The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha as the Adolph Hitler of Igboland, following the arrest of 112 IPOB women who were protesting and demanding the whereabouts of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement released by IPOB media and publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group noted that any impartial observer who visits Imo State will think that Hitler’s Third Reich has been resurrected in the peace-loving central region of Biafraland.
The group further alleged that the arrested IPOB women including grandmothers, were forced to undergo pregnancy test by the prison authorities. They described the act as a devilish and sinister intrusion into the health of mothers reminiscent of the fate of Jewish women endured in Concentration Camps in Europe during the Holocaust.
“That this is allowed to happen in the 21st century, is an indictment of the impotency of United Nations, Britain, Africa Union and countless other human rights groups that receive aid and grants to defend human rights but only end up aiding gross violation of human rights in Biafra. Who in their right mind will subject a 64 year old woman to a pregnancy test, if not for the purpose of humiliation and inflicting of bodily harm.
“We the worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to notify the world that plans to subject our women to invasive and undignified pregnancy test is a genocidal medical experimentation we will not allow to be performed on our mothers. No pregnancy will be conducted. The best option remains for the government to release our mothers unconditionally so they can seek independent medical attention elsewhere” the statement read in part.
“The mass murder of IPOB family members by Buratai’s Nigerian soldiers in Igweocha (Port Harcourt), Nkpor, Enugu, Onitsha, Aba, Umuahia, Mbiama Bayelsa State is still fresh in our memory. This latest plan to forcefully subject our mothers and grand mothers to pregnancy test is part of a wider ploy to contaminate and infect them with diseases that may prove incurable in the long run. We ask that Imo State government and Rochas Okorocha to desist from this deadly medical experimentation on our mothers”
The group wondered why those they described as Certified Fulani terror groups like Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, their militant wing, the Fulani herdsmen are immune from prosecution but innocent Igbo mothers can be locked up, brutalised and experimented upon.
The Sun reported that Governor Okorocha who reacted to the statement by IPOB, said he was not ready to join issues with the proscribed group and wondered how the arrest of the women protesters in Imo by the police authorities, concerned him. Speaking with Saturday Sun on phone, the Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo said IPOB should tell the world how the Imo State government is involved in the Imo State incident.
BREAKING: Court Fixes Date For Ndume’s Bail Application
A Federal High Court in Abuja will on Thursday hear the bail application of Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume.
Ndume has been in prison custody since Monday for standing as surety for a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, believed to have jumped bail.
Maina is facing charges of money laundering involving N2bn before he was granted bail.
On November 18, 2020, Justice Okon Abang, revoked the bail granted Maina, ordered his arrest, and directed his trial would proceed in absentia.
The judge also on Monday remanded Ndume in prison until he produced Maina or paid the sum of N500m bail bond to the Federation Account.
The judge, in the course of the trial in the absence of Maina, on Wednesday, acknowledged the bail application filed by Ndume’s lawyer.
He said the bail application was brought to his attention at about 8.58 am on Wednesday, disclosing that he had immediately directed that the matter be fixed for hearing on Thursday.
He also said he had directed that hearing notice for Thursday’s proceedings be issued and served on the parties.
Low UTME Cut-off Mark Makes Northern Youth Lazy – El-Rufai
Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has expressed that the low cut-off mark in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME for Northern students admission into universities makes them lazy.
He expressed that the North has not taken advantage of the educational benefits the country has provided to the region.
El-Rufai made this remark during a plenary session on “Rethinking Sub-National Competitiveness” at the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit.
“The northerners are at advantage. The low JAMB cut-off mark is making northern youth lazy rather than encouraging them. Despite the advantage of education in Nigeria, we have the highest number of children out of school,” he said.
According to the United Nations, the huge number of out-of-school children in northern Nigeria poses an enormous challenge.
“For example, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, (JAMB), gives different cut-off marks for different states and you say you are building a nation, no you are dividing it.
“I am from the north but we have suffered educational disadvantage and the JAMB has given us a lower cut-off mark to catch up, have we caught up?
“It is making people lazy,” the governor said.
Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been asked to pay N500 million in compensation by the family of Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor shot dead last week by a State Security Service (SSS) officer in the convoy of the Speaker.
This was contained in a letter written to Gbajabiamila by their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN).
The family gave the speaker seven days to fulfill their demand or face legal action.
In the letter dated November 23, Ozekhome, revealed that he has the mandate of the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke, and his younger brother, Destiny Okereke, to make the demand.
The demand is coming a few days after Gbajabiamila visited the immediate family and pledged to support his children’s education until they become adults.
“Our clients have instructed us to make from your good self, the following modest demands: That you use your good offices to ensure the immediate prosecution of your security aide (Abdullahi Hassan), who went on a frolic of his own, clearly acted outside the purview of his duty and responsibility by shooting to death an innocent, harmless and armless citizen.
“That you adequately compensate the Okereke family with a modest sum of N500m only.
“This monetary demand can never adequately replace or take the place of their son, husband, brother, and breadwinner’s life.
“But it will at least mitigate the obvious trauma and hardship the premature demise of their irreplaceable breadwinner has placed on them.
“Take note therefore that it is our clients’ firm instruction that in the event that you fail, refuse and/or neglect to accede to or proffer reasonable compensatory terms to our above modest demands within seven days from the date of this letter, we shall without any further correspondences from us, take appropriate legal steps to enforce our clients’ constitutional rights,” the letter read.
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