We Save Syria

We Save Syria hopes to do what it says on the tin: to help save the people of the Syrian Arab Republic from the forces of death arrayed against them. These forces include NATO, the Gulf States, the Western media, the arms manufacturers and their local proxies, both those with moderate media spinners and those like ISIS who do not bother with spin. It is a tall order.

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  1. President Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu as Secretary to Authorities of the
    Federation. (SGF)

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the previous Governor of Abia State and Nationwide Chairman of the defunct All
    Nigeria Peoples Social gathering, Dr. CHRISTOHPER OGBONNAYA
    ONU the Secretary to Authorities of the Federation.

    Dr. ONU is a distinguished and good scholar educational and engineer earlier than his foray into politics.

    He was born on December 1st 1951 in Ohaozara Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi
    State of Nigeria.
    He made a primary Class Diploma in Chemical Engineering within the
    College of Lagos earlier than travelled to the United Kingdom for his submit graduate research within the prestigious College of California Berkley United States of America that
    culminated within the award to him of a doctorate in Chemical Engineering.

    The College of California, Berkley is without doubt one of the IVY
    leagues Universities within the United States. It’s reputed
    to be the house of the American Revolution.
    He made a Division in his College Certificate examination that he wrote in Izzi Boys Highschool, Abakaliki,
    Ebonyi State. He can also be alumnus of Mary Knoll School, Okuku, Ogoja, Cross River State.

    He’s a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science; essentially the most prestigious skilled
    affiliation of nation.
    He lectured within the College of Port Harcourt, Division of Chemical Engineering for a few years.

    He’s the primary democratically elected Governor of outdated Abia State from February 1992 to November 1993 underneath
    the platform of the defunct Nationwide Republican Convention (NRC).
    He was Chairman of the Governors Discussion board from 19992-1993.

    The NRC was one in all the 2 political events
    decreed by the then Federal Navy Authorities of
    Normal Babangida’s political transition from navy to civil
    democratic Rule within the early nineties
    However his 4 years time period was minimize quick when Common Sani Abacha on the twentieth November 1993 toppled
    the Nationwide Interim Authorities arrange by Basic Babangida after he annulled the twelfth June 1993 presidential election extensively believed to have been gained by Chief MKO Abiola.

    A rugged, constant and decided opposition chief he joined the All Peoples Celebration (later ANPP) after
    the ban on political actions have been lifted in 1998 on the dying of Basic Abacha and the taking over the reins of authorities by Normal
    Abdul Salam Abubukar who initiated a political transition from army to civil democratic rule within the
    nation.
    He emerged as the primary presidential candidate of the APP however by no means contested
    the 1999 presidential election as a result of the APP went right into a political alliance with the Alliance for Democracy and he needed to
    step down for the Alliance for Democracy presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae.

    Once more in 2003 was a powerful presidential aspirant below
    the platform of the Celebration for the nomination of
    its presidential candidate for the 2003 presidential election.
    He later grew to become the Nationwide Chairman of the defunct ANPP at most
    making an attempt interval of the occasion when constant poaching by the
    PDP of its main members and inside wrangling
    has progressively diminished the celebration from its earlier standing as the most important opposition occasion within the
    nation to a shadow of its former self.
    Nevertheless by way of adroit administrative administration of the celebration,
    Dr. Onu was in a position to stem the regularly drifting and decimation of the get together till its merger with the defunct CAN; CPC and factions of APGA and DPP to kind the
    All Progressives Congress in 2013.
    After the registration of APC by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Dr.
    Onu was among the many senior leaders of the APC that have been co-opted into its Interim
    Nationwide Government Committee that managed the social gathering from
    July 2013 to eleventh June 2014 when a substantive Nationwide Govt Committee was elected.

    Dr. Onu was appointed the Chairman of the APC presidential Screening Committee that screened the presidential aspirants that
    contested for the nomination of the presidential candidate of the Celebration for the
    2015 presidential election.
    He’s a member of the Board of Trustees of the Get
    together.

  2. Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – 9 individuals have been sentenced to dying in northern Nigeria after being discovered responsible of
    blasphemy, a courtroom clerk and the top of the religious police instructed AFP on Friday.

