The Igbo community has issued an unreserved apology to senator Ike Ekweremadu and condemned in the strongest terms, the actions of the IPOB members who descended on him.
This was made known by Uche Anichukwu, Special Assistant to Ekweremadu on Media who quoted the group’s statement.
The statement reads: “We, Ndi-Igbo Germany, the umbrella/apex union of all Igbo unions operating in the Federal Republic of Germany are shocked and dismayed by the unprovoked, unwarranted and senseless attack unleashed on Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany.
“Ndi-Igbo Germany, wish to offer our unequivocal apology to our special guest of honour, Senator Ike Ekweremadu – former Deputy Senate President – for the unfortunate treatment misdirected at him by members of Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra in Germany during the occasion of our second Annual Igbo Cultural Festival and Convention 2019.
“It must be emphasised that Senator Dr. Ike Ekweremadu had nothing personal to gain in attending our cultural day. Rather the Igbo residents here in Germany lost an opportunity to tap into his reservoir of knowledge.
“No words can describe our shock, our consternation, and our sadness at this inexcusable, shameful and senseless attack. We apologise from the depths of our hearts that you had to experience such a horrible thing here in our midst. This is not how we are here. Please do not hold this incident against the 99 per cent law-abiding Umu-Igbo in Germany.
“Our apologies go to Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and to all well-meaning Igbo-Diasporan groups and associations both at home and abroad for this disgrace.
“Let this event be a rallying call to all Umu Igbo at home and worldwide to always seek unity rather than primitively turning against ourselves in senseless violence which will make neutral and friendly global nations turn away from us.
“Ndi-Igbo Germany (N.I.G) condemns in strongest terms this action by the members of IPOB in Germany against Senator Ike Ikweremadu. Ndi-Igbo Germany distances herself from any group that encourages violence, directly or indirectly.
“It is not acceptable that an Igbo man or woman would come to the occasion of an ancient Igbo traditional event like Iri-ji and not only cause commotion, but also physically attack an invited guest, a fellow Igbo brother from home and a senior Igbo elder statesman in the person of Senator Dr. Ike Ekweremadu. This is an abomination in Igbo land. And in a foreign land! Is this what we have come to in our united struggle, Ndi Igbo? A house divided against itself cannot stand.
“This single action will cost IPOB in Germany more than 70 per cent of her hitherto sympathisers. What IPOB Germany thought in their inept, diminutive, and megalomaniac mindset as a humiliation of Senator Ekweremadu is, in reality, a humiliation of the Igbo race in a foreign land”
Young Nigerian musician, Olanrewaju PelePele allegedly commits suicide one week after talking about his battle with depression online (Graphic Photo)
About 10 days ago, this young Nigerian rapper and singer, Olanrewaju Pelepele shared an emotional video online talking about how depressed he was and his plans to take his own life.
At the time, he wasn’t taken serious and now, he has made good on his promise and has taken his life.
He was found stone cold dead in his apartment on Friday, September 20th 2019. His death stems from his long battle with depression and his inability to fully break into the Nigerian music industry despite 10years of hard work.
Pele pele Committed sucide today ; depression amongst Nigerian artistes is real… blown or not ; always be kind . This shit hurt sha
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) September 20, 2019
It’s sad that nobody’s talking about Pelepele? May God forgive his sins????? Suicide shouldn’t be the answer to the things you’re going through pic.twitter.com/T6m7PcMhOe
— ÓGBÉNÍ AGÙNTÁÁSÒLÒ ??? (@ThatTallPR) September 20, 2019
Dear upcoming artist,your time will come as long as you don’t give up.,Suicide is never an option , never!! despite over 10years of struggle?, OLANREWAJU PELEPELE, rip???, pic.twitter.com/ae07Z6jEM9
— I.Q (@Jager_420) September 20, 2019
Lizzy Anjorin and Toyin Abraham receive last warning by senior colleagues over social media fight
The President of the Theatre Arts and Movement Photos Affiliation of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan and filmmaker, Yinka Quadri have despatched out a final warning to Lizzy Anjorin and Toyin Abraham over their a lot publicized beef which has made headlines in the previous few days.
Recall that the actresses’ Instagram outburst stemmed from Lizzy Anjorin’s declare of Toyin Abraham trolling her colleagues with pretend accounts and supporting an Instagram consumer that despatched out a false report of being subjected to a drug search at a Saudi airport in opposition to her.
Reacting to the social media fracas, the TAMPAN President said that the actresses can be sanctioned in the event that they go together with the fights on social media. He additionally warned different entertainers in opposition to towing similar lane as similar motion can be meted out to them.
On his personal half, Yinka Quadri appealed to actors and actresses in Yoruba film business to report back to the affiliation in the event that they really feel wronged by their colleague as a substitute of taking it out on social media.
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Fake Blind Woman-Beggar Arrested In Ekiti With 10 Years Old Girl — Lifestyle News
Drama ensued in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Thursday as nemesis
caught up with a popular street beggar Nzube Ekene who pretended to be
The mother of two who often beg for money at the traffic
light around the popular Fajuyi roundabout with a ten year old girl she
trafficked was arrested through the intervention of the chairperson of
the Association of Women Lawyers known as FIDA Mrs Seyi Ojo.
During the arrest Ekene was putting on tattered cloths and a hat that
covers her face thus deceiving members of the public that she is blind.
She usually seat on the floor while the teenage girl goes around to beg
for money from motorists and passengers held on by the traffic light.
Giving her account to Roundoffnews, FIDA chairperson Mrs Seyi Ojo said
she was in the queue of vehicle stopped by the traffic light when the
girl approached her and begged for money a situation she said touched
her heart deeply.
Mrs Ojo said on getting to the office, she
ordered the invitation of the woman with hope of rendering possible
assistance only to discover that she was a fake.
According to her, the woman was well dressed beneath but only covered herself with the rags so as to attract sympathy.
Over eleven thousand naira was found on her as at eleven o’clock in the morning when she was arrested.
The little girl whom she was using to beg for money could not hide her
feelings as she grabbed the FIDA chairperson in joy for rescuing her.
Narrating her ordeal the girl who gave her name as Ada said the woman
came to her mother in Imo state and requested that she go with her to
the Southwest so that she can assist her trading.
She promised to enroll the girl in school which she never did.
Ada said she was surprised after getting to Ado when the woman told her to be begging on her behalf.
According to Ada, she first insisted but the woman beat and threaten her before she succumbed.
She claimed that she had begged the woman overtime to allow her speak
with her mother but she insisted and even tore the book where she had
earlier wrote the number of her mother.
The girl also complained
that the woman was in the habit of maltreating her despite the fact that
they make lots of money on daily basis.
Speaking with Roundoffnews, the fake blind woman- beggar Ekene said she lives in Ikare Ondo State but from I’m State.
She claimed that she was involved in the business to survive due to lack of job.
She confirmed that she lied to Ada’s mother about her job.
As at the time of this report the mother of two has been handed over to NAPTIP for further interr.tion
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