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Confab: Northern Delegates Vow To Thwart Proposal Of New State For S/East



Confab-Delegates-in-sessionJust as prominent sons and daughters of Igbo extraction are jubilating over the proposal of the National Conference Committee on Political Restructuring to create an additional state for the South-East region, northern delegates at the Conference have vowed that the proposal would not see the light of day.

The delegates are, therefore, mobilising to scuttle the proposal before it gets into the final resolution.

Incidentally, the committee on political restructuring is co-chaired by a northerner, Mukaila Muhammed and General Ike Nwachukwu.

Spokesman for the northern delegates at the conference and former Publicity Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum ACF, Anthony Sani, described the agitation for an additional state as misplaced.

Sani argued that the agitation for the creation of an additional state for the South-East in order to ‘pacify’ the region was faulty, as no one had wronged anyone.

He further argued that the present situation where many of the states were not economically-viable and where many of the governors had contributed to the underdevelopment of the country, it would be unwise to create more states.

His words: “When people say we should create states to pacify them (South-East), the impression one gets is that a wrong has been done. It is not so.

“To create states, there are conditions that must be met. One, how homogeneous, the population, the landmass and lastly, the viability. All these are there.

“We have insisted, in the light of so many created and which have led to the underdevelopment of the country while some are not viable, that will it be politically correct to still create states? We have to address that.

“I feel a bit worried when the South-East insists that on the basis of equality, there must be six states. When people say appease, it is as if they have been wronged.

“South-West was a region and it has six states. The old Eastern Region has nine. The whole of the North, which is half or even more than half of the country, has just 19. You do not just create states like that”.

On whether the northern delegates will shoot down the proposal before the final report of the conference, Sani affirmed that the North would move against it, stressing that it would amount to injustice against her people.

“If it is on the basis of equality that they are making that suggestion, we are going to counteract it. Have they forgotten that injustice is not just when equals are treated unequally but when unequals are treated equally?”



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  1. donatus

    April 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm


  2. Vann

    April 28, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    All these rubbish by these so called Hausa people I don’t like them. The amalgamation of Nigeria was the biggest mistake in the history of this nation. Frankly speaking, we are not united . We preach about unity because of oil. The moment oil finishes,unity go end. Separation is the answer. If they (the Hausas) don’t not support additional state for the south east, advocate for separation. Let them go. Besides, their boko boys is negatively affecting the shadowy unity of this Nation.

  3. Chima

    April 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    They want to be majority at all time…the state must be created in the south east.I am sick and tired of all these illiterate Northerners,they’re only interested in squandering our oil money,lazy people!

  4. Joy Obi

    April 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Mr. Sani or whatever you call yourself, listen the underdevelopment is mainly in the northern zone not in the southern zone, take note of that. We don’t train beggars in the south unlike the north where begging is part of Koran commandment. Again, it’s true that the unity of Nigeria will not be discussed, therefore, don’t lead your people into error otherwise, get ready for Islamic republic of Arewa, because we must make sure your zone is completing cut off from the present day Nigeria map. You talked of population, how many are the northerners, there has never been credible census in Nigeria, northern figure is political for federal allocation, so be warned for the last time. South East must have their way, additional one state is a must, just as the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable so also the creation of addition state for S/E is not negotiable. You’re talking of Land mark, do Nigeria benefit from northern land mark, in fact, you’re a compound illiterate.

  5. isah Babagana

    April 28, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Stupid igbo people! You are a disgrace to this Nation.

  6. yaro

    April 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    @Isah Babaanago: u r a cow. Instead of insulting igbo, y not make a point. Ofcos u hv non, u aboki illiterate beggar. Ewu!!

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



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

Nyesom Wike

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



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

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



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%

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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