The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) enjoins Nigeria, as a party to the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), to arrest and surrender Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, to the ICC, if he visits the country.
Our political leaders in their usual effusive and ostentatious style would roll out the drums in Abuja and all states of the Federation to celebrate the national Independence Day in what has become a ritual on every October 1st.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) strongly condemns the dastardly assassination of Mr. Bayo Ohu, the Deputy News Editor of The Guardian, by unknown gunmen in the presence of his children.
The death in the early hours of Saturday, Sept. 5 2009 of Gani Fawehinmi, one of Nigeria’s most outstanding legal luminaries and human and civil rights activist was received with shock, trepidation and despair by the National Association of Seadogs (NAS). The reason for this is not far-fetched: the country has lost one of its most courageous, fearless, tireless, and most committed defenders of the common man, peoples’ rights, justice and truth.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) condemns the dismissal of the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Nuhu Ribadu from the Police force as unconstitutional and a flagrant abuse of the judicial process. We are all witnesses to the uncanny ways the government has gone about scripting what is now well known as the Ribadu Saga.
The recent crisis that engulfed Jos, the Plateau State capital is another sad reminder of the fact that our dear country still has a long way to go in its quest for a peaceful, idea-centric, egalitarian and progressive society devoid of bigotry and extremism that have continued to plague different communities across the country.
Oil has made us billions and fuelled our economic stability, but oil has also become the bane of our existence. For some, it is a curse that has caused poverty and corruption, but for others it is an essential source of untold wealth and power.
Peace is essential for Stability & Economic Growth.
“Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace…”.