Sunday, 26 March 2017

Article: Re: Odds Aregbesola Must Surmount


By abiodun KOMOLAFE and Kunle Owolabi

The season of politics and politicking is nigh, no doubt! This is particularly so of the State of Osun where the tenure of the incumbent Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, is gradually winding down. It is therefore natural that those who want to succeed the ebullient governor should be putting their acts and political wiles together. This is also a season that witnesses countless endorsements, anointment and preferences of one politician or candidate over the other. This is the season of rumour, believable and unbelievable. This is the season of harvest of falsehoods, blatant lies and utter untruth. And, most of the time, the incumbent is always at the receiving end of this political tricks and subtle blackmails from within and without his political enclave.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Article: Like Luke Chukwu, Like Emmanuel Orie


By Kenneth Uwadi

The day was frigid. It was all windy, rainy and a bit dark. Hell was breaking loose. The Street was deserted. No taxi. I was really excited to see Johnson’s Toyota car come down the street so I could jump in and get the hell home from this meeting. However, Johnson (not his real name)didn't stop. He did slowed and almost came to a stop but instead, he kept going much to my dismay. I was not sure why he even bothered pretending like he was going to stop. All that he did was get my hopes up and eventually piss me off. With no taxi and Keke around, I did the trekking, soaking wet, musing on Tuface Idibia’s you are my African Queen.

Special Report: Nigeria's Secret Service Gives AGF Additional Information On Anti-corruption Agency Chair

The Attorney General of Federation,
Federal Ministry of Justice,
Plot 7B, Shehu Shagari Way,
Abuja – FCT.

Re: Request For Additional Documents /Information
Your letter with reference number .HAGF/ DSS/ 2016/ VOL.I/ 7 dated 19th December, 2016 on the above subject, refers.

Friday, 24 March 2017

News Release: African Hospitals Adopt SOPHiA Artificial Intelligence To Trigger Continent-Wide Healthcare Leapfrogging Movement

(Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

News Release: Burundi Joins Afreximbank As Participating State

Burundi has acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), making it a participating state of the continental trade finance bank.

Rejoinder: Chris Akor’s Fantastically Rumour-laden Article


By Tony Eluemunor

The fantastically rumour – besotted Chris Akor, in “The face of a fantastically corrupt country” (Business Day of Wednesday February 15, 2017) embraced rumour and nothing but his beloved rumour.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

News Release: Joint Statement By A Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations In Nigeria On The Siege On Amnesty International's Abuja Office

We, the undersigned leaders and representatives of various civil society organizations spread across Nigeria wish to express our collective dismay over the ignominious display by a group of rented crowd masquerading as members of a civil society organization under the name ‘Global Peace and Rescue Initiative (GOPRI)’. This hitherto unknown group has, since Monday March 20, 2017 besieged and occupied the Abuja offices of the Amnesty International (AI), accusing the global human rights advocacy group of trying to smear the reputation of Nigerian security forces. The group led by one unknown Melvin Ejeh, who describes himself as the Executive Director said it is ready to occupy Amnesty's offices interminably, should the organization refuse to leave the country within 24 hours.

News Release: Sponsored Attacks On Amnesty International: Another Dimension To Raging State Terror In Nigeria

The leaderships of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) are deeply shocked and dismayed concerning the ongoing sponsored attacks by the agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria against the Nigerian Section of Amnesty International, using hired street urchins and laptop based groups; claiming to be human rights groups.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Special Report: Break Down Of The Paris Club Refunds To The States And FCT

Adeosun: Nigeria's Finance Minister 

1. Abia - $151, 410, 816.39
2. Adamawa - $161, 968, 221.27
3. Akwa Ibom - $344, 122,584.90
4. Anambra - $162, 163, 091.98)
5. Bauchi - $182, 192, 756.59

Sunday, 19 March 2017

News Release: Ibori Appeals Against UK Court Conviction

Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has now filed a full appeal in the British Court of Appeal against his 2012 conviction.

A statement from Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, said Mr Ibori's counsel informed the Southwark London court on Friday March 17, 2017, that they have filed the appeal on Ibori’s behalf.As a result, the court then indefinitely adjourned the on-going proceedings concerning the second confiscation hearing. The original three- week confiscation hearing before Judge Pitts in September 2013 was unable to make any finding of theft from the Delta State