Monday, 31 December 2018

Speech: "The Dawn Of A New Year Is Also A Time To Look Forward"----Buhari


Dear compatriots,
It is my utmost pleasure to rejoice with all Nigerians as we enter the year 2019, which will be a very significant one for our country.
2. At the turn of every year, we often use the opportunity to look back at the past and forward to the future. To review the outgoing year, its high and low points, successes and failures, and be fully thankful to God.
3. We Nigerians are a religious people, and we believe that God reigns and rules in the affairs of men. A time like this offers precious opportunity for thanksgiving, stock taking and reflection on goals and targets set for the receding year, and how much was accomplished. The ones not done can then be rolled over into a new year.
4. The dawn of a New Year is also a time to look forward. To consider new prospects, unfold our plans, and prepare for landmark dates and events.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Special Report: Welcome To South-East Region; Nigeria’s Headquarters Of Official Highway Robbery

(How police, military and paramilitary formations pocketed N100b from roadblocks in 40 months: August 2015-Dec. 2018)
Nigeria’s Southeast Region has become the country’s headquarters of official highway robbery with largest number of security roadblocks in the country. This special report: welcome to Southeast Region-Nigeria’s headquarters of official highway robbery, is originally contained in Intersociety’s just released special report, titled: Under Buhari & Osinbajo: Many Have Gone & Crippled for Life in Eastern Nigeriaan 82-page research report attached with a 62-page photo album of victims of the military massacre operations; perpetrated between August 2015 and September 2017 or a period of two years.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Special Report: Open Letter To South-East Governors & Federal Legislators In Nigeria

South-East Governors

Mr. William M. Obiano
Executive Governor of Anambra State

Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD
Executive Governor of Abia State

Mr. Rochas Anayo Okorocha
Executive Governor of Imo State

Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Executive Governor of Enugu State

Engineer Dave Umahi
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State

Barr Ike Ekweremadu
Deputy Senate President of Nigeria

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe
Chairman of the Southeast Senate Caucus

Mr. Chukwuka Onyema
Chairman of the House of Reps Southeast Caucus

Fifteen Members of the Southeast Caucus in the Senate

Forty-three Members of the House of Reps Southeast Caucus

Appointment Of Next Igbo IGP And Public Declaration On The Position Of Igbo Nation In The 2019 Gen Elections, Etc Mandatory For Determination Of Your Political Present & Future In Igbo Land.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Special Report: Insecurity & Human Rights Abuses In South-East Nigeria And Threats Facing The 2019 Gen Polls In Nigeria

(A Communiqué Issued At The End Of Special Meeting Of The Leaders Of SBCHROs & Other Invited Special Persons)
Leaders of the South East based Coalition of Human Rights and Democracy Organizations, SBCHROs, held a special meeting/session in Onitsha, Anambra State last Sunday to study, analyze and take informed position on matters of insecurity and “industrial scale” human rights abuses in the Region and threats facing the 2019 General Elections in NigeriaThe special meeting/session was also called on account of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), globally marked yesterday, 10th December 2018. The UDHR was proclaimed on 10th December 1948.

Friday, 7 December 2018

News Release: A Clarion Call For The Redemption & Salvation Of The Niger Delta

We wish to call the attention of all people of the Niger Delta, the international community and all men of goodwill, to the increasingly poor treatment that the Niger Delta and its people has been receiving from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari since his inauguration as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2015.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

News Release: Mbaka Episode & Other Immoralities In The House Of God: Time To Convoke Third Vatican Council

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka

Intersociety is calling for convocation of the Third Vatican Council to address a myriad of challenges facing the Mother Church and other churches as well as immediate “exportation” of Rev Father Mbaka to Vatican for “pastoral, classroom study and sanctification leave”.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Special Report: The Dirty Secrets Of Late George Bush

Late George Bush As Vice-president

(The Vice President’s Illegal Operations)

By Howard Kohn  & Vicki Monks

During the most violent years of the war in Nicaragua, a retired CIA agent – a man of many talents and pseudonyms whose given name is Felix Rodriguez – was the logistics officer for airlifts of weapons and supplies from the Ilopango air base, in El Salvador, to the jungle hide-outs of the Nicaraguan rebels known as contras. On October 5th, 1986, one of Rodriguez’s cargo planes, a Southern Air Transport C-123K, loaded with 10,000 pounds of ammunition, failed to return from a scheduled drop in Nicaragua. Fearing the worst, Rodriguez made a series of phone calls to Washington that evening. What was unusual was that Rodriguez did not notify anyone at the Defense Department or the CIA but rather attempted to get word about the missing plane to Donald Gregg, the national-security adviser for Vice President George Bush.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Article: Theological Reflections On Gender Justice

