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Appointment of new IGP: Buhari has justified Biafra agitation – OYC

Appointment of new IGP: Buhari has justified Biafra agitation – OYC

Editorial
Says Buhari will lead Nigeria into disintegration before 2023 The National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC), the apex youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka has described the new appointment of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba by President Muhammadu Buhari as an entrance route to cause the disintegration of Nigeria. Comrade Igboayaka speaking to news men in Owerri on Friday 9th April, noted that by his action, Buhari has divided Nigeria, saying that “what's remaining soonest is a full blown revolution triggered by marginalization, injustice and hatred Buhari has shown against the people of the old Eastern region.”“The new appointment of Ag. IGP by Buhari and the Aso Rock cabals is the height of administrative impunity, medi...
Buhari, opposite of Nigeria’s unity – OYC

Buhari, opposite of Nigeria’s unity – OYC

Editorial
Blasts Garba Shehu The National President of the youth body of apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a direct opposite of Nigeria's unity through his actions and inactions. Dismissing as false, a statement credited to the Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Buhari who on Friday, 26th March, 2021 said that, “Buhari is so passionate about Nigeria unity”, Igboayaka noted that Shehu is on a pay job, therefore, he is one of the aides that is endangering the unity of Nigeria through his sycophantic service to the president. He pointed out that Buhari has divided Nigeria more than any other president in the history of Nigeria, describing him as the most tribalistic president Nigeria has ever produce...

As North threatens to cut food supply: Time for Southern Nigeria to invest heavily in agriculture

Editorial
It is no longer news that Northern Nigeria has finally let the cat out of the bag. They have obviously stated that piece of their mind which they have hidden under their heart over the years. In the past 50 years, the north had been accessing and cornering all agricultural loans and other incentives from within and outside Nigeria in the name of producing food that would feed all Nigerians. The Anchor Borrowers Loan, CBN, IITA, CSDP, World Bank, Agricultural Development Bank loans, name it, were and are being made available to Northern farmers. Their former and current political office holders more especially governors and senators own the biggest rice, poultry and other food commodity farms across Nigeria. Yes, they have that monopoly in Agriculture using state and federal powers to a...
Negotiating with terrorists, bandits in the North but bombarding IPOB/ESN in the East

Negotiating with terrorists, bandits in the North but bombarding IPOB/ESN in the East

Editorial
The age long “born to rule mentality” of the North has become wild and of deadly proportion this time under President Muhammadu Buhari. The North particularly the Fulani tribe has continued to exhibit this character of "we own Nigeria and determine whatever happens" with the highest degree of impunity and to the utter dismay of other tribes. Buhari came into power in 2015 using crude and unconventional means internally and externally to remove Goodluck Jonathan. He was aided by the Yoruba political force led by Bola Tinubu and a little support from the Southeast spearheaded by Rochas Okorocha. One of Buhari's strongest external support reportedly came from his Fulani brothers in Africa viz Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, etc. Jonathan saw the gathering of the Hawks and vampires, and dec...
Why Nigerian Senate should halt Buratai and Co from holding diplomatic positions

Why Nigerian Senate should halt Buratai and Co from holding diplomatic positions

Editorial
A time has come in our dear nation when men and women holding Public offices must start renting a soul. There's so much bitterness, anger and anguish in the land as a result of the wickedness and indifference of those on the corridors of power. None has a soul and conscience and it's about time we rented some soul for them. The mass murder of Nigerians which became very much activated with the senseless execution of one Yusuf by former Borno state governor, Ali Modu Sheriff has thrown Nigeria into an endless era of blood letting like never before. With Yusuf's extra-judicial killing in 2009, his men were more emboldened and Boko Haram was subsequently born. From that time till date, Nigeria has not known peace. Today herdsmen, bandits and other militia groups have all taken to arms, k...

NIN registration and its attendant hassles

Editorial
Following the directive by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that network providers viz – MTN, Globacom, Airtel, 9Mobile, should block all Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards not registered with the National Identification Number (NIN) within two weeks from December 15, 2020, Nigerians thronged to offices of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the registration for fear of not having their mobile lines detached. National Identification Number otherwise known as NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database. NIN is non-transferable and does not expire. All citizens and legal residents including children are eligible to enroll for the NIN. According to the Federal Government, obtaining...
Orlu Massacre: Our Stand

Orlu Massacre: Our Stand

Editorial
It is no longer news that the clash between Nigerian Military and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has resulted to many deaths of innocent civilians and scores of injured persons in Orlu communities and some local governments in Orlu zone, what is news is the inhuman treatment meted to unarmed civilians by armed police men even after the withdrawal of ESN operatives. Reports from Orlu have it that the police have gone out of their way of maintaining peace and order to intimidate, molest and harass residents even in their homes.Carrot junction/Umuna road, Total/Owus avenue, St Joseph/Amaigbo road, Old Emezie street, Bank road, Ihioma road, Ngumoha/ Nkwuito, Banana junction and Afor Ogidi are now a ghost town as business owners h...

Stop using us as slaves, house helps or face our wrath- Apprentices warn their Bosses

Editorial
A mega nation wide protest which might be as violent and intense as ENDSARS is in the offing in Nigeria, Nigerian Newsguide can authoritatively report. Information at our disposal has it that large number of trainees and apprentices across the country are spoiling for a show down with their bosses in their various training centers and offices.Majority of them are now fed up with those training them due to the way they are being treated by their bosses without a drop of mercy. According to some of these apprentices who spoke to our medium weekend particularly those learning Auxiliary Nursing in hospitals, hair dressing salons, tailoring, furniture houses, mechanic and other artisan workshops, their bosses whom they actually paid some sign-up fees have all turned them to slaves and offic...
2021: Our expectations, our aspirations

2021: Our expectations, our aspirations

Editorial, News
Every New Year, the temptation is to dream big. To fantasize about a sudden turnaround of poverty to wealth, from despair to hope, from curse to blessing, from bad governance to good governance etc. So, this year just like previous years, what many Nigerians yearn for, is an end to bad government, end to kidnapping, end to banditry, end to carnage, end to ASUU strike, end to non-payment of salaries and pensions, end to bad leadership, end to buck passing, end to hike in petrol pump price and other commodities, end to everything that is bad about the country, Nigeria.Indeed, last year did not go down well with many of us. There were lots of disappointments from both friends and foes, colleagues and associates, politicians and even the government of the day. From ASUU strike to lockdo...
Imo among Nigeria’s poorest states in tax revenue – Survey

Imo among Nigeria’s poorest states in tax revenue – Survey

Editorial
Only Civil/Public Servants and less than 1.5 percent of registered companies pay tax in Imo.By Chidi Emeagi With the dwindling monthly federal allocations to States which is not helping matters as per meeting with the financial needs-wage bill, over head, infrastructure and otherwise, states across Nigeria are in for the worst and hard times in the months and years ahead. Experts have long warned of the inherent danger in sole dependency of states on federal allocations hence neglecting the weightier matter which boils down to harnessing the internally generated revenue potentials in various states. Currently, some states cannot pay salaries talk of doing any project without federal allocations as the they lack the political will and technical know-how to enforce their tax laws and ...