Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Igbos"

    Yakasai: We in the north need a master plan for our future

Yakasai: We in the north need a master plan for our future

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the north needs a master plan for its future and that of its people.According to Daily Trust, he made this known on Thursday while reacting to the quit notice to the Igbo by some northern youth groups.Yakasai faulted the current situation in the north as “it is wrong [...]

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    Arewa groups ask Igbo to leave north ‘within three months’

Arewa groups ask Igbo to leave north ‘within three months’

Prominent northern youth groups on Tuesday, gave the Igbos up till October 1 this year to leave the northern region.The order was contained in a statement issued after a meeting in Kaduna state.They asked the Igbo residing in the region to “start making plans to leave.”Their order was premised on the shut-down of major towns in south-eastern part of the [...]

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    Ngige, Buhari and marginalisation of the Igbo

Ngige, Buhari and marginalisation of the Igbo

An impression that had been repeatedly disputed and firmly denied by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC party has been confirmed by no less a person than a member of cabinet, Nigeria’s minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.In an interview with ThisDay Newspaper Ngige gave insight into why there was a deliberate marginalization [...]

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    Iwuanyanwu: Igbo have invested more in Nigeria  than any other ethnic group

Iwuanyanwu: Igbo have invested more in Nigeria than any other ethnic group

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, frontline politician and businessman, says the Igbo do not wish to secede from Nigeria “because they have invested in the country more than the Hausas and Yorubas”.According to PUNCH, he said this in Imo state while speaking at a national unity summit organised by Arewa Ambassadors Congress of Nigeria in partnership with Youth Assembly of Nigeria.Describing the Igbo as [...]

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    Igbo elites, their masses and Nigeria’s unity

Igbo elites, their masses and Nigeria’s unity

In the last one and half years, anytime one posts anything on President Buhari, some people of south east origin devour the person like a wounded lion. They attack the source of the post and even the president. It is baffling for keen observers because campaigns and elections ended in April 2015.Before I go further, I will use three different [...]

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