Tuesday, 30 June 2015

News Release: Jega’s Tenure Exit At INEC: Time To Reverse Bastardized & Corrupted Electoral Policies In Nigeria


By relevant provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, as amended last in 2011, the five year tenure of the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru M. Jega, from Kebbi State, Northwest, Nigeria, ends today.  Prof Jega was originally appointed INEC Chairman by former President Goodluck Jonathan on 8th June 2011. This is in accordance with Supplementary Section 14 (1) (a) of the Part 1 of Third Schedule to the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, as last amended in 2011. By the same Constitutional provisions, Prof Jega is entitled to a second and final tenure of five years if the appointing authority (the Presidency) wishes to. But owing to Prof Jega’s public disclosure immediately after the  highly controversial and disputed 2015 general polls,  that he would not ask for or accept another tenure as INEC Chairman; his tenure as  INEC Chairman officially and finally ends today being   June 30,  2015.

News Release: Afreximbank Agrees To EUR 57 Million Funding For Cape Verde Hotel Project

Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra (right), exchanges documents with Jean-Marie Gras, President of Decameron New Horizon, at the signing ceremony in Cairo.

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today signed on to an agreement to provide a 57 million-Euro credit facility for the construction of a five-star hotel and spa by Cape Verde-based Decameron New Horizon group along the island nation’s main Santa Maria beach.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Open Letter: A Call For Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Impeachement

Governor Okorocha

 Imo State House of Assembly,
House of Assembly Complex
C/o Clerk of the House
 A  Call For Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Impeachement
The Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative (YARPTI) is sad to note that In the midst of abundant human and natural resources, the vast majority of Imo working masses and the youths live in abject poverty. It is no secret to us that the politician responsible for this embarrassing state of absurdity in Imo State is the “profit first” capitalist anti-poor, anti-peoples Governor of Imo State Chief Rochas Okorocha.

News Release: Proposed Transfer Of Boko Haram Terror Suspects

Crime Suspects

The proposed transfer to Anambra prisons (Onitsha, Awka and Ekwulobia) and other prisons in the Southeast zone, of some detained suspects of the Boko Haram Terror Insurgency leading to mass protests on Saturday, 27th June 2015 by Igbo traders based in Anambra State, is seen by the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law as an infamous policy by the reactionary forces at the Federal Government aimed at massive destruction of Igbo lives and properties and escalation of Islamic insurgency in Nigeria; the alleged belated denial of such moves by the public relations office of the Nigerian Prisons Service notwithstanding.

Friday, 26 June 2015

News Release: Afreximbank Supported Hotel Project Set To Help Meet Capacity Needs For 2016 Summit

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (left) lays foundation stone for Bamako Sheraton Hotel with assistance of Cesse Kome, President, Koira Hotel Investments, as N’Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, Minister of Culture (red head scarf) looks on.

With a $1 billion pipeline of tourism-related projects across Africa, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is making a big difference in helping its Member States to more easily deliver on their tourism strategies while creating jobs, the Bank announced today in Bamako.

News Release: National Assembly Crisis Is A Dangerous Threat To Undermine The Constitution And Welfare Of Nigerians

By Section 1 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended last in 2011; this Constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on all authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria. By its subsection 2, the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not be governed, nor shall person or group of persons take control of the government of Nigeria or any part thereof, except in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution. By its subsection 3, if any other law is inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution, the Constitution shall prevail, and that other law shall to the extent of the inconsistency be void.

Article: President Buhari And The Lessons Of June 9th 2015

President Buhari

By SKC Ogbonnia

The events since the inauguration of Nigeria ’s 8th National Assembly are not trending exactly like the making of the change the world had hoped for when Muhammadu Buhari was elected president. The opposition is already weakened and compromised. Party indiscipline, which had been a cancer of past regimes, is now full grown. The discredited corrupt oligarchy of Nigeria’s Legislature once more appears primed to dictate the content and character of the much anticipated change. And the very enemies of the change are having a blast.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Photonews: Fracas In Nigeria's House Of Representatives

Article: Governor Okorocha Pay Us Our Salaries And Pensions Now

Governor Okorocha

By Kenneth Uwadi

It is all over the news that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State is blaming the precarious financial health of Imo on alleged fraudulent activities of political appointees, senior staff of ministries and parastatals, as well as local government workers . What a very poor defence as we all know that allocation received has been diverted to the interest of ‘My Family-My Family’ and not the needs of the people. Nothing should worry truly patriotic Imolites more than an attempt to becloud their reasoning. This is especially so when such camouflaging is being done in a brazenly dim-witted manner.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

News Release: General Electric Nigeria To Develop Local Expertise

GE Nigeria Enginners in Training in Brazil

In furtherance of its commitment to create jobs, build skills and ensure technology transfer in its operations in Nigeria and beyond, General Electric (NYSE: GE) has sent the first batch out of the 15 newly recruited technicians and engineers to Brazil for training in the assembly and test of subsea equipment. The young Nigerians, most of whom are just fresh from school departed Nigeria over the weekend for the one-month training.