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The last election was the worst ever to be conducted in the country — Gummi

Thursday, September 19, 2019


A Kaduna State-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gummi, has described the last general elections as the worst ever in the history of Nigeria.

He explained that the video evidence made available show that few hundreds of people generated millions of votes.

Sheikh Ahmad Gummi made the expression when he hosted the General Overseer of the Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry, Jos and the Convener For the Movement of Initiative of a Brighter and Better Nigeria, Prophet Isa elBuba at his residence in Kaduna, said, “The last election was the worst ever to be conducted in the country.

“We invited INEC, APC, PDP and told them this is what we will do to stop rigging in 2015.

“When the election came, we realized we were handicapped because Nigerians were ignorant, but they failed to realise that Nigerians can create an independent polls.

“In 2015, we saw that INEC was not ready for a flawless election. Then another government came with mantra of change and anti corruption. I expected 2019 election to be neat, but I found it to be the worst I have ever witnessed.

“Many people came to me from all over the country, some came with video and told me those millions of votes you see is coming from just a few hundreds.

“When the results were announced, they said, we told you. So what is the card reader meant for? How can you say you are fighting corruption and you are riding on corruption to come back and create economic damage that will take maybe 40 years to correct.”

Speaking earlier, Prophet el-Buba commended Sheikh Gummi for being a leading light in the present generation on issues that are national importance.

He noted, “I really want to commend you for standing out to speak the truth not just to authorities but also to the followers.

“With situation of things in the country, we need to pull our minds together and salvage the country.

“We cannot afford to continue to leave the control of things in the hands of politicians, if not it will continue like this.

“I have traversed the whole country and discovered that the north is worst. Things are degenerating the more, the poverty is unbearable.”
The last election was the worst ever to be conducted in the country — Gummi The last election was the worst ever to be conducted in the country — Gummi Reviewed by Ozor Chiamaka on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Jonathan and Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria — Sheikh Gumi

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.

Gumi spoke when Isah El-Buba, general overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International, (EDOMI), paid him a visit in Kaduna on Thursday.

Gumi said politicians have succeeded in dividing the country along ethnic and religious lines for selfish reasons, and that they will pay for their mischief if they do not desist from stoking tension.

“People are poor today, all the kidnappings, banditry and armed robberies, among others are ways of the masses to express their anger about the system,” Gumi said.

“Unless the elites who are mostly politicians stop living in presumed paradise amidst poverty and rancour, they would soon be paying for their mischief.”

He lamented the high rate of illiteracy in the north, saying the region needs education to make progress.

He said northern leaders are not willing to provide qualitative education for the people because of their greed.

According to him, Jonathan and Buhari “are not good for Nigeria because they lack proper education to steer the affairs of the country”.

Earlier, El-Buba said he was on a nationwide tour to sensitise Nigerians on the need for good governance, adding that he needs fearless people like the cleric to achieve his mission.

He sad the situation in Nigeria today was caused by long years of misrule, saying it is unfortunate that things are “getting worst daily and nobody seems to cares”.

” You need to go out today and see the kind of hardship in the land. My friend, our people are suffering, they have suffered, ” El-Buba said.

“I and you can not fold our arms to allow this to continue. We must start with the masses to let them know that they have to come out and vote for leaders  that can lead them in future.

“So, we have to start inculcating in them this orientation. For the past 20 years we have been unfortunate to have politicians who only cared for themselves and families.

“The present president came in with a slogan of change and fighting corruption, but it seems that those he want to fight has overpowered him and the masses are the ones paying the prize.

“However, hope is not lost as we are on the move to salvage our country especially the northern region, to return it back to the good old days.”
Jonathan and Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria — Sheikh Gumi Jonathan and Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria — Sheikh Gumi Reviewed by Ozor Chiamaka on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Breaking: Just After EU visit, Kanu petitions UN over alleged human right abuses

Thursday, September 19, 2019




Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, petitioned the United Nations and its relevant agencies over alleged human rights abuses suffered by its people at the hands of the Nigerian government.

A statement signed by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Director, Comrade Emma Powerful, which was made available to The PUNCH, in Abakaliki, hinted that there was hope that the UN and officials in Geneva, were giving adequate attention to the various human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated against members of the group.

