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We have done more than enough for the people of Abia, now our state is among the progressive states in Nigeria – Ikpeazu boosts

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The governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has said that his administration had done enough in critical sectors of the economy to guarantee the state a deserved place among the comity of viable states in Nigeria.

He stated this in a statewide broadcast to mark the 30th anniversary of the state by the former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who on August 27, 1991 created Abia along with five other states.

“Our interventions in various critical sectors are yielding positive fruits,” Ikpeazu said, adding, “The future of Abia State is secured in the pantheon of economically and socially progressive states.”

He said that his administration had been working in tandem with the dreams of the founding fathers of Abia and with a 30 year development plan he has now put in place, the future is very bright for God’s own state.

He explained that the development plan document, which he later unveiled at a ceremony at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, “is a product of dedicated research and consultation, guided by development experts.”

According to him, the document encapsulated the wishes of Abians as collated from town hall meetings held across the state, adding that it would henceforth guide all plans and actions of government.

“While building today, we are deliberate about proper planning and working towards a set goal and it is for that reason that I invite all policy makers and officials of government to thoroughly study that document and tailor their work plans along the lines of the objectives set out in the document,”

The governor observed that though he has the privilege of being saddled with the role of steering the ship of Abia presently, every citizen and resident of the state has a role to play to make Abia great.

“We are a people, dedicated to prosperity through enterprise. We are a people, created on equity and together, we must continue to stand united and collectively build the state of our vision,” he declared.

Ikpeazu reviewed his achievements across the sectors since he mounted the saddle of leading Abia in 2015, saying that he has so far completed and delivered 128 roads across the state while 51 others are ongoing.

However, he assured that he remains “committed to completing all projects” initiated by his administration and vowed that “we will endeavour not to leave any uncompleted project for the next administration”.

The Abia chief executive acknowledged that his interventions were yet to positively impact on many Abians and empathised with those suffering discomfort for the fact that government was yet to address the challenges in their sector.

He pledged that his “dedication to working assiduously to ensure that all challenges affecting your sector is addressed and resolved.”

With eyes already on 2023 general election the Abia governor enjoined political actors to play by the rules and desist from any activity that could upset the peace, unity and harmony of the state.

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I Cannot Do Anything To Release Nnamdi Kanu, He Should Go Ahead And Defend Himself In The Court – Buhari Finally Breaks Silence

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The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari has categorically made it clear that he can not release the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in DSS custody.

Remember that the Eastern leader and some traditional ruler had previous gone to Aso Villa Abuja in respect to seek for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

In response, The president earlier assured them that he will consider their request but didn’t state if he will be released or not.

Going forward, in a recent publication by Punch Newspaper, the Commander in chief of Nigeria armed forces, Buhari has openly come out to stated vividly that he cannot do anything to free IPOB leader, urging that he should go ahead and defend himself in the court of law.

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Stop celebrating just because Army killed bandit leader, wait until they crush all of them which I know Nigerian soldiers Cannot – renowned Islamic Leader, Gumi Says

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As the nation celebrated onslaught by the Nigerian military in decimating bandits who continued to make life unbearable to many citizens, especially the recent bombing by Nigerian Airforce jets in Zamfara where two bandit leaders were reportedly killed,the camp of renowned Islamic Sheikh, Dr.Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has called on the military to further convince the public by showing evidence.

A member of the Gumi camp and traditional title holder of ‘Dan Iyan Fika in Yobe State, Alhaji Tukur Mamu, told journalists in an interview, that “the simple question is that we should ask ourselves…for example these reports that they are saying that they’ve bombarded this camp and that camp,is there any evidence on the ground?”

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Declare ‘Golden Dawn’ Operation In Niger, Kaduna States Under Bandits, Terrorists — IPOB Tells Nigerian Army

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the Nigerian Army for launching Operation Golden Dawn in the South-East region of the country.

The group alleged that the operation was another scheme of the military men to embark on a killing spree of residents of the region, similar to what was done with Python Dance in which many lives were lost in 2017.

According to IPOB, it is disgraceful that the military operatives leave Northern Nigeria that is being ravaged with terrorism and banditry, only to concentrate on the South-East and other southern regions.

In a statement by Emma Powerful and obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, IPOB berated political leaders in the region for not speaking against the operation.

The statement partly read, “This operation is another round of secret genocide akin to the infamous Python Dance by the Nigerian Army. This is another ploy by the military to continue their reckless killing of Igbo youths just because we want to have our independence.

“We wonder why a special military operation would be launched in the South-East why the same military has looked away from Kaduna, Niger and other northern states which have become a slaughter ground by Fulani bandits and terrorists decimating Christian communities almost unchallenged.

“The level of insecurity in South-East which of course was created by the same Nigeria security agencies is a far cry to the state of near-anarchy in the northern region. Why is it during special military operations that the Fulani controlled federal government remembers South East but when it has to do with infrastructure and appointments they go North?

“Our message to the operatives deployed for this wicked special operation is to make sure they don’t kill any innocent Biafran or IPOB member. If they know where the bandits were created to wreak havoc in the South-East, let them face them. But any day they touch innocent Biafrans in South-East, they will regret their action.

“They should be ashamed of themselves that even soldiers are being killed by Fulani bandits in the North but they are here declaring a special operation in a relatively peaceful region.

“We pity South-East politicians and the political elite who lack understanding of the times. They are only after their political interest in 2023.”

Recall that the Nigerian Army on Sunday announced special military exercises in the South-East, South-West and South-South regions of the country, codenamed ‘Golden Dawn’, ‘Enduring Peace’, and ‘Still Water.’

The army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, on Sunday, said Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff, will perform the flag-off in Enugu State.

He had said the exercises, which were routine, were to stem the tide of criminality as the yuletide approached.

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