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Monday, February 20, 2017

About Eze-Ndigbo: Forget the Eze Ndigbo title -Deji of Akure

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  • Forget the Eze Ndigbo title -Deji of Akure
  • Akure monarch schemes to replace Eze N'digbo with Asiwaju Igbo
  • Chiefs disagree with kingmakers over Ondo monarch’s removal
  • Kingmakers remove Ondo monarch over alleged abuse of office
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Written by Dayo Johnson - Akure.
~Vanguard Nigeria. Sunday, February 19, 2017.

• Ohanaeze: Oba Aladelusi is anti-Igbo

THE stage is set for a showdown between the Igbo across Ondo State and the Deji of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, over the ban of the title of Eze Ndigbo and replacing it with the title of "Leader"

Sir Gregory Iloheika who was unanimously elected by the Igbo across the state in 2011 is presently the holder of the Eze Ndigbo title..

The face-off between the traditional ruler and the leader of the Igbo in the state deepened, last week, after the Deji issued a month notice to Ilohehika to consider accept the title of " Leader" .

He has been given up to February 28 to eat the humble pie.

Iloheika is required to write to the Oba to accept the new title.

The Deji, had, last year, banned the Eze Ndigbo title following a confrontation with the holder and the igbo across Ondo protested by closing their shops for weeks.

After intervention by stakeholders, including the state Council of Chiefs, the matter was resolved but the "fight " continued underground until last week when the hammer came hard on the Eze Ndigbo.

Aladelusi, in his letter of ultimatum to Ilohehika said: "It should be noted that the Leader is the new approved traditional title for any Igbo leader within Akure and environ.


"In view of the possible rejection of the new title, the Igbo community shall produce another Leader from among them at the expiration of the ultimatum".

Meanwhile, the Igbo in the state are rallying support for their leader.

They recalled that the Eze Ndigbo had mobilized all Igbo in Ondo in 2015 to support the installation of the Deji who, according to them, has now turned the heat on him for no just cause.

Indeed, a letter, "Request for corporate donations towards the triumphant entry of the Deji of Akure Kingdom to the palace", dated 25, June 2015, by the committee saddled with the responsibility to make the installation a success, had been allegedly sent to Iloheika, among others. .

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Nigeria Question? - Viewpoint: OHANEZE NDI-IGBO AND FULANI INFILTRATION

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  • OHANEZE NDI-IGBO AND FULANI INFILTRATION
  • The Fulani Republic of Nigeria - by Fani-Kayode
  • NIGERIA UNITY UNDER THREAT! THE FULANI CONSPIRACY - Obiora Ogochukwu Okafo 
  • THE WILL OF GOD - DONALD J. TRUMP.
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From the stables of Obiora Ogochukwu Okafo: OHANEZE NDI-IGBO AND FULANI INFILTRATION
Written by Obiora Ogochukwu Okafo, Abakaliki , Ebonyi state.
Email: okafooo@yahoo.com
Phone: +234 8071245923

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, the apex sociocultural organization of the Igbos with its new leadership is eager to take the Igbo nation to a new level. But presently, the body language of some of its officers and their praise singing for some Fulani elites seems that they and the Igbo political class have been infiltrated by the oligarchy.

The Fulani push to realize the colonization and Islamization processes in Nigeria and beyond, coupled with the President Buhari’s vow to care for the 95% of the people that voted for him while ignoring the 5% (mostly Igbos) that did not vote for him is manifest. These have been translated largely to the obvious lack of appointments, infrastructures and use of brute force on Igbo youths that are expressing their rights of self-expression/determination in the face of tyranny and injustices by the state that ought to protect them - an affront to the Igbos. The gang-ups, killings and destruction of their properties has now become recurrent like a tradition. Could this imply that the Igbos are no longer wanted or are no longer relevant in the Nigeria scheme of affairs?

