Thursday, 21 February 2019

Speech: "Tomorrow, We Affirm That Nigeria Stands As A Democracy"-----President Buhari

President Buhari

Dear Nigerians,

Finally, we have reached the eve of the rescheduled first round of this year’s general elections.

2.  Tomorrow, the polls open. Tomorrow, we affirm that Nigeria stands as a democracy and that no worldly hand can deter us from this wise and fitting path we have chosen for ourselves.

3. While democracy is the most beneficial way to select a nation’s leaders, it is far from the easiest thing to achieve and maintain.

4. It requires a combination of patience, tolerance, compassion, diligence, wisdom and hope. These traits exist in us the Nigerian people. Because of who we are, democracy has the chance to flourish in this land.

5. Thus, I commend all of you for your patience and peaceful conduct so far during this electoral season and especially during this intervening week following the postponement of the February 16 elections.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

News Release: Nigerian Bar Association On Elections Postponement

The Nigerian Bar Association is confounded by and disappointed with the postponement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (“INEC”), in the wee hours of this morning, of the elections that were scheduled to hold today, 16 February 2019 and on 02 March 2019. We are confounded by the postponement, considering the serial assurances that INEC had, prior to this morning, given of its preparedness for the conduct of the elections; INEC had also expressly assured that postponement of the elections was not howsoever in contemplation. Our disappointment is compounded by the fact that none of the reasons that INEC has proffered justifies the postponement; all the reasons, with some diligence, could have been remediated.

Photonews: Nigeria's Election Umpire Briefs Observers

Friday, 15 February 2019

Special Report: Election Umpire Reschedules Nigeria's General Elections

Special Report: President Buhari's Medical Records?

U-Report: Group Submits Petition Against Nigeria's President, Others To International Criminal Court

Reported By A Citizen Reporter
EKWENCHE Research Institute in Chicago, Illinois, USA, through the Law Firm of  Fein & DelValle PLLC, Washington, D.C., USA, have successfully dragged and submitted the names of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, Tukur Yusuf Buratai, a Lt Gen and other accomplices including Govs William Obiano and Okezie Ikpeazu of Anambra and Abia States; former Nigerian Inspectors Gen of Police, Solomon Arase and Ibrahim Idris and former Director Gen of SSS, Lawan Musa Daura, etc to the Chief Prosecutor of ICC, Madam Fatou Bensouda.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Speech: "Let Me At This Point, Reaffirm The Commitment Of The Federal Government To The Conduct Of Free And Fair Elections"---President Buhari

President Buhari

Fellow Citizens,

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.

2. I wish therefore to start by assuring all Nigerians that this Government will do its very best to ensure that the 2019 elections take place in a secure and peaceful atmosphere.

3. It was indeed such free, fair and peaceful elections that made it possible for our Government to emerge, despite the fact that we were contesting against a long-standing incumbent party.

4. And as your president and a fellow Nigerian, I ask that you come out and queue to fulfill this important obligation you have to yourselves and your fellow citizens – and to our common future.

5. Let me at this point, reaffirm the commitment of the Federal Government to the conduct of free and fair elections in a safe and peaceful atmosphere. Just yesterday, I signed the Peace Accord alongside 72 other presidential candidates.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Special Report: FRN V Onnoghen At Code Of Conduct Tribunal

Justice Onnoghen

Ahead of the adjourned proceedings in the above-named matter before the Code of Conduct Tribunal ("CCT”), scheduled for tomorrow, 13 February 2019, the Nigerian Bar Association again urges the Executive arm of the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”) to discontinue this Charge against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Mr. Justice Walter S N Onnoghen, GCON (“CJN”) for the following reasons, amongst others:

Monday, 11 February 2019

News Release: MOSOP Stands With Ogoni Families As they Sue Shell In The Hague

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) stands in solidarity with the Ogonis and some families of the Ogoni nine that have dragged Shell to court in The Hague over atrocities committed against our people in the 1990s.