The statement read, “The enigma championing the current restoration quest of Biafra and leader of the indomitable Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, today, the 18th day of September 2019, scored yet another mark as he led a delegation of Biafrans to an all-important series of meetings with various United Nations agencies and its officials in Geneva.


“He demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted daily upon Biafrans and the need to support the undeniable right of Biafrans to self-determination as enshrined in law, statute and various UN conventions. The case of RUGA settlement by stealth was also raised and the august body was left in doubt that Biafrans will never allow Fulani settlements in Biafraland.

“Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored.

“‘Every issue concerning our people’ as mentioned by Kanu ranges from the incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers.

“Exploiting the rights of indigenous people to self-determination as provided by the UN charter 2007, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his usual charismatic poise has conscientiously pursued freedom for the oppressed people of Biafra.

“He also raised the issue of the continued illegal detention of Omoleye Sowore, the relentless persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh El-Zakzaky, ongoing tragic ethnic cleansing in the Middle Belt and plight of Christian minorities in core North. From every indication, there is palpable air of assurance that all the years of neglect of Biafra as a global issue requiring serious attention is now a thing of the past.”


-Punch

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I'm Afraid Nigeria May breakup soon, because Buhari has thrown everyone into Extreme Poverty — Sheikh Gumi

Thursday, September 19, 2019




Famous Islamic Scholar in Northern Nigeria, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has said that, the 2019 general elections were the worst and has produced an incompetent government presided over by Muhammadu Buhari.

Sheikh Gumi who accused southern political class for the outcome of the 2019 elections argued that, Buhari’s government has plunged Nigeria into dungeon of poverty.

While arguing that, the southern political class deliberately supported what he described as failure during the 2015 and 2019 elections for their personal gains, the Islamic Scholar said, the elections were beclouded with massive irregularities, which according to him eventually produced gross incompetent government.

Sheikh Gumi stated this while playing host to the President and Founder of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International, Prophet Isah El-Buba, who paid him a courtesy visit in Kaduna on Thursday.

According to him, “the 2019 election was the most painful, worst election conducted in the history of Nigeria, which has now divided Nigerians across interests capitalising on their ignorance the real persons behind the faces they thought they know.

“We are having the same vision about getting the right purposeful leadership that is focused and all-embracing like hawk which protects all his children. This is the type of leadership we need.

“Nigeria is now seriously divided along all interests. Class struggle is now the major factor that keep polarising Nigeria. Now what brought the division is abject poverty. The poor and the downtrodden are now angry. All the crimes we have now came as a result of poverty.

“The politicians are necessary evil even though a lot of them are not educated. The crop of political leaders not educated to handle the problem we have in Nigeria today. The idea is very important and not what we see today. There is no point looking at who is doing what but the idea.

“Jonathan and Buhari are not good for Nigeria. When we told Jonathan to do something, he was looking at us from Muslim perspective. People were dying in hospital, kidnapping is the worst thing. I lost a daughter a few months back from this kind of kidnapping. After attaining position all they think is how to get contract and jet out of country.

“I will support you to move round the country because we still have good people all over the country. I’m ready to go with you. But, don’t forget to carry them along. You have to tell them. The last election was the painful election I have seen in Nigeria. In 2015, we realised we were handicapped because Nigerians are ignorant. I expected 2019 to be clean, but, it is the worst election I have seen in Nigeria.

“You can imagine, a government that is fighting corruption saw a governor from the North stalking dollars in his pockets and kept quiet. What example is the North showing? Nigeria needs a new page. People who will unite us. The surest way to move Nigeria forward is through free, fair and credible elections,” he said.

Earlier, Prophet Isah said, he embarked on national tour to see a new Nigeria where justice shall be the basis upon which the country is governed.

I'm Afraid Nigeria May breakup soon, because Buhari has thrown everyone into Extreme Poverty — Sheikh Gumi I'm Afraid Nigeria May breakup soon, because Buhari has thrown everyone into Extreme Poverty — Sheikh Gumi Reviewed by EDITOR on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Biafra: Details of Nnamdi Kanu meeting with UN emerge

Thursday, September 19, 2019




Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, disclosed that issues concerning the Biafran people were before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations, adding that Biafra’s case would no longer be swept under the carpet.

