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Twitter To Recruit Experts Of Nigerian Languages For Its Operations In Ghana
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Twitter To Recruit Experts Of Nigerian Languages For Its Operations In Ghana

Following the establishment of its first African office in Ghana, Twitter says it would recruit experts of major local languages in Nigeria (Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa) for its operations. The company stated that the remote position is available for all candidates but the employee must have a full understanding and interpretation of news content from the Nigerian media. Other criteria for the job includes the ability for candidates to have adequate knowledge and understanding of English and Pidgin English which is also commonly spoken in Nigeria. “Twitter is looking for a passionate people manager to take on the role of Curation Lead for Nigeria. “This person will manage a team that is focused on quickly, accurately and impartially summarising complex conversations that are unf...
5-Year-Old Mexican-Nigerian, Kleopatra Vargas Wins Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021
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5-Year-Old Mexican-Nigerian, Kleopatra Vargas Wins Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021

One of the most fast rising kids pageant contest held in the United States of America, popularly known as Miss America Nation has decorated and crowned Princess Kleopatra Vargas as Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021. The 5years old Mexican-Nigerian-American Kid was born in Chicago, Illinois and speaks Igbo, Spanish and English language fluently. Speaking to Journalists after she was announced as the new Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021, Princess Kleopatra Vargas expressed gratitude to the Organisers of the pageant Contest, as she thanked her parents, for the love, guidance and support they extended to her. She also stated that this wasn't the first pageant crown she has received, stressing that she was 10months old when she won Baby Illinois 2016, after beating 20other Kids. ...
There Will Be No Nigeria If Igbo Is Denied Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Ohanaeze
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There Will Be No Nigeria If Igbo Is Denied Presidential Ticket In 2023 – Ohanaeze

The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has carpeted the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, over his comments that President Muhammadu Buhari is very passionate about Nigeria’s unity. Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC rather maintained that Buhari’s actions and inactions pose threat to the unity of Nigeria. The National President of OYC, Igboayaka. O Igboayaka, in a press release, described President Buhari as “a direct opposite of Nigeria’s unity”. Dismissing as false, a statement credited to Garba that “Buhari is so passionate about Nigeria’s unity”, Igboayaka alleged that “Shehu is on a pay job, and one of the aides that is endangering the unity of Nigeria through his sycophantic service to the president.” Accordin...
Again, South East Governors, Leaders Shun Parley On 2023 Political Aspiration
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Again, South East Governors, Leaders Shun Parley On 2023 Political Aspiration

The quest for unity of purpose towards achieving presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023, suffered another setback yesterday, as South East governors and Igbo political leaders shunned a bipartisan meeting of major political parties in the zone. The second of such this year, and scheduled for Enugu, involved the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and others. It was convened by former Abia State governor and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu; erstwhile Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; one-time President of the Senate and ex- Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Nkeiru Onyejeocha. The meetin...
2023: Leave APC Before It’s Too Late – Bamgbose Tells Igbo Presidential Aspirants
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2023: Leave APC Before It’s Too Late – Bamgbose Tells Igbo Presidential Aspirants

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has told South East politicians aspiring to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 to stop wasting their time. He advised them to start defecting to other political parties before it is too late, insisting that there is no hope for people of Igbo extraction aspiring to become President on the All Progressives Congress, APC, platform. He said that with the recent arrest and detention of former Governor of Imo State, it is becoming very clear that any aspirant of Igbo extraction in APC, hoping to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, is wasting his time. It’s a dream that can’t be realized. “There is virtually no hope for any aspirant of Igbo extraction to emerge APC Pr...
Igbos Held Sensitive Positions But Didn’t Use It For Igbo Welfare – Chris Ngige
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Igbos Held Sensitive Positions But Didn’t Use It For Igbo Welfare – Chris Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the Igbos have no reason to complain about marginalization because when people from their region were in office, they failed to use the position to better the lot of the Igbo nation. Speaking at a function in Anambra state on Monday, February 22, Ngige said the Igbos should stop blaming President Buhari for certain inadequacies in the South East. He opined that they should put the blame on their successive representatives and high profile politicians, who have occupied positions of authority such as Inspector General of Police, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and many others in the past but failed to use the positions to work for their people. “I am not saying that giving sensitive positions to Igbo under ...
Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Are Real Beneficiaries Of Banditry – Governor Bala Mohammed
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Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa Are Real Beneficiaries Of Banditry – Governor Bala Mohammed

