Tuesday, 31 January 2017

News Release: Singer Innocent (2face) Idibia Explains Proposed National Political Protest

Since the idea of a nationwide march was first mentioned, the need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority.  We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will be no longer be quiet.

U-Report: Ibori Wins Another Court Victory; Returns To Nigeria Soon


Reported By A Citizen Reporter

As though a benevolent spirit is now constantly behind Chief James Onanefe Ibori, the  winning streak that has attended his recent court cases remained unbroken Tuesday 31 January 2017 as he once again floored the British Secretary of State for the Home Office.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Article: Interpreting The 'Change' We Voted For!

By abiodun KOMOLAFE

The world had barely settled down to the reality of Brexit when Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton to clinch victory in an election that would eventually shame the power of opinion polls. Trump purportedly played a fast one on unsuspecting Americans and the world was left to grapple with 'Trump Trauma'. A few weeks after, Fidel Castro was done with the wildness  of this  world and  the  world, with the exception  of  those who felt threatened by his Marxist-Leninist  disposition, mourned the passing of a great humanist. Along the line,  Yahya  Jammeh  happened to our democratic psyche and that tragically revived memories of sit-tightism that  has all  along  been the bane of our Africanness. Elsewhere in Europe, Italy stunned the world with a referendum which, though looked and sounded marginal in shape and size,  has, in all the important ways, changed the face of global politics. And, uninterested in being uncounted, Nigeria continues to grapple with recession even as economic  juggernauts catwalk excuses!

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Article: President Buhari Did The Right Thing About Magu


By Uche Ugboajah

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari has resubmitted the name of Ibrahim Magu to the Senate for confirmation as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is indeed a very cheery one. Cheery in the sense that the presidency has not only done the right thing but is also beginning to understand the logic and the doctrines of presidential power in a democracy.

Article: Nigeria Should Approach Trump From A Position of Strength


By SKC Ogbonnia

Donald John Trump is finally the president of the United States of America. Expectedly, there is a palpable tension around the world. The Americans themselves have remained apprehensive. Countries in the East and the West are gripped in fervent fear. Even those in Africa are not left behind, all quivering as if they have never encountered an American horror movie before. Nigeria, however, must not expose itself to the flitting phobia. As Mr. Trump himself would say, what the hell do we have to lose?

News Release: The Falterng And Lily-Livered ECOWAS Community Court Of Justice Lacks Judicial Courage

With utter disappointment and feelings of distraught, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have determined that the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice (ECCJ) lacks the courage to deliver justice dispassionately. According to information from its website, the ECCJ  “has jurisdiction to determine cases of violation of human rights that occur in any Member State.“

Article: Let Us Pray For Nigerians

By Prince Charles Dickson PhD

A bímọ kò gbọ́n, a ní kó má ṣàá kú; kí ní ńpa ọmọ bí àìgbọ́n? (A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?)

Article: How The UK Conspired To Convict Ibori, Gohil, Others - Govt’s Role


By Tony Eluemunor

There is one aspect of the James Onanefe Ibori’s and his associates’ London trial that is now unravelling; it shows that the British control of Nigeria’s polity never waned despite Nigeria’s 1960 paper independence.

News Release: Nigerian Government Has Breached The Geneva Conventions And Committed War Crime

Nigeria’s Government grossly belated and reprobated ownership of the high death toll following its Air Force wilful bombing of the Rann IDP Camp in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria on 17th January 2017; is a clear case of commission of War Crimes and violation of the UN Purposes and Principles and the Fundamental Rules of the International Law and Humanitarian Principles- Emeka Umeagbalasi, Criminologist & Graduate of Security Studies and Board Chair-Intersociety Nigeria.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

News Release: Guinness Nigeria PLC Receives Shareholders' Approval For N40BN Rights Issue

Tuesday, 24thJanuary 2017, Lagos, Nigeria - Guinness Nigeria Plc, held its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 and received the approval of its shareholders for a proposed Rights Issue. The meeting which took place in Lagos was well attended by local shareholders and representatives of international shareholders. In addition to the Rights Issue, all other company resolutions were passed at the event.

Speech: Regulation Of The Legal Profession In Nigeria And Other Matters

(Being Speech By Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA At the Inauguration of the NBA Legal Profession Regulation Review Committee)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

News Release: The Unbelievable Denial By Rivers State Police Commissioner


The world is held aghast at the barefaced lies and unbelievable denial by Mr. Foluso A. Adebanjo, the Rivers State Police Commissioner, concerning the massacre of Biafrans who came out on Friday, January 20th, 2017 to rally in support of Mr. Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. In his denial speech, Mr. Adebanjo could not even differentiate between a protest and a rally, hence his ignorant reference to Biafrans‘ rally as a “protest.“ Given the antecedents of the uncouth and ill-trained Nigerian Policemen and other security agencies, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu published a letter which it sent to the Police Authorities in Rivers State which notified them of the upcoming rally.

