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Amaechi Do Not Have The Power To Determine The Political Future Of Igbos – Ohanaeze Youths | Latest Nigeria News | Lifestyle News

The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has lambasted the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for a statement credited to him, telling Igbos to forget their 2023 presidential ambition.

During an interview with The Sun, Amaechi had said that Igbos cannot take over from President Muhammadu Buhari because they have nothing to bring to the table in 2023. And that they did not vote the APC in the last general elections.

However, Ohanaeze Youth fired back at the minister in an interview saying Its an insult of the highest order for Amaechi to arr.te to himself with the powers he does not have

In a statement released by its secretary-general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the OYC said Amaechi does not have the power to determine the political future of Ndigbo, adding that minister’s position is a dance of shame. He said:

“Amaechi had come out to dance naked in the public place. It was an insult of the highest order for Amaechi to arr.te to himself the powers he does not have.

“This is one of the most awkward and disappointing statements we have heard in recent times. However, it is partly good so that we see those who do not mean well for this country; those who do not cherish a united Nigeria built on equity.

“It is most unfortunate that Amaechi, from the south-south zone, which had the total support of the south-east when Goodluck Jonathan was in power, should come out to disparage our people.

“Amaechi’s position is nothing else but a dance of shame in the public place. This is a man who had before the election declared that for equity sake, the south-east will produce the president in 2023.

“Amaechi has now sacrificed equity; he is now the chief promoter of nepotism and injustice.”

The group insisted that Amaechi does not hold the key to the political future of Ndigbo and added:

“He also cannot dictate to us or railroad us into making any particular political choice. Our own destiny is in our hands and that of God.

“However, we want to make it clear to him that his presidential ambition is also dead on arrival. Having shown Nigerians that he is a scale-out, one whose words cannot be trusted, there is no headway for him.

“This 360 degrees turn is nothing but one borne out of his inordinate ambition to become APC presidential candidate in 2023.”

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Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Suspected bandits attacked Katsira Tsauna village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state on Saturday August 14, killing three young men.


Three women were said to have sustained gun shots wounds during the attack which took place around 5:00pm. One of the women was shot in the breast.


According to witness accounts, the attackers came to Katsira village on five motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.

“They killed three young men and injured three ladies who are now in the hospital,” one of the witnesses said.

”If not for the quick response of the Army drafted not too far from the area, the number of the casualty would have been more than this.”


Another account said the bandits had carted away cattle before the arrival of the Army.


The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, Muhammadu Sadiq, confirmed the attack but said information at his disposal was very scanty.

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Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen, on Sunday night, attacked the palace of the Village Head of Kadunu, Muhammad Bayero in Langai District of Plateau’s Mangu local government area and killed him.


Daily Trust gathered that the village head, who goes by the title Rit Kadunu, was shot dead around 8:10 pm while another person in the palace was hit by a stray bullet in the leg.


Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State


Confirming the incident, a former Commissioner of Trade, Commerce and Industry in Plateau State, Hon. Yakubu Idi Usman said the Rit was buried according to Islamic rites on Monday morning.


Hon. Usman told Daily Trust that there was a high probability that the village head was a target of assassination because he sustained several gunshot wounds.

“I have just returned from the funeral prayer,” said Usman, who also confirmed that the Police had visited the palace and taken the necessary evidence and statements.


He described the incident as tragic and said the Rit was like a brother to him and losing him at this time was a huge loss for the people of Mangu LGA and Plateau State.

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41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41- year- old Mrs Nyarum Luka Bot Balewa who recently was delivered of quadruplets after waiting for 15 years without a child, has cried out to Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed to come to the aid of her family by offering her employment to enable her to cater for the babies.


Mrs Balewa, who is a graduate of College of Health Technology, Ningi, Bauchi State, was delivered of three girls and a boy on July 3, 2019, at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State.


Speaking with Journalists, Mrs Balewa lamented that although the babies have brought so much joy to her and her husband after waiting for 15 years, taking care of them has been difficult.

“To take care of these babies is not easy. My husband is no longer working. He is now retired. We have other children with us who are in school. It is not going to be easy. What I am saying is that if it is possible, I am appealing to the state government to give me employment. I have a Diploma in Environmental health. If it is possible to let them employ me so that I can help my husband”


Her husband, Luka Bot Balewa, who retired as a staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi last year, said taking care of the quadruplets since their arrival has been a difficult task to the family. 

“It has not been easy. You can imagine that the babies are taking NAN milk. We were buying the smallest one at N2, 500 but of recent we are buying it at N2,150. In a day they consume one tin. It means that in a day apart from the mother’s milk, they consume a tin of NAN milk every day, N2, 150. if you begin to count per day and the mother will eat well. It has not been easy for the mother” said Balewa who claimed that he is yet to receive his benefits.


The father of the quadruplets appealed to the state Governor and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.

“Let me say that as many as God will touch their hearts to be of assistance to us, they are welcome. God has been so faithful. A lot of people have advised me to meet with the Wife of the Governor, Some advised that I should write but I don’t want this thing to look as if I am begging but truly, I am not finding it easy. Even if it were to be only one child that will be complemented with NAN milk, it is not going to be easy to talk less of four. If only the NAN tin milk will be taken care of, I will thank God. Whatever the government feels that he can do in order to assist in away is welcome”.

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