PHOTONEWS: MOBIN chairman Barr Emekesiri meets directors, coordinators, visits ADF, Nwankwo, others in Enugu

PHOTONEWS: MOBIN chairman Barr Emekesiri meets directors, coordinators, visits ADF, Nwankwo, others

Chairman of the Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria) MOBIN) , Barrister Emeka Emekesiri arrived Enugu, capital of Biafra land on Tuesday earlier this week to visit the directors as well as attend the 4th Anniversary of the Alaigbo Development Foundation.

Emekesiri upon arrival, was led by the Director General, Ezenwanyi Eberechukwu Anigbogu to visit Chief Arthur Nwankwo who is one of the patrons of MOBIN.

He was well received by Nwankwo, who incidentally is the founder of Fourth Dimension Publishers, a company that is publishing the first literature of the organization


He was presented with some of the works of Nwankwo, while he also presented his own book to the tireless Comrade.

Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, who is also the initiator of the legal process for achieving Biafra, attended the two day anniversary celebration of the ADF (Alaigbo Development Foundation).

He spoke at length on the importance of Biafrans understanding the methodologies he initiated and the need for cohesion among all Biafrans who are fighting for the freedom of Biafra.

He also played host to the first exclusive meeting of all MOBIN directors, coordinators and chairman. MOBIN was founded in February 2017 as the political arm of the Biafran Movement.All directors and State Coordinators of the organization were part of the meeting where the success of the group in the political struggle was discussed at length.

Over 1,000 People Attend Mass At A Church To Worship Beyonce

Over 1,000 People Attend Mass At A Church To Worship Beyonce

Nearly 1,000 people flocked to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Wednesday night for Beyonce Mass organized by Rev. Yolanda Norton.

“I’ve been asked time and time again, ‘Why Beyonce?’ I believe in Beyonce
because she reminds us you have to do things your way,” Norton said.

The Mass featured a lot of music mixed with prayer and preaching, celebrating the voices of the oppressed and shining a light on the achievements black women.

Norton said the goal of the special service was “to put in front of as many people as possible the issues black women face and the gifts we give society.”

‘Green Book’ has all answers to the Igbo – Nigeria question, says Professor Nwala

‘Green Book’ has all answers to the Igbo – Nigeria question, says Professor Nwala

President-General of the apex Igbo group, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) Professor Uzodinma Nwala has stated that the ADF Memorandum titled ‘The Future of Alaigbo and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, popularly called’ The Green Book’ will answer questions about Ndigbo and their future as Nigerians.

Nwala stated this during the 4th Anniversary celebrations of the ADF which held in Enugu on 25th and 26th April 2018.

Speaking about the document, Nwala revealed areas where it dealt with, including the roots of the perennial instability of the country ;
Previous attempts to restructure the country and why they failed;
*the predicament of Ndi Igbo, with particular emphasis on the roles of the British in creating an artificial federation with Igbo as underdogs.

He then spelt out the other contents of the document which include the possibility of having an autonomy for Ndi Igbo, with a constitution, flag, regional government and control of the economy.

Nwala said the document is available to all Igbos to study and make it a working document which if applied, would answer the questions of Biafra, Alaigbo and Nigeria.

Others who spoke at the event include Rtd Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, Her Royal Majesty, Obi Igwe Martha Dunukwu (Omu Okpanam),
Igwe Abel Nwobodo of Nara, Dr Oseloka Obaze, Dr Ezichu Chukwu, Prof Elo Amucheazi, and Barr Max Onyeukwu.

Others include Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa,
Colonel Justino Ezeoke, Professor Nathan Aniekwu (Ozo), Dr Luke Nnaemeka Aneke,
Rev Fr Barr Ezeoke, Prof Maurice Iwu, Comrade Uchenna Madu, Tony Nnadi and Barr Charles Effiong.

All Biafran groups have united – MASSOB Leader Uchenna Madu

All Biafran groups have united – MASSOB Leader Uchenna Madu

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Comrade Uchenna Madu has announced the unification of all Pro-Biafran groups across the globe.

