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
* 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
*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?
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
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
*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?
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
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