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    Ekweremadu kicks against executive order on state judiciary, legislature

Ekweremadu kicks against executive order on state judiciary, legislature

Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west, has faulted the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari on financial autonomy for the legislature and judiciary in states. While signing the order last week, Buhari had said he would do everything to strengthen the principles and practice of democratic governance in the country. But the former deputy senate president said there was no need for the executive order [...]

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    Ike Ekweremadu: His fantasies; his hubris!

Ike Ekweremadu: His fantasies; his hubris!

BY NNAMDI NWOKEDI If there be anybody the present democratic dispensation has brightened up his path, none perhaps compares to that of the ‘permanent’ representative of the Enugu West in the red chambers of the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu. From the labyrinths of obscurity, he has risen to etch himself in the consciousness of Nigerians in a most compelling [...]

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    A crooked path to the lion building in 2023

A crooked path to the lion building in 2023

BY GEOFFREY IKECHUKWU Unbeknown to many sons and daughters of Enugu State, an underground coup-de-grace is currently being plotted against the political sanity of their dear state. The aim of the coup plotters is to subvert the peace and tranquility that rain in the state, a feat that had made elective offices in Enugu seamless and with little or no rancor [...]

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    Court dismisses asset case against Ekweremadu — after FG’s lawyer ‘absconds’ with file

Court dismisses asset case against Ekweremadu — after FG’s lawyer ‘absconds’ with file

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets filed against Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, by the federal government. The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) filed the suit against the senator in 2018. The panel alleged Ekweremadu refused to declare his assets according to the procedures prescribed for public [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Community policing is fraud, total distraction

Ekweremadu: Community policing is fraud, total distraction

Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, says community policing is a "fraud" and total distraction. Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu west senatorial district, said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has pushed for community policing which he said will help address crime at the grassroots. President Muhammadu Buhari also approved the measure in [...]

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    Senate asks FG to declare state of emergency on unemployment

Senate asks FG to declare state of emergency on unemployment

The senate has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment in the country. The upper legislative chamber also asked the ministries of finance, national budget and planning to put in place a programme that will productively engage the minds of young Nigerians. These resolutions followed a motion sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west. Moving the motion [...]

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    Don’t travel abroad, Nnamdi Kanu warns governors owing salaries

Don’t travel abroad, Nnamdi Kanu warns governors owing salaries

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his group will continue to hold Nigerian politicians accountable. Speaking in an interview with Rose Peter Graham of Rose on All Sides on BEN Television, London, Kanu said very soon, all Nigerian governors who have refused to pay workers’ salaries but "travelling aimlessly across the world" would be stopped from doing so. He also described the [...]

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    Seun Kuti: Nigerians should inform me when next they plan to beat up politicians abroad

Seun Kuti: Nigerians should inform me when next they plan to beat up politicians abroad

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    EXCLUSIVE: German police identify four of Ekweremadu’s attackers

EXCLUSIVE: German police identify four of Ekweremadu’s attackers

Four of the people that attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Nuremberg, Germany, have been identified by the Bavaria police, TheCable understands. Ekweremadu, a serving senator from Enugu state, was beaten up by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg on Saturday at an event organised by “Ndigbo Germany”. Nuremberg is second largest city after Munich in the [...]

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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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    The Ekweremadu saga: A camusean tragedy

The Ekweremadu saga: A camusean tragedy

BY GODSWILL OKIYI Albert Camus, a French dramatist known mainly for Absurd plays, wrote essentially of the hopelessness of human existence and experiences. Man was generally portrayed as living in cycles, devoid of a sense of direction, statism and dread. In a sense, his plays supported the Hobbesian notion of man's existence being bestial and his end brutish. Camus saw man [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Nnamdi Kanu is an ingrate’ — Asari Dokubo hits IPOB over attack on Ekweremadu

VIDEO: ‘Nnamdi Kanu is an ingrate’ — Asari Dokubo hits IPOB over attack on Ekweremadu

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, (NDPSF), has blamed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of  the  Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), for the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president. In a video, Dokubo condemned the attack, saying Ekweremadu spearheaded the release of Kanu from prison. Some members of the IPOB attacked Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday. The [...]

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    IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

IPOB attack: Address issues causing agitations among Nigerians, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-senate president, by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany. In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, the party said the attack on the former senate president was unprovoked and cannot be justified. It added that  the [...]

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    IPOB: Attack on Ekweremadu should serve as warning to Igbo leaders

IPOB: Attack on Ekweremadu should serve as warning to Igbo leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-deputy senate president, should serve as a warning to other Igbo leaders that they will be humiliated if found in a public event abroad. Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of the IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in [...]

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    Attack on Ekweremadu, a national embarrassment, says Dabiri-Erewa

Attack on Ekweremadu, a national embarrassment, says Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has condemned the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, in Germany. The lawmaker was attacked on Saturday at the second annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany. Uche Anichukwu, his media aide, in a statement, confirmed that Ekweremadu was physically assaulted by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra [...]

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    Beating of Ekweremadu and the stones awaiting others

Beating of Ekweremadu and the stones awaiting others

There is pain. There is anger. And there is collective rage in the land. Nigerians are empty of options and are seeking avenues for a purge; for catharsis. The season of retribution may be upon us sooner than we imagine. The physical abuse of former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu at an Igbo forum by some young men in Germany, though [...]

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