The leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who was rearrested since June and kept under DSS custody, will be presented in court today to continue his trial. Notably, the detention of Mazi Nnamdi for the past few months has drawn lots of reactions from the Igbos, regarding to the fact that they claim he was forcefully apprehended.
The South-East region of Nigeria, which is home to the Igbos, has recently become a haven for unidentified gunmen who have been going around in the region, attacking security agents, individuals, and government infrastructures in the region. The five states in the South-East, have all had their fair share of barbaric attacks and killings by some unknown gunmen.
A well known investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloye has once again spoken. According to a tweet she made earlier today on her verified twitter handle, she made it known that Ndigbo are very hardworking people, stating it clearly that they are not lazy and that they don't enjoy sitting at home.
You may have noticed the new wave of Ogene songs. The way things are going, I feel like Ogene might be the next mainstream sound on the Nigerian music scene. And it's been a long time coming. I say this as an Igbo citizen. As Igbos, we needed to showcase our music on a large scale like for example, the Yorubas, have done for years.
There is this popular belief that the Igbos' are not loved by the President. But I don't think that belief is true. There are several things that the president has done that suggest that he loves the people from the South-East, but in this article, we will look at two things he has done for the Igbos'.
In a series of statements made via his Facebook page, popular Kaduna-based Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has given his opinion on how to end the Biafran agitations spearheaded by outlawed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. Photo credit: Google In his statement, Gumi noted that imploring the use of religious leaders to speak with and convince insurgents into dropping their arms, has yielded results in the Northwest region of Nigeria where Bandits are operating.
In anticipation of the upcoming 2023 presidential election, many obstacles have been springing up lately to suppress the efforts of Ndigbo to produce the next president of the country after President Buhari's tenure expires in 2023. Part of these obstacles includes the recent statement of the Daar Communications Chairman, Dokpesi that Igbos will divide the country should they be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria.
The next general election is fast approaching and there is an increasing demand for a southerner to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has urged political parties to zone their presidential tickets to the south east in order to pave the way for an Igbo presidency in 2023.
There have been series of agitations across the country over the demand of self determination by some parts of the country. In the Southeast region, the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been leading the agitation for self determination to have an independent country called Biafra.
In recent times, the activities of some Gunmen whose identity allegedly remains sketchy have been murdering sleep in the eyes of the people of the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. And because the beginning of their inhuman acts of killing innocent souls, as well as destroying government's assets in that region of the country started since the agitations of the IPOB members intensified, there have been the perception by most people that they are the same ones.
Nnamdi Kanu is currently in DSS custody and he is set to appear in court on 21st October for his trial. Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB). Those in this group have been causing tension in the South-East since the arrest of their leader (Nnamdi Kanu).
The Anambra governorship election is fast approaching and there have been various reactions surrounding how the election will be conducted. Nevertheless, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his Service Chiefs to make sure nothing stops the Anambra governorship election from holding. Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria The election has been scheduled for November 6.
For some months now, the South-East region which was known to be relatively peaceful, has recently become a den of unknown gunmen who attack security agents and individuals, killing people at will, and destroying government facilities. The activities of the unidentified gunmen, have claimed several lives in the South-East, and equally threatened the forthcoming November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election.
The Punch released an update that Owerri has been refused to carry on their daily economic activities due to the usual order given by the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB). Before now, the trend never ceases to end as the Eastern communities often get plunged into such crises.
Dokpesi's Statement About Igbo Presidency/Biafra Agitations:A Reason For Igbos To Avoid Joining IPOB
The 2023 presidential election has raised a lot of arguments within the country, the Igbos residing in the Southeast region believe that it's their turn to produce the next president of Nigeria. This is because they have not produced a president since Nigeria became a democratic nation in 1999.
The Ezeani II of Mmaku Kingdom in Enugu, Maduabuchi Nevobasi, a prominent Igbo Monarch has praised President Buhari for the 'many good things he has done' in the Southeast. He has also assured the president that he will always have the support of Igbos. On his visit to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity in Abuja, the monarch stated that Buhari will always be welcome in their region for the many things he has done for the Igbos.
picture.credit.vanguardnews.ng The news about the FG's pardon of ex-Biafran soldiers is a thing of joy. Many Igbos who fought on the side of the Biafrans during the Biafran/Nigeria civil war are today suffering from abject poverty, untimely death, incurable sicknesses, etc. The Biafran/Nigeria Civil war lasted close to three years.
The series of attacks launched by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised so much tension in some parts of the South-East to the extent that so many people have started reacting towards it. Nevertheless, here are 3 reasons Why Igbos Living In South-East Should Not Obey IPOB Sit at Home Order
A Nigerian Media Businessman has generated a lot of reactions online after he claimed that an Igbo Person can't be trusted for President. This businessman has been identified by the name Dokpesi. Below is a picture showing this businessman: Photo credited: Sahara reporters. This businessman also claimed that the activities of Nnamdi Kanu would jeopardize the chances for an Igbo Person to rule Nigeria as president in 2023.
picture.credit.collagen.com Playing a second class citizen is not good for Igbos in Nigeria's politics. Even though the Igbos could prefer to be voted into power as the president of Nigeria, but because of the unfavorable condition of the Nigeria political environment, they don't have a choice but to follow with what is available for now, since if you can't beat them, you join them theory in Nigeria politics.