Gov Okowa Is Not On A Mission To Collect N10 billion Loan From The Bond Market

We find it indeed funny and childishly theatrical that Universal Reporters 247 has began to toe the unpopular pathway of speculative journalism that Sahara Reporters is well known for. It is indeed a show of shame for a media to feed the unsuspecting public that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is set to borrow N10 billion from the bond market without hearing from the government or cross checking their facts.

This is obviously the height of media rascality and unprofessionalism for a widely -circulated media tabloid to become a pawn in the hands of the opposition in Delta State in their incurable bid of seeking to distract and derail the Government of Gov Ifeanyi Okowa.

As for the piece of news, beloved Deltans and Nigerians are advised to ignore same as there is no element of truth in it. May it be noted that Gov Ifeanyi Okowa is a man and leader known to run an inclusive Government that equally takes into cognizance the demands that pertain to the separation of powers among the three Arms of Government even as spelt out in the Nigerian Constitution.

Hence, in the hurried and preemptive attempts to beguile Gov Okowa; shouldn’t Universal Reporters ordinarily have shown as proof, the letter of request transmitted to the State Assembly by Gov Okowa asking for their approval to access such a loan?

Furthermore, one is bemused concerning the ranting of Universal Reporters 247 concerning Gov Okowa’s long term membership of the PDP. For the records, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has at no time hidden it that he is a member of the PDP, neither is he contemplating moving to the opposition.

However, what we find uncharitable is the constant attempt by the opposition to place the bulk of the responsibility for the failures (of course, the successes are never ever included) of the immediate past Government on him. We ask: was Gov Okowa then the Chief Executive of the State on whom the bulk stopped at his table?

If the opposition is irredeemably interested in a never-ending assessment and maligning of the past Government, shouldn’t they know where to look? Indeed, what is necessary to assert is that the Delta Electorate knew all about the background of Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa before they decided to massively entrust him with their mandate as the Governor. Therefore, this current but stale media demeanor of the opposition (still smarting from their woeful loss at the Elections Tribunal) will amount to nothing.

We have definitely seen through the pretenses of this hireling of a media Tabloid called the Universal Reporters, as paid hands in the hands of the wailing opposition in the State. We deem it a wicked enterprise to embark on by an online Tabloid desirous of credibility, acceptance and respect from the general public!

Lastly, we assure dear Deltans that Gov Okowa is irrevocably committed to his ‘ Prosperity for All Deltans’ Vision which himself and his team are working tirelessly to see become reality in the homes and lives of Deltans. Certainly too, anything known to cause Deltans pain and eventual losses will never have the approval or imprimatur of the amiable Gov Okowa.

Whenever our S.M.A.R.T agenda governor is ready to take any loan, Deltans and Nigerians will be aware of it, as the governor runs on a transparent mandate willfully given to him by the people that he serves. On all of these and many more of the Governor’s promises, Deltans should be rest assured.

 

Thank you
Dantes Odogwu. SSA, NEW MEDIA to Delta State Governor

 

The Amaechi Screening Debacle – APC Youth Forum

The All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) commends the strides and performances of the Ministerial nominees sent in by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Senate confirmation Hearings. The caliber of the nominees was further proven by their show of exceptional understanding of Nigeria – her issues, and the solutions to her problems.

The Forum also wishes to commend the Senate president and his colleagues for displaying a level of maturity and patriotism in the conduct of the confirmation hearings so far.

However, it is of great concern to us that the confirmation hearing of one the most dedicated public servants in the last dispensation; the erudite Director General of our presidential campaign and former Governor of Rivers’ State, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi is begining to take a new twist due to unnecessary and prolonged postponement on the basis of the absence of a report from the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions chaired by Sen. Samuel Anyanwu.

While acknowledging the constitutional right and independence of the parliament to conduct such hearings uninterrupted by anyone or anything, it behooves on us to call on them to do so without recourse to personal vendetta or partisan obstructionism.

Rt. Hon. Amaechi is a great Nigerian leader. He has served the nation, his state, his people and his party– the APC – with all of his being and resources. He is a rare icon, a tough and unwavering champion of the Change Movement and we support his nomination.

Political differences and partisan brinksmanship are normal in every society’s polity; nonetheless, they must be set aside when making decisions in the best interest of a nation. The moment we upgrade these differences to the fore in processes that affect national interest, then we will likely truncate the foundation of a functioning government, the very essence of us all occupying our respective positions in the polity.

In support of a New Nigerian foundation being laid upon by President Buhari, we look forward to Tuesday for the expeditious hearing of Mr. Amaechi and his beckoning to serve once again, his fatherland.

Signed:

Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed

Chairman, APC Youth Forum (APYF).

 

BMSG Hails Buhari’s Historic 79% Job Approval Rating

Abuja: Nigerians are increasingly rallying around President Muhammadu Buhari as he continues to advance the country on an all-inclusive progressive course, the Buhari Media Support Group (NMSG) says. 

The BMSG makes the assertion against the backdrop of the NOI Poll monthly report for September, 2015 that puts the President’s latest approval rating at a historical high of 79%.

The BMSG says in a press statement in Abuja on Thursday, 15 October, that the 79 percent job rating of the President by Nigerians across the country, according to NOI, has clearly shown that more Nigerians are becoming enthused with the work rate and service delivery threshold of President Buhari.

Quoting from the result of the poll unveiled by NOI, BMSG notes that mere 11 percent of Nigerians disapproved of the job rating of the President while 11 percent were undecided.

“It must be noted that no other President had recorded this level of approval rating since the NOI Polls commenced the business of pollster in the country some four years ago,” Malam Muhammad Labbo and Chief Cassidy, Coordinator and Secretary, respectively of the group say in the statement.

“When considered along the fact that President Buhari had continuously secured high approval ratings of Nigerians for his work rate and service delivery since the first month after his inauguration in June when he recorded 70 percent job approval only declining marginally to 69 percent in June but rising sharply to 77 per cent in August to the current 79 percent job rating approval in September, it can be surmised that the President was well prepared for the task of elevating Nigeria to higher social and economic status.

“What these impressive published job ratings imply is that Nigerians have become trusting of the capacity and commitment of the President to deliver on promises made during his campaigns.”

Tinubu, Aregbesola Not At Loggerheads Over Ministers – Osun APC

Attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun, Nigeria, is drawn to the seditious report in Saturday Daily Sun newspaper in which the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is claimed to be under security watch on a spurious claim of plotting against President Muhammadu Buhari.

We do not find any link between the reckless screaming headline, the purported plot against President Buhari and the basis for being under Security Watch.

