Thursday, 28 May 2015

News Release: Nigerian-America Leadership Council Pushes For A Bold Agenda Beyond The 2015 Ballot

A cross section of participants at the event


On Monday May 18th, 2015, the Nigerian-American Leadership Council hosted a successful gathering of experts at the Rayburn Building of the US Congress; tagged “Nigeria 2015, Beyond the Ballot.”  The Event was Co-sponsored by Office of US Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman Africa-Sub-Committee, and the Office of US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Article: EFCC And The Corruption In Jonathan’s Government

Ibrahim Lamorde


By Olufemi Adegbenro

On Monday, when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) addressed the world, reeling out what it considered as achievements,  the commission left only one feeling: A desperate agency, whose boss is trying to impress the incoming government in order to retain his job.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Article: Ibrahim Lamorde's Cheap And Lazy Way To Retain His Job As EFCC Boss


Ibrahim Lamorde


By Farouk Lawal
Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is fighting tooth and nail to retain his job as head of the anti-graft agency, following the change in the central administration, which swept away his boss, President Goodluck Jonathan.

Monday, 25 May 2015

News Release: “Africa, A Land Worth Exploring”---DHL



Africa Day 2015 is an opportunity to celebrate the development of the African continent as well as consider the various opportunities that it offers - DHL

Africa Day 2015 is an opportunity to celebrate the development of the African continent as well as consider the various opportunities that it offers. This is according to Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (http://www.dpdhl.com), who not only believes that the continent offers vast opportunities but also that it is one of the last frontiers for economic growth and development.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Article: The Imperativeness Of A New National Orientation Paradigm (Part 2)




By Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

“Today is the moment that makes great feats possible, yesterday is history, the future scores the moment, we must work hard in the NOW such that posterity would say of this generation of Nigerians, when the moment of change came a great band of patriots rose up and took it.”- Prof Chris Nwaokobia Jnr.

Since the March 28 and the April 14, 2015 General Elections our nation has recorded about 23 Trekkers and Bikers,the young and the old alike, traversing the nation, doing unimaginable distances with glee, some in support of Buhari, some pro Goodluck Jonathan for his presumed love for peace ditto the concession of defeat at the polls, and some for peaceful coexistence, unity and progress. In all of this the score is manifest; democracy is the winner and Nigeria the victor. By this Nigerians have said in no uncertain terms that we want to remain together and make our Fatherland great.

Article: Ahead Of Yaumus Shuhada; Supporting The Cause Of Our Great Martyrs



By Sheikh Muhammad Turi

In the name of Allah who states “And do not speak of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead; nay they are alive but you do not perceive” Q2:154

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon His chosen servant, our master Muhammad (S) and his noble progeny.

With best regards and well wishes to the respected readers appreciated by the Sheikh and reintroducing my humble self, I wish to carry on with this   piece. Although a little was written on this topic earlier, this can enrich our readers’ knowledge especially as the event is fast approaching.

The annual day of martyrs was deliberately set aside to correspond with the martyrdom of Imam Musa al – Kazem on similar date -25th Rajab- as a result of poisoning under the Harun – led Abbasid regime. The programme is meant to honor the over 200 martyrs of the Islamic movement oppressively murdered in its about 40 years history of existence.

Article: Tribute To Emma Ezeazu

Emma Ezeazu


By Salihu Moh. Lukman (smlukman@gmail.com)

Emma Ezeazu, former President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) - 1986 – 1988, former National Secretary, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) – 1990 – 1992, former Executive Director, Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP) – 1992 – 2000 and until the early evening of Monday, May 18, 2015, Executive Director, Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE) died after long protracted illness. He died at the age of 52 after clearly more than four years of health challenges. Everyone that may have encountered Emma in the last few months would have certainly noticed that he was going through very trying times but one thing that is also veryclear was that he remained his determined self. Partly on account of that, conversations with him never focus on his personal health. Rather, it remained as usual around politics and national issues.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Article: Where Nigeria’s Power Roadmap Missed Road


 By SKC Ogbonnia

Despite investing over $30 billion in the sector in the past 15 years,  Nigeria ’s epileptic power supply has taken a turn for the worse in recent months. Today, the total electricity supply is less than 2,100 megawatts (MW) for a country of over 170 million people. As a result, the citizens and businesses have resorted to use of electric generators to the point where some industry experts are now placing the frontal cost including imported fuel as high as the size of annual national budget. This mire has provoked a wide range of debates with a host of powerful voices overtly urging the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to scrap current power sector reform altogether. But any temptation to toe that line readily translates to a right cause on the wrong course. The problem is definitely not the policy by itself. The gospel truth that the highly celebrated Road Map for Power Sector Reform under President Goodluck Jonathan has simply missed road, but can and should be redirected.

News Release: Disastrous Performance Of The Seventh National Assembly Of Nigeria & Challenges Before The Eight National Assembly (Concluding Part)



Summation: This part (three) concludes the extensively researched appraisal of the parliamentary stewardship of the outgoing Seventh National Assembly of Nigeria. The appraisal was extended to the State Houses of Assembly for the purpose of setting the records straight and putting in public domain and consciousness of Nigerians the fundamental standard of measuring the modern public lawmaking functions in Nigeria. In the course of the referenced extensive research by ours ( International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law- Intersociety), it was indisputably established that parliamentary quackery and mercantilism have steadily remained the bane of the lawmaking processes in Nigeria since the arrival of the Fourth Republic National Assembly (1999-2003).

News Release: “Nigeria 2015: Beyond the Ballot”



On Monday May 18th, 2015, the Nigerian-American Leadership Council hosted a successful gathering of experts at the Rayburn Building of the US Congress, at an event aptly tagged: “Nigeria 2015, Beyond the Ballot.”  The Event was Co-sponsored by Office of US Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman Africa-Sub-Committee, and the Office of US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee.