Friday, 25 May 2018

News Release: Call For National Day Of Mourning And Remembrance In Nigeria

The level of impunity and frequency of violent killings in Nigeria in recent times is a source of grave concern to citizens and all people who wish our country well.  Even with the suppression of information on these killings, it is quite clear that the toll of killings has risen dramatically in recent times. From Abia to Zamfara, Nigerians wake up daily to fresh news of mass atrocities which are barely acknowledged by government and a vast majority of fellow citizens.  This is an anomaly that must end.
The African Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS) estimates that over 60,000 persons were killed in Nigeria’s Middle Belt between 2001 and 2016.

Article: Nigeria’s 2019 Election: Background And Setting

By Edwin Madunagu

I would like to preface this piece with the following four declarations: One: My dominant interest in Election 2019 is the strengthening of the Nigerian Left in the country’s electoral and non-electoral politics. That is the only real change that can take place and that Nigerian masses deserve. Two: By the Left I mean the aggregate of socialism and popular democracy. This historical-ideological-political tendency is both anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist in orientation and logic. Three: Nigerian Leftism in the present historical epoch goes beyond being a “weapon of criticism”. It is also a programme of liberation. Four: The effectiveness of Left political interventions depends, to a large extent, on Leftists’ understanding of what is actually happening. This is an elementary service the Left owes itself. None of these my declarations is new. They are only being pulled together for this piece.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

News Release: Processions Against Killing Of Christians In Nigeria: What Is Wrong With Anambra Catholic Bishops?

The yesterday’s anti Christian killings’ sacred processions across the country by members of the Laity and the Clergy of the Catholic Church in Nigeria is a strong message to the Buhari Government and its grossly lopsided security forces that wanton killings in the name of Islam in Nigeria leading to killing of over 9,000 Christians and destruction of no fewer than 700 churches since mid 2015 can no longer be tolerated or condoned.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Speech: "We Are In Jerusalem And We Are Here To Stay"---Israeli Prime Minister

Prime Minister Netayanhu

Dear friends,
What a GLORIOUS day. REMEMBER THIS MOMENT. This is history. President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history. All of us are deeply moved. All of us are deeply grateful.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Article: Nigeria And The Malthusian Misery

By Patrick B. Naagbanton

In the early hours of Friday, 23th March, 2018, I ignored the dangers of the unhappy, hot and poisonous black soot-filled low clouds over Port Harcourt and its environs and travelled again, on the popular East- West Road.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

U-Report: Communications Minister, Zinox Chairman To Headline 2018 NiOMA

Reported by A Citizen Reporter

Honourable Minister for Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, and Africa’s Serial Digital Entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh, will headline the 2018 Nigerian Online Merit Award (NiOMA), the organisers said on Tuesday.

Article: The Educator Must Be Educated


By Edwin Madunagu

This piece is a memo to the Nigerian Left. In an ideal situation, on account of the importance I attach to the subject, the document would have appeared, first, as an internal memo to an appropriate organ of the movement. For the same reason of importance, it would not have stopped at the organ or leadership level. The memo would have passed to the movement as a whole and, thereafter, to the public.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Communiqué: Communiqués Issued At The End Of The 4th Anniversary Celebrations Of The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF)

The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) celebrated her 4th year anniversary in a ceremony which brought together several Igbo leaders and activists, both at home and in the Igbo Diaspora. The event took place at the Base Events Centre, Enugu. It was indeed an occasion to celebrate four years of dedicated service to the Rebirth and Rebuilding of Alaigbo in various facets of its social existence.

The leadership presented reports on the mission and activities of the Foundation through the President of ADF, Prof Uzodinma Nwala; a detailed exposition of the profile of the organization by the Secretary of the organization, Prof Nath Aniekwu as well as an account of the philosophy and thrust of ADF’s developmental program popularly referred to as Akuruo Ulo (Invest-At-Home) which was presented by Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR, the Chairman of ADF Committee on Investment and Development.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Article: The Urgent Need For The Labour Movement In Nigeria To Reclaim Its Central Role In National Development

By Jaye Gaskia

Coming in the Fortieth year of existence of the Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC], Nigeria’s main and largest trade union center, the leadership of both the NLC and the Trade Union Congress [TUC], have chosen the very appropriate theme of ‘’The role of the labour movement in national development: dare to win, dare to struggle’’ to mark this global day set aside to honour the legacy of workers’ struggles across the decades since 1889, and as well to celebrate the victories, triumphs and progress made in the course of those struggles.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

News Release: "Adamawa Bombing: We Must Smash This System Now!"-----UAD

We in the UAD are tired of sending condolences to the suffering masses, especially those in the North East over the continuouos spate of mass killings going on as has just happened in Adamawa. 

We believe very strongly that it is high time we rose up and take our destinies into our hands by taking the bull by the horns and smash all the machinery of the ruling class that has failed to defend our security and fend for our collective needs and welfare. Or of what use are we allowing an economic and political system that continue to keep us starving; make us sleep in shanties and under bridges; tax the hell out of our meager earnings; and sell off all our commonwealth?