By Pastor Otive Igbuzor, PhD

(Being presentation at the launch of Side By Side movement In Abuja from 27th to 28th November 2018)

It has been established that the development of any society requires the participation of both men and women. Unfortunately, women have been historically marginalized in all areas including spiritual, social, economic and political spheres.  Luckily, there is a growing recognition of the untapped capacity and talents of women and women’s leadership. From 1999-2009, the rate of women’s representation in national parliaments globally has grown from 13.1 percent at the end of 1999 to 18.6 percent at the end of 2009. Africa has particularly seen some dramatic increase in the number of women in parliament from 10.9 percent in 1999 to 17.6 percent in 2009.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

News Release: Enlistment Of Members Of “Civilian JTF” & Unconstitutional Others Into Nigerian Military Must Be Discontinued

If truly “Nigeria is a multi ethno-religious democratic country founded for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in the country on the principles of Freedom, Equality and Justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the UNITY of the Nigerian Peoples”; then the goings on in the present Nigerian Armed Forces particularly the Nigerian Army are not only in the distant contrary but also call for serious worries or concerns, SBCHROs; a coalition of 21 human rights and good governance groups said today in a joint statement issued in Enugu, Nigeria.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

News Release: Ibori Drags UK To EU Court Of Human Rights


Chief James Onanefe Ibori has instructed his lawyers to drag the United Kingdom to the Court of Appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.
In a press statement signed by his Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori said: “At 11: AM today, judgment of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, was handed down. Once again the British Courts have unjustifiably denied me justice.  The injustice contrived against me continued at the Court of Appeal. By this denial, I have been prevented from challenging my conviction even though the Crown Prosecution accepts the fact that there was a proven case of Police corruption.

Friday, 5 October 2018

News Release: "Nobody Can Cow Us" ---Peoples Democratic Party

The Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) condemns as dastardly, unwarranted and unprovoked,  today's unleashing of violence on our leaders, including the Senate President and state governors, by the Police.

The PDP however vows that no amount of attacks, aggression or acts of intimidation will deter it from confronting and dismantling the rigging machinery of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and coast to victory in 2019.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Speech: "Our Leaders Need To Be Reminded That Politics And The Quest For Offices Must Not Divide Our People"----Nigerian Bar Association President

Dear learned colleague,

1. The Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) felicitates with President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Federal Government of Nigeria, the States and Local Governments of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and indeed every Nigerian on Nigeria’s attainment of 58 years of independence and sovereignty. We certainly have plenty to thank the Almighty for, particularly when we recall that our unity as a nation was sorely tested and almost shattered by and during the Nigerian Civil War. Indeed, our unity has been severely tested a number of times before and after the Civil War and remains a work-in-progress even today. That should not be, after 58 years of independence and sovereignty as a nation. This should indeed be a reflection point for our leaders on this Independence Anniversary day.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Open Letter: UN At 73: An Agenda For Permanent Peace In The Middle East

            H.E., Maria Fernanda Espinosa (Ecuador)
President of the United Nations General Assembly
The Ecuadoran Permanent Mission to UN
760 United Nations Plaza, Manhattan
New York City, New York, USA

H.E., Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres (Portugal)
Secretary General of the United Nations
The UN Headquarters, First Avenue, 46th Street
New York, NY 10017, USA
H.E., Ambassador Nikki R. Haley
Outgoing President of the UN Security Council (USA)
The US Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations’ Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

H.E., Ambassador Sacha Sergio LIorentry (Bolivia)
Incoming President of the UN Security Council
The Permanent Mission of the State of Bolivia to UN
801 Second Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 402
New York, NY 10017, USA

Your Excellencies,

An Agenda For Permanent Peace In Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Calling For “Two-Lands-In-One-State”

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Article: The Tragic Consequences Of Failure

By Jaye Gaskia

A number of incidents have been happening in the polity of recent, some of which have led me to a decision that this piece needs to and has to be written now.

