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United Nations organisation (UNO) deserves our accolade for being a platform for nations to discuss and find solutions to the world’s diverse problems. We reasoned that had it mean that such a platform does not exist the world would have been in utter disarray.

Unfortunately, there are countless people and communities in the world that know next to nothing about the importance of UNO. Unodays project is just out to raise awareness on the roles of UN among people and local communities around the world that know little or nothing about UNO. We hope to achieve this through our volunteers’ press cuttings, clips of video and audio news etc. obtained from various local communities’ media germane to the various objectives of UN days which would be posted here and during any of the days UNO commemorates we shall present a summary of news reports that volunteers have posted in our blog (later website) thereby raising awareness about what UNO has done and been doing.

We hope to achieve this by organising seminars, workshop, and conferences whichever we found appropriate through face to face or online meetings. Our target audiences are local community people, pupils and students of schools and Universities. During this time we hope to give support (e.g. scholarships) to University students, pupils of schools and victim of e.g. domestic violence in a locality on the day we are joining UNO to commemorate.

A number of opportunities are available for those who want to work with us. See below some of them and you could write through the address below for additional roles.

Volunteer reporter- This category of volunteer which could be anyone and do not need to forward a formal application for consideration but will search news items from their country of residence as published in newspapers or website of newspapers or/and newsmagazines and will either post scanned copies of press cuttings (which do not have to be a full story) or/and post a summary of the news reported with a web link to where the news was published here

Volunteer Advisory Board member(application required- To: The Director, unodays project, C/o Olubodun, O.J. University of Lagos, CMUL., P.M.B 12003, Lagos Nigeria; email: unodays@gmail.com Tel:+2348066389422, Skype:olufemi.olubodun
Board members shall be invited to give talks and address member of the public, University students etc when UN days are being celebrated through either online facilities or offline arrangement. Members shall be invited to visit countries where unodays project will hold an event from time to time.
Main speakers at unodays events shall be paid an honorarium and the cost of travel and accommodation shall be funded where applicable but subject to availability of funds.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Some policemen are robbers, extortionists – AIG"

See below a copy of news item by Punch newspaper in Nigeria about policemen. Are policemen in other parts of the world be described this way? If not why is ours like this. I salute the courage of the AIG for saying the truth. Only very few Nigeria leader will say this. I pray he will not be 'punished' for the truth. Please enjoy this truth which we could all bear witnesses to but lacked the courage to stand up to the truth-the very reason Nigerians are suffering in the hands of the greedy and uncaring leaders: The Assistant Inspector-General of a Police, Zone 6 Command, Mr. Jonathan Johnson, has said many Nigerian police officers lose their lives daily because of their involvement in illegal activities. Johnson said this during his visit to Akwa Ibom State Police Command in Uyo on Tuesday. He said, “If you investigate our men, you will discover they are armed robbers. They are not contented with what they have. “We go to the road to extort money from people, engage in illegal business, and liaise with armed robbers.” The AIG warned that if any police officer was caught in any criminal acts, they would be dismissed. The AIG said, “No criminal has lived in his criminality and has never been caught. “If you want to live in palava, you will die in palava.” He alleged that police officers sold ammunition to criminals, aiding and abetting, manipulating cases, conniving with suspects and conspired with criminals. He said corruption was rampant in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Force. Johnson alleged that police officers supplied information to hoodlums, which aided the criminals to be able to kill policemen. He revealed that it was a policeman that gave information to a community in Nasarawa State, which led to the hoodlums killing over 60 policemen. He stated that police officers also became security guards for individuals and corporate bodies without any authority assigning them to the beat. “The police officers turn themselves to security guards for individuals and corporate organisations without any one assigning them. “They also go on illegal duty for the purpose of extorting money from drivers and motorists,” he said. He stated that the police officers would not want to pay for the houses they lived. Johnson stated that these attributes had worked against the police as the public no longer had respect for the police. He said, “We have turned tyrannical to the public, that is why we receive condemnation everywhere we go.” Source:http://www.punchng.com/news/ome-policemen-are-robbers-extortionists-aig/ .Aug14th 2013

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