Taking the issue one by one, democracy is a system that permits liberty of individual actors and freedom of association. It is therefore inconceivable that exercising the inalienable freedom could in any way be interpreted to mean treason.

While not confirming the insinuation peddled by this report of our National Leader romancing with the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki; there cannot be a crime should that happen more so, when the two of them are members of the same party.

It is laughable and at the same time worrisome to the extreme with the desperation of the insurgents and the threat they pose to our national stability and the welfare of our citizens for anyone to suggest that our security agencies are not sufficiently occupied enough to be on the trail of a Leader of our party that put everything, including his life, into the formation of our party, emergence of the Presidential Candidate and the ultimate victory at the poll.

It is important to correct a lingering falsehood of a difference between our National Leader and the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on the issue of Ministerial Nominees for the State of Osun. For the avoidance of doubt, Ministerial Nomination and submission of same, if it ever occurred, was the sole responsibility of our National Leader.

At no time did any of our Governors in our region unilaterally submit names of nominees for Ministerial appointments. The question of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola unilaterally submitting the name of anybody for ministerial appointment against the submission made, if any, by the leadership of our party in the South West is not only false but grossly mischievous.

We appeal to the media at large to always perform their duties responsibly and guard against anything that can overheat the polity.

This moment calls for patriotism and caution.

Let us grow democracy, promote freedom; enshrine liberty for the peace, progress, development and security of our country, Nigeria.

Kunle Oyatomi

All Progressives Congress (APC)

Osun Chapter, Osogbo.

 

President Buhari’s Supervision Of Oil Industry In Order – BMSG

Abuja: The Buhari Media Support Group urges public understanding and appreciation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s patriotic offer to oversee the Petroleum Ministry.

The BMSG notes that the President has, by this decision, resolved to apply his experience and knowledge of the petroleum industry to salvage the rumps of what the petroleum sector has been reduced to by the actions and inactions of past administrations for the larger benefit of the country.

“We have observed the extremes of arguments and debate on the announced intention of President Muhammadu Buhari to take charge of the Petroleum Ministry. But in our consideration, we believe Nigerians should appreciate a President who has decidedly taken-on a most problematic aspect of our national economy in a determined bid to resuscitate our floundering economy and stave off a looming recession that clearly stares us in the face,” the BMSG says.

The BMSG further observes that beyond the legal fireworks that initially greeted the President’s announcement, Nigerians should, as a matter of fact, congratulate the President for the well thought out policy thrusts of his administration as contained in the Medium Term Plan 2016 to 2020.

“We are, indeed, excited at the prospect of an economically prosperous Nigeria even in the face of depressingly dwindling price of crude oil, the nation’s major source of revenue. Despite reduced income from crude oil, our national economic mainstay, the Buhari has decidedly made a commitment to carrying Nigeria through a robust optimistic path to economic and social progression.

“Specifically, the Federal Government, according to the Medium Term Plans 2016-2020, is targeting an ambitious goal of increasing the amount in the Excess Crude Account from the current balance of $2.25bn to $3.95bn next year. This is even as the government intends to increase the fund committed to the Sovereign Wealth Fund from $1bn to $4.5bn by 2018.

“In the oil and gas sector, the Federal Government would be focusing on increased exploration and production using new innovative and environment friendly methods. This is in addition to increasing local refining capacity to serve both domestic and regional markets from 25.95 per cent to 85 per cent.

“In terms of social development, the Federal Government is targeting an enrolment rate of 92 per cent in 2016, up from the current level of 86 per cent as well as reducing the infant mortality rate from 74 per 1000 to 60.”

The BMSG reiterates that these are some of the ambitious goals the current administration has set for itself amongst many others in the Medium Term Plan, it, however, argues that the whole plan is premised on a robust revenue generation plank that only a strict and knowledgeable management of the oil sector, which is currently the main hub of the nation’s income, can ensure.

The BMSG, therefore, calls on Nigerians not only to back the President’s involvement in overseeing the affairs of the oil sector but to collectively encourage him as he makes to convert our national economy from a near recession afflicted one to a buoyant, people focused economy.

11th October, 2015

Malam Muhammad Labbo                 Chief Cassidy Madueke 

Coordinator                                               Secretary

 

Ministerial List And Youth Exclusion: We Are Back On This Road Again – 118 Youth Organisations Voices Out

The Ministerial list that has now been officially made public by the Nigerian senate has expectedly drawn reactions from several quarters. As a coalition of young people actively engaged in governance and democracy in the country, we are sad that we are again on a familiar road. This is the path again where we begin to advocate for proper youth representation in governance.

We are shocked that the present ministerial nominee has no single representation of young people who were born in the 70’s or the 80’s. We did not expect that President Muhammadu Buhari’s list of 21 Ministers, which came after a long six months wait will not have a single youth’s name on it especially when he was the Federal Commissioner – the equivalent of a minister today – for Petroleum and Natural Resources in 1976 at the age of 34.  Curiously, the president seeks to retain the portfolio 39 years after. We hold no grudge against him for this decision as long as Nigeria is better for it. We assumed the long wait for the list was also in part due to the president’s search for capable hands. Our definition of youth is in tandem with that provided by the African Youth Charter, which was ratified by the African Union Heads of State and Government, which numerically classifies them as those between the age of 15 and 35. We are further taken aback by the presidency’s seeming dismissal to this demography especially given the roles several of them played towards the actualization of the President Muhammadu Buhari and his party’s political dream of getting into office through democratic means.

The president body language and leadership in this regard does not mean well especially because state governments will quickly learn from this and also shut out young people from representative governance in the states.  Beyond the ministerial list, we are also quick to note that there has not been anybody below the age of 35 that has been appointed to be part of the president’s team thus far.

There are evidences that shows Nigeria parades some of the finest youth on the continent, who can hold their own any where in the world. We are forced to ask – is it that the country’s investment in young people is just a routine process and our country’s leadership does not believe in the capacity of this demography to lead?

It took six months to release these list of 21. We understand that constitutionally, the president is obliged to mark up the figures to 36. We therefore hope this mistake will be corrected; and quickly.  Women, despite being about half of the Nigerian population have also been poorly represented with just a meager 14% representation on the ministerial list. The median age of the current list is 56.  The presidency can choose to correct this wrong by appointing young women into the Federal Executive Council, as this will serve dual purpose of women and youth representation. It is wrong for any government to make decisions for a group in their absence, especially when they are keen to participate. What the president is saying thus far with its appointment is that he has no confidence in today’s youth even when the same country gave him the opportunity to grow into leadership at an early age. Nigerian youth have earned the right to a space in the leadership of this country and we hope the presidency will listen and do the needful. When we are not given the opportunity to lead today, we are simply being denied of the experience needed to lead properly when that elusive future finally comes.

