Could the North and West possibly started secession movement in Nigeria.?

Could the North and West Started secessionist Movement in Nigeria?

It will be a crass historical miscalculation to assert that the Igbo started the secessionist movement in the short history of Nigeria.

 This is misleading and outrightly distorting. We know what happened on 31 March, 1953, when Late Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro moved a motion in the House of Representatives, “that this House accepts as a primary political objective the attainment of self-government for Nigerian in 1956.”

 This development didn’t meet well with Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, who moved the adoption of an amendment changing the words “In 1956” to “as soon as practicable”

After the adjournment, the northern representatives were insulted and abused by Lagos crowd for prolonging the independence of Nigeria. This made them, within a few weeks, announced an eight-point programme which, if implemented, would have meant a virtual secession of Northern region from Nigeria.  

It should also be noted here that the West threatened Secession if the 1953 constitution did not include Lagos in the Western region. 

Isaac Boro had threatened secession and succeed in hoisting flag of Niger Delta Republic on February 23, 1966 Ikemba Ojukwu declared the republic of Biafra in 1967.

Therefore, it should be noted here that, each region, at one point in time in the history of Nigeria, had wanted to secede from Nigeria. 

Former Nigeria President Jonathan Goodluck and His Wife, Pays Bauch Governor Bala Mohammed a visit.

The Executive Governor Of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed received , the Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikwe Jonathan at his Abuja residence.The gentlemen had a wonderful moment together with many fruitful discussion about the betterment of Nigeria.It was gathered that the former Head of State was at the governor’s residence to condole with the family over the death of Hajiya Dadda.

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President Buhari responds, send message to Blinken, American Secretary to the State.

Federal Government will allow the system to exhaust itself, and will, therefore, wait for pronouncements from state governments which set up panels to probe police brutality in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Mr Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State.

So many state governments are involved, and have given different terms of reference to the probe panels,” the President added. “We at the Federal have to wait for the steps taken by the states, and we have to allow the system to work. We can’t impose ideas on them. Federal Government has to wait for the reaction of the states.”On the recent removal of Nigeria from watchlist of countries violating religious freedom, which Blinken said was “based on facts,” President Buhari expressed the country’s appreciation, noting that there was freedom of worship in Nigeria, and no one is discriminated against on the basis of his or her faith.He said education is a priority in the country, “because when you educate a people, there are certain levels they will not fall below.”The President equally appreciated the United States of America for allowing Nigeria to procure military hardware to fight terrorism in the country, and for the training given to Nigerian military.“It’s helping us to stabilize the situation in the Northeast, and we’ve made a lot of progress since 2015,” he said. “We are doing a lot on security, and the people involved appreciate our efforts.”

On development of democratic ethos, President Buhari said Nigeria has adopted the American model, “hook, line, and sinker, with its term limits. Those who have attempted to breach it were disappointed, if not disgraced. You are even lucky if you have two terms. Others try hard, and don’t get it. The American model has been accepted by Nigerians as the best.”Nigeria and her neighbors, the President noted, have been living with the impact of climate change for a while, which has seen the Lake Chad shrink drastically from its original size, and affected the livelihood of about 30 million people in the Lake Chad Basin countries.“That is why the youths defy the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean to attempt emigrating to Europe. Inter-basin water transfer is needed to keep the youths at home, and they can resume their lives of farming, fishing, and animal husbandry.”Mr Blinken, who had held a virtual meeting with the Nigerian President earlier in the year said jocularly that it was now good to see him “mask to mask, hoping that we will soon see face to face.”He appreciated the contributions of President Buhari to protection of the climate, particularly his presence and contributions at the recent COP26 climate conference held in Glasgow, Scotland.Blinken said America and Nigeria have diverse challenges, but a common denominator is security, and hoped for better partnerships, “so that the bad guys won’t get the good guys.”He described the report of the EndSARS probe panel as “democracy in action,” stressing that America equally had its own police brutality, and hoping that necessary reforms would be made.

Nigeria Governor Ortom, said bandit have slaughtered 100 Men in Benue State.

Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said that bandits had killed over 100 security agents across the state over the last couple of years.

“Security agencies in Benue state, more than 100 of them,” Ortom said. “DSS, Police, Army, and civil defence, more than 100 of them have been killed in Benue state, in course of their trying to keep peace, restore peace in our country. So, this is a challenge.”

He asserted that every Nigerian is burdened with the duty to protect the country, its next generation, and its territorial integrity at all times, regardless of their socio-political standings.

