Thursday, 19 July 2018

News Release: Reversing ICC’s Path To Its Untimely Death At 20: Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji May Be Forced To Resign If....


The President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji and other newly elected Judges of the Court may most likely be forced to resign in no distance time, unless the Court breaks its ongoing silence of the graveyard over unpopular and widely criticized happenings around the Court since its President’s unusual and troubling visit to Nigeria’s Presidency in April 2018.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Speech: "A Strong And Effective ICC Can Also Act As A Catalyst For Other Justice Efforts"-----Buhari

Buhari Speaking At ICC

Protocols:

I am honoured to be with you here today to celebrate the anniversary of this vital global institution. I say "vital" because the world needs the ICC.

2. Let me start by congratulating you, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, on your election as President of the International Criminal Court, and also thank the judges of the Court for electing you, a cherished son of Nigeria. Nigeria is very proud of you, Mr. President.

3. Let me also express my gratitude to the International Criminal Court for inviting me to speak on this occasion.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Videonews: Nigeria's Supreme Court Adopts E-mail Service System


Special Report: Rome Statute 20th Anniversary High-Level Commemorations Generate Strong Calls For Justice



(High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) (www.ICC-CPI.int), in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representatives of national Senates and Parliaments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, as well as officials of international and regional organisations, civil society and academia. Speakers reiterated their support to justice and accountability for the gravest crimes listed under the Rome Statute.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Photonews: Fayose Going On Exile?


Photonews: Obasanjo Congratulates Fayemi?


News Release: President Buhari Praises Afreximbank’s Dynamism And Tenacious Leadership As Annual Meetings End

President Buhari

The Annual Meetings and 25th Anniversary celebration of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ended in Abuja yesterday with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria saying that the Bank, through its dynamism and tenacious leadership, had proved that Africans could come together to build something meaningful.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Article: Further Notes On Political Alliances In Nigeria

Madunagu

By Edwin Madunagu

In a previous piece on this subject (Notes on political alliances in Nigeria, July 4, 2018), I proposed that the following three broad objectives have propelled Leftist organisations, at home and abroad, to seek political alliances with non-Leftist formations: to fight or to prevent the emergence of certain forms of dictatorship (e.g. fascism and the one-party state); to expand the existing “democratic space”; or to capture power/accede to office. The aim of the present piece is to extend this proposition in two or three directions and then provide more historical illustrations or instances beyond the one offered in the previous piece.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Article: APC, CUPP And The Road From 2015 To 2019 And Beyond


By Jaye Gaskia

For days now, I have been ruminating on what can be the appropriate title for the issues I want to address in this write up. I do not think I have been very successful in finding one.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

News Release: Christian Death Toll Rises To 1,870 In 190 Days With Fresh 120 Killed In First Ten Days Of July 2018


No fewer than 120 defenseless Christians have been killed by members of Jihadist Brigades under the color of Fulani Herdsmen in Adamawa and Taraba States alone in first seven days of July 2018. The figure did not include scores of others killed during the same period in other parts of old Middle Belt. This brings the total number of defenseless Christians killed in Nigeria in the name of Islam to 1,870 in the past six and quarter months of 2018-1st January to 10th July 2018.