 

Signed

Fresh and Young Brains Development Initiative Abuja, FCT Nkiruka Nnaemego
Connected Development [CODE] Abuja Hamzat Lawal
Young African Voices for Peace Initiative Lagos Comrade Peter, Kalu
Waveguides Energy Lagos Abdullahi Muhammed
Opportuniti.org Initiative Ilorin, Kwara Wale Bakare
 inspire youth initiative Kano, Kano Abubakar Ibrahim
Omowumi Asubiaro-Dada & Co Abuja, FCT Omowumi Asubiaro-Dada
Better Nigeria Initiative (BNI) Ibadan, Oyo State John Oluwadero
OneLife Initiative for Human Development Ibadan, Oyo State Sola Fagorusi
German International Cooperation FCT Abuja Ene Macharm
Nyesom Global Rivers State Jennifer Nyesom
Impact Makers World Ibadan, Oyo Ayodele Kotila
Conference 5, Nigeria. Ibadan, Oyo State OLATUNJI Oluwabukola
Manifesteen Missions and Media Lekki, Lagos Lekan Oyekanmi
Creative Media Centre For Development FCT Jonah Akufai
Youth arise Lagos, Azeez Omotayo Awolola
Omojomi Consultancy Services Jos, Plateau State Isaac Oni
Christian Youths for Change Port Harcourt, Rivers Tammy Solomon
MASS City Tours Lagos, Lagos State Tolulope Toluwase
future nigerian leaders youth initiative kano. kano Abba Talba
WeAreMAD Initiative Akure, Ondo State Joy Tony
YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (YHEACOD) ABAKALIKI, EBONYI IBIAM IRO
Eyin ju Eledumare lagos state Aderonke Adeola
Young Leaders Network Bauchi Jeremiah Panshak Kassem
Emerging Leaders Forum Lagos, Lagos Olufemi Owosela
CONGRESS OF IMO YOUTHS ABUJA AHAMEFULE CHIJIOKE
PADEAP, Nigeria Katsina RABIU Umar Maska
Climate Wednesday Yaba, Lagos Olumide Idowu
VOICE OF YOUTH ABUJA ABDULRAHMAN LAWAL
Brains and Beauty Abuja Nigeria Cynthia Ferdinand Ifionu
Climate and Sustainable Development Network Enugu State Pius Oko
Centre for Leadership and Social Enterprise Development Abuja Ikechukwu Nwibe
VSO FCT, Abuja Uzoamaka Nwachukwu
None Kano Saada sàad
Young and Potential Entrepreneur’s Forum Ile-Ife AKINGUNOLA Joel
NASFAT, Youth Wing Ikeja, Lagos Adegboyega Adeoye
AIESEC Nigeria Alumni Ife, Osun State Rosiji M. Ajesola
independent Olamide Santos
the muse group Abuja Agbaje
ZUNA Harare, Zimbabwe Yvonne Shapeta
Purple Signet Media Port Harcourt, Rivers State Natalie Usen
Global Power Shift Lagos Emmanuel Adomeh
AllforDevelopment Abeokuta, Ogun State Damola Morenikeji
HAPPYNigeria Abuja Dr Laz Ude Eze
World Merit Nigeria Port Harcourt, Rivers State Chiefson Nwaiwu
HiGhflyers Initiative Ondo State Sam Adeniji
Organization for African Youth for Development & Peace Lagos Temidayo Musa
Imo State University owerri,Imo State Anoruo Modesta Amarachi
Community & Youth Enhancement Initiatiative Aba, Abia Chima Jeff Megwei
global conmunity peace network initiative abuja Queen Ehirim
personal lagos Enilari AbdulAzeez O.
Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Abuja, FCT, Nigeria Ibrahim Faruk
Bunor models Lagos David Alechenu
Foundation of African Youth (FAY) FCT, Abuja Ibrahim Sule
SPADE Lagos olumide Mo
FINISHSTRONG FOUNDATION FOR THE VULNERABLE LAGOS PEGGY OVAT
Godfrey Okoye University Enugu Enugu, Enugu State Okpara Scofield
Global Youth Ambassador at A Word At School Lagos Nigeria Eniola Olowu
Slum2school Africa Lagos Ifeoma Arua
Foundation For Environmental Rights,Advocacy & Development(FENRAD) Aba,Abia State Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor
Yaiga Jos Jos,Plateau state christian Akpabio
Initiative for the Support and Promotion of Human Shelter (ISPHS) FCT, Abuja Desmond Chieshe
National youth coalition on Education Makurdi Benue Barbara Aza
arisenigeria fct, abuja jasper johnson
African Society Care and development Initiative Ebonyi State Otuonye Nnenna
GreenAid Kaduna Dr. Tabi Joda
AREI Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Mamadou Djemory Diabate
Global initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation- (African Green Movement) Abuja David Michael
Foundation For Environmental Rights,Advocacy & Development(FENRAD) Aba,Abia State Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor
TREES ON EARTH Development Foundation ogori/Magongo, Kogi MOSES ADEDEJI
Women and Children Development Initiative Umuahia,Abia Dr.Tessy Ugo Madu
Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement Gombe, Gombe Abdullahi Auwal
Initiative for Mass Education Against Corruption (IMEAC) Abuja Hon(Dr) Friday Paul Sani
Alfattah resources enterprisea iffo,ogun yisa ibrahim
evidence for action abuja ijeoma oforka
Development & Integrity Intervention Goal Foundation (DIG Nigeria) Afikpo South LGA, Ebonyi State AJAH CHIMA OLIVER
leads entertainment outfit abuja echezoba t. nwosu
Tritium Communications Festac ,Lagos State Emeka Ulor
Tritium Communications Festac ,Lagos State Nnenna Ogoke
Habitatcare and Protection Initiative Owerri, Imo Tony Ayoka
Get Involve Campaign FCT, Abj Morgan Omodu
Speak Out Initiative -Nigeria Abuja Bukhari Muhammed Bello jega
Jesus Concept Outreach Lagos Folarin Oluwaseun
International Youth Council, Lagos Chapter. Lagos State Ogunshola Micheal
ANUNSA UI Ibadan,Oyo state Nwoke Amos
Network of Youth Advocate (NOYA) FCT – Abuja Gabriel Adeyemo
WIPGG Nigeria Onitsha, Anambra Nkiru Ukaegbu
YIAGA ELEME,  RIVERS STATE Benson Ollor
Peace and Humanitarian Support for Youth Foundation Jos, Plateau Yau Yakubu
center for the advocacy of justice and rights jos,plateau etty peter
Treasureland Health Builders Initiative Lagos Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa
Igbo women congress Atlanta GA Ngozi Orabueze
World Merit Nigeria Uyo, Akwa Ibom Unyimeabasi Ben
Abibiman Foundation Tema-Ghana Kenneth Nana Amoateng
AYICC-Ghana Tema-Ghana Kenneth Nana Amoateng
Youth Builders Initiative Lagos Babamole Ramon Olanrewaju
African Youth Panel Kenya Gladys Gatiba
BILAU IBRAHIM AKURE BILAU IBRAHIM
Women Health and Action Research Centre Edo state Isaac Ejakhegbe
dazz couture akure, ondo state Thelma omoefe
Afrotecht Ibadan,Oyo state Olatunji Peace
New Century Initiative Enugu Nebo Obinna Collins
Saied Kaduna Sulaiman Saied Tafida
Conference for The Defense of Democracy in Nigeria (CFDDN) Yola, Adamawa State Aliyu Balla
Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health Ilesa, Osun Abdulahi Abayomi Abdulraheem
ACMEBOUND NIGERIA Akure, Ondo State Ayodele Awi
Youth Development Forum, Mariga Mariga. Niger state Umar Mamman Alhaji
African Artists Peace Initiative Johannesburg Koketso Marishane
Mary Kay Cosmetics london UK Iman Sulaiman-Ibrahim
YMCA MADA HILLS NASARAWA STATE LAFIA Moses Danjuma Kusko
Nagarta Solidarity Front Taraba State Ibrahin J. Manga
#ReadABookNigeria Initiative Abuja FCT Uma Nnenna
Pearlstra Lagos Ajani Bless-me
Me Myself & I for Progress Surulere, Lagos Philip Oke
Pearlstra Lagos Ajani Hope
Convention pour l’Emergence du Sénégal – Coalition Agenda Post2015 (C.E.S.-C.A.P2015) Dakar, Senegal Stephane NDOUR
OGONI YOUTH ADVANCEMENT NETWORK BORI-PORTHARCOURT,RIVERS STATE EWUNEE CONFIDENCE DUMKA
United Imo Youth Movement Imo State Ugochukwu Nkechi

