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    $22.7bn loan: Group alleges exclusion of south-east, asks Exim Bank of China to halt disbursement of funds

$22.7bn loan: Group alleges exclusion of south-east, asks Exim Bank of China to halt disbursement of funds

Igbo Board of Deputies, a non-governmental organisation, has threatened to sue the federal government and the Exim Bank of China over the alleged exclusion of the south-east from the $22.7 billion loan. The senate had approved the loan request by President Muhammadu Buhari which he said will be used to finance key infrastructure across the country. You can read the proposed spending [...]

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    You can’t have Biafra and presidency at the same time, ACF spokesman tells Igbo

You can’t have Biafra and presidency at the same time, ACF spokesman tells Igbo

Anthony Sani, secretary-general of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says the Igbo community cannot pursue their agitation for Biafra and presidency at the same time. Sani said this while reacting to an article on the advice of Isa Funtua, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, gave to the south-east on its aspiration for the number one seat in the land. Funtua had asked [...]

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    Isa Funtua doesn’t need to tell Igbo what to do to get presidency

Isa Funtua doesn’t need to tell Igbo what to do to get presidency

I have been married for about nine years now. My experience in my nearly a decade of being grafted to another being has taught me to maintain the sacrality of my union. No interloper allowed, even at times when the tempting thing to do is to succumb to the emotion of letting in an outsider. I have come to understand that [...]

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    We also need regional security outfit, Ohanaeze youth tell south-east govs

We also need regional security outfit, Ohanaeze youth tell south-east govs

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide has called on south-east governors to establish a joint security outfit to address insecurity issues in the region. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group's president, and Okwu Nnabuike, its secretary general, made the request in a statement. On January 9, south-west governors will launch “Amotekun”, a regional security outfit. Ohanaeze youth asked the governors of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi [...]

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    Kerry Washington lauds Genevieve Nnaji in Igbo after ‘Lionheart’ Oscars nomination

Kerry Washington lauds Genevieve Nnaji in Igbo after ‘Lionheart’ Oscars nomination

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    Igbo political renaissance will begin with IPOB’s decline

Igbo political renaissance will begin with IPOB’s decline

By CHINEMELU NWOKIKE We cannot allow anyone or any group appropriate a sole franchise to define our Igbo identity, much more proselytise it in a despicable and violent manner. We should not justify it or be indifferent to it. Our history and civilisation extol respect for one another. ~ Nnanna Ude Regardless of our usual social media tittle-tattle if one is blessed with some [...]

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    IBB to Igbo: You’ve done well to keep Nigeria together

IBB to Igbo: You’ve done well to keep Nigeria together

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, former military head of state, says the Igbo have done well in keeping Nigeria together. Babangida said this in Minna, Niger state, when he received the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) from the 19 northern states and Abuja on Saturday. The ex-military leader said Nigerians must ensure that the country remains one. “You should continue to allow your positive impacts to [...]

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    Ngige: Igbo must support APC — they won’t be offered presidency in bedroom

Ngige: Igbo must support APC — they won’t be offered presidency in bedroom

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says the south-east must support the All Progressives Congress (APC) as nobody will offer the region the position of president on a platter of gold. Speaking in Anambra state on Tuesday, the minister said the region should stop "shouting marginalisation" as power is not given based on sentiment and emotion. He said President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Attacks on Igbo leaders to continue

Nnamdi Kanu: Attacks on Igbo leaders to continue

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his members will not desist from attacking Igbo leaders until they "all pay dearly for their sins". On Saturday, members of the group attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, Igbo apex social-cultural group, in Nuremberg, Germany. In a statement issued on his [...]

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    Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo

Ojukwu visited me last night to weep for Ndigbo

In the time of the pharaohs of Egypt, when African civilisation was at its apogee, dreams were considered an elemental means of communication from the divine. The story of Joseph and an Egyptian king in the Bible assents this. In Igbo cosmology, dreams, “nlo”, are often not weighed with levity. They are studied through priestly oneirology and interpreted. And even in [...]

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    APC to Ndigbo: Atiku will use and dump you

APC to Ndigbo: Atiku will use and dump you

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Igbo will not gain anything if Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is elected. The ruling party said this in reaction to the endorsement of Atiku by Ohaneze Ndigbo. The Anambra state government has since distanced itself from the endorsement of the PDP candidate. Speaking with journalists on Friday at the party's [...]

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    Onu: Igbo stand better chance of producing president in 2023 if we back Buhari

Onu: Igbo stand better chance of producing president in 2023 if we back Buhari

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, has called on the people of the south-east to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. He made the call on Sunday during a stakeholders meeting held at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi. Onu said Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction in 2023 can only be achieved [...]

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    APC: Atiku’s endorsement by south-east leaders is an insult to Ndigbo

APC: Atiku’s endorsement by south-east leaders is an insult to Ndigbo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by some south-east leaders is an affront to Igbo people. Abubakar and some PDP leaders met with some south-east were leaders in Enugu on Wednesday. Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN),who was among those who received Abubakar said he would live [...]

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    2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra state, has appealed to stakeholders in the south-east to support his nomination as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. Obi, who was in Enugu to discuss with Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of the state, and some elders, said the vice-presidential position would help the Ndigbo settle the issue of marginalisation. The south-east leaders [...]

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    The Igbo eat their own

The Igbo eat their own

That the Igbo are in a political freeze is largely due to their own “sleight of hand”; that they are in disarray is because they never agree. And that they have not had any success in politics since 1999 is because they still think Nigeria is Egypt where they are slaves. That the late Odumegwu Ojukwu did not become president, despite [...]

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    My presidency will be for the Igbo, says Bafarawa

My presidency will be for the Igbo, says Bafarawa

Attahiru Bafarawa, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to give priority to the south-east if he wins in 2019. Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state, said his quest to become president is not a do or die affair, but a desire to unify Nigeria. Speaking when he visited Enugu as part of his consultation to clinch [...]

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