Monday, 30 August 2021

News Release: France Works With African Partners To Deliver 10 Million Vaccines To Africa


(The vaccines will be allocated and distributed by the initiative known as the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX global vaccine initiative)

African Union Member States will receive an additional 10 million doses of Astra Zeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months through a new partnership between the French government and the African Union.

The vaccines will be allocated and distributed by the initiative known as the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX global vaccine initiative.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

News Report: Nigerian Music Great, Victor Uwaifo Is Dead

 

Late Uwaifo

Family sources have confirmed the death of music great, Sir Victor Uwaifo.

Uwaifo played high life music from the 1960s to the 1990s.

 The late high life music legend was a Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in his native Edo State.

He was aged 80.

Friday, 27 August 2021

News Release: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Threatens To Ex-Communication Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma


"Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide had warned the Governor of Imo State on the dangers of withdrawal from the ban on open grazing initiated by the Forum of Southern Governors, as the Imo Governor, Senator Hope Uzodima had attracted scourge of hatred, plagues, and curses on his government and Ndigbo will declare him #1 Enemy of Ndigbo since the last 200 years.

Our suspicion had been reinforced with the continued absence of Governor Hope Uzodinma in the meetings of Southern Governors in Asaba and Lagos, which was intentional and premeditated to ambush the resolutions of the Southern Governors, and he will never escape the venom of Ndigbo, as he will surely taste the retribution of God and wrath of the people as a confirm saboteur and this will serve as a warning to any Igbo Governor that will follow such decision will never escape the malevolence and venomous actions of the people.”

Signed:

Okechukwu Ishiguzoro

Secretary.

Thursday, 26 August 2021

News Release: AU Commission Appoints Olusegun Obasanjo As High Representative For The Horn Off Africa


(This decision is part of the African Union’s drive to promote peace, security, stability and political dialogue all over the Horn of Africa region)

 The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, is pleased to announce the appointment of H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as his High Representative for the Horn of Africa region.

Monday, 23 August 2021

News Report: Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, Widow Of JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi Is Dead

 

Late Mrs Aguiyi-Ironsi

Mrs Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi, widow of Nigeria's first military rule, General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi is dead.

Mrs Aguiyi-Ironsi died at the age of 97.

Sunday, 22 August 2021

News Release: "Mazi Simon Ekpa Is Not A Member Of IPOB Finland"-IPOB Finland

Ekpa

"This is to inform the IPOB family members worldwide over the raging issues as to whether Mazi Simon Ekpa is a registered member of IPOB Finland or not, where he is resident.

We the IPOB Finland family under the command and leadership of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to make it categorically clear to whom it may concern, that Mazi Simon Ekpa is not a member of IPOB Finland. He has never been part of IPOB before now, and till date he is still not a registered IPOB member, according to our records.

This Memo has been issued to set the records straight before all and sundry, that henceforth, anybody that is dealing with Mazi Ekpa on issues concerning IPOB worldwide will consequently, have him or herself to blame.”

Anthony Obasi

National Coordinator,

IPOB

Finland.

Chika Madu,

National Secretary,

IPOB

Finland.

Friday, 20 August 2021

Thursday, 19 August 2021

News Release: NDDC Forensic Audit Report: Social Action Calls For Prompt Release Of The Report To The Public


It is over a week that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godswill Akpabio confirmed that the long awaited forensic audit report of the NDDC has been submitted to his office by a team of auditors. It would be recalled that following a public outcry over the monumental level of corruption exposed by the Senate Ad-Hoc committee on NDDC in October 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a forensic audit of the financial records of the Commission. Social Action, however, noted with serious concern what appears to be a deliberate attempt to sweep the findings of the forensic audit under the carpet as the government has failed to make the said report available to the public even after a week of the Minister confirming the receipt of the report.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

News Release: "This PIB Falls Way Short Of The Expectations Of The Oil And Gas Producing Communities"-Pan Niger Delta Forum(PANDEF)


"It’s quite unfortunate that President Muhammadu Buhari went ahead to assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, despite the overwhelming outcry and condemnation that greeted its passage by the National Assembly, especially with regards to the paltry 3% provision for the Host Communities Development Trust Fund and the brazen appropriation of an outrageous 30% of NNPC Ltd profit for a dubious, nebulous Frontier Oil Exploration Fund.

News Release: Book on Nigeria at 60 Set for Launch August 19, 2021



The public presentation of a new book titled Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices will hold on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the Yar‘Adua Centre, Abuja.  

Edited by Chido Onumah, the 437-page book is a collection of 60 essays by 60 young Nigerians to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. “These essays by young and articulate professionals drawn from across the country critically examine the realities of Nigeria’s social, economic and political situation and suggest the options open to us as a nation and how to achieve them, said Onumah, Coordinator of African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).”  

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Special Report: Who's Who Behind The Taliban Leadership

Taliban flag

Courtesy: AFP

The Taliban movement's inner workings and leadership have always been largely shrouded in secrecy, even during their rule of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.

As the hardline Islamic group appears to be on the brink of regaining power, here is a rundown of what little is known about its leadership.

Haibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader:

Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed leader of the Taliban in a swift power transition after a US drone strike killed his predecessor, Mullah Mansour Akhtar, in 2016.

Before ascending the movement's ranks, Akhundzada was a low-profile religious figure. He is widely believed to have been selected to serve more as a spiritual figurehead than a military commander.

After being appointed leader, Akhundzada secured a pledge of loyalty from Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, who showered the religious scholar with praise -- calling him "the emir of the faithful".

Saturday, 14 August 2021

News Release: IPOB Suspends Weekly "Sit At Home"


"I wish to announce this very evening, that as directed by the highest command of this noble movement, our Monday Ghost Town or sit-at-home in Biafra land, stands suspended for now.

