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Expel And Arrest Nnia Nwodo — Igbo Groups Tell Buhari |The Republican News

Ohanaeze PG, Chief Nnia Nwodo

Edward Nnachi

Some Igbo groups have demanded the expulsion and arrest of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, for allegedly holding clandestine meeting against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The group also claimed that he lacked the vision to move the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation forward.

The groups, comprising Igbo Unity Union, Nsukka Diaspora Forum UK, Igbo Bu Igbo Association, France Chapter, Congress of Ebonyi State Women and Igbo National Youths, also accused Nwodo of fleeing the country to Europe to evade arrest.

They spoke on Saturday during a solidarity visit to the Secretary-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Okwukwu, in Enugu.

Led by Odum Nwachukwu, Dr Ugwuoke, Maduka Igwe, Dr Chioma Ndioma and Mr Ani Robert, the groups lauded what they termed Okwukwu’s vision, which according to them, didn’t make Ndigbo put their eggs in one basket during the last general elections.

The groups stated, “We note that Igbo would have committed a political suicide had Ohanaeze secretary general not taken a more informed position which nobody can fault and which would make Igbo to have a stake in the Buhari government contrary to false perception.

“We jointly demand the immediate arrest of Nwodo, who fled Nigeria recently in an attempt to evade prosecution and we know he is currently seeking cover in Europe. We call on security agents to pick him up because of the clandestine meeting he’s holding with those fighting Buhari government.”

When contacted for his reaction, Nwodo asked our correspondent to send him a text message which he had yet responded to as of 9pm on Saturday. (Punch)

 

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Why The Igbo Have Failed In Politics — Okorocha |The Republican News

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the Igbo had failed woefully in politics.

The outgoing governor gave two reasons to back his claim.

Okorocha said this while briefing reporters at the government House in Owerri on Monday.

He noted that one of the reasons was that the Igbo people failed to accept the light coming to them.

He also said that the Igbo did not appreciate the person who came to assist them.

Okorocha further described what is delaying his certificate of return as “the game of politics,” adding that he was confident that the certificate as Senator-elect for Imo West, would be given to him.

Okorocha also challenged civil servants in the state, to open up whether his government was owing them.

On the Imo West senatorial election, he added, “elections have come and gone and we are dealing with the outcome.

“For the Imo West senatorial election, somebody said that he declared the result under duress. The truth is that the gentleman was employed to do a hatchet job and he could not do that.

“The drama is that he had another option he wanted to declare it in Owerri, at first he said there was no result and at a point he entered the toilet and suddenly he saw the results sheets and shouted who dropped this result here. What it means is that there is a game.

“I think that the INEC, should do the needful. We are in court and I think that we don’t need much procedure to do the right thing.”

Okorocha added, “After that declaration, Imo PDP, went to town with the allegation that I have withdrew N17 billion. It is not possible.

“I have said this time without number, and I gave banks in Nigeria, seven days ultimatum to come and tell the world If I have borrowed from the banks any money not only that, I am not owing any worker in Imo state, I also challenged them in seven days to come out and say the truth.

“I am happy to bow out of government but I want to appeal that there should be peace in the land. There should be tolerance in the land. I here that they are counting my property, they should also go to Abuja, and count the ones in Abuja.

“Igbo have failed politically for two reasons, not to accept the light that has come to them and also not to appreciate the leaders that have come to help them.”

 

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Robbery In UAE: Memo To Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa -Peter Ekekwe |RN

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Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora

The Senior Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa caused a serious controversy making public the names of Nigerians of Igbo extraction, who allegedly robbed a Bureau de Change in United Arab Emirates. Many Nigerians believed that it was done out of tribal hatred than working to name and shame, if not why was the same woman angry about another Nigerian, of Yoruba extraction who was executed today in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking, without calling her name out.

So, this memo was made by the writer to remind her of many other criminals of Nigerian extraction, who were not isolated for naming and shaming, rather their names were kept secret by Mrs Dabiri-Erewa.

Below is the memo:

By Peter Ekekwe

 

Dear Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa,

Mine is not a very long letter. Just to commend you for the “passion” that you bring to your work.

I believe like you, that when we name and shame the bad eggs tarnishing the image of our dear Nigeria, abroad, it will deter others from a life of crime, ABROAD.

