NINTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP: IGEDE AND A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

By Ade Joseph Otor I woke up this morning with a troubled heart. Know that I have lost no one dear. It is rather a feeling of a heightened bad blood flowing through my political nervous system. It truly gets me berserk and blank and, I have been putting my thoughts together with well knitted…… Continue reading NINTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP: IGEDE AND A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

AS ORTOM STAGES A COME-BACK IN BENUE

Features By James Ibechi and Ejikeme Omenazu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday announced Governor Samuel Ortom, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship election in Benue State. Ortom, the incumbent governor, was declared winner after the supplementary governorship election that was held in the state…… Continue reading AS ORTOM STAGES A COME-BACK IN BENUE

I WILL SET UP A PEACE, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE – ORTOM

Being a text of acceptance speech delivered by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, after he was handed another four-year mandate to continue to run the affairs of the state, on Sunday, March 24, 2019.   Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen It is with utmost humility and gratitude to God that my Deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu,…… Continue reading I WILL SET UP A PEACE, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE – ORTOM

IS OGEWU NOW LEADER OF OJU/OBI APC  AS THINGS FALL APART?

By Jacob Ogilegwu, An ideal political party is known by its idealogy characterised by manifestoes and its operational mechanisms . The formative manifestations of All Progressives Congress(APC), in a country is known to be a mixture of highly reactive chemical elements coupled in a breakable bottle potentially ready for an explosion. That was the clearer…… Continue reading IS OGEWU NOW LEADER OF OJU/OBI APC  AS THINGS FALL APART?

BENUE CAN BE BETTER UNDER GOOD LEADERSHIP – BARR. OTOR JANE

‘But for godfatherism, I was to beat my male opponents in the Primaries – Barr. Otor Jane’  Barr. Otor Jane, Principal Partner of Otor Jane & Associates, is a Makurdi-based legal practitioner and a former House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2019 General Elections. In this…… Continue reading BENUE CAN BE BETTER UNDER GOOD LEADERSHIP – BARR. OTOR JANE

2019: FACTS AND FEARS OF BENUE GOVERNORSHIP RACE

By James Ibechi Nigeria’s rescheduled governorship election is 48 hours away, March 9. Across the country, political parties and their supporters are in desperate move to gain poll advantage. In Benue State, falsehoods are bandied as truth as the fear of losing election upstage decency in the crowded, multiparty poll. With a countdown to election, voters…… Continue reading 2019: FACTS AND FEARS OF BENUE GOVERNORSHIP RACE

ORTOM AGAINST THE TIDE IN BENUE GUBER RACE

Analysis By James Ibechi “Ortom is Good To Go.” This was a headline of the recent edition of The Voice Newspaper published by the Benue State Government. Although the tabloid referred to victory it claimed awaited Governor Samuel Ortom in the March 9 poll, readers insist that it was a prophetic declaration of his sack…… Continue reading ORTOM AGAINST THE TIDE IN BENUE GUBER RACE

OKWU SHOULD CONGRATULATE OGEWU – Ochi Ode Emmanuel

‘I’ve initiated move to expose looters of Igede people’s money’  MBTC Chairman, Chief Ochi Ode Emmanuel has been speaking on the Saturday House of Reps election for Oju/Obi federal constituency, urging incumbent Samson Okwu to congratulate APGA’s David Ogewu who has been declared winner of the poll in Oju by the INEC Returning Officer in…… Continue reading OKWU SHOULD CONGRATULATE OGEWU – Ochi Ode Emmanuel

OGEWU AS A POSTER BOY IN OJU/OBI HOUSE OF REPS TUSSLE

OGEWU AS A POSTER BOY IN OJU/OBI HOUSE OF REPS TUSSLE   *As Oju people sting Samson Okwu, others   By James Ibechi   Obviously, the pendulum was in favour of the former Deputy majority Leader of the Benue State House of Assembly, Nick Eworo but the stage was set for Oju people to vent…… Continue reading OGEWU AS A POSTER BOY IN OJU/OBI HOUSE OF REPS TUSSLE

News Commentary: LET THE HOPE OF BENUE SOUTH REFLECT IN ELECTING MIKE ONOJA AS SENATOR

According to the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, real leaders sacrifice all for the freedom of their people. The real leader is therefore, selfless and altruistic and puts the interest of the people above self. One of such leaders in our time is the senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) for Benue South, Chief…… Continue reading News Commentary: LET THE HOPE OF BENUE SOUTH REFLECT IN ELECTING MIKE ONOJA AS SENATOR

