Friday, February 23, 2018

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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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    We, Ndi Igbo, have marginalised ourselves, says Orji Kalu

We, Ndi Igbo, have marginalised ourselves, says Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu, former Abia state governor, says the Igbo have at some point been marginalised by their own people.He also called for a cessation of the agitation for the Republic of Biafra, saying the break-up of Nigeria would not be in the interest of Ndi Igbo.Kalu made the call in an interview with journalists on Saturday in reaction to the [...]

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    Igbo in Kano say Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB are on their own

Igbo in Kano say Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB are on their own

The Igbo community in Kano state has dissociated itself from the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.Reacting to the IPOB crisis in the south-east in a news conference on Friday, Ebenezer Chime, president-general of the Igbo association in the state, said members of the association had received random calls from their kith and [...]

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    Ezekwesili warns Buhari: Do not alienate entire Igbo

Ezekwesili warns Buhari: Do not alienate entire Igbo

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid ostracising the entire Igbo ethnic group over the agitations of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Reacting to the military's Operation Python Dance II exercise in the south-east region and the present state of unease in Abia state, Ezekwesili said Buhari as a leader "must build a bond" [...]

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    Ohaneze to Buhari: How can you say our unity is settled when Igbo were marginalised in NNPC?

Ohaneze to Buhari: How can you say our unity is settled when Igbo were marginalised in NNPC?

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex socio-cultural organisation of the Igbo, has alleged that the people of the south-east were marginalised in the recent shake-up at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Fifty-five top executives of the corporation were affected in the reorganisation.In a statement issued on Sunday, John Nwodo, Ohanaeze president, alleged that the north was clearly favoured while “the south-east totally ignored, as has [...]

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    Arewa youth to Igbo: Ignore IPOB, there’s no need to leave the north

Arewa youth to Igbo: Ignore IPOB, there’s no need to leave the north

The Igbo residing in the north have been asked to stay put in the region by the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum who had earlier issued an October 1 quit notice to them.Although the controversial notice was withdrawn last week, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had urged the Igbo to pack their things and leave the north, saying the northerners cannot [...]

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