ON OPERATION PYTHON DANCE 3 AND DETENTION OF 112 INDIGENOUS WOMEN OF BIAFRA

The CACLD is watching with serious concern the most recent arrest and detention by the Nigerian Police of 112 indigenous women of Biafra (IPOB) who assembled to demand the release of their sons and leader Nnamdi kanu and his parents. As an international organization, the CACLD views the right of indigenous people as inviolable under the charters of the…

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CACLD CONDEMNS INVASION OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BY THE DSS!

The CACLD International condemns in strong terms the heightened militarization of Nige-rian democracy as epitomized by the recent invasion of the Nigerian National Assembly by masked and armed men of the Department of State Services (DSS). The unlawful blockade of the National Assembly by the DSS operatives and the continued harassment of leaders of the Nigerian parliament by the…

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ON THE MILITARIZATION OF NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY – EKITI ELECTION!

The CACLD International has watched with dismay and utmost disgust the unfolding events in Nigerian democracy, especially the unnecessary militarization of the Ekiti State Governorship election. The reported molestation of a sitting Governor, Governor Fayose and the harassment of citizens of Ekiti State ahead of their elections signals an ominous departure from acceptable norms in a democracy and hence…

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Non-payment of Police Salaries is Double Corruption and Unacceptable

The importance of the police and security officers cannot be over-emphasized. In all human societies, the Police officers, detectives, and special agents are responsible for enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations established to protect life and property. In other words, the Police, detectives, and special agents exist to maintain law and order, preserve the peace and to prevent crime. Hence,…

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CACLD BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS VICTOR BEN ONYEKA AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The CACLD wishes to inform the general public that Mr Victor Onyeka Ben has been elected as the Executive Director of CACLD International. Victor holds a Bachelors degree from Abia State University, Uturu Okigwe and a Masters De-gree in Political Science from the University of Lagos. As the Executive Director, Mr Onyeka Ben among other roles, shall function as…

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The Shame of a Country: After the “Looters List”, What Next?

We have watched with keen interest the unfolding drama of Nigeria’s anti-corruption war. We have read with dismay the brazen lawlessness displayed by the two major political parties in Nigeria, precisely the APC and the PDP, in publishing what they called the “Looters list”, a listing of members of the two parties who allegedly had actively participated in sabotaging…

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In Defense of the National Assembly Against High Court Judgement on Poll Re-ordering Bill

The CACLD wishes to call on the Nigerian Judicial Commission to admonish its members to adhere strictly to the rule of law and separation of powers. A situation in which the courts act as if the Nigerian Judiciary is a branch of the Executive by making suspicious and seemingly politically motivated judgements is not acceptable in a democracy and…

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On the Nigerian Hate Speech Hangman Bill

The CACLD have watched with great dismay the bill before the Nigerian Senate, which prescribed death by hanging for the offence of hate speech. Our dismay stems from the fact that the Senate which is supposed to be a representative of the people on matters of law and protection of human rights would engage in considering such a law…

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Underage Voters: One of the Greatest Threats to Nigerian Democracy

The CACLD International wishes to express its disgust over the registration and participation of underage Children in the Nigerian electoral process as witnessed in some sections of Nigeria. One of the cardinal principles of democratic election is the idea that a level playing field is in place to ensure that all aspirants have equal chance of success or failure…

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