Between FG’s N10b Enugu Airport intervention and infrastructure abandonment in Southeast
SouthEast is not new to complaints. Anybody who has followed events in the zone closely since the end of the civil war will readily affirm that allegation of marginalisation by successive administrations of the country holds sway among its people.
Southeast not ripe for presidency in 2023, we have no structure — Nnaji
I do not agree with that assumption; we laid a solid foundation. I could agree that we are the cause of our problem in the sense that we did not take things seriously.
Lessons from RUGA controversy
Creativity is ‘thinking up new things’, innovation is ‘doing new things’. In any society, there is no shortage of creativity or creative people; what is in short supply are innovators. These scarce people are the ones, who have the know-how, energy, daring and staying, power to implement ideas’—Professor Thomas Riskey Odhiambo.
Chime, Ngige, others jostle over ministerial slots in Southeast
Former Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime[/caption]Since conclusion of the 2019 general elections won by the All Progressives Congress (APC), attention of party members in the Southeast has shifted to who occupy ministerial positions in the zone.
Amaechi urges Southeast to fight for 2023 presidency
Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged the Southeast region to wake up from its slumber and fight to get the presidency in 2023, instead of waiting to be offered the position on a platter of gold. Speaking at an interactive forum of maritime stakeholders in Lagos yesterday, the minister expressed support for Igbo presidency…
How outcome of 2019 elections is haunting the Southeast ahead of 2023
It is no longer speculation. The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The outcomes are also here with us. Excerpt in some states where the outcomes of the exercise are still being contested, those who won in the process are already bracing up for the challenges of their victory. Also, the Southeast voted. The…
Group alleges plot to deny Southeast 2023 presidency
The Coalition of Southeast Youth Leaders has said there is a grand plot to deny the region the presidency slot in 2023, despite earlier promise that it should be the turn of the zone to produce Nigeria’s president. In a statement, yesterday, jointly signed by President General, Chief Goodluck Egwu Ibem; Secretary General, Dr Kanice…
Osinbajo, Atiku’s wife, Igbo presence and South West votes
A total of 72,775,502 Nigerians would tomorrow design a new political map for the nation with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) as they cast their ballot for two major Muslim presidential candidates from the northern part of the country. It would be simplistic to believe that incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari would retain dominance of his…
Replace retiring IGP with officer from southeast, group tells Buhari
A civil rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to replace retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, with an officer of Igbo extraction. The chairman of its board of trustees, Mr. Emeka Umeagbalasi, made the call in a report to The Guardian. Intersociety…
Stakeholders explore why Southeast entertainment industry collapsed
A lack of institutional capacities, over-reliance on government, among others, have been identified by stakeholders as factors responsible for the absence of growth and sustenance of the entertainment industry in the southeast region. According to them, while the media and entertainment industry have continued to survive and grow in other zones of the country, the…
All presidential aspirants should campaign by road, Bafarawa
A Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Attahiru Bafarawa, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari and other aspirants to travel by road. Bafarawa, who was in Cross River State for consultations and support, decried the deplorable state of roads, especially in the Southsouth and Southeast. The former Sokoto State governor told reporters at…