• Fear grips politicians as Nigeria set to adopt permanent GAME CHANGER suggested by Nollywood actor PETE EDOCHIE

    25/Feb/2017 // 2328 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 2017: (DGW) IT is not going to be business as usual if the Nigerian government adopts what may infuse sanity into the rot of Nigeria's political system suggested by veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie. 

    The actor while condemning corrupt practices that have eaten deep into the social fabric of the Nigerian society especially among the ruling class stated that African leaders are full of deceit. 

    Smaller gods like ogun, sango and others which they dread could help to sanitize the rot in the system rather than swearing them into office with the Holy Bible. 

    This was what he said when he paid a courtesy visit to Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings. Edochie said, “State officials who swear with the Bible become more corrupt when they are in office.

    God forgives easily, so these officials do not take the oath serious whenever they hold the Bible to swear. But the smaller gods are not merciful like the Almighty God who created heaven and earth.

    They should swear with gods so that it will put fear in these corrupt leaders to distance themselves from corruption.”

    He added: “I will be 70 on the 7th of next month and I see Ghana as my second home. I will try to come and commemorate the Independence celebration here.

    Everywhere I go, people of Ghanaian origin say I remind them of Rawlings, to the extent my own daughters joined in the fray.

    I agree with people who saw the resemblance because I know how I look and seeing him here I have no doubt they are right. It appears we have a lot in common,” Edochie stated.


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  • JUST IN: Plot against BIAFRA agitators, NNAMDI KANU thickens as Senator JKN WAKU forbids dialogue, urges FG to deal with agitators mercilessly, says KANU to pay penalty for treason

    25/Feb/2017 // 13535 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 2017: (DGW) ELDER statesman, Senator JKN Waku, has dropped another devastating bombshell on pro-Biafra agitators especially the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Biafra separatists pushing for secession from Nigeria.

    He made the disclosure in a chat with Saturday Sun. The elder statesman minced no words in saying the leadership of IPOB and its followers should be decisively dealt with saying Kanu has committed a treasonable felony and should, therefore, face the laws of the land.

    Reacting further to the recent call by Prof Ango Abdullahi's for Nigeria's break-up, he rose to his defence that it is not what the professor actually meant. He said Abdullahi made the statement out of sheer provocation because of the provocative statement being made by some unpatriotic Nigerians. 

    Below is an extract from the interview with Saturday Sun newspapers titled '' Break-up not solution to Nigeria's problems''  published on February 25, 2017.

    Excerpts:

    How would you react to the recent declaration by Prof. Ango Abdullahi that if Nigeria wants to break up, it should break up and that people should stop saying that the North is afraid of Nigeria’s break up?

    I will like to say that issues can’t be resolved through anger and provocation. There has been a lot of provocative statements being made by some unpatriotic Nigerians, and this to a large extent, can provoke anger in others. This I believe must have happened in Prof. Ango Abdullahi’s case.

    I don’t believe Nigeria should break up. I don’t believe in the break up of Nigeria. The nation’s founding fathers like late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, and the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello didn’t hand over to us, a broken nation. So, why should Nigeria break up during our time?

    If you look at Nigeria’s history, there has been series of incidences that were capable of threatening our existence as a nation but we’ve always found ways to navigate out of troubled waters.

    I believe we should embrace dialogue to resolve our differences.

    In 1964, late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe and the then Premier of Eastern Region, Dr Michael Okpara travelled to the North to hold a meeting with the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and this was during the period of political turbulence in the South-west. These great leaders realized that there was a budding crisis capable of threatening the nation’s corporate existence, and they all agreed to discuss it, and proffer ways to resolve it.

    Even during the period when General Yakubu Gowon was in power and the civil war broke out, in spite of Gowon’s youthful age as Head of State, he didn’t allow a break up of Nigeria.

    My advise is that Nigeria should remain one. We should embrace dialogue in resolving our differences. And even where we feel our leaders have not lived up to expectations, we can use the ballot box, that is our votes to push through our agitations. We are in a democracy, and democracy allows you the freedom to exercise your rights through voting. A nation that resolved to violence in resolving its differences is looked down upon as a nation without discipline and development indices.

    Are you saying that Prof. Ango Abdullahi’s declaration was as a result of provocation?

    I can’t speak for Ango Abdullahi as to whether he was provoked into making that statement or whether he was expressing his own mind or the feelings of the members of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF of which he is the General Secretary.