The IPOB leader had led a delegation to a series of meetings with various UN agencies and officials at Geneva where he presented Biafra’s plight on Tuesday.

Emma Powerful, the IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Thursday, said Kanu’s emergence from the meeting was met with chants of the eulogy by a congregation of Biafrans.

Powerful disclosed that Kanu demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted daily upon Biafra agitators by the government of the day and the need to support the undeniable right of Biafrans to self-determination as enshrined in law, statute and various UN conventions.

The statement added, “Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored.

“The case of RUGA settlement was also raised and the august body was left in doubt that Biafrans will never allow Fulani terror settlements in Biafraland.

“Incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land by terrorist Fulani herdsmen, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers by the Nigerian army and police over refusal to give N50 bribery.”

It added that Kanu was accompanied by his deputy, Mazi Uche Mefor, Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem and other top echelons of the struggle.

The Biafran leader raised the continued illegal detention of Omoleye Sowore, the relentless persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh El-Zakzaky, among other issues.

Biafra: Details of Nnamdi Kanu meeting with UN emerge Biafra: Details of Nnamdi Kanu meeting with UN emerge Reviewed by EDITOR on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

High Tension Erupts South East As Ebonyi indigenes reject proposed airport project

Thursday, September 19, 2019





Indigenes of Ebonyi State in the Diaspora, on the platform of Organisation of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (OESID) have rejected plans by their state governor to embark on construction of an international airport in the state, describing it as “a white elephant project difficult to achieve at the moment.”

The group, however, called on Governor Dave Umahi, to prioritise projects that would have direct impacts on the people “not the one with ulterior motive.

In a statement signed by the spokesman, Ambassador Paschal Olochukwu Ogbonna, in Abuja, the group argued that although the estimated value of the project had not been made public, “it is trite knowledge that building an international airport usually involves colossal amounts of money which may not be available to the state government at the moment.

“Chances are, the resources would invariably be borrowed either locally or most likely from Chinese and other international financers. But even if these funds were available to the Ebonyi State government, we insist that spending it to build an international airport is a gross misapplication of resources,” the group said.

According to the statement, there are better and more people-oriented investment that will impact on the development of the state than building an airport that will serve only vested interest.

The group further maintained that putting the entire cost of building the airport into strengthening public education and public healthcare infrastructure will impact positively much more on the society and economy of Ebonyi State.

It is “a clout-chasing endeavour by the state governor, David Umahi, who clearly has other ulterior motives in initiating this project,” it read.

It also advised the Ebonyi State governor to concentrate attention on his administration in pursuing “people- oriented projects that will directly impact lives of the citizens of the state rather than embarking on this expensive and needless adventure.

“The proposal to sink gigantic amounts of money into building an international airport for Ebonyi State at a time when major strides in human development, poverty eradication and efficient healthcare delivery systems are sorely needed, demonstrates Governor Umahi’s total loss of touch with the reality of modern governance.

“The majority of the people are struggling to cope with basic human needs such as food to eat, water to drink, schools to attend and healthcare facilities to visit than diverting their limited resources to construct such a white-elephant project is the height of irresponsible governance,” the statement read.

Calling on the governor to have a rethink on the project and drop the idea forthwith, the group added that with Enugu International Airport less than an hour away from Abakaliki and similar facilities in Owerri, Calabar and Uyo within reasonable driving distances, the construction of an international airport in Ebonyi is clearly not a viable economic model.

“Building an international airport will lead to a forceful takeover of community lands currently being used by small-holder farmers in rural areas to help them cope with the debilitating hardships of our time. This will negatively impact on the rural economy and may lead to other unforeseen challenges in the proposed host communities of the airport,” the statement.

High Tension Erupts South East As Ebonyi indigenes reject proposed airport project High Tension Erupts South East As Ebonyi indigenes reject proposed airport project Reviewed by EDITOR on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Buhari to leave Abuja on Sunday for New York, to participate in the 74th Session of the UNGA

Thursday, September 19, 2019


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday leave Abuja for New York,  to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on  September  17.

The  Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Thursday, that President Buhari’s participation in this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with the country’s Presidency of UNGA.

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected the President of UNGA74  on June 4.

This marks the second time Nigeria would be occupying that prestigious position following late Maj-Gen. Joseph  Garba’s election during in 1989.

