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Igbos Owns Nigeria Not Fulani, Come to the North and See – Prof. Yusuf

Former Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, has described claims that the Fulani “own” Nigeria as a fallacy and “sentimental nonsense”.

He said that the erroneous narrative was being pushed by unscrupulous elements with a nefarious agenda.

According to him, Fulani people were in the minority in the federal civil service compared to Yoruba and Igbo people.

The Katsina-born professor added that Yoruba and Igbo people were also far richer than their Fulani counterparts.

Yusuf said that there was therefore no justification for claiming that the Fulani own or control Nigeria.

“Which part of Nigeria do they own? Igbo people are richer than Fulani people; Yoruba people are also richer than Fulani people. There are more Igbo and Yoruba in federal civil service than Fulani.

“Does any Fulani own a bank? Does any Fulani own a media house? Does any Fulani own a hotel? All the hotels in Abuja and land are owned by the Igbo. Is Abuja Igbo land? Can Fulani own in the East what Igbo own in the North? No. If you have never been to the North, come and see the landed properties that the Igbo have, which the Fulani do not have and cannot have in Igbo land.

“Whoever that says Fulani man owns Nigeria, let him come and say how. Fulani man occupies Aso Rock, and so what? An Igbo man should come and occupy Aso Rock and give the Fulani all the material wealth he has in the North. That is nonsense.
“Igbo own all the hotels, they own banks, and Yoruba own the newspapers and banks. What do the Fulani own? It is just sentimental nonsense,” Yusuf told Saturday Sun.

8 Major Indicators Vicariously Linking The Present Government Of Nigeria To Herdsmen & Boko Haram Jihadism

Intersociety, Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria, Friday, 31st July 2020.

There are eight major indicators vicariously linking the present Government of Nigeria and its security and law enforcement agencies to ongoing orgy of terror against Christians in the country.

The jihadist terror activities against Christians especially by Jihadist Herdsmen is likened or modeled after Sudan’s “Janjaweed Jihadism” under the ousted Gen Omar Hassan el-Bashir Government (1989-2019).

The present Government of Nigeria and its security and law enforcement agencies have since mid 2015 defended and stood by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen whose frontiers have further expanded to include ‘foreign’ or ‘imported’ Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen and Shuwa Arabs. These Jihadist groups are also fingered in the ongoing socio-political instabilities or crises in the Central African Republic and Republic of Burkina Faso, etc.

The Nigeria’s central Government has continuously failed woefully in its constitutional duties to protect and secure the country’s individual and group citizens irrespective of their religion, tribe and creed. Same Government has also failed woefully to protect the country’s secularity status and seemed most likely to have adopted radical Islamism as ‘a state religion’, contrary to Sections 10 and 38 of the 1999 Constitution as amended. The Government’s defense of the Jihadist Herdsmen and their heinous atrocities had included and still includes description of their anti Christian butcheries as “herders-farmers’ clash(es)”, or “killings arising from revenge and reprisal violence and criminal gangs”, or “communal clashes” such as ‘killings involving two warring Christian communities”. The latest of such indefensible Government’s cuddling and defense of Jihadist Herdsmen is a false narrative of “balance of terror” or ‘symmetric killings and counter killings’ between communal Muslims and communal Christians’.

In all these, we, the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are not unaware of the fact that the Government is bent not only to continue its monumental failure to act to end the butcheries but also its attempts at deceiving and misleading the world. Therefore, having, since 2010, carefully followed, monitored, researched, investigated, documented, exposed or published the killings perpetrated against Christians and Minority Muslims in Nigeria or any part thereof including patterns and trends of the attacks, we have identified eight major indicators vicariously and inescapably linking the named Government and its security and law enforcement agencies to Fulani Herdsmen Jihadism in the country. The eight major indicators are summarized as follows:

One (1): Government of Nigeria has consistently and undeniably risen since mid 2015 in strong defense and protection of Herdsmen Jihadists and their atrocities which have now escalated and spread country-wide. The central Government of Nigeria and its Armed Forces has also vicariously and officially maintained a policy of soft spot for Boko Haram and its terror jihadism in the Northeast. This, the same Government does to through window dressing and, some say, ‘conflict profiteering’.

