Ex-Senate President Urges UN to Sanction Cameroon, Chad Over Boko Haram

A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ameh Ebute has called on the United Nations (UN) security council to sanction Cameroun, Chad over what he called their complacency and role in the activities of the Boko Haram insurgency which has displaced millions of Nigerians Senator Ebute in a letter addressed to UN, Secretary-General, stated that the two countries have acted suspiciously and have been part of a conspiracy to undermine Nigeria’s security. The letter was also copied to the Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Hague; the President of France,…

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Nigeria’s Cursed Campaigns On Break-Up

By Nkechi Odoma Of recent, there have been meaningless cacophonies from some misguided Nigerians about the break-up of Nigeria. Their western collaborators, who earlier publicized a failed disintegration plot against the country, have handed over the baton of the propaganda to these lone separatists voices trumpeting Nigeria’s break-up. These days, Nigerians are avoidably burdened with noises from pen pushers, ethnic jingoists, jailbirds, and even from self-anointed apostles or ministers of the gospel. The reasons adduced by these lone crusaders of the break-up of Nigeria mock the messages, much as the…

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UN, Regional Forces And The Need To Save Humanity

By Anthony Kolawole Terrorism is man’s new evil with the capability for self-extinction to mankind. It is crude, barbaric, cruel and inhuman. God Almighty frowns at it. Humanity has cursed it. Nations and countries of the world are fighting it to a standstill. The United Nations (UN), that world assemblage of civilized nations, is bitter and enraged with it. Except the sadists who perpetrate terrorism, the evil is abhorred and resented everywhere and by every right thinking human. Yet, the mystery is that it has continued to rise and spread…

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Buratai: A Conversation With Mandela‎

By Yemi Ola In the ancient world of the Greeks, philosopher kings were venerated and revered by the gravity of their wisdom. They had a fascinating foresight and knowledge, which elevated their status beyond ordinary mortals by the sheer veracity of their wittiness. In modern Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela, pioneer democratic President of South Africa and the unbendable guru of anti-apartheid struggles in Africa represent these ancient philosopher kings in aura and the timelessness of his prophetic power of wisdom. Mandela must have had Nigeria’s current Chief of Army Staff…

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Group Condemns AI’s Report, Says Claims’ll Embolden Dissident Elements

A Human rights advocacy group, the Africa Arise for Change Network (AACN) has said the recent report by Amnesty International which claimed that Nigerian security operatives are engaged in extra judicial killings has emboldened the Boko Haram terrorists Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Executive Director of the group, Okoli Stella Esq, said Amnesty International should be held responsible for any further unrest in the country. She said the organisation’s attempt to blackmail the Nigerian security agencies has further incite citizens against the state She said it is not surprising…

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Flaws In The Amnesty Report On Nigeria (A Forensic Analysis by Global Amnesty Watch)

In line with its usual practice, international human rights non-governmental organisation, Amnesty International on February 22, 2017 issued its World’s Human Rights Report for 2016. The document detailed analysis of the states of human rights in the 159 countries “reviewed” by the NGO. In the wake of the report, Nigerian authorities have vehemently rejected the negative perception it created about the state of human rights about the country. It is therefore imperative that an objective assessment is made of the sections pertaining to Nigeria in the report in the light…

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Boko Haram: Diplomatic Betrayal And Politics

By Bukar Raheem Often, crises emanating from one African country have the spiral effect of affecting neighbouring countries. With the sheer geographical size and population of Nigeria, any crisis which overwhelms the country would have severe negative impact on other countries in the continent. No one is oblivious of the humanitarian problems such as the influx of refugees fleeing from war zones to take refuge in other peaceful countries, which exploded crisis cause. Deaths, hunger and starvation, displacement of populations (Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), diseases and so forth are the…

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Akpagu: UniCal’s Quintessential Don And Administrator

By Philip Agbese Former American first lady, Rosalynn Carter once gave a recipe of the outcomes of a good leader. She enunciated that, “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”  The emergence of Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu  as the 10th Vice Chancellor(VC) of the about  42 year-old University of Calabar, in Cross River state, Nigeria, came at the most auspicious time in the history of the institution. Certain events do not just…

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Nigeria: AI’s High As The New Low

By Kwuanu Faeren T. Amnesty International is riding the wave of a newfound high after delivering on its clients’ demand, which appears to be a mission to grade Nigeria in the same column with repressive nation states. The ebullience with which the organisation’s field assets were pumping each others hands and patting shoulders after a Nigerian event to unveiled its annual State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2016. For anyone that has followed events, the Amnesty International’s 2016 report offered nothing new. It is a rehash of other…

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AI Report On Nigeria: International Group Counters Claim

A Non Governmental Organization, Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has described as false the Amnesty International report which described various human rights abuses by Nigerian security operatives, saying the report is part of a global conspiracy to undermine the Nigerian state. Addressing a world press conference in Abuja, President of GAW, a Human Rights Law researcher at the Middlesex University London, Philip Agbese said the AI report is not only wrong but that the  Nigerian Military should be commended for doing their best to halt threats to citizens as exemplified by…

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