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Ohaneze Ndigbo goes tough on unapproved persons making statements on her behalf
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Ohaneze Ndigbo goes tough on unapproved persons making statements on her behalf

Ohaneze Ndigbo on Friday says business will no longer be the same for unauthorized persons making press statements on behalf of the group. This fact was contained in a press release signed by the Director General, Strategic Planning and Implementation of Ohaneze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, Amb. Tony Chiemelu Obizoba Amb. Obizoba said that the group conscious of the fact that the statement being her first in 2022, has risen to be specific this year by announcing to Nigerians home and abroad that it will no longer be tolerated that some people would issue statements or make comments and attribute them to Ohanaeze Ndigbo without the Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide endorsing them. He said that those comments cannot stand and so should be disregarded because those is...
Opposers of Kanu’s release enemy of Nigeria’s survival, says Ohanaeze
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Opposers of Kanu’s release enemy of Nigeria’s survival, says Ohanaeze

By: Awesome Ekene Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide-Youth Wing has decried what it described as malicious campaign of wickedness and national sabotage targeted at discrediting well-received and patriotic advocacy for the unconditional release of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. A statement signed by the group's Assistant National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Chibuzor Udekigbo said the advocacy for Kanu's release remained in the best interest of unity, peace and progress of Nigeria. It said anyone trying to discourage the efforts should be counted as enemy of Nigeria's survival as a united, equitable and progressive nation. The statement reads, "Over the last few days, some crisis merchants parading as Northern youths have embarked on a malicious campaig...
Kanu’s release: Group slams ACF for attacking Ohanaeze, Igbo elders
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Kanu’s release: Group slams ACF for attacking Ohanaeze, Igbo elders

By: Awesome Ekene The Igboezue International Association Nigeria and the Diaspora, IIAND, has berated the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, over its attack on Igbo elders and Ohaneze Ndigbo over their visit to President Muhammadu Buhari for the unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement by Chief Pius Okoye, the IIAND's National President Worldwide, , after their meeting in Awka, the group slammed ACF for fighting against Kanu's release because he was against what they support which is herdsmen attack of Igbo communities and killing their inhabitants. ACF, through its National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe had attacked Igbo elders and Ohaneze Ndigbo for demanding for Mazi Kanu's unconditional release, whose alle...
Ohanaeze hails Buhari, warns against Ihiala poll manipulation
Anambra 2021

Ohanaeze hails Buhari, warns against Ihiala poll manipulation

The Acting Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones has praised what he described as apparent impartiality of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the Anambra governorship election. Onwuasoanya in a chat with journalists, said his organization was satisfied with the conduct of the election, but regretted the glitches experienced in deploying the BVAS which he noted might have significantly discouraged a number of citizens who turned out to cast their votes. He said, "Not very disappointing. I believe that the results announced so far represent to a large extent the wishes of the majority of voters. We were all afraid that the President, being a member of a political party might want to interfere...
Anambra 2021: Police partner Ohaneze, Vote Not Fight on non-violent poll
Anambra 2021

Anambra 2021: Police partner Ohaneze, Vote Not Fight on non-violent poll

The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, Echeng Echeng has reiterated its readiness to provide safe and enabling atmosphere for smooth conduct of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State. The CP gave the assurance while playing host to executives of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo youth-wing and the Vote Not Fight campaign team at the Command Headquarters. He assured both groups of collaboration with the Command, calling on the citizens to show genuine patriotism in promoting public security, safety and peace in the State. He charged them to remain law-abiding, vigilant and continue to support the Police and other security agencis to combat all forms of criminality and ensure hitch-free election. He said, "I'm excited this initiative is coming from the youths which is a ...
Ohanaeze working tirelessly for Kanu’s release
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Ohanaeze working tirelessly for Kanu’s release

