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Politics / Re: Indigene Warns Against Exclusive Occupation Of Igbos In Highbrow Areas In Kano by AceRoot(m): 6:58pm On Jun 24
liketerm:
Ndi developer's, this scholar is saying the truth, Time will come when ndi developers will start calling kano NO MAN'S LAND

Funny fellow. Though I know that you wrote that with vengeful restrain, the joke has always been with your kind who seem inpatient to really find out facts. There is already a NO MANS LAND in Kano, and most probably close to the area in question.
It is actually a totally safe zone and free from the usual riotous assemblies of Kano. The area and residents are known to be well stocked up and ready for ONE-FOR-ALL and ALL-FOR-ONE.

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Politics / Why What Is Good For Ijaws Should Also Be Good For Others. By IBANGA ISINE by AceRoot(m): 2:38pm On Jun 24
Culled from https://thesouthernexaminer.com/why-what-is-good-for-ijaws-should-also-be-good-for-others-p5523-239.htm

By IBANGA ISINE Tue, Jun 08, 2021

I have been directly and remotely involved in the Niger Delta struggle for over two decades and still counting.

While I may not have carried arms like my Ijaw brothers, I can beat my chest and say that I have made very constructive contributions to the region’s struggle through the instrumentality of my twin addictions – journalism and advocacy.

Apart from my investigative and human interest stories that highlight the depredations of oil exploration on the region’s land, water and air and the concomitant effects on lives and livelihood of the people, I went a step further to lead international media organisations to produce far-reaching and very revealing news features and documentaries to draw attention to the atrocities committed against our people.

I have reported severally for CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Associated Press and Jane Country Report, and they brought to the world firsthand images and stories of the wickedness of multinational oil companies and the tyranny of the Nigerian government against the people of the region.

I tend to agree to some extent with my friend, brother and former colleague in The Punch, Fidelis Soriwei and others who say that Ijaws have invested and sustained the region’s struggle for justice with their blood more than any other tribe.

But I disagree, and so vehemently, with those who tend to think that the Niger Delta struggle started and ended with Ijaws or that what happened and still happening affects only Ijaws and so they must corner everything that comes to the region.

No one should also hold the distorted belief that the region is and will always be about Ijaws by Ijaws for Ijaws. That is highly ridiculous.

For those who don’t know, the Niger Delta region is one of the most populated areas in the world and home to over 31 million people of more than 40 ethnic groups and peoples who speak in excess of 250 dialects.

Some of the ethnic groups in the region include the Bini, Itsekiri, Efik, Esan, Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Ijaw, Igbo, Isoko, Urhobo, Kalabari, Yoruba, Okrika, Ikwere, Etche, Ogoni, Epie-Atissa, Obolo, etc.

Besides, the region’s struggle can never be construed to be all about militancy or the arm struggle that led to the killing of thousands of people including women, children, the aged and the sick in many parts of the region.

The genuine agitators who paid the supreme price for the struggle they believed so much and fought on the frontlines were not only Ijaws. People from every ethnic stock in the region died, lost sources of livelihoods and got their environment destroyed.

Some of the killings and destruction that occurred in many parts of the region were not connected to the struggle in the real sense of the word.

No one can justify the killings and brigandage that were unleashed on several communities by militant groups as part of the region’s struggle for justice, equity and fair play.

Militants who killed Niger Delta people, sacked whole communities and blew up oil pipelines to further degrade the region’s environment cannot be said to have fought in the interest of the region.

Such actions were pointblank criminality. You can’t kill a fisherman who went to look for food for his starving family in the creeks and say it is a Niger Delta struggle.

It was common for militant leaders who were fighting for supremacy or economic space to level communities, destroy businesses and blow up oil installations sending tons of effluents into the environment.

Such incidents were widespread in many parts of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Ondo states and some of those atrocities were nebulously ascribed to the genuine struggle for the liberation of the region. Nothing can be farther from the truth than such a deprecating assumption.

But the real struggle wasn’t about the killings and counter-killings among armed gangs and cult groups that mushroomed into militant groups or political thugs who fell out with their paymasters and turned the guns they used in rigging elections on their people.

We have people like Isaac Adaka Boro and his compatriots, Ken Saro-wiwa and his compatriots and others all over the region that paid the supreme price for standing up to the oppressors.

