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Government To Receive 4,000 Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 7:24am


The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, said necessary arrangement had been put in place to receive 4,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

A director in the commission, Mr Lawal Hamidu, disclosed this to journalists in Yola, Adamawa State, on Thursday.

Hamidu said the team had visited Duware transitional camp, where the refugees would be camped.

He said, “We are in Yola to receive Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon some years ago to escape Boko Haram attacks.

“The refugees will arrive Yola International Airport on Thursday and all necessary arrangement are in place.”

He said the camp had been equipped with basic social amenities, including clinic, water and electric supply and adequate security.

Deputy Representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Roger Hollo, expressed satisfaction with the standard process of transporting the refugees.

He said that the UN commission would work with stakeholders for the successful evacuation of the refugees.

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Niger Deltans React to Akpabio, Keyamo’s Appointments As Ministers For The Region

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 6:45am


Residents of Niger Delta region have expressed mixed views on the appointments of Godswill Akpabio and Festus Keyamo as Minister and Minister of State respectively for the Ministry of Niger Delta.

President Muhammadu Buhari had saddled the two men with the responsibility of overseeing development initiatives in the oil-rich region where poverty mocks the enormous wealth in resources.

Speaking to Sahara Reporters on Thursday, residents of the area said that regardless of the persons selected by Buhari, all they wanted was for the region to be developed by the government.

A newspaper vendor in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Ebi John, while reacting to the appointments of Akpabio and Keyamo, said both ministers should work closely to bring a new ray of hope into the Niger Delta.

He said, “The Buhari-led government has done well for us this time around in terms of appointments. 

“I am very happy and it will be good to see to them clean up the polluted sites because we are dying on daily bases over the neglect.” 

Another vendor, Etimigha Osem, want the appointment of the two men to translate to better living conditions for the people of the region.

He said, “We need basic amenities and enabling environment for the youths to thrive not the appointment of some jobbers who will only enrich themselves and their cronies.”

President of Ijaw Youth Council, Eric Omare, hailed the appointments of Keyamo and Akpabio, insisting that they are the best men to handle the affairs of the Niger Delta.

He said, “They are good materials with an understanding of the issues of the Niger Delta. 

“I expect them to properly galvanise and coordinate the development of the Niger Delta region in the next four years of the Buhari administration. 

“They must give priority to the completion of the East-West Road and other key developmental projects in the region.”

However, a resident of the region named Fyneface Fyneface said that the appointments of Keyamo as Minister of State in the Niger Delta Ministry, was a wrong choice as he would be underutilised given his background as a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

He said, “I believe and trust in the capacity of Akpabio in driving the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs with a view to achieving the policies and programs of President Buhari for the region.

“But the appointment of Keyamo in that ministry is a misplaced priority because he would be underutilised.”

On his part, Austin Ozobo said the appointments speaks a lot on the abysmal crusade against corruption by the Buhari-led government.

He said, “Before Akpabio joined the All Progressives Congress he was accused of corruption, arrested and detained but since he joined the party, his sins had been forgiven. 

“It is also true that the fight against him is a big joke and appointing Keyamo as junior minister to Akpabio is to rubbish Keyamo who prosecuted Akpabio on corruption.”

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BREAKING: Woman Escapes With Daughter’s Corpse In Ondo Hospital After Maltreating Her

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 6:08am


Ondo woman beats child to death

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A woman, who abused her child to the point of death, has escaped with the girl’s corpse at the Ondo State Specialist Hospital in Akure, the capital, Sahara Reportersjust learnt. 

Though the identity of the woman could not been established as at the time of this report, there is a manhunt for her by the authorities.

A source at the hospital facility, who confirmed the incident, said the woman rushed the child to the emergency ward unit of hospital for treatment on Wednesday night.

The source said, “The woman brought in her daughter to the hospital at the children's emergency ward for treatment.

“As we tried to attend to her, we noticed that she had maltreated the girl to the point of death.

“If you see the body of the girl, it was a case of child abuse as there were marks all over her body. 

“By the time the doctor on duty could rushed to attend to her, it was discovered that she even brought the child dead.

“The doctor had to quickly tell the woman that the young girl she brought to the hospital was dead already.

“Before you know it, the woman grabbed the girl and ran away from the hospital.” 

However, one of the doctors on duty when the incident occurred confirmed the incident, noting that the child was brought in dead by the mother. 

The doctor, who asked not to be named, however, said all efforts to trace the woman, who is currently on the run, had not yielded any result. 

He said, “Immediately she (the woman) brought in the child dead to the hospital, we tried to resuscitate her but it was too late. 

“Before we knew it, the woman grabbed the corpse of her child and ran outside the hospital. All effort to trace her has since then had proven difficult.”

Administrative Secretary of the hospital, Dayo Owoseni, also confirmed the incident when contacted by Sahara Reporters.

He said, “I only heard about the incident this morning and we have called on the doctor on duty to come over and explained what happened to us.”

Sahara Reportersgathered that the police in Ondo had begun its investigation into the case. 

Spokesperson for the Police Command, Femi Joseph, could not be immediately reached for comments when contacted.

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Why Nigeria Is Polio-Free For 3 Years -WHO

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 5:47am


The World Health Organization

Nigeria has gone three years without a case of polio, a historic milestone that has set it on the path of removal from the polio eradication list of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nigeria is officially one of three countries, alongside Afghanistan and Pakistan, where polio is still a threat—a full 19 years after the first deadline set by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate it elapsed. With this new development, things are about to change for Nigeria.

This is a dramatic change from 2012 when the country accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide, the World Health Organization has said.

Speaking to SaharaReporters, Dr. Benjamin Ajayi, a Nigerian doctor who worked in Bauchi state, said, “There were structural problems which hindered the eradication of the disease at the start. Then, religious leaders in northern Nigeria which had a high prevalence of the disease embraced the importance of vaccination and this broke the barrier.

