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Quarry Site: Ebonyi, Abia boundary communities in a showdown

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People from the Amaze Ishiagu community in the local government area of ​​Ivo, in the Ebonyi State, are getting involved with their neighbors Abia, the Uru-Lokpanta community, in the local government area of ​​Umuneochi.

This is how the Amaze people have accused the latter of unjustly interfering with the site of their quarry and of unlawfully threatening the lives of their people with the desire to obtain ownership of the website.

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Speaking to reporters in Enugu on Sunday, the president of the Amaze Development Union, Chief Paulinus Osita, while appealing to the federal government labeled, ‘Save our souls from the Campaign of Terror and Economic Sabotage of Uru-Lokpanta’ He told reporters that they were the real owners of the quarry site in dispute.

He said that the same piece of land was leased more than two decades ago to Setraco Nig Ltd for the granite/chippings excavation and lately to Y’ter Nig ltd. The ADU, noting that the borders of the Ebonyi and Abia state such as they were initially delineated, also give a clarity that the site of the quarry in dispute is within the Ebonyi state.

“We are heading to this conference too, first, dismiss allegations of brutality against the Nigerian Army and the unfounded, baseless, childish and provocative position and claims of a renegade faction of the Uru Lokpanta community in the area. Of the local government of Umuneochi in the state of Abia. This has become necessary since a lie always told in a sustained manner can soon assume an appearance of truth. ”

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“The site of the granite quarry currently operated by Yiter Quarry Nigeria Ltd and its surroundings are exclusively located within the Amaze community. This affirmation is neither new nor unfounded.

This has been the position in all material times from the days of yesteryear to the present. The delineation of the boundaries between the state of Abia and the state of Ebonyi further corroborates this fact.

Also, on February 5, 2003, the Executives of the Uru Improvement Union and the Amaze Development Union, which emerged from a meeting, issued a memorandum in which the leaders of the community of Uru-Lokpanta declared that the land where Setraco Nig is located. Ltd operated its granite quarry that belonged exclusively to the Amaze-Ishiagu community, “he said.

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ADU revealed that another agreement was reached between Setraco Nig Ltd and the people of the Uru-Lokpanta community for an access road through a part of the land of Uru Lokpanta to the quarry site.

“On October 25, 2008, the agreement was duly executed by officials of Setraco Nig. Ltd and the leaders and accredited representatives of the community of Uru-Lokpanta where it was expressly recognized that the deal was limited to a section of the access road that belongs to the Uru-Lokpanta community.

It was also stated in the agreement that the site of the quarry does not belong to Uru-Lokpanta but Amaze-Ishiagu. After the execution of this agreement, the copies of the deal were sealed, filed and registered in the Magistrates Court of the state of Abia, Umuneochi, on October 27, 2008.

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“The Uru-Lokpanta community was never at any time, the owner or landlord of Setraco Nig. Ltd that operated the quarry site for more than two decades.

It is true that the Amaze-Ishiagu community is the undisputed owner and owner of the quarry site and executed a lease with Setraco Nig. Ltd, “he added.

ADU said that at that time, they were worried about the rising tide of undisciplined acts that their people allegedly suffer at the hands of the Uru-Lokpanta Youth.

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ADU mentioned the case of one of the lords of Uru-Lokpanta, Mr. Paul Ossi, a farmer in the community, whom he allegedly was beaten on his farm by people from Uru-Lokpanta on March 28.

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths

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After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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