Two (2):Government has introduced RUGA (Rural Grazing Area or Settlement for Fulani Herders throughout Nigeria) and NLTP (National Livestock Transformation Plan); all resulting in forceful settlement of Fulani Herders or making them to violently occupy indigenous Christian lands throughout Nigeria. Included, too, is the Nigerian Military (Fulani) Cattle ranching program which seems to have reduced same to a “Fulani colony or Armed Forces”.

Three (3): The Nigerian Military particularly the Army has also since Oct 2016, established annual regional military operations with different code names, camouflaged and remotely targeted at Christian parts of Nigeria; during which ways are militarily and vicariously paved for Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen to move into indigenous Christian lands and occupy them under heavy military or security backing and protection. Strong pieces of evidence abound.

All the programs above are widely viewed as jihad friendly or oriented and through them the Jihadist Herdsmen have been provided state cover to move in and forcefully occupy indigenous Christian communities and their forests, bushes and farmlands across the country; from where they launch attacks and jihadist campaigns targeted at Christians, their lands, farmlands, houses and worship and learning centers. They have been responsible for burning or destruction of not less than 1,500 churches and Christian learning centers across the country since 2015.

Not a single Mosque has been destroyed or burnt in their name till date. As a matter of fact, it must be reminded that Jihadist Herdsmen have never killed a single Muslim or destroyed or burnt any Mosque or Islamic learning center anywhere in Nigeria or any part thereof. All their victims are Christians and other non Muslims. Before mid 2015, for instance, less than two percent of the farmlands, bushes and forests in over 500 Igbo communities in Igbo Land (including Igbo parts of Delta, Benue and Kogi) presently occupied or under the occupation of the Jihadist Herdsmen was occupied or under occupation by same Jihadist Herdsmen. They had existed as “Hausa Settlements” or “Ogbe Hausa”. This is also similarly the case in the Christian parts of Benue, Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kogi, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, Adamawa, Edo and Delta, etc.

Three (3): Grossly lopsided composition of the country’s security forces including their commands and controls which have remained, some say, “90% Muslim controlled”. Three (3): refusing to arrest and prosecute the atrocious jihadists or hold them to account for their heinous atrocities since July 2015.

Four (4): Continued recognition of the mother bodies of the genocidal Fulani jihadists (i.e. MACBAN, FUNAM and Fulani Koutal Hore) as ‘registered organizations” and deregistration of nonviolent socio-cultural, etc groups and declaration, using draconian legal instruments, of other nonviolent ethno-religious groups as “terrorist organizations”.

Five (5): Indiscriminate and unilateral granting of state pardon to terror jihadists (i.e. “repentant Boko Haram combatants”) and their alleged enlistment into security forces as well as abandonment and persecution of victim groups or communities.

Six (6): Government’s false labeling of killing of Christians as “killings arising from herders-farmers’ clashes” and use of different false narratives to back and protect the jihadists and cover their atrocities.

Seven (7): In furtherance of the above false labeling and narratives, the present Nigeria’s central Government also tries to introduce “a balance of terror” or symmetric narrative, between the Fulani Herdsmen jihadists and the victim Christian communities by describing the brutally asymmetric killings as “killings arising from revenge, reprisals and criminal gangs”.

Same Government has till date, refused to recognize and declare Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen as a terror group. This is despite the fact that the group is internationally outlawed and named ‘world’s fourth deadliest terror group’. The “balance of terror” Government’s false narrative has further exposed the complicity of the Nigerian Government in the anti Christian butcheries and its monumental failure in discharging its constitutional duties of protecting and safeguarding the citizens irrespective of their religion, tribe or creed.