The weekly sit-at-home stands suspended, which means in the coming Monday, there will be no Ghost Town in Biafraland.

Our sit-at-home will be on each court date when our leader, Onye Ndu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be appearing in court"

Chika Edoziem,

Head,

Directorate of State,

IPOB.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

News Report: Mohammed, Late Gani Fawehimi's First Son Is Dead

 

Late Mohammed Fawehimi

We can now report that Mohammed Fawehimi, the first son of Nigeria's late iconic human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehimi is dead.

Mohammed Fawehimi who was confined to wheelchair due to a ghastly motor accident, died today after complaining of difficult in breathing. 

He was aged 50 and was unmarried.

Special Report: Statistics Of Obigbo Residents Released By The Nigerian Army

 







News Release: 107 Obigbo Residents Abducted By Army Freed, Five Died After Over Nine Months In Secret Custody

A batch of the released

Another batch

The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law is gladly announcing the release of 107 of the 112 defenseless and unarmed residents of Obigbo in Rivers State. Their release followed a Court bail granted to them a week or two ago and perfection of their bail conditions. The 107 mostly Igbo Christian citizens of Obigbo residency have also successfully rejoined their families and other loved ones over nine months after they were waylaid by soldiers of the Nigerian Army on their way back from work or going to work and other legitimate social activities and abducted and disappeared.

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Photonews: Akpabio Receives NDDC Audit Report

 




Special Report: 470 Killed, 820 Disappeared And 3,250 Abducted In Eastern Nigeria By Security Forces In 220 Days (Jan-10th August 2021)


(… CP Abutu Yaro and DCP Abba Kyari are “false accusers and executioners-in-chief” and responsible for death of 240 in 220 days)

(….as soldiers cleared grounds for jihadist Fulani Herdsmen who massacred 250 native Igbo Christians in Igbo Land since Jan 2021)

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Article: Saving Jaafar Jaafar from Gov Ganduje’s SLAPP

Gov. Ganduge

By Godwin Onyeacholem 

Despite persistent calls by authentic advocates of good governance for a conducive atmosphere for a thriving democracy and freedom in Nigeria, the reactionary wing of the ruling class and its agents are not giving any chance for that to happen. The more they are caught red-handed—with self-incriminating evidence—and exposed in the very act of a crime, the more they grow the liver to deflect and seek revenge.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Special Report: 43, 000 Christians Killed By Nigerian Jihadists In 12 Years, 18,500 Permanently Disappeared And 17,500 Churches Attacked


(…ten million uprooted in the North, six million forced to flee, four million displaced, 29,000 Muslims killed and 2000 Christian schools lost)

The total number of ‘direct’ Christian deaths since 2009 or from July 2009 to July 2021; a period of twelve years, is independently put at no fewer than 43,000. The figure arises from the total jihadist killing of not less than 72,000 defenseless citizens. The killings had emanated from the propagation of radical Islamism in Nigeria or any part thereof. The total number of moderate Muslims killed by Jihadists in the same past twelve years is independently put at 29,000. Of the no fewer than 43,000 Christian deaths, 20% or over 8,600 deaths are members of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria or EYN. The 43,000 Christian deaths occurred following systematic and coordinated attacks majorly targeted at Christians by radical Islamists or Islamic Jihadists and their collaborators (‘esprit de jihad’) in the Nigerian security forces. The Nigerian Jihadists also sparsely and collaterally target moderate Muslims as collateral mistakes or punishments of those collaborating with the ‘unbelievers’ or in revenge for state actor attacks against their targets, or  for purpose of enforcement of Islamic Sharia law or code. Independently speaking, too, the Islamic Jihadists and their ‘esprit de jihad’ in the Nigerian security forces have been responsible for at least 18,500 Christian deaths arising from enforced disappearances, or those abducted and most unlikely to return alive. The 18,500 jihadist captivity slain Christians are out of estimated 26,000 of such deaths since 2009, put by a UN Agency in 2019 at “22,500”. Generally speaking, the total number of defenseless Nigerians abducted by the Jihadists since 2009 is put at 36,000, out of which 18,500 are Christians who are most unlikely to return alive. While most of the Muslims abducted by Jihadists in Nigeria are later released unconditionally to their families, most of their Christian counterparts are killed in captivity or forcefully converted to Islam. A typical case in point was the abduction of 276 Chibok Girls by BH on 14-15 April, 2014. Apart from 217 of them belonging to the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), they are still held and have been forcefully converted to Islam and married off  by the Jihadists.

Sunday, 1 August 2021

News Report: Youths Of Eleme Local Government Area Of Rivers State Nigeria Suspend 7-Day Protest

 

Thanksgiving Church Service To End Protest

The arrival of construction equipments on Sunday signaled the end of a seven-day protest embarked upon by Youths of Eleme Local Government Area Of Rivers State Nigeria to protest the deplorable condition of the Port Harcourt Onne road which passes through Eleme.

The Youths had in protest blocked the road leading to Onne Seaport, Port Harcourt refinery and other high value companies and parastatals.

News Release: Police Service Commission(PSC) Suspends Abba Kyari


The Police Service Commission has suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force from the exercise of the Powers and functions of his office .

Abba Kyari's suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31st  2021 and would subsist pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States .

News Report: Nigeria's Police Chief Recommends Suspension Of Abba Kyari Over FBI Indictment

 

Kyari

We can now report that the Inspector-general of the Nigerian Police Force, Usman Alkali Baba has recommended to the Police Service Commission (PSC), the suspension of the FBI indicted Police officer, Abba Kyari, in a letter dated 31st July, 2021.

This was disclosed in a news release signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba and dated 1st August, 2021.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) is the government organ responsible for the promotion, retirement, suspension and dismissal of senior police officers in Nigeria.