Thursday, 21 October 2021

News Report: Nnamdi Kanu Pleads Not Guilty To Seven Count Charge, Case Adjourned To November 10th, 2021

Kanu seated in Court

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, have pleaded not guilty to the seven count charge brought against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Kanu was rearraigned earlier today before Justice Binta Nyako in one of the Federal High Courts in Abuja.

After the plea taking, the case was adjourned to 10th November, 2021.

Photonews: Nnamdi Kanu In Court For Resumed Trial


Photonews: Igbo Apex Group Representatives At Nnamdi Kanu Resumed Trial


Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Videonews: "Arise Television" Reports Fracas Between Its News Crew And Police At "Endsars Memorial" Venue


News Report: Facebook Is Reportedly Changing Its Name

Courtesy: Yahoo Finance

By Mariella Moon·(Associate Editor)

Facebook is rebranding and changing its company name as soon as next week, according to The Verge. Apparently, the social media giant will have a new name that will reflect its focus on creating a metaverse. It's also possibly connected to its unreleased social virtual reality world called Horizon Worlds. The social network itself will likely retain the Facebook branding and will be under a new parent company, along with Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus. That would be similar to what Google did in 2015 when it put its various projects and divisions, along with itself, under its parent company Alphabet.

Photonews: "EndSARS" Memorial Day


Monday, 18 October 2021

News Release: AFRICMIL And Partners Hold Commemorative Lecture On One Year Of #EndSARS And 35 Years After Assassination Of Dele Giwa

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), in partnership with Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, National Consultative Front (NCF), PLAYYA and MILID Foundation will Tuesday, October 19, 2021, hold a commemorative lecture and public presentation of Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices – a book of sixty essays by sixty young Nigerians which salutes sixty years of Nigeria’s independence and points the way towards a better country.

Saturday, 16 October 2021

News Release: "IPOB Did Not Issue Any Sit-At-Home Except On October 21"-IPOB Spokesman

"The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fabricated statement being circulated by mischief makers and paid agents of darkness that IPOB had directed Biafrans to sit-at-home Monday, October 18; Tuesday, October 19; and Thursday, October 21 for our leader, and One year anniversary of #EndSARS protest.

Friday, 15 October 2021

Article: Leadership, Organization And Accountability: Reflecting On Our Recent Struggle

By Jaye Gaskia

Setting The Context:

Recent mass popular struggles that have erupted unto the stage of history and unfolded on the streets, disrupting the political economy of countries, and threatening ruling class hegemony, have continued to bring up and put on the front burner the question of leadership and organisation, as well as of strategy and tactics for our struggle.

Friday, 8 October 2021

News Release: "The Nigeria Customs Have Refused To Be Cowed"

“On Monday 26th September 2021, members of freight forwarding associations and Customs Licensed agents, including executives and members of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents ( ANLCA), National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), and three other associations held a meeting at a popular hotel in Apapa, Lagos.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

News Report: Alfred Nobel Foundation Announce 2021 Nobel Prize In Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah

"For his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents", the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 was awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Alfred Nobel Foundation announced today.

Wikipedia records Gurnah as "a novelist who was born in Zanzibar and lives in the United Kingdom. 

His novels include Paradise, which was shortlisted for both the Booker and the Whitbread Prize; Desertion; and By the Sea, which was longlisted for the Booker and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award".

Special Report: Association Of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA)Presentation To The House Of Representatives Committee On Customs And Excise


The association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) is here today, to inform the House Committee on Customs on the state of affairs in the maritime industry, particularly as regards the Nigerian Customs headship administration and operations. Sir, we received a letter of invitation from your committee where the present management team of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has alleged that members of our association are obstructing her officials from conducting one hundred percent (100%) examination on cargoes at the sea ports.

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Article: ISOPADEC Workers Bleeding Under Chains Of Misery

By Kenneth Uwadi

The bible mentioned a servant girl of Naaman's wife. However, the girl was brave enough to tell her mistress of a prophet in the country of Samaria, which is in the Kingdom of Israel, who was able to heal Naaman of his leprosy. Naaman was the captain of the Syrian Army around 850 B.C. In the account of the war between Syria and Israel, as recorded in I Kings 15, God gave Captain Naaman the victory over Israel. In II Kings 5, it is written that Naaman was a mighty man of valor, but was a leper. The unknown servant girl showed Naaman were he got his healing. There are people that are bold like the servant girl of Naaman today. They point out the wrong things going on and call for change. They shout at those adding poisons as medicine for chronic ailment, to stop. They call for things to be done right for the overall good of the majority. They are the civil servants of the society. In Imo state, when the unknown servants are against you, then you have a problem.