NNPC Monthly Report: PMB Has Walked His Talk Of Transparency And Accountability – BMSG

Abuja: The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) describes the release of the monthly Financial and Operations Report of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as historic and a clear indication of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to transparency and good governance.

The BMSG submits that the release of the report, which profiles all possible activities and operations, including expenditures and income accruable to the Corporation, is a marked departure from the practice of running the affairs of the oil sector in the closet with all the attendant corruption and short changing of Nigeria and its people.

“This will be the first time ever, since the establishment of the NNPC in 1977 that the Corporation will issue a monthly report of its operations. It is incredible and historically record breaking.

“For a government agency that hitherto takes pride in the opaqueness of its operations and boastfully talks down on Nigerians of the extreme ‘complication and sophisticated’ nature of its operations, so much that Nigerians of whatever hue can’t possibly understand its workings, the public circulation of the report is not only heart warming but a clear indication of President Muhammadu Buhari’s rock-solid commitment to due process, probity, accountability and unimpeachable transparency in the conduct of government businesses,” the group states in a statement signed by Malam Muhammad Labbo and Chief Cassidy Madueke, Coordinator and Secretary respectively.

The BMSG notes in the statement that the August edition of the NNPC’s monthly report provides a simple, uncomplicated insight into the operations and business propositions of the Corporation without holding any detail back.

“For the first time, Nigerians can truly be part of the government’s Corporation that is responsible for managing the major segment of their economy. For the first time ever in history, Nigerians are availed the exact figures of crude oil and condensate produced in a particular month of its operation, stated at 67.49million barrels translating to an average daily production of 2.177 million barrels in the month of July.

“The report shows that the 17.4 million barrels of crude oil lifted on the account of NNPC in July, comprises 15.4 million and 1.9 million barrels for the domestic and export markets respectively.

“The report also highlights the total amount of natural gas produced at 225 billion standard cubic feet (BCF) even as it made copious rendition of total Crude processed and produced by the three refineries for the month of August stating the value of output at N47.26 billion while the associated crude plus freight cost was N35.1 billion, giving a surplus of N4.97 billion after considering overhead of N7.18 billion.

“That we have a reference source material to freely and without hindrance extract the figures as we have done here goes a long way to assure Nigerians that government is no longer the exclusive purview of a small minority of influential and privileged Nigerians that arrogates insider knowledge of government agencies and exploitation of same to themselves.”

While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for this initiative, the BMSG congratulates the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, for driving the initiative to reality.

“We specially commend President Buhari for this integrity driven initiative. Of course, we are quite conscious of the hallmark of the character of this government, but then, we must honestly confess that we did not expect the compilation and public issue of this report so early in the life of the administration given the criminal cloak that was used to cover the conduct and operations of the business of the NNPC before now.

“This is one more reason we are confident of not only the economic rejuvenation of the country but the ethical and value reorientation of Nigerians.”

10th October, 2015

Malam Muhammad Labbo                          Chief Cassidy Madueke

Coordinator                                                Secretary

Nigerian Celebrities Gear Up For Football For A Cause Season 3

In a bid to ensure that every child has access to education, StayInSchool Nigeria Initiative, a project of Young Minds Foundation, has come up with a seemingly lasting way to match philanthropy with fun and entertainment – because what unites Nigerians more than a good cause and football?

We’ve seen comedians go up against each other; Musicians have proven they are more than just lyrically fit; Twitter star players have razzled and dazzled the crowd with fancy footwork; What is next for Football for A Cause, you ask? There’s a lot more on the line this year!

If, for some reason, you’re just crawling out from under a rock and haven’t heard about Football For A Cause, or ever attended any of the games, you’re in for a real treat this year. In addition to the usual host of celebrities who make an appearance, players from different companies in Nigeria will be joining the celebrities to represent their brands and possibly emerge champions. The fact that this in turn raises money for out of school kids in Nigeria is just a sweet bonus.

Celebrities such as AY, Bovi, Akpororo, Mr Raw, Sound Sultan, Rugged man, Mc Senator, Elenu, Teju Baby Face, Basorge, Do2dtun, Laugh Up, Funny Bone and a lot more will hit the pitch in lending their voice to education of the street child.

