Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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    Nwodo: Delay in restructuring, constitution amendment a threat to Nigeria’s unity

Nwodo: Delay in restructuring, constitution amendment a threat to Nigeria’s unity

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an Igbo socio-cultural group, has warned that delay in restructuring Nigeria and amending its constitution is a threat to the country's unity. Nwodo spoke during a BBC Igbo programme, which held on Tuesday to commemorate Odumegwu Ojukwu's Biafra declaration that plunged Nigeria into nearly three years of civil war. Addressing talks bordering on how the current 1999 [...]

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    Chimamanda: How my parents lost everything they owned in Biafran War

Chimamanda: How my parents lost everything they owned in Biafran War

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    Onyeka Onwenu: Another war in Nigeria could wipe out Igbos for good

Onyeka Onwenu: Another war in Nigeria could wipe out Igbos for good

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    FLASHBACK: The Biafra declaration by Ojukwu — and how the civil war ended

FLASHBACK: The Biafra declaration by Ojukwu — and how the civil war ended

It has been 53 years since the Nigerian civil war broke out, but the memories of it are still fresh in the minds of many. The late Odumegwu Ojukwu declared the then eastern region an independent state of the Republic of Biafra, a move that ultimately resulted in bloodletting, hunger and widespread displacement in a war between Nigerian soldiers and fighters from [...]

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    You can’t have Biafra and presidency at the same time, ACF spokesman tells Igbo

You can’t have Biafra and presidency at the same time, ACF spokesman tells Igbo

Anthony Sani, secretary-general of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says the Igbo community cannot pursue their agitation for Biafra and presidency at the same time. Sani said this while reacting to an article on the advice of Isa Funtua, an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, gave to the south-east on its aspiration for the number one seat in the land. Funtua had asked [...]

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    Building our Nigeria: some practical suggestions (1)

Building our Nigeria: some practical suggestions (1)

Following my articles on the state of the nation especially on the issues of restructuring and the increasingly strident calls for the break- up of the country from some quarters, it is appropriate to weigh in with suggestions on how we can cope with what is shaping to be a major crisis of confidence among the component parts of the [...]

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    DSS: We invited Onumah for wearing Biafra T-shirt

DSS: We invited Onumah for wearing Biafra T-shirt

The Department of State Service (DSS) has denied arresting Chido Onumah, journalist and activist, saying he was invited for wearing a T-shirt with the inscription: "We Are All Biafrans". The inscription on the shirt is the exact title of a book Onumah authored three years ago. In the book, the author highlighted some of the challenges of the country and made a [...]

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    IPOB spokesman: Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for Biafra

IPOB spokesman: Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for the creation of Biafra, according to Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman. Powerful told TheCable on Monday that Kanu will visit Nigeria as part of his current tour of some countries where he is preaching the group’s secessionist cause. The IPOB leader, who is being prosecuted before [...]

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    Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu meet in US, discuss ‘how to fight Nigerian oppressors’

Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu meet in US, discuss ‘how to fight Nigerian oppressors’

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, met with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in New York on Tuesday. In a Facebook video, Sowore said the meeting which is one of many to come would send "shock waves down the spine of the oppressors in Nigeria". “They know that the [...]

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    IPOB declares May 30 sit-at-home day to honour late supporters

IPOB declares May 30 sit-at-home day to honour late supporters

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a sit-at-home order for May 30 in remembrance of its fallen heroes and heroines In a statement on Thursday, the group directed its supporters across the country and particularly in the south-east to stay indoors on that day in honour of late Biafra warriors and supporters. The order is the third coming from the [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is originally from Cameroon and became Nigerian only through a referendum. Kanu said this on Saturday during a "special broadcast" on Radio Biafra, according to a statement from Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman. He was speaking on the need for a referendum on IPOB's quest for a sovereign [...]

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    IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will conduct a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra on February 16. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday. The presidential and national assembly elections are scheduled to hold on the same date. Powerful said Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is currently in London where he will be discussing [...]

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    No religious agenda in the struggle of the pro-Biafra youths

No religious agenda in the struggle of the pro-Biafra youths

BY ANEKWE OBORJI In recent weeks, I have received some write-ups in the social media of some few individuals, trying to interpret the struggle for freedom and self-determination currently being championed in the former Eastern region of Nigeria by youths of the pro-Biafra movement, as something with a hidden religious agenda. Although, some of the critics of the pro-Biafra youths may [...]

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QUESTION: Will FG go after Nnamdi Kanu now that his location is known?

Until Friday, the news in town was that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was missing — some even said he had been killed. But in a video posted on social media, Kanu was seen in Israel observing spiritual rites. The leadership of IPOB and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer, have confirmed the authenticity of the video, saying Kanu will [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu who fled the country after causing many deaths

Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu who fled the country after causing many deaths

I just watched a video of “Nnamdi Kanu in Israel”.  And truly, it was him. In the video, he stands before the Wailing Wall, “wailing”; a voice in the background spits platitudes as the “supreme leader” prays. He then terminates his ritual and turns to the camera to affirm his “invincibility”. Choreographic marvel! But many young Igbo lives were lost because of [...]

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    Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east. The secessionist group had asked the Igbo to stay indoors on Friday, to “commemorate one year of the disappearance” of Kanu. The IPOB leader has not been seen anywhere in the country since soldiers invaded his father’s [...]

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