Bala Mohammed, the Governor of Bauchi State has said that bandits terrorising the North are not only from the Fulani ethnic group. According to him, there are the Igbo, the Yoruba and the Hausa who are the real beneficiaries of the illicit trade. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, the Governor said, “These bandits are not only Fulanis. “In fact, they are terrorising the Fulanis but they have Fulani miscreants within them; they have Hausa, they have Igbo suppliers; they have Yorubas. They’re people really benefitting from the illicit trade.” Speaking further, Mohammed said he has not changed his mind on his recent comment that herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers. “...
Service Chiefs’ Appointment: Consider Igbo Too, Yoruba Elders Tell Buhari
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Service Chiefs’ Appointment: Consider Igbo Too, Yoruba Elders Tell Buhari

Some elders from the South West yesterday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing one of their sons as Chief of Air Staff. The elders, under the aegis of Conference of Concerned Yoruba Elders, said the president’s gesture was a demonstration of his unwavering confidence in the South West to help his administration give Nigerians the much-needed security as he pledged during his campaign. CCYE National Coordinator, Prof. Olusegun Ajibola and National Secretary, Dr Catherine Adisa, urged their kinsmen to reciprocate the president’s gesture by supporting his administration to succeed in bestowing an enduring legacy of good leadership for the country. They, however, expressed reservation over what they called the continuous side-lining of their Igbo neighbours from the...
2023: Igbo In Delta, Rivers Can’t Use Southeast Slot, Says Anyim
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2023: Igbo In Delta, Rivers Can’t Use Southeast Slot, Says Anyim

A former President of the Senate, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, at the weekend restated his support for zoning of political offices in the country. But he said “political office zoned to the Southeast does not extend to Igbos from a zone outside the Southeeast political zone.” States like Delta, Rivers, Edo and Benue states have Igbo speaking people with some, including Transportation Minister and former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, reported to be eyeing the Presidency in 2013. The Southeast has been strident in its demand to have a shot at the Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure on the grounds of equity and justice. Anyim, while delivering the 6th World Igbo Summit lecture attended by prominent Igbo statesmen at Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, ...
Buhari’s Service Chiefs: Nwodo Disappointed Over Exclusion Of Igbo
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Buhari’s Service Chiefs: Nwodo Disappointed Over Exclusion Of Igbo

The newly-appointed Coordinator of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum, SMBF, and immediate past President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has expressed shock and disappointment at President Muhammadu Buhari’s exclusion of Igbo in the appointment of the new Service Chiefs. Nwodo insinuated that Buhari’s action was an obvious expression of disdain for the Igbo people and a statement that suggests that no Igbo is fit to head any Nigerian security agency. President Buhari had, Tuesday, sacked Service Chiefs and immediately replaced them with new ones, which did not include any Igbo man or woman. The appointed new Service Chiefs include Major-General Leo Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral AZ Gambo, Chief of Nava...
2023: Igbo Presidency Is A Must, Say Southeast APC Leaders
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2023: Igbo Presidency Is A Must, Say Southeast APC Leaders

Southeast leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), say the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 is a must for Ndigbo Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, Senator Chris Ngige, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and Sharon Ikeazor, spoke on Saturday in Awka, Anambra State The governor and the ministers spoke during the Southeast meeting of APC at the Olivia Montage Hotel in Awka, which was attended by the leaders of the party in the zone Addressing the APC members, Uzodinma said if Ndigbo were serious in getting the presidency in 2023, the journey must begin with the governorship election in Anambra State He said what Ndigbo was seeking in Nigeria was justice, fairness and equity, adding that they would not get it through et...
Ondo Forests: Afenifere Hails Akeredolu
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Ondo Forests: Afenifere Hails Akeredolu

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Wednesday said South West governors should join hands with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in driving out killer herdsmen and bandits from their territories. A statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said it was not surprised at the statement by the Presidency telling the governor he has no right to secure his people from marauding herdsmen “The intervention by what we mistakenly call the Federal Government of Nigeria on behalf of marauding Fulanis in Ondo state against the lawful government in that state did not cone to Afenifere as a surprise as it is in line with non – pretence by this regime that it represents only Fulani interests against those of Yoruba, Igbo, Junkun, Ijaw and other ...
2023: Cede Your Presidential Tickets To Igbo, South East Leaders Tell PDP, APC
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2023: Cede Your Presidential Tickets To Igbo, South East Leaders Tell PDP, APC

