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August 18, 2018

Quit Notice: Don’t try it again

South East, South-South govs warn Arewa youths In a show of unity, governors of the South-East and South-South states of Nigeria rose from their meeting in Owerri on Sunday October 8, with a strong condemnation of the quit notice issued to Ndigbo living in the North to relocate to their states before October 1, 2017. A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, warned that it would be the last time any person or group of persons would make statements or take actions that suggest that any part of the country is a no-go area to other Nigerians. The…

Quit notice: Why we cannot arrest Arewa youths – FG

Prof. Ango Abdullahi backs Arewa youths over Igbo Quit Notice

The Nigerian Government has given reason it cannot arrest members of the coalition of Northern youths. The Federal Government said the group had already stated that they were misquoted by the media (not DAILYPOST). Addressing newsmen on the issue, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau said in Abuja on Saturday that, “The group that called themselves coalition of Arewa Associations that held a press conference in Kaduna where they gave October 1 ultimatum to the Igbos to quit the north as a response to what they termed as issue of separatist agenda of the IPOB and claim that there are…

THE IGBO QUIT NOTICE: MATTERS ARISING (2)

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice

Read the previous – Part 1 IGBO QUIT NOTICE The Igbo quit notice is like a pilot scheme subtly let out to test the mood and evaluate the implication before the implementation of the actual plan. It is worthy of note that the Arewa youth’s action has the support not only  of the Northern Elders Forum(NEF), but of prominent northern leaders like Professor Ango Abdullahi and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. For some of us, the stage had been set quite long ago. Is it not absolutely inconceivable in a democracy in the twenty-first century that President Muhammadu Buhari would take…

THE IGBO QUIT NOTICE: MATTERS ARISING (1)

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice

POLICE ACTION The independence of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria was proclaimed on May 30, 1967, by Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu after he cited a variety of malevolent acts on Ndi Igbo by the North namely: the pogrom that claimed over thirty thousand lives; the federal government’s failure to ensure the safety of Igbos in the presence of organised genocide; and the direct incrimination of government in the murders of its own citizens. The proclamation had the full backing of the Eastern House Constituent Assembly. Consequently, the war began. The Nigerian government led by Yakubu Gowon said that it would…

Another genocide looms in Nigeria – Pan Igbo Group alerts UN, USA

…Parleys Nnamdi Kanu over Anambra Election The Alaigbo Development Foundation has sent a distress signal to the United Nations and the congress of the United States of America alerting them of a serious plan to exterminate Ndigbo in the Northern Nigeria and annex their properties by the Northern Youths under the auspices of Arewa Youths. In the communiqué titled, “50 YEARS AFTER BIAFRA, ANOTHER GENOCIDE LOOMS: AN SOS TO THE UN, USA AND THE WORLD”, the pan Igbo group decried the threat of extermination of ndigbo and plot of annexation of their properties by the Arewa Youths who are ostensibly…

Arewa youths ask UN to hold referendum on Biafra

More than one month after issuing a quit notice to Igbo, to leave the North by October 1, 2017, Arewa youths,  under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups, have, again,  called on the United Nations (UN) to initiate processes for peaceful referendum. The groups said that is the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue. In a July 12, 2017, letter addressed to the UN, the groups said since the end of the Civil War, Igbo youths have intermittently continued to  demand an independent country. They claimed that Igbo are reopening old wounds, and said the Kaduna Declaration…

ACF opposes implementation of 2014 confab report

Prof. Ango Abdullahi backs Arewa youths over Igbo Quit Notice

Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Wednesday opposed implementation of the report of the 2014 national conference. ACF said its opposition to the report was because the North was not adequately represented at the conference compared to the number of representatives from other parts of the country. This was contained in a communique issued by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad, Ibrahim Biu, after its National Executive Council meeting in Kaduna. The communique read in part: “The opposition of the North to the implementation of the recommendations in report of 2014 National Conference is not so much because of…

Northern Youths threaten Ndigbo … Northern Governors Forum, Ohaneze, MASOB, others react

The impudent and blood-thirsty Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY), has on Tuesday, given Ndigbo living in the North three months to leave the region. They also ordered northerners living in the South East to do the same. This was contained in their release named “Kaduna Declaration” after a joint meeting held at Arewa House in Kaduna. But their unprovoked threat and assault has been widely condemned.   According to the declaration read to the media by one Mallam Abdulazeez Suleiman, the warning was a reaction to the successful sit-at-home protest ordered by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and observed…