Amnesty International as a new identity for corporate terrorism?

By Benjamin Angwe   I am constrained to lend my voice to the ongoing debate on the activities of Amnesty International in Nigeria. I must add that penning this article is borne out of genuine desire to see that the Nigeria of our dreams is manifest and without any form of distraction.   Amnesty International is not an organization any serious government should tolerate. Amnesty International is also not an organization, a well-meaning individual should identify with because, from all indications, their position as a human rights organization is questionable…

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Revealed: How Sowore Sought Refuge With DSS

Investigations by the TheNigerian has revealed that leader of the RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, intentionally baited the Department of State Services (DSS) in order to be taken into custody both as a safety measure and a face saving move. If confirmed, it will imply that Sowore, who is the publisher of Sahara Reporters, a news blog, sought refuge with the DSS as an alternative to being arrested in the actual course of the protest or being harassed to refund money by those that financed the protests from abroad. The secret…

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Expel Amnesty International before we put on our rage – CSOs tell President Buhari over foreign interest to destabilize Nigeria

The Concerned Citizens’ Conference on Monday marked the 4th day of its total occupation of Amnesty International Office in Abuja to demand its expulsion of the from Nigeria. The CSOs vowed not to stop until the international organization leaves the country. According to the group, some foreign agencies were plotting to destabilize the country. Danelsi Momoh, National Secretary, who spoke on behalf of the protesters, saod Amnesty International took it upon itself to be the face of some agents of destabilization at it has continually issued statements and tweeted support…

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We want Amnesty International out of Nigeria, not revolution – Pro-democracy group tells international community

Leadership of the Democracy Watch Africa has frowned at the planned RevolutionNow Protest and the need for caution to avoid overheating the polity in Nigeria. The umbrella body of over 30 Civil Society Organizations in West Africa said the planned protest is a grave misdemeanour that must be viewed from the prism of treason against the Nigerian nation as there are from all indication no justification whatsoever to warrant such a despicable act under whatever guise. The group gave the warning at a rally held Freedom Park, Lagos on Monday…

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HOUSING FOR WORKERS IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT IN THE WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION – CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORK

The Civil Society Network for Good Governance has called on the Federal Government to sustain the gains made during the first term of president Muhammadu Buhari. The president and members of his executive spoke to newsmen at a Press Conference, held in Abuja following their Extraordinary General Congress, touched on the state of the housing sector vis a vis the strides made in the war against corruption. In the words of the President of the organization, Barr Adefila Kamal, “housing is a major need of man, alongside food and clothing,…

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Revolution: FG urged to prosecute Sowore, others connected to treasonable felony

The Federal Government has been urged not to be soft with insurrectionist, Omoyele Sowore and others connected with treasonable felony. The Civil Rights Movement of Nigeria (CRMN) made this plea in a press conference in Abuja on Monday following the arrest of the founder of Sahara Reporters. The Police had accused Sowore and the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria of trying to force a regime change in the country. They said inciting Nigerians, home and abroad, to join a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Government of the…

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