The Igbos naturally are republican, so with all the deliberate and temporal set back put on their way that reduced them to the primordial level of existence by the Biafra civil war - they were strongly able to overcome to the chagrin of their prosecutors who see their come-back to powerful reckoning as a threat. Many thought that the Igbos will never come together, but like nkakwu, the rat with long mouth that makes nest when it is in labour - the Igbos when threatened would drop all their busy schedules to come together like the amalgam of carbon and iron to form steel, the strongest of metals – when it mattered most.

In line with this therefore, in recent times, is found the unity and near dead silence that is existing amongst the Igbos like never before seen since after the war, in tandem with the hallmark traditional Igbo system leading to the persistent demand for restructuring of the Nigerian nation - else, we lose it. All these combined with the sustained struggle for the restoration of Biafra by the youths have therefore become a source of worry to the rest of Nigeria.
For this, a lot of emissaries have been frequenting the South-East to thaw the gridlock, without success.

Like all other parasites, the Fulani (who are about 8 million people in Nigeria) are now becoming politically lonely or are becoming isolated – a backlash of their inhumane and political mindlessness, just like their fellow Bedouins in Africa and Middle-East. This is because they have continuously and unrepentantly squandered the goodwill of everybody as a result of their attempt to use primitive violence to colonize the world.

Africa: The reign of the gerontocrats

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  • Africa: The reign of the gerontocrats
  • Yoruba and the cog of gerontocracy
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Africa: The reign of the gerontocrats
Written by CHIDI OBINECHE
~The SUN Nigeria. Sunday, January 29, 2017.

They are supermen of gnosis; the type that transformed vast wastelands in other climes into potent forces of progress and positive statecraft. In Africa today, they hold the aces, the glandular spark that throbs with the motions of power. Some have their staying power cast in hubris. Others are held captive by the allure of power, passion for service, egged on by their supporters and suppliants. In Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Power , "People who have a run of success can catch a kind of fever, and even when they themselves try to stay calm, the people below them often pressure them to go past their mark and into dangerous waters."Like the Athenian general and statesman in history, Pericles, their easy triumphs inflame their spin- minders to go for more. In Africa, the land of the black, the rhythms of power are like the transcendental struggles of the unquestioning leadership of demagogues, fancy moguls of inheritance, lineage succession and mock- science.

According to Niccolo Machiavelli, (1469 - 1527) "Princes and republics should content themselves with victory, for when they aim at more, they generally lose." From South Africa to Ghana, Nigeria to Sudan, Lesotho to Malawi, among others, the scent of gerontocracy fills the air along the many radii of circular board. The tragic immediate past era of blood- thirsty military despots has in a flash transformed to the abstruse cobwebs of age which won't blow away. Entwined with the jagged and rough past, now smoothed over in memory, Africa is heavenly over- dosed with the tedious present. Yet, she has not given up the sun and that intangible and yet crucial need to be counted in the new world, to pass through the paces transparent as a ghost. Plato justified gerontocracy when he said "It is for the elder men to rule and for the younger to submit." In simplified terms, gerontocracy is a society where leadership is reserved for elders. In the ancient Greek city of Sparta, which was ruled by a council called Gerousia, it was made up of members who were at least 60 years old and served for life. Over time, it was the fad in the defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, eastern bloc, theocracies, absolute monarchies, and stateless societies like Samburu, in Kenya. Enter the fazed old men of power.

Isaias Afwerki (71) - Eritrea
He is the first president of Eritrea, a position he has held since its independence in 1993. He led the Eritrean Peoples Liberation Front (EPLF) to victory in May, 1991, thus ending the 30-year-old war for Independence that the Eritrean people refer to as "Gedli". The EPLF adopted a new political name, Peoples Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) to reflect the emerging responsibilities. The PFDJ, with Afwerki as its leader, is the sole governing party of Eritrea today.


He was born on February 2, 1946 (71). He hails from the Biher-Tigrinya ethnic group.

