[ Masterweb Reports: Ihechukwu Njoku reports ] – A member of Nigeria’s dreaded Boko Haram sect confessed in a popular Lagos church today, revealing how the terrorist group planned to plant a bomb within the church premises.
The incident took place at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), a large multicultural church headed by popular Pastor T.B. Joshua.
The revelation came from a man named ‘Mustapha’ who claimed Boko Haram was a cult into which he was initiated. He stated that he came to the church last week with four accomplices and a bomb hidden within a bag.
According to Mustapha, who spoke publicly in the church service which was telecast live via Christian television station Emmanuel TV, “We dropped at the junction opposite the church. There was a man who used to sell sweets, soap and cigarettes near there. I met the man and asked him to help me keep the bag I was carrying. It contained our instruments – bombs – to destroy people.”
However, Mustapha said the local trader refused to collect the bag and the group sat down to eat. “Our plan was to take souls, to destroy at this Synagogue Church,” he said.
According to him, they planned to leave the bomb, which has a timing device, within the church premises and then immediately leave.
However, at a restaurant opposite the popular church in Lagos, Mustapha recounted a strange incident. “We were watching the television and discussing. It was Emmanuel TV and I saw T.B. Joshua preaching to people”.
Mustapha, who had never attended church before, said when Joshua started praying, as part of the usual telecasts, the insurgents felt immediately uncomfortable. “That was when confusion came between us and everybody scattered,” he added.
According to the Boko Haram member, he was ‘haunted’ and restless ever since this incident. He said he would see Pastor Joshua in his dreams warning him not to return to the sect.
“Any time I lie down, I will be seeing you (T.B. Joshua) in my dream,” he told the pastor. “I don’t sleep in the night. You are disturbing me. You keep praying for me. I cannot close my eyes without seeing you. Please, help me.”
Later in the service, Joshua prayed for the young man, stating that it was an ‘evil spirit’ that propelled him to join the sect. “My mission is to separate him from the spirit that is controlling him to do that. We are not to fight mere flesh and blood,” he stated.
As T.B. Joshua prayed, the Boko Haram member was seen falling violently on the floor and then vomitting. A tattoo of a scorpion was shown on his shoulder, which he explained was an identifying feature of the cult members.
Mustapha subsequently confessed that he was part of the insurgents that attacked a military airbase in north-eastern Nigeria in early December, destroying two helicopters, as well as the attack on Michika town in Adamawa recently which led to nearly 40 deaths.
After the prayer, Mustapha got up from the floor and began to cry. “The spirit leading him to kill is gone,” Joshua declared to applause from the onlookers. The young man was then away from the public.
T.B. Joshua is a well known name, particularly in Africa where he is said to be among the 50 most influential people. His church owns a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV, has almost 1,000,000 followers on Facebook and regularly receives influential African politicians and celebrities to its services.
Ihechukwu Njoku ( Email: email@example.com ) reports.
*Photo Caption - Screenshot of 'Mustapha' confessing on Emmanuel TV
[ Masterweb Reports ] – The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev. Hilary Okeke said Governor Obi Peter Obi had entrenched basic principles of good governance as enduring legacy for the State and Nigeria. Bishop Okeke who was delivering a homily during a thanksgiving mass in honour of the Governor at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral yesterday said Governor Obi prudently used public resources to achieve the objective of Government in most economical and cost effective ways.
The Bishop recalled that before the inception of Governor Obi administration, the State looked as if it was abandoned by God, engulfed by political turmoil and turbulence, lawlessness, indiscipline, general insecurity, lack of respect for human dignity and life as well as lack of development in most public sectors and lack of confidence in government.
He noted that Governor Obi reversed the trend and launched the State on course for sustainable development and used the instrument of ANIDS and partnered with the Church to rebuild and reposition schools and hospitals abandoned for many decades with huge investment in the Health and Education sectors, while the State had the best road network in Nigeria.
Most Rev. Okeke prayed God to give the State and Nigeria future leaders like Governor Obi who would make the welfare of the people the corner-stone of their policies and programmes.
Most Rev. Okeke who lamented the unbridled quest for material wealth, corruption, insecurity, unemployment, hunger urged Christians to seek the face of God for devine intervention to over-come the various challenges.
