Tuesday, December 22, 2009

END OF YEAR MEETING HELD IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

The Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea held an end of year meeting which was meant to introduce the new councellor- Mr. Kim Myong Song who would be replacing Mr. Han Man Hyok as the councellor coordinating NNCSJI activities.

The meeting also deliberated on the activities of NNCSJI for the 2009 and a plan for the 2010 activities. For the proposed activities for 2010 (see attached schedule). In attendance were: Dr. Saddiqque Abba of the University of Abuja, Mall. Umar, Mall. Buhari, Mall. Abubakar Mahmud and Mall. Hashim Balarabe, all of the University of Abuja, Mr. Nicholas of the Nigerian Union of Journalists. and Dr. Bazza of the Federal College of Education, Zuba.






FROM L TO R DR. LAWAN,MR. SONG, DR. ALHASSAN, MR. HAN AND DR. SADDIQQUE

THE YEAR 2010 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA
Members of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea met on December, 2009, reviewed activities of the committee for the year 2009 and agreed on the schedules of activities the committee would embark upon in the year 2010. The details composed of two parts namely lecture series and group discussions. The specifics are as follows:
PART ONE
Series of lectures would be delivered by Dr. Saddiggue Abubakar Abba to students of the University of Abuja throughout the first and second semesters which would span the year 2010.These lectures would centre on Juche Idea, Juche Philosophy, Songun Politics , the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea dear leader Comrade Kim IL Sung, the works and achievements of the current leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jung IL, Prospect for Korean Reunification, among others. The Study group on Kimilsungism based at the Nigerian Union of Journalism intends to organise lecture series for journalists. Furthermore, the branches at the Nasarawa State University Keffi and the Federal College of Education Zuba would also organise series of lectures to their members.
PART TWO
JANUARY 2010
1) There shall be group reading and discussions on Juche Idea at all branches. New members would be welcome into the Juche family nationwide.
FEBRUARY 2010
1) Group discussions to be held on the works and achievements of the current leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jung IL
MARCH 2010
1) Group discussions to be held on the works and achievements of the founder of
the DPR of Korea dear leader Comrade Kim IL Sung.
APRIL 2010
1) Seminar on Songun Politics of the DPR of Korea at all our branches.
MAY 2010
1) Group discussions on Juche Philosophy.
JUNE 2010
1) Group discussions to be held to commemorate forty-five years when the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL stated work at the Central Committee pf the Workers Party of Korea.

JULY 2010
1) Study group on the life, exploits and achievements of the Great Leader Kim IL
Sung.
2) A committee to organise the visit of the Secretary General of I.I.J.I,
Dr. Ogami Ken Ichi
AUGUST 2010
1) Group discussions to be held on the significance of commemorating the day of Korea’s Liberation.
2) Hosting of the visiting Secretary General of I.I.J.I, Dr. Ogami Ken Ichi
SEPTEMBER 2010
1) Celebration of the national day of DPRK.
OCTOBER 2010
1) On 1st October, which is our National Day, there will be a group discussion on Nigeria’s developmental strides through Juche Idea.
NOVEMBER 2010
1) Group discussions on Korean Reunification.
DECEMBER 2010
1) The national committee to meet and review activities for the year 2010 and chart a new course for the forth coming year 2011. Top on the agenda of activities for the 2011would be the hosting of the Africa Regional Committee on the Study of Juche Idea in Nigeria.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

THE SPIRIT OF KORYO AND DEFEAT OF IMPERIALISM

 
   Free men die free, live in dignity, and exist on honour. They fear no 
  Man and respect no impostor. A free man abhors slavery, hates An
  usurper and no power will ever make him slave, even unto his grave.
  Ndaga philosophy.

Last month it was jubilations galore at the world of Koryo. The Koreans both in their physical and spiritual world clink glasses of victory over the reckless excesses of imperialism. Their long awaited freedom of unity, brotherhood and fraternity came to pass with opening of the first post imperial demarcation train crossing across the demarcated zones of cultural shame and political insanity. This symbolic feat is an indication of the many things coming as far as the unity of the two separated families is concern.
In the past, the Korean peninsular remains the most bizarre spots of imperial impunity on the face of the earth. For about over six decades, families were separated, matrimony destroyed, kinship compromised, social relations across blood, parentage and communalism were reduced to mere brigandage commodities of capitalism. The natural, national and supra-rational geo-political and historical landmark of the Korean peninsular was destroyed. The Korean peoples and their rich and legendary culture and history ceased to exist in the early fifties when they were reduced to just political coupons in the hands of imperial Europe and America.  

Historically, the Koreans are men of liberty living in the bowels of freedom. They are not only well cultured, but they are human species that are open to values and pride that could not afford them the luxury of being enslaved, not by imperial Japan, nor by the west as symbolized by America. They resisted political colonialism, abhors economic dependency, rejected the boundless excesses of capitalism, fought blind and aggressive demand of westernization and finally dealt a deadly blow on socio-economic and political isolationism.

For over four decades now, the peoples of the two Koreans have been praying hard against their separation. Across their artificial boarder lines songs were sung, letters of love and solidarity were written, flowers were grown as symbols of hope and life for the separated families. In their war against this inhumanity, they found succor and relief in their sound of silence. Outside their official and state positions, the two Koreans are one and the same. They have more in commonality than in differences. Their names, culture, language, history and world outlook are all the same. It is less surprising to see them dismantling this monster they all collectively love to hate.

I had the opportunity to be in the peninsular last four months courtesy of an invitation by the Korean Academy of Social Sciences[KASS]. What I saw was like the eight wonders of the world. On my way to the area I was more than equipped with the piece of propaganda that was the hallmark of western media in particular and indeed the media in general. The picture I had in my mind was that of a country where the entire fabric of social and economic existence was comatose. A country where dead bodies outnumbered the living ones. A place where starvation is a norm and nutrition a rare privilege. A nation of absolute deprivation and scarcity at a critical level. The plethora of lies and heaps of propaganda that I and the rest of my country men were infested with got evaporated few days into my visit in that country. At worst, one could sum up the situation in the Korea as a nation and a people who prefer isolation than slavery, sacrifice than surrender, rights than privileges and security than mere deceitful assurances. Especially in a world that is more interested in the material than the human. Or worlds where majority of its people are unrepentant thieves.

Today the Democratic peoples Republic of Korea(DPRK) is standing tall amidst international enmity and hatred. It is like a colossus bestriding the capitalist west and imperialism without fear or apology. It is a symbol of not only freedom but a bastion of, and citadel of political sovereignty. It defines socio-economic self reliance in a manner that is ultra-pragmatist. Infact, what makes the Korean experience legendry and a legacy for mankind especially those who aspires to human dignity and honour, is their tenacity and capability in safeguarding and securing themselves from foreign and imperial occupation. Their spirit of self defense, security and strategic thinking is second to none.


The DPRK is free today not because it is not on the menu list of the west. It is free because despite its aromatic and appetizing effect on the west, it could not be consumed like Afghanistan and Iraq because unlike the two, in Korea, the policy of Songum is the shield of the koryo. And the beginning of wisdom for the west is the fear of the Songum; else the west will get songummed eternally. In the last fifty years, the Korean people have done exceptionally well in spite of stiff and deep seated hatred, animosities and sabotage by the west. Their tenacity and perseverance is a testimony to the efficacy of the Juche philosophy on one hand, and on the other the futurological genius ness of their leader and founder, comrade Kim Il Sung of blessed memory.


As I salute their courage and candor, may I appeal that this train crossing as historical as it is should not be celebrated in isolation of other more pressing realities like dismantling all imperial protocols, treaties, armistices, state and diplomatic restrictions, economic and cultural blockades and most importantly, the wiping away of the artificial line across the 38 degrees parallel dividing the North and the South. More so, in their desperate effort to re-unite they must not forget about their common enemy who may be lurking around to snatch their happiness and turn it to sorrow. In the spirit of koryo and as a member of the Juche family, I say congratulations and we look forward to seeing more of these victories over and over again. 



 Dr. Abubakar Sadeeque Abba
Dept of Political Science
University of Abuja

Sunday, October 11, 2009

OCTOBER EVENTS MARKED IN ABUJA,NIGERIA

SIXTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF DPR OF KOREA MARKED IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

On thursday October 8, 2009, members of the executive council of the Nigeria National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea gathered in Abuja, Nigeria's capital to mark the sixty-fourth anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of the DPR of KoreaThe twelve-year anniversaty of the election of the Leader, Comrade Kim Jong IL as the Secretary General of the Wokers' Party of Korea. Below are highlights of the events in pictures.

SIXTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDING OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF KOREA HELD IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

Trust of People in the WPK
The Workers’ Party of Korea(WPK) has the perfect mass foundation.
It was founded on the solid mass basis. Through its foundation was proclaimed on October 10, 1945, immediately after Korea was liberated from the Japanese military occupation on August 15 the same year, the preparation for it had been made from nearly 20 years ago. President Kim Il Sung(1912-1994) formed the Down-with-Imperialism Union(DIU) on October 17,1926, which served as the historical roots of the WPK. Having perceived the important role of a party, the President put forth the line of founding the party, its roots struck deep among the broad masses of the people. It had been an established formula that a party makes public its program and rules before declaring its founding and building its affiliates. Kim Il Sung regarded this formula from a different angle. He thought that the formula would lead the party to be founded to separation from the masses, like oil on the water. Thus, the WPK established its basic organizations among the people from all walks of life, including workers and peasants, formed local branches based on them and organized its central committee, a method unprecedented in party founding. Its emblem bears a hammer, a sickle and a writing brush as suited to its character.
Since its foundation the WPK has successfully performed its mission and duty as a mass party. It effected land reform, equal rights for both sexes, nationalization of major industries and various other democratic reforms, satisfying the long-cherished desire of the Korean people, and pursued the people-oriented policies. While enjoying an independent, creative and worthwhile life in the embrace of the WPK all the Koreans came to keenly feel the preciousness of their happiness as well as of the WPK that ensured it. Thanks to this absolute trust in and support for the Party, Korea could make a historical miracle of having defeated the US-led imperialist allied forces, stronger in numbers and military and technical preparedness beyond comparison, and emerged victorious in the Korean war(1950-1953). Many Korean People’s Army soldiers blocked with their chests the muzzles of firing enemy guns and rushed forward under roiling tanks with bundles of grenades, shouting “Call me a member of the WPK!” Such facts are clear testimony to deep trust the Koreans placed in the WPK.
The WPK has built a socialist state centred on the masses of people, holding high the slogan, “We serve the people!” 
In the last years of the previous century when several socialist countries collapsed at one time, Korea safeguarded socialism with honour. It is a good example of thorough responsibility of the WPK for its people. In spite of the worst trials and hardship it faced due to the intensive anti-socialist offensives of the imperialist forces and consecutive natural disasters, Korea did not in the least experience any disturbance against government or social chaos, contrary to the prediction of the West. On the contrary, it firmed up the single-hearted unity of the whole society around the WPK.
The Juche idea underlines the people’s absolute trust in and support for the WPK. The Juche idea, authored by the President Kim Il Sung and enriched by General Kim Jong Il, is the idea that upholds the masses of the people as the most valuable and powerful in the world. The WPK has incorporated the idea, an invariable guideline, in its activities, thus administering the politics that loves and trusts the people. President Kim Il Sung”s dictum was that one emerges ever-victorious when he believes and relies on the people, but not when he turns his back on them and is forsaken by them. The dictum is the doctrine of the WPK today. The WPK exists only for the sake of the people and it deems it its duty to defend and ensure their interests and right to independence. The supreme principle of its activities is to promote the people’s well-being. It raises high the slogan, “Let the whole Party go among the masses!” ensuring that all its officials serve the people faithfully, always mixing with them. Its every line and policy reflects the opinions and demands of the masses; it never tolerates the slightest setback or weakening in the enforcement of the polices for the people-free education and medical care, tax-free arrangement and so on-however difficult the economic situation of the country may be. For this reason, the Koreans call the WPK the “motherly party”, entrust their destiny to it and wage a vigorous struggle to carry out its lines and policies.
As the tree with its roots struck deep stands firm in whatever fierce gales, the WPK that enjoys absolute trust of the people and has rock-solid mass foundation will never flinch in the face of any political turmoil of the world.  

