“Working with Ohanaeze for political solution is not cowardice, but pragmatic and the home-bitter truth solution.” Okechukwu said though people share IPOB’s agitation for secession, Igbo people had passed the road of civil war.
Osita Okechukwu, Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to join the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to seek political solution regarding Nnamdi Kanu’s release.
“IPOB should join Prof. George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo to kill two birds with one stone”, he counseled.
This has been one of the challenges we complained about, that our members, especially the visually impaired find it difficult to vote because the ballot papers are not brailled. “We are happy the problem has been resolved and we want to assure INEC that the investment in this area will not be in vain.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will provide braille ballot papers for visually impaired voters in the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Dr Nwachuku Orji, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra, stated this during a voter sensitisation programme for visually impaired person on Sunday, in Awka. The programme was tagged: “Understanding the Braille Ballot Guide.”
The group said the one week sit-at-home is to let their ‘oppressors’ understand that it won’t tolerate any plan to torment or abandon its leader in DSS custody, adding that nobody resident in the southeast region should flout the sit-at-home order.
The Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened to shut down the whole of southeast region for one week if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not released on or before November 4, 2021.
In a statement on Saturday, IPOB asked the Federal Government to release Kanu unconditionally by November 4.
Former Kogi West Senator in the eighth National Assembly, Dino Melaye, graduated with Second Class Lower Division and grappled with several “carry-overs” while studying Law at the Baze University in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters obtained the Baze University convocation booklet which showed, contrary to trending reports that Melaye finished top of his class, that the senator finished with a second class division degree. Sources told SaharaReporters that Melaye, with Matriculation Number, BU/18B/LAW/3226, also had “carry-overs” during his degree.
“Contrary to trending stories that Dino graduated on top of his class with a First Class Degree, he never did and actually had several carry-overs for the period he studied law at Baze. He barely managed to graduate,” one of the sources told SaharaReporters.
Dr Iyorchia Ayu recently emerged as the consensus candidate of the North for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the party’s convention next week.
In this interview, the former Senate President says Nigerians will support a rejuvenated PDP to unite Nigeria, restore hope and expand the economy. He describes the All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party at the federal level, as a complete indisciplined alliance that has failed Nigerians. Excerpts:
Does your adoption as the consensus PDP candidate of the North mean that we should be looking forward to a mere coronation on the 30th and 31st of October when the party holds its National Convention? Well, it’s not a coronation because we don’t run chieftaincy title in the party; therefore, we don’t coronate in the party. We are still going to follow the democratic process. I’m only a consensus of the North, so the rest of the country has to accept me and the law provides that we go to the convention and do the voting.
Ifeanyi Ubah, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, in next month’s Anambra State gubernatorial election, on Saturday, said he would emerge the winner of the poll. Ubah said his knowledge in law would help him as the next governor of Anambra State.
He spoke with journalists after he was awarded a Bachelor of Law degree at the Baze University in Abuja. The Anambra South Senator said he was able to combine his academic works and legislative activities because he set his agenda and always ensured that his priorities were always right.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has said electing a President from the North East will bring an end to the insurgency being witnessed in different parts of the country. The governor said this when he spoke at the 2021 North East Star Magazine awards on Thursday.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, Governor Fintiri opined that insurgency in the North East would end within the first term of the Presidency of any candidate of North Eastern extraction.
According to him, former chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, did his best in trying to bring the insurgency to the end but his effort only resulted in modest gains because the counter-insurgency efforts did not get the 100 per cent support required from the presidency.
Uche Secondus, a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the court to stop the party from conducting the National Convention which has been scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31, 2021.
In a letter addressed to the party (6th respondent) by his counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) on Friday, Secondus said the planned convention should be suspended pending the outcome of his case in the court. Recall that following the crisis that recently rocked the party, a Rivers State High Court had on September 10, asked Secondus to stop parading himself as chairman of the party. The High Court restrained the former chairman from performing the functions of the office of the National Chairman of the PDP.