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    IPOB: APC will forget state police after election

IPOB: APC will forget state police after election

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of attempting to deceive Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general election.In a statement on Sunday, IPOB described the party's proposition of state police in the country as an “election gimmick”.A restructuring committee set up by the APC had, among other things, recommended that Nigeria should employ 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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    IPOB: OBJ’s letter is a slap on the face of Igbo APC leaders

IPOB: OBJ’s letter is a slap on the face of Igbo APC leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is timely.According to the group, the letter is a “devasting” blow to the Igbo leaders who endorsed Buhari for a second tenure.Although Buhari is yet to say if he would seek re-election or not, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]

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    Court affirms proscription of IPOB

Court affirms proscription of IPOB

A federal high court in Abuja affirmed the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Governors of the south-east had proscribed the group and branded it a terrorist organisation.Subsequently, the federal government outlawed the group and proscribed its activities in every part of the country.Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, had filed an ex-parte motion filed motion asking the court to [...]

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    IPOB accuses foreign media of ignoring herdsmen killings

IPOB accuses foreign media of ignoring herdsmen killings

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the international media of being “conspiratorily silent” on the recent killings perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, the group alleged that killing of innocent Nigerians has become "the norm" under the current administration.Several persons have been killed in recent attacks orchestrated by herdsmen in [...]

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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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    IPOB launches Hausa radio service

IPOB launches Hausa radio service

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has launched "Radio Nigeria Hausa service".The group made this known in a statement issued on Thursday by Emma Powerful, its spokesman.It said the radio service would act as an unbiased informative platform to take the “message of liberation to the oppressed” indigenous northerners.IPOB added that the maiden daily broadcast would hit the airwaves on [...]

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    IPOB blames arrest of Innosson CEO on ‘impotency of political leadership’ in south-east

IPOB blames arrest of Innosson CEO on ‘impotency of political leadership’ in south-east

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the arrest of Innocent Chukwuma, chief executive officer (CEO) of Innosson Group.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Chukwuma on Tuesday.The anti-graft agency said the arrest was due to the industrialist's “failure” to honour previous invitations.But IPOB has described the arrest as part of the “ongoing harassment of notable Biafran businesmen especially [...]

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    IPOB to FG: Defend yourself in court — not on the pages of newspapers

IPOB to FG: Defend yourself in court — not on the pages of newspapers

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the federal government of seeking to frustrate the hearing of its fundamental human rights enforcement suit.It said this while reacting to the application filed by the government at the community court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), challenging the fundamental rights suit before the court.In 2016, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB [...]

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    Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the police in Anambra.They were said to have attempted to disrupt the electoral process at the Ozugbe axis of Anambra East local government area.According to TVC, the duo, who had no form of identification on them, were attacked by a mob."So far, two persons have been [...]

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    Buratai: Soldiers pursued truck loaded with weapons into Kanu’s home

Buratai: Soldiers pursued truck loaded with weapons into Kanu’s home

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says soldiers pursued a truck loaded with weapons into the family home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in Abia.In September, several people were said to have been injured after soldiers and members of IPOB clashed in Kanu's family home.The army later raided the house and since then, Kanu's [...]

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    Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Civil society organisations, under the umbrella of Situation Room, have expressed concern over the security situation in Anambra state ahead of the governorship election.The CSOs say the redeployment of police personnel may have led to a breakdown in inter-agency committee on election security.The inter-agency committee oversees the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness in terms of security.In a statement made available to [...]

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    Ahead of Anambra poll, IPOB insists Igbo must boycott ALL south-east elections

Ahead of Anambra poll, IPOB insists Igbo must boycott ALL south-east elections

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again asked the Igbo to boycott all elections that will be conducted in the south-east.The group said beginning with the November 18 Anambra governorship election, there should be no voting in the region "to prove we are no longer interested in anything concerning Nigeria".IPOB had asked the government to conduct a referendum in [...]

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    CDD: Proscription of IPOB doesn’t stop it from disrupting Anambra poll

CDD: Proscription of IPOB doesn’t stop it from disrupting Anambra poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has not weakened the group.CDD said this in reaction to IPOB's threat to Anambra voters. The group had asked people of the state to shun the poll, threatening that anyone who votes "will die".In a report it released on Monday, CDD said the proscription [...]

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    We’ll deal with those planning to disrupt Buhari’s Ebonyi visit, say police

We’ll deal with those planning to disrupt Buhari’s Ebonyi visit, say police

The Ebonyi police command on Monday warned the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and political parties’ supporters against disruptive acts during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit on Tuesday.Titus Lamorde, commissioner of police in the state, gave the warning in an interview with NAN in Abakaliki.He said the command was well equipped to deal with all forms of security challenges before, [...]

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    NOA to Anambra voters: Ignore IPOB, security agencies will protect you

NOA to Anambra voters: Ignore IPOB, security agencies will protect you

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Anambra voters disregard threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and turn out to exercise their civic rights.The state's governorship election is scheduled to hold on Saturday.IPOB had warned voters not to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The group threatened that anybody who comes out to vote "will [...]

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