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World Igbo Congress rejects Ebubeagu, urges support for ESN

The World Igbo Congress has rejected the security outfit codenamed Ebubeagu which was recently set up by governors of the South-East region.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

2023: President Buhari’s successsor should come from South East – Edwin Clark

Ahead of 2023 general elections, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor should come from the South East geo-political zone of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Official: Three police officers shot dead in Ebonyi

The police in Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east, have confirmed the killing of three of their operatives by gunmen in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: Bandits responsible for South-East attacks not IPOB

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, says bandits are responsible for attacks in the South-East but accuse the Eastern Security Network operated by the Indigenous People of Biafra of being the masterminds.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA faults IGP’s South-East security assessment

Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has faulted the claims of the newly appointed Inspector General of Police Usman Baba of dire security situations in the South-east region of the country.

2023: UBNi urges political parties to zone presidency to Southeast

In her response, to the report submitted by the committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which advised that the presidential ticket should be thrown open to all zones, the national coordinator of UBNi, Chief (Mrs.) Nkolika Mkparu-Okeke said the government of Nigeria led by a president of the southeast extraction has been long overdue.

2023: PDP’s big betrayal of Ndigbo

Also, one of the cardinal reasons advertised by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State for leaving the PDP was his claim that the party had no good plans for the South East region come 2023. Not long ago, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State alleged that members of the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP were more interested in perpetuating themselves in office than ensuring victory for the party in 2023.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

Group calls for total clampdown on IPOB

Concerned Igbo elders have called on relevant authorities to deal decisively with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying the current level of force being deployed may not be enough to curb their violent excesses.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take decision ‘as a family’ on the clamouring for Igbo presidency in 2023.

Ebonyi governor: APC will take decision on Igbo presidency

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take decision ‘as a family’ on the clamouring for Igbo presidency in 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to thank China for its support to Nigeria in defence matters and infrastructural development of the nation.

Yoruba elders thank President Buhari for appointing kinsman as NAF chief

Elders from the South-West geopolitical region of the country have applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing one of their illustrious sons in the Nigerian Military into the nation’s security management team as Chief of the Air Staff.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency in Daura, Katsina State.

Northern elders restate total support for President Buhari, APC

Northern elders have restated their unflinching support to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress,APC-led federal administration in the country.

2023: Southeast best region to produce next president – Igbo group

Pan-Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-political organisation, Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CNEPNND), has declared that the South-East stands in good stead to produce the next president in 2023.

South East governors, IPOB to have good rapport over security

Ven Sopuluchukwu Umeojiaku in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has urged the South East Governors to stop wasting further time in setting up what he called a strong and formidable regional security outfit like their counterparts in other geopolitical zones.

Igbo group writes Nigerian government to request extradition of Nnamdi Kanu for ‘treasonable felony

An Igbo professional group, Coalition of South East Professionals’ Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has written an open letter to the Federal Government of Nigeria, urging it to immediately write the Government of the United Kingdom and Israel, requesting for extradition of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra,Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,to face the law over his involvement in alleged treasonable felony.

Stakeholders chart course for sustenance of Igbo language

Stakeholders in the South-east region yesterday came together to harp on the need to keep the Igbo language alive, decrying the nonchalant attitude about Igbo people on the fast disappearance of their language.

Senator Anyim: South-East has least voters’ turnout during elections

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said the South-East geopolitical zone is the region with the least voters’ turnout during elections, which he said must change for the region to produce a President in 2023.

IPOB’s progenitor disowns Nnamdi Kanu’s security network

The Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra, CGIPOB, which is the progenitor of IPOB has put a disclaimer on the Eastern Security Network that was recently paraded in the media by the factional leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Bishop: Why South East should produce President Buhari’s successor

The Bishop of Maranatha Chapel International Churches, Right Rev’d Olumakinde Alawode, has said the South East geo-political zone of Nigeria should be allowed to produce president for the country in 2023 in the spirit of equity and balance.

Pro-Buhari group lauds Governor Umahi for dumping PDP

A pro-Buhari group, called The Zikist-Buharist-Movement (ZBM), has lauded Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi for dumping PDP and strengthening the South-East-cum-North political alliance.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi indigenes ask lawmakers to begin impeachment process against Governor Umahi

The group said there was already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises, perhaps leading to factionalization in his own political party.
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2023: House of Reps member urges South-East politicians to join APC

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kingsley Uju-Chima (APC-Imo), has urged politicians of South East extraction to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to enhance their reckoning in zoning the 2023 presidency to the region.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

PDP: We will not succumb to Governor Umahi’s blackmail

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has said it would not be blackmailed by the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

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