Political leaders in Igbo land have urged all political parties in the country, including the main opposition party, PDP, and the ruling APC to cede their Presidential tickets to South East in the 2023 general election. According to the leaders, this is in the interest of justice, equity, and national unity. In a communique signed by Sen Orji Uzor Kalu, Sen Ike Ekweremadu, Sen Anyim Pius Anyim, Rt. Hon. Nkeiru Onyejeocha, Chief Chuka Odum, Sen. Michael Nnachi, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, Hon. Amechi O. Danis, Chief Chekwas Okorie, Sen. Obinna Ogba, Rep. Makwe Livinus M, Dr. Oliver Osi, Hon Ali Okechukwu and Hon Stanley Ohajuruka at the end of a meeting held recently in Igbere, Bende local government area of Abia convened by Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu towards the actualisati...
2023: Pick Northern Candidate, Forget Igbo Votes – Ohanaeze Tells PDP
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2023: Pick Northern Candidate, Forget Igbo Votes – Ohanaeze Tells PDP

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has cautioned the People’s Democratic Party against shopping for and fielding a northerner in 2023 as presidential candidate. In a statement signed by the President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary General , Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group said: “Igbos have voted massively for the PDP since 1999. But it appears that the PDP regards the Igbos as cows that must be milked to death. The PDP is making subterranean plans to retain power in the north in 2023. “The PDP must not insult the intelligence of the Igbo. If the PDP thinks the Igbo will wait till 2031 before it gets a chance at the presidential ticket of the party then the PDP isn’t just treacherous, it is delusional. Perhaps the PDP doesn’t need Igbo votes. The youths...
2nd Niger Bridge Used For Dribbling South-east For 21 Years – Joe Igbokwe
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2nd Niger Bridge Used For Dribbling South-east For 21 Years – Joe Igbokwe

21 years, but under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the project is now almost a reality, an Igbo political leader, Joe Igbokwe, has noted. Igbokwe, a former publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos and currently the Special Adviser on Drainage and Environment to Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, spoke Thursday at the inauguration of the N’digbo arm of the Lagos APC. He said in view of the current massive development in the South-East, the region has no alternative than to remain in the APC and support the Buhari administration. He said, “Given what is happening in the South East now in terms of development, I don’t think any project is bigger than second Niger Bridge in Nigeria today. If you see that bridge, it is getting to conclusio...
Mixed Feelings Over Appointment Of 26-year-old Igbo Make-up Artist As Aide To Gov. Akeredolu
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Mixed Feelings Over Appointment Of 26-year-old Igbo Make-up Artist As Aide To Gov. Akeredolu

Residents of Ondo State on Sunday expressed mixed feelings over the appointment of a 26-year-old non-indigene as Special Assistant on Gender, Research and Documentation to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. According to some of the residents who expressed shock and disappointment over the development, the appointment of Miss Ngozi Ugochi-Igbo was a slap on hard working indigenes of the state, as well as loyalists of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State. The appointment of Miss Ugochi-Igbo, an indigene of Imo State had earlier been announced by Segun Ajiboye, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor. It was gathered that Miss Ugochi-Igbo, who recently completed her one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, got the appointment due to her close ties with t...
“Igbo Men Will Rather Spray Money On Your Wedding Day Or Buy You Drinks Than Help You” – Twitter User
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“Igbo Men Will Rather Spray Money On Your Wedding Day Or Buy You Drinks Than Help You” – Twitter User

A Nigerian man identified with the username @TheVolqx has sparked off tribal controversy on Twitter This is following a tweet he shared insinuating that Igbo speaking people from the Southeatern part of Nigeria only love themselves on social media but not in real life. @TheVolqx who took to the micro-blogging platform on Thursday, May 14, 2020 also said that no Igbo man has ever done anything for him in his entire lifetime. See a screenshot of the Tweet below:- Sharing the tweet, Volqx immediately came under fire as most Twitter users from the region he attacked flooded his thread dragging him on the street of Twitter Checkout the reactions below:-  
Igbo People Are Nigeria’s Greatest Asset – Reno Omokri
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Igbo People Are Nigeria’s Greatest Asset – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri is of the opinion that the Igbos in Nigeria are perhaps the country’s greatest asset. Taking to his page to speak on the viral video of a young lady making locally made face masks, Omokri wrote; ”I watched the video of the Aba made face masks. They are probably the best masks I have seen. ”The Igbo people of Nigeria are perhaps the greatest asset this nation has. I doff my hat to them. ”If I were General Buhari, I would order millions of these face masks to first meet our domestic requirements, and then give out the rest to other nations as Nigeria’s foreign aid. ”It will achieve two things. It will boost our economy, and it will project Nigeria as a diplomatic and economic power. America and The United Kingdom will not reject such an offer at this stage.” ...
Burna Boy Gets A New Igbo Name
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Burna Boy Gets A New Igbo Name