The 2015 edition of this epic charity soccer game is scheduled to kick off at 2pm on the 18th of October, 2015 at Campos Mini Stadium. This blend of football, entertainment and philanthropy is an annual fundraising event of the StayInSchoolng Initiative which strives to educate and support out-of-school children in the country.

With over 300 children already in school and an ambition to increase the number to 500 children by October, under the care of the initiative, StayInSchoolNg still continues strong in its mission to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s educational sector.

Tickets for the event are available for N1, 000 and N5, 000 at www.naijaticketshop.com or at the venue. For more information, visit  www.stayinschoolng.org, twitter – @stayinschoolng or Facebook StayInSchoolng Initiative.

This year’s edition is supported by The Saints Football Club, EXP Marketing and Lucozade Sports

Change begins with you

Kind Regards

Tricia Ikponmwonba

Project Lead, StayInSchoolng Initiative

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Drift Towards Tyranny And Cruel Attacks On Press Freedom In Akwa Ibom State Must Stop Now – COHRD

The Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) has noted with deep concern the ongoing onslaught against press freedom and journalists in Akwa Ibom State by the Mr. Udom Emmanuel-led government. COHRD is particularly saddened by the unlawful and undemocratic manipulation of the Department of State Service (DSS) by the state government in a desperate attempt to suppress all forms of perceived anti-government reports in the media, especially the local media in Akwa Ibom State.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 a newspaper vendor by name Mr. Ndifreke Asuquo Etim was assaulted (slapped) several times by a former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Anietie Okon. This unfortunate incident took place right inside the Akwa Ibom State Government House where the poor vendor had gone to sell his papers. The only explanation offered by the senator for assaulting the vendor was that he advertised local newspapers that reported “unfavourable” stories against the state government.

In the dead hour of the night on Saturday, October 3, 2015, Mr. Gideon Ekere, the publisher of a local tabloid in Akwa Ibom State, Global Post Newspaper, was arrested by heavily armed operatives of the DSS. He was detained and denied access to his family. The DSS only released him in the night the following day after making him to sign an undertaking under duress that he will retract a story which he published against Mr. Udom Emmanuel.

COHRD is equally aware that the DSS on the orders of the Akwa Ibom State Government is currently on the trail of the publishers of at least two other local tabloids, namely; Global Concord Newspaper and The Guide Newspaper. The said publishers have also raised the alarm that their lives and that of members of their families are no longer safe following death threats by persons suspected to be agents of the state government. They have now been made fugitives for merely keeping to the tenets of their calling as the watchdog of the society.

In the light of the foregoing, COHRD wishes to draw the attention of the Akwa Ibom State Government to Sections 22 and 39 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which sufficiently provides for the role of the press and freedom of expression, respectively. It is pertinent to note that there are ample provisions under our laws for those who think that they have been defamed to seek redress in a court of competent jurisdiction.

It is indeed a very sad commentary and tragic irony that the same DSS that has come under intense and sustained blackmail and attacks from the Udom Emmanuel-led government over the so-called “invasion” of a presidential guest house in the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s Lodge is now being used by the same Udom Emmanuel-led government to harass, intimidate and haunt perceived anti-government media practitioners in the state. We consider this totally preposterous, scandalous and unacceptable.

COHRD appeals to the Director General of the DSS to as a matter of urgency independently investigate the role of the DSS in Akwa Ibom State in the ongoing clampdown on journalists. The present national leadership of the DSS has so far demonstrated its commitment to the dictates of rule of law. We will like to this reformist efforts replicated in the DSS actions, activities and operations in Akwa Ibom State.

We reject any attempt by the Udom Emmanuel-led government to use the DSS as an attack dog against perceived opponents. Arbitration of civil disputes and criminal charges are the exclusive preserve of the courts. The DSS must not be used for dirty and reckless objectives. We believe that the change in the political leadership of our country is hinged on rule of law, respect for the rights of the citizens and accountability.

COHRD demands an immediate end to this undemocratic drums of war against press freedom in Akwa Ibom State. No government in the history of this country has ever succeeded in suppressing the press. Gen. Sani Abacha, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and even former governor Godswill Akpabio all tried it. They all failed woefully.

Attack on the media is an attack on democracy. We will resist any attempt to return our nation to the dark and inglorious days of dictatorship.

Signed:

Inibehe Effiong, Convener.

Eneh John, Secretary.

Email: cohrdnigeria@yahoo.com
GSM:   +2348065142135

BBC World Service And British Council Launch 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

Writers from around the world are invited to submit their scripts as the 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition opens for entries today.

 

The global competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers and co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.

 

The competition has two first prizes – one for writers with English as a First Language and another for writers with English as a Second Language. Both winners will attend an award ceremony in London and see their plays recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service.

 

A third award – the Georgi Markov prize – celebrates the most promising script from the competition’s shortlist in honour of BBC World Service journalist and writer Georgi Markov (1929-1978). The winner of this prize will also travel to London for the award ceremony and spend two weeks with BBC Radio Drama and BBC World Service.

 

The previous competition attracted entries from a record 86 countries. To mark the 25th competition, The Ravens by Alana Valentine – the winner of last year’s English as a First Language prize – will broadcast again on Saturday 3 October on BBC World Service.

 

Mary Hockaday, Controller, World Service English, said: “This competition gives writers around the world the opportunity to have their radio plays heard by a truly global audience. International stories and compelling story-telling in all its forms – whether drama, news or documentaries – is at the heart of the World Service. I’m really looking forward to hearing what this 25th competition inspires”.

 

Neil Webb, Director Theatre and Dance, British Council said: “I am delighted that the International Radio Playwriting Competition continues to provide a platform for talented writers from around the world and I look forward to this year’s entries”.

 

Lucy Hannah, Programme Manager, Commonwealth Writers said: “The power of storytelling combined with the reach of radio make for a winning combination. We value our ongoing partnership with the International Radio Playwriting Competition and look forward to the new insights into the world that it brings each year”.

 

Dr Derek Neale, Senior Lecturer, The Open University Faculty of Arts said: “Creative Writing is a vibrant subject area at The Open University, with courses from beginner and undergraduate, to MA and PhD level. We are thrilled to collaborate with BBC World Service in this important and unique competition, encouraging and supporting talent internationally.”

 

The shortlisted scripts and judging panel will be announced in due course. Previous judges have included Dame Eileen Atkins, Doris Lessing, Wole Soyinka, Lee Hall and Indira Varma.

