Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Photonews: The Dog Who Was In The Raid To Decapitate ISIS

Monday, 28 October 2019

Article: MIL And The Challenge Of New Media Technologies

By Chido Onumah & Olunifesi Suraj

Information rules the world today. More often than not, the type of information we receive affects our choices, our relationship with others, the quality of life we live, the kind of influence we have on others, the extent to which others influence us, the kinds of activities we undertake and the roles we decide to play in society as citizens and participants in the democratic process.

While Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights talks about everyone’s “right to freedom of opinion and expression,” it is important, according to UNESCO, to equip citizens with competencies needed to seek and enjoy the full benefits of this fundamental human right. Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as a field of engagement provides citizens with the requisite competencies for the realization of their rights.

Photonews: Watching The Decapitation Of ISIS

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Article: Rosa Luxemburg Remembered

Rosa Luxemburg 

By Edwin Madunagu

My last published piece, “Revolutions that ‘fired’ young Leftists” (September 26, 2019), was an abridgement of what was originally planned to be a much longer essay. That longer essay would have included not only some revolutions that failed, but also some revolutionaries that failed to make successful revolutions. In that excised segment was Rosa Luxemburg, a brilliant Marxist revolutionary whose life was brutally terminated a hundred years ago, in 1919, in the German Socialist Revolution that failed. It is with this exceptional woman whose photograph, together with those of five other women, has adorned the wall of our public library for more than 20 years that we are concerned in this follow-up piece.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

News Release: "Onitsha Fire: Time For Govt To Rev Up Its Rapid Response Strategies"-- CLO

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), South East Zone is to say the least, deeply saddened over the unfortunate petrol tanker fire that engulfed parts of Onitsha on Wednesday 16th October 2019, leaving in its trail, tears, sorrows and blood.

Our hearts goes out to those affected by the losses both in human lives, damage to properties and loss of goods and other valuables.
This is not the first time such is happening in Onitsha and would definitely not be the last but the reality is that the incident has brought to the fore the imperative need for the government and the relevant institutions to review its strategies and take drastic proactive measures.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Special Report: "Citizens Of Southeast & South-south Paid N306B ($1B) At Roadblocks In 50 Months (August 2015-Oct 2019)"--Intersociety

The staggering sum of N306b or $1b (at official exchange rate of about N306 per US$) had been paid at gunpoint in the past 50 months or between August 2015 and Oct 2019 by citizens of Southeast and South-south or old Eastern Nigeria including Delta and Edo States to estimated 600 military and 6,300 police roadblocks in the two regions”

The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, said today in a 4-page Executive Summary of its latest report. The Report and its Executive Summary was signed by Barristers Chidimma Undegbunam, Chinwe Umeche, Uju Igboeli and Ndidiamaka Bernard; and Emeka Umeagbalasi (a Criminologist & Graduate of Security Studies)-all principal officers of Intersociety.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Speech: "A New Alaigbo Is Possible And Is Here With Us"

(Being welcome Address By President Of Igbo Professionals For Development And Empowerment Initiative(IPDEI), Mr. Livy-Elcon Emereonye, At Its Maiden Annual Conference 2019)

Your Excellency, the Governor of Imo State, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha CON
Your Royal Highness, Eze George Ekeh, the Father of the day
The Chairman of this conference, Dr. Sam Amadi
The Keynote Speaker, Hon Chief Joseph Chukwuma Ikunna
Honourable members of the National Assembly 
Honourable members of Imo State House of Assembly
Honourable Commissioners here present
Chairmen of different Local Government Areas
Different professional bodies
Different regulatory agencies
Members of Igbo Professionals for Development and Empowerment Initiative
Invited guests too numerous to mention
Gentle men of the press
Distinguished ladies and gentle men.

It’s with joy that I welcome you all to the maiden annual conference of the Igbo Professionals for Development and Empowerment Initiative (IPDEI), holding here in Owerri, Imo State, designed to stimulate positive mental attitude for imminent paradigm shift anchored on institutionalization.

Friday, 11 October 2019

News Release: 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture Holds On November 14th, 2019

The 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture will hold on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Main Hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, the organisers said Friday in a statement.

The Lecture, according to News Express Publisher Isaac Umunna, “will focus attention on Nigeria’s economic cum developmental challenges and the way out.” The theme, he said, is “Getting Nigeria Out of the Woods – A New Thinking”.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Article: Why Federal Government Of Nigeria Should Leverage On NIPOST Infrastructure To Drive Its Social Intervention Programs (SIPs)

By Emeka Oraetoka

In terms of spread, only the Nigerian Police Force is slightly ahead of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in the country. NIPOST has offices throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria. The implication of this is that federal government can drive its social intervention programmes through NIPOST with almost 100% success. There is no local government area in Nigeria that has no presence of NIPOST. Apart from LGAs headquarters, almost all the towns in Nigeria boast of Postal outlets.

Government’s social programmes, TraderMoni, N-Power and direct cash transfers to the “poorest families”, that have lifted many poor Nigerians out of poverty, can even lift more people out of penury if government deploys NIPOST infrastructure scattered all over the federation to strategically target the poor of the poor in the rural areas of the country. Leveraging on NIPOST’s backbone to run the programmes will eliminate hitches that may arise from the current method being adopted by the federal government. For instance, the concern expressed by the first lady, Aisha Buhari not long ago, about the apparent poor spread of the programmes, would have been take care of, if NIPOST was involved in funds distribution from the inception.