    The Higher Sharia Court docket in town of Kano handed down loss of life sentences to a Sufi Muslim cleric and eight of
    his followers for remarks they made in regards to the Prophet Mohammed final month.

    The feedback, made throughout a religious ceremony, sparked anger and violence in town.

    Courtroom clerk Alhaji Nasuru stated the 9, together with one lady, had been “sentenced to demise in accordance with sections a hundred and ten and 302 of the Sharia penal code.”

    4 different followers of the cleric, Aminu Abdul Nyass, have
    been acquitted, he added.

    The defendants have been arrested when violence broke out within the Makwarari district
    of Kano as they marked the birthday of the previous chief of the Tijaniyya Sufi order, Ibrahim Nyass.

    An offended crowd attacked the ceremony and later burnt down Abdul Nyass’
    house, police stated on the time.

    Abdul Nyass belongs to a separate department of
    Tijaniyya, a few of whose beliefs are thought-about heretical due to their totally different interpretation of some fundamental Islamic ideas.

    The pinnacle of the Kano state Sharia (Islamic regulation) police,
    recognized domestically because the Hisbah, welcomed the verdicts.

    “We’re pleased the Sharia court docket handed the dying sentences to the 9 individuals who made the blasphemous statements towards the Holy Prophet,” stated Aminu
    Daurawa.

    The trial was held in secret to keep away from violence, after crowds set fireplace to a piece of the Sharia courtroom on the defendants’ first look on Might 22.

    The judgment nonetheless needs to be accredited by Kano governor
    Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, added Daurawa, who warned the sentence ought to remind Muslims that blasphemy attracts
    the last word penalty.

    He additionally mentioned the danger of violence was excessive if the 9 had been launched.

    “The concern is mobs would take extrajudicial motion if these convicts are for no matter purpose launched as a result of they’d definitely kill them after they see them on the streets,” he stated.

    There was no quick phrase on whether or not the 9 would enchantment.

    Sharia courts in northern Nigeria have handed down dying sentences
    for adultery, homicide and homosexuality since they had been arrange within the early 2000s.
    However so far, no executions have been carried out.

  3. BORNO STATE has been by means of too much because the warfare in opposition to insurgency
    began about eight years in the past. The warfare was preceded by the dastardly
    actions of Boko Haram, which believes in using pressure to pursue its
    agenda. Villages have been razed and hundreds displaced from their houses.
    In the present day, many internally displaced individuals (IDPs) camps dot the panorama of the state.
    A few of these camps could be discovered within the neighbouring Adamawa State and different components of the nation.

    The Federal and Borno State governments are working spherical the clock to get these individuals again to their houses.
    In direction of this finish, most of the ravaged communities have
    been rebuilt by the indefatigable Governor Kashim Shettima, who additionally directed native authorities chairmen to dwell among the
    many IDPs to allow them have first hand information about their wants.
    The Boko Haram insurgency has nearly crippled Maiduguri,
    which is the epicentre of the sect’s actions, and environs.

    Borno can by no means be the identical once more, it doesn’t matter what the Federal and state governments do to rebuild it.
    The state, like a burnt palace, will finally put on a brand new look and
    grow to be extra lovely, however there’ll all the time be
    one thing lacking from all of it – and that’s the cherished relics of the folks
    which may by no means be changed. What concerning the
    lives misplaced? What about these maimed and raped?

    What in regards to the minors put within the household manner?
    However Shettima is striving to make the individuals neglect
    this ugly previous and look to the longer term with hope that issues might be higher.

    The IDPs camps have since grow to be house to many,
    who misplaced the whole lot to the Boko Haram insurgency.
    To mitigate their pains, Shettima is holding council chiefs accountable
    for his or her effectively-being. For the IDPs to really feel the affect of
    authorities, he directed some native governments to take care of
    secretariats of their camps and in addition station officials there.
    Bama, Kukawa, Gwoza and Marte councils right now run two secretariats – one of their headquarters and the opposite within the IDPs
    camps consistent with the governor’s directive. Three others function satellite
    tv for pc secretariats within the IDPs camps in Maiduguri due
    to the continued army operation there.

