The United Nations has said Nigeria would remain one and indivisible nation. This is as it expressed delight on the role Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other leaders of the South East played to douse the tension raised in the region some months ago. Series of Protests staged by pro-Biafra groups who were demanding for self-determination had raised great concern in the South-East zone a couple of months ago, making the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization to write to the United Nations. Consequently, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, responded to the Ohanaeze Ndigbo letter, promising to send a delegation to meet with the group. The UN delegation led by the Special Representative of the Secretary General in West Africa an
A South-East based group, the World Igbo Youth Congress, WIYC, Thursday, asked Abia State Governor, Chief Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The youths said anything on the contrary, the duo should be made to face the music. The group spoke in apparent response to Governor Ikpeazu, who had told State House correspondents, after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, that it was not his duty to locate Kanu. The WIYC in a statement made available to DAILY POST, signed by its Deputy National President, Dr. Fidelis Ugwu insisted that Ikpeazu and Senator Abaribe had answers to Kanu’s whereabouts. “We are still thrilled to the continuous denial by the Governor
Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday stated that it was not his responsibility to produce Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Ikpeazu spoke with State House correspondents, after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to the Governor, it was the duty of those that were trained to track people, to give information about Kanu’s whereabouts. He also insisted that the Abia state government does not know his whereabouts. “Those who are looking for him may have a better knowledge and have the capacity to determine the location of anyone in Nigeria. “There are people who are trained to track people and it is their responsibility, not mine,” Ikpeazu noted.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that agitations from various parts of the country are indications that the federation of Nigeria is not functioning properly. He made the remark when he received members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism led by governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, in his office on Tuesday. Dogara said, “When you talk about federalism, you are talking about distribution of powers in a given society. Here in Nigeria, government powers are distributed vertically and horizontally; vertically from federal to local governments, horizontally, across the three departments of government and that is the executive, the legislature, in no particular order, and the judi
A Chieftain of Yoruba Yoruba socio-Cultural organization, Ayo Adebanjo has said the 2019 elections may not hold if Nigeria is not restructured. Adebanjo, while making the remark, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to go back to the 1960 constitution to have a better grasp of the clamour for restructuring of the country. In an interview with Tribune, Adebanjo, said anyone who loved Nigeria should pay more attention to the clamour for the restructuring the country. According to Adebanjo, “I do not think 2019 will come if restructuring does not take place and that is my view, you may refer to it as hate speech “But anybody who loves Nigeria will implement restructuring and 2019 will be a reality.” “We will not accept an imposed constitution with all the forces of Buhari, he has a