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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Pigeons Refuse To Fly In Imo (Video)

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma in celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day yesterday, was caught on camera releasing some caged pigeons but they refused to fly. Instead of flying, the pigeons landed on a table where other pigeons were kept in a cage.

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The governor kept on releasing more pigeons even when they refused to fly.

The incident left both the governor and other government officials confused.

 

Watch the video below;

 

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Gunmen Abduct IMSU Lecturer, Emma Ogueri

Unknown Gunmen have reportedly abducted Emma Ogueri, a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Science, Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU).

The lecturer who was abducted on Saturday was whisked away by the gunmen in an unmarked vehicle with tinted glasses.

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He was abducted at a Pharmacy opposite All Seasons Hotel, Owerri.

The abductors are yet to establish contact with his family at the time of writing this report.

 

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Only An Igbo Presidency Would Reintegrate Ndigbo – Umeadi

Professor Peter Umeadi

A PRESIDENTIAL aspirant for the 2023 general election and former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi has argued that electing an Igbo as president of Nigeria in 2023 would ensure full integration of all sections of the country, which is being clamored for since the end of the Nigeria civil war 51 years ago.

Umeadi spoke when delegates from Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, as well as the leadership of the forum for 2023 Igbo president, visited him as part of a ceremony where former Presidents – General of 2000 communities from the five southeast states endorsed him as Igbo candidate for 2023.

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Accepting the endorsement, Justice Umeadi said the fact was that there was a civil war, which was won and lost. Umeadi said: ‘The Igbo returned from Biafra to Nigeria. Since that return, there ought to be a wholesome integration and a new beginning for the Igbo on the one hand and the Igbo with their fellow compatriots in Nigeria on the other hand, which did not happen.

‘Perhaps that is the lacuna which the Igbo president in Nigeria of 2023 would fill. “I have said it that a southeast President in 2023 for eight years after President Muhammadu Buhari would reposition Nigeria for good.

‘In this context, we should focus metaphorically post Alex Ekwueme united Nigeria, where the Igbo should aim at acquiring political power through the ballot box.

‘Since 2019, I have appealed to the people of the southeast to negotiate political power with other geopolitical zones. We have come to the bridge where it is morally indefensible to deny the Igbo the opportunity to vie and win the highest office in the land, which is the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the general elections of 2023.

‘I am overwhelmed as the past presidents of town unions in the entire South East, spanning Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, and Ebonyi states with its 2000 communities unanimously endorsed me as the Igbo candidate for the 2023 presidential election. “This is historical, epochal, and monumental, all at once. This transcends winning or losing the election. It beats a pathway to unity, cohesion, and a vehicle to collectively harness our efforts in building a united prospectus Nigeria and in the prodders, reap our first desserts.

‘I, therefore, accept the endorsement. Though I am an Igbo man, I want to be president of Nigeria and want all Nigerians to see me like that and follow and trust me, and together we could reposition our dear country Nigeria within four years. “I look forward to a Nigeria where justice would reign for all citizens equally irrespective of tribe or status.

‘Nigerians are entitled to affordable healthcare, food on their table, the security of lives and property, and the ability to achieve their life ambitions in a setting presenting a level playing field and predetermined standards. “In order to achieve our collective dreams for a functioning Nigeria, we may embark on a crucial painstaking, and inevitable changes, bordering sometimes on sacrifices according to law.

‘In achieving these, I firmly and unequivocally subscribe to the fact that the sovereignty and extant corporate entity of our dear country Nigeria would not in any way be compromised or tampered with.’ He concluded.

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Restructure The Country Now Or Face The Consequences – Nwodo

John Nwodo

Outgoing President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization –Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has advised the federal government to restructure the country to avoid a boycott of the forthcoming 2023 election.

According to him, ‘Processes to begin our restructuring as a nation must be concluded before the 2023 elections so as to avert a situation where sections of the country may boycott the elections and present the country with a constitutional force majeure‘,

Nwodo gave the advice, at the 17th Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture organized by the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association in Lagos.

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Speaking on the need to restructure the country, Nwodo averred: ‘There was only one reason why things worked so well then. We had a regional system of government that allowed regions to enjoy sovereignty over their resources whilst paying royalties and taxes to the federal government. Our domestic security was independent and uncontrolled by the federal government.

‘Suddenly, the army came to power and abrogated our constitution, turned us into a unitary state, and imposed a unitary constitution on us. They seized our natural resources and donated them to the federal government to share without adequate respect for derivation. 

‘Nigeria must restructure and give it’s component units sovereignty over its natural resources provided they pay royalty or some form of taxes to the federal government to maintain federal responsibilities like external defence, foreign missions, customs and immigration.

‘Emphasis must return to agriculture and education. Domestic security must remain in the hands of the federating units because living safely in Nigeria today is by luck. The secularity of the Nigerian state must be respected. These irreducible minimum conditions are not negotiable. If it does not happen, we will have no alternative but to go our separate ways.

