The genuine Igbo man is not asking for secession…Okorocha

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Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that no reasonable Igboman would support secession or division of the Country, adding that the IPOB leader should be treated as a single individual because reasonable Igbo people have condemned IPOB in all ramifications

 

Governor Rochas Okorocha welcoming the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja III for the New Year Festival organized by the State Council of Traditional Rulers in Owerri, weekend (Saturday, September 16, 2017) Governor Okorocha speaking Saturday in Owerri at the new Yam festival organized by the State Council of Traditional Rulers headed by HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri, said that everyone that loves Ndigbo has condemned the activities of IPOB. The Ooni of Ife, His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who attended the function said he would not condemn the IPOB elements but would rather asked that they be made to channel their energy positively, adding that he is passionate about the unity of the nation. Governor Okorocha reiterated “I can see that the unity of Nigeria is today dramatized in the land of Imo State. I say so because growing up as a child, I never knew where I came from because I found myself somewhere in Plateau State as a little boy and the only language I could speak was the Hausa language and I had no choice because that was where I was brought up. So, I grew up being born an Igbo man, but was reared in the North and was made financially buoyant in the South-West. “So I have declared myself that in no way should I be found as a tribalized Nigerian. I will remain detribalized as long as Igbo gave me parentage and childhood, as long as North reared and nurtured me and for as long as South-West empowered me. My community and my identity is Nigeria” he added. He further remarked “I want to say that coincidentally all the traditional rulers that have indicated interest in coming for this Iriji festival, for fear of rumours ravaging the whole country, some of them could not make it. It got me worried, and I became a bit disturbed. The question that ravages my mind is that for how long shall we continue with these unwarranted hostilities and speculations and hate speeches which we have gotten from the past generation and we are doing nothing about it in this present generation and intending to transfer it to subsequent generations. That has become my worry and I think this generation of ours owe it to the rest of Nigerians to make this large nation better and united”. For him “Some of you must have heard of the issues relating to the operation Python Dance and IPOB in Abia and Ebonyi States. That situation there for whatever it is, is a worrisome situation because, while we are talking about the economy of this nation, on how to get out of recession and make Nigeria better, we are busy talking about IPOB, Boko-Haram”. “Everyone has condemned IPOB in all ramifications and I say that whatever that young man is doing does not have the support of any of us. He should be picked up and treated as a single individual. No reasonable Igbo man is asking for secession. No reasonable Igbo man will support the division of this country. I want to remind all Nigerians that Igbos are the people that fought the last war and if there was anyone so badly affected by that war is the Igbo. After the war, the 1st group of people to run to different ethnic groups and all other tribes for purpose of economic development was the Igbos. “The Igbos today in their thousands are in Kano, the Igbo today in their thousands are in Lagos, in Plateau and in all nooks and crannies of this country. And wherever you find them, they behave as if they are the owners of the land, even in most cases, they have Ezes in the communities where they find themselves, showing that they believe in the unity of this country. “The Igbo business men have more real estates and more properties and assets outside Igbo land than in Igbo land. So, I want to dissociate Igbo from this very thing that Igbo want to go for secession. A man that wants to go for secession cannot build mansions in Lagos, Kano, Plateau and the rest of the States. “I think we should single out this act of this young man from the rest of Nigerians. My worry again stands strongly on the fact that today, the issue of IPOB is being politicized. Today, most of them that never worked with the Buhari-led government is using this as an opportunity to fight the Federal Government. Call those people to order. It’s not far fetched, who these people are. Some of them are busy visiting Kanu’s house and encouraging him. Those people should do a rethink, because they are not doing this nation any good. “Today, we can see the Ooni and Eze Imo sitting side by side. For our sons and daughters it gives them a sense of unity wherever they are. I want to appeal to all of you to please remain together because we are one and only one nation. An injury to one is an injury to all. Iriji festival should kick-start the language of unity, to tell the world that Nigeria is one. Let’s talk more on what will unite us and talk less of Boko-Haram, IPOB” he stated. For the Ooni “The unity of our nation is something I am passionate about and something that I don’t joke with. I had so much pressure in the last four days not to come to this part of the country, but I said to myself in the interest of the unity of this country, I will come to Imo State and I will sleep over and over in Imo State. When I arrived, I saw raw-culture, I saw brotherhood, I am feeling our togetherness. It is about time for us to know that we are all cut out from the same cloth. It is one big happy family”. He Continued “Nigeria is a very unique nation, different culture, tradition and heritage, yet our diversity is our greatest strength. We shouldn’t write it off like that, we should look beyond our different backgrounds. We should look at how to connect the dotted lines. What is common amongst all of us in this country is what we should look for; that should be our focal point as a nation and not the things that divide us”. He added “I have watched quietly on how we have been entertained with the Omenimo dance by young, talented dancers, because of the sensitivity of this country, they said that there is another dance in Igbo land called python dance, I will not accept python dance. I will rather continue to enjoy the Omenimo dance. Let us look at things that will bring us together rather than things that will further divide us. We must desist from hate speeches, it doesn’t do us any good. We shouldn’t look at our weakness, but we should look at how things will be better for us”. He further remarked “I have a different perspective towards the IPOB group. I will not condemn them rather let us discuss with them, let us put positive energy in them. They can use their energy for positive things in this country and for the betterment of the entire Igbo land. It is very important for us to draw them closer, for us to actually preach to them that war does not actually help, war does not pay anybody”. In his speech at the event, the chairman of the Cross River State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Etimyin Etim Okon Edet pointed out that the theme of the festival “Promoting National Unity through Cultural Orientation” is apt considering the tension in the land, commending the governor for being an advocate of peace and encouraged all traditional rulers in the country to continue to preach for peace and unity.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/no-reasonable-igbo-man-asking-secession-says-okorocha/

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Catholic Massacre: Escoba Sues Sun Newspapers, For Branding Him A Drug Baron.

