Friday, 23 June 2017

News Release: Afreximbank Approves $200-Million Facility to Help Banque Misr Support Egypt’s SMEs And Industrialization

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved a $200-million industrialisation liquidity facility for Egypt’s Banque Misr for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to support light manufacturing activities in the country.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

News Release: Ngerian Army’s False Claims Against 270 Slain Innocent Pro Biafra Activists & 370 Injured Others: How They Were Massacred And Maimed (Concluded)

The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) had on 18th June 2017 released the first part of the graphic accounts as they concern the willful and premeditated massacre of over 270 unarmed, nonviolent and defenseless members and supporters of pro Biafra movements in Nigeria under the coordination of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Over 370 innocent and defenseless citizens were also shot and terminally wounded with scores of them crippled for life.

Monday, 19 June 2017

News Release: The Odd Side Of The Arewa Youths’ Letter To Acting President Osibanjo

While we at Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law are not holding forth for leading pro Biafra movements including IPOB and MASSOB in response to general issues raised in the Arewa Youths’ letter to the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, but the odd side of the letter as it concerns the Arewa Youths’ attempts in their letter to play down, trivialize and desecrate the constitutionally, regionally and internationally recognized and codified human rights is worth exposing and condemning.

Article: The Role Of Youth In Credible Elections

By Livy-Elcon Emereonye

It’s with pleasure that I accepted the invitation to be one of the speakers at this occasion. I salute the organizers of this programme for taking such a bold initiative. They have not only discovered a need but have gone further to proffer solutions. This is the right step in the right direction.

Article: Whistleblowers In Danger

By Godwin Onyeacholem

When the whistleblower policy was unveiled last December by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, it was roundly hailed by the populace as a long-awaited and much desired weapon in the fight against corruption, the single most visible and widely acknowledged reason Nigeria has remained stuck in the groove of under-development. And to the delight of many, especially victims of corruption, the last six months has seen the policy largely living up to its billing, what with the confounding recoveries of tons upon tons of looted funds in various denominations stashed away in the most unimaginable hideaways.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

News Release: Nigerian Army’s False Claims Against Slain Innocent Biafra Activists: Graphic Accounts (1)

As a follow up to our public statement of 16th June 2017, we the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) have resolved to release the following statement containing graphic accounts of incessant massacre and injuring by Lt Gen Tukur Buratai led Nigerian Army and other security agencies including the Nigeria Police Force of defenseless pro Biafra activists in Southeast and parts of South-south Nigeria.

Article: Squandering Governors Rolling Out The Drums

By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Nigeria is, as we speak, challenged and all eyes can see it! No thanks to past leaders who, in their selfish wisdom, ate all of the country’s honey, thereby leaving it with nothing but moonshine.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

News Release: Army Rights Abuse Report: Exposing Nigerian Army Of Pathological Lies And Unconventional Soldiering

It was a negative laughing moment all through in a teleconference room of the team of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law following the release of the Report of a kangaroo probe panel of the Nigerian Army (Special Board of Inquiry), constituted on 8th March 2017 by the COAS, Lt Gen Yusuf Tukur Buratai to look into grave allegations of widespread/gross human rights abuses in the course of its counter insurgency operations in Northeast Nigeria as well as its undemocratic and unconstitutional involvement and violent crackdown on nonviolent and peaceful assemblies in Southeast and parts of South-South Nigeria.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Open Letter: Anti Igbo Quit Notice In Northern Nigeria: What Federal Government, Southeast/South-south Leaders And Igbo Citizens Resident In Northern Nigeria Must Do

The Acting President & Commander- in-Chief of  the Nigerian Armed Forces
The Inspector General of Police
The Ministers of Defense & Interior
Chiefs of Defense, Air, Naval & Army Staffs
The National Security Adviser
Directors General of SSS & NIA
Executive Governors of the 19 Northern States
Executive Governors of the 11 Southeast & South-south States
Deputy President of Senate & Southeast/South-south Senators and House of Rep Members
All Igbo Citizens Resident in Northern Nigeria

Your Excellencies/Sirs/Madams/ Fellow Igbo Citizens in Northern Nigeria,
Anti Igbo Quit Notice In Northern Nigeria: What Federal Government, Southeast/South-south Leaders And Igbo Citizens Resident In Northern Nigeria Must Do

Article: Did The Igbo Kill Jesus Christ?

By SKC Ogbonnia

The early part of June 2017 saw Arewa Youths issue a “Quit Notice” to the Igbo living in Northern Nigeria. This followed the 50-year anniversary of the Biafran war where both friends and foes of Biafra took turn to tell their stories with objective emphasis on the Igbo. After a careful analysis, it has been easy to dismiss the entire anniversary exercise as orchestrated by the politicians as busy doing something very close to nothing. Thus, I am prompted to ask: Did the Igbo Kill Jesus?