Centre chides Red Cross over alleged missing persons in northeast, warns against promoting terrorists’ propaganda

The International Centre for Disaster Management (ICDM) has lashed out at the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) for attempting to pursue terrorists’ agenda with its “fabricated” report on missing persons in the North-East. ICDM, a renowned stakeholder in humanitarian crisis management, believes this is a deliberate move to destabilize the remarkable momentum garnered by the Nigerian military in recent times, thereby giving unfair advantage to the insurgents. Addressing the media at a press conference on Thursday in Lagos, ICDM’s Country Rep, Rowland Onyeke was critical of the once-highly respected…

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Human rights group decries growing spate of war crimes by IPOB, IMN

….As terrorists groups continue to take laws into their hands Following the gruesome murder of two police officers by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday in Oraifite, Anambra State, human rights group have called for drastic measures to avert future occurrence. The Coalition for Human Rights Monitoring Groups in Nigeria (CHRMGN) condemned the growing spate of war crimes perpetrated by proscribed sects – IPOB and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The coalition of human rights groups made this known at a press conference in Abuja…

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2019 NORTHFEST IS OPEN FOR ALL TO ATTEND – ALPHONSUS OGAR EBA

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY …Says event holds December 7 in Ogoja Ahead of the 2019 Northern Cultural Festival (2019 Northfest), the Chairman Mobilisation Committee, Hon Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba has said all Sons and daughters from Northern Cross River, Cross River State and Nigerians in general are invited to participate in the annual event. Barr Ogar Eba, who is also the Director-General Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, stated this on Wednesday while speaking on the preparedness of the central planning committee. He said this year’s Northfest…

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Group punctures allegations against military on recruitment of ex-Boko Haram members

…. lauds Army’s professionalism The Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) has rubbished reports claiming that the Nigerian Army recruited repentant Boko Haram members into the military. The group made this known in an international press conference on Wednesday in Abuja to clear the air in what it described as “outright falsehood and highly misleading information pushed by enemies of the Nigerian state”. In a statement signed by convener, Comrade Samuel Adadu, the group revealed that such speculation is a “ distraction to the on-going efforts of the Nigerian…

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Remains Of Pioneer Optometrist Registrar Laid To Rest In Delta State

The remains of Pioneer Registrar and former National President of Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), Dr Ronald Nzie Eyime has been laid to rest in Kwale, Delta State today in a well attended funeral. In a message of condolence personally signed by the National President of the Association, Dr Ozy Okonokhua described the exit of the first Licence Board Registrar and former National President of the Association and academician , Dr Ronald Nzie Eyime who died at the age of 63. He extolled Dr Ronald Eyime as a great man of…

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Emefiele, Tinubu, Buratai, Bagudu, Others Bags AljazirahNigeria Good Governance Award

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emiefele leads a host of other awardees at the maiden edition of AljazirahNigeria Good Governance Award as the Man of the Year. Conscious on the award table are Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, Abubakar Bagudu Atiku, who as Democratic Icon, Symbol of National Security, and governor of the Year, North-west, respectively. The award recognises governors and legislators from each of the six geo-political zones, Brand, Company, Administrator, Public Servant and Federal agencies and Institutions of the…

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Red Cross and a handshake beyond the elbow

By Timothy Onwe In the over a decade, I have contributed to the national discourse, there has never been a time like now that I am writing with so much pain in me. The anxiety stems not from bodily harm, but that of disappointment from an organization that is on the ground in over 90 countries and prides itself as neutral, impartial, and independent. This same organization, for inexplicable reasons, has so decided to veer off its core mandate of helping people affected by conflict and armed violence to delving…

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Boko Haram: Centre accuses Red Cross of peddling falsehood to discredit Nigerian authorities, local CSOs

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has accused the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) of a deliberately peddling falsehood to undermine the efforts of the Nigerian military in the North-East. The Centre believes the international humanitarian organisation is misrepresenting facts in a bid to mislead unsuspecting members of the general public. This trails a recent report where the Red Cross alleged that nearly 22,000 Nigerians are missing in the North-East. This figure, according to the ICRC, represented the highest number of missing persons registered in any…

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RevolutionNow: Civil rights group protest at AGF’s office, demands investigation of foreign associates in plot to destabilize Nigeria

The last seems not to have been heard on the embattled publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore as a group of civil rights activists today in Abuja took to the street to demand the investigation of his foreign  counterparts in the RevolutionNow protest which authorities have claimed is targeted at destabilizing the country. The protesters, led by the Congress for Defence of Democracy (CDF), ended their walk at the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, calling for an urgent probe on the…

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ENGR COSMAS EKAWU NAMED CHAIRMAN AS YEMA YALA GETS NEW EXCOS

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Chairman/CEO of Odecyn Contractors Nigeria Limited, Engr Cosmas Oloko Ekawu has been named the Chairman of Yema Yala Development Initiative after scaling through a well organized electoral process of the organization. He will be working with nine others elected to fill the various offices in the 10-member officials. He was declared winner and returned as the elected chairman by the secretary of the constituted Independent Electoral Committee, Prince George Ogonyi after a rigorous electoral process, which has been adjudged as transparent, free and fair. He…

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