BENUE SOUTH SENATE SEAT: APC STAKEHOLDERS RESOLVE FOR OLD OJU, AS EGBOJA FLAGS OFF CAMPAIGN AT IGEDE AGBA

*Igede APC endorses Buhari, uphold Akume, Yaro’s leadership of party But for the fact that the Igede stakeholders who gathered in a near thousand at the Oju LG Pavilion at the weekend represented only a stratum of the Igede political spectrum – APC – it would have been correctly put that Igede community has wholly…… Continue reading BENUE SOUTH SENATE SEAT: APC STAKEHOLDERS RESOLVE FOR OLD OJU, AS EGBOJA FLAGS OFF CAMPAIGN AT IGEDE AGBA

MIDDLE BELT TRADITIONAL COUNCIL TASKS AKUME OVER CRISIS IN BENUE

EJIKEMEOMENAZU, LAGOS The Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC) has called on Senator George Akume, former governor of Benue State, to allow the state administration to run smoothly in the interest of the people. Chief Ode Ochi Emmanuel, the MBTC chairman in the South West geo-political zone, who spoke to DAILY INDEPENDENT in Lagos on Wednesday,…… Continue reading MIDDLE BELT TRADITIONAL COUNCIL TASKS AKUME OVER CRISIS IN BENUE

BENUE 2019: APC, PDP TEST STRENGTH

  By James Ibechi Relax convention, or just forgive my breaking of it, and let me start this insightful journalistic analysis like this: maybe, just maybe Chief Steve Lawani has no idea what the word contradiction means. Or he would not have said that APC showed Ortom the exit door from the party because of…… Continue reading BENUE 2019: APC, PDP TEST STRENGTH

HOW OSINBAJO’S THREAT TO QUIT CAUSED DAURA’S MIGHTY FALL

Investigation HOW OSINBAJO’S THREAT TO QUIT CAUSED DAURA’S MIGHTY FALL Jamesibechi.com Senate President Bukola Saraki was to kiss bye to his exalted position on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. But again, he survived; the second time. The coup against him got underway as earlier as 5am when operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS took…… Continue reading HOW OSINBAJO’S THREAT TO QUIT CAUSED DAURA’S MIGHTY FALL

REAL REASON TAMBUWAL DUMPED APC

Speculations about Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s possible defection to the People’s Democratic Party, finally berthed on the shores of reality on Wednesday. The Sokoto State governor announced his return to his former party, PDP, ending months of suspense about his political future. However, contrary to the belief that the former Speaker of the House of Reprentatives…… Continue reading REAL REASON TAMBUWAL DUMPED APC

OSHOMHOLE’ S APC FACTION IS ON THE OFFENSIVE

* As coercive power is test run on Ortom   By James Ibechi Jamesibechi.com has been reliably informed that the Adams Oshiomhole led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC has decided to use the coercive power of state to intimidate defecting APC political office holders with the intention of whipping them back into the…… Continue reading OSHOMHOLE’ S APC FACTION IS ON THE OFFENSIVE

POLICE BOSS VICTIM OF POLITICAL WHIRLWIND?

By James Ibechi The late hours of Thursday, July 26, 2018 ended with the news of the recall of Fatai Owoseni, to Abuja. Owoseni took over from Bashir Makama in January 2018 as Benue State Police Commissioner. Makama was involved in the controversial farmer and herdsmen conflict in the state to warrant his sudden replacement.…… Continue reading POLICE BOSS VICTIM OF POLITICAL WHIRLWIND?

THE BENUE POLITICAL WHIRLWIND

  By James Ibechi When Nigeria’s former Minister of Education (state), Jerry Agada wrote the political satire, The Whirlwind and organized a successful presentation before a large crowd in Makurdi on July 5, 2018, he was not privy to the gathering political storm over the Benue political landscape.  Among the issues examined by Agada in…… Continue reading THE BENUE POLITICAL WHIRLWIND

OKONJO-IWEALA APPOINTED TO TWITTER BOARD OF DIRECTOR

By James Ibechi   Former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Twitter, the social media network has announced. Describing the former Minister and one of Africa’s leading female thought-leaders, as a ” distinguished leader with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter said…… Continue reading OKONJO-IWEALA APPOINTED TO TWITTER BOARD OF DIRECTOR

