Wednesday, 16 January 2019

U-Report: How Fire Gutted "Ibari Ogwa" Entertainment Centre In Owerri


By A Citizen Reporter

Last week, one of the biggest entertainment hangout centers in the Southeast, and Owerri in general, Ibari Ogwa Village located along Port Harcourt road, was gutted by fire.

The fire incident which was traced from a nearby bush that some smokers allegedly set ablaze with cigarette, escalated through wind that carried particles of the burnt weed to the rooftop of Ibari Ogwa’s local bar occurred last week.

Earlier before the official press release, the CEO, Mr. Chukwudi Ofoha who reacted through his social media handle recalled that, “While in a meeting where we were discussing on how the Valentine show would be, you know how it goes every February 14th at Ibari Ogwa, so I decided to take a quick nap before heading out for some business appointments. Later I came out and saw a bush on fire, like a few blocks away.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Special Report: Groundbreaking Study Highlights Responses To Sexual Violence Against Children


('‘Out of the Shadows Index'’ evaluates how countries are addressing child sexual abuse and exploitation)
Child sexual abuse and exploitation happen everywhere and are pressing concerns for both wealthy and developing countries alike, according to a first-of-its-kind research programme, Out of the Shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation. Developed by The Economist Intelligence unit(www.EIU.com) with support from the World Childhood Foundation and Oak Foundation and with additional support from the Carlson Family Foundation, the Out of the Shadows Index and report are unique tools that reveal how 40 countries at the national level are confronting child sexual abuse and exploitation. The policies, practices and standards presented in the index highlight how governments, the private sector and civil society can move toward achieving Target 16.2 in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which calls for ending all forms of violence against children by 2030.

Friday, 11 January 2019

U-Report: Ongoing Construction Of Bodo-Bonny Road Exposes New Level Of Hydrocarbon Pollution In Ogoniland


By A Citizen Reporter

A new level of hydrocarbon pollution of Ogoni environment has been discovered as exposed by the ongoing construction of the N120.6billion Bodo-Bonny Road.  The 34-kilometer long road is being constructed by Julius Berger Plc through the swampy and muddy creeks of Bodo community in Gokana Local Government Area to Grand Bonny Kingdom in Bonny Local Government area of Rivers State.

A visit to the Bodo community axis of the project site on Thursday, January 10 by a team comprising of environmental justice campaigners, environment monitors, journalists and volunteers exposed a stretch of vast expanse of massively hydrocarbon pollution devastated areas covering miles and miles away.

News Release: "How The Retirement Age Of IGP Ibrahim K. Idris Was Tampered: Details, Others Coming Soon"---Intersociety

Idris

Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is back to the trenches! In the immortal words of Less Brown, “sometimes it is better to remain silent for the purpose of strategic observation and critical and informed analysis of topical social happenings; at other times, it is better to speak out and clear a doubt or controversy than to remain silent and thought to be a fool, won or defeated”.
Intersociety has spent past two weeks of the Xmas and New Year holiday; following, observing, assessing and analyzing topical events across the country. The two weeks break also involved consultations with and paying of homage to positive forces in the cosmic and physical worlds for their continuing guidance and blessings in furtherance of our resolve to selflessly and pricelessly contribute positively, formidably and meaningfully for betterment of the Nigerian society and beyond.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Article: Interrogating Nigerian Campaign Promises And Electoral Programs


By Jaye Gaskia

The long awaited 2019 general elections are just around the corner; and the Presidential and National Assemblies elections are just barely six [6] weeks ahead.

As the dates for the elections rapidly approach, election campaigning by the candidates and their parties, will expected become intensified and ramped up – at least by the more serious contending parties and candidates.

In this context and given that general elections are intrinsically potentially very impactful on the life and trajectory of the nation and her citizens; it is incumbent that we are in a position to make informed and enlightened choice.

Monday, 31 December 2018

Speech: "The Dawn Of A New Year Is Also A Time To Look Forward"----Buhari

Buhari

Dear compatriots,
It is my utmost pleasure to rejoice with all Nigerians as we enter the year 2019, which will be a very significant one for our country.
2. At the turn of every year, we often use the opportunity to look back at the past and forward to the future. To review the outgoing year, its high and low points, successes and failures, and be fully thankful to God.
3. We Nigerians are a religious people, and we believe that God reigns and rules in the affairs of men. A time like this offers precious opportunity for thanksgiving, stock taking and reflection on goals and targets set for the receding year, and how much was accomplished. The ones not done can then be rolled over into a new year.
4. The dawn of a New Year is also a time to look forward. To consider new prospects, unfold our plans, and prepare for landmark dates and events.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Special Report: Welcome To South-East Region; Nigeria’s Headquarters Of Official Highway Robbery


(How police, military and paramilitary formations pocketed N100b from roadblocks in 40 months: August 2015-Dec. 2018)
Nigeria’s Southeast Region has become the country’s headquarters of official highway robbery with largest number of security roadblocks in the country. This special report: welcome to Southeast Region-Nigeria’s headquarters of official highway robbery, is originally contained in Intersociety’s just released special report, titled: Under Buhari & Osinbajo: Many Have Gone & Crippled for Life in Eastern Nigeriaan 82-page research report attached with a 62-page photo album of victims of the military massacre operations; perpetrated between August 2015 and September 2017 or a period of two years.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Special Report: Open Letter To South-East Governors & Federal Legislators In Nigeria

South-East Governors

Mr. William M. Obiano
Executive Governor of Anambra State

Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD
Executive Governor of Abia State

Mr. Rochas Anayo Okorocha
Executive Governor of Imo State

Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Executive Governor of Enugu State

Engineer Dave Umahi
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State

Barr Ike Ekweremadu
Deputy Senate President of Nigeria

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe
Chairman of the Southeast Senate Caucus

Mr. Chukwuka Onyema
Chairman of the House of Reps Southeast Caucus

Fifteen Members of the Southeast Caucus in the Senate

Forty-three Members of the House of Reps Southeast Caucus

Sirs,
Appointment Of Next Igbo IGP And Public Declaration On The Position Of Igbo Nation In The 2019 Gen Elections, Etc Mandatory For Determination Of Your Political Present & Future In Igbo Land.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Special Report: Insecurity & Human Rights Abuses In South-East Nigeria And Threats Facing The 2019 Gen Polls In Nigeria


(A Communiqué Issued At The End Of Special Meeting Of The Leaders Of SBCHROs & Other Invited Special Persons)
Leaders of the South East based Coalition of Human Rights and Democracy Organizations, SBCHROs, held a special meeting/session in Onitsha, Anambra State last Sunday to study, analyze and take informed position on matters of insecurity and “industrial scale” human rights abuses in the Region and threats facing the 2019 General Elections in NigeriaThe special meeting/session was also called on account of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), globally marked yesterday, 10th December 2018. The UDHR was proclaimed on 10th December 1948.