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.
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“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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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.
BREAKING: Ekweremadu, Wife Found Guilty Of Organ-trafficking In UK
A United Kingdom court has found former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, which saw them bring a 21-year-old man to the UK
They were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man from Lagos for his kidney, reports the BBC.
Prosecutors told the Old Bailey the organ was to be removed and given to the couple’s daughter, Sonia, aged 25.
She was cleared of the same charge.
The victim, a street trader from Lagos, was brought to the UK last year to provide a kidney in an £80,000 private transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
They were later arrested at the airport while trying to leave the UK.
NLC Orders Workers To Shut CBN Offices Nationwide Over Naira Scarcity
Worried about the continued scarcity of naira, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has officially declared a nationwide . The national president of the union, Joe Ajaero, gave the directive during a media briefing in Abuja.
Ajaero also directed that affiliate unions constituting the NLC should be on standby for picketing exercises across all branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria nationwide.
The NLC earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to end the petrol and cash scarcity being experienced in the country.
Ajaero told journalists on Wednesday that the industrial action became the last resort of the NLC following the expiration of the ultimatum.
He said the decision to picket the CBN branches became necessary as the federal government and the CBN had failed to show any commitment to addressing the situation.
Ajaero lamented that despite the Supreme Court order that the old N200, N500 and N1000 notes remain legal tender until December 31, 2023, the situation kept getting worse.
He said workers could not access cash to pay fares to work.
He also criticised the pricing irregularities in the petroleum sector.
“Last week, we gave an ultimatum for the review of the cash crunch bedevilling the country, but we have discovered to our dismay that as at this moment not much effort has been made to ameliorate the situation. Government is still foot-dragging on these issues we raised,” Ajaero said.
“Based on this, we met again this morning to review our position and resolved that by Wednesday next week all CBN branches will be picketed. Workers are directed to stay at home too because people cannot eat, workers can no longer go to the office, we have been pushed to the wall.
“We have decided to take our destiny in our hands, we have mobilised our workers on this exercise.”
The NLC has no fewer than 43 affiliate unions which include, but not limited to, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, and the National Union of Road Transport Workers.
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