Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "Nnamdi Kanu"

    Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called off the election boycott in the south-east region of the country.In an audio message obtained by TheCable, Kanu also asked the Igbo to come out in their numbers and vote during Saturday's presidential election.Kanu had been calling on the Igbo to boycott any election held in Nigeria until [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is originally from Cameroon and became Nigerian only through a referendum.Kanu said this on Saturday during a "special broadcast" on Radio Biafra, according to a statement from Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman.He was speaking on the need for a referendum on IPOB's quest for a sovereign [...]

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    IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will conduct a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra on February 16.Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday.The presidential and national assembly elections are scheduled to hold on the same date.Powerful said Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is currently in London where he will be discussing [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu says south-east governors are working for Buhari

Nnamdi Kanu says south-east governors are working for Buhari

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says south-east governors are working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.Kanu made the allegation in a broadcast on Sunday.He said the governors were working for the president and not Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, because of their plan to return for second term by all [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on the secessionist group.In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1, Kanu said he was "smuggled out" of the country with the help of relatives.IPOB was the target of a Nigerian army operation code-named Operation Python Dance, launched in the [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), says he was granted conditional bail to be "caged" along with the secessionist group.Kanu, who is facing trial for alleged treason, was granted bail in April 2017 by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.He, however, skipped bail after flouting all the conditions given to him by the court, including [...]

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    The return of Nnamdi Kanu

The return of Nnamdi Kanu

The recent resurfacing of Nnamdi Kanu, the uncouth leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Israel, raises more questions than answers: How did he escape from the raid by Nigerian security forces on his father’s compound on September 14, 2017? How did he find his way to Israel? And why is he resurfacing just as Atiku Abubakar selected [...]

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    Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has denied saying the federal government threatened Israel over Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).Kanu went into hiding on September 14, 2017, after a military raid on his father's residence in Abia state.The IPOB leader, who was being prosecuted for alleged treason, surfaced in Israel on Friday, and later threatened to [...]

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    Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says no government will expend too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Last week, the IPOB leader reappeared in Isreal after he went missing for about 12 months. He was last seen in public in September 2017 - after the army invaded his family home in Abia [...]

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    DSS: We didn’t help Nnamdi Kanu escape

DSS: We didn’t help Nnamdi Kanu escape

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegations that its operatives played a role in the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Nigeria.Until his reappearance in Israel on Friday, Kanu was last seen on September 14, 2017, after a raid on his Abia residence by the military.Following his appearance, Kanu made a [...]

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    Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu came out of hiding to make money from 2019 elections

Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu came out of hiding to make money from 2019 elections

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has told the Igbo to ignore the things Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) said on Sunday.Uwazuruike, who spoke in Owerri, Imo state on Monday, said Kanu’s directive to the Igbo to boycott the 2019 elections except there is a referendum, is [...]

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    Buhari: Those who feel they have another country may choose to go

Buhari: Those who feel they have another country may choose to go

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians who feel they have another country may choose to go.According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said this when he received Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for the 2019 polls.Adesina quoted Buhari to have said he and others who do not have another country would stay back and salvage Nigeria together.“You don’t have to [...]

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    ‘How did you leave Nigeria?’ — reactions to Nnamdi Kanu’s first ‘broadcast’ in 13 months

‘How did you leave Nigeria?’ — reactions to Nnamdi Kanu’s first ‘broadcast’ in 13 months

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), resurfaced online after over one year in hiding.While his supporters were still trying to authenticate a video of Kanu posted online on Friday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lawyer, said Kanu would address the public on Sunday.After some technical glitches, Kanu spoke around 6pm on Sunday and here are some reactions on [...]

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    If I go to court, Nigeria won’t be the same again, says Nnamdi Kanu

If I go to court, Nigeria won’t be the same again, says Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says Nigeria will not be the same again if he returns 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 [...]

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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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