 

The International Playwriting Competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside the UK, whether established or new writers. The dramas need to be 53 minutes long and can be on any subject. The closing date for entries is midnight (GMT) on 31 January 2016. Further details on the competition, including T&C’s and how to enter, are online at: www.bbcworldservice.com/radioplay.

 

Social media users can keep up to date with the competition on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BBCPlay.

 

Independence Day Message To President Buhari And Nigerian Citizens – Muslims Against Terror

In The Name of Allah (the God), The Most Merciful, The Most Forgiver.

Assalamualykum (we greet you in peace).

On this day, Nigeria’s 55th independence day, we, the Muslims against Terror organization, wish to commend Nigeria on its successful democratic transition. We send our best regards and hearty greetings to President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Attorney Yemi Osinbajo. We wish you God’s blessings and the wisdom to lead the nation to its true great destiny.

Our commitment as an organization of Nigerian Muslims against Terror is to the defeat and eradication of terror across Nigeria and the entire world.

We express our deep regrets to the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Citizens over the indiscriminate terrorist attacks of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Levant (ISIS OR ISIL) and affiliates to al-Qaeda Terrorists organizations committed against innocent people in North- East Nigeria, African and other parts of the world.

These groups; “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization have misused and abused Islam in order to fit their own radical and indeed “Anti-Islamic Agenda”, and their actions are criminal, they are truly misguided and act counter to the true teachings of Islam.

These Radical terrorists groups “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to Al-Qaeda terrorists organization are not in any way part of Islam, but are enemy number one of Islam, and Muslims are their first victims in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, and around the world.

The “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda Terrorists organization poses danger to Islam and Muslims, tarnishing its image as they shed innocent blood, attack Churches, Mosques, government properties and spread corruption in Nigeria, Chad, Syria, Iraq etc and other parts of the world.

The “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organization have directed and inspired attacks around the world. The groups’ declaration of a “Caliphate” “Islamic State”, Last June (2014) marked the launch of its global strategy which has resulted in attacks that killed scores of innocent civilians, horrified populations and raised thorny questions about the evolving nature of international terrorism and “what can be done to fight it”.

The activities of the above global terrorists attacks in more than a dozen countries include:

  • In Nigeria: The “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA), or (ISIS) attacks in Nigeria were one of three major terrorist attacks globally and the most deadly; about 2500 Muslims Community were killed in Baga on January of 2015, and other suicide bombings killing and injured many more innocents in North-Eastern Nigeria and across Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
  • Tunisia: “ISIS” drew an assault rifle at a beach and killed at least 38 people at the seaside resort on 26 July 2015.
  • Kuwait: An “ISIS” suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Mosque during communal prayers, killing at least 30 people; with over 200 Shiite worshippers injured on 26 July 2015.
  • Iraq: “ISIS” attacked more than 80 people killed in Eid Al-fitr bombing in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq on 17 July 2015. They have killed many more in different events in the country.
  • Syria: “ISIS” blew up part of the Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and continue to conduct many more attacks.
  • Saudi Arabia: An “ISIS” Suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Mosque belonging to the state security force; 13 people died and 9 others were injured, on August 6, 2015; also on May 22, 2015, an “ISIS” suicide bomber detonated himself killing 21 people with many others injured at Imam Ali Mosque in the Persian Guif Area village of Qudayh, in one of Saudi Arabia’s few Shiite population centers.

The list goes on…

We Muslims are prominent victims of the terrorists group of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliate to al-Qaeda terrorists organization in the world.

A terrorist attack on one country is an attack on humanity as a whole. All nations of the world must work together to Identify the perpetrators and bring them to Justice.

One of the central tactics of Islamic extremists groups “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) in Nigeria in particular has been to stroke sectarian hatred between Muslims groups, Christians and Jews etc.

The brutal Acts of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the name of Islam is why Islam is linked with terrorism in the mind of those who do not know Islam. We the Muslims Against Terror organization, other Muslim brothers, Christians, and Jews in Faith believe that most people in the world are educated enough to know “these monstrous group,” “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria  (ISIS), and affiliate to al-Qaeda terrorists Organization, know they don’t belong to Islam.

The activities of above terrorists groups are against Islamic Rules, Principles and Islam’s way of dealing with humanity.

Any Muslim who commits an act of terrorism would be guilty of violating the law of Islam. For God says in the Quran, “Believers fulfill your covenant” (Holy Quran 5:1) etc “do not commit murder”.

We the Muslims Against Terror organization totally condemn the killings, attacks of the Islamist extremists of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates and partners to al-Qaeda terrorists organization in the world. We totally condemn them and urge all Muslims to equally condemn these activities that are against all humanist and Islamic morals.

We condemn and oppose all aggression on human life, freedom, and dignity anywhere in the world. As Muslims, we condemn terrorism and all its forms and manifestations.

Ours is a religion of peace. We are sick and tired of Islamic Extremist of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization dictating the “public face of Islam”

It is wrong to kill innocent people. It’s also wrong to praise those who kill innocent people!

The Holy Quran declares, whoever kills a human being … then it is as though he has killed all mankind, and whoever saves a human life, it is as though he had saved all mankind (Quran, Surah al Maidah (5) verse (32)).

As Muslims we must face up to our responsibility to clarify and advocate a faith- based, righteous and moral position with regard to this problem, especially when terrorist acts are perpetrated in the name of Islam.

We call upon our leaders in Nigeria and other part of the world to recognize that in order to rid the world of the ugliness of terrorism of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organizations, our nations must understand its root causes.

We hold out the hope that these root causes can be addressed through non-violent means, in a way that promotes peace and harmony between the nations of the world.

Through our collective efforts, we must ensure that all counter terrorism actions and policies are consistent with international human right and humanitarian laws.

The commitment that the Nigeria terror group “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic state of Iraq or Syria (ISIS) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organization will end in three months by the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is welcome by we Muslims Against terror, other Muslims brothers and Nigerian Citizens, but we the Muslims Against terror organization and other Muslims brother in the world wish to advise the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that the Islamic Insurgence of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organization cannot end in three months without the government of Nigeria establishing for the “war on terrorism” to know the root causes and sponsors of the Islamic extremist of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organization and its sponsors, in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger etc and other parts of the world.

Terrorists and their sponsors must be brought to Justice in an impartial court of law and (punished) appropriately. “As a Muslim” it is our responsibility to be very clear that these actions of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization do not have anything to do with Islam and deserve the full and impartial punishment of the law.

