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May 21, 2018

Cottage Industries In Imo Communities: A Scam?

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  A few days ago I approached an outstanding, meritorious, respected and ebullient Royal father in Imo State, for insights into the mind set of the Imo State Government in its proposals to facilitate the establishment of Cottage industries in each autonomous community of the state. The number of autonomous communities in the state is about 700 and growing. A successful implementation of such an industrial design within the limits of law and propriety shall without doubt create ripples of economic growth throughout the state and help to alleviate youth restiveness and promote growth. Some say that the creation of…

Sycophancy as the politician’s albatross

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice

  INTRODUCTION The political drums are officially rolled out with the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the Presidential post in 2019. Buhari won the Presidential race in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The APC was dexterously put together by the sheer ingenuity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.   The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that boasted as having no rival in the continent of Africa further proclaimed that it would rule Nigeria for 60 years. The APC pulled the carpet from under its feet and it went crashing after 16 years of near inglorious reign….

Prosecute IPOB members’ killers, Ohanaeze tells Army

  The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural body of the Igbo, has called for the prosecution of soldiers involved in an alleged extra-judicial killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra during the recent Operation Python Dance in the South-East. The President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, said the organisation had raised the issue with the leadership of the Nigerian Army. Speaking during a ‘Night of Tributes’ for the late Biafran war commander and former Secretary General of Ohanaeze, Col. Joe Achuzia, at Enugu Sports Club, Nwodo said soldiers who flouted the army’s rules of engagement during the…

Cattle Colony: MASSOB warns Igbo Governors, Traditional Rulers

  Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB, has warned governors and traditional rulers from South East not to give any part of Biafra land to Fulani herdsmen for the purposes of cattle colony, adding that the North had large expanse of land. MASSOB’s Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, while speaking with Daily Sun, said the warning had become imperative because of information at the organization’s disposal that some state governors and traditional rulers from the South East were negotiating with the Northern oligarchy to give out some portions of land in Biafra to Fulani herdsmen to…

Nigerian Army orders personnel to learn Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba before 2019

  The Nigerian Army has directed all its officers and men to immediately commence the learning of the three major Nigerian languages. A statement by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, on Wednesday morning said all personnel are expected to be proficient in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba by December 2018. Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said the directive is part of the new language policy by the army. Full text of the statement, signed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director, Army Public Relations reads. Nigerian Army Introduces New Language Policy For Officers And Soldiers The Nigerian Army has introduced a new…

Supporting Vocation Boom in Igboland

You can predict the future of the church when you look at the young people in the church today. Young people being the hope of tomorrow are, indeed, the hope of missions. Pope Francis pointed out clearly in his message on World Missions  Sunday 2017 that it all rests with the youth. The Pope noted that the person of Jesus Christ and the good news he proclaimed have also continued to attract many young people, who seek ways to put themselves with courage and enthusiasm at the service of humanity. However, it is a fact that the West is experiencing…

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

The aggravation of hostility between the federal government and the popular liberation organization, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA  seeking a referendum by peaceful means, did not come as a surprise to anyone. Indeed one of the cardinal principles of the Organization, remains non violence. Over the years, successive Nigerian governments have repeatedly stated that the territorial integrity of Nigeria is not negotiable. This by implication means that no nation within the Nation state can exit while the structural imbalances , corrupt leadership, and regional marginalisation  remain intolerable. This is bound to create tension and dissent and that is exactly what happened…

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice (1)

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice

PREAMBLE Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus was the Emperor of Rome from 54 to 68 AD. His name at birth was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. Nero was so notoriously cruel and depraved that he ingloriously earned the first position in the world book of infamy listing the seven most wicked men. He unleashed a reign of persecution on Christians. History stated that a conflagration erupted within the confines of the Palatine and Celius of Rome and ravaged the city for six days and seven nights. Nero blamed Christians for the fire. The cruelty visited on those that the wicked Emperor held…

THE INVASION OF IGBOLAND BY NIGERIAN ARMY – A RIDICULOUS MISSION

The Invasion of Igboland by Nigerian Army – A Ridiculous Mission

Nathaniel I. NDIOKWERE  Preamble NIGERIA NOT A ZOO, BUT A JUNGLE You come to the above conclusion, without much reflection when you consider absurdities that one finds “Only in Nigeria!”. Just one example: “NIGERIA’S UNITY IS NOT NEGOTIABLE!” And this testament was written and signed by two people, BUHARI and OJUKWU, and this time the venue was not ABURI, in GHANA, but in KATSINA, NORTHERN NIGERIA! The implication of this two-man agreement is that anyone that tampers with the sacred accord, the testament, must be ruthlessly deal with! Wow! Recently, Philip Omenukwa, a young Nigerian writer, in a fine article…

