• Blasphemy killing:‎ Ohanaeze threatens to shut down Kano over release of suspects

    Blasphemy killing:‎ Ohanaeze threatens to shut down Kano over release of suspects

    Following the discharge of suspected killers of an Igbo woman, Mrs. Bridget Aghahime by a Magistrate court in Kano, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth council worldwide, has threatened to shut down the city of Kano if justice was not allowed to take its full course.

    Friday, 11th November has already been fixed for all round protest in kano over the judgment.

    Ohanaeze insisted that a magistrate court which has no jurisdiction over the trial of murder cases cannot order the release of the […]

  • Forget Biafra – Masari tells Ohanaeze

    Forget Biafra – Masari tells Ohanaeze

    Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has advised the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the North to shun agitations for Biafran republic to be carved out of Nigeria nation.

    The governor gave the advice when the leadership of the pan-Ndigbo body in the 19 northern states and FCT led by Eze Pampas Nahiwe paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina.

    Governor Masari, who stressed the need for the Igbo communities in the northern states to distance themselves from any pro-Biafra movement […]

  • Ohanaeze raises fresh alarm over killings by herdsmen

    Ohanaeze raises fresh alarm over killings by herdsmen

    Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, raised fresh alarm over killings and destruction of farmlands by herdsmen.

    In an address he presented at the 2016 Igbo Day celebration in Enugu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Enwo Igariwey, condemned violent attacks on communities and killings of residents by the herdsmen.

    It warned that the entire vegetation of the southeast risked become totally depleted if the Federal Government maintained silence on the matter.

    The development comes as the police in Enugu said they […]

  • We need restructuring, not breakup – Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell Ango Abdullahi

    We need restructuring, not breakup – Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell Ango Abdullahi

    The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has condemned the call for the country to break up, saying the statement credited to Prof. Ango Abdullahi, is unpatriotic.

    The Secretary-General of the group, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, while speaking on Thursday, said there was no need for the country to break up before its problem could be resolved.

    But the National Publicity secretary of the Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, told Abdullahi, a former education minister, that the Yoruba were not afraid of the country breaking up.

    Odumakin, […]

  • Stop stoking crisis in Abia State – Ohanaeze warns Igbo group

    Stop stoking crisis in Abia State – Ohanaeze warns Igbo group

    Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Wednesday, warned various groups in the South-East to stop increasing the existing tension in Abia State.

    The warning is sequel to a media interview by one‎ Igwekala Leo Ugomaduefule, the National President of a group known as Ndigbo Bu- Otu, where he asked the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to resign.

    Reacting ‎through a statement by chairman of all States Chairmen of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, Mazi Alex Okemiri, the group cautioned against any action […]

  • Removal of Ikpeazu will create security problems – Ohanaeze

    Removal of Ikpeazu will create security problems – Ohanaeze

    The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has cautioned political gladiators in Abia State against taking any action capable of plunging the state into anarchy.

    It could be recalled that the state had been thrown into political logjam following the June 27 ruling of an Abuja High Court, which sacked Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu and ordered that Dr. Uche Ogah be sworn in.

    In a statement issued on Saturday by the National President of OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro‎, he urged both parties to remain calm […]

  • Kanu’s release will ease tension – Ohanaeze

    Kanu’s release will ease tension – Ohanaeze

    Following the continued detention of the Biafra Radio director, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government, a group, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has demanded the immediate release of the activist, saying it is long overdue.

    It would be recalled that Kanu, who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had been in detention after he was arraigned in court by the Federal Government.

    Speaking on his continued detention, President of the OYC, Mr. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said by releasing […]

  • Nigeria still not ready for unity – Ohanaeze

    Nigeria still not ready for unity – Ohanaeze

    Igbo leaders under the aegis of Ohanaeze Ndigbo rose from a meeting in Owerri, Imo State, yesterday with a warning that the unity of Nigeria would continue to be threatened unless justice and fairness were ensured and regretted that Nigeria as a nation had not done well to champion the unity of the country 56 years after independence.

    This is as groups comprising civil society, socio-cultural, religious and community-based organisations drawn from the South East and South South zones called for […]

  • Nigeria’s unity: Afenifere and Ohanaeze disagree with Buhari

    Nigeria’s unity: Afenifere and Ohanaeze disagree with Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told militants who have continued to destroy oil installations in the Niger Delta that the unity of the country remained non-negotiable.

    Buhari also called on those who had looted the nation’s treasury to approach the government and negotiate how they would return their stolen wealth.

    Buhari said these when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, led residents of the FCT to pay the President Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa, […]

  • Drop Threat To Bomb Abia, Ohanaeze Youths Tell NDA

    Drop Threat To Bomb Abia, Ohanaeze Youths Tell NDA

    Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has warned Niger Delta Avengers against threat to bomb Abia State, saying that there is no IPOB/MASSOB member being detained in the State as alleged by the Avengers.

    They called on the Avengers to embrace dialogue and allow peace to reign for the good of the people of Niger Delta.

    In a statement signed by Israel Ogbonnaya and Chetachi Ikpe, Abia state chairman and the State secretary of the council, respectively, Ohaneze youths said, “we also call […]

  • Finally!!! Ohanaeze demands apology from Keyamo over Buhari’s appointments

    Finally!!! Ohanaeze demands apology from Keyamo over Buhari’s appointments

    The youth wing of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has demanded an unconditional apology from human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, for dismissing the outrage by Ndigbo over their exclusion in federal appointments as “mere noise.”

    Keyamo, had while defending President Muhammadu Buhari against the allegations of deliberate exclusion of the South-East in his political appointments so far, said those criticising the President “are political job seekers.”

    The lawyer said the Ndigbo were the greatest beneficiaries of Buhari’s appointments so far, and […]