Ismail Omar Guelleh (70) - Djibouti
He was elected into power in 1991 as the handpicked successor of his uncle, Hassan Guelleh Aptidon who had ruled Djibouti from independence in 1977. He is the leader of Peoples Rally for Progress, the party that brought him to power and which has ruled the country since independence. At the moment, there is nothing yet indicative that he will leave power. He was born on November 27, 1947 in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (71) - Mali
He has been in power since 2013. Before becoming the ultimate leader and president, he has held illustrious positions as the Prime Minister from 1994 - 2000 and President of the National Assembly from 2002 - 2007. He founded the Rally for Mali (RFM) in 2001, was elected in the July - August 2013 presidential elections, and was sworn in on September 4, 2013. Before founding the RFM that swept him to power, he was in Alliance for Democracy. He was born on January29, 1945 in Koutiala, French Sudan, now Mali.

Nigeria's unfairness to the Igbo, a ticking time bomb – Nnia Nwodo

Written by Mike Ebonugwo, Clifford Ndujihe, Gbenga Oke & Yinka Ajayi
~Vanguard Nigeria. Sunday, February 12, 2017.

NDIGBO TALKS TOUGH: Biafra becomes an inevitable answer if… •

PRESIDENT-GENERAL of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and two-time minister, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, does not want to witness another civil war in the country because of the nasty experience of the first one between 1967-1970. Consequently, he wants all sections of the country to truthfully air their grievances to enable Nigerians fashion a constitution themselves that will give rise to a true federation. Speaking for the Igbo, he said there is urgent need to address age-long maltreatment of the Igbo, which gave rise to agitation for Biafra Republic by Igbo youth, stressing that Nigeria's unfairness to the Igbo is a ticking time bomb. He spoke to an editorial team of Vanguard in Lagos on Thursday.

One month after your election as President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, how has it been?

It has been humbling and this is because the result of the election was an overwhelming mandate. To be unanimously chosen by your people is a phenomenon and it has been challenging in terms of rising up to accepting the unanimous decision. The expectations are very high because I was elected at a time of extreme national concern for our national cohesion and very strong apprehensions.

So I have a work which is humbling and challenging and demands energy more than what a 65 year old man can offer. So I look up to God to find a balance and the energy to handle the job.

Concerning the expectations of your people, what are the takeaways from your ongoing consultations across the country?

Well, I won't confine it to my people because I have been consulting beyond my people. I have been receiving calls, letters and congratulatory messages from across the length and breath of this country. Beginning with my constituency, there is an awakening of consciousness already in the existence of Ohanaeze. It will be too immodest to attribute it to myself but our people have an increased resort to Ohanaeze as an instrument for vocalizing their difficulties and in all my interactions, I have vocalized their frustrations with the Nigerian federation.


They have vocalized their expectations from our country. They have harped on the need for consciousness of its leadership to respond to their yearnings and aspirations. So they have set a benchmark for me. Among other Nigerians, it is very difficult to draw a common line. The northern Nigerian traditional rulers through the Sultan of Sokoto sent me a congratulatory letter and the Sultan personally called me. Several former heads of states, former vice presidents including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, which I have met with, I have extended a hand of fellowship to a lot of these people. I am meeting with the Afenifere tomorrow (Friday), the Niger/Delta people have called me on the phone. My friends in the Middle Belt have also congratulated me. The South East caucus in the National Assembly has also congratulated me. Virtually all the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria have called to congratulate me and various Igbo organisations that have affiliation with Ohanaeze Ndigbo have called to congratulate me.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mimickery: The trial of 2face Innocent Idibia

(At the African Command Headquarters of the Combat Regiment.... Enter the top Brass, officers and men; The G.O.C., GSO, Col. Tongue Cutter, Biko Harum, Major 419 Utueke, Brigadier One Leg Atamuna, the Prince from Igala land.).

Brigadier One Leg Atamuna: I'm Brigadier Atamuna, the Prince from the Royal House of Igala land. In my over fifty years of service and retirement from the force I have never seen such a gathering of different people from different shades of the society. GSO. You must give me the SITREP now!

Col. Tongue Cutter Biko Harum: Sir, we have sad news.

Brigadier One Leg Atamuna: Give it to me! There is nothing like good or bad news in the Army. Good or bad, the boots are on the ground.

