Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tag "Nnamdi Kanu"

    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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    Kanu’s lawyer confirms trending video, says IPOB leader will speak in 24 hours

Kanu’s lawyer confirms trending video, says IPOB leader will speak in 24 hours

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has confirmed the authenticity of the video where the Biafra agitator was seen observing spiritual rites in Jerusalem.In the video, Kanu who was dressed like a Jew, held what looked liked a scripture.In a statement on Saturday, Ejiofor said he received a statement from Kanu [...]

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    VIDEO: Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem — after over one year in hiding

VIDEO: Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem — after over one year in hiding

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has resurfaced after over a year in hiding.Kanu was last seen publicly when security forces invaded his residence in Abia state in September 2017.Emmanuel, his younger brother, had said he might have been killed, asking the military to produce his corpse.In February, security forces told TheCable that the IPOB leader [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu who fled the country after causing many deaths

Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu who fled the country after causing many deaths

I just watched a video of “Nnamdi Kanu in Israel”.  And truly, it was him. In the video, he stands before the Wailing Wall, “wailing”; a voice in the background spits platitudes as the “supreme leader” prays. He then terminates his ritual and turns to the camera to affirm his “invincibility”. Choreographic marvel! But many young Igbo lives were lost because of [...]

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    Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.The secessionist group had asked the Igbo to stay indoors on Friday, to “commemorate one year of the disappearance” of Kanu.The IPOB leader has not been seen anywhere in the country since soldiers invaded his father’s [...]

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    Lawyers, Buhari and the ruins of law

Lawyers, Buhari and the ruins of law

Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised.In his opening address to the association, President Muhammadu Buhari said something that has left the Bar – and the Bench – chasing [...]

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    114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

A high court in Owerri, Imo state capital, has set free the 114 women who were arrested after staging a protest in support of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).A magistrate court in Owerri had ordered their detention.  This sparked widespread criticism.At the court on Friday, Ejiofor Uche, lead counsel to the women, filed a bail [...]

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    Group kicks against arrest of over 100 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu

Group kicks against arrest of over 100 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu

Igbo Ekunie Initiative, a socio-cultural Igbo organisation, has demanded the release of over 100 women recently arrested by security operatives in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the ecurity operative and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s surety asks court to order arrest of IPOB leader

Nnamdi Kanu’s surety asks court to order arrest of IPOB leader

Tochukwu Uchendu, one of the sureties who secured bail for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to order his arrest.The whereabouts of Kanu became unknown after soldiers raided his family house in Abia state in September.At the court on Tuesday, Frank Chude, counsel to Uchendu, moved the motion for the [...]

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    EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

When he appeared at a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia north, displayed a book that has a meaning beyond the surface.Clutched in his hands was the book titled 'Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy', written by Kathleen Jamieson, an American author.In what looked like he was showcasing the book to the cameras, the [...]

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