The African giant has announced that the igbo tribe gave him a new name during his visit there He revealed that they called him…. “ODOGWU” He revealed this on a tweet he made some munites ago.
The First Igbo Islamic Marriage In Imo State (Photos)
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The First Igbo Islamic Marriage In Imo State (Photos)

There have been this notion that Igbos are all Christians, well I present to you, the first open Igbo Muslim marriage. Igbos are know to be very accommodating. Many have had this erroneous belief that Igbos don’t have Muslim brethren but in fact many Igbos have heard many positions in the Islamic arena. We have the likes of Sheikh Abdullahi Adam Idoko, who is the Chief Imam of University of Nigeria Nsukka. Ustaz Christian Isah Okonkwo, who was made the Chief Imam of University of Ibadan in the 1980s, Alhaji Abudulaziz Chibuzo Ude, who is the founder of Nok Publishers and First African editor at Double Day. These awesome couples are set to tie knot on 10 of April 2020 in Imo state Nigeria,.
Boko Haram: God Uses Insurgency To Punish You For Sins Against Igbo – Ohanaeze Tells Northerners
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Boko Haram: God Uses Insurgency To Punish You For Sins Against Igbo – Ohanaeze Tells Northerners

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has said that the insurgency ravaging the North East is a reward of the sins committed against the Igbo 50 years ago by the North during the civil war. The OYC also hailed the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who yesterday said that God was using the insurgency to punish Nigerians for their Sins. OYC position was contained in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Friday by its President-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and its Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike. “OYC insists that why insurgents are ravaging the North is based on the sins committed against Igbos 50 years ago during the BIAFRA war by mostly Northern Military leaders,” the group said. The group maintained that Northern leaders witnessed ...
Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed
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Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic House of Representatives member in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on latest developments in the polity especially the recent Supreme Court rulings, lessons from Nigerian Civil war and other issues. Excerpts: The Federal Government and the six governors of South West states last week agreed to formalise the South West Security Network, Operation Amotekun. What is your perspective on this? In politics, there is always the possibility of give and take. If there is mutual understanding among political actors, the sooner they come together, understand and address the concerns of what is agitating their minds, the better. This meeting between the governors and the Vice- President should have come much earlier before th...
I’ve Been Approached To Return As Anambra Gov, — Ngige
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I’ve Been Approached To Return As Anambra Gov, — Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, tells TONY OKAFOR that the Igbo should produce the president of the country in 2023 based on principle of justice and equity. He also says he has been approached to return to the Government House in Anambra State as the governor What stage is the 2nd Niger Bridge now? Work is ongoing on the  2nd Niger Bridge. The contractor gave an undertaking to deliver the project before 2022 which is the appointed date, I believe him because they’re working day and night. Apart from the little hiccups occasioned by demands for compensation, they’re on schedule. The job is about 45 per cent complete and the fund for the construction is available. That is the good news for the people of the South-East. The cost of the bridge from the exi...
Almajiris Aren’t Criminals But Victims Of Parental Neglect – Sultan Of Sokoto
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Almajiris Aren’t Criminals But Victims Of Parental Neglect – Sultan Of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar, on Sunday said Almajiris are not criminals but victims of neglect by their parents. He disclosed this in Minna, Niger state capital, while responding on behalf of one hundred individuals and Non-Governmental Organisations who were honoured by the Islamic Education Trust (IET) for the roles they played in ensuring peaceful coexistence in the country. The monarch, represented by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, said the Almajiris parents who neglected them will render account of their actions here on earth before Allah in the hereafter. He however noted that to address the phenomenon, there is need for holistic approach which would accommodate how to overcome the challenge of distance between the children and education. emp...
If Only Igbos Have Functional Sea Port In Igbo Land – Obasanjo
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If Only Igbos Have Functional Sea Port In Igbo Land – Obasanjo

Many Igbo feel politically and economically marginalised, and the government’s hardline stance is not helping. 50 years after Nigeria’s then Eastern Region declared itself the Republic of Biafra, sparking a brutal and costly three-year civil war, the country again faces a separatist challenge. Across the Igbo south east, there is resurgent agitation for an independent Biafra state. President Muhammadu Buhari’s forceful response to the agitation has been counter-productive, inflaming passions and boosting separatist sentiments. The government needs to change course and prioritise dialogue over coercion. The starting point of any response is to understand the agitation’s roots. They include political and economic grievances, a deep sense of collective victimisation among the Igb...
Fela No Smoke Igbo Pass Me, Naira Marley Na Apprentice – Charly Boy On Smoking Weed
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Fela No Smoke Igbo Pass Me, Naira Marley Na Apprentice – Charly Boy On Smoking Weed

The first time I smoked weewee(cannabis) was during the Biafran war 1968 in my village Oguta. It was introduced to me by one of my naughty cousin’s. That day sha, I been think say I go die. The paranoia wey cease me no be here. Na so only me start prayers inside myself by myself for myself. Bob Marley Talk say, “When you smoke herb, it reveals you to yourself” Dat day from the outside of myself na so I begin look de inside of myself. Nothing wey no enter my mind that day. I come dey wonder. So na like dis man go just take craze or die. Quick, quick, I don turn prayer warrior be dat. I come dey promise God many tins �say, if hm fit prevent dis madness wey wan befall me I no go ever near Indian hemp again..........for where!!!Since I’ve been in the world I've been smoking marijua...
Abducted Hausa Boy, Umar Faruq Now Speaks Igbo, Dumps Islam, Adopts Christianity
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Abducted Hausa Boy, Umar Faruq Now Speaks Igbo, Dumps Islam, Adopts Christianity

Jamila Saleh, mother of Umar Faruq, one of the nine rescued Kano children that were abducted and taken to Onitsha, Anambra State, has raised an alarm over her son’s strange behaviors. Recall that the Kano State Police Command which rescued the nine missing children had paraded six members of the kidnap gang. The gang, according to the police, confessed to their crimes. However, DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the children’s rescue seems to be exposing their parents to grief and disbelief than a respite. In an interview with our correspondent in Kano, Jamila Saleh, a mother of one of the rescued children, Faruk, who was renamed Onyedika Ogbodo, disclosed that she could no longer contend with some of the strange behaviors her son was showing. According to her, her 10-year-old so...
Igbo Better Treated Under Buhari Government Than 16 Years Of PDP – Nyerere
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Igbo Better Treated Under Buhari Government Than 16 Years Of PDP – Nyerere

A stalwart of the ruling party, APC in Abia state, Chief Anyim Chinenye Nyerere has stated that the welfare of the South Easterns is better protected under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in the last four years than the 16 years the PDP ruled Nigeria. He also dispelled allegations of total marginalization against the region. The politician revealed this on Thursday in a chat with ABN TV in Abuja. He emphasised that with the high positions the South East occupied during the PDP administration, the region was not better for it. “Under PDP, the Igbo had the coordinating minister for finance, we had the Chief of Army Staff, we had the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. At one time, we had the Senate President of this country and the Speaker of House of R...
“Your Son Is An Outcast”- Yoruba Traditionalist Attacks Davido & Chioma
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“Your Son Is An Outcast”- Yoruba Traditionalist Attacks Davido & Chioma

It is heartbreaking for ace Nigerian singer, Davido and his fans as his only son, Ifeanyi Adedeji Adeleke Jnr has being tagged an “outcast” by a traditionalist. According to him, the customs and traditions of the land have labelled the newborn son of the billionaire as an OSU which is exemplified through his name, he revealed. In his remark after Chioma posted a photo of the sleeping child and captioned it peaceful, the traditionalist wrote, “Don’t be carried away, he said “All Davido’s children answer Yoruba names, if this one is answering Igbo name then he’s an outcast” Well, he must have drawn his conclusion from the tradition that not until a man pays the dowry of his Igbo girlfriend, any child she gives birth to does belong to the family of the girl’s father despite...
2023 Not For Igbo – Primate Ayodele
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2023 Not For Igbo – Primate Ayodele

Founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Ejigbo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has said that the 2023 presidency is not for the Igbo. In a recent chat with newsmen , the cleric said that the Igbo would not stop playing second fiddle to the North Central and the South West. “Between themselves, it’s not for the Igbo. I’ll let you know the tribe that will come back. But the north will not relinquish power. They will still battle for it. And that is why I said democracy will beak Nigeria,” he said. When asked again to emphasise his stance on Igbo 2023 presidency, Ayodele said: “The Igbo are wasting their time. They’ll canvass for them but they won’t get it. The North Central and South West will be a problem for Igbo.” The preacher warned the national leader of the All ...
Igbo miscreants are exploiting the herdsmen situation to kidnap fellow Igbo – Ohaneze Ndigbo
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Igbo miscreants are exploiting the herdsmen situation to kidnap fellow Igbo – Ohaneze Ndigbo