Eight (8):Nigerian Government and its security and law enforcement agencies particularly the Nigeria Police Force do not have official credible data or crime statistics particularly with respect to ceaseless massacre of Christians in Nigeria. The Government has not only failed to provide official credible data of the killings, maiming and Christian properties destroyed or burnt but also undermined, mangled and denied same when independently presented.

Government has also failed woefully in letting Nigerians and the Int’l Community know, with verifiable statistics, the proportionality or dis-proportionality of such inter faith asymmetric killings, maiming and destroyed or burnt or lost properties. That is say that there are no credible data from the present central Government of Nigeria or its security and law enforcement agencies including Nigeria Police Force and Defense or Army Headquarters, showing the percentage or number of attacks against defenseless Christian communities by the state backed and protected Jihadist Herdsmen or reprisals by the victim Christian communities, if any.

In other words: there are no credible Government’s records or from its security and law enforcement agencies showing the number of attacks against Christians since mid 2015 by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen, number of Christians killed, number of their lands seized and occupied by the Jihadists and number of Christians’ properties including dwelling houses, worship and learning centers destroyed or burnt or lost to Jihadist Herdsmen. Government or security or law enforcement records are near totally absent, if not totally absent regarding the number of Jihadist Herdsmen arrested and investigated, convicted and jailed since mid 2015 for killing Christians or seizing or destroying their properties especially their sacred learning and worship centers. Independent records have continued to indicate that such perpetrators are often not arrested, but shielded by the security forces.

On the other hand, there are also no credible records from the same Government or its security and law enforcement agencies showing the number of attacks against Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen or Fulani citizens or settlements by the victim Christian groups or communities, number of Fulani citizens killed, number of their lands seized and occupied, number of Fulani properties including dwelling houses, Mosques and learning centers destroyed or burnt by same Christian “avengers”. The present Government of Nigeria and its security and law enforcement agencies should also answer the following questions: how many Muslims or Muslim farmers have been killed by Jihadist Herdsmen in Nigeria since mid 2015 and how many Islamic properties such as Mosques and learning centers have the same Jihadist Herdsmen destroyed or burnt?

Therefore, since the central Government of Nigeria is now introducing locally and internationally, ‘balance of terror’ narrative or symmetric violence ratio into the anti Christians’ massacre, we challenge them to furnish Nigerians and the Int’l Community with credible official records or data or ‘crime statistics’ regarding the above highlighted. The failure of the Government in this regard will mean same shutting up its mouth permanently and licking the wounds of its monumental failure to act to protect the vulnerable and persecuted Christians in Nigeria.

On our part and independently speaking, the evidence on the ground grossly shows the contrary or contradicts all the Government claims. Apart from attacks on Christians in Nigeria being brutally asymmetric or ‘98%/2%’ ratio; or radical Islamists’ attacks or violence against Christians 98% and reprisals against such attacks or violence 2% or less; the Nigerian Government, adding to its monumental failure to protect Christians and fish out and punish their attackers, has also repeatedly repelled such reprisals if rarely risen or rarely about to occur. Under the same Government, any reprisal killing of a Fulani Herdsman is given widest media attention locally and internationally; with wheel of justice speeded up against the perpetrator(s). But when Christians are massacred, Government rolls out industrially its media censorship and inaction including aiding and abetting; for purpose of dwarfing or mangling same.

Both in principle and in practice, the present Government of Nigeria has provided and still provides maximum protection for Fulani settlements and their jihadist groups and turned and still turns blind eyes including little or zero response to early warning or distress calls on the side of the persecuted Christians and their properties, especially when under attack or about to be attacked. Naturally, individual or group victim citizens’ reprisals become inevitable when governing or securing authorities woefully failed in their duties to protect them and go after their attackers; or whereby same governing or securing authorities take sides and shield the perpetrators and cover up their atrocities.

