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NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS RUSSIA ON ACQUISITION OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT ???

NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS RUSSIA ON ACQUISITION OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT ???






The Nigerian army Chief on Thursday confirmed it that the country's military will further explore the cordial and bilateral relations between the Nigeria and Russia for acquisition of more military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.



According to a press release signed by Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU who is the Director Army Public Relations confirmed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made the Statement when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Nigeria, the most populous Black Nation on earth has been battling the menace of terrorism of Boko Haram, banditry, herdsmen and kidnapping for ransoms in many parts of the country.


The Buhari led regime has been a very soft leadership in favour of the criminals as the government is considered to be protecting the terrorists and their sponsors.


However, the government has maintained a very tougher stances against agitators and peaceful, harmless protesters. Many have been Brutally killed while many are also in detentions. 


The police and the Nigerian army killed peaceful protesters last year as the government initially denied the incidents, especially the lekki toll gate massacre of the protesting youths during the "End SARS protest".


The terrorists which the army claimed to be fighting have overrun military barracks many times without numbers, catching away Military equipments and weapons. 


Terrorists in possession of our military equipment killed, kidnapped and raped more innocent civilians while the military are also illegally deployed to kill citizens at willl. 

Even in the process of fight the so called Boko Haram/ISWA, IDPs have been in many occasions accidentally bombed by the Air Force.


The level of corruption that have been perpetrated and that are still ongoing in the name of prosecuting the endless war knows no bounds. They are the only ones who can actually tell Nigerians.


Country like Russia and others sporting the Nigerian Army under this failed regime must ensure that certain compliance and conditions that guarantee the fundamental rights of the citizens are met.


Read the Full press Statement below:


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has stated that Nigerian Army (NA) will further explore the cordial bilateral relations between the NA and Russian government for acquisition of military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.


The COAS stated this today Thursday 14 October 2021, when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Reminiscing the long existing relationship between the NA and the Russia, the COAS expressed the need to rekindle the relationship for their mutual benefit. He also solicited the support of the Russian government in the provision of sophisticated equipment to shore up NA's combat efficiency in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other sundry crimes orchestrating insecurity in some parts of the country.


He assured the Ambassador of NA's determination in sustaining the cooperation.


The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, lauded the contributions of the NA in the stability of the continent and described Nigeria as critical on the African continent in terms of military capability, trade and investment. He indicated interest in supporting the NA through provision of equipment and technical assistance.


Ambassador Alexey also affirmed the significance of the NA Aviation Unit in the enhancement of its operations in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other crimes.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

14 October 2021













The Nigerian army Chief on Thursday confirmed it that the country's military will further explore the cordial and bilateral relations between the Nigeria and Russia for acquisition of more military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.



According to a press release signed by Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU who is the Director Army Public Relations confirmed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made the Statement when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Nigeria, the most populous Black Nation on earth has been battling the menace of terrorism of Boko Haram, banditry, herdsmen and kidnapping for ransoms in many parts of the country.


The Buhari led regime has been a very soft leadership in favour of the criminals as the government is considered to be protecting the terrorists and their sponsors.


However, the government has maintained a very tougher stances against agitators and peaceful, harmless protesters. Many have been Brutally killed while many are also in detentions. 


The police and the Nigerian army killed peaceful protesters last year as the government initially denied the incidents, especially the lekki toll gate massacre of the protesting youths during the "End SARS protest".


The terrorists which the army claimed to be fighting have overrun military barracks many times without numbers, catching away Military equipments and weapons. 


Terrorists in possession of our military equipment killed, kidnapped and raped more innocent civilians while the military are also illegally deployed to kill citizens at willl. 

Even in the process of fight the so called Boko Haram/ISWA, IDPs have been in many occasions accidentally bombed by the Air Force.


The level of corruption that have been perpetrated and that are still ongoing in the name of prosecuting the endless war knows no bounds. They are the only ones who can actually tell Nigerians.


Country like Russia and others sporting the Nigerian Army under this failed regime must ensure that certain compliance and conditions that guarantee the fundamental rights of the citizens are met.


Read the Full press Statement below:


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has stated that Nigerian Army (NA) will further explore the cordial bilateral relations between the NA and Russian government for acquisition of military equipment to enhance its operations across the country.


The COAS stated this today Thursday 14 October 2021, when the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alexey Shebarshin paid him a courtesy call at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.


Reminiscing the long existing relationship between the NA and the Russia, the COAS expressed the need to rekindle the relationship for their mutual benefit. He also solicited the support of the Russian government in the provision of sophisticated equipment to shore up NA's combat efficiency in the fight against terrorism, insurgency and other sundry crimes orchestrating insecurity in some parts of the country.


He assured the Ambassador of NA's determination in sustaining the cooperation.


The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, lauded the contributions of the NA in the stability of the continent and described Nigeria as critical on the African continent in terms of military capability, trade and investment. He indicated interest in supporting the NA through provision of equipment and technical assistance.


Ambassador Alexey also affirmed the significance of the NA Aviation Unit in the enhancement of its operations in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other crimes.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

14 October 2021








Sooner than may be expected, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will regain his freedom says Lead Counsel Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Sooner than may be expected, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will regain his freedom says Lead Counsel Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor


The lead Counsel to the incarcerated leader of Independent People Of Biafra ( IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said sooner than expected the IPOB leader will again his freedom.

Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor in a Press Statement Saturday in response to the IPOB suspension if sit at home Monday

He said: "Sooner than may be expected, the God's annointed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will regain his freedom. God is working it out."

The statement asked people to do away with propaganda, gossip, mischief, campaign of calumny and pay attention to messsges from recognized source(s).


READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:


PRESS STATEMENT:

I have observed with dismay, the avalanche of emails and messages from Umuchineke unanimously prodding for a clarification /confirmation on the highlights of the press statement issued by the leadership of our Client yesterday, suspending their Sit-at-home Order.

I cannot stop being shocked by the manifested lack of trust / disbelief expressed over the authenticity of the message.

There is therefore, an urgent need that facts are put in their proper perpectives.

We at the legal team are increasingly becoming embarrassed with the unfortunate manner in which some people, ostensibly moles, notorious for mischief, are deliberately dragging us into the decision making arm of the movement, a position which we never represent.

Responsive listeners / followers should always be smart to decipher the language methodology messages are being conveyed by their leadership at every point in time. You people call it C. and C.

Introducing insinuations, fundamentally unconnected with the intended motive only means you still have a long way to go.

In times like this, people should do away with propaganda, gossip, mischief, campaign of calumny and pay attention to messsges from recognized source(s).

For your information, if you are expecting me to write it, or answer your questions in black and white, perhaps in a manner that even my aged mother in the village will nod her head in appreciation of the content, then you are very far from getting it here.

An Igbo proverb says "atuolu omalu, omalu mana atuolu ofeke ofeyi isi na ofia".

I believe these few words should aid you further in understanding the direction we are driving at.

What Our Client - Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and we in the legal team, essentially need in this moment of legal fireworks is your prayers and supplications, and not insults /disparaging remarks.

We are under compelling obligation to be upright at all times, regularly update you people on things you need to hear from us regarding the happenings around Our Client.

We have unblemishly managed IPOB briefs for over a decade, despite every intimidating odds / life threatening situation, without recording any form of compromise. How do you now think we can deviate at this critical moment? Please be properly guided.

Sooner than may be expected, the God's annointed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will regain his freedom. God is working it out.

However, all hands must be on deck to see us realize this uncommon feat, within the shortest time possible. Ise.

Ka Chukwuokike Abiama mezie okwu nkea, ma goziekwa unu dum.

Ndewo Umuchineke.

Signed:
Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor,
Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's Lead Counsel

The lead Counsel to the incarcerated leader of Independent People Of Biafra ( IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said sooner than expected the IPOB leader will again his freedom.

Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor in a Press Statement Saturday in response to the IPOB suspension if sit at home Monday

He said: "Sooner than may be expected, the God's annointed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will regain his freedom. God is working it out."

The statement asked people to do away with propaganda, gossip, mischief, campaign of calumny and pay attention to messsges from recognized source(s).


READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:


PRESS STATEMENT:

I have observed with dismay, the avalanche of emails and messages from Umuchineke unanimously prodding for a clarification /confirmation on the highlights of the press statement issued by the leadership of our Client yesterday, suspending their Sit-at-home Order.

I cannot stop being shocked by the manifested lack of trust / disbelief expressed over the authenticity of the message.

There is therefore, an urgent need that facts are put in their proper perpectives.

We at the legal team are increasingly becoming embarrassed with the unfortunate manner in which some people, ostensibly moles, notorious for mischief, are deliberately dragging us into the decision making arm of the movement, a position which we never represent.

Responsive listeners / followers should always be smart to decipher the language methodology messages are being conveyed by their leadership at every point in time. You people call it C. and C.

Introducing insinuations, fundamentally unconnected with the intended motive only means you still have a long way to go.

In times like this, people should do away with propaganda, gossip, mischief, campaign of calumny and pay attention to messsges from recognized source(s).

For your information, if you are expecting me to write it, or answer your questions in black and white, perhaps in a manner that even my aged mother in the village will nod her head in appreciation of the content, then you are very far from getting it here.

An Igbo proverb says "atuolu omalu, omalu mana atuolu ofeke ofeyi isi na ofia".

I believe these few words should aid you further in understanding the direction we are driving at.

What Our Client - Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and we in the legal team, essentially need in this moment of legal fireworks is your prayers and supplications, and not insults /disparaging remarks.

We are under compelling obligation to be upright at all times, regularly update you people on things you need to hear from us regarding the happenings around Our Client.

We have unblemishly managed IPOB briefs for over a decade, despite every intimidating odds / life threatening situation, without recording any form of compromise. How do you now think we can deviate at this critical moment? Please be properly guided.

Sooner than may be expected, the God's annointed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will regain his freedom. God is working it out.

However, all hands must be on deck to see us realize this uncommon feat, within the shortest time possible. Ise.

Ka Chukwuokike Abiama mezie okwu nkea, ma goziekwa unu dum.

Ndewo Umuchineke.

