Saturday, July 11, 2020

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    EXCLUSIVE: US firm with links to IPOB denies lobbying for Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO bid (updated)

EXCLUSIVE: US firm with links to IPOB denies lobbying for Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO bid (updated)

Mercury Public Affairs, an American lobbying firm, has denied it was engaged by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in her bid for the top job at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mercury represents Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and this is believed to have created some discomfort among officials of the federal government of Nigeria. But there is no [...]

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    IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

The presidency has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using false claims to deceive the United States and the United Kingdom.  Using the cover of Christianity, the presidency said IPOB is calling for a US special envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria.  But in a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    Police arrest ‘nine IPOB members, recover stolen rifles’

Police arrest ‘nine IPOB members, recover stolen rifles’

The Delta state police command says it has arrested nine suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The command also said it recovered 13 stolen police service rifles from them. Parading the suspects in Asaba, Hafiz Inuwa, the state commissioner of police, alleged that the men, who were arrested in April, were behind the numerous attacks on policemen in [...]

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    Soldiers ‘block entrance’ to Nnamdi Kanu’s residence — 48 hours to parents’ funeral

Soldiers ‘block entrance’ to Nnamdi Kanu’s residence — 48 hours to parents’ funeral

Soldiers have reportedly blocked the entrance of the family residence of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ahead of his parents' burial. Amnesty International (AI) quoted residents as saying the soldiers are also harassing residents in the area ahead of the funeral scheduled for Friday. TheCable could not immediately verify claims about the blockade, but gathered that there is [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu hints at not returning to Nigeria for parents’ funeral

Nnamdi Kanu hints at not returning to Nigeria for parents’ funeral

Nnamdi Kanu, leader the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has hinted at not returning to Nigeria for his parents' funeral scheduled for Friday. In a broadcast via London-based Radio Biafra at the weekend, the IPOB leader said he is monitoring developments on the event in Abia state from abroad. Kanu also said the ceremony would be broadcast live. The IPOB leader has been on [...]

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    ICYMI: We’ll disrupt funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents if IPOB members attend, say police

ICYMI: We’ll disrupt funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents if IPOB members attend, say police

The Abia state police command says it will disrupt the funeral of the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), if members of the group attend the event. A federal high court in Abuja had declared the activities of IPOB as acts of terrorism, following an application filed by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Speaking with [...]

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    Don’t drag us into your failed war against Boko Haram, IPOB replies army

Don’t drag us into your failed war against Boko Haram, IPOB replies army

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the Nigerian army not to “drag” the group into its “pitiful plight” in the fight against Boko Haram. The group said this on Thursday while reacting to the claim of the army that it was behind the circulation of a recent video which showed Boko Haram insurgents killing Nigerian soldiers. The security agency claimed [...]

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    Army: IPOB behind doctored video of Boko Haram killing soldiers

Army: IPOB behind doctored video of Boko Haram killing soldiers

The Nigerian Army says a video clip reportedly released by Boko Haram insurgents portraying the killing of Nigerian soldiers is fake. The army said the incident did not happen in Nigeria, and that the video was doctored and released by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The video showed some men held hostage in an open field before being shot dead by [...]

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    Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Amaechi: IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lied about the attack against him in Madrid, Spain. The minister was attacked on Friday while attending a UN conference on climate change. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the attack was based on an order from Nnamdi Kanu, its leader. The spokesman said IPOB members “beat the minister”, adding [...]

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    VIDEO: How Spanish police prevented IPOB from attacking Amaechi

VIDEO: How Spanish police prevented IPOB from attacking Amaechi

Spanish police officers prevented an angry mob from attacking Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, in Madrid, Spain, on Friday. Young men with flags of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had filed out on the street waiting for the minister but the policemen dispersed them peacefully. The incident has been generating reactions on social media. See the video below: https://twitter.com/thecableng/status/1203061259232534533?s=20 [...]

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    IPOB attacks Amaechi in Spain

IPOB attacks Amaechi in Spain

Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have attacked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, in Madrid, Spain. The attack took place on Friday, while he was on a "national assignment". In a message shared on his Twitter handle, Amaechi said the attackers were repelled by the Spanish police. “Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on [...]

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    ‘Policemen burnt corpses of those killed in my house’ — Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer speaks from hiding

‘Policemen burnt corpses of those killed in my house’ — Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer speaks from hiding

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says more than 20 people were killed when the police "raided" his residence in Anambra state on Monday.  Following the clash between the police and some suspected members of the proscribed group which led to the "deaths of two policemen", the police had declared Ejiofor wanted.  But in [...]

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    Police declare Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, wanted

Police declare Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, wanted

The police have declared Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer, wanted for the alleged murder of two policemen at his residence in Anambra state.  There was a clash between the police and some suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at Ejiofor's home in Oraifite, on Monday. The fracas also resulted in the death of at least two civilians. John Abang, [...]

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    Police: IPOB members killed two of our men in Anambra

Police: IPOB members killed two of our men in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing two of its officers. In a statement on Monday, Haruna Mohammed, the command's spokesman, said the officers were attacked while attempting to arrest one Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer, in Oraifite community in the state. According to Mohammed, when the officers arrived at Ejiofor's house, armed [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: I’m ready to face trial in Nigeria if my safety is guaranteed

Nnamdi Kanu: I’m ready to face trial in Nigeria if my safety is guaranteed

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he is ready to face trial in Nigeria if his safety is guaranteed by the court. Kanu spoke through Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his counsel, on Thursday, at the federal high court in Abuja. Ejiofor told the court that they had filed an application to restore the IPOB leader’s bail so he could continue [...]

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    IPOB: Onitsha inferno was designed to wipe out Biafrans

IPOB: Onitsha inferno was designed to wipe out Biafrans

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the fire incident that occurred in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Wednesday as a "terrorist attack". A woman and her child were killed in the inferno while more than 100 shops with goods such as clothing and electronic appliances were reportedly razed. In a statement by Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesman, the group commiserated with the families [...]

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