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  • Chukwuemeka Okala
    ... From: chiefach1@juno.com Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo ... Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011 The
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 1 5:38 AM
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      Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
      Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
      The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
      Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
      According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
      The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
      He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
      Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
      He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
      The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
      He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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    • PRINCE OSUJI
      Dear Forumites,Let us be careful of what we suggest concerning Ivory Coast and President Laurent Gbagbo, most of us suggesting that AU or ECOWAS should use
      Message 2 of 7 , Jan 1 6:03 AM

        Dear Forumites,

        Let us be careful  of what we suggest concerning Ivory Coast and President Laurent Gbagbo, most of us suggesting that AU or ECOWAS  should use force to remove the incumbent President may not be informed about the political situation in this country. Laurent Gbagbo is fighting a just course in Ivory Coast. 

        Do you know that Ivorians still pay rent to France on their State house? Are you aware that France is the key decision maker in Ivory Coast and all their former colonies in West Africa?? We in the Anglo-phone countries appreciate their assimilation culture to their former colonies but they should leave these people to govern themselves. France is the major problem in unity of Africa and  Ecowas because of their interference in the internal government of these countries. African Heads of State should investigate the electoral fraud leveled against the incumbent president because he is not in the good book of France. Do not join the multitude to oppress one of your own. Also try and take charge of your States instead on listening to these western propaganda.

        Someone should tell Gbagbo to speak out.

        BCE Osuji 


        Trust God and live a day at a time.





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        Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
        Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
        The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
        Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
        According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
        The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
        He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
        Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
        He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
        The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
        He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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      • Thomas Jing
        after nigerians succeed in removing gbagbo, they should brace themselves for the disaster that befalls them. for this decision, jonathan shall go down in the
        Message 3 of 7 , Jan 1 9:07 AM
          after nigerians succeed in removing gbagbo, they should brace themselves for the disaster that befalls them. for this decision, jonathan shall go down in the dark side of african history.
           

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          Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
          Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
          The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
          Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
          According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
          The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
          He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
          Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
          He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
          The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
          He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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        • peter opara
          jing, one is well aware of the dynamics at play here.....but one can only suggest to jonathan to come home, stay home and provide security to nigerians, while
          Message 4 of 7 , Jan 1 10:53 AM
            jing, one is well aware of the dynamics at play here.....but one can only suggest to jonathan to come home, stay home and provide security to nigerians, while assuring nigerians that when beaten in the next elections, he'd relinquish office without hesitation. i keep asking, where were these nigerian force for the 8 years obasanjo and pdp stole every elections held. what bloody hypocrites!

            --- On Sat, 1/1/11, Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...> wrote:

            From: Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...>
            Subject: RE: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
            To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:07 PM

             

            after nigerians succeed in removing gbagbo, they should brace themselves for the disaster that befalls them. for this decision, jonathan shall go down in the dark side of african history.
             


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            ----- Forwarded Message ----
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            Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
            Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
            The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
            Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
            According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
            The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
            He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
            Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
            He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
            The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
            He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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          • Fubara David-West
            Obasanjo did not steal any election.  Stating that he did, will only be true within the context of the Rigged Nigerian Election: what Nigerian politicians and
            Message 5 of 7 , Jan 1 5:33 PM
              Obasanjo did not steal any election.  Stating that he did, will only be true within the context of the Rigged Nigerian Election: what Nigerian politicians and their supporters call an election they could not win.  Nigerians: understand the fact that elections are always as good as the technical, administrative, political and legal resources, which are provided by a state or country to support and run them.  Furthermore, playing by a flawed set of rules and instruments, which the country or state provides, does not add up to electoral malpractice.
               
              I thank you.
               
              Fubara David-West.

              --- On Sat, 1/1/11, peter opara <ogbuonyeiro@...> wrote:

              From: peter opara <ogbuonyeiro@...>
              Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] HYPOCRITE ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
              To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com, NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:53 PM

               
              jing, one is well aware of the dynamics at play here.....but one can only suggest to jonathan to come home, stay home and provide security to nigerians, while assuring nigerians that when beaten in the next elections, he'd relinquish office without hesitation. i keep asking, where were these nigerian force for the 8 years obasanjo and pdp stole every elections held. what bloody hypocrites!

