Sowore: Beware of emergency activists faking as pro-democracy fighters, group warns

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Following recent protests calling for the release of Sahara Reporters founder, Omoyele Sowore, the Initiative for Democracy and Good Governance (IDGG) has raised an alarm over the upsurge of misleading Pro-Democracy organisations purportedly defending human rights in the country. The group gave this warning on Saturday in Abuja to address what it described as the “Upsurge of Private Enterprises as Pro-Democracy Fighters”. Speaking on behalf of IDGG, Executive Director, Comrade Joseph Idoko described the trend as “worrisome” and “dangerous” for the entrenchment of democracy in the country. The group reckoned…

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LGA ELECTION: CHIEF MRS ANGELA OGEYI ODEY DECLARES FOR YALA CHAIRMANSHIP

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY …SAYS IT’S TIME TO ENTRUST THE FUTURE OF YALA TO A VISIONARY AND PRAGMATIC LEADER The immediate past Senior Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade on Mobilization and Enlightenment, Chief Mrs Angela Ogeyi Odey has officially declared her decision to contest for Yala Local Government Area plum job, as chairman of council. Chief Odey, who made the declaration on Friday in a Facebook post, where she outlined her vision for a prosperous Yala said, “It is time to change the sordid narration of…

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El-Zakzakky: IMN violated human rights by use of children for protests – Group The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has condemned in totality the indiscriminate use of children as a shield by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to accomplish its violent protests across the country. The group made this known in a press conference on Friday to express displeasure in IMN’s unwholesome violation of children’s rights in its violent campaign against constituted authorities. In a statement signed by Executive Director, Joyce Ogwu, the Centre raised an alarm, calling for…

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NCPC PROMOTES 4 DIRECTORS, 17 SENIOR OFFICERS

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has promoted four Deputy Directors to substantive Directors on salary grade level 17, while seventeen officers in various cadres had been promoted in various grades. In a circular released on November 22, 2019 and duly signed by the Assistant Director Administration Mr. Nkaiso Edemenang on behalf of the Ag. Executive Secretary, stated that the promotion took effect from 1st January, 2019. The newly promoted Directors and other officers were those who emerged successfully in a recent credible and highly competitive…

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Understanding French NGO’S obsession with Nigeria’s war against terrorism

By Richard Murphy As a first, Nigeria is not a banana republic where everything goes. There are laid down rules and regulations. There is a Constitution that also guides our actions and inactions, just like in the majority of the world where there is a democracy. The piece by Bertrand Perrochet, the director of operations of Medecins sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) titled “Is Counter-Terrorism killing Humanitarian action in Nigeria,” portrays a picture of a deliberate attempt by the military authorities to deprive victims of the Boko Haram war in…

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Prosecuting Sowore will save Nigeria’s democracy, Nigerian Professionals in Europe declares

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) believes the prosecution of Sahara Reporters founder, Omoyele Sowore, will save the country’s democracy. The umbrella group of Nigerian professionals in Europe made this known on Thursday after an emergency meeting in Brussels, Belgium to deliberate on the state of affairs in Nigeria. In a communique jointly signed by President, Dr. Agwu Onyeke and 13 others, the professionals urged the Federal Government to bring Sowore and his cohorts sponsored by foreign mercenaries to destabilize Nigeria to book. The group frowned at Sowore’s…

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Adesina, El-Rufai, Other Nigerians Nominated For the African Leadership Persons of the Year 2019

… Voting opens across the continent to decide winners The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina and the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, are among eight Nigerians nominated for the 8th Edition of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year. Other Nigerians equally nominated across 7 categories include: Femi Otedola, Philanthropist; Abdulsalmad Rabiu, Chief Executive Officer, BUA Group, Nigeria; Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL, Nigeria Rev. Helen Oritsejafor, MD/CEO, Eagle Heights Group, and Nigeria’s singing sensation, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Whizkid.  …

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C’River Govt To Partner Russia On Nuclear Plant, Wheat Cultivation, Deep Seaport

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Cross River State Government, Friday, disclosed partnering with the Russian Government on nuclear plant, wheat cultivation, deep seaport, and super highway projects. This was made known by the Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, during a presentation titled, ‘Nigeria On Evolving Partnership To Promote Investment In Cross River State’ to the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency, Alexei Shebarshin, in Abuja. Ayade who was represented by his senior aide, Prince Michael Nku Abuo, was a follow-up to the Russia-Africa Summit recently held in Sochi,…

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Funke Opeke Of MainOne To Deliver Keynote Address at eNigeria 2019

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke has been slated to deliver Keynote Address at the 2019 eNigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards, which will hold next week, 28th and 29th of November. Opeke, as the Keynote Speaker, will address Nigerians on Achieving National Digital Economy, considering the giant stride government has taken in promoting and developing Information Technology sector which led to changing the name of Ministry of Communications to Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. It could be recalled that an…

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Sowore: Between National Interest And Our Accidental Democrats

By Dan Abutu The recent clamour for the release of “The Revolution Now” proponent, Omoyele Sowore by a segment of the population is at best the most unpatriotic endeavour that has come out of Nigeria in recent times. I say this for obvious reasons. The quest for pecuniary benefits has blinded people so much so that anything goes. To think that all of a sudden, there are more human rights activists and democrats in the country clamouring for the release of Omoyele Sowore and criticizing the Department of State Security…

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