Human Rights

EMERGENCY SOUTHERN KADUNA STAKEHOLDERS MEETING.

EMERGENCY SOUTHERN KADUNA STAKEHOLDERS MEETING.

Culture & Lifestyle, Human Rights, Politics, Security, Southern Kaduna
On behalf of the Central Executive Council and other organs of SOKAPU, we wish to invite you to a MANDATORY EMERGENCY meeting of all key stakeholders of Southern Kaduna. We shall discuss several burning issues as they affect Southern Kaduna. Your personal presence is very necessary. All personalities, fathers, elders, sons or daughters who have the interest of Southern Kaduna at heart are expected to be at the meeting. No representation shall be allowed. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Date: 24th June, 2017 Venue: Choice Hotel Kafanchan Time: 9:00am Yours faithfully, Comr. Anto Ambi Ogah General Secretary, SOKAPU
Hon Sunny Marshal Katung (SMK) Launches 5days Skill Acquisition/Small Scale business Development  programme

Hon Sunny Marshal Katung (SMK) Launches 5days Skill Acquisition/Small Scale business Development programme

Economy, Education, Human Rights, Politics, Security, Southern Kaduna
The Hon Member Representing Zongon Kataf /Jaba Local Government constituency of Kaduna State at the  National Assembly, Hon Sunday Marshal Katung (SMK) on Monday 19th June 2017 at the Bajju Town Hall Zonkwa    in Zangon Kataf Local Government Launched an Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition programme for some selected members of his Constituency primarily women and youth in collaboration With Small and  Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). While declaring the programme opened, the chairman of the occasion,Dr John Marcus Ayuba a renowned Banker cum politician, who is a former Commissioner of finance in Kaduna state in his speech stated that this is the beginning of a new dawn in deviance to the obtainable norm where most politicians distribute items such as motor
Still on Ango Abdullahi and the Igbos

Still on Ango Abdullahi and the Igbos

Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Security
By George Makeri [email protected] "That boy calls you father - do not bear a hand in his death." Mr. Dede (an Igbo man) sneaked into the class echoing the sentence above repeatedly. My young mind got to work, enraptured by the solemnity of Mr. Dede's tone and the import of the statement he was repeatedly making as he stole his way around the class. I was hypnotised trying to figure out what father was going to kill his son and why. The ensuing pin-drop silence in the class was an indication I was not the only one mesmerized by Mr. Dede's solemn drama. It was in my JSS 3. We were unto Chinue Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart': The Death of Ikemefuna. Ironically, Chinue Achebe was himself another Igbo man. Mr. Dede, our literature teacher, took that statement from elder Ezeudu...
SOKAPU Disassociates Itself From the Reckless Kaduna Declaration.

SOKAPU Disassociates Itself From the Reckless Kaduna Declaration.

Human Rights, Security, Southern Kaduna
SOUTHERN KADUNA PEOPLE’S UNION (SOKAPU) Press Statement 9/6/2017 SOKAPU Disassociates Itself From the Reckless Kaduna Declaration. On June 6, 2017, a coalition of groups describing themselves as “Northern Youths” came together and issued what they called ‘The Kaduna Declaration’. They issued a three-month ultimatum to all Igbos to leave the north while asking all northerners to also leave the South-East. The coalition served the Igbos its intention to “reclaim, assume and assert sole ownership and control of … landed” properties and assets owned by Igbos in Northern Nigeria. Interestingly and by implication, the group claimed to be speaking for the 19 Northern States of Nigeria. The alleged crime of the Igbos was their quest for secession. We in SOKAPU held back for a whil
The Kaduna Declaration: A Position Statement By Nenzit Patriotic Front

The Kaduna Declaration: A Position Statement By Nenzit Patriotic Front

Education, Human Rights, Security, Southern Kaduna
Preamble: Gentlemen of the press, it is no longer news that a coalition of northern youth groups, under the aegis of THE AREWA CITIZENS ACTION FOR CHANGE, AREWA YOUTH CONSULTATIVE FORUM, AREWA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, ALL AREWA YOUTH FORUM, THE NORTHERN PROFESSIONALS BUSINESS GROUP, AREWA STUDENTS FORUM AND NORTHERN EMANCIPATION NETWORK ON THE IGBO PERSISTENCE FOR SECESSION; have on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 declared war on Igbos in a press statement titled: The Kaduna Declaration. Not only that, they have declared hostilities against any northern leader, group or person, who may want to halt their planned unrest, slated for 1st October, 2017. We the members of the Nenzit Patriotic Front deem it necessary to give a position statement, because this malicious and diseased declaration was ...
The resourcefulness of Igbos in Nigeria – J. Freeman

