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Facebook Adds Igbo, Yoruba To Expand Language Coverage, Counter Misinformation

Facebook, in partnership with Africa Check, today announced it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its “Third-Party Fact-Checking programme,” which helps to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook and also aims to reduce the spread of misinformation. Through the programme, which was launched in 2018 across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Cameroon, Facebook has partnered with Africa Check, Africa's first independent

Why Northern, Southern Film Industries Don’t Blend – Ali Nuhu

Nigerian actor, Ali Nuhu, has revealed the reason why northern actors hardly participate in Nollywood movies. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the actor said, “There is a disconnection between the film industries in the northern and southern part of the country. He further explained that there are many reasons for this; one of which is the market. In northern Nigeria, the stories usually have Muslim themes with Hausa tradition, while in southern Nigeria, it is mostly Christian stories with either Igbo, Yoruba, Benin or

Okorocha Tells South East: ‘Behave Well This Time Or Suffer Politically’

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said if Ndigbo does not want to “suffer politically,” they must “behave well” in the coming general elections by voting wisely. Okorocha said the South East must ensure they don’t repeat the mistake they made during the Civil War “when Igbo went to war without knowing what they were going into.” The Governor stated this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the Government House in Owerri, the Imo State capital. He said there is currently a political battle in the…

Why Igbos Travel Home For Christmas, New Year

Starting from 24th of December till the first week of January of every year, it is expected that any Nigerian of Igbo parentage, who is also financially healthy, family-minded or properly birthed would be heading to his home town. No real Igbo man would be seen comfortable or proud staying outside his home town at this period except employees who couldn't secure a short vacation to travel. Like the feast of Passover of the Israelites, Igbos return home twice in a year- during New Yam festival and Christmas/New Year…

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB Accuses FG Of Stealing Igbo’s Dignity

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Nigerian Government of taking away Igbo’s dignity since September 2017 when the Army raided the residence of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB leader, Kanu has been missing since September last year after some soldiers raided his family home in Umuahia, Abia State. IPOB had severally accused the military of being in custody of its leader, but the Army kept denying knowing the whereabouts of the secessionist group’s leader. The government is reportedly making…

2019: Buhari Woos Igbo With Fresh Promises

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Igbo ethnic extraction that the “Igboland will never be the same again” by the time his second term in office eventually comes to an end in 2023. Buhari said his administration is not unaware that the country, especially the South East region, has many deficits in infrastructure but that he would ensure most of the deficits are taken care of before the end of his second tenure. THE WHISTLER recalls that the South East had countless times accused the current administration of…

South-East Presidency Will Be Determined By 2019 Support For Buhari – SGF Tells Igbo

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, says the chances an Igbo presidency in 2023 “will be determined by 2019 support” for President Muhammadu Buhari. The SGF said this on Tuesday while speaking to a crowd of supporters at the All Progressives Congress (APC) south-east mega rally in Owerri, Imo state capital. While calling on the Igbo to back the President in next year’s poll, the SGF said the election will either make or mar the aspiration of Igbo nation. “The people of the south-east…

Biafra: If Nnamdi Kanu Is Forgotten, Igbo Will Wait Another Century For Self-determination – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked the federal government to produce their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The pro-Biafra group in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Emma Powerful, on Friday, accused Igbo elites of keeping silent over the disappearance of Kanu. They described Kanu as a “bold, innocent chap who was tagged a terrorist, was arrested, refused bail against court injunctions, later released on disagreeable grounds, and finally kidnapped by the same government (perhaps killed like…

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Sacks President-General Nwodo

Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday, sacked its President-General, Chief John Nnia Nwodo. This was contained in a statement signed by the Ohanaeze Youth Council, following a meeting held today at Enugu. The statement was signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President, Ohanaeze Youth Wing, Comrade Achuonye Obinna, its Vice President and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary-General. The youth group replaced Nwodo with Prince Richard Ozobu. Reports suggest that Nwodo has been in constant face…

Igbo Should Go For Confession, Seek Forgiveness For Not Voting Buhari In 2015 – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has told Igbo in the country to “go for confession, and seek forgiveness” for not voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election. Amaechi said this on Wednesday while delivering a lecture on ‘The Igbo in the politics of Nigeria’ at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra. The former Rivers State governor further asked the Igbo to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and support President Buhari’s second term bid. He said the…
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