Others like John Pepper Clark, Anyakwee Nsirimovu, Patrick Naagbanton, Oronto Douglas among so many others, also fought during their lifetime and passed on the baton to those alive.

While militant groups were killing and maiming their own people and blowing up oil pipelines and also stealing crude and making billions, Akwa Ibom youth adopted constructive engagements with IOCs operating within the state.

I recall when youth blocked the Qua Iboe Terminal operated by ExxonMobil and stopped production for close to two weeks.

The police opened fire on the peaceful protesters just as the then Governor, Obong Victor Attah intervened and brought the situation under control.

At a point, host communities deployed their deities to the Qua Terminal gates and the management of the IOC and their workers could not access the facilities until outstanding issues were resolved. That was how Akwa Ibom youth approached the struggle and that was the same reason they were excluded from the Amnesty of the Federal Government.

They did not kill and maim their people. They did not kidnap oil workers for ransom. They refused to blow up oil facilities. They were not stealing crude and making billions from it.

When the leadership of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited then justified their employment policies which gave undue advantages to Yorubas on the grounds that Akwa Ibom lacked qualified persons to take up its top jobs, Akwa Ibom people did not declare outright war on the multinational oil firm.

Though we felt insulted as a people, youth from the state mobilised and peacefully protested against the management of the oil firm. But the state government did something amazing.

Obong Attah commissioned a team and they came up with a long list of Akwa Ibom people who were eminently qualified but were never considered for appointment.

Obong Attah did not stop at publishing the list in national dailies, he constructively engaged with top management of the IOC and the intervention paid off with the appointment of Udom Inoyo as the first indigenous executive director of MPNU. I was directly involved in that agitation but we did not shade any blood or destroy any facility.


That multilayered engagement took place at the same time youth groups masquerading as militants were blowing up pipelines, killing innocent community people, kidnapping scores for ransom. It was the case of the same ailment with differential treatments. While one group decided to be violent, the other deployed peace.


At the end of the day, oil production was brought to the lowest levels in many oil fields located in Ijaw land while production increased in Akwa Ibom and indeed provided a buffer for the national economy which was almost pushed into recession at the time.

I took time to highlight the above to show that every tribe and people in the Niger Delta region have made invaluable contributions to the campaign for better environmental practices, improved resource allocation and better corporate governance and such efforts have resulted in the gains made so far.

I recall the push by the South-south Caucus of the National Assembly under the leadership of Chief Nduese Essien, which rallied governors and other political leaders in the region including Obong Victor Attah, Chief Peter Odili, late Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, James Ibori among others to stand together and individually, to engage the Olusegun Obasanjo presidency for the 13 Percent Derivation and establishment of the Niger Delta Development Commission from the relics of the Oil Mineral Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC).

It is; thereforewrong to assume that the Niger Delta areas that did not blow up oil pipelines, kill their people, beat up their elders, kidnap and collect ransom and commit atrocious crimes were not part of the struggle.

One of the sad reminders and or manifestation of such cockeyed thinking was what turned the Amnesty programme of the Federal Government into an Ijaw diamond field. Over 70 percent of the beneficiaries are Ijaws in a region with over 40 ethnic groups.

Ijaw-based groups and individuals have made it a routine to fight every appointee into the Niger Delta Ministry and the NDDC except their own.

When late President Umaru Yar’Adua created the ministry and appointed a consummate bureaucrat and a son of Akwa Ibom State, late Uffot Ekaette as pioneer minister, Ijaw youth and elders started a fight almost immediately as if he was not from the region.

Militants threatened to bring down the sky. The same scenario played out when Usani Usani from Cross River State was appointed to head the ministry. It was when one of theirs, Godsday Orubebe was appointed minister that militants and many Ijaw leaders stopped fighting.

Today, the same groups who saw nothing wrong when Ijaws were occupying offices as NDDC sole administrators and minister of the Niger Delta ministry are swearing and fighting tooth and nail to remove appointees from Akwa Ibom State.

While I am not canvassing for the individuals occupying the offices of sole administrator of the NDDC and minister of the Niger Delta ministry as the case may be, I have an issue with the campaign of calumny waged against appointees from Akwa Ibom State.

There is hardly any appointee from Akwa Ibom or other parts of the region that Ijaw groups don’t fight and sometimes to the extent of frustrating genuine projects and initiatives for the development of the region.

