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Insurgency: We’re Not Ready To Abandon Our Investments In The North – Ndi Igbo

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igboThe new President of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo in Kaduna State, Chief Austin Amaechi, has said that Igbo people resident in the northern part of the country would not abandon their investments worth over N40 billion in the region for fear of attacks by insurgents, particularly the Boko Haram sect.

He said Igbo leaders who were pleading with their kinsmen in the North to come back home, should be rest assured that the Boko Haram insurgency will soon come to an end.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new state executive members of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, Amaechi, a legal practitioner, said the investments of Igbos in the North is worth over N40 billion.

“So, how can you leave that and go back to the east?” he asked.

“Economically, we are at home in the north and politically, we want to participate. We will therefore ensure that we pursue peace with our host communities and among the Igbo communities because once there is peace our investments and other peoples’ investments will be secured.

“If there is no peace, it is not only the investments of Igbos that are threatened but the investments of all Nigerians. So, we would jointly ensure that Nigerians’ investments are protected by Nigerians”, he stated.

Mr. Amaechi also recalled that during the Nigerian civil war, the property of the Igbos were secured by northerners and were later handed over to them after the war, including the money collected from rents, adding that, that helped them to re-establish themselves after the war.

“Unlike other parts of Nigeria where the investments of Igbos were declared abandoned properties, that never happened in the North”, he added.

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  1. Johnpaul

    August 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    If the boko haram are tageting only the igbo’s let them go b/c who they alive they own property

  2. blessing opara.

    August 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    The investment is more than four trillion naira. N40billion is not up to those in Abuja alone. To keep Nigeria one is task that must be done

  3. de proph emeka

    August 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    we has an estimated properties/businesses in the northern region worth of.64.88 trillion and not over 40 billon,but that will never be an excuses or reasons to remain in the north if they the northerner insist that we live their region for them we all know that bokoharam is against xtians and that is direct ban of igbos with other xtian comunities in the north b/c anything against the churches is also against the igbos.but i would advise our people in that region to relocate their properties to any parts of souths of their choice because their properties will not stop this animal kingdom we called nigeria country from disintegrating never shall we continue like these.boko haram can not stop since they re in army,police,civil defence,govts,even among the ordinary nigerians so we should not be decieve by the Govt.of thiefs/fake we ve in place,my prayer is for God use the bokoharam to divide this country wether they like it or not and glory w’ll be giving to his name and to his name a lone.div.is the only answr

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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