Sunday, 31 August 2014

Videonews: Clashes At Neo-Nazi Rally In Sweden

Saturday, 30 August 2014

News Report: Pastor Oyakhilome’s Wife Finally Files For Divorce In London Court

Chris and Anita Oyakhilome when going was good. Photo Credit: TheCable

(Culled From TheCable)

The dissolution of the marriage between Christ Embassy Church founder, Pastor Christian Oyakhilome, and his wife, Rev. Anita Odegwa Oyakhilome, has entered the final phase,
TheCable can report.

Photonews: Pro President Jonathan Rally In Port Harcourt

Photo Credit: Oraye St. Franklyn

News Release: A-Z Petroleum Nets $80 Million Afreximbank Deal For Ghana Expansion

Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra (sitting left), and A-Z Petroleum Chairman Chika Okafor (sitting right) get ready to sign the agreement for the $80 million facility.

Targeting a major boost in its petroleum products manufacturing and distribution capacity, leading indigenous West Africa oil and gas sector operator, A-Z Petroleum Products limited of Nigeria, today signed on to an African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) $80-million dual tranche loan and credit facility.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Poem: Sun, Would You Shine Again?

By Chidi Anthony Opara

I broke my silence again.
I asked the sun
Whose rays refused to rise;
Would you shine again?

Article: Details Of Imo State Council Funds Squandered By Governor Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha

By Kenneth Uwadi

I must confess that we are approaching the end of Governor Okorocha’s tenure and he has completely failed to meet the hopes and aspirations of unemployed youths in Imo State. Even the democratic rights which the poor working masses of Imo State enjoyed during the last administration of the state were withheld by this authoritarian Governor. May 2011 till date have shown a monumental failure of the capitalist thieving Governor Okorocha who has proved to be incapable in the areas of youth empowerment, health care and infrastructural development. This is in spite of the fact that the mentioned years witnessed the longest run of oil money in the history of Imo. In other words, the state got very huge financial allocation from FG in Okorocha’s tenure , much more than any period since the history of Imo State. But there has been nothing fundamental to show for it in term of employment, infrastructure and grass root development.

Special Report: Applications For The 2015 International Scholarships Now Open

Applications for the 2015 round are expected to open in August 26, 2014 and end 31 October 2014. 
Applicants are encouraged to visit any of our office for the procedures for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Article: Derivation, Revenue Allocation Formula In Nigeria And The Contrived Crisis

By Jaye Gaskia

The contrived crisis which blew up and raised sensational storm over the report of the committee on devolution of powers at the recently concluded national conference brings to light in clear relief the fixation of the ruling elites and its various factions on unfettered access to the treasury in order to enable their treasury looting capabilities and dispensation.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Open Letter: Redeployment Of Senior Nigerian Police Officers

Ref.: Intersociety/08/04/014/FGN/ABJ/NG/NPF

His Excellency
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation
The SGF Office, Shehu Shagari Complex
Three Arms Zone, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

2.  Senator David Mark, President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria
The Senate Chambers, National Assembly Complex
Three Arms Zones, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

3. Honourable Aminu Tambuwal
Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria
The House of Reps Chambers, National Assembly Complex
Three Arms Zone, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

4. Prof. Shuaibu Oba AbdulRaheem
Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission
The FCC Headquarters, Plot 64, First Avenue
Off Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

5. IGP (rtd.) Mike Mbama Okiro
Chairman, Police Service Commission
The PSC Headquarters, Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Way, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Redeployment Of Senior Police Officers: Why Acting IGP’s Confirmation Should Be Tied To His Handling Of  Ethno-Religious Domination & Lopsided Operational Posting & Assignment Of Strategic Duties In The NPF
General Information: In early February 2014, our organization (International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law) discovered existing ethno-religious domination in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The discovery was in respect of promotion of senior police officers carried out constitutionally by the Police Service Commission (PSC) and operational posting and assignment of duties, which are constitutionally performed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The discovery was also made in respect of the lopsided arrangement of names of serving senior police officers ranging from CSPs to DIGs.

