Thursday, 29 September 2016

News Release: Time To Educate President Buhari On What Referendum Is All About

President Buhari



We are cognizant of the educational limitations of Retired Major-General Muhammadu Buhari especially as he does not have any evidence of having completed secondary education nor is there any record of his West African School Certificate (WASC), a certificate that is statutorily issued by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) upon writing the WAEC exams in chosen subjects. We also know that from the day Buhari committed treason, which was on 31st December 1983, to the present day, he has not engaged in any formal education to improve his knowledge base quite unlike Retired General Yakubu Gowon who went back to school after he (Gowon) was overthrown by Buhari and his military colleagues on July 29, 1975.

Article: President Buhari’s New Change Ought To Begin With His Igbo Problem

President Buhari


By SKC Ogbonnia

For full disclosure, I am an Igbo man. I am also one of the pundits currently being lampooned for cheering President Muhammadu Buhari to democratic power. Yet, knowing what I know now, I will lend that support all over again—and even more. Unless we have begun to view the history from a tainted lens, the thought of the very alternative, which was to bring back Goodluck Jonathan, remains a portent of much bigger crisis. More relatively, I strongly endorse Buhari’s latest mantra: “Change begins with me.”  And that is exactly what this piece is set to accomplish.

News Release: Agility Announces Winners Of Africa 2016 Photo Competition


(Record number of entries offer riveting images and capture the rapid pace of change)
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced the winners of its Africa 2016 Photo Competition (http://www.Africa-2016.com), a series of photographs that show how quickly Africa is modernizing, growing and even leading the way in new technology.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

News Release: Sheikh El-Zakzaky Does Not Deserves Trial

El-Zakzaky


Our attention has been drawn to an editorial by the respected national newspaper Sunday Trust of 25/09/16, wherein a call for the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was made, instead of his outright release from illegal detention. We wouldn’t have joined issues with the newspaper, had it not been for the glaring contradiction in its stand on the Zaria massacre carried out by the Army in December 2015.

News Release: An Opportunity To Reform The Nigerian National Assembly



(“Every generation must out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” - Frantz Fanon)

The National Assembly is constitutionally mandated to make laws for the peace, order and good governance of the country. It is also responsible for executive oversight and passing the country’s budget. Therefore, as civil society organizations, we are committed to ensuring that the nation has a credible and functional National Assembly that works for all Nigerians.

Monday, 26 September 2016

News Release: MEND Dissociates Self From Niger Delta Summit



The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) dissociates itself from the 'holier than thou' and arrogant attitude of the Pan-Niger Delta Group over the proposed Niger Delta Summit convened by the Federal Government.

News Release: Nigerian Banks Remain Strong, Central Bank Governor Assures Afreximbank Board

Afreximbank President Dr. Benedict Oramah (left) makes a point as Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria takes notes ahead of his presentation



The third quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) ended in Lagos, Nigeria, today with Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), telling the members that the country’s banks remained strong.

News Release: Public Awareness On Managing Peaceful Assemblies In Nigeria



It shocks and alarms us on continuous basis concerning orchestrated and systematic stigmatization and criminalization of the citizens’ rights to freedom of association, expression, movement, personal liberty and fair hearing by the Nigerian Security Forces and unprofessional print media; particularly since the inception of the Government of Gen Muhammadu Buhari. Despite the enshrinement of these fundamental human rights and their justiciability (S.46), on account of their containment in Sections 40, 39, 41, 35 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended in 2011; they have suffered gross brutalization and bastardization in the hands of the Security Forces and unprofessional print media.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

News Release: “Bonny Export Line Is Down”-----Niger Delta Avengers

Photo Credit: nigerdeltaavengers.org


On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team at 20:40PM hours time has brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line.  This action is a signature to the over dramatization of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.

News Release: ETHYDCO Receives $75-Million Afreximbank Facility To Support Expansion Of Egypt’s Petrochemical Sector



The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has granted a $75-million medium-term loan to the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) to support expansion of Egypt’s petrochemical industry, boost its exports and natural gas processing capacity and equip the sector with better environmentally-friendly infrastructure, the Bank announced in Cairo.