By: Onwuasoanya Jones On the 21st of this month Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be brought to court and re-arraigned on charges preferred against him by the Federal Government. This is following his re-arrest and repatriation to Nigeria in circumstances that are yet shrouded in controversies and the failure of the Nigerian Secret Service to bring him to Court earlier. It had been feared that the Afara Ukwu born leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra will not be brought to Court, as the Federal Government might want to plead "inadequate logistics", especially following a recent warning by the United Kingdom Government to its citizens in Nigeria to be careful with their movements in Nigeria on the week of MNK's resumed trial. One could fear that there would be outbreak of violence or that...
Northern leaders’ position on 2023 presidency bleak future for Nigeria – Ohanaeze
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Northern leaders’ position on 2023 presidency bleak future for Nigeria – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has berated the Northern States Governors’ Forum with Northern States Emirs and Chiefs over their resolution on the zoning of the 2023 presidency It also expressed disappointment over the unholy manouvres and alliances by members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to zone the presidential seat for the 2023 general election to the Northern Nigeria. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, the group described the remarks by the northern leaders as a bleak future for Nigeria. It regretted that the North were undisturbed that Nigeria was fast collapsing under its leadership. The statement reads in part, "The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a part of the resolution by the Northern States Governors’ For...
Discharge your duties with Godly fear – Ohaneze tells women leaders
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Discharge your duties with Godly fear – Ohaneze tells women leaders

The President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide Prof. George Obiozor has urged the newly elected members of the Youth and Women Wings to imbibe the fear of God in the discharge of their duties. Obiozor gave the advice in a congratulatory message signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Ogbonnia to the elected members following their elections held at the Ohaneze Headquarters Secretariat in Enugu. He described them as important arms of the Apex Igbo Organization, and the elections timely, stressing that it would add impetus to the efforts and serious contributions towards providing solutions to the various critical problems facing the nation in general and Igboland in particular. The list of the elected officers include: Ohaneze National Youth Leader- Engr. Damian ...
ACF, Ohanaeze, PDP slam Buhari as Presidency alleges coup plot
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ACF, Ohanaeze, PDP slam Buhari as Presidency alleges coup plot

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Arewa Consultative Forum, the Pan- Niger Delta Forum and the Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, on Tuesday took a swipe at the Presidency over an allegation that some leaders were plotting to overthrow the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The groups, in separate interviews with newsmen, cautioned the Presidency against misinterpreting well-intended criticism amid worsening insecurity in the country. The Presidency earlier on Tuesday claimed it had evidence to show that some elements were recruiting ethnic groups and politicians with the motive of convening conferences where a vote of no confidence would be passed in the President. It said the purpose of the move was to further throw the country into turmoil. Th...
Ohanaeze protests Igbo youths’ arrest, says it’s cowardice
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Ohanaeze protests Igbo youths’ arrest, says it’s cowardice

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Thursday said the Nigeria Army was allegedly clamping down on Igbo youths, as well as secretly killing them. The group which condemned the alleged act, said the secret arrest and labelling members of Indigenous People of Biafra, and its Eastern Security Network without evidence of arms, violence or crime was cowardly and unacceptable. A statement by Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, said, “Such action runs contrary to every sense of natural justice and rights of citizenship for the army to invade some Igbo communities in search of youths; most of whom are brilliant university graduates whose society has denied employment and sense of belonging.” The Igbo apex body queried why the...
Ohanaeze condemns Orlu killings..lauds Imo government’s intervention
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Ohanaeze condemns Orlu killings..lauds Imo government’s intervention

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed concern with the sorrow and agony the recent disturbances in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State caused the people. The Igbo apex body noted that the crisis which resulted in the loss of lives and property as well as caused immense hardship to the citizens of Orlu Senatorial Zone and others was regrettable. A statement by the Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary Chief Alex Chiedozie Ogbonnia expressed appreciation for the quick response of Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma and all the Imo State security apparatus, who with the cooperation of federal Government authorities  contained and controlled this tragic event from escalating. "The Imo State Government’s quick action and decision on a dusk to dawn curfew and withdrawal of t...
Ohanaeze faction drags Obiozor to court, wants him stopped from parading self as president
South East

Ohanaeze faction drags Obiozor to court, wants him stopped from parading self as president

A faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has described the election of Professor George Obiozor as the association’s president as illegal and dragged him to court. The Ohanaeze faction led by Uche Okwukwu, in an application filed on January 14 before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Bwari, Abuja, is praying that Obiozor be restrained from parading himself as the president-general of the apex Igbo socio-political association. Obiozor is a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus. He was recently declared the winner of the election held in Owerri, Imo State organised by the John Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo. But, the Okwukwu faction, in a motion on notice, FCT/HC/BIU/M/14/21, brought against Obiozor and the Incorporated Trustees of Oh...
BREAKING: Prof. Obiozor emerges Ohanaeze President-General
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BREAKING: Prof. Obiozor emerges Ohanaeze President-General