“There was a lot of misinformation about vaccines and some people said it is poison and that it has an adverse effect on health but the introduction of local community leaders to the campaign against polio changed all that. The local leaders owned the process, local primary health care workers were trained and funding by foreign donor agencies also played a huge part.”

WHO said Nigeria reached this point because of the concerted efforts of a broad array of vaccine advocates, including northern Nigeria’s traditional and religious leaders, a network of 20,000 women who have stepped up to take the oral form of the vaccine door to door, and polio survivors themselves.

It noted, "Because this broad coalition has been able to act as reliable mediators—closing the trust gap between the ambitious global goals of the powerful international organizations that fund the initiative; the Nigerian government, which is responsible for it; and parents who are concerned with protecting their children—the country marked three years since it reported a new case of polio on August 21."

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Many Casualties Involved In Ondo Auto Crash

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 5:17am


 

One person has reportedly died while many people were injured in a road accident, which occurred at Ogbese town in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday morning.

Punch says that the identities of the deceased and other victims of the accident were not yet known as of the time of this report.

A Federal Road Safety Corps official confirmed the incident and said the investigation revealed that the accident was caused by over speeding.

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Mild Drama In Delta State Assembly Over 'Reporting'

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 5:07am


Premium Times

 

There was a mild drama at the Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday when legislators argued over a word in a sentence in their July votes and proceedings.

The drama which lasted for over five minutes saw the lawmakers, battling to arrange the correct clause in the sentence thereby resulting in rowdiness while the speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, continued to hit the gavel to maintain order.

The drama started when the speaker read some letters from the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and called on the parliament's clerk, Mrs. Lyna Ocholor, to read out the votes and proceedings of July 24, 2019, for adoption.

After reading the votes and proceedings, a member of the house representing Ughelli North constituency 1, Charles Oniyere, drew the attention of the speaker to a paragraph on the paper which read, "Delta state job and wealth creation bureau bill, 2019 (HB. 1)- report by the ad hoc committee:- Reporting from the ad-hoc committee, the
chairman Hon. Engr. Kennedy Oboro Preyo, presented the report detailing their findings and proposed amendments to the bill."

According to the lawmaker, 'Reporting' sounded odd, adding that it should be appropriately placed.

The speaker, therefore, asked other lawmakers to adjust the phrasing and that resulted in a rowdy session as the lawmakers tried to outdo one another in the best way to rephrase the expression, 'Reporting'.

Members of the public and journalists, who were bemused by the speaker's repeatedly hitting the gavel to bring the house to order, could not help reeling with laughter.

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Court Ruling Against Shehu Sani, Rape Of Justice, Glorification Of Electoral Robbery -PRP

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 4:56am



The Kaduna State chapter of People's Redemption Party (PRP) has rejected the ruling of the state and national assembly elections petitions tribunal, vowing to appeal the ruling.

The party described the ruling of Justice A.H Suleiman as nothing but a judicial coronation of fraud and electoral robbery.

This party made this known in a press statement by the state chairman, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Danbirni on Thursday in Abuja.

The statement added that the APC candidate (defendant) did not present a single witness to the court to justify his victory.

The party also queried the refusal of the tribunal in granting its request for a recount of the votes.

The statement said, "The lawyer that represented INEC is Governor El-Rufai's personal attorney. The tribunal didn't inform the legal counsel of our candidate, Senator Shehu Sani of the date of the ruling.

"The ruling represents a rape of justice and the crowning and glorification of electoral robbery. We maintain that our candidate for the 2019 national assembly elections Senator Shehu Sani won the Kaduna Central Senatorial election."

It added, "The so-called APC victory was a product of falsification of figures, ballot stuffing, suppression of our votes and mass thumb printing in their favor, refusal to use card readers of which the tribunal blessed with the gavel of the court.

"No change can come with people who rig elections. Nothing good can come from representatives who mount the seat of office with a tainted, muddy and doping mandate."

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BREAKING: Nigerian Lawmaker Kidnapped In Sokoto

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 4:50am



A lawmaker representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai, has been kidnapped.

A close relation of the lawmaker said that he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15 am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday, Punch reports.

“I can confirm to you that my brother was kidnapped by
yet-to-be-identified persons.

“His whereabouts are unknown yet and his abductors are yet to contact his family members.”

When contacted, the State Police Command confirmed the abduction.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, who confirmed that the legislator was kidnapped said, “Detail is still sketchy”.

 

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When A Governor Becomes A Threat To Free Speech And Free Press By Agba Jalingo

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 3:00am


Agba Jalingo

Agba Jalingo


My constant assertion that Cross River state governor, Senator Ben Ayade is a threat to free speech and a free press in Cross River state has been challenged by some of his aides who also want me to prove my allegation with facts. The thing about this administration is that, in the same manner they make and forget promises so quickly, they also forget very quickly how often the Ayade government has attempted to stifle free speech and free
press since he assumed office.

Before his ascension, my experience as a reporter in Cross River state, under Governor Liyel Imoke also recorded some breaches but generally, the media in the State had a wider space to practice their trade. Imoke met
with the Press regularly and took questions with equanimity, no matter how upsetting the questions were.

The Imoke administration bullied and intimidated and persecuted a medical practitioner, Doctor Elihu Osim, who accused Imoke's wife of child trafficking. He was later charged in a trumped-up allegation.

Governor Imoke also dragged Chief Okoi Obono Obla and ThisDay Correspondent, Bassey Inyang to court over a publication he said was libellous.

But there was no reported incident of violent aggression towards citizens or journalists in the State for expressing their views or for writing media reports.

But Imoke had a deputy, Efiok Cobham, with a different temperament. In 2013, CrossRiverWatch did a report about the former Deputy Governor that really got him upset and he publicly threatened to kill Agba Jalingo and
destroy CrossRiverWatch over that report. A combined team of security agents were sent to arrest the then editor of CrossRiverWatch, Emmanuel Unah, from his home at midnight and he was detained at the police headquarters in Calabar until Governor Imoke who was seeking medical help in the US intervened and sought his release against the will of his deputy who was an acting governor at the time.