              --- On Sat, 1/1/11, Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...> wrote:

              From: Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...>
              Subject: RE: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
              To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:07 PM

               
              after nigerians succeed in removing gbagbo, they should brace themselves for the disaster that befalls them. for this decision, jonathan shall go down in the dark side of african history.
               

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              From: reukal@...
              Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:38:31 +0000
              Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo



              ----- Forwarded Message ----
              From: "chiefach1@..." <chiefach1@...>
              Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
              Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
              The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
              Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
              According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
              The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
              He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
              Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
              He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
              The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
              He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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            • Zubbie Ekwueme
              Given what we now know of the demographics of Cote d Ivoire, and given what we now know about Islam, who d blame Laurent Gbagbo. His fears might have been
              Message 6 of 7 , Jan 1 6:00 PM
                _47377320__47062860_ivory_coast2_226x170-1
                Given what we now know of the demographics of Cote d'Ivoire, and given what we now know about Islam, who'd blame Laurent Gbagbo. His fears might have been inspired by events continually taking place in Nigeria. Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo should NOT share the same country. Muslims should have the north as separate country, while Christians should have the south. Muslims and Christians make a combustible mix. As for Nigeria, let SEast and SSouth of Nigeria spearhead a demand for six region re-structure and state police. Anything less is postponing the evil day of reckoning. 
                 

                 

                "speak softly, but carry a big Stick" by Theodore Roosevelt

                Zubbie Ekwueme
                "Nigeria must be Restructured, Re-regionalized, Resource-controlled, Confederated"

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                From: Fubara David-West <davidwest62@...>
                To: NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com; naijapolitics@yahoogroups.com; nigeria360@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Sat, January 1, 2011 7:33:40 PM
                Subject: [NaijaPolitics] Re: [NIgerianWorldForum] HYPOCRITE ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo

                 

                Obasanjo did not steal any election.  Stating that he did, will only be true within the context of the Rigged Nigerian Election: what Nigerian politicians and their supporters call an election they could not win.  Nigerians: understand the fact that elections are always as good as the technical, administrative, political and legal resources, which are provided by a state or country to support and run them.  Furthermore, playing by a flawed set of rules and instruments, which the country or state provides, does not add up to electoral malpractice.
                 
                I thank you.
                 
                Fubara David-West.

                --- On Sat, 1/1/11, peter opara <ogbuonyeiro@...> wrote:

                From: peter opara <ogbuonyeiro@...>
                Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] HYPOCRITE ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
                To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com, NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:53 PM

                 
                jing, one is well aware of the dynamics at play here.....but one can only suggest to jonathan to come home, stay home and provide security to nigerians, while assuring nigerians that when beaten in the next elections, he'd relinquish office without hesitation. i keep asking, where were these nigerian force for the 8 years obasanjo and pdp stole every elections held. what bloody hypocrites!

                --- On Sat, 1/1/11, Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...> wrote:

                From: Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...>
                Subject: RE: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
                To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:07 PM

                 
                after nigerians succeed in removing gbagbo, they should brace themselves for the disaster that befalls them. for this decision, jonathan shall go down in the dark side of african history.
                 

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                From: reukal@...
                Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:38:31 +0000
                Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo



                ----- Forwarded Message ----
                From: "chiefach1@..." <chiefach1@...>
                Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
                Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
                The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
                Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
                According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
                The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
                He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
                Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
                He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
                The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
                He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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              • idowu
                Zubbie: You are a low life confusionist, you are a menace to any society.  Pronto!!! Idowu Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. --Thomas Jefferson
                Message 7 of 7 , Jan 1 6:03 PM
                  Zubbie:
                   
                  You are a low life confusionist, you are a menace to any society.
                   
                  Pronto!!!