    ‘’We won’t have good motive to carry chairmen accountable if we despatched them to
    their native authorities headquarters solely whereas they’ve
    majority of their individuals in Maiduguri’’, Shettima
    stated, including : ‘’I will hold council chairmen accountable if I hear
    any complaints about shortages or lack of foods, water, entry to major healthcare and absence of teachers at any IDPs camp until it is obvious that
    that they had made frantic efforts to convey such circumstances to the discover of the
    suitable authorities. Chairmen should provide you with rosters that may guarantee
    deployment of their officials to all camps on rotational foundation and anyone whose flip
    it’s have to be stationed on the camps…the presence of authorities
    officials in IDPs camps will assist construct the arrogance of IDPs as they
    undergo their healing process’’.

    The IDPs have gone by way of trauma from which many might
    by no means get well. What they went via within the palms
    of Boko Haram will stay with them eternally. They could discover it tough residing like refugees in their
    very own nation, however they haven’t any selection than to make do with what they’ve.
    There are hundreds of thousands of their compatriots who will not be displaced, however
    should not have a roof over their heads. Having misplaced every thing not due to their very
    own making, the state is obligation sure to return to their assist,
    assist them to select up the items of their
    life and steadily reintegrate them again into society. The concept of IDPs camps shouldn’t be to show these locations
    into their everlasting abode, it’s a brief sanctuary from which
    they are going to go away for the accommodation to be offered by authorities or good spirited Nigerians.

    The IDPs are already in a pathetic scenario.
    Their case was compouded final week with the unintended bombing of an IDPs camp in Rann in Kala Balge Native Authorities Space
    of Borno State. A lot of these killed had been charity staff and civilians.
    Some troopers have been among the many casualties.
    Regardless of how nicely deliberate a army operation could also be, if
    an accident goes to occur, it’s going to occur.
    Even the most effective armies on the planet additionally expertise such accidents every now and
    then. The Rann bombing was not premeditated; it was one thing
    that occurred within the course of an operation to
    flush out Boko Haram insurgents suspected to be hiding
    in that place.

    The Air Pressure with all it has been doing because the battle towards insurgency began can’t with its
    personal palms wipe off the acquire to this point made.
    It’s with its assist that Boko Haram was dislodged from Sambisa Forest final December.

    So, the Air Power wouldn’t intentionally bomb a spot inhabited by civilians even when it has all of the intelligence on the planet that Boko Haram members
    are there. In army operations, there’s what is known as collateral harm.
    Sadly, the bombing of Rann falls into this categorisation. It was an unforeseeable prevalence which is inexplicable.
    How do you clarify the bombing of an IDPs camp, which is below the safety of
    the federal government?

    However one thing should have led to the bombing.
    What’s that factor? Who gave the Air Pressure data that
    led to its bombing of the camp? Is the supply
    credible? Has he ever given info to the army that helped within the struggle
    towards insurgency? Was the supply not conscious that Rann harbours an IDPs camp?
    Does the army cross test such info earlier than finishing up an assault?

    Couldn’t the pilot have distinguished an IDPs camp
    from insurgents territory? The questions are many, simply too many.
    And answering them sincerely will make sure that
    such a tragedy doesn’t recur.

    Dictators gone endlessly

    AWIND is blowing throughout Africa and it’s the wind of redemption. Lengthy condemned because the continent of unhealthy, inept and rogue leaders,
    Africa is quick redeeming itself within the eyes of the world.
    It’s now not the area of sit-tight leaders. These days when a frontrunner will determine not to go away workplace
    after dropping election are gone for good. Final December 1, former The Gambia dictator
    Yahya Jammeh misplaced the presidential election to Adama Barrow.
    He initially conceded defeat, however later modified his thoughts,
    alleging that the election was not free and honest. He filed a petition on the Supreme Court docket as a way to stall the January 19 inauguration of Barrow.
    Regardless of all his tips, the Supreme Court docket
    refused for use to thwart the people’s will.

    His deputy and a few of his ministers additionally dumped him once
    they noticed the handwriting on the wall. His defence
    minister instructed him pointblank that the navy would surrender if the Financial Fee of West
    African States (ECOWAS) forces entered the nation. Jammeh, who was speaking powerful that ECOWAS couldn’t dictate to him, shortly modified gear and fled into exile on Friday
    evening, ending his 22 years misrule of the tiny and impoverished nation. Could different dictators nonetheless tormenting
    the continent go the identical manner quickly.

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