A former Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America, Professor George Obiozor, has emerged as the new President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndígbo. He defeated four other candidates to emerge victorious in the delegates election held today, Sunday, January 10, 2021. The election took place at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, capital of Imo State. Prof. Obiozor polled a total of 304 votes to win the election. Three of his opponents had announced that they were stepping down for him at the venue before voting commenced. Obiozor takes over from Chief John Nnia Nwodo, who successfully completed his tenure today. Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abịa), David Umahi (Ebonyi) and Hope Uzodinma (Imo), among many other highly placed personalitie...
Uncertainty over Ohanaeze election as ADF calls for cancellation
South East

Uncertainty over Ohanaeze election as ADF calls for cancellation

The coast is no longer clear if the scheduled January 10 Ohanaeze Ndigbo general election will still hold.This is as one of the candidates for the post of President General of the organization, Prof Chidi Osuagwu has pulled out if the race, citing likely irregularities in the election.Another candidate, Dr Chris Asoluka also raised the alarm, expressing concerns over the election. But the Alaigbo Developmet Foundation, ADF, on Saturday called for outright halt in the processes for the election.ADF team of officials led by it’s President, Prof Uzodinma Nwala said that if the views of Igbo groups and stakeholders were not respected, it will join forces to chart way forward for Igbo nation.ADF said that in it’s emergency meeting of the Working Committee, it was briefed on the contendi...
Crisis builds in Ohanaeze as Imo chapter serves notice of impeachment on president
South East

Crisis builds in Ohanaeze as Imo chapter serves notice of impeachment on president

The Imo State Chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has served notice of impeachment on its president, Dr. Ezechi Chukwu, over what it termed abuse of office and gross misconduct. The embattled president was also accused of bringing in people who were not registered members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the state for the purpose of pecuniary interest, and willfully sidelining members from the activities of the Imo Ohanaeze. They also alleged that Chukwu had concluded plans to use the unregistered people as delegate members to represent Imo Ohanaeze during the upcoming Ohanaeze general elections. The notice of impeachment was signed by Nze Emeka Bishop Njoku, Deputy President, Imo Ohanaeze, Shedrack Nwaokoro (Okigwe LGA Chairman), Chief J.K.C Onuoha (Owerri zonal chairman), Ambassador Akpelu Azu...
Ohanaeze hits back at Ango Abdullahi over Igbos attacking Northerners allegation
South East

Ohanaeze hits back at Ango Abdullahi over Igbos attacking Northerners allegation

The Igbo Socio-Cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has attacked the leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, over allegations that Igbos attack northerners that stays outside the North area. It was earlier reported that Professor Abdullahi made the allegation on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, when the NEF leaders paid a visit to northern communities living in the South-South. The visit was to assess affairs of the northern communities after the #EndSARS protests. The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Chief Emeka Attamah, frowned “at the incendiary, unsubstantiated and provocative statement credited to Prof. Ango Abdullahi, alleging that most violent acts agains...
Wike, South-East governors, others in a close door meeting in Port Harcourt over IPOB
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Wike, South-East governors, others in a close door meeting in Port Harcourt over IPOB

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday hosted some South-East states governors in a closed-door meeting at the Government House in Port Harcourt. At meeting was also leaders of the apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and a few leaders of the Igbo community in Rivers State were present South-East governors present at the meeting were Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, his Abia State counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwanyanwu. Although issues discussed at the meeting have not been made public, it may not be unconnected with the recent face-off between the state government and the proscribed Indigenous People Organization of Bia...
Afenifere, Ohanaeze jointly condemn Lekki toll plaza killings, looting, destruction of properties
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Afenifere, Ohanaeze jointly condemn Lekki toll plaza killings, looting, destruction of properties

The apex Igbo socio-cultural and political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo; and The Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere on Saturday, condemned the ongoing destruction of properties and looting by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests in the country. The groups also condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos State by soldiers. This was contained in a joint statement signed by the leader of Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti; and President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, titled, #EndSars: Afenifere and Ohanaeze say no to willful destruction.' The groups jointly commiserated with all the families who lost their loved ones in the unrest in the country. The statement further stated, “We do not endorse arson as responsible orga...
2023: All South-East governors should join APC with immediate effect – Ohanaeze youths
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2023: All South-East governors should join APC with immediate effect – Ohanaeze youths

