Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned those trying to stampede the present executive of organisation to desist from their pranks.
The apex Igbo organisation regretted that the mischief makers were “going about claiming that the National election of Ohanaeze Ndigbo would hold in January, 2020” and warned them to desist from such propaganda .
The deputy spokesman of the organization, Chuks Ibegbu in a statement noted that the tenure of the Nnia Nwodo led regime would end in January 2021 and not 2020.
He accused “desperadoes” and those who wish to use the office for personal gains as propagating the rumor.”
He assured that when the tenure of the present Ohanaeze Executive is due to end, the world would be told and asked the desperadoes trying to cause confusion over the matter to be careful.
Ibegbu noted that for now the Nwodo led regime is trying to reposition Ndigbo within the Nigerian polity.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu had on Saturday predicted that Chief Nnia Nwodo would cease to the President general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo before December 31.
11 Killed, 4 Women Kidnapped As Bandits Raid Niger Communities
11 persons have been killed and four women kidnapped as gunmen attacked five communities in Shiroro local government area.
Kudodo, Galapai, Dnakpala Makera and Dnalgwa communities were attacked in the early hours of Saturday.
The bandits were said to have moved from house to house to carry out their activities.
The attack is coming barely one week after eight communities were sacked by bandits in the same Shiroro local government where a village head and 16 others were killed.
One of the victims of the attack, Saidu Yisa, said that two of his wives were raped by four of the bandits in his presence before he was shot at a close range.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District Alhaji Sani Musa confirmed the latest attack saying that the situation is getting out of hand.
The Senator lamented the incessant killings and called the federal government and security agencies to up their strategies.
“As the attacks continued, more villagers in my constituency are awaiting their fate as no sign of succor seems to be coming their way. It is confirmed that the bandits are attacking all through the night to this afternoon and most communities are in grave danger,” he said.
Why EFCC Rejects Petitions — Magu
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, shed light on why some petitions sent to the anti-graft agency are returned.
According to him, every petition received by the commission passes through the Screening Committee who considers the content and determine whether it falls within the scope of its constitutional mandate.
The EFCC chairman made the explanation while featuring on “Talk Radio”, a morning programme of the Ibadan-based Inspiration 100.5 FM.
“Before we commence investigations on any petition, we give them to the Screening Committee for review. The committee will look at the content and advise accordingly on what to do.
“If it is something we should handle, we launch into action. If not, we guide the petitioner on the appropriate place to take it to,” he said.
Polygamy Is Major Cause Of Poverty In The North — Emir Of Kano, Sanusi
Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, says polygamy is the major cause of poverty in Northern Nigeria.
The monarch said this while moderating a paper presentation session on ‘the role of universities in nation building’ at the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara state, on Friday January 24th.
Represented by one of his aides, Usman Bugaji, the monarch said the culture of polygamy is what makes the north a major area of poverty in the country, unlike in the south where the poverty level has reduced.
“There are people who cannot afford to feed one wife but are ready to marry three wives and have more children than they can feed, talk less of paying for their school fees.
“The poverty level of the North is 80 percent, while in the South, the percentage is 20 percent, simply because of the culture of marrying many wives and producing many children who, at the end, are left on the streets to beg for what to eat,” he said.