    However, our constitution guarantees freedom of expression. As long as that expression is not in conflict with the laws of the land. But for me, break up is not the answer to any of our problems.

    I have always been an advocate of one indivisible Nigeria. I’ll forever oppose anybody calling for a break-up of Nigeria. If you look at Ango Abdullahi’s statement, the man has not called for break up of Nigeria, he is only saying that people should stop blackmailing the North and that if anybody wants to go, he or she should be allowed to go.

    Ango Abdullahi is not calling for a separate North as a new nation unlike what the Biafra agitators are doing. For those clamouring for Biafra, it is a call for secession, and my belief is that the Federal Government should deal decisively with those agitators. They should not dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu. What Kanu and his co-travellers are doing amounts to treason and they should be made to face the laws of the land.


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  • Why we set up Biafra embassy in Spain - IPOB

    25/Feb/2017 // 2703 Viewers

     

    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the reason it chose to open a first substantive mission, which it termed embassy in Vitoria Spain, was due to of the country’s rich knowledge and history of fighting for freedom.

    The group noted that it chose a country like the Basque region because they would not betray Biafra like others did in the past.

    Head, Directorate of State (DOS) of IPOB Mr. Uchenna Asiegbu said that the group took certain things into consideration in setting up mission based on their core values, respect and protection of freedom and was guided by the history due to bitter lessons learnt in the struggle for Biafra.

    Recently, a video of the Biafra embassy in Spain was posted on Facebook. The group is seeking an independent state for the southeast and adjoining areas.

    In the video, Uchenna Asiegbu, is seen taking a guest on a tour of the facility.

    Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group and director of Radio Biafra, has been facing charges of treason, and has been in detention since 2015. Kanu, who is regarded as the President of the “Republic of Biafra”, initiated the idea of planting “embassies” across the world.

    The late Odimegwu Ojukwu, a retired army officer and revered Igbo leader, declared the old eastern region, comprising the southeast and the south south, the Republic of Biafra in May 1967 after a massacre of the Igbo in the north.

    The Nigeria government under Gen. Yakubu Gowon thereafter declared war on the new republic, which fell in January 1970 when Biafran forces surrendered.

    According to Asiegbu, “At IPOB, we are very methodical and cautious in all we do because we are guided by our history. We must not forget the bitter lessons of the past because Biafra, despite being a predominantly Christian enclave, was abandoned by almost every major Christian country in the world.

    “They preferred to work with Islamic Northern Nigeria to entrench caliphate hegemony. This is a bitter lesson that will always guide our activities going forward. It is inconceivable that Saudi Arabia will support a set of Christians against Muslims regardless of the circumstance.

    “Our Mission in Spain was opened in 2014 by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with members of the Directorate of State from all over the world present. It’s primary purpose is to serve as the world administrative headquarters of IPOB.

    “As you know IPOB is the largest movement of its kind anywhere in the world today, therefore we have our leadership scattered across every continent. Having our administrative head office in a place like the Basque country is also logistically sensible.”

    While speaking on plans to open new embassies in some other major countries, the Biafra Director said “It is on record that the Government of Spain has given us permission to kick-start our global Biafra Genocide Awareness exhibition in Vitoria Basque country, Spain. Their police will be there to protect us, and their media to report the event.

    “We can also confirm that the Indian Government has giving us approval to open another mission in the subcontinent. Our strategy of quiet expansionism will take us to every part of the world. As soon as preparations are finalised, we shall invite world media to attend the opening, if they can overcome their bias by then.

    “As you know, British hostility towards Biafra is well documented but we are encouraged by the fact that our broadcasting studios are still stationed in London where we have not encountered any difficulties till date. We hope to open a regional office there in the not too distant future.

    “United States is key in our determination to be located in every country of the world to counter the lies of the Nigerian government. One of the areas we failed during the war of 1967-70 is that we lacked adequate presence abroad. Having identified this need, our leader quickly put in place a mechanism for the establishment of missions and offices around the world.

    “We have a small office in Inglewood area of Los Angeles California which we hope to expand in the near future. Very soon we will announce the opening of our main office of the head of mission in Washington United States. All hands are on deck to achieve this.

    “We evaluate the criteria of opening an embassy in a country based on their core values, respect and protection of freedom. How they view the issue of the rights of Indigenous people is also a determining factor.”

