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41  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / A MUST READ: USUAL NORTH BETRAYAL OF PROGRESS on: 6-08-2012 03:35PM
It is no more secret that the North is thorn in the flesh of Nigeria's progress. See News:

http://nigeriaworld.com/

Read Punch Newspapers of Today at:

http://odili.net/news/source/2012/aug/5/827.html

NIGERIA POLICE FORCE IS STINKINGLY CORRUPT, DIRTY AND UNBEARABLE THAT IT HAS AFFECTED EVERY SECURITY, LIVES AND DELIVERANCE OF LEADERSHIP DIVIDENDS TO NIGERIANS AND IN FACT ALL SECTORS OF THE NIGERIA SOCIETY, AND MOST SOUTH WANTS AT LEAST A NEW LIFE TO BE ADDED BUT NORTH BETRAYS NIGERIA CONTINUOUSLY AS THEY DID WITH BRITAIN BEFORE AND AFTER 1960 BECAUSE THEY WANT TO PLEASE THE UK AND THE WEST TO RETAIN POWER BUT NOT TO PLEASE THE NIGERIANS.

PROFESSOR WOLE SOYINKA BROUGHT THE CONCEPT OF SOVEREIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS AND DIALOGUE ABOUT NIGERIA, NORTHERNERS REFUSE AND SABOTAGES THE EFFORTS REGULARLY AGAIN.

IF one SUGGEST TO DIVIDE NIGERIA, SOME FOOLISHLY, UNANALYTICALLY AND BLINDLY PROTESTS AGAINST IT, YET PEOPLE ARE BEEN KILLED DAILY. Yet the same people complain of bad governance and corruption which they actually in reality do not need. The population of most part countries are less than 100,000 people, they become a respected Country: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, etc. etc. are all smaller than Nigeria, yet they control the world. WHY NOT AN ENTITY IN NIGERIA SPRING UP to be powerful Republic TO PROTECT AFRICA WHEN THE TIME COMES? THE WEST AND NORTHERNERS MAY NOT WANT THAT. TRUTH IS BITTER, BUT IT MUST BE TOLD.


42  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: BREAKING NEWS: Suicide bomber kills seven military officers in Yobe (Page 2) on: 5-08-2012 11:42PM
Quote from: Senegal on  5-08-2012 11:09PM
Islam is divided into two groups;

1. Those who will chop-off your head at the slightest opportunity, e.g Boko Haram, Al-Quaeda, Al- Shabab, Hezbollah etc

2. Those who will stand and watch and applaud them as they are killing you, e.g Ajanni, Buhari, Atiku, Cadanre, Jublow, Usman, El-Rufai, Fateewase and aishadestiney, Babangida, Sultan of Sokoto.



 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
43  Forum / Politics / Re: B-r-e-a-k-i-n-g N-e-w-s: Several wounded as Emir escapes suicide attack on: 5-08-2012 09:49PM
Quote from: fallah on  4-08-2012 05:33AM
People should  watch their tongue nd becareful in their statement sending on air. Becouse nobody is yet to conclude on what's root cause of the problems. Because u have the oportunity to have assess to the net and decided to give wrong comment against whom u doesn't know, may be they are the cause of it. Fear God in comments. If u doesn't have job yet use that oportunity to pray to God not to commiting again

YOU CAN LIVE IN FEAR AND SHY AWAY FROM THE TRUTH, PLEASE PRAY TO THE GOD FOR FORGIVENESS
44  Forum / Politics / Re: B-r-e-a-k-i-n-g N-e-w-s: Several wounded as Emir escapes suicide attack on: 5-08-2012 09:47PM
Quote from: SAINTKITTS on  4-08-2012 02:38AM

Propaganda,last time a suicide bomber targeted Emir in maiduguri but failed, today again a bomber targeted Emir but failed even at close range.either the Boko Haram that kills Christians is different from the one attacking the muslim clerics, or the muslims have the pre-information that the attack would occur,otherwise,all these things are arrangements to make Christians think Boko Haram also attack mosques too, if the suicide  bomber got that close to the emir, how come he did not hurt him but when they want to attack churches, most of the explosions takes place outside the churches but we know the impact it has on the church structure, they should stop trying to deceive us,By the way, what is a nurse doing  around them?   are they expecting injuries nonsense .

Bros, I am very proud of enlightened, well-informed and analytical Nigerians who could read the handwritings on the wall. They pretend and propagate lies upon lies to deceive good intentional and innocent Nigerians. They never feel that many others knows what they are doing. WE ARE NOT FOOLS:

If they want us to believe it, let them bomb Mosques when the muslims are doing their Friday prayer and make sure that one to two Emirs are dead, REAL DEAD not wounded than all these thrash.

Same applies to the honest criticism by Edwin Clarke against Babangida and Buhari that they had not openly condenmed and criticized the Boko Haram. All the so-called Northern Elders Forum rose up in and took them in protection. WHO IS FOOLING WHO??
THEY SHOULD GO AND SIT DOWN IN THE GUTTER THAN TRYING TO DECEIVE THOSE WITH INTELLECTS, BRAIN AND BRAWN. BULLSHITS AND BULLSHITS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER. TRUTH IS BITTER, BUT IT MOST PREVAIL NO MATTER HOW LONG!
45  Forum / Sports / Re: Blessing Okagbare Loses In Olympic 100M Women's Final (No Medals For Naija!) on: 5-08-2012 09:53AM
THIS IS THE PRICE OF BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION. INSTEAD OF THE SPORT MINISTRY TO SHOP EVERY NOOKS AND CRANNIES (VILLAGES AND TOWNS OF NIGERIA) FOR TALENTED PEOPLE, SPONSOR AND SUPPORT THEM WITH ALL THEY DESERVE, THEY ARE THERE SEARCHING FOR BRIBE AND MM (WHO YOU KNOW CONNECTION) AND COLLECT MONEY TO FEED IN THE UNQUALIFIEDS. The results are that no one makes it to the top.

NO Merit Award. Some who won in the past were not honoured well, and they backed-out against Nigeria. SHAME ON NIGERIA.


