Saturday, July 20, 2019

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    IPOB to Arewa youths: Do your worst.. we won’t give out our ancestral land for Ruga

IPOB to Arewa youths: Do your worst.. we won’t give out our ancestral land for Ruga

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will not allow anyone to forcefully take over their ancestral lands for Ruga settlement.The group also challenged the youth wing of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to “do their worst” in the wake of the expiration of the 30-day ultimatum.The IPOB was reacting to the deadline issued by the coalition of northern [...]

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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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    Self-determination for southeast: Is Ohanaeze youth now the rebranded IPOB?

Self-determination for southeast: Is Ohanaeze youth now the rebranded IPOB?

Self-determination is a universal principle no doubt, but its application is defined within the context of the law, norms and precepts of the state. It has become orthodox to frame this concept narrowly; the fact is, self-determination beyond the remit of the prevailing laws of a country is subversion. The UN declaration on this subject, which reads: “By virtue of the [...]

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    Police arrest 140 IPOB members over ‘inciting songs’

Police arrest 140 IPOB members over ‘inciting songs’

The Enugu state police command has arrested 140 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for allegedly organising unlawful procession.Ebere Amaraizu, the command spokesman, told NAN the IPOB members were arrested on Wednesday in Nsukka LGA.He said they were caught displaying "proscribed items" on the streets and "chanting inciting songs against the nation".“Through a joint security task force, 140 [...]

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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: Arrest warrant means nothing to me

Nnamdi Kanu: Arrest warrant means nothing to me

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the bench warrant issued against him is "merely academic."Kanu, who is facing trial alongside other Biafran activists for alleged treason, had gone into hiding months after his bail only to reappear in Israel after one year.Following his continued absence in court, Binta Nyako, the judge who granted him bail, revoked [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge arrest order in UK court

Nnamdi Kanu vows to challenge arrest order in UK court

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he will challenge the court order directing his arrest in the United Kingdom.The IPOB leader also tackled the federal government over his prosecution, insisting he is innocent of the accusations against him.A federal high court in Abuja had revoked the bail granted Kanu in 2017, after his continued absence [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called off the election boycott in the south-east region of the country.In an audio message obtained by TheCable, Kanu also asked the Igbo to come out in their numbers and vote during Saturday's presidential election.Kanu had been calling on the Igbo to boycott any election held in Nigeria until [...]

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    Clamping down on IPOB ‘will disrupt peace’ in south-east

Clamping down on IPOB ‘will disrupt peace’ in south-east

Nzuko Umunna, an association of Igbo stakeholders, says clamping down on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will disrupt the peace in the south-east.The association said this on Wednesday while reacting to a reported directive from Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, asking soldiers to clamp down on the secessionist group.It quoted Buratai as giving the directive [...]

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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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    PHOTOS: Police parade suspected IPOB members who ‘killed inspector’

PHOTOS: Police parade suspected IPOB members who ‘killed inspector’

The police have paraded suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) in connection with the killing of a police inspector in Nnewi, Anambra state.The IPOB members were said to have been involved in an attack on police patrol teams, which led to the death of the inspector.A divisional police officer (DPO) and some other personnel were also wounded [...]

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    34 ‘IPOB members’ arrested over murder of police inspector

34 ‘IPOB members’ arrested over murder of police inspector

The police command in Anambra has arrested 34 suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) in connection with the killing of a police inspector in Nnewi.Haruna Mohammed, police spokesman of the command, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday.Haruna said some personnel and a divisional police officer (DPO) were also wounded while a police patrol van [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on the secessionist group.In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1, Kanu said he was "smuggled out" of the country with the help of relatives.IPOB was the target of a Nigerian army operation code-named Operation Python Dance, launched in the [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), says he was granted conditional bail to be "caged" along with the secessionist group.Kanu, who is facing trial for alleged treason, was granted bail in April 2017 by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.He, however, skipped bail after flouting all the conditions given to him by the court, including [...]

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    Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says no government will expend too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Last week, the IPOB leader reappeared in Isreal after he went missing for about 12 months. He was last seen in public in September 2017 - after the army invaded his family home in Abia [...]

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    Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

The presidency says it will not allow Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ruin the cordial relationship Nigeria has with other countries.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the reappearance of the IPOB leader.Kanu, who had not be seen publicly in 13 months, resurfaced in Israel, according to a video released by Radio Biafra.In [...]

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