The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, yesterday, demanded from the Federal Government N2.4 trillion as reparation and compensation to Ndigbo in the five South East states and Anioma in Delta State, who lost their loved ones and property during the civil war as well as those still suffering dislocation and seizure of property in the country. It also asked the Federal Government to tender a “State Apology for the wrongs the government and people of Nigeria visited on Ndigbo and Igboland” in the past.These demands were contained in a statement entitled, ‘The Atrocities and Injustice Against Ndigbo and Ohanaeze Ndigbo: Demand
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NO fewer than 25 persons were feared dead yesterday in Kwande, Katsina-Ala and Logo local government areas of Benue State after suspected Fulani herdsmen sacked six villages in the three councils. They also burnt down farmlands, houses and huts.Vanguard gathered that the invaders, who had in the last few weeks attacked the southern part of the state, moved up north and were said to be heading towards the country home of Governor Gabriel Suswam in Logo and that of the former Minister of Steel, Wantaregh Unongo in Jato Aka.According to a source, “18 people were said to have been killed at Tse Ibor, Tombo and Mbawa all in Logo Local Government Area, while
My attention has been drawn to a call by a well known writer and scholar, Dr. Anthony Oha, that I Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha should be arrested or declared wanted by relevant security agencies in Imo State for defaming the person of Rt. Hon. Chief Benjamin Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu, the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly. The call was made in his column (as a columnist) in WHITE PAPER Newspapers edition of March 5th 2014, Page 8.Ordinarily, I would not have reacted to the infantile call for my arrest, but in order to put the record straight and to continue to enjoy the confidence of the Public and also to ensure that my credibility, integrity, dignity and acceptability is intact before Nigerians and my fans globally, I react as follows.
THE Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, yesterday, told the Senate Committee on Finance investigating
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the Biafrans as “people who’d been abused, who’d undergone genocide, and who felt completely rejected by the rest of the community, and therefore decided to break away and form a nation of its own.” Soyinka who disclosed this in an interview published in The Telegraph of London on…
ELDERS of the South Eastern states are perturbed by the criminal acts in various communities and towns in the region which had made them draw the conclusion that it was because their kinsmen who died during the Nigeria/Biafran civil war were not given proper burial rites.In a meeting of the South Eastern elders and traditional rulers on Wednesday, at Rojeny Sports Centre, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, they arrived
As the current scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol persists in
Alarmed by the wanton destruction of lives and property by Boko Haram insurgents, governors in the North-East zone of the country, yesterday, declared that ‘enough is enough’ even as they launched moves to dialogue with the terrorists and end the orgy of violence in the region.To achieve this objective, the governors of Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe states, yesterday, met for several hours in Gombe and mapped out measures aimed at appeasing the sect members to lay down their arms and embrace peace.
MAKURDI—THE Air Officer Commanding , AOC, Tactical Air Command, Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Vice Marshal, AVM, Umar Omeiza yesterday said that “the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists,’’ had become ‘’a serious challenge to the Nigeria Armed Forces.”Omeiza noted that the sect was threatening the peace and security of the country