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

Photonews: Police Impedes Nigeria's Senate President's Movement, Deputy's Also

Thursday, 19 July 2018

News Release: Reversing ICC’s Path To Its Untimely Death At 20: Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji May Be Forced To Resign If....

The President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and other newly elected Judges of the Court may most likely be forced to resign in no distance time, unless the Court breaks its ongoing silence of the graveyard over unpopular and widely criticized happenings around the Court since its President’s unusual and troubling visit to Nigeria’s Presidency in April 2018.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Speech: "A Strong And Effective ICC Can Also Act As A Catalyst For Other Justice Efforts"-----Buhari

Buhari Speaking At ICC


I am honoured to be with you here today to celebrate the anniversary of this vital global institution. I say "vital" because the world needs the ICC.

2. Let me start by congratulating you, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, on your election as President of the International Criminal Court, and also thank the judges of the Court for electing you, a cherished son of Nigeria. Nigeria is very proud of you, Mr. President.

3. Let me also express my gratitude to the International Criminal Court for inviting me to speak on this occasion.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Videonews: Nigeria's Supreme Court Adopts E-mail Service System

Special Report: Rome Statute 20th Anniversary High-Level Commemorations Generate Strong Calls For Justice

(High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) (, in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representatives of national Senates and Parliaments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, as well as officials of international and regional organisations, civil society and academia. Speakers reiterated their support to justice and accountability for the gravest crimes listed under the Rome Statute.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Photonews: Fayose Going On Exile?

Photonews: Obasanjo Congratulates Fayemi?

News Release: President Buhari Praises Afreximbank’s Dynamism And Tenacious Leadership As Annual Meetings End

President Buhari

The Annual Meetings and 25th Anniversary celebration of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ended in Abuja yesterday with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria saying that the Bank, through its dynamism and tenacious leadership, had proved that Africans could come together to build something meaningful.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Article: Further Notes On Political Alliances In Nigeria


By Edwin Madunagu

In a previous piece on this subject (Notes on political alliances in Nigeria, July 4, 2018), I proposed that the following three broad objectives have propelled Leftist organisations, at home and abroad, to seek political alliances with non-Leftist formations: to fight or to prevent the emergence of certain forms of dictatorship (e.g. fascism and the one-party state); to expand the existing “democratic space”; or to capture power/accede to office. The aim of the present piece is to extend this proposition in two or three directions and then provide more historical illustrations or instances beyond the one offered in the previous piece.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Article: APC, CUPP And The Road From 2015 To 2019 And Beyond

By Jaye Gaskia

For days now, I have been ruminating on what can be the appropriate title for the issues I want to address in this write up. I do not think I have been very successful in finding one.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

News Release: Christian Death Toll Rises To 1,870 In 190 Days With Fresh 120 Killed In First Ten Days Of July 2018

No fewer than 120 defenseless Christians have been killed by members of Jihadist Brigades under the color of Fulani Herdsmen in Adamawa and Taraba States alone in first seven days of July 2018. The figure did not include scores of others killed during the same period in other parts of old Middle Belt. This brings the total number of defenseless Christians killed in Nigeria in the name of Islam to 1,870 in the past six and quarter months of 2018-1st January to 10th July 2018.

Monday, 9 July 2018

News Release: Re-Exemption Certificate Of The Hon. Minister Of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun

Our attention has been drawn to the issue of the alleged forgery of an NYSC Exemption Certificate by the Honorable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.

Checking our records, Mrs. Adeosun did apply for an Exemption Certificate.

We shall investigate the origin of the purported Exemption Certificate in question.

Thank you.

Adeyemi Adenike (Mrs.)
Press and Public Relations

News Release: Re: IPOB/Ohaneze Ndigbo Reconciliation Meeting Held In Enugu On July 6, 2018

Following an important meeting with some respectable Igbo elders, the representatives of IPOB and leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo earlier today July 6, 2018 in Enugu, under the distinguished  chairmanship of the very eminent Prof. Ben Nwabueze; IPOB High Command hereby mandate that all forms of verbal attacks and name calling on all media platforms against Ohaneze Ndigbo seize with immediate effect. No IPOB family member should disparage Ohaneze Ndigbo or its leadership until further notice.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Speech: "I am Happy That I Have Been Vindicated"----Saraki.


At the end of a tortuous journey of 1018 Days counting from September 22, 2015 when the case began at the Tribunal, I am happy that I have been vindicated. The Supreme Court has affirmed that there is no evidence of false declaration of assets. The court also observed that certain agents took over the responsibility of the Code of Conduct Bureau in this trial, and one can infer that this was done towards a pre-determined end.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Article: Notes On Political Alliances In Nigeria


By Edwin Madunagu

We may begin by recalling two key propositions that have so far emerged in the current discussions on the political responsibility of the Nigerian Left in this period. And, for clarity, by “this period” I mean the 20th year of the Fourth Republic, a period defined by the approach to a general election, worsening of the material conditions of the masses, national disunity, aggravated violence and insecurity, declining ability of the Nigerian state to discharge the elementary functions of the state (except the coercive ones) and absence of any national mobilizing project or promise by the ruling class or any of its leading factions or segments.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Article: Some NEMA Must Be Purged Of Contractors Masquerading As Civil Servants

By Emeka Oraetoka

There is no doubt that the formation of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) by government was informed by the need to urgently respond to emergency, arising from disaster which could be natural or manmade. Since NEMA is a special agency saddled with the responsibility of catering for people in distress, it is expected that civil servants working in the agency, remain highly disciplined and patriotic in discharge of their duties.