AS 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) meet today to critically examine the complaints generated at last weekend’s trial run on the card readers in 12 selected states, there are a number of questions and issues the INEC has to address.Read More
Ojukwu’s Will Controversy
Keshi keeps list close to chest
All 23 members of the national team were in full flight at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar yesterday evening despite a down pour, with no one sure of which of them will be on the start list on Saturday in the World Cup qualifier against Malawi.
Nnewi —Mr. Emeka Ojukwu Jr, son of late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu on Thursday expressed willingness for an out of court settlement over his father’s will.Read More
Dr. Patrick Ike Ojukwu, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, is a director of Ojukwu Transport Limited, a company founded by Sir, Louis Philip Odumegwu-Ojukwu to manage his numerous business interests before his demise in 1966 and a nephew of the late Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu. Dr. Ojukwu, in this interview, speaks on the controversy surrounding the Will/Codicil of the former Biafran leader, which is tearing the family apart. He believes that the Will read couldn’t have been written by the Ikemba Nnewi while joining issues with Sylvester Ojukwu (a.k.a. Dibe Ojukwu who claims to be the former Biafran leader’s son.Read More
What do you think could have been responsible for this alleged forgery?
Greed is the driving force behind it, because there are attempts to negotiate my patrimony.
I did not bribe God to make me my father’s first son.
If someone emerges from that door and says he is my father’s son and DNA confirms it; and if the person says he was born on August 2 1956, I will remove my cap and bow for that person because I was born on August 3 1956. And I will not argue with the person because first son comes from God and in Igbo land the first son own the father’s Obi.
He holds the Obi in trust for everybody and it is not his private property.
It was an interview that had to be conducted. After the declaration that the late Chief Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Ezigbo Gburugburu’s Will had been announced and a lion share had gone to Bianca Odinaka Olivia Ojukwu, the deceased’s wife, Sunday Vanguard set out to get all sides of the story, especially after the statements by Emeka Ojukwu, one of the children.
Last week, we published the CODCIL verbatim.
Today, we bring you an extensive interview with Chief Debe Ojukwu, the disinherited first child of the late Biafran warlord. He spoke about the Ojukwu Nigerians and Igbos never knew, just as he spoke about Bianca, his father’s wife, and her role as a small mother in the house. This is a first part.
The late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, willed all his money to his wife, Mrs. Bianca Odinaka Olivia Odumegwu-Ojukwu, according to the bromide of his will exclusively obtained by Sunday Vanguard.Read More
AS he was great in life, so he was in death. The late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the defunct Biafran Warlord, has continued to make news even after over one year of his demise. Ojukwu got a befitting state burial witnessed by who is who in Nigeria, including President Goodluck Jonathan and after the weeklong burial ceremonies; the traditional one year mourning began. That mourning ended a forth night ago.Read More
One year after the death of Chief Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, the acclaimed Eze Igbo Gburugburu, precisely on November, 30, 2012, his Will was read before some members of his family.Read More