National Chairman

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

ECHOES FROM KINSHASA¬¬¬; IMPERATIVE FOR AFRICA’S SECOND LIBERATION THROUGH JUCHE IDEA

On Friday the 1st of May, 2009 the African Regional Conference on the Study of Juche Idea was held in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo Democratic Republic. Various countries were duely represented at the Kinshasa conference, and Nigeria was equally there. Every country had only one delegate, but my country Nigeria was represented by two delegates; dr m . m. alhassan, of the department of geography university of Abuja, and my humble self.

Ordinarily, the flight from Nigeria to congo Kinshasa ought not to have been more than three hours, but due to the nature of our neo-colonial situations in both countries, the journey lasted for about ten hours, spanning two days with a stop over night in addis ababa Ethiopia. Without any national carrier in both Nigeria and congo, the citizens of these two countries are left with no other alternative than to engage the services of the Ethiopian airline. What a pity. These are countries that are suppose to be the torch bearers of africa’s development in the twenty first century. Nigeria with a population of over a hundred million, a land that is almost pregnant with all sort of natural endouments as well as resources that are to say the least, enormous. While the Congo DR has over eighty million population with an amazing land mass that is twice the size of Nigeria, and an avalanche of natural resources that are begging for serious and sincere leadership for their harnessing.

I and my national chairman Dr M. M. Alhassan left this country with a lot of expectations and apprehensions. Apprehensions because of the prolonged civil war that had almost become synonymous with the history of that country. Should we really go for this conference or just forget about it because of the security implications? But after some reflections we decided to go. After all is Niger Delta crises not in Nigeria? However, our apprehensions was overtaken by our spirit of solidarity and love for our African brothers in the family of juche. So off we went.

First, our disappointment started at the Kinshasa airport. My God! What a sight? Of all national and International airports that I had the privileged of passing through, none is as dilapidated and in a poor state of disrepair like the Kinshasa airport. In fact, some air strips are far more better than it. Next is the corruption at the official level. Who says there is corruption in Nigeria? Well what we witnessed in Kinshasa airport by men of Immigration of that country is the master of all corruptions. For a slight error of omission in my yellow form, the entire men of the service were mobilized at the airport. All of them were looking forward to what they can squeezed out of their August prey. At last, ten Dollars did the work and we all went our ways.

Our journey from the airport to our Hotel, the Sultani Hotel exposed everything that is there to be seen about the country. The roads are a shame unto themselves, the buildings are everything but standard, the environment was so appalling that I began to pray that this is not Kinshasa. But by the time that I settled down in my hotel room, the reality of a war ridden society dawned on me. This country has been in war since the beginning of their national history. This is a country that was clinically hijacked by western imperialism right from the point of their beginning. A people and a nation or very sorry, a country that was designed to serve as an appendage of human existence.

Inspite of all these appalling realities, we settled down to the business that brought us to Kinshasa. The Conference was not only well attended, but it was equally well conducted. One re-occuring decimal that runs throughout the papers presented was the need to have another second liberation in the continent of Africa. Papers from Nigeria, Uganda, and Egypt drew a lot of lessons from their national experiences to serve as models for other sister countries from the continent. While papers from Guinea Conakry, South Africa, Tanzania and the host country Congo DR dwelled so much on the ideological missing link in the struggle against neo-colonialism and imperialism in the continent.

After three days of brainstorming sessions, interlaced with some syndicated group sessions, the conference closed with renewed commitments and dedication from all participants to carry the message back home. As I packed my papers and picked my bag to leave the conference hall, I reflected on the various conferences that I attended in the past and how insincere and uncommitted were the participants in the ideals raised in those communiqué. In this continent, people are interested more in attending conferences than in implementing the resolutions passed in these foras. The challenge for me is to pass all that transpired in this conference to my students, friends, colleagues and the entire members of our Juche family.

Dr Saddiqque Abubakar Abba

Chairman,

Nigeria Study Group on Juche Philosophy and Lecturer

Department of Political Science, University of Abuja, NIGERA

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Seminar on Songun Politics Held in Nigeria



A seminar on the Juche idea, the Songun politics in the era of independence was held at University of Abuja of Nigeria on Apr. 6 on the occasions of the Day of the Sun and the 16th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.



Participants at the Seminar

Displayed in the venue of the seminar were photos showing the immortal exploits of his Songun revolutionary leadership.

Present at the Seminar were officials and members of the Nigerian National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea (NNCSJI), the Group for the Study of Kimjongilism, the Group for the Study of the Juche Philosophy and the Group for the Study of the Songun Politics of Nigeria and over five hundred staff and students of the University of Abuja. Also present there on invitation were staff members of the DPRK embassy in Abuja.


Participants viewing the Photographs



Participants viewing the Photographs


Participants having discussions after viewing
the Photographs



Participants viewing photographs on display

Thereafter, Mallam Buhari Muhammed Bello, a lecturer with the Political Science Department of the university said in an opening speech that the seminar held greater significance as it took place when the DPRK successfully launched its satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 with its own wisdom and technology. He warmly congratulated HE Comrade Kim Jong Il and the Korean people on behalf of the participants.



Mallam Buhari Muhammad Bello of the Department of Political Science


After the opening address, speeches were made. Abba Sadiqque Abubakar, chairman of the Nigerian Group for the Study of the Juche Philosophy, speaking under the title of "Foundation of the Juche idea and reality of the DPRK," referred to the fact that President Kim Il Sung had founded the Juche idea to meet the practical requirement of the Korean revolution, liberated the country usurped by the Japanese imperialists through the armed struggle on the basis of the idea, founded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea afterwards and developed it into a powerful socialist state. Saddiqque paper was delivered by Mallam Abdul-Rahman.


