Friday, 28 April 2017

Article: Modern Biotechnology A Boon To The Biodiversity: Nigerians Beware Of Misleading Activism


By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

It has been globally recognized that the need for food security and improved agricultural system are paramount. The Sustainable Development Goals further reaffirms this with its second goal which seeks to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Since early 1900s, about 75% of crop diversity has been lost from farmers’ fields. Fortunately, a good use of agricultural biodiversity can contribute to enhanced nutrition, better livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable farming systems.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Article: Governor Okorocha, Praise Singers And 2019 (Part 1)




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By Kenneth Uwadi

I came into a bar by 4pm on Friday in Owerri. People working at the bar were wearing skinny jeans and white on top. I ordered for a bottle of beer. The bar top was sticky and the walls were painted yellow. It wasn't my favorite bar. In fact, it was one of my least favorite bars. I have no excuse for being in such bar beyond it being a convenient place to grab a quick drink. Near the bar was a Clean Tokunbo Toyota Hiace Hummer Bus. The deafening blaring of the horn of the bus and the noisy engine was like a welding workshop. The bus was turned into a church house by the passengers, a preacher as the master, the passengers forming the chorus.

News Release: Brazilian Army Butchery Award: Heightening The Gong Of Justice Over Buratai’s Military Atrocities In Nigeria



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The news of the award of “the Brazilian Military Order of Merit Award”(Brazilian Army Butchery Award), to Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said to have recommended by the Brazilian Army Commander, Gen Edwardo Villas Boas and approved by President Michel Temer; is not surprising to us at Intersociety. The “award”; touted, noisily celebrated and overblown by the COAS’s media and image managers and aides as “the highest military honour in Brazil”, is nothing short of “Brazilian Army Butchery Award”.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

News Release: On The Onerous Bail Conditions For Nnamdi Kanu, The Leader Of The Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB)

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We recall the media reports on the grant of bail to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court. It is trite law that the power to grant bail involves the exercise of judicial discretion and the criteria for the exercise has been streamlined by the decisions of Supreme Court of Nigeria in plethora of cases [Suleiman & Anor v COP Plateau State (2008) 2-3 S.C.; Bamaiyi v The State (2001) 4 S.C. (Pt) 1 18; Dokubo Asari v Federal Republic of Nigeria (2007) 5-6 S.C 150].  While we admit that the exercise of discretion and the conditions attached to bail may vary from case to case, it must be situated within the context of constitutionalism, legality, the facts of the case and follow judicial precedent.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

News Release: Deconstructing The Defective Bail Conditions Given To Nnamdi Kanu By Justice Binta Murtala -Nyako



The bail conditions handed out to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako is not only defective but also smirks of judicial recklessness, rascality, and reeks of tribal and religious bigotry. At best, the bail conditions are booby traps to perpetually gag, ensnare, and render lameduck, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu whose only crime is the peaceful demand for the enforcement of the rights of Indigenous People of Biafra to self-determination as enshrined in the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). We posit that Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako has brought the Nigerian Judicial System to the lowest ebb by virtue of these bail conditions.

News Release: Kanu’s Stringent Bail Conditions; Consequences Of Quota System In The Appointment Of Judges In Nigeria

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It is incurably defective and socially disastrous when a post SSCE student who scores 100 in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board exams is admitted into the university to study a law course, for instance, with another student who scores 250 in the same exams. The former with lower mark and lower quotient is allowed admission because he or she comes from northern part of the country and benefits from the so called quota system allocations and considerations; while the latter is admitted under stringent conditions and marks requirements because he or she comes from the knowledgeable southern part of Nigeria. The consequences of the former on all spheres of Nigeria’s social development and conducts including the appointment and promotion of Judges in the country have remained irremediably grave till date.

Artcle: Why President Buhari Should Sustain Maina’s Pension Fund Recovery Efforts




By Felicia Okoh, Ph.D

In Nigeria at the moment, there’s a word, or more appropriately buzzword that resonates everywhere: It is a word that even children in nursery school may be familiar with given every usual reference to it at the slightest opportunity.   Indeed, there is hardly any news item from Nigeria these days that does not make mention of it. CORRUPTION! If it is not about how Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is prosecuting some corrupt people by charging them to court, it is about monies the government is seemingly recovering or has traced and recovered as was observed with the 13 billion naira stashed in a residential flat in Ikoyi, Lagos. At times it could even be the tale, as we are ever so often regaled with as well, of corruption fighting back! That is a familiar line from both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, a.k.a spokesman for the Federal government. Of course, people fight to protect their interest.

Monday, 24 April 2017

News Release: Ikoyi Planted Funds: In Solidarity With Suspended SGF’s Question: Who Is The Presidency? & Why Osibanjo’s Probe Team Should Be Disbanded




It is the observation of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law that the appointment of the VeePee Yemi Osibanjo’s civil probe or fact finding team to look into the 12th April 2017 alleged discovery of a total of over N13.3billion in a flat apartment in Osborne Towers at Ikoyi in Lagos State; is grossly and fundamentally erroneous in the eyes of the law and moral decency.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Article: Democracy, Opportunism And The All Progressives Congress




By Engr. Buba Galadima

The Weekly Trust of Saturday 4th March 2017 (Page 39) carried an interview with Chief Okoi Obono-Obla in which several misleading accusations bordering on my political convictions and engagements in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were made against my person. Chief Obla made the claims in his bid to promote his new book titled ‘All Progressives Congress: The making of a Change Agent’. Chief Obla is at the moment Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Prosecutions. Prior to that, he was first Interim National Legal Adviser; Deputy National Secretary of the defunct CPC and finally a member of the Merger Committee of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

News Release:Anambra blew .56b naira on Silver Jubilee Celebration


(Excerpts from the Report of the  South East Civil Liberties Organization (CLO )after their Zonal Management Committee (ZMC) meeting in Onitsha recently. as Presented by Comrade Aloysius Attah, Chairman , 08035090548, attahcomrade@yahoo.com)