The governor warned against Nigerians saying all is well with the country, saying that it was hypocritical. He also asserted that a cabal had hijacked the presidency from Muhammadu Buhari.“I have always been frank with Mr President every time I have the opportunity to discuss with him,” said Ortom. “Today, the whole country will have seen that there is no other way to escape the insecurity that is going on.”“Except we have ranching in this country because those people who are deceiving in this nation, about open grazing, they are not being sincere and most of the people around are just there to support the presidency and allow foreign herdsmen from Niger, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon from all over the place from even Ghana, from where they were chased away to come and take over Nigeria.”

Tinubu Daughter Iyaloja order the closure of a Lagos Market.

The Iyaloja General of Nigeria and Daughter of a Former Governor of Lagos State, Chief (Mrs) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo has revealed the reason behind the closure of the popular Oyingbo Market in Lagos.

Speaking with Newsmen in Alausa, Ikeja on Wednesday, Tinubu-Ojo said she acted on the order of the Chairman of Mainland Local Government Area, Hon. Omolola Essien. She also denied allegations that she ordered Oyingbo Market Traders to pay a levy of #5million, she noted that it was a common blackmail to cover up their misbehaviour.

According to her, She received a call from the Chairman of Mainland Local Government Area, Hon. Omolola Essien who informed her of the Bad Hygenic Condition and Deplorable State of the Matket as food items being sold there might pose a risk to human health if consumed. 

Tinubu-Ojo stated that she visited the Market and ordered the Traders to carry out a sanitation, She also noted that the Market would not reopened until it is properly cleaned.

U.S Secretary of State meet with Nigerian President is Aso Rock Abuja.

United States of America Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Blinken arrived the Aso Rock Villa around 3:47pm and was received at the forecourt by State Chief of Protocol (SCOP), Ambassador Lawal Kazaure, who led him to the President’s office.

After the meeting with Buhari, the Secretary of State will proceed to the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo where they will sign some agreements between Nigeria and the US.He will thereafter hold a joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, before departing the Presidential Villa.

South Africa claim betting spike during Ghana W’Cup qualifier

There was a clear pattern of match manipulation during South Africa’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana, according to South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan.

Safa has lodged a complaint with football’s world governing body Fifa over their 1-0 loss to Ghana on Sunday in a crucial qualifier for next year’s tournament in Qatar.

The win saw the Black Stars advance to Africa’s World Cup play-offs at the expense of Bafana Bafana on goals scored.

“How is it that there’s a betting spike just before a major decision is taken and therefore people bet? They knew when to bet,” Jordaan said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Ghana Football Association has dismissed match-fixing allegations and has said it is not expecting anything untoward from any investigation by Fifa

Fifa has said it is reviewing the complaint lodged by Safa, but has not given any indication of when a decision will be reached.

A comprehensive report has been compiled by former South African referee Ace Ncobo and will be used as part of Safa’s protest with Fifa.

Ace Ncobo said he picked up 71 major incidents from the match where the referee either turned a blind eye in favour of Ghana or made incorrect calls against the South African team.

So far there has been no comment from anyone on the officiating team for the match, who all come from Senegal and were headed up by referee Maguette Ndiaye.

It is understood that, according to Fifa rules, Ndiaye is not permitted to comment on officiating decisions.

Nwora, Achiuwa to miss D’Tigers World Cup qualifiers.

D’Tigers NBA stars including Jordan Nwora and Precious Achiuwa are set to miss the country’s first window of the FIBA 2023 World Cup qualifiers set to hold in Benguela, Angola from November 26 to 28.

The World Cup is set to be held in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines from August 25 to September 10, 2023.

Nigeria’s roster to the 2020 Olympics in Japan earlier this year had a total of eight players featuring in the NBA. They are – Jordan Nwora (Milwaukee Bucks), Jahlil Okafor (Detroit Pistons), Chimezie Metu (Sacramento Kings), Kezie Okpala (Miami Heat), Gabe Vincent (Miami Heat).

Others are – Precious Achiuwa (Toronto Raptors), Miye Oni (Utah Jazz), and Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves).

It is unlikely the franchise clubs will allow players to travel for the qualifiers as the 2021/22 NBA season heats up while the players are also fighting for increased minutes on team rosters.

It is also yet to be seen if head coach of the team, Mike Brown, will be available for the squad. The Golden State Warriors assistant head coach is currently helping Steve Keer oversee the team who currently have the best result in the NBA this season.

Nigeria are in Group A along with Cape Verde, Mali, and Uganda with their first game billed to hold November 26 against Cape Verde, before they’ll face Mali, November 27 and Uganda on November 28.