On his return, Imoke openly cautioned Cobham in exco and warned him to allow the press to do their work and not to create any further rift between his government and journalists in the State and it appears that caution was taken seriously. Such incidents stopped until the end
of their tenure.

When Ayade resumed office, the situation began to change. The regular media interactions with the governor were the first casualty. Unlike what obtains before Ayade, this governor has held only two meetings with the Press in four and a half years he has been in office.

The first meeting which was very early in his administration, broke down after journalists asked him questions he called 'beer parlour' questions. He swore never to meet 'those idiots' again.

The second meeting was hurriedly called after the EFCC arrested the governor's younger brother, Frank Ayade, in 2017. Once the governor knew the information had leaked to the media, he requested for a meeting which was essentially to manage the situation.

Under Imoke, apart from closed-door sessions, correspondents were all allowed in exco to witness sittings and signing of partnerships and MoUs.

Governor Ayade has rather created his own coterie of 'friendly press" who are the only ones now allowed to cover his activities, while the CPS sends press releases to editors. You stay in that 'friendly press' at the pleasure of the governor. He has expelled those considered critical. The media is being dictated to, how to cover the governor,
if not, you are kicked out. And then the constant attacks on individuals and the media for expressing dissenting views has spiked, compared to the past.

A former lecturer in UNICAL and critic of the Ayade government, Joseph Odok was the first casualty early into the administration. He was attacked and explainstabbed at Zanzibar in Calabar by persons it turned out were sent by government functionaries according to Police investigation. The matter was transferred from Calabar to Abuja, where the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Martin Orim, former State Security Adviser, Jude Ngaji and a
former Director in the State Green Sheriff, nicknamed Defense, were all fingered and invited for questioning in Abuja, in a case that was profiled as attempted assassination by the Police. There is still pending
investigation ongoing in the matter.

Ifere Paul, another popular critic of the Ayade administration, was next to follow. On the instigation of the governor via a complaint by the former State Attorney General, Joe Abang, the Police abducted Ifere from Abuja,
drove him in a truck from Abuja to Calabar in chains, before he was charged by the Cross River state government for allegedly writing things on Facebook that are capable of inciting the public against the government. The court has since thrown out the charge.

Publisher of Fearlessreports.com, Inyali Peter was also physically attacked, beaten and wounded in Obudu in 2018 by appointees of the Ayade government for allegedly writing and publishing things against the government. Inyali petitioned the Police and named his attackers
but the matter was swept under the carpet because of those involved.

Former CrossRiverWatch government house correspondent, Jonathan Ugbal, government house information officer, Nakanda Amboni Iyadim and a youth
corper from Taraba state that was serving in the government house, were arrested in 2018, after CrossRiverWatch published photographs of Commissioners sleeping in exco chambers while waiting for the governor. The trio were taken to the Police headquarters, Diamond Hill Calabar, where they were intimidated, harassed and their privacy was violated with their phones and cameras searched without a warrant, in a bid to find who transmitted the photos to CrossRiverWatch. They were detained and later released on bail without a charge.

The recent arrest, detention and subsequent arraignment of CrossRiverWatch Managing Editor, Jeremiah Archibong and News Editor, Jonathan Ugbal for showing up at a scheduled event to do their job, is also being instigated
by the Chief of Staff to the governor of Cross River state on orders from
the boss.


And then the latest attempt by the governor to whip CrossRiverWatch into submission. The invitation by the Police over an article in CrossRiverWatch, is an attempt to criminalize a civil matter, all in a bid to please one man who doesn't want to be challenged, regardless of his
decisions. This is the reality that we have to contend with in Cross River state, in the days of Ayade.

But this is an exercise in futility. It is an expression of innate panic and insecurity that the leader is battling with. The media has never been a problem. Citizen's perceptions, opinions or what they write has never been the problem. Government has always been the
problem. The desire of the government to control; to control both the media and the people. To stifle their voices and run the State alone. That has always been the problem. But a leader with a good sense of history will know that no leader ever won any of these battles. The
people own the government. They always win and
the media stands to watch and tell the story.

The media in our State will not allow this government to silence us. We will fight, not only for ourselves but for democracy, for free speech, for the right to hold our government accountable. We will rise in unison and solidarity and tell not just the Ayade government but
every other government that comes after this one, that the pen is mightier than your guns and security apparatchiks. That we have come of age and we can hold them accountable for the decisions they make on our behalf.

For governor Ayade, you can bruise us while you reign but you can't win us. You got only 1374 days to roar, but we will still be here to tell our stories.

Yours Sincerely,
Citizen Agba Jalingo.

#1374DaysToGo
#HoldYourLeadersAccountable
#FollowOurMoney
#LeadersAreServantsNotMasters
#NoToUncompletedProjects
#AyadeMustWork
#AyadeMustSucceed
#AyadeLegacy
#100DaysIn2ndTerm

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When A Governor Becomes A Threat To Free Speech And Free Press By Agba Jalingo

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 3:00am


Agba Jalingo

Agba Jalingo


My constant assertion that Cross River state governor, Senator Ben Ayade is a threat to free speech and a free press in Cross River state has been challenged by some of his aides who also want me to prove my allegation with facts. The thing about this administration is that, in the same manner they make and forget promises so quickly, they also forget very quickly how often the Ayade government has attempted to stifle free speech and free
press since he assumed office.

Before his ascension, my experience as a reporter in Cross River state, under Governor Liyel Imoke also recorded some breaches but generally, the media in the State had a wider space to practice their trade. Imoke met
with the Press regularly and took questions with equanimity, no matter how upsetting the questions were.

The Imoke administration bullied and intimidated and persecuted a medical practitioner, Doctor Elihu Osim, who accused Imoke's wife of child trafficking. He was later charged in a trumped-up allegation.

