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Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by politicoNG: 3:58pm On May 13
Prof Odinkalu is a former Chairman of National Human Rights Commission and currently the senior legal officer for Africa, Open Society Justice Initiative.

The Conference which is scheduled to hold from May 22-26, 2022 has the theme “Rule of Law and Democratic Evolution in Nigeria”.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=430889349039744&id=100063560468956
(SPIDEL Chairman, Monday Ubani's reaction to Deborah's murder);

Personal Statement by Chidi Anselm Odinkalu Concerning the Proposed SPIDEL Conference in Sokoto

Good morning,

1. I am gratified that the Chairman of SPIDEL, my brother, Monday Ubani, MoU, has responded to this horrific incident in Sokoto. Sadly, much of the contents of his statement is beside the point at best. Other parts are gratuitously insulting. It seems clear his statement is more focused on saving a conference, which can take place anywhere, or on NBA politics, which is unending rather than on valorising human life and responsible government. The issues here are clear & his statement fails to reckon with any of them at all. That is why I consider it necessary to respond.

2. To begin with, if his comparison with Owerri & Imo State was meant to make any point, it fails. I would oppose the scheduling of any such conference by the NBA or any of its organs in Imo State right now without thinking twice about it and with a clear conscience. That part of his statement I found both cheap & self defeating.

3. So, MoU sent an sms to the state governor – who, by the way, was characteristically out of the state when this happened & did not see fit to return immediately. And he says that the state government did not do the killing, as if anyone said it did. That is worse than setting up a proverbial straw-man in order to demolish it.

4. If all that MoU has done is send sms to the state governor & HAG, he sadly fails to get the point about this. You mean, all that bloviating evident on the face of his statement was done in order to convey the point that he has sent a mere SMS to the state governor?! And on the back of that he accuses colleagues of lacking “locus” whatever that means.

5. The reality is life has lost meaning in Nigeria. SPIDEL was set up to defend the meaning of human life in Nigeria. I know because I did. In case my brother does not recall, the guarantor of life under our constitution is not the state governor. It is the president. I may have missed it but I am yet to see what the President or Federal Govt has said about this incident. Nor has MoU said that he sent an sms to the President or to Abubakar Malami, since, in his view, an SMS is all that this incident requires. But an SMS addressed to the wrong recipient is not an SMS at all.

6. We do not need to be lawyers going to a conference in Sokoto to care about pre-Neanderthal killings of Nigerians anywhere in Nigeria. His line about people lacking locus is a gratuitous insult to a traumatised people.

7. I was prepared to suspend final decision on participating in Sokoto until I heard from the leadership of SPIDEL. Having now heard from them, it is clear to me that they do not get the significance of this issue. I am now convinced that I will be unable to accept an invite to participate in the SPIDEL conference.

8. So, I, Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, am cancelling my participation. I will, in addition, actively campaign against the meeting. Everyone has to take their own decision. The SPIDEL leadership has taken its decision. I have taken mine. This is a matter of conscience.

I am City-Zen Chidi. This is my stand.

https://barristerng.com/deborah-samuel-prof-odinkalu-cancels-participation-in-sokoto-spidel-conference-over-stoning-of-student-for-blasphemy/

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Moferere: 4:03pm On May 13
It baffles me how people think they can fight for God undecided

Bunch of fools

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by ChoCho54(f): 4:03pm On May 13
Good one there.

Op do you have the Monday Ubani speech?

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by politicoNG: 4:05pm On May 13

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Sabadon(m): 4:06pm On May 13
This country is spiralling to self implosion get out while you can.

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Honourable1901(m): 4:06pm On May 13
Thank you professor !
This is one of the best measures to handle and deal with religious banditry,extremism and intolerance. It's unacceptable and shouldn't be taken with levity.
Do you know how annoying and insulting it is for Muslims to call a Christian an infidel? Yet we move on and don't care.
All this islamic animals that calls themselves faithfuls all practice that religion because they were born into it,same as we Christians ..and won't seek knowledge because they don't want to.

It's so ridiculous atiku who claims to be liberal couldn't stand his ground because of vote ,that's shows his level of insanity

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Charlesdock(m): 4:06pm On May 13
Nice one.

The thing is how education didn't enter those guys to value a human life!

There is really no justification for ending a human life that didn't end another!

If it were done by illiterates we would have said religion had blinded their eyes but done by students, acclaimed educated folk?!

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Ajay7411: 4:06pm On May 13
See how they roast human being like burnt offering cry angry

I shed tears of sorrow after watching the video.

Those people will know no peace in their religion of peace angry

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Ajay7411: 4:06pm On May 13
See how they were happy to burn her with tires cry cry cry

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Ajay7411: 4:06pm On May 13
May her killers know no peace cry cry cry

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by tutudesz: 4:07pm On May 13
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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by SmartPolician: 4:07pm On May 13
This young professor should join local politics and contest for state governor.