It is in this light that I appreciate your publishing the names of the 5 robbers in UAE. You gave their names as Chimmuanya Emmanuel Ozo, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alusi and Chile Micah Ndumodu (Ndunagu?)
Like you rightly pointed out “these five boys are a disgrace to this country and an embarrassment “.

Unfortunately Mrs Dabiri, you simply referred to the woman executed for drugs as “A Nigerian woman “. I believe you were in a hurry to address this very pressing national issue, that you couldn’t wait to get her name.

You also in the same vein failed to inform Nigerians of the names of the other Nigerians already executed for drugs and those on death row for the same drug crimes.

While you and your team are busy unravelling the name of the “Nigerian woman executed for drugs”, permit me to give the names of those already executed and those on death row. Am sure you will agree with me that all hands must be on deck to save the image of our nation.

THOSE EXECUTED FOR DRUGS IN SAUDI ARABIA

1. Yusuf Yekini Ajiboye
2. Adebayo Adeniyi
3. Mohammed Abubakar
4. Mohammed Issa
5. Ibrahim Ciroma
6. Biola Ologunro

THOSE ON DEATH ROW FOR DRUGS IN SAUDI ARABIA

1. Idris Adepoju
2. Abdulrimi Ajibola
3. Jimoh Lawal
4. Tunde Ibraheem
5. Amode Sulaman
6. Hafis Amosun
7. Aliu Mohammed
8. Babatunde
9. Abdulrasaq Lawal
10. Yekini
11. Abubakar
12. Kawu Muhammed
13. Madinah Yahaya
14. Awalu Muhammed
15. Kafilat Oljide
16. Ayisa
17. Abdulraman Mu’azu,
18. Abdulraman Durojaye
19. Abubakar Usman
20. Sunny
21. Emeka
22. Issa.

I hope I have saved you time that you can channel towards other issues.

Thank you for all your services to our beloved country.

N/B
Forgive me for missing the “Honourable’ in writing your name.

Mr. Peter Ekekwe

 

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Foreign Fulani Herdsmen And Igbo Race: Who Is The Real Oodua Enemy? – Prince Oba-Loye Adimula

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By Prince Oba-Loye Adimula

 

How does one identify an enemy of a race? An enemy of a race is such that fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another contemporary cultural race. In answering the above question, it is important to critically examine the threatening harmful variables, which includes religion, targeted mission and cultural activities, that are capable of inflicting injuries to the existence of a particular race.

Firstly, let’s consider the attributes of Ndigbo in Nigeria of today. The Igbo people have an ancestral homelands and merchandise engagements that expose them to leave their respective state of origin to creating of various business centers in various cities, towns, villages and settlements in Nigeria.
Although,the Ndigbo outside their ancestral homelands are mostly practicing Christians and they are traditionally endowed in alignments with the Oodua culture and heritage spirituality.

Whereas, foreign Fulani herdsmen had no particular ancestral homelands in Nigeria. The Fulani herdsmen are operating under an umbrella organisation, recognised as Miyetti Allah. The memberships of the Miyetti Allah Group are the full-blooded descendants of the Islamic Jihadist warlords that invaded the ancient territory of Hausa Kingdom in around year 1804.
The Jihadist then successfully subsumed and subjugated the entire Hausa race under the Islamic /Sharia injunction and authority. The Miyetti Allah Group used the herdsmen, who are their ancestral foot soldiers or militias to penetrates any targeted races, tribes or communities to realize their ancestral hegemonic agenda.

Unfortunately, the British colonialists that invaded the southern indigenous lands to destroyed most great kingdoms/dynasties that are flourishing then, in which Oodua race was the center attraction ….. worked out a devilish political arrangement with the Jihadist before they left. The insistence, the Fulani Jihadist maintained an hegemonic network of coverage, otherwise known as 1st Republic Grazing Routes for their militias herdsmen. It was revealed that various unreasonable attitudes and political schemings led to the brutal action from the 5 Majors, who are mostly Ndigbo officers, on the 15th January, 1966 coup in Nigeria.