Governor Imoke also dragged Chief Okoi Obono Obla and ThisDay Correspondent, Bassey Inyang to court over a publication he said was libellous.

But there was no reported incident of violent aggression towards citizens or journalists in the State for expressing their views or for writing media reports.

But Imoke had a deputy, Efiok Cobham, with a different temperament. In 2013, CrossRiverWatch did a report about the former Deputy Governor that really got him upset and he publicly threatened to kill Agba Jalingo and
destroy CrossRiverWatch over that report. A combined team of security agents were sent to arrest the then editor of CrossRiverWatch, Emmanuel Unah, from his home at midnight and he was detained at the police headquarters in Calabar until Governor Imoke who was seeking medical help in the US intervened and sought his release against the will of his deputy who was an acting governor at the time.

On his return, Imoke openly cautioned Cobham in exco and warned him to allow the press to do their work and not to create any further rift between his government and journalists in the State and it appears that caution was taken seriously. Such incidents stopped until the end
of their tenure.

When Ayade resumed office, the situation began to change. The regular media interactions with the governor were the first casualty. Unlike what obtains before Ayade, this governor has held only two meetings with the Press in four and a half years he has been in office.

The first meeting which was very early in his administration, broke down after journalists asked him questions he called 'beer parlour' questions. He swore never to meet 'those idiots' again.

The second meeting was hurriedly called after the EFCC arrested the governor's younger brother, Frank Ayade, in 2017. Once the governor knew the information had leaked to the media, he requested for a meeting which was essentially to manage the situation.

Under Imoke, apart from closed-door sessions, correspondents were all allowed in exco to witness sittings and signing of partnerships and MoUs.

Governor Ayade has rather created his own coterie of 'friendly press" who are the only ones now allowed to cover his activities, while the CPS sends press releases to editors. You stay in that 'friendly press' at the pleasure of the governor. He has expelled those considered critical. The media is being dictated to, how to cover the governor,
if not, you are kicked out. And then the constant attacks on individuals and the media for expressing dissenting views has spiked, compared to the past.

A former lecturer in UNICAL and critic of the Ayade government, Joseph Odok was the first casualty early into the administration. He was attacked and explainstabbed at Zanzibar in Calabar by persons it turned out were sent by government functionaries according to Police investigation. The matter was transferred from Calabar to Abuja, where the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Martin Orim, former State Security Adviser, Jude Ngaji and a
former Director in the State Green Sheriff, nicknamed Defense, were all fingered and invited for questioning in Abuja, in a case that was profiled as attempted assassination by the Police. There is still pending
investigation ongoing in the matter.

Ifere Paul, another popular critic of the Ayade administration, was next to follow. On the instigation of the governor via a complaint by the former State Attorney General, Joe Abang, the Police abducted Ifere from Abuja,
drove him in a truck from Abuja to Calabar in chains, before he was charged by the Cross River state government for allegedly writing things on Facebook that are capable of inciting the public against the government. The court has since thrown out the charge.

Publisher of Fearlessreports.com, Inyali Peter was also physically attacked, beaten and wounded in Obudu in 2018 by appointees of the Ayade government for allegedly writing and publishing things against the government. Inyali petitioned the Police and named his attackers
but the matter was swept under the carpet because of those involved.

Former CrossRiverWatch government house correspondent, Jonathan Ugbal, government house information officer, Nakanda Amboni Iyadim and a youth
corper from Taraba state that was serving in the government house, were arrested in 2018, after CrossRiverWatch published photographs of Commissioners sleeping in exco chambers while waiting for the governor. The trio were taken to the Police headquarters, Diamond Hill Calabar, where they were intimidated, harassed and their privacy was violated with their phones and cameras searched without a warrant, in a bid to find who transmitted the photos to CrossRiverWatch. They were detained and later released on bail without a charge.

The recent arrest, detention and subsequent arraignment of CrossRiverWatch Managing Editor, Jeremiah Archibong and News Editor, Jonathan Ugbal for showing up at a scheduled event to do their job, is also being instigated
by the Chief of Staff to the governor of Cross River state on orders from
the boss.


And then the latest attempt by the governor to whip CrossRiverWatch into submission. The invitation by the Police over an article in CrossRiverWatch, is an attempt to criminalize a civil matter, all in a bid to please one man who doesn't want to be challenged, regardless of his
decisions. This is the reality that we have to contend with in Cross River state, in the days of Ayade.

But this is an exercise in futility. It is an expression of innate panic and insecurity that the leader is battling with. The media has never been a problem. Citizen's perceptions, opinions or what they write has never been the problem. Government has always been the
problem. The desire of the government to control; to control both the media and the people. To stifle their voices and run the State alone. That has always been the problem. But a leader with a good sense of history will know that no leader ever won any of these battles. The
people own the government. They always win and
the media stands to watch and tell the story.

The media in our State will not allow this government to silence us. We will fight, not only for ourselves but for democracy, for free speech, for the right to hold our government accountable. We will rise in unison and solidarity and tell not just the Ayade government but
every other government that comes after this one, that the pen is mightier than your guns and security apparatchiks. That we have come of age and we can hold them accountable for the decisions they make on our behalf.

For governor Ayade, you can bruise us while you reign but you can't win us. You got only 1374 days to roar, but we will still be here to tell our stories.

Yours Sincerely,
Citizen Agba Jalingo.

#1374DaysToGo
#HoldYourLeadersAccountable
#FollowOurMoney
#LeadersAreServantsNotMasters
#NoToUncompletedProjects
#AyadeMustWork
#AyadeMustSucceed
#AyadeLegacy
#100DaysIn2ndTerm

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Nigerian Terrorists Plant Explosives In Potholes, Troops Foil Attack

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 2:35am


Plans by some terrorists to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in potholes dug on the Maiduguri-Konduga-Bama main supply route (MSR) was on Wednesday thwarted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army says.

According to the army, the terrorists planned to launch an attack in an attempt to curtail the movement of troops, logistics.

The ploy was also to disrupt activities of other commuters.