For the records, Ijaw youth and fifth columnists who specialise in disrupting the tenures of Akwa Ibom appointees right from the onset of both NDDC and Niger Delta Ministry do not protest and issue ultimatums when someone from their ethnic stock is appointed either in acting or substantive capacity in the two government bodies.

For the record again, Ijaws have served more years in acting leadership positions in the NDDC than people from any other ethnic groups in the region.

Such Ijaw acting NDDC administrators include: Ibim Semenitari, Enyia Akwagaga, John Brambaifa and Kemebradikumo Pondei.

Throughout the time Godsday Urubebe served as minister of the Niger Delta ministry, no Akwa Ibom man or woman carried a placard or protested against him and they also didn’t carry placards when Ijaws were appointed to act in NDDC when it was the turn of the state to fill the position of MD.

Those who think that the Niger Delta region belongs to them alone should note that the seed of rancor and hatred they are sowing today may haunt them tomorrow.

I recall how the so-called militant leaders abandoned the Okah brothers who were in the same struggle and even betrayed themselves for some morsels of bread.

When Charles Okah was held in Kuje Prison for five solid years without trial, his tribesmen and those who claimed to be fighting the same cause abandoned him.

It was on the night I participated in the Presidential Media Chat that featured then President Goodluck Jonathan that I got a call from a man who identified himself as Charles Okah. He told me he had been held in prison custody for many years without trial and pleaded with me to follow up his case and bring media attention to it.

Mr. Okah is Ijaw and I am an Ibibio man. I don’t know how many Ijaw journalists reported on his case and why he singled me out to tell his story.

I followed up that case, asked questions from relevant quarters and wrote reports for Premium Times newspaper where I was working as a senior editor at the time. I used that platform to draw public attention to his plight and was arrested in a most brutal and humiliating manner by the DSS and detained for my insistence that Mr. Okah should be given a fair trial.

I did not see any Ijaw reporter in Justice Gabriel Kolawale’s court on the day Mr. Okah almost committed suicide when his case was adjourned simply because the prosecuting counsel was going to London to attend the graduation of his (counsel’s) child from the university.

The professional protesters and militants kept quiet and or looked the other way while one of their own was standing trial for a cause they fought together.

I want to draw attention of those who are sowing seeds of division and discord in the region to one of the Ibibio adages, “Nuun ked isi sioho ndang,’ meaning “one finger cannot remove hair lice.”

They should know that the region cannot make progress when one group is constantly at war with all others just to advance their own interest.

I don’t want to write about my experience as the special adviser to former Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Gbene Joi Nunieh today. Perhaps I will tell the story in the near future. But she is one of the best minds in the region and had so much passion to deliver on the mandate of the commission. Alas!

I have so much respect for my Ijaw brothers and sisters. They are unique people, full of compassion, smart, hardworking and daring. They have contributed immensely to the development of the region but they should also support people from other parts of the region when the need arises.

The Niger Delta is our only home and we have suffered together for decades and we should share in the bounties that accrue to us a region on the table of brotherhood, peace and goodwill. That’s not too much to ask. Or is it?

Ibanga Isine, is a CNN Award-winning journalist and Media Aide to former NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Joy Nunieh .

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Politics / Re: Eleven Kingdom's Of Ika People Of Delta State Nigeria And Their Monarch's by AceRoot(m): 7:51pm On Jun 22
allcomage:
I had raced pass Agbor for 30yrs without ever going into the town until my car had gear issues in 2019 while ascending Abudu town hill. I managed to drive it to nearest village by the express.Surprise no.1,the locals were speaking a dialect of Igbo. I was advised to take my car to Agbor where I could get a mechanic. Surprise no.2, all the mechanics in the workshop were speaking Igbo, some from Agbor, Owa,Abavo,Owa iyubu etc. Because they had to go to Onitsha to buy spare parts, they couldn't finish, I had to check into a hotel. Being on Saturday, I went to a Catholic church the following day and surprise no.3 ,the mass was in Igbo, Readings Igbo, choruses were rendered in Igbo with some in English. I became
curious and i hired a bike who took me around Agbor town and to Ifeanyi Okowa town, Owa. Ladies and gentlemen, all the locals I interacted with spoke a dialect of Igbo and pigeon english, locals names,villages and towns were Igbo. I even went to a local market to buy food stuff and to my surprise,they were haggling in Igbo dialect. Ladies and gentlemen, I can say without apology that Ikaland is Igboland though there might be a few insignificant 3% of Edo migrants.