The resourcefulness of Igbos in Nigeria – J. Freeman

Culture & Lifestyle, Economy, Education, Human Rights, Politics, Security, Southern Kaduna
07/06/2017, 21:29:02: J Freeman : THE IGBOS ARE MORE USEFUL TO THE NORTH THAN ANY OF THE UNDER LISTED AREWA YOUTHFUL FORA: BEING A REJOINDER TO THE KADUNA DECLARATION BEING A JOINT POSITION PAPER ISSUED BY THE AREWA CITIZENS ACTION FOR CHANGE, AREWA YOUTH CONSULTATIVE FORUM, AREWA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, AREWA STUDENTS FORUM AND NORTHERN EMANCIPATION NETWORK ON THE IGBO PERSISTENCE FOR SECESSION AS ISSUED ON TUESDAY 6 JUNE, 2017 BY JF. Dabo (A Social Development and Political Analyst) [email protected] Www.freemanjubal.blogspot.com.ng PREAMBLE The challenge of Nigeria today is not security challenges, it is not the Niger Delta militancy, it is not actually the corruption of Nigerians, it is not even a case of a failed democracy but a matter of immaturity and lack of w...
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR OF KADUNA STATE,Mr. Nasiru Ahmad Elrufai

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR OF KADUNA STATE,Mr. Nasiru Ahmad Elrufai

Human Rights, Security, Southern Kaduna
By Victor Kwara Nicholas. 29th:5:2017 Your Excellency, Subject: Mr. NASIRU AHMAD ELRUFAI THE 'PHILOSOPHER-KING': A HOBSON'S CHOICE? In 2014,when I watched you on Kakaaki being interviewed by Zakky Azer,I was bewitched by your eloquence. I was given the impression that Kaduna state mandate-givers would have an intelligent delegate should he win at the polls. I said 'we would be 'lucky' to have a governor with a great intellectual capital', your resume is a proof that my governor 'passed' through schools. Worthy of mention is your careful selection of cabinet members whose qualitative intelligence is another proof that Mr. Elrufai is a neo-platonist whose philosophy on leadership is hinged on the theory of the philosopher-king; this theory holds that only philosophers ought ...
El-Rufai’s Boys Stage Hunger Protest

El-Rufai’s Boys Stage Hunger Protest

Human Rights, Politics, Security, Southern Kaduna
Youth under the auspices of El-Rufai Campaign Organization Group and Continuity  Project 2019 has stormed the Kaduna State House of Assembly in protest over what they termed as failure of All Progressives Congress (APC) led government’s failure to keep up with promise of  empowering them as scheduled after election. During the protest in Kaduna, Northwestern Nigeria today, the youth said lack of empowerment by the el-Rufai’s led administration has caused a lot of untold hardship and serious hunger in the land. The  angry youths who gathered in front of Lugard Hall chanting “No more APC in 2019” also blocked major route leading in and out of the Kaduna State House of Assembly leading to serious traffic gridlock. Addressing news men during the protest, Secretary , El-Rufai Campaign
el-Rufai, Traditional Rulers And The Way Not To Go

el-Rufai, Traditional Rulers And The Way Not To Go

Human Rights, Politics, Security, Southern Kaduna
By Jim Gami Makama “The cynic is a man, who knows the price of everything, but knows the value of nothing,” Oscar Wilde. Superficial leaders place much premium on the cost of everything, they plan to execute, implement or run, and don’t give a single care on the value of what the program, project or institution will add to the people or society at large.   The world ‘Traditional Ruler’ entails the reign of a monarch or a titled ruler vested with the authority to rule over a people in their affairs of life. It’s then right to say therefore, that traditional rulers and those institutions are very vital in bringing development closer to the people as well as the community they reside. There has been change in the role of traditional rulers in Nigeria as it applies to community deve