In an address, the Vicar of the Church, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ezeobata said the Governor sacrificed a lot to uplift the State through strategic planning and execution of projects resulting to uncommon transformation. He noted that Governor Obi has become a political Icon in the State and country who would remained important as far as exemplary governance is concerned. He expressed confidence that the Governor-elect was well equipped to continue from where Governor Obi stopped.
Responding, Governor Obi, while thanking the Diocese for the honour, observed that prayers of the people was a major factor that sustained him through the years. He said his service of the State had given him the wealth of experience in human management.
*Photo Caption - Governor Peter Obi
[ Masterweb Reports: From Anambra State ] – Governor Peter Obi said his administration has N75Billion Naira in savings for Anambra State. The Governor who announced this during a public presentation of his End of Tenure Report at the Women Development Centre, Awka said the money included N25Billion Naira investment for the state.
In a further brake-down of the savings, Obi said that expected bank balances as at March 14th 2014 would be N11.5 Billion; Federal Government of Nigeria approved refund is N10 Billion; Foreign Currency Investment of (US$155m) N26 Billion.
Obi also gave account of the investment the State made in some projects being executed, some of which are N3.5 Billion in INTAFACT, N9B in Nigeria independent Power Projec; N4Billion in Orient Petroleum Resources PLC, N1B in Onitsha Hotel ; N1B in Agulu Lake Hotel; N0.9Billion in Awka Shopping Mall, N350M in Quoted investment portfolio, among others.
The Governor explained that his administration received about N620 Billion and N20 billion naira from Federal Allocation and interventions from Donor agencies and Development partners. He noted that in spite the State’s low revenue profile, his government completed over 801 Kms of roads that gave access to all parts of the State and opened up rural areas. He noted that collaboration with the Church transformed and repositioned the education and Health sector to meet the needs of the people.
According to the Governor, through strategic planning, prudent and transparent management of resources, as well as reduction in the cost of governance, his administration achieved integrated and comprehensive development in all sectors without borrowing or owing anybody. He expressed satisfaction that his government had rescued the State and laid a solid foundation for sustainable development, stressing that the state was not cursed, rather the people were the cause of its previous challenges.
The Governor elect, Chief Willie Obiano in his speech assured that his administration would build on the foundation laid by Governor Peter Obi and sustain his interventions in schools and hospitals as well as attract people in Diaspora and other investors to set up businesses in the State.
Speaking during the event, the former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyoku said the occasion was a celebration of success in governance that brought recognizable transformation in all sectors through indisputable prudent and judicious use of public resources. Chief Anyaku who was the Chairman on the occasion stated that Governor Obi scored high in all yardsticks used in measuring good governance and was leaving a legacy of holistic approach in developing the State.
The coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala said she was proud of the Governor and his achievements, she commended his passion to make a difference which she noted made him a model for others. Okonjo-Iweala noted that the Federal Government was now trying to adopt his education policy and disclosed that Federal Government had plans to keep him close to them.
She recalled that unlike other politicians, Governor Obi completed projects initiated by his predecessors, attracted viable foreign direct investments, encouraged and empowered indigenous investors and industrialists to grow and expand. While commending his remarkable contributions at the Federal level, she noted that his development-orientated administration attracted commendation of the World Bank and other donor agencies.
Also speaking, a Business magnate, Alhaji Aliku Dangote said Governor Obi had earned the respect and admiration of Nigerians and noted that no state had saved so much money and made such investments in addition to mass infrastructural development achieved by Governor Obi. Alhaji Dangote said the Governor’s commitment and dedication should be emulated by other leaders to entrench principles of good governance across the country. He enjoined the incoming administration to follow his footsteps to build on foundation already laid.
Other notable Anambra people like Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe and Dr. Dozie Ikedife said that Governor Obi had indeed rescued the State.
Earlier, during an Inter-denomination service, Prof. Ben Osisioma said Governor Obi was a blessing to the state who made indelible mark in the State and country as well as made her an emerging force to reckon with in the country.
Some of the dignitaries that attended the occasion are Mr. Iyke Aigbode, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Ikem Odumodu, Emma Bishop Okonkwo, Aruma Otteh, Justice Peter Umeadi, Bianca Ojukwu, ABC Nwosu, Bishops Valerian Okeke, Hilary Okeke, Aleaxander Ibeziem, among many others.