In the case of persecuted Christians and their communities in Nigeria or any part thereof, they have remained substantially pacifist, nonviolent, peaceful and law abiding; allowing themselves to be massacred at will; only for the same Government and its security and law enforcement agencies especially the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force to torment and punish them for being nonviolent. Even in the midst of vicious, systematic and coordinated attacks or violence against them by the Jihadist Herdsmen, the Government does little or nothing to protect and secure them other than to criminalize and collectively frame them up with all manners of false labeling and accusations.

Links below contained conspiratorial statements of the Federal Government, the Kaduna State Government, the Nigerian Army and the Kaduna State Police Command, directly or indirectly justifying the ongoing massacre of Christians in Southern Kaduna; these are same Governing and Security authorities constitutionally charged with responsibility of securing and protecting individual and group citizens’ lives and properties irrespective of their ethnicity and religion:

Presidency: https://globalsentinelng.com/2020/07/22/presidency-blames-revenge-killings-for-worsening-insecurity-in-southern-kaduna/.
Kaduna State Government: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/404891-why-insecurity-persists-in-southern-kaduna-el-rufai.html
the Nigeria Army: https://www.thecable.ng/military-commander-we-have-limited-manpower-to-tackle-southern-kaduna-killingsand https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/405610-southern-kaduna-crisis-not-ethnic-cleansing-military-commander.html
Kaduna State Police Command: https://guardian.ng/news/police-deny-fresh-killings-in-southern-kaduna/
A counter statement by SOKAPU: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/06/01/kaduna-community-urges-security-agencies-to-recover-30-corpses-of-victims-of-attacks/

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Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chair, Amaka Damaris Onuoha, Esq., Head of Campaign & Publicity, Samuel Kamanyaoku, Head of Field Data Collection & Documentation and Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Head of Civil Liberties & Rule of Law

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“Almajiris Coming To South-East Are Businessmen” – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has claimed that the almajiris coming to the southeast which are been intercepted by the state security men in the southeast are businessmen.

He made this statement during the party meeting conference after the claims By Some Igbo leaders that Almajiris are importing vulnerable weapons Into the state.

He said, the southeastern governor and political stake holders should stop the illegal harrassment of the northern businessmen who are to trade for business in southeast.

He also said; “despite the COVID-19 lockdown the northerners have the full legal right as a citizen to-go anywhere around the country without restrictions in the country, while making a further statement he also urges the northern governors to stop the deportation of almajiris”.

He also added that; Igbo businessmen are been allowed to parade around the northern region without any restrictions or stopped from doing business, That It will be unlawful to reject any northerners or restricting them from coming in to do business in the south.

Naija News

BEHOLD THE GREATEST IGBO MAN ALIVE TODAY!

His name is Dr Godwin Maduka, a United States based medical practitioner. On one of his visits to his village, he took a look around and wasn’t happy with what he saw and took it upon himself to singlehandedly transform his community.

These are some of his accomplished and ongoing projects:

1, He built two churches, one for the Catholic and Anglican.
2, He built Trinity hospital and maternity which is a 17 story skyscraper.
3, He built over 100 standard bungalows for the poor and the widow.
4, He built Immaculate Conception International College, 1 and 2, with buses donated to them.
5, he built a police station for maintenance of peace and security.
6, He built a magistrate court.
7, He built a standard market called affor, for the community.
8, He built a barracks for Civil Defense staff.
9, He built two monasteries for churches.
10, He built a Civic Center for the community.
11, He built a post office.
12, He built a state highcourt.
13, He provided transformers to boost electricity in the village.
14, He built mighty edifices for primary and secondary schools.
15, He built a befitting palace for the monarch of his village.
16, He built houses for the clerics of the Catholic and Anglican Churches.
17, He built a five star hotel known as “Lion of Africa Resort”.

This is apart from sponsoring of students and helping many to secure good jobs.

So, who do you think his community will think about if the person does all these for them?

The other day, I watched a group of angry Yoruba people carrying placards that read, “go back home and create your own Lagos there”. To many Ndị Igbo that invested heavily in Lagos, it was a bitter pill to swallow but then, the truth remains nothing but the truth.