This piece is about the Niger Delta struggle and the popular interventions in that struggle; and because it is about the Niger Delta struggle, the most significant of the recent events leading me to this juncture include the following;

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Speech: "Given The Imminence Of Our 2019 National Elections, This Legal Year Would Be Anything But Ordinary"---Nigerian Bar Association President

Paul Usoro


On behalf of the members of the Nigerian Bar Association, I felicitate with My Lords on this occasion of the 2018/2019 Federal High Court Legal Year Opening and also welcome Your Lordships from a well-deserved long vacation and rest period.  Knowing how full and busy Your Lordships dockets are all year round, My Lords deserved the rest and vacation.  It is not for nothing that the Federal High Court is described and looked upon in terms that suggests its ranking as primus inter pares in the hierarchy of High Courts in the Nigerian Federation.  The gamut of its jurisdiction, both exclusive and concurrent, stands it out.  But more than that, it is the only High Court in the Federation that has jurisdiction over the entire Federation, with its Divisions dotted all over the country.  Your Lordships therefore have the unique advantage of being periodically transferred from one Division of the Court to another and in that process, Your Lordships get to work in, know and understand all the different component units of the Nigerian Federation and also appreciate the different quirks and idiosyncrasies of the peoples that make up this great country.  

Monday, 17 September 2018

Article: The Dangers of Smear Campaign

By Livy-Elcon Emereonye
Political campaigns precede elections. The Lexicon Webster Dictionary (1981:143) defines a political campaign as “any course of aggressive action... intended to influence voters in an election”. It is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group. In democracies, political campaigns often refer to electoral campaigns, by which representatives are chosen or referendums are decided.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

News Release: 250 Killed In 2 Months & 2000 Recorded Since Jan 2018 In Renewed Anti Christian Violence In Nigeria

A Church in Raqqa, Syria, converted to Mosque and replaced with Islamic black flags by Islamic Jihadists in 2014.

The agonies of Christians in Nigeria have uncontrollably continued and escalated with possibility of same being adopted as a reelection strategy by the Muslim led central Government in the country. It must be stated clearly here again that anti Christian attacks including killings and destruction of properties and sacred places and symbols of worship by Fulani jihadists are solely perpetrated or targeted against members, properties and sacred places of worship of members of the Christian faith in industrial scale as well as members of other non Muslim population in Nigeria. It is still on record that no single Muslim or Mosque has been targeted for death or destruction by the Jihadist terrorists in the country or any part thereof.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Report: Exporting Corruption - Progress Report 2018: Assessing Enforcement Of The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Photo: T.I

Transparency International’s 2018 Progress Report is an independent assessment of the enforcement of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) anti bribery Convention, which requires parties to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures. The Convention is a key instrument for curbing global corruption because the 44 signatory countries are responsible for approximately 65 per cent of world exports and more than 75 per cent of total foreign direct investment outflows. 

This twelfth such report also assesses enforcement in China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, India and Singapore, which are not parties to the OECD Convention but are major exporters, accounting for 18 per cent of world exports. Hong Kong is covered separately in the report, as it is an autonomous territory, with a different legal system from China and export data compiled separately. The report has been prepared by Transparency International, with contributions from our national chapters and experts in 41 OECD Convention countries, as well as in China, Hong Kong SAR, India and Singapore......

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Article: Revisiting "Democracy And Dictatorship"

By Edwin Madunagu

Let us begin by quickly recalling two bits of Nigerias recent history. First, at the close of 1983, a military junta overthrew and supplanted the elected civilian government of Shehu Shagari, the first and only president of Nigerias Second Republic (1979-1983). Then, early in 1985, in the second year of the new military regime, which was headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, an animated debate, similar to the one the country is now witnessing, raged in Nigerias national newspapers. The debate then was the relationship between democracy and dictatorship, or—as Leftists would more elegantly describe it—the dialectics of democracy and dictatorship. Thirty-three years later, with the global triumph of democracy, the question has transformed to the relationship between national security and the rule of law under democracy!

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Article: In Defence Of History


By Edwin Madunagu

I cannot now remember exactly how I first encountered this phrase: In defence of history. But I think it was during my days on the Editorial Board of The Guardian newspaper, between mid-1980s and mid-1990s. The specific source must have been Odia Ofeimun, a friend and colleague that I had met and engaged about seven years before I landed in that newspaper house. In the first encounter with the phrase, it was used as title for a contribution to the debate on a widely-known account of a “cross-carpeting” (todays defection) episode in a Nigerian regional House of Assembly in the early 1950s. The phrase had thereafter remained a favourite one in my historical writings.

Special Report: Summary Of The Report On Army Python Dance Massacre 11 And Names Of The Perpetrators

Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is concluding the investigative findings of its yearlong investigation into the Nigerian Army Python Dance massacre in Igbo Land (Southeast); principally targeted at Abia State especially the innocent citizens and residents of the State.

