PREAMBLE The Ijaw Nation Development Group (INDG), on 20th September 2020, in collaboration with the other Ijaw organizations including, Ijaw Professionals Association (IPA), The Ijaw Elders Forum (IEF), The Ijaw Nation forum (INF), The Ezon Ladies Association (ELA), Ijaw Monitoring Group (IMG), Embasara Foundation, as well as, individuals and... Read more
USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel Named To TIME’s Annual TIME100 List Of 100 Most Influential People In the World
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) congratulated Commissioner Nury Turkel who was named one of the 2020 TIME100, which is TIME magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Commissioner Turkel was appointed to USCIRF in May 2020 by Speaker of the House of... Read more
The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to a worrisome report that the Hotel our Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is staying in Benin City is presently under siege by over 300 policemen. What is more disturbing is that the policemen led by DIG Leye Oyebanji have... Read more
USCIRF Commissioner Frederick A. Davie Adopts Mubarak Bala And Yahaya Sharif-Aminu Of Nigeria Through The Religious Prisoners Of Conscience Project
September 17, 2020 Washington, DC – United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Frederick A. Davie announced today his adoptions of Mubarak Bala and Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, both of whom he will advocate for as part of USCIRF’s Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project. Mubarak Bala is a prominent atheist activist and President of the... Read more
USCIRF Welcomes Import Ban Against Xinjiang Firms
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to issue five new Withhold Release Orders (WRO) due to concerns about forced labor and religious freedom violations in the region aimed towards Uyghur and other Muslims.... Read more
NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ELDERS FORUM (NCEF) *REJOINDER:* *“HOW GOWON TOOK NIGERIA INTO OIC”* We are compelled to issue this rejoinder in the interest of truth and the need to educate coming generations on the source of the insurgency and destruction that currently bedevils Nigeria. On Friday 4th September, 2020, Mr.... Read more
8TH SEPTEMBER, 2020 1. The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) notes that since the inception of this Administration, Agriculture and the need to ensure Zero Hunger for Nigerians has received considerable attention. However, despite the budgetary allocations and huge sums of money disbursed by the Central Bank of Nigeria... Read more
On Thursday 3 September, Zindi launches its new recruitment platform at AI Expo Africa 2020 to help organisations around the world find the data science talent they need. Zindi will draw on its community of more than 18 000 data scientists across Africa and the rest of the world... Read more
USCIRF Releases New Report On Conscientious Objection
Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new legislation factsheet about conscientious objection, which is the right to refuse military service based on religious beliefs: Conscientious Objection Legislation Factsheet – This factsheet explains the international human rights standards that govern conscientious... Read more
Emene Massacre: Handiwork Of Racial Profiling, Criminal Labeling & Crude Policing, Says InterSociety
…this is 5th Anniversary and 15th massacre since August 2015 with over 500 deaths and 550 injured Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria,Tuesday, 25thAugust 2020: The Sunday, 23rd August 2020 massacre by the combined team of war-like Joint Security Taskforce (soldiers, air force, SSS and police SARS, Anti Cult and Anti Terror... Read more