I’LL REMAIN LOYAL AND COMMITTED TO APC, TO BENEFIT IGEDE NATION – COMR. BEN OBEGA

Comrade (Engr.) Ben Obega needs no introduction. He has been the readers’ delight since the 2019 race began. In this telephone interview with EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, JAMES IBECHI, he explains the reason why he has dumped PDP for APC on which platforms he intends to become the next federal lawmaker representing Igede people of Benue State. He also… Continue reading I’LL REMAIN LOYAL AND COMMITTED TO APC, TO BENEFIT IGEDE NATION – COMR. BEN OBEGA

EGBOJA, ONOJA, LAWANI, OTHERS: WHO WILL SUCCEED MARK NEXT YEAR?

My weekend gift for Idoma, Igede people  In 2019, former President of The Senate, David Mark will have spent 20 years on the seat of the Benue South Senatorial District which comprises the entire Idoma and Igede nationalities. Mark has got to quit or the senatorial seat will have become a monarchy rather than a… Continue reading EGBOJA, ONOJA, LAWANI, OTHERS: WHO WILL SUCCEED MARK NEXT YEAR?

 2019: IT’S OFFICIAL, OGBU MAC ITACHU IS IN THE RACE

  There had been lull in the nation’s political firmament. That was when Muhammed Buhari never decided to seek reelection, but now it’s official, he’s declared he will run again in 2019. The lull was also when in Igede area of Benue State, nobody was sure whether the current holders (obi) of the slot of… Continue reading  2019: IT’S OFFICIAL, OGBU MAC ITACHU IS IN THE RACE

HERDSMEN’S KILLINGS: MBTC BACKS DANJUMA ON SELF-DEFENCE

 The Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC) has lent its support to the recent call by the Lt. General Theophillus Danjuma (rtd), the former Chief of Army State, that Nigerians should be ready to defend themselves as the military and other security agencies have failed to protect them against attackers, DAILY INDEPENDENT is reporting.   Chief… Continue reading HERDSMEN’S KILLINGS: MBTC BACKS DANJUMA ON SELF-DEFENCE

CONFESS YOUR SINS LIKE MANTLE, APC TELLS PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called  on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the example of one its leaders and former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ibrahim Mantu. Mantu in a recent TV programme confessed the he took part in rigging elections for the PDP. Now the APC wants the PDP to borrow… Continue reading CONFESS YOUR SINS LIKE MANTLE, APC TELLS PDP

MBTC TO SHOWCASE MIDDLE BELT’S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE TO BOOST TOURISM

In a deft move to showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage and boost its tourism potentials, the Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC) in the South West plans to host its cultural festival in Lagos. Chief Ochi Emmanuel Ode, the MBTC Chairman and the Oji Kpururu 1 of Ibilla, who disclosed this to SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, said… Continue reading MBTC TO SHOWCASE MIDDLE BELT’S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE TO BOOST TOURISM

COE’S NEW PROVOST: OKEBE IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC

Advertorial    If statistics and other considerations are anything to go by, then it would be Mr. Gabriel Okebe, and no other academic, that would be the next substantive provost calling the shots at the College of Education, Oju.   But sometimes the thinking in some circles defies conventional logic and what is right in… Continue reading COE’S NEW PROVOST: OKEBE IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC

2019 PRESIDENCY: PDP SETTLES FOR ATIKU, LAMIDO, KWAKWASO

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s search for 2019 presidential flag bearer has been narrowed to three northern politicians, jamesibechi.com has learnt. This does not however mean that the party will not officially throw open the race for the ticket to its eligible members across the 19 northern states having zoned its presidential ticket to… Continue reading 2019 PRESIDENCY: PDP SETTLES FOR ATIKU, LAMIDO, KWAKWASO

NIGERIA TEETERING ON THE EDGE OF COLLAPSE

Over 73 people massacred and emotionally buried en mass amidst tears and public outcry for justice, then military moved in to stem the killing spree. In spite of that, over 5000 more farmers are been sacked from their farmland and homes while killer herdsmen are seen forcefully occupying the land which the Benue farmers are… Continue reading NIGERIA TEETERING ON THE EDGE OF COLLAPSE

2019: MEDIA GURU, OGI JOHN, OFFERS BLUPRINT ON IGEDE DEVELOPMENT

*Says the ideal thing to do is build an Igede Agenda, then elect people that can drive it to accomplishment ‘…It is easier to know when they fail and it will become a collective project’ Away from the noisy game of verbal attacks and permutations ahead of the elections, it is more profitable that we… Continue reading 2019: MEDIA GURU, OGI JOHN, OFFERS BLUPRINT ON IGEDE DEVELOPMENT

