PRESS STATEMENT      The attention of the MIDWEST MOVEMENT, the pan-Edo/Delta group of distinguished sons and daughters drawn from the Ethnic Nationalities of the old Midwestern Region, has been drawn to the renewed plot by the Federal Government to forcefully or tacitly annex swaths of lands belonging to... Read more
The Issuance Of Bench Warrant Against Me Is An Abuse Of Process Taken Too Far- Innoson
PRESS RELEASE   Filed Notice of Appeal and Motion for Stay of Execution Against The Order. The issuance of bench warrant against me by the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos, today, June 24th 2019 is an abuse of process taken too far by the Court and made without jurisdiction.... Read more
Benue Rejects ‘Ruga’ Cattle Settlements
It has become necessary to make the position of the government and people of Benue State abundantly clear on the Ruga settlements for herdsmen being implemented by the Federal Government across the states including Benue. A few weeks ago, the Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture with his team in... Read more
USCIRF Statement On Mob Lynching 0f Muslim Man In India
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the reported murder of Tabrez Ansari by a mob in the eastern state of Jharkhand in India, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chair Tony Perkins issued the following statement: “We condemn in the strongest terms this brutal murder, in which... Read more
First Bank Hits 27,000 Banking Agents, Deepens Financial Inclusion Across Nigeria
Nigeria’s premier bank and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that it now has over 27,000 Agents on its Firstmonie Agent Network. This feat reinforces the Bank’s steering role at promoting financial inclusion in the country. The over 27,000 Firstmonie Agents are present in... Read more
USCIRF Statement On World Refugee Day and Link Between Religious Freedom and Displacement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2019 WASHINGTON – In response to the release of the United Nations Refugee Agency’s Global Trends report on worldwide forced displacement, and in observance of June 20th as World Refugee Day, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chair Tony Perkins issued the... Read more
USCIRF Statement On Release of State Department’s 2018 International Religious Freedom Report
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2019   WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the release of the 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom by the State Department, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chair Tony Perkins issued the following statement: “We are pleased that the State... Read more
Welcoming Marca Bristo and Gbenga Oyebode to our Board of Trustees
It is my great pleasure to announce that the trustees have elected two new members to join the foundation’s board: Marca Bristo and Gbenga Oyebode. Both Marca and Gbenga are accomplished leaders who possess a commitment to Ford’s vision of a more just and fair world. Marca is a... Read more
PRESS STATEMENT Scholars sponsored by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to study in various universities in the United Kingdom, whose stipends and fees are still outstanding will get them next week, the management of the commission assures. This follows the resolution of issues with the Central Bank of... Read more
On Tiananmen Square Anniversary, USCIRF Calls For Sanctions On Officials Responsible For Religious Freedom Violations
June 4, 2019   WASHINGTON, DC – On the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government’s violent suppression of peaceful protests in and around Tiananmen Square, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) called on the U.S. government to impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials and agencies... Read more