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WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: NGO, UN Advocate for Human Rights

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As the world observe the Human Rights Day today, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)otherwise known as Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) and the international bodies have called for true human freedom as exemplified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, Executive Director of Space for Change, an NPO based in Lagos through a seminar it organized in commemoration of the Day told Journalists and other stakeholders that the organisation was indeed delighted to join the rest of the world in commemorating the International Human Rights Day.
”While the anniversary provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the beautiful declaration that assures all human of their inalienable entitlements to basic economic, social, cultural and political rights, we must also amidst this celebration reflect as a nation, the quality of our commitment to protect human rights and scale up where gaps exist.”
Ibezim-Ohaeri nonetheless pointed to worrying cases of deterioration of human rights of citizens in Nigeria as manifested in the alarming number of targeted attacks on dissenting voices, human rights defenders, protesters, journalists, and activists.
Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri


”Although our present realities threaten to dampen the spirit of Today’s celebration, we nevertheless are consoled that we will always continue to triumph over any form of repression even as we enjoin all Nigerians to remain steadfast in the course of championing the non-negotiabale and individual indivisible rights of all humans. Once again, we stand in solidarity with all human rights defenders around the world speaking their truth in various indigenous language to celebrate the significance of today,” she said.

International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
According to the United Nations, the Declaration is drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, and sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.

Written by Oche O. Onu, Lagos.

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OGBADIBO LG BANS MOTORCYCLE RIDING AT NIGHT, CLOSES TRAILER PARK

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The outgoing Executive Chairman of Ogbadibo LG Prince Samuel Onuh on yuesday convened an expanded Security Council meeting to address the Security situation in the LG. Present at the meeting are heads of all security agancies operating in the LG, the Ada’Ogbadibo HRH Chief Emmanuel Odeh and all his Chiefs including the two Third Class Chiefs HRH Chief Sunday Ekele and HRH Chief Joseph Ikwuje and all Ward and Clan Heads.
The Chairman told the gathering of recent security breaches that led to loss of lives by destructive Herdsmen militias. He informed the meeting of all his efforts for the past 48 hours with the Special Adviser to the Governor on security, Operation Whirlstroke, Zenda, Vigilante guards and Obagaida to contain the marauding Herdsmen. He said the operation is ongoing and employed all the citizens to cooperate with the security operatives to contain these enemies by providing prompt and useful informations. He informed all that the meeting was also a kind valedictory session with them as he ends his tenure as Executive Chairman and Chief Security Officer of the LG.
All the heads of agencies and the Traditional rulers took turns to profer solutions to the situation on ground.

They all commended the Chairman for his stewardship for the past two years and wished him well in his future endeavours. It was agreed that the Ada’Ogbadibo should pray and bless the Chairman for God’s grace as he exit as the LG Chairman.
The resolution of the meeting to contain the dangerous situation in the LG are as follows and with immediate effect.

  1. All motorcycle movements( Okada/Private) shall not operate after 8pm to 6am. Any violator of this order will be arrested and prosecuted. Such motorcycle will be impounded. Vigilantes/Obaigaida have been empowered to mount road blocks at strategic spots to arrest violators.
  2. The notorious Ade- Igwu heavy duty park at Orokam is to be shut down indefinitely and immediately. It is observed to be the haven for criminals that storm Ogbadibo LG from other States of the Federation.
  3. It was resolved that scavengers in the name of Iron condems who move about from village to village and from one compound to another be stopped forthwith. They are advised to go and purchase their scrapped metals from the market or designated areas. Violators should be apprehended as most of them are informants to criminals.
    Let us work together to make Ogbadibo LG a better place to live. May Almighty God bless our dear Ogbadibo LG. Photo speaks
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PASTOR ADEBOYE VISITS OTUKPO IN GROUND SHAKING STYLE

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If you are in Otukpo or it’s environs, you shouldn’t miss this great opportunity as Pastor E. A Adeboye visits the old town of the Idoma people today in a ground shaking style.

The event is taking place on the same ground of Army Children school, my alma mater.

I understand Pastor (Dr) Paul Enenche, a son of the soil, and a spiritual son of Pastor Adeboye is also on ground to play host to this great man of God. Also expected to grace the occasion is the Governor of BENUE State, Dr Samuel Ortom. The new Och’Idoma, Mr. John Elaigwu Odogbo who is also a pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church and other traditional rulers in the state will be playing host to the great spiritual general.

Pastor Adeboye first visited Otukpo in 1979 on the invitation of late Victor Oboyi, a young Evangelist at the age of 19. Oboyi was later murdered in cold blood in what was suspected to be a martyr killing. Pastor Paul Enenche testified that that visit of Pastor Adeboye was instrumental to his salvation in 1979. It was at the aftermath of that visit that a branch of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was planted in Otukpo same year. That parish was the first parish of RCCG in the North Central, if not the whole of the Northern Region.

Expect the supernatural in the land as these great men of God join forces to “part the Red Sea’ in that land.

The event starts 3pm 9th and 10th May, 2022. Don’t miss out!

SHALOM!

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Osinbajo Declares to Run For 2023 Presidency. Makes Promises.

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has formally declared to join the race for the 2023 presidential race.

Osinbajo made his intentions known in a short broadcast aired on Channels Tv after months of speculation.

“I’m announcing that I’ll be running for Presidency under the All Progressives Congress, APC” he said.

“If I’m given the opportunity, I’ll provide an opportunity for businesses to fly.

“I’ll make sure the government agencies serve the businesses and also enhance our social investment and complete the task of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty.

“I seek the support of every Nigerian to work together by the grace of God to achieve a greater Nigeria.”

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