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IPOB sit-at-home: Once Again, commercial activities Shut down in Owerri



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Residents in several parts of Owerri, the capital of Imo State, observed the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB sit-at-home order on Monday, leaving the state secretariat, banks, main avenues, car parks, schools, and marketplaces vacant.

Even when markets were reopened, traders refused to continue operations, according to a PEACHRIGHT correspondent who walked about to observe compliance.

PEACHRIGHT noticed that most personnel came to work because of the government’s instruction, but they fled practically quickly after signing the attendance register at the state secretariat building along Port Harcourt road in Owerri.

Remember that before last Monday’s stampede, which shut down the state capital and sent many citizens home to avoid a nasty situation, economic activity was gradually recovering.

PEACHRIGHT reported that no known or terrible occurrence had occurred, but villagers were observed fleeing for their lives out of fear of the unknown.

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When our journalist visited several of the city’s biggest marketplaces, like as Eke-Ukwu Owerri, Amakohia market, and Nworieubi market, he found them to be hardly populated, with stores locked up in strict accordance to the order.

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Mr Martin Nwoke, a resident, said they had to stay at home because they were afraid of being attacked, while others said they had come to terms with the difficulties that were fueling the demand for self-determination.

The streets surrounding Government House Owerri and other sections of the capital were also empty, with little motor movement. Several schools, including Alvan Ikoku College of Education and Akwakuma Secondary School, were also closed.

On Egbu road, motorparks like as Okigwe park, Arugo park, and Mbaise park were all abandoned as motorists and passengers alike avoided the area.

Remember that a meeting of the South-East Governors’ Forum and leaders concluded last Tuesday in Enugu with a declaration that no more sit-at-home protests would be held in the zone.

Residents in Owerri, on the other hand, have remained in their homes.

According to PEACHRIGHT, IPOB cancelled the Monday sit-at-home following appeals from Igbo leaders, especially Ohaneze Ndigbo, because of the devastating impact it was having on the southeast geopolitical zone’s economy.

While a faction of IPOB had requested that the IPOB sit-at-home be observed exclusively on days when its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was scheduled to appear in court, another group requested that until the IPOB leader is released from detention, every Monday be honored as a symbol of respect for him.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane



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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.


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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker



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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.



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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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