The late Dike di Ora Nma of Igbo land and Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu shouted himself hoarse, telling Ndị Igbo this same truth of thinking home first because you cannot attract any local or foreign investment if you leave your own area to be a forest while you turn other rough and tough terrain all over Nigeria and beyond into El Dorado. It simply turns logic upside down.

Back in the late forties, the Yoruba elite met with the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo to complain that these outsiders from across the Niger were buying up and developing lands all over the place and sought to stop them. The wise Awolowo simply told his people not to mnd them. That all is well.

And yes, all is now well for the Yoruba, today. The can easily afford to carry placards and tell ndi Igbo to go home. Same story in Kano, Abuja, Ibadan, kaduna and portharcourt.

NDI IGBO, CAN’T WE THINK?

WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR WORLDVIEW OF “AKU RUE ULO”? Abi dem do us?

You buy up exotic buildings all over Nigeria and beyond while your village is like an evil forest, yet when you die, your carcass will be brought to be buried there. Can you imagine what the dignitaries that accompanied your corpse to your forest you call village will be saying after the burial? Not too hard to imagine!

They say diamonds last forever but it’s apparent that Dr Godwin Maduka will last more than any diamond in the minds of the people in his community and Ndị Igbo in general.

Kudos to this worthy son and it’s not as if he is even the richest Igbo man. No way! We have plenty of them but their brains are not with them.

AKU UNU RUE ULO so that our people are directly empowered. Let’s not forget like this honourable doctor, na obu aka mere ohia ya a ghọọ ụzọ.

Need I add here that he has singlehandedly achieved what some state governments in the south east could not, ever since this democracy came to be in 1999.

Originally written by Chiedozie Nwokoye and adapted by JUNGLE JOURNALIST News Corporation.

Ohanaeze Youth Council Elects National EXCO, Plan For 4 Seaports in Igboland

The umbrella body of youths of Igbo extraction, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has elected a new national executive council to pilot the affairs of Igbo youths for the next three years.

OYC also revealed plans for the establishment of four functional seaport across Igboland to ease importation by Igbos who they said are the highest importers of goods in the country.

At its 2019 National Convention which took place at Dragon Events Centre Enugu on Saturday, 11th May 2019, OYC leadership argued that the sooner Nigerian government corrects the injustice meted out to Ndi Igbo by establishing these seaports, the better for Nigeria and its develoment.

The new president, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka who presented his acceptance speech revealed that the lack of seaports in Igboland was deliberate but can be reversed: “Ọhaneze Youths Council will ensure that we have a functional seaport in Igboland. In Anambra State, there is a river in Osokwa, Ihiala town called Orashi. It connects to the Atlantic Ocean by just 18 nautical miles.

“In Abia, there is the Azumini River which is just 25 nautical miles to the Atlantic. Also at Ndoki East is a river that is 30 nautical miles to the Atlantic.

“We have the one at Bonny, the one at Onne too but it’s unfortunate that the Nigerian government is making use of the ones in Lagos that is almost 60 nautical miles.

“If these rivers are dredged, shipping your goods from abroad to Nigeria, it will take just two or three weeks for you to clear your goods whereas it takes months to achieve same in Lagos.

“I want to tell you people that there is a deliberate conspiracy against Ndị Igbo and this is the time for Igbo people to rise and speak, this is the time for OYC will partner with Igbo business men and other leaders and tell them the need for us to have these seaports in ala Igbo. I believe that this is the anchor of our development. I want to inform you today that if you go to Lagos, they are comfortable.

“When ex president Obasanjo seized the allocation of Lagos State, Tinubu told him, we don’t care about your allocation because Lagos can survive without it. This is because of the seaports in Lagos, and I want to inform you that 65% of those doing business in Lagos are from Igbo. So if we have these seaports, we will fasttrack development in Igbo land.