A statement by the spokesman for 7 Division, Col. Ado Isa, said the affected area was scanned and cleared by a team of engineers ordinance detachment to prevent any unfortunate incident.

“The affected area of the road was scanned and cleared by the team of engineers ordinance detachment to allow for the safe movement of troops and other road users accordingly.

“The GOC charged the troops to remain more determined and committed in the operation in order to deny them (terrorists) freedom of action.

“Super Camp Konduga mobilized its engineers and locals within the area to mend the affected parts of the road in order to ease free and safe movement of troops, logistics, and other commuters.

“Members of the public are requested to cooperate with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in observing, reporting suspicious activities within their respective areas and provide credible information to aid operation in order to combat the menace of terrorism and other insecurities,” the statement explained.
 

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Nigerian Terrorists Plant Explosives In Potholes, Troops Foil Attack

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 2:35am


Plans by some terrorists to plant improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in potholes dug on the Maiduguri-Konduga-Bama main supply route (MSR) was on Wednesday thwarted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Army says.

According to the army, the terrorists planned to launch an attack in an attempt to curtail the movement of troops, logistics.

The ploy was also to disrupt activities of other commuters.

A statement by the spokesman for 7 Division, Col. Ado Isa, said the affected area was scanned and cleared by a team of engineers ordinance detachment to prevent any unfortunate incident.

“The affected area of the road was scanned and cleared by the team of engineers ordinance detachment to allow for the safe movement of troops and other road users accordingly.

“The GOC charged the troops to remain more determined and committed in the operation in order to deny them (terrorists) freedom of action.

“Super Camp Konduga mobilized its engineers and locals within the area to mend the affected parts of the road in order to ease free and safe movement of troops, logistics, and other commuters.

“Members of the public are requested to cooperate with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in observing, reporting suspicious activities within their respective areas and provide credible information to aid operation in order to combat the menace of terrorism and other insecurities,” the statement explained.
 

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BREAKING: Boko Haram: Terrorists Raid Borno, Wreak Havoc On Residents

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 2:17am


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Many people feared killed as suspected Boko Haram terrorists raided two local government areas in Borno State last night.

The terrorists came to Gubio town about 6 pm and sacked the troops while walking unchallenged in the streets of Gubio until about 10 pm, reliable sources told SaharaReporters.

Confirming the attack, a local government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the insurgents stormed Gubio town about 6pm, performed their maghrib prayers at about 6:30 pm and went on to wreak havoc on innocent civilians, with setting ablaze buildings.

"It is unfortunate that a week after a deadly attack which took place in Gubio that led to the withdrawal of troops, other armed insurgents stormed Gubio town at about 6 pm, performed their maghrib prayers about 6:30 pm in Gubio Mosque before they wreaked havoc on innocent civilians with setting ablaze of houses and public structures," one of the sources said.

Later on, the terrorists proceeded to Magumeri town and overran it, razing many buildings.

Many of the villagers were forced to seek refuge in bushes. 

SaharaReporters reports that two towns raided by the terrorists are headquarters of both Gubio and Magumeri local government areas in the northern part of Borno.

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BREAKING: Boko Haram: Terrorists Raid Borno, Wreak Havoc On Residents

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 2:17am


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Many people feared killed as suspected Boko Haram terrorists raided two local government areas in Borno State last night.

The terrorists came to Gubio town about 6 pm and sacked the troops while walking unchallenged in the streets of Gubio until about 10 pm, reliable sources told SaharaReporters.

Confirming the attack, a local government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the insurgents stormed Gubio town about 6pm, performed their maghrib prayers at about 6:30 pm and went on to wreak havoc on innocent civilians, with setting ablaze buildings.

"It is unfortunate that a week after a deadly attack which took place in Gubio that led to the withdrawal of troops, other armed insurgents stormed Gubio town at about 6 pm, performed their maghrib prayers about 6:30 pm in Gubio Mosque before they wreaked havoc on innocent civilians with setting ablaze of houses and public structures," one of the sources said.

Later on, the terrorists proceeded to Magumeri town and overran it, razing many buildings.

Many of the villagers were forced to seek refuge in bushes. 

SaharaReporters reports that two towns raided by the terrorists are headquarters of both Gubio and Magumeri local government areas in the northern part of Borno.

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Facebook Shuts Scores Of Myanmar Social Media Accounts

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 1:40am


Facebook said today (Thursday) it had shut 216 social media pages, groups, and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”.

The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said in a blogpost.

The social media giant has previously removed hundreds of accounts, including that of Myanmar’s army chief, after criticism it had failed to act on hate speech amid violence against Rohingya Muslims in the country.

The people behind the latest deleted Myanmar accounts repurposed legitimate news and entertainment content and posted about national and local topics, including crime, ethnic relations, celebrities, and the military, it said.

“Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found that some of this activity was linked to individuals associated with the Myanmar military.”

In 2017, the military-led a crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents, pushing more than 730,000 Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh, according to U.N. agencies, Reuters reports.
 

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Facebook Shuts Scores Of Myanmar Social Media Accounts

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 1:40am


Facebook said today (Thursday) it had shut 216 social media pages, groups, and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”.

The company closed 89 Facebook accounts, 107 pages, 15 groups and five Instagram accounts, some of which had hundreds of thousands of followers, it said in a blogpost.

The social media giant has previously removed hundreds of accounts, including that of Myanmar’s army chief, after criticism it had failed to act on hate speech amid violence against Rohingya Muslims in the country.

The people behind the latest deleted Myanmar accounts repurposed legitimate news and entertainment content and posted about national and local topics, including crime, ethnic relations, celebrities, and the military, it said.

“Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found that some of this activity was linked to individuals associated with the Myanmar military.”

In 2017, the military-led a crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents, pushing more than 730,000 Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh, according to U.N. agencies, Reuters reports.
 