Chai, if only I could pinch you or throw a pinch of salt at you, just to make sure you are real. Then I would holla on the top of nairaland imaginary tree, for all far and near to come and hear you, then for all who just have heard to reach out and search for a long suffering, opinionated and highly ANTI_IGBO fellow here on nairaland, who goes with an aptly moniker of, SUFFERINGBOY. This member is of Ika stock, yet more hating and abusive and even condesending of every thing IGBO. I am yet to come across a more mendacious and maligning Anti-Igbo dispensal from someone most propably bearing an Igbo name.
S/he even details every loose Bini link pausible and whenever possible, to distance Ikaland from the Igbos.

I thank you for your personal, yet convincing reconnaissanse.

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Politics / Re: Eleven Kingdom's Of Ika People Of Delta State Nigeria And Their Monarch's by AceRoot(m): 2:51pm On Jun 22
Christistruth00:



Igbo don’t have kings

Not quite, for we have them, two to a penny, and as such, no great reverence. They are, let's just say custodians of very limited royalty. Case in point: Every autonomous community has a King in Igboland.
Politics / Re: Twitter Is Opening Without Vpn On My Phone Now by AceRoot(m): 7:58pm On Jun 17
As least, you do have to say which network that you're using to achieve this remarkable feat. Else, you all interested can go use, PUFFIN browser. It is on Google Playstore.
Politics / Re: Nyesom Wike Blowing Correct Igbo To The Etche People by AceRoot(m): 7:43pm On Jun 17
Kinematics:




Attachee by force. You just commented in English, that means you are an English man.. grin grin


Biko kanjuoghi, ee wu nwatakiri nzuzu na eme ohia, ko no ime mmiri? Ee joronJo na ime obighi.

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Politics / Re: Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu Assumes Command As Director Army Public Relat by AceRoot(m): 10:09pm On Jun 16
Quite trendy OR pretentious to have,

Onyema Nwachukwu as Nigeria Army SPOX
Frank Mba as Nigeria Police SPOX
Nnochirionye Afunanya as Dept.SS SPOX


This planning is of pure evil genius. Just Brilliant. wink grin
Politics / Re: South-South Never Supported Ojukwu During Biafra War – Ex-Minister, Babatope by AceRoot(m): 10:14am On Jun 15
The Republic of Biafra :
Resolution by the Eastern Region Consultative Assembly.

We, the Chiefs, Elders and Representatives of Eastern Nigeria,
gathered at this Joint meeting of the Advisory Committee of Chiefs
and Elders and the Consultative Assembly do solemnly declare as
follows:
Whereas we have been in the vanguard of the national movement for the
building of a strong, united and prosperous Nigeria where no man will
be oppressed and have devoted our efforts, talents and resources to
this end;
Whereas we cherish certain inalienable human rights and state
obligations such as the right to life, liberty and pursuit of
happiness; the right to acquire, possess and defend property; the
provision of security; and the establishment of good and just
government based on the consent of the governed;
Whereas in practical demonstration of these beliefs, our people
settled in other parts of Nigeria, served their country in many
capacities, and contributed immensely to the growth and development
of Nigeria;
Whereas we are living witnesses of injustices and atrocities
committed against Eastern Nigeria, among which are the premeditated
murder of over 30,000 of our innocent men,
women and children by Northern Nigerians, the calculated destruction
of the property of our sons and daughters, the shameless conversion
of two million Eastern Nigerians into refugees in their own country,
all this without remorse;
Whereas in consequence of these and other acts of discrimination and
injustice, we have painfully realized that the Federation of Nigeria
has failed, and has given us no protection;
Whereas in spite of these facts, the Government and people of Eastern
Nigeria have persisted in their efforts to find a practical and just
solution that would preserve the continued existence of Nigeria as
one corporate unit and restore peace and confidence as demonstrated
by the initiative of our Military Governor in getting all the
military leaders together at Aburi, Ghana;
Whereas the hopes which the Aburi Agreement engendered have proved to
be misplaced and have been destroyed by a series of acts of bad faith
and distortions and finally by a refusal on the part of the >Lagos
Government= to implement these and other Agreements notwithstanding
the fact that they were freely and voluntarily entered into;
Whereas the Federation of Nigeria has forfeited any claim to our
allegiance by these acts and by the economic, political and
diplomatic sanctions imposed against us by the so-called Federal
Government;
And whereas the object of government is the good of the governed and
the will of the people its ultimate sanction;
Now, therefore, in consideration of these and other facts and
injustices, we, the Chiefs, Elders and Representatives of all the
Twenty Provinces of Eastern Nigeria, assembled in this Joint Meeting
of the Advisory Committee of Chiefs and Elders and the Consultative
Assembly, at Enugu this 27th day of May, 1967, we hereby solemnly
:
a. Mandate His Excellency Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu,
Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria, to declare at the earliest
practicable date Eastern Nigeria a free, sovereign and independent
sate by the name and title of the Republic of Biafra.
B. Resolve that the new Republic of Biafra shall have the full and
absolute powers of a sovereign state, and shall establish commerce,
levy war, conclude peace, enter into diplomatic relations, and carry
out, as of right, other sovereign responsibilities.
C. Direct that the Republic of Biafra may enter into arrangement with
any sovereign unit or units in what remains of Nigeria or in any part
of African desirous of association with us for the purpose of running
a common services organization and for the establishment of economic
ties.
D. Recommend that the Republic of Biafra should become a member of
the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of African Unity and
the United Nations Organization.
E. Recommend the adoption of a Federal Constitution based on the new
provincial units.
F. Re-affirm His Excellency's assurance of protection for the persons,
properties and businesses of foreign nationals in our territory.
G. Declare our unqualified confidence in the Military Governor of
Eastern Nigeria, Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and assure him
of our unreserved support for the way and manner he has handled the
crisis in the country.