Mallam Abdul-Rahman delivering his speech


Mallam Abdul-Rahman delivering his speech
with academic staff of the University of Abuja
three invited embassy officials of the DPR of
Korea in Abuja seated


Dr Muhammad Wader, A Professor of International Relations and with about twenty-five years of teaching experience in the United State, spoke on North Korea’s Nuclear Programme and Western Countries Concerns. He opined that DRP of Korea has the right to pursue and possess nuclear programme and weapons



Dr. Muhammad Wader (A Professor of International Relations)
of the Department of Political Sciences
delivering his lecture during the seminar



Dr Muhammad Wader delivering his lecture



Dr Alhassan Mamman Muhammad, National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea, in his speech titled "The Songun politics and reunification of Korea" explained and proved the fact that the President indicated the essence of the issue on national reunification, set forth the most reasonable proposals and ways for reunification and opened an epochal phase for national reunification to achieve them.
A letter to Kim Jong Il was adopted there.



Some participants pose for a photograph in front
of Emmanuel Abisoye hall venue of the Seminar



Some participants chatting with Dr. Nazifi Abdullah
Darma of the Department of Economics, University
Abuja and the National Chairman in front of
Emmanuel Abisoye hall venue of the Seminar



Participants viewing the photographs on display
after the seminar was concluded

Undying Memory of Kim Jong Suk

Kim Jong Suk, one of the great persons of modern Korea, lived a short life (December 24, 1917-September 22, 1949), but she left an indelible trace in the memory of the Korean people. She is still remembered even after 60 years since she passed away.
She was a paragon in safeguarding and supporting President Kim Il Sung(1912-1994), peerless great man of the Korean nation.
She set out on the road of the armed struggle to liberate Korea from the Japanese imperialists at the age of 18. From then on she held that General Kim Il Sung is the very heart and top of the Korean revolution, and took it as her highest mission to protect him from danger. She made herself the General’s human shield in fierce battle and her noble image remains etched in the Koreans’ memory.
She never failed to fulfill any difficult tasks under all circumstances, if they were to implement the orders and ideas of the General. She always lived up to the expectations of the General in her undertaking of any tasks, be it combat mission, underground activity, cooking, nursing, uniform making or others.
She devoted herself to the health and safety of the General. During the anti-Japanese armed struggle full of marches and battles, she washed the General’s clothes and dried them with her own body temperature, putting them under her jacket in severe winter cold; she thinned her hair out to make insoles for him; she gathered floss silk, which she heard was bulletproof, and made a padded coat for the General. Even after Korea’s liberation on August 15, 1945, she still remained the bodyguard of the General and reliably defended his safety as a “shiftless sentry”.
She lived only fours years in the liberated country, but every nook and corner of the land bears the imprints of her activities to carry out the ideas and intention of President Kim Il Sung. Always standing in the van of the people to build a new Korea, she inspired them to take an active part in mass movements proposed by the President, including the general ideological mobilization movement for nation-building, a mass emulation drive for increased production, and the Pothong River improvement project, the first-ever nature-remaking project in the liberated Korea. She was indeed the closest comrade of Kim Il Sung and also his most faithful solider.
Kim Jong Suk was endowed with warm personality and sacred devotion.
In the days of the bloody anti-Japanese war she risked her own life to secure food for her comrade, even though she went hungry for days. She cooked meals and washed clothes of the guerillas during breaks of marches and camping, when all others fell asleep. She climbed up the shell-pounded hills with the cauldron of boiling gruel on her head for her comrade-in-arms. After liberation she found the bereaved children of the revolutionary martyrs and took maternal care of them so that they could become faithful personnel for the country. President Kim Il Sung in his lifetime recollected that Kim Jong Suk lived for others, not for herself, and hers was a life devoted to her comrades.
The greatest service she rendered is that she laid the solid foundation for the cause of President Kim Il Sung to be successfully carried forward.
She brought up her son, Kim Jong Il, to acquire the qualities and virtues befitting a great man – ardent love for the country and people, noble virtue and great humanity, resolute and audacious temperament, indomitable courage and pluck, generous character – since his childhood. At the last moment of her life she earnestly told her little son that he must respect President Kim Il Sung and successfully carry forward his cause. True to her will, Kim Jong Il, as the true successor to the President, has firmly defended the Korean-style socialism and is now ushering in a new era of building a great, prosperous and powerful nation.
Socialist Korea that has been winning one victory after another is inconceivable without her.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

KASS DELEGATION VISITS NIGERIA

In May 2009, a delegation from The Korean Association of Social Scientists on their way back to DPR of Korea from the 8th Meeting of the Africa Regional Committee on the Study of Juche Idea held in Kinshasa, Congon, D.R. stop over in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.



Kass delegation led by comrade Pak Yong In, section chief of at KASS Secretariat were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by: the DPRK Ambassador to Nigeria; DPRK embassy staff; and Dr. Alhassan, Dr Saddiqque and Mr. Nicholas, all executive members of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea. The second day, visiting KASS members met with some Juche Soldiers cross Nigeria



The third day saw KASS members visiting the University of Abuja, located some thirty-five kilometres away from our nation's capital-Abuja. The then Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Omole received KASS members on behalf of the then Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nuhu Yakubu. Prof. Nuhu has seen completed his tenure and the current Vice Chancellor is Prof. J.A.S. Adelabu.












Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SYNOPSIS OF 8TH BOARD MEETING OF ARCJI, KINSHASA 1ST MAY 2009.

AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE FOR STUDYING JUCHE IDEA OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, P.O.BOX 70863, KAMPALA, UGANDA. E mail: imbaguma53@yahoo.com. 4th May, 2009.To: Dr. Ogami Kenichi,Secretary General IIJI.Comrade Pak Kun Gwang,Korea Association of Social Scientists.All Board Directors,Africa Regional Committee for studying Juche Idea.