TRUTH IS BITTER!!! BUT MUST BE TOLD.
46  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Muslims Kill their children for refusing arranged marriage. on: 4-08-2012 12:53PM
THESE ARE MUSLIMS FOR US IN THE WORLD.
IT HAPPENS OFTEN IN TURKEY, BANGLADESH, SAUDI ARABIA, etc. the MUSLIM DOMINATED COUNTRIES, WHERE PARENTS OFTEN KILL THEIR DAUGHTERS FOR BREAKING THEIR VIRGINITY BEFORE MARRIAGE AND SOMETIMES FOR REFUSING ARRANGED MARRIAGE. THEY CLAIM WITH IMPUNITY THAT IT IS TO PROTECT THE FAMILY DIGNITY.

NORMAL PEOPLE WONDER IF THESE BASTARDS ARE HUMAN BEINGS OR BEASTS??
47  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Kidnappers Of Anambra Traditional Ruler Demand $100m Ransom on: 3-08-2012 03:58PM
Quote from: igbonnanna on  3-08-2012 03:57PM
SOME MAD PEOPLE ARE ON THE LOOSE IN NAIJAPALS. Dirty, stinking and HIV/AIDS infected c*@t and evil-minded innocent killers

c*u*n*t*
48  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Kidnappers Of Anambra Traditional Ruler Demand $100m Ransom on: 3-08-2012 03:57PM
Quote from: igbonnanna on  3-08-2012 02:06PM
SOLUTION OF ABUSE IS ON THE WAY. LET US SEE HOW THE SO-CALLED NORTH-DOMINATED NIGERIA WILL SOLVE THIS NOW:


Ogoni Declares "Self-Government"
Posted: August 3, 2012 - 02:02
Ogoni Flag NOW IN EXISTENCE
By Dr. Goodluck Diigbo/Tambari Deekor

 “We are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception,” says Goodluck Diigbo

Jubilations are continuing throughout Ogoniland after the Ogoni people in southern Nigeria, today, Thursday, 2nd of August declared political autonomy.

In a live broadcast on a newly established radio station: Voice of Ogoni, MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo vowed that:“By this declaration of political autonomy, we, the Ogoni people are determined to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without fear or retreat,” Diigbo said.

 Diigbo affirmed that self-government within Nigeria will secure for the Ogoni people, their indigenous rights, enable them to meet their needs and interests and finally end internal colonialism.

 Diigbo said self-government became urgent recognizing the need to arrive at a consensus to collectively review the disputed UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment report, because any dialogue must be with the genuinely elected representatives of the people expected to enforce indigenous rights without dictation.

In the broadcast, Diigbo further underscored the reason for the urgency of self-government for Ogoni: “Concerned that in the absence of a responsive government that the indigenous people of Ogoni will continue to suffer from historic injustices.”

Diigbo stated: “In order to make indigenous rights practicable in Ogoni, we have through a very transparent electoral college process, beginning with community by community elections, set up 272 village councils, while the village councils in turn elected representatives for 33 district councils and the district representatives went on to elect representatives to serve at the center as custodians of customs and traditions, otherwise called lawmakers.”

“The law makers in turn elected the executive arm of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA) with checks and balances inbuilt to ensure corruption-free, effective, efficient and answerable system of grassroots self-government instead of the old, corrupt and mismanaged local government system endured by the Ogoni for decades,” Diigbo explained.

“In taking these measures, we are quite aware of the discomfort to about 56 local politicians that control local government politics in Ogoni, however, we care more about the 1.2 million people that have for too long been excluded,” he stated.

He announced that a Transitional Committee was already set up to facilitate dialogue to ensure peaceful transition, within 30 days, while consultation with the national government and international community begins without delay.

Diigbo emphasized the need for Ogonis to remain law-abiding and act nonviolently; saying “we are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception, and for the sake of peace and security; let no one test the collective will of the Ogoni people, because we will not surrender our indigenous rights anymore.”

Excerpts:

In 1990, we the people of Ogoni presented the Ogoni Bill of Rights to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in which the Ogoni nonviolently demanded among other indigenous rights:

·         Political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the Republic as a distinct and separate indigenous unit (by whatever name called), provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs by Ogoni people; The right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development; adequate representations, as of right, in all Nigerian national institutions, and the right to protect the Ogoni environment and ecology from further degradation as recognized under international law to which Nigeria is obligated.

Nigeria, a multi-ethnic nation state, a legacy of the British colonial administration, granted political independence October 1, 1960, after the British violated Ogoni independence in 1901, did not respond to the Ogoni, inhabiting their ancestral land in southern Nigeria.

When in the struggle for indigenous political autonomy; especially, in matters concerning confiscation of sacred ancestral lands for oil production without prior informed consent, there comes a moment to assert powers derived from the consent of the people and Nature’s blessings in order to protect, preserve and pass on inherited sacred ancestral heritage to succeeding indigenous generations. On behalf of the entire Ogoni people, I am highly honored to present these issues surrounding the proposed Ogoni Declaration of Political Autonomy.

Part of Full Text

30.  That despite the fact that the “Nigerian Constitution” and other laws and policies provide for a local government system, in reality, the local government constitutional provisions meant to extend the principle of Federalism to its logical conclusion, by bringing the government to the grassroots level, do not apply in Ogoniland as a result of corruption and public deception by local and state political actors and the lack of enforcement of the shaky “Nigerian constitution” by the federal government;

31.  That, this is because quite often local governments are frequently dissolved in Ogoniland without any explanation rendered to the Ogoni people;

32.  That, essential appointments into local government service are often suspended for several years without information to the Ogoni people about the reason for such suspension, when the local authorities still operate budgetary provisions for needed manpower;

33.  That the elected representatives who have supported this proposed declaration of political autonomy for the Ogoni people as they have bitterly complained that the present system of local government in Nigeria does not allow them the freedom to govern according to the wishes of the people;

34.  That individual local government chairman has to remit monthly allowances in substantial amounts to those politicians at the state and national levels that put them into office;

35.  That since local government operators are often imposed on the people, they, the local operators are required to compensate for the way they are often put into office through massive and violent rigging of elections;

36.  That in the circumstance, the local operators, expected to respond to yearnings of their grassroots constituencies have become perpetually vulnerable to threats of illegal removal from office without reference to the electorate;

37.  That, we the Ogoni people take very serious, the complaint by the Ogoni local officials that have confessed that they still hold office because they are able to settle their political godfathers, meaning political stalwarts that planted them as conduit pipe for siphoning funds meant to help in the development of Ogoni villages and wellbeing of Ogonis;

38.  That the application indigenous rights will end this manner of abuse of power and mismanagement of public resources as the representatives of the people have been duly elected by the people in Ogoni, and controlled by the people and to end the system whereby politicians handpicked by political operators at the national and state levels, remain in office without accountability to the people as long as they satisfy those who put them into office.

