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The youth wing of the apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the organization believed in the indivisibility of Nigeria, insisting that it would not be part of any agenda that would bring disunity in the country.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday promised to compensate residents who lost their property to the Fagba crisis in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of the state.
Leaders of Ndigbo in All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos, have condemned the attack on the palace of Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, and the destruction of public, private buildings and monuments in Lagos State, by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.
The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has again appealed to the youth across the country, including the youth from the South-East, particularly those from Anambra State, to go off the streets in order not to allow their well thought-out protest which has been supported by people that have the good of the country at heart, to be hijacked by forces of darkness.
The Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has warned that the EndSARS protest must not be labelled as Igbo affairs.
A South East peace building group under the aegis of Coalition of South East Peace Practitioners Network, SOEAPAT, has commended youths in the northern parts of the country over their peaceful disposition during the #EndSARS protests.
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged Nigerian youths to embrace peace as the best means to drive home their demand for police reform and other sundry issues affecting the nation.
Leaders of the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively have commiserated with families who lost loved ones in the Tuesday shootings in Lekki, Lagos and called on perpetrators of violent acts to stop forthwith.
A foremost Igbo socio-cultural group, Association of Southeast Town Union (ASETU), has described the End SARS protests by Nigerian youths and its attendant loss of lives as akin to the 30-month Nigeria/Biafran civil war.
The Industrious People of Eastern Nigeria (IPEN) has called on Igbo people to put an end to the ongoing destruction of lives and property in the region.
The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, says that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will most likely zone the presidential position of the party to the South-East zone in 2023.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State says it has resolved the raging leadership tussle within the Ndigbo group in the party.
He said this in an interview with BBC Igbo. According to him: “Mine was traced back to West Africa, to Nigeria and particularly Igbo. My ancestors were Igbos. It’s indescribable. It gives something that we the African-Americans don’t have, which is roots.
The apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Wednesday said it was in total support of the sit-at-home order issued by IPOB to all Biafrans in the country and in the diaspora.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Saturday stormed Benin City, capital of Edo State where he mobilised the Igbo in the state to vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Mr. Emeka Emekesiri, the man that “founded and nurtured Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, before it was hijacked,” has said some stakeholders in the South-South led by late rights activist and author, Ken Saro-Wiwa, sabotaged the Aburi Accord.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens.
Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden cast his ballot in the US presidential race Wednesday in Delaware, six days before the end of a turbulent campaign pitting him against incumbent Donald Trump.
The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.
South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.
Akwa Ibom State Government has undertaken an on-the-spot assessment of properties vandalized in Uyo, the state capital, as an aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has warned hoodlums to stay away from attacking people’s property in Kogi, saying that decisive actions will be meted out to anyone caught in the act.
Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 62, 224.
The plan of both the Federal and State Governments to investigate police brutality and prosecute erring police officers, create new State-based Security and Human Rights Committees, as well as providing compensation to victims of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units, would be a game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.
Diego Simeone trusts Atletico Madrid to show their character and bounce back from a heavy loss to Bayern Munich when they take on Real Betis on Saturday.