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130 convoy of Toyota Hiace buses fully loaded heading to see the leader of IPOB (Mazi Nnamdi Kanu) in Umuahia right now.

Tell injustice Bingo we are Biafrans!

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  1. Yohaig 13th July 2017

    July 14, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Few days after the visit of Olusegun Obasanjo to Governor Kashim Shettima
    of Borno state, one of the states in North East Nigeria that had been under siege from the
    Boko haram sect, reactions are still been generated over the comment
    made by the Governor in which he lamented how the Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan waited for 19 days to call him over the kidnap of the Chibok
    girl which took place on April 14-15, 2014. An action he felt would not have lingered
    for long had it occurred in the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo.

    Ignoring the views of many on why as the commander of the state, he had failed to inform the President rather than rely on his call.
    The Governor only reminded such people that the President was fully briefed over the incident considering the fact that the state was under Emergency
    rule declared by the President himself and secondly the President had been well briefed
    by security agencies, intelligence establishments like the Department of
    State Security Services and the National Intelligence Agency as
    well as the Service chiefs always gave daily situation report as is expected
    in any security matter in the country to the Commander in Chief.

    The question of some Nigerians is if the Former President was privy to such
    information, why did he hesitate in taking action when he should have as the Commander in chief and why would
    the Governor fail to call the then President, at least to inform him
    of what had happened in his State.

    For many these questions may prove difficult to answer as the battle to recover the
    girls is still ongoing. Recall the Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo had said there was no possibility the Chibok girls will ever be recovered.

    While the Former President may have privileged information for making such remark.
    Nigerians like every other nationals in such cases have not lost hope that someday
    the Chibok girls who are still missing will be recovered back to
    their parents.

  2. Oge Ubasom

    July 19, 2017 at 6:43 am

    To my pleasant consternation, I harbored no inkling that I
    was going to be featured with another guest speaker whose pedigree and personality towered like the Iroko and whose oratory prowess dwarfed whatever I was coming to the programme with.

    Regardless of the truth that the programme is not a platform for competition and assessment of
    credentials, I confessed to listeners that I never know Ahuama was going to make the seat hotter by pairing me with an intellectual powerhouse like Dr.
    Ikpeazu. Little did I know I was locked in an interesting intellectual exercise with
    the man whom gubernatorial destiny has broadly smiled on.

    We shared our pleasantries and quite expectedly Dr.
    Ikpeazu addressed his questions with admirable ease and proffered practicable answers to issues of environmental importance.

    In all of that, I saw a man with an irrepressible knack and glittering vision to make a huge difference in the little corner
    he was detailed to oversee.

    Prior to his appointment as the Deputy-General Manager, Abia
    State Environmental Protection Agency for Aba and its environs, mountainous heaps of
    health threatening refuse constituted an intractable nightmare to the
    well-intended Government of Chief T.A. Orji.

    Scarcely had Dr. Ikpeazu assumed duty at the Aba office
    of ASEPA, than he quickly deployed his wealth of experience in tackling head long the filth which had almost defaced
    Aba.

    Governor Orji?s hailed preference for Dr.
    Ikpeazu may have been inspired by the truth that the challenge of continuing with
    the era of legacies he instituted in the State, is better left in the hands of a man with
    a relatively not too fantastic aristocratic credentials
    to avoid basking in the frenzy of expired family name and background and consequently take Abia
    back to the tunnel of retrogression.

    This much Dr. Ikpeazu wisely sympathized with during the People?s Democratic
    Party Campaign rally for Bende Local Government Area which held at
    Practicing School Uzuakoli when he reminded Abians that he was chosen from among them because he will be
    better positioned to feel their pains and heartbeat.

    In his words: ?only those who are close to each other perceive each
    other?s mouth odour?.

    I ruminated over Dr. Ikpeazu?s position above and
    concluded by extrapolation that the undisputable truth in that submission has illuminated
    the already identified reality that the most vicious opponent of Peoples Democratic Party in the gubernatorial seat of the
    State is fielding a candidate who is lost in the deceptive reverie
    that this is a race that will be decided by name-dropping.

    Far from that because the chicken has come home to roost and
    Abians will not be a hurry to align with those who alienated
    them during their corporate and individual exploits.

    The rank and file of Governor Orji?s chronic critics has variously owned up to the truth that Dr.
    Ikpeazu is a good choice and that if not encumbered, will leave milestones that will stand the test of time.

    My reaction has always been that those who delight in street
    lies are perpetually doomed to talk from the sinking sand
    of ignorance.
    If Governor T.A. Orji had accepted to be encumbered, he
    would not have succeeded in assuming the pathfinder of Modern Abia.

