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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shocking: ‘I Gave 20 Naira To A Beggar, Then I Found Myself Where They Slaughter Human Beings

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Abdulwaheed Saliu, an indigene of Tunga Maje in Gwagwalada Area Council narrates how he gave an old man N20 which landed him in the ritualists den where people got slaughtered daily and the women kept serving in a baby factory.

Abdulwaheed narrates what happened on the fateful day he gave an old man N20 naira and met himself else where.

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE POSITION OF PRO-DEMOCRACY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS ON THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ...

Hunter Perret


Pro-democracy civil society groups
on the National Conference
Text of Press Conference on the Position OF PRO-DEMOCRACY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS ON THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE NATIONAL ADVOCACY CENTRE OF SOCIAL ACTION, ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY, 2014
                 
We welcome the National Conference as an opportunity to discuss Nigeria and the serious challenges confronting the nation-state.

Unmasking "Dogari/Dansanda" Policy In The Nigeria Police Force: A Case Against Sectional Domination In Promotions & Postings Of Key Officers In The Force (Part 2)


Ref.: Intersociety/SE/NG/02/014/FGN/ABJ/FRN
1.    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

Is Nigeria Negotiable? By Adagbo Onoja


On the eve of President Goodluck Jonathan’s version of the circuitous strategy of an emergency national conference resorted to by virtually every recent past Nigerian president confronted with succession roadblock, Chido Onumah’s book, Nigeria is Negotiable is a timely read. This is so for one major and two minor reasons. Let’s take the two minor reasons first.
The book is a collection of his newspaper articles on the many issues, people, drama and events that dominated Nigerian politics spanning the last segment of the IBB years/the June 12 impasse and the Abacha regime. What this suggests is that in this book is concentrated an imagination of Nigeria by someone who was not just involved but

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

2015: Urhobo Youths endorse Jonathan, wants Ibori pardoned


Urhobo Youths during their peaceful
rally in support of President Goodluck
Jonathan
Volunteer youths of the Urhobo Nation under the aegis of Coalition of Urhobo Nation Youth Leaders and Stakeholders (CUNYLS) have demanded that President Goodluck Jonathan should be re-elected in the 2015 general election.

The youths led by a civil rights activist, Mr. Rex Anigboro, tabled the demand when they went on a peaceful protest march to the Asokoro residence of elder statesman and a first Republic Minister of information, Chief Edwin Clark and leader of aniger Delta Peoples

Poverty eradication: FG earmarks N108 million for 12 pilot states


The Federal Government has earmarked the sum of N108 million for 12 pilot states for the grassroots micro-credit scheme of the National Poverty Eradication Programme.

The project will mark the beginning of a new era of collaboration between the Federal Government and the States, which is a much-needed partnership expected to move the

$29.2 Million Scam In Akwa Ibom Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd Exposed

Re-$29.2 Million Scam Hits Akwa Ibom Refinery, Petrochemical Company By Eyen Isong 



In a bid to get a clearer picture of the earlier reported scam involving so called Akwa Ibom Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd, I had to do a search for further information in the public domain that could provide a proper link to the story.

But I got what I never bargained for as my checks got trapped with loose ends that are begging for connections.

Monday, February 3, 2014

In the hands of the Nigeria police by Fredrick Nwabufo


It was sweepingly wet evening at Adebayo road in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. The rain had pulled dark clouds down in torrents of piercing water. It was customary of the rain to be violent at this time of year. It was April 15, 2009.
Kingsley having been indoors for very long, and starving, succumbed to the dictates of his belly, and took a walk down the road to the obtrusive corner where Mama Bimbo sold “Efo and Iyan”.

