Saturday, 31 July 2021

Photonews: Abba Kyari's Younger Brother, Usman Kyari Poses With Exotic Cars

 




Friday, 30 July 2021

News Release: Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) Proclaims "Ghost Mondays" Starting From 9th August, 2021


We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to announce to all Biafra citizens, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom and independence that IPOB leadership has declared every Monday ‘a ghost Monday.’ This declaration takes effect from Monday, August 9, 2021.

From that day, Biafra land will be on lockdown every Monday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm until our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who was unlawfully abducted in Kenya and illegally detained by the federal government of Nigeria is released.

Photonews: Faces Of Some "Hushpuppi" Friends



Thursday, 29 July 2021

News Release: Nigeria Police Responds To Indictment Of Top Rated Officer By FBI


Sequel to the receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered an internal review of the allegations.

The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.

Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.

CP Frank Mba

Force Public Relations Officer,

Force Headquarters,

Abuja, Nigeria.

Photonews: Angry Youths Block Access To Nigeria's Onne Seaport For Four Days Running, Want Government To Repair Bad Access Road



Special Report: Unsealed U.S Court Papers Mention Nigeria's Celebrated Police Officer, Abba Kyari In Internet Scam And Money Laundering Investigation

Kyari


Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Central District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Six Indicted in International Scheme to Defraud Qatari School Founder and then Launder over $1 Million in Illicit Proceeds

Nigerian National Known as ‘Hushpuppi’ Admits Money Laundering in School Financing Scam and Additional Cyber and Business Email Compromise Schemes

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week alleges an elaborate scheme to steal more than $1.1 million from a businessperson attempting to finance the construction of a school for children in Qatar – and the subsequent laundering of illicit proceeds through bank accounts around the world.

Monday, 19 July 2021

Special Report: Bishop Kukah's Address To The U.S Congress

Bishop Kukah

From its inception as an independent nation, Nigeria has remained a volatile country. Home to almost two hundred million people communicating in over five hundred tongues, Nigeria remains one of the most enigmatic pieces of God’s real estate on earth. Running, stumbling but never fatally falling except for a brief civil war, she is home to one out of five black people on earth. Highly resourced, but endemically corrupt, a combination of serious governance missteps, series of military coups, years of maladministration, a culture of violence have seriously slowed down what should have been one of the greatest nations on earth. It has left its people vulnerable to poverty, disease, violence and death.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Special Report: 3,462 Christians Hacked To Death By Nigerian Jihadists In 200 Days, 3000 Abducted, 300 Churches And Ten Priests Attacked


The number of defenseless Christiains hacked to death by Nigeria’s Islamic Jihadists and their collaborators in the security forces in the past 200 days or 1st January to 18th July 2021 has risen to no fewer than 3, 462 and this is just sixty-eight deaths less than the total deaths of Nigerian Christians in 2020 which the Open Doors’ World Watch List of Persecuted Christians put at ‘3,530’. This number further represents daily average Christian deaths of seventeen and second highest since 2014 when over 5000 Christian deaths were recorded in the hands of Boko Haram and Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen. While Boko Haram killed over 4000 Christians in 2014, the Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen accounted for 1,229 Christian deaths. In our last report issued on 11th May 2021, covering January to April 2021, we found that no fewer than 1,470 Christians were hacked to death and in the past 80 days or 1st May to 18th July 2021, not less than 1, 992 Christian lives have been lost. We also found that no fewer than 780 additional Christians were abducted in 80 days or 1st May to 18th July whereas between 1st January and 30th April, 2200 were abducted. This brings the total number of the abducted Christians since January to 3000, out of which at least three out of every abducted thirty Christians were most likely to have died in captivity; thereby indicating additional secret death in jihadists’ captivity of 300 Christians. Additional deaths of 150 is also added to represent ‘dark figures’ or deaths that occurred but not reported or recorded.  

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Article: My Unpopular Propositions

Madunagu

My Edwin Madunagu

Several times in the last ten years, I have compelled myself to discontinue public exploration, and application to Nigeria, of the concepts of power bloc and popular-democratic restructuring. These are concepts in which another concept  the national question or ethnic nationality question  plays an important, though neither dominant nor decisive role. I was, in fact, at a point, considering classifying these concepts and closely related ones as unpopular in a spirit that reminds me of Bertrand Russells Unpopular Essays. However, whereas Bertrand Russell, in labeling his 1950 collection of essays unpopular, was condescending, abusive and cynical, I am honest and respectful to a host of my comrades in the Nigerian Left and many of my other readers in considering describing their reception of my employment of these concepts as unpopular.”

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Special Report: Text Of Nnamdi Kanu's New Legal Action Against The Government Of Nigeria

 

Kanu

"That this charge NO. FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 came up on 29th June 2021 and the Applicant was brought before the Court in Chains, handcuffs and leg-cuffs, blindfolded, and was consequently remanded in the custody of the State Security Service, even though there was no legal representation for the Defendant, and the matter was therefore adjourned to the 26th day of July 2021 for trial.

That the Counsel to the Applicant was not served with any hearing notice before the appearance of the applicant in Court, neither were they aware that any action was scheduled to take place in the criminal charge NO. FCH/ABJ/CR/383/2015 on that 29th June 2021.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Report: Covid 19 Delta Variant


What do we know about the Delta variant so far? How can we assess our risk? What strategies should we apply to protect ourselves whether we are in a low vaccination or high vaccination setting? WHO’s Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains in Science in 5.

Click here to read report


Monday, 12 July 2021

Speech: Building A New Nigeria: Imperatives For Shared Prosperity

Dr. Adeshina

(Being Convocation Lecture Delivered By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021)

(Protocols).

Good morning everyone!

A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021!

Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University.

I wish to thank you Professor Margee Ensign, President of the American University of Nigeria for inviting me to deliver this commencement lecture.

I am most grateful to you, Madam President, the University Senate and the Governing Council for the great honor of being conferred with the University’s highest honorary degree: Doctor of Humane Letters. Thank you so very much!

Friday, 9 July 2021

Report: "Defying Exclusion": Stories And Insights On The Links Between Discrimination And Corruption

 

Corruption and discrimination are each major obstacles to the achievement of sustainable and inclusive development. Until now they have largely been understood in isolation from each other. For the first time, this report identifies and explores the direct, causal relationship and interconnection between them............

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Thursday, 8 July 2021

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Monday, 5 July 2021

Communique: "The Next President Of Nigeria Should Emerge From The Southern Region"-Governors Of Southern Nigeria


(Being Communique Issued At The Conclusion Of The Meeting Of The Governors Of Southern Nigeria At The Lagos State Government House, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, On Monday, 5th July, 2021)

The Southern Governors Forum at the end of the meeting held on Monday, 5th July, 2021 reviewed the situation in the Country and focused on the current security situation, constitutional amendment, Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). 

Rising from the meeting, the Forum agreed on the following:

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Article: The Danger Inherent In The Present Moment

A scene of  protest in Nigeria

By Jaye Gaskia

The present moment in the history of Nigeria is a very dicey one, characterised by systemic crisis, of such a proportion that it seems to have engendered a situation of permanent crises – crisis of entrenched instability, crisis of rampant excruciating poverty, crisis of rampaging endemic insecurity, and crisis of near catastrophic degradation of human life; all of which pose an existential threat, not only to the country, but also more significantly to our humanity.