He also promised that his tenure will unite Igbos wherever they are: “We will wake up from this conspiracy and come to our root about the of Igbos in Egbema, Ecthe, Omuma, Ndoni, Ikwerre, Ekpeye, Obigbo, Ogba, Elele and Ndoki all in Rivers State. We will come to the knowledge of the truth that Igbos are not only in Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Delta and Rivers, but in Benue, Kogi, Edo, Cross River and Akwaibom States. Obviously we will take the social gospel of Igbo Origin/indigenous and identity to our Igbo brothers and sisters at Aniocha, Amoma, Ika, Oshimili, Ndokwa, Ukwuani, Asaba in Delta, Osekwenike, Abuetor Eke, Okpokri in Sagbama Belyesa state. We have discovered the foundation of history to accept our Igbo brothers and sisters in Abi Local Government of cross River were Dr Liyel Imoke came from former governor of cross-river state. We will embrace our Igbo brothers in Benue and Kogi States, including Umuezeohaka, Ibaji, Igalamela/Odolu Local government, Eke Avurugo community, Nwaja,Umuoye, Ubulie-Umueze, Ozara and others.

Other speakers who made their voices heard at the convention incude Mazi Ozoani Nnadozie, Mazi Okoro Monday, Comrade Onwuamaegbu Chidiebere, Ifeanyichukwu Igwesi, Maduabuchi James and Ogbonna Princess. Others include the BOT Chairman, Comrade Christian Chidi Ihea, Chilos Godsent and Dr Jerry Chukwuokolo.

High point of the convention was the swearing in of the new executive, which include Igboayaka O Igboayaka (president), Chinweuba Oluchi Claire (Vice president), Dr. Nwanaga Gift Chinemerem (Secretary), Chinonso Alozie (publicity Secretary), as well as Igweali Robinson (financial Secretary).

Igbo Group Condemns Continued Detention of 122 IPOB Women

The Igbo Renaissance Forum is shocked at the arrest and detention of over one hundred women of various ages by the police in Imo state and treated less than humans. We want to state categorically that this is condemnable, undemocratic and dehumanizing.

While there are real concerns about their safety, personal health and hygiene, this is just scapegoating a people that are already targeted for victimization and suppression.

We’ve resolved to make a case for their release, and for the prison authorities to allow them receive sanitary towels, water and food, and not to be treated like animals the way they are doing currently.

Still having these women remanded in prison custody under very inhuman conditions after the magistrate declared that she has no jurisdiction to try them is cruel and inhumane.

We demand that this action of brutality and aggressiveness towards #OurMothers be stopped NOW!

We all need to come together to highlight these gory stories and the human impact of the incarceration of these women and the current deplorable state in which they are kept in prison.

It is very humiliating and debasing to find that these women are refused basic necessities, and are menstruating on the floor because the authorities have barred visitors who come with sanitary pads for them. The prison officials have made it impossible for them to have access to water to even wash themselves, and are forced to sleep on the floor with their clothes that are soaked in blood!

*THIS IS A VERY DEMEANING AND AN ABOMINABLE ACT AGAINST WOMANHOOD!*

Many of these women are lactating mothers, some are elderly women with health challenges, and yet are denied medication and food, while being treated less than animals. Some of these women are traumatized and need urgent medical attention, which the authorities do not pay heed to. Many are widowed and are bread winners of their families, and this action has exposed their children and wards to all kinds of dangers and risks, including hunger and psychological trauma. Their families are destabilized and whole communities have been thrown into deep sorrow.

We are calling on all well meaning citizens who believe in the rule of law and the sanctity of life to join hands with us to raise our voices to call for the unconditional release of these 112 women who are being tortured psychologically and physically.

We MUST as a people build solidarity, and call people to action to protect the fundamental human rights of these 112 women being subjected to inhuman conditions.

We are by this communication reaching out to individuals of sound mind, who know the value of womanhood to rally together and resist such actions that are targeted at debasing our womenfolk.

Igbo Renaissance Forum would in due course be staging various actions to protest this attack against *#OurMothers*.