*Photo Caption – L-R Gov. Obi’s Wife, Margaret, Gov. Peter Obi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chief Emeka Anyaoku during the presentation of the Governor’s “End of Tenure Report” at the Women Development Centre, Awka on Friday.
[ Masterweb Reports: Most Rev. Hilary Okeke reports ] - Our Society has been turned upside down, with misplacement of values lurking everywhere in the name of modernity. The sooner we search and entrust our destiny as a State into the hands of those that mean well, the better for us. Part of the problem confronting the world of today is the total divorce of God in our lives. A leader who has divorced God will certainly lead ignoring the ethics of Christ. We need real men who would understand the problems of the society and resole to solve it positively. Where do we see such men today?
My sisters and brothers, this is where the trouble lies. How many of us are trustworthy in our responsibility to the common good, to public care and welfare to which we have been committed? Many people in public offices at all levels in Nigeria fall below the mark in trustworthiness, sense of responsibility and accountability. We are generally faced with the terrible situation of corruption coupled with impunity. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Asking for bribes and looting of public funds are no news. The public officials entrusted with public money divert the money to their private accounts. It has become a culture. Anybody acting differently is either a fool or an idiot. How many church leaders, politicians, government officials, judges, civil servants and even security agents will act with the common good at heart and not out of desire to secure one's personal interest?
Amidst the madness, we have to acknowledge how God has been looking after the people of Anambra State through the stewardship of Mr. Peter Obi, CON, The Governor of Anambra State for the past eight years. Indeed, before Mr. Peter Obi became the Governor, Anambra State looked like a State abandoned by God. Many people in Anambra State really believed that Anambra State was abandoned. Political turmoil and turbulence generated by godfatherism, which halted development in the State. The little money that would come to Anambra State was used to settle the godfathers. An attempt to shake off the tentacles of the godfathers resulted in wanton and reckless destruction of government houses and property. Schools at all levels suffered abysmal neglect; public hospitals suffered the same neglect; life was listless as people in Anambra State were bereft of sense of direction and responsibility. One could liken the state of affairs in Anambra State to the situation in Israel at the time of the Judges "In those days there was no king in Israel, and everyone did as he saw fit" (Judges 21:25). Lawlessness was the order of the day; gross indiscipline, general insecurity and lack of respect for human dignity and life, lack of development in most public sectors and loss of confidence in government.
The coming of Mr. Peter Obi was enigmatic. Where did he come from to contest the governorship election? Many people did not know him. He sounded unusual, a person who knew the problems of the people of Anambra State and how to tackle them. He got the people's vote. The powers-that-be thwarted the result. Doggedly he fought for the people's mandate through the courts. He won. Before he could settle down to carry out his carefully prepared plan of action, he was recklessly impeached. Another dogged fight through the courts brought him back. Before the constitutional end of his term, he was again ousted and he fought again to get back to the saddle.
His first term did not see much of what Mr. Peter Obi had for the people of Anambra State. Probably, he had learnt how to navigate the troubled waters of Anambra and Nigerian politics in order to have a second term that is stable. The impact which Mr. Peter Obi made on Anambra State and in Nigeria in general is there for everybody to see, even though people perceive it differently. For those who believe that the resources of Anambra State belong to the few well-placed politicians and men and women of influence, Mr. Peter Obi is a useless person! He did not share the money properly. Instead of giving political associates the money to empower them, he is doling out money to the churches! But for those concerned with effectiveness and efficiency of governance, they see the wisdom of Mr. Peter Obi as the manager of public resources in prudently using public resources to achieve the objective of government in a most economical and cost-effective way - partnering with the churches, the last hope of the society in integrity, sincerity and honesty.
We commend Mr. Peter Obi for his perceived determination to serve the people of Anambra State through his development strategy of Anambra Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS); for his courageous return to their legitimate Church proprietors (Anglican and Catholic) of schools forcibly seized by the Government of East Central State under Chief Ukpabi Asika, that destroyed education in our area; his determination to revamp education and health care by partnering with the Churches to reconstruct dilapidated schools, providing buses, computers, generators, laboratory equipment, funds for sports and other needs of the schools system to both public schools and mission schools; his investment in healthcare delivery by uplifting hospitals, maternities and health centres, and schools of nursing, midwifery and medical laboratory to provide suitable personnel in our health institutions. Anambra State enjoys one of the best networks of roads. Retired persons, the poor and marginalized of Anambra State are receiving government attention. Every aspect of life in Anambra State has benefited from the administration of Mr. Peter Obi, CON! Indeed, Anambra State under his administration is no longer an abandoned State!
