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    Ohanaeze youth propose south-east federation, fix date for referendum

Ohanaeze youth propose south-east federation, fix date for referendum

The youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has proposed the merger of all five south-eastern states as one federation.Arthur Obiora, national youth leader of the group, disclosed this in a statement sent to TheCable on Monday.He said a referendum to decide on whether the south-eastern states of Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu would be consolidated [...]

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    Ohanaeze sec-gen: Amaechi spoke the truth… Igbo are out of 2023 presidential race

Ohanaeze sec-gen: Amaechi spoke the truth… Igbo are out of 2023 presidential race

Uche Okwukwu, secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the statement credited to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Igbo presidency is "nothing but the truth".In a statement on Monday, Okwukwu said those who attacked the minister over the statement were politically ignorant.In an interview, Amaechi had said the people of the south-east should not demand the presidency in 2023 because the [...]

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    Amaechi: Igbo don’t have anything to bargain for presidency in 2023

Amaechi: Igbo don’t have anything to bargain for presidency in 2023

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the people of south-east not to demand the presidency in 2023.The All Progressives Congress (APC) got less votes in the region during the 2019 presidential election and the minister described this as voting against the party.In an interview with The Sun, Amaechi said the Igbo has nothing to bring in negotiating for 2023 presidency.“I [...]

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    I’ve been fair to south-east despite low votes I got from the zone, says Buhari

I’ve been fair to south-east despite low votes I got from the zone, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has been impartial in his appointments across the geopolitical zones despite the low number of votes he received from the south-east during the 2015 elections.Buhari made the comment in response to allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo in his appointments.The president touched on the matter during an interview aired on Arise Television on Monday.He said: "Somebody made [...]

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    Umahi: South-east will resist use of security agencies for election rigging

Umahi: South-east will resist use of security agencies for election rigging

The south-east governors forum has called on the Nigerian army to be professional in the execution of their duties under the operation Python Dance III in the zone.David Umahi, Ebonyi governor and chairman of the forum, gave the charge while receiving Abubakar Maikobi, the general officer commanding (GOC) of the 82 division of the army.Umahi said the south-east will "resist [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Demand a written agreement if your zone is promised power in 2023

Shehu Sani: Demand a written agreement if your zone is promised power in 2023

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says those geo-politcal zones that have been promised power in 2023 should demand a written agreement to that effect.The senator said this via a tweet on Tuesday.Sani said the agreement should be signed by the presidential candidates and chieftains of the political parties offering the promise and witnessed by respected traditional and religious leaders.The [...]

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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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    Shehu Sani tackles FG over security appointments, makes case for south-east

Shehu Sani tackles FG over security appointments, makes case for south-east

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the demand of south-eastern leaders for representation in the zenith of Nigeria’s defence structure is legitimate.President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of not appointing people from the south into the top echelon of the military.Taking to his official Twitter handle, Sani said the country must live up to “its concord and spirit”.“South-east leaders [...]

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    South-east govs want Second Niger Bridge ready in two years

South-east govs want Second Niger Bridge ready in two years

The south-east governors’ forum has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the construction period of the Second Niger Bridge is reduced from 42 months to 24 months.Dave Umahi, chairman of the forum, made the appeal when he spoke to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the president.Umahi said members of the forum were at the villa on [...]

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    Senate summons Amaechi over ‘neglect’ of eastern rail lines

Senate summons Amaechi over ‘neglect’ of eastern rail lines

The senate has summoned Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to appear before its committee on land transport over alleged neglect of the eastern rail lines.The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.Ekweremadu raised the issue following the pulling out of General Electric (GE) from Nigeria’s $2 billion narrow gauge railway concession.The senators [...]

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    Senators divided over Buhari’s appointments into defence, security councils

Senators divided over Buhari’s appointments into defence, security councils

Lawmakers in the upper legislative chamber were divided over President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments into the defence and security councils.The disagreement ensued after Victor Umeh, senator representing Anambra central, sponsored a motion on the "urgent need to appoint a representative of the south-east into the National Defence Council and the National Security Council."Umeh said no individual from the south-east had been [...]

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    ‘We were never consulted’ — South-east leaders resolve to meet with Atiku over Obi

‘We were never consulted’ — South-east leaders resolve to meet with Atiku over Obi

South-east leaders and governors say they were "never consulted" over the selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Leaders of the region met on Saturday over the development, after saying they were sidelined from the decision-making prior to when Obi was picked.David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, addressed journalists after the meeting.He said [...]

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    South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

The selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been met with protest by south-east leaders.David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the leaders of the region were not consulted over the nomination of Obi.He said the development contravened an initial agreement that the leaders will collectively endorse a [...]

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    Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.The secessionist group had asked the Igbo to stay indoors on Friday, to “commemorate one year of the disappearance” of Kanu.The IPOB leader has not been seen anywhere in the country since soldiers invaded his father’s [...]

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    Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the south-easterners to support President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.He said supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region.Oshiomhole was speaking at an APC rally organised in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital, on Saturday.He said despite the low votes Buhari got [...]

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    Buhari approves agency for robotics and artificial intelligence in south-east

Buhari approves agency for robotics and artificial intelligence in south-east

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an agency on robotics and artificial intelligence(AI) for the south-east.Onu made this known on Saturday at a grand rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.The rally which received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was attended by [...]

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