Saturday, 31 October 2020

News Report: U. S. A Special Forces Conduct Rescue Operation In Northern Nigeria

Courtesy: Army Times

American troops on Saturday morning rescued an American citizen taken hostage last week in Niger, according to a statement from the Pentagon.

“U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men,” said Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman in a media release. “This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation".

Friday, 30 October 2020

Report: Corruption In The Extractive Industries

Corruption risks exist across all business sectors, but some are more prone to corruption than others. The extractive industries are among the highest risk areas of business, accounting for one in five cases of transnational bribery according to the 

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Monday, 26 October 2020

News Release: "200 EndSARS Protesters Killed By Security Personnel & Pro Government Hoodlums"-Intersociety

From general information obtained across the country, Intersociety is estimating credibly that no fewer than 200 defenseless EndSARS protesters were killed by soldiers and police personnel and pro Government hoodlums. The killings took place between 7th Oct when the protests started in Lagos and Friday, 23rd Oct 2020. Military terror is still being reported in Abia, Ebonyi and Rivers States and with the latest ‘use maximum force’ order issued by IGP, Abubakar Adamu, death tolls are expected to rise further across the country particularly in South-South and Southeast in coming weeks. While soldiers and police personnel used deadly and excessive force on protesters in different parts of the country, Islamist hoodlums allied with the present Government of Nigeria targeted and attacked the protesters in some parts of Northern Nigeria including Abuja, FCT, Kano and Plateau. They also targeted and unleashed violence against properties belonging to protesters and those owned by Christian traders resident in the named areas.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Monday, 12 October 2020

Special Report: Open/Public Interest Letter To Nigeria's Police Chief

Adamu: I.G of Police 

Inspector General of Police

The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters

Louis Edet House, Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Communication Mode:

Email & WhatsApp per DCP Frank Mba/IGP Adamu Abubakar


Dear IGP,


Re: Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.3/30: IGP Dissolves The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)


 Scrapping SARS is Nothing Short Of Bottling Old Wine With New Bottle:  How Best To Reform NPF & Its Units

The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law is writing to totally reject the scrapping, yesterday, Sunday, 11th October, 2020 of the notorious and butchery Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force and planned absorbing of its killer personnel into various units or departments of the Force. As organization with individual and corporate expertise in modern policing and legal matters, Intersociety sees the announcement by your public office as nothing short of ‘bottling old wine with new bottle’. There must be thorough plus ICT and mentally driven or sharpened reformation of the Nigeria Police Force and its relevant units or departments.


Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Speech: Resource Curse, Enlightened Leadership And Pressure From Below


(Being Keynote Address By Dr. Otive Igbuzor, Founding Executive Director Of African Centre For Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) And Chief Of Staff To The Deputy President Of The Senate Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria  At The Launch Of Two Books On Impact Of Mining On Communities And Management Of 13 Percent Derivation By NEITI On 6th October, 2020)



Let me begin by thanking NEITI for the innovation it has brought to its work in the last few years by engaging in research and policy analysis to address wider issues in the extractive sector. 

It is well known that the rise and fall of Nigeria is tied to the extractives sector. Good management of earnings from the extractive sector has the potential to put Nigeria on the path of growth and development. At the same time, poor management of the extractives sector has the potential to destroy Nigeria through corruption, poverty, conflict and underdevelopment in what Social Scientists call the resource curse. It is against this background that we can situate the emergence of these two books. 

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Special Report: President Buhari's Address To The Nation On The Occasion Of Nigeria's 60th Independence Anniversary

President Buhari 

Fellow Nigerians,

I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary.

As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me with your hopes and aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria.

Today, it is my unique privilege to re-commit myself to the service of this great country of great people with profound diversities and opportunities. We are bound by destiny to be the largest and greatest black nation on earth.

At this stage in our nationhood it is important that we reflect how we got here to enable us work TOGETHER to get to where we aspire to be as a strong indivisible nation, united in hope and equal in opportunity.

On October 1st 1960 when Prime Minister Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa received the constitutional instruments symbolizing Nigeria’s independence, he expressed his wish that having acquired our rightful status as an independent sovereign nation, history would record that the building of our nation proceeded at the wisest pace.

News Release: News Release: AFRICMIL And Partners To Publish Book On Nigeria At 60

The African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) and partners—Government of Ekiti State, Premium Times Books, Yiaga Africa, Sahara Reporters, Oak TV, CDD, Enough is Enough, Nigeria, and TechHe will publish a book of essays to mark Nigeria’s diamond jubilee.

The book, Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices, with a foreword on “Federalism in Nigeria,” by Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, is edited by Dr Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL.