A STATEMENT ON THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S DECISION TO DIS-INVITE GOVERNOR NASIR EL-RUFAI

Background The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is the professional association of legal practitioners in Nigeria with a membership of over 120,000 lawyers across the country. It is a body “engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria”.Following widespread domestic concerns over renewed inter-religious-ethnic killings in Kaduna State, on 20 August, 2020, the NBA took the decision to “dis-invite”, the Governor of Kaduna State from speaking at its 2020 Annual General Conference which is scheduled to hold from 26th to 29th August, 2020. The organisation came to this position having made the judgment that “it was not in the best interests of the Association to be engulfed in the controversy that has trailed the invitation of Mallam el-Rufai for the Conference”.Kaduna State is one of the 36 States into which Nigeria is divided under the…

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A STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF DR OBADIAH MAILAFIYA FOR WARNING OF CIVIL WAR PLOT FOR 2022

Background Dr Obadiah Mailafiya is an economist who is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and was a candidate for the office of President in the 2019 Presidential Elections. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. https://youtu.be/p54IJuNg9JY On Monday 10, August 2020, Dr Mailafiya gave an interview on the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna to a Nigerian radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3FM. In the course of the interview, he made the following comments and revelations: that the immediate crisis dates back to 2018 when the king of his community, Adara land, was ambushed on returning from a meeting with the State Governor Mallam Ahmed El Rufai; that in the course of that ambush the king’s wife was raped in his presence before he was brutally murdered after taking a ransom;that the current cycle of killings of his people…

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THE FATHERLAND MAGAZINE – AUGUST 2020 EDITION

The Fatherland Magazine - August 2020 Edition Welcome to the first edition of The Fatherland, a ground-breaking magazine which speaks to the past, the present and the future of the people of Nigeria, and of those removed. To access The Fatherland Magazine, please choose from the following 2 options: Option 1 (For an Online Experience): Please click this option to read online at flipsnack’s website. https://www.flipsnack.com/fatherland/the-fatherland.html Option 2 (For Offline Reading): Please choose this option to download a PDF version of the magazine from the FATHERLAND.org (secure) website: Click here:https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.137.170/60u.b1c.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/The-Fatherland.pdf

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