    Credit: The post 'Why we set up Biafra Embassy in Spain' was syndicated from Saturday Sun


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  • JUST IN: Amnesty blasts N'Army, says 'our reports on IPOB members' killings are facts investigated, collated over time

    25/Feb/2017 // 4018 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 2017: (DGW) Amnesty International Nigeria has again descended on the Nigerian military to stop defending what it described as its atrocities against the civil populace.

    The Global Rights Watch body said its reports are based on facts which have been thoroughly investigated and to the best of its knowledge true and correct collated over time from individuals and NGOs in the country.

    Recall the reports accused the Nigerian military of extra-judicial killings of innocent civilians in the south-east and northeast region of Nigeria.

    Morayo Adebayo, Amnesty International official while speaking on Channels Television breakfast programme Sunrise Daily as a guest, alleged that 150 members of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), were killed by the military in the period under sad review.




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  • Hardship: We warned Nigerians against Buhari but they said they wanted change, now change is here - Sen. Bucknor-Akerele, Fmr. Dep Gov to Tinubu

    25/Feb/2017 // 1788 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 2017: (DGW) FORMER Deputy Governor of Lagos State under Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele has descended on Nigeria's agent of change to stop complaining about the hardship ravaging the country.

    She said it is, in fact, they all opted for against the warning in the build-up to 2015 federal elections not to risk voting for Buhari.

    Buhari's first advent as a military ruler she said was characterised by untold hardship and Nigerians who now complain about hardship were in fact forewarned - a warning which they never heeded.

    The Lagos former Deputy Governor asked them to stop complaining and advised them to stay with the change they opted for until the next federal elections.

    Her words: ''I’m sorry to say that Nigerians have got the kind of change they deserved. Today, you see a lot of Nigerians complaining of hunger, poverty, unemployment, but who do they have to blame? They have to blame themselves. We warned them against voting for Buhari. We reminded Nigerians that during Buhari’s first coming as Head of State, that Nigerians didn’t have cause to rejoice as many suffered that time, but in spite of our warning they still voted Buhari into office claiming that they wanted a change.''

    ''Now that the change they wanted is here with them, why are they complaining? Nigerians have got what they asked for. I don’t think people should complain. It is what they have asked for that they got. Nigerians should stop complaining, they asked for change, and change is now here, they should learn to live with that change until next election.''


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  • No one is hungry in Nigeria, we're world's 2nd largest rice producer, to start exporting yams to China soon - Chief Audu Ogbe

    25/Feb/2017 // 37394 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 2017: (DGW) The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, denied claims of hunger in Nigeria saying people who complain of hunger is a calculated attempt to smear the good image of the Buhari-led administration.

    He said yesterday in Abuja that Nigeria would soon begin exporting dry yam to China while inaugurating the committee on Nigerian yam export programme.

    According to him, “The Chinese were here a few days ago and were asking for dry yam. I wondered why they wanted it dried. The Chinese are very clever, they said 40% of yam is water and they don’t want the water, they want the yams. So if we have to ship yams to China, we have to find a way of drying it,” he said.

    Speaking further the minister said official figures fromthe Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) show Nigeria produces 61.7% of total global production but does not have a share of the yam export market.

    “Unfortunately, we are not among the yam exporters-that is something to worry us. Ghana seems to control the African export market. I am not sure if they produce as much yams as Niger, Benue, Ebonyi or Ekiti states,” he said.

    Recall, the Minister also said last week that Nigeria has become the second largest rice producer in the world - a claim which many people call in question. 


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  • President Buhari is God sent and we should all support him - Again, Gov Okorocha pleads in Owerri

    25/Feb/2017 // 8702 Viewers

     

    The secretary to government of the federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal says the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has laid a solid foundation for Nigeria’s future.

    Lawal said this at the 5th convocation of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuaghor, Owerri, on Friday.

    He said the government was working around the clock to fix the economy, and he asked for patience on the part of citizens.

    He said the president inherited a parlous economy from the past regime of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
     
    Lawal who was conferred with the award of “Fellow of the Polytechnic”, said Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success.

    “We have laid a solid foundation for the future and everybody must be ready to move the nation further,” he said.

    “We have recovered billions of naira through the anti-corruption fight of the present administration.”

    According to the SGF, Nigeria’s economy should have been one of the strongest in the world, but blamed bad leadership and corruption for the setback.

    “Corruption has eaten deep into our system, especially in the education and healthcare delivery,” he said.

    He said if the economy must be revived as quickly as the public wants it to be, everybody must play a role towards the achievement of the goal.

    “Nigerians have no option than to support us through our whistleblower policy to expose all corrupt leaders and public servants,” he said.