WHY AND HOW STAKEHOLDERS ENDORSED ONOJA, OGEWU FOR NASS POLLS – OCHI ODE EMMANUEL

Ochi Ode Emmanuel is a maritime expert and Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC) Chairman. In this online interview with jamesibechi.com, he addresses issues in the recent endorsement he led stakeholders in Benue state to make which has since sent shockwaves across the geopolitical spectrum of the society. Excerpt You led select Igede stakeholders to endorse…… Continue reading WHY AND HOW STAKEHOLDERS ENDORSED ONOJA, OGEWU FOR NASS POLLS – OCHI ODE EMMANUEL

ORTOM’S FATE IN ATIKU’S OUTBURST

  By James Ibechi The 2019 Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the main challenger of President Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria’s February 16 presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised a review of legislations that restrict movement in Nigeria should he becomes president. In an engaging interview with Kadaria Ahmed on the television…… Continue reading ORTOM’S FATE IN ATIKU’S OUTBURST

2019: ONOJA SETS THE PACE IN BENUE SOUTH SENATE CONTEST

By James Ibechi The jostle for Senate in the Benue South senatorial district intensifies as INEC election date draws closer. One of three standard bearers will succeed former president of the senate, David Mark after the February 16 poll. They are; Chief Mike Okibe Onoja of Social Democratic Party(SDP); Chief Steven Lawani of All Progressives…… Continue reading 2019: ONOJA SETS THE PACE IN BENUE SOUTH SENATE CONTEST

2019: MORO, LAWANI, ONOJA IN TEST OF STRENGTH IN BENUE SOUTH SENATORIAL CONTEST

Analysis By James Ibechi The race for the Benue South senatorial election entered a fiery stage, Saturday as the Social Democratic Party(SDP) led by business mogul and retired Federal Permanent Secretary, Chief Mike Onoja stormed Otukpo in a historic rally. Addressing a tumultuous crowd at the rally, the SDP senatorial candidate, Onoja, affirmed a resolve…… Continue reading 2019: MORO, LAWANI, ONOJA IN TEST OF STRENGTH IN BENUE SOUTH SENATORIAL CONTEST

Exposed! HOW DAVID MARK PLOTS RETURN TO SENATE IN 2019?

By James Ibechi To say that politics is a game is now a cliché, but it is true. Some politicians play it as a game, make the most of impacts they can make and honourably quit the stage; or step aside to borrow a clause from IBB, while the ovation is loudest. Such politicians earn…… Continue reading Exposed! HOW DAVID MARK PLOTS RETURN TO SENATE IN 2019?

I’VE COME TO END THE REIGN OF CABAL – OKIBE ONOJA

*‘SDP’ll End The Years Of Doing Nothing At The Senate’ Being the text of a short speech delivered by Chief (Dr) Mike Okibe Onoja while declaring for Senate at a rally to announce his formal defection to SDP in Otukpo on Saturday, December 22, 2018 The motto of SDP is about good governance, sustainable development…… Continue reading I’VE COME TO END THE REIGN OF CABAL – OKIBE ONOJA

2019: BEYOND THE POLITICS OF OJU-AWAJIR ROAD

By James Ibechi   The latest news about the Oju-Awajir Road should at least be cheering! Whatever the case, we are at least reassured, once again, that the re-construction of the road that traverses Konshisha, Gwer and Oju LGAs, going by the words of Hon. Ode Enyi, Governor Samuel Ortom’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues,…… Continue reading 2019: BEYOND THE POLITICS OF OJU-AWAJIR ROAD

IGEDE NATION, A CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION OR A CRUCIBLE OF STRIFE

By Comrade Onah Ogbale That moment in every four years when the view of the people is sought by power seekers is here again and Igede land is not kept out of this perennial chess game. To that extent, post primary election consultations and permutations have begun ahead of the 2019 general elections with the…… Continue reading IGEDE NATION, A CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION OR A CRUCIBLE OF STRIFE

BUHARI LACKS MENTAL CAPACITY TO RULE NIGERIA WELL – ADOGA ONA, BENUE DEP CHIEF WHIP  

Rt. Hon. (Amb) Adoga Onah is Deputy Chief Whip, Benue State House of Assembly. The second term-serving lawmaker representing Oju 1 State Constituency doubles as House Committee Chairman on Health. Appointed recently as Chairman Committee on Strategy and Communication of the Atiku/Ortom Presidential Campaign, the lawmaker hosted the executive editors of some media outfits including…… Continue reading BUHARI LACKS MENTAL CAPACITY TO RULE NIGERIA WELL – ADOGA ONA, BENUE DEP CHIEF WHIP  

JOURNALISTS CHANGE SOCIETIES

*How Nick Eworo won 2019 APC’S HOR primary poll By James Ibechi I am James Ibechi, the Editorial Director of jamesibechi.com; an online news blog since the past seven years. As one of our avid readers, I hope you have gained from our thought-provoking, incisive, educative and expository contents in news, interviews, features and opinion, among…… Continue reading JOURNALISTS CHANGE SOCIETIES