News Release: Rap Group “Show Dem Camp” To Be Hosted Today At “Industry Nite”

It is going be hip -hop in its rarest form today, Wednesday 27,2014 at the Spice Route, Victoria Island as weekly entertainment event - Industry Nite hosts rap group “Show Dem Camp”, popularly referred to as SDC.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sunday, 24 August 2014

News Release: Intersociety Rejects Exclusion Of South-East From Headship Of Police Zonal Commands

Having studied the August 23rd redeployment of newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to various academic, administrative and operational NPF formations across the country, as ordered by the Acting Inspector General of Police (A-IGP), Suleiman A. Abba, we wish to reject and oppose the non-inclusion of an AIG of the Southeast extraction among heads of the NPF’s 12 Zonal Commands in Nigeria. By the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the Inspector General of Police whether acting or substantive is the Chief Operational Head of the NPF and in exercise of such constitutional power; he or she must be guided by equity, fairness and pluralistic considerations. This is the plain requirement of Section 14 (3) of the Constitution. While the Police Service Commission promotes, transfers and disciplines police officers other than IGP, the IGP posts and operationalizes all police officers (from Constable to DIG) as well as all 6,651 police institutions and formations across the country.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

News Release: The Scheduled Promotion Of More Senior Officers In The Nigeria Police Force

Following the 4th June and 19th and 20th August 2014 promotions of senior police officers including 36 officers comprising CPs, AIGs and DIGs as well as their decorations, we have it on good authority that another 28 DCs have been penciled down to be promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police. By NPF convention, more promotions are also expected to be carried out soonest so as to fill vacancies left by anticipated promotions under reference. More Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs), Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) are expected to be promoted to the next ranks to fill the vacancies under reference.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

News Release: Intersociety Commends INEC

The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has observed a remarkable improvement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as it concerns the just ended Permanent Voters Card distribution exercise conducted in 12 States of Anambra, Ebonyi, Delta, Cross River, Ondo, Oyo, Kwara, Yobe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The exercise, originally slated for August 15th to 17th was extended by two days as a result of protests by some members of rights based CSOs and other electoral stakeholders in Nigeria including our organization (Intersociety). The exercise finally ended on Tuesday, August 19th 2014 with substantial improvement on the part of INEC. We wish to commend INEC for this appreciable feat and demand for more improvements in other spheres of its electoral industry.

Article: Imo State Government And Crisis In Ohaji/Egbema

By Kenneth Uwadi

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s second term ambition has thrown Imolites at the crossroads, thereby shooting the State’s political temperature to one of its most frightening levels in our political history. Obviously, the Governor  is facing the biggest credibility crisis of his political life. A man who in 2011 was widely perceived as a unifying force by Imolites  and enthusiastically elected to the State’s highest public office, is sadly today treated with distrust and detestation by fellow citizens. What could have been wrong that a governor who had enjoyed enormous support  in 2011 is today more tolerated than loved by majority of  Ndi-Imo ? The answer is simple. Imo people are not happy with the impunity going on in the state.

News Release: Intersociety Celebrates Nigerian Police Force Promotions

“A vibrant conventional police force in a mixed or heterogeneous society is such that clearly understands its pluralistic nature and have it strictly applied in all its policies including promotions, postings and modern crime fighting and controlling capacities. Such a police force is doomed if it chooses the opposite”- Barrister Anita Onochie, Head, Security & Safety Program of the Intersociety. “It is very shocking that the NPF has over the years abandoned rule of law, fairness and equity in its major internal and external policies including promotion and posting of its top field officers and dangerously embraced ethno-religious jingoism. Its abysmal performance in modern crime control and fighting is not surprising and will remain so until it purges itself of tribal, baton and rifle policing and return to policing without borders and lineages”-Barr. Obianuju Igboeli, Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Program of the Intersociety. 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

News Release: Indiscriminate Conversion Of Public School Compounds To Church Buildings By Anambra Churches

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State

The attention of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is drawn to recent demolition of a church building belonging to the Ebenezer Anglican Church in Oyolu Oze Layout, Nkwelle-Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The incident reportedly took place on 12th August 2014 at the hour of the blue law. This resulted to protests by members of the demolished church in some streets in Onitsha, accusing the Government of Anambra State and other unknown persons of being behind the demolition. Flyers are also distributed in many parts of the State by some sympathizers of the church accusing some religious bodies including the Catholic Church of being behind the demolition as well as other alleged similar ill-treatments against the said church and its faithful in the State in recent times.