Signed:
Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor,
Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's Lead Counsel

#Oduduwa12: NIGERIA'S Lawless DSS files fresh charges to keep Igboho associates detained despite bail granted by a federal High Court

#Oduduwa12: NIGERIA'S Lawless DSS files fresh charges to keep Igboho associates detained despite bail granted by a federal High Court

The NIGERIA'S Presidential Lawless DSS on Monday files fresh motion to keep detained #oduduwa12 perpetually detained after a Federal judge granted them bail last week ans their lawyers were processing the bail conditions.















The NIGERIA'S Presidential Lawless DSS on Monday files fresh motion to keep detained #oduduwa12 perpetually detained after a Federal judge granted them bail last week ans their lawyers were processing the bail conditions.















FreeOduduwa12 NOW: Nigeria's Lawless DSS produces 8 of #Oduduwa12 in court

FreeOduduwa12 NOW: Nigeria's Lawless DSS produces 8 of #Oduduwa12 in court

 Nigeria's Lawless DSS forced to produce #Oduduwa12 in court today in Abuja but they only came with 8 of them.





 Nigeria's Lawless DSS forced to produce #Oduduwa12 in court today in Abuja but they only came with 8 of them.





THE PURPORTED OBASANJO MEETING: Ilana Omo Oodua Knows Nothing About It - Statement

THE PURPORTED OBASANJO MEETING: Ilana Omo Oodua Knows Nothing About It - Statement


There is a shrill call circulating all over the social media via a video recording by an unidentified individual that there is a meeting of all Yoruba sons and daughters with General Olusegun Obasanjo scheduled for Saturday.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* wishes to emphatically dissociate itself and all its affiliate organizations from the call for, or the organization of, any such meeting.


The former Nigerian President has not informed us, nor called any of our leaders, especially Prof. Banji Akintoye, the leader of the Yoruba Self Determination Movement, to put us on notice.


The video is totally empty on detail and content.


 Many questions abound:

Which Saturday is it being slated for: tomorrow or next week? What date, specifically?


Which Obasanjo house in Sango Ota? His farm is at Ota; There is no place called Sango Ota. His three known houses, or places of abode, are in Abeokuta: on the hill, at the Library and at his family house in the centre of the ancient city.


What is the agenda of such a meeting?

Who convened it? Is it at the instance of Obasanjo himself?

What is the name of the person making the announcement? Which group does he represent or belong to?

Whose interest is he serving?

Who is sponsoring the convergence?


Obasanjo is a Yoruba. He is within his moral right as a Yoruba elder to call for a meeting of Yoruba people of any hue, concerning matters affecting the Yoruba race.


But if it is on the matter of Yoruba self-determination or on the subsisting Yoruba affliction and persecution within Nigeria, getting such a call from an anonymous individual on social media is suspicious and disorienting, to say the least.

The acknowledged leader of the Yoruba self-determination struggle is Prof. Banji Akintoye. Gen Obasanjo, or his representatives or agents could have reached out to him to assemble credible Yoruba groups for such a discussion.


That could have earned the invitation more weight and credibility.


This particular call is uncoordinated, sounds suspicious and would lead to a meeting (if at all any such meeting holds) that is very unlikely to bear any positive fruit for our course.


If anybody chooses to attend the meeting, *Ilana Omo Oodua* states here clearly that he or she does so at his or her own risk.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* is presently inundated with many court cases involving Yoruba sons and daughters illegally arrested, detained or caused to be detained by the Nigerian government.


The attendant expenditure on legal matters and logistics issues is quite challenging.


We may not be in a position to bail out, or rescue, any wayfarer caught in the web of this particular adventure!


Attendee’s discretion is therefore advised.


Thank you.


Opeoluwa Akinola
Secretary General
*Ilana Omo Oodua*


There is a shrill call circulating all over the social media via a video recording by an unidentified individual that there is a meeting of all Yoruba sons and daughters with General Olusegun Obasanjo scheduled for Saturday.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* wishes to emphatically dissociate itself and all its affiliate organizations from the call for, or the organization of, any such meeting.


The former Nigerian President has not informed us, nor called any of our leaders, especially Prof. Banji Akintoye, the leader of the Yoruba Self Determination Movement, to put us on notice.


The video is totally empty on detail and content.


 Many questions abound:

Which Saturday is it being slated for: tomorrow or next week? What date, specifically?


Which Obasanjo house in Sango Ota? His farm is at Ota; There is no place called Sango Ota. His three known houses, or places of abode, are in Abeokuta: on the hill, at the Library and at his family house in the centre of the ancient city.


What is the agenda of such a meeting?

Who convened it? Is it at the instance of Obasanjo himself?

What is the name of the person making the announcement? Which group does he represent or belong to?

Whose interest is he serving?

Who is sponsoring the convergence?


Obasanjo is a Yoruba. He is within his moral right as a Yoruba elder to call for a meeting of Yoruba people of any hue, concerning matters affecting the Yoruba race.


But if it is on the matter of Yoruba self-determination or on the subsisting Yoruba affliction and persecution within Nigeria, getting such a call from an anonymous individual on social media is suspicious and disorienting, to say the least.

The acknowledged leader of the Yoruba self-determination struggle is Prof. Banji Akintoye. Gen Obasanjo, or his representatives or agents could have reached out to him to assemble credible Yoruba groups for such a discussion.