IGEDE PEOPLE HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE – PROF. OJOWU

For the Records Being the text of Speech delivered by Prof. Ode Ojowu as Chairman of the Occasion at the coronation of Adirahu Ny’Igede on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Oju LG Pavillion. The Igede people have today come full cycle with the emergence of their First Class Chief. Pre-colonial Igede was an ‘independent…… Continue reading IGEDE PEOPLE HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE – PROF. OJOWU

MIDDLE BELT REGRETS SUPPORT FOR CURRENT ADMINISTRATION – DESHI

Jacob Deshi is of the Ngas ethnic nationality in Plateau State and former Secretary of the Ngas Development Association in Lagos State and Secretary, Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC) in Lagos and South West Nigeria. He spoke to EJIKEME OMENAZU on the on-going herdsmen killings in region. Excerpt:  How do you see the recent orgy…… Continue reading MIDDLE BELT REGRETS SUPPORT FOR CURRENT ADMINISTRATION – DESHI

THE RE-ALIGNMENT OF POLITICAL ALLIANCE BY THE MIDDLE BELT ZONE

Perspective By Abrahams Kwaghngu Early this week, leaders and stakeholders of the Middle Belt Geo-political zone converged at the iconic IBB Square in Makurdi, the Benue State capital to take a common position on burning national issues affecting them. The rally organized by the influential Middle Belt Forum in conjunction with the J.S. Tarka Foundation…… Continue reading THE RE-ALIGNMENT OF POLITICAL ALLIANCE BY THE MIDDLE BELT ZONE

THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD – TUNDE BAKARE

Over the centuries, the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword” has come to define the power of the written word in statecraft. Those words have since stepped out of the pages of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Conspiracy, a play written in 1839, to become words on marble. At the heart of this notion of…… Continue reading THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD – TUNDE BAKARE

OPINION: THE NEEDED SLEDGE HAMMER

BY Andyson Iji Egbodo Back in time when I was doing my undergraduate course in Ekiti State University, Prof Akin Oyebode who at that time came in fresh from University of Lagos to serve as Vice Chancellor called for a meeting with the leaders of the Students Union Government. I was Member of the students…… Continue reading OPINION: THE NEEDED SLEDGE HAMMER

GOVERNOR EMERITUS OF ALUCHI STATE, BY JAMES IBECHI

By James Ibechi The Governor Emeritus jumps out of his sleep. He looks at his surroundings: the bed is gold-plated; the mattress is extra-relaxing; the table lamp; the chandelier; the curve television set; the crested rug; and all. He could not have asked for anything better. But he is baffled and troubled. The dream he…… Continue reading GOVERNOR EMERITUS OF ALUCHI STATE, BY JAMES IBECHI

BOOK: Prof. Jerry Agada’s The Whirlwind, as reviewed by Elvis Ogenyi

TITLE: The Whirlwind AUTHOR: Jerry Agada REVIEWER: Elvis Ogenyi In a solemn or somberly situation, the tendency to pass a humour for frivolity is high. But when a humour becomes the conveyor of information, it gains approval. We therefore, cherish Professor Agada’s humour. But much more, we esteem the humourist in The Whirlwind. The Whirlwind…… Continue reading BOOK: Prof. Jerry Agada’s The Whirlwind, as reviewed by Elvis Ogenyi

2019: ENTIRE IGEDE NATION ENDORSES DR. EGBOJA FOR SENATE

By James Ibechi Ahead of the 2019 Benue South senatorial election, Igede leaders under the auspices of the Association of Igede Clans’ National Presidents, on Wednesday, endorsed Sir (Dr) Akwuma Egboja for election to represent the senatorial district. Rising from its monthly meeting for July which was held at Ebenta Uwokwu, in Oju LGA, the…… Continue reading 2019: ENTIRE IGEDE NATION ENDORSES DR. EGBOJA FOR SENATE

2019: BUHARI’S DUMMY FOR IGBO TO BUY?

*Hehehehe! By James Ibechi With 2019 presidential election fast approaching and faced with uncertainty in the south west and North central as regard electoral support, handlers of President Muhammadu Buhari have turned its full attention to the south east where the party lacks foothold. Jamesibechi.com reliably gathered that plans are afoot to reinforce the dummy…… Continue reading 2019: BUHARI’S DUMMY FOR IGBO TO BUY?