Saturday, 9 January 2010
The save Nigeria Protest in London now moved to 15 January 2010
You need to join the multitude to fight for your country. If you fail to join, the stigmatisation will continue to affect us and the future of our children. Farouk's incident could be a blessing in disguise to all Nigerians in addressing weaknesses in our democratic system and earning the respect we duly deserve at both national and international communities. Stand up and be counted!!!
• Where is President Musa Yar'Adua?•
Nigerian government should respect the constitution•
Sovereign National Conference now!•
Stop the criminalisation of Nigerians!•
Nigerians are no terrorists!•
Respect the Rights of Nigerians!
The Save Nigeria Working Group met with the London Metropolitan Police on Friday 8 January 2010 at the Charing Cross police station to review our application for a protest march that was initially scheduled for Tuesday 12th January 2010. Concerns were raised that more people than expected were indicating an interest to attend. In order for the police to adequately protect both participants and members of the public, it was agreed that the protest will be moved to Friday 15 January 2010.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday 15 January 2010 - London12 pm – 15:15 arrival and protest at Parliament Square SW1P315:15 – 17:30 protest moves to Nigerian High Commission (WC2N 5BX)
If possible bring your flags, placards and come dressed in the Nigerian colours of green and white. Organisers will also provide banners and placards on the day.
For further information please contact:Phone: 07984212553
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.