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Igbo Youth Movement Warns South East Politicians Against Accepting Vice Presidency Slot

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IYM-300x295The Igbo Youth Movement, IYM has told South East politicians in very clear terms not to accept the slot of vice-president on the platform of any political party.

The group also advised Igbo politicians to exercise patience in their bid to contest for the position of president.

The IYM’s position was contained in a press statement signed by its President, Evangelist Elliot Uko and made available to journalists in Enugu on Tuesday.

The group also expressed appreciation to President Goodluck Jonathan for granting international status to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

“IYM hereby warns that no Igbo man should accept the vice-presidency at this time. We would bid our time until we claim our turn at presidency.

“We would also like to use this opportunity to proclaim our heartfelt gratitude to President Jonathan on the fulfillment of an International gateway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. We are truly grateful.

“Now, we know that the modernization of the Eastern railway lines and other promises would be fulfilled in due time too. We know that the people of South East know how to reciprocate when the time comes.

“We believe that Mr. President knows that only prompt and dutiful fulfillment of his promises to Ndigbo will sustain his relationship with our people and nothing else”, IYM stated.

They enjoined Ndigbo both at home and in Diaspora to join hands and support apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo in order not to give an impression of a disunited home front to outsiders.

According to IYM, “The Igbo question within the context of a larger Nigerian question cannot be favourably resolved if Ndigbo remains disunited and permanently at war with themselves.

“We must place group survival above individual differences. We plead with all those aggrieved persons to place group interest above all else and come together as one united family in order to confront the task ahead with one mind and one might.

“We also plead with Igbo elders, royal fathers, bishops and town unions to step in and resolve whatever differences that are still lingering within Igbo leadership. It is obvious to all that if we do not close ranks early enough, we could become the laughing stock of all Nigeria. We must come together for the sake of our progeny”.

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  1. paul ikeagwu

    August 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

    IYM should shut up and stand clear. Because I don’t know who or what they represent. As far as i know, they are pack of of thugs parading themselves as igbo youths. What have the contributed to in they development character among the igbos? If the vp will favour us any strong politician can accept it from APC.

    • Nonso

      August 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      @paul ikeagwu dont mind the mumu, it is better for us to accept Vice president than to be thrown in the ditch as usual.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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