OUR RESPONSE TO NORTHERN ELDERS FORUM: WE JOIN ISSUES WITH PROF ANGO ABDULLAHI ON THE THREAT OF NORTHERN ELDERS TO DRAG GENERAL AZUBUIKE IHEJIRIKA TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT IN THE HAGUE


The attention of the Supreme Council of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra and Bilie Human Rights Initiative (BHRI) has been drawn to a proposed plan by Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by Prof Ango Abdullahi to drag former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over the alleged killing of civilians in Baga, Borno State. Having considered the threat by the Northern Elders and weighed its implications, notwithstanding that much public opinion has already been expressed by many against them, it is our informed decision to respond to Prof Abdullahi and join issues with the Northern Elders Forum.

REFUTAL: MALICIOUS MISCHIEF BY PDP RIVERS STATE AGAINST REP. DAKUKU PETERSIDE


It has been brought to my notice the deliberate falsehood and malicious mischief being circulated by the Rivers State Chapter of PDP to the effect that I blocked the clearance of Maj Gen Kenneth Minimah as Chief of Army Staff in the National Assembly. Nothing can be further from the truth.

This is patently cheap lies by the PDP to curry favour from their paymasters in Abuja that have consistently promoted division amongst people and elevated impunity to new heights.

2015 OKIGWE SENATE AND UWAJUMOGU’S MANY ENDORSEMENTS

BY CHINOMSO OSUAGWU

For those at home with Okigwe politics, the recent endorsement of Rt. Hon Benjamin Uwajumogu for Okigwe Senate  by various groups was never a hot piece of news. This is because, long before the pronouncement by these groups, it has been a serious topic of debate that has been discussed  at every nook and cranny of the Zone.

Rivers APC Says: Abe, Saraki, Other Defectors Are True Progressives

… Expects More Progressive Senators and Nine PDP Governors to Defect by March

Written by Nwaorgu Faustinus


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has described the decision of 11 Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to defect to APC as a wise one, declaring that “as true progressives, they have finally come back home and are warmly welcome to where they truly belong.” 

The need for pragmatism in addressing cattle grazing squabbles by Ugochukwu Ugwuanyi


Last Wednesday, we heard that thousands of Benue youths took to the streets of Makurdi to protest what they termed endless massacre of their people by some blood-thirsty herdsmen in the state. That same day, we got the news that the Abia State government is about establishing modern grazing reserves to reduce clashes between rural communities and herdsmen in the state.

Imo State Assembly Debunk’s Crisis Claim




The Imo House of Assembly has debunked the insinuations credited to a section of the media that the house was in crises and the leadership against some members because of party defection.

Press Release: Sen. Ekweremadu Trains 700 Youths In ICT

Says human capital development is key to national transformation


Sen. Ekweremadu
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has commenced the training of 700 youths in Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills through the Ikeoha Foundation, a non-profit and non-governmental development platform founded by him.

Speaking during the flag-off of the project at the Ikeoha Foundation ICT Training Centre in Enugu over the weekend, Senator

Friday, January 31, 2014

IGBO WORLD ASSEMBLY (IWA) Respond to Prof Ben Nwabueze and Igbo Leaders of Thought on National Conference and 2015 Election


According to published reports, some concerned Igbo leaders led by constitutional lawyer, Prof Ben Nwabueze wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan advising him not to convene the proposed national conference using his inherent powers as enshrined in section 5 of the 1999 Constitution. The Igbo position on the matter of Nigerian constitutional conference can only be articulated by our

Akwa Ibom witchcraft phenomenon on the rise

Written by Cletus Ukpong
This is real: Ifot (witchcraft or witch) remains one of the very few indigenous words a first-time visitor to Akwa Ibom State is likely to quickly pick up from among the people of the state. This is because in Akwa Ibom State, almost every misfortune is attributed to ifot. Here, a migraine or a student’s poor academic performance or

Evacuate Corpses of MASSOB Members Abandoned in Mortuaries Since 2003- Igbo Youths Warns Uwazurike , Petitions Ohanaeze

Written by Obinna Akukwe

Opening of "Biafra House," September
29, 2001 in Washington, D.C by Chief
Ralph Uwazuruik and Chief Ikemba
Chukwuemela Odumegwu Ojukwu. 
Photo credit: biafranet.com
The fight between the Association of Igbo Youths (AIYO) and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had taken a new twist with the Igbo Youths giving ultimatum to Uwazurike to evacuate and bury the corpses of slain MASSOB members abandoned in mortuaries between 2003 and 2013.

