Author: Emmanuel Uzodinma

The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State is far from over as several members of the community have disowned an igweship election reportedly held recently. DAILY POST reports that the aggrieved indigenes of the community, who described the purported election of a new traditional ruler in the area as unlawful, are asking the government not to give credence to the process. They made their position known during a peaceful protest and presentation of position letters to offices of some security agencies in the State, the Enugu State House of Assembly, Office of the…

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday, declared that the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Forum missed the mark in their recommendations towards ending the high level of insecurity across the country. DAILY POST reported that the governors had after their meeting in Delta State recommended among other things, the convocation of a national dialogue, ban on open grazing and state police. But the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization in a statement by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its Secretary-General, said any search for solution without the engagement of the angry youths would be futile. He said, “it’s an established fact that the remote causes of secessionist…

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned the statement credited to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai that Igbos will not get presidency by insulting and threatening other Nigerians. The Governor spoke during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group and tagged: ‘Developing a Viable Nation 2’ and was hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House. But in a statement on Friday by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, he described El-Rufai’s assertion as ” Idiotic and laughable”. “Igbos are not losing sleep over myopic views of El Rufai,” he said. The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization said…

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, on Wednesday raised the alarm over the whereabouts of the fiery Enugu priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. The cleric of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has been in the news after he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. This was followed by a revelation by the presidency that he was attacking Buhari because he was refused a contract. Ohanaeze Youth Council has now claimed that the priest was missing. In a statement issued by the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, he said Mbaka was last seen on Tuesday, adding that every effort to…

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Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye has accused some desperate politicians of plotting to set Nigeria in flames and bolt away thereafter. Nwoye spoke at the maiden summit organized by the Enugu Youth Forum on Monday in Enugu. He is the patron of the youth organization. The chairman, who spoke passionately about the current situation of the country, said those making inflammatory statements were putting the youths in danger. He said, “what matters in every situation, we use words to bring peace, to bring calm, we also use words to bring disorder and…

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Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode says many Nigerians and leaders cannot challenge those in power due to fear. The former presidential aide made the remark in a chat with Naija Lives Matter Hotseat hosted by Ope Banwo. He also declared there is no distinction between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The government critic said this was the reason he relates with individuals who can move Nigeria forward. The politician described former Governors Bola Tinubu, Bukola Saraki, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, among others as party crossers.. “I don’t join parties simply because I want to be…

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has alerted the members of the public over what it called a fake group operating under the aegis of Ohanaeze South-East zone. This is coming amidst a meeting purportedly held in Enugu by a group priding itself as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths, South-East zone. In a statement on Thursday by the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the Secretary-General Comrade Obinna Achionye, they cautioned politicians to be wary of people using the name of the organization to defraud them. He said the group being led by one Mazi Okpalaezeukwu does not exist and should…

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The Archbishop of Enugu Eccleciastical Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, on Wednesday, asked the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to leave the Government. Archbishop Chukwuma, at a press briefing to mark his 31st Episcopal ordination, said Buhari Government should step aside if it cannot pull the country out of the present security quagmire. He said Nigerians had lost total confidence in Buhari’s administration and for that he should consider stepping aside to avoid pushing the country into a coup situation. Lamenting the endless security challenges and killings across the country, he declared: “we are calling on the Government…

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has condemned the fracas witnessed in Enugu on Thursday involving Hausa-Fulani cattle dealers at the New Artisan Market, Enugu. DAILY POST reported that an attempt to relocate the traders following a court order was stoutly resisted, with some of the dealers shooting AK-47 rifles. They were said to have destroyed vehicles, including the bulldozer deployed for the enforcement, other vehicles and properties after chasing the police away. Reacting to the development after visiting the area on Friday, the OYC in a statement signed by its President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, and the Secretary-General, Comrade Obinna…

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The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has thrown his weight behind the struggle by judicial and legislative workers and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for the entrenchment of judicial and legislative autonomy in the country. He said the full autonomy would expand democratic frontiers in the country. Okechukwu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stated that for the first time, some pundits who never commended President Muhammadu Buhari, were hailing him for giving life to the real restructuring of democracy in Nigeria through the amendment of Section 121(3) of our Constitution and his…

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Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and the immediate past president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo have cautioned the youths against joining politics as a carrier without first establishing themselves. Both leaders spoke in Enugu, weekend, during the gala night for 17 finalists of the 2021 Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Initiative (YELI). They emphasized the need for what they described as a “second address” for youths who want to engage into politics in Nigeria. They said this was the only way the youths would avoid walking into jail. The leaders stated that most people who veered into politics…

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The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has lauded the Southeast Governors over their decision to establish a regional security network. DAILY POST reported that the governors during a meeting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, resolved to set up a security network named ‘EBUBEAGU’. Reacting to the development, Okechukwu, who spoke to journalists in Enugu on Monday commended the South East Governors “for adopting joint security network on the same page with the federal government on the issue of security challenges in the country.” He said he commends the governors “because they seem to be coordinating the…

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The Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday, paid a sympathy visit to the Imo State Correctional Service Centre, which came under attack recently. On the visit were the President-General, Ibeh, the Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, among others. DAILY POST recalls that unkonwn gunmen had attacked the prison facility, as well as police command headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital, setting free hundreds of inmates. Speaking during the visit, Ibeh said “we have come and we met with the Deputy Comptroller, and he has been able to explain to us what happened, how the unidentified hoodlums came and gained access…

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