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Sowore, IPOB, And The Naked Beating Of Ekweremadu By SKC Ogbonnia

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 1:28am


SKC Ogbonnia

SKC Ogbonnia

 

The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes painful lessons, particularly with Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and, of course, the continued detention of the frontline anti-corruption
advocate and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore.

First, the sympathy generated from the Ekweremadu beating has to do with the fact that the specious victim is a prominent member of the Nigerian political elite. Such type of public flogging is usually reserved for the ordinary Nigerians, especially if they dare go close to their leaders. The German incident also marked the first time a major suspect in looting of Nigerian treasury is manhandled like a petty thief. That explains why powerful politicians are mourning while millions of the masses are celebrating.

Second, the unfortunate incident is a dog whistle that the foreign land is no longer a safe haven for Nigerian corrupt leaders and their families. Hopefully, the protest may turn out a blessing in disguise. Nigeria will be better served the day her political class shows trust in the country’s social amenities, especially the schools; hospitals; and tourism, including new yam festival.

Third, and very significant, the nature of the beating on Ekweremadu shows that the Nigerian masses, particularly the Igbo youths, are gradually recognizing their true problems and true enemies. In short, the IPOB might have finally shattered Ekweremadu’s balloon of fake
popularity, sustained by a cocktail of the ceaseless montage of paid propaganda, the cascade of mass deceit, and a vicious army of highly educated and well-paid toadies. The IPOB might as well grasp the reality that the Biafran problem is Biafran made.

The objective fact is that our people who have held power in Nigeria’s 4th Republic in the Biafran area—from local government, the states, federal to President Goodluck Jonathan—were not the Hausa-Fulani. The world is also learning that Ekweremadu’s Enugu West Senatorial district has been home to the worst set of road networks in Nigeria throughout his fifth tenure in the senate. These include the most-deadly trio of Enugu/Onitsha, Enugu/PH, and Awgu/Oji-River highways, which has only served as money-spinners for the area politicians through series of funded but abandoned contracts.

Fifth, the angst expressed in Germany by IPOB is nothing but a page from the anti-corruption vision of the revolution that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to democratic power.

Therefore, besides the lack of development in the East and Ekweremadu’s apparent duplicity in the proscription of IPOB, it is an open secret that my senator is crudely corrupt. This is a man who mas a mere charge-n-bail lawyer before entering politics in 1999 but would
shamelessly admit overnight ownership of over 31 choice properties around the world without a real job.

Yet, since disgraced out of his ambition to remain a lifetime Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been globetrotting, celebrating failure with fake yam festivals while millions of fellow Igbo youths are subjected to abject poverty and despair, home and abroad. Enough!

As I noted in the piece, 'Buhari And Nnamdi Kanu Fighting The Wrong Enemies', the whole IPOB saga is misconstrued.

What must no longer escape the minds of patriotic Nigerians is that an original aim of Radio Biafra, before its vision was sabotaged by Igbo politicians, was to uproot “all looters, embezzlers, kidnappers, sponsors of terrorism, child traffickers, corrupt judges, crooked university lecturers, murderous Nigerian security forces and all thieving individuals masquerading as public officials who steal public funds thereby preventing developmental projects from impacting positively on the lives of the ordinary people”.

That sounded more like Muhammadu Buhari speaking before he gained power in 2015. Therefore, though physical assault must be strongly discouraged, the grievances against Ekweremadu are profoundly
justified. You cannot beat a child and expect him not to cry at the same time. Moreover, my readers will by next week learn hard facts on how the senator actually owes IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu, not the other way around.


Fourth, and very instructive, the Ekweremadu experience is a wake-up call that the continued detention of Omoleye Sowore is a time bomb.

Of course, the senator representing me is not the only corrupt politician flaunting his wealth and influence at the expense of the masses.

Consider, for instance, the latest quagmire where Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, who is a facing trial for stealing N108 billion from the state treasury, is suddenly made the boss of Festus Keyamo, a celebrated human rights lawyer, who was the prosecutor in the same case.

Combine the irony with the situation where Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa state, who was found guilty under President Jonathan for the corrupt acquisition of 48 choice properties, now holds sway at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the mainstay of the nation’s life.

This pattern under President Buhari is unimaginable and definitively unbearable. This is precisely why Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB refers to Nigeria as a zoo.

The daring degree of impunity is why a foremost patriot and First Lady, Aisha Buhari, once wondered: “Where are the men of Nigeria? Where are the Nigerian men? What are you doing? Instead of them to come together and fight them, they kept visiting them one after the other, licking their shoes.”

The growing impunity accounts for why Nigerian men descended on Ekweremadu, a permanent fixture in the gross misrule of Nigeria in the Fourth Republic. Of course, the jarring injustice in Nigeria is the sole raison d'être for the peaceful nationwide protest being led by Sowore, a field marshal in the 2015 revolution that toppled Jonathan
and brought General Buhari to power. That is perfectly why #RevolutionNow enjoys support from broad sections of Nigerians, home and abroad.

As a patriot and, of course, one of the most rabid supporters of Buhari since 1984, I truly want him to be the best president. But he must do the needful.

The time has come for dialogue instead of seeing every critic or protest as coup d’etat. And charity begins at home. The president might as well embrace the vision of his United Nations' address in 2017, where he preached dialogue over war in the case of North Korea.

Buhari had said, “In all these crises, the primary victims are the people, the most vulnerable being women and children.”

Thus, his style of beckoning trouble from all fronts is a recipe fordisaster. The latest attempt to label Nnamdi Kanu and Sowore as coup plotters is not only maddening malfeasance, the continued detention of Sowore is equally a brazen nonfeasance.

President Buhari must rise beyond sheer dogmatism and admit that the state is truly falling apart. He ought to be able to discern that, unlike the case of IPOB where the Igbo leaders, including Ekweremadu, have been dreadfully deceitful; the crème de la crème of the Yoruba
intelligentsia is boldly behind Omoyele Sowore. Only a poon ignores the potential of the heavily funded but regional IPOB, with a worldwide membership, fusing with a broad-based national outfit like #RevolutionNow.

