Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Special Report: Second List Ministerial Nominees Unveiled By The Nigerian Senate On 13th October, 2015

President Buhari

1. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim -Yobe

2. Brigadier-General Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd)-Zamfara

3. Claudius Omoleye Daramola -Ondo

4. Prof Anthony Onwuka-Imo

5. Jeffery Onyema

News Release: Experimentation Of Third World War In Syria & Threats To United Nations At 70

September 2015 marked the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. The UN was formed following the Atlantic Charter of 1941 and the Yelta Conference of 1945. The UN Charter was later proclaimed on 26th June 1945, after which the month of September of every year was set aside to mark the birth of the world’s Confederated Body. The United Nations has its origin traced to the Roman Empire, destroyed by its 30 years civil war of 1618-1648. The Roman Empire was replaced by the Holy Alliance, which ended in 1818 and was replaced by the Concert of Europe that lasted till 1919 when the League of Nations was formed, courtesy of Woodrow Wilson’s Four Solutions strategy to ensure world peace and security, which included human rights. The League of Nations collapsed in 1945 leading to the formation of the United Nations same year. The League of Nations was formally wound up in 1946.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

News Release: One Day Sensitization Rally In Support Of Takeover Of Power Distribution Company

Civil society organizations in Abia State calls on the Aba Resident and Traders to support the takeover of Aba Electricity Distribution by the Aba Power Distribution Company

News Release: “Masterweb” CEO’s Case Against Nigeria

Chief Charles O. Okereke

Chief Charles O. Okereke is the Founder & CEO of the Nigerian Masterweb News, based in Milwaukee, Wi 53209, United States and born in Ndi-Elendu, Alayi in Abia State, Nigeria on 29th July 1956 (59yrs). He won then Imo State Government scholarship to study in the United States. He later earned Bachelors of Science Degree (B.Sc.) -1975-1979 and Masters of Science Degree (M.Sc.)-1980-1981 in Agric from the Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States. Chief Charles O. Okereke later founded the Nigeria’s premier online news called the Nigerian Masterweb in the year 2000. The Nigerian Masterweb is one of the earliest, if not the first Nigerian online news through which newspapers were read online in those days.Chief Okereke’s successful exploits in media and communications also saw him composing God Bless Africa (the unofficial African Anthem) in 2002, Rise Up For Africa in 2003 and All Hail Biafra (song inspirationally composed at the end of the Nigerian-Biafran Civil War in 1970, but recorded in 2003).

Saturday, 10 October 2015

News Release: The Imperative Of Common Sense As Against Unsubatantiated Allegations And Campaign Of Calumny.

The Lagos Integrity Group (LIG) is a frontline citizen advocacy and human right organization. With membership across the length and breadth of Lagos State, LIG as a group, takes into consideration activities of government and organizations at all levels particularly as it concerns accountability and the rights of citizens and its protection at all times.

News Release: Afreximbank Forum To Tackle Corporate Governance And Due Diligence Challenges

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is to host the second edition of its Annual Customer Due Diligence and Corporate Governance Forum in Seychelles from 29 to 30 October in bid to build momentum for a collaborative African approach to addressing the unique challenges confronting African financial institutions in the field of corporate governance and customer due diligence.

News Release: Departing From Crude To Modern Soldiering

The public announcement late yesterday (08/10/2015) to the effect that the Chief of Defense Staff (Gen Gabriel Olonisakin) has inaugurated a 10-member committee to study the doctrines and procedures of the military and come up with workable plans to renew the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) is a welcome development and a clear departure from hitherto “jack of all knowledge and master of nonentity” approach of various public institutions in Nigeria including the country’s public coercive or security institutions. The Nigerian Military statement under reference was signed by Group Captain Wap Maigida late yesterday in Abuja on behalf of Acting Director Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar and was reported in the media including the News Express Online.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Article: Succumbing To Political Theater

President Buhari

By S. Okey Mbonu

The wait is finally over, The Nigerian president has submitted his list of cabinet appointees to the country’s Senate, for confirmation hearings.  We gather that confirmation hearings in Nigeria are typically a shoo-in affair, because no political appointee has ever been disapproved by the Nigerian Senate.  Further, in this particular case, the leadership of the Senate is itself embroiled in an ethical and corruption imbroglio, with the Senate President awaiting his day in court, over declaration of assets charges.  However, we shall address these corruption issues in a subsequent release.

Open Letter: Petition Against Nomination Of Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) As Minister


Senator Bukola A. Saraki, (CON)
The President of the Senate,
National Assembly,
Three Arms Zone,

Distinguished Senate President,

Petition Against Nomination Of Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) As Minister
We bring greeting and good tidings to you and the entire membership of the Red chamber of the National Assembly.

We write as members of the third sector, 'Get Involved Campaign'. A team of Young dynamic Nigerians whose advocacy is to get people involved in the act of governance and ensuring things are done properly. Constructive criticism is our hallmark.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

News Release: Chasing Bombers With Machetes

By Criminological account, Insurgency is an attempt by organized recalcitrant or radical elements to unseat a legally constituted government or force it to change its existing socio-legal system for the purpose of foisting its radical ideological belief on the polity. This they do through subversion, terrorism, sabotage and espionage all cloak in sophisticated and asymmetric violent methodologies. Insurgency is also a form of military conflict characterized by small lightly armed bands (cells) practicing guerrilla warfare usually from rural or remote areas for the purpose of forcing the existing government to yield to their usually radical demands or be ousted in order to effect violent reversion of the society to their needs, values and interests. Insurgents, on their part, are citizens of a country attempting by illegal and radical means to change the way a country is governed because the existing socio- legal methods cannot satisfy their demands. Their interests, needs and values could be political, economic and ethno-religious belief or values.