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

News Release: "Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund"

Africa50 announced today the creation of a new Fund to be called the Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund, which is aimed at catalyzing further investment flows into African infrastructure. Africa50 named African private equity executive, Mr. Vincent Le Guennou, to lead this new entity, with the objective of raising US$500 million in multiple closings, for investment across the continent.

Article: Facebook Is Weaker Than We Know

By Kevin Roose(Courtesy of The New York Times)

One possible way to read “The Facebook Files,” The Wall Street Journal’s excellent series of reports based on leaked internal Facebook research, is as a story about an unstoppable juggernaut bulldozing society on its way to the bank.

The series has exposed damning evidence that Facebook has a two-tier justice system, that it knew Instagram was worsening body-image issues among girls and that it had a bigger vaccine misinformation problem than it let on, among other issues. And it would be easy enough to come away thinking that Facebook is terrifyingly powerful, and can be brought to heel only with aggressive government intervention.

Monday, 4 October 2021

Article: No To Anti-Poor, Pro-Rich Policies In Imo State (Part 1)

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state

By Kenneth Uwadi

One thing that cannot be taken away from Fela Anikulapo’s music is its consistent defense of both the political and economic interest and aspiration of the working people. Fela`s songs lampoon the level of corruption and looting in public sectors. The infrastructural decay and chronic state of public social services like education, health among others are off-shoot of various anti-poor neoliberal capitalist policies of thieving government. In Confusion-Break-Bone (CBB), one of the mid-1980s hit series that also included the Beast-of-No-Nation (BONN) it became necessary for Fela to reply critiques who felt that his lyrics were over-laced with doomsday chants.“If something good I go sing about.Nothing good self to sing about”.

News Report: South East Nigeria Leaders And Governors To Meet Today On Insecurity

Southeast leaders and governors at another event

Except if there is a last minute change of plan, South East Nigeria leaders and governors are slated to meet today at Enugu by noon.

A notice of the meeting by Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi reads:

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Report: ICIJ's "Pandora Papers": "An offshore Data Tsunami"

The Pandora Papers’s 11.9 million records arrived from 14 different offshore services firms in a jumble of files and formats, even ink-on-paper, presenting a massive data-management challenge.

Click here to read report

News Release: Intersociety Says "4,400 Christians Hacked To Death By Nigerian Muslim Jihadists In Nine Months (Jan-Sept 2021)"

Nigerian Muslim Jihadists, comprising state actor and non state actor radical Islamists had in the past nine months of 2021 or January to September, a period of 270 days, hacked to death no fewer than 4,400 defenseless and unprotected Christians. At least, twenty Christian clergies have also been killed or abducted. In the raging and untamed anti Christian genocidal killings and property violence, the number of sacred places of worship and learning belonging to the globally revered and respected religious Faith severely attacked by the jihadists since January 2021 has risen to between 350 and 400. Not less than 3500 traveler and sedentary Christians have also been abducted in the nine months of 2021 gone by; with several dozens of them feared killed in captivity. In all, average of 490 Christians were killed in each of the past nine months and 16 in each of the past 270 days.

News Release: Birimian Unveils First Cohort Of IFM-Birimian Accelerator x Africa Program Launched With Institut Français De La Mode

Birimian, the  first  operational  investment company dedicated to African luxury and premium heritage brands, has selected the finalists of its first call  for  applications (see  list  below). These  finalists  will  join  the  acceleration  program IFM-Birimian  Accelerator  x  Africa, in  partnership  with Institut  Français  de  la  Mode (IFM). The designers selected will also be highlighted at the Première Classe event organized by WSN as part of Paris Fashion Week on October1–4, giving the brands valuable exposure to the European fashion scene. 

Friday, 1 October 2021

Photonews: "Buhari Must Go" Protest In Abuja


Special Report: "We Recovered From Economic Recession In Quarter Four Of 2020...."-President Buhari

(Being an address by Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria on Friday 1st October, 2021 on Nigeria's Independence day anniversary)

Citizens of Nigeria.

It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty first Independence Anniversary.

2. For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together to celebrate freedom. Today should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British handed over the reins of power to Nigerians, but also unified Nigerians from all ethnic groups, religions and regions.

3. Today, despite the challenges we face, most Nigerians still maintain the spirit of 1st October. That positive outlook and determination to make Nigeria a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is due to this collective attitude that Nigeria doggedly continues to remain a united and indivisible nation.

4. Fellow Nigerians, the past eighteen months have been some of the most difficult periods in the history of Nigeria. Since the civil war, I doubt whether we have seen a period of more heightened challenges than what we have witnessed in this period.

5. Our original priorities for 2020 were to continue stabilising our economy following the deep recession while restoring peace in areas confronted with security challenges. But the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on all nations meant we needed to shift gears and re-strategise.