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Creation Of S/East Commission’ll End Biafra Agitations – Ohanaeze Tells FG

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Biafra-ProtestsThe apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called for the establishment of a South-East Development Commission with the sole objective of tackling the infrastructure deficit in Igbo land.
The group said the establishment of such commission would mark an end to the agitation for the creation of Biafra Republic.
National President of the Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Wing, Mazi Okechukwu Iziguzoro, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja on Saturday, said the commission should have a mandate similar to the Niger Delta Development Commission and the proposed North-East Development Commission.
The Ohanaeze youth leader attributed the current agitation for secession to the lack of Federal Government presence in the South-East geopolitical zone.
“If there is a strong federal presence in the zone, our youths will not see Biafra as an alternative, while fortune and fame seekers will not capitalise on that to hoodwink our gullible youths”, Iziguzoro said.
“Talking about infrastructure, there is no federal presence in Igboland. There are no good roads there and there are no viable industries owned or situated in the zone by the Federal Government that can cater for the employment of the teeming youths”.
The Igbo youth leader, therefore, urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, put necessary machinery in place to repair all major roads in the zone and to start the construction of the second Niger Bridge to create enabling environment for the establishment of industries.
According to him, “We need the South-East Development Commission that will be a counterpart of the NDDC, which will be well funded to comprehensively tackle infrastructural deficit and engage our youths in productive ventures.
“There is also the urgent need to revive the Enugu coal mine that has been closed down for 43 years, which can be an alternative power supply to the nation and create employment too.
“If the Federal Government can address these fundamental issues, we believe so much that the Biafra agitations would end”.
He stated that the Igbo were being marginalised in terms of federal appointments and allocation of resources to develop infrastructure, calling for the inclusion of the South-East in the current effort towards tackling social infrastructure crisis in the country.
He added that the Ohaneze stance was that legal means should be followed in the current agitation for self-determination in the South-East.
Mazi Iziguzoro further disclosed that the group had finalized arrangements to present the need for the inclusion of referendum in the nation’s constitution by sending a delegation to the National Assembly to include it in the proposed constitution amendment.

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  1. Manngoime

    February 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Well it is a pity that Mr Mazi has not seen the Biafra agitation beyond Igbo interest. Never before since the emergence of Nnamdi Kanu and his Biafra Radio has the Biafra secession been accepted by none Igbo peoples as it is now. I urge Mr Mazi to go and do his homework well before he can talk of recapitulating. It’s a shame that he is calling genuine agitation of a people fame and fortune seeking.

  2. mayor

    February 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Mazi na mumu of de bad order.

  3. FreeBiafra

    February 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

    He is nothing but a shameless illiterate who happens to find himself among a selfish social group which has sold its self to the zoo government for money not worth peanut.
    Ipob do not need anything from Nigeria government anymore. All we need and have died and still ready to die for is freedom.
    #Freebiafra.

  4. Mascot

    February 29, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Both This article and the writers even the so-called OHANEZE NDI IGBO are bunch of trash. We’re no longer interested in zoo Nigeria, simple!

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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