The theme for UNGA74 is, “Galvanizing Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion.”

The General Debates will kick off on September 24, during which leaders of delegations will present their National Statements, and speak on the theme of the session.

The statement said President Buhari was scheduled as Number Five Speaker on the first day of the debates, describing it as  ”another plus for the country as most world leaders will be listening in the General Assembly Hall, while the global audience watches on live television.”

It added that the President would be expected to underscore his administration’s commitment to building on the achievements of its three-point agenda, following his re-election in the country’s last general election.

The statement said Buhari would also reaffirm Nigeria’s position on salient global issues.

While in New York, the Nigerian leader and members of his delegation are expected to participate in the Climate Action Summit, with the theme, “A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win”.

The summit was convened by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

President Buhari will also participate in the High-Level meeting organized by the President of UNGA74 on Universal Health Coverage, with the theme, “Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”.

He will attend the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development; High-Level Dialogue on Financial Development, as well as High-Level Meeting,  to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

”In addition to the above high-level meetings, the Nigerian delegation is expected to participate at the Side-Events organized by the country’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

”These include: SDGs Integration – Bridging the Policy Planning – Budget Gap for the Achievement of SDGs, organized by the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals;

”Promotion of International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows and Strengthen Good Practices on Assets Recovery and Return to Foster Sustainable Development, organized by the Office of the National Coordinator/CEO.

”African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) in collaboration with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption bodies,” the statement added (NAN).
Buhari to leave Abuja on Sunday for New York, to participate in the 74th Session of the UNGA Buhari to leave Abuja on Sunday for New York, to participate in the 74th Session of the UNGA Reviewed by Ozor Chiamaka on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Nigerians would get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for — Gbajabiamila

Thursday, September 19, 2019


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the lower chamber of the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for.

Gbajabiamila said the House would give adequate attention to the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies to address the challenges Nigerians face.

He said the House would not tolerate a situation where electricity distribution companies (Discos) take advantage of Nigerians by issuing outrageous bills to them, stressing that the lawmakers had resolved to revisit a proposed law against it.

Speaking when he received the management team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria at his office in Abuja on Wednesday, the Speaker stated that it was the responsibility of the House to make life easy for the citizens.

He said, “The issue of estimated billing has been on the front burner. It has been in this House and we will revisit it soon. We can’t allow Discos to continue to do what they have been doing over the years. You said Discos need to be recapitalised. I don’t know what you mean by that. These are private companies, do you mean that the government should come in? Maybe you should explain more on that.”

While commending the current management of the TCN led by its Managing Director, Usman Mohammed, the Speaker tasked them with working closely with the leadership of the House and the relevant committees to achieve its goals.

“We’re going to be engaging you on the correlation between electricity supply and how to improve poverty. You have done well, I must commend you so far. But what we would like to know is for you to give us a breakdown of your real challenges, your real problems,” Gbajabiamila said.

The Speaker called for a periodic review of the performance of Discos, saying the House will do everything within its powers to ensure that TCN delivers on its mandate to Nigerians.

Earlier in a presentation, Mohammed said TCN had been repositioned since the current management under him took over.

He said some of the challenges had to do with Discos, noting that there has been no investment in them and they need $4.3bn investment at the moment.
Nigerians would get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for — Gbajabiamila Nigerians would get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for — Gbajabiamila Reviewed by Ozor Chiamaka on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Buhari govt bribes Bandits and terrorists with public funds and grant them amnesty but harass law-abiding citizens — Falana

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Femi Falani, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has condemned the clampdown on Sahara Reporters, a publication founded by Omoyele Sowore, and the invasion of the premises of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) where a pro-Sowore protest was scheduled to take place on Wednesday. 

In a coordinated exercise, security operatives laid siege to the offices of Sahara Reporters and the CDHR in Lagos. 

Sowore, candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 presidential election, was in August arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) who accused him of threatening the public peace with his planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest. 

The DSS was subsequently granted an order to detain him for 45 days. 

In a statement on Wednesday, Falana, who is Sowore’s counsel, condemned the detention of his client and a few others. 

“Contrary to the order of the federal high court that Mr. Sowore be detained for 45 days, the State Security Service has incarcerated him for 47 days,” he said. 

