Entries on Human Rights
In the last edition of this discussion, I made mention that freedom is not free. Yes! Freedom is not free. You have to work hard for it. I remembered President Muhamadu Buhari being quoted to have called Nigerian Youth lazy, well while that is not good of a leader speaking of his followers and that I cannot vividly conclude on his context of saying that. I think he may be right when it comes to the youth asking for what belong to them. When it comes to the Nigeria youth asking for their right, we are so lazy.
December 2017, Amasa Fridaus AbdulSalam, a University of Ilorin law graduate wwas denied access into the hall for herCall to Bar Ceremony, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for refusing to remove her hijab; the case that generated lot of controversies within the Nigerian law profession and the general public.
A neighour share her experience with me last month about her son being arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for what he knows nothing about. The most sad part of the story was that after the boy was severely tortured unjustly without investigation and was found innocent, they demanded N200, 000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) for bail and approximately N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira), an equivalent amount for two of the stolen goods he was accused of purchased even after the culprit (thief) has confessed his innocent.
Leadership is naturally part of every creature. I can’t imagine a ship without a captain, a team without a leader and a company without someone who the power of final decision is rest upon. I am beginning to understand and accept that we have politicize everything around us which family is beginning to become unexempted. After all, we are in democracy popularly known with the slogan of “government of the people, by the people and for the people; could this be true. Comically, some says democracy is demonstration of craziness; maybe, maybe not. But it seems, the comical definition is closer because many democratic decisions are becoming unreasonable related to the believes of another school of thought which says “politics is a game” and what I omitted there is that, they says it’s a dirty never a clean game.
Every 17th of June is set aside to celebrate men (fathers) who sacrifice without expecting praise or rewards. Although, in the ancient time, many men most especially few powerful ones has misused the power entrusted upon them by Almighty God,most especially in term of physical but also mental energy over the women. While this could not be without exception, superiority has being given to men to protect the women and only few women who will always like to prove the equality will denied or match up this prove. Men of course need the women support in so many diverse areas, just like women, the arrogant and foolish ones do denied it, which in most cases signify the beginning of our problems.
Global Programmes for Women Empowerment - Various International Labor organizations (ILO) Conventions: Suitable Work for Domestic Workers, Prohibition of all types of Discrimination against Women, etc - Various United Nation (UN) Women Empowerment and Sensitization Programmes - The Beijing Platform and Declaration for Actions Commitments includes the following: . Ensuring a gender sensitive multi sectoral strategies and programmes to tackle subordination of girls and women and ensuring their economic and social empowerment and equality . Ensuring Women’s equal benefits to economic resources including credit science and technology, information, vocational training, markets and communications as a means to further the empowerment and advancement of girls and women as well as maximizing their capacities to enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity to these resources, inter alia, by means of global cooperation
EXPLORE FULL CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK TO LEARN MORE, BELOW SHOWS THE HIGHLIGHTS OF EACH CHAPTER: Chapter 1: Glow Like Moon (What Does It Mean For You To Glow Like Moon) Chapter 2: The Lady With Focus (What The lady with focus can offer to help you glow like Moon) Chapter 3: Inner Healing (Before you begin to live towards your aspirations, you must first be in a good relationship with yourself by aligning with your inner-mind) Chapter 4: Spirituality (After you align with yourself, you must strive to be in good terms with God, unless your enemies will never allow you to succeed in your aspirations) Chapter 5: Network, Connect & Relate (If God is on your side and Man is not there to help, how will you then succeed? You must connect with people you meet to succeed) Chapter 6: Power To Succeed (Anything the human mind can believe, the human mind can achieve; this is the Supreme Secret. You have the power to succeed and you must be positive about this fact) Chapter 7: Peace of Mind (“You mustn’t be rich or have connection to be great”. Wealth without inner peaceful mind is simply empty, keep calm and let your mind always be at peace because greatness does not come without peace of mind).
This is a study intended to provide a strategy for addressing a long standing human rights problem in the Niger Delta (ND) with respect to land use and ownership rights.