Friday, 26 May 2017

Photonews: Rivers State Golden Jubilee Celebration

News Release: How Not To Demonize And Make Mockery Of The Ways Of Our Forefathers

General Okonkwo

It is recalled that the leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) had on 12th, 14th and 15th of May 2017 issued parts one, two and three of its public statement, titled: the return of troublesome billionaires and killer-“generals” in Anambra State. The 15th May 2017 segment of the statement was specifically and statistically targeted at exposing killer-“generals” and violent market leaders and their violent activities in the State so as to draw the attention of the general public and relevant security agencies against the allied security threats and the forthcoming governorship election in the State.The said public statement of ours and its parts was chiefly brought about by: increasing activities of troublesome billionaires in the State who have also pocketed strategic conventional security formations in the State and at Enugu, Umuahia and Abuja; violent activities of some killer-“generals” and violent market leaders such as wanton demolition of citizens’ private houses and properties without recourse to due process and rule of law (i.e. Okpuno-Nkwelle-Ezunaka Estate property demolition); and 2017 Anambra governorship election war drums of the incumbent Government of Anambra State.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Speech: Reflections And Hopes On Biafra

John Nnia Nwodo


1. I am grateful to Shehu Musa Yar Adua Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA - the co-sponsors of this event for your kind invitation. I commend your foresight in convening this conference, the first major conference discussing Biafra outside of Igboland. Nigeria. In hosting this conference the Yar’Adua Centre, which is best known for promoting national cohesion, honours the legacy of a great patriot: Shehu Musa Yar Adua. He died building bridges of understanding across our nation. I salute his family and associates for sustaining the legacy of Shehu through the works of this Foundation.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

News Release: Afreximbank President Wins Banker Of The Year Award

Dr. Oramah with the award 

Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), was today in Ahmedabad, India, named African Banker of the Year at the African Banker Awards 2017 ceremony.

News Release: Legal Victory Demonstrates Ibori As Victim Of UK’s Ongoing Political Persecution

The profound victory which Chief James Onanefe Ibori won on Monday against the British Home Secretary must be not be understated.  This was not about the £1 nominal damages but the significantly greater victory over just how the UK political establishment blatantly attempted to restrain a free man. The victory was greater for the principle. Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor said in a statement that “some media outfits, focused their reports on the frivolous, and disdained the serious mocking the £1, nominal damages. In doing so they missed the obvious – how again Chief Ibori was victimised and oppressed by the UK government and how a British High Court found in his favour and maligned the British Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) failures.

Friday, 19 May 2017

News Release: Fundamental Question Marks In Gen Tukur Buratai’s Coup Alarm & Need For Caution

General Buratai 

The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) wishes to urge all Nigerians and their international friends and partners to be very cautious and careful over the recent public warning by Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (COAS) of possible plans by “some politicians” to stage a military coup in Nigeria using members of the Nigerian Army. The COAS had in his public warning through a statement issued by the Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations; Brig Gen Sani Kukasheka Usman disclosed that “he has received information that some individuals have been approaching some officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons”. He further “warned such persons to desist from these acts” and reminded them that “Nigerian Army is a thorough professional, disciplined, loyal and apolitical institution that has clear Constitutional roles and responsibilities” and strongly “advised all officers and soldiers interested in politics, to resign their commission or apply for voluntary discharge forthwith”.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

News Release: Afreximbank To Commit Up To $500 Million To Revive Gambia’s Agriculture, Financial Services And Tourism Infrastructure

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will commit up to $500 million in financing to support the revival of agriculture, growth of the financial sector and construction of world-class tourism and trade logistics infrastructure in The Gambia, Bank President Dr. Benedict Oramah has announced in Banjul.