The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has said some Igbo are taking advantage of the attack of herdsmen to kidnap and murder innocent Igbo. He made the claim on Saturday. According to him: “Assassinations, kidnapping and invasion of one or two holy places have been reported in the social and regular media,” he added. He, however, praised the actions of security personnel in the region while calling on traditional rulers to complement the efforts to keep southern Nigeria secured by handing over killers and kidnappers in their communities to relevant authorities. He said, “Worthy of note is the arrest of those responsible for the murder of two Catholic priests and the kidnap of a Traditional ruler. Useful confessions have been made. . Ohaneze also notes that a few m...
Nigeria Can’t Progress Until Igbo Becomes President – Apostle Samson Okorie
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Nigeria Can’t Progress Until Igbo Becomes President – Apostle Samson Okorie

INTERNATIONAL President of Christian Association of Igbo Ministers, CAIM, Apostle Samson Okorie, Thursday said that Nigeria would not progress until an Igbo becomes president. Okorie who made this known while briefing pressmen on the forthcoming Igbo world Christian summit slated on 13th -16th of August at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu opined that the summit is to unite the Igbo land and return it to the landmark initiated by the missionaries. He disclosed that the summit was organised by CAIM in collaboration with University of Leadership and Sound Doctrine, ULS, with a theme; “In the Days of His Power” to bring the Christian together to pray for the liberation of Igbo land. Narrating the aim of the summit as to unite Igbo land, he stated that 95% percent of Christians in...
Jason Njoku replies those who criticized him for teaching his kids French and Mandarin but refuses to teach them Igbo
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Jason Njoku replies those who criticized him for teaching his kids French and Mandarin but refuses to teach them Igbo

iROKO TV founder Jason Njoku has responded after he was criticized for teaching his kids French and Mandarin yet proudly stating that they can't speak Igbo and it's okay. Mr Njoku came under attack when he tweeted: "My children are currently learning French. Mandarin will be up next. I intend for them to develop this over the next 10 years. They can't speak Igbo (neither can I). Its okay. The world won't shake from its foundations." Twitter users accused him of taking actions that will cause his kids not to know their roots. They also accused him of taking actions that will make the Igbo language go extinct. The father-of-three has now replied. In his reply, he narrated the life experiences that shaped him and made him unable to speak his native language. He revealed he has n...
Why Fulani Herdsmen Must Be Allowed To Live Anywhere – Senator Uzodinma
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Why Fulani Herdsmen Must Be Allowed To Live Anywhere – Senator Uzodinma

Imo State governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the general election, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has called on Igbo living in the North and herdsmen living in the South to remain at their duty posts and not panic or rush back home out of fear for their security, assuring them that the Federal Government would protect them. He also called on leaders to avoid making inflammatory statements that can worsen the security challenges in the country. Senator Uzodinma, who spoke at a town hall meeting in his Omuma country home in Imo State, urged Igbo and Fulani across the state to keep faith with the assurances given by President Muhammadu Buhari that the security of lives and properties of Nigerians are guaranteed and that those who breach the peace will be brought to...
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I Have Never Seen An Igbo Beggar Since I Was Born Till Today – Reno Omokri

Reno wrote on his Facebook account as follows: "Since I was born till today, I have NEVER seen an Igbo BEGGAR. Africa should study this most enterprising ethnic nationality. Nigeria had her fastest GDP growth in 2003-2007 and 2011-2015, under the hand of an Igbo woman named Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. It can't be a COINCIDENCE! The Igbo are an African ethnic nationality that have produced more US dollar multimillionaires, per capita, through their apprenticeship system, than Harvard Business School. Igbos prove that WHO you know takes you farther than WHAT you know #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets"
Igbo Presidency Doesn’t Exist – Okorocha Says
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Igbo Presidency Doesn’t Exist – Okorocha Says

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District and former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has noted that “Igbo presidency” does not exist, Igbere TV reports. While speaking on Thursday after he was sworn into the Senate, he stated that if Southeast wants power, they have to fight for it. He said: “Power is not given, power is taken. The south-east cannot just fold their arms and expect power to be given to them just because you want power. Power does not go with sentiment some of the times, it’s on issues on ground. “So you cannot be talking about Igbo presidency, it doesn’t exist. We may be talking about Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction but that depends on what other geo-political zones think about the issue. “For me, what is important is let power be giv...
2023: Ohanaeze’s Secretary, Uche Okwukwu Backs Amaechi, Says Igbo Can’t Be President
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2023: Ohanaeze’s Secretary, Uche Okwukwu Backs Amaechi, Says Igbo Can’t Be President