That could have earned the invitation more weight and credibility.


This particular call is uncoordinated, sounds suspicious and would lead to a meeting (if at all any such meeting holds) that is very unlikely to bear any positive fruit for our course.


If anybody chooses to attend the meeting, *Ilana Omo Oodua* states here clearly that he or she does so at his or her own risk.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* is presently inundated with many court cases involving Yoruba sons and daughters illegally arrested, detained or caused to be detained by the Nigerian government.


The attendant expenditure on legal matters and logistics issues is quite challenging.


We may not be in a position to bail out, or rescue, any wayfarer caught in the web of this particular adventure!


Attendee’s discretion is therefore advised.


Thank you.


Opeoluwa Akinola
Secretary General
*Ilana Omo Oodua*

Nigeria': ABC of Civil Resistance

Nigeria': ABC of Civil Resistance

Non-violence Resistance brought an end to military rules in Nigeria and eventual handover to a democratically elected president in 1999.


Civil resistance is a powerful way for people to fight for their rights, freedom, and justice—without the use of violence.



When people wage civil resistance, they use tactics such as strikes, boycotts, mass protests, and many other nonviolent actions to withdraw their cooperation from an oppressive system.


Throughout history and in the present day, civil resistance movements have forced change to happen, even against powerful opponents who are willing to use violence. They disrupt business as usual, shift the behavior and loyalties of a system’s defenders, and cause bystanders to side with the movement. In the face of widespread nonviolent defiance—and the social, economic, and political pressure that it creates—an oppressive system becomes too costly to maintain and ultimately unsustainable.


Many civil resistance campaigns and movements have created these dynamics and changed history as a result.


Where has Civil Resistance Been Used?


Civil resistance has been waged in hundreds of societies and cultures around the world. It has been used for diverse purposes throughout history, such as:


Holding governments, corporations and other non-state actors accountable

Achieving women’s rights, minority rights, indigenous rights, labor rights, and democratic rights.

Anti-corruption and transparency campaigns

Self-determination struggles

Resisting foreign occupation

Campaigns for public and community safety and reducing deadly violence in conflict zones

Environmental sustainability and conservation

Land reform

Many other causes

Here are specific examples:

The British gave up their occupation of India after a decades-long nonviolent struggle by the Indian population led by Mohandas Gandhi.


The Danes, Norwegians and other peoples in Europe used civil resistance against Nazi invasion during World War II, raising the costs to Germany of its occupation of these nations, helping to strengthen the spirit and cohesion of their people, and saving the lives of thousands of Jews in Berlin to Copenhagen to Paris and elsewhere.


Labor movements around the world have consistently used tactics of civil resistance to win concessions for workers throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


African Americans used civil resistance in their struggle to dissolve segregation in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.


Polish workers used factory-occupation strikes in 1980 to win the right to organize a free trade union, which was a major victory in a communist country at a time when tens of thousands of Soviet soldiers were stationed there.


The Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet were brought down by nonviolent movements in the 1980s.


The anti-apartheid movement in South Africa employed boycotts and other nonviolent sanctions for decades. Nonviolent methods superseded violence in the 1980s to become the driving force that weakened the white-dominated government, forcing it to negotiate a transition.


In 1989 thousands of Chinese mobilized in support of democracy and occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing—but the movement was suppressed when hardliners in the government took control and ordered violent repression.


In 1989-1990, Eastern Europeans and Mongolians used civilian-based protests to put massive pressure on communist governments, liquidating their hold on power.


After a failed armed insurgency in the mid-late 1970s, East Timorese turned to nonviolent forms of struggle to resist Indonesian occupation of their country. Despite atrocities committed by the Indonesian military, years of a media blackout, and severe repression, successful mass-based civil resistance among East Timorese drew allies from within Indonesia, catalyzed international exposure and pressure for the East Timorese cause, and increasing the costs of Indonesian repression and occupation, which led to an independence referendum in 1999.


In 2000, Serbs ousted Slobodan Milosevic, after a nonviolent movement helped co-opt the police and military, thereby dividing his base of support.


In 2002, citizens in Madagascar organized nonviolently to enforce their presidential election results.


In 2003, Georgians used nonviolent action to expose fraud and enforce election results in their country, and in 2004, Ukrainians did the same.


In 2005, vast protests in Lebanon brought an end to Syrian military control.


In 2006, Nepalis used nonviolent methods to restore democratic rule to their country.


The uprising in Burma in 2007, known as the Saffron revolution, was initiated by Buddhist monks and joined by students, women and political activists. It was subjected to a brutal crackdown. However, three years later, the military began embarking on an unprecedented democratic transition that brought to power Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her political party. The role the Saffron Revolution played in catalyzing this political transition remains up for debate.


The lawyers’ movement in Pakistan between 2007-2009 emerged in response to president Pervez Musharraf’s decision to dismiss the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court. Three years of civil resistance pushing for judicial independence forced Musharraf to reinstate the Chief Justice and led to Musharraf’s fall from power in 2008.


Palestinians in the West Bank continue nonviolent resistance against Israel’s construction of a wall separating Palestinians from their land. Some villages, like Bil’in or Budrus, have become internationally recognizable symbols of this struggle against Israeli occupation.



Iran’s Green movement in 2009 shook the foundations of government that had ruled the country for more than 30 years. The movement was unable to sustain mobilization in the face of violent repression. However, the next presidential elections in 2013 were not subject to falsification and a more moderate candidate won.


In late-2010 and 2011, people’s mobilization started from Tunisia and spread to Egypt and other countries in the region. Unarmed people brought down seemingly irremovable and powerful autocratic leaders, but democratic consolidation after these transitions remains uneven. Some countries, such as Syria, saw their nonviolent movements overtaken by armed resistance with tragic consequences for the population.


In 2014, people of Burkina Faso rose up, led by the popular campaign Balai Citoyen (“Citizen’s Broom”), and ended the rule of autocrat Blaise CompaorĂ© in Burkina Faso, who had ruled the country for 27 years.


In more recent years, there have been nonviolent movements against corruption in countries such as Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Guatemala, Brazil, and Cambodia; struggles against authoritarian rule in Algeria, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Belarus, Russia, and Pakistan; nonviolent resistance against occupation in Palestine; for self-determination in West Papua, Western Sahara, and Tibet; for immigrant rights, minority rights, and police accountability and against climate change in the United States; for indigenous rights in Latin America; against violence and the drug war in Mexico; to preserve democracy in Hong Kong and Slovakia; and for women’s rights in India, the Middle East, China and North Africa.





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Non-violence Resistance brought an end to military rules in Nigeria and eventual handover to a democratically elected president in 1999.


Civil resistance is a powerful way for people to fight for their rights, freedom, and justice—without the use of violence.



When people wage civil resistance, they use tactics such as strikes, boycotts, mass protests, and many other nonviolent actions to withdraw their cooperation from an oppressive system.


Throughout history and in the present day, civil resistance movements have forced change to happen, even against powerful opponents who are willing to use violence. They disrupt business as usual, shift the behavior and loyalties of a system’s defenders, and cause bystanders to side with the movement. In the face of widespread nonviolent defiance—and the social, economic, and political pressure that it creates—an oppressive system becomes too costly to maintain and ultimately unsustainable.


Many civil resistance campaigns and movements have created these dynamics and changed history as a result.


Where has Civil Resistance Been Used?


Civil resistance has been waged in hundreds of societies and cultures around the world. It has been used for diverse purposes throughout history, such as:


Holding governments, corporations and other non-state actors accountable

Achieving women’s rights, minority rights, indigenous rights, labor rights, and democratic rights.

Anti-corruption and transparency campaigns

Self-determination struggles

Resisting foreign occupation

Campaigns for public and community safety and reducing deadly violence in conflict zones

Environmental sustainability and conservation

Land reform

Many other causes

Here are specific examples:

The British gave up their occupation of India after a decades-long nonviolent struggle by the Indian population led by Mohandas Gandhi.


The Danes, Norwegians and other peoples in Europe used civil resistance against Nazi invasion during World War II, raising the costs to Germany of its occupation of these nations, helping to strengthen the spirit and cohesion of their people, and saving the lives of thousands of Jews in Berlin to Copenhagen to Paris and elsewhere.


Labor movements around the world have consistently used tactics of civil resistance to win concessions for workers throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


African Americans used civil resistance in their struggle to dissolve segregation in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.


Polish workers used factory-occupation strikes in 1980 to win the right to organize a free trade union, which was a major victory in a communist country at a time when tens of thousands of Soviet soldiers were stationed there.


The Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet were brought down by nonviolent movements in the 1980s.


The anti-apartheid movement in South Africa employed boycotts and other nonviolent sanctions for decades. Nonviolent methods superseded violence in the 1980s to become the driving force that weakened the white-dominated government, forcing it to negotiate a transition.


In 1989 thousands of Chinese mobilized in support of democracy and occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing—but the movement was suppressed when hardliners in the government took control and ordered violent repression.


In 1989-1990, Eastern Europeans and Mongolians used civilian-based protests to put massive pressure on communist governments, liquidating their hold on power.


After a failed armed insurgency in the mid-late 1970s, East Timorese turned to nonviolent forms of struggle to resist Indonesian occupation of their country. Despite atrocities committed by the Indonesian military, years of a media blackout, and severe repression, successful mass-based civil resistance among East Timorese drew allies from within Indonesia, catalyzed international exposure and pressure for the East Timorese cause, and increasing the costs of Indonesian repression and occupation, which led to an independence referendum in 1999.


In 2000, Serbs ousted Slobodan Milosevic, after a nonviolent movement helped co-opt the police and military, thereby dividing his base of support.


In 2002, citizens in Madagascar organized nonviolently to enforce their presidential election results.


In 2003, Georgians used nonviolent action to expose fraud and enforce election results in their country, and in 2004, Ukrainians did the same.


In 2005, vast protests in Lebanon brought an end to Syrian military control.


In 2006, Nepalis used nonviolent methods to restore democratic rule to their country.