BOKO HARAM: THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR AS RELIGIOUS WAR

Written by Osita Ebiem
“We are...calling on Muslims in this part of the world to be well prepared because, very soon, we would launch a full scale war between the Muslims and the Christians.”
-          Abubakar Shekau declared in February, 2011.
In the interest of those who might believe differently, the above declaration is far from being an empty boast. The war has been on ever since Shekau made the above declaration and there is no sign of the war abating.

A FAILED RULING CLASS AND THE LITANY OF IMPUNITY: FROM TARABA THROUGH NNPC TO RIVERS AND BEYOND BY JAYE GASKIA


This picture is the true reflection
of average Nigerian child.  
Sometimes when pummelled by the storms of our vicarious existence, i often take some steps back to reflect. And in those moments of reflection, i do wonder whether any of the actions we are taking is worthwhile, whether our actions, collective and individual do make any difference.

At such times, i am persuaded to ask the other question, and

APC Berates Police for Disrupting the Pro-Amaechi Abuja Rally


The Presidency and the Nigerian Police High Command have come under attack over the brutal disruption of Tuesday’s rally in the federal capital, Abuja, organised by the Anti-Corruption Network to protest against the endless impunity being perpetrated in Rivers State by the controversial Police Commissioner, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, said it received the news of the police action with great shock.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

IBB Denies Writing President Jonathan

  • “IBB Did Not Authorize Anyone To Issue Any Statement On His Behalf” – IBB’s Aide, Kassim Afegbua 

Global Reporters Vienna has gathered reliably that the purported letter said to have been written by Nigerian former military dictator General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) and posted on the Facebook page of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Deputy National Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), and published on so many Nigerian online publication sites (but not on Global Reporters Vienna) was false.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

JAF DEPLORES Police Brutality in LASU & Security Operatives’ Violence on ASUU in AAU!


PRESS STATEMENT
JAF DEPLORES Police Brutality in LASU & Security Operatives’ Violence on ASUU in AAU!
RE-OPEN LASU; STOP VICTIMISING THE STUDENTS, REVERSAL OF TUITION FEES NOW!!
AJASIN UNIVERSITY: RESPECT AGREEMENTS WITH ASUU NOW!!

2015: Zoning in Enugu State is a paradox


A zoning policy of the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP), is tearing Enugu State apart. The issue of zoning was largely dormant until Governor Sullivan Chime announced that the Enugu North Senatorial Zone would produce the next governor. Chime’s pronouncement carries weight for an obvious reason: Given that the opposition is historically disenfranchised in Enugu State since the 4th Republic, a saddening consensus seems to be that a PDP governorship nominee would ultimately prevail in the 2015. Although the state had adopted some form of

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

IMO GOVT CAUTIONS FIRM OVER DUMPING OF TOXIC WASTE BY UCHE ONUUCHEKWA

...IMO GOVERNMENT COMMENDED FOR ITS RAPID RESPONSE


Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze 
Madumere,MFR, with his entourage 
and members of CGC inspecting one 
of the dumped cite in Atta-Ikeduru, 
Imo State
Imo State Government earlier today moved evacuate toxic waste dumped in the rural areas of Ikeduru Local Government Area to avert its hazardous effect on the people of the said area.

Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze  Madumere said he was directed by the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to personally inspect the areas involve and also access the level of harm.

Re- N10 Million Fraud Scandal of Akwa Ibom Diaspora Netwok


By Clayton Udoh "Essien Essien, it is now evident why you have been launching unwarranted attacks on me in recent time. That you requested for financial assistance from Aniekan Umanah to enable you offset your indebtedness in the US is not not enough reason to engage in smear campaigns against him, because, you should have been patient as he told  you. Haba, 10, 000 dollars is not so easy to come by In Nigeria!

