Saturday, 7 March 2009
How do I make it to the anti Olusegun Obasonjo London Protest?
The Liberty Forum UK will be attending an event hosting General Olusegun Obasonjo, former Nigerian ruler at the London School of Economics. We shall be registering our protest in a very civil manner as guaranteed by the laws of the United Kingdom. Our aim is to continue out tradition of making the United Kingdom uncomfortable for Nigerian Corrupt misrule’s as we did against President Musa Yaradua last year. See link bellow.
We believe Obasonjo is not worthy of the statesman status he his now enjoying, we shall in due course be releasing statements chronicling the grounds the international community should not honour a corrupt man who left Nigeria in the hands of his fellow corrupt ruling cabal in Nigeria and a clueless President rigged into office under the joint supervision of Obasonjo and Professor Iwu.
HOW DO I ATTEND THE LECTURE?
CLICK ON THE LONDON SCHOOL ECONOMICS WEBSITE BELLOW AND FOLLOW THE LINKS THAT ALLOW YOU TO REGISTER AND GET A FREE TICKET TO EVENT VENUE. Registration starts from 9th March.
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can be requested from 10.00am on Monday 9 March.
Members of the public, LSE staff and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on the London School of Economics web listing from 10.00am on Monday 9 March.
HOW DO I GET TO VENUE OF EVENT?
London School of Economics
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2009Time: 6.00-8pmVenue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.
LSEHoughton StreetLondon WC2A 2AEEngland UK
Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) - on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn. Approximately a five minute walk
Temple (District and Circle lines) - on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately a five minute walk
Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately a ten minute walk
British Rail stations
Waterloo - other side of the River from the Strand over Waterloo Bridge. Approximately a 10-15 minutes walk. Trains to and from the south coast and south west of England.
Charing Cross - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately a ten-minute walk. Trains mainly to southeast London and into Kent.
Blackfriars - on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge. Approximately 10 -15 minutes walk. Trains mainly to south London and south east England but also the First Capital Connect line through north London.
St Pancras International - on Euston Road, close to King's Cross mainline station. Take the Piccadilly Line from King's Cross-to Holborn; from where it is a five minute walk (see 'Holborn' above). Serves the Eurostar and trains to the Midlands.
Buses that stop on or near the Aldwych are:
Numbers: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, X68, 76, 77a, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341 and 521.
Each bus stop should show which buses stop there and their frequency. On the front of the bus the final destination will be given. It may also show the names of the main stops on its route.
The Liberty Forum will be making available flyers and placards at the venue but you are advised to bring home made flyers and placards. We shall do everything within the laws of United Kingdom to make the voice of Nigerian’s oppressed by Obasonjo and his colleagues in Nigeria heard in far away UK.
Convener Liberty Forum.
Dr (Mrs) Omolola Briggs Co Convener
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s Congress.
Ogundamisi currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and community and social empowerment.
He graduated with a B.SC in Political Science from University of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
Ogundamisi was appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.