Peter Obi should release the Autopsy Report on Ezu River victims The world is still waiting for the autopsy results on the unfortunate victims whose bodies were dumped in Ezu River by the Nigerian Police at the orders of Peter Obi the Anambra State governor. Joint ‘public’ sitting of two committees of the Senate have sat and taken depositions from the families of the victim and told how a total of ten persons were denied access to their families from periods ranging from October 22, 2012 to when they were killed. These are part of the bodies recovered at Ezu River.
By EMMANUEL AZIKEN, POLITICAL EDITOR & CHIDI NKWOPARA The nation’s political landscape was redefined, yesterday, after Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State defected from the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, to the yet unregistered All Progressive Congress, APC. The defection during a public rally at the Heroes Square, Owerri was witnessed by eight governors from opposition political parties. Okorocha indicated that as many as 12 governors possibly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had given indication to boost the ranks of the opposition governors to 23 from 11. The move was immediately flayed by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. According to Imo State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Blyden Amajirionwu, this was another indication of Governor Okorocha’s determination to hang on to power in any shape.
A new formed Igbo group by the name Ndi-Igbo Peace Movement (NPM) has said that the Boko Haram that is operating pre-dominantly in the Northern part of the country has declared religious war against Christians in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement issued by the group to newsmen in Onitsha , Anambra. The statement was signed by Chief Uzor A. Uzor, President of the group on Saturday.
Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00 From Laolu Akande New York DISTURBED by the alleged magnitude of the Baga crisis which claimed almost 200 lives, the United States (U.S.) government has dispatched a team of State Department officials to meet with top Nigerian government officials this week in Abuja to investigate the development. While the U.S.-based…
By News Express “The unprecedented rise in divisive/deadly regional politics and threats of war by 2015 if such aspirations are not met must be institutionally brought under control by the presidency to save Nigeria from full blown anarchy before, during or after the general elections in the year 2015.” With the above summation, a democracy-inclined non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) this afternoon strongly condemned the statement credited to erstwhile Niger Delta militants’ chieftain, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, that war would break out if his Ijaw kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan, is not re-elected come 2015. HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko