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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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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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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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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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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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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Final Clearance Operation: Army troops mend last road leading to Boko Haram hideout

In a final offensive to clear out fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, the Nigerian Army troops took it upon themselves to mend bad portion of a road for effective operation. The gallant troops had a brief stop between Kekeno and Cross-kukawa, patching dilapidated roads to ensure smooth transit to their destination. In photos that have gone viral on social media, the officers were seen mixing cement, sand and water. This isn’t the first time, though, the Nigerian troops have displayed bravery, patriotism and selflessness in their line of…

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Bayelsa Decides: Army, security agencies deserve commendation not vilification, CDC cautions Gov Dickson

The Nigerian Army and other security agencies deserve massive commendation for a near-perfect election in Bayelsa State, according to the Centre for Democracy and Change (CDC). At a press conference on Saturday in Yenegoa, the group of election observers stated that rather than vilify the Army and other security agencies as done by Governor Seriake Dickson, our gallant troops and other security agencies should be applauded for again rising to the occasion. The outgoing governor had called for the cancellation of the election even before the exercise fully commenced, insinuating…

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