    The certainty therefore is that Dr. Okezie
    Ikpeazu will shepherd Abia from a liberated platform bequeathed by Ochendo and whose wealth of experience will be deployed at the
    Senatorial Chambers of National Assembly for attraction of the
    much needed Federal presence in the State.
    A retrospective necessity, will at this point make we recall Dr.
    Ikpeazu?s outstanding template during our discussion on BCA on how he was going to intervene at the Water-side end of Ogbor-hill Aba during his eventful days at ASEPA.

    He had it well figured out: relocation of the slaughter house,
    cleaning and beautification of the Water-side river banks up
    to the abandoned Enyimba Hotel and its environs, with lush green trees and
    grasses for the people of Aba to site out and consummate the gift of nature.
    In my mind?s eye, I see all that and more coming to fruition if he becomes the
    Governor of the State.
    What with his towering expertise in Biochemical pharmacology intelligently studied up to doctorate degree level?

    His effervescent thirst to expand and institute more academic milestones had seen him scholarly feature in many citadels of knowledge.

    Again I will like to recall that during one of the strategic
    meeting at Abia State Board of Internal Revenue, which I attended,
    it was Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu?s recipe that was unanimously adopted as a guideline for checking the operations of revenue agents in the State
    Dr. Ikpeazu is a strategic thinker whose all embracing and team-playing model
    of development will be roundly endorsed by all Strata of development partners
    the State.
    As I temporarily conclude this piece, I believe the Ikepeazu I featured with during a BCA Discussion Programme,
    will feature me in several other programes in his incoming divine mandate.

    Iyke Ogbonnaya, a public affairs analyst wrote in from Umuahia.

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Delta South: Rotation of power not tied to political parties – Isoko, Itsekiri leaders

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Leaders of Isoko and Itsekiri ethnic Nationalities in Delta South have stressed that the age-long rotational power agreement between the Ijaws, Isokos and Itsekiri for Delta South Senatorial Seat was not tied to political party consideration, but hinged on the principle of fairness, justice and equity.
The clarification was made on Wednesday at Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State when a high-powered delegation led by the Ologbotsere of Warri, Chief Ayirimi Emami visited the leadership of Isoko ethnic Nationality, with a view of addressing pockets of agitation brewing regarding Delta South Senatorial Seat as it affects the forthcoming 2019 election.
Isoko and Itsekiri leaders Prominent Isoko leaders that received the select-members of Warri Council of Chiefs were: President-General of Isoko Development Union, IDU, High Chief Iduh Awadhe, Chief (Dr.) Dennis Etaluku, one-time Secretary to State Government, Sir Simeon Efenudu, renowned educationist, Dr. Idodo Umeh and Chief Mike Osigie. Chief, Brown Mene who spoke on behalf of the Itsekiri delegation, noted that the rotational agreement for the Delta South Senatorial Seat between the Ijaw, Isoko and Itsekiri dates back to the second republic, to avoid a situation where the three tribes will fight themselves.
While stressing that the agreement “was not based on political party”, Chief Mene went down memory lane to mention occupants of the position, like late Justice Atake, followed by Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, late Chief Francis Okpozo, before Chief Stella Omu represented the district in the current republic between 1999 and 2003, when James Manager took over and remained in the position till date “like a broken record”.
He quipped that it was the turn of Itsekiri to produce Delta South Senator in 2019, assuring that Itsekiri Nation is committed to ensure that the person that will emerge will represent the Ijaw, Isoko and itsekiri interest, just as he noted that the brotherly engagement with the Isoko leaders will be extended to their Ijaw counterparts.
Isoko leaders such as Chief D.A Etaluku, Chief Idodo Umeh, Sir Simeon Efenudu and Chief Mike Osigie while speaking in the same vein, endorsed the itsekiri position of power rotation as regards the Senatorial Seat and expressed their support for Itsekiri candidacy come 2019.
They affirmed that as a way to end the current political logjam, the Itsekiri people who they described as trustworthy and straight-forward should be backed for the Senatorial Seat.
President-General of Isoko Development Union, IDU, Chief Iduh Amadhe in his submission, declared that it will amount to “practicing political brigandage” against equity and justice for anybody in the Senatorial district to seek for 4th or 5th term. Chief Amadhe noted that Isoko Nation will not present any candidate for the Senatorial position in 2019, stressing, “We (Ijaw, Isoko and Itsekiri) must come together and sign agreement of maximum of two terms”, for each ethnic nationality as it affects Delta South.
The Isoko and Itsekiri leaders agreed that renewed engagement should be extended to their Ijaw neighbor to make for a better tripartite synergy. The Prime Minister of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayirimi Emami who led the 12-man Itsekiri delegation, expressed happiness with the disposition of Isoko leaders and assured that they will engage their Ijaw counterparts on the optimism that they will key into the restart of the rotation agreement.

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Notorious land-grabber, Mutairu Owoeye invade Isoso Community GRA Quarters in Sagamu with over 200 armed thugs

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, lately signed a bill into law which prescribes 25 years imprisonment or death sentence for anyone found guilty of land grabbing.