SIGNED:

*Nze Ugo-Akpe Onwuka (Oyi of Oyi II)*

*International Coordinator, IRF*

Elders to convoke forum for Igbo-interest groups

A group of Igbo elders have stated that they shall convoke a unifying forum for all all Igbo interest groups.

The group, under the auspices of Ndigbo Consultative Assembly (NCA) made this known in a press release signed by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Nze Ethelbert Onwukwe where it said that such a forum has become necessary in order to streamline further actions of the Igbo nation and promote the spirit of unity and progress.

The decision might not be unconnected with the disagreements between two apex Igbo interest groups concerning the Ekwueme Square Declaration held in Awka on May 21, 2018.

The press release revealed that more information about their plans will be revealed soon.

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.

Nigeria to remain in recession till Igbo heads economic team-Primate Ayodele


The Spiritual head of INRI Spiritual Evangelical Church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has stated that Nigeria’s present economic woes can only be resolved if an Igbo man is placed at the helm of the country’s economic affairs.
In his words ;
“The CBN governor, like I said before now, has to be removed because he is not the solution to Nigeria’s economic woes.
“All the members constituting the country’s economic team have to be removed if this administration wants to show us that they are serious about getting us out of recession.
“An Igbo man should head the economic team and recession will come to an end. Even the minister of Finance should be removed and those who understand what the economic situation is all about should be made to occupy the position.”
He explained further that the Nigerian government should do away with dollar and form an alliance with the Chinese “and let us see what will happen to our economy.”

Zoning arrangement, Nigeria’s method to deny Igbo presidency

The national chairman of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie has carpeted claims by some politicians that Ndigbo should wait for 2023 before attempting a shot at the presidency.

Prominent members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have categorically dismissed calls for Nigeria president of Igbo extraction in 2019, insisting that the North was yet to complete their tenure in line with an unwritten zoning arrangement made before the 1999 election.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has also toed the same line, as its body language clearly shows that it would zone the party’s presidential ticket to the North.

However, in an interview with journalists in Enugu, Okorie, who was also the founding national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, said “there is nothing like rotational presidency.”

“Who rotated the presidency?”, he queried further, noting that the members of the APC who are insisting that Buhari must complete another tenure in line with the said zoning arrangement were insincere.

According to him, “this is Buhari’s fourth attempt at the presidency; that means he has always contested even when it was supposedly the turn of the South to hold the position; so many other Northerners, including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have also done same. Why did they not wait for the turn of the North in those days.

“It is only politically naive people that will keep waiting for a non-existing zoning arrangement and for the presidency to be handed over the them, thinking that one day, somebody will say, ‘Igbos come and take’. Such a day will never come.”

He further stated that having studied the political situation, his party, the UPP, had zoned the 2019 presidential ticket to the South-East.

“This is the only way an Igbo man can fly the presidential flag of any political party; I did it with APGA and that was how late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu became the presidential candidate of APGA.”

On the call for restructuring and self-determination struggle by pro-Biafra groups, Okorie said UPP remained the only political party, which had clearly articulated such issues in its manifesto.

“I put in my manifesto that if I win, I will put exit clause in the constitution. There is no country in the world that went for self-determination without a political party; there is no where NGO has achieved self-determination of a people.

“In our manifesto, we have self-determination, devolution of power, true federalism, state police, community policing, among others. We encapsulated all the recommendations of the 2014 national confab in our manifesto.

“We believe that 2109 shall be a referendum of some sort; Nigerians shall prepare to vote either yes or no to APC and PDP for status quo to remain, or to vote UPP for a total reform. No other party has such things in its manifesto.

“It is not about Atiku going around delivering lectures talking about true federalism; they are just rhetorics; back-up your position with firm position of your party”, he said.

The UPP chairman expressed confidence that his party would clearly win the Anambra State governorship election, stressing “there is no way Anambra people will go for those parties with uncertainties and legal encumbrances hanging on their necks.