Col. Tongue Cutter Biko Harum: The President and Commander-in-Chief is on sick leave, his exact ailment and whereabouts, still unknown. The Armageddon are praying for him and their Overseer believes it is the end time! There is mayhem in the Freedom Square. Tuface's award winning single, "My African Queen" has taken over the waves. Dancing swarms of Area Boys, Coalitions of many colours and clues, including the Coalition of the Niger Delta, Ekpetesi and the Ovie Whisky Pipe Blowing Brigade; Pay the Worker his Wage Union, PWWU, Biafra Airborne Referendum Army, BARA; Bring Back our Girls, BBG; Kaduna Christian Resistance Army, KARA; The Shiite Daggers of God, Zaria, the revamped one-eyed Oduduwa Hunters Battalion, have all mobilised and waiting for Baba Tuface....

Finally swanking in at the head of the gay clad Holy Ghost conjuring, Bishops and Pastors of the Pentecostal Army Division is the aerated man of the moment, Archbishop Zachariah, Nicodemus Suleiman. He is the General Overseer of the Praying Mantis Warriors Church of Armageddon.


The sect denies drug and hospitalisation for their sick. On daily basis, the Praying Mantis Warriors Church fast, pray and direct the Holy Ghost to send His fire to consume all the African dictators, who have stood against their people and beaten them to the ground.

Sir, while we wait for Baba Tuface, you may listen to the Armageddon General Overseer make his opening remarks to the weird Coalition at the Freedom Square.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Femi Fani-Kayode: The killer midget and the stunted dwarf -Femi Fani-Kayode


Topics:
  • The killer midget and the stunted dwarf -Femi Fani-Kayode
  • The Fulani Republic of Nigeria - by Fani-Kayode
  • They Love the Blood by Femi Fani-Kayode
  • Araba, Biafra and ‘your land or your blood’ (Part 1,2), By Femi Fani-Kayode
  • Plane crashes in Nigeria man- made, says Fani-Kayode
  • The Road to Kigali, By Femi Fani-Kayode
  • 'My word for northern minorities' -Femi Fani-Kayode in Jos
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The killer midget and the stunted dwarf -Femi Fani-Kayode
~The SUN Nigeria. Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

"Not a single soul has been prosecuted, let alone jailed for the genocide in Southern Kaduna and you are blaming someone for preaching self defence? You are INSANE. Yes, INSANE"- Olufemi Korode, Twitter, 24th of January 2016.

Can anyone dispute the fact that Mr. Korode is right? Are those that say that Christians should not defend themselves or complain when they are being slaughtered not completely insane?

The truth is that had it not been for the fact that eight more innocent and defenceless people were butchered by Fulani militants in Samaru Kataf, Southern Kaduna on 17th of January, that six young students of the College of Education, Gidan Waya, Southern Kaduna, were massacred on 23rd of January and that twenty innocent souls, including women and children, were slaughtered by the same pack of beastly savages in the village of Ohimini in Benue State on that same day, I may not have written this piece.

Yet I am constrained to do so because the animals in human flesh and Islamist demons that are on the rampage in Kaduna State and indeed all over the country have not satisfied their lust for Christian blood and their carnage persists. As a matter of fact, the cancer is spreading.

When you add the thirty four that were murdered in the last few days to the 808 innocent souls that were killed by the same creatures on Christmas eve and Christmas Day, you cannot come to any other conclusion than the fact that this is genocide and that it is time to resist it.

Unfortunately, some do not wish to hear that. They would prefer the people of Southern Kaduna to continue to be the sacrificial lambs that they have always been. Permit me to share just one example of their mindset here.

