Friday, 29 August 2014

Poem: Sun, Would You Shine Again?



By Chidi Anthony Opara

I broke my silence again.
I asked the sun
Whose rays refused to rise;
Sun,
Would you shine again?

Article: Details Of Imo State Council Funds Squandered By Governor Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha


By Kenneth Uwadi

I must confess that we are approaching the end of Governor Okorocha’s tenure and he has completely failed to meet the hopes and aspirations of unemployed youths in Imo State. Even the democratic rights which the poor working masses of Imo State enjoyed during the last administration of the state were withheld by this authoritarian Governor. May 2011 till date have shown a monumental failure of the capitalist thieving Governor Okorocha who has proved to be incapable in the areas of youth empowerment, health care and infrastructural development. This is in spite of the fact that the mentioned years witnessed the longest run of oil money in the history of Imo. In other words, the state got very huge financial allocation from FG in Okorocha’s tenure , much more than any period since the history of Imo State. But there has been nothing fundamental to show for it in term of employment, infrastructure and grass root development.

Special Report: Applications For The 2015 International Scholarships Now Open



Applications for the 2015 round are expected to open in August 26, 2014 and end 31 October 2014. 
Applicants are encouraged to visit any of our office for the procedures for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Article: Derivation, Revenue Allocation Formula In Nigeria And The Contrived Crisis



By Jaye Gaskia

The contrived crisis which blew up and raised sensational storm over the report of the committee on devolution of powers at the recently concluded national conference brings to light in clear relief the fixation of the ruling elites and its various factions on unfettered access to the treasury in order to enable their treasury looting capabilities and dispensation.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Open Letter: Redeployment Of Senior Nigerian Police Officers



Ref.: Intersociety/08/04/014/FGN/ABJ/NG/NPF

His Excellency
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Thro
Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation
The SGF Office, Shehu Shagari Complex
Three Arms Zone, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

2.  Senator David Mark, President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria
The Senate Chambers, National Assembly Complex
Three Arms Zones, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

3. Honourable Aminu Tambuwal
Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria
The House of Reps Chambers, National Assembly Complex
Three Arms Zone, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

4. Prof. Shuaibu Oba AbdulRaheem
Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission
The FCC Headquarters, Plot 64, First Avenue
Off Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

5. IGP (rtd.) Mike Mbama Okiro
Chairman, Police Service Commission
The PSC Headquarters, Federal Secretariat Complex
Shehu Shagari Way, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Sirs,
Redeployment Of Senior Police Officers: Why Acting IGP’s Confirmation Should Be Tied To His Handling Of  Ethno-Religious Domination & Lopsided Operational Posting & Assignment Of Strategic Duties In The NPF
General Information: In early February 2014, our organization (International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law) discovered existing ethno-religious domination in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The discovery was in respect of promotion of senior police officers carried out constitutionally by the Police Service Commission (PSC) and operational posting and assignment of duties, which are constitutionally performed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The discovery was also made in respect of the lopsided arrangement of names of serving senior police officers ranging from CSPs to DIGs.

News Release: Rap Group “Show Dem Camp” To Be Hosted Today At “Industry Nite”



It is going be hip -hop in its rarest form today, Wednesday 27,2014 at the Spice Route, Victoria Island as weekly entertainment event - Industry Nite hosts rap group “Show Dem Camp”, popularly referred to as SDC.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sunday, 24 August 2014

News Release: Intersociety Rejects Exclusion Of South-East From Headship Of Police Zonal Commands



Having studied the August 23rd redeployment of newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to various academic, administrative and operational NPF formations across the country, as ordered by the Acting Inspector General of Police (A-IGP), Suleiman A. Abba, we wish to reject and oppose the non-inclusion of an AIG of the Southeast extraction among heads of the NPF’s 12 Zonal Commands in Nigeria. By the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the Inspector General of Police whether acting or substantive is the Chief Operational Head of the NPF and in exercise of such constitutional power; he or she must be guided by equity, fairness and pluralistic considerations. This is the plain requirement of Section 14 (3) of the Constitution. While the Police Service Commission promotes, transfers and disciplines police officers other than IGP, the IGP posts and operationalizes all police officers (from Constable to DIG) as well as all 6,651 police institutions and formations across the country.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

News Release: The Scheduled Promotion Of More Senior Officers In The Nigeria Police Force



Following the 4th June and 19th and 20th August 2014 promotions of senior police officers including 36 officers comprising CPs, AIGs and DIGs as well as their decorations, we have it on good authority that another 28 DCs have been penciled down to be promoted to the rank of Commissioners of Police. By NPF convention, more promotions are also expected to be carried out soonest so as to fill vacancies left by anticipated promotions under reference. More Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs), Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) are expected to be promoted to the next ranks to fill the vacancies under reference.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

News Release: Intersociety Commends INEC



The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has observed a remarkable improvement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as it concerns the just ended Permanent Voters Card distribution exercise conducted in 12 States of Anambra, Ebonyi, Delta, Cross River, Ondo, Oyo, Kwara, Yobe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Sokoto and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The exercise, originally slated for August 15th to 17th was extended by two days as a result of protests by some members of rights based CSOs and other electoral stakeholders in Nigeria including our organization (Intersociety). The exercise finally ended on Tuesday, August 19th 2014 with substantial improvement on the part of INEC. We wish to commend INEC for this appreciable feat and demand for more improvements in other spheres of its electoral industry.