It will not be surprising, however, if this appeal is ignored.

After all, “the primary victims are the people, the most vulnerable being women and children".

SKC Ogbonnia, a 2019 APC presidential aspirant, is the author of the Effective Leadership Formula.

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Sowore, IPOB, And The Naked Beating Of Ekweremadu By SKC Ogbonnia

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 1:28am


SKC Ogbonnia

SKC Ogbonnia

 

The naked beating of Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany evokes painful lessons, particularly with Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and, of course, the continued detention of the frontline anti-corruption
advocate and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore.

First, the sympathy generated from the Ekweremadu beating has to do with the fact that the specious victim is a prominent member of the Nigerian political elite. Such type of public flogging is usually reserved for the ordinary Nigerians, especially if they dare go close to their leaders. The German incident also marked the first time a major suspect in looting of Nigerian treasury is manhandled like a petty thief. That explains why powerful politicians are mourning while millions of the masses are celebrating.

Second, the unfortunate incident is a dog whistle that the foreign land is no longer a safe haven for Nigerian corrupt leaders and their families. Hopefully, the protest may turn out a blessing in disguise. Nigeria will be better served the day her political class shows trust in the country’s social amenities, especially the schools; hospitals; and tourism, including new yam festival.

Third, and very significant, the nature of the beating on Ekweremadu shows that the Nigerian masses, particularly the Igbo youths, are gradually recognizing their true problems and true enemies. In short, the IPOB might have finally shattered Ekweremadu’s balloon of fake
popularity, sustained by a cocktail of the ceaseless montage of paid propaganda, the cascade of mass deceit, and a vicious army of highly educated and well-paid toadies. The IPOB might as well grasp the reality that the Biafran problem is Biafran made.

The objective fact is that our people who have held power in Nigeria’s 4th Republic in the Biafran area—from local government, the states, federal to President Goodluck Jonathan—were not the Hausa-Fulani. The world is also learning that Ekweremadu’s Enugu West Senatorial district has been home to the worst set of road networks in Nigeria throughout his fifth tenure in the senate. These include the most-deadly trio of Enugu/Onitsha, Enugu/PH, and Awgu/Oji-River highways, which has only served as money-spinners for the area politicians through series of funded but abandoned contracts.

Fifth, the angst expressed in Germany by IPOB is nothing but a page from the anti-corruption vision of the revolution that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to democratic power.

Therefore, besides the lack of development in the East and Ekweremadu’s apparent duplicity in the proscription of IPOB, it is an open secret that my senator is crudely corrupt. This is a man who mas a mere charge-n-bail lawyer before entering politics in 1999 but would
shamelessly admit overnight ownership of over 31 choice properties around the world without a real job.

Yet, since disgraced out of his ambition to remain a lifetime Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been globetrotting, celebrating failure with fake yam festivals while millions of fellow Igbo youths are subjected to abject poverty and despair, home and abroad. Enough!

As I noted in the piece, 'Buhari And Nnamdi Kanu Fighting The Wrong Enemies', the whole IPOB saga is misconstrued.

What must no longer escape the minds of patriotic Nigerians is that an original aim of Radio Biafra, before its vision was sabotaged by Igbo politicians, was to uproot “all looters, embezzlers, kidnappers, sponsors of terrorism, child traffickers, corrupt judges, crooked university lecturers, murderous Nigerian security forces and all thieving individuals masquerading as public officials who steal public funds thereby preventing developmental projects from impacting positively on the lives of the ordinary people”.

That sounded more like Muhammadu Buhari speaking before he gained power in 2015. Therefore, though physical assault must be strongly discouraged, the grievances against Ekweremadu are profoundly
justified. You cannot beat a child and expect him not to cry at the same time. Moreover, my readers will by next week learn hard facts on how the senator actually owes IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu, not the other way around.


Fourth, and very instructive, the Ekweremadu experience is a wake-up call that the continued detention of Omoleye Sowore is a time bomb.

Of course, the senator representing me is not the only corrupt politician flaunting his wealth and influence at the expense of the masses.

Consider, for instance, the latest quagmire where Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom, who is a facing trial for stealing N108 billion from the state treasury, is suddenly made the boss of Festus Keyamo, a celebrated human rights lawyer, who was the prosecutor in the same case.

Combine the irony with the situation where Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa state, who was found guilty under President Jonathan for the corrupt acquisition of 48 choice properties, now holds sway at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the mainstay of the nation’s life.

This pattern under President Buhari is unimaginable and definitively unbearable. This is precisely why Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB refers to Nigeria as a zoo.

The daring degree of impunity is why a foremost patriot and First Lady, Aisha Buhari, once wondered: “Where are the men of Nigeria? Where are the Nigerian men? What are you doing? Instead of them to come together and fight them, they kept visiting them one after the other, licking their shoes.”

The growing impunity accounts for why Nigerian men descended on Ekweremadu, a permanent fixture in the gross misrule of Nigeria in the Fourth Republic. Of course, the jarring injustice in Nigeria is the sole raison d'être for the peaceful nationwide protest being led by Sowore, a field marshal in the 2015 revolution that toppled Jonathan
and brought General Buhari to power. That is perfectly why #RevolutionNow enjoys support from broad sections of Nigerians, home and abroad.

As a patriot and, of course, one of the most rabid supporters of Buhari since 1984, I truly want him to be the best president. But he must do the needful.

The time has come for dialogue instead of seeing every critic or protest as coup d’etat. And charity begins at home. The president might as well embrace the vision of his United Nations' address in 2017, where he preached dialogue over war in the case of North Korea.

Buhari had said, “In all these crises, the primary victims are the people, the most vulnerable being women and children.”

Thus, his style of beckoning trouble from all fronts is a recipe fordisaster. The latest attempt to label Nnamdi Kanu and Sowore as coup plotters is not only maddening malfeasance, the continued detention of Sowore is equally a brazen nonfeasance.

