Thursday, August 6, 2020

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    Peter Obi, Abaribe attend funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents

Peter Obi, Abaribe attend funeral of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, and Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, are among the dignitaries attending the funeral ceremony of Eze Kanu and his wife, king and queen of Afaraukwu in Abia state. Abaribe stood as a surety for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), when he was granted bail by a federal high [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Igbo won’t allow RUGA, Buhari detaining unarmed protesters… 5 things in Nnamdi Kanu’s petition to UN

Igbo won’t allow RUGA, Buhari detaining unarmed protesters… 5 things in Nnamdi Kanu’s petition to UN

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has told the United Nations that President Muhammadu Buhari's government is arresting and detaining unarmed protesters in a clampdown on civil rights. Kanu made the allegation in a petition, when he led a delegation to the UN headquarters in Geneva, on Thursday, according a statement from Emma Powerful, spokesman of the proscribed group. The [...]

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    Don’t travel abroad, Nnamdi Kanu warns governors owing salaries

Don’t travel abroad, Nnamdi Kanu warns governors owing salaries

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his group will continue to hold Nigerian politicians accountable. Speaking in an interview with Rose Peter Graham of Rose on All Sides on BEN Television, London, Kanu said very soon, all Nigerian governors who have refused to pay workers’ salaries but "travelling aimlessly across the world" would be stopped from doing so. He also described the [...]

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    Court asked to order Nnamdi Kanu’s repatriation from UK

Court asked to order Nnamdi Kanu’s repatriation from UK

One Donald Okonkwo has asked a federal high court sitting in Abuja to declare Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a fugitive in the United Kingdom.  Kanu fled the shores of Nigeria during a raid on his Abia residence by security operatives in September 2017. In February, security forces told TheCable that the IPOB leader was spotted in Ghana alongside his wife. He [...]

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    Nwodo to Nnamdi Kanu: I won’t insult Buhari or call Nigeria a zoo

Nwodo to Nnamdi Kanu: I won’t insult Buhari or call Nigeria a zoo

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says he will neither insult President Muhammadu Buhari nor call Nigeria a zoo. In an open letter to Ndigbo, Nwodo denied the allegations labelled against him by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).  He said Kanu's latest "unprintable lies about me" prompted him to address the accusations "because, not to do so will make them [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Attacks on Igbo leaders to continue

Nnamdi Kanu: Attacks on Igbo leaders to continue

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his members will not desist from attacking Igbo leaders until they "all pay dearly for their sins". On Saturday, members of the group attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, Igbo apex social-cultural group, in Nuremberg, Germany. In a statement issued on his [...]

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    DSS: Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu conspired to overthrow Buhari

DSS: Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu conspired to overthrow Buhari

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alleged that Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, conspired with Nnamdi Kanu to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a counter-affidavit filed at the federal high court, Abuja, in response to an application by Sowore, the DSS said Sowore held a series of meetings with Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Nnamdi Kanu is an ingrate’ — Asari Dokubo hits IPOB over attack on Ekweremadu

VIDEO: ‘Nnamdi Kanu is an ingrate’ — Asari Dokubo hits IPOB over attack on Ekweremadu

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, (NDPSF), has blamed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of  the  Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), for the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president. In a video, Dokubo condemned the attack, saying Ekweremadu spearheaded the release of Kanu from prison. Some members of the IPOB attacked Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday. The [...]

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    IPOB: Attack on Ekweremadu should serve as warning to Igbo leaders

IPOB: Attack on Ekweremadu should serve as warning to Igbo leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the attack on Ike Ekweremadu, ex-deputy senate president, should serve as a warning to other Igbo leaders that they will be humiliated if found in a public event abroad. Ekweremadu was attacked by some members of the IPOB on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in [...]

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    IPOB spokesman: Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for Biafra

IPOB spokesman: Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for the creation of Biafra, according to Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman. Powerful told TheCable on Monday that Kanu will visit Nigeria as part of his current tour of some countries where he is preaching the group’s secessionist cause. The IPOB leader, who is being prosecuted before [...]

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