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.

News Release: Understanding Social Realities Of The Southeast (Biafran) Self Determination Agitation In Nigeria

The leaderships of the Southeast based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations; comprising the Anambra State Branch of Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Center for Human Rights & Peace Advocacy (CHRPA), Human Rights Club(HRC) (a project of LRRDC), Southeast Good Governance Forum (SGGF), Forum for Equity, Justice & Defense of Human Rights (FEJDHR), Society Advocacy Watch Project (SPAW), Anambra Human Rights Forum (AHRF) and the International Solidarity for Peace & Human Rights Initiative (INTERSOLIDARITY) having observed the recent socio-political developments and events in the Southeast Nigeria; collectively wish to take a firm stand on the issues so generated.

News Release: A Rising Humanitarian Crisis in Nigeria (NAL Council Reports Vol. I)

In the beginning of October 2015, the NAL Council dispatched our team of researchers to Nigeria, to monitor the on-going transition of the current government; and to provide credible reports, for global analysis and policy advisories, by our Policy Advisors in Washington.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Article: Before You Go! Where Is Our Money?

By Rufus Kayode Oteniya

Nigeria is supposedly a rich nation whose wealth rather than being kept in a national portfolio or evident in some state-of-the-art public infrastructures and social amenities, it is illicitly tucked in the bottomless pockets of some greedy and corrupt individuals who have had the privilege of being in positions of public trust and leadership and those who were closely associated with them.