39.  That the local government employees, some in service for over 30 years cannot even afford a good meal with their families, but have seen politicians that come into the local councils buying houses in Port Harcourt and Abuja, even in overseas countries within six months in office.

40.  That we believe that the Ogoni people are equal to all other Nigerians that now lord it over the Ogoni by means of indirect internal colonial rule through the corrupt local government system, which violates indigenous rights of the Ogoni people.

 Concluding Declaration:


“Now, therefore, acting on the General Assembly mandate on the questions relating to the Political Autonomy of Ogoni in southern Nigeria, and in the spirit of the General Assembly motion DPA/001/2012, and its resolutions DPA/002/2012 and DPA/003/2012 adopted and approved on July 31, 2012; in accordance with the wishes of the Ogoni people contained in the Ogoni Bill of Rights of 26 August, 1990 as revised on the 26th of August 1991; expressing the collective will of the good people of Ogoni in the referendum of 2010 and the second referendum of 2011, obeying the command by the Ogoni people and  their elected representatives from 33 district councils, comprising over 272 village councils, living in the six kingdoms of Ogoni, namely: Babbe, Eleme, Gokana, Kenkhana, Nyokhana and Tai and two administrative units: Ban Goi and the Bori National Territory; conducting this solemn affair in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 13, 2007, guided by the purposes and principles of international law in accordance with the United Nations Charter, I, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, hereby make this historic statement, to announce the proclamation of this General Assembly Declaration of Political Autonomy for the Self-determination or Self-government of the Ogoni people within Nigeria, today, the 2nd Day of August, 2012. So declared, and so be it; for the advancement of liberty in freedom and the preservation of the ancestral heritage of the Ogoni people.”

Thank you.

Signed by:

Dr. Goodluck Diigbo

MOSOP President/Spokesman

Contact:

Tambari Deekor

Associate Editor, MOSOP Media

[email protected]


SOURCE: http://saharareporters.com/press-release/ogoni-declares-self-government




SOME MAD PEOPLE ARE ON THE LOOSE IN NAIJAPALS. Dirty, stinking and HIV/AIDS infected c*@t and evil-minded innocent killers
49  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: B*R*E*A*K*I*N*G* NEWS: OGONI DECLARES INDEPENDENCE on: 3-08-2012 03:54PM
So is it!
50  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: 15 pupils kidnapped in Aba .... Demand N20m ransom on: 3-08-2012 02:57PM
Ogoni Declares "Self-Government"
Posted: August 3, 2012 - 02:02
Ogoni Flag NOW IN EXISTENCE
By Dr. Goodluck Diigbo/Tambari Deekor

 “We are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception,” says Goodluck Diigbo

Jubilations are continuing throughout Ogoniland after the Ogoni people in southern Nigeria, today, Thursday, 2nd of August declared political autonomy.

In a live broadcast on a newly established radio station: Voice of Ogoni, MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo vowed that:“By this declaration of political autonomy, we, the Ogoni people are determined to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without fear or retreat,” Diigbo said.

 Diigbo affirmed that self-government within Nigeria will secure for the Ogoni people, their indigenous rights, enable them to meet their needs and interests and finally end internal colonialism.

 Diigbo said self-government became urgent recognizing the need to arrive at a consensus to collectively review the disputed UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment report, because any dialogue must be with the genuinely elected representatives of the people expected to enforce indigenous rights without dictation.

In the broadcast, Diigbo further underscored the reason for the urgency of self-government for Ogoni: “Concerned that in the absence of a responsive government that the indigenous people of Ogoni will continue to suffer from historic injustices.”

Diigbo stated: “In order to make indigenous rights practicable in Ogoni, we have through a very transparent electoral college process, beginning with community by community elections, set up 272 village councils, while the village councils in turn elected representatives for 33 district councils and the district representatives went on to elect representatives to serve at the center as custodians of customs and traditions, otherwise called lawmakers.”

“The law makers in turn elected the executive arm of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA) with checks and balances inbuilt to ensure corruption-free, effective, efficient and answerable system of grassroots self-government instead of the old, corrupt and mismanaged local government system endured by the Ogoni for decades,” Diigbo explained.

“In taking these measures, we are quite aware of the discomfort to about 56 local politicians that control local government politics in Ogoni, however, we care more about the 1.2 million people that have for too long been excluded,” he stated.

He announced that a Transitional Committee was already set up to facilitate dialogue to ensure peaceful transition, within 30 days, while consultation with the national government and international community begins without delay.

Diigbo emphasized the need for Ogonis to remain law-abiding and act nonviolently; saying “we are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception, and for the sake of peace and security; let no one test the collective will of the Ogoni people, because we will not surrender our indigenous rights anymore.”

Excerpts:

In 1990, we the people of Ogoni presented the Ogoni Bill of Rights to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in which the Ogoni nonviolently demanded among other indigenous rights:

·         Political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the Republic as a distinct and separate indigenous unit (by whatever name called), provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs by Ogoni people; The right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development; adequate representations, as of right, in all Nigerian national institutions, and the right to protect the Ogoni environment and ecology from further degradation as recognized under international law to which Nigeria is obligated.

Nigeria, a multi-ethnic nation state, a legacy of the British colonial administration, granted political independence October 1, 1960, after the British violated Ogoni independence in 1901, did not respond to the Ogoni, inhabiting their ancestral land in southern Nigeria.