President Buhari must rise beyond sheer dogmatism and admit that the state is truly falling apart. He ought to be able to discern that, unlike the case of IPOB where the Igbo leaders, including Ekweremadu, have been dreadfully deceitful; the crème de la crème of the Yoruba
intelligentsia is boldly behind Omoyele Sowore. Only a poon ignores the potential of the heavily funded but regional IPOB, with a worldwide membership, fusing with a broad-based national outfit like #RevolutionNow.

It will not be surprising, however, if this appeal is ignored.

After all, “the primary victims are the people, the most vulnerable being women and children".

SKC Ogbonnia, a 2019 APC presidential aspirant, is the author of the Effective Leadership Formula.

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IPOB Threatens 'Very Soon We'll Show' Governor Umahi, After Attack On Ekweremadu In Germany

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 1:27am


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, and other Igbo leaders that the group is coming after them.

The warning came some days after a former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, an Igbo politician, was embarrassed and attacked in Nuremberg, Germany.

IPOB, in a statement by an official of the secessionist group, China Edoziem, said the attack on Ekweremadu was a sign of other things that would befall some Igbo leaders.

The statement said, "The Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will continue in the avowed pursuit of our right of existence as a people, independent of the evil enclave called Nigeria.

“We’ll be unhindered, unperturbed and unfazed by the cacophony of morally bankrupt manufactured voices that appear to rally round one of them, Ike Ekweremadu.

“Going through the vomit of some of these faceless sycophants with no iota of influence on the ground in Biafraland apart from dishing out meaningless drivel in the name of press statements, one is confronted with the mindset of a people living in a banana republic in which all forms of freedom of expression is brutally repressed and mediocrity extolled to high heavens.” See Also Politics After Ekweremadu Attack, Orji Kalu Cancels Trip To Spain 0 Comments 2 Days Ago

The statement added, “It is imperative to state that in making that choice, there will be no differentiating between the subservient Biafran politician(s) who see nothing and hear nothing wrong when Biafraland is under Fulani military siege and their caliphate masters that dehumanize, abduct, torture and murder at will.

“Very soon, we shall show Dave Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State that IPOB has not only the capacity and reach but also the power to achieve our set objectives and fulfil our promise to the living and the dead.

“We are waiting for them and their trumpeters in all the civilized nations of the world. The story of their humiliation will become a subject of study in foreign institutions. Our struggle has shifted to the international arena where every eye will be watching and taking note."

Meanwhile, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has said the attack on Ekweremadu was a wake-up call for all corrupt and ’unrepentant’ Igbo leaders.

The President-General of the youth group, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide observed that tension is building up in many quarters in the South-East as many Igbo leaders had hurriedly cancelled their trips abroad over the recent harassment and mob action against a respected Igbo son and politician, Sen Ike Ekweremadu, at the New Yam Festival at Nuremberg, Germany recently.

“ONYC pleads with our angry Igbo youths and agitators to shelve any planned violent mob action against Igbo leaders here in Nigeria and abroad at the moment and wait to see how many leaders will turn a new
leaf as we feel the anger in the air.

“But Ekweremadu’s assault is a wake-up call for the unrepentant Igbo leaders who had betrayed the confidence of our people in governance. Igbo leaders should be mindful of their utterances, actions and decisions on issues affecting the Igbo.”
 

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IPOB Threatens 'Very Soon We'll Show' Governor Umahi, After Attack On Ekweremadu In Germany

Sahara Reporters - 22 August 2019 - 1:27am


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, and other Igbo leaders that the group is coming after them.

The warning came some days after a former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, an Igbo politician, was embarrassed and attacked in Nuremberg, Germany.

IPOB, in a statement by an official of the secessionist group, China Edoziem, said the attack on Ekweremadu was a sign of other things that would befall some Igbo leaders.

The statement said, "The Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will continue in the avowed pursuit of our right of existence as a people, independent of the evil enclave called Nigeria.

“We’ll be unhindered, unperturbed and unfazed by the cacophony of morally bankrupt manufactured voices that appear to rally round one of them, Ike Ekweremadu.

“Going through the vomit of some of these faceless sycophants with no iota of influence on the ground in Biafraland apart from dishing out meaningless drivel in the name of press statements, one is confronted with the mindset of a people living in a banana republic in which all forms of freedom of expression is brutally repressed and mediocrity extolled to high heavens.” See Also Sahara Reporters After Ekweremadu Attack, Orji Kalu Cancels Trip To Spain 0 Comments 1 Week Ago

The statement added, “It is imperative to state that in making that choice, there will be no differentiating between the subservient Biafran politician(s) who see nothing and hear nothing wrong when Biafraland is under Fulani military siege and their caliphate masters that dehumanize, abduct, torture and murder at will.

“Very soon, we shall show Dave Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State that IPOB has not only the capacity and reach but also the power to achieve our set objectives and fulfil our promise to the living and the dead.

“We are waiting for them and their trumpeters in all the civilized nations of the world. The story of their humiliation will become a subject of study in foreign institutions. Our struggle has shifted to the international arena where every eye will be watching and taking note."

Meanwhile, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has said the attack on Ekweremadu was a wake-up call for all corrupt and ’unrepentant’ Igbo leaders.

The President-General of the youth group, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide observed that tension is building up in many quarters in the South-East as many Igbo leaders had hurriedly cancelled their trips abroad over the recent harassment and mob action against a respected Igbo son and politician, Sen Ike Ekweremadu, at the New Yam Festival at Nuremberg, Germany recently.

“ONYC pleads with our angry Igbo youths and agitators to shelve any planned violent mob action against Igbo leaders here in Nigeria and abroad at the moment and wait to see how many leaders will turn a new
leaf as we feel the anger in the air.

“But Ekweremadu’s assault is a wake-up call for the unrepentant Igbo leaders who had betrayed the confidence of our people in governance. Igbo leaders should be mindful of their utterances, actions and decisions on issues affecting the Igbo.”
 

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