James Ibechi is the Editorial Director of the blog www.jamesibechi.com, which is intent on spawning series of publications that would not only cater for Benue investigative reports need, but also adequately cover the entire middle belt region.
Ibechi is the pioneer Editor of the premier Igede community-based Magazine called The Congress. He cut his professional teeth both at the Champion and Daily Independent newspapers where he was employed at various times as sub-editor and production editor respectively.
He worked at the Voice newspaper as a reporter, and at Vanguard as correspondent before joining Daily Independent and Champion.
He holds degrees in Mass Communication and International Journalism of the Benue State University, Cardiff University, Wales (Distinction).
Ibechi has a particular interest in the study of political economy and equitable development. He is a frequent commentator on Igede and Benue affairs in different media, and has also become a media and political consultant.
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” Men make history and not the other way round. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better”. —Harry S. Truman The quintessential and erudite Gen. Ede Gabriel Ode (Rtd) whom has graceously harkened to the call for […]
The APC’s recent shocker with the prohibitive fees for nomination and expression of interest forms less than one-year to the next general elections in the country, may have dampened the mood of aspirants on the broom party platform. In Oju/Obi federal constituency of Benue State, a House of Reps aspirant, Dr. Jo-Lewis Obeka recieved the […]
By James Ibechi On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Christian families worldwide celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the family of Mr. Ochola Gowon, a Makurdi resident, however, the story was different. The day was instead a black Easter Sunday as tragedy struck and threw the family into grief and sorrow. Mr. Ochola’s 17-year-old […]
*Says Buhari has squashed eggs on our faces Nobel Laurette, Prof. Wole Soyinka has backed the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah over his Easter Sunday sermon which strongly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for ruining Nigeria. Kukah had, in the stinging sermon, lamented the State of Nigeria and Nigerians and gave a […]
Legal icon and elder statesman, Chief Afe Babalola, says an interim government should be installed at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023 The Niche is reporting. Babalola told a news conference in Ado-Ekiti on Monday that the interim government should be in office for six months to chart a new course for […]
By James Ibechi AVM Monday Morgan (rtd) the National Coordinator, Benue Rebirth Movement, BRM, a pressure group championing the agitation for powershift in the Food Basket of the Nation has vehemently condemned and rejected alleged deployment of state PDP machinary by Governor Samuel Ortom against the interest of the people of Zone C in the […]
By Ior Ikyereve The topical issue of zoning or power rotation with regards to 2023 governorship position in Benue State is currently on the front-burners of Benue political conversation and dialogue. Regrettably, some of those spearheading the discourse and debates on this very important matter, whether by omission or commission, are deceptively hiding under the […]
The Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, narrowly escaped death when some unknown gunmen stormed Isuofia on Friday night Sunday Independent reporting. The gunmen, according to reliable sources, stormed Isuofia, Soludo’s home town to allegedly assassinate the governor who they thought had left Government House, Awka, to the town for the Easter celebration. But, […]
By Smith Akoko Aspirant for the Benue South Senatorial District’s elections from the Igede axis, Dr Isaac Akwuma Egboja, has intensified efforts towards securing the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following his unanimous endorsement on Friday by the Oju and Obi delegates. At the mid-hours of today, Dr Egboja met with his campaign […]