When in the struggle for indigenous political autonomy; especially, in matters concerning confiscation of sacred ancestral lands for oil production without prior informed consent, there comes a moment to assert powers derived from the consent of the people and Nature’s blessings in order to protect, preserve and pass on inherited sacred ancestral heritage to succeeding indigenous generations. On behalf of the entire Ogoni people, I am highly honored to present these issues surrounding the proposed Ogoni Declaration of Political Autonomy.

Part of Full Text

30.  That despite the fact that the “Nigerian Constitution” and other laws and policies provide for a local government system, in reality, the local government constitutional provisions meant to extend the principle of Federalism to its logical conclusion, by bringing the government to the grassroots level, do not apply in Ogoniland as a result of corruption and public deception by local and state political actors and the lack of enforcement of the shaky “Nigerian constitution” by the federal government;

31.  That, this is because quite often local governments are frequently dissolved in Ogoniland without any explanation rendered to the Ogoni people;

32.  That, essential appointments into local government service are often suspended for several years without information to the Ogoni people about the reason for such suspension, when the local authorities still operate budgetary provisions for needed manpower;

33.  That the elected representatives who have supported this proposed declaration of political autonomy for the Ogoni people as they have bitterly complained that the present system of local government in Nigeria does not allow them the freedom to govern according to the wishes of the people;

34.  That individual local government chairman has to remit monthly allowances in substantial amounts to those politicians at the state and national levels that put them into office;

35.  That since local government operators are often imposed on the people, they, the local operators are required to compensate for the way they are often put into office through massive and violent rigging of elections;

36.  That in the circumstance, the local operators, expected to respond to yearnings of their grassroots constituencies have become perpetually vulnerable to threats of illegal removal from office without reference to the electorate;

37.  That, we the Ogoni people take very serious, the complaint by the Ogoni local officials that have confessed that they still hold office because they are able to settle their political godfathers, meaning political stalwarts that planted them as conduit pipe for siphoning funds meant to help in the development of Ogoni villages and wellbeing of Ogonis;

38.  That the application indigenous rights will end this manner of abuse of power and mismanagement of public resources as the representatives of the people have been duly elected by the people in Ogoni, and controlled by the people and to end the system whereby politicians handpicked by political operators at the national and state levels, remain in office without accountability to the people as long as they satisfy those who put them into office.

39.  That the local government employees, some in service for over 30 years cannot even afford a good meal with their families, but have seen politicians that come into the local councils buying houses in Port Harcourt and Abuja, even in overseas countries within six months in office.

40.  That we believe that the Ogoni people are equal to all other Nigerians that now lord it over the Ogoni by means of indirect internal colonial rule through the corrupt local government system, which violates indigenous rights of the Ogoni people.

 Concluding Declaration:


“Now, therefore, acting on the General Assembly mandate on the questions relating to the Political Autonomy of Ogoni in southern Nigeria, and in the spirit of the General Assembly motion DPA/001/2012, and its resolutions DPA/002/2012 and DPA/003/2012 adopted and approved on July 31, 2012; in accordance with the wishes of the Ogoni people contained in the Ogoni Bill of Rights of 26 August, 1990 as revised on the 26th of August 1991; expressing the collective will of the good people of Ogoni in the referendum of 2010 and the second referendum of 2011, obeying the command by the Ogoni people and  their elected representatives from 33 district councils, comprising over 272 village councils, living in the six kingdoms of Ogoni, namely: Babbe, Eleme, Gokana, Kenkhana, Nyokhana and Tai and two administrative units: Ban Goi and the Bori National Territory; conducting this solemn affair in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 13, 2007, guided by the purposes and principles of international law in accordance with the United Nations Charter, I, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, hereby make this historic statement, to announce the proclamation of this General Assembly Declaration of Political Autonomy for the Self-determination or Self-government of the Ogoni people within Nigeria, today, the 2nd Day of August, 2012. So declared, and so be it; for the advancement of liberty in freedom and the preservation of the ancestral heritage of the Ogoni people.”

Thank you.

Signed by:

Dr. Goodluck Diigbo

MOSOP President/Spokesman

Contact:

Tambari Deekor

Associate Editor, MOSOP Media

[email protected]


SOURCE: http://saharareporters.com/press-release/ogoni-declares-self-government

RIDE ON OGONIS. LET'S SEE HOW NIGERIA WILL SOLVE THIS?
51  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Kidnappers Of Anambra Traditional Ruler Demand $100m Ransom on: 3-08-2012 02:06PM
SOLUTION OF ABUSE IS ON THE WAY. LET US SEE HOW THE SO-CALLED NORTH-DOMINATED NIGERIA WILL SOLVE THIS NOW:


Ogoni Declares "Self-Government"
Posted: August 3, 2012 - 02:02
Ogoni Flag NOW IN EXISTENCE
By Dr. Goodluck Diigbo/Tambari Deekor

 “We are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception,” says Goodluck Diigbo

Jubilations are continuing throughout Ogoniland after the Ogoni people in southern Nigeria, today, Thursday, 2nd of August declared political autonomy.

In a live broadcast on a newly established radio station: Voice of Ogoni, MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo vowed that:“By this declaration of political autonomy, we, the Ogoni people are determined to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without fear or retreat,” Diigbo said.

 Diigbo affirmed that self-government within Nigeria will secure for the Ogoni people, their indigenous rights, enable them to meet their needs and interests and finally end internal colonialism.

 Diigbo said self-government became urgent recognizing the need to arrive at a consensus to collectively review the disputed UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment report, because any dialogue must be with the genuinely elected representatives of the people expected to enforce indigenous rights without dictation.

In the broadcast, Diigbo further underscored the reason for the urgency of self-government for Ogoni: “Concerned that in the absence of a responsive government that the indigenous people of Ogoni will continue to suffer from historic injustices.”

Diigbo stated: “In order to make indigenous rights practicable in Ogoni, we have through a very transparent electoral college process, beginning with community by community elections, set up 272 village councils, while the village councils in turn elected representatives for 33 district councils and the district representatives went on to elect representatives to serve at the center as custodians of customs and traditions, otherwise called lawmakers.”

“The law makers in turn elected the executive arm of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA) with checks and balances inbuilt to ensure corruption-free, effective, efficient and answerable system of grassroots self-government instead of the old, corrupt and mismanaged local government system endured by the Ogoni for decades,” Diigbo explained.