Madu who spoke at the 4th Anniversary celebrations of Alaigbo Development Foundation told the audience that the Era of divisiveness among Biafran groups was over and henceforth, issues regarding Biafrans will not divide but unite Biafrans.

The 4th Anniversary ceremony of ADF began Wednesday, 25th April and rounded off today in Enugu.

Also speaking at the meeting, President of ADF, Prof Uzodinma Nwala stated that the his organization has released a document stating workable solutions to the challenges of Ndi Igbo, Biafran issue and Nigeria.

He announced that the book, titled ‘The future of Ala Igbo and the Federal Republic of Nigeria’, popularly called ‘The Green Book’ is a text if adopted by the Federal Government, will solve the problems bugging the country.

BREAKING NEWS: DG, Atikulated Agenda 2019 arrives Chatham House ahead of Atiku’s speech

BREAKING NEWS: DG, Atikulated Agenda 2019 arrives Chatham House ahead of Atiku’s speech

Members of Atikulated Agenda 2019 this morning at Chatham House

THE Director General of Atikulated Agenda 2019, Chief Emeka Kalu has arrived London ahead of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku’s Chatham House speech later today.

Dr Kalu arrived the United Kingdom with a team of executives of Atikulated Agenda 2019 to receive Alhaji Atiku. Some of those with him to receive Atiku include Sir Richard Mgbam and Hon Emeka Nsubuisi, among others.

Dr Emeka Kalu and Sir Richard Mgbam at Chatham House this morning

In a telephone conversation with JUNGLE JOURNALIST NEWS CORPORATION this morning, Kalu said that the speech was necessary to inform diaspora Nigerians that there is still hope in good leadership in Nigeria.

He reiterated his position that Atiku will chart the path to a better Nigeria in 2019.

More details later.

SDP Anambra Visits Osisioma Foundation

Leaders of the Social Democratic Party – SDP on Friday, April 20, 2018 paid a special visit to Osisioma Foundation. The visit coincided with the quarterly meeting of the Top Leaders of the Foundation at Awka.

Quarterly meeting of Osisioma Foundation is used to appraise the performance of its numerous humanitarian projects aimed at bettering the lives of our people especially the less privileged and the physically challenged. It is also time when the Foundation reviews its commitments in training of our youths and women in skill acquisitions and vocational jobs.

The Social Democratic Party, is the major political party that’s galvanising Nigerians into a political alliance. The party is positioning itself as the 3rd force ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Senator Ebenezer Ikeyina, the National Vice Chairman, Southeast led other top leaders of SDP to the visit.

During the special visit, the Social Democratic Party delegation said they were in Awka to seek cooperation and political understanding with the Foundation.

According to Senator Ikeyina, the SDP came to seek cooperation with Osisioma Foundation because they are convinced that the Foundation has credible political spread in Anambra state and southeast in general.

Responding, the Chairman of Osisioma Foundation, Dr Chike Obidigbo thanked the delegation for finding it worthy to visit the Foundation – which has presence in all the states of the southeast.

Dr Obidigbo informed the visitors that Osisioma Foundation is made up of credible and respected leaders from different professional backgrounds who believe in enthroning competent leadership capable of growing our local economy.

The head, Political Directorate, Osisioma Foundation, Chief Tony Edochie made it clear that Osisioma Foundation due to its grassroot presence has in the past helped build some political associations but that such groups after gaining acceptance failed to carry the Foundation along. He therefore, concluded that the Foundation will be very formal in future political dealings.

After the interaction, the Foundation said it will mandate its political directorate to take a critical evaluation of their request and revert to them.

Other members of SDP that accompanied Senator Ebenezer Ikeyina to the visit were: Chief Ifeanyi Obalum, the November 18, Anambra State governorship candidate of SDP; Chief Nzekwe Ikechukwu, Anambra state chairman of SDP; Barr Okpalaukwu Okpalaezechukwu, immediate past Assistant National Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo among others.

Army Intercepts 92 Armed Herdsmen At Check-Points

Army Intercepts 92 Armed Herdsmen At Check-PointsGuards Brigade of the Nigerian Army last week paraded 36 armed herdsmen who were intercepted by troops of the 117 Guards Battalion Keffi along the Abuja-Keffi road.

Another group of 56 herdsmen were arrested at the Dantata check point between Kuje and the Abuja airport.The 36 herdsmen were arrested by troops at the Keffi check point at about 4:30 pm Sunday in a Diana Truck and a Toyota Camry Salon car, the spokesman of the brigade, Captain Bashir Jajira, told newsmen yesterday.

He said during interrogation by troops at the check point, they said they were going to Nasarawa LGA of Nasarawa State. Jajira said after a thorough check of the vehicles, the troops discovered one pump action gun, 19 cartridges of dane guns, 118 cartridges of ammo, 28 cutlasses, three jack-knives, 14 sticks, seven torches, assorted charms and hard drugs.

He also said the other group of 56 herdsmen were arrested at the Dantata check point between Kuje and the airport in the Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He said items recovered from them include 26 cartridge dane guns and 49 cutlasses and knives. Jajira added that all the suspects claimed to be on the lookout for cattle rustlers who stole their cows. Captain Jajira said the suspects would be handed over to the police for further investigation.

The Commander, Guards Brigade, Brigadier General Musa Yusuf, told newsmen that the arrests showed the determination of the brigade to rid the Federal Capital Territory of any criminal activity.

Daily Trust.

PVC: Deadlier Than the AK47, by Eberechukwu Anigbogu

As inadequate and as problematic as the current liberal democratic alternative is, it still provides the most legitimate and most peaceful way of organizing society in our world today. Liberal democracy may not be the best but democracy is a global ideal that defines our nature as humans. Being democratic has become synonymous with being human. Every society can adopt any of the various forms of democracy in the world today that are different from the liberal variant. Even the few non democratic regimes that exist in our world today, such as Saudi Arabia and China, are struggling very hard to ensure that the people take greater involvement on issues concerning them, since they know that only such democratic approaches would confer an aura legitimacy on their hybrid regimes.

The process of the democratic organisation of societies is more important than the result. Democracy follows processes which require that the opinion of the people is taken into account at the decision-taking point. One of the most critical process in democratic decision taking is that of voting. The sheer size of modern nation-states requires that the democratic process need must be conducted via representation. Although it is practically difficult for one person to represent even the interest of another person just once let alone one person representing the interest of thousands (sometimes millions) of people, not just once but almost all the times for many years.

Despite the above challenge, modern democratic societies must govern themselves in representative capacity. Even if it were possible to gather everyone in a particular electoral constituency, to a particular place, so that they take decision on a particular matter concerning them, such attempt will be clumsy, cumbersome and certainly impracticable, at best and circumstantially riotous at worst. Once the process of choosing these representatives is floored, election becomes selection.

Every representative must emerge through a properly conducted election. Every election involves an electoral process called voting. No one can vote who is not properly accredited. An accreditation is usually carried out in order to identify a properly registered voter. This voter will be denied the right to vote if he or she does not have a VOTER’S CARD. What this means is that if democracy would not turn to autocracy, if civility would not become brutality, if the people will not become vulnerable to the whims and caprices of despots masquerading as democrats, it is inevitable that the voter must posses a weapon with which he or she can fire sincerity and integrity into the lives of the society. This weapon is the VOTER’S CARD.

In Nigeria, this VOTER’S CARD is called the Permanent Voter’s Card, now popularly called PVC. With a PVC in your pocket and your presence at the polling booth on election day, you are like somebody armed with a .45 double magnum or with a .38 police special revolver. With it, you can shoot evil men and women, who have occupied our political space for too long against our will, out of office. Similarly with your PVC you can provide cover for those who are prepared to do the will of the people, so that they can enter political offices. In fact another name for PVC is Pistol Very Crucial for democracy.

This Pistol Very Crucial (PVC) for elections has multiple advantages over Ak47. In the first place, like a pistol, it is hidden inside your pocket. Thus, when anyone carrying it appears, he or she appears harmless. Yet he or she is carrying a very dangerous weapon. The person carrying an Ak47 on the other hand cannot hide it, he is exposed to the person carrying a PVC. Secondly, Ak47 is a Weapon Of Mass Destruction (WMD), but the PVC is a Weapon Of Mass Development (WMD). While Ak47 destroys life, PVC develops life.