The uprising in Burma in 2007, known as the Saffron revolution, was initiated by Buddhist monks and joined by students, women and political activists. It was subjected to a brutal crackdown. However, three years later, the military began embarking on an unprecedented democratic transition that brought to power Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her political party. The role the Saffron Revolution played in catalyzing this political transition remains up for debate.


The lawyers’ movement in Pakistan between 2007-2009 emerged in response to president Pervez Musharraf’s decision to dismiss the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court. Three years of civil resistance pushing for judicial independence forced Musharraf to reinstate the Chief Justice and led to Musharraf’s fall from power in 2008.


Palestinians in the West Bank continue nonviolent resistance against Israel’s construction of a wall separating Palestinians from their land. Some villages, like Bil’in or Budrus, have become internationally recognizable symbols of this struggle against Israeli occupation.



Iran’s Green movement in 2009 shook the foundations of government that had ruled the country for more than 30 years. The movement was unable to sustain mobilization in the face of violent repression. However, the next presidential elections in 2013 were not subject to falsification and a more moderate candidate won.


In late-2010 and 2011, people’s mobilization started from Tunisia and spread to Egypt and other countries in the region. Unarmed people brought down seemingly irremovable and powerful autocratic leaders, but democratic consolidation after these transitions remains uneven. Some countries, such as Syria, saw their nonviolent movements overtaken by armed resistance with tragic consequences for the population.


In 2014, people of Burkina Faso rose up, led by the popular campaign Balai Citoyen (“Citizen’s Broom”), and ended the rule of autocrat Blaise CompaorĂ© in Burkina Faso, who had ruled the country for 27 years.


In more recent years, there have been nonviolent movements against corruption in countries such as Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Guatemala, Brazil, and Cambodia; struggles against authoritarian rule in Algeria, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Belarus, Russia, and Pakistan; nonviolent resistance against occupation in Palestine; for self-determination in West Papua, Western Sahara, and Tibet; for immigrant rights, minority rights, and police accountability and against climate change in the United States; for indigenous rights in Latin America; against violence and the drug war in Mexico; to preserve democracy in Hong Kong and Slovakia; and for women’s rights in India, the Middle East, China and North Africa.





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PRESS STATEMENT: Yoruba Nation: "Calling the agemate of his father foolish shows Aregbesola lacks the much coveted Yoruba Omoluabi ethos" - Ilana Omo Oodua

PRESS STATEMENT: Yoruba Nation: "Calling the agemate of his father foolish shows Aregbesola lacks the much coveted Yoruba Omoluabi ethos" - Ilana Omo Oodua

Says ex-Osun State Governor is a frustrated agent of the Caliphate



Sunday 6th June, 2021.



We at Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, want to say very expressly that for Aregbesola to call the agemate of his father foolish shows that he lacks the much coveted Yoruba Omoluabi ethos".


He is a frustrated agent of the Caliphate. His Interior ministry is in charge of the Department of Immigration under whom foreign herdsmen invaded our land with impunity. 


He threatened Yoruba people with war yesterday, and within hours, Igangan, Ibarapa Zone of Oyo State was invaded by murderous herdsmen leading to scores of Yoruba people being killed and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed!


Has Aregbesola issued a statement to condemn the actions of the Fulani Herdsmen that had declared war on the Yoruba people under his watch?


"Aregbesola was governor in Osun State for eight years and he governed the people. It is very unfortunate if he said Yoruba Nation Agitators are foolish. Was he saying that the over 40,000 people who participated in the Yoruba Nation rally in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State yesterday were foolish?


"Was he saying that the Osun State people that he governed and who are currently at the forefront of the Yoruba Nation agitation are foolish? We were in Osogbo, Osun State and the crowd of people that received us was so huge. Was Aregbesola saying those people are foolish?


We in Ilana Omo Oodua know that we are not foolish and that the people who Aregbesola governed in Osun State are not foolish. 


"He is merely expressing his frustration that the Yoruba Nation self-determination crowd, passionate and determined, is increasing, from one state to another, against the expectations of the Caliphate he speaks for.


"Aregbesola is currently serving those who are against the liberation of the Yoruba Nation. He is therefore just trying to impress his equally frustrated pay masters - the Fulani dominated Federal Government, who are determined to frustrate our freedom, but we are putting it to him that he and his likes have failed. 


The power of the people is the ultimate In a democracy. No dictator has ever defeated the collective will of the people. Aregbesola and his cabal will fail. 


"Aregbesola is a frustrated man and he will keep wallowing in the web of frustration untill the Yoruba people decisively achieve their independence from the hegemony of those who Aregbesola is trying to impress."



Maxwell Adeleye, 

Media Communications Secretary, 

ILANA Omo Oodua

[email protected]

Says ex-Osun State Governor is a frustrated agent of the Caliphate



Sunday 6th June, 2021.



We at Ilana Omo Oodua, the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, want to say very expressly that for Aregbesola to call the agemate of his father foolish shows that he lacks the much coveted Yoruba Omoluabi ethos".


He is a frustrated agent of the Caliphate. His Interior ministry is in charge of the Department of Immigration under whom foreign herdsmen invaded our land with impunity. 


He threatened Yoruba people with war yesterday, and within hours, Igangan, Ibarapa Zone of Oyo State was invaded by murderous herdsmen leading to scores of Yoruba people being killed and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed!