Comrades,SYNOPSIS OF 8TH BOARD MEETING OF ARCJI, KINSHASA 1ST MAY 2009.I have arrived back safely in Kampala; I hope that you too have arrived back home safely.CONGRATULATIONS!I salute and congratulate the Congolese National Organizing Committee for successfully organizing and conducting the 8th Board meeting of ARCJI and seminar in Kinshasa. On record I must put names of Professor Octave Kamwiziku, Dr. Mukelenge Vele, Comrade Otete Mboyo Gaston and Comrade Yangana for working tirelessly to ensure the success of the meeting and make our stay in Kinshasa comfortable. I thank Comrade Ogami Kenichi for guiding the proceedings and for his keynote address; and I thank Comrade Pak Kun Gwang and other officials from KASS for the material support.Of special mention are the enthusiastic students of the University of Kinshasa and members of the Lumumbist Party of Congo whose participation gave the seminar its true purpose and colour. I urge all of you comrades, to study the rich content of each paper which was presented at the seminar, and cause the multiplication of each paper to be circulated to every member of our study groups.SOME ORGANIZATIONAL SHORT COMINGSHowever, the views expressed hereunder were shared by all Board Directors, namely:• Dr. Kamwiziku Octave (DR Congo)• Dr. Francis Lyimo (Tanzania)• Dr. Al Hassan Mamman Mohammed (Nigeria)• Mr. Yahya Zakaria Khairullah (Egypt)• Mr. Eddie Kekana (South Africa)• Mr. Riad Challoub (Guinea Conakry)• Mr. Medhane (Ethiopia)• Mr. Baguma Isoke (Uganda)• And in attendance was Dr Abubaker Sadeeque Abba (Nigeria) in a meeting we held in the evening on 2nd May 2009 at Flats Hotel Luntu.Arising from our experiences in Conakry, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Kinshasa, there have been a re-occurrence of problems and weaknesses regarding preparations for and sustaining Africa Regional Board meetings and seminars. These weaknesses include – o Lack of knowledge regarding what percentage of the expenses for the meeting a national organizing committee has got to contribute.o Lack of knowledge of what support IIJI and KASS are to make;o Lack of guidelines as for which expenses or items a board member (delegate) has got to raise money.At every occasion, board Directors have regrettably experienced hardships and humiliation when they proceeded to travel without adequate advisories from the host countries concerning entry visa, airport tax, internal security, weather, health regulations, economic situation, being received at the airport, transport to and fro the airport, internal travel, sight-seeing, cultural performances, accommodation, meals, telephone services etc, etc..We have always witnessed with embarrassment angry arguments between hotel managers and our hosts concerning payments for our welfare.THE WAY FORWARDContemporary Africa is embroiled in the second liberation against imperialism and neo-colonialism to consolidate meaningful independence and self-reliance. As we all recall; the armed struggle was aimed at overthrowing the occupying colonial forces and gain political independence. The epicenter of the armed struggle was in Kenya, Algeria, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia etc. Progressive and friendly countries, governments and organizations in DPRK, China, USSR, Cuba and Eastern Europe did the following; Transferred technology i.e. trained young African men andv women in battle drills, guerrilla tactics, commando marshal arts, and weapons handling; Provided hardware i.e. guns an ammunitions;v Providedv other supplies i.e. combat uniforms, medicines, vehicles, communication gadgets and intelligence on the enemy; Exerted diplomatic pressure and economicv sanctions on the villain colonizing countries.All the above provisions cost money and the progressive governments who donated the money did so resolutely.Today, Africa needs a liberating revolutionary philosophy. Africa yearns for the JUCHE IDEA, but not for hardware weapons.Studying the JUCHE IDEA is not like studying music, dance, or doing a hairstyle. Studying JUCHE IDEA cannot be compared to learning how to swim or how to play golf or soccer. Indeed after one has known how to swim, how to play golf etc. that is the end of the story. But JUCHE IDEA is a highly loaded package---it transforms the whole person, the whole nation is transformed dynamically from a subservient one to an innovative individual, a booming nation.All along, national study committees have gratefully been getting what we call analgesic doses [to relieve the pain without curing the infection]; now the study committees need a real full curative or immunization dose. ..Quite frankly and realistically, we need adequate funding to bring about the embodiment of the JUCHE IDEA into manifestos of political parties and ultimately into national constitutions. But at the present rate of performance, we are equated to golf clubs! It is with a heavy heart that we say this… For us to meet every two years without observers from national committees, and with stagnant [in some cases declining] numbers in regional seminars is discouraging us the leaders and demotivating new students.The spread of religions sects, political ideologies and western lifestylesContemporary Africa is experiencing rapid advances of religious factions and life styles from America and Europe which are denting and in most cases completely overthrowing African traditional values. Political parties in Europe are directly funding political parties and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which collaborate in their neo-colonial drive.Comrades,Unlike the regions of Latin America, Europe and Asia, Africa is the only region where the JUCHE IDEA is growing fastest and where its impact is greatest. At the same time, Africa is the only region where the adherents of the Juche Idea cannot on their own finance activities of its dissemination to cause the much needed transformation of the body politic.In conclusion, the Board Directors of the African Regional Committee for Studying JUCHE IDEA request both IIJI and KASS to do the following:-1. step up financial support to national study committees and,2. provide guidelines on funding regional board meetings and seminars.

The struggle continues!

BAGUMA ISOKE
Director General,
ARCJI.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

THE ACTIVITIES OF YEAR 2008 DONE BY THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA

The activities of year 2008 done by the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea composed of two parts namely lecture series and group discussions. The specifics are as follows:
PART ONE
Series of lectures were delivered by Dr. Saddiggue Abubakar Abba to students of the University of Abuja throughout the first and second semesters which span the year 2008.These lectures centre on Juche Idea, Juche Philosophy, Songun Politics , the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung, the works and achievements of the current leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL, Prospect for Korean Reunification, the economic sanctions on DPR of Korea, among others. The Study group on Kimilsungism based at the Nigerian Union of Journalism organised lecture series for journalists.
PART TWO
Ø JANUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a new year message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL
2) There was a group reading and discussions on Juche Idea.
3) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea in support of the reunification proposal clarified in the New Year joint editorial of the DPR of Korea.
Ø FEBRUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL on his birth day anniversary
2) The National Committee in conjunction with the high ranking officials in Nigeria constituted the preparatory committee to celebrate and commemorate the births days of President Kim IL Sung and Great Leader Kim Jong IL.
3) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL
Ø MARCH 2008
1) Seminar on the Songun Politics of the DPR of Korea.
2) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea condemning the actions of the Japan against the DPR of Korea.
APRIL 2008
1) The National Committee sent a message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL on the birth day anniversary of President Kim IL Sung
2) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung,
3) The National Committee released a commemorating bulletin on the birth day of President Kim IL Sung
Ø MAY 2008
1) Group discussions on Juche Philosophy.
Ø JUNE 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the 19th to commemorate forty-four years when the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL stated work at the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) The National Chairman of the National Committee released a statement in support of the June 15 joint declaration.
Ø JULY 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War
2) Study group on the life, exploits and achievements of the Great Leader Kim IL Sung was held on the 8th.
3) The national committee held a general meeting for the mid year and reviewed activities carried out in the last six months and strengthens her resolve to carry-out the scheduled activities for the rest of the year.
Ø AUGUST 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the Liberation Day.
2) Group discussions were held on the significance of commemorating the day of Korea’s Liberation.