Special Report: Office Of Nigeria's Senate President Releases "Timeline On Killings In Middle Belt Since January 1st" (2018)

· January 1 – 73 killed in Logo and Guma LGAs in Benue
· January 1 – 2 killed in Awe LGA, Nasarawa
· January 1 – 25 Killed in Keana LGA, Nasarawa
· January 3 – 3 killed in Markurdi, Benue State
· January 4 – 6 killed in Wukari in Taraba
· January 4 – 1 killed in Gassol LGA, Taraba
· January 5 – 4 Killed in Lau LGA, Taraba
· January 5 – 15 killed in Tse Akombo, Tse Vii and Tse Agule vilages in Benue

Monday, 3 September 2018

News Release: "Ozubulu Church Massacre: Anambra Government And Police Must Unconditionally Release And Acquit Incarcerated 94yrs Old Chief Priest & Five Other Criers Of Traditional Justice Accused Of “Trial By Ordeal”"----Intersociety

The Government of Anambra State through its Attorney General and the authorities of the State Police Command must unconditionally release, discharge and acquit the following six incarcerated and persecuted citizens: (1) Anazo Ilomuanya (94yrs old Chief Priest of Ndiekwulu Deity in Ozubulu), (2) Okoli Appolo Udegbunam (68yrs), (3) Igbokwe Nnanyeleze (65yrs),(4) Ifediorah Aloysius (64yrs, (5) Emeka Anaekwe (38yrs), who is the leader of the disenchanted Ozubulu youths and (6) Richard Obimaluokwu (not among the first arrestees but was later arrested and charged for “trial by ordeal”, among other phantom charges and remanded in Nnewi Prison custody till date).

Thursday, 30 August 2018

News Release: Faith And Traditional Leaders To Meet And Discuss The Way Forward For Gender Justice In Nigeria

Gender Justice seeks a world where everyone (men, women, boys and girls) is valued equally, and able to share equitably in the distribution of power, knowledge and resources. It is on this basis that the Side by Side movement, a growing global movement of people of faith who want to see gender justice become a reality across the world was established.
Recognising the influence of faith and traditional leaders on social norms and behaviours of individuals and societies, the Side by Side movement is a platform for faith and traditional leaders to build a movement to champion the rights of women and girls, men and boys for the attainment of gender justice. Through this movement, they will work together to pursue transformational change for gender justice by addressing the inequality and powerlessness faced by women and girls who suffer systematic disadvantage and discrimination – particularly those who are poor, live in rural areas, and are from particular social groups.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

News Release: "Miyetti Allah Is A Non Partisan Association With No Interest In The Political Terrain"

The attention of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has been drawn to an interview granted by one Garus Gololo in Makurdi to Punch Newspaper titled 'Resign or we will force you out'. Miyetti Allah to Saraki.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Article: Environmental Genocidists As Crusaders Of Christ In Igbo Land & Worrying Silence Of The Government

By Emeka Umeagbalasi

Igbo Land may not survive environmentally in the next 50years. Trees and other leafy creatures as natural and sole suppliers of oxygen for human living and survival and absorbers of harmful human and industrial emissions such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are facing total extinction in Igbo Land. Igbo Land, historically known as “a sub region” in the “rain forest region” of Nigeria shall in no distance decades become “non leafy rain region of Nigeria”; capable of being turned into left side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

News Release: Botched Planted Billions, Arms & PVCs At Daura’s House: Daura De Hunter Has Become The Hunted


Musa Daura De Hunter has become the Hunted and what goes round has finally come around! Yesterday, it was an innocent and independent minded serving Judge of a High Court or a Justice of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nigeria; or a serving Deputy Senate President or other respected serving or former public office holders, today, the chief planter of phantom stolen billions and other incriminating items such as prohibited firearms; strongly suspected to have been ferried from government’s covert monetary vaults and armories has become the target and escaped victim of suspected central government’s latest frame-up and trumped up accusation.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Special Report: Ambode, Dankwabo, Okowa, Others, Emerge Winners In The Annual Good Governance Poll In Nigeria

The African Leadership Magazine UK, organizers of the annual Good Governance Poll in Nigeria have unveiled the list of winners in the just concluded Good Governance Poll.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Rejoinder: Nigeria's Senate President Replies Ruling Party Chairman


1. It is rather surprising that Mr. Adams Oshiomhole is behaving like a rain-beaten chicken, crying all over the place about Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as if the Senate President is the apparition haunting his life and the sinking ship that he captains.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Special Report: Interim Report(?) On Blockade Of Nigeria's National Assembly

U-Report: Women Group Calls For Greater Involvement Of Women In Peace Processes In Nigeria

Reported by Constance Meju

Women groups concerned about the continuous conflicts between farmers and cattle herdsmen have called for greater involvement of women in peace processes in the country.

