Monday, 29 August 2016

Article: Why Are Igbos Still Biafrans?

By Adagbo Onoja

In his latest book entitled, We Are All Biafrans, Chido Onumah offers a very powerful discourse of Nigeria by imposing on the observable claims of marginalisation by every other group against the Nigerian State the metaphor of Biafranism. Every other group is selling that narrative about its own place in the Nigerian set up. In other words, they are doing what the Igbos took to a very high level in the late 1960s by declaring sovereignty, a move to which the Nigerian State responded by declaring a police action.

News Release: IPOB & Other Nonviolent Pro Biafra Activists In Danger In Nigeria

The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is still deeply shocked and alarmed concerning the continued detention under solitary or incommunicado circumstances of key IPOB activists in Aba, Abia State and other parts of the South-south and the Southeast Nigeria. To the extent that the authorities of the DSS now go about riotously, abducting, shooting, torturing and detaining IPOB activists outside processes and procedures laid down in the 1999 Constitution; further shocks and worries us.

News Release: Time To Take Drastic Action On Killings By Herdsmen Is Now Says CLO

The Civil Liberties Organisation, (CLO) South East Zone condemns in totality the brazen murder and killing of innocent citizens of Igbo land in different parts of the South East by Fulani herdsmen.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

News Release: News Release: Presidential Emergency Powers Legitimization Request Is Another Time-Bomb

The attention of the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is again drawn to a recent presidential request for legitimization of emergency powers which it magisterially and tyrannically arrogated to itself since September 2015. President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has since September 2015 castrated the 1999 Constitution and illegally arrogated sweeping extra constitutional powers to itself in the governance of the country; upon which it now seeks for legislative legitimization through retroactive legislation or legislative cementation by way of executive sponsored bill. Our advocacy attention to latest executive lawlessness was drawn by the authorities of the Trent Online News. Since the inception of Gen Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on 29th May 2015, time-bombs abound and the instant case is one of them.

News Release: Only IPOB Members Were Massacred On May 30th 2016

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) want to put the records straight by affirming that only IPOB members were massacred by armed security team led Col Isa M. Abdullahi, the Commanding Officer of 302 Artillery Regiment Onitsha which is under 82 Division of the Nigerian Army. We are making this clarification because of the falsehood reported by Terhemba Daka of the Guardian Newspaper. According to Terhemba’s erroneous report of 23rd August 2016, “The House of Representatives Committee on Army has started collating information on the alleged killing of members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by security agencies in Anambra State on May 30, 2016.“ Terhemba further stated that “Biafran agitators clashed with security agencies, during the 50th anniversary of their fallen heroes near St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, Nkpor, off Nkpor -Umuoji road, in Idemili North Local Government Council.“ This is the height of irresponsible and unprofessional conduct in journalism and a crass display of the notorious “brown envelope“ journalism.

News Release: “Don’t Dialogue With Criminals”---MEND To Nigerian Govt.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) welcomes the recent decision by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to ceasefire and dialogue with the Federal Government. It is a move we have repeatedly canvassed since April, 2016; given our stance that, criminal attacks on oil installations as a strategy to force concessions from Government was no longer fashionable. Given also, the fact that MEND have since May 30, 2014 ceased all forms of hostility against Nigeria's economic and strategic assets.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Article: Is This The Change Nigerians Voted For?

By Godwin Onyeacholem

In the light of almost two decades of horrendous governance under the PDP administration, the call for change by a large section of Nigerians was expectedly overwhelmingly loud. Thus, this piece is a response to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, who indeed holds the copyright to the first leg of the title of this piecewhich I have slightly modified – as can be seen in his latest defence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC administration.

News Release: The Chief Edwin Clark And Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Communiqué

The attention of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been drawn to a meeting of the Niger Delta Coastal States held in Warri, Delta State on Friday, August 19, 2016. The meeting was jointly convened by elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

News Release: Secrets Of Proper Treatment In The Service Center

As you know, the sipliest is some device, less often it brokes. And any gadget is something very complicated and fragile technically. Fortunately, there is a guarantee, but the average user changes old to a new device earlier than this guarantee ends. So if you belong to those lucky people who have until now there was no need to call for the  repair, you might think naively, that if anything happen, you just come to the service center with a defective device, and it immediately becomes serviceable. Ideally, theis is the way it should be, but unfortunately, in practice it often happens otherwise. There are many "pitfalls" of which we want to warn you.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

News Release: James Ibori Pays Tribute To Late Justice James Omo-Agege

Late Justice James Omo-Agege

Chief James Onanefe Ibori has extoled late Justice James Omo-Agege, who died Thursday at age 83, as “one of the leading lights of Delta state, especially, in those first trying years after it was carved out from Bendel  state.”Ibori, a former Governor of Delta State, said that Omo-Agege was visibly involved in the task of seeing that the then emerging Delta state unified and developed very fast.