Biafra: Dried Wounds Licked For Too Long

By Maxi Chidiebere Igbokwe Memories of two personalities of Southeastern origin have etched on the psyche of Igbo nation and on the mind of an average Igbo man in Nigeria, including myself. They are Chief Dr. Nnmadi Azikiwe, the Owelle of Onitsha and the Biafran warlord, Col. Chukwuemeka Odemegwu Ojukwu, the Ikemba of Nnewi. But both represent two opposing phases in the transitional history of   Igbo nation or our people. Also, each one of them made influential imprints on the lives of our people, irrespective of whether it was…

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Standing Tall: Governor Emmanuel’s Enterprise Edge

By MefLyn Anwana The pendulum on which every successful economy in the world swings is entrepreneurship. This truth is etched into the fabric of global economies who embrace industrialisation as the unifying factor that cuts through uncharted barriers, and delivers wealth for its people. Therefore, the government as custodian and administrator of a constituted society bears the responsibility to facilitate infrastructures to ‘Create an Entrepreneurial Economy’. The eventful day of May 29th 2015 ventured His Excellency, Mr Udom Emmanuel into history, on an oath taken to be the Governor of…

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Nigerian Military: A Season Of Openness And Probity

By Uche John Madu My brain has got cracking again!  All things being equal, I should be a happy Nigerian because my country, Nigeria is in a joyous mood, celebrating about 18 years of unobstructed democracy. It is the longest period ever in our beleaguered political history, as a nation, since independence in 1960 that civilians would hold democratic power uninterrupted for this long. Many things are wrong with my country. I mean, so many issues in our public life aren’t just the normal; but the absurd. Like other patriotic…

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Biafra Sit-at-home Order: Group Cautions Igbo Against Self-destruction

The Igbo for Nigeria Movement has strongly frowned against the sit-at-home order on May 30 by some groups agitating for the rebirth of Biafra. INM, while describing the plan as a journey to self-destruction warned Ndigbo, especially those clamouring for the return of the defunct Biafra Republic to think of its consequences and embrace on Nigeria. A statement by the National Leader of the group, Maxi Igwe Ifeanyi warned that the mistake some Igbo leaders made fifty years ago that led to the civil war should be avoided at all…

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Group Describes Calls On Bello To Resign As Laughable, Unnecessary

The Coalition for Truth and Justice has described the calls in some quarters for the resignation of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello by ‘some misguided elements’ as ridiculous and unnecessary. ‎ Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  in Kogi State have recently called on Governor Yahaya Bello to resign over the accusation that he registered twice for Permanent Voter Card. The spokesman for the members, Sen. Dino Melaye had claimed that the people of Kogi State and the party were dissociating themselves from the act and called on…

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Biafra: Unveiling The True Enemies Of Igbo Nation

By Henry Chukwuemeka Udeh Nigeria is once more stampeded with so much hysteric hype about the Nnamdi Kanu-led Biafran separatist sect – the Indigenous Peoples of Biafran (IPOB). The granting of bail to Kanu last month appeared to have buoyed the pro-Biafran agitators who have issued fresh sit-at-home order to all Southeasterners on May 30. Of course, if they had not done it, one would have been surprised at the sudden change of disposition. Barefaced bravado, naked intimidation and violent affront of law abiding citizens into coercive submission and gruesome…

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Biafra Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Defies Bail Conditions, Addresses Crowd

…Says, ‘Only Death Can Stop Me From Ensuring The Restoration Of Biafra’ The embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that only death can stop him from ensuring the restoration of Biafra!! Kanu made the declaration while addressing worshippers at the Jew Sabbath service in his country hometown of Abia State, on Saturday. The very outspoken IPOB leader, who is clearly going against his bail conditions, maintained that Biafra will be achieved in the ”next few months”. Recall that the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal…

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Anti-Biafra Movement Launched, As Igbo Youths Urge Kanu, Others To End War Drum

A youth group, under the aegis of Igbo for Nigerian Movement (INM), has floated anti-Biafra campaign to unite people of Igbo extraction in order to reap maximum benefits from the peaceful co-existence of one United Nigeria. IINM called on the entire Ndigbo to bury the idea of the struggle of the Republic of Biafra and embrace the new platform, INM for intellectual and strategic engagements that would enthrone equity, fairness and justice to every member of the Nigerian State. The group warned that the ongoing clamour by some persons for…

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Children’s Day: We Must Do More For Children’s Right, Devt – Sen Oko

2017 Children’s Day: We Must Do More For Children’s Right, Devt – Sen Oko By Ebriku John Friday, Abuja As children across the world mark Children’s Day on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Senator Rose Oko, has called on Nigerians to do more about the right and development of children. Oko, who representS Cross River Northern senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber, made the call while identifying with children celebrating their day, and described children as the hope of Nigeria’s continual existence and development. She said the time has come…

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The Restoration Of A New Constitutional Order In Nigeria Under Buhari

By Sanmi S. Ola A friend drew my attention to something profound that I had taken for granted. He said, “have you noticed that more people than before now queue up at the ATM to make withdrawals? I know you’ll say it is the cashless policy at work but my conviction is that the lower economic class now have more access to money under President Buhari even though people are lamenting about hardship because they have not even realized how much has changed.” Upon giving it some thoughts I concluded…

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