The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Okwukwu, has said that the people of the South-East played themselves out of the 2023 Presidency by failing to vote for the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections. Okwukwu said he was supporting the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who stated that the Igbo had by act of omission or commission made it impossible for them to win the Presidency in the next four years. He made his position known in a statement made available to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, on Monday. He described Amaechi’s assertion as true, adding that the Igbo denied President Muhammadu Buhari a presence in the South-East by failing to vote for him (Buhari). He said, “Amaechi’s statement is correct because they b...
Igala Affinity: ‘IFA’ Is The Connecting Link Of Original Nigerians – Attah
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Igala Affinity: ‘IFA’ Is The Connecting Link Of Original Nigerians – Attah

Following the controversial statements and counter opinions emanating from some quarters as a result of the statement averred by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Oguwunsi, that the Yoruba and Igbo have common affinity, the Attah Of Igala, His Royal Majesty Dr. Idakwo Ameh Oboni, has contributed to the ongoing discourse over Igbo-Yoruba cultural linkages by categorically stating ‘we are the same people and Ifa is the connecting link’ The monarch stated that “From the Igala man to the man with Kwararafa blood in him, to the man, the Original Nigerians, Ifa is cardinal.” This contradicts Alaafin claims that there were no linguistic, cultural and economic ties for several thousand years before the advent of the Europeans and formation of Nigeria. However, African Sociocultural Harmony an...
No Peace Until Igbo Produce President – Nwobodo
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No Peace Until Igbo Produce President – Nwobodo

Peace may continue to elude Nigeria unless injustices being meted on Ndigbo are reversed; former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, declared, yesterday. Nwobodo, who identified the continued denial of the people of the South East the position of president of the country as one of the major injustices against Ndigbo, said peace will only return to the country when an Igbo assumes leadership of the country. He spoke in Enugu, yesterday, during his 79th birthday celebration, organised for him by Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The elder statesman also said he would continue to fight for the unity of all Igbo, even as he wished he would be Igbo in his next life. Senator Nwobodo attributed formation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and some other similar groups, to high ...
Ooni Of Ife Hosts Eri King, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri
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Ooni Of Ife Hosts Eri King, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri

The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwus, Ojaja II Host Eri King, His Majesty, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, Ezeora 34th & Eze Aka Ji Ọvọ Igbo (The present occupant of Eri throne), as both interacted on the historical relationship between the Igbo and Yoruba people. IT WAS A ROYAL HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER!
Ooni Of Ife Reaffirms Igbo-Yoruba Family Ties
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Ooni Of Ife Reaffirms Igbo-Yoruba Family Ties

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has reaffirmed his position on the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo nations, saying the two ethnic groups are inseparable members of the same family. Ooni Ogunwusi stated this last weekend at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife while receiving the Lagos state president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Solomon Ogbonna who had as a member accompanied the delegation of African Farmers And Cultural Organization on a courtesy visit to the palace. "I am so happy to have the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State President here as part of this empowerment initiative. Lagos is part of Yoruba land we are all one we are all the same, the history is there the facts are there, and we should actually put this facts out. Why are we fig...
Igbo Fallen Heroes Not Properly Honoured –  Bianca Ojukwu
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Igbo Fallen Heroes Not Properly Honoured – Bianca Ojukwu

Bianca Ojukwu, wife of late Biafran warlord Odumegwu Ojukwu has stated that Igbo fallen heroes not properly honoured. In her funeral tribute to a former President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Dozie Ikedife in Nnewi, Anambra State, the former beauty queen said such personalities should be immortalised in such a way that would reflect their ideals and philosophies. Bianca Ojukwu who maintained that Igbo fallen heroes not properly honoured in her speech, also called on Ndigbo to brace for such occasions by working out good immortalisation schemes for their people. She said; “It has always been an issue on how to immortalise great men, especially of Igbo extraction. I think individuals; organisations and institutions should sit down and think of enduring monument for such gr...
NASS Leadership: Stop Igbo Marginalization – Youth Parliament Urges APC/Presidency
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NASS Leadership: Stop Igbo Marginalization – Youth Parliament Urges APC/Presidency

