GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Igbo leaders meet, reject grazing bill

By News Express on 02/05/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,225


The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday rose from a meeting in Enugu with a call for improved security in the country, even as it rejected the grazing bill now before the National Assembly.

Ohanaeze stated unequivocally that cattle rearing is a private business and therefore should not be used to infringe on the rights of individuals and communities in the country.

Besides, there were also strong indications yesterday of a mother of all protest that involves leaders and various organisations of the zone against the continued attack by Fulani herdsmen on innocent people of the zone in Enugu tomorrow.

The modus operandi of the protest billed for Okpara Square was the epicentre of the meeting of leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governors, which took place at the Enugu Government House yesterday.

Although reporters were barred from the meeting, the three governors produced by the PDP in the zone, including Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), were in attendance.

Others were Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, among others.

In a related development, South-East governors yesterday rose from their closed-door meeting with Ekweremadu in Enugu with a resolve to visit the troubled Ukpabi Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Council where scores of persons were gruesomely murdered last Monday.

The governors include Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).

Briefing newsmen at the end of their meeting, Ekweremadu said the governors would get their colleague governors from Anambra, Chief Willy Obiano and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to join them in the proposed visit to the community within the week.

He said the visit aimed at taking stock of the carnage in the area with a view of taking a definite position as leaders of the South-East zone.

•Excerpted from A Guardian report. Photo shows South-East Governors.

Source News Express

Posted 02/05/2016 05:49:06 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
National Conference adjourns after rowdy opening session

Most wanted armed robbery kingpin falls into security...

Reporter exposes Victor Umeh as controversy over death...

FG insists on secret trial of Dasuki, but...

Scores die in multiple vehicle crashes along Ore-Benin...

Ethiopia forces unemployed youths on Dangote, other cement...

Group vows to use FoI Act to fight...

Boko Haram loses more towns to rampaging Nigerian...

Apostle Suleman tackles FG, El-Rufai ahead of today's...

Charly Boy’s group vows to storm Aso Rock...

Senior citizens panic as Okorocha orders demolition of...

NDLEA arrests 230 drug suspects in Abia, convicts...

 

Latest News South-East Governors behaving like slaves — South-East CLO •Also slams FG, Army 13 political parties plan merger Ohanaeze warns against frivolous court order on IPOB •Indicts AGF Our faith in democracy remains unshaken, Buhari tells the world Angry Trump threatens total destruction of North Korea Delta gets new Electoral Act Workers protest concession of airports Enugu LG Election: Groups reject PDP candidate for Nsukka, urge opposition to produce credible alternative Dangote begs public to help monitor truck drivers •Sets up hotline for reports NYSC mourns as former DG dies African Union member states endorse the draft statute to boost African cinema industry Militants break silence on Army, IPOB clash; tell South East governors, Senators, Reps, Ministers, Ambassadors to resign immediately

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (278,141 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (260,113 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (211,243 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (177,310 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (176,568 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (158,029 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (136,485 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (126,685 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (120,175 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (111,102 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (110,251 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (102,651 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (28) Business (2,691) Business Verdict (22) Columnists (740) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (178) Entertainment (377) Features (487) Global Business Monitor (178) International (1,540) Interviews (129) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (73) News (28,514) Opinion (808) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,934) Religion (625) Sports (1,322) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Manchester United vs Everton 4-0 All Goals & Extended Highlights

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!