“In taking these measures, we are quite aware of the discomfort to about 56 local politicians that control local government politics in Ogoni, however, we care more about the 1.2 million people that have for too long been excluded,” he stated.

He announced that a Transitional Committee was already set up to facilitate dialogue to ensure peaceful transition, within 30 days, while consultation with the national government and international community begins without delay.

Diigbo emphasized the need for Ogonis to remain law-abiding and act nonviolently; saying “we are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception, and for the sake of peace and security; let no one test the collective will of the Ogoni people, because we will not surrender our indigenous rights anymore.”

Excerpts:

In 1990, we the people of Ogoni presented the Ogoni Bill of Rights to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in which the Ogoni nonviolently demanded among other indigenous rights:

·         Political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the Republic as a distinct and separate indigenous unit (by whatever name called), provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs by Ogoni people; The right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development; adequate representations, as of right, in all Nigerian national institutions, and the right to protect the Ogoni environment and ecology from further degradation as recognized under international law to which Nigeria is obligated.

Nigeria, a multi-ethnic nation state, a legacy of the British colonial administration, granted political independence October 1, 1960, after the British violated Ogoni independence in 1901, did not respond to the Ogoni, inhabiting their ancestral land in southern Nigeria.

When in the struggle for indigenous political autonomy; especially, in matters concerning confiscation of sacred ancestral lands for oil production without prior informed consent, there comes a moment to assert powers derived from the consent of the people and Nature’s blessings in order to protect, preserve and pass on inherited sacred ancestral heritage to succeeding indigenous generations. On behalf of the entire Ogoni people, I am highly honored to present these issues surrounding the proposed Ogoni Declaration of Political Autonomy.

Part of Full Text

30.  That despite the fact that the “Nigerian Constitution” and other laws and policies provide for a local government system, in reality, the local government constitutional provisions meant to extend the principle of Federalism to its logical conclusion, by bringing the government to the grassroots level, do not apply in Ogoniland as a result of corruption and public deception by local and state political actors and the lack of enforcement of the shaky “Nigerian constitution” by the federal government;

31.  That, this is because quite often local governments are frequently dissolved in Ogoniland without any explanation rendered to the Ogoni people;

32.  That, essential appointments into local government service are often suspended for several years without information to the Ogoni people about the reason for such suspension, when the local authorities still operate budgetary provisions for needed manpower;

33.  That the elected representatives who have supported this proposed declaration of political autonomy for the Ogoni people as they have bitterly complained that the present system of local government in Nigeria does not allow them the freedom to govern according to the wishes of the people;

34.  That individual local government chairman has to remit monthly allowances in substantial amounts to those politicians at the state and national levels that put them into office;

35.  That since local government operators are often imposed on the people, they, the local operators are required to compensate for the way they are often put into office through massive and violent rigging of elections;

36.  That in the circumstance, the local operators, expected to respond to yearnings of their grassroots constituencies have become perpetually vulnerable to threats of illegal removal from office without reference to the electorate;

37.  That, we the Ogoni people take very serious, the complaint by the Ogoni local officials that have confessed that they still hold office because they are able to settle their political godfathers, meaning political stalwarts that planted them as conduit pipe for siphoning funds meant to help in the development of Ogoni villages and wellbeing of Ogonis;

38.  That the application indigenous rights will end this manner of abuse of power and mismanagement of public resources as the representatives of the people have been duly elected by the people in Ogoni, and controlled by the people and to end the system whereby politicians handpicked by political operators at the national and state levels, remain in office without accountability to the people as long as they satisfy those who put them into office.

39.  That the local government employees, some in service for over 30 years cannot even afford a good meal with their families, but have seen politicians that come into the local councils buying houses in Port Harcourt and Abuja, even in overseas countries within six months in office.

40.  That we believe that the Ogoni people are equal to all other Nigerians that now lord it over the Ogoni by means of indirect internal colonial rule through the corrupt local government system, which violates indigenous rights of the Ogoni people.

 Concluding Declaration:


“Now, therefore, acting on the General Assembly mandate on the questions relating to the Political Autonomy of Ogoni in southern Nigeria, and in the spirit of the General Assembly motion DPA/001/2012, and its resolutions DPA/002/2012 and DPA/003/2012 adopted and approved on July 31, 2012; in accordance with the wishes of the Ogoni people contained in the Ogoni Bill of Rights of 26 August, 1990 as revised on the 26th of August 1991; expressing the collective will of the good people of Ogoni in the referendum of 2010 and the second referendum of 2011, obeying the command by the Ogoni people and  their elected representatives from 33 district councils, comprising over 272 village councils, living in the six kingdoms of Ogoni, namely: Babbe, Eleme, Gokana, Kenkhana, Nyokhana and Tai and two administrative units: Ban Goi and the Bori National Territory; conducting this solemn affair in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 13, 2007, guided by the purposes and principles of international law in accordance with the United Nations Charter, I, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, hereby make this historic statement, to announce the proclamation of this General Assembly Declaration of Political Autonomy for the Self-determination or Self-government of the Ogoni people within Nigeria, today, the 2nd Day of August, 2012. So declared, and so be it; for the advancement of liberty in freedom and the preservation of the ancestral heritage of the Ogoni people.”

Thank you.

Signed by:

Dr. Goodluck Diigbo

MOSOP President/Spokesman

Contact:

Tambari Deekor

Associate Editor, MOSOP Media

[email protected]


SOURCE: http://saharareporters.com/press-release/ogoni-declares-self-government

52  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: ASHAWO,AWUSHA: Task force arrests 52 sex workers on: 3-08-2012 02:04PM
One dirty, stinking and characterless prostitute who sleeps with birds of the same feather: very corrupt, dirty, greedy, innocent killers, unrepentant evil-minded men, is roaming about in this Naijapals. Her job is Ashawo and her name 'Asha.......' spoke and confirm it all. NP, please be on guard and watch out.
53  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: ASHAWO,AWUSHA: Task force arrests 52 sex workers on: 3-08-2012 02:00PM
Ogoni Declares "Self-Government"
Posted: August 3, 2012 - 02:02
Ogoni Flag NOW IN EXISTENCE
By Dr. Goodluck Diigbo/Tambari Deekor

 “We are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception,” says Goodluck Diigbo

Jubilations are continuing throughout Ogoniland after the Ogoni people in southern Nigeria, today, Thursday, 2nd of August declared political autonomy.