The Igbo Youth Parliament has frowned at events and utterances surrounding the election of principal officers of the incoming ninth National Assembly. The Group particularly criticized the winner-takes-all mentality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the 95/5% rule must stop forthwith. According to the Youth Parliament, there is the need to maintain balance and give every Nigerian a sense of belonging, especially given the marginalisation the Igbo Nation has suffered in the country. While reminding the Party that every segment of the Country has qualified individuals for national service, the Group expressed its support to the aspiration of Chief (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu as one of the next presiding officers of the Senate. The choice of Dr. Kalu, the Youth Pa...
PDP Will Be Defeated On Saturday – Tinubu
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PDP Will Be Defeated On Saturday – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council Co-chairman Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday urged party members in Lagos to intensify the mobilisation for Saturday’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections. Noting that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was jittery, he said the ruling party will defeat the opposition party at the poll and put it to shame. The former Lagos State governor also explained why Igbo in Lagos should vote for the APC, saying that the government in the Centre of Excellence has never discriminated against them and other non-indigenes in the distribution of the dividends of democracy. Tinubu, who urged women leaders to mobilise traders for the crucial poll, also advised youths to heed President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice by sh...
Ohaneze Deceiving Buhari, Atiku, Can’t Influence Igbo Voting – Moghalu
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Ohaneze Deceiving Buhari, Atiku, Can’t Influence Igbo Voting – Moghalu

Chief Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), says the endorsement of a particular candidate by Ohaneze Ndi Igbo is in vain. Moghalu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Awka. The President General of the Igbo Socio-cultural group, John Nwodo, endorsed the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Nwodo said Atiku’s endorsement was for the sake of Peter Obi. However, the endorsement raised a lot of controversy within and outside the group. Days after Atiku’s endorsement, the Secretary-General of the same group, Uche Okwukwu, endorsed the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking during the inte...
2023: Igbo May Lose A Second Time – Okorocha
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2023: Igbo May Lose A Second Time – Okorocha

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has warned that the Igbo may yet lose out in national polity if they fail to apply tact and political wisdom. Okorocha who recalled the fate of the Ndigbo since after the civil war, lamented that they are about making similar mistakes that put Ndigbo in a disadvantaged position in the Nigerian project. According to him, “The saying that there was no victor and no vanquished after the civil war is just a mere way to create unity for the country, otherwise the Igbo were the vanquished, ever since the Igbo has fared like the defeated but the most painful aspect is that Ndigbo are about to lose again”. The Imo governor disclosed that the recent political upheaval in his state, were sponsored by forces outside the state, using politicians from th...
APC Has No Plans For Igbo Presidency – Obasanjo
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APC Has No Plans For Igbo Presidency – Obasanjo

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday asked the Igbo to be wary of promises from the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections. Obasanjo who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State said the APC had no plans to hand over the presidency of the country to the Igbo. He urged the Igbo to take their destiny in their hands by getting united in the 2019 general elections and make a mark. He said, “I urged you the Igbo not to allow anybody to relegate you to the background because you occupy a place of preeminence in this country. “The Igbo must bury their differences and work together for the actualisation of the Atiku/Obi project in their best interest. “It’s dangerous to take the APC g...
Kirk Franklin Speaks Igbo, Dances Shaku Shaku During Experience 13 In Lagos
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Kirk Franklin Speaks Igbo, Dances Shaku Shaku During Experience 13 In Lagos

It was an unforgettable night for American gospel singers Kirk Franklin, Don Moen and others at the 13th edition of Experience. At the 13th edition of Experience which took place last night in TBS, Lagos, gospel singers like Kirk Franklin, Don Moen, Chioma Jesus, Ada, Tim Godfrey, Timi Dakolo and a host of others thrilled audiences with scintillating performances leaving them in awe. The highlight of the event is now a trending video on social media which saw some of the foreign gospel singers especially, Kirk Franklin speaking Igbo language while also making some crazy Michael Jackson moves and some shaku shaku dance steps while performing on stage. Watch videos below: Kirk Franklin speaking Igbo in Yankee accent.. #TheExperience13 #TE13 pic.twitter.com/lLajCJlNl8 — #TheE...
8 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages, But Different Meaning
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8 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages, But Different Meaning

When someone says “One Nigeria”, many Nigerians internally scoff. Some even go as far as doing it on the outside. This is because Nigeria is full of many tribes who do not seem to have a lot in common. But when you look closely, many Nigerian tribes have many things in common such as culture, food and even languages. The Yorubas and Igbos may seem to be as different as the sun and moon. But they have lots in common, especially in language. Here are 7 words you’d find in both Yoruba and Igbo languages , although they may have different meanings and pronunciations: 1. Ile Any Yoruba person will tell you that this word means “House”. In the Igbo language, this word means “Tongue”. 2. Enu In Igbo, enu means “Up” while in Yoruba, it refers to the Mouth. 3. Owu Can yo...

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