As the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to address the United Nations General Assembly on the 21st of September, 2016; we at the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprised of individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; wish to again bring to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the growing spate of human rights violations since the inception of [continue here]….
We at Igbo Ekunie want to state that African continent has disproportionately been a theatre of gross human rights violations which unfortunately has continued with no end in sight. While bad governance and overall irresponsible leadership have been the main culprit, we believe politicisation and or trivialisation of human rights violations in Africa and Nigeria in particular, the non-establishment of [continue here]….
We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; wish to bring to the attention of the international community, the shameful spectre of mounting human rights violations in Nigeria particularly in the last one year of the Buhari administration. Hitherto; there was much hope that the election of a president from the opposition party would bring [continue here]….
We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; condemn in the strongest terms the massacre once again of defenceless citizens in cold blood by marauding Fulani terrorists in Uzo-uwani Enugu state. At the last count, more than 50 persons lost their lives, countless others maimed while Churches and other property were burnt down. Reports from [continue here]….
We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; condemn in unequivocal terms the dangerous sectionalism/tribalism and consequent double standards being employed by the DSS, the Nigerian army and other security outfits in its handling of Fulani herdsmen and their terrorist attacks across the country. Of particular note is the arrest and hounding into jail [continue here]….
We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprised of Ndi-Igbo in Nigeria and the Diaspora have observed with great disappointment the lopsided appointments undertaken by President Muhammadu Buhari with over 80 percent of such strategic appointments going to the North while the Southeast geo-political zone has been totally excluded. This represents a flagrant violation of the constitution the president swore to [continue here]….