So help us God.

compiled by Nowa Omoigui
https://www.dawodu.com/erca.htm
Politics / Re: Should Igbos Jojn In The June 12 Protest by AceRoot(m): 12:07pm On Jun 11
UstazAhmed:

.........>
Well Buhari and the IGP have already read the riot act against tomorrow. If you don't value your life, hit the streets in protest tomorrow.

I know Igbos are wise and will never allow themselves to be used as warhorse or used and be dumped.

Funny how well you are at playing one against the other, whilst pretending to praise one or the other.

Ustaz, THIS IS YOU.

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Politics / Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by AceRoot(m): 4:08pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


The oil in Nigeria is in Agadem (the part I cycled blue), not at the border between Benin and Niger. And we all know that the shortest distance between two points is always a straight line (mathematics).

Most people talking don't even know the detail. Amaechi has been saying this thing everyday, but people have made up their minds on what they want to hear.

Please study this thing, and forget the political noise for 2023. This is reality.

You make very valid points here. Two other factors could be the terrain + topography of the route, and the reach of the dreaded Islamic terror group(s) nearby.

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Politics / Re: Buhari Defends $1.9 Billion Nigeria-Niger Republic Railway Project by AceRoot(m): 3:32pm On Jun 10
MoIbrahim:


For which map is Benin shorter?

Politics / Re: I Stand With Nigeria On Twitter by AceRoot(m): 2:36pm On Jun 09
GuyWise101:
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Another Yoruba boy dying for his Fulani masters

It is all in a day"s job for him. grin
Car Talk / Re: Bringing a Mercedes from Lagos to Calabar; and my tough ordeals! by AceRoot(m): 1:17pm On Jun 08
OfficialDJ:
carry on with your Toyota.

grin

That car was gotten from copart as toks, and you can NEVER feel ride quality with your Toyota gang..
Never

All very well, but I assume you dont intend putting the CLS on any more long distance journey.
But if you dare to really enjoy your coupe in Nigeria, lose those silly low profile tyre/wheel setup.

Ditch 19/20 inch wheels coupled to 35/45 profile tyres and step up to 18/19 inch wheels coupled to 50/55 profile tyre.

The car will definitely not look as cool to the connoisseur, but slightly loose in feel and much kinder to your wallet.
Politics / Re: Ayade Is Material For National Politics- Garba Shehu by AceRoot(m): 7:16pm On Jun 07
I hope some can hear that Dull Toll of a Bell.
Politics / Re: A Warning To The Ndi Igbo. From An Ikwerre Brother by AceRoot(m): 6:41pm On Jun 07
ThumbzTNA:
If they kill Igbo, they go kill Ikwerre too.

