, passion and fervour, who brings to the table close to 22years of Progressive political thought and is the Convener of Network For Change as well as the President-General of the National Democratic Movement; And Alhaji Usman Yerima Shettima a 38year old Nigerian, a PRONACO Chieftain and Chairman Arewa Youths Consultative Forum(AYCF) are certainly the most vibrant and passionate mix set to berth the long sought dividends of democracy.
Regarding the relatively young team, the release noted that the First Republic which remains the most memorable moment of our history had youths in their 20s, 30s and early 40s at the helm of affairs. This TEAM acknowledges the challenge of the NOW and is committed to the actualisation of the promises of Jubilee and the attainment of the Nigeria of our dreams.
This is a Newbreed Challenge with the requisite poise and focus needed to establish a paradigm of responsible and responsive leadership in Nigeria. This challenge is redemptive and it is Nigeria-Now because Never Is Grace Enabled Redemption Imperative As-Now; we shall stop at nothing until we berth the NEW NIGERIA that we so passionately espouse, the release concluded.
Ikechukwu Orji
Media Director,
Nigeria-Now(Campaign Organization Of Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.)

News Report: 100,000 Africans May Flee From Libya to Niger

Libyan Refegees
About 100,000 Africans may try to cross from Libya into poverty-stricken Niger in coming weeks, many fearing death at the hands of Libyan rebels who think they are mercenaries, according to a U.N. report on Wednesday.

At least two sub-Saharan Africans are already reported to have been lynched in Benghazi on suspicion of being mercenaries for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, others fear being hunted down by insurgents, the report said.

Compiled by the U.N.'s humanitarian affairs coordination agency OCHA, it said more than 1,000 Africans had already crossed into Niger over the past week via the Dirkou border post and had reported that many others were too frightened to move.

Over the next month a total of up to 100,000 could reach Niger, it said.

U.N. officials said this would put a huge strain on the economy of the landlocked nation, a former French colony and cotton producer and one of the world's poorest countries.

The latest arrivals, some 500 who came on Tuesday from the Libyan capital Tripoli and the towns of Misrata and Sabah, said many sub-Saharans -- mainly migrants who had been working in Libya, were in hiding, according to OCHA.

"They have reported that many are blocked in houses with no chance of leaving and with no help, in Mursuk, Sabah, Misrata, Tripoli and Benghazi," a situation report from the agency said.

With continuing fighting between pro-Gaddafi forces and the rebels, who hold much of eastern Libya, and signs of reprisals against migrants from countries to the south, "a huge flood of people towards Niger is feared," the report said.

It could be on a similar scale to the flight of hundreds of thousands of mainly Arab migrants from Libya into Tunisia and Egypt, whose presidents have already been overthrown in popular uprisings, it added.

The report was issued before the rebel National Libyan Council in Benghazi, the insurgent capital and oil port, said it believed Niger, Mali and Kenya were sending troops to support Gaddafi, who is directing his forces from Tripoli.

U.N. officials in Geneva said they feared this charge could lead to further attacks on African migrants in rebel held areas. Early in the uprising, groups opposed to Gaddafi said he was using mercenaries recruited from Niger, Mali and Chad.

The officials said it seemed unlikely the governments of any of these countries or Kenya would send forces to back Gaddafi now. All supported a U.N. General Assembly resolution on Tuesday condemning him for rights abuses.

Tens of thousands of migrants, mainly from western Africa, are believed to have been working in Libya, mainly in the oil industry and on building sites, fleeing poverty in their own countries. But no exact figures are available.

Credit: Reuters