Don't allow some idiotic politicians to keep destroying your state.

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by MAGG0T(m): 4:07pm On May 13
shocked


I'm waiting for Afonja head slammers to condemn it,...

Oh I can remember their Lord El druggie said Yorubas and Fulanis are one

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Orlu13: 4:07pm On May 13
The video of how they killed that lady is still disturbing me since yesterday...so painful

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by MichaelSokoto(m): 4:07pm On May 13
no need 4 long grammar 4rm d Prof...

Jez tell dem, "I nor dey com"!

very simple & short!
cool

u support dis sokoto killin & still support Puutinoskis senseless war...

Ogun lo ma pa yin, Olohun!
angry

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by MangekyoAlt: 4:07pm On May 13
Good. But I disagree with something. Life hasn't lost value in Nigeria. It has lost value in northern Nigeria- the shit hole or hell hole of the country.
The place where thousands are killed every month and murthafuckers do nothing, even go as far as releasing "repented" ones among them. The way these guys did what they did with energy and basically felt relief and were happy because they stoned and then roasted another human to death for doing what again? Oh yeah, insulting their stupid god, made me realize that theyre no different from wild beasts. I'm done with northerners FR FR

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:07pm On May 13
Good start from there.
This must be condemn by everybody


We keep wondering,
If these so called undergraduates can behave in an animalistic way like this and show this level of intolerance, what do we expect from the stark illiterates that do not even know what education is?

In this 21st century?
This is alarming.
This is petryfying.
This is Barbaric.
This must be condemn from all angles.

The evil perpetrators must be brought to book like NOW!!!

placeofallure:


Do you know the most frightening thing? I was on a media page and many comments came in supporting the killing. Some even dared christians to come to Sokoto, that there'll be more killings. Are those not potential terrorists? If this were in a saner clime, they will immediately be put under watchlist. Here, we'll fold our arms until another evil happens and the politicians, as usual, will come out to condemn the acts and everything ends there.
That is not just right at all.
Deborah's killer must be fished out, to nip this senseless killings/murders in the bud once and for all.
This is 21st century for crying out loud.

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by engrglover(m): 4:07pm On May 13
I wish we can boycott anything coming from the north. I’m so heartbroken. What a world we live in

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:08pm On May 13
The True and Real Muslims (the ones we know and have as friends, neighbors, clients, Should always preach this message to the fanatics, the animals in human skin among them, they make people say rubbishabout their religion.
Do not be like the Muslim on the image below


Quran tells us to ignore Blasphemy because in Islamic law, there is no punishment for blasphemy.

 
“And when you see those who engage in making fun of Our revelations (Blasphemy), stay away from them till they turn to another topic.
And if Satan causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers).


Quran (6:68)

 
From the above verse, the stance of present-day Muslims goes totally against the teachings of the Quran. Whenever anyone in their judgment commits an act of ‘abuse of the Prophet in speech or in writing, they instantly demand that all those who insult the Prophet be beheaded.

 
This verse of the Quran makes it plain that it is not the task of the Muslims to establish “media watch” offices and hunt for anyone involved in acts of defamation of the Prophet, and then plan for their killing as in the case of what happened in Sokoto.

So where did this thirsty animals got their own doctrine from.
Something URGENT needs to be done to STOP this act of BABARISM.

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by seanery: 4:08pm On May 13
Sigh
Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by FemiLAWAL1O: 4:08pm On May 13
How five banks were robbed in less than 3 hours in Nigeria





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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Greenscientist: 4:08pm On May 13
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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by zenithal: 4:08pm On May 13
In the eyes of most northerners, the students did not do anything wrong.

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Greenscientist: 4:08pm On May 13
Moferere:
It baffles me how people think they can fight for God undecided

Bunch of fools

What does it mean to fight for God?

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by osinbanjoisaliar: 4:08pm On May 13
All these one wen we dey draw battle lines over this issue no be the way to go. Everybody don dey force their associates and friends to pick which side of the divide them dey. How that one go take solve this issue. This issue require communal discourse and analytical robust discussions. Any other way go just give the bad eggs for our midst more followers and sympathizers

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Plus10(m): 4:08pm On May 13
When will Buhari condem the evil act?

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by Jakpon: 4:08pm On May 13
Moferere:
It baffles me how people think they can fight for God undecided
The sokoto psychopath were not fighting for God. They murdered the girl because she allegedly blasphemed their prophet, Mohammed. They killed her because of Mohammed not because of God

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by splendid2: 4:08pm On May 13
Babarians

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Re: Deborah Samuel: Prof Odinkalu Cancels Participation In Sokoto SPIDEL Conference by jiz: 4:09pm On May 13
Life is sacred and every soul is precious to God.
Humanity is greater than any religion.

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