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Igbo Quit Notice: Why Arewa Youth Were Not Arrested – Dambazau

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Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says the Arewa youth that issued the Igbo quit notice were not arrested because they claimed to have been misquoted by the media concerning the notice.

The Arewa youth had asked the Igbo to leave the northern region on or before October 1.

But speaking at a press briefing on Friday, the minister said the youth had denied making any inciting comment.

He said the youth had also informed Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the Department of State Services (DSS) that their comments were not properly represented.

Dambazau said efforts being made by the Kaduna state government and the ongoing dialogues are part of the reasons why the Arewa youth were not arrested.

“They (the youth) later claimed the media quoted them out of context. I am very much aware that the DSS invited all of them, held a meeting with them to which they made a statement to the effect that what was reported in the media was not what they said,” the minister said.

“They further wrote to the acting president indicating that they did not make inciting statement as to the issue of violence or forceful ejection of the Igbos in the north. However, it was on the basis of that, the northern elders called them to also reaffirm from them that what was reported was not exactly what they meant.

“Secondly, it is on this basis that I am answering the question, but it is something that the Kaduna State government is handling since that is where it happened. I want to think that it was on that basis that the arrest was not made.

“Again, there have been several efforts to dialogue between the northern youths and the Igbo youths. Several of such meetings have been held including the reported one that (ended in a) stalemate about one week ago but my understanding is that these various groups are sitting down among themselves to reach an understanding.

“More importantly, government gave assurance when the Acting President met with leadership from various parts of the country that nothing is going to happen to any person. Government has assured that everybody should stay and continue with their normal businesses.”

On whether Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had violated his bail conditions, Dambazau said it is the court that will decide his fate but that “it is not time yet for him to go back to the court for trial”.

“We have this assumption but I think it is left for the court that gave those conditions to determine whether those conditions were violated or not,” he said.

“If those conditions were violated, the court knows what to do. We cannot assume that those conditions are being violated. Yes, the public knows but the determination of the extent of violation will be left for the court.

“It is not like the police will go after Kanu to arrest him on the grounds that he violated the bail conditions. Kanu will have a day in court and the court will determine his fate because it is the court that gave those conditions.”

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42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. Eugene Okoligan

    August 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    U people think we r fools eh? Enough of this rubish. Biafra must stand. Jesus is greater than Muhammed.

  2. Okezie Collins

    August 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    What Islamic teachings has done to almajiri will take 2m yrs to wipe out they are finished

  3. Job Samuel

    August 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Arrested bh members freed.Only #NnamdiKanu’s arrest is your headache.Kai ma ba mpani walahitalahi.

  4. Goddy Peter

    August 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    It takes brain to manage the masses when you are in charge of affairs of orderliness… This to mean you can not refuse to use the trainings invested on you as a corprol Marshall!

  5. Okoye Okwuolisa

    August 13, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Nigeria is zoo and buhari must resign… Fulani’s are cows

  6. Lugard Sydney Luggy

    August 13, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Same reason is the reason why in nigeria no freedom fighter ,biafra or militants will be arrested , come to talk about what about the anti igbo hate song ? Idiotic northerners

  7. Don Greg Afam

    August 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    TRASH

  8. Nkem Ojei

    August 12, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I sorry for Nigeria.. What a country!

  9. Uzochukwu Nwachukwu

    August 12, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Nigeria

  10. Kenny Donald Anumege

    August 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Oga Dambazau if it were the Ipop or Igbos that gave the North that quit notice, DSS, Police, civil defence, soldiers etc would have swung in to action, arresting every one that was present at that press briefing & slamming them with about 150 count charge on each of them, they may even charge them for treason which is punishable in so so & so section of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
    But when it came from your fellow kings men, it’s just a context of press misquoting the Arewa youth Which the whole world watched. Any way oga Dambazau this is what is called double standard period.
    I rest my case.
    God bless my country Nigeria

  11. Lawrence Udeonu

    August 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    IF you are an igbo man or woman, please kindly respect your self and come home now when they have decided to issue you with a passport you can know your fates, we have known this people for years, what they are about to do was planned long time ago. IF buhari had lost the election you people could have seen what will happen. They have not used the arm’s and ammunition which they stored in preparation for what they know best. Good people, kindly leave now or have your self to blame if you are alive.