In a live broadcast on a newly established radio station: Voice of Ogoni, MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo vowed that:“By this declaration of political autonomy, we, the Ogoni people are determined to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without fear or retreat,” Diigbo said.

 Diigbo affirmed that self-government within Nigeria will secure for the Ogoni people, their indigenous rights, enable them to meet their needs and interests and finally end internal colonialism.

 Diigbo said self-government became urgent recognizing the need to arrive at a consensus to collectively review the disputed UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment report, because any dialogue must be with the genuinely elected representatives of the people expected to enforce indigenous rights without dictation.

In the broadcast, Diigbo further underscored the reason for the urgency of self-government for Ogoni: “Concerned that in the absence of a responsive government that the indigenous people of Ogoni will continue to suffer from historic injustices.”

Diigbo stated: “In order to make indigenous rights practicable in Ogoni, we have through a very transparent electoral college process, beginning with community by community elections, set up 272 village councils, while the village councils in turn elected representatives for 33 district councils and the district representatives went on to elect representatives to serve at the center as custodians of customs and traditions, otherwise called lawmakers.”

“The law makers in turn elected the executive arm of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA) with checks and balances inbuilt to ensure corruption-free, effective, efficient and answerable system of grassroots self-government instead of the old, corrupt and mismanaged local government system endured by the Ogoni for decades,” Diigbo explained.

“In taking these measures, we are quite aware of the discomfort to about 56 local politicians that control local government politics in Ogoni, however, we care more about the 1.2 million people that have for too long been excluded,” he stated.

He announced that a Transitional Committee was already set up to facilitate dialogue to ensure peaceful transition, within 30 days, while consultation with the national government and international community begins without delay.

Diigbo emphasized the need for Ogonis to remain law-abiding and act nonviolently; saying “we are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception, and for the sake of peace and security; let no one test the collective will of the Ogoni people, because we will not surrender our indigenous rights anymore.”

Excerpts:

In 1990, we the people of Ogoni presented the Ogoni Bill of Rights to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in which the Ogoni nonviolently demanded among other indigenous rights:

·         Political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the Republic as a distinct and separate indigenous unit (by whatever name called), provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs by Ogoni people; The right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development; adequate representations, as of right, in all Nigerian national institutions, and the right to protect the Ogoni environment and ecology from further degradation as recognized under international law to which Nigeria is obligated.

Nigeria, a multi-ethnic nation state, a legacy of the British colonial administration, granted political independence October 1, 1960, after the British violated Ogoni independence in 1901, did not respond to the Ogoni, inhabiting their ancestral land in southern Nigeria.

When in the struggle for indigenous political autonomy; especially, in matters concerning confiscation of sacred ancestral lands for oil production without prior informed consent, there comes a moment to assert powers derived from the consent of the people and Nature’s blessings in order to protect, preserve and pass on inherited sacred ancestral heritage to succeeding indigenous generations. On behalf of the entire Ogoni people, I am highly honored to present these issues surrounding the proposed Ogoni Declaration of Political Autonomy.

Part of Full Text

30.  That despite the fact that the “Nigerian Constitution” and other laws and policies provide for a local government system, in reality, the local government constitutional provisions meant to extend the principle of Federalism to its logical conclusion, by bringing the government to the grassroots level, do not apply in Ogoniland as a result of corruption and public deception by local and state political actors and the lack of enforcement of the shaky “Nigerian constitution” by the federal government;

31.  That, this is because quite often local governments are frequently dissolved in Ogoniland without any explanation rendered to the Ogoni people;

32.  That, essential appointments into local government service are often suspended for several years without information to the Ogoni people about the reason for such suspension, when the local authorities still operate budgetary provisions for needed manpower;

33.  That the elected representatives who have supported this proposed declaration of political autonomy for the Ogoni people as they have bitterly complained that the present system of local government in Nigeria does not allow them the freedom to govern according to the wishes of the people;

34.  That individual local government chairman has to remit monthly allowances in substantial amounts to those politicians at the state and national levels that put them into office;

35.  That since local government operators are often imposed on the people, they, the local operators are required to compensate for the way they are often put into office through massive and violent rigging of elections;

36.  That in the circumstance, the local operators, expected to respond to yearnings of their grassroots constituencies have become perpetually vulnerable to threats of illegal removal from office without reference to the electorate;

37.  That, we the Ogoni people take very serious, the complaint by the Ogoni local officials that have confessed that they still hold office because they are able to settle their political godfathers, meaning political stalwarts that planted them as conduit pipe for siphoning funds meant to help in the development of Ogoni villages and wellbeing of Ogonis;

38.  That the application indigenous rights will end this manner of abuse of power and mismanagement of public resources as the representatives of the people have been duly elected by the people in Ogoni, and controlled by the people and to end the system whereby politicians handpicked by political operators at the national and state levels, remain in office without accountability to the people as long as they satisfy those who put them into office.

39.  That the local government employees, some in service for over 30 years cannot even afford a good meal with their families, but have seen politicians that come into the local councils buying houses in Port Harcourt and Abuja, even in overseas countries within six months in office.

40.  That we believe that the Ogoni people are equal to all other Nigerians that now lord it over the Ogoni by means of indirect internal colonial rule through the corrupt local government system, which violates indigenous rights of the Ogoni people.

 Concluding Declaration:


“Now, therefore, acting on the General Assembly mandate on the questions relating to the Political Autonomy of Ogoni in southern Nigeria, and in the spirit of the General Assembly motion DPA/001/2012, and its resolutions DPA/002/2012 and DPA/003/2012 adopted and approved on July 31, 2012; in accordance with the wishes of the Ogoni people contained in the Ogoni Bill of Rights of 26 August, 1990 as revised on the 26th of August 1991; expressing the collective will of the good people of Ogoni in the referendum of 2010 and the second referendum of 2011, obeying the command by the Ogoni people and  their elected representatives from 33 district councils, comprising over 272 village councils, living in the six kingdoms of Ogoni, namely: Babbe, Eleme, Gokana, Kenkhana, Nyokhana and Tai and two administrative units: Ban Goi and the Bori National Territory; conducting this solemn affair in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 13, 2007, guided by the purposes and principles of international law in accordance with the United Nations Charter, I, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, hereby make this historic statement, to announce the proclamation of this General Assembly Declaration of Political Autonomy for the Self-determination or Self-government of the Ogoni people within Nigeria, today, the 2nd Day of August, 2012. So declared, and so be it; for the advancement of liberty in freedom and the preservation of the ancestral heritage of the Ogoni people.”

