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?

FULANI HERDSMEN TAKE OVER 54 PLATEAU COMMUNITIES – PIDAN

EJIKEME OMENAZU LAGOS   Plateau Initiative for Development and Advancement of Natives (PIDAN), a socio-cultural group, has said that about 54 communities in Plateau State have been attacked and forcefully taken over by the Fulani herdsmen. The group also stated that several hundreds of natives had killed by the rampaging herdsmen between May and June this year.…… Continue reading FULANI HERDSMEN TAKE OVER 54 PLATEAU COMMUNITIES – PIDAN

PLATEAU KILLING IS MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN – OCHI ODE EMMANUEL

Chief Ochi Ode Emmanuel, the Oji Kpururu 1 of Ibilla Kingdom in Igedeland is the Chairman, Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC), in the South West. In this interview with EJIKEME OMENAZU, he spoke on the recent massacre of over 200 people in Plateau State  How do you see the recent killing of over 200 people…… Continue reading PLATEAU KILLING IS MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN – OCHI ODE EMMANUEL

2019 BATTLE OF FOUR RETIRED GENERALS: IS BUHARI IN LIMBO AMONG THEM?

*Who blinks first? By James Ibechi The Presidential ambition of Muhammadu Buhari, geared towards his second term is fast turning into a do or die affair between him and the four musketeers bent on seeing his back out of Aso Rock come 2019. The four retired generals are his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, former Chief…… Continue reading 2019 BATTLE OF FOUR RETIRED GENERALS: IS BUHARI IN LIMBO AMONG THEM?

BENUE SOUTH 2019: GROUP APPROVES, BACKS DR. EGBOJA FOR SENATE

By James Ibechi Senatorial hopeful, Sir (Dr) Isaac Akwuma Egboja has presented himself to a pressure group known as The Like Minds as an aspirant in the forthcoming General Elections, in the Benue South senatorial district. Egboja addressed the group during its meeting that was held in Makurdi on Thursday. The senatorial aspirant on the…… Continue reading BENUE SOUTH 2019: GROUP APPROVES, BACKS DR. EGBOJA FOR SENATE

HOW OSHIOMHOLE ENDEARED HIMSELF TO BUHARI TO EMERGE APC NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

By James Ibechi More facts have emerged how Adams Oshiomhole, an activist and a former governor of Edo state, from the south-south geo-political region emerged as the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, at the last Saturday, June 23, 2018, National Convention of  the party at Abuja. There was the initial speculation that…… Continue reading HOW OSHIOMHOLE ENDEARED HIMSELF TO BUHARI TO EMERGE APC NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

GOVERNOR ORTOM: ‘SOME OF MY APPOINTEES ARE INEPT’

By James Ibechi “Cut off any hand that causes you to sin,” the Bible admonishes. For, “it’s better for you to enter life injured than to have two hands and go to hell, to the fire that cannot be put out.” Governor Samuel Ortom should have heeded the admonition of the Scriptures by sacking all…… Continue reading GOVERNOR ORTOM: ‘SOME OF MY APPOINTEES ARE INEPT’

MARGINALISATION AND ZONING: OBI COMMUNITY, OKWUTUNGBE, CRIES OUT

By James Ibechi Zoning of political offices in the country is one area in which the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has observably shown commitment since, or before it came to power in 2015, both at the centre and in the 24 states where it holds sway. That’s part of the reason Sule Lamido, Rafiu…… Continue reading MARGINALISATION AND ZONING: OBI COMMUNITY, OKWUTUNGBE, CRIES OUT

2019: COMRADE BEN OBEGA CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION INAUGURATED

By Guest Reporter The Comr Ben Obega 2019 Campaign Organisation  has been inaugurated in Oju LGA of Benue State, with a call on the campaign executives to deliver the Obega’s mandate in all the nooks and crannies of Oju and Obi local government areas in the Oju/Obi federal constituency.  Comr Obega who hails from Oboru/Oye…… Continue reading 2019: COMRADE BEN OBEGA CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION INAUGURATED

GOVERNOR ORTOM IS NOT BEHIND SUSWAM’S ARREST – GOVT

By James Ibechi Benue State Government has debunked claims in some quarters that Governor Samuel Ortom is responsible for the arrest of his predecessor, Gabriel Suswam, by the Department of State Services. According to a statement by Mr. Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, the claims that the arrest was based on…… Continue reading GOVERNOR ORTOM IS NOT BEHIND SUSWAM’S ARREST – GOVT