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Again, CDHR Says Giama, Others Not Its Members



Again, CDHR Says Giama, Others Not Its Members

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR ), Delta chapter, has condemned an online publication credited to one Mr. Jonathan Giama wherein he claimed to be the authentic chairman of the organisation in the state.

In an interview with newsmen in Warri, Delta State, the Chairman of the CDHR in Delta State, Comrade Edariese A. P. told members of the general public to discountenance the claim by Giama as he is not a member of CDHR having long been expelled from the body along with one Mr. Kehinde Taiga, Mr. Chikwendo and others for acts incompatible with the principles and objectives for which CDHR was formed.

According to him, their continuous claim to be members of the CDHR is an act of desperation, advising members of the public not to take them seriously .

Edariese lamented that Giama and his cohorts were still laying claim to the membership of the CDHR purely due to the fact that the organisation is a voluntary body where people go in and out without any hindrance and its affairs are private in the eyes of the general public who have no time to find out the true position of Delta CDHR .

He urged Giama to show proof of his membership of the organisation in the state and Nigeria.

He said : “What Giama and his cohorts are doing today is basically an act of impersonation which is a criminal act punishable under the laws of Nigeria but are still on it due to the above fact and the magnanimity of the leaders of the organisation who feel that they be ignored to avoid giving them prominence as, according to them, they will fade away gradually with the passage of time.

” For the avoidance of doubt, the CDHR of the imagination of Jonathan Giama and his co-travellers have no operating base/office either in Delta State as a branch and no head office any where in Nigeria where they meet as with the authentic CDHR which we belong.

READ ALSO: Delta CDHR Disowns Giama, Says Edariese Is Authentic Chairman

“The address of No. 20, Deco Road, Warri, Delta State which Mr. Jonathan Giama is quoting, is the Registered Office of Barrister Ekwetafia which is well-known to many in Warri metropolis. He and his group are now too poor to pay rent by themselves hence they chose to squat with the eminent lawyer Ekwetafia.

“Moreover, Mr. Jonathan Giama spoke of their group holding their Annual General Conference in Asaba, Delta State where he purports that Mr. Kehinde Taiga was made the National President of the CDHR of their imagination.

“The question to ask is:
What is the address of the building to enable anyone who cares to visit the place to see things for himselves if it will not turn out to be someone’s personal private building or a quack obscure hotel belonging to one of their associates?

“CDHR is a well- established and duly registered human rghts organisation with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, with it’s Registered Head Office at: No. 43, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigerua, while the Delta State Chapter has its Secretariat located at the famous Isoken Plaza, ‘the Glass House’, at No. 3, Warri Effurun Road, Enerhen Junction, Enerhen in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria with the septuagerian, Comrade Chief Edariese A. Peter, a seasoned banker (retired) and businessman as its Chairman with Comrades Israel Joe and Harrison Itulua as secretary and reasurer respectively.

“The organization, CDHR, has a registered board of trrustees with an erudite lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, as Chairman with other five eminent Nigerians who have made waves in their chosen career as members.”

Edariese called on law enforcement agencies to beam their searchlight on the activities of Giama and his cohorts with a view to apprehending them.


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ASUU Asks Court To Set Aside Industrial Court’s Judgement



ASUU Asks Court To Set Aside Industrial Court's Judgement

University teachers in the country on Friday asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to set aside the judgement of the National Industrial Court (NIC) that ordered them to call off their over seven-month-old strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a 14-ground of appeal it lodged through its team of lawyers led by a frontline human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, equally applied for a stay of execution of the judgement.

The NIC had in a judgement that was delivered last Wednesday by Justice Polycarp Hamman, ordered the striking university lecturers to return to the classroom, pending the determination of a suit the Federal Government filed to query the legality of their strike.

READ ALSO: ASUU Strike: How Are Lecturers Surviving?

The interim injunction directing ASUU members to resume work, followed an application FG filed through its lawyer, Mr. James Igwe.

Justine Hamman held that the order was both in national interest and for the sake of undergraduates in the country that have been at home since February 14.

He held that the strike was detrimental to public university students that could not afford to attend private tertiary institutions.

“The balance of convenience tilts in favour of the applicant.
I hold that this application is meritorious and this application is granted”, Justice Hamman ruled.


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BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap Over Three Policemen



BREAKING:Gunmen Kidnap Over Three Policemen

Over three policemen have been kidnapped in broad daylight by some unknown gunmen in Ogun State.

It was learnt that the police officers were abducted on Thursday at Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The cops were in the state from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, for an investigation.

They were said to have been duly booked  at the police division in Wasinmi, before they left for their place of primary assignment.

It was learnt that the officers, led by Inspector Oladipo Olayemi, were captured on the road by their abductors, who accosted them at about 2:30 p.m.

READ ALSO: Three Policemen, Others Feared Killed As Gunmen Attack Ifeanyi Ubah’s Convoy

It was also learnt that the commercial driver, who conveyed the cops escaped by a whisker from the kidnappers.

It was further gathered that the Divisional Police Officer in Ewekoro had led his men in search for the missing policemen.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that “people were kidnapped, but only one policeman is involved.“

Oyeyemi told our correspondent that the police were on the trail of the kidnappers, assuring that the victims would be rescued.

“We are on the trail of the kidnappers. Do you think we are going to keep quiet? We will get them and rescue the victims unhurt,” adding that men of the anti-kidnapping unit were on the trail of the kidnappers.


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BREAKING: How Atiku, Ayu, Ex-generals, Others Conspired Against Me – Wike



BREAKING: How Atiku, Ayu, Ex-generals, Others Conspired Against Me - Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has disclosed how former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, ex-army generals and the Chairman of the Peoples’Democratic Party ( PDP) Worked Against him.

Wike said that these people met on the night of the party’s presidential primary and special convention to prevent his emergence as the party’s presidential candidate.

Wike made the allegation on Friday while speaking during a live television interview in Port Harcourt, the State capital.

He said that the meetings were part of what led to the delay in the commencement of the convention on the day of the PDP presidential primary.

“A whole national chairman told some aspirants that if Wike won, he was going to resign. As Chairman of the convention, he allowed Aminu Tambuwal to speak a second time.

READ ALSO: PDP Crisis Deepens As Wike’s Camp Shuns Atiku Campaign, Insists On Ayu’s Removal

“And after everything, he (Ayu) went and hugged Tambuwal that he was the hero of the convention.

“Meetings upon meetings were going. Pressures were being mounted on people to step down.

“Even on the night of the convention meetings were going on. That is why we started our convention late.

“Some of the retired generals were involved. Some of the meetings were held in their houses. There is nothing they didn’t do for me to step down.

“Those who know me, know that I would have stopped the convention.

“But I said for peace to reign, let the convention go on. Now a candidate has emerged. And we need to win elections as a party. That is the ultimate, winning elections.

“But the right thing must be done. It was agreed and it has been the practice of the party that if the candidate comes from the North, the national chairman should come from the South.

“The candidate (Atiku) knows all these. He even said it to me when he came to my house in Abuja”, Wike recalled.

Wike and his camp have pulled out of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council over Ayu’s refusal to resign as PDP National Chairman.

The embattled governor earlier hinted that he would expose some rotten details in PDP.


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