We, the Igbo Ekunie Initiatives, IEI, comprised of individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; IEI, wishes to draw the attention of the international community to the existential crisis in the South East, engendered by the activities of the Nigerian security agencies, especially the army and the police that have been taking nefarious steps to dismantle the security cohesion of entire [continue here]….
Press Release: A Call For President Muhammadu Buhari To Urgently Declare A State Of Emergency On Security And Constitute An All Inclusive Government of National Unity To Tackle Nation’s Drift To War We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; have observed with despair, the growing insurgency, terrorism and general insecurity across the nation. Just [continue here]….
We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; have observed with keen interest, the unprecedented “EndSars” protests across the nation. We have also observed the criminal and cowardly killing of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gates by members of the armed forces which unfortunately nudged the hitherto peaceful protests into sporadic violence. For decades, rather [continue here]….
We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; unequivocally condemn the extrajudicial killing of unarmed youths holding peaceful meetings in Emene Enugu state by Nigerian security services. In light of this egregious violation of human rights and assault on the very essence of democracy; we wish to state as follows: That democracy at the very [continue here]….
The attention of Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a coalition of professionals in Nigeria and the Diaspora has been drawn to the recent call by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) for the establishment of Fulani Vigilante’s outfit in the South East of Nigeria We condemn and denounce this reckless and provocative macabre call by Miyetti Allah in the strongest [continue here]….
The attention of Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a coalition of professionals in Nigeria and the Diaspora has been drawn to a statement by Southeast PDP leaders/governors; namely Governor David Umahi, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Osita Chidoka, Chris Ubah and others over alleged non consultation by Abubakar Atiku before announcing his VP pick being Mr. Peter Obi. Having carefully considered the allegations and the [continue here]….
The attention of Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a coalition of professionals in Nigeria and the Diaspora has been drawn to the cowardly, primitive and illegal arrest of hundreds of Igbo women in Owerri Imo state by the Nigerian Police and security forces. These innocent and unarmed women were within their rights under the Nigerian constitution, engaging in a peaceful demonstration and [continue here]….
The attention of Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a coalition of professionals in Nigeria and the Diaspora has been drawn to recent directive issued by Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotum Idris to 36 States, and FCT Police Command to confiscate arms and ammunition including un-prohibited firearms or gaming/hunters guns legitimately used by various State, rural and urban communities’ vigilantes [continue here]….
THE BEST & THE WORST IN SOUTHEAST NIGERIA: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES IN THE GEOPOLITICAL ZONE DATING BACK TO THE SECOND REPUBLIC; AMONG OTHER BURNING NATIONAL ISSUES (Sharom Hall, Onitsha, Southeast Nigeria: 26th February 2018)-This media interaction has become necessary following near total, if not total collapse of quality leadership and good governance in the Southeast Zone in [continue here]….
Igbo Nation, The Biafran Question And Restructuring: The Way Forward Communique Issued At The End Of Igbo Ekunie’s 1st World Press Conference Held In Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Renascent East-Developing The Homeland 45 years after the civil war, the Buhari presidency in 2015 returned Nigeria to full-blown marginalisation and the vexed politics of exclusion. In this, the Southeast was worst [continue here]….