Police Torture and Deaths in Custody in Nigeria

Police Torture and Deaths in Custody in Nigeria

Since the end of military rule in 1999, Nigeria, under President Olusegun Obasanjo, has moved to take an increasingly influential position in Africa. Heralded on the international stage for his efforts to broker peace in regional conflicts, Obasanjo has taken some important steps to combat corruption and introduce economic reforms in Nigeria. The Government of Nigeria has not shown the same commitment to addressing human rights abuses, in particular widespread and persistent violations perpetrated by…

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Amalgamation Proclamation of 1914 By Sir Frederick Lugard

Amalgamation Proclamation of 1914 By Sir Frederick Lugard

By Sir Frederick Lugard Speech by the Governor-General (Sir F. Lugard) on the occasion of the declaration of the Constitution of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, January 1, 1914. YOU are all aware that His Majesty’s Government, after long and mature consideration, arrived some time ago at the conclusion that it would be to the great advantage of the countries known as Southern and Northern Nigeria that they should be amalgamated into the one…

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Biafra: The Principles of the Biafran Revolution

Biafra: The Principles of the Biafran Revolution

DOWNLOADABLE VERSION  THE AHIARA DECLARATION  (The Principles of the Biafran Revolution)  by  EMEKA OJUKWU General of the People’s Army ____________________     TABLE OF CONTENTS   INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………………1 THE STRUGGLE…………………………………………………………………………………………….2 THE MYTH ABOUT THE NEGRO…………………………………………………………………………7 SELF-DETERMINATION………………………………………………………………………………….10 ARAB-MUSLIM EXPANSIONISM………………………………………………………………………..12 AFRICA EXPLOITED……………………………………………………………………………………..14 RUSSIAN IMPERIALISM…………………………………………………………………………………16 ANGLO-SAXON GENOCIDE…………………………………………………………………………….18 NEGRO RENAISSANCE………………………………………………………………………………….19 NIGERIAN CORRUPTION………………………………………………………………………………..20 RE-DISCOVERING INDEPENDENCE…………………………………………………………………..22 THE PEOPLE……………………………………………………………………………………………….23 SHAKING OFF NIGERIANISM………………………………………………………………………….24 THE PRINCIPLES OF THE REVOLUTION……………………………………………………………..27 THE TASK OF A LEADER………………………………………………………………………………..30 SOCIAL JUSTICE…………………………………………………………………………………………32 PROPERTY AND THE COMMUNITY…………………………………………………………………….32 AN EGALITARIAN SOCIETY…………………………………………………………………………….33 PUTTING THE REVOLUTION…

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British: MP’s U.K. government to investigate human rights abuses against Biafra

British: MP’s U.K. government to investigate human rights abuses against Biafra

A British opposition politician is calling on the U.K. government to investigate human rights abuses against Biafran independence protesters in Nigeria. Thousands of people have demonstrated across Biafra land  in recent months, calling for a referendum on independence for the former Republic of Biafra, which existed between 1967 and 1970 and was mainly populated by members of the Igbo ethnic group. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra , was arrested by Nigerian security…

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