On September 17, 2006 the world, through various international humanitarian organisations will stand up on the side of the Darfuri people to put pressure on Governments and the international community to protect the civilians in this part of Sudan. The region has continued to be overwhelmed by killings, mass displacement of people, rape and unequalled abuse of children.
Killings, assassinations, intimidation, thugry are closely associated with intolerant and unaccommodating dictatorships. History is replete with these dispositions that muzzle free speech, association and civil liberties.
On 16 May 2006, the Upper House of the legislature in Nigeria took the unprecedented and generally unexpected step of halting the debate on the controversial constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (Amendment Bill) 2006.
Press release signed by 17 NGOs including NAS International on the situation in Darfur.
Followers of socio-political developments all over the world will be familiar with the unsavoury circumstances that have subsisted in the horn of Africa, the Western Sudanese region of Darfur. On 10 April, 2006, concerned individuals and international humanitarian organisations will gather outside Sudanese Embassies all over the world
On 23 January 2006, “This Day” the national newspaper carried a report attributed to the Federal Minister of Information, Mr Frank Nweke Junior in which he alleged that the “Pirate Confraternity”, obviously intended as the PYRATES Confraternity is the “root of all cultism in Nigeria, the bane of the education system ….”.
On 5 December 2005, President Olusegun Obasanjo addressed a joint session of the National Assembly in which he presented the 2006 Appropriation Bill. This project contained a number of remarkable if not unique features, some of which we shall be commenting upon.