The hard truth is that anyone who does not have a PVC IN NIGERIA, especially in IGBOLAND where political apathy is running amok among the people, does not want real, genuine and enduring change. Today, governors are given public holidays in other to enable the people obtain the PVC. Many of them are doing it for the selfish purpose of their reelection. But we can take the holidays, go and get the PVC and use it to vote out the governors that are not doing well. If we continue in this apathy nothing positive will happen, the status quo will remain the same, and the murmuring and complaining would continue indefinitely. If we continue to bemoan the disappointments of the past elections, we will remain in this sorry and sordid state. But if we tell ourselves that we have had enough of this political charred, only then would the will that makes a way possible present itself before us. If we fail to get the political right, if we fail to seize our political space, this poverty, this impunity, this economic quagmire and social fixation would continue to dangle over our heads like the Sword of Damocles! There is no other legitimate and none anarchical way to go. The choice is ours.

Eberechukwu Anigbogu is the Director General, Movement of Biafrans in Nigeria (MOBIN) and Administrator, South East Political Summit.

Zahra Buhari’s Facebook account fake, says Femi Adesina

Zahra Buhari’s Facebook account fake, says Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that a particular Facebook handle bearing the name of the daughter of the president, Zahra is fake.

Adesina made this disclosure in a press release posted on Facebook.

He identified the fake one as an account where, Zahra was praising her father for walking in the snow at 75.

Her is the release: “Merchants of mischief have taken their antics against the first family further by creating a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter.

“The fake account, conspicuously different from the authentic one, was used to post a message on April 17, 2018, at 9.07 a.m.

” A picture of President Buhari, with snowflakes all over him, and being welcomed to a foreign country was used, alongside this message:

“Children of God, here is a 75 years old man walking in the snow without cardigan just to rescue the battered economic status of Nigeria and some of you senseless people feel he travels too much, as if he travels for partying or merry making.

“God bless Nigeria. Please share…”
The Presidency hereby repudiates the Facebook account, as it does not belong to Zahra. Members of the public are urged to be wary, and see through the intentions of those behind the fakery. They seek to attract odium to the first family, and also do not mean well for our country.

Army burn down Benue town for killing of soldier

Army burn down Benue town for killing of soldier

Some of the houses smoldering

Men of the Nigerian army have admitted burning down the town of Naka, Gwer West local government area of Benue state on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

The army said the action was in retaliation for the killing of a soldier by a local mob.

According to information, the soldiers burnt down several houses and destroyed properties worth millions during the raid that had residents running for their lives.

Another house burnt down

An elderly citizen was killed in the fire that engulfed one of the buildings.

Francis Ayagah, who is the Chairman of the LGA, said the attack by the soldiers was in revenge of the killing of one of their colleague, identified as Private Danlami Gambo, near the community on Wednesday, April 18.

A house in Naka after the fire

He said, “A soldier was killed by hoodlums yesterday, but I met with the brigade commander around 4:30 a.m. today. He gave me a list of suspects and we arrested five of them overnight. It was while we trying to take them to the brigade that soldiers stormed the town and started burning houses.

Residents count their losses

“A whole part of the town has been completely burnt down and we’re appealing for help and understanding from the soldiers.”

A statement by the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Major Olabisi Ayeni, revealed that the slain soldier had been killed and buried in a shallow grave by some youths in Naka.

The statement read, “On 18 April 2018, at about 3:30 pm, troops of 707 Sf Brigade deployed at Naka in Gwer West LGA of Benue State observed the absence of PTE Danlami Gambo from his duty post. The soldier’s rifle was however found at the location.

Another house in the town

“It was gathered that the soldier was last seen receiving a phone call but left in search of network and did not return. Troops immediately conducted patrols to search for the soldier during the search, at about 6.10 pm, our troops observed blood stains along a footpath leading to a newly dug grave.

“They immediately dug out the grave and the dead body of the missing soldier was found butchered. The corpse was later exhumed and deposited at the Nigerian Air Force mortuary, Makurdi.”

He further explained that investigations showed that some locals were involved in the killing which led to the dispatch of a team of troops that effected the arrest of some suspects.