Ø SEPTEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il on the Foundation Day of the DPR of Korea.
2) Celebration of the national day of DPRK.
Ø OCTOBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the Foundation of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) On 1st October, which is our National Day, there was a group discussion on Nigeria’s developmental strides through Juche Idea.
3) Activities on October 10, the Foundation day of the Workers’ Party of Korea
Ø NOVEMBER 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the sanctions imposed on DPR of Korea, the six party talks, Korean Reunification and the nuclear standoff.
Ø DECEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the anniversary of his appointment as the supreme commander of the Korean Peoples Army.
2) The national committee held a general meeting and reviewed activities of the national committee and the regional groups for the year 2008 and charted a new course for the forth coming year 2009. Top on the agenda of activities for the 2009 is the opening of a new branch at the Nassarawa State University, Keffi Nassarawa State, National Seminar of Juche Idea and Songun Politics in the independence Era and the resuscitation of the branch at the College of Education at Zuba.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman,
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea.

THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JOINT DECLARATION OF THE NORTH/SOUTH OF KOREA

On the 13th of June, 2009, adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria marked the ninth anniversary of the joint North/South of Korea declaration during the study group session. After the study group session, it was unanimously agreed that a letter of solidarity be written to His Excellency, the Leader of the D.P.R of Korea. Below is the text of the letter.


Pyongyang June 13th, 2009

His Excellency, Comrade Kim Jong IL,
The General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea,
The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the
Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, the Supreme
Commander of the Korean Peoples’ Army.

His Excellency,
On behalf of all the adherents of Juche idea in Nigeria, I congratulate his Excellency on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of joint declaration of the North/South Korea.

June 15th is the anniversary when a new chapter was opened in the history of Korean reunification movement. On June 15th , 2000, the first-ever inter-Korean summit meeting was held in Pyongyang, DRP of Korea after the country’s division and there the historic Joint Declaration was adopted, a landmark event in Korean reunification movement.

We the adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria identify and support the main spirit of the Joint Declaration which is ‘by our nation itself’. The reunification of the Korean Peninsula can only be achieved by the concerted efforts of Koreans themselves without any outside interference.

The adoption of the joint Declaration ushered in eye-opening events in Korea’s reunification movement. All Koreans, whether living in the North or in the South, have adhered to the Joint Declaration, thus promoting reconciliation, unity and cooperation and vigorously advancing the reunification movement.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman

NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA MARKS THE FIFTEEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING AWAY OF ETERNAL PRESIDENT OF THE D.P.R OF KOREA.

His Excellency, Comrade Kim Jong IL,
The General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea,
The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the
Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, The Supreme
Commander of the Korean Peoples’ Army.

His Excellency,

We, the adherents of Juche idea in Nigeria join Koreans, millions of socialists and peace lovers all over the world in marking the fifteen anniversary of the passing away of founder and eternal President of the D.P.R of Korea, great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung.

The sun of the twenty-first century laid a solid foundation for powerful and sovereign D.P.R of Korea that has been a beacon of hope and inspiration to socialists and peace lovers all over the world. The great leader President Kim IL Sung founded the Juche Idea; the man centered philosophical idea through practical activities and successfully embodied it in the revolution and construction. Today, as we mark this occasion here in Nigeria, we rededicate ourselves to the ideals and pledge to continue spreading Juche Idea.

We once more sincerely wish Your Excellency good health and happiness and greater successes in your noble work of building a prosperous and powerful country and achieving the cause of world independence. The great leader President Kim IL Sung will always be with us.


Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman,
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea.

THE 8TH BOARD MEETING OF THE AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA (ARCSJI) HELD AT FADEN HOUSE 117, Av Colonel TSHATSHI IN KINSHASA, T










































THE SPECIFIC TASK OF SELF SUFFICIENCY AND DEVELOPMENT OF INDEPENDENT AFRICA BY DR ALHASSAN MAMMAN MUHAMMAD,
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA. BEING TEXT OF THE LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE 8TH BOARD MEETING OF THE AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA (ARCSJI) HELD AT FADEN HOUSE 117, Av Colonel TSHATSHI IN KINSHASA, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO FROM APRIL 30TH TO MAY 3RD, 2009.


FORWARD
The 8th board meeting of the African Regional Committee on the Study of Juche Idea was held beiween April 30th to May 3rd 2009 in Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo. The text below represents the paper presented at the meeting.

