Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Article: 2015 General Election To Make Or Mar Nigeria

By S. Okey Mbonu                                                                                                              

As a member of the Nigerian-American community, a community that provides upwards of $21 Billion Dollars in material support to the Nigerian nation annually; I have carefully observed the cacophony of Nigeria’s presidential electioneering of 2015, in Sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous and influential nation, and largest economy.  I find the signs troubling, per Nigeria’s ability to join the ranks of the most influential, and important countries in the world post-2015. 

U-Report: Sheikh Zakzaky Tasks Muslims On Unity

Sheikh Zakzaky

Report By Stephen Lawan

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky says there was never a time when unity of the Muslim Ummah was more paramount than now when enemies are all out against it.
He made the statement at the grand finale (Khatmah) of the birthday of the Holy Prophet in Zaria and environs, which took place at the Zaria City Juma’at Mosque on Yesterday.

Open Letter: Intersociety Drags INEC To UN, Others

Ref: Intersociety/001/01/015/Foreign Missions/ABJ/NG

1.   The United Nations Secretary General
C/O  The UN Special Representative in Nigeria
The UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone
Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

2.  The Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s Ambassador to Nigeria)
Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Nigeria
Pope John Paul Crescent, Maitama
FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

3.  The United States Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of the United States, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

4. The Head, Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria & ECOWAS
Europe House, 21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue
Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria

5. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria
The British High Commission, 11, Torrrens Street, Off Mississippi Street
Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

6.  The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria
Embassy of Germany, 9, Lake Maracaibo Close
Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

7.  The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The Canadian High Commission
 15, Bobo Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

8.  The Ambassador of the Republic of France to Nigeria
The Embassy of France, 7, Udi Hills Street
Off Aso Drive, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

9.  The Brazilian Ambassador to Nigeria
Brazilian Embassy, 324, Diplomatic Drive
Central Business District, Garki, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

 10.  The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria
Embassy of Japan, 9, Bobo Street
Off Gana Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

11.  The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The Australian High Commission, Fifth Floor, Auckland Center
48, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

12.  The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria
The Embassy of China, 302/303 A.O. Street
Central Business District, Garki, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

13.  The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The High Commission of India, 15, Rio Negro Close
Off Yedseram Street, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Your Excellencies,

2015 General Elections In Nigeria & INEC’s Shoddy Preparations: Chaos, Anarchy & Bloodletting Looming (Part One)
International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is a leading human rights organization from the Southeast of Nigeria headquartered in Onitsha, Anambra State. Formed in 2008, we work on: civil liberties & rule of law, democracy & good governance and security & safety.

Monday, 26 January 2015

News Release: Jega’s Plot To Rig Nigeria’s 2015 General Election, A Call For Vigilance.


The National Democratic Vanguard (NDV) want to use this medium to call the attention of Nigerians and the International Community to the continuous attempt by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Professor Attahiru Jega to manipulate the outcome of the 2015 General election in Nigeria.

Report: Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Civilians At Grave Risk-Amnesty International

Photo Credit: Getty Images

(Culled from www.amnesty.org)

A failure to protect hundreds of thousands of civilians could lead to a disastrous humanitarian crisis said Amnesty International with reports of two large scale attacks in Nigeria on the major north-eastern city of Maiduguri as well as the nearby town of Monguno. 

Saturday, 24 January 2015

U-Report: TB Joshua Connects Pipe To Savelugu School For The Deaf

Report By Abdul Karim Naatogmah

Founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOANS) headquartered in Nigeria, Prophet TB Joshua has provided pipe-borne water to the Savelugu School for the Deaf in the Northern Region.

Article: When Does Time For Justice Come?

Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky

By Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky

On the 25th of July 2014, during a peaceful procession to mark the annually held international Quds Day (observed all over the world and in this particular country, every last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan since 1984), three of my brothers were shot dead by soldiers of the Nigerian Army, along with 31 other people in Zaria, Kaduna State.

News Release: INEC Already Rigged 2015 Presidential Poll For The North

The attention of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has again been drawn to the latest public statement made by the Chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, blaming Nigerian registered voters for not coming out en masse to collect their PVCs and absolving his Commission of any blame associated with their poor distribution and collection. The INEC Chairman was responding to our recent letter to the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria, dated January 21, 2015 over the issue as well as a comment on the issue made by the National Security Adviser, Mr. Sambo Dasuki in UK, while responding to a question put across to him by a journalist, Mr. Theodore Damian over the issue of disenfranchisement of over 30 million registered voters based on non distribution of PVCs.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Open Letter: Letter To President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan

January 21, 2015
Press Release
Houston , Texas
His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ,
Presidential Villa,
Asokoro, Abuja

Dear Mr. President,

Before the Election: An Open Letter

A recent publication of the federal allocation of projects by political zones in  Nigeria  was an eye opener. According to the Daily Trust Newspaper, published December 31, 2014, the Niger Delta received a lion’s share of the ₦1.6 trillion Federal Government contracts for 2014.

News Release: INEC Should Postpone 2015 Election To Avoid Credibility Issues

The National Democratic vanguard wishes to join the call by some prominent Nigerians and civil society groups for a postponement of the General elections scheduled to commence on February 14th 2015. There is no doubt that it is exclusively within the  constitutional powers of INEC to fix dates for elections, we are not unaware that the same law gave the window opportunity for elections to be conducted not earlier than 150 day or later than 30days to the expiration of tenure of current administration.