Oh no. You shouldn't have said that to him, at all. His lot are contantly engendered by others to fully declare and deploy anti-Igboisms openly and with fervent passion. And you dare tell him that those very outsiders wouldn't tell him apart, from the very same Igbo they want diminished and dispatched ? What a world of one chance for Ikweredom, that could befall it.
Politics / Re: Akwa Ibom People Are The Natural Ally And Friend Of The Igbos by AceRoot(m): 3:17pm On Jun 04
rottennaija:


How many people in the Niger Delta did you consult in the supposed original map of biafra? Who drew the original map of biafra in the first place? Ojukwu or Niger Delta people? Did he consult the people before or he simply annexed the region through military might?

The Eastern Council, in May 1967:

We, the Chiefs, Elders and Representatives of Eastern Nigeria,
gathered at this Joint meeting of the Advisory Committee of Chiefs
and Elders and the Consultative Assembly do solemnly declare as
follows:
Whereas we have been in the vanguard of the national movement for the
building of a strong, united and prosperous Nigeria where no man will
be oppressed and have devoted our efforts, talents and resources to
this end;
Whereas we cherish certain inalienable human rights and state
obligations such as the right to life, liberty and pursuit of
happiness; the right to acquire, possess and defend property; the
provision of security; and the establishment of good and just
government based on the consent of the governed;
Whereas in practical demonstration of these beliefs, our people
settled in other parts of Nigeria, served their country in many
capacities, and contributed immensely to the growth and development
of Nigeria;
Whereas we are living witnesses of injustices and atrocities
committed against Eastern Nigeria, among which are the premeditated
murder of over 30,000 of our innocent men,
women and children by Northern Nigerians, the calculated destruction
of the property of our sons and daughters, the shameless conversion
of two million Eastern Nigerians into refugees in their own country,
all this without remorse;
Whereas in consequence of these and other acts of discrimination and
injustice, we have painfully realized that the Federation of Nigeria
has failed, and has given us no protection;
Whereas in spite of these facts, the Government and people of Eastern
Nigeria have persisted in their efforts to find a practical and just
solution that would preserve the continued existence of Nigeria as
one corporate unit and restore peace and confidence as demonstrated
by the initiative of our Military Governor in getting all the
military leaders together at Aburi, Ghana;
Whereas the hopes which the Aburi Agreement engendered have proved to
be misplaced and have been destroyed by a series of acts of bad faith
and distortions and finally by a refusal on the part of the >Lagos
Government= to implement these and other Agreements notwithstanding
the fact that they were freely and voluntarily entered into;
Whereas the Federation of Nigeria has forfeited any claim to our
allegiance by these acts and by the economic, political and
diplomatic sanctions imposed against us by the so-called Federal
Government;
And whereas the object of government is the good of the governed and
the will of the people its ultimate sanction;
Now, therefore, in consideration of these and other facts and
injustices, we, the Chiefs, Elders and Representatives of all the
Twenty Provinces of Eastern Nigeria, assembled in this Joint Meeting
of the Advisory Committee of Chiefs and Elders and the Consultative
Assembly, at Enugu this 27th day of May, 1967, we hereby solemnly:

a. Mandate His Excellency Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu,
Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria, to declare at the earliest
practicable date Eastern Nigeria a free, sovereign and independent
sate by the name and title of the Republic of Biafra.

B. Resolve that the new Republic of Biafra shall have the full and
absolute powers of a sovereign state, and shall establish commerce,
levy war, conclude peace, enter into diplomatic relations, and carry
out, as of right, other sovereign responsibilities.

C. Direct that the Republic of Biafra may enter into arrangement with
any sovereign unit or units in what remains of Nigeria or in any part
of African desirous of association with us for the purpose of running
a common services organization and for the establishment of economic
ties.

D. Recommend that the Republic of Biafra should become a member of
the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of African Unity and
the United Nations Organization.

E. Recommend the adoption of a Federal Constitution based on the new
provincial units.

F. Re-affirm His Excellency's assurance of protection for the persons,
properties and businesses of foreign nationals in our territory.

G. Declare our unqualified confidence in the Military Governor of
Eastern Nigeria, Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and assure him
of our unreserved support for the way and manner he has handled the
crisis in the country.

