PRINCIPAL COUNSEL/HEAD OF CHAMBERS Inibehe Effiong Chambers (Liberation House) is a Nigerian Public Interest Law Firm with specialization in Constitutional & Human Rights Laws, with offices in Lagos & Akwa Ibom States. Today marks him two years in Legal Practice
Inibehe Effiong, a native of Itu Local Government Area, is a human rights lawyer, radical activist, social crusader, writer, columnist and critic. He has written extensively on the myraid of problems besetting Nigeria. His articles are regularly published in most of the major newspapers and online news mediums in Nigeria, including; The Punch, Daily Independent, Authority, The Sun, The Peoples Daily, Sahara Reporters, Premium Times, Elombah.com, Daily Post, Akwa Ibom Daily, Linda Ikeji Blog, Elrufai’s page, Pointblank News, Secrets Reporters, Abusidiqu, Osun Defenders, News Rescue, News Express, Universal Reporters, The Nigerian Voice, Scan News, Information Nigeria, Paradigm Sìhift, etc. Also, most of the local tabloids in his home state, Akwa Ibom, also publish his articles regularly.
He graduated with an LL.B in 2014 from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. While in the university, he was actively involved in student unionism. He was a member of his faculty’s student parliament during which time he drafted a new Constitution for the Law Students Association (LAWSAN). He founded the Nigerian Students Rights Movement (NSRM). He represented his university in national competitions. On October 5, 2012, he was overwhelming elected the President of LAWSAN , University of Uyo Chapter, defeating two other contestants. However, he was robbed of his mandate by the university management in a grave show of injustice and tyranny. He was also the President of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Campus Fellowship at the time. He was a Senior Advocate of LAWSAN and the Director of Litigation of the Ime Umanah Chambers in the Faculty of Law, a position he later resigned on principle.
Inibehe is a graduate of the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus, April Batch 2014 where he served as the President (Chairperson) of the Student Representatives Council (SRC ) and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on October 20, 2015.
He is the Principal Counsel/Head of Chambers at INIBEHE EFFIONG CHAMBERS (Liberation House) located in Lagos and Akwa Ibom States.
He is the Convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD) and a member of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), amongst others.
He has received several awards, including The Man of the Year 2015 of the Akwa Ibom State based newspaper, The Mail for his contributions to the cause of justice and humanity.
Carrying the cross of humanity is the essence of my existence. I stand for human rights, justice, equity, good conscience, rule of law, democracy, accountability and truth. In my battles for a saner society, I am not scared of persecutions and privation. I do not pretend about my feelings, I detest all forms of hypocrisy. I rely on God and my convictions in taking positions on issues. For me, Nigeria must become a responsible state. Radicalism for me is a virtue. I do not apologise for my convictions. My name is equated to my life. I strive for solidarity with all oppressed people. When I speak, I do not care whose ox is goad. Activism is my life, I rather die in it than live without it.
HE WROTE THIS ON HIS FACEBOOK TIMELINE
Exactly two years ago, precisely on the 20th of October, 2015, I was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The past two years have been very resourceful by God’s Grace. I want to use this opportunity to glorify God Almighty for his enduring Mercies despite my shortcomings.
I am grateful to my Mother, friends, clients, colleagues, associates and everyone who have been helpful these past two years of my voyage into legal practice.
Thank you for believing in me.
I shall continue to fight for what I believe.
Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.
Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.
He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.
“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.
“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.
“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.
“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.
“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?
Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)
According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.
The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.
See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..
This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm
Beating for your son for playing football? My God.
Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii
There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.
UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL
The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.
Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.
Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.
PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA
Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.
Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.
“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”
He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.
“Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”
Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.
He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”
On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.
“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”
He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019
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