Undoubtedly, the summary of the main objectives of the 5 Majors were to change the direction of Nigeria from the vicious leadership that suddenly landed to the hands of the Jihadists and the release of Chief Obafemi Awolowo from prison custody to take over as the Nation’s leader for a new direction.

Again, in what appeared to be a replay of 1966 coup was the failed 1990 coup of Young Military Revolutionary Officers, who are mostly Middle-beltan and Southern officers, headed by late Major Gideon Okar. The coup announcement was directed at the elimination of 3 states considered to be the base of authority of the Jihadists within the Nigeria system.
Where are we today, since Nigeria now have a core Fulani President and his Cabal in charge of the Federal Republic of Nigeria? Since 2015, that a core Fulani man assumed the Federal Authority, the ever known federal character system that was conspicuously entrenched inside the obviously crude constitution was abandoned. To the extent that all the Security Agencies are currently headed by Fulani men.

It is no more news about the mass influx and invasions of foreign Fulani Herders into Nigeria since 2015. The horrific displays of the open hegemonic missions over the indigenous Middle-beltans and Southerners call for deep reflections by any reasonable indigenous leader.

This is so, as the Fulani Herdsmen has continuously and successfully attacked several communities to the extent that the indigenous people have to abandoned their ancestral homelands to remain inside as Internally Displaced Camps (IDP-camps). While in a very pathetic and irritating scenarios, some of the attacked (now abandoned) community lands are now becomes the settlement areas for these Fulani invaders. And to the embarrassing note of renaming those attacked communities with Fulani FUFULDI language as the new identity…… as the original owners of the lands continue to stay inside various IDP camps.

Whereas our Fulani led Federal Government Presidency remain mute over these obvious sacrilegious hegemonic intentions. The same national security neglects which openly happened in Benue, Plateau, Zamfara, Taraba, Kaduna etc States. Barely one week that President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner for additional four-year term , no one can estimate the number of indigenous natives killed again in the quest for the foreign Fulani settlements… on cattle ranches /colonies being sponsored by Miyetti Allah Group.

Presently, all the entire Oodua forests are no more safe in the hands of these same foreign Fulani herdsmen, who could be considered as the advance party to the about to come main Fulani groups. This is what I think the Yoruba political leaders ought to flex their muzzle over, because if care is not taken quickly, Oodua culture and heritage value may be going into extinction!
Comparably, there are cries all over the other ends of most Ndigbo homesteads within most Igbo States in the forefront of these same foreign Fulani Herdsmen. The Ndigbo are seriously grouping to see the realization of their Independence State of Biafra as the only option to avoid the impending Fulani cruel intentions over their land.
Coincidentally, some knowledgeable Oodua people too, are sounding for the actualization of ODUDUWA Republic, as solution to their advancement and progress.
Regrettably, the Middle-beltan traditional heritage honours are almost gone the way Hausa race are subjugated to Islamic authority. By analysing the continuous genocides committed/perpetrating by the foreign Fulani militias over the indigenous natives.

Meanwhile, there have been series of Military Operation Python Dances moving everywhere within the cities and towns in the Southern Nigeria. One quick need to reason deeply while, any of the Military Python Dances refused to enter inside either Oodua or Ndigbo forests to dance with those foreign Fulani militias who come out at will to kill, rape, kidnap, rob etc since all these years.

Seemingly, who is really the enemy in this context? Is it Ndigbo that is enemy to Oodua race or is it Oodua race tha this the enemy to the Igbo land?
It is conceivably possible to believe that Ndigbo can never achieve their long struggle of independence without collaboration with Yoruba race. So also, it is imperative to note that Oodua heritage preservation will remain a dream without the support of the same Igbo people. The Middle-beltans may not likely get the relief necessary without the cooperation of both Yoruba and the Igbo people. Why then do the Igbo and Yoruba need to be at each others throats everytime? Serious understanding is urgently needed to move the two nations forward.

Arise my Oodua and Ndigbo people, let’s come together for a common front for the benefit of the coming generations! We can simply do it together, it is a give and take strategies………

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Don’t Repeat Operation Python Dance Experience, Ohanaeze Warns Army |RN

  •  Southern Christians task INEC, security agents on credible elections

Raphael Ede, Enugu

 

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned the Federal government and Nigerian Army in particular against a repeat of September 2017, Operation Python Dance experience which saw Igbo sons and daughters being killed in a gruesome manner without consequences.