We, the Muslims Against Terror and other Muslim brothers therefore call on the Nigerian government and Nigerian citizens to rise up against all those who have confessed knowing the sponsors of the terror groups of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organizations that has diminished us, killing, abducting our men and women and made Nigeria to be one of the worst in recorded history, cases of terrorism in the world.

It is necessary for the President Muhamadu Buhari and the Security Agencies to apprehend the true perpetrators of these crimes, as well as those who aid and abet them through incitement, financing, or other support of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organization in North-Eastern Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, etc and the rest of the world.

It is a very serious situation and we have to close ranks as Muslims, Christians and Jews to identify them and report them to appropriate authorities. We have to close ranks as Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic or political differences, and not play politics with insecurity.

No political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West African (ISWA) also known as Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

We the Muslims Against Terror and other Muslim brothers urge the Nigerian Government to Join with American, United Kingdom, Russia, Iran, France, Saudi Arabia and any truly committed nation in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators.

Islam is the Religion of Justice and guidance. For it is written in the Quran:

“O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor, for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts of your hearts), last ye swerve, and it ye distort (Justice) or decline to do Justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do. (Holy Quran 4:35).

Islam commands that justice be upheld, “O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah, as witness to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just, that is next to piety, and fear Allah, for Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do (Quran 5:8).

We are hopeful with the initiative by Russia to enter Syria and combat ISIS head on. This is the duty of all peace loving people of the world today and an action we have continuously strongly urged. ISIS is not a threat only to Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, Nigeria and other nations where its terror has been felt; ISIS is a terror to the entire world and future of humanity.

In response to the New Audio Message released by an impostor acting as “Abubakar Shekau”, released on Monday 21st Sept. 2015,

We wish to advise the social Media networks, and other online outlets both local and international networks fascinated with “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa, (ISWA) also known as Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to be weary of spreading propaganda Messages, releasing fake Audio Message on Youtube, etc. for late “Boko Haram” leader Imam Abubakar Shekau.

The Leader of “Boko Haram” Imam Abubakar Shekau is Dead! He died in 2013, and we the Muslims Against terror with international think-tanks, have released statements to this effect and advised all local and international media on the “Shekau”mimposters.

See Link: Warning, Fake Videos of Boko Haram Shekau are Evil propaganda.

http://muslimsagainstterror.com/warning-fake-videos-of-boko-haram-shekau-are-evil-propaganda/

These people spreading these fake stories are very wicked mischief –maker, you need to beware of the “Anti-war on terrorism”.

Allah (S) hates the mischief –makers on the land as Quran says, “…and seek by means of what Allah has given you the future abode, and do not neglect your portion of this word, and do good (to others) as Allah has done good to you, and do not seek to make mischief in the land, surely Allah does not love the mischief-makers.” (Quran 28:77)

We the Muslims Against Terror, Nigerian Citizens, and other Muslims brother are united against these Islamic Extremists of “Boko Haram” against terrorism, against all their atrocities, against destroyed Churches, Mosques, government properties, against pain, suffering of innocent people killed, against the kidnap of men and women, enslaving them and the forcing of women into unlawful marriages; and the abduction of the Chibok student girls by “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organization in North-Eastern Nigeria, Chad, Syria, Iraq, and the rest of the world.

We were saddened by the “military action of the last government led by president Goodluck Jonathan over some “military commanders” in the extra-judicial killing of innocent people in the North-Eastern Nigeria, as the fight by the military against “Boko Haram” and also incensed by the killing of 33 people, including the children of a Sheikh cleric Leader sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, during a peaceful Muslim in usual annual procession on Zaria last year 26 July, 2014.

Link: Muslims Condemn Government Forces Brutality, Arrests and Killing of Muslim Leaders in Nigeria – See more at: http://muslimsagainstterror.com/muslims-condemn-government-forces-brutality-arrests-and-killing-of-muslim-leaders-in-nigeria/#sthash.GlyUReVo.dpuf

 

We urge the President, Muhammadu Buhari and the new Army chief Buratai to conduct a full and honest investigation into the extra-judicial executions of some “Military commanders” in Nigeria. And the killing of 33 people, including the children of a Sheikh cleric Leader sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, during a peaceful Muslim in usual annual procession on Zaria last year 26th July, 2014.

We the Muslims Against Terror are committed to helping the Nigerian government at all levels to bring peace in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world. Whatever we can do, as long as it is not against Islam.

We the Muslims Against Terror and other Muslims brothers wish to advise those Nigerians, particularly some “Northern politicians” who are (“Boko Haram” /ISIS”) Sympathizers, begging Nigerian to forgive “Boko Haram” or Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after all their evil in Nigeria and west Africa, and negotiating for the Amnesty via freedom for the kidnappers, murders, killers, suicide bombers, Armed-robbers, cannibals, hat they are the enemy of Islam and humanity as a whole.

The actions of the Islamic extremists of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization has been predicted in the Quran at the “End Time” by the messenger of Allah prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him).

All Muslims must abide by the “Sunnah” (teaching, practices) of the prophet, it is written in the Quran;

The prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) said, if he was here in the “End time” when these people are doing these barbaric acts, the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) will be the first to kill them himself.

“A people will come out at the “End of Time”, Immature, foolish and corrupt, they will hold the discourse of the best of creation and recite the Quran, but it will not past their throats. They will pass through religion (of Islam) the way an arrow passes through quarray, if you find them, kill them, for verily whoever kills them will have his reward for Allah in the Day of Judgment”! (sunnah of the prophet).

These are the “End times”  for all Muslims to join in global Jihad “(struggle) and denounce these Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS “BOKO HARAM) and affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization.

May Allah give victory to those who stand truly for the way of the prophet (Blessing and peace be upon him). O Believers read this Book and take heed of its message. And all praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Baygah said: we must declare war on war so the outcome will be peace upon peace.

They “Boko Haram,” “ISIS”, etc must be CRUSHED in Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Tunisia, etc and the rest of the world.

Enough is enough of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA)…. You will soon meet your doom! We will defeat “Boko Haram” Insha Allah (By God’s mighty Grace) in North-Eastern Nigeria, Chad, etc and the rest of the world.

We the Muslims Against Terror respect the Chadian government for sentencing 10 members of Nigeria- based Islamist Militant group “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) to death on terrorism charges in August of 2015.

We thank the government and people of Cameroon, Chad, Niger etc for committing their armed forces to the Multinational joint task force (MUJTF) to fight “Boko Haram.”

We thank the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari for his total mandate to the Nigerian military and other security Agencies to fight and end “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) in Nigeria. We also thank him for “war on corruption” in Nigeria. For Allah (the God) declares in the Quran…. And seek not corruption in the Earth, lo, Allah loveth not corrupters” (Quran 28:77).