  12. Okwute Micheal

    August 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The truth has cleared itself. Very disgusting and barbarous generation. They will not arrest them nor kill even during the protests they did against our supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu , those so called police were humiliating, escort’s them with horses. What manner of act is that ? May unnameable diseases devastes you sick nations of inbreds forever . Unless you have remorse and repents . Despite that ,the worse will befall on you . Amen.

  13. David Godson

    August 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    They were not arrested but you want Nnamdi Kanu to be arrested, double standard

  14. Dubem Bartho Okoye

    August 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    This is the most dangerous man in this evil regime. Believe me he is man behind fulani hersmen

  15. Chris John

    August 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Too late to talk and deceitful

  16. Kierian Kizito

    August 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Nonsensical Nonsense

  17. Edu Udousoro

    August 12, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Was there any reason for dialogue by the Kaduna state government ,if they were misquoted… Why was it not necessary for the Arewa youth to denounced the allegations before the press if they were misquoted by whom?.

  18. Tochukwu Okeke

    August 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Remember that it is only KANO and KADUNA STATE that can be able to pay workers salary in the whole northern NIGERIA and yet you are giving quit notice.

  19. UniKing Ewerem Nwosu

    August 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Hausa foolani almajiri terrorists people are so stupid that is why the don’t think before the talk, Abokis think Nigeria is their fathers farms

  20. Tochukwu Okeke

    August 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Danbazau you are fooling your self. The whole world is seeing your foolishness.

  21. Uche Agbasi

    August 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    And if they kill some stubborn Igbo guys, the minister will definitely say that the youths have informed Osibanjo that they never wanted to kill anybody. And that it was the hand work of some unidentified miscreants or of some foreigners.

  22. Ide Nkwocha

    August 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Miscreants

  23. Chinemeze O Chinemeze

    August 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Story for another day

  24. Joachin Nwaokeleme

    August 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Is he not among those behind the Arewa Youths?

  25. Jekwu Hansel Chukwueze

    August 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    And who is expecting you to aresst them??? You could not arrest fulaniheadsmen,you could not arrest even one bokoharam member and you are talking of arewa youth

  26. Bright Edwin

    August 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Ur a foolish interior minister. Can everybody see the kind of people that are piloting the affairs of the contraption call Nigeria? Are we deaf and dumb like u Danbazzu? What kind of misinterpretation the so called Arewas are talking about? The video is there for everyone to re- watch .

  27. Ofozor J. P Ikeme

    August 12, 2017 at 6:23 pm

  28. Obinna Obiakor

    August 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Look at him, is he not a terrorist from his look

  29. Alfazazi Abubakar Dausayi

    August 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Igbo How Market

    • Tony Ezeh

      August 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Please help me ask your Buhari how market

  30. John Nwaeze

    August 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    It is Biafrans you have power to arrest?