MBTC CHAIRMAN, OCHI, COMMISERATES WITH MORO OVER WIFE’S DEATH

By James Ibechi Chairman, Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC), Lagos/South West, Chief Ochi Ode Emmanuel, has commiserated with former Minister of Interior, Comr. Abba Moro over the loss of his wife, late Mrs Veronica. The MBTC chairman conveyed his condolence in a statement he issued and signed himself at the weekend, a copy of which… Continue reading MBTC CHAIRMAN, OCHI, COMMISERATES WITH MORO OVER WIFE’S DEATH

‘OPERATION CAT RACE’ IS UNIQUE IN BENUE – GOV. ORTOM

For the records Being the full text of speech delivered by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, at the flag off of Nigerian military exercise, Ayem AKpatuma (Operation Cat Race) in Benue on February 20, 2018. I wish to formally welcome the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and his entourage to Benue State… Continue reading ‘OPERATION CAT RACE’ IS UNIQUE IN BENUE – GOV. ORTOM

EGBOJA SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION LAUNCHED IN OTUKPO

Breaking…   By James Ibechi   The Isaac Egboja Senatorial Campaign Organisation was on Saturday (yesterday) inaugurated in Otukpo, the headquarters of Benue South Senatorial District. Leaders of the organisation said they had resolved to work assiduously for the victory of Dr. Isaac Akuma Egboja, a former United Nations envoy, who joined the Benue Zone… Continue reading EGBOJA SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION LAUNCHED IN OTUKPO

ONGOING BENUE SITUATION: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

By Usha Anenga Spanish Philosopher, George Santayana said “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Thus, a careful review of the distant and recent history of Nigeria holds the key to troubleshooting, unravelling, forecasting and prognosticating the current chaotic situation in the country. Our learning begins as far back as the… Continue reading ONGOING BENUE SITUATION: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

GEORGE ALLI: AGAINST NEAR APARTHEID POLICIES OF OTHERS

*Grades 2 kilometers road in Nwaba-Oju in Ugboju. *Promises Government’s intervention in the construction of the only primary school in the community. By Andyson Iji Egbodo In addition to the high capacity fire fighting trucks donated by the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service on the 2018 new year day celebration in appreciation of… Continue reading GEORGE ALLI: AGAINST NEAR APARTHEID POLICIES OF OTHERS

BENUE KILLINGS, REWARDS FOR ORTOM’S LOVE FOR BUHARI?

BENUE KILLINGS, REWARDS FOR ORTOM’S LOVE FOR BUHARI?   *Two gladiators on war path, may tear APC into shreds in Benue   By James Ibechi   “I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matt 25:36. As devout Christians that… Continue reading BENUE KILLINGS, REWARDS FOR ORTOM’S LOVE FOR BUHARI?

‘PETER ONCHE’S ORTOMATIC TOUCH IN OBI COMMUNITY’

LET THERE BE LIGHT By Andyson Iji Egbodoo The usual viable economic activities in Itakpa, headquarter of Okpokwu Council Ward of Obi LGA in Benue state had been in low gear for sometimes now due to their faulty transformer. Many thanks to the Executive Chairman of Obi LGA, Hon Peter Onche, for being alive to… Continue reading ‘PETER ONCHE’S ORTOMATIC TOUCH IN OBI COMMUNITY’

HERDSMEN KILLINGS: BENUE NEEDS THE SUPPORT OF CHRISTIAN SOUTH NOW

By James Ibechi The bad times for Benue people especially the Tiv Christian farming communities call for their fellow Christians in the South to come to support. And one cannot hesitate to make it a call on the entire Southern Christians to make hay while the sun shines. The call has become necessary now that… Continue reading HERDSMEN KILLINGS: BENUE NEEDS THE SUPPORT OF CHRISTIAN SOUTH NOW

HERDSMEN’S KILLINGS, PRESIDENCY AND GOAL POST SHIFTING

Fulani herdsmen, the latest menace in the tortuous journey of nationhood, have passed through lots of metamorphosis in government rationalization of their activities in recent times. The massacre in Benue State, which has been followed in recent times by more killings in other parts of the country, has continued to elicit reactions from both local… Continue reading HERDSMEN’S KILLINGS, PRESIDENCY AND GOAL POST SHIFTING