Another Protest Begins In Delta
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There were pockets of protests in Delta and Bayelsa states over Tuesday’s abduction of the National President of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, Timothy Igbifa and the expiration of the 30-day ultimatum given to President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the substantive board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The protests, staged by angry ijaw youths in front of NDDC state offices along the Edjeba area of Warri in Delta State and the NDDC office in Yenezue-gene area of Yenagoa in Bayelsa, disrupted vehicular movements and business activities for hours.
They warned that the next protest on the pending issues of the appointment of substantive board for the NDDC, tenure of the Sole Administrator and other issues concerning the development of the region will be total and a “mass action”.
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Major Crises Will Hit Nigeria – Chris Okotie
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Rev. Chris Okotie, the Shepherd Superintendent of the Household of God Church, has warned that a major crisis is imminent in Nigeria.
The cleric, who is a former presidential candidate, said this in a statement on Wednesday, maintaining that the forces holding the country hostage would be defeated in the impending explosion.
After the crisis, according to him, Nigeria would experience a rebirth.
The cleric’s statement was in reaction to an earlier one by Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, a representative of the Nigeria Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, concerning the present crisis.
Igbo People Needs Justice -Uzodinma
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The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, yesterday said that the Igbo people needed a constitution review that would give them justice and equity and not secession.
Uzodimma spoke in Owerri, at the opening ceremony of the National Assembly Constitutional Review Committee Public Hearing For the Southeast zone chaired by the former governor of Abia state and currently, a Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, tagged as “proposed alteration to the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
According to Uzodimma, the clamour for justice and equity showed that Igbo wanted to be part of the decision making in the country.
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As the process of constitution amendment is ongoing in the country, the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday said it would be better for the country to adopt the 1963 Constitution, which he said contained the principles of true federalism.
The governor, who berated the current 1999 Constitution, noted that the constitution was improper and needed to have been changed before this time.
Akeredolu stated this in his remarks at the opening of the zonal public hearing on the proposed alteration in the provision of the constitution, held in Akure, the state capital.
Onochie Speaks On Ibori Loot
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The Special Assistant to President Muhammdu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie on Monday said that the Federal Government has not returned the £4.2 million recovered from former Gov. James Ibori to Delta State.
DAILY POST had reported that the Federal Government on Tuesday said that the £4.2m looted by former Governor, James Ibori recently repatriated from the United Kingdom has been returned to Delta state.
However, Onochie in a Facebook post on Wednesday explained that Delta State did not receive the looted funds because Nigeria may lose the opportunity to receive more looted funds, if it breaks the agreement it signed with the British government.