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.

Article: Imo State Government And Crisis In Ohaji/Egbema

By Kenneth Uwadi

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s second term ambition has thrown Imolites at the crossroads, thereby shooting the State’s political temperature to one of its most frightening levels in our political history. Obviously, the Governor  is facing the biggest credibility crisis of his political life. A man who in 2011 was widely perceived as a unifying force by Imolites  and enthusiastically elected to the State’s highest public office, is sadly today treated with distrust and detestation by fellow citizens. What could have been wrong that a governor who had enjoyed enormous support  in 2011 is today more tolerated than loved by majority of  Ndi-Imo ? The answer is simple. Imo people are not happy with the impunity going on in the state.

News Release: Intersociety Celebrates Nigerian Police Force Promotions

“A vibrant conventional police force in a mixed or heterogeneous society is such that clearly understands its pluralistic nature and have it strictly applied in all its policies including promotions, postings and modern crime fighting and controlling capacities. Such a police force is doomed if it chooses the opposite”- Barrister Anita Onochie, Head, Security & Safety Program of the Intersociety. “It is very shocking that the NPF has over the years abandoned rule of law, fairness and equity in its major internal and external policies including promotion and posting of its top field officers and dangerously embraced ethno-religious jingoism. Its abysmal performance in modern crime control and fighting is not surprising and will remain so until it purges itself of tribal, baton and rifle policing and return to policing without borders and lineages”-Barr. Obianuju Igboeli, Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Program of the Intersociety. 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

News Release: Indiscriminate Conversion Of Public School Compounds To Church Buildings By Anambra Churches

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State

The attention of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is drawn to recent demolition of a church building belonging to the Ebenezer Anglican Church in Oyolu Oze Layout, Nkwelle-Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The incident reportedly took place on 12th August 2014 at the hour of the blue law. This resulted to protests by members of the demolished church in some streets in Onitsha, accusing the Government of Anambra State and other unknown persons of being behind the demolition. Flyers are also distributed in many parts of the State by some sympathizers of the church accusing some religious bodies including the Catholic Church of being behind the demolition as well as other alleged similar ill-treatments against the said church and its faithful in the State in recent times.

Monday, 18 August 2014

News Report: Israeli Wedding Of Jew, Muslim Draws Protesters Amid War Tensions

Photo Credit: Reuters

Credit: Reuters

Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.

Article: Governor Okorocha’s Impeachment Saga And Legislative Irresponsibility

Governor Okorocha

By Barr. Emperor Nnabuihe Iwuala (Ksc.)

Recently, it was reported in some mass media in the country of how the legislative members of the Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) were offered many millions of naira to impeach Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. The media report says the governor made the accusation against the said state law-makers.

Article: Orji Kalu Should Not Worry About Gov. Theodore Orji

Orji Kalu

By Rubby Obinna (Mrs)

The former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has a way of treating issues. Those who have been following his column in the Saturdays Sun would understand that the man bares his mind without fear or favour. This is the reason I am writing concerning his article in the Saturday Sun, 16 August, where he brought the attention of the world to the allegation that the incumbent Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has been smearing his name, that of his family members and anything around and about him to the extent that the governor now sends people to lay siege at his residences in Lagos and Abuja, monitoring who visits Kalu and who does not visit.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Article: The Ebola Outbreak: U.S. Sponsored Bioterror?

By Jason Kissner

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We can now be extraordinarily confident that the U.S. government is lying, in key material respects, about the latest Ebola outbreak—and not just because it lies about nearly everything of political consequence.  This article shows that there are compelling reasons to believe we are being told three big lies about Ebola.  It also offers a simple, rational, yet disturbing, explanation that very tidily accounts for all three lies.  The explanation supposes that the current Ebola outbreak consists in an act of U.S.-linked bioterror.

News Release: Team Nigeria Dazzles At The 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship In Las Vegas

On August 6th, 2014, history was made in the USA when Nigeria's Stars on Earth Dance Crew, climbed the stage at the 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Championship, at the prestigious Red Rock Resort and Casino, in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas.

Saturday, 16 August 2014