Thank you.

Signed by:

Dr. Goodluck Diigbo

MOSOP President/Spokesman

Contact:

Tambari Deekor

Associate Editor, MOSOP Media

[email protected]


SOURCE: http://saharareporters.com/press-release/ogoni-declares-self-government
54  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: US men beat Nigeria 156-73 in Olympic basketball on: 3-08-2012 12:44PM
Nigeria should engage in 419 Sports (Nigeria v Rest of the World), they will win Gold+ Medal Award in prison.
Is Nigeria a country? Make I pass jor!
55  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Thumb Down: ARROGANT Display of Wealth By Son Of a Bauchi State Politician. !! on: 3-08-2012 12:36PM
Quote from: daveozoalor on  2-08-2012 12:18PM
50 cents does it - its not arrogant.
Wayne does it - its not arrogant.
This dude does it - it becomes arrogant!

The above dudes worked their ass off for the money, but this dude and his papa (if the story is true) are their peoples' enemies because they are thieves.
56  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: "Nigerian Governors Should Learn From This Goat" – Pat Utomi on: 3-08-2012 12:33PM
Poster, you mean Nigeria governors are goats? explain
57  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Meaning of Nigeria on: 3-08-2012 12:31PM
Nigeria means brainless leaders
58  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: B*R*E*A*K*I*N*G* NEWS: OGONI DECLARES INDEPENDENCE on: 3-08-2012 12:27PM
Thanks be to Almighty God. This is a very good news.  The Igbos did not start it this time.

What the Igbo people saw about Nigeria over 40 years ago and they were sabotaged and till date, "Some" BASTARDS and STUPID NIGERIANS still criticizes and rain abuses on them than finding solution to the problems of Nigeria is NOW slowly unfolding.

WITH NO APOLOGY, IGBOS WERE THE PEOPLE WHO SAW the TOMORROW OF NIGERIA, led by Dim, General, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Ikemba Nnewi, the Lion of Biafra, Ezegburugburu of Igboland, (Rest-in-Perfect-Eternal-Heavenly Peace, (R.I.P.) Amen!); the Honest, Passionate and Selfless Leader from the East of Nigeria.

IF YOU HATE ME, MY GUTS OR IGBO PEOPLE, GO COMMIT SUICIDE, IT IS NOT MY PROBLEM. Any insult, curse or abuse, I reply: BACK-TO-SENDER! because I did not abuse any "particular" individual here.

 If this News about Ogonis becomes true, let's see how Nigeria will solve it?
FOR ME, I CONTINUE TO HAMMER: WE NEED SOVEREIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO CHART NIGERIA'S FUTURE OR D I V I D E
59  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Love Torn Apart... I need help on: 3-08-2012 11:00AM
Quote from: RealOnyeigbo on  2-08-2012 07:38AM
WHO BE REAL MUGU? SOMEONE WHO IS HONEST AND TRANSPARENT TO SHOW "LOVE" OR ONE WHO IS WALLOWING IN NIGERIA'S DISHONEST MENTALITY?
DISHONESTY IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF BAD POLITICIANS
BAD MILITARY JUNTAS, POOR QUALITY AND EXPENSIVE EDUCATION, INADEQUATE FOOD, BREAD AND TEA,
BAD ROADS, BAD TELEPHONE NETWORKS, BAD WATER, NO ELECTRICITY, NO LONG LIFE EXPECTANCY, NO FREE MEDICAL CARE, NO SECURITY, NO GOVERNMENT PRESENCE, CORRUPTION, BRIBERY, etc. etc. etc. AGAINST SAME NIGERIANS IN  NIGERIA, etc. etc. The interesting thing is "NIGERIANS SUFFER AND SMILE" ; RESPECT, HONOUR AND PRAISE THESE POLITICIANS WHO USE THEM AS MUGU.

MAY BE, BECAUSE Nigerians DO NOT KNOW HOW OTHER PLACES ARE BEING MANAGED AND HOW "TRUE LOVE" AND "HONESTY IN SERVICES" CREATE "L I V I N G  AND HEALTHY" GOVERNMENT:


EXACTLY and straight to the POINT. Nigerians have lost sense of love from the Leaders to the new born kids. It stinks.
60  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / B*R*E*A*K*I*N*G* NEWS: OGONI DECLARES INDEPENDENCE on: 3-08-2012 10:19AM
Ogoni Declares "Self-Government"
Posted: August 3, 2012 - 02:02
Ogoni Flag NOW IN EXISTENCE
By Dr. Goodluck Diigbo/Tambari Deekor

 “We are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception,” says Goodluck Diigbo

Jubilations are continuing throughout Ogoniland after the Ogoni people in southern Nigeria, today, Thursday, 2nd of August declared political autonomy. 

In a live broadcast on a newly established radio station: Voice of Ogoni, MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo vowed that:“By this declaration of political autonomy, we, the Ogoni people are determined to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without fear or retreat,” Diigbo said.

 Diigbo affirmed that self-government within Nigeria will secure for the Ogoni people, their indigenous rights, enable them to meet their needs and interests and finally end internal colonialism.

 Diigbo said self-government became urgent recognizing the need to arrive at a consensus to collectively review the disputed UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment report, because any dialogue must be with the genuinely elected representatives of the people expected to enforce indigenous rights without dictation.

In the broadcast, Diigbo further underscored the reason for the urgency of self-government for Ogoni: “Concerned that in the absence of a responsive government that the indigenous people of Ogoni will continue to suffer from historic injustices.”

