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  1. 7

    tony

    fact is that emeka jr is the first son , debe is not ojukwus son, he is an imposter he changed his his name from ude to ojukwu , who is fooling who , he was not around the family when his so called father was buried, ojukwu never took him as a son

  2. 6

    tony

    get your facts right, emeka ojukwu jr is the first son, debe is not ojukwus son , he could not say that when ojukwu was alive, he is an imposter and was not let into the family compound, he changed his name from debe ude to ojukwu

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    adejo umoru

    point of action,he was given the title ikemba of igbo land not of nnewi or nawfia.if u dont like it,go and hug trasformer.what does name av to do with unsteady power in this country?.for ikemba 11,when yaradua died,y will goodluck sworn in even when the president was to be buried in few hours ahead.is very right that emeka will go to uk and bring ikemba with red cap on his own head cos ikemba bu odogwu nwoke.

  4. 4

    Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu

    I agree with writer, Chido Nwagwu. If Emeka Ojukwu Jnr. does not handle this Ikemba issue well, he may not like the outcome and will live with the outcome the rest of his life. Chido, I'll appreciate a one-on-one with u to give u in details, some untold stories of Late Senator Amah Iwuagwu that will blow ur mind. His legacy; his estate, his business, and his family.

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    JOSEPH E. NDIBUAGU

    Chido, this article is ill-timed too! For God's sake we are mourning Ikemba. We have had a full day at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos for that today. It is our wish to do all we can do to honour the great Ikemba. Any party organised by Igwe Nwankwo and any petty utterances therein cannot distract us! Stop ascribing relevance to utter petty social gatherings!

    However, be corrected. Chief Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu's appointment was before the demise of her husband, the great Ikemba.

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      usafrica247

      Dear Mr. Joseph Ndibuagu, the key issue is the timing of the Ikemba II chieftaincy title by Igwe Nawfia Nwankwo and the taking of the Ikemba II title by Emeka Ojukwu Jnr under the circumstances of 4 weeks to his father's burial, as I stated in a timely, fairly and factually accurate and historical manner, above, ref: http://www.usafricaonline.com/2012/02/22/ojukwu-t

      Sir, I do not know why you chose, instead, to highlight and make your wilfully misleading and false claim with Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu's ambassadorial nomination by President Jonathan– which the President submitted on December 1, 2011 to the Senate. Ikemba died on November 26, 2011. Everyone knows, it is, factually, a few days AFTER (not before) the great Ikemba's death, as you boldly claimed. You wrote: "Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu's appointment was before the demise of her husband, the great Ikemba." False!!!.

      ALL the newspapers inside and outside Nigeria, the Senate of Nigeria, the Presidency of Nigeria KNOW the facts are totally opposite your claims.

      One media house specifically reported, quoting: "Today (December 2, 2011), less than a week after her (Bianca Ojukwu) husband's death, the corpse still in the morgue and the Igbo Ozo council yet to formally announce his death, not to talk of him being buried, our president (Jonathan) has sent the (Bianca's) name to the Senate for confirmation as an ambassador, according to NTA News."

      To further prove you are distorting the facts, see Sun newspaper (Lagos) of December 2, 2011, that's about ONE week after the Ikemba died in London; titled Jonathan nominates Bianca Ojukwu Maduekwe, Arapaja, 24 others as ambassadors, by ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, in Abuja, dated Friday December 02, 2011:
      "President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded names of 27 new ambassadorial nominees including former foreign affairs minister, Ojo Uma Maduekwe, Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, WIDOW of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu and immediate past deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja to the Senate for confirmation http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/nation
      The Tribune newspaper report by Ayodele Adesanmi in Abuja, dated Friday, 02 December 2011, noted "The wife of the LATE Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca, Chief Ojo Maduekwe and Yemi Farounbi are on the list of ambassadors-nominees nominees sent to the Senate for confirmation on Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan…."

      Sir, respectfully, first get your facts together, speak and write the truth and then make your opinion, any way. We welcome your views on USAfrica.

      Chido Nwangwu
      Publisher, USAfrica multimedia networks
      (February 23, 2012)

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    Emeka K Duru

    Chido,calm down. You are going too far. You have made a salient point,the disrespect in awarding Emeka Ojukwu Jnr the Title of Ikemba 11 or any title for that matter before the funeral rites of his father have been concluded.Our people say that he who rushes into war lacks the given knowledge that war is a forerunner of death.This does not open up a schism between Nawfia and Nnewi. Emeka is by unwise decision the Ikemba 11 of Nawfia not of Nnewi by Igbo custom and tradition. Again,it is only wisdom and discipline that can prevent uproar,when an Iroko falls.You have all sorts in a thick forest but it remains the right and privilege of citizens to choose whom to honour,moreso in the Igbo Nation.Howbeit, it is wise counsel which says,the man who hastens to grab the ofo (the staff of the family) is bound to wrestle with the ground,for the ofo knows to whom it belongs to. A word to the wise.

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    C. Fyne Nsofor

    Atuolu amalu….

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