So help us God.
Politics / Re: BREAKING: Twitter Deletes Buhari’s ‘genocidal’ Tweet by AceRoot(m): 4:29pm On Jun 02
Romanoff:
Does anyone have the tweet?

The video is still available at *Presidency Nigeria* twitter handle;
https://twitter.com/i/status/1399851931779149826

Just scroll down a touch or two.
Politics / Re: Twitter Deletes Buhari’s Tweet About Nigerian Civil War - Peoples Gazette by AceRoot(m): 4:03pm On Jun 02
alfasexy:
It wasn't even a tweet. He said it live on camera


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xreqaOISv8

The video is still on twitter here> https://twitter.com/i/status/1399851931779149826
Business / Re: First Bank: Our South-East Branches Are Open by AceRoot(m): 12:47pm On Jun 02
Simplyleo:
Okay

Quite disappointing to you and your gang of irredentist ill-wishers.

This good news from the bank must have sent you temporarily into convulsion. Please stay alive, so we can poke you some more in the future.

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Politics / Re: Why Is Ebonyi Governor Visiting Victims Of Benue Massacre? by AceRoot(m): 12:20pm On Jun 02
Kebbiprince:
I noticed the Ebonyi governor visited the victims of Benue massacre, what happened to ortom himself paying a visit?

Sadly for the victims, they have no crude oil on their land, which would made the Benue governor sit up and vexatious over a neighboring governor's visit.
Politics / Re: Unknown Gunmen Shot 2 Police Men Dead At Mgbemene Enugu (Video) by AceRoot(m): 11:35am On Jun 01
Yankee101:


Run thru my thread, it's very simple to verify what one writes. I wish for buhari to be removed even if it's a coup. I want all fulani bandits hanged. And if ipob is killing its own people, they are no better than boko haram and should be treated the same.

No be men them be? Why not face aso rock? Why innocent folks who are igbos? Igbo businesses? Igbo judge, police, soldiers?

Yeah, quick as a flash..... it is Ipob killing its own people, you say!! Sometimes you could try some critical thinking and find some layered reasoning such as,

1. Knowing that there are 2 or more external forces at play here, vis-a-vis the UGM: Some related to ESN and some to the Federal Goverment. Because the end game as you have hastily concluded point to enacting an Emergency Rule under the guise of collapse of law and order on the streets of Igboland. I honestly do not know or care how you will feel, for there are greater issues at hand.

2. Pushing national and international opinions about the need to douse the support for the IPOB which has so far remained non-militant in the eyes of many around the world and to helm them in and agree that other nations tow the lines of the Federal Government. That wont just work !!

3. To keep pretending that Nigeria remains fair to all its peoples and zones, when governed by or with Mohammedean tendencies. which will always remain alien to the IGBO.

Best, I say, let the Igbo deal with its present situation as best as it feels how, because no other Nigerians really wish us well, the way we wish ourselves, and actually it is better that others stand and show their true deck instead of the pretentious advice(s) not solicited.
IPOB would not bring us Biafra but the some of its ideologies and direction will be fit for purpose and generally agreed upon throughout Igboland. I stop here.
Politics / Re: Unknown Gunmen Shot 2 Police Men Dead At Mgbemene Enugu (Video) by AceRoot(m): 11:02am On Jun 01
Yankee101:
3 things for sure

1. Igbos will die more than any other ethnic group
2. Igbo businesses will suffer more than any
3. After all the bloodshed biafra still won't happen

and finally,

4. Yankee101, will be happiest with muslim/fulani rulership. QED.
Politics / Re: Names & Pictures Of Officers Who Died In The Kaduna Plane Crash by AceRoot(m): 8:36pm On May 22
VeeVeeMyLuv:
Boss all the positions there are mighty


Thank you very much for pointing that out to me.

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Politics / Re: Names & Pictures Of Officers Who Died In The Kaduna Plane Crash by AceRoot(m): 8:34pm On May 22
SeniorGee:


Ok.
The COAS has authority and control over the army, the provost is the law keeper within the army, of course military intelligence deals with information. If peradventure there is, or will be a coup, these guys are primary targets. These guys have the loyalty of the guns. There won't be any successful takeover if they are not a part of it, in which case they can be eliminated.
It's all power play.
These are mere speculations though. It might just have been an unfortunate accident!