The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide OYC yesterday said that Igbo Elders has mandated the group to find a way of persuading Southeast Governors of People's Democratic Party PDP extraction to abandon their political parties to Join the Ruling, the All Progressive Congress, APC, without Further Delay. The group said it was apparent that the Peoples Democratic Party did not have the region’s best interests at heart , and as such , there was no need for leaders of the zone to continue to work with the main opposition party . In a statement signed by the President General of OYC Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary General Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said that the decision was taken after their Consultative Virtual Meeting Monday with Igbo Leaders and Elders. Thi...
Ohanaeze Berates Alaigbo Foundation Over Attack On Gov Umahi
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Ohanaeze Berates Alaigbo Foundation Over Attack On Gov Umahi

The Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide OYC at the weekend described the recent media attacks on against Ebonyi State Governor Chief David Umahi by the spokesperson of Alaigbo Development Foundation Chief Abia Onyike as calculated attempt to incite and instigate Ebonyi people against the Governor. Ohanaeze Youth Council stated that those making the allegations of illegal disposal of Ebonyi State Property in Lagos by the present administration as political jobbers, desparadoes and men of questionable character. A statement signed by the President General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary General Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and made available to newsmen described the rumor as a ruse and calculated attempt to resort to mere rumours and hear’say to in...
Ohanaeze Vows To Unravel Circumstances Surrounding Enugu IPOB Killings
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Ohanaeze Vows To Unravel Circumstances Surrounding Enugu IPOB Killings

The apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to get to the root of last Sunday’s violent clash in Enugu State between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and security operatives which led to the death of several persons on either side. The organisation said it has been studying the events surrounding the killings last Sunday of members of the IPOB and it must unravel the circumstances leading to the tragic incident, even as it expressed grief at the situation. This came as the state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, announced yesterday that an emergency security council meeting to discuss the tragic incident would be held by on Tuesday next week. The governor in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Simon Or...
Deregistration: New Ohanaeze Ndigbo drags CAC to EFCC
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Deregistration: New Ohanaeze Ndigbo drags CAC to EFCC

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly has dragged the Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and others to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over its deregistration. The group described its deregistration by the CAC as suspicious and unlawful. In a petition to the EFCC by its lawyer, J .O. Ekwenze, the group alleged that millions of dollar exchanged hands towards influencing the CAC's action, insisting on thorough investigation by the EFCC on the matter. It maintained that the CAC had no powers in law and in moral to deregister it, having fulfilled all conditions required by Company Allied Matters Act and other extant laws for registration and incorporation. Their petition read in part," Petition against the Registrar General of the Corpor...
Ohanaeze Writes IGP Over Provocative Activities of Herdsmen in South East
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Ohanaeze Writes IGP Over Provocative Activities of Herdsmen in South East

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday raised the alarm over what it described as acts of provocation allegedly being perpetrated by armed herdsmen to cause disaffection and derail the peace in parts of Igboland. The group, in an open letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Adamu Mohammed yesterday, claimed that the way the gun-wielding nomads “are being treated gives credence to the fears being harboured by the people that even the security men laying siege on Igboland are here to protect the interest of an ethnic group.” Ohanaeze, in the correspondence signed by its President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, warned that Igbo would not fold their arms and allow “gun-totting marauding Fulani herdsmen to continue harassing, raping, maiming and killing the people in Igboland.” ...
Insecurity: We’ll No Longer Fold Our Arms in Slience While Our People Are Slaughtered – Ohanaeze
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Insecurity: We’ll No Longer Fold Our Arms in Slience While Our People Are Slaughtered – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to defend every soul in the South East amid the pervasive insecurity in the land. It noted that the prevailing situation across the federation was a “clear indication that the 1999 Constitution (as amended) is incapable of protecting the people.” Rising from its Imeobi meeting (the highest decision-making organ) yesterday in Enugu, Ohanaeze warned that it would no longer fold its arms and watch Igbo being slaughtered in different parts of the country. The group’s President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who read the resolution of the meeting, urged Ndigbo to be vigilant and continue doing their businesses in line with the law. The statement read in part: “Ohaneze Ndigbo having extensively considered and deliberat...