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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 heroinesIn 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 OBORJIIn 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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    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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    ‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over a recent statement he made about the civil war.On Tuesday, Buhari said Nigerian soldiers were constrained to show a lot of restraint while fighting Biafrans.The war broke out in 1967 after eastern Nigeria declared “Republic of Biafra." Many people lost their lives by the time the war [...]

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    PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

PHOTOS: Biafra protesters storm Westminster as Buhari meets the Queen

Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650  metres from Buckingham Palace as President Muhammadu Buhari meet British Prime minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, and other heads of state.The protesters are, among other things, requesting the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and a referendum on [...]

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    IPOB: The second coming of Buhari portends goodwill

IPOB: The second coming of Buhari portends goodwill

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari as a “welcome development”.Buhari announced on Monday that he will be seeking re-election in office during the 2019 elections.He said this is because of the “clamour” by Nigerians urging him to seek a second term.In a statement on Tuesday, Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

For some years now, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on the forefront in the struggle for the creation of a sovereign state. With the absence of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, during the time of Operation Python Dance, as well as the branding of the group as a terrorist organization, many believe the end is near for the group. But [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafran zoo

Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafran zoo

BY CHUKWUDI IWUCHUKWUPolitics in Nigeria is largely transactional. Nigerians who want to hold political positions look for and invest millions of naira in purchasing the endorsements of godfathers and distributing rice, bread, and cash to fellow citizens to vote for them. The process is extremely expensive and attracts mostly those who see politics as a very good way of dramatically [...]

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    The history of Biafra: A comparative perspective of the old and contemporary struggle

The history of Biafra: A comparative perspective of the old and contemporary struggle

BY BIN ZAKThe advent of colonialism in Africa gave birth to many new territories, annexation and extinction of the existing ones. For instance, the territory known as Nigeria today was invented by the colonial masters through the annexation of different existing territories. This geographical invention precipitated the historical distortion and geographical extinction of certain territories. Biafra among other territories lost [...]

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