‘Processes to begin our restructuring as a nation must be concluded before the 2023 elections so as to avert a situation where sections of the country may boycott the elections and present the country with a constitutional force majeure.‘ He added.

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Fela Wanted To Marry Me But I Rejected Him – Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu

Veteran Nigerian Singer, Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that she turned down Music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who approached her for marriage in the eighties.

Onyeka who revealed this in her new autobiography, titled ‘My Father’s Daughter‘ said she, however, said she rejected Fela’s proposal because of his other wives.

The ‘One Love’ crooner said she is a possessive lover and did not understand Fela’s love for women.

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Narrating how Fela proposed marriage, Onyeka wrote: ‘The second time I saw Fela was in 1984, a few years after I had returned from the United States. He had just been released from jail.

‘He was arrested for attempting to travel with his band for a gig in London with the sum of 1,600 pounds for their hotel accommodation. At the time, carrying any amount of foreign currency was against one of the many decrees promulgated by the Buhari/Idiagbon military junta.

‘After he was released from prison, Fela sent a mutual friend, the journalist Onuorah Udenwa who is now a US-based pastor, to bring me to his club. I thought that he probably wanted to thank me for speaking up for him, but that was not it.

‘He never even mentioned the article I had written in solidarity with him. Fela wanted to marry me, and I was flattered. I thanked him for the honour of wanting me to become his consort, but I turned him down all the same.’

The music legend and actress added that while she waited at the club to see him, she noticed that his Queen (dancer-wives) had been looking at her with scorn.

They passed by often, whispering comments about me. They were downright hostile and quite obvious about it.

‘I pointed this out to him and told him that I was a possessive lover and would not be able to cope as an appendage to his harem but Fela laughed,’ she wrote.

 

 

Ikpeazu Presents 2 New Houses As Official Quarters To Security Chiefs

Ikpeazu Presents 2 New Houses As Official Quarters To Security Chiefs

As part of the activities marking this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on Friday, presented two brand new four-bedroom bungalows, each with boy’s quarters to the Nigerian Army and the Police as official residence of the Heads of the Army and Police formations in the Obingwa area of Abia State.

Performing the function at Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA, Governor Ikpeazu stated that his administration places top premium on the provision of security as a key enabler for development in the State.

According to the Governor, the huge investments made by his administration in supporting security agencies in the State were deliberate steps aimed at raising the morale of the officers and optimizing their operational efficiency.

‘The provision of decent accommodation’, the Governor noted, ‘is a key factor in ensuring that our security men are to carry out their legitimate responsibilities effectively and especially when such accommodations are located within their areas of operation’.

The Governor added that ‘we do not have to wait till our soldiers and police officers die before honoring the great work they do in keeping us safe.’

He made it clear that his administration will continue to provide support to security agencies.

According to the Governor, the two houses shall serve as official residences of the Commander of the Army Squad at Ohanze and the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Eastern Ngwa Police Division at Umuobiakwa.

He noted that the two security formations play very critical roles in ensuring the security of lives and properties of the people of Obingwa and its environs, and as such were truly deserving of the gestures.

The Governor noted in particular that the Eastern Ngwa Police Divisional headquarters has been at Umuobiakwa for close to three and a half decades with no official residence for the DPO who most times comes to work from outside the area.

He challenged the Security Chiefs to make adequate use of the buildings, reminding them that they have a responsibility to protect and manage it well for their use and for their successors going forward.

Responding, the Brigade Commander of the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army Ohafia, Brigadier General SB Kumapayi, conveyed the gratitude of the Chief of Army Staff to the Governor for the wonderful show of support for the operations of the Army in the area.

He noted that the Governor has constantly supported the Army in their work across the state and stated that this latest support will ginger the officers into greater action.

He assured the Governor that the officers will redouble their efforts and ensure that peace, security and tranquility continues to reign in the State and warned criminals to steer clear of the State as the officers and men of the Army are combat ready.

Also speaking, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede reechoed the words of the Army Brigade Commander and thanked the Governor on behalf of the Inspector General of Police for his consistent support to the Police in the State.

He assured the Governor that the official residence will be well taken care of.

 

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2023: S/East Group Reveals Who’s Bankrolling Nnamdi Kanu

2023: S/East Group Reveals Who’s Bankrolling Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

The Coalition of South-East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora, CSEPNND, has accused a desperate politician of sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to thwart Igbo presidency in 2023.

CSEPNND then called on the people of SouthEast region to begin community advocacy against the Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB

The group also begged the Igbo’s, in general, to ignore Kanu, adding that the Abia-born secessionist is out to destroy the Igbo Nation.

It appealed to Nigerians to support the South East to produce the next president of the country in 2023, insisting that the IPOB leader is not speaking, or acting on behalf of Igbo people.

CSEPNND alleged that these desperate politicians are feeling threatened by the chances of Igbo’s producing a President in 2023 and are now sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu to scuttle the bid.

The group also called on Governors of the region, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and well-meaning Igbo sons and daughters to rise against Nnamdi Kanu and his group by denouncing them wholeheartedly.

It insisted that the region must be vigilant and not succumb to Kanu’s antics of speaking or carrying out his actions for the South East interest.

This was contained in a statement, Friday, signed by its National President, Prof. Madumere Chika and National Secretary, Mazi Anayo Uchemba.

‘We wish to authoritatively say that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not working for the interest of Ndigbo, rather he is being bankrolled by a certain Nigerian politician who is contesting the 2023 presidential elections from the South against the Igbos,’ it alleged.

‘This politician is doing this through some of his key aides to cause disaffection in Nigeria between the Igbos and other regions of our country.’

‘The politician, having realized that the general mood in the country now is the high sympathy Nigerians have for Igbo people in 2023 general elections, decided to employ this method to set Ndigbo up against Nigeria and we must not allow this,’ it further said.

It alleged that ‘Nnamdi Kanu held several meetings with these people in the month of December in France and another meeting on the 10th and 11th of January 2021.’

‘Their aim is to portray the Igbos as enemies of Nigeria who don’t deserve the presidency.’

‘Although our people are highly marginalized and deserve the right for agitation, that must be done legally and by the appropriate people, not a deviant young man like Nnamdi Kanu who is out for his selfish interest,’ it said.

‘Igbo people deserve the Presidency this time around. They have all it takes to produce the next president of Nigeria and that is what we should be pushing for now with one strong voice in unity and sincerity of purpose.’

‘We are therefore calling on all Ndigbo worldwide to rise up against Kanu and everything he stands for.’

Recall that CSEPNND had, in an open letter, called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to, without further delay, demand the extradition of Kanu from the UK.

And in response, Kanu condemned the call for his repatriation, describing it as laughable and attempted blackmail.

Angered by Kanu’s claims, CSEPNND, had reiterated its position saying Kanu must immediately be extradited to the country to face his trial over alleged treason.

The group also dismissed claims by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, that neither CSEPNND nor its president, Prof. Madumere Chika was in existence.

 

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Ebonyi: Governor Umahi’s Aide Resigns ‘To Save Marriage’

Ebonyi: Governor Umahi’s Aide Resigns ‘To Save Marriage’

Deaconess Emerald Udeakaji, the Special Adviser to Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has resigned to save her marriage.

The SA in a letter to the Governor dated December 30, stated that 100% loyalty to the government is tearing her family apart, and, therefore, resolved to resign to save her family.

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Udeakaji noted that she had gone back to study her bible which states that ‘Woman be submissive to your husband.’

The letter reads: ‘I sincerely want to thank His Excellency and her Excellency and the entire Umahi family for the opportunity they gave to me to serve in this government.’

‘Thank you so much Sir and Ma. My resignation is born out of family issues. I have given my 100% loyalty to this government but my family is tiring apart.’

‘The Bible says, ‘Woman be submissive to your husband’. The Bible also said that two shall become one’. As a Deaconess that I am, I have to go back and study my scripture very well. In obedience to these scriptures, I decided to resign and save my marriage.’

‘I sincerely and most humbly appreciate all that you have done for me. I am not an ungrateful person and can never be. Please bear with me for my children’s sake. I wish you well in your future political endeavour.’

 

 

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Buhari Is A Failure – Kanu Mocks As Pigeons Refuse To Fly

Buhari Is A Failure – Kanu Mocks As Pigeons Refuse To Fly
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Kanu was reacting to the incident of pigeons refusing to fly after the president released them from their cage during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Abuja.

As a sign of peace, the President always releases some white pigeons from a cage during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.

However, the pigeons refused to fly when Buhari opened their cage yesterday.

Buhari had picked one of the pigeons and threw it into the air but it fled back into the cage immediately.

The incident had got Nigerians talking, as they described such as a bad omen.

Reacting, Kanu in a tweet wrote: ‘This is to tell you that Nigeria is a failed country and Jubril called Buhari by the cabals is a failure too. Biafra is the only way.’

 

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Arthur Eze’s Kinsmen Storm Ngige’s Office After Release

Arthur Eze’s Kinsmen Storm Ngige’s Office After Release

Olisa and Onyeka Eze, two princes of Ukpo kingdom in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, who were detained for three months over a business misunderstanding with their uncle and billionaire oil mogul, Prince Arthur Eze have regained freedom.

Their release from the Suleja Correctional Centre followed the intervention of the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige.

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The princes, who stormed the office of the Honourable Minister immediately after their release last night, Friday, in the company of friends, thanked Senator Ngige for his support while they were in detention and for facilitating their freedom.

The elated Ukpo princes further eulogised him as ‘a humanist and protector of the oppressed, who stands against injustice, as well as a worthy in-law of the Ukpo community.’

‘We spent three months in prison. We spent our Christmas and New year in detention away from our loved ones, in harsh conditions over false charges. We are ever grateful to Sen. Ngige who took interest in the matter and facilitated our freedom,’ said Olisa who spoke on behalf of his brother.

Sen. Ngige in response exhorted them to be law abiding, work hard and have faith in God.

 

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