    Lawal said the youth of the country will soon smile as the Buhari administration has made provisions for them.

    “The 2017 budget will settle some of these challenges because more money was allocated to capital development which will help in job creation,” he said.

    While commending the management of Imo Poly for honouring him with a fellowship award, he lauded Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, for his achievements.

    On his part, Okorocha said this was not the appropriate time for Nigerians to blame the central government for the economic crisis in the country.

    He urged Nigerians to think of how they could contribute to the growth of the economy.

    “What we are facing today is a problem caused by our leaders and it is good that those who caused the problems are still facing the wrath of the problem they caused,” he said.

    “President Buhari is God sent and we should all support him now that he is with us because there are just few Nigerians like him.”

    Okorocha said agriculture “remains the solution to Nigeria’s problem”.

    “I tell all of you graduands today that there is no vacancy anywhere in the ministry, but there are vacancies in the agricultural sector. So the youths should go back to agriculture,” he said.

    Okorocha, who also appointed Emeka Offor as the board chairman of the school, commended the management of the institution for its achievement.


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  • Economic Hardship: No longer at ease, GOMBE residents boycott LGA elections, desert polling units, say 'voting not our priority'

    25/Feb/2017 // 968 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 207: (DGW) No longer at ease resulting from the economic  hardship ravaging the country, some residents of Gombe and kwami Local Government areas of Gombe state have boycotted the local government elections saying election in Nigeria is not their priority the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.
     
    NAN correspondent who visited the areas reported that people were going about their normal businesses without giving a hood if election was going on while no voters were seen in some polling units.

    One Mallam Ali Bomoi, a trader reportedly told NAN correspondent that he was not interested in the voting exercise having lost confidence in the present Nigerian arrangement adding that his business matters to him most that voting which will not yield him any fruitful dividend in the end.

    An angry Mallam Ali Bomoi reminded the correspondent that even if he cast his vote, it will not count in the end, one of the major reasons he decided to abstain.

    He said politicians were unwilling to do the proper thing that would enhance democracy and progress.

    Malam Mohammad Abba, resident of Mallamsidi town of Kwami Local Government Area, said he had monitored council elections conducted in some states and had noticed that the exercise was just mere formality as in all cases, ruling parties won in all the areas.

    “Hardly do you find an opposition party winning a single local government area. We should better stop deceiving ourselves. As far as I am concerned, public fund is being wasted conducting the council polls,” he said.

    Alhaji Bala Umar, another resident of Mallamsidi, said that local government elections in Nigeria would continue to remain a ‘sham’ so long as State Electoral bodies were to conduct them.

    These so called elections are not things that serious minded people should bother about because it is not possible to have them conducted freely and fairly,” he said.

    He said that he would not waste his time going to vote until the time Nigerians realised the folly in the exercise and hand over the conduct of the council polls to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    Others who spoke to NAN expressed the same sentiment, saying that their time was precious and would only be used in areas that would produce positive results.

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  • Buhari called to thank me for dealing a deadly blow to those who wish him dead – Femi Adesina

    25/Feb/2017 // 5080 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 207: (DGW)Presidential spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Saturday that he has spoken with President Muhammadu Buhari who he said thanked him for dealing a deadly blow to his ill-wishers.

    He disclosed this in a  in a series of tweets on his official page, stated that Buhari thanked him “for holding out against mischief makers.”


    He wrote: “Spoke with PMB a short while ago. Glad to hear his voice. Told me he was resting, but no cause for worry. Said I should greet my family.

    “Thanks for holding out against mischief makers, PMB tells me during a phone call today. Said he would call again soon. Gave him best wishes.”

    Recall that Adesina came under pressure, when he said in a Channels TV interview, that he does not have direct access to Buhari in the UK .

    He had said at the time: “I am not directly in touch with the President, but I speak with those around him in London.”


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  • WATCH VIDEO: Popular Abuja Church Pastor caught naked sleeping with another man's wife in a brothel

    25/Feb/2017 // 2359 Viewers

     

    PARIS, FEBRUARY 25, 2017: (DGW) Wonders, they say, will never cease. It was a scene of confusion yesterday as a popular Abuja Church Pastor was caught pants down with one of his Church members, a married woman in a hotel room.

    Asked why he did what he did he remained silent and unable to give an answer to his assailants that looked like the woman's husband and his friends who trailed them to the brother or house of ill fame where the incident reportedly took place.

    Below is the video:



     


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