Nd’Igbo & Speakership: Questions For Nwajiuba

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi According to Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba, Member, House of Representatives, (Ehime Mbano/Ihitte, Uboma/Obowo), for at least, two reasons,  the South East should be happy with President Muhammadu Buhari. One, contrary to the general belief in the zone, Nwajiuba says Mr. President does not hate  the Igbo. He loves them. You know, when the Nigerian President loves a people, it is a big deal. He remembers them when the national cake is being shared. They will not be victims of the 97%/ five per cent sharing formular of 2015,…

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May 29: Okorocha Hires Social Media Influencers and Lobbyists to Burnish His Image

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Social media influencers and lobbyists are on the prowl at the behest of out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has allegedly engaged their services to help clean and burnish his image and public perception which have seriously received unmitigated bashing in the last six years of his eight year reign. Worried by the negative perception and unsettling commentaries about him trending in the media, the embattled governor is said to have decided to do everything within his powers to change the narratives before yielding power to…

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2023 Presidency: Interrogating Amaechi

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The apex Igbo Socio/Cultural body, Ohaneze Nd’Igbo,  is very angry with the Minister for Transport,  Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. Forget that the Minister is from Rivers state, he is Igbo. His part of Rivers State is Igbo. He speaks Igbo.  So, nobody can deny him the membership of Ohanaeze. But the group’s anger with him has boiled over. So, what is the Minister’s problem with his people? It stemmed from an interview he granted the Saturday Sun of May 18. Entitled “Igbo Have Nothing To Bargain For 2023 Presidency”,…

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Dubai Robbery: Interrogating Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, is in trouble. A section of the country – the Igbo – is angry with her.  She has unwittingly stepped on the toes of the Igbo. And the people, ever on their guard, are angry with her. They are crying blue murder. They are accusing her of discrimination. Don’t blame them, much, if you think they are being overly sensitive. They probably have reasons to. At times, they have been brazenly discriminated against in their own fatherland. Here’s one…

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2023: Attention: Ngige & Osita

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi In the past one year, aside from being the Minister for Labour, Chris Ngige, a medical doctor, has been engaged in another assignment which he considers very important. It is to convince his South-east people that one of their own will be Nigeria’s President in 2023. But Ngige attached a condition. The region must vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office in 2019, or forget the Presidency. On this, Ngige is in the good company of Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria,…

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Atiku/Obi Ticket: Igbo Leaders’ Endorsement Rattles APC; Party Weighs Counter Measures

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Enugu stood still. It wasn’t always so but this hot Wednesday was different. The sleepy former capital of the defunct Eastern Region was playing host to a galaxy of Igbo leaders, as well as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Igbo leaders gathered to chart a course for the race while Atiku came to formally inform the race of his candidacy in next year’s presidential election and his decision to pick a son of the soil, former governor Peter Obi as his Deputy. He came not as a…

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