Thursday, 23 March 2017

News Release: Burundi Joins Afreximbank As Participating State

Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank.

Rejoinder: Chris Akor’s Fantastically Rumour-laden Article


By Tony Eluemunor

The fantastically rumour – besotted Chris Akor, in “The face of a fantastically corrupt country” (Business Day of Wednesday February 15, 2017) embraced rumour and nothing but his beloved rumour.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

News Release: Joint Statement By A Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations In Nigeria On The Siege On Amnesty International's Abuja Office

We, the undersigned leaders and representatives of various civil society organizations spread across Nigeria wish to express our collective dismay over the ignominious display by a group of rented crowd masquerading as members of a civil society organization under the name ‘Global Peace and Rescue Initiative (GOPRI)’. This hitherto unknown group has, since Monday March 20, 2017 besieged and occupied the Abuja offices of the Amnesty International (AI), accusing the global human rights advocacy group of trying to smear the reputation of Nigerian security forces. The group led by one unknown Melvin Ejeh, who describes himself as the Executive Director said it is ready to occupy Amnesty's offices interminably, should the organization refuse to leave the country within 24 hours.

News Release: Sponsored Attacks On Amnesty International: Another Dimension To Raging State Terror In Nigeria

The leaderships of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) are deeply shocked and dismayed concerning the ongoing sponsored attacks by the agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria against the Nigerian Section of Amnesty International, using hired street urchins and laptop based groups; claiming to be human rights groups.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Special Report: Break Down Of The Paris Club Refunds To The States And FCT

Adeosun: Nigeria's Finance Minister 

1. Abia - $151, 410, 816.39
2. Adamawa - $161, 968, 221.27
3. Akwa Ibom - $344, 122,584.90
4. Anambra - $162, 163, 091.98)
5. Bauchi - $182, 192, 756.59

Sunday, 19 March 2017

News Release: Ibori Appeals Against UK Court Conviction

Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has now filed a full appeal in the British Court of Appeal against his 2012 conviction.

A statement from Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, said Mr Ibori's counsel informed the Southwark London court on Friday March 17, 2017, that they have filed the appeal on Ibori’s behalf.As a result, the court then indefinitely adjourned the on-going proceedings concerning the second confiscation hearing. The original three- week confiscation hearing before Judge Pitts in September 2013 was unable to make any finding of theft from the Delta State

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Article: DSS, Saraki, Malaye And The Senate’s Dirty Slap On Buhari’s Face

By Godwin Onyeacholem

No thanks to the unholy machinations of an unscrupulous cabal in the presidency which formed a satanic partnership with a shamelessly crooked senate, Ibrahim Magu, nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari as substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), was for the second time denied confirmation for that post by the senate on the strength of the same ill-motivated Department of State Service (DSS) security report that informed the first purported rejection.

Friday, 17 March 2017

News Release: Group Calls For The Release Of Two Detained Nigerian Bloggers

Fejiro Oliver 
Kemi Olunloyo 

Nigerian government continues to send fear into the hearts of Nigerians.The government continue to wage vicious crackdown on free speech. The space for independent activism, critical journalism, and opposition political activity in Nigeria is extinguished .So many persons have been arrested in recent times to silence their voices using politically motivated criminal charges. Last week officers of the Nigerian Police stormed the  home of  a Journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo  and whisked her away to the Oyo state Criminal Investigation Department office in Ibadan from where she was driven to Port Harcourt, charged to court  for cybercrime and remanded in prison for her post about Pastor David Ibiyeomie on social media.

News Report: "I’m In Port Harcourt Prison For My Post About Pastor Ibiyeomie" – Kemi Olunloyo


Credit: Punch Nigeria

Journalist and blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, says she has been charged with cybercrime for her post about Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

News Release: Radio Biafra International (RBi) Maiden Broadcast

On the 12th of January 2017, the leadership of IPOB in unison with the Leader, Deputy Leader and the Directorate of State (DOS), decided to expand the broadcasting services of the Biafran struggle through the creation of a new broadcasting service in the Americas. So, a live broadcast of Radio Biafra International (RBi) from the Americas has been imminent for a very long time now but was delayed due to logistic bottlenecks. However, we are proud to announce to you all today, that we are going live on air on Sunday, the 19th of March, 2017 with a maiden broadcast, starting from 10.00 am Biafra Time.