As a priest of God, I daily pray to God to bless Mr. Peter Obi and all who helped him to be his faithful servants and stewards to the people of Anambra State. I would like God to bless Her Excellency, Mrs. Margaret Obi, the First Lady of Anambra State who does not make noise and show about her status but in all simplicity and humility is caring for the less privileged and vulnerable in Anambra State with motherly love and devotion. She has left her mark in many out-of-way communities. It is true that human judgment may not be complete and definitive. It is only God who will give each whatever praise the person deserves.
As we thank God for what he has done for Anambra State through the selfless, humble, prudent, responsible stewardship of Mr. Peter Obi, we turn to God praying with Pope Francis to the Lord "to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor. It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizon, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare" (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel, no. 205). May the incoming and future political and government leaders in Anambra State and beyond never forget the people, especially the poor, the neglected and marginalized but make them the centre of their attention. May they be more concerned about providing nourishment or dignified sustenance for all people, general temporal welfare and prosperity, education, access to healthcare, employment and adequate access to all the other goods which are destined for common use (See Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel, no. 192). This is the responsibility of any true leader!
In God alone is my soul at rest; my help comes from him. Yes! He alone is my rock, my stronghold, my fortress: I stand firm Yes! Let us as God's stewards provide the enabling environment and services for people to feel God's protection and care! May God bless all in position of authority and trust who use their position to serve the people! May God commend and bless Mr. Peter Obi, CON and his team!
Most Rev. Hilary Paul Odili Okeke
Catholic Bishop of Nnewi
*Photo Caption – Governor Peter Obi
[ Masterweb Reports: From Abia State ] – Abia State government says it will investigate the cause of the fire incident which engulfed one of the hostels of the Federal Government Girls College, Umuahia with a view to punishing anyone or group found culpable in the act.
Governor Theodore Orji gave the assurance at the school when he visited to see things for himself. He recalled that this was not the first time a fire incident was happening in the institution in recent times and assured however that it will be the last.
He sympathized with the students who lost their belongings in the inferno and donated the sum of N2 million to the principal of the school to help the affected students replace their destroyed items.
Governor Orji stated that it was his primary responsibility to provide security to the students and thanked God that no life was lost in the incident.
The governor described the institution as a great school which has recorded many achievements in academics and in other areas and stated that he was proud of the institution.
He maintained that he sees the school as his own as far as it remained in Abia.
Earlier, while conducting the governor round the affected hostel, the Ag. Principal of the school, Dr. Earnest Chukwuka explained that the fire started while the students were in the classroom for night prep, pointing out that all the 119 students residing in the hostel lost their personal belongings.
He thanked the governor for sending fire fighting trucks to put off the fire as well as his continued fatherly attention to the school, revealing that the governor always comes to their assistance when they call on him.
In his comment, the Parents Teachers Association chairman, Sir G.O.C. Nnaji stated that one of the problems confronting the school is accommodation, explaining that the insecurity situation in the North had forced many parents to relocate their children back home and appealed to the governor to come to their aid.
*Photo Caption – Governor Chief Theodore Orji
[ Masterweb Reports: Hon. Chuks Ibegbu reports ] – The Governor of Abia State Chief T A Orji recently forwarded the names of some notable and cerebral Abians to the National Confab as required by the authorities. The names forwarded by Governor Orji are no doubt among the best in Abia state and showed that Governor Orji is truly an Igbo patriot and a Nigerian statesman.
Nobody in the entire state or country can fault the quality of the nominees from Abia state. They are men and women that have proved their mettle in different fields of endeavour at both the state and national levels. The National Confab is a very serious business that will determine the fate and future of Abians, Igbos and Nigerians. It is therefore essential that only our best are there. Governor Orji has determinedly achieved that. From these galaxy of accomplished men and women it will be zeroed to the number allocated to Abia state.
