Friday 23 February 2018

Over 36 Million Nigerians Go To Bed Daily Without Food -  Nwafor

Abuja – The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that over 36 million Nigerians go to bed daily without food due to dismal implementation of agricultural policies and programmes by the Federal Government.

Dr. Manson Nwafor, an Economist with the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), who quoted this in Abuja at a media workshop on Agricultural Policy Instruments organised by National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), expressed reservations on Nigeria’s performance and level of commitment to the implementation of Malabo commitments.

Nwafor who presented a paper entitled, “Demystification of the APP, NAIP, ECOWAP, CAADP and ancillary instruments implementation in Nigeria,” said in the implementation of the policies of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Programme (CAADP), Nigeria scored only 3.4 out of the required minimum threshold of 3.9 per cent of the maximum 10 per cent benchmark.
Operation Python Dance2: More Than 12 IPOB Members Killed By Nigerian Soldiers - Amnesty Int'l

Written By Mazi Edozie
For IPOB Writers

Date :22/02/2018


The reputable Human Rights Organisation, Amnesty International has said that more than 12 members of IPOB(Indigenous People Of Biafra) were shot dead by the Nigerian soldiers on the 14th of September last year. On its Twitter handle, @AmnestyNigeria, at 8:32 am today, the organization tweeted "Unlawful killings: - At least 12 IPOB members were killed by soldiers in Umuahia in Abia state on September 14." Recall that on 14th September last year, the deployed Nigerian soldiers on a Python Dance Operation in Umuahia invaded the palace of Eze Israel Kanu, who fathers the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In the operation, they (soldiers) shot their way through the palace, killing everything at sight, including a royal dog in the palace. They killed and made away with some of their victims which according to IPOB were more than 22 members carted away. Since the invasion, no one knows the whereabouts of the IPOB boss, neither have his parents been seen either. According to the council to the IPOB leader, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the Nigerian soldiers who invaded his client's residence(while his case was still before the court of competent jurisdiction) must have held him incommunicado since the last contact he established with him was when he(Kanu) gave him a "distressing call of the military invasion of his residence on the 14th of September last year". Meanwhile, the military denied invading Kanu's residence but in what could be termed vindication for IPOB's claim, the Nigerian Defence Minister Admitted that army invaded Kanu's home. In a Channel Tv program aired in October last year, Nigeria Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, confirmed that the federal government of Nigeria went after Nnamdi Kanu through the soldiers on the Python Dance on the 14th of September, 2017. He said, "...We are the ones that went for him and we didn't see ...he was not seen and he went into hiding. We are as well looking for him." The interview is below: 'With the question that has been going around, I am taking you back to the IPOB issue and that is the question of the whereabouts of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Where is Nnamdi Kanu?' Dan-Ali: His lawyer or other people should come and tell us. As far as we are concerned, we didn't go for Kanu and that is why I told you that the issue of Python Dance has nothing to do with IPOB. They went there for their normal constitutional duty or training...and that's it. 'Shouldn't the federal government take responsibility for the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu?' Dan-Ali: That's why I am saying that we are the ones that went for him and we didn't ...em...he was not seen ....and then he went into hiding. So we are also looking for him. 'The fact is that Nnamdi Kanu disappeared after the operation Python Dance in the south-east. So, now alot...there is an inevitable link between the two. So what's the federal government's reaction to this?' Dan-Ali: Now they picked you from my office, definitely people would have seen you have been picked and where you're taken to or how you disappeared.




February 22, 2018


We the Indigenous People of Biafra note with sadness the attempt by the attorney representing Senator Abaribe one if the sureties for our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the ongoing case with Federal Government of Nigeria, to further delay the release of Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi, Bright Chimezie Ishinwa, Chidiebere Onwudiwe and others who are due in court today. By applying to seek yet another adjournment on this matter, it is clear to us that the blackmail machinery of DSS and presidency is fully at work. We have no doubt that this adjournment was instigated by the Federal Government of Nigeria as another way to delay and deny justice to those who have now spent more time in jail than those convicted of similar offenses.

Information reaching IPOB now from Federal High Court Abuja with Justice Binta Nyako presiding is that Abaribe's lawyer has written to the court asking for an adjournment.

The Government of Nigeria has succeeded in pressuring Senator Ebyinnaya Abaribe to ask for the adjournment of the ongoing case of treasonable felony between Nnamdi Kanu and 3 others who have so far spent more time in prison than those convicted of similar offenses.

DSS and Aso Rock knew they had no choice than to release David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu, and Bright Chimezie Ishinwa so they decided to blackmail and intimidate Senator Abaribe into getting his lawyer to write to the court seeking yet another adjournment. This level of wickedness is unheard of anywhere in the world. Not minding that Justice Binta Nyako who is a Fulani woman,  Attorney General of the Federation Malami Fulani man, DSS Director General Fulani man, lead prosecutor Labaran Fulani man all have the natural hatred for Igbo people and Biafrans at large. Keeping David Nwawuisi and Benjamin Madubugwu in further detention when they have spent more time in jail than those convicted of similar offenses is an indescribable evil.

DSS is also under court order to release Bright Chimezie Ishinwa which they have steadfastly disobeyed. He has been held in underground detention at DSS headquarters for over a year without trial. DSS doesn't want to arraign him despite being in contempt of court.

We still don't know if Senator Abaribe is working closely with John Nnia Nwodo whose job it is to keep to ensure that Igbo politicians don't ask questions regarding the plight of those illegally detained.

They are releasing Boko Haram suspects with Boko Haram continually bombing, maiming, killing and kidnapping, the latest of which is this morning, while they keep detaining Biafrans. Even when we want to go to court to clear our names, they use adjournment after adjournment to keep Biafrans in jail. We say no to this level of judicial wickedness and impunity.