Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Nnamdi Kanu"

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

The federal government says the 2,671 seized pump action rifles illegally imported into the country from Turkey could be traced to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The government said this on Tuesday as part of its submissions before the federal high court in Abuja while opposing IPOB’s motion challenging its proscription and declaration as a terrorist [...]

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    ‘If you vote, you will die’ — IPOB threatens Anambra voters

‘If you vote, you will die’ — IPOB threatens Anambra voters

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned voters in Anambra not to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.The election is scheduled to hold on November 18.In June, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, said there would be no election in Anambra unless the federal government calls for a referendum.He also said the south-east would not participate in [...]

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    Like Ken Saro-Wiwa, like Nnamdi Kanu

Like Ken Saro-Wiwa, like Nnamdi Kanu

Today is 22 years since the Nigerian state killed Ken Saro-Wiwa on the allegation of murder of Ogoni Chiefs. Ken Saro-Wiwa was tried alongside other Ogoni leaders and citizens, including Mr. Ledum Mittee for allegedly instigating and killing their brothers. The death of those Ogoni chiefs was an unfortunate and unexpected turn of event, occasioned by intolerable disagreement on the [...]

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    Produce Kanu before things get out of hand, IPOB warns FG, Igbo leaders

Produce Kanu before things get out of hand, IPOB warns FG, Igbo leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the federal government and Igbo leaders to produce Nnamdi Kanu "dead or alive".Kanu has not been seen in public since soldiers of the Nigerian army invaded his Abia residence during the Operation Python Dance exercise.IPOB had accused the army of taking Kanu along with his parents during the raid, although the army [...]

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    Where is Nnamdi Kanu? IPOB leader fails to attend treason trial

Where is Nnamdi Kanu? IPOB leader fails to attend treason trial

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has failed to appear before the federal high court in Abuja for his resumed trial.Three co-defendants who are being tried alongside Kanu for alleged treason were present at the court Tuesday. They are Chidiebere Onwudiwe, national coordinator of IPOB, Benjamin Madubugwu, and David Nwawuisi.They were brought in by prison officials [...]

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    Produce Kanu or forfeit N100m bond, court tells Abaribe

Produce Kanu or forfeit N100m bond, court tells Abaribe

Enyinaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, has asked the federal high court to discharge him as a surety of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).But the court has given him three options: one, produce Kanu in court and then apply to be discharged as a surety; two, forfeit his N100m bail bond; and three, request for [...]

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    Govt will produce my client in court tomorrow, says Kanu’s lawyer

Govt will produce my client in court tomorrow, says Kanu’s lawyer

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he is convinced that the government will produce his client in court on Tuesday.The IPOB leader, who is facing treason trial, is due to appear at a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday.He is being tried alongside three others: David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu and [...]

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    Abia CP: We recovered weapons from Kanu’s residence

Abia CP: We recovered weapons from Kanu’s residence

Anthony Ogbizi, commissioner of police in Abia state, says lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during last Sunday’s raid on the residence of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Ogbizi said this on Thursday during an interactive session with reporters in Umuahia, the state capital.He said the items were recovered during a joint [...]

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    Kanu capitalised on my husband’s absence, says Aisha Buhari

Kanu capitalised on my husband’s absence, says Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), gained grounds while her husband was receiving medical attention in London.During the 103 days which Buhari spent treating an undisclosed ailment in the UK, Kanu reached out to thousands of his supporters, vowing to ensure the realisation of Biafra.Speaking at the presidential villa [...]

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    Army again raids Kanu’s home, seizes ‘technical items’

Army again raids Kanu’s home, seizes ‘technical items’

Soldiers of the Nigerian army on Sunday raided the home of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).It is the second time Kanu's house would be raided by security operatives in less than one month. The premises was first raided in September.According to Prince Emmanuel Kanu, younger brother of the IPOB leader, the soldiers said they were [...]

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