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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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    Nnamdi Kanu’s wife: Ojukwu wouldn’t have failed if Igbo were allowed to rule

Nnamdi Kanu’s wife: Ojukwu wouldn’t have failed if Igbo were allowed to rule

Uchechi Kanu, wife of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says if Nigerians had allowed an Igbo person to rule, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu would not have failed.Ojukwu led the Biafran army that unsuccessfully tried to secede from Nigeria in 1967.In an interview with BBC Igbo, Uchechi said the Igbo deserve more than they are getting from the country."Nigerians will not [...]

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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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