We appreciate the new Nigerian army chief Buratai in the operational code of the counter insurgency efforts from “Operation Zaman Lafiya” to operation Zaman lafiya   Dole”- which in Hausa means “The quest of peace becomes a must, also we thank the air force that has been carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State groups “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in “operation total wipe-out” of “Boko Haram, or ISIS” declared by the Muslims against terror.

We appreciate the international community like, US, France etc. for assisting Nigerian government in providing “Arms” and other logistic support in fighting the Islamic insurgence “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization, in the world.

We thank the ENDS organization and Dr. Peregrino Brimah for all his assistance to Muslims Against Terror in the global “Jihad” (Struggle) against terrorism and the assistance to the Muslims Against Terror, civilian-JTF in “Jihad” (struggle) against “Boko Haram” ISIS” in Sambisa forest in rescue mission of the abducted Chibok student girls by “Boko Haram”, (ISIS) in April 2014, and his supporting Nigerian civilian vigilante force, popularly known as the civilian-JTF, who have risked and lost their lives doing a wonderful Job assisting the national security services to protect the Northern extremes from the actions of the “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization in the world.

We thank the Coordinators of the “Bring Back Our Girls” Grouped by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and Mrs. Mariam Uwais for their ongoing Campaigning for the release of over 200 abducted Chibok School girls by “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but we were disappointed and frustrated by the security agencies, some “Military commanders” and bad government of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan inability to rescue the Chibok School Girls last year April, 2014.

We thank all the volunteer youths, the civilian JTF, the Muslims Against Terror members, Hunters, Ibn Fadlallah force, and also the Iraq Armed forces, backed by volunteers and tribal fighters known as “popular mobilization force” for assisting their country in fighting the Islamic extremist of “Boko Haram” or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization in the world.

I on behalf of Muslims Against Terror organization, condemn all attacks, suicide bombing, kidnapping, killing of innocent people in Nigeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia etc by the Islamic extremist of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and “Boko Haram” (ISIS BOKO HARAM) in Nigeria and the rest of the word.        

We offer our condolences to the families of all the victims killed by the terrorists, suicide bombers, (the Nigerian Civilian JTF, the Muslims against terror organization members, the Ibn Fadlallah Local Vigilante Force, the Hunters etc), the Nigerians soldiers, the innocent youths who volunteered to fight Boko Haram and were killed and massacred in North – East of Nigeria, the families of all Chibok Students Girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, also to the Iraqi people who were killed by the Sunni Islamic Extremist Takfiri group i.e. the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria  or Levants  (ISIS or ISIL), affiliates to Al Qaeda Terrorist Organization that operate in both Iraq and Syria that have captured several Iraqi cities and pushed the country into deadly and barbaric chaos.

We also express our condolences to, and sympathy with the people and government of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Syria, Tunisia, etc and the Families and to the government and people of Saudi Arabia, the families of the Victims Friday 11 Sept. 2015, crane collapse in Makkah that left about 106 persons dead and over 200 injured.

We pray that almighty Allah will receive the souls of those killed in incident and grant the injured speedily Recovery in the name of Allah our Lord we pray Ameen. We stand with them in solidarity during these difficult times.

We appreciate all your contributions to help us take care of the families of the victims of “Boko Haram” terror including Civilian JTF, Muslims Against Terror, the Youths who volunteered and were killed by Boko Haram in North-Eastern Nigeria and all direct and indirect victims of Boko Haram.

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said “Give charity without delay for it stands in the way of calamity.” Please do your bit and we pray Allah keeps us all away from calamity.

We appreciate all who have contributed to restoring life and hope to victims of terror. May Allah (S) reward you for your generosity, in the name of Allah (the God) our Lord we pray, Ameen.

Thanks for all your assistance:

Contact us: brother@muslimsagainstterror.commedia@muslimag.com+234-7086539243.

We pray for Peace, Love, Freedom and Security to return to North-East Nigeria, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tunisian, Iraq etc and to the rest of all Muslim Ummah and the world, this year in the name of Allah (swt) our Lord we pray (Amin). May Allah (God) guide them and protect them (Ameen).

Peace to Nigerians on Our Independence Day! Peace to Africa! And we pray for peace to the world!

We invite you to join us:
www.MuslimsAgainstTerror.com
From Nigeria to the world!
We denounce Terror.
Salam (Peace)
Doctor Ahmad Amadi (JNR)
Muslims Against Terror.

 

To Move Forward, We Must Move Forward Together: Independence Day Message By APYF

Message from the All Progressives (Congress) Youth Forum (APYF) on Nigeria’s 55th Independence Day Celebration

Today, as we commemorate our nation’s 55-year independence as a sovereign and self-governing nation under God Almighty, Nigerians all across the country settle to celebrate our remarkable history.

The story of our country since that faithful first day of October in the year 1960 has been one that has been marked with perseverance, hope, and the endless potential of ample possibilities.

As a country, we have journeyed through civilian rule to military eras, down to our present-day democratic dispensation. Though our Independence Day stories have varied noticeably over the years –given the current political and social climate in Nigeria today – the All Progressives (Congress) Youth Forum (APYF) is proud to be associated with Nigeria’s current push in a positive direction.

For the past few months, under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government, the steering wheel of our nation has been recovered, and steadily but surely, Nigerians can see our nation being driven to respectable heights in the comity of nations.

Additionally, our leaders from all arms of government can be seen working hard to set meaningful precedents aimed at strengthening Nigerian institutions. The long-lasting, far-reaching, and constructive-affirmative change that we all seek, the reassuring governance that we many of us voted for earlier this year is gradually coming true before our very eyes.

As we celebrate the Nigerian project today, let us remember the Nigerian story. Let us mark today in deep reflection, cognizant of the fact that we must all play our own little part to make Nigeria better. Let us also remember that the New Nigeria that we all want can only be actualized by a collective and concerted effort that cuts across our country, and our perceived ethnic, religious and political differences.

To move forward, we must move forward together. To make Nigeria a country that will once again become the voice and Giant of Africa, we must all bring forth our healthy-best. Naysaying, grandstanding, and the meaningless status quo must now be left behind.

This is a new Nigeria, and we celebrate her independence today.


Happy Independence Day to all Nigerians from the APYF.


May the Almighty continue to bless Nigeria, and May He, in his infinite strength, wisdom, and mercies, grant grace and favour upon our people, and our leaders.

God bless you all. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

For APYF:
Olu Wole Onemola
National Public Relations Officer
APYF

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