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Popular Socialite, Kingsley Ekeoma, a.k.a Escoba has sued the publishers of Sun Newspapers and other media houses who circulated his photos and a video where he was spraying money at a friends wedding.

The video started circulating after Sunday’s attack on Christian worshippers in Ozubulu, Anambra State.

The Sun Newspapers and other media houses tagged the video as the suspected drug lord who was reportedly sought after by unknown gunmen who massacred the defenseless worshippers at St. Phillip Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu.

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The dream of late Maitama Sule for Nigeria.

The former Nigeria permanent representative to the United Nations, Mallam Maitama Sule had a very lofty and big positive dream for Nigeria. The elder statesman passed on to the great beyond on the 3rd of June 2017 at an Egypt hospital. His remain has since been laid to rest.

Stop heating-Up the Polity, Ohaneze tells Nnamdi Kanu

The  Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex socio-cultural organisation of the Igbo, on Thursday, disowned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and his movement, IPOB.
The President-General of Ohanaeze,  Chief John Nnia Nwodo said this while addressing members of the Anambra State house of Assembly at the Legislative Complex, Awka, Anambra State.
Nwodo who was particularly embittered by the call by IPOB for a boycott of Anambra Election in November, said Kanu had breached the undertaking he took before him (Nwodo) when he was released from detention.
He said, “I’m just being paternal. The way I commended them as my children; is the way I have the right to chastised them when they go wrong. We don’t need this heat up”.
 
Nwodo’s addressed read in part “News that reached us in the past few days that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB has declared that there will be no election in Anambra in November is shocking and disturbing. I hereby countermand that declaration as President General of Ohaneze.
“Whereas Ohanaeze understands the marginalization and unfair treatment of Igbos which have given rise to self-determination movements in Igboland, leaders of these movements must not arrogate to themselves the supreme leadership of Igboland.
“Statements of the kind credited to Nnamdi Kanu are provocative, misleading and unproductive. Why should Anambra people be denied the opportunity to choose their own leader? Why should any of us who are not from Anambra, no matter how highly placed, descend to the arena and dictate for Anambra people when to vote, whether to vote or who to vote for?
“Anambra, nay Igbos, are still part and parcel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Yes, we are not happy with our treatment in Nigeria. Yes, some of us want Biafra. Yes, some of us prefer a restructured Federal Republic of Nigeria. But the fact remains that we are still part and parcel of the present Federal Republic of Nigeria, bound by its laws, no matter how repressive or unjust.
“Our approach to reforms of our laws even if it leads to self-determination or restructuring must be lawful. We must convince other Nigerians of our point of view, we must strive to make others share our convictions.
“Our language must be civil, respectful and lead to consensus building. We must resist any attempt to turn division amongst us, as to which way we must go, become a source of altercations between us.
“As we speak very many of our people living in Northern Nigeria are in complete awe and consternation regarding how safe they will be after October 1st. Other Northerners living amongst us are also worried.”
Report: Tony Okafor

Fulani Herdsmen Heartlessly Attack Rice farmers in Benue State

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The menace of herdsmen in Benue State continue in-spite of several peace meeting between the Fulani, Benue indigens and the state government. Some rice farmers are currently receiving treatment at the Benue State University teaching hospital after they were butchered by Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday the 20th of june 2006 when they took there cattle’s to graze on the farm land.

According to Ukan Kurugh, after butchering the farmers, the herdsmen led their cows into the farm and started grazing.

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I will contest for President in 2019 election-Fayose

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Governor, Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state Governor says he will run for president in 2019. Fayose disclosed this when he spoke with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Friday. He said:

“I have defeated two incumbent governors in two different attempts. So, defeating the All Progressives Congress in the coming presidential election would be a walkover. Many did not believe that I can come back as governor of Ekiti State after eight years. I don’t know how God did it. This time, I am going to the presidency. God is taking me there but I don’t know how. I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I would take it. I’m going straight to that Villa. I’m the next president. I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing. We are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth” he said.

Terrible Flood Kills APC board of trustee member

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All Progressive Congress (APC) is mourning as it losses one of its own,Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem, a member of the Board of Trustees of the (APC) has died. The party chieftain, who was an indigene of Delta State, died on Tuesday in Gwarimpa, Abuja, after heavy rainfall swept away his car with him in it.

The remains of the 57-year-old man has been deposited at the Kubwa General Hospital morgue.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday and signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi,  APC confirmed the news of Akamukalem’s death. APC recalled that the late Akamukali was the former National Chairman of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) that merged with others to form the APC in 2013. He had also served as the first Assistant National Secretary of the All Peoples Party (APP).

The statement read in part:

“He was the Director-General of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Campaign for President and thereafter served as member of the APC Presidential Campaign Committee that worked for the successful election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. The late party chieftain who served the APC as first interim National Auditor was one the stabilizing forces in the party and always identified with progressive causes to strengthen the Party and ensure unity among members. Sadly, the late Akamukali has left us at a critical time when he was needed to contribute to nation building and the implementation of the APC Change Agenda. We however take solace knowing that the late party chieftain lived a fulfilled and impactful life during his time on earth.”