In reaction to the suggestion that the people of Southern Kaduna ought to defend themselves from mass murder and genocide, given the fact that the state government has refused to protect them, Mallam Uba Sani, a four-foot dwarf and the political advisor to Kaduna State's dimunitive midget-in-chief, Governor Nasir El Rufai, wrote the following in Thisday and a number of other newspapers:


''The greatest challenge to peace in Kaduna State now is the antics of political jobbers and opportunists, who have gone as low as spreading hate speeches; telling communities in Kaduna State to "defend themselves." This, of course, is an unmistakable call on the people of Kaduna State to procure arms and ammunitions and start killing themselves. This is not just very low but extremely dangerous. This call on the citizenry to take the laws into their own hands totally undermines all on-going efforts to achieve lasting peace in Kaduna State.''

These are strong words from the dwarf, who appears to be expressing the frustration, angst and cold rage of his employer, the chief midget.

Instead of showing remorse for their woeful failures and begging for forgiveness for the oceans of innocent blood that has been shed under their watch, the government of Kaduna State is lashing out at those of us that have called them out and that are deeply concerned about the annihilation and decimation of human life and sheer carnage that is taking place in Southern Kaduna.

The dwarf pours scorn on the suggestion that a man should protect his family, loved ones and home from cold-blooded murderers who are attempting to maim and kill them.

He is suggesting that the people of Southern Kaduna should keep quiet, fold their arms and happily welcome, with a warm smile, those that have come to rape their wives, slaughter their children, burn their homes, wipe out their faith and possess their land. Is that how to make Kaduna great again?

Is that how to get back to the glorious days of Abubakar 'Dangiwa' Umar, Ahmed Makarfi and Patrick Yakowa when Kaduna State was presided over by men of substance and character?

Is that the way to get back to the days when Kaduna State was blessed with kind and compassiomate governors, who were balanced, mature, sensitive, caring, gentle, cosmopolitan, inclusive and fair to all regardless of faith, tribe or ethnic nationality?

Is that how to get back to the peaceful days of Kaduna when those of us that play polo used to look forward to going there to play a few chukkas at the annual Kaduna Polo tournament?

Is that how to get back to the days when Kaduna was one of the best places to live in or visit in the country?
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Biafra

The Igbo: We die for causes, not for personalities

Written by Emeka Maduewesi

~on fb. 28th September, 2016.


The Igbo will never die for anyone. We will not even riot for anyone. But the Igbo will die for any cause they believe in because the Igbo have a true sense of justice and a determination to obtain it.


The Igbo will not riot because one of their own lost an election. Operation Wetie was the Western response to a massively rigged 1965 election. The Yoruba doused fellow Yorubas in petrol and burnt them alife. Properties were burnt with occupants. The Igbo will never do this.


In 1983, the Yoruba went on a rampage again over the massive rigging by NPN. Lifes were lost and properties destroyed. The riots were over personalities.


Contrast that with Anambra State where Chief Emeka Ojukwu was rigged out by his own NPN, who also rigged out Chief Jim Nwobodo. The Igbo did not protest because the goat's head is still in the goat's bag.


In the North, ba muso was the battle cry when Sultan Dasuki was imposed on the Sokoto Caliphate. The riot and protest lasted for days and crippled economic activities.


The Igbo will riot over issues and causes. The Aba Women Riot was over Tax. The Enugu coal mine riot was about conditions of service. The Ekumeku Uprising was over British colonialization.


Those of "Ekumeku" ancestry - Umu Eze Chima and Umu Nri - were at the forefront of the struggles for Nigerian independence, with people like Dr. A A Nwafor Orizu and Chief Osita Agwuna serving prison terms. Any struggles the parents could not conclude is continued by the children by other means.


The Biafran war was a response to the genocide. The war in fact was brought upon us. The battlefield was Eastern Region. The war ended in 1970 but the issues and causes were not resolved. That is where we are today.


The Igbo will also jointly rise to fight evil in their midst. They did it in Onitsha in the 1980's, Owerri in the 90's, and with Bakkassi in the 2000.


The Igbo will not die for any man. But the Igbo will stand by any man who symbolizes their cause and their pursuit of justice. Even if the man dies, the struggle continues, and like the Ekumeku warriors, the children will pick up the baton from their parents.


This is the Igbo I know, the Igbo I am, and the Igbo we are. This is my story. Feel free to tell yours.

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