Monday, 18 August 2014

News Report: Israeli Wedding Of Jew, Muslim Draws Protesters Amid War Tensions

Photo Credit: Reuters

Credit: Reuters

Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.

Article: Governor Okorocha’s Impeachment Saga And Legislative Irresponsibility

Governor Okorocha

By Barr. Emperor Nnabuihe Iwuala (Ksc.)

Recently, it was reported in some mass media in the country of how the legislative members of the Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) were offered many millions of naira to impeach Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. The media report says the governor made the accusation against the said state law-makers.

Article: Orji Kalu Should Not Worry About Gov. Theodore Orji

Orji Kalu

By Rubby Obinna (Mrs)

The former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has a way of treating issues. Those who have been following his column in the Saturdays Sun would understand that the man bares his mind without fear or favour. This is the reason I am writing concerning his article in the Saturday Sun, 16 August, where he brought the attention of the world to the allegation that the incumbent Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has been smearing his name, that of his family members and anything around and about him to the extent that the governor now sends people to lay siege at his residences in Lagos and Abuja, monitoring who visits Kalu and who does not visit.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Article: The Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Sponsored Bioterror?

By Jason Kissner

(Culled From

We can now be extraordinarily confident that the U.S. government is lying, in key material respects, about the latest Ebola outbreak—and not just because it lies about nearly everything of political consequence.  This article shows that there are compelling reasons to believe we are being told three big lies about Ebola.  It also offers a simple, rational, yet disturbing, explanation that very tidily accounts for all three lies.  The explanation supposes that the current Ebola outbreak consists in an act of U.S.-linked bioterror.

News Release: Team Nigeria Dazzles At The 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship In Las Vegas

On August 6th, 2014, history was made in the USA when Nigeria's Stars on Earth Dance Crew, climbed the stage at the 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship, at the prestigious Red Rock Resort and Casino, in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Videonews: Obama Discusses Untested Drugs To Treat Ebola

Photonews: Nigerian Leaders And The Lure Of The Bosom

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amaechi
Photo Credit: Benjamin Amaechi

News Release: Distribution Of Permanent Voters Card & Continuous Voters Registration

“Credibility of the Voters Register for Nigeria or any federating State or LGA thereof is not only a signpost of credible elections, but also a heartbeat of robust Human Development and Human Security direly needed now to wriggle our beloved country out of her present state of social toxemia”- Barr. Chiugo Onyekachi Onwuatuegwu, head of Democracy & Good Governance Program of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law.

Article: Orji Uzor Kalu Standing For Himself

Orji Uzor Kalu

By Rubby Obinna
Chief Orji Uzor Kalu is not facing the greatest opposition because of the political animosity the man at the helm of affairs in Umuahia, Abia State, has been showing against him. What the international business man, renowned peace-maker and ex-governor of Abia State does understand is that while he is persecuted unjustly by his perceived political foes, he is closest to his biggest miracle on earth.

Article: Hypocrisy Of America’s Experimental Ebola Drug

By Theophilus Ilevbare
These days, nothing strikes a bout of panic and paranoia than the thought of Ebola Virus Disease. It’s been decades since a disease or calamity of such proportions threatened our relationships, businesses, sports and our very existence.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

U-Report: Nigeria’s National Conference 2014 Ends

Reported By Akpandem James

It was a happy end to an uncertain journey on Thursday when the plenary session and indeed the 2014 National Conference drew to a close amidst fanfare laced with solidarity songs.