In a statement, the Ohanaeze President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, said that the marching orders given by the Chief of Army Staff to Division and Garrison commanders in the South East of Nigeria to go after IPOB members in the region in order to forestall their threat to boycott the forthcoming general elections might be a well-planned agenda to execute carnage. IPOB had threatened to hold a referendum on the said date.

Chief Nwodo said “Ohaneze is disturbed that this kind of order might be misconstrued to execute carnage, drowning in shallow water and inhuman and degrading treatment on our youths as happened in the last Operation Python Dance in Abia State.

“IPOB remains a peaceful organisation championing self-determination. Their last threat for a boycott of Anambra State elections witnessed no violence but instead, we saw a higher turnout of voters than in the previous elections. The army did not order any such operation then as they are ordering now.

“We hope this operation is not aimed at scaring the people of the South East from coming out to cast their votes. We should be allowed to use our traditional rulers, community leaders, and religious leaders to restrain our children,” it said.

Meanwhile, the Southern Christian Forum on Tuesday warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the security agencies against compromising the forthcoming general elections.

It said that anything short of the credible election would not be accepted by Nigerians and would be resisted.

This was contained in a communiqué the forum issued after an emergency meeting of the youth wing of the forum.

The communiqué signed by Priscilla Adetoye, Vice Chairman, South-West; Iniabasi Asuquo, Secretary, South-South, and Deacon Vincent Ogbonna, Chairman, South-East, said the INEC must allow the will of the people to prevail in the elections.

It read: “Christians should come out en-mass and support a man who can restructure and revive the country’s economy.

“The Christian youths should shun violence before, during and after elections,” they said, adding “the security agencies must, however, be non-partisan in the discharge of their duties during the elections.

“That the Independent National Electoral Commission should ensure that there is free, fair and credible election across the country.

“That Nigerians should stand against vote-buying during the election.”   (The Sun)

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Buhari To Ndigbo: You’re Not Marginalised; I Appoint Heads Of Security Agencies On Merit

•Promises infrastructure development

 

Aloysius Attah, Onitsha

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the appointment of the heads of security organisations under his government has been based purely on competence and merit.

 The president stated this while addressing the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe,  Zik’s son, Ambassador Emeka Ayo Azikiwe, traditional and religious rulers while on a courtesy call at the Obi’s palace on the sidelines of his campaign visit to Anambra State.

 Responding to issues raised by the traditional rulers about marginalisation of the South East states particularly, in the security sector, President Buhari commended the courage of the leaders in speaking their minds.

 He, however, explained that he had remained fair to all regions of the country since his assumption of duty as president on May 29, 2015.

 He said: “I am pleased that you have the courage to present issues about your constituency but I expect you to be more patriotic in your presentation.

 “In the South East, there are five states, in the North, I think there are 18 states. In the South East, out of the five states,  I think five members of the Federal Executive Council, are from this region, trade and investment, foreign affairs, labour, science and technology ministers. And seven of the northern states have only minister of state,” he noted.

President Buhari stressed that he had appointed most people into the country’s security architecture without knowing them personally except their professional records.

 According to him, “I think I tried to be fair. And you can ask these ministers. I never asked them how they are running their parastatals, their boards. I appointed them and I trusted them. I allow them to work.”

 He said the same complaints from the South East have been coming from other parts of Nigeria but that did not reflect the truth.

 “I don’t have to tell you what noise the other states are making especially when compared to the votes I got in 2015. So, I think I try to be fair.

 “The question about the police. Those of you who were in the military even in the Biafran Army, know that the entry point is the same and you go for basic training until you go to your formations or institutions whether it is Army, Navy, Air Force or the police. The most competent or senior person is the one that gets there.

 “If there are half a million soldiers, only one man can be the Chief of Army Staff at a time. This is so for the rest of the troop. In recruitment, we make sure that by states, people are recruited. At least, this is what I do; people are recruited from each state. For those who manage to get recruited, it’s up to them to get to the top if they are professional and work for it.

 “The present Chief of Army Staff, the Chief Air Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff even the previous Inspector General of Police that just left, I didn’t know them personally before I appointed them. I follow records,” the president said.