Amosun signed the bill 34 days after the state House of Assembly passed it. The law criminalises land grabbing or forceful takeover of landed property in the state.

land grabber owoeyeThe bill was passed on October 11, 2016. It is titled, “H.B. No. 03/2016 – A bill for a law to prohibit forcible entry and occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and allied matters and for other matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.”
According to the law, death sentence applies when a life is or lives are lost in such forceful takeover of land. Kidnappers also risk life sentence.

However, at the peaceful neighborhood of Isoso community, GRA Quarters, Sagamu, Ogun state; Land Grabbers has been drizzling terror on the dwellers of Sagamu and its vicinities; the community was disrupted some days ago by hoodlums, who stormed the area as thousand residents fled their homes.
The hooligans, who the residents described as land grabbers, aka ‘Omoniles,’ were said to have vandalised property worth millions of Naira.

The leader of the hoodlums, Chief Mutairu Owoeye aka (Baba Owoeye) who were said always using Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to perpetrate his forbidding land grabbing activities was boasting he is above the law and no government can halt his actions.

We gathered that sometimes ago, two families had dispute over three hectares of land, and both headed to court. At the end, both families secured same Supreme Court judgment ceding the three hectares property for the two families that both must be in consent whenever any of them decides to sell out of the property.

We learnt that Mr Jimoh Olatunji the Agba Akin of Makun Kingdom in Sagamu cohort with Mr Onayemi, Mr Mutairu Owoeye AKA (Baba Owoeye) and one Olowo Ake led a 200 bandits harmed with sophisticated firearms, offensive weapons, malicious destruction/ demolition of houses and industries property, terrorizing the whole community whose their properties does not any way in jurisdiction of the three hectares of land belongs to the said families.

Visits to the community by our reporter, it was pull together that land grabbers were full in operation with dangerous weapons, ready for war and already creates panic in the community as people of Isoso GRA Quarters were forced to have a sleepless nights with horrified experience. Efforts to get more details and move around were prevented by these mobsters as our reporter was seriously threatens to be pierced with cutlass.

Presently, these lawbreakers is currently waylaying people in the community, raiding houses at the neighborhood, using the opportunity to perpetrate different kind of criminal activities. Shops and Offices closed down and no business doings because of the heavy presence of Land Grabbers exhibiting their malevolent movements in the community.
The elders of Isoso community in GRA Quarters, Sagamu, Ogun state have cries out to Ogun state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Police IG and Security agencies to come to their rescue and deliver them from this broad day light horror. Also, different petitions has been written to Governor’s office and Inspector General of Police over the dreadful activities of this notorious land grabbers in Ogun state and its environs.

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Delta South Youths slam Sen James Manager, reject his 2019 ambition

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The dream of Senator James Manager, the four-tenure senator representing Delta South Senatorial District of Delta State at the Senate to launch a return for the fifth time has suffered some setbacks as youths in the district have vowed to scuttle his moves to that effect.
 
Delta South Youth Liberation Movement (DSYLM), a political pressure group comprising the three major ethnic nationalities in Delta South Senatorial District, namely (Ijaw, Isoko and Itsekiri), voiced this plan recently at a news conference held in Ughelli, Delta State.
 
Speaking specifically concerning the 2019 elections as it affects the senatorial district, the president of the group, Mr. Saviour Ayibanengiyefa said the Senator has overstayed his welcome in the upper legislative house and his representation of over close to 16 years has not translated to adequate wellbeing of his people.
 
“Senator Manager shouldn’t even think of contesting primary not to talk of going back to the senate. He has failed us, for over 15 years he has been at the senate, nothing to show for it. You cannot point a single landmark project he facilitated into the district. For 2019, it’s a no, no for him,” Ayibanengiyefa declared.
 
Continuing, the DSYLM president who was flanked by Mr. Prosper Ewomazino and Miss Aminoma Oritsetimeyin, his vice-president and secretary respectively, said the region is blessed with more experienced and tactful politicians who can do better at the senate.
 
“Fortunately for us, our district has been blessed with highly experienced people who could negotiate well at the national level for the sake of the development of our area.”
 
“We call on Senator James Manager to retire from the senate after this tenure to make room for such individuals to put their experience to test. I’m saying this because we hear rumours that Manager is considering another shot at the senate. This is wrong. This is not good enough for us,” he said.
 
“Take a look at the road leading to his area, it is in a deplorable state. If we had a good representation, the reverse would have been the case. Senator Manager only cares about his pocket, he doesn’t have the development of the area at heart and this must come to an end in 2019,” concluded the DSYLM president.
 
Interestingly, the incumbent senator, James Manager, an Ijaw man has been returned to the senate on four occasions consecutively. By the end of 2019, James Manager would have spent a total of 16 years in the Red Chambers and feelers from the district reveal that the people are tired of his representation.
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