The expectations of Abians and Ndigbo is very high from our representatives at the confab. Ndigbo clamour for more states, restructuring of Nigeria , equity, justice and fair distribution of federal resources. As we speak several oil wells that ought to belong to Abia state are in other states. The past census figures is biased against Abians and Igbos. Our representation in the National Assembly, the Federal civil service, and other federal agencies is minimal. A lot of things went wrong in the past that now need to be corrected once and for all.
As Abia delegates prepare to join other Igbo delegates to the confab, it is hoped that their patriotic mission will be rewarding and the reasons for their choice by Ochendo Abia will be justified
*Photo Caption – Hon. Chuks Ibegbu. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at +234 8035410176
[ Masterweb Reports: From Anambra State ] – Governor Peter Obi says the Nigerian Army has played fundamental role in sustaining peace and stability across the world and that His Government would sustain the relationship with them as well as other security agencies. Governor Obi was speaking when the new General Officer Commanding the 82 Division Enugu, Major General Shehu Yusuf led a delegation of top Military Officers on a courtesy call at the Governor’s Lodge.
Governor Obi recalled that the Nigeria Military had distinguished itself in various peace keeping operations in trouble parts of the world and contributed immensely in maintenance of internal security and building good image for the country. He explained that his administration had from inception established cordial and effective relationship with all security agencies and had continued to assist them in various ways to enhance their operations.
Earlier, the new GOC, Major General Yusus who said he was in the State as part of familiarization tour of his areas of responsibility, stated that he was impressed with the relationship established by the Governor with the military and high level of cooperation with all security agencies in the State as well as extolled him for taking the Sate to higher level within his tenure. He thanked the Governor for the various support given to military formations in the Sate and assured that they would remain alive to their responsibilities.
The GOC explained that security was vital for development and disclosed that they have involved a dynamic strategy in combating insecurity.
In his reaction, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, Colonel George (Rtd) noted that the collaboration between the Governor Obi administration and all security agencies in the State had continue to yield the desired dividends in reducing crime rate and sustaining peace and stability. He expressed confidence that the new GOC had the wealth of experience and well equipped to excel in his new position.
*Photo Caption – Gov. Peter Obi (right), with the General Officer Commanding the 82 Division Enugu, Major General Shehu Yusuf(left), who paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia.
[ Masterweb Reports: From Abia State ] – Abia state governor, chief Theodore Orji says contract for the Arochukwu- Ohafia federal road has been awarded while work has commenced on the road.
Governor Orji who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office was reacting to a statement credited to one Onwuka Ukwa of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in which he alleged that the governor said that he will not do the said road because it was a federal government road.
The governor said that the allegation by Ukwa whom he described as inconsequential was not true but was mischievously made up by him to make himself appear relevant.”People are insincere in government, they want to start blackmailing people”, he said.
He further stated that Onwuka does not come home and cannot claim to know what is happening at home, pointing out that he is speaking from a parochial point of view.
The number one citizen of Abia state who said Ukwa was a liability to APGA revealed that his government had already spent N400 million on the federalroad as palliative through New Idea construction company before the federal government awarded the contract.
According to him, the Abia state government would do all the roads in the state if it had the resources since it was still Abians that would use the roads whether they were federal or state roads.
He however disclosed that his government was currently working on the Ndioji Abam-Ndiokereke Road also in Arochukwu and has gone very far on the long stretch of road designed to give the people a sense of belonging and ease their difficulty.
He stated that he has severally visited the federal contractor handling the Arochukwu-Ohafia federal road to ensure that he keeps faith with the road.
Chief Orji regretted that Mr. Onwuka Ukwa was twisting facts and trying to bring Abia state and the federal government in confrontation. He recalled that that the Ohafia –Arochukwu road has been in bad shape over the years.”The road has been like that even during the time of Obasanjo and I have consistently lamented on the road”, he added.
*Photo Caption – Governor Chief Theodore Orji
[ Masterweb Reports ] - Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has called on politicians in the country to emulate the leadership qualities of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria, late Dr. Michael Iheonukara Okpara, saying that the sage rendered selfless service to humanity during his life time.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, Governor Orji who made the call at a book launch titled 'Dr. The Hon. Michael Iheonukara Okpara: Lessons In Leadership and Service', an authorized biography of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria published by Center for General African Development and Studies in collaboration with Michael Okpara Foundation which took place at Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja, described late M.I. Okpara as a loyal, humble and selfless accomplished leader.
