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Arrest bandits now and brand them terrorists before Northern Nigeria is finally consumed

Arrest bandits now and brand them terrorists before Northern Nigeria is finally consumed

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The North of Nigeria has been bleeding profusely for a very long time now.Yes, the region has held onto power in Nigeria for such a long time and can boast of a number of very wealthy Nigerians who got to that level leveraging on access to political powers, yet the region is crawling very much behind in anything development.The northern elites that had made Nigeria's political power their strangle-hold have vowed never to give up.They go to any length to be super relevant, in order to continue to milk the system dry.This is the reason a lot of them still believe in their wildest imagination that the presidency must remain in the north even by 2023.The hypnotize, bewitch and manipulate the sensibilities of the hoi polloi otherwise known as the almajaris to continue to sheepishl...
Federal College of Education Eha-Amaufu under Dr Mrs Ikwuegbu: Time for Ndigbo to love themselves

Federal College of Education Eha-Amaufu under Dr Mrs Ikwuegbu: Time for Ndigbo to love themselves

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At some point recently, it was as if hell was about to let loose in Eha-Amaufu, a railway town in Isi-Uzo Council Area of Enugu State. "The foundations of heaven" were beckoned upon to possibly collapse to either kill or dangerously trap innocent Igbos in an Igbo enclave, but thank God the conspiracy whether physical or spiritual was blown away by the Northeast wind.An intellectual giant, Amazon, seasoned tertiary Education Administrator and exceptional Igbo woman of substance Dr. Mrs Pauline Ngozi Ikwuegbu was appointed the first female Provost of Federal College of Education Eha Amaufu, and the woman in question started well and still doing great to the glory of God.She met a near un-working system, dilapidated infrastructure, insecure learning environment, poor workforce an...

To end insecurity in Nigeria, Umar and Co must be stopped

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Umar Muhammed is a 60-year-old Nigerian arms dealer. From available records, the sexagenarian has been in the business for many years. Until his arrest, how he managed to beat security checks and the way he concealed arms and ammunitions in the bonnet compartment of his rickety car beats the imagination of many. It goes a long way to confirm the fact of his many years of experience in the business. But one thing is certain about the 60-year-old man. Just like a commercial taxi driver, Umar is a transporter, conveying assorted types of guns from one location to another, of course for his employer(s).No doubt, Umar is not alone in the business. He has as many Bosses as those who patronize him.Luck ran out of him last week when he was intercepted by the Police while conveying arms and am...
Time to end this military operation in Imo, dialogue is the way out

Time to end this military operation in Imo, dialogue is the way out

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For sometime now, peace has taken flight from Imo State to an unknown destination. Imo hitherto rated as the most peaceful state in Nigeria due to the quantum of educated and highly exposed people therein has suddenly become a hot bed of all manner killings, kidnapping, robbery, sporadic shootings and coordinated assassination and a theatre of war.The state of war in Imo now despite the fact that the situation is not peculiar to the state but the entire country has warranted many to weep, cry and regret why God created them as Imolites due to the endless military operations in once a garden of enduring peace.Other states in the Southeast actually have issues with insecurity and witness presence of many security operatives trying to maintain law and other, but the case of Imo i...
OPEN GRAZING BAN, SOUTHERN GOVERNORS IN TUNE WITH REASONABLE NIGERIANS, THEY SHOULD MARCH WORDS WITH ACTION.

OPEN GRAZING BAN, SOUTHERN GOVERNORS IN TUNE WITH REASONABLE NIGERIANS, THEY SHOULD MARCH WORDS WITH ACTION.

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Only last week, the 17 Governors from the Southern Nigeria appeared to have stired the hornet's nest when they met in Asaba, Delta State where they unambiguously and unequivocally too banned open grazing of cows and movement of cattles by herdsmen by road. Aside the above, the Governors also okayed Restructuring, State Police, National Dialogue, among other burning issues.The meeting was the first of it's kind at least in a democracy where they jointly and officially made a statement as one indivisible group.Unsettled with such outing, some Fulani irredentists and war mongers took to the media to cry wolf over a matter that was/is never a breach of any law or regulation in Nigeria.One of them that claimed to be a Professor had to dance naked and foolishly submitted that Southern G...
May Ebubeagu never clash with ESN

May Ebubeagu never clash with ESN

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Should Ebubeagu, the newly established joint security outfit for Southeast clash with operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the outcome will be better imagined than experienced; Southeast will burn. People will continue to die both old and young. Businesses will collapse, houses will be razed and properties and investments worth billions of naira destroyed. Somalia will be nothing compared to the devastation that will happen to the region. May God forbid.So, to avert this impending calamity, our Southeast Governors will have to rise to the occasion, reconvene and announce the dissolution of Ebubeagu security outfit in the general interest of Ndigbo.The five Southeast governors had met in Owerri on the occasion of a maiden Southeast Security Summit and after several hou...

Imo billionaires should emulate Alex Mbata in infrastructural development

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On Thursday, 22nd April, a number of Imolites particularly those from Owerri zone witnessed the commissioning of 2 kilometers road built by a business mogul, philanthropist and Pro-Alaigbo development agent Mr Alex Mbata.The road under review is located in New Owerri and named after the builder Alex Mbata, an indigene of Owerri.Imo State Governor, Sen Hope Uzodimma represented by his deputy Prof. Placid Njoku performed the commissioning of the well asphalted and solidly built dual carriage road with wonderful drainage system.Ndigbo in the 60s, 70s and even 80s were known for self help projects achieved vide communal efforts without much reference to government. This accounts for why most Primary, Secondary Schools and most importantly good hospitals known across the South East, mo...
Appointment of new IGP: Buhari has justified Biafra agitation – OYC

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

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Says Buhari will lead Nigeria into disintegration before 2023The 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

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Blasts Garba ShehuThe 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

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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...