                  Idowu
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                  _47377320__47062860_ivory_coast2_226x170-1
                  Given what we now know of the demographics of Cote d'Ivoire, and given what we now know about Islam, who'd blame Laurent Gbagbo. His fears might have been inspired by events continually taking place in Nigeria. Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo should NOT share the same country. Muslims should have the north as separate country, while Christians should have the south. Muslims and Christians make a combustible mix. As for Nigeria, let SEast and SSouth of Nigeria spearhead a demand for six region re-structure and state police. Anything less is postponing the evil day of reckoning. 
                   

                   

                  "speak softly, but carry a big Stick" by Theodore Roosevelt

                  Zubbie Ekwueme
                  "Nigeria must be Restructured, Re-regionalized, Resource-controlled, Confederated"

                  zekwueme@...




                  From: Fubara David-West <davidwest62@...>
                  To: NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com; naijapolitics@yahoogroups.com; nigeria360@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Sat, January 1, 2011 7:33:40 PM
                  Subject: [NaijaPolitics] Re: [NIgerianWorldForum] HYPOCRITE ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo

                   

                  Obasanjo did not steal any election.  Stating that he did, will only be true within the context of the Rigged Nigerian Election: what Nigerian politicians and their supporters call an election they could not win.  Nigerians: understand the fact that elections are always as good as the technical, administrative, political and legal resources, which are provided by a state or country to support and run them.  Furthermore, playing by a flawed set of rules and instruments, which the country or state provides, does not add up to electoral malpractice.
                   
                  I thank you.
                   
                  Fubara David-West.

                  --- On Sat, 1/1/11, peter opara <ogbuonyeiro@...> wrote:

                  From: peter opara <ogbuonyeiro@...>
                  Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] HYPOCRITE ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
                  To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com, NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:53 PM

                   
                  jing, one is well aware of the dynamics at play here.....but one can only suggest to jonathan to come home, stay home and provide security to nigerians, while assuring nigerians that when beaten in the next elections, he'd relinquish office without hesitation. i keep asking, where were these nigerian force for the 8 years obasanjo and pdp stole every elections held. what bloody hypocrites!

                  --- On Sat, 1/1/11, Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...> wrote:

                  From: Thomas Jing <thomasjing@...>
                  Subject: RE: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
                  To: nigerianworldforum@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:07 PM

                   
                  after nigerians succeed in removing gbagbo, they should brace themselves for the disaster that befalls them. for this decision, jonathan shall go down in the dark side of african history.
                   

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                  Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:38:31 +0000
                  Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] ECOWAS Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo



                  ----- Forwarded Message ----
                  From: "chiefach1@..." <chiefach1@...>
                  Ecowas Military Chiefs May Remove Gbagbo
                  Written by Chris Agbambu, Abuja Saturday, 01 January 2011
                  The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff have concluded plans to remove Laurent Gbagbo by force as the last resort.
                  Director, Defence Information (DDI), Colonel Muhammed Yerima, in Abuja, on Thursday, said this was the decision of the committee at the end of its two-day meeting in Abuja.
                  According to him, the committee noted that after exhausting various avenues and Gbagbo failed to leave office peacefully, the ECOWAS leaders, through the ECOWAS standby force, would remove him and instal the legitimate and democratically-elected president, Alassane Ouattara.
                  The defence spokesman announced that the committee was putting its machinery in motion for logistics and human resources to be contributed by the various countries that made up the body.
                  He added that it was only the ECOWAS leaders that could order when the ECOWAS standby force could move in.
                  Col. Yerima noted that the ECOWAS leaders were currently handling the issue diplomatically, while the ECOWAS standby force was preparing its machinery.
                  He said that with the president of Cape Verde leading the three-nation delegation made up of Benin and Sierra Leone, there was still hope that Gbagbo might listen to the voice of reason as they would be heading back to Abidjan on January 4.
                  The defence spokesman disclosed that the meeting was a follow-up to the ECOWAS’s Heads of States’ meeting, last Friday, in Abuja, while deliberating on military option as the last resort to remove Gbagbo.
                  He, however, said that there was hope that the impasse would be resolved politically and diplomatically as ECOWAS leaders would continue to persuade Gbagbo to peacefully handover to the winner of the election.


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