Sunday, October 21, 2018

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    I won’t return to court for trial, says Nnamdi Kanu

I won’t return to court for trial, says Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has vowed not to return to the federal high court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country.The federal government had charged him with treason but Binta Nyako, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, had granted him bail after 18 months in detention.Kanu [...]

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    Kanu’s deputy: My leader didn’t agree with any politician to work against Buhari

Kanu’s deputy: My leader didn’t agree with any politician to work against Buhari

Uche Mefor, deputy leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says Nnamdi Kanu did not reach any agreement to work against President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection.Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, had said Kanu vowed to work against the reelection of Buhari when they spoke via telephone on Saturday.But in a statement, Mefor said Fani-Kayode's claim is "crude tactics" [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Nnamdi Kanu called me and agreed to work against Buhari’s reelection

Fani-Kayode: Nnamdi Kanu called me and agreed to work against Buhari’s reelection

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has vowed to work against the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Fani-Kayode said the IPOB leader told him this in a telephone conversation on Saturday.The former minister identified with Kanu when he was in detention. When he regained freedom, Fani-Kayode was the first [...]

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    Kanu’s lawyer confirms trending video, says IPOB leader will speak in 24 hours

Kanu’s lawyer confirms trending video, says IPOB leader will speak in 24 hours

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has confirmed the authenticity of the video where the Biafra agitator was seen observing spiritual rites in Jerusalem.In the video, Kanu who was dressed like a Jew, held what looked liked a scripture.In a statement on Saturday, Ejiofor said he received a statement from Kanu [...]

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    VIDEO: Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem — after over one year in hiding

VIDEO: Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem — after over one year in hiding

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has resurfaced after over a year in hiding.Kanu was last seen publicly when security forces invaded his residence in Abia state in September 2017.Emmanuel, his younger brother, had said he might have been killed, asking the military to produce his corpse.In February, security forces told TheCable that the IPOB leader [...]

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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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    114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

A high court in Owerri, Imo state capital, has set free the 114 women who were arrested after staging a protest in support of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).A magistrate court in Owerri had ordered their detention.  This sparked widespread criticism.At the court on Friday, Ejiofor Uche, lead counsel to the women, filed a bail [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s surety asks court to order arrest of IPOB leader

Nnamdi Kanu’s surety asks court to order arrest of IPOB leader

Tochukwu Uchendu, one of the sureties who secured bail for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to order his arrest.The whereabouts of Kanu became unknown after soldiers raided his family house in Abia state in September.At the court on Tuesday, Frank Chude, counsel to Uchendu, moved the motion for the [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s co-defendants granted bail

Nnamdi Kanu’s co-defendants granted bail

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to four defendants being tried alongside Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The defendants are Benjamin Madubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, national coordinator of IPOB; Bright Chimeze, and David Nwawuisi — all IPOB members.They are facing trial on three-count charge bothering on treasonable felony.The defendants were being tried alongside [...]

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    Abaribe’s lawyer: My client was arrested for his opposing views

Abaribe’s lawyer: My client was arrested for his opposing views

Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, counsel to Enyinnaya Abaribe, says he believes  his client is being "hunted because of his opposing views like Senators Dino Melaye, Shehu Sani".Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) picked up the lawmaker in Abuja on Friday morning.This was hours after Abaribe, who is chairman of the senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, alleged that N30 [...]

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    Umahi warns traders: Observe IPOB sit-at-home order and lose your shops

Umahi warns traders: Observe IPOB sit-at-home order and lose your shops

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has warned of the implications of obeying the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Uche Mefor, deputy leader of IPOB, had asked the Igbo to stay indoors on Wednesday in commemoration of ‘Biafra Day’.But speaking on Tuesday in Abakiliki, the state capital, Umahi said even though the south-east governors are not happy with [...]

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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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    FG files fresh charges against IPOB members

FG files fresh charges against IPOB members

The federal government has filed fresh charges against four members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) being tried alongside Nnamdi Kanu, the group's leader.The three-count charge which bothers on treasonable felony was filed at the federal high court in Abuja, where they are being tried, on Tuesday.The IPOB members — Benjamin Madubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, national coordinator of IPOB; Bright Chimeze, [...]

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    IPOB: Igbo have never had honest leaders… Zik’s greed landed us in present mess

IPOB: Igbo have never had honest leaders… Zik’s greed landed us in present mess

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says Nnamdi Azikiwe’s quest for power and his “greed” to rub shoulders with the western leaders put Ndigbo in the “mess they found themselves”.Known as the “father of Nigerian nationalism”, Azikiwe was among the leaders who fought for the independence of Nigeria.Better known as Zik, the top politician commanded respect in his lifetime and [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana

EXCLUSIVE: Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been spotted by security agents in Ghana, TheCable understands.There has been controversy over the whereabouts of the IPOB leader who was last seen in public in September 2017 before the military launched Operation Python Dance II -- apparently to quell the agitation for the breakaway of south-eastern Nigeria.Since the [...]

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