The women who spoke through a communiqué issued after a one-day policy dialogue with relevant stakeholders on “Promoting Women’s Involvement in Peace Processes in Nigeria,” organized by the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria (WANEP- Nigeria) said as most affected being the vulnerable group in the conflict, woen should be given more voice in decisions over the issue.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Speech: "I Want To Thank Nigerians, Senators, Members Of The House of Representatives And National Assembly Staff, For Standing Up To Be Counted,"--------Saraki

1. It is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of the Department of State Services (DSS). All entries to the Complex were blocked. The National Assembly, the seat of democracy in Nigeria, was under lockdown. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives were prevented from gaining access.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Photonews: Alleged Photo Of President Buhari Watching National Assembly Siege On Television

News Release: Nigeria's Acting President Condemns Unauthorized Takeover Of The National Assembly

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has described the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order.

Special Report: Nigeria's Senate Minority Leader Resigns

Photonews: Nigeria's National Parliament Taken Over By Secret Security Service

Monday, 6 August 2018

News Release: Strategic Partnership Between The Take Back Nigeria Movement [TBN] And The Sustainable National Party [SNP] Towards The 2019 General Elections And Beyond

When we embarked on the current phase of this journey several years ago, on the first anniversary of the January Uprising of 2012, and in the aftermath of that uprising;

Sunday, 5 August 2018

News Release: Defections As Funeral Ceremony Of Democracy And Good Governance In Nigeria

It troubles and saddens our heart that democracy and good governance built on mandatory fulfillment of social contract obligations by elected and appointed public office holders are not only threatened and endangered but also witnessing funeral ceremonies through maddening and reckless defections in Nigeria. Defection is the oddest side of parliamentary cross-carpeting and greatest threat to party politics founded on ideology. It is also the extreme exercise of right to freedom of association and deemed extra constitutional. Political ideology is a core foundation of democratic partism peopled by political purists or people of noble political class.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Special Report: Statement On Intersociety At 10

Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is dedicating her 10th birthday to victims of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide across Nigeria irrespective of their religion or faith sect, ethnicity, age, gender, color, class, cultural affiliation or geopolitical location. Our birthday profile as to how we came, what we do or have done, challenges and future is a topic for another day, to be released soon. Intersociety was born into Nigeria’s Human Rights Community in July 2008.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

News Release: "Taiwo Mustapha Is Not A Trustee Of ANLCA"----ANLCA Eastern Zone

The Eastern Zone of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have lend support to the advice of Chief Peter Chike Obi to the effect that ANLCA chapters and Zones should disregard the recent illegal attempt by desperate elements to hijack the leadership of the association’s Board of Trustees.

News Release: Nigeria's Democracy Is Under Threat

Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) is a network of 49 civil society organizations spread across Nigeria and committed to promoting law enforcement accountability, respect for human rights, and transparent and responsible policing. It was established in 2000 to provide opportunity for civil society involvement in police reform and the enhancement of safety, security and justice. 

News Release: "Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Enugu State Condemns This Latest Siege On Senator Ekweremadu In Its Totality"

The siege on Senator Prof. Ike Ekweremadu's residence in Abuja by men of the DSS and EFCC, has once again brought to the fore the recklessness and impunity of our security agencies as well as the disturbing trend by which the Presidency deploys the coercive apparatus of the State to settle political scores. We are concerned over the penchant by the Presidency in using the security network to threaten and harass not just members of the opposition but also other people that are diametrically opposed to its policies. The beauty of democracy is its capacity to accommodate diverse views and encourage the process of dialogue to achieve a consensus. Regrettably, the present Federal Government has demonstrated an embarrassing sense of lack of accommodation but has rather resorted to unleashing security agents on people each time it considers its interest at risk. This is the height of democratic dictatorship and tyranny and should be condemned in all its ramifications. 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

News Release: "As A Truly Democratic Party, We Respect The Right Of Every Citizen To Political Association"---APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) notes the development in the National Assembly with the defection of some of our members from the Party.
In the last couple of weeks our Party leaders have worked to stave off this situation as responsible Party leaders would do. It would appear however that the individuals involved have different considerations beyond the grievances that they were willing to discuss and which our leaders were willing to address.

Special Report: List Of Latest Senate Defection From Nigeria's Ruling Party To Main Opposition Party

Sen. Tejouso
Sen. Shaaba
Sen. Gemade
Sen. Melaye
Sen. Shittu