FRAUD: MISSING #1BILLION IBOM AIRLINE TEARS AKHA, BUDGET OFFICE AND MIN. OF SPECIAL DUTIES APART!!

…As Enoidem feigns ignorance of whereabouts of missing fund.
…THEY MUST ACCOUNT FOR THAT MONEY – ONOFIOK LUKE’S COMMITTEE
….THE MONEY HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM THE STATE TREASURY – BUDGET OFFICE.
 
By Sam Emmanuel
The battle line has been drawn between the members of the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly committee on Finance and appropriation headed by Barr. Onofiok Luke and the Ministry of Special duties overseen by Emmanuel Enoidem as well as the office of the Akwa Ibom state Accountant-General,

2015: WHY THERE WILL BE NO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS BY GODWIN ONYEACHOLEM

                                                
With its relentless perpetuation of unsavoury politics, the current People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government has, more than any other administration known to Nigerian history, continued to inject a lethal dose of cynicism into the people, so much so that there is an intense feeling of anger in this environment. This makes it impossible to ‘see hope,’ like former president Olusegun Obasanjo did at the peak of his

OKOGIE: A PROFILE IN DISCIPLESHIP, LESSON TO JET PASTORS


By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Cardinal Okogie
Photo credit: cardinalrating.com
For the Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, His Eminence, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, it’s not easy taking a stand for what’s right when every Nigerian Jet Pastor around him is running after what’s wrong. It’s not been fun either for Okogie swimming against the current of public opinion or walking against the wind of selfish pursuits.
Standing alone may not be popular especially in a reprobate nation like Nigeria, but it is always profitable for Okogie who chooses to walk with God. Working with people is not so difficult. All you need is unfailing patience, insight, stability, and tremendous experience. And Okogie is

Amaechi Creates ‘Local Government’ For Non-Indigenes As Rivers APC Concludes LG Harmonisation Exercise By Nwaorgu Faustinus

*Amaechi A True Nationalist, The Hero & Hope Of The Non Indigenes In Rivers State - Chinye

Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has created what the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr. Chuma Chinye, described as the 24th Local Government Area of Rivers State. The new ‘local government’ is the Non-Indigene political pressure Group (NIPPG) in APC Rivers which, according to Barr. Chinye, is to protect the political interests of the over 1.5 million non-indigenes residing in Rivers State. Hon. Commissioner Barr. Chinye the Political

N10 MILLION SCANDAL ROCKS A.I.D.N WITH GOV. AKPABIO IN THE CENTRE OF CONTROVERSY BY UWEM SAM


Since last year some of our Brothers & Sisters from Germany, United Kingdom and  in United State have called on us for help concerning scam instituted against them by a body they associated with, called Akwa Ibom Diaspora Network (A.I.D.N.) We were not interested to carry out this investigation because they refused to listen to warning given to them previously, but since the mission of Liberty Voice is to set our people free from all form of captivity we have decided

Inquest Into Hon. Aniekan Umamanh’s Lies And Gov Akpabio’s Uncommon Fallacy By Eyen Isong Ibibio


Now that Aniekan Umanah, the Commissioner of Information and Communication has spoken to explain and "put the records straight" on "mere" N10million developed wings , I wish to draw his attention to other serious issues in the conduct of Akwa Ibom state business

Mr Umanah, you are well aware that your administration or more appropriately put, Godswill Akpabio's tenure is well in its twilight and I consider this is the right time for the government and people of Akwa Ibom state to

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Bug In Nigeria’s Palm Oil Industry By Odimegwu Onwumere


Photo credit: Wikimedia
One of the points raised in a letter that the National Chairman of Vegetable/Edible Oil Producers Association of Nigeria, VEOPAN, Mr. Okey Ikoro wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, was that Nigeria was the principal producer and exporter of palm oil palm produce and allied products in the 60s. This was in relation to 27 per cent of the global market with 167,000 metric tonnes in 1961. But Ikoro frowned at the abysmally declination of