INTRODUCTION
Africa, the second largest of Earth’s seven continents, covers 23 percent of the world’s total land area and containing 13 percent of the world’s population. Africa is a land of great diversity. If you were to trek across the continent, you would pass through lush, green forests and wander vast, grassy plains. You would cross barren deserts, climb tall mountains, and ford some of the mightiest rivers on Earth. You would meet diverse people with a wide range of cultures and backgrounds and hear hundreds of different languages. You would pass through small villages where daily life remains largely the same as it has been for hundreds of years.
Africa plays a very important role in the global mineral economy, producing about three-quarters of the world’s cobalt; half of the global supply of platinum, chromium, and diamonds; approximately one-third of all gold, manganese, and uranium; one-fifth of all bauxite; and one-tenth of the world’s petroleum. Minerals account for at least half of export earnings in 12 African countries, and 90 percent or more of exports in Angola, Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, and Zambia. The countries of the Sahel and East Africa, where mineral production is unimportant, are notable exceptions.
North Africa is one of the world’s major centres of oil production, and Libya, Algeria, and Egypt are among Africa’s top producers of crude petroleum. Algeria has vast reserves of natural gas as well. North Africa is also rich in phosphate deposits and production, Morocco being a leader in world output. Of lesser significance in the region are coal, iron ore, uranium, platinum, lead, zinc, and cobalt.
West and Central Africa also contain significant oil reserves. Nigeria is Africa’s top petroleum producer, and Angola, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo are other important oil-producing countries. West and Central Africa also possess some of the world’s most significant sources of cobalt, manganese, potash, bauxite, and copper. Guinea has about one-third of the world’s reserves of bauxite, the commercial source of aluminium. Other minerals of economic significance are iron ore, gold, diamonds, tin, uranium, phosphate, columbite, and titanium.
Africa has several of the world’s greatest rivers. The Congo, which alone accounts for some 38 percent of the continent’s discharge into the ocean, drains an area of more than 4.1 million sq km (1.6 million sq mi), ranking second only to South America’s Amazon River in terms of discharge and size of drainage basin. The Nile, which extends for 6,695 km (4,160 mi), is the world’s longest river; it occupies the fourth largest drainage basin. Other important rivers include the Niger in West Africa and the Zambezi in southern Africa. These river courses provide ideal conditions for hydroelectric power generation. Africa has about 40 percent of the world’s hydroelectric potential, but only a small proportion has been developed.
Africa has the second largest tropical rain forest, the Congo basin after the Amazon in Brazil. The southern part of West Africa is thickly forested and produces a wide variety of cash crops such as cocoa from Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria; palm oil mainly from Nigeria; cotton from Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, among others.

Yet rather than these huge resource bases being a driver of African development, in many cases, their extraction has resulted in crisis and conflicts with the resultant hunger, refugees, militancy, rebel movements, killings, among others. Examples include: the Niger Delta militants fighting the global oil companies extracting oil in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria; the blood diamonds trade that brought Liberia to its knees, the Tuareg rebellion in the uranium rich department d’agades region of Niger Republic; the problem in eastern Congo DR which is partly over the resources in that part of the country.
During the first period of colonialism, several Western European countries—led by Portugal, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Britain—used their colonial territories to provide them with goods for consumption and trade. In the late 18th century, the Industrial Revolution brought mechanized production to many nations and ushered in a second period of colonialism. Industrialized countries could produce much larger quantities of goods and resources than had previously been possible. To achieve this level of production they relied on colonies to provide raw materials for building and powering machines and for supplying their factories. These countries and many of the people living in them experienced increases in wealth and ease of access to essential resources and staple foods.
The colonies in Africa did not share in these gains. Often, the resources of the colonies were exploited and plundered by the colonizing countries. In the colonies, the production of cash crops and raw materials for manufacturing diverted indigenous peoples from doing subsistence work, such as growing food crops, gardening or tending livestock. Others were simply displaced from their land as was the case in Azania (South Africa), Zimbabwe and many other African countries. Native Africans had been self-sufficient as farmers, herders, or hunter-gatherers; now they became dependent, for the first time, on outsiders for their basic needs, and many became poor.
Some social scientists argue that wealthier developed countries continue to practice a form of colonialism, known as neo-colonialism. The affluence of these countries is based to a large extent on favourable trade with the developing world. Developed countries have been able to get inexpensive natural resources from poorer countries especially in Africa. For example, oil for power, ores and minerals for manufacturing durable goods, and manufactured goods made by low-wage workers in factories operated by multinational corporations. This practice contributes to the dependency of poorer countries while not raising their standards of living.

From 1960 to 1980 most newly independent African countries launched ambitious development plans to lift the standard of living of their peoples, who had suffered years of colonial misrule and exploitation. Development projects were launched to spur economic development by promoting manufacturing and other industries. One major goal of industrialization was for a nation to spend less on imports by producing the consumer goods that formerly had to be imported (such as textiles, tires, chemicals, fertilizers, paper, glass, ceramics, and electrical equipment). This strategy, known as import substitution, faltered in the 1960s because of the inability of new African manufacturers to produce consumer goods efficiently. New factories required imported machinery and other costly goods to sustain production. The high costs made local manufacturers inefficient and incapable of competing with foreign manufactured products. The efforts were also hampered by the relatively low demand for consumer goods by Africa’s small markets.
The reality was quite different. First, the export-promotion strategy was crippled by declining world prices for African raw materials. Second, what wealth was generated in the developed areas was often expatriated to foreign investors, siphoned off by national governments, or spent on ostentatious public works and imported consumer goods for urban residents. The promised economic spill over effects was minimal.
This rapid and intensive exploitation of the continent’s natural resources holds both dangers and positive potential. Africa’s resource rich countries are characterized by the condition known as the ‘resources curse’, in which resource abundance is often correlated with high levels of corruption, conflict, underdevelopment, poverty and inequality. However, Africa’s natural resources are value neutral and have the potential to be the catalyst for sustained long-term development, as well as economic and social growth. Central to development and self sufficiency is the issue of ideology. The inability of African countries to be self sufficient and attain development is our inability to anchor our developmental strides on a sound ideological base.
Thus, for African countries to change and become stronger, more impressive, successful, and advanced, we must anchor our developmental strides on a sound ideology. This ideology should be a system of social organization in which ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, and political philosophy or program that should drive African countries out of poverty, civil strife, rebel movements, foreign domination and dependency on the Western world to an Africa that is self sufficient, well secure from foreign domination, Africa where each member country can defend its territorial integrity and secure its own boarders and ultimately use its natural resources for the maximum benefits of all rather than few of its citizens. This ideology is Juche Idea and its associated Songun Politics.
By adopting Juche Idea and its associated Songun Politics, African countries would now be better placed to defend their territorial integrity. We must lend to place greater attention on military affairs and only when we do this that Nigeria can be able to take care of the militancy in the oil rich Niger Delta, Mali and Niger be able to eliminate the threat pose by the Tuareg rebellion in their northern territories, Senegal be able to handle the Casamance secession, Uganda be able to deal with the lord’s resistance army, and Congo DR be better placed to wade rebellion and foreign elements in its eastern part.
Juche Idea would afford African countries to individually place the love of their countries over and above anything. By this, countries would have the opportunities to implements national development plans without dictates from Western Governments and Institutions whose directives and influences in form of loans, development aids, grants and assistance, has left Africa prostrate, politically, socially, militarily and economically.

STATEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA SUPPORTING THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES’REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONCERNING HER NUCLEAR PRO

We the adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria vehemently condemns the sanctions being contemplated to be imposed by the United Nation’s Security Council in which it condemn the satellite launch on April 5th, 2009 and underground nuclear test on May 25th,2009 by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea. It is on records that the United Nation’s Security Council has never taken issue of satellite launch with any country. Why should the DPRK’s launch of satellite for communications purposes be an exception!

The DPRK’s underground nuclear test is the fundamental rights of all nations. The United States and her imperialist allies have been and would continue to conduct nuclear test. The United Nation’s Security Council has never condemned the United States and her imperialist allies let alone impose sanctions of any sort.

This point to the fact that the United Nation’s Security Council action was dictated by imperialists and that the action was totally against the principles of the founding fathers of the United Nations. The principle of equality of nations is wantonly being desecrated and this would threaten the very existence of the United Nations. We believe very strongly, that the United Nations risk going the way of the League of Nations.

The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea deserves the right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes just like any other nation. Similarly, the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea has the right to use whatever means necessary to defend its sovereignty including its nuclear programme to serve as a deterrent against those who believe in the concept of regime change in countries that do not dance to their whims and caprices. The nuclear deterrent programme for self-defence of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea should be resumed and should never be discontinued.

The proposed United Nations Security Council’s resolution aimed at imposing sanctions on the DPR of Korea which is under consideration and is being backed by the United States and her imperialist allies would further exacerbate tension on the Korean peninsula.

It is on record that for the past decades that the United States and her allies have been imposing sanctions, it has never given them their desired result and it never would. The DPR of Korea has been waxing stronger and stronger in all fields. The United States and her allies should abandon this culture of imposing sanctions, remove over forty thousand troops massed along the DPR of Korea line of demarcation with South Korea, repeal their so-called sanctions on the DPR of Korea and stop the routine joint military exercises with the South Korean forces along the line of demarcation with the DPR of Korea.

Lastly, we the adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria urged the United Nations Security Council to adhere strictly to the ideals and principles of its founding fathers of respecting the sovereignty and equality of member states and should desist from being used as a tool by United States and her imperialist allies in imposing their will on the rest of the world. We also view the six-party talk as only a tool in the hands of imperialists to disarm the DPRK. Thus, we are urging the DPR of Korea to rebuild the nuclear facilities and resume its nuclear enrichment programme which was disabled under the agreement of the six-party talks.

Long live the dexterity of the Korean People!
Long live the Zeal of the Korean People!
Long live the DPR of Korea!


Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman

THE ACTIVITIES OF YEAR 2008 DONE BY THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA

Members of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea met and agreed on the schedules of activities the committee would embark upon in the year 2008. The details composed of two parts namely lecture series and group discussions. The specifics are as follows:
PART ONE
Series of lectures were delivered by Dr. Saddiggue Abubakar Abba to students of the University of Abuja throughout the first and second semesters which span the year 2008.These lectures centre on Juche Idea, Juche Philosophy, Songun Politics , the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung, the works and achievements of the current leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL, Prospect for Korean Reunification, the economic sanctions on DPR of Korea, among others. The Study group on Kimilsungism based at the Nigerian Union of Journalism organised lecture series for journalists.
PART TWO
Ø JANUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a new year message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL
2) There was a group reading and discussions on Juche Idea.
3) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea in support of the reunification proposal clarified in the New Year joint editorial of the DPR of Korea.
Ø FEBRUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Kim
Jong IL on his birth day anniversary
2) The National Committee in conjunction with the high ranking officials in Nigeria constituted the preparatory committee to celebrate and commemorate the births days of President Kim IL Sung and Great Leader Kim Jong IL.
3) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL
Ø MARCH 2008
1) Seminar on the Songun Politics of the DPR of Korea.
2) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea condemning the actions of the Japan against the DPR of Korea.
APRIL 2008
1) The National Committee sent a message to the Great Leader Kim
Jong IL on the birth day anniversary of President Kim IL Sung
2) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung,
3) The National Committee released a commemorating bulletin on the birth day of President Kim IL Sung
Ø MAY 2008
1) Group discussions on Juche Philosophy.
Ø JUNE 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the 19th to commemorate forty-four years when the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL stated work at the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) The National Chairman of the National Committee released a statement in support of the June 15 joint declaration.
Ø JULY 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War
2) Study group on the life, exploits and achievements of the Great Leader Kim IL Sung was held on the 8th.
3) The national committee held a general meeting for the mid year and reviewed activities carried out in the last six months and strengthens her resolve to carry-out the scheduled activities for the rest of the year.
Ø AUGUST 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the Liberation Day.
2) Group discussions were held on the significance of commemorating the day of Korea’s Liberation.

Ø SEPTEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the Foundation Day of the DPR of Korea.
2) Celebration of the national day of DPRK.
Ø OCTOBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the Foundation of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) On 1st October, which is our National Day, there was a group discussion on Nigeria’s developmental strides through Juche Idea.
3) Activities on October 10, the Foundation day of the Workers’ Party of Korea
Ø NOVEMBER 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the sanctions imposed on DPR of Korea, the six party talks, Korean Reunification and the nuclear standoff.
Ø DECEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the anniversary of his appointment as the supreme commander of the Korean Peoples Army.
2) The national committee held a general meeting and reviewed activities of the national committee and the regional groups for the year 2008 and charted a new course for the forth coming year 2009. Top on the agenda of activities for the 2009 is the opening of a new branch at the Nassarawa State University, Keffi Nassarawa State, National Seminar of Juche Idea and Songun Politics in the independence Era and the resuscitation of the branch at the College of Education at Zuba.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman,
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea.