Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, used ambulances to complement bullion vans when moving cash around during the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.The practice was said to have reached its peak in the heat of Obasanjo's quest for a third term, according to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man [...]

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    Odinkalu: Buhari and his security chiefs have become part of Nigeria’s problem

Odinkalu: Buhari and his security chiefs have become part of Nigeria’s problem

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs in the country “have become part of the problem” in Nigeria.Odinkalu also accused the president of clamping down on human rights and opposing views in the country.The lawyer was speaking during the launch of Civic Coalition for Democracy (CCD), a civil society group, at the Unity Fountain in [...]

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    PHOTOS: 2baba, Ezekwesili, Odinkalu mourn victims of killings

PHOTOS: 2baba, Ezekwesili, Odinkalu mourn victims of killings

Nigerians from all walks of life on Monday converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to mourn victims of killings across the country.The mourners were clad in black shirts with the inscription #OneDeathTooMany.Civil society groups, human rights activists, and family members of some victims were in attendance.Chidi Odinkalu, convener of the programme, said the event was organised to acknowledge the departed.He [...]

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    VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has called on Nigerians across the world to mourn those who have been killed in recent times.Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the government has neglected the dead.He called on Nigerians to participate in the #NationalDayOfMourning organised by the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) on [...]

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    Odinkalu: Magu lied! Ikoyi whistleblower has been detained by three agencies

Odinkalu: Magu lied! Ikoyi whistleblower has been detained by three agencies

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has dismissed the claim of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that the man who gave the anti-graft agency information about the monies stashed in an apartment at Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire.Magu said this on Thursday while speaking at a programme in Vienna, Austria.“We are currently working [...]

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    All those implicated should be prosecuted – old students react to pimping at FGGC Langtang

All those implicated should be prosecuted – old students react to pimping at FGGC Langtang

The Leadership of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), an umbrella body for all unity schools across the country, has demanded the prosecution of all those involved in the abuse of students of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Langtang, Plateau state.TheCable had done an undercover investigation that exposed how security guards employed to protect students pimp the girls to [...]

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    Nigerians deserve better from Buhari, says Odinkalu

Nigerians deserve better from Buhari, says Odinkalu

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights activist, says Nigerians deserve a better treatment from President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking on Channels Television on Sunday night, Odinkalu said Buhari has spoken to Nigerians only once since assuming office.He said Nigerians have gotten used to a situation where the government always "confections statements" rather than addressing the citizens on the issues affecting them."We did not elect [...]

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    Odinkalu, Egwu, 71 other eminent Nigerians ask FG to deal with agents of hate

Odinkalu, Egwu, 71 other eminent Nigerians ask FG to deal with agents of hate

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights activist; Sam Egwu, former Eboniyi state governor, and other eminent Nigerians have asked the government to deal firmly with those who promote hate and violence.They expressed hope in the country, declaring "we are all Nigerians".The charge is coming hours after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo met with northern leaders in Abuja, where he said the government would [...]

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    Odinkalu: Queen’s College not yet safe for human activity… it should remain closed

Odinkalu: Queen’s College not yet safe for human activity… it should remain closed

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights lawyer and president-general of Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), wants Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, to be closed until the diarrhoea outbreak in the school is over.Two students have died, one in critical condition, and 16 have been admitted into hospital in the outbreak.The Lagos state ministry of health had earlier confirmed that water sources in [...]

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    Odinkalu asks: Are we so useless that our president cannot address us?

Odinkalu asks: Are we so useless that our president cannot address us?

Chidi Odinkalu, a lawyer and human rights activists, says President Muhammadu Buhari has not done enough in terms of communicating with Nigerians.Speaking when he led protesters to the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Odinkalu said: "When he wants to talk about Nigeria, he gets on a plane and goes outside Nigeria and he starts gossiping about us."Odinkalu rated the [...]

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    Pro-Buhari, anti-govt groups protest in Abuja

Pro-Buhari, anti-govt groups protest in Abuja

Two groups comprising those in support of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and those demanding a better deal from the government are currently at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.Those protesting against the current economic situation are under the aegis of #ISTANDWITHNIGERIA, while their counterparts are of the Buhari Volunteer Network.The pro-government group says it is out to sensitise the populace [...]

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    David Cameron can go to hell, says Odinkalu

David Cameron can go to hell, says Odinkalu

Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has advised Nigerians to channel their energy into rebuilding the country so that “David Cameron can go to hell”.Reacting to the disparaging remark which the British Prime Minister made about Nigeria during his conversation with the Queen of England, the Nigerian lawyer said he does not get worried over [...]

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    It’s ‘offensive’ that Buhari prefers to open up to the foreign media, says Odinkalu

It’s ‘offensive’ that Buhari prefers to open up to the foreign media, says Odinkalu

Chidi Odinkalu, a professor and chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), believes it is offensive to Nigerians for President Muhammadu Buhari to be unveiling his policies first to the foreign media.Odinkalu said this on Wednesday while speaking at a conference on the role of integrity and accountability in national development.The human rights lawyer said that for change to be achieved [...]

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    INEC must improve on March 28 performance, says Odinkalu

INEC must improve on March 28 performance, says Odinkalu

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address some of the challenges identified during the presidential and national assembly election of March 28.Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the governing council of the commission, gave the advice on Sunday during an interview with NAN in Abuja.He said the advice became imperative in view of [...]

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    GEJ, GMB to hold joint broadcast against violence

GEJ, GMB to hold joint broadcast against violence

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is working towards brokering a deal that would see President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) hold a joint broadcast condemning election violence.Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the commission, said the idea is for Jonathan and Buhari to jointly speak to Nigerians and tell them that the [...]

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    Odinkalu: Fr. Mbaka breached electoral act twice

Odinkalu: Fr. Mbaka breached electoral act twice

Ejike Mbaka, an Enugu-based Catholic priest, breached the electoral act twice by his “on-the-pulpit” comments on political matters, Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has said.In November, Mbaka expressed support for the president when Patience Jonathan, the first lady, paid him a visit at his Adoration ground.During the visit, he derided those asking President Jonathan to [...]

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