Wednesday, 3 February 2016

News Release: Role Of Factoring In Competitiveness Of African Businesses Highlighted

The participants in the factoring promotion conference in Dar es Salaam

African businesses should capitalize on the advantages offered by factoring as an alternative trade finance instrument in order to trade more competitively, participants heard yesterday as a factoring promotion conference co-organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the International Factors Group (IFG) and Factors Chain International (FCI), opened in Dar es Salaam.

Article: PDP’s Charge Against Buhari Is Of Non Compos Mentis

By SKC Ogbonnia

Since assuming power, President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) has been able to unmask mind-boggling cases of corruption under the immediate past regime of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Such heartless looting of our commonwealth has resulted to loss of several thousands of human lives as well as serious economic crisis and ought to be condemned by all, regardless of the political or tribal shade. Yet, typically expected at this juncture—from the PDP apologists—is the mundane mumbling of vendetta, selective justice or what have you. What eventually woke me up is the latest salvo from the PDP spiritual leader, Governor Ayodele Fayose, equating the plan to reform Nigeria ’s Judiciary in the course of the war against corruption to another form of witch-hunt. But this piece is set to compel the idle narratives to finally rest in peace.

News Release: $2trillion (N400trillion) Recovered Funds By EFCC In 12 Yrs: Fighting Corruption With Propaganda & Falsehood

The advocacy attention of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has, again, been drawn concerning a public sensitive report credited to the Attorney General of the Federation & Minister for Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to the effect that “the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in the past 12 years since its creation, recovered over $2trillion or N400trillion from Nigeria’s criminal groups and public office holders”. The perfidiously false report was published in the front page of the Vanguard Newspaper of today, being 3rd of February 2016.

Monday, 1 February 2016

News Release: BCHROs Names Nnamdi Kanu-A Prisoner-Of-Conscience

The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs), coordinated by Intersociety, and comprising the following ten rights organizations: International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Center for Human Rights & Peace Advocacy (CHRPA), Human Rights Club (a project of LRRDC)(HRC), Forum for Justice, Equity & Defense of Human Rights (FJEDHR), Society Advocacy Watch Project (SPAW), Anambra Human Rights Forum (AHRF), Southeast Good Governance Forum (SGGF), International Solidarity for Peace & Human Rights Initiative (ITERSOLIDARITY) and Igbo Ekunie Initiative (pan Igbo rights advocacy group), have firmly resolved to name Citizen Nnamdi Kanu as a prisoner-of-conscience (POC).

Thursday, 28 January 2016

News Release: Supreme Court Verdict On Rivers State Governorship Matter & Related Issues

The heart of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is filled with joy and encouragement concerning the latest grounded judgment of the Supreme Court with respect to Rivers State Governorship Election Petition. We also congratulate Governors David Umahi of Ebonyi State and Akinkumni Ambode of Lagos State and people of the two States as well as others over their recent electoral victories at the Supreme Court; fundamentally anchored on the fact that “use of card-readers cannot validly be used to invalidate the results of an election as it is conspicuously not provided in the 2010 Electoral Act or the 1999 Constitution”.

Monday, 25 January 2016

News Release: BCEAO And ICD Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

Mr. Tiémoko Meyliet KONE, Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, CEO & General Manager of the Islamic Corporation for the Development Private Sector (ICD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation.

News Release: Nigeria Is A Country Without Sound Population & Industrial Census & National Planning In The Past 63 Years

One of the social maladies, if not the worse, bedeviling Nigeria of present socio-political dispensation is lack of sound general census (population and industrial) and national planning. This is compounded by lack of visionary political leadership and statesmanship. To the extent that on mere mentioning or appearance of a president of a country on international scenes; its national currency instantly loses value in money market; speaks of the enormity of the disaster of having a tinkerer as president; as opposed to other social climes where emergence of a visionary, thinker and statesman as president instantly leads to valuation of its national currency in money market and positive recoveries in its economy. In other words, Nigeria under the present civilian administration of Gen Muhammadu Buhari fundamentally lacks vision, statesmanship and sound national planning built on scientific and statistically grounded population and industrial census.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

U-Report: “President Buhari Cannot Fight Corruption Alone”---Nigerian Lawyer

President Buhari

Report By A Citizen Reporter

A Nigerian legal practitioner, Barrister Kayode Ajulo has stated that it is impossible for President Buhari to fight corruption alone, stating that other state governments, organizations and individuals have role to play to ensure that corruption is dealt with in Nigeria.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

News Release: Nigeria Summit To Take Place On March 7th And 8th 2016

The events’ arm of the foremost International socio economics news magazine, The Economist has concluded plans to hold the 11th edition of the annual Nigeria Summit.

News Release: Security Agents Fleece N25M From Poor Cyclists In Anambra State

(Being excerpts from the 2015 End of the Year Report of The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) Anambra State Branch)