Has Aregbesola issued a statement to condemn the actions of the Fulani Herdsmen that had declared war on the Yoruba people under his watch?


"Aregbesola was governor in Osun State for eight years and he governed the people. It is very unfortunate if he said Yoruba Nation Agitators are foolish. Was he saying that the over 40,000 people who participated in the Yoruba Nation rally in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State yesterday were foolish?


"Was he saying that the Osun State people that he governed and who are currently at the forefront of the Yoruba Nation agitation are foolish? We were in Osogbo, Osun State and the crowd of people that received us was so huge. Was Aregbesola saying those people are foolish?


We in Ilana Omo Oodua know that we are not foolish and that the people who Aregbesola governed in Osun State are not foolish. 


"He is merely expressing his frustration that the Yoruba Nation self-determination crowd, passionate and determined, is increasing, from one state to another, against the expectations of the Caliphate he speaks for.


"Aregbesola is currently serving those who are against the liberation of the Yoruba Nation. He is therefore just trying to impress his equally frustrated pay masters - the Fulani dominated Federal Government, who are determined to frustrate our freedom, but we are putting it to him that he and his likes have failed. 


The power of the people is the ultimate In a democracy. No dictator has ever defeated the collective will of the people. Aregbesola and his cabal will fail. 


"Aregbesola is a frustrated man and he will keep wallowing in the web of frustration untill the Yoruba people decisively achieve their independence from the hegemony of those who Aregbesola is trying to impress."



Maxwell Adeleye, 

Media Communications Secretary, 

ILANA Omo Oodua

[email protected]

OVER 1,000 YORÙBÁ WOMEN IN DIASPORA VISIT OONI, INSIST ON YORÙBÁ NATION

OVER 1,000 YORÙBÁ WOMEN IN DIASPORA VISIT OONI, INSIST ON YORÙBÁ NATION


Not less than 1,000 Yoruba Women from Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, Papua Guinea, Venezuela, Spain, France, and other countries on Wednesday visited the Ooni of Ile – Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II in his Palace to express themselves on the need for the Yoruba Nation.


The Ooni in his response maintained that “Our Struggle for Self-Determination Can not materialise without Women’s Support.”


As one of the strongest pillar of the agitation, Prof. Banji Akintoye also said that the visit symbolises a declaration showing the departure of Yoruba land from Nigeria.


The Women, under the agies of Obinrin Oodua Agbaye, dressed with traditional ritual attires, consisting of white body wrappers and beads, all from the diaspora, numbering about 1,000, stormed the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye – Ogunwusi on sunday 11th April, 2021, demanding that it is either self-determination or nothing for the Yoruba Nation.


Led by their worldwide Leader, Princess Yeye Simisade Kuku-Onayemi and their Secretary-General, Dr. Owowunmi Babalola-Okocha, the women said the gods in Yoruba Land have mandated them to commence spiritual measures that will lead to the prompt actualisation of Yoruba Nation without 


 *Apr 14, 2021* 

Omowumi, a resident of the United States, flanked by other Yoruba women from 37 countries such as Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, United Kingdom, Paupa Guinea, Venezuela, Spain, France, amongst others, said the gods mandated them to conduct some spiritual measures in the palaces of Ooni of Ife, Alaafin of Oyo, Osemawe of Ondo, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Obaro of Kabba, Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oloffa of Offa and Awujale of Ijebu Land respectively.


The women added that the outcome of the spiritual meansures which cannot be discussed in public, shall unravel many things that will help towards the peaceful and prompt actualisation of Yoruba Nation.


“All of us that you are seeing here today are top-notch professionals. We have medical doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants, engineers, development experts, journalists, academic dons, top bankers and entrepreneurs among us. The majority of us are working at blue-ship public and private organisations,” Simisade Kuku-Onayemi, the worldwide leader of the women, declared.


She said they are contented with what they have but they are not happy with the situation of things in their fatherland hence their coming out to salvage their land in a Yoruba way.


Corroborating her leader, Omowumi Babalola- Okocha said “upon consultations, we were mandated by gods to visit the palaces of Ooni of Ife, Alaafin of Oyo, Osemawe of Ondo, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oloffa of Offa, Obaro of Kabba and Awujale of Ijebu Land to carry our some spiritual measures that we cannot mention details in public hence our visit to the Oduduwa Source.


“When we are done with our consultations and prayers, the people of Yoruba Nation shall be surprised at the rate by which the Yoruba Nation shall come into reality without any bloodshed. It shall be amazing and the world shall be shocked,” Omowumi declared.


In his brief remarks, Yoruba Leader and Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, who led the women to Ooni’s palace, described the action of the women as a powerful declaration showing the departure of Yoruba land from Nigeria.


The 86-year-old member of the second republic Senate said “our women who gave birth to us have spoken. They have declared and Heaven has heard. What they have started is a powerful declaration showing the departure of the Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.


“It will be amazing and shocking by the time the declaration is made. Yoruba Nation shall be birthed and with the support of our women, our freedom day is nearer,” Akintoye said.


Ooni of Ife in his response to the development, highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom, stating that the new twist to the agitation for self-determination is that women are now involved which makes him very glad.


“Whatever you are doing that women are not involved cannot materialise. We are going no where if our women are not carried along and get involved. If you are married, and your wife is not happy with you, it is not going to work well with you unless the woman is not fighting you with sincerity.


“Women are not timid, they are warriors. From the Holy Bible, we read how Deborah fought for her people and conquered. Moremi fought and delivered the people of Ancient Ife from the Igbomekun who were our deadly adversaries. Therefore, women are key to our struggle for self-determination and we must carry them along, going forward.


“We will support our women and we are happy they are taking up the battle and picking up the guanlets. Again, I want to say very expressly that If we fail to have the support of our women folks, we are going nowhere. Therefore, I welcome you to the source and I wish you well in your visit to other palaces in Yoruba Nation”, Ooni declared.


Other dignitaries at the palace during the visit included the National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Wale Adeniran, University Don, Akin Adejuwon, amongst others.


Not less than 1,000 Yoruba Women from Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, Papua Guinea, Venezuela, Spain, France, and other countries on Wednesday visited the Ooni of Ile – Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II in his Palace to express themselves on the need for the Yoruba Nation.


The Ooni in his response maintained that “Our Struggle for Self-Determination Can not materialise without Women’s Support.”


As one of the strongest pillar of the agitation, Prof. Banji Akintoye also said that the visit symbolises a declaration showing the departure of Yoruba land from Nigeria.


The Women, under the agies of Obinrin Oodua Agbaye, dressed with traditional ritual attires, consisting of white body wrappers and beads, all from the diaspora, numbering about 1,000, stormed the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye – Ogunwusi on sunday 11th April, 2021, demanding that it is either self-determination or nothing for the Yoruba Nation.


Led by their worldwide Leader, Princess Yeye Simisade Kuku-Onayemi and their Secretary-General, Dr. Owowunmi Babalola-Okocha, the women said the gods in Yoruba Land have mandated them to commence spiritual measures that will lead to the prompt actualisation of Yoruba Nation without 


 *Apr 14, 2021* 

Omowumi, a resident of the United States, flanked by other Yoruba women from 37 countries such as Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, United Kingdom, Paupa Guinea, Venezuela, Spain, France, amongst others, said the gods mandated them to conduct some spiritual measures in the palaces of Ooni of Ife, Alaafin of Oyo, Osemawe of Ondo, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Obaro of Kabba, Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oloffa of Offa and Awujale of Ijebu Land respectively.


The women added that the outcome of the spiritual meansures which cannot be discussed in public, shall unravel many things that will help towards the peaceful and prompt actualisation of Yoruba Nation.


“All of us that you are seeing here today are top-notch professionals. We have medical doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants, engineers, development experts, journalists, academic dons, top bankers and entrepreneurs among us. The majority of us are working at blue-ship public and private organisations,” Simisade Kuku-Onayemi, the worldwide leader of the women, declared.


She said they are contented with what they have but they are not happy with the situation of things in their fatherland hence their coming out to salvage their land in a Yoruba way.


Corroborating her leader, Omowumi Babalola- Okocha said “upon consultations, we were mandated by gods to visit the palaces of Ooni of Ife, Alaafin of Oyo, Osemawe of Ondo, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oloffa of Offa, Obaro of Kabba and Awujale of Ijebu Land to carry our some spiritual measures that we cannot mention details in public hence our visit to the Oduduwa Source.


“When we are done with our consultations and prayers, the people of Yoruba Nation shall be surprised at the rate by which the Yoruba Nation shall come into reality without any bloodshed. It shall be amazing and the world shall be shocked,” Omowumi declared.


In his brief remarks, Yoruba Leader and Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, who led the women to Ooni’s palace, described the action of the women as a powerful declaration showing the departure of Yoruba land from Nigeria.


The 86-year-old member of the second republic Senate said “our women who gave birth to us have spoken. They have declared and Heaven has heard. What they have started is a powerful declaration showing the departure of the Yoruba Nation from Nigeria.


“It will be amazing and shocking by the time the declaration is made. Yoruba Nation shall be birthed and with the support of our women, our freedom day is nearer,” Akintoye said.


Ooni of Ife in his response to the development, highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom, stating that the new twist to the agitation for self-determination is that women are now involved which makes him very glad.


“Whatever you are doing that women are not involved cannot materialise. We are going no where if our women are not carried along and get involved. If you are married, and your wife is not happy with you, it is not going to work well with you unless the woman is not fighting you with sincerity.


“Women are not timid, they are warriors. From the Holy Bible, we read how Deborah fought for her people and conquered. Moremi fought and delivered the people of Ancient Ife from the Igbomekun who were our deadly adversaries. Therefore, women are key to our struggle for self-determination and we must carry them along, going forward.


“We will support our women and we are happy they are taking up the battle and picking up the guanlets. Again, I want to say very expressly that If we fail to have the support of our women folks, we are going nowhere. Therefore, I welcome you to the source and I wish you well in your visit to other palaces in Yoruba Nation”, Ooni declared.


Other dignitaries at the palace during the visit included the National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Wale Adeniran, University Don, Akin Adejuwon, amongst others.

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