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Igbo Leaders In Nigeria Urge Unity At Ojukwu’s Birthday

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THE need for unity among  the Igbo people in Nigeria took the centre stage yesterday in Enugu, as prominent Igbo leaders converged at the residence of Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to celebrate his 78th birthday .

Although the former Biafran leader had been away in the past 11months due to ill health ,  but his absence  was not a hindrance to Igbo leaders, religious leaders and friends who gathered to wish him more happy years and quick recovery.

Present at  the event  were the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike ,were Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,  his Anambra State counterpart, Peter Obi, National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh; former Governor of Imo State Ikedi Ohakim;

Others were  the former Governor of  the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Charles Soludo, Publisher of Champion Newspapers, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, among others.

In his address,  Okorocha declared that the day the Igbo decided to come together, other groups in Nigeria would bow for them, stressing that disunity had torn the zone apart.

According to him, the problem of Ndigbo was themselves  because they have not come together and work as one and queried what the Igbo were  looking for that is hindering them from coming together.

Okorocha continued that day of the Igbo looking for pity and crying of marginalisation was over because no one can marginalise the Igbo, rather they are the ones marginalising themselves.

Okorocha advised the Igbo to shun violence or adopting methods by other Nigerians to achieve their aims because violence would not take the Igbo anywhere.

He described the celebration of Ojukwu’s birthday as a celebration of excellence and to give honour to whom honour is due.

Obi, observed that whatever progress Nigeria had made today was as a result of the sweat of the Igbo as it were the Igbo that spearheaded the struggle for Nigeria’s independence.

Obi noted that the Igbo were ahead of all other groups in Nigeria before and after independence and challenged the Igbo to reinvent themselves and take their rightful position in the scheme of things in Nigeria.

In her remarks, Ojukwu’s wife, Bianca, said she was overwhelmed by the show of love for her husband and the mammoth crowd that turn out for the event that was supposed to be a private one.

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  1. Donkezor

    November 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    ojukwu is our father so i pray for his quick recovering in Jesus christ name i pray Amen.he is A man of the people at any moment.

  2. marlon ogazi

    November 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Ojukwu is d man of d people…he havent recieved any honour 4rm d Nigeria govt unlike other greedy Ibo politicians…wishin u quike recovery…Eze Ide Ibo!!

  3. Nkechi

    November 6, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Dim Odumegwu remains a legend.Whether recognised or not by human. Gods recognition is the best.I wish him longer life.Happy birthday

  4. Ikeuli Echezona

    November 6, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I prayed that this great man ikemba the father of progress will level long to enjoy more of blessing from God and from Igbos I pray to the Lord

  5. charles okeke

    November 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

    He was awake while d Igbos are sleeping,standing while we are sitting.he almost go bankrupt in fighting our course.he went into exile 4 ndi Igbo 2 relax at home.Dim ojukwu, d hero of ndi Igbo.may God continue 2 keep u 4 us.hapy birthday.

  6. Ani Destiny

    November 6, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Chief Ikemba, the only man that symbolizes what Igbo nation should be, an enegma and opitome of discipline i salute you as you clock 78 and may the good lord continue to keep you. If and only if the rest of our people especially those accident of political leadership in the Eastern region will take a cue from your examplary life things will be much better for us all. I also want thank u, your excellency the executive governor of Imo state chief Rochas okorocha for your words of admonition. Long live ikemba.

  7. ifeco

    November 6, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Dim Ojukwu, as long as Ndigbo and Nigerians exist, your legacy remains, your name also remains in the history of Nigeria and part of the world. More days and years to your life.

  8. Onyeso Ebube Ferdinand

    November 6, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Chief Ikemba of Nnewi, nothing wili happen to u. Ikariri okwu ikote, ebube agu n’eche agu. Akwanu otuo ogbajie nke mbu n’ala uwa niile ka ibu. Chukwu biafra nonyere gi. Fa na aku na mpi aturu. Anyi agwago Chukwu ka o nyegi ahu ike oge na adighi anya, ise oo. Chukwu gozie gi, amara Ya zuo gi ahu, ebube Ya dobe gi. Eze di igbo niile gburu gburu, we are waiting 4 u. Onyenweanyi gwuo gi. Happy birthday, u will live to raise d flag, d rising sun. Udo

  9. Ogbodo Augustine

    November 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

    His Excellency, Ikemba Ndigbo, Ezeigbo Gburugburu, as U mark Ur 78 birthday Anniversary, may D Almighty God and D Gud spirit of our Ancestors Guide, Protect, Heal, Fluorish Ur Excellency in JESUS NAME. Amen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREAT HERO AND DAD.

  10. SCARCITY

    November 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Happy birthday 2 u de living Legend,wishing u more years ahead.

  11. JOE

    November 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Happy birthday my mentor

  12. Chigor Ajuorah

    November 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Ndi igbo kwenu! Kwenu!! Kwezuonu!!! With all sense of humility nd respect to all remarkable men nd women in igbo land i greet u once again, again nd again. Its a great thing dat we have had dis chance to put head 2geda as we celebrate d birthday of our GREAT HERO, IKEMBA NNEWI. I hereby urge all igbos to show luv to one another anywhere found each oda for d betterment of Ndi Igbo nile. Bcoz wit unity, we can move mountains. LONG LIVE EZE NDI IGBO, LONG LIVE NDI IGBO NILE.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Suspects As Explosion Rocks Wike Father’s Church

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An explosion has reportedly rocked a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The Rivers State Police Command has however announced the arrest of three suspects who allegedly detonated explosives at a Pentecostal church, Christain Universal Church International, located at Mile 3, Diobu area of Port Harcourt.

Also Read: Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

The act was reportedly carried out on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be dynamite.

According to reports, a significant part of the church was damaged by the explosion, which created panic in the area.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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