The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer.
"the announcement of the proscription of the group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by Governors of the South-east states and the categorization of the group as a ‘terrorist organisation’ by the Nigerian military are unconstitutional and does not follow due process. Our laws make clear provisions for taking such actions and without the due process being followed, such declaration cannot have effect. "
Ironically, the President has refused calls to dialogue with agitators from the southeastern part of his own country Nigeria and has ignored to address their claims of marginalization, extrajudicial killings, intimidation, and harassment in the hands of the Military and the Police.
"Law Enforcement is the Duty of the police and not of the military. We cannot continue to wake up to people with camouflage and guns every day.
Nigerian Constitution says that “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions. If Kanu has said anything to incite violence, you arrest him and charge him to court. You do not deploy the army to shut his mouth."
it is an act of terrorism to intimidate a population. When you deploy the Military against a civil and unarmed populace to show force. That is terrorism.
African Kings Meet Native American Chiefs To Broker Peace On Nelson Mandela Day (Spirit Of Peace)
Contact: Wale Idris Ajibade Executive Director 646-226-0262 firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Traditional African kings meet with native American Chiefs at the Wall street’s historic federal hall to mark the official end of the legendary feud between...
Guest Editorial Opinion: Bargaining And Haggling With Struggling, Poor, Small Vendors, or Low Income Earner
Most times when we walk into big malls, boutiques and supermarkets we never question their prices. We pay exactly what we see on the price tags and even hand out tips to the staff.
Ambassador Sire Dione Conde, Goodwill Ambassador, Advocate of Social Justice, Good Governance, and Women Rights.
As we go through the transition into 2017, African Events will be featuring some uplifting stories and events of 2016 that help give us hope to look forward to a better year ahead across the world.
200 Muslim Men Surround Christian Church On Christmas Day…To Protect Worshippers - Report by...
"Since its inception, the African Union (AU) has been working to consolidate the orientations defined by the Abuja Treaty to gradually achieve integration and promote socio- economic development. The building of the African Economic Community (AEC) is one..."
"If Germany is genuinely committed to an African Marshall Plan, one that treats Africa as a genuine and equal partner; and whose ambition is not a temporary fix to a migration crisis, but an attempt to cooperatively to stimulate entrepreneurship and broad-based economic growth in Africa..."
"...the intelligence of the Ibos (Igbos/Ndigbo) of southeastern Nigeria has been a subject of many discussions. Below is a US Academic report that addresses the subject using facts, figures, numbers, and charts.
In our African cultural feature this month, we introduce the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which was dedicated and opened to the public this September 2016. See What It is About, and How To Visit.
About The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC): The...
Toward Sustainable Food Security In Imo State Of Nigeria: A Manual For Agricultural Development Of Imo State, Conceived, Organised And Driven By All Farmers Association (Afan) Imo State And Edited And Presented By M A C Odu
Imo State lies within Africa’s rainforest belt. It has...
"There are many African stories to be told, and many histories and cultures to be safeguarded through the African perspective. Nollywood offers both a voice for our people in today’s dynamic socio-economic environment and a bed of investment opportunities to be explored and enjoyed."
"At a time when life is becoming harder for the average Nigerian and many could barely get their three square meals a day, Japanese Takasu may have reminded many wealthy Nigerians that wealth is useless if it does nothing to lift the people around us."
Nigeria: What HND Holders Must Do To Achieve Parity With Bachelor’s Degree - Education Ministry Explains
The Ministry of Education on Friday denied harmonizing the degrees and higher national diploma awarded by universities and polytechnics, saying that HND holders must meet new requirements to attain the Bachelors level.Mr. Benjamin Goong, who is...
Another Nigerian Teen Uwamanzu-Nna Accepted To All Eight Ivy League Universities in USA
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna of Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island New York received acceptances from all the 12 colleges she applied to including...
"...a few facts and figures to highlight the contributions that African immigrants currently play in United States. The strength of America’s economy and civil society depends on its New Americans. Immigrants from Africa and their children are bringing new strength and vigor to the country."
"Totalitarian dictators must not be rewarded with the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The time for such shameful action is past. Africa needs to turn a new leaf. We don’t need the august body to be tainted with the excreta of leaders who believe they are above the law, who hold sham elections while jailing their opponents..."
Newark, New Jersey, USA: The City of Newark appointed Hon. Olamide Davies Talabi as a Commissioner for African Commission in Newark, NJ, United States of America. The appointment is for a period of four years and may be renewed. She was sworn in on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Newark City Hall...
"Nigeria is in the throes of a terrible ideological struggle between Liberal Democracy and Sharia that must be resolved in favor of Liberal Democracy in the best interest of the divergent ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in the nation."
"We call on the Government of Nigeria and the international community to investigate the incident and bring any culprits to book... We also call on the affected people and communities to remain peaceful and to rather seek redress through courts than resorting to armed-struggle..."
New York, New York: Nigerians in the USA gathered at the Nigeria House in Manhattan, New York City on Saturday September 19th for one of its final meetings before the annual Nigerian Culture Night and Nigeria Independence parade events. Consular officers at the meeting include: Mr. Sa'ad Muhammadu Bello - Acting Consul General;...
“It makes no sense to spend billions of the peoples money on less than one per cent of the population. “Islam directs that pilgrimage should be for the person with the means and not the individual with access to government. "
“My wife had failed in her matrimonial obligations. She does not prepare my food on time and I have warned her several times, but she would not listen to me,” he was quoted as saying.
Be aware of the law so that you may enjoy your Nigeria trips:
The NEW Central Bank of Nigeria CURRENCY LAWS THAT YOU MUST BE AWARE OF
Be aware of the law that you may enjoy your Nigeria trips:
CBN has banned US$ Domiciliary accounts in Nigeria. Aug,...
Last week, President Obama kicked off the 2015 YALI Presidential Summit by joining five-hundred young African leaders for a town hall meeting, where he underscored the US commitment to the African continent and empowering young African leaders...
And young people like you are driving so much of this progress -- because Africa is the youngest continent. I saw the power of youth on my trip. ...You do not lift yourself up by holding somebody else down...
Though born to live amidst the brutal jungle; You became an icon beloved in the life you led; And when in the next life you return again; Please forgive the folly meanness of men; And for now, we bid you adieu our dear CECIL
"People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology to change the way Africa is doing business," Obama said. "The narrative of African despair is false, and indeed was never true," Kenyatta added.
The Delegation/Committee also used the opportunity to introduce the Nigerian Independence Parade Celebrations Event to the Consul General as a major Nigerian event in the United States.
If Nigerians truly want change, this is the time for the populace backed by the media to amplify the call to set the trend and momentum to sustain a change of the status quo or else it would soon become business as usual at the top.
The Chairman and Managing Partner, Aluko & Oyebode a leading Nigerian law firm, Gbenga Oyebode Esq., has stated that Nigeria may have the richest as well as the poorest person in the African continent. Mr. Oyebode stated this while delivering the keynote address at this year's Nigerian Lawyers Association Annual Merit Awards Dinner...
Winners were drawn from various industries ranging from agriculture and education to fashion and ICT. All five African regions – North, East, Southern, Central and West Africa are represented, as well as all major language blocs – Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, and Arabic Africa
March 7, 2015, Washington, DC, By Frederick Nnoma-Addison
In an effort to live true to its core objective of representing the interests of all ethnicities, races and national origins, the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council (NDECC) http://www.democrats.org/people/ethnic_council of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to welcome African Diaspora representation...