Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Igbos represent one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. This group is not a political party, however, part of its objectives of creation is to foster unity among its members in other to better allow them to be representative within the political scenario of Nigeria.

A prototype of this party was established after the Nigerian civil war, when some prominent Igbos gathered to proclaim the need to unify Igbos under a common umbrella body. An organizational assembly was created, referred to as the Igbo National Assembly (INA).

However, this organization was later banned by the Federal Military Government at the time, as the Government feared that the Igbos via the organization cultivated a suspicious agenda.

In 1976, Professor Ben Nwabueze, a foremost constitutional lawyer, assembled prominent Igbo leaders to form the organization of which he emerged the Secretary-General of the organization spanning a period of 20 years.

In 1999, the group’s constitution was amended, which gives room for the integration of both the youth and women in its fold.

The organization was effectively championed and supported by the Kingsley Mbadiwe, Dr. Michael Iheonukara Okpara, Dr. Pius Okigbo, and Chief Jerome Udorji (who served as the first Secretary General), among other notable Igbo personalities.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo was planned to serve as a clearing house in matters affecting the interest and general welfare of Ndigbo in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

His Royal Majesty, Eze (Dr.) Cletus I. Ilomuanya is a current Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, Imo State & Chairman, Southeast Council of Traditional Rulers.

At the National level, the group has the General Assembly as the highest policy making body.

The structure of the group also has Imeobi (means inner caucus) and the Council of Elders which are serviced by Executive Committee and other various standing committees. This structure is equally replicated in the state and local government chapters.

Buhari's approval of pension payment for Biafra police officers is justice long denied - Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Buhari's approval of pension payment for Biafra police officers is justice long denied - Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Buhari's approval of pension payment for Biafra police officers is justice long denied - Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Nnia-Nwodo to speak at Chatham House as he takes picture of Biafra engraving on BBC floor (photo)

Nnia-Nwodo to speak at Chatham House as he takes picture of Biafra engraving on BBC floor (photo)

The president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia-Nwodo, will be speaking on Nigeria's restructuring and the Ndigbo at the Chattham House, London today, September 27.

Nnia-Nwodo to speak at Chatham House as he takes picture of Biafra engraving on BBC floor (photo)
Biyafara : Ba ma son a kara wani yaki a Najeriya – kabilan Ibo dake zama a jihar Oyo

Biyafara : Ba ma son a kara wani yaki a Najeriya – kabilan Ibo dake zama a jihar Oyo

Shugaban kungiyan kabilan Ibo na jihar Oyo, dakta Alex Anozie yace matakin haramta kungiyan yan asalin Biyafara (IPOB) da gwamnonin kudu sukayi yayi daidai

Biyafara : Ba ma son a kara wani yaki a Najeriya – kabilan Ibo dake zama a jihar Oyo
Babu mai taba Hausawan dake zaune a kudancin kasar nan – Inji kungiyar Ohaneaze Ndigbo

Babu mai taba Hausawan dake zaune a kudancin kasar nan – Inji kungiyar Ohaneaze Ndigbo

Kungiyar dattawan Igbo wato Ohanaeze Ndigbo ta sha alwashin cewa babu wani da ya isa ya taba bada Hausawa dake zaune a yankin kudu maso gabashin Najeriya.

Babu mai taba Hausawan dake zaune a kudancin kasar nan – Inji kungiyar Ohaneaze Ndigbo
Grambawul muke so ba yakin basasa ba – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Grambawul muke so ba yakin basasa ba – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Kungiyar Ohanaeze Ndigbo, wacce aka fi sani a matsayin na dattawan mutanen kabilar Igbo a Najeriya ta bayyana cewa karda a bari kasar ta kara shiga yakin basasa

Grambawul muke so ba yakin basasa ba – Ohanaeze Ndigbo
We are interested in restructuring not civil war - Ohanaeze Ndigbo

We are interested in restructuring not civil war - Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which is regarded as the apex group of Igbo people in Nigeria has stressed that the country should not be allowed to undergo another civil war.

We are interested in restructuring not civil war - Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Rochas Okorocha should not be taken seriously - Igbo groups

Rochas Okorocha should not be taken seriously - Igbo groups

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has criticized Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha for saying Igbo people play the worst politics in Nigeria. Okorocha had called for change.

Rochas Okorocha should not be taken seriously - Igbo groups
Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns FG, AGF against obtaining ‘frivolous’ court order on IPOB

Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns FG, AGF against obtaining ‘frivolous’ court order on IPOB

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged the federal government and the attorney general not to allow itself to be used in undermining democratic process in the country.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns FG, AGF against obtaining ‘frivolous’ court order on IPOB
Ohanaeze demands immediate withdrawal of soldiers from southeast

Ohanaeze demands immediate withdrawal of soldiers from southeast

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has demanded that the federal government stop the military operation in the southeast and withdraw the soldiers from the zone immediately.

Ohanaeze demands immediate withdrawal of soldiers from southeast
Fafutikar 'Yan Awaren Biafra Ta Rasa Kima Tun Bayan Da Suka Fara Tayar Da Hankulan Jama'a- Gwamnonin Yankin Kudu Maso Gabas

Fafutikar 'Yan Awaren Biafra Ta Rasa Kima Tun Bayan Da Suka Fara Tayar Da Hankulan Jama'a- Gwamnonin Yankin Kudu Maso Gabas

Shugaban gamayyar gwamnonin kudu maso gabashin Najeriya, Gwamna David Umahi, ya bayyana cewar kwalliya na biyan kudin sabulu a kan matakin da suka dauka

Fafutikar 'Yan Awaren Biafra Ta Rasa Kima Tun Bayan Da Suka Fara Tayar Da Hankulan Jama'a- Gwamnonin Yankin Kudu Maso Gabas
Southeast senators, Ohanaeze react as Nnamdi Kanu’s hometown boils over invasion by security operatives

Southeast senators, Ohanaeze react as Nnamdi Kanu’s hometown boils over invasion by security operatives

On its part, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the government was courting with chaos following the action of the operatives under the ‘Operation Python Dance’.