Diigbo stated: “In order to make indigenous rights practicable in Ogoni, we have through a very transparent electoral college process, beginning with community by community elections, set up 272 village councils, while the village councils in turn elected representatives for 33 district councils and the district representatives went on to elect representatives to serve at the center as custodians of customs and traditions, otherwise called lawmakers.”

“The law makers in turn elected the executive arm of the Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority (OCIA) with checks and balances inbuilt to ensure corruption-free, effective, efficient and answerable system of grassroots self-government instead of the old, corrupt and mismanaged local government system endured by the Ogoni for decades,” Diigbo explained.

“In taking these measures, we are quite aware of the discomfort to about 56 local politicians that control local government politics in Ogoni, however, we care more about the 1.2 million people that have for too long been excluded,” he stated.

He announced that a Transitional Committee was already set up to facilitate dialogue to ensure peaceful transition, within 30 days, while consultation with the national government and international community begins without delay.

Diigbo emphasized the need for Ogonis to remain law-abiding and act nonviolently; saying “we are acting with legitimacy to reclaim all of our rights, without exception, and for the sake of peace and security; let no one test the collective will of the Ogoni people, because we will not surrender our indigenous rights anymore.”

Excerpts:

In 1990, we the people of Ogoni presented the Ogoni Bill of Rights to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in which the Ogoni nonviolently demanded among other indigenous rights:

·         Political autonomy to participate in the affairs of the Republic as a distinct and separate indigenous unit (by whatever name called), provided that this autonomy guarantees political control of Ogoni affairs by Ogoni people; The right to control and use a fair proportion of Ogoni economic resources for Ogoni development; adequate representations, as of right, in all Nigerian national institutions, and the right to protect the Ogoni environment and ecology from further degradation as recognized under international law to which Nigeria is obligated.

Nigeria, a multi-ethnic nation state, a legacy of the British colonial administration, granted political independence October 1, 1960, after the British violated Ogoni independence in 1901, did not respond to the Ogoni, inhabiting their ancestral land in southern Nigeria.

When in the struggle for indigenous political autonomy; especially, in matters concerning confiscation of sacred ancestral lands for oil production without prior informed consent, there comes a moment to assert powers derived from the consent of the people and Nature’s blessings in order to protect, preserve and pass on inherited sacred ancestral heritage to succeeding indigenous generations. On behalf of the entire Ogoni people, I am highly honored to present these issues surrounding the proposed Ogoni Declaration of Political Autonomy.

Part of Full Text

30.  That despite the fact that the “Nigerian Constitution” and other laws and policies provide for a local government system, in reality, the local government constitutional provisions meant to extend the principle of Federalism to its logical conclusion, by bringing the government to the grassroots level, do not apply in Ogoniland as a result of corruption and public deception by local and state political actors and the lack of enforcement of the shaky “Nigerian constitution” by the federal government;

31.  That, this is because quite often local governments are frequently dissolved in Ogoniland without any explanation rendered to the Ogoni people;

32.  That, essential appointments into local government service are often suspended for several years without information to the Ogoni people about the reason for such suspension, when the local authorities still operate budgetary provisions for needed manpower;

33.  That the elected representatives who have supported this proposed declaration of political autonomy for the Ogoni people as they have bitterly complained that the present system of local government in Nigeria does not allow them the freedom to govern according to the wishes of the people;

34.  That individual local government chairman has to remit monthly allowances in substantial amounts to those politicians at the state and national levels that put them into office;

35.  That since local government operators are often imposed on the people, they, the local operators are required to compensate for the way they are often put into office through massive and violent rigging of elections;

36.  That in the circumstance, the local operators, expected to respond to yearnings of their grassroots constituencies have become perpetually vulnerable to threats of illegal removal from office without reference to the electorate;

37.  That, we the Ogoni people take very serious, the complaint by the Ogoni local officials that have confessed that they still hold office because they are able to settle their political godfathers, meaning political stalwarts that planted them as conduit pipe for siphoning funds meant to help in the development of Ogoni villages and wellbeing of Ogonis;

38.  That the application indigenous rights will end this manner of abuse of power and mismanagement of public resources as the representatives of the people have been duly elected by the people in Ogoni, and controlled by the people and to end the system whereby politicians handpicked by political operators at the national and state levels, remain in office without accountability to the people as long as they satisfy those who put them into office.

39.  That the local government employees, some in service for over 30 years cannot even afford a good meal with their families, but have seen politicians that come into the local councils buying houses in Port Harcourt and Abuja, even in overseas countries within six months in office.

40.  That we believe that the Ogoni people are equal to all other Nigerians that now lord it over the Ogoni by means of indirect internal colonial rule through the corrupt local government system, which violates indigenous rights of the Ogoni people.

 Concluding Declaration:


“Now, therefore, acting on the General Assembly mandate on the questions relating to the Political Autonomy of Ogoni in southern Nigeria, and in the spirit of the General Assembly motion DPA/001/2012, and its resolutions DPA/002/2012 and DPA/003/2012 adopted and approved on July 31, 2012; in accordance with the wishes of the Ogoni people contained in the Ogoni Bill of Rights of 26 August, 1990 as revised on the 26th of August 1991; expressing the collective will of the good people of Ogoni in the referendum of 2010 and the second referendum of 2011, obeying the command by the Ogoni people and  their elected representatives from 33 district councils, comprising over 272 village councils, living in the six kingdoms of Ogoni, namely: Babbe, Eleme, Gokana, Kenkhana, Nyokhana and Tai and two administrative units: Ban Goi and the Bori National Territory; conducting this solemn affair in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 13, 2007, guided by the purposes and principles of international law in accordance with the United Nations Charter, I, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, hereby make this historic statement, to announce the proclamation of this General Assembly Declaration of Political Autonomy for the Self-determination or Self-government of the Ogoni people within Nigeria, today, the 2nd Day of August, 2012. So declared, and so be it; for the advancement of liberty in freedom and the preservation of the ancestral heritage of the Ogoni people.”

Thank you.

Signed by:

Dr. Goodluck Diigbo

MOSOP President/Spokesman

Contact:

Tambari Deekor

Associate Editor, MOSOP Media

[email protected]


SOURCE: http://saharareporters.com/press-release/ogoni-declares-self-government
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