According to him, "late M.I. Okpara was a Nigerian patriot, a role model in national service and was one leader who saw tomorrow. We loved and cherished him dearly." The governor who said that late M.I. Okpara laid a solid foundation for the growth and development of the Eastern Region noted that his visionary leadership led to industrialization of all the sectors in the South-east and South-south.
According to him, late M.I. Okpara's adoption of pragmatic socialism in governance led to agricultural and industrial revolution witnessed between 1959 to 1966.
Governor Orji who regretted that late M.I. Okpara's good works were truncated by the Nigerian/Biafran Civil War, noted that conflicts and wars rather than encourage development, diminish and retard development.
The governor who described President Goodluck Jonathan as a disciple of late Dr. M.I. Okpara, said the President's transformation agenda was drawn from the works of the former Premier of Eastern Nigeria.
Earlier, Chairman of the occasion and former President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof Joe Irukwu, called on leaders to imbibe a life of service to the people and expressed the hope that the book will inspire future politicians to know that politics is a call to serve and not to make money.
On his part, the book reviewer, Prof. Anya O. Anya, called on leaders to emulate the virtues such as determination, vision, integrity, selflessness which he said were exhibited by late M.I. Okpara.
Presenting the book on behalf of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekeremadu, Senator Uche Chukwumerije described the book as a fountain of inspiration and reminded leaders of their role of influencing lives.
The wife of the former Premier, Dame Adanma Okpara while unveiling the book noted that oil is the doom of Nigeria and prayed God to raise men like M.I. Okpara as well as endow those that will read the book with wisdom and knowledge.
Dignitaries at the book launch include Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe and Nkechi Nwogu, Representatives Okuchi Ibeji and Chinenye Ike, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Worgu, former Enugu State Governor, Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo, Nigeria's consulate to South Africa, Okey Emuche, Prof. S.O. Emejuiwe, Chief Uche Ogah, Chief Bob Ogbuagu, son of the sage, Chief Uzodinma Okpara among others.
*Photo Caption - Governor Chief Theodore Orji
[ Masterweb Reports ] – Igbere Televsion (IGTV) popularly known as Igbere TV on its Facebook page soon after the death of John Ndubuka on Saturday, February 15 wrote that the deceased was shot dead on orders of Abia governor’s son, Engr. Chinedum Orji. Yesterday they retracted the statement, exonerating the governor’s son in the killing. Below is the statement they posted on their Facebook page on the retraction:
“On the 15th of February 2014, we carried a story on the death of one Mr. John Ndubuka a cousin of Governor T.A Orji, which was misleading.
“In the said story which was posted by one of us who has been dropped from the crew, we claimed that John was killed on the orders of Engr Chinedum Orji based on a minor quarrel between them.
“After thorough investigations, we discovered that what was posted was concocted by this said person for personal gains. We as a group want to apologize to our fans, Abians and the affected family especially Engr Orji for this media rascality exhibited by one of us.
“We are retracting our earlier posts on this issue and state that Engr Orji never ordered for the killing of his cousin. We are aware that the police have arrested security men alleged to be involved. As a respected medium we are awaiting the outcome of their investigations.
“We hereby commiserate with the family of John especially the wife who is pregnant and the kid.
“Based on what has happened some of us have decided to break away so as to genuinely prove that Igbere people are not enemies of Abia State as being propagated through negative and damaging stories via The Igbere TV that we were part of.
“We will henceforth use Igbere TV Facebook and our twitter handle to promote unity peace and development in Abia and not to blackmail people, Government or institutions. We are much aware that this singular and sincere move, will attract criticisms from our former colleagues, we will not be distracted.
They will tell people that the new social media Igbere TV platform is fake, however, we are not perturbed. Please join us as commiserate with Late John Ndubuka’s family this Thursday. Our style is fresh and unique.”
*Photo Caption - Igbere Televsion (IGTV) logo. [ Igbere Televsion (IGTV) popularly known as Igbere TV is a community TV based in Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. ]