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Governor Uzodinma Planning To Forcefully Acquire 2000 Land Hectares For Ruga In Imo – IPOB

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IPOB alleged that Uzodinma is plotting to acquire 2000 hectares of land under the pretext of erecting a meat-processing factory on it.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of forcefully taking hectares of land from the residents for the cattle settlement known as Ruga.

According to the group, some traditional rulers including the Eze Fredick Ogechi Nwachukwu of Umuneke Ngor Okpala Local Government Area in the state is working with the governor and the Nigerian government to turn people’s ancestral lands to Ruga.

IPOB alleged that Uzodinma is plotting to acquire 2000 hectares of land under the pretext of erecting a meat-processing factory on it.

According to IPOB, the lands the governor is trying to seize are in Izombe, Agwa and Akabor in Oguta local government area of Imo State.

According to a statement by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, which was made available to SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the group said, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the plot by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, to forcefully acquire 2000 hectares of land at Ejemekuru towards Izombe, Agwa and Akabor in Oguta LGA of Imo State, under the guise of building a meat processing factory.

“The communities rejected this disguised project but the state is insisting on forcefully taking the ancestral land from the people. Some paid agents of the Government from Ejemekuru, Izombe, Agwa and Izombe have resorted to using the force of Government to intimidate and corce the citizens into submission.

“The Deputy Governor has since been mobilised to ensure that the government’s agenda is actualised. The Governor through his agents are arm-twisting the Ezeship candidates in Oguta LGA, precisely Izombe, using the proposal as a bait for them. Instead of allowing the rightful and people’s choice to emerge, the government wants to use it as a bait to accomplish this anti-people agenda.

“Imo State Government is using acceptance of Ruga as a criterion for who becomes the traditional ruler. The Imo State Government is planning another massacre of Oguta LGA citizens based on the Ezeship issue instead of allowing the wish of the people. 

“We gathered that the people of Izombe are comfortable with a certain Estate developer seeking 300 hectares of land for industrial development but the company should ensure that this is not Ruga in disguise. The community will resist any deviation from the planned estate development.

“Izome has peacefully played host to oil companies right from in the sixties. The only land location of Gulf oil later changed to Chevron Nigeria limited and presently acquired by Seplat Energy. Ashland oil was there first but later changed to Addax petroleum. We won’t tolerate any attempt to make Izombe a war zone.

“We therefore, warn His Highness Eze Fredick Ogechi Nwachukwu of Umuneke Ngor Okpala LGA is causing harm and pain to the people of Umuneke Ngor, he was collaborating with fulani people to cow business in the local government, thereby using the Fulani to intimidate the citizen of Umuneke Ngor and we are using this medium to relate to him to stop intimidating the people of Umuneke Ngor and her environs because IPOB volunteers will not allow him to continue if any harm come to the people of Umuneke from Fulani terrorists.   

“The Eze must be careful in dealing with Fulani and he must move Fulani out from Umuneke Ngor before we come. He won’t get easy at all. If Fulani terrorists unleash terror attacks anywhere in Ngor Okpala LGA he will regret his life in this world.”

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Yoruba leader, Olufemi Adegoke is dead

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The Chairman of pan-Yoruba intelligentsia group, Voice of Reason (VOR), Dr. Olufemi Adegoke is dead.

The medical veteran hailed from Ondo Town in Ondo West Local Government Area.

Adegoke was the father of a Nigerian-born member of the British Parliament, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch.

The lawmaker, a Conservative Party member, served in Boris Johnson’s government as Minister of State for Levelling Up Communities and Minister of State for Equalities.

A statement on Friday by Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide described Adegoke as a man of unquestionable character.

Director of Communication, Maxwell Adeleye said he was resolute and committed towards the decommissioning of Nigerian’s 1999 Constitution.

The spokesman recalled that Adegoke spent his last years working for the advancement and liberation of Yorubas.

“He was an unparalleled patriot of the Yoruba people and an intellectual giant whose courage and candour goes beyond the cosmos”, he noted.

The body, led by Professor Banji Akintoye, sympathized with the Adegokes and prayed that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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I gave up on ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ after Pastor Ibiyeomie’s curses – Church member confesses

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A member of the Salvation Ministry, Ebimina Tamuno, has revealed that she cancelled her dream of becoming an internet fraudster after the founder of the church, Pastor Davide Ibiyeomie, rained curses on ‘Yahoo boys’.

DAILY POST recalls that the popular pastor had, during a sermon in his church, laid curses on Nigerian youths who are into fraudulent activities, saying they will die by accident if they fail to repent.

A few hours after the curses, Ebimina who had concluded plans to engage in cybercrime in a bid to better her life testified that she has given up on the plan.

She said, “My name is Ebimina Tamuno. Yesterday, after Papa’s ministration, I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t sleep all through the night.

“I was just waiting for the Glory Reign to be over and I have gotten all my documents ready to travel out to do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.

“Because the hardship is too much and I just wanted to have a good life and I feel that was going to make me okay. But I couldn’t sleep all through the night and I had to give it all up for God and I am here to give up. If I perish, I perish”.

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Burkina Faso: Military won’t step down now – Coup leader

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The military in Burkina Faso says they will remain in power until the conditions are right.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led the ouster of President Roch Kabore, made the declaration.

In his first speech, the coup leader blamed Kabore for failing to aggressively push back Islamist militants.

“When the conditions are right, according to the deadline that our people will define in all sovereignty, I commit to a return to a normal constitutional order”, he said.

Damiba revealed plans to meet representatives of different sections to agree on a roadmap for reform.

The mutineer added that Burkina Faso needed international partners “more than ever”.

Damiba urged the international community “to support our country so it can exit this crisis as soon as possible”.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Burkina Faso on Friday.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said coup d’etats were violation of democratic tenets.

“It represents a threat to peace, security and stability in West Africa”, Akufo-Addo stressed.

The military takeover in Burkina Faso is the third in the region since August 2020.

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