“Last week, the federal high court turned down the application for the renewal of its order for the detention of Messrs Agba Jalingo and Ekanem Ekpo for 14 days. In spite of the expiration of the detention order of the two journalists they are being held by the Police in Cross River. Mr. Abayomi Olawale who was arrested on August 5, 2019 has been detained for 45 days by the State Security Service without any court order whatsoever. These detainees and scores of others languishing in illegal custody ought to be released forthwith.

“While congratulating the organisers of the symposium for successfully holding the programme at another venue, the harassment of law -abiding citizens cannot be tolerated under a regime that is busy negotiating with bandits and terrorists, bribing them with public funds and granting them amnesty.”
Buhari govt bribes Bandits and terrorists with public funds and grant them amnesty but harass law-abiding citizens — Falana Buhari govt bribes Bandits and terrorists with public funds and grant them amnesty but harass law-abiding citizens — Falana Reviewed by Ozor Chiamaka on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

"If Osinbajo Doesn’t Resign, He Would Soon Be Asked To Wash Toilets, Nnamdi KANU Also said this" - Fani-Kayode Spits fire

Thursday, September 19, 2019




Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation on Thursday said that if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo doesn’t resign within six months, he would soon be asked to wash toilets.

This reaction follows reports that Osinbajo has been stripped of some of his powers from some Federal Government agencies under his supervision.

Although the former minister did not mention the vice president’s name, it is obvious that he was referring to him.

In a tweet on Thursday, Fani Kayode accused Osinbajo of selling his soul, betraying his tribe, region and people.

He tweeted: “If the short man doesn’t resign within 6 months they will soon be sending him to wash toilets. You came in on the same ticket, u sold your soul, you betrayed your people, your tribe, your region, and your faith and you sucked your boss’ rectum for 4 yrs! Look at what you got in return! Shame on u!”
"If Osinbajo Doesn’t Resign, He Would Soon Be Asked To Wash Toilets, Nnamdi KANU Also said this" - Fani-Kayode Spits fire "If Osinbajo Doesn’t Resign, He Would Soon Be Asked To Wash Toilets, Nnamdi KANU Also said this" - Fani-Kayode Spits fire Reviewed by EDITOR on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Hope For Biafra: Court told to prosecute Obasanjo, Gowon, others, over Genocide

Thursday, September 19, 2019



A new group known as Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra, CG-IPOB, emerged on Wednesday and dragged former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, rtd, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Attorney-General of the Federation to a Federal High Court sitting in Enugu.

In suit No. FHC/EN/CS/103/2019, coming up on October 2, 2019, the pro-Biafra group wants the court to decide on issues relating to self-determination, regional autonomy, and roles the respondents played during the civil war, referendum, among other things.

The group also wants the court to determine issues bordering on the enforcement of rights of ‘Biafrans’ in their lawful pursuit for self-determination, referendum and right to establish an autonomous Biafran State within the Nigerian State as practiced by the Scots in the United Kingdom.

The CG-IPOB is led by Anambra-based lawyer, Emeka Adolf Emekesiri.

In an ex parte application, the group sought the leave of the court and jurisdiction to commence a suit against the defendants who were ex-Head of State, President of Nigeria and Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Nigeria.

In an originating summons, the plaintiff is praying the court to determine whether the instruction given to members of the claimant by President Muhammadu Buhari, on March 5, 2016, on Al Jazeera Television that it should organize themselves and vote to have a State within a State which the group said it had accepted and complied with by organizing themselves, had created an obligation on the defendants from which the defendants could no longer withdraw.

The group also asked the court to determine whether by the instruction of the defendants which the members CG-IPOB had accepted and complied with as aforesaid, now had the right to conduct their referendum and vote to have its State of Biafra as a self-governing autonomous region within the Nigerian State, just like Scotland governs itself within the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

“Whether, notwithstanding and in the absence of any directions, instructions, promises or offers from the defendants, the applicants have the legal and inalienable right to self-determination pursuant to Articles 19 – 25 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Cap A9 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (Cap 10 LFN 1990)

“Whether it is an offence and unlawful contrary to any provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 or of any other law whatsoever for the remnants of the Biafrans who survived the war with their descendants to identify themselves as Biafrans by indigenous identity, and display their native flags and emblems and Biafran trademarks on their properties and products as they do now whilst remaining loyal to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as Nigerian citizens.

