Thursday, 29 January 2015

Article: Nigeria, Politics, 2015 And Beyond



By Ogwazu Nnamdi

As political campaigns and declarations rent the air across Nigeria States with some blowing their horns in favour of preferred candidates while others mount the vehicles/motorcycles displaying skills to applaud of numerous on the open field that I pinched myself. This is purely in utter disbelief that there exists nothing new in the displays outside the considerations that the men who rode in 2011 may have only succeeded in showing the very old vehicle/Motorcycle used. The realization made me undertake an inner review of our Politicians and their saintly work during electioneering period.

Photonews: "Action 2015 Nigeria" Launched


News Release: Zaria Massacre, Six Months On, We Still Demand Justice



The 25th July, 2014 massacre of some members of the Islamic Movement was a tragedy that shocked not only the members of the Movement but every right thinking Nigerian and beyond shores. On that faithful day, soldiers on a mission to kill attacked a peaceful procession in Zaria to mark the International Quds Day which is observed annually by many people (Muslims, Christians, Jews and others) all over the world in solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine. That dastardly attack resulted in the murder of 34 people including 3 sons of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, ShaikhIbraheem Zakzaky(H). Over a hundred others were severely injured. The insensitive killing of such creative and vibrant young men has exposed the cluelessness of the present administration.

News Release: Danjuma’s Call For Arrest & Prosecution Of Ex-Niger Delta Militants Callous & Selfishly Motivated

Danjuma


A call by Mr. Theo Danjuma for the arrest and prosecution of the ex-Niger Delta Militants over their threats of resumption of oil war should President Goodluck Jonathan continues to be attacked and stoned in the core North in his campaign rallies as well as if he is rigged out in the February 14 Presidential Poll; is baseless and condemnable. It is also jittery and selfishly motivated.

Photonews: Rally Held In Abuja Demanding Justice Over Quds Day Killings


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

News Release: Immediate Past Imo State Governor Says “Vote For Goodluck Jonathan, Vote For Emeka Ihedioha”

Ikedi Ohakim


Since the disturbing event of the PDP Governorship primaries of December 8, 2014 in Imo State, which created the impression that our party may have gone seriously off-course, I have deliberately refrained from making public statements that may jeopardize our chances at the polls or react to speculations and blackmail.

Open Letter: International Community Urged To Ensure That INEC's Shoddy Preparations Do Not Lead To A Rwanda Type Genocide



International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is a leading human rights organization from the Southeast of Nigeria headquartered in Onitsha, Anambra State. Formed in 2008, we work on: civil liberties & rule of law, democracy & good governance and security & safety.

This is the concluding part of our facts boggling letter to the leading members of the International Community, namely: the Holy Father, Pope Francis through his Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria and the UN Secretary General through his Special Representative in Nigeria, Mohammed Ibin Chambas. Others are the High Commissioners of Britain, Australia, Canada and India in Nigeria as well as the Ambassadors of the United States of America, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of France, Brazil, Japan, China and the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria & ECOWAS.

Below is the continuation of our findings as well as our recommendations and conclusion.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Article: 2015 General Election To Make Or Mar Nigeria



By S. Okey Mbonu                                                                                                              

As a member of the Nigerian-American community, a community that provides upwards of $21 Billion Dollars in material support to the Nigerian nation annually; I have carefully observed the cacophony of Nigeria’s presidential electioneering of 2015, in Sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous and influential nation, and largest economy.  I find the signs troubling, per Nigeria’s ability to join the ranks of the most influential, and important countries in the world post-2015. 

U-Report: Sheikh Zakzaky Tasks Muslims On Unity

Sheikh Zakzaky


Report By Stephen Lawan

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky says there was never a time when unity of the Muslim Ummah was more paramount than now when enemies are all out against it.
He made the statement at the grand finale (Khatmah) of the birthday of the Holy Prophet in Zaria and environs, which took place at the Zaria City Juma’at Mosque on Yesterday.

Open Letter: Intersociety Drags INEC To UN, Others



Ref: Intersociety/001/01/015/Foreign Missions/ABJ/NG

1.   The United Nations Secretary General
C/O  The UN Special Representative in Nigeria
The UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone
Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

2.  The Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s Ambassador to Nigeria)
Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Nigeria
Pope John Paul Crescent, Maitama
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

3.  The United States Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of the United States, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

4. The Head, Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria & ECOWAS
Europe House, 21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue
Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

5. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria
The British High Commission, 11, Torrrens Street, Off Mississippi Street
Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

6.  The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria
Embassy of Germany, 9, Lake Maracaibo Close
Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

7.  The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The Canadian High Commission
 15, Bobo Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

8.  The Ambassador of the Republic of France to Nigeria
The Embassy of France, 7, Udi Hills Street
Off Aso Drive, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

9.  The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria
Brazilian Embassy, 324, Diplomatic Drive
Central Business District, Garki, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

 10.  The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of Japan, 9, Bobo Street
Off Gana Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

11.  The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The Australian High Commission, Fifth Floor, Auckland Center
48, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

12.  The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria
The Embassy of China, 302/303 A.O. Street
Central Business District, Garki, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

13.  The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The High Commission of India, 15, Rio Negro Close
Off Yedseram Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Your Excellencies,

2015 General Elections In Nigeria & INEC’s Shoddy Preparations: Chaos, Anarchy & Bloodletting Looming (Part One)
International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is a leading human rights organization from the Southeast of Nigeria headquartered in Onitsha, Anambra State. Formed in 2008, we work on: civil liberties & rule of law, democracy & good governance and security & safety.