Southeast senators, Ohanaeze react as Nnamdi Kanu’s hometown boils over invasion by security operatives
We see IPOB boys as non-violent and harmless - Ohanaeze throws support behind Nnamdi Kanu

We see IPOB boys as non-violent and harmless - Ohanaeze throws support behind Nnamdi Kanu

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned the federal government of Nigeria to desist from plan to re-arrest the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

We see IPOB boys as non-violent and harmless - Ohanaeze throws support behind Nnamdi Kanu
Anambra election gets hot as Ohanaeze Ndigbo moves to name candidate of their choice

Anambra election gets hot as Ohanaeze Ndigbo moves to name candidate of their choice

The committee which was set up by the Anambra state chapter of Ohanaeze Youth Council will focus on ensuring that the election in Anambra is credible.

Anambra election gets hot as Ohanaeze Ndigbo moves to name candidate of their choice
Ohanaeze Ndigbo submits worries to God over alleged marginalization

Ohanaeze Ndigbo submits worries to God over alleged marginalization

Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday September 4 said that it would use its 2017 Igbo Day celebration to seek the face of God to...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo submits worries to God over alleged marginalization
Nzuko Umunna backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo, advises AGF, FG against Nnamdi Kanu's rearrest

Nzuko Umunna backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo, advises AGF, FG against Nnamdi Kanu's rearrest

Nzuko Umunna said that Nnamdi Kanu and his fellow agitators have only expressed their fundamental human rights of speech, association and of movement.

Nzuko Umunna backs Ohanaeze Ndigbo, advises AGF, FG against Nnamdi Kanu's rearrest
It's Buhari that should be arrested not Nnamdi Kanu - IPOB fumes

It's Buhari that should be arrested not Nnamdi Kanu - IPOB fumes

The IPOB on Tuesday, August 29, condemned Arewa Consultative Forum over their attack on the chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo John Nwodo for defending the group.

It's Buhari that should be arrested not Nnamdi Kanu - IPOB fumes
Dattawan Arewa sun caccaki Ohanaeze kan Nnamdi Kanu

Dattawan Arewa sun caccaki Ohanaeze kan Nnamdi Kanu

Kungiyar dattawan Arewa (NEF) ta zargi kungiyar Ohanaeze Ndigbo da kare Nnamdi Kanu da bashi goyon baya da kuma sukar gwamnatin tarayya kan sake kama shi.

Dattawan Arewa sun caccaki Ohanaeze kan Nnamdi Kanu
Group blasts FG over call for Nnamdi Kanu's re-arrest, throws weight behind Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Group blasts FG over call for Nnamdi Kanu's re-arrest, throws weight behind Ohanaeze Ndigbo

The IRA said the federal government has shown undue emotional and physical brutalization of innocent Igbos while treating confirmed terrorists as royals.

Group blasts FG over call for Nnamdi Kanu's re-arrest, throws weight behind Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Kungiyar kabilar Ibo ta yi tir da gwamnatin tarayya akan yunkurin sake daure Nnamdi Kanu

Kungiyar kabilar Ibo ta yi tir da gwamnatin tarayya akan yunkurin sake daure Nnamdi Kanu

Shugaban kungiyar, Cif Nnia Nwodo, wanda ya bayar da sanarwa a madadin kungiyar, ya na zargin gwamnatin tarayya da yin son kai da kuma cin zarafi na 'yan cin Ka

Kungiyar kabilar Ibo ta yi tir da gwamnatin tarayya akan yunkurin sake daure Nnamdi Kanu
Ohanaeze Ndigbo reacts after Arewa youths finally withdraw quit notice issued Igbos in the north

Ohanaeze Ndigbo reacts after Arewa youths finally withdraw quit notice issued Igbos in the north

On Thursday, August 24, the northern youths announced the withdrawal of the quit notice that had caused serious tension in the country for many weeks.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo reacts after Arewa youths finally withdraw quit notice issued Igbos in the north
Ohanaeze Ndigbo sunyi tsokaci akan jawabin da shugabankasa yayi wa yan Najeriya

Ohanaeze Ndigbo sunyi tsokaci akan jawabin da shugabankasa yayi wa yan Najeriya

Ohanaeze Ndigbo sun mayar da martani akan jawabin da shugabankasa yayi Sun fada matsayin su game da jawabin Buhari a Abakaliki ta sekataren Kungiyan, Prince Ach

Ohanaeze Ndigbo sunyi tsokaci akan jawabin da shugabankasa yayi wa yan Najeriya
Ohanaeze Ndigbo expresses opinion over Buhari’s speech

Ohanaeze Ndigbo expresses opinion over Buhari’s speech

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari, today, August 21 saying APC was responsible for such hate speech.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo expresses opinion over Buhari’s speech
Your silence is very dangerous - Ohanaeze Ndigbo punches northern leaders over hate song

Your silence is very dangerous - Ohanaeze Ndigbo punches northern leaders over hate song

Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not happy with leaders from the northern part of Nigeria over their silence concerning the alleged hate song against people from the east.

Your silence is very dangerous - Ohanaeze Ndigbo punches northern leaders over hate song
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