  31. Chukwuemeka Echetabi

    August 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    [09/08 13:11] chukwuemeka: This is declaration of jihad and Christians in the North should understand them because of previous war at jos , Kaduna south , Benue state etc . They plan to spare no Christian , so CAN take note
    [09/08 14:03] chukwuemeka: T A demand for independence is not a call for war, after all Nigeria called for independence from Britain was not taken as call for war , even in the world today . so how can they see call for Biafra referendum as a call for war that mean yes or no vote.
    [10/08 19:16] chukwuemeka: The previous jihad wars in jos ,Kaduna, Nasarawa , Benue etc .The Igbo’s and Yoruba helped in curtailing it .With the planed Igbo exit , jihad will be an easy ride in these places especially jos were they said it belongs to them . infarct when they say Igbo’s they mean Christians, from previous utterances (infedel
    [10/08 21:22] chukwuemeka: The idea is divide and rule. Keep them as different people and reduce their number then rule over them.
    [11/08 04:26] chukwuemeka: The one the Northerners have been acting as if they are above the law, killing Ibos at will, allocating all Oil Well to themselves as they like, claiming the country belong to them’ and that the unity of the country is not negotiable which we know that every good marriage must be negotiated and agree, and their youth issuing quit notice without being criminalized. I think it has just begun, something more serious than all these will happen. If we actually want to live together, every aspect of the existence and the unity of the country must be sincerely discussed and implemented.
    [11/08 04:34] chukwuemeka: It is a shame that the group that calls themselves the Coalition of Northern group does not know that there is problem in our land. It is clear that they refused to see the problem in Nigeria because the leaders they provided Nigeria have not taken the nation any where for the past over 40 years they were in charge of affairs. Nigeria needs to more in a different direction if she will survive as a nation.
    If any person or group of persons is complaining about the situation in the country, the only way to stop it is to first hear the person out or listen to what the person has to say, secondly, if the person has said the truth, take steps to redress or correct the situation.
    After taking the above two steps, there is no doubt that the situation would be changed for the better.
    [11/08 04:39] chukwuemeka: The current Hausa hate song treading in the social media is despicable, sad and disappointing. Ohanaeze is appalled that prominent leaders in the north (with the exception of a few), have allowed this development to flourish without reproach. The Arewa youths have stoked the embers of hatred to a discomforting temperature. The toleration of their criminal conduct has potrayed the Federal government as biased and unfair.
    Their quit notice to fellow Nigerians to leave any part of Nigeria strikes at the fundamental rights of citizenship. It is a call for the dissolution of the country. Their call for an inventory and seizure of assets of Nigerians living in the North is conversion. It amounts to a day light robbery of lawful property. The declaration of mop up action after October 1st, 2017 to deal with those who resist their quit notice order is a declaration of war. It is surprising that on top of all these a hate song calling for more hatred, despise and “abortion” has been allowed to fester. Yet no one is arrested. All the orders of arrest from Kaduna state and the IGP seem to be ambivalent and unreal. The youths meet freely with Governors of Northern Nigeria and Northern leaders showing that they enjoy their support.
    This development signals the beginning of a national catastrophe which if not nipped in the bud will snowball into incalculable damage to our continued existence as one country. Ohanaeze gives notice to the Federal government to deal with this situation decisively or forever be held responsible for the consequences this abdication of responsibility provoke. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

    JOHN NNIA NWODO
    PRESIDENT GENERAL
    OHANEZE NDIGBO

  32. Ifeanyichukwu Madunagu Frank

    August 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Why they are not arrested is because they are the government of the day hmmm this is why biafrans said no to election in anambra state and biafra land

  33. Godsown Emeka

    August 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Because they are d country owners

  34. Odubore Oluwabunkunayo Adedamola

    August 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    All the so called patriotic Nigerians of southern origin should know that the northern establishments view them as expendables, because I can’t fathom why a murderous tribe or tribes will be tolerated

  35. Tochukwu Menuba

    August 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Hausa Fulani will continue to give reason and reasons why their people will not be arrested, while the foolish Igbo leaders will continue to fool themselves for one Nigeria.

  36. Kelechi Mbamalu

    August 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Who re u deceiving?we have warned our ppl to leave the North,75% of them are wasting their precious time over there.honstly this is a revolution,is an a very good opportunity.the Northern idea of giving Igbos Quite Notice is a welcome development.i did not see it as enemities…but we will never do same to the Northerner if we do who is going to be our gate men,shoe shinner,obioma,refuse disposals and all the rest.so pls Arewa youths do us favour and send them back home.

  37. Eluu Obinna

    August 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Then why should Nnamdi Kanu be rearrested? Rubbish.

  38. Suleiman Egielemai Abdullahi Ali

    August 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    WHAT AN EXCUSE

  39. Mopki Mako Mopki

    August 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Dambazau is everywhere today, what’s wrong with him

  40. Bernard Udeh

    August 12, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Danbanza

  41. Golden Heart

    August 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Because you are the Mastermind so stop your Fucking excuses

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2023: PDP Will Zone Presidency To North — Ex-Benue Gov Suswam

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Former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has explained why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would allegedly be zoning its 2023 presidential ticket to the North.

He gave the explanation in an interview published by Sunday Sun.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power noted that the party zoned the presidency to the north in 2019 and the PDP candidate did not emerge president.

Based on this, he said, the former arrangement remains until the north is able to produce the president on the party’s ticket.

