Friday, October 19, 2018

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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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    SGF to Igbo: Your vote for Buhari will determine when you’ll produce a president

SGF to Igbo: Your vote for Buhari will determine when you’ll produce a president

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says the chances of Igbo clinching the presidential seat would depend on the vote the region turns in for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigeria is yet to have a president of Igbo extraction.Addressing the crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) south-east mega [...]

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    Amaechi asks Igbo to seek forgiveness for voting against Buhari in 2015

Amaechi asks Igbo to seek forgiveness for voting against Buhari in 2015

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has asked the Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid.But he says they should first “go for confession, seek forgiveness” and join the All Progressives Congress (APC) where they will have a chance of producing Buhari's successor.Amaechi said this on Wednesday while delivering a lecture on ‘The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria’ [...]

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    Balarabe Musa: Igbo should take over in 2019

Balarabe Musa: Igbo should take over in 2019

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna, says the presidency should be donated to the Igbo in 2019.In an interview with The Sun, Musa said it would be a donation because those elected into the office of president "have nothing to do with the votes of the people".The former governor said the south-east has not produced a president because the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

For some years now, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on the forefront in the struggle for the creation of a sovereign state. With the absence of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, during the time of Operation Python Dance, as well as the branding of the group as a terrorist organization, many believe the end is near for the group. But [...]

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    NGO launches exhibition for preservation of Igbo culture

NGO launches exhibition for preservation of Igbo culture

The Centre for Memories, a non-governmental repository centre for the history and culture of Ndigbo, officially launched its inaugural exhibition on December 28.The exhibition designed by Uzoma Okoye, managing director, Etu Odi communications and curated by Ifeanyi Onwuegbucha, held at Umoji street, Independence Layout, Enugu state.The exhibition titled, ‘Ola Ndi Igbo: Igbo Contributions to Nigeria and the World until 1970’, [...]

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    Ohanaeze: FG punishing the Igbo with fuel scarcity

Ohanaeze: FG punishing the Igbo with fuel scarcity

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo says the fuel crisis is an attempt by the current administration to “impoverish” the Igbo.John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze, said this in his Christmas message to Nigerians.He alleged that the fuel scarcity was a deliberate attempt by the administration to ensure the Igbo expend their resources on its effects.While describing the scarcity as “unfair and insensitive”, Nwodo [...]

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    Buhari’s pilot is an Igbo man — beat that!

Buhari’s pilot is an Igbo man — beat that!

In 1981, US President Ronald Reagan, of the Republican party, was shot outside a hotel. After the failed assassination attempt, he had to undergo a surgery to remove pellets from his body.As he lay on the operating table about to be sedated, he joked to the doctors: "Please tell me you're all Republicans." Joseph Giordano, the surgeon and a Democrat, replied: [...]

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    Army orders personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

Army orders personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

The Nigerian army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba.In a statement on Wednesday, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general and army spokesman, said the directive is part of the army's new language policy aimed at fostering better communication with the populace.He said the army personnel are expected to have attained basic level [...]

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    Orji-Kalu: If Buhari decides to contest in 2019, he’ll be forced to have special interest in south-east

Orji-Kalu: If Buhari decides to contest in 2019, he’ll be forced to have special interest in south-east

Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, says the Igbo will support President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 if he gives the south-east an “emergency consideration”.“If the president is going to run again, we will force him to declare our area as special, and we are going to give him 75 percent of the votes,” Kalu said during an interview on [...]

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    Atiku: The Igbo rebuilt their region after the war but north still has mud houses

Atiku: The Igbo rebuilt their region after the war but north still has mud houses

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says despite fighting a civil war the Igbo have been able to rebuild their region, but that the north still has mud houses.He spoke on the background of the need for Nigeria to be restructured.Addressing a coalition of youth groups under the aegis of Play Forum in Abuja, Abubakar said those afraid of restructuring were lazy.He said [...]

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    Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria.Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said the Igbo have to change their strategy to remain relevant in Nigerian politics.He said gone were the days when other ethnic groups need the input of the Igbo before they could win an [...]

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    EXTRA: There are Igbo in Sambisa forest, says Ikpeazu

EXTRA: There are Igbo in Sambisa forest, says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, says there are Igbo people in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state.Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the governor said the Igbo population in states outside the south-east is higher than that of those based in Igbo land.He said the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) put the [...]

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    Give Biafra to Biafrans, and fight the greater fight

Give Biafra to Biafrans, and fight the greater fight

BY AYO AKINTUJOYEA few months ago, I wrote about reasons why the call for Biafra, as is currently being done by IPOB, is crap and a sheer waste of time – for obvious reasons - secessions are not achieved with noise and grandstanding! It takes a calculated mobilisation of financial, military, and political resources to achieve. IPOB has none. No [...]

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