Igbo Ekunie Warns IGP On His Order To Disarm Vigilante Services Created By State Laws In The South-East

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]….

Arewa Youth Quit Notice: All Southerners And Christians Should Permanently Quit The Northeast And Northwest For Their Safety.

The attention of Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a coalition of professionals in Nigeria and the Diaspora has been drawn to a purported suspension of the infamous, primitive and unconstitutional quit notice issued by so called Arewa youths. We want to put it on record that the quit notice was not withdrawn but was merely suspended. The audios and videos urging the [continue here]….

Igbo Ekunie Disagrees With President Buhari On Nigeria’s Unity Not Being Negotiable

We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; disagrees with President Muhamadu Buhari that Nigerian unity is settled and not negotiable. We insist that Nigerian’s forced unity is not settled and remains negotiable by all the ethnic nationalities that make up the country. Evidently, the current overheating of the polity and tensions coupled with the [continue here]….

Igbo Ekunie Condemns The Senseless Ozubulu Massacre And Calls For Full Investigation

We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; condemn in the strongest possible terms the senseless, gruesome and violent murder of innocent worshippers at Saint Philips Catholic church, Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo LGA, in Anambra state on Sunday the 6th of August 2017 when some armed men opened fire during the Sunday service at the church thereby [continue here]….

Time For Southeast Governors To Create A Regional Platform For Rapid Development

We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; wish to state, that considering Nigeria’s chequered history and the long betrayed ideal for development;  driven primarily by the nation’s contradictions, the consequent suspicion/infighting and the destructive policies of marginalisation in place of policies of national development pursued by successive leaders, it has become evident, beyond all [continue here]….

Human Rights Violations In Nigeria: Igbo Ekunie Initiative Calls On International Criminal Court To End The Historic Culture Of Impunity

We at Igbo Ekunie want to state that African continent has disproportionately been a theatre of gross human rights violations which unfortunately has continued with no end in sight. While bad governance and overall irresponsible leadership have been the main culprit, we believe politicisation and or trivialisation of human rights violations in Africa and Nigeria in particular, the non-establishment of [continue here]….

Declare State Of Emergency Against Terrorist Activities Of Fulani Herdsmen

We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; condemn in the strongest terms the massacre once again of defenceless citizens in cold blood by marauding Fulani terrorists in Uzo-uwani Enugu state. At the last count, more than 50 persons lost their lives, countless others maimed while Churches and other property were burnt down. Reports from [continue here]….

DSS And Nigerian Army: The Existential Dangers Of Security Outfits That Serve Ethnic Interests

  We the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, IEI, comprising individuals in Nigeria and the Diaspora; condemn in unequivocal terms the dangerous sectionalism/tribalism and consequent double standards being employed by the DSS, the Nigerian army and other security outfits in its handling of Fulani herdsmen and their terrorist attacks across the country. Of particular note is the arrest and hounding into jail [continue here]….