Asked if the PDP would zone the presidency to the north in 2023, Suswam said, “Of course, the PDP will maintain zoning. We have not realised it, so the zoning still remains in the North in the PDP. In PDP, we zoned the Presidency to the North and have we realised it? No. So, the zoning still remains in the North for 2023. Presidency is not micro-zoned. Once you say North, every person in the North is entitled to contest and the best person wins.”

Suswam also dismissed insinuations that the Ahmed Lawan-led Ninth Senate is a rubber-stamp to the Executive arm.

He said, “Well, I wouldn’t say that the current Senate is rubber stamp. The leadership of the National Assembly decided that unlike what happened previously, we are all elected whether on the executive side or legislative side, with a common objective which is to serve Nigerians. And the only way that can be feasible is for us to cooperate among ourselves even though the doctrine of separation of power exists.

“That doctrine of separation of power in principle presumes that there will be inter-independence. It’s not that you can take actions that are totally opposed to the other.

“We have to collaborate for us to move forward. And so I think what the Senate has done, given the experience of Nigerians in the previous Senate when nothing was working – budget was not passed and even if it was passed, it was passed mid-year. So, it was impossible for any activity of government to continue. So, we said let us depart from that. That doesn’t make us rubber stamp. We just feel that we should cooperate.”

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The APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday night declared that there was no differences to be sorted out in the party.

Tinubu, also said, “there is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile.”

He made the declaration shortly after a closed door meeting with Gov. Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and other members at his Bourdillon Residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Buni, also Governor of Yobe, led other members of the APC National Caretaker Committee to the Lagos meeting with Tinubu.

”We have no differences to be sorted out in the APC; we just had consultation and it is how our party, the APC, would continue to be a progressive party,” he said.

According to him, the committee is a consultation and not reconciliation committee since nobody is fighting anybody.

”There are instances when you disagree, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot discuss it over and be a good example in leadership and politics,” Tinubu said.

The former Lagos State governor also said that politics without seeming media crisis would be less interesting.

”But the question is, are we committed to building this party and Nigeria? That is what we are all about.

”We are steering the ship of our nation and our party in the right direction,” Tinubu said.

He said that the party leadership had trust and respect for the chairman of the caretaker committee and would support him to succeed for the party to continue in its progressive governance of the country.

The committee chairman, who led other members to the meeting, said that the meeting was part of the consultation the committee was making.

”You know the task before us is daunting, and we need guidance, experience and prayers from our leaders,” Buni said.

The host Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed his pleasure to have his colleagues in the state.

”It’s been a very fruitful discussion we have had here this evening,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Other members of the committee in attendance included the Chairman of Progressive Governor’s Forum, Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Secretary of Caretaker Committee, APC, Sen. James Akpan Udo-Edehe and Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello.

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Erhahon, who spoke to Daily Post in Benin-City, said what happened to Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, would also happen to him since, like Nwosu, he contested primaries in two different political parties, the APC and PDP.

Erhahon also said Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, are wasting their time because they have failed to learn from history, adding that what happened to Nwosu should have served as a lesson to them.

According to him a Supreme Court judgment that sacked Nwosu as the governorship candidate of the AA in the 2019 election should have guided the governor’s decision to participate in the Peoples Democratic Party’s primary after undergoing screening in APC.

“The apex court crafted the judgment so explicitly as if it was meant for the duo of the governor and his deputy to understand what fate awaits them in the state.

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“The spirit of the law forbids anyone to contest for nomination under two or more parties in the same election or even start the process of being nominated by procuring the nomination form. How does Governor Obaseki hope to escape the last clause?” Erhahon maintained.

Erhahon also said the governor currently possesses a counterfeit PDP governorship ticket, since he obtained the APC nomination form, filled it and returned same, and even attended the party’s screening and was disqualified.

He said based on that clause, the apex Court seems to have told Obaseki to stop wasting his time and resources.

“So also does it sound a warning to Obaseki’s supporters that they are about burying themselves along with a dead body because they are blinded by temporary pecuniary sentiments.

“Whoever is being deceived by his neighbour may survive but whoever deceives himself is on a suicide mission. Let’s watch and see where desperation, cantankerousness and sadism are leading Governor Obaseki to. Like the Benin elders would say, ‘Hasty wrestling and fatal fall go together’,” he averred.

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