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…

Catholic priest advises IPOB not to disrupt Anambra Elections

As Kanu pays him courtesy call The head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, Monday, led his members to the Parish Priest of Blessed Iwene Tansi, Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma (a.k.a Ebube Muonso) to thank him for upholding the truth and for his prayers. Fr. Obimma, who is also the founder and Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Uke, Idemmili North Local Government Council of the state, received Nnamdi Kanu and his members appealing to them to ensure no breech of peace in whatever they do. The priest…

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…

That anti-Igbo hate song

With less than five weeks to the expiration of the October 1, deadline for the quit notice, issued to all Igbos residing in the North, by the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) to leave that region or risk the destruction of their lives and property, the anxiety and tension which that ultimatum generated in the land, is being aggravated by yet an anti-Igbo hate song which has gone viral.   The promoters of this hate song, composed in Hausa Language have no other purpose than to prepare the Northern masses ahead of the October deadline, for eviction and slaughter of…

Quit notice: Don’t panic, we are monitoring situation in the North – South-East Governors

South-East Governors on Monday re-assured Ndigbo residing in different parts of the country of their safety.   The Governors, who met in Enugu said they were in constant touch with the Northern Governors over the October 1 ultimatum issued to Igbos in the area. Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, who read the communique issued after the meeting, said the position of the Northern governors was commendable.   “Ohanaeze Ndigbo briefed us and of course we have been in touch with the federal government; we have also been in constant touch with our colleagues in the…

Igbo not Jews – DNA report reveals

The high expectations of members of the Re­deemed Israel Commu­nity of Nazarene Association (RICON) on a possible ances­tral link between Igbo and Jews have been dashed. The international President of Jewish Voice Ministries, Rab­bi Jonathan Bernis, announced that the result of saliva samples taken in Nnewi had shown that the Igbo were not Jews. Members of the group had gathered at Uruagu-Nnewi to collect what would be the con­firmation/ Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test result of Ndig­bo’s claims that Igbo are descent of Israel got to the venue as ear­ly as 9.00am on Saturday for a result that was to reshape…

Kudos! Africa Magic Igbo channel

Nearly two years ago, Nigeria’s leading indigenous Film Actors Group, the Nollywood launched with a bang, the Igbo channel of their Africa Magic movies. Africa magic Igbo is designed to showcase the rich Igbo culture of Nigeria. The 24-hour general entertainment channel follows the success of the Africa Magic Hausa and Yoruba channels for indigenous audience. We recall that the first Africa channel was launched in 2003, which later expanded its brand to include contents dedicated to world class African entertainment programming, ranging from drama series, music, magazine and reality shows and movies. The launch of Africa Magic Igbo is…

Biafra: Nigeria is standing before the Red Sea – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has reacted to the agitation for an independent state of Biafra led by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The cleric alluded to one of Biblical stories of the Israelites to describe the question of Nigeria’s unity. According to him, the situation in Nigeria can be likened to when the Israelites stood before the Red Sea during their exit from captivity. He said: “We cannot recover territory from Boko Haram only to surrender it to others; we are Nigeria and Nigeria will continue to…

Ndigbo: We don’t Love property more than life … IPOB Elders

Those who think that Ndigbo love property more than they love life are deceiving themselves.   In a communiqué issued by the Council of Elders of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) after a crucial meeting in Owerri, the elders made it clear that Ndigbo are not treating the eviction order with levity. As for those who think the Igbo would rather die than leave their property, the elders said they are wrong.   This rebuttal and explanation came from Igbo elders, against the backdrop of the quit notice given to Igbo sons and daughters living in the north, by…

Nnamdi Kanu blasts Jonathan Says ex-president should be blamed for problems

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has slammed former President Goodluck Jonathan as the harbinger of Nigeria’s problems.   In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, at the weekend, Kanu described Jonathan as “weak and incompetent” president who did nothing for the South East, even though the region claimed him as one of their own. To Kanu, Jonathan’s wife, Patience, would have been a better president than her husband.   “Jonathan is my uncle, yes. I was one of those who said Jonathan’s tenure was more or less an Igbo presidency; it’s on record I…

Igbo Quit Notice: Prof. Ango Abdullahi backs Arewa youths

Prof. Ango Abdullahi backs Arewa youths over Igbo Quit Notice

The spokesman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi has expressed support to the call by the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups for Igbos to leave the region within three months. Abdullahi expressed “disappointment” with the Northern Governors’ Forum for disowning the youth groups.   The NEF spokesperson told newsmen in Zaria recently, that it was hypocritical for the Igbos to continue to live in other parts of the country while agitating for Nigeria’s break up. The former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria said: “I am disappointed in the decision taken by Northern Governors’ Forum disowning…