Monday, 6 June 2011

Photonews: Nigeria's New Senators To Watch

Chris Ngige: Grassroots mobilizer and hard-hitting political pugilist
Babafemi Ojudu: Radical Journalist and civil rights activist
Oluremi Tinubu: Wife of astute political strategist and pro-democracy icon, Bola Tinubu

News Release: MEND To Resume Hostilities

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is commencing with its promised attacks on the oil industry and the occupying Nigerian government forces in the Niger Delta very shortly.
The movement for the emancipation of the Niger delta (MEND) observes with outrage the involvement of the ENI group of Italy in the attacks on the innocent citizens of Libya by western nation’s intent on plundering the mineral resources of that nation.

The ENI group has actively participated in the theft of oil in the Niger delta for decades, assisting the Nigerian military in its scorched earth and genocidal actions against the justice seeking citizens of the Niger delta. ENI and its subsidiaries are simply thieves and cheap opportunists.

Why have these western nations ignored the bombing of villages and civilians in the Niger delta by the Nigerian military? If they are so concern about the removal of dictators in Africa why do enjoy good relationships with dictators in Angola and Equatorial Guinea ?

In solidarity with the oppressed people of Libya we vow this day to hence forth pursue the complete destruction of all investment owned by ENI group in Nigeria and urge all around Africa to do likewise.

ENI and other oil companies in Nigeria should not be misled by the seeming calm in the creeks of the Niger delta as it is mere preceding a very violent storm.

The movement for the emancipation of the Niger delta (MEND) and other groups in the delta has no respect for Jonathan or his class of moronic African leaders who gladly serve as stooges to western governments.

Since when did France obtain their rights to decide who rules in Ivory Coast or Italy , Libya ? Why are elections in western nations not supervised by the African Union? Clearly these countries have no respect for Africa or its rulers and rightly so. This has been further demonstrated by the disdain with which president Jacob Zumas attempts at Peace in Libya have been treated by the west. Zuma has presented himself like every other African dictator, rather than seeking a global leadership role for South Africa in descending that previously great nation to the depths of countries such as Congo , Nigeria and Angola .

All companies looting the Niger delta should steal as much as they can, while they can, for the end to the oppression, slavery and plundering of the Niger delta is nigh.
Jomo Gbomo

News Report: Dimeji Bankole's Plan To Run Away Aborted By EFCC

Dimeji Bankole
The immediate former Speaker of the House Of Representaives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole has been arrested by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) to answer charges of corruption while in office.made against him by an anti-corruption pressure group. Bankole, whose plan to travel out of Nigeria today in a bid to avoid arrest was aborted, was arrested yesterday evening at his Abuja residence.

The Youth Anti-Corruption League had petitioned EFCC, urging it to, among other accusations to investigate the sale of a federal government owned skyscrapper in Lagos to the former speaker's father, Chief Alani Bankole, whom the petitioners alleged acted on his son's behalf.

EFCC had sent invitation to Dimeji Bankole to come for questioning, which the former speak did not honour. The anti-corruption commission made efforts to arrest him last Friday, but could not.

Dimeji Bankole had promised to appear before EFCC by late afternoon today, but the Commission acting on "Intelligence" that the immediate past Speaker had plans to leave the country early today arrested him.

A highly placed EFCC contact had whispered to chidi opara reports last week that "Dimeji Bankole is planning to run away"