“Whether it is lawful for the Defendants to harass, molest, arrest and detain the applicants for identifying themselves as Biafrans with their native emblems.”

Other things the group also wants the court to decide are: “whether the amalgamation of the applicants with the peoples of other ethnic nationalities in the South and North by the British Government to form one country called Nigeria was with the consent and agreement of the indigenous peoples of the lands.

“And if the answer is in the negative, whether the Order-in-Council 1910 – 1913 made by the British Government to create Nigeria in 1914 was null and void ab initio for lacking legitimacy as it could not form the basis of the Nigerian Constitution thereby, rendering the amalgamation invalid.

“Whether by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1963 which took effect on 1st October 1963 and remained in force until midnight of 30th September 1979, the defendants were right to seize and confiscate the assets, properties, money, and all the treasures belonging to members of the claimant by promulgating the Abandoned Properties Act of 28th September 1979, while the 1963 Constitution was in force, being more than nine years after the war and after the declaration of “One Nigeria” while regarding members of the claimant as Nigerian citizens but depriving them of their properties, money, and assets.

“And if the answer is in the negative, whether the defendants are still justified to withhold the said money, properties and assets belonging to members of the claimant.

“Whether the defendants were justified to violate the International Humanitarian Law and the Laws of War known as the Geneva Convention 1949 (to which the defendants acceded to and ratified on 20th June 1961) by bombing the Biafran civilians, killing the Biafran civilians and using starvation to kill the children, women and the elderly of the civilian population of the indigenous people of Biafra in the war of 1967 – 1970 in order to win the war.

“Whether the right of self-determination provided under Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act overrides and supersedes the provisions of Sections 1 and 2 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 pursuant to the Judicial Authority in the case of IGP v ANPP (2007) 18 NWLR (Pt. 1066) 457 at 500, Para B–C.

“Whether it is lawful for the defendants to marginalise, persecute and discriminate against the claimant’s region of the South East and South South of Nigeria by refusing to develop their region, refusing to revamp their seaports, refusing to dredge their River Niger and other inland Rivers to the sea, and threatening to shut down or downgrade their International Airport at Enugu.

“Whether it is lawful for the defendants to acquire a Radio Licence and set up a Radio Station for the Fulani herdsmen and pay them or offer to pay them the sum of N100 billion without doing the same thing for members of the claimant who are also Nigerian citizens, and if the answer is in the negative or affirmative, whether the Defendants’ acts in acquiring the said Radio Station for the Fulani Herdsmen and paying them or offering to pay them the sum of N100 billion without according the same favour or privilege to members of the Claimant being equal citizens of the same country constitute a violation of Section 42(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and therefore, unlawful.

“Whether the Defendants by registering Nigeria as a member of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) in 1986 and licensing an Islamic Sharia Bank in Nigeria under the 1999 Constitution contrary to Section 10 of the Constitution of Nigeria have violated the Constitution and turned Nigeria into an Islamic country; and if the answer is in the affirmative, whether the members of the Claimant have the right to dissociate themselves from the Defendants and refuse to be called the citizens of an Islamic country in the exercise of their right to freedom of worship, freedom of association and self-determination as a people.”

Hope For Biafra: Court told to prosecute Obasanjo, Gowon, others, over Genocide Hope For Biafra: Court told to prosecute Obasanjo, Gowon, others, over Genocide Reviewed by EDITOR on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Breaking: Just Like The Days Of Noah, Rainbow Appears Again As Nnamdi Kanu Meets UN Officials In Geneva, Switzerland

Thursday, September 19, 2019
 


   

Emeka Gift wrote:

"I have asked this question many times.
This is not the first, second or third time this rainbow is appearing whenever Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will have important event or gathering to address Biafrans. 

"Why do rainbow always appear whenever he is addressing Biafrans? 

"It is becoming so strange to me as a person. Could this be a sign? What could this sign be? 

"This Same rainbow appeard yesterday in Geneva Switzerland immediately after our leader's appointment with United Nations officials."