News Release: Capt. Ihenacho Is Not Instrumental To Dissolution Of APGA Executives In Imo State

Capt. Iheanacho

Our principal Hon. Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho and the entire Captain Ihenacho Campaign Organisation (CICO) wish to debunk the rumour making the rounds now that our principal is instrumental to the recent dissolution and reconstitution of the local government executives of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State.

U-Report: Imo House Of Assembly Speaker Declares Senatorial Interest

Speaker Benjamin Uwajimogu

Reported By Emeka Ahaneku

As race for the 2015 Okigwe senatorial seat hots up, the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, has formally declared his interest to represent the zone at the upper chambers of the National Assembly come 2015 on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC.

News Release: Open Mic Celebrates 3rd Year With Tina Mba, Others

The Make It Happen Productions is set for another beautiful edition of  Open Mic Theatre tagged Dialogue  edition to hold on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

News Release: Singer Dammy Krane Set To Launch New Album “The Enterkraner” At Industry Nite

As part of events lined up for the launch of his debut album “The Enterkraner” afro pop sensation and Hypertek recording artist, Dammy Krane will today, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 be hosted to an evening of live music at -Industry Nite.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Article: The Condition Of Youth In Nigeria And The Urgent Imperative For Political Action

By Jaye Gaskia

As the world marks the International Youth Day [IYD], it is important that we pause, and take a deep reflective look at the condition of youth in Nigeria, in order for us to be able not only to track the likely trajectories into the future, but also to be able to set appropriate parameters to chart a new course to the future through the present for our nation, and its youth and youthful population.

News Release: Tanzania's Meck Khalfan And Nigeria's Seyi Shay Shine On Cover Of Y! Africa

Tanzanian Innovator, Meck Khalfan and Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay are the cover stars on the latest issue of Africa's leading youth-focused magazine, Y! Africa. It is released to commemorate August 12 2014, the International Day of the Youth.

U-Report: Skutch Lands Nollywood Lead Role In Star-Studded Movie

Report By Chinedu Hardy Nwadike

What everyone might not yet know about singer, Ugwa Uchechukwu Francis aka Skutch is that he is gradually rooting himself in the movie industry.

U-Report: Methodist Youths Hail Bishop As, Convention Kicks Off In Owerri

Bishop Mark

Report By Chinedu Hardy Nwadike

All is set for the kicking off of the 17th Annual Youth Convention of Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Diocese of Owerri.

U-Report: Fmr. Beauty Queen Steiner Marks Nollywood Return In Andy Best Movie

Queen Steiner

Report By Chinedu Hardy Nwadike

Former beauty queen, Steiner Opara who previously stared in a couple of Nollywood movies  between 2004 and 2012 is marking her return to the big screen in a movie produced by award winning Nollywood producer Andy Best, and directed by legendary director, Andy Chukwu.

Article: Bring Back Ikedi Ohakim (Part 2)

Ikedi Ohakim

By Kenneth Uwadi
I will never forget my friend Jenifer. I have told you this story before. Situation demands that i say it again. I remember the first day when she walked into my room drunk. That was in 2012. She sat down. ‘I've come’ she said, ‘to tell you the latest news about Rochas Okorocha ,your Governor in Douglas House, Owerri. He is sacking more workers. After the 10,000 workers, he has sacked another 30,000 workers ’

Monday, 11 August 2014

Photonews: One Of The Many Sides Of Ebola

News Release: Singer Timi Dakolo Releases 1970s Inspired "Iyawo Mi" Music Video

Timi Dakolo

Nigeria's King of Soul, Timi Dakolo teams up with awarding winning  director Clarence Peter to deliver the official video for his hit song  "Iyawo Mi" off his upcoming Album Love and Consequences.

The 1970s inspired video was shot in Ogun State, Nigeria with a vintage Mercedes car, time appropriate costumes, makeup and other props.

The video shows the journey of a newlywed couple; played by Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola through good and difficult times.

"I'm really proud of this video," says Timi Dakolo. “I have always wanted to do a vintage video that was fun and features my wife.”Iyawo  Mi" was inspired by her so it was just right that she played a part in
it. We had an awesome time."

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