I do understand this better now and I thank you very much.
Politics / Re: Names & Pictures Of Officers Who Died In The Kaduna Plane Crash by AceRoot(m): 7:57am On May 22
SeniorGee:
A plane containing the Chief of Army Staff, Army Provost- Marshall (acting), and Chief of Military intelligence crashes on landing? Is this a mere coincidence or there is more to it than meets the eye. These positions are very very sensitive!

Please, can you explain some more for us outsiders to get a better feel of the cadre involved here?
Politics / Re: Yemi Osinbajo Attends National Prayer Breakfast Meeting In Abuja (Photos) by AceRoot(m): 4:08pm On May 21
Doradorwa:
I don't know what to say of this

Oh, this is intricate!!
Whilst the Muslim North prey on Nigeria, the Christian South pray for Nigeria.
Politics / Re: The SS & SE Will Loose The Next War, See Reasons Here by AceRoot(m): 2:08pm On May 21
The OP and supposedly the author of this topic is either over-delibrate and grossly ignorant of the term and usage of INYAMIRI.

This often used term in disaffectionately describing the IGBO didn't at all start with the end of the 1967-1970 war, but has been in use since the advent of the railway lines into the far-north as far back as the 1930s. Trust the advantageous Igbo reaching out to the Muslim villagers for supplies and WATER...... Nyem Mmiri or Give me Water, got adulterated into Hausa ....nyamiri.

Simply put, the term has nothing to do with losing any war. As a matter of fact, as a person who grew up on the Jos Plateau, myself as an Igbo, inyamiri isn't taken as a real disparagement, but rather an offputting endearment of your "sort of" betters from the east. But with menace and violence roused amongst the Mohammedians, it turns often into a killing and maiming call. That, we all understand and can withstand.

So, carry on twisting and taunting with the rest of your fanciful article of stunted reasoning.

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Politics / Re: Bishops Of Onitsha/ Owerri Meet,confirm What Mbaka Said, Support Ipob,blame PMB by AceRoot(m): 6:28pm On May 11
helinues:
5% opinions

grin


...THAT KEEPS YOU ONLINE HERE, DAY & NIGHT...
Politics / Re: Only Land Owners And Business Class Should Be Allowed To Vote In 2023 by AceRoot(m): 12:39pm On May 10
!!!!!!!! AGENT PROVOCATEUR GALORE !!!!!!!!
Politics / Re: If You Are From Anambra In IPOB, You Are A FOOL. by AceRoot(m): 9:36pm On Apr 16
“OGBUNIKE INCIDENT: SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT

There was no attack in any bank, yesterday, 15th April, 2021 in Anambra State. To set the records straight, Anambra State Police Command at about 3pm, on the mentioned date above, received a distress call on shootings close to Oye Olisa Market and First Bank, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA.

Police Operatives quickly mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums who had set two vehicles ablaze on sighting the responding Police Teams, fled the scene shooting indiscriminately.

Unfortunately, stray bullets from the hoodlums hit two students on transit. They were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Meanwhile, Police Operatives are on their trail and efforts are being intensified to get them apprehended.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, assures the public that the command under his watch will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators of this heinous act are brought to book.

DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr
PPRO Anambra State Police Command
Crime / Re: 2 Students Shot Dead During Attack On A Bank In Anambra (Graphic) by AceRoot(m): 9:31pm On Apr 16
rdokoye:


Nnamdi Kanu receives $1 million a month in donations, so there's no reason for him to rob a bank. Moreover, he already spoke against this attack and said ESN will track down the perpetrators.




“OGBUNIKE INCIDENT: SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT

There was no attack in any bank, yesterday, 15th April, 2021 in Anambra State. To set the records straight, Anambra State Police Command at about 3pm, on the mentioned date above, received a distress call on shootings close to Oye Olisa Market and First Bank, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA.

Police Operatives quickly mobilized to the scene. The hoodlums who had set two vehicles ablaze on sighting the responding Police Teams, fled the scene shooting indiscriminately.

Unfortunately, stray bullets from the hoodlums hit two students on transit. They were rushed to the hospital and later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Meanwhile, Police Operatives are on their trail and efforts are being intensified to get them apprehended.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi, while commiserating with the families of the deceased, assures the public that the command under his watch will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators of this heinous act are brought to book.

DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr
PPRO Anambra State Police Command

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