 President Buhari explained further that the current acting Inspector General of Police Abubakar Adamu, was also appointed based on merit.

 “The same thing with the IG, that one was appointed last week. I don’t think I have ever seen him; I follow records. So, appointments in the armed forces and other law-enforcement agencies depend on individual performance after recruitment not where you think you come. At least between me and God, this is what I do,” he noted.

The president emphasised that his government had done a lot in the provision of infrastructure for the entire South East region including Anambra State.

 “On the issue of infrastructure, a lot of you that are here know that the last time the Enugu -Onitsha road was done was during the PTF days and it was also done again from Enugu to Port Harcourt.

He urged traditional rulers in the state to support the government in improving the security situation in the country at the grassroots.

 President Buhari who promised that he was committed to the development of the region pleaded for the Igbos to vote him in the February 16 election.

 Speaking on the fight against corruption, the president said going forward, he would jail those who have over the years, run down the fortunes of the nation saying that such individuals should not be allowed to go scot free.

 He attributed his slow-pace in prosecuting alleged treasury looters in the country to the need to follow due process of the law but assured Nigerians of his commitment to restoring the dignity of Nigeria while he serves as president.

 Governor Willie Obiono while welcoming the president thanked him for putting down a total of N30billion for the completion of the second Niger Bridge.

He also commended the president for the government’s intervention on the Enugu-Onitsha road and the on-going work on the second Niger bridge. He further told the president to also work on the Onitsha-Nsukka road.

 Present at the brief event were the Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode; Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige and the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola among others.  (The Sun)

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Stop Discriminating Against The Igbo, Nwodo Warns |The Republican News

Nwodo enjoined the Igbo people outside their home states to respect the culture of their host communities and be guided by the laws of the land.

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, has cautioned Nigerians against any form of discrimination against the Igbo, saying the country belongs to all ethnic nationalities in the country.

Nwodo said the present composition of the country allows free participation of all ethnic groups in the political and social activities, hence, the need for Igbo to be given adequate opportunity to participate in political activities where ever they live within the country.

Speaking at this year’s Igbo Cultural Day celebration in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Nwodo observed that the Igbo ethnic nationality is the most marginalised ethnic group in the country.

The Ohanaeze leader said the Igbo should be allowed to hold political positions in any part of the state they find themselves.

He said: “As a student in the University of Ibadan, I contested the post of the President of the students union and I defeated a Yoruba man. Despite being an Igbo, I enjoyed the support of the Yoruba who were majority of the students.”

“I expect the same thing to happen in the larger society. I look forward to a country where an Igbo man will contest and win elections in Ondo or Osun State. And a Yoruba man will contest and win election in Imo or Enugu State.”

Nwodo also enjoined the Igbo people outside their home states to respect the culture and traditions of their host communities and be guided by the laws of the land.

He lauded the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for creating an enabling environment for the Igbo to live and do their businesses, saying the support given to the Igbo is unprecedented.

Also, he stressed the need for business collaboration between the state and the Igbo, adding that the Igbo are ready to partner Akeredolu to drive the economy of the state forward.

In his remarks, Governor Akeredolu solicited the support of the Igbo ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Akeredolu, specifically, called on the Igbo living in the state to support his administration in his desire to transform the state and turn it to economic hub of the nation.

Similarly, former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, called on the Igbo to ensure they support credible candidates with good antecedents in next year’s general elections.

Mimiko, who is contesting for the Ondo Central Senatorial District election, on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party, said the Igbo hold vital position in the country and urged them to ensure they vote wisely during the forthcoming elections.

Describing the Igbo ethnic nationality as an indefatigable force in the country, Governor Akeredolu, who said the Igbo are lovers of good governance and democracy, assured his administration will not discriminate against them.

He said the Igbo living in the state benefit from programmes of his government, adding that many of them are given contracts like their Yoruba counterparts.

The governor said the Igbo have the right to enjoy the rights and privileges being enjoyed by the Yoruba in the state.

Also, he advised the Igbo to remain committed to the course of advancing the economic frontiers of the state, promising that his government will continue to partner them for the progress of the state.   (The Sun)

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