Any interpretation?
Breaking: Just Like The Days Of Noah, Rainbow Appears Again As Nnamdi Kanu Meets UN Officials In Geneva, Switzerland Breaking:  Just Like The Days Of Noah, Rainbow Appears Again As Nnamdi Kanu Meets UN Officials In Geneva, Switzerland Reviewed by EDITOR on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

Big Shame, VP, under almighty Pressure To Resign Or be Forced to become a Slave to Nig. Govt

Thursday, September 19, 2019

.New Economic Team Won’t Reduce Osinbajo’s Powers — Sagay .VP’s Loyalists Should Stop Raising False Alarm — Junaid Mohammed



Lagos – There is intense pressure on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to resign his position with immediate effect, Daily Independent has exclusively gathered.


Sources close to the vice president said since the latest developments in the presidency started, he has received calls from his mentors and loyalists within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to quit his position if he realises “the current developments in the presidency are attempts to humiliate him”.


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“Since these developments started, a lot of concerned Nigerians have expressed their concern that the vice president should resign in order to avoid further humiliation. I think that is the intention of those behind the plot too. They want to frustrate him into quitting but I don’t think he (Osinbajo) will do that, at least not for now”, a credible source in the presidency said.


Trouble began last month when the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, issued a memo to Babatunde Fowler, chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), requesting him to account for significant variances in the budgeted collections and actual collections by the agency.


Though Fowler, who is a long standing associate of Osinbajo, replied the memo, many believed it was attempt by the presidency not to renew his term.


Also, President Muhammadu Buhari directed his new ministers to channel all requests for meetings with him through his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Many Nigerians kicked against the move, saying that should have been delegated to Osinbajo, who is the number two man in the government.


On Monday, President Buhari dissolved the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Osinbajo and raised another, the Economic Advisory Council (EAC).


The new EAC, which reports directly to the president, will be chaired by an economist, Prof. Doyin Salami.


While Osinbajo has no role in the new economic team, it was also gathered that he may no longer be in charge of the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) of the current administration, as the TraderMoni and other SIPs will now be handled by the new Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.


Another presidency source also confirmed that the staff of the vice president will be reduced in the days ahead “in a cost cutting measure”.

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Big Trouble, Amongst All African Countries; Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt named world's most dangerous places to live as a human

Thursday, September 19, 2019



Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt were named among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates.

The latest Expat Insider Survey, done by InterNations, polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety and security and more.

South Africa and Nigeria, along with Brazil were the worst rated destinations in the safety and security category, which covers peacefulness, personal safety and political stability.

‘’“For example, in South Africa, which ranks 64 out of 64 countries for this factor, 63% of expats say they don’t feel safe, and 22% even feel extremely unsafe,’‘ said Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of InterNations.

What the Expats said

South Africa (63rd out of 64)

A British expat states: “My life is easier here, but I feel as if I am living in a bubble: I miss the freedom to walk or ride anywhere at any time, and I hate having to worry about my security.”

A Belgian expat complains about the “uncertain political situation, racism, corruption and high crime rate, as well as the weakness of the rand.”

Earlier this month, South Africa released a dismal crime report, which showed that murders, robberies at residential properties, bank robberies and sexual offences increased over the last 12 months.

Nigeria (62nd overall)

A Hungarian expat states: “We are not really free, cannot walk on the streets, cannot mingle with the Nigerians. There is always the possibility of danger.”

A Rwandan expat complains about “the feeling of uncertainty. Almost anything can and might happen to me, anytime, anywhere.”

Nigeria was the worst rated country in the categories of travel and transportation, health and well-being.


Kenya (58th overall)

A Danish expat complains that “that I can’t walk on the street because it’s not safe: I have to drive or be driven everywhere.”

A Croatian expat dislikes how “foreigners are often taken advantage of through stealing, scamming, and police stopping you just to take money from you. The roads are awful, traffic is just terrible, and the city is dirty.”

Kenya was however among the best destinations for leisure options and personal happiness.

Egypt (52nd overall)

A British expat has complaints about “the government, poor infrastructure, horrendous traffic, poor condition of roads, poor condition of buildings, and overcrowding.” A Ugandan expat dislikes how “many of the Egyptian people discriminate and are not friendly. Many men have no respect for black women and are rather abusive.”

Egypt, which was ranked the 8th worst place in the world, is considered unsafe because of political instability.

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