News Release: The Making Of Nigeria An International Murderous Country

The leaderships of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) are deeply concerned, alarmed and shocked over the wilful and premeditated killing of no fewer than twenty (20) unarmed and defenceless Nigerian citizens and terminally injuring of scores of others at the Port Harcourt (Igweocha) venue of Donald J. Trump Solidarity Rally on 20th January 2017. Over seventy (70) other citizens that attended the rally were arrested and are still being detained by soldiers and police, etc, in various detention facilities in Rivers State and possibly outside the State.

Photonews: IPOB Peaceful Demonstrators Allegedly Killed During Trump Rally In Port Harcourt Nigeria (Disturbing Images)

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Photonews: Former Gambian President Jammeh Goes Into Exile

Article: Stupid $15m Bribery Allegation Against Ibori


By Tony Eluemunor.

The former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu,  has travelled the world just to dress himself in borrowed  and sanctimonious plumes; that he rejected a $15m bribe from Chief James Onanefe  Ibori. Yet, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has demolished Ribadu’s allegation by offering a new vista of looking at Ribadu’s claims.  Obasanjo said in his own book, “My Watch” (volume two) that he harassed Ibori to refund some money to Delta State and that even before the money came, he had opened an account at the CBN to warehouse the funds. Then, when the money was given to Ribadu, he asked Ribadu to treat it either as bribe or restitution – “any way” he liked. So, Obasanjo even claimed to have been aware of the money before it went to Ribadu.

U-Report: "Conduct Local Government Election Now"-CLO To Anambra State Governor


Reported By A Citizen Reporter

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Anambra State Branch has called on the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to urgently commence processes towards the return of democratically elected officials at the local government levels in the state.

Article: Why The Presidency Must Stick With Magu


By Godwin Onyeacholem

As some of the most disagreeable voices on and off the floor of the senate had threatened when the National Assembly was on recess, the so-called red chamber, on resumption, made good the recurrent ominous assertions by these elements. In a move that seemed like the senate was being propelled by a vengeful demon, Ali Ndume was removed as the senate leader. To say the least, his ouster had nothing to do with due process. It was a classic clinical act laced with all the ingredients of perfidy for which the current senate is notorious.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Photonews: Biafra Group's Rally For Trump In Port Harcourt Nigeria

Àrticle: The Problem With Buhari’s Whistle-Blowing Policy

By SKC Ogbonnia

President Buhari’s new policy on whistle-blowing is revolutionary. Its goal is to broaden the attack on corruption by encouraging the general public to expose corrupt practices. The government will in turn reward those whose revelations result in recovery of funds or assets.  The mere fact that the corrupt arm of the Nigerian Senate is already angling to oppose the initiative is a whistling indication that the policy is geared towards the general good.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Photonews: Biafra Group Set To Rally For Trump

Photonews: Adama Barrow Sworn In As Gambia's President

U-Report: WANEP Holds General Assembly

By A Citizen Reporter

Frontline peace and security civil society network, the West African Network for Peacebuilding, WANEP is hosting its 11th WANEP Nigeria General Assembly in Port Harcourt.

Photonews: Biafra Group Seeks Permission For Rally, Invites Nigerian Police

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

News Report: Gambian President Declares State Of Emergency

President Jammeh

Courtesy: BBC

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends.

Article: Understanding Osun Workers' Salary Issues

By abiodun KOMOLAFE

In deference to the dictates of the Holy Book, it is not my practice to jump into issues, especially, when they are laced with politics. However, turning the other eye is always not an option when an organization abandons its core mandate to regale an unsuspecting public with very tepid, hurtfully unfactual and sillily inaccurate assertions that are capable of igniting conflagrations of unimaginable proportion.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Photonews: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr

News Release: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2016 Shortlist

(The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African Prize that celebrates debut African writers of published book-length fiction)

The fastest growing and Innovative telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria, has announced the names of the three shortlisted authors for the 2016 edition of its pan-African flagship literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature (https://Prize.Etisalat.com.ng).

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Article: Magu, Garlands At A Time Like This


By Ibrahim Modibbo

There are several ironic happenstances around the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, almost to the level of the myriad of paradoxes around Nigeria as a country.

Photonews: Cooking Gas Queue In Nigeria

News Release: Mandatory Question SSS Must Answer Within 14 Days Concerning The Death Or Alive Of Detained Zaky El-Zaky, Malama El-Zaky And Pro Biafra Campaigners

The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is deeply pained as it concerns Nigeria’s steady sink to lawlessness and governance brigandage. Nigeria’s justice and liberty governance and ethics have been so damaged that their recovery from the catastrophic damage is practically a difficult task.

Rejoinder: Response To Uwazuruike’s Accusations (Part-1)


On the 11th of January 2017, we (the undersigned) on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), gave Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike four days to provide evidence to support his claim that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members are fraudsters who are out to deceive gullible people. We further discovered that Uwazuruike stated on TheCable.ng online news media that: “When I met him (Kanu) in London he had no job and no certificate; he was into internet crime.”

Special Report: Letter From The Bush Daughters To The Obama Daughters

Jena And Barbara Bush (left) 

Dear Malia & Sasha,

Malia and Sasha, eight years ago on a cold November day, we greeted you on the steps of the White House. We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home. We left our jobs in Baltimore and New York early and traveled to Washington to show you around. To show you the Lincoln Bedroom, and the bedrooms that were once ours, to introduce you to all the people—the florists, the grounds-keepers and the butlers—who dedicate themselves to making this historic house a home. The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to. When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as 8-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious.

Special Report: Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu Coup Speech


In the name of the Supreme Council of the Revolution of the Nigerian Armed Forces, I declare martial law over the Northern Provinces of Nigeria. The Constitution is
suspended and the regional government and elected assemblies are hereby dissolved.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Special Report: "Omoyele Sowore Threatened My Life And Demanded N100m Bribe From Me"

Omoyele Sowore 

(Being Statement By A UK Based Nigerian Journalist,  Lekan Fatodu)

I'm dropping this quick note because Sowore violated the idea of reconciliation suggested to the Police by his team of lawyers and supporters led by the elder statesman, Dr. Tunji Abayomi on Thursday. Sowore was at the Panti Police station with about 15 lawyers . I didn't go with any because I didn't need to. I know my case against him is incontrovertible!

Article: Ibori Fled Nigeria Because The cabal In Jonathan’s Administration Wanted Him Dead.

By Tony Eluemunor.

In this final article in my series of replies to Simon Kolawole’s “The Welcome Party”  (THISDAY newspaper of Sunday December 25, 2016), where he condemned the massive celebration Chief James Onanefe Ibori’s release from UK jail elicited in Nigeria, I will face the sixth untruth in his single article.  He wrote: “Season Three, I call it ‘The Journey’, started in 2010 when the government of President Goodluck Jonathan re-opened the case and Ibori, in an attempt to escape another trial, ran to Dubai”.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Rejoinder: IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Leaders Not Fraudsters


On behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the entire Biafrans, we are giving Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike four days to provide evidence that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu are fraudsters. The Punch newspaper on January 10, 2017, reported that Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike “described Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB as fraudsters who are out to deceive gullible people.“ We in IPOB at this moment demand that Uwazuruike must provide evidence to prove that Nnamdi and IPOB members under his leadership are fraudsters. Uwuzuruike’s evidence must be proven beyond every reasonable doubt. The evidence must not be anecdotal or mere conjecture, but verifiable and provable acts of fraud carried out by either Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or members of IPOB.

Photonews: Famous Blogger Omoyele Sowore Of Saharareporters Arrested By The Police In Lagos

News Release: Republic Of Congo To Receive $250 Milion Afreximbank Support For Oil Fields Strategic Plan.

Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank (Left), with Calixte Ganongo, Minister of Finance of Republic of Congo (centre); and Raphael Malonga, Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to Egypt, in group photo following the signing of the facility agreement in Cairo.

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Government of the Republic of Congo yesterday in Cairo signed a facility agreement under which the Bank will provide $250 million in future flow pre-financing to meet the Government’s strategic plan for its oil fields.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

News Release : 1000 disabled Africans to receive free treatment in India through the #OperationRehab initiative

(According to a Statistics South Africa report based on the last census, over 2.8 million people suffer from some form of disability in South Africa alone and around 600,000 are listed as severely disabled)

News Release: Top 5 Of The Most Expensive And Unordinary Watches Of 2016

Watch has long ceased to be just chronometric instrument, which you can carry everywhere. Today it is an accessory that emphasizes the individuality of the owner, as well as informs others about his/her well-being and social status.

Monday, 9 January 2017

News Release: Chad Ratifies Afreximbank Establishment Agreement

President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad, on 30 December 2016, ratified the Agreement on the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), concluding the formalisation of the country’s membership of the continental trade finance bank.

Photonews: Details Of Paris Club Funds Refunded To States in Nigeria

Sunday, 8 January 2017

News Release: UAD Solidarity Message To LAUTECH Students

“The man dies in he who keep silent in the face of tyranny”-Wole Soyinka

The United Action for Democracy (UAD) strongly supports the Monday January 9 simultaneous protests of the LAUTECH students in Ibadan and Oshogbo against the cruel Increment in the school fees (over 100%) by the Oyo and Osun state governments.

Article: Those Behind Ibori’s Travails And Their Reason


By Tony Eluemunor

Mr. Simon Kolawole, in “The Welcome Party For Ibori” article (THISDAY newspaper of Sunday December 25, 2016, decried the massive celebrations Chief James Onanefe Ibori’s release from UK jail elicited. He adjudged the celebrations “spontaneous and sincere” but listed several reasons he found them appalling; thus repeating the falsehoods the manipulated mass media has been unleashing against Ibori. In “Why Supporters Celebrated Ibori’s Release” (backpage of 1st January 2017 THISDAY newspaper”) I relied on court records alone to show the documentary evidence the Nigerian judiciary relied on to conclude that the Bwari Upper Area Court judgment that claimed to have convicted one James Onanefe Ibori was a forgery. A case concerning Shuabu Anyebe, a night watchman who could not account for two bundles of zinc was doctored to read James Ibori’s and the amount changed from N10,000 to N110 million.