Sunday, 9 August 2020

Special Report: Over 20 Lies Told By Government Of Nigeria To Cover Up Herdsmen Terror-Jihadism & Protect Its Perpetrators

Nigerian Jihadists 

It is now beyond any reasonable doubt that Government of Nigeria and its security agencies as presently constituted has consistently told litany of lies, numbering over twenty to cover up Herdsmen terror-jihadism in Nigeria or any part thereof and protect or shield its perpetrators; all in a bid to misinform and mislead Nigerians and members of the int’l community and intensify the anti Christian butcheries. Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law also makes bold to say that the most dangerous dimension to the ongoing jihadist atrocities in the country is the Government lies as well as elevation of Fulani jihadism to state cover and protection. These are directly or indirectly done by same Government in grave contravention of Sections 10 and 38 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and rights to freedom of religion and worship contained in various regional and international rights treaty laws acceded to by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Special Report: Full Text of Suspended EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu's Defence

Ibrahim Magu

Re: Alleged Case Of Conspiracy , Enrichment, Abuse Of Public Office And Other Infractions

The above subject matter refers:

2: Your Excellency, permit me to express my profound gratitude for the unique opportunity you afforded me to defend myself of all the allegations levelled against me and the Commission. This is a demonstration of your commitment to the fundamental principle of justice which is ‘fair hearing’.

3. Ordinarily, Sir, the petition against me would have been answered by a simple response that:

3.1 Under my watch, no assets were sold and the proceeds thereof fraudulently converted.

3.2 The investigation conducted by the Commission in respect of P&ID has been timely, exemplary and has been commended by English Courts, with Justice Butcher commenting that Nigeria has established seismic fraud against P&ID. Further, Nigeria’s off-shore lawyers are relying on over 5,000 pages of documents and evidence availed to them from the EFCC investigation of this saga.

3.3 Neither I nor the EFCC, have ever threatened any Judicial Officer in the discharge of our official functions.

3.4 There has been no mismanagement of and lack of transparency in the management of recovered assets under my leadership of the Commission.

3.5 There has been no diversion of proceeds from recovered assets or personal enrichment on my part.

3.6 The EFCC has in a timely and exemplary fashion responded to information and documents whenever required, not just in the Paris Club Refund investigations, but in respect of other investigations.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

News Release: 1, 421 Christians Hacked To Death By Nigeria’s Jihadists In Seven Months Of 2020 (1st Jan-31st July)

Women Protesting Killing of Christians In Southern Kaduna,  Nigeria. 

(…UN, Commonwealth, ICC, EU, US, UK, Canada, Vatican, Australia, Brazil, Israel & others written & asked to intervene)

Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law is continuously alarmed over ceaseless and untamed massacre of Christians in Nigeria or any part thereof and the lackadaisical attitude and strongly suspected complicity of the present central Government and its security forces. It is specifically shocking that in the past seven months of 2020 or 1st Jan to 31st July 2020, no fewer than 1,421 Christians have been hacked to death, out of which Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen accounted for 1,027 deaths, Jihadist Boko Haram and ISWAP over 310 deaths and Jihadist Ansaru and Jihadist “Bandits” over 60. The total Christian deaths of 1,421 included “24 dark figures”.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Tribute: Activist Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha Pays Tribute To Late Father


"That my father, Chief Sir Samuel Nwadike Iwuoha, is an Epitome and
Embodiment of Almighty God’s goodness and mercy, is an understatement; he is indeed a true definition of God’s grace.

Friday, 31 July 2020

News Release: Release On The Status Of The Meter Assets Providers (MAP) Regulation


Whereas the Meter Assets Providers (MAP) Regulation was published in March 2018 and intended to go into effect within 90 days. Unfortunately, the MAP Regulation did not go into effect until May 2019.

Whereas the advocacy for independent metering services providers stemmed from the failure and continued inability of the electricity distribution companies to provide meters to their customers.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Special Report: Minister Of Niger Delta Affairs Writes House Of Representatives

Akpabio: Minister Of Niger Delta Affairs 

"The Clerk Of The House Of Representative,

MNDA/HM/04/IV/158

Some Niger Delta Development  Commission(NDDC) Contractors Allegedly Given To Some Members Of The National  Assembly(Senate And House Of Rrepresentative).

May I extend to Mr Speaker the compliments of my office and those of the staff of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

I refer to the resolution of the House passed on the 21st July 2020 and forwarded to me on the same day Ref. NASS/HR/LEG/3/36/VOL.ll/O8 directing me to respond to the contents therein within 48 hours.

I hereby respond as follows:

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Article: Between Hushpuppi and Hushpoliticians

"Hushpuppi"

By Chido Onumah

The last one month has witnessed a celebration of crime and corruption in Nigeria, from Ramoni Olorunwa Abbas, aka Ray Hushpuppi, to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and the management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which the president supervises as Minister of Petroleum Resources, to the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, and the leadership of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and everything in between.
With each revelation, my mind would go to Mc Edo Pikin, the talented and creative comedian who has popularized skits that compare absurd topics and situations. I imagined Mc Edo Pikin working on the difference between Hushpuppi and what we shall call Hushpoliticians—the tribe of political and public officers who have mortgaged the estate called Nigeria. He did not do that. But he did not disappoint when he released the “Difference between NDDC and NCDC.” Nigeria is a nest of political Hushpuppies—from Dino Melaye, an ally of Hushpuppi, to Ayo Fayose, Orji Uzor Kalu and Theodore Orji, to Rochas Okorocha, the list is endless.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Director-General and CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission was right when she said—in response to the Hushpuppi affair—that the actions of Ramoni Olorunwa Abbas do not reflect who we are as a people. If in defence of our national pride we can afford to “deny” Mr. Abbas, I wonder what Abike Dabiri-Erewa makes of the putrid news of corruption by our Hushpoliticians oozing from every national orifice in the last one month. As a friend remarked when I used the term Hushpoliticians in a WhatsApp group recently, “When you think about it, Hushpuppi is better than these politicians. He is stealing other people’s money while our politicians are robbing our patrimony.”

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Article: For Soyinka At 86, And A Scoop Denied

Soyinka

By Godwin Onyeacholem

Just off Ozumba Mbadiwe Street in Victoria Island, immediately behind a cluster of residential apartments popularly known as 1004 flats, and directly opposite a quaint one-storey building on the other side of Adetokunbo Ademola Street, lay a row of bungalows finely spruced up with middle-class taste.

It was in one of these bungalows that the fortuitous encounter with the Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka took place in the early 90s. 
The one-storey building was the residence of Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, the first indigenous Chief Justice of Nigeria, while the bungalow was the official abode of Maxwell Nemadzivhanani, a South African diplomat, now departed, who was then the representative of the Pan Africanist Congress, PAC, a left wing to far left political organization founded in 1959 by an Africanist group which broke away from the African National Congress, ANC, and thrust itself on the frontline of the intense struggle to dismantle the horrid apartheid regime in that country.

Friday, 10 July 2020

U-Report: Edo Deputy Governor Returns Home, Says Oshiomhole Called Ize-Iyamu Thief

Shaibu: Edo State Deputy Governor

Report By Ebireri Henry Ovie

A positive political horizon which signposts the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the September 19 governorship election, rejection of godfatherism, people’s power in politics and the state’s agenda for sustainable development were given at the weekend by Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Phillip Shaibu as the four main reasons for quitting the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Special Report: Coronavirus - Africa: WHO Calls For Equitable Access To Future COVID-19 Vaccines In Africa


(WHO and partners launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to speed up the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines)
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa (www.Afro.WHO.int) joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus.