Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria – Uzodimma

Hope Uzodinma By Chidi Nkwopara – Owerri Those peddling the rumour that the South East is disunited have been advised to think of better things to say because Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria. Governor Hope Uzodimma gave the advice, weekend when he played host to the Coalition of Northern Groups in Government House, […]

How South East lost out in $93b foreign investments

  Abia State, Nigeria. PHOTO: Local Guides Connect   • Why investors shun region • Low returns, poor infrastructure trigger apathy • Investors attack governors • We’re doing our best, govs’ forum insists Despite relative peace in the region, the Southeast zone has remained unattractive to investors, a situation analysts ascribe to unfriendly tax regimes, […]

2023: What counts against Igbo Presidency

By Chioma Gabriel, Editor Special Features   Just recently, the governors of the southeast and other political leaders in the region including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo met in Enugu where they discussed a myriad of problems confronting the Igbo including security and economic issues. They feared southeast could be under siege following recent movement of youths […]

Ohanaeze youths give killer-herdsmen 2 wks to quit forests in Igboland

Ohanaeze youths have given two weeks notice to all killer herdsmen in Igboland to quit the forests and bushes in the area or be ejected by force. Speaking through their national youth leader, Chief Arthur Obiorah, the youths said the bushes and forests belong to the people and must no longer harbor killer herdsmen. Chief […]

South-east Govs Seek Laws for Regional Security Agencies

•Urge IG to revert to agreement on community policing By Christopher Isiguzo and Gideon Arinze Governors of the five South-east states yesterday urged their Houses of Assembly to enact laws to enable them set up a security agency in each of the five states that would offer regional protection to the people. They said such […]

South East, South South clamp down on almajirai relocating from North

A truck full of herdsmen was stopped before arriving in Lagos at the Ojodu-Berger in Lagos, on May 4, 2020, from Zamfara and Kano State, the epicentre of coronavirus in northern Nigeria. Kano, with around 12 million people, is the second most populous state in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on May 1, […]

Leave Nigeria now — Group urges Ndigbo

By Chinedu Adonu ENUGU—A group, Biafra Zionists Federation has urged Ndigbo to return home from Nigeria, saying that the marginalization of the people of the South East in the COVID-19 palliative distribution has clearly shown that Nigerian Government does not reckon with them. The group said that the people of the South East do not […]

COVID-19: Buhari govt under fire over money sharing, exclusion of South-East

South-East group, Igbo Renaissance Forum has knocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over its approach to the N20,000 stimulus package for the ‘poorest in the society.’ The group said it was baffling that the government decided to share a total of ‚¦52bn to 2.6 million poor families in cash, without a clear system for accountability […]

OYC berates Ohanaeze Ndigbo over comments on South-East governors

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide yesterday chided the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnai Nwodo, over comments in one of national dailies, not The Guardian, that South-East Governors’ Forum was frustrating the apex Igbo socio-cultural group’s efforts. In a statement in Abakaliki, the National President of OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzorlo, queried why such provocative […]

Kinsmen divided over Kanu’s return for parents’ burial

BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE, Umuahia s Afaraukwu kinsmen of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, prepare for the burial of their traditional ruler, Eze Okwu Kanu, and his wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, there are speculations on whether Kanu will return home from the United Kingdom (UK) to pay his last […]

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