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    Buhari forcing judges to convict me, says Kanu

Buhari forcing judges to convict me, says Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says President Muhammadu Buhari is influencing the court to convict him for treasonable felony. Kanu made this allegation through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, at a media briefing in Abuja on Wednesday. Ejiofor said the president's "pronouncement" on issues regarding Biafra was prejudicial, and that they were capable of forcing the hands of [...]

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    DSS: Biafra campaigners killed 5 Hausa in Abia

DSS: Biafra campaigners killed 5 Hausa in Abia

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing five Hausa residents of Abia state. According to Tony Opuiyo, an agent of the DSS, members of IPOB, whose leader Nnamdi Kanu is facing trial for treason, killed the five “northerners” and buried them in shallow graves. “The service has uncovered the heinous role played by [...]

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    Radio Biafra back on air without Kanu, prays for ‘confusion in the midst of Biafra’s enemies’

Radio Biafra back on air without Kanu, prays for ‘confusion in the midst of Biafra’s enemies’

Radio Biafra is currently streaming live across the Nigerian airwaves without Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Checks by TheCable revelaed that the station is live on Tune In, an Internet radio airing across the world. The radio station has hit the airwaves pushing the same message of “freedom of Biafraland” while condemning the happenings in Nigeria, regarded [...]

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    IGP warns Biafra campaigners against disturbing public peace

IGP warns Biafra campaigners against disturbing public peace

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police (IGP), has warned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against bearing firearms, saying that they will face dire consequences . The police gave this warning on Thursday in a statement issued by Bisi Kolawole, spokesperson of the police. "The attention of the Nigeria police force has been drawn to a publication credited to the [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers withdraw from case

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers withdraw from case

A team of 15 lawyers representing Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous of People Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, in his trial for alleged treasonable felony has withdrawn from the case. Vincent Obetta, spokesman of Kanu's legal team, announced after the ruling of John Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, refusing the IPOB leader bail that he [...]

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    Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail

John Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Friday, denied Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, bail. The judge ruled that Kanu was a threat to national security, and as a result would not be granted bail. He held that if released Kanu might commit the same offence again, and that [...]

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    Like Metuh, Kanu brought to court in handcuff

Like Metuh, Kanu brought to court in handcuff

In a manner similar to how Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been appearing in court in recent times, officials of the Nigerian prisons service handcuffed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to the federal high court in Abuja on Monday. Kanu is facing a six-count charge bordering on allegations of treasonable felony, [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu bubbly in detention, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu bubbly in detention, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is in high spirits in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Vincent Obetta, his lawyer, has said. According to Obetta, Kanu is not ill, and has not been tortured in custody, contrary to allegations by IPOB that its leader was critically ill and being tortured by the DSS. "I [...]

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Free Kanu, Dasuki on bail, Falana tells Buhari

Femi Falana, a human right lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to free Nnamdi Kanu and Sambo Dasuki on bail according to court orders. Falana urged the president not to fall into the same pit that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) operated in for 16 years in power, exhibiting total contempt for the rule of [...]

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    ALLEGED: DSS to ‘secretly execute’ Kanu

ALLEGED: DSS to ‘secretly execute’ Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, is being tortured in detention by the Department of State Services (DSS), with the eventual target to "secretly execute" him. The group, which is campaigning for an independent state for the Igbo, also alleged that Kanu was "very ill" and needed urgent medical attention. "Information getting to us now [...]

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    Detained Nnamdi Kanu welcomes baby boy

Detained Nnamdi Kanu welcomes baby boy

Since his arrest on October 14, 2015, Tuesday will probably be the most exciting day for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as his wife, Uchechi Kanu, was delivered of a baby boy. The report of the latest addition to Kanu’s family was announced in a message posted on the Facebook page of IPOB. “Good morning great Biafrans. With [...]

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    Presidency: Buhari’s opinion on Dasuki ‘personal’

Presidency: Buhari’s opinion on Dasuki ‘personal’

The presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the trials of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), and Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), dismissing insinuations that the president is bent on influencing the court to jail the duo. According, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari has the right to hold an opinion on the [...]

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    Kanu didn’t apologise to Buhari, says lawyer

Kanu didn’t apologise to Buhari, says lawyer

It is impossible that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, tendered an apology to President Muhammadu Buhari, his lawyer, Vincent Obetta, has said. Speaking with TheCable on Wednesday, Obetta said reports of Kanu's apology were proof that government was trying to use all instruments at its disposal to “puncture” the Biaffra campaigner's defence. “It is not [...]

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    Kanu tells court to leave him in detention

Kanu tells court to leave him in detention

Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Wednesday told the federal high court in Abuja, that he preferred to remain in detention than subject himself to a trial where he is not likely to get justice. Kanu, who spoke from the dock, accused the federal government of refusing to comply with court [...]

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    FG slams felony charge on Biafra’s Kanu

FG slams felony charge on Biafra’s Kanu

The federal government has filed a fresh five-count charge of treasonable felony against Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Vincent Obetta, Kanu’s lawyer, told TheCable on Tuesday that the Department of State Services (DSS) served him a notice of the fresh charge as he went there to serve the agency a court [...]

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    Biafra’s Kanu still in DSS custody

Biafra’s Kanu still in DSS custody

Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), is still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). On Thursday, Adeniyi Ademola, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, ordered the DSS to release Kanu immediately. But Vincent Obetta, Kanu's lawyer, told TheCable on Friday that he is still in the process of getting [...]

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