Olisa Agbakoba v Minister For Finance: Unconstitutionality of Allocation of Public Revenue to Unelected Local Government Councils

Press Release 

OLISA AGBAKOBA v MINISTER FOR FINANCE

SUIT NO. FHC/L/770/2013

Unconstitutionality of Allocation of Public Revenue to Unelected Local
Government Councils

The Fraud In Imo State Speaker’s Office Rt. Honourable Benjamin Uwajumogu Exposed By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

  • ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN IMO STATE: THE LEGISLATIVE
PERSPECTIVE (PART TWO)

Rt. Honourable Uwajimogu 
In the part one of this lecture (article), I explained in practical
terms what Accountability is all about and its relationship with stewardship. I moved further to name the two legs of Accountability and of course the end product which is Transparency in Public Service
(click HERE to read "MY MEMO: THE TRUTH"). Because of the nature of our “Environment”, I propounded measures that would help check this decline in Accountability.
To show or prove that the decline in Accountability has reached abysmal level, I used the lack of “Accountable magnitude and direction” at the office of the speaker of Imo

Imo Guber Election 2015: Iheanachor To Dump PDP For APGA



Captain Emmanuel Iheanachor 
Ahead of the 2015 Imo State governorship election, Global Reporters Vienna (GRV) has gathered from an impeccable source that the former Nigerian Interior Minister, Captain Emmanuel Iheanachor, is scheming to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to materialize his gubernatorial ambition. According to our reporter in Owerri, the privileged information says that Capt. Iheanacho is in secret negotiations with one of the power brokers in Imo State politics and a very influential APGA member, Chief Martin Agbaso, for the platform of APGA to contest the election in 2015.

How To Get Pregnant And Have A Baby - THISDAY


THE BOOK “HOW TO GET PREGNANT AND HAVE A BABY” X-RAYS THE CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN INFERTILITY AND OFFERS PRACTICAL WAYS OF ACHIEVING THE DREAM OF HAVING A BABY. ADEDAYO ADEJOBI REVIEWS THE HIGH POINTS

SAMUELSON IWUOHA IS BLACKMAILING THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER IMHA.AMAEFULA AMADI BY EMEKA AHANEKU


Rt. Uwajumogo answering
Following repeated and deliberate propaganda by Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha  against the office of the speaker Imo State House of Assembly, and the good people of Ihitte/Uboma State constituency of Imo State, aimed at distorting historic reputation and designed to criminally blackmail the office of the speaker Imo State House of Assembly to retain his former appointment as the Senior Special Assistant on media to the Rt Hon Speaker IMHA. It has become necessary for some us to reiterate some silent

Sunday, January 26, 2014

APC crisis: Bafarawa defects to PDP - Sun


Barely 24 hours after holding a meeting with the immediate past Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau over control of the All Progressives Congress, APC, former Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has defected from the party to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters.

THE EJIGBO PEPPER SODOMY AND MURDER CASE: WHEN VIOLENCE MUST BE CURBED


It is most disheartening that on a daily basis and across the country, the wanton bestiality that had characterised Nigeria’s inglorious military past continues unabated in a country which prides itself as a giant of a divisive continent. At every corner of the country and even in open spaces, all kinds of savage acts are perpetrated either by the wealthy against the poor or sadly, the poor against the poor,

APC Directive To Its National Assembly Members Against The Jonathan Administration Is A Directive Against The Nigerian People


APC DIRECTIVE TO ITS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS AGAINST THE JONATHAN ADMINISTRATION ON THE RIVERS STATE CONUNDRUM AKIN TO SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AND GROUNDING THE WHEELS OF SOCIETAL PROGRESS
The directive by the Opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) to its National Assembly Members against the Jonathan Administration not to pass the National Budget for