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MASSOB Vows To Stop Ofala, New Yam Festivals.

The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday,warned traditional rulers in the south-east geopolitical zone to henceforth, jettison the idea of ofala celebrations and new yam festivals following their inability to demand the release of detained Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafran agitators who have been detained since October 10, last year. MASSOB also revealed that it will call for a revolution in all Igbo communities if by December, Nnamdi Kanu was not released, adding that Ndigbo will not celebrate Christmas with Kanu still in detention. The...
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Shade Of Life: Ebonyi People are myopic, they don’t behave like Igbos – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Bifara, IPOB, has lampooned the people of Ebonyi State for spurning the sit-at-home order it passed. The group had in a circular issued few days ago, asked Ndigbo nationwide to spend the day indoor in protest against the continuous detention of the leader of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The directive, however, witnessed non-compliance as normal activities and vehicular movements were unperturbed across Ebonyi State. The Coordinator of IPOB, Mr. Ugochukwu Nweke while reacting to the development, described the people of Ebonyi as myopic and coward in the struggle for the...
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“Forget about Biafra,” President Buhari tell agitators.

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Igbos to forget about the Biafra struggle after it reared its head again last year through Nnamdi Kanu. Buhari made this known on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 while receiving over 100 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Daura Local Government Area. He said: “Tell your colleagues who want Biafra to forget about it. As a military commander, I walked from Degem, a border town between the north and the east, to the border between Cameroons and Nigeria. “I walked on my foot for most of the 30 months that we fought the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, in...
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Biafra Is Ijaw, Not Igbo- Asari-Dokubo

Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Front, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo has said that contrary to the perception in most quarters that the name Biafra which was adopted by the then breakaway Eastern region is Igbo, the phrase is Ijaw.  He also noted it was an Ijaw man, who suggested the name at a meeting convened by the late leader of the defunct Republic of Biafra, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu to decide on the way forward for the Eastern region after the 1966/1967 pogrom. Dokubo, who said this in a statement stated that the late Niger Delta activist, Maj. Isaac Adaka Boro affirmed that Ijaw is...
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IPOB Raises Alarm Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Deteriorating Health

Following the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, has called for the immediate release of its leader, Kanu, due to his worsening health condition.     The Media and Publicity Officer of the group, Emma Power, while speaking with journalist yesterday in Nnewi, Anambra State, alleged that the Federal Government through the DSS is plotting to systematically kill Kanu while in detention by denying him access to doctors and torturing him on a daily basis.   Power said, “Information from a reliable DSS...
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News Alert!!! Pro-Biafran Agitators Protest In Lagos

Reports reaching us have it that Biafra agitators are presently protesting along Alaba-Ojo axis of Lagos State. They are  demanding the release of the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives had warned members of the movement not to stage any protest in Lagos. The party warned that MASSOB and IPOB should not plunge Lagos into crisis.   More details to follow
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Nnamdi Kanu: British Consular Officials To Visit Detained Biafran Leader In Abuja

A Conservative minister has said that British consular officials will visit controversial Radio Biafra director Nnamdi Kanu, whose arrest in October has led to protests in London and Nigeria, after a question from the joint Nigerian-British activist's constituency MP, Harriet Harman.   James Duddridge, Minister for Africa and the Caribbean, confirmed that Kanu, who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) had been visited in Nigeria by members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office but that he did not ask for British consular assistance.   Duddridge said in his letter:...
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Biafra: Army To Apply Rules Of Engagement (ROE)

The Nigerian Army said it would apply its rules of engagement (ROE) to the letter as it unequivocally warned people agitating for and threatening the dismemberment of the country. Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the army, gave the warning on Monday while speaking with journalists at the Officers Mess in Lagos. Isidore said the Nigerian Army would like to send an unequivocal warning to all and sundry and more specifically, to all those threatening and agitating for the dismemberment of the country. “Committing treasonable felony and arson, as well as wanton...
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Biafra: No Successful Dialogue With Kanu In Detention – MASSOB

A FACTION of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, said Wednesday that the much- publicized meeting scheduled to take place in Owerri, Imo State, could not hold because of the continued detention of the director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Director of information of the faction, Comrade Uchenna Madu, in a statement yesterday said in addition, the continued protests by pro- Biafra groups in some cities in the South East and South –South did not create a conducive atmosphere for such a meeting to take place. Madu’s statement read: “We support the meeting of...
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Reuben Abati: Biafra, Oodua and the seventh lesson

  Democracy does not necessarily translate into the disappearance of crises and dilemmas, (even trilemmas, quadrilemmas or more) in a country, either developed, developing or perhaps evolutionary. Built into the fabric of the right to choose is also the right to make mistakes and so, across Africa at this moment, in Nigeria, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Burundi, Guinea Conakry, Rwanda, the lessons are being driven home, as elections are being held or have been held or will be held, that even as democracy spreads within the continent, the tension between stabilization and consolidation, trade offs and...
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MASSOB launches Its Own Vehicle/Drivers Licences, Currency

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has launched new Biafran currency, number plates for vehicles and drivers’ licence for the people of the South-East zone. The MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who spoke through the organisation’s Information Coordinator for Onitsha, Mr. Charles Igbokwe, said the new Biafran vehicle plate numbers, drivers’ licence and new currency were launched yesterday, in a colourful ceremony in Owerri, Imo State capital. Chief Uwazuruike explained that the idea of Biafrans having their own vehicle plate numbers, drivers’...
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