Kanu: Ohanaeze Youths Seek Intervention Of Igbo Retired Generals
THE Apex Socio-cultural Youth organization of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has called for Igbo retired Generals to intervene in the prolonged incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking to newsmen at Abuja, Friday, November 25, 2022 shortly after the launching of a book, titled ‘Rough Road To Peace’, authored by Gen. Chikadibia Obiakor at National Defense College Nigeria FCT, Abuja. The national President of Ohanaeze Youth Council, Igboayaka Igboayaka, recounted the perils of the Nigerian nation since the year 1966 till date.
Igboayaka regretted that peace had apparently eluded Nigeria “as a result of injustice and marginalization against Biafrans, and Ndigbo in general. Comrade Igboayaka noted that “there’s no shortcut to peace except through Justice, Fairness and Equity among the various ethnic Nationalities or Geo-political Zones in Nigeria.
Reacting to the long imprisonment of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Igboayaka said: “Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB represent the Injustice against Ndigbo since 57 years, and such Injustice and Marginalization sprung up from the agitations of MASSOB, IPOB and other self-determination groups in the Biafra territory.
Igboayaka, therefore, urged Lt. Gen.Obiako, to as a matter of urgency, mobilize all other retired Military Generals from the Igbo extraction and collaboratively work with the President-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, in order to procure a lasting solution to the protracted confinement of Kanu.
Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64
The Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64, the country’s foreign ministry reported on Saturday, November 26.
“Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, has suddenly passed away today,” the Foreign Ministry said in its official Facebook account, without providing details about the circumstances surrounding the foreign minister’s death. Makei was born in 1958 in the Belarusian region of Grodno. He had been in the post since August 2012, according the foreign ministry’s website.
Before his death, Makei was scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, according to Russian state media outlet RIA Novosti. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Makei. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs added in a statement that it was “deeply shocked” by the news of his death.
“As head of the Foreign Ministry, he made a great contribution to the further strengthening of Russian-Belarusian relations,” it said. “Being an established professional and a sincere patriot of his country, he firmly and effectively defended the interests of the Republic of Belarus on international platforms,” the ministry continued, adding that “this is a heavy, irreparable loss.”