Tuesday, 1 December 2015

News Release: Saving Anambra State From Governance Of Legacy Destruction & Indebtedness (Concluding Part)

 In the first part of this publication, dated and issued yesterday, 28th of November 2015, the leaderships of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and the Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) expressed deep concern and dismay over rivalries considered unnecessary, distractive and developmentally unhealthy; between the present Government of Anambra State under His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano and his predecessor, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi.

News Release: Saving Anambra State From Governance Of Legacy Destruction & Indebtedness (1)

 The leaderships of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) have resolved to call on the Government of Anambra State under His Excellency, Mr. Willie Obiano to concentrate on governance of the State and pay warm and friendly attention henceforth to the good private and public affairs and conducts of his predecessor, His Excellency, Mr. Gregory Peter Obi. Former Governor Peter Obi and his towering legacy in the State should be celebrated at all times and not vitriolic attacks and vilification he undergoes presently in the hands of those he labored so much to establish for the purpose of moving the State further to enviable heights. The Obiano administration must also restrain itself from sinking the State into serial indebtedness and resist returning same to the dark era of fiscal enslavement and governance without clear and development oriented policy direction. The Governor is further advised to relief any of his aides, including media aides; attracting negative image to his Government or directly or indirectly making his administration to lose focus of governing the State;  of their duties.

Article: A Governing Party, Its Change Mantra, And The Threat Of Consolidation Of A Rotten Past

By Jaye Gaskia

It will be six months exactly by the 29th of November since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari [PMB], and with it the ascension to power of the new ruling party and self-styled ‘Governing Party’, the APC.

Friday, 27 November 2015

News Release: Intersociety, Anambra CLO, FJEDHR & Electricity Consumers Forums Rise Against EEDC In South-East Nigeria

The leaderships of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, led by Emeka Umeagbalasi; Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization, led by Comrade Aloysius Attah; Forum for Justice, Equity & Defense of Human Rights, led by Justus Uche Ijeoma, Esq.; and the Electricity Consumers Forum in the Southeast, represented by Iyiowa Electricity Consumers Forum in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State, led by Rev Elisha Umeh & Barr Mrs. Walson Nduka; have risen vehemently against the fraudulent activities of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

U-Report: Timi Sylva’s Kinsmen Endorse Governor Seriake Dickson For Second Term

Sylva (l) and Dickson

Report By Femmy Lawson

Thousands of placard-carrying people of Opu Nembe, the hometown of the APC’s gubernatorial candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva today besieged the streets in the ancient town, to welcome the campaign Train of Governor Seriake Dickson in continuation of his campaign tour ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa state.

News Release: Transparency International To Publish Opinion Poll On Corruption In Africa

(The report launch includes a press event later in the day in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Africities 2015 conference)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Article: Where Dr. Jibiya Got It Wrong


By Ibrahim Usman

One Dr. (and Associate Professor) Abdussamad Umar Jibia from Bayero University Kano wrote a letter to the in-coming Nigerian president, General Muhammad Buhari and published on Leadership newspaper (May 12, 2015), which I consider more of ‘a call for violent action’ than a good mannered letter from an academician.

News Release: Purported Endorsement Of Governor Dickson

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) wishes to dissociate itself from an imposter and self-acclaimed “Acting Chairman” of MEND, going by the name of ‘Prince Amaibi Horby (aka General Busta Rhymes)’ who claims to be speaking for MEND by endorsing Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, for the December 05, 2015 governorship elections. This so-called support and endorsement was circulated in some sections of the media on Monday, 23 November 2015.

Monday, 23 November 2015

News Release: Africa 2.0 Annual Leadership Symposium

(Africa 2.0, Dangote and the Pension Commission of Nigeria (PENCOM) will host an online news conference on Wednesday 25th at 10:30 GMT)

Sunday, 22 November 2015

News Release: The Future Awards Africa Announces Nominees For The Ford Foundation Prize In Youth Employment

The Future Awards Africa announced successful candidates for The Ford Foundation Prize in Youth Employment - selected after an intensive four month period.