MBTC BOSS URGES MIDDLE BELT POLITICIANS TO ESCHEW BITTERNESS, SELFISHNESS

BY EJIKEME OMENAZU, LAGOS Chief Ochi Ode Emmanuel, Chairman of the Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC), has urged politicians in the region to eschew bitterness and shun selfish interests to ensure the growth and development of their states and people. He said that the aspiring leaders should realise that the Middle Belt people had become…… Continue reading MBTC BOSS URGES MIDDLE BELT POLITICIANS TO ESCHEW BITTERNESS, SELFISHNESS

2019: JUXTAPOSING IDOMA-IGEDE INTEREST WITH STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF SENATORIAL ASPIRANTS

By James Ibechi and Okpe Sylvanus The problem of Idoma and Igede nations is not much different from the grievances of many minority ethnic groups in Nigeria save that the marginalization that the two ethnic groups suffers in the political arrangement of Benue state has made it a point of duty for Idoma and Igede…… Continue reading 2019: JUXTAPOSING IDOMA-IGEDE INTEREST WITH STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF SENATORIAL ASPIRANTS

2019: I’M BACK TO RENEW MY DESIRE TO SERVE AND MAKE A CHANGE – Isaac Egboja  

For the records Jamesibechi.com   Being text of speech delivered by the 2019 Benue South Senatorial aspirant, Dr. Isaac Akwuma Egboja, during the flag off of his campaign at St. Andrew’s Primary School, Otukpo on Saturday, September 8, 2018.   I am immensely humbled by your massive turn-out in response to my call. Your most…… Continue reading 2019: I’M BACK TO RENEW MY DESIRE TO SERVE AND MAKE A CHANGE – Isaac Egboja  

2019: PDP MAY FIELD DAVID MARK/OSITA CHIDOKA TICKET

Investigation jamesibechi.com The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may finally settle for the duo of David Mark and Osita Chidoka in the forthcoming presidential elections, if feelers reaching jamesibechi.com are anything to believe. On Tuesday, Mark picked up his expression of interest and nomination form – a final indication that he will finally contest the election…… Continue reading 2019: PDP MAY FIELD DAVID MARK/OSITA CHIDOKA TICKET

2019 Benue South: Why Senate seat should move to Old Oju District

2019 BENUE SOUTH SENATORIAL RACE Why Senate seat should move to Old Oju District By James Ibechi, Guest Writer By demography, the 2006 national population census recognizes Tiv, Idoma and Igede as the three dominant ethnics in Benue State. Their dominance is in the order that they are listed. In other words, Tiv, Idoma and…… Continue reading 2019 Benue South: Why Senate seat should move to Old Oju District

WITH KILLING OF FARMERS IN MIDDLE BELT, FG’S AGRIC EXPORT PLAN CANNOT WORK – EMMANUEL

Chief Ode Ochi Emmanuel, Chairman, Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC) in the South West and the Oji Kpururu 1 of Ibilla, is the Chief Executive of Dominion Global Logistics Limited, a Lagos-based maritime services provider. In this interview with EJIKEME OMENAZU, he spoke on the huge burden of foreign loans on the country, the failure…… Continue reading WITH KILLING OF FARMERS IN MIDDLE BELT, FG’S AGRIC EXPORT PLAN CANNOT WORK – EMMANUEL

BUHARI RUNNING LACK-LUSTRE ADMINISTRATION – EMMANUEL, MBTC BOSS

By James Ibechi and Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos Chief Ochi Ode Emmanuel, Chairman of the Middle Belt Traditional Council (MBTC), has described the three years of President Muhammadu Buhari administration as lack-lustre, stressing that he has performed very far from expectation. Emmanuel, who was reacting to US President Donald Trump’s statement describing